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Historian: The early Egyptian pharaohs spent as much wealth on largely

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Historian: The early Egyptian pharaohs spent as much wealth on largely [#permalink]

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Historian: The early Egyptian pharaohs spent as much wealth on largely ceremonial and hugely impressive architecture as they did on roads and irrigation systems. This was not mere frivolousness, however, for if people under a pharaoh 's rule could be made to realize the extent of their ruler's mastery of the physical world, their loyalty could be maintained without military coercion.

The claim that early Egyptian expenditure on largely ceremonial architecture was not frivolous plays which one of the following roles in the historian's argument?

(A) It is a conclusion purportedly justified by the argument's appeal to the psychological effects of these structures on the Egyptian population.
(B) It is offered in support of the claim that Egyptian pharaohs spent as mucb on ceremonial architecture as they did on roads and irrigation systems.
(C) It is a premise given in support of the claim that the loyalty of people under a pharaoh 's rule was maintained over time without reliance on military force.
(D) It is offered as an illustration of the principle that social and poli tical stability do not depend ultimately on force.
(E) It is a premise used to justify the pharaohs' policy of spending scarce resources on structures that have only military utility.

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Re: Historian: The early Egyptian pharaohs spent as much wealth on largely [#permalink]

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New post 08 Apr 2018, 16:41
IMO A

Using Eliminating other option you can reach the answer

even if we don't understand the complete relation between statements we can do elimination

from the statement, we know " This was not mere frivolousness " is not a premise , its somewhat a conclusion

B: Wrong , it does not provide any support for the claim , it is just a fact

C & E : Wrong , not primise

D: Wrong : it doesn't state anything about political and social stability
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