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Read the passage and answer the question below:
“Never the idle, pampered doyenne of Mount Vernon, she [Mary Washington] was involved in everything from distilling rose water to gathering ash for making soap. George Washington liked to say that “Virginia ladies pride themselves on the goodness of their bacon,” and Martha derived special pleasure from the ham and bacon cured in their smokehouse. Each day, after an hour dedicated to prayer and meditation, she supervised servants in cooking and cleaning and presided over her sewing circle of slaves, who produced up to twelve hundred yards of homespun cloth yearly. All the while, she retained a folksy, unpretentious style. It was said that even when she wore the same gown for a week, it somehow managed to remain spotless. A woman with a delicate constitution, Martha was often sick for weeks at a time with liver and stomach troubles, known as “bilious fever,” but she ever let illness slow her down in performing her domestic chores.”
Chernow, Ron. Washington A Life. New York: The Penguin Press, 2010. Print.
7. Which of the following are supporting details of the main idea?
A. Martha was often sick for weeks at a time with liver and stomach troubles.
B. Martha sometimes wore the same gown for a week.
C. Martha was involved in distilling rose water and gathering ash for making soap.
D. Both a and b