passage II

13. The author uses the remark “the worst rain storm in memory” (line 28) primarily as an example of:

  • A. the kind of well-meaning but ultimately useless records of unusual weather that Evelyn kept.

  • B. how people in the eighteenth century were deeply impressed by unusual weather.

  • C. people’s preoccupation with carefully rating and comparing unusual weather events.

  • D. how notes people in the past kept about unusual weather are of limited meteorological value today.