The author of the passage would be most likely to agree with which one of the following statements?

on August 13, 2019

What not B?

Can you compare B and the correct answer, D?

3 Replies

Irina on August 14, 2019


The question asks us which of the following statements the author is most likely to agree with.

(B) "When communities affected by disasters have articulated their long-term needs, donors typically have been responsive to those needs."

The author argues that the success of the proposal to provide for long-term needs depends on how donors will respond (lines 45-47), meaning it is not a typical practice as (B) suggests. The author confirms it in subsequent lines saying that "historically, donors ..have been most likely to respond only in the immediate aftermath of a crisis" (lines 47-50), and argues that donors that incorporate dialogue with members of affected communities into their relief plans could provide for long-term needs as well (lines 54-59).

(D) "It is not the amount of aid but rather the way this aid is managed that is the source of current problems in disaster relief."

This statement accurately expresses the author's perspective. He notes that "a high priority has been placed on the quantity of aid..," but critics claim that such an approach often creates a new set of logistical and management difficulties (lines 14-26).

Does this make sense?

Let me know if you have any further questions.

on August 16, 2019

Thank you, very thorough and clear now.

Ravi on August 16, 2019

@Jwebb, let us know if you have any other questions!