12th December, 2016 (CSAT)


1. Whenever a major airplane accident occurs, there is a dramatic increase in the number of airplane mishaps reported in the media, a phenomenon that may last for as long as a few months after the accident. Airline officials assert that the publicity given the gruesomeness of major airplane accidents focuses media attention on the airline industry, and the increase in the number of reported accidents is caused by an increase in the number of news sources covering airline accidents, not by an increase in the number of accidents.

Which of the following if true, would seriously weaken the assertions of the airline officials?

(a) Airline accidents tend to occur far more often during certain peak travel months

(b) The publicity surrounding airline accidents is largely limited to the country in which the crash occurred

(c) News organisations do not have any guidelines to help them decide how severe an accident is

(d) Airplane accidents receive coverage by news sources only when the news sources find it advantageous to do so


2. A watch which gains uniformly is 2 minutes low at noon on Monday and is 4 min. 48 sec fast at 2 p.m. on the following Monday. When was it correct?

(a) 2 p.m. on Tuesday

(b) 2 p.m. on Wednesday

(c) 3 p.m. on Thursday

(d) 1 p.m. on Friday

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