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(See the complete passage discussion here: lsat/viewtopic.php?t=10965)
The correct answer choice is (D)
This question asks us to identify a view most likely held by Valdez. Due to the general nature of this question, the method of elimination is likely to prove useful—any answer choice that cannot be proven by the passage will be incorrect. Keep in mind that Valdez’s efforts are described mainly in the second paragraph, which will be a relevant reference point.
Answer choice (A): If the Teatro Campesino adapted the carpas to their improvisations (lines 53-54), they were probably not ill-suited to the type of theater Valdez wanted to create. Broyles-Gonzalez finds a close connection between the actos and the carpas, and there is no reason to suspect that Valdez would object to this view.
Answer choice (B): The author never suggests that Valdez was critical of Chavez in any way.
Answer choice (C): The actos may have been a departure from the European tradition of Valdez’s academic training, but that does not mean that the European tradition was irrelevant to them. In lines 56-60, the author clearly states that the actos had connections to both carpas and traditional European theater.
Answer choice (D): This is the correct answer choice. Given that Valdez asked farm workers to improvise in his actos (lines 21-26), he clearly did not consider formal training to be a prerequisite for successful theatrical performances.
Answer choice (E): There is no reason to believe that Valdez evaluated the aesthetic aspects of a theatrical work separately from its political ramifications.