Select the most appropriate set of words from the given choices to fill in the blanks.
The Himalayas ran from east to west and cut off the cold winds from the north. This allowed agriculture to prosper and _____________ wealth, but it also ____________ barbarian invaders from the north.
A. attracted, dissipated
B. created, attracted
C. created, restricted
D. attracted, evicted
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Correct Answer : B.
a) Dissipated (weakened) : inappropriate. (b) created, attracted : appropriate (especially since the conjunction is but indicating a disadvantage following an advantage. (c) inappropriate since restricted or limited would need and in the sentence, not but, since both features would be positive. (d) evicted (thrown out) : inappropriate.