Sentence Elimination - Rosetta Stone

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Sentence Elimination- Rosetta Stone

  1. By Ptolemy V’s reign in 205 BC , Egypt was in open revolt and the Rosetta stone was one of many that Ptolemy commissioned as a piece of political propaganda in 196 BC, to state publicly his claim to be the rightful pharaoh of Egypt.
  2. These Greek rulers could neither speak the language of the people nor read hieroglyphs, and this fuelled resentment amongst the population.
  3. Beginning with the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 BC, Greek was the language of the governing elite in Egypt.
  4. Without the Rosetta stone, we would know nothing of the ancient Egyptians, and the details of their three thousand years of history would remain a mystery.


  • Correct Answer
    Choice D

Detailed Solution

Sentences C and B go together, as do A and D.

C refers to the fact that Greek was the language of the governing elite, hinting that the language of the governed was something else. B says “Greek rulers could neither speak the language of the people” elaborating on the same theme.

A and D both talk of the Rosetta Stone.

There is a link between B and A as well. B talks of fueling resentment while A elaborates on this by stating “Egypt was in open revolt”

Greece and Greek rulers is the common link between the sentences C , B and A which make sense when placed in sequence.

Correct Answer: Choice (d)

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