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# Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer

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Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer [#permalink]  22 Oct 2017, 15:09
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Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or American-born, identify themselves as being of Persian heritage. This descriptor is a frequent cause for confusion among non-Persians who know the country as Iran and understand Persia to be an antiquated name for the empire that encompassed part of Iran as well as parts of modern-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. Opponents of the term argue that because some Afghani and Pakistani groups refer to themselves as being of Persian heritage, the term loses meaning as a signifier of nationality. However, others argue that just as the English language recognizes Spain rather than España, English speakers should refer to the country as Persia, and not as Iran, which is the Persian translation of the country’s name.
The author is primarily concerned with

A arguing that English usage of descriptors of nationality should reflect usage within the native languages of the countries in question.
B clarifying how the fall of the Persian Empire has influenced the terminology that modern citizens of Iran use to define their nationality.
C distinguishing among three groups that use the same term to describe their national identities.
D explaining two opposing positions in an argument about the use of a descriptor of national identity.
E persuading readers that in order for the term Persian to have a clear relationship to nationality, only Iranians, not Afghanis or Pakistanis, should use the term.

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D

Consider each of the following choices separately and select $$all$$ that apply.

Based on the information in the passage, which of the following individuals might describe themselves as Persian?

A an Afghani-born woman who is a naturalized citizen of Iran
B an American man born in the United States to Iranian immigrant parents
C an American woman of English descent who has worked in Pakistan for 15 years

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A,B

According to the passage, the ancient Persian Empire

A covered parts of modern-day Pakistan and Iran and all of modern-day Afghanistan.
B covered the entirety of the modern-day nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran.
C covered parts of modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan and all of modern-day Iran.
D covered all of modern-day Iran and Afghanistan and parts of modern-day Pakistan.
E covered parts of the modern-day nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E

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Re: Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer [#permalink]  05 Dec 2017, 01:42
Based on the information in the passage, which of the following individuals might describe themselves as Persian?

A an Afghani-born woman who is a naturalized citizen of Iran
B an American man born in the United States to Iranian immigrant parents
C an American woman of English descent who has worked in Pakistan for 15 years

Why Answers are A, B ?
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Re: Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer [#permalink]  05 Dec 2017, 02:25
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You can infer this from the passage itself. However, eeven if you are not able you still answer the question because the ancient persia is the actual Iran.
Pakistan is another country.

A and B are the right answers.

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Re: Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer [#permalink]  23 Dec 2017, 03:58
Pratap325 wrote:
Based on the information in the passage, which of the following individuals might describe themselves as Persian?

A an Afghani-born woman who is a naturalized citizen of Iran
B an American man born in the United States to Iranian immigrant parents
C an American woman of English descent who has worked in Pakistan for 15 years

Why Answers are A, B ?

Persia covered modern day Pak, Iran and Afagnanistan. This is why Afgani born and iranian ( who may later may immigrate to US) are referred as Persian here.
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Re: Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer [#permalink]  23 Dec 2017, 07:28
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This is from the point of view of those who argue against using Persian as nationality identifier - as anybody born in Afghanistan or Pakistan or Iran can identify with Persian Heritage.
Hence, A and B.

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Re: Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer   [#permalink] 23 Dec 2017, 07:28
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