Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

Mahatma Gandhi believed that industrialisation was no answer to the problems that plague the mass of India's poor and that villagers should be taught to be self-sufficient in food, weave their own cloth from cotton and eschew the glittering prizes that the 20th century so temptingly offers. Such an idyllic and rural paradise did not appear to those who inherited the reins of political power.


Which one of the following best illustrates the relationship between the phrases:
(i) 'eschew the glittering prizes' and
(ii) 'idyllic and rural paradise'?

[A]. unless you do (i), you cannot have (ii)
[B]. (i) and (ii) are identical in meaning
[C]. first of all you must have (ii) in order to do (i)
[D]. the meaning of (i) is directly opposite to (ii)

Answer: Option D


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Abhinandan said: (Feb 11, 2012)  
The correct answer should be C.

Sushma said: (Sep 1, 2014)  
Correct answer is option:C first implies that having sufficient food and basic needs that leads to removal of poverty, it gives the second option.

Sarah said: (Nov 27, 2014)  
I think option A is the correct answer.

The phrase to eschew the glittering prize of the 20th century implies the act of abstaining oneself from the glittering prize of the 20th century which is materialization and the phrase idyllic and rural paradise is the reward from abstaining oneself from the temptation.

If you abstain from something bad you get a reward for it. Here if you abstain yourself from the glittering prize you end up in an idyllic rural paradise.

To achieve II you must perform I.

Rucha said: (Jun 24, 2016)  
I agree with you @Sarah!

Option A must be the answer.

Gopu said: (Jul 17, 2016)  
The correct option is A.

Shiva said: (Sep 20, 2016)  
According to me, option c is correct.

Kanu Pandit said: (Dec 30, 2016)  
I also go for A.

Kit Ramtek said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
I think the right answer is option A.

Sagar said: (Jul 11, 2017)  
Eschew symphony is given up so,

First statement means to be giving up the thought of the glittering prizes.

Second statement describes self-sufficiency in food clothes and simplicity of the lifestyle,

So, 2 statements are carrying opposite meanings.

Barbie said: (Jul 18, 2017)  
I think the right answer is A because unless and until you eschew, i.e, reject the rewards you can't be self-sufficient and happy.

Ksc said: (Jul 23, 2017)  
C is the correct answer.

Bibizzz said: (Sep 14, 2017)  
@Sagar is correct.

Eschew means give up.

Lary said: (Dec 3, 2017)  
It is option A.

Gebermedhin said: (Feb 12, 2020)  
Those who are saying D is wrong, you miss the word "eschew" behind.

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