Reading Comprehension

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文章:

    In American Genesis, which covers the century of technological innovation in the United States beginning in 1876,Thomas Hughes assigns special prominence to Thomas Edison as archetype of the independent nineteenth-century inventor. However, Hughes virtually ignores Edison's famous contemporary and notorious adversary in the field of electric light and power,George Westinghouse. This comparative neglect of Westinghouse is consistent with other recent historians' works, although it marks an intriguing departure from the prevailing view during the inventors' lifetimes (and for decades afterward) of Edison and Westinghouse as the two "pioneer innovators" of the electrical industry.

    My recent reevaluation of Westinghouse, facilitated by materials found in railroad archives, suggests that while Westinghouse and Edison shared important traits as inventors, they differed markedly in their approach to the business aspects of innovation. For Edison as an inventor, novelty was always paramount: the overriding goal of the business of innovation was simply to generate funding for new inventions. Edison therefore undertook just enough sales, product development, and manufacturing to accomplish this. Westinghouse, however, shared the attitudes of the railroads and other industries for whom he developed innovations: product development, standardization, system, and order were top priorities. Westinghouse thus better exemplifies the systematic approach to technological development that would become a hallmark of modern corporate research and development.

题目:

The author of the passage implies that the shift away from the views of Westinghouse's contemporaries should be regarded as

选项:

A、a natural outgrowth of the recent revival of interest in Edison
B、a result of scholarship based on previously unknown documents
C、reflective of modern neglect of the views of previous generations
D、inevitable, given the changing trends in historical interpretations
E、surprising, given the stature that Westinghouse once had

答案:

E

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这个答案模考系统里给错了诶,不过我选的还是错的,我选了D。我理解的是这题问:和w这人的同代人的观点偏离应该理解为?说实话我在原文中没找到应该定位在哪…
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【想问Tina老师】我选的D,定位在This comparative neglect of Westinghouse is consistent with other recent historians' works, although it marks an intriguing departure from the prevailing view during the inventors' lifetimes (and for decades afterward) of Edison and Westinghouse as the two "pioneer innovators" of the electrical industry.感觉重心在前半句(是让步),因为是consistent所以不可避免 ?
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这个答案模考系统里给错了诶,不过我选的还是错的,我选了D。我理解的是这题问:和w这人的同代人的观点偏离应该理解为?说实话我在原文中没找到应该定位在哪…
评分: -2
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【想问Tina老师】我选的D,定位在This comparative neglect of Westinghouse is consistent with other recent historians' works, although it marks an intriguing departure from the prevailing view during the inventors' lifetimes (and for decades afterward) of Edison and Westinghouse as the two "pioneer innovators" of the electrical industry.感觉重心在前半句(是让步),因为是consistent所以不可避免 ?
评分: 2
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