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Unlike the Indus Valley Civilization, which portrayed women as extremely powerful, the men were portrayed as wielding power in the Mesopotamian civilization.


A) the men were portrayed as wielding power in the Mesopotamian civilization
The comparison should be between civilization therefore out

B) the power was wielded by men in the Mesopotamian civilization
Similar reasoning as A

C) the Mesopotamian civilization portrayed powerful men wielding power
The meaning is distorted due to the addition of powerful and power making it redundant therefore out

D) the Mesopotamian civilization portrayed men as the ones wielding power
The meaning is fine therefore let us hang on to it

E) the men in the Mesopotamian civilization were the ones wielding power
Similar reasoning as A

Therefore IMO D
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Correct Option D

Sentence Exam on:
- Usage of Unlike and as.

Unlike the Indus Valley Civilization, which portrayed women as extremely powerful, the men were portrayed as wielding power in the Mesopotamian civilization.

Eliminate A, and E
- For wrong comparison
"the Indus Valley Civilization" compared with the men, it must be "the Mesopotamian civilization"

A) the men were portrayed as wielding power in the Mesopotamian civilization
E) the men in the Mesopotamian civilization were the ones wielding power

Option B: the bold wordy below :dazed
B) the power was wielded by men in the Mesopotamian civilization

Now with comparison C, and D

C) the Mesopotamian civilization portrayed powerful men wielding power has no meaning, why only powerful men weilding power, makes no sence to compare, Whereles the Indus Valley Civilization portrayed all women, brings flaw to intended meaning while comparison.

Correct Option
D) the Mesopotamian civilization portrayed men as the ones wielding power
- civilization compare to civilization
- usage of as men are refer to "the onces weilding power"
- intended meaning correct
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A) the men were portrayed as wielding power in the Mesopotamian civilization
Wrong comparison, Indus Valley Civilization to the men. Eliminate

B) the power was wielded by men in the Mesopotamian civilization
Wrong comparison, Indus Valley Civilization to the power. Eliminate

C) the Mesopotamian civilization portrayed powerful men wielding power
Fixes error in A & B, but parallelism error with "women as extremely powerful". Also redundancy with powerful & power. Eliminate.

D) the Mesopotamian civilization portrayed men as the ones wielding power
No comparison error and maintains parallelism with as x as y. Keep

E) the men in the Mesopotamian civilization were the ones wielding power
Wrong comparison, Indus Valley Civilization to the men. Eliminate

Hence, D is the correct answer choice.
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