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ANYBODY? He asked me what were the usual causes or motives that made one country go to war with another. I answered, they were innumerable; but I should only mention a few of the chief. . . . Difference in opinions has cost many millions of lives: for instance . . . whether it be better to kiss a post, or throw it into the fire; what is the best color for a coat, whether black, white, red, or gray; and whether it should be long or short, narrow or wide, dirty or clean . . . . Which description applies best to what Swift is satirizing in the passage above? A. the methods people use to build fires B. the number of different clothing colors C. the leaders’ senseless motives for engaging in war D. the number of people who are killed in wars each year

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