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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Main Idea
Level: Continuing Education
Author: ldbest
Created: 3 months ago

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Continuing Education Main Idea

The first detective stories, written by Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle, emerged in the mid-nineteenth century, at a time when there was enormous public interest in science. The newspaper of the day continually publicized the latest scientific discoveries, and scientists were acclaimed as the heroes of the age. Poe and Conan Doyle shared this fascination with methodical, logical, approach used by scientists in their experiments and instilled their detective heroes with outstanding powers of scientific reasoning.

The main idea of this passage is:
  1. science fiction was not popular among nineteenth-century readers
  2. scientific progress made its way into fiction of the time
  3. newspapers detailed detective work each day
  4. the first detective stories were written by scientists
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