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protect the weak from the predatory, the strong from corruption, and the entire cul- ture from materialist excess. Buttressed by mercantilist notions that government should be both regulator and promoter (30) of economic activity, these norms per- sisted long after the American Revolution helped unleash the economic forces that produced capitalism. These scholars argue that even in the late nineteenth (35) century, with the government’s role in the economy considerably diminished, laissez-faire had not triumphed com- pletely. Hard times continued to revive popular demands for regulating busi- (40) ness and softening the harsh edges of laissez-faire capitalism. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q35: 30
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The primary purpose of the passage is to A. reveal the underlying similarities of certain arguments regarding the development of capitalism in the United States B. synthesize two competing arguments regarding the development of capitalism in the United States C. defend an established argument regarding the development of capitalism in the United States D. summarize a scholarly refutation of an argument regarding the development of capitalism in the United States E. discuss a new methodology for the study of the development of capitalism in the United States Answer: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q36: According to the passage, the Progressive historians mentioned in line 5 and the scholars mentioned in line 17 disagree with regard to which of the following? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q37: The passage suggests that the scholars mentioned in line 17 would agree with which of the following statements regarding the “norms” mentioned in line 23? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - 31
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