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Read the following passage and answer the items that follow the passages. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.
In an economic organization, allowing mankind to benefit by the productivity of machines should lead to a very good life of leisure, and much leisure is apt to be tedious except to those who have intelligent activities and interests. If a leisured population is to be happy, it must be an educated population, and must be educated with a view to enjoyment as well as to the direct usefulness of technical knowledge.
Q. Which of the following statements best reflects the underlying tone of the passage?
Only an educated population can best make use of the benefits of economic progress.
All economic development should be aimed at the creation of leisure.
An increase in the educated population of a country leads to an increase in the happiness of its people.
Use of machines should be encouraged in order to create a large leisured population.
Option (a) is correct: The passage clearly outlines the advantages of an educated population. It is happy; it is aware of the intelligent activities and interests to make best use of the leisure time; it enjoys the technical knowledge etc. The use of ONLY makes it an extreme statement. Let’s put this answer option on hold and consider other options.
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