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# Diagnostic Verbal Test No. 5 Q# 13 SC

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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

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.

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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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04 Mar 2014, 21:39
(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

Shouldn't 'Which' always appear after a comma?
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(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

Shouldn't 'Which' always appear after a comma?

No, 'which' can appear without the preceding comma. It just has to obey the 'touch' rule.

I understand what you're getting at - as 'which' always introduces non-essential information, so it has to be separated by a preceding comma. But, I have seen a lot of examples where 'which' doesn't have a preceding comma.

Learning: Don't eliminate any options based on that.
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gauravkaushik8591 wrote:
(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

Shouldn't 'Which' always appear after a comma?

No, 'which' can appear without the preceding comma. It just has to obey the 'touch' rule.

I understand what you're getting at - as 'which' always introduces non-essential information, so it has to be separated by a preceding comma. But, I have seen a lot of examples where 'which' doesn't have a preceding comma.

Learning: Don't eliminate any options based on that.

Will keep that in mind. Thank you so much. : )
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05 Mar 2014, 00:06
Phew!!Took 3.5 minutes to crack.But got the correct answer after all..!
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05 Mar 2014, 04:10
I went for E.

For C: Don't you make a illogical comparison by comparing mental and abstract perception to modern technology?
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18 Apr 2014, 08:29
Can anyone please tell me why A is wrong?
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18 Apr 2014, 18:24
in option c i think they has two refferants glues & Tribals. So i can say it is ambiguous therefore i eliminated it. can somebody explain me whether i am correct or wrong??
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08 Jan 2015, 00:03
Daddydekker : In this qn, we are comparing between process and technology, not between process and what technology does
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12 Jan 2015, 14:15
How can C be the right one? In that option we can see that the Complex Process require more perception than modern tech... How can we compare the process with Tech?

But in Option E we are comparing the process with the process Modern tech does... I hope this is the right comparision...

Also I tried to compare the Middle age with Mordern tech as Daagh gave in spoiler.. But when I read the sentence on the whole, it states that middle age process required more perception than modern tech process... Even if I am wrong about comparing processes, then how can we compare even age with tech as given in Spoiler?

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Sorry for bumping the old thread, but I find it hard to accept the OA. Can someone please help to explain why E is wrong?
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05 Oct 2015, 03:50
HI Aprilli,

The two subtle differences between C and E are in E..,

'' intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows''

Its giving a sense that there is a kind of glue that is used for fixing honed head and the tribals manufactured this glue . (There is a slight change in the meaning. the tribals manufactuered glue and that glue was used for fixing the heads)

The 'does' is not required.

APRILLI wrote:
Sorry for bumping the old thread, but I find it hard to accept the OA. Can someone please help to explain why E is wrong?

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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 - "Extended" (past) then "IS" (present) awkward.

(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 - Incorrect

(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 - No error

(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 - extending looks present and then marked represent past

(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 - After than does is incorrect.

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Can anyone pls suggest what ‘They’ is referring to in option ‘C’?

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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
this is not marked now.

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
extending is in present continous tense-incorrect here.

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

A complex process that required far more mental and abstract perception than does modern technology

is correct here and implies the intended meaning rather than

A complex process that required far more mental and abstract perception than modern technology

So E is correct.

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In option C, Can anyone explain what 'they' is referring to.
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21 Oct 2015, 13:00
Does anyone know why "E" is wrong? Is it because of the wrong comparison between Modern technology and Complex process?
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The comparison is between the "Tribal process" & "Modern Technology"

Option E has incorrect comparison where "The complex process" is compared to the perceptions required in "Modern Technology"

in the absence empirical means of observation, required far more mental and abstract perception than does
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C. a complex process that, required far more mental and abstract perception
than required modern technology

this is illogical.
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