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Igbo children generally stay with their parents until marriage, after which both husband and wife live together but apart from both their families. The Igbo people follow the 'bride wealth' system. In contrast to dowry, which is a practice prevalent in most other societies, 'bride wealth' is money and gifts given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. 'Bride wealth' is considered a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.

Which of the following is a use, which when 'bride wealth' is put to, will make the compensation true to its intent, in the case of the Igbo people?

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest.
B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family.
C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride.
D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage.
E. Keep it for an emergency.

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by all reason I think answer is A

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The best way is to take one "productive member" and barter another "productive member". Should be B.

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oh wow..difficult one..
I picked C, really can't find any answer that would be correct for this argument.

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Igbo children generally stay with their parents until marriage, after which both husband and wife live together but apart from both their families. The Igbo people follow the 'bride wealth' system. In contrast to dowry, which is a practice prevalent in most other societies, 'bride wealth' is money and gifts given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. 'Bride wealth' is considered a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.

Which of the following is a use, which when 'bride wealth' is put to, will make the compensation true to its intent, in the case of the Igbo people?

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest. Doesn't address the loss of a young & productive member.
B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family. Seems correct..as in this way loss of one member would be compensate, but prompt also says the couple lives apart from both family. However, after POE, only this seems logical.
C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride. Doesn't address the prompt requirement.
D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage. Out of scope
E. Keep it for an emergency. Cannot be deduced from prompt

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Any use of bride wealth that would compensate the loss of a young and productive member of bride’s family should be the correct answer here.

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest. - correct
The intent of "bride wealth" is to help the parents of bride financially because 'Bride wealth' is a way to compensate the loss of a young and productive member.
hence putting the money into the interest bearing account will bring the regular income for bride's parents. Because, before marriage bride, who is the productive member is in house and brings income.

B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family. - wrong
not necessarily there would be a member in the bride’s family who needs a wife. in that case there would be no "bride wealth".

C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride. - wrong
family of the groom would buy things for the bride after marriage according to needs.

D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage. - wrong
'bride wealth' is a practice not compulsion. - out of scope

E. Keep it for an emergency. - wrong
Emergency may come multiple times. there are insurance as well. how do we relate this as the compensation for the loss of young member of family of bride.
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Bride wealth compensates the bride's family for the loss of a young and productive member.

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest.
This will help monetarily . But we are not sure whether the Bride contributed to the family in terms of money.

B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family. Correct.
If the wife is young and productive , she will be able to do all the work the daughter of the family used to do .

C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride. Incorrect--This won't make the compensation true to its intent.

D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage.Incorrect -- This won't make the compensation true to its intent.

E. Keep it for an emergency.Incorrect-- What if the bride helped the family in its day to day jobs

Answer B
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Igbo children generally stay with their parents until marriage, after which both husband and wife live together but apart from both their families. The Igbo people follow the 'bride wealth' system. In contrast to dowry, which is a practice prevalent in most other societies, 'bride wealth' is money and gifts given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. 'Bride wealth' is considered a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.

Which of the following is a use, which when 'bride wealth' is put to, will make the compensation true to its intent, in the case of the Igbo people?

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest.
B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family.
C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride.
D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage.
E. Keep it for an emergency.

Analysis: The main point to remember is: 'bride wealth' sh be used so that the compensation would be true to its 'intent'.
intent: a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.
The best use of the 'bride wealth' is in such an investment that the bride's family may not feel the loss of that productive member.

POE:
A. This fits the requirement. Correct.
B. This is attractive but is not warranted as the bride's family may not have a soon-to-be-groom.
C. Intent is to compensate the loss of the family. Not correct.
D. We do not know who normally pays the bills for the wedding. What if the groom's family is the one who pays? Not correct.
E. Intent is to compensate the loss of a productive member not to be prepared for emergency. Incorrect.

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The question asks which of the following is a use, which when 'bride wealth' is put to, will make the compensation true to its intent, in the case of the Igbo people?

Premise : In Igbo society, "'bride wealth' is money and gifts given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family".

The intended purpose : "a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member".
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Now let's look for the answer choices.

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest.
To protect the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member, interest bearing account will be a good option to maintain regular income for bride's family.

B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family.
The young wife will not contribute to the bride's family rather she & her husband will form a separate family as Igbo people live together apart from their families after marriage.

C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride.
Buying gift for the bride will not serve the purpose of compensating a productive member of bride's family.

D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage.
Passage doesn't mention anything about the cost of conducting marriage.
Intended purpose of compensating a productive member is not met up.


E. Keep it for an emergency.
It will not work for on-going basis. It will not properly compensate the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.

So answer is (A)
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Igbo children generally stay with their parents until marriage, after which both husband and wife live together but apart from both their families. The Igbo people follow the 'bride wealth' system. In contrast to dowry, which is a practice prevalent in most other societies, 'bride wealth' is money and gifts given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. 'Bride wealth' is considered a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.

