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Reading Comprehension: Structure Questions

The function of the second paragraph is to

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The second paragraph criticizes, not supports, Professor Crone's theory presented in the first paragraph.

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The second paragraph criticizes Professor Crone's theory, not the traditional account of the rise of Islam.

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The first paragraph introduces Professor Crone's account of the rise of Islam, which is in itself an alternative account to the traditional one. The second paragraph does not provide an additional, third account.

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The second paragraph says that Professor Crone's account fails to convince her readers that her representation of Meccan trade should be taken as fact.

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 Professor Crone's arguments are introduced in the first paragraph introduces, not the second paragraph.

support the theory presented in the first paragraph
criticize the traditional account of the rise of Islam presented in the first paragraph
introduce Professor Crone's arguments about the rise of Islam
question Professor Crone's account of the rise of Islam
provide an account of the rise of Islam alternative to the one presented in the first paragraph