The inhabitants of Somania greeted the measures outlawing polygamy with a similar defiance that welcomed
the prohibition of alcohol in the United States in the nineteen-twenties.
(B) a similar defiance which welcomed
(C) a similar defiance to what welcomed
(D) a defiance similar to that which welcomed
(E) the same defiance welcoming
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I think that the answer is D. We need to be on the look out for a correct comparison.
We're comparing a defiance
[a reaction, noun] in one situation to the defiance
in a different situation, and are finding the reactions similar. All other choices distort the meaning.
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