Which of the following cannot be inferred from the following text?
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A. At the time of writing, not all children received a secondary school education B. The author finds chemical reactions interesting C. Science teaching has imparted some knowledge of facts to some children D. The author believes that many teachers are authoritarian E. It is relatively easy to learn scientific method.
You would need to know what the text is in order to answer this question. Inference refers to a conclusion that you may have received based on reading certain text or data.
You need to know which of the given sentences cannot be inferred considering the text. It will be safe to say letter E because there are not enough details given about this that will allow you to reach this conclusion.
For the other given text, there are details that are available that will help you create your own own conclusion. There are various reactions that made the author create some conclusions regarding some of the ideas expressed above.
It is relatively easy to learn scientific method. -this is an except question. be careful! You are looking for something that cannot be inferred from the text. we can find evidence that the author finds reactions interesting (line 9), and that children have learnt some facts (beginning of the second paragraph), and that he thinks teachers are strict (line 10 and part of paragraph 2). we can also infer from the use of the phrase privileged members (line 18) that he believes that not all received secondary education. but we find that he thinks it is hard to learn scientific method- the only way of learning the method of science is the long and bitter way of personal experience. and so we choose e.