Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Comprehension - Section 9 (Q.No. 1)
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.

The meaning of 'glittering prizes that the 20th century so temptingly offers is
pursuit of a commercialised material culture
replacement of rural by urban interests
complete removal of poverty
absence of violence and corruption
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14 comments Page 1 of 2.

Harry said:   2 years ago
A is correct answer as it is more assimilative and encompass both industrialization and which leads to indirectly reduction of poverty of villagers.

Priyanka said:   3 years ago
Option A is correct.

Ayushma said:   7 years ago
"complete" removal of poverty is just a concept and not reality. Hence A is the right answer.

Dreamer..acheiver said:   7 years ago
C is correct because Gandhi is talking about poor Indian villagers, their problems and how they can be self-sufficient.

Anushka Bajpai said:   7 years ago
I guess 'B' would have been the correct answer, had it been Urbanization instead of Industrialization. For Since, Industrialization refers to the process of social and economic change in society whereas Urbanization is the process of formation and growth of urban areas by replacing rural areas.

So, The Correct Option should be A.

Benit said:   8 years ago
Why not B. It seems to be appropriate?

Pratibha said:   8 years ago
I guess if the people of village will be self suffice of food and clothing they can come in main stream. Thus C is correct answer.

Keshri said:   8 years ago
C is indeed the correct answer. Industrialization offers (or advertises) for poverty removal so government would accept it. But, Mahatma Gandhi knew it to be worthless.

Mark Johnson said:   9 years ago
C cannot be the answer because there is at no point any suggestion that "poverty" will be removed -- nor the absolute statement of "complete". Hunger and lack of material goods can connote poverty, but the paragraph is referring to goods and services.

A is a better answer, but it uses the word "culture" and that's a stretch from what is actually in the material.

Setu Mittal said:   9 years ago
I agree with @Nitin. A should be the right answer, but B also is a potentially good answer for the question. Anyhow C doesn't seems to be right.

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