I came across these sentences in a sentence completion exercise.
I have a question on them.
It is said that knowledge is power. The hunger for power is ... and therefore more difficult to ...
(a) accumulative, subsume
(b) enormous, satiate
(c) insatiable, contain
(d) evolutionary, control
The answer given is C. I am fine with it. My question is about the relevance of the first sentence in the context.
The sentence highlights the importance of knowledge, while the power in the second sentence, seeing the word "hunger" and "insatiable" refers to those positions that give people the authority to rule or control others. (But, the "power" that knowledge gives a person makes him more understanding, kind and helpful)
So, does the first sentence make sense in the context?
Please share your views.
I agree with you. Perhaps the broader context might show the connection between the two. Where did you actually get those sentences from? Do you have a link?
I agree with teechr's view. The connection between the two sentences is tenuous, but that may be the author's way of arousing the reader's curiosity to read further and find out more.