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ponderchick12345 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 18, 2011 at 12:28 AM via web

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Coffee houses were the centers for (A) literary activity (B) political debate (C) entertainment (D) all of the above

Coffee houses were the centers for (A) literary activity (B) political debate (C) entertainment (D) all of the above

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net2011 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 18, 2011 at 12:36 AM (Answer #2)

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(d)all the above

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amymc | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted June 13, 2011 at 3:34 AM (Answer #3)

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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!

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whatever1 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted July 13, 2011 at 1:51 PM (Answer #4)

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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.

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