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The American psychologist Howard Gardner expounds that human intelligence can be subcategorized into multiple kinds, in such a way that individuals differ with respect to their relative competence in each kind. Based on this theory, modern educationists insist on prescribing multi-dimensional curriculum and evaluation parameters that enable development and assessment of multiple intelligences.

Which of the following statements can be inferred from the given text ?

- Howard Gardener insists that the teaching curriculum and evaluation needs to be multi-dimensional.
- Howard Gardener wants to develop and assess the theory of multiple intelligences.
- Modern educationists want to develop and assess the theory of multiple intelligences.
- Modern educationists insist that the teaching curriculum and evaluation needs to be multi-dimensional.

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**expounds:** present and explain (a theory or idea) in detail.

- Howard Gardener insists that the teaching curriculum and evaluation needs to be multi-dimensional.

Not true. “**modern****educationists insist on**prescribing multi-dimensional” - Howard Gardener wants to develop and assess the theory of multiple intelligences.

Not true. “Howard Gardner**expounds**that human intelligence can be subcategorized into multiple kinds” meaning he explains the theory of multiple intelligence but we cannot infer if he wants to develop and assess that theory. - Modern educationists want to develop and assess the theory of multiple intelligences.

Not true. “**Based on this theory**, modern educationists insist on prescribing multi-dimensional curriculum” meaning modern educationists are using the theory – but we cannot infer if they want to develop it. - Modern educationists insist that the teaching curriculum and evaluation needs to be multi-dimensional.

True. This can be clearly inferred from “modern educationists**insist on prescribing multi-dimensional curriculum**”

Correct option: D.

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