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GATE | GATE-CS-2017 (Set 2) | Question 9

  • Last Updated : 27 Sep, 2017

“We lived in culture and denied any merit to literally works, Considering them important only when they were handmaidens to something seemingly more urgent – namely ideology. This was a country where all gestures even the most private , interpreted as political terms.”

The author’s believes that ideology is not as important as literature is revealed by the word :
(A) culture
(B) seemingly
(C) urgent
(D) political

Answer: (B)

Explanation: This paragraph is taken from the book – Reading Lolita in Tehran by- AZAR NAFISI.
“Seemingly” means appearing to be something which is Not True. Or, not what its look like. Author is
criticizing the fake ideology of Iranian politics. Author is trying to say that Literature is more important
than fake ideology. But this is how she is expressing-
….. they were handmaidens to something seemingly more urgent – namely ideology..
means- Ideology is not more important than litrature.
So, (B) seemingly is CORRECT.

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