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Question:

Considering the overall themes of the biography, why does the author bring Paul Allen into the passage?

A To point to what would be Gates’ most remarkable achievement: the development of Microsoft.
Explaination

This is a question about how the author developed the themes of the passage, which we’ve established to be about Gates’ place in the pantheon of great American tycoons. Only answer (D) ties back to that idea, and so it is correct.