Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in the passage? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways of leave out essential information. A. European ways of thinking were affected by the new multiple sources of knowledge that became available through the standardization of texts. B. Once standardized texts became widespread, people could acquire knowledge in faster, more affordable ways because they no longer had to memorize texts. C. Individuals were increasingly free to take advantage of the large number of standardized texts that became available. D. It became easier for people to increase their knowledge in many areas because books were significantly cheaper than they had previously been.