14th November, 2016 (CSAT)


1. “Cases of food-poisoning have been reported from village X. After a dinner party arranged for 100 people, 68 were admitted to the hospital, and 36 were reported to be out of danger. The food, which was cooked and stored in an open space for almost 12 hours, was served after reheating. Investigation is going on.” A news report.

Which of the following can be hypothesised from the above information?

(a) Cases of food-poisoning need to be handled carefully.

(b) Stale food is likely to be the cause of food-poisoning.

(c) Late-night dinner parties for a large number of people result in food-poisoning.

(d) Cases of food-poisoning are not reported in urban dinner parties.


2. Animals in general are shrewd in proportion as they cultivate society. Elephants and beavers show the greatest signs of this sagacity when they are together in large numbers, but when man invades their communities they lose all their spirit of industry. Among insects, the labours of the bee and the ant have attracted the attention and admiration of naturalists, but all their sagacity seems to be lost upon separation, and a single bee or ant seems destitute of every degree of industry. It becomes the most stupid insect imaginable, and it languishes and soon dies.

Which of the following can be inferred from the above passage

(a) Humankind is responsible for the destruction of the natural habitat of the animals and insects.

(b) Animals, in general, are unable to function effectively outside their normal social environment.

(c) Naturalists have great admiration for bees and ants, despite their lack of industry upon separation.

(d) Elephants and beavers are smarter than bees and ants in the presence of human beings.

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