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Reading Comprehension: Detail Function Questions

The author describes a classic argument of organizational theory in order to



The passage uses the concrete example of watch production to illustrate the theoretical assumptions described in the previous sentence.



Although the passage aims to discredit organizational theory, this example illustrates the theory rather than refuting it.



This example of organizational theory is concrete, discussing a real-life situation; it is not an abstract idea.



This classic argument serves an example to the concepts of organizational theory presented in the first sentence; it does not reveal a new aspect or continues to explore other directions of the theory.



Although the sentence describes a situation in which increased productivity creates higher wages, this is not the main function of the sentence.

Notice the difference between content and structure: content refers to what's discussed in the text, while structure refers to the reason why its there and how it serves the passage. Detail Function questions, like this one, relate to the structure of a passage.

demonstrate why organizational theory is flawed
reveal the abstract ideas behind organizational theory
introduce a new aspect of organizational theory
show the benefits of increased productivity on wages
provide a concrete example of the general assumption of organizational theory