Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Comprehension - Section 9 (Q.No. 3)
Directions to Solve
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'?
unless you do (i), you cannot have (ii)
(i) and (ii) are identical in meaning
first of all you must have (ii) in order to do (i)
the meaning of (i) is directly opposite to (ii)
Answer: Option
No answer description is available. Let's discuss.
15 comments Page 1 of 2.

Jenna K said:   2 years ago
Eschewing the glittering prizes has the same meaning of giving up the glittering prizes, and an idyllic (ideal) and rural paradise is the opposite of giving up the prizes.

Gebermedhin said:   4 years ago
Those who are saying D is wrong, you miss the word "eschew" behind.

Lary said:   7 years ago
It is option A.

Bibizzz said:   7 years ago
@Sagar is correct.

Eschew means give up.

Ksc said:   7 years ago
C is the correct answer.

Barbie said:   7 years ago
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.

Sagar said:   7 years ago
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.

KIT Ramtek said:   7 years ago
I think the right answer is option A.

Kanu Pandit said:   7 years ago
I also go for A.

Shiva said:   8 years ago
According to me, option c is correct.

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