The correct answer is C. “There is likewise another diversion . . .”
“Gulliver’s Travels” is a book written by Jonathan Swift that tells the story of Lemuel Gulliver as he travels to different remote regions and encounters particular customs and people. The main purpose of Swift this book was to explore human nature and criticize aspects related to society and politics of the 18th century, because of this in “Gulliver’s Travels” it is common to find satire, which is the use of exaggeration and ridicule to criticize the absurdity of some aspects of society to create social criticism. This can be seen in the excerpt from the question in which Gulliver witnesses the emperor, empress and first ministers participate lead contest in which the prizes are silken threads and in which the emperor moves a stick horizontally while the candidates jump or avoid being hit by the stick, this contest or practice is mainly ridicule and exaggerated as the prizes and the process seem absurd.
This exaggeration is shown in the description given by the narrator during the process but at the beginning of the text when he is just introducing what he observed. Therefore, the excerpt that does not show the exaggeration factor is “There is likewise another diversion . . .” as in this section of the text the narrator is just introducing the particular game or practice he observed but still does not refer to the ridicule and exaggerated elements in it.