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Read the following excerpt and answer the question that follows. Abridged from Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull. He got a good estate by merchandise, and leaving off his trade, lived afterwards at York, from whence he had married my mother, whose relations were named Robinson, a very good family in that country, and from whom I was called Robinson Kreutznaer; but, by the usual corruption of words in England, we are now called - nay we call ourselves and write our name - Crusoe; and so my companions always called me. What does the historical context of the writing demonstrate or tell you? Choose one answer. a. In that time, it was important to know where a person's family was from. b. In that time, it was important to lie about the true spelling of your name. c. In that time, it was important to avoid using a woman's family name. d. In that time, it was important to write novels about genealogy and history.

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Annie Barnes on February 20, 2019

The correct answer is A. At that time, it was important to know where the family of a person he was. Name of the family has always been important in the history. Remains important today, but many may not agree with that.


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