A student recently wrote us: "The author actually does claim that the most migrants left after 1979: "the largest wave of Iranian migration..." in the second paragraph"
It is understandable why B is an appealing answer for test takers. However, the author simply stated that the largest wave of immigrants occurred after the 1979 revolution. Stating that this wave of immigrants was the "largest" does not imply that "most" immigrants arrived at this time. The "largest" vs. the "most" immigrants are two different claims. The "largest" could have occurred in 1979, but "most" immigrants may have arrived gradually over time before this date. Therefore, answer B is wrong because the question stem scenario does not directly address the claim in this answer choice.
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