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Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's

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Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2019, 10:12
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Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's—indeed, made it possible. Why, then, was it Friedan who became the prophet of women's emancipation in the United States? Political conditions, as well as a certain anti-intellectual bias, prepared Americans and the American media to better receive Friedan's deradicalized and highly pragmatic The Feminine Mystique, published in 1963, than Beauvoir's theoretical reading of women's situation in The Second Sex. In 1953 when The Second Sex first appeared in translation in the United States, the country had entered the silent, fearful fortress of the anti-communist McCarthy years (1950-1954), and Beauvoir was suspected of Marxist sympathies. Even The Nation, a generally liberal magazine, warned its readers against "certain political leanings" of the author. Open acknowledgment of the existence of women's oppression was too radical for the United States in the fifties, and Beauvoir's conclusion, that change in women's economic condition, though insufficient by itself, "remains the basic factor" in improving women's situation, was particularly unacceptable.
24. According to the passage, one difference between The Feminine Mystique and The Second Sex is that Friedan's book

(A) rejects the idea that women are oppressed
(B) provides a primarily theoretical analysis of women's lives
(C) does not reflect the political beliefs of its author
(D) suggests that women's economic condition has no impact on their status
(E) concentrates on the practical aspects of the question of women's emancipation

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E


25. The author quotes from The Nation most probably in order to

(A) modify an earlier assertion
(B) point out a possible exception to her argument
(C) illustrate her central point
(D) clarify the meaning of a term
(E) cite an expert opinion

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
C


26. It can be inferred from the passage that which of the following is not a factor in the explanation of why The Feminine Mystique was received more positively in the United States than was The Second Sex?

(A) By 1963 political conditions in the United States had changed.
(B) Friedan's book was less intellectual and abstract than Beauvoir's.
(C) Readers did not recognize the powerful influence of Beauvoir's book on Friedan's ideas.
(D) Friedan's approach to the issue of women's emancipation was less radical than Beau-voir's.
(E) American readers were more willing to consider the problem of the oppression of women in the sixties than they had been in the fifties.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
C


27. According to the passage, Beauvoir's book asserted that the status of women

(A) is the outcome of political oppression
(B) is inherently tied to their economic condition
(C) can be best improved under a communist government
(D) is a theoretical, rather than a pragmatic, issue
(E) is a critical area of discussion in Marxist economic theory

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B


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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2019, 22:42
06 : 00 Is the Timing way too slow for exam standards ?
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2019, 02:32
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Yes, unfortunately :(

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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 24 May 2020, 11:08
Q25 I got confused . Genrally magazines are the experts and it is also mentioned in the passage tha the liberal magazine also thought so , so I thought choosing the option which says that the author wants to cite an expert opinion is right. But got it wrong
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 24 May 2020, 12:12
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You have to read with laser focus attention. Also, you have to action your brain.....
Every passage has a scientific approach.

The answer is there


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25. The author quotes from The Nation most probably in order to

(A) modify an earlier assertion

In the passage the nation is cited ONLY in that line. No other reference we do have. TRhe same magazine did not give ANY opinion whatsoever. A is wrong

(B) point out a possible exception to her argument

The magazine just warned its readers NO EXCEPTION was made . B is wrong

(C) illustrate her central point

Notice in my screenshot how the nation recognizes (acknowledgment) a central issue of the fifties. If you read carefully that word was the hind for the right answer.


(D) clarify the meaning of a term

This is completely out of scope. We need to infer what the nation said that. Not the meaning hitself

(E) cite an expert opinion

Your inference is wrong. It was your knowledge of magazine you did have form the outside world and put into the passage. This is wrong. you have to assess your answer ONLY and solely on what the passage says to you. NOT ELSE

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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 24 May 2020, 18:24
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24. According to the passage, one difference between The Feminine Mystique and The Second Sex is that Friedan's book

(A) rejects the idea that women are oppressed
(B) provides a primarily theoretical analysis of women's lives
(C) does not reflect the political beliefs of its author
(D) suggests that women's economic condition has no impact on their status
(E) concentrates on the practical aspects of the question of women's emancipation- correct- Friedan's deradicalized and highly pragmatic The Feminine Mystique

25. The author quotes from The Nation most probably in order to

(A) modify an earlier assertion
(B) point out a possible exception to her argument
(C) illustrate her central point- correct- central point about why conditions in America were hostile for Beauvoir's work
(D) clarify the meaning of a term
(E) cite an expert opinion

26. It can be inferred from the passage that which of the following is not a factor in the explanation of why The Feminine Mystique was received more positively in the United States than was The Second Sex?

