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Historians frequently employ probate inventories—lists of po

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Historians frequently employ probate inventories—lists of possessions compiled after a person’s death—to estimate standard of living. Because these inventories were taken by amateur assessors according to unwritten rules, they are sometimes unreliable. One way to check their accuracy is to compare them to archaeological records. A study of records from the state of Delaware in the eighteenth century found that while very few inventories listed earthenware, every excavation contained earthenware. Earthenware may have gone unlisted simply because it was inexpensive. But if it was so commonplace, why was it listed more often for wealthy households? Perhaps the more earthenware people had, the more likely appraisers were to note it. A few bowls could easily be absorbed into another category, but a roomful of earthenware could not.

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A few bowls could easily be absorbed into another category, but a roomful of earthenware could not.

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The final sentence is correct​ because it provides supporting evidence to the second to last sentence.
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Re: Historians frequently employ probate inventories—lists of po [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2018, 11:45
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This is a really tricky question. First, we need to identify the question in the passage. That's straightforward enough, it's the one with the question mark.

But if it was so commonplace, why was it listed more often for wealthy households?

Now, we are tempted to pick the answer to this question as the answer to Select the sentence that provides support for an answer to a question in the passage.

However, this is exactly the GRE's trick. Instead, we have to parse their challenge literally. We aren't looking for the answer to the question, we're looking for the support for [the] answer.

The support comes in the last sentence: "A few bowls..."
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