Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

The enjoyment of physical possession of things would seem to be one of the prerogatives of wealth which has been little impaired. Presumably nothing has happened to keep the man who can afford them from enjoying his Rembrandt and his homegrown orchids. But enjoyment of things has always been associated with the third prerogative of wealth which is the distinct it confers. In a world where nearly everyone was poor, the distinction was very great. It was the natural consequence of rarity. In England it is widely agreed, the ducal families are not uniformly superior. There is a roughly normal incidence of intelligence and stupidity, good taste and bad taste, morality, immorality. But very few people are dukes and duchesses, although the later have become rather more frequent with modern easing of divorce laws. As a result, even though they may be intrinsically unexpectional they are regarded with some awe. So it has long have been with the rich. Were dukes numerous their position would deteriorate. As the rich have become more numerous, they have inevitably becomes a debased currency.


Ducal families in England

[A]. are generally agreed to be fairly common
[B]. are generally agreed to be fairly superior
[C]. are superior because they are rich
[D]. are generally agreed not to be always better than others

Answer: Option D


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Jyoti said: (Sep 2, 2014)  
In England it is widely agreed, the ducal families are not uniformly superior.

Ajay said: (Jan 27, 2016)  
My answer would be B. As they are not uniformly superior that means fairly superior.

Edith Jones said: (Dec 27, 2018)  
I agree D is correct.

Not uniformly superior means they are not equally superior. Some are more, Some less.

So they may not always be better than others.

Shyamu said: (Sep 12, 2019)  
Yes, right, I agree @Ajay.

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