CR Questions -- confusing!!

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<p>This is a level 1 question.. lol. I don't understand how the answer is E and not C.</p>

<p>Since the scientists believe "truth is only what can be experimentally proved," wouldn't it be logical to assume that they would object to a book recounting the occurrence of a spiritual enlightenment since that type of experience cannot be scientifically proved?</p>

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<p>Second question:
Excerpt:
"Caroline Yip and Marcella Ahn had a history. They had both lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in their twenties, and for several years they had been the best of friends -- inseparable, really."</p>

<p>Question: The word <code>history</code> refers to a:
(b)long-standing and noteworthy relationship
(d)branch of knowledge focused on the past</p>

<p>I chose D but the answer is B. Isn't long-standing too strong of a word? Their relationship only lasted for "several years".</p>

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<p>22) I chose A but the answer is E.
I feel the author sounds more dismissive than skeptical, he even mentions that such a claim is a "recipe for anarchy". How is that skeptical?? What am I missing??</p>

<p>23) This question just totally confused me. Answer is E.</p>

<p>Haha objectivity doesn't mean that they object; it means it holds the same value for all the viewers. The scientists think that science is the only truth so they'll hold what cannot be scientifically proven in skepticism.

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I chose D but the answer is B. Isn't long-standing too strong of a word? Their relationship only lasted for "several years".

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Several years is pretty long. There's no minimum length of time for something to be considered long standing. D is clearly irrelevant.</p>

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I feel the author sounds more dismissive than skeptical, he even mentions that such a claim is a "recipe for anarchy". How is that skeptical??

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the author transitions in line 35 "But, of course,..." and then later in lines 40-41, he says "the genius of his rhetoric..." lines 44-45 "immune to scholarly skepticism.
To have been dismissed would've required him to continue on with the claim of its being a "recipe for anarchy."</p>

<p>23: did you choose A? BCD don't make sense at all, and A could sound right but he actually says that all Americans can come together and be a chorus instead of a cacophony. The POE allows one to arrive at E; the author even mentions that it provides a "sacred place above all political battle lines" --not something a lot of political things enjoy (truth be told).</p>

<p>Thanks for the explanations :)! They all make sense now.</p>