These questions are about the article "Are Americans Still Puritan?"
Answer and Explanation:
1. This is an expository article. This can be seen through the author's attempt to provide evidence to readers based on scientific and confirmed analyzes, where he literally exposes the topic in question, explaining it impartially and informing the reader.
2. The central idea is to expose the certainty that some Puritans have that they still exist and are influential in America, being part of American society.
3. To justify this perception of the Puritans, Hudson shows how the Puritans justify that many cultural points and customs present in America today are based on Puritan habits.
4. To explain a specific idea about Puritans believing they are still influential today, Hutson shows that many ideas from influential Puritans like Martin Luther and John Calvin are currently being encouraged, to confirm this, he shows that research has already been done with students from two universities that prove that the concepts of these two men are still taken seriously within society. I do not fully agree with Hutson's view because the research he cites in the article only represents a very small part of the population, which is not enough to represent American society.