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In the sentence below, identify the underlined subordinate clause as an adjective clause, adverb clause, or noun clause.

People of all ages are learning how they can research their family history\underline{\text{{how they can research their family history}}}.

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Ursula K. Le Guin, who is one of the world’s best science fiction writers(1)\overset{\text{(1)}}{{\underline{\text{who is one of the world's best science fiction writers}}}}, creates alien characters and societies that are completely believable(2)\overset{\text{(2)}}{{\underline{\text{that are completely believable}}}}. As people read her stories(3)\overset{\text{(3)}}{{\underline{\text{As people read her stories}}}}, they are often amazed at these complex worlds, which she describes in great detail(4)\overset{\text{(4)}}{{\underline{\text{which she describes in great detail}}}}. Where her ideas come from(5)\overset{\text{(5)}}{{\underline{\text{Where her ideas come from}}}} might be explained by her family history. Her father was an anthropologist, a scientist who studies human cultures(6)\overset{\text{(6)}}{{\underline{\text{who studies human cultures}}}}. When Le Guin was young(7)\overset{\text{(7)}}{{\underline{\text{When Le Guin was young}}}}, she learned about the great variety of customs, languages, and family structures of the world's people. Le Guin’s mother. Theodora Kroeber, wrote a famous book about a man called Ishi(8)\overset{\text{(8)}}{{\underline{\text{Le Guin's mother. Theodora Kroeber, wrote a famous book about a man called Ishi}}}}. He was the last member of his tribe. When Le Guin wanted to create alien people(9)\overset{\text{(9)}}{{\underline{\text{When Le Guin wanted to create alien people}}}} and places, she could draw from such material. Le Guin has continued the family tradition of writing about the exotic, and her novels and stories captivate people of all generations(10)\overset{\text{(10)}}{{\underline{\text{Le Guin has continued the family tradition of writing about the exotic, and her novels and stories captivate people of all generations}}}}.

A. independent clause

B. subordinate clause

C. adverb clause

D. noun clause as subject