• # question_answer Study the following passage carefully and answer the-questions given below: The end of the American Civil War caused economic chaos across the nation and arguably hit the agricultural industry the hardest, as farmers in the South endured particularly tough times as they were thwarted with high-interest rates, increased debts and declining prices for their goods. The farmers were equally hampered by bad crops, which only fueled the uncertainty surrounding the international market, which caused further discontent for the farmers as they became increasingly frustrated by the government's refusal to intervene as the United States became progressively more urbanized and industrialized. In response to this, the farmers began to organize themselves into regional groups and merged together in joint venture agreements in an attempt to minimize the effects of the recession. It inspired the establishment of the regional Famers' Alliances which aimed to represent the people and put pressure on the already existing political parties to enact agrarian reform. What is the immediate cause for the farmers were frustrated? A) Establishment of the regional farmers association B) Economic chaos that hit the agriculture society C) Government refused to intervene the bad crop market D) Pressure on political parties to enact agrarian reform

(c) Reasoning Type: Cause-and-Effect Reasoning$\to$showing causes and resulting effect Focus of the question: Inference$\to$find the probably true cause for the frustration of the farmers          Relationship analogy: Cause and Effect Analogy$\to$It is a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others The question focuses on the inference to find the probable reason for the frustration of the farmers. There are more than two reasons. But the questions require the immediate reason. Farmers became increasingly frustrated by the governments refusal to intervene as the United States became progressively more urbanized and industrialized.