A Reading Test

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The question for this question is to be answered on the basis of this passage:

Dear Mr. Capus,

Thank you for your call yesterday. I wanted to send you this note to convey the depth of my feeling about David Shuster's comments.

I know that I am a public figure and that my daughter is playing a public role in my campaign. I am accustomed to criticism, certainly from MSNBC. I know that it goes with the territory.

However, I became Chelsea's mother long before I ran for any office and I will always be a mom first and a public official second.

Nothing justifies the kind of debasing language that David Shuster used and no temporary suspension or half-hearted apology is sufficient.

I would urge you to look at the pattern of behavior on your network that seems to repeatedly lead to this sort of degrading language.

There's a lot at stake for our country in this election. Surely, you can do your jobs as journalists and commentators and still keep the discourse civil and appropriate.


Hillary Rodham Clinton

Please answer the following question:

Which of the following most accurately expresses the main request of the letter?

(A) David Shuster should be fired.

(B) Steve Capus should try to understand that Hillary Clinton is a mother first

© Steve Capus should "look at the pattern of behavior on [his] network that seems to repeatedly lead to this sort of degrading language."

(D) David Shuster Should give a better apology.

(E) Hillary Clinton is satisfied with the apology by David Shuster.

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