Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

At this stage of civilisation, when many nations are brought in to close and vital contact for good and evil, it is essential, as never before, that their gross ignorance of one another should be diminished, that they should begin to understand a little of one another's historical experience and resulting mentality. It is the fault of the English to expect the people of other countries to react as they do, to political and international situations. Our genuine goodwill and good intentions are often brought to nothing, because we expect other people to be like us. This would be corrected if we knew the history, not necessarily in detail but in broad outlines, of the social and political conditions which have given to each nation its present character.


According to the author his countrymen should

[A]. read the story of other nations
[B]. have a better understanding of other nations
[C]. not react to other actions
[D]. have vital contacts with other nations

Answer: Option B


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Stan said: (Aug 16, 2015)  
Why not option D as stated in the first line?

Dinesh said: (Aug 31, 2015)  
Even I don't agree with option B, because it is said that a very little understanding is needed in passage.

Parth said: (Dec 12, 2015)  
I think the option C suits better to the question asked because the author in 3 and 4th passage condemns english reaction to other's action by not understanding history of that nation.

Cordelia said: (Mar 17, 2016)  
I will go with B as author says simply in the first three lines gross ignorance of one and another should be diminished that they should begin to understand a little of one another historical experience and resulting mentality.

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