exparrot

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If anyone has the book, EK's 101 Verbal Passages, it will make this easier for me to explain. If in case not, the question is this:

Test 9, Passage IV

19. According to the passage, Freud's theory of pyschosexual development most clearly resulted in:

A. only increased persecution of homosexuals
B. increasing homosexual opennesss
C. impacting only the perception of the medical community
D. diminishing punishmet for homosexual behavior

The correct answer is D, but the explanation is confusing me:

D. diminishing punishmet for homosexual behavior
CORRECT: Do not confuse "prejudice" with punishment. The only punishment mentioned in the passage is that "imposed by law" (lines 17-18). There is no implication that Freud's theory resulted in any diminishing of punishment.

Okay, now I'm just confused... why is this the right answer? The explanation clearly states that D is not the right answer. So how is the wrong answer the right answer? Is this an errata or just me? Anyone?
 

addo

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Right, the answer explanation clearly contradicts the answer, or the answer contradicts the explanation, however you want to look at it.
Bad question