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Reading Comprehension: Application Questions

Which of the following sentences best exemplifies the use of male-centric language as the feminists cited in the passage portray it?

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This sentence discusses how American and Soviet citizens (both men and women) were perceived by some unknown observers. However, this sentence refers to the Soviet's inability to speak his mind, thereby obscuring the existence of Soviet women.



There is nothing in this sentence which alludes to the gender of the Venetians and it therefore does not imply that women are in any way inferior to men.



Although this sentence portrays one particular woman in a bad light, it does not represent all women as inferior to all men, nor does it focus on the subject's gender identity.



Since this sentence specifically refers to boys, the use of the male gender is justified and there is no comparison between boys and girls, meaning that females are not represented in an inferior light.



The author of this sentence refers only to an historian, not to his or her gender. Therefore, we cannot make any conclusions about gender relations from this sentence.

A deficit of facts leaves an historian with no recourse but creative imagination or theoretical constructions, as both allow a reconstruction of events based on the historian's understanding of the period.
The cognitive performance of teenage boys who consumed certain types of fish exceeded that of other boys their age, even when experimenters controlled for other facts such as parents' level of education and socioeconomic class.
Lucrezia Borgia was renowned for her expensive tastes and lewd behavior, earning her a reputation as one of the most corrupt members of the most corrupt of Renaissance Italy's dynasties.
In their eyes, the American, and by extension any denizen of the free world, was considered a fully formed individual while the Soviet was a slave, devoid of the freedom to speak his mind.
The Venetians were energetic and brave sea and land farers and thus brought both riches for themselves and many technological innovations from the Orient to Europe.