Wednesday, June 06, 2007

SC's Question number - 877 , 878

877). Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity.

(A) Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only

(B) In 1905, Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, traveling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed

(C) In 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only

(D) Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology; they were only armed

(E) Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, in 1905 began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, arming themselves only

878). Trying to learn some of the basics of programming is the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager: some people end up going to engineering school, and others, twenty years later, remember nothing of the experience.

(A) the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager

(B) similar to a teenager tinkering with a car

(C) like tinkering with a car as a teenager

(D) the same as a teenager tinkering with a car

(E) like the teenager's tinkering with a car



Answers:

877). OA - C

A, B - incorrect - not clear what 'they' refers to - Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly or the back roads of Hungary

D - incorrect - changes the meaning - 'having traveled' suggests that the traveling is not finished yet and is still ongoing.

E - incorrect - suggests wrongly that they chose to equip themselves only with "an Edison phonograph" and "insatiable curiosity"

878). Given ans A but I feel must be C

Trying is the subject here. Use of like is correct here trying and tinkering are acting as Gerund here.


3 comments:

Gautam said...

Hello,

I'm not really convinced with the explanation given for Ques # 877.

The reason given for wrong answer (E) should also hold true for the correct answer (C). I feel (E) is the correct answer there.

For question # 878, even I feel (C) is the correct answer and not (A).

Thanks,
G

Prachi Pareekh said...

in 1905 is misplaced in E.

nipun said...

For #878 'A' is correct as it clearly tries to tell that as a teenager learning programming is like tinkering with car(again as a teenager). And makes sense with overall meaning of the sentence.

In C this is somewhat vague to say
'car as a teenager'....can bring in two meanings : 1) learning programming being compared to teenager time tinkering of car OR
2)learning programming being compared to tinkering a teenager car...which is absolutely wrong.