- Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:34 pm
So, I thought I was so smart for figuring out the answer to this question in almost no time at all, only to find out that it was INCORRECT (gasp!).
I think I was indeed moving at too fast of pace, and thought that it was asking what the author most clearly associates economic progress with... I quickly chose B, because, although I did of course read the part in the passage that said "Whig writers describe such virtue using a vocabulary of commerce and economic progress," I thought that couldn't be it because that's too dang easy! I thought, oh, this is one of those questions where they try to stump you and send you to the wrong area of the passage, because it's the most obvious place.. so, I chose B - FEDERALISTS, because of the sentences in the third paragraph talk about how it doesn't make sense to describe Jefferson attacking Federalist policy as echoing the Tory opposition because Jefferson is for the "right of all to participate in commercial society" -- AKA, Jefferson, and by association The Federalists, are more like the Whig writers (whom are most clearly associated with the use of economic progress)! So I was like, of course that the answer! You have to go one step further to figure out the correct answer.
But alas, my intended diligence did not serve me too well. I guess, my main question is, even when re-considering that the question stem is talking about Pocock's association (& not the author's), how do you know that C is the correct answer, over B ?? My logic still seems to make sense to me..giving me the result that both B and C are both just as good of answer choices.