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In the late nineteenth century, numerous African American women's literary clubs met regularly to discuss literary works. Although clubwomen often called their literary meetings "classes," their practices were radically different from those found in turn-of-the-century academic settings. For example, the culture of reading cultivated by these clubs de-emphasized one authoritative perspective on literary texts; instead, it encouraged women to determine for themselves the importance of the texts they read. For instance, a set of questions discussed by members reading Scott's Ivanhoe was sufficiently open-ended to suggest that there were no "right" answers. Rather, the questions were designed to emphasize the importance of careful reading, of individual interpretation, and of "being able to form and hold one's own opinion"
The passage suggests that members of the women's reading clubs would agree with which of the following about the reading of literary texts?
A) The clubs should be reading different literary texts from those being read in academic settings.
B) While the clubs should focus primarily on the reading of literary texts, they should consider nonliterary texts as well.
C) The reading practices that prevailed at the clubs are more suitable for some literary texts than for others.
D) Equally careful readings of a literary text can result in divergent interpretations of that text.
E) The lack of any authoritative perspective on a given literary text makes the reading of that text more difficult.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
D


In the context in which it appears, "practices" most nearly means
A) rehearsals
B) regulations
C) attempts
D) procedures
E) preparations


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D


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Re: In the late nineteenth century, numerous African American wo [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2017, 08:40
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a set of questions discussed by members reading Scott's Ivanhoe was sufficiently open-ended to suggest that there were no "right" answers.


The red part clearly suggests that the answers could be multiufaced. D is the best option tpo pick among.

2)Practices in this context means the way they unfolded the discussions. Therefore, the multiple ways or procedures they used to have reading the books.

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Re: In the late nineteenth century, numerous African American wo [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2018, 20:18
in the second question, why it is not "Regulation"... Procedures and Regulations almost same....isn't it?
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Re: In the late nineteenth century, numerous African American wo [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2018, 04:03
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in the second question, why it is not "Regulation"... Procedures and Regulations almost same....isn't it?


regulations are directives which are maintained by an authority. The procedure is a "way of doing something". Since the questions refute the authority in interpreting the text, regulation makes no sense.
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