This passage is an excerpt from a work published in 2000 by a Chinese American writer.
*During the Cultural Revolution, Chinese leaders used the Red Guard-young soldiers-to impose desired behaviors on members of Chinese society.
The author most likely cites the information in lines 75 - 81 ("All . . . to me") in order to
- (A) suggest her preference for staying in China
- (B) point out her industriousness
- (C) demonstrate her acceptance of people who differed from her
- (D) illustrate the degree to which she appeared to be Chinese CORRECT ANSWER
- (E) show her deep appreciation of Chinese culture
In this part of the passage, the author indicates that she "passed for a local," meaning that the "Real Chinese" who saw her on the street assumed that she was from China. And the details presented in the subsequent lines, which say that she was stopped, asked for directions, asked where she got her tennis shoes, etc, help to support this point. So the author most likely cites this information to "illustrate the degree to which she appeared to be Chinese."