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A purse containing 32 ancient gold coins that had been minted in Moroc

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A purse containing 32 ancient gold coins that had been minted in Morocco was discovered in the ruins of an ancient Jordanian city some 4,000 kilometers to the east of Morocco. In its time the Jordanian city was an important trading center along the trade route linking China and Europe, and it was also a popular stopover for pilgrims on the route between Morocco and Mecca. The purse of a trader in the city would probably have contained a more diverse set of coins.

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following hypotheses?


(A) Moroccan coins were more valuable in the ancient city than were Jordanian coins.

(B) Most gold coins available during the time when the ancient city thrived were minted in Morocco.

(C) The purse with the gold coins had been brought to the ancient city by a pilgrim on the route between Morocco and Mecca.

(D) Gold coins were the only medium of exchange used in the ancient city.

(E) Pilgrims and traders in the ancient city were unlikely to have interacted with one another.

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Re: A purse containing 32 ancient gold coins that had been minted in Moroc  [#permalink]

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Apurse containing 32 ancient gold coins that had been minted in Morocco was discovered in the ruins of an ancient Jordanian city some 4,000 kilometers to the east of Morocco. In its time the Jordanian city was an important trading center along the trade route linking China and Europe, and it was also a popular stopover for pilgrims on the route between Morocco and Mecca. The purse of a trader in the city would probably have contained a more diverse set of coins.

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following hypotheses?


(A) Moroccan coins were more valuable in the ancient city than were Jordanian coins.

(B) Most gold coins available during the time when the ancient city thrived were minted in Morocco.

(C) The purse with the gold coins had been brought to the ancient city by a pilgrim on the route between Morocco and Mecca.

(D) Gold coins were the only medium of exchange used in the ancient city.

(E) Pilgrims and traders in the ancient city were unlikely to have interacted with one another.


The last line of the stimulus tries to state that the purse of a trader would contain diverse set of coins for trading in different countries, further the pilgrims on voyage would not require different coins as they would be only required for their journey and as such the purse was brought by the pilgrims who were travelling between Morocco and Mecca, answer must be (C)

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If the purse with coin itself was carried in by pilgrim on route between Morocco and Mecca, purse might contain a more diverse set of coins.

I think C is correct choice here.
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Re: A purse containing 32 ancient gold coins that had been minted in Moroc  [#permalink]

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A purse containing 32 ancient gold coins that had been minted in Morocco was discovered in the ruins of an ancient Jordanian city some 4,000 kilometers to the east of Morocco. In its time the Jordanian city was an important trading center along the trade route linking China and Europe, and it was also a popular stopover for pilgrims on the route between Morocco and Mecca. The purse of a trader in the city would probably have contained a more diverse set of coins.

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following hypotheses?


(A) Moroccan coins were more valuable in the ancient city than were Jordanian coins.

(B) Most gold coins available during the time when the ancient city thrived were minted in Morocco.

(C) The purse with the gold coins had been brought to the ancient city by a pilgrim on the route between Morocco and Mecca.

(D) Gold coins were the only medium of exchange used in the ancient city.

(E) Pilgrims and traders in the ancient city were unlikely to have interacted with one another.


this seems to be combination type answer... purse was discovered in ruins of jordanian city..and jordan was popular stopover on the route of morocco and mecca...therefore only answer that satisfies this is C
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