At its completion in the early 1950s, Levittown included 19,600 homes. The new development was now a major suburban community that included 82,000 husbands and wives and their children. In a second wave of development and construction in 1951, the Levitt family created an additional Levittown community of 19,000 homes in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
The suburban sprawl had begun. Families would fill them quickly. The growing popularity
and availability of automobiles also encouraged the flight to get out of big cities. The
National Highway Program of 1956 built highways and interstate roads connecting
rural areas to metropolitan areas, contributing to a flurry of even more suburban development.
which of the following is the best definition of “flurry”?
Answer with explanationAnswer: Option B
The passage refers to “a flurry” of suburban development, right after discussing the connection of rural areas to metropolitan areas — prime territory for suburbs. The passage also mentions that families would move into suburbs “quickly” (Line 6). Therefore, your own definition might be something like “quick increase” or “spike in.” Choice (B) matches those definitions and works nicely when inserted into the sentence.
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