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Unformatted text preview: 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 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? A. It prevented the Hopis from experiencing a diminution in population. B. It helped to promote flexibility within their social system. C. It limited but did not eliminate contact with other cultural groups. D. It reinforced the religious elite’s determination to resist cultural change. E. It tended to limit contact between certain Hopi clans. Answer: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q26: The passage is primarily concerned with A. reassessing a phenomenon in light of new findings B. assessing the relative importance of two factors underlying a phenomenon C. examining the assumptions underlying an interpretation of a phenomenon D. expanding on an explanation of a phenomenon E. contrasting two methods for evaluating a phenomenon Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q27: Which if the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?...
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