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A century in certain ways is like a life

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A century in certain ways is like a life, and as the end of a century approaches, people behave toward that century much as someone who is nearing the end of
life does toward that life. So just as people in their last years spend much time looking back on the events of their life, people at a century’s end _______.
Which one of the following most logically completes the argument?

(A) reminisce about their own lives
(B) fear that their own lives are about to end
(C) focus on what the next century will bring
(D) become very interested in the history of the century just ending
(E) reflect on how certain unfortunate events of the century could have been avoided
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Re: A century in certain ways is like a life [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2015, 05:36
Hi,

Can anyone explain why D is the correct answer?
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Re: A century in certain ways is like a life [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2015, 08:42
Hi... Can someone explain why D is the answer ? I choose A.
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Argument says century is like a life.
people in their last years spend much time looking back on the events of their life.

Now we need to answer what will people do at a century’s end?

This is sort of a parallel reasoning question.
We are given that century is like a life and people at the end of life look back on the events of their life. Therefore, people at the end of century will look at the events of the century.

This is also a real life situation. Have you noticed at the end of every year a lot of TV shows are aired which go over events of the last year? Same here. :)

D says people become very interested in the history of the century just ending. This is akin to saying that people become interested at the events of the century just ending.
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A century in certain ways is like a life [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2015, 01:33
Thank you tarunktuteja.. :)
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