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Question

The first commercially successful drama to depict Black family life sympathetically and the first play by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway, it was Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun that won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and was later made into both a film and a musical.


 

Option A:

it was Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun that won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and was later made

Option B:

in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was later made

Option C:

Lorraine Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, and it was later made

Option D:

Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959 and was later made

Option E:

A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and later made it

Difficulty Level

Easy

Solution

Option D is the correct answer


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Modifiers, Pronouns.

 

A) Incorrect beginning of the sentence. The sentence should start with the name of the book because the modifier before it “The first…” talks about the book.

B) Incorrect beginning of the sentence. The sentence should start with the name of the book because the modifier before it “The first…” talks about the book.

C) Incorrect beginning of the sentence. The sentence should start with the name of the book because the modifier before it “The first…” talks about the book.

D) Correct Answer

E) Incorrect usage of the pronoun “it” as the same doesn’t have a valid antecedent.