The options of the question are, A) many more people lived in the countryside, so they made Communist the stronger side. B) People in the cities were confident that the Nationalist would win, so they remained passive. C) In the cities, people had mixed feelings about which side to support, so they did not present a united front. D) In the countryside, people were accustomed to nearly constant warfare and so were well prepared.

The correct answer is C) In the cities, people had mixed feelings about which side to support, so they did not present a united front.

The support in the Chinese countryside helped the Communist more than support from people in the cities helped the Nationalist because in the cities, people had mixed feelings about which side to support, so they did not present a united front.

The Nationalist Party was more popular in the cities of China because the wealthy people that supported the Nationalist lived there. But other people had mixed feelings. Some Chineses supported the Communist Party although they lived in the cities. So, people in the cities did not present a united front to favor the Nationalist. The people from the countryside of China were the ones who helped the Communist.