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Today most people shop in large department stores. They know that a department store will probably carry just about anything they need. But department stores are a fairly recent innovation. Years ago most people shopped in small dresses, and so on. Then, in1862, A.T. Stewart opened Stewart's Cast Iron Palace. Standing eight stories high, it was the biggest store in the world. The palace helped change the way Americans shopped.
Stewart's store, and others like it, carried something for everyone. Clothing, furniture, shoes-all could be found in a "buyer's palace." They were different in other ways too. In small stores customers often bargained with the owner over price. Alarge store could not operate effectively this way. Instead. owners put a fixed price on each item. The price was the same for everyone. It was a quicker, more efficient system.
The big stores were open to all people. Even a penniless sightseer could enjoy a day walking through the store. This was very different from some small shops where a poorly dressed person would not even be allowed inside the door! A.T. Stewart's Palace marked the beginning of a new era in American consumerism that has continued even to this day.
Choose the best answer for each.
1.Choose the main idea of the second paragraph.
a. A"buyer's palace" offered merchandise at low prices.
b. Many different items, all at fixed prices, were sold at "buyer's palaces."
c. A.T. Stewart's store revolutionized American shopping habits.
2.Choose the best title for this story.
a. "The History of the Shopping Mall"
b. "The Biggest Store the World Has Ever Seen"
c. "The Cast Iron Palace-Beginning a New Trend in American Stores"
3.Choose the main idea of the story
a. Department stores operate more efficiently than small shops.
b. Stewart's innovative store helped to change the way Americans shopped.
c. For many years Stewart's Cast Iron Palace was the largest store in the world.