Passage – I
It is strange that, according to his position in line, an extravagant man is admired or despised. A successful businessman does nothing to increase his popularity by being careful with his money. He is expected to display his success, to have a smart car, an expensive life, and to be lavish with his hospitality. If he is not so, he is considered mean and his reputation in business may even suffer in consequence. The paradox remains that if he had not been careful with his money in the first place, he would never have achieved his present wealth. Among the low income group, a different set of values exists. The young clerk who makes his wife a present of a new dress when he hadn’t paid his house rent, is condemned as extravagant. Carefulness with money to the point of meanness is applauded as a virtue. Nothing in his life is considered more worthy than paying his bills. The ideal wife for such a man separates her housekeeping money into joyless little piles– so much for rent, for food, for the children’s shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she can’t really afford. As for myself, I fall into neither of these categories. If have money to spare, I can be extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, I am hard up, then I am the meanest man imaginable.
 
Q. Which of the following would be the most suitable title for the passage?
  • a)
    Extravagance leads to poverty    
  • b)
    Miserly habits of the poor    
  • c)
    Extravagance in the life of the rich and the poor    
  • d)
    Extravagance is always condemnable
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

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The ideal wife for such a man separates her housekeeping money into joyless little pilesso much for rent, for food, for the childrens shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she cant really afford. As for myself, I fall into neither of these categories. If have money to spare, I can be extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, I am hard up, then I am the meanest man imaginable.Q.Which of the following would be the most suitable title for the passage?a)Extravagance leads to poverty b)Miserly habits of the poor c)Extravagance in the life of the rich and the poor d)Extravagance is always condemnableCorrect answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer? is done on EduRev Study Group by SSC Students. The Questions and Answers of Passage IIt is strange that, according to his position in line, an extravagant man is admired or despised. A successful businessman does nothing to increase his popularity by being careful with his money. He is expected to display his success, to have a smart car, an expensive life, and to be lavish with his hospitality. If he is not so, he is considered mean and his reputation in business may even suffer in consequence. The paradox remains that if he had not been careful with his money in the first place, he would never have achieved his present wealth. Among the low income group, a different set of values exists. The young clerk who makes his wife a present of a new dress when he hadnt paid his house rent, is condemned as extravagant. Carefulness with money to the point of meanness is applauded as a virtue. Nothing in his life is considered more worthy than paying his bills. The ideal wife for such a man separates her housekeeping money into joyless little pilesso much for rent, for food, for the childrens shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she cant really afford. As for myself, I fall into neither of these categories. If have money to spare, I can be extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, I am hard up, then I am the meanest man imaginable.Q.Which of the following would be the most suitable title for the passage?a)Extravagance leads to poverty b)Miserly habits of the poor c)Extravagance in the life of the rich and the poor d)Extravagance is always condemnableCorrect answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer? are solved by group of students and teacher of SSC, which is also the largest student community of SSC. If the answer is not available please wait for a while and a community member will probably answer this soon. 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The ideal wife for such a man separates her housekeeping money into joyless little pilesso much for rent, for food, for the childrens shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she cant really afford. As for myself, I fall into neither of these categories. If have money to spare, I can be extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, I am hard up, then I am the meanest man imaginable.Q.Which of the following would be the most suitable title for the passage?a)Extravagance leads to poverty b)Miserly habits of the poor c)Extravagance in the life of the rich and the poor d)Extravagance is always condemnableCorrect answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer? over here on EduRev! Apart from being the largest SSC community, EduRev has the largest solved Question bank for SSC.