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Coffee houses were the centers for (A) literary activity (B) political debate (C) entertainment (D) all of the above
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Choice d. As one who ran an open mic at a coffee shop for 5 years I know that it provided a haven for intellectual discussion minus the dumbing-down effects that alcohol has on conversation. Also, you really got to see who the poets and musicians really were in an environment where people were more open to experimentation, as opposed to a bar where you'd have to worry about someone chucking a beer bottle at your head if you weren't playing some cheesy cover version of the latest top 40 rock ballad.
I agree with the answer choice D. Coffeehouses were used for these types of intellectual entertainment just as pubs were used for lower forms of entertainment. I am not sure much has changed to this day!
(d)all the above
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