Which of the following is a use, which when 'bride wealth' is put to, will make the compensation true to its intent, in the case of the Igbo people?

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest. - Correct. The money received has to be productive. This is inline with the argument.
B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family. - Out of context.
C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride. - Out of context.
D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage. - Out of context
E. Keep it for an emergency. - This option doesn't highlight the productivity aspect.

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Wealth is supposed to compensate for a young and productive member.
Only one option satisfies both criteria. Option B.

Option A provides a compensation for productive member. Not for a young member. So ruled out. Very close option though

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Igbo children generally stay with their parents until marriage, after which both husband and wife live together but apart from both their families. The Igbo people follow the 'bride wealth' system. In contrast to dowry, which is a practice prevalent in most other societies, 'bride wealth' is money and gifts given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. 'Bride wealth' is considered a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.

Which of the following is a use, which when 'bride wealth' is put to, will make the compensation true to its intent, in the case of the Igbo people?

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest.
B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family.
C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride.
D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage.
E. Keep it for an emergency.

I Think I marked the wrong one.
After marking the Answer as B, I reread the question and realised my Mistake.
The answer should be A.

The Fight is between A and B only I guess.

C- Buying gifts for the bride will not make the compensation true to its intent. as we can see in bold Blue the money is considered a way of compensation for loss of productive and young member.

D- If money is used for marriage- its whole intent is gone

E- There no premise about emergency or something- So out of scope

Now Between A and B

B talks about to use it to get young wife for member- It may help as it replaces the family girl- she is young and productive but the premise says After marriage the Husband Wife stays away from parents- True Intent not fulfilled

A- This makes the compensation true to its intent- True Intent means the compensation to Bride's family for young and productive member and this choice is best among all.
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Will go with A. Seems more of a direct benefit.

'B' also sounded ok, however we do not know if she wud still be productive after the wedding + where wud she be contributing (to the grooms family or the groom himself :D)?

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Igbo children generally stay with their parents until marriage, after which both husband and wife live together but apart from both their families. The Igbo people follow the 'bride wealth' system. In contrast to dowry, which is a practice prevalent in most other societies, 'bride wealth' is money and gifts given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. 'Bride wealth' is considered a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.

Which of the following is a use, which when 'bride wealth' is put to, will make the compensation true to its intent, in the case of the Igbo people?

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest.
B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family.
C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride.
D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage.
E. Keep it for an emergency.


Premise: 'Bride Wealth' = Money given to Bride's family, as the family lost a member
Correct use of the Bride Wealth money is to replace the current bride with another bride, who comes into the family(Similar to replacement)

The only option that states this is 'B'.

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I think A is correct as it will compensate productivity in means of income.

B is tempting but not necessary.

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IMHO : A.
Because the tradition seeks to compensate for a productive member, the bride. A Bank account gives regular returns as the saying goes, a Penny saved is a penny earned!

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Igbo children generally stay with their parents until marriage, after which both husband and wife live together but apart from both their families. The Igbo people follow the 'bride wealth' system. In contrast to dowry, which is a practice prevalent in most other societies, 'bride wealth' is money and gifts given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. 'Bride wealth' is considered a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.

Which of the following is a use, which when 'bride wealth' is put to, will make the compensation true to its intent, in the case of the Igbo people?

The stimulus says that the "bride wealth" is considered a way to compensating the bride's family for the loss of a young and productive member. So if the wealth is used accordingly to its intent, it should provide income or something to the bride's family just as the bride would have done if she did not get married.

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest.
This is the correct answer.. Since the interest will play the role of compensation that young, productive member (the bride) could contribute to her family in the future, using the wealth in this way is true to its intent.

B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family.
If one member of the bride's family marries a wife, they will live apart from both the families. So that young wife will not be able to contribute to the family => Incorrect

C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride.
Incorrect. Using the wealth in this way, the bride's family will have nothing.

D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage.
Incorrect. The bride's family will get nothing in the future, too.

E. Keep it for an emergency.
Incorrect. If the bride's family keeps the wealth for an emergency, it could not contribute income to the family as the bride could do if she haven't gotten marriage.

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Point to note is - 'Bride wealth' is considered a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.
So the compensation should be something that would provide a source of income to bride's family, that the bride would have earned if she was not married. Option A does that exactly and provides a source of income to bride's family.

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest - Correct choice. Explanation above.
B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family. - This does not provide compensation to bride's family or a source of income to bride's family for the loss of a earning member! So not correct answer.
C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride. - Buying gifts for bride doesn't compensate the bride's family or provide a source of income to bride's family.
D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage. - Money for conducting marriage might be a temporary income but not a source of permanent income for the loss of a earning member.
E. Keep it for an emergency. - This might be a tempting choice. But it s not a source of a regular income for bride s family and can be eliminated.

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