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According to Mercy Amba Oduyoye in Daughters of Anowa: African Women a

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According to Mercy Amba Oduyoye in Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy, the women of the Asante people of Ghana participated in war as nurses or as providers of supplies, but only those who had not yet reached or who were past childbearing age did so. If such women died in battle, they died “as individuals and not as potential sources of human 5 life.” As such, many old women engaged in valiant acts, sometimes sacrificing their own lives, to defend those they had given life to.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

(A) The deaths of Asante women of childbearing age were lamented more than were the deaths of other women.

(B) Older Asante women were more courageous than younger Asante women.

(C) Some of those who worked as nurses or as providers of supplies died in battle.

(D) Old women were accorded special status above other women and men.

(E) Men could not be considered potential sources of human life.

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My answer is option C
As inferred from statements 2 and 3.
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(A) The deaths of Asante women of childbearing age were lamented more than were the deaths of other women.
- nothing of this sort is implied, thus cannot be inferred

(B) Older Asante women were more courageous than younger Asante women.
- irrelevant

(C) Some of those who worked as nurses or as providers of supplies died in battle.
- yes. Women participated as nurses or suppliers and thus, only they died

(D) Old women were accorded special status above other women and men.
-irrelevant

(E) Men could not be considered potential sources of human life.
- irrelevant

IMO C.

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+1 for C.
Remaining all options are extreme or Out of Scope

SonalSinha803 wrote:
(A) The deaths of Asante women of childbearing age were lamented more than were the deaths of other women.
- nothing of this sort is implied, thus cannot be inferred

(B) Older Asante women were more courageous than younger Asante women.
- irrelevant

(C) Some of those who worked as nurses or as providers of supplies died in battle.
- yes. Women participated as nurses or suppliers and thus, only they died

(D) Old women were accorded special status above other women and men.
-irrelevant

(E) Men could not be considered potential sources of human life.
- irrelevant

IMO C.

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New post 29 Apr 2018, 07:11
Correct me if I am wrong.
In the given question
"the women of the Asante people of Ghana participated in war as nurses or as providers of supplies, but only those who had not yet reached or who were past childbearing age did so."
I inferred the above as that the women of the Asante people of Ghana participated in war as nurses or as providers of supplies but those who are not yet reached were who were past childbearing age.

Per this I think we cannot infer C as author is mute on nurses or as providers of supplies whether dead or living.
Anyone kindly explain.
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According to Mercy Amba Oduyoye in Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy, the women of the Asante people of Ghana participated in war as nurses or as providers of supplies, but only those who had not yet reached or who were past childbearing age did so. If such women died in battle, they died “as individuals and not as potential sources of human 5 life.” As such, many old women engaged in valiant acts, sometimes sacrificing their own lives, to defend those they had given life to.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

(A) The deaths of Asante women of childbearing age were lamented more than were the deaths of other women.

(B) Older Asante women were more courageous than younger Asante women.

(C) Some of those who worked as nurses or as providers of supplies died in battle.

(D) Old women were accorded special status above other women and men.

(E) Men could not be considered potential sources of human life.


Main group A : Asante women
Subgroup B : who participated in war as nurses or as providers of supplies: they are those who are not in child bearing age

"As such, many old women engaged in valiant acts," -----> bold part refers to Group B.
".......sometimes sacrificing their own lives" ---------> Few from group B must have died

C states the same. Some of those who worked as nurses or as providers of supplies (Group B) died in battle.

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Whenever we have inference question in CR we need to look out for choice which is not extreme and convey what is there in argument

A- wrong as lament means sorrow . argument mention nothing about sorrow after death of anybody so OUT

B-nothing about courageous is there in argument so OUT

C-this choice talks about some cases,which can be easily proveable and hold as part of argument

D-nothing is given about special status so Out

E- irrelevant and also too extreme

So C is best choice

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According to Mercy Amba Oduyoye in Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy, the women of the Asante people of Ghana participated in war as nurses or as providers of supplies, but only those who had not yet reached or who were past childbearing age did so. If such women died in battle, they died “as individuals and not as potential sources of human 5 life.” As such, many old women engaged in valiant acts, sometimes sacrificing their own lives, to defend those they had given life to.



Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?



(A) The deaths of Asante women of childbearing age were lamented more than were the deaths of other women.

(B) Older Asante women were more courageous than younger Asante women.

(C) Some of those who worked as nurses or as providers of supplies died in battle.

(D) Old women were accorded special status above other women and men.

(E) Men could not be considered potential sources of human life.


Only C makes sense.

Information supplied by A, B, D, and E can't be verified from the passage.
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