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and exposure to European diseases. But equally important (25) to Hopi cultural persistence may have been an inherent flexibility in their social system that may have allowed preservation of traditions even as the Hopis (30) accommodated themselves to change. For example, the system of matrilineal clans was maintained throughout this per- iod, even though some clans (35) merged to form larger groups while others divided into smaller descent groups. Furthermore, although traditionally members of particular Hopi clans appear (40) to have exclusively controlled particular ceremonies, a clan’s control of a ceremony might shift to another clan if the first became too small to manage (45) the responsibility. Village leadership positions tradition- ally restricted to members of one clan might be similarly extended to members of other (50) clans, and women might assume such positions under certain 24
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unusual conditions. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q24: The author of the passage would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements about the explanation outlined in lines 13-24? A. It fails to take into account the effect of geographical circumstances on Hopi culture. B. It correctly emphasizes the role of the religious elite in maintaining the system of matrilineal clans. C. It represents a misreading of Hopi culture because it fails to take into account the actual differences that existed among the various Hopi clans. D. It underestimates the effect on Hopi cultural development of contact with other cultural groups. E. It is correct but may be insufficient in itself to explain Hopi sociocultural persistence. Answer: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q25: Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about the Hopis’ geographic situation between 1680 and 1880? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q26: The passage is primarily concerned with ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q27: Which if the following, if true, most logically completes the argument? Aroca County’s public schools are supported primarily by taxes on property. The county plans to eliminate the property tax and support schools with a new three percent sales tax on all retail items sold in the county. Three percent of current retail sales is less than the amount collected through property taxes, but implementation of the plan would not 25
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necessarily reduce the amount of money going to Aroca County public schools, because ______.
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