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# Concerns of over-population in country XYZ led to government

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Concerns of over-population in country XYZ led to government funded birth-control initiatives that proved ineffective in curbing population growth. It has been suggested that these initiatives failed due to the traditionally high value placed on male children within the culture of XYZ.

Which of the following best explains the reasoning behind the suggestion described in the second sentence?

A. The population of country XYZ believes that birth control increases the probability of conceiving females.
B. Since every parent wishes to produce a male child, they will avoid birth control until they conceive a male.
C. Birth Control initiatives are typically only successful in female dominated cultures.
D. Cultures that place high values on male children do not respond well to govenment funded initiatives.
E. The citizens of country XYZ are not concerned with the possibility of over-population.

Please respond with your explanations. The OE I have for this is less than convincing.
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11 Feb 2006, 19:10
B. Since every parent wishes to produce a male child, they will avoid birth control until they conceive a male.

i think B itslef is pretty clear in explaining the reasoning behind the suggestions in second sentence. parents kept on getting babies until they got sufficient male children.
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11 Feb 2006, 21:12
stem - It has been suggested that these initiatives failed due to the traditionally high value placed on male children within the culture of XYZ.

option B - Since every parent wishes to produce a male child, they will avoid birth control until they conceive a male.

Since they are waiting to get a male child they dont opt for the birth control techniquies , the reason of waiting for a male child is coz of their tradition be it for heir or something else to get a male child
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12 Feb 2006, 01:47
(B) for birth control. The society will keep having children until a boy is conceived.
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12 Feb 2006, 07:19
B.
this is also a CR cultural reasoning question. People from over populated countries will find B very easy to relate.
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12 Feb 2006, 15:54
OA is B

OE. Only choice B explains why a birth control initiative might not curb population growth and is supposed by the other information in the passage.
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13 Feb 2006, 23:22
B is the ******WINNER*********
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03 Mar 2006, 14:28
Why not D?

By pure logic (however dumb it may sound),

Cultures that place high values on male children do not respond well to govenment funded initiatives.

XYZ's culture places high values on male children and the Birth Control initiative in XYZ is a govenment funded initiative,

==>The initiative failed in XYZ.

Can someone tell me how this is wrong?
03 Mar 2006, 14:28
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