|Direction: 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.|
A) It is an outcome of collective representation
B) Any civil war condition would kindle such groups
C) It is to pressurize the government to focus on them
D) The urban market condition pushes them organize
Correct Answer: A
Solution :(a) Reasoning Type: Pros-vs-cons Reasoning\[\to \] using arguments both for and against a case Focus of the question: Argument\[\to \]find the strong argument for farmers association Relationship analogy: Group analogy\[\to \]Where several objects together make a group is known as Object and Group Analogy The question focuses on the strong argument for the formation of farmers association rooted from the civil war condition where the representation for their problem was absent. Thus the association was framed.
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