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Diagnostic Verbal Test No. 5 Q# 13 SC

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New post 15 Aug 2017, 04:02
Calling into doubt the OA here. How can the correct answer use "extended for 200,000 years" as a modifier? To my ear, it should be "extending for 200,000 years."

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New post 27 Sep 2017, 03:54
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Diagnostic Verbal Test No. 5 Q# 13 SC


The Middle Stone Age, extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, is marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that, in the absence empirical means of observation, requires far more abstract perception than modern technology


(A) extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, is marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that, in the absence empirical means of observation, requires far more mental and abstract perception than

(B) was extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribal of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that, in the absence empirical means of observation, required far more mental and abstract perception than

(C) extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, was marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues which they used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that, in the absence empirical means of observation, required far more mental and abstract perception than

(D) extending for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, and marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that in the absence empirical means of observation, requires far more mental and abstract perception than

(E) extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, was marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that, in the absence empirical means of observation, required far more mental and abstract perception than does

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OA: C

OE:
A: The process is a bygone affair; we need a past tense verb –required -- to express a past event.
B: Was extended is wrong usage; It gives a feeling that somebody extended the era from outside.
C: Correct Choice
D: present tense verb ‘requires’ is wrong for a bye-gone event
E: --Than does -- is wrong comparison; should compare middle Stone Age with another age and not what modern technology does.

daagh With utmost respect since you posted the question, can you provide your valuable feedback on this question.
According to me their are several errors with the answer and the question. Most of them have been discussed in this thread.
So please what's your call on the answer C?

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My views are already there in the OA. Criticism is welcome but there is no need that one should agree with others' views if he or she finds it untenable. One may very well take them in the stride and carry on with the practice.
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