In each of these questions, a paragraph is given that has blank in it. Five sentences (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits the blank in the context of the paragraph. Pick that sentence as the answer.

Paper is not only useful for preserving information. ………………………………………….. What would birthdays be like without this material, which performs the role of building excitement and anticipation better than all others? I have received presents wrapped in cloth, or hidden in a cupboard, but nothing has the magic of wrapping paper . A present really isn’t a present unless it is wrapped in paper. It is the paper that, by concealing and revealing an object, ritualizes the act of giving and receiving, turning that object into a gift.

A This is not just a cultural association. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Paper’s mechanical properties lend themselves to folding and bending. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C So it is its ability to hold a crease while remaining stiff that makes paper uniquely suited to this purpose. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D In its role as a wrapping material, paper also does a good job of obscuring it. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E None of these Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


Since the rest of the passage talks about the use of paper on different occasions to wrap gifts and create special moments for our near and dear ones, only option d fits accurately. Other options are irrelevant.

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