(A) By 1963 political conditions in the United States had changed.- incorrect- This can be inferred.
(B) Friedan's book was less intellectual and abstract than Beauvoir's.-incorrect- directly mentioned in passage
(C) Readers did not recognize the powerful influence of Beauvoir's book on Friedan's ideas.- correct- this is assuming too much
(D) Friedan's approach to the issue of women's emancipation was less radical than Beau-voir's.- incorrect- directly mentioned in passage
(E) American readers were more willing to consider the problem of the oppression of women in the sixties than they had been in the fifties.
incorrect- can be inferred.

27. According to the passage, Beauvoir's book asserted that the status of women

(A) is the outcome of political oppression
(B) is inherently tied to their economic condition- correct- last part of paragraph
(C) can be best improved under a communist government
(D) is a theoretical, rather than a pragmatic, issue
(E) is a critical area of discussion in Marxist economic theory
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2020, 23:14
Can somebody please Q26 please?
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2020, 11:29
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26. It can be inferred from the passage that which of the following is not a factor in the explanation of why The Feminine Mystique was received more positively in the United States than was The Second Sex?

(A) By 1963 political conditions in the United States had changed.

yes we had the McCarthy years (1950-1954)

(B) Friedan's book was less intellectual and abstract than Beauvoir's.

True. the American media to better receive Friedan's deradicalized and highly pragmatic The Feminine Mystique

(C) Readers did not recognize the powerful influence of Beauvoir's book on Friedan's ideas.

No information about. Correct

(D) Friedan's approach to the issue of women's emancipation was less radical than Beau-voir's.

See option B. Highly pragmatic means it was more polite so less radical

(E) American readers were more willing to consider the problem of the oppression of women in the sixties than they had been in the fifties.

true. Open acknowledgment of the existence of women's oppression was too radical for the United States in the fifties,

This means that people accepted the problem easier in the 60 than in the 50
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2020, 07:48
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Yes, unfortunately :(

This is the round table which shows you , on average, the time you have to take

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Keep going and stay strong. Do not doubt yourself. You can do it.

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Are you saying we are supposed to solve 4 problems in 45 seconds to 1.45 minutes? or 45 seconds to 1.45 minutes per problem?
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2020, 10:20
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Yes, unfortunately :(

This is the round table which shows you , on average, the time you have to take

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Keep going and stay strong. Do not doubt yourself. You can do it.

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This always seems to demoralise me more than anything
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2020, 06:51
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Carcass wrote:
Yes, unfortunately :(

This is the round table which shows you , on average, the time you have to take

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Keep going and stay strong. Do not doubt yourself. You can do it.

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Are you saying we are supposed to solve 4 problems in 45 seconds to 1.45 minutes? or 45 seconds to 1.45 minutes per problem?


4 problems in 45 seconds is impossible! Maybe 3 questions in 4 or 4.5 mins
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2020, 09:33
4 problems in 45 seconds is clearly mission impossible
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2020, 10:42
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That is the minimum amount of time on AVERAGE
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2020, 11:12
Carcass wrote:
That is the minimum amount of time on AVERAGE


By "AVERAGE", do you mean "per question"?
So, (1 min ~ 3 min) X 7 = 7 min ~ 21 min?
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Re: Simone de Beauvoir's work greatly influenced Betty Friedan's [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2020, 12:23
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Let be clear.

This passage is from the big book that are longer than those on the actual exam.

The long passage in the GRE today has 4 questions at most

3 minutes to read and 1 minute to answer total 7 minutes is not bad

You must work a lot up front: read the passage and grasp what it says to you , then the questions should be solved quickly
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