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Which of the Following Proverbs is the Closest in Meaning to the Central Argument Made in the Passage? - Logical Reasoning

Question

MCQ

Read the following passage and answer the question that follows:

We are bombarded with misguided advertisements that give advice on healthy-eating, and this has had the effect of making food seem hugely complicated. People are demoralized because they are trying to follow this advice, yet they are getting fatter and fatter. For lots of people, food has become a minefield of dos and don’ts and a relaxed appreciation of the pleasures of eating has got a bit lost along the way. In fact, eating well is simple when you apply a few fundamental principles.

Which of the following proverbs is the closest in meaning to the central argument made in the passage?

Options

  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.

  • One cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well.

  • Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

  • Success is neither magical nor mysterious; it is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Solution

Success is neither magical nor mysterious; it is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Explanation:

Refer to the lines, “For lots of people, food has become a minefield of do’s and don’ts and a relaxed appreciation of the pleasures of eating have got a bit lost along the way. In fact, eating well is simple when you apply a few fundamental principles.” Thus, the author wishes to highlight the importance of focusing on the basics while considering a healthy lifestyle. The proverb that captures this relationship is given in success is neither magical nor mysterious; it is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. The other options are unrelated.

Concept: Statement and Arguments (Entrance Exam)
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