AP English Literature and Composition 1.8 Passage Drill 1
AP English Literature and Composition 1.8 Passage Drill 1. In the context of the passage, with which of the following would the author most likely agree?
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passage, something tells us it's a frightening place to be...
Okay, so all we want to know is which of these statements the author would agree with.
Would he agree that a class system that confers certain duties on some citizens but not on
others is unjust?
Not really. He seems to think that struldbrugs are the bomb, and are probably worthy of a
little royal treatment.
What about B -- citizens with special abilities should not be burdened with increased obligations?
Nope again. He's totally pushing for the struldbrugs to have increased obligations...
which is why he wants them advising the king in his court.
He's not likely to agree with D, because he doesn't think all people are created
equal... not in terms of their advising abilities, anyway.
And E's out because, once again, the author would be all about giving his tough-to-pronounce
buddies all the special benefits their little hearts might desire.
So our answer is C -- he'd like a class system in which every child has equal opportunity.
Note that there's a big difference between equal opportunity and equal treatment.
On line 22, he mentions that every child should have a chance at being immortal... so yeah,
he's pro-equal opportunity.
Which is about the only time we won't find this guy seriously kissing some struldbrug butt.