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Life On Prairie Farms, EV Smalley,
The recurrent farm problems of the nineteenth century were usually described in political and economic terms, but there were also social difficulties imposed by the solitary nature of farm life. One attempt at a solution was the following proposal by journalist E. V. Smalley, who called for a complete reorganization of rural villages.

Smalley, E.V. "The Isolation of Life on Prairie Farms." The Atlantic Monthly. Vol. 63-88. N.p.: Atlantic Monthly Company, 1903. 378-81. Print.

Which of the following claims can be reasonably inferred about the author based on paragraph 1 (lines 1-3)?

A

The author has observed for himself the lives of Northwestern prairie families.

B

The author was raised on a Northwestern prairie farm.

C

The author takes issue with the lack of educational opportunities offered to prairie children.

D

The author intends to spend some time living among Northwestern prairie society.