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.


The meaning of 'glittering prizes that the 20th century so temptingly offers is

[A]. pursuit of a commercialised material culture
[B]. replacement of rural by urban interests
[C]. complete removal of poverty
[D]. absence of violence and corruption

Answer: Option C


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Godwin-Godson said: (Sep 1, 2011)  
Why option C?

Mitesh said: (Sep 23, 2011)  
Can some one please help as to why option C is the right answer?

Tanisha said: (Dec 14, 2011)  
Right answer is A. The glittering prize of 20th century is material welfare resulting from industrialisation.

Nitin Khandelwal said: (Feb 12, 2012)  
A is the right answer. Eschew the glittering prizes literally means Circumvent or boycott the temptations that the 20th century offers. And going by the passage it quite obvious to understand that 20th century offers materialized culture.

Setu Mittal said: (Sep 12, 2014)  
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.

Mark Johnson said: (Dec 10, 2014)  
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.

Keshri said: (Aug 27, 2015)  
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.

Pratibha said: (Oct 6, 2015)  
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.

Benit said: (Mar 20, 2016)  
Why not B. It seems to be appropriate?

Anushka Bajpai said: (Sep 20, 2016)  
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.

Dreamer..Acheiver said: (Nov 16, 2016)  
C is correct because Gandhi is talking about poor Indian villagers, their problems and how they can be self-sufficient.

Ayushma said: (Feb 20, 2017)  
"complete" removal of poverty is just a concept and not reality. Hence A is the right answer.

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