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Reading Comprehension: Inference Questions

What does the passage imply about the Third Amendment?

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Despite the specific nature of the Third Amendment, the passage implies that it also generally protects the privacy of the home. This is supported by the fact related in the passage that many legal experts (although not all) agree that framers intended the amendments to be broadly interpreted.



This answer choice presumes that we know the original intention of the Third Amendment, but the passage does not contain any information about the original intentions of the writers of the Third Amendment.



We do not have any explicit information about the expectations of the authors of the Constitution or how they intended for the Third Amendment to be understood by later generations.

However, the first sentence of the third paragraph tells us that in order to ensure a broader interpretation of the amendments, the framers created the Ninth Amendment. This indicates they did not rely on the interpretations of later generations.



The passage provides no clear-cut information on the intentions of the framers regarding the Third Amendment. We only know most legal experts agree that the framers intended the rights to be broader than explicitly stated in the amendments - the opposite of what this answer choice claims.

Either way, it cannot be inferred that the Third Amendment was intended to provide only the rights explicitly stated.



The passage does not contain any information about the reasons for composing the Third Amendment.

The Third Amendment was written in response to public outcry when soldiers forced private citizens to provide housing for them.
The Third Amendment was not intended to guarantee privacy for the home in general, just the protection from housing soldiers in private dwellings.
The authors of the Constitution expected later generations to be able to interpret a broader expectation of privacy for the home even though the Third Amendment does not explicitly say so.
It is now broadly recognized that the Third Amendment protects privacy of the home even though it does not state this explicitly.
Modern interpretations of the Third Amendment expand it in ways its authors would have found objectionable.