Read the following passage "you're not here to read books, you're here to learn! " the childwrangler's voice screeched as we kept our picks moving rhythmically against the school walls. we had all heard about a time, back in the dark ages, when children read books at school. they say school was even a building above ground. but that was obviously dangerous. how could society thrive if all the children sat around reading all day? when would they have time to learn about veins of coal, processing fuel, and all that stuff? school was important. what two central ideas in this story are most closely related? a. the importance of literature and the dangers of miningb. humankind's basic survival needs and independence c. the nature of learning and societal dysfunctiond. the powers of rumors and abuse of authority
The correct answer is A.
In this passage, the two central ideas that are most closely related are the importance of literature and the dangers of mining. The author had used irony and sarcasm to show how literature and education is something very valuable and powerful but usually underestimated. The author also related the dangers of lack of knowledge with the dangers of mining. It seems that the text purpose is to encourage you to stop reading about literature and start learning about mining but, in fact, that's the irony telling you exactly the opposite thing.
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