31st December, 2016 (CSAT)



Whether you view nuclear power as the promise for a better tomorrow or a whopping down payment on a mutant-filled apocalypse, there’s a good chance you won’t be easily converted to the other side. After all, nuclear power boasts a number of advantages, as well as its share of downright depressing negatives. As far as positives go, nuclear power’s biggest advantages are tied to the simple fact that it doesn’t depend on fossil fuels. Coal and natural gas power plants emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. With nuclear power plants, CO2 emissions are minimal.

1. The paragraph implies that

(a) nuclear power plants do not emit CO2 and hence do not contribute to climate change.

(b) fossil fuel dependency is a huge problem confronting the developed world.

(c) fossil fuels are a problem, as we do not know when they would get depleted.

(d) nuclear power plants are less likely to pollute the environment as compared to cool power plants



The human race is spread all over the world, from the polar regions to the tropics. The people of whom it is made up eat different kinds of food, partly according to the climate in which they live, and partly according to the kind of food which their country produces. In hot climates, meat and fat are not much needed; but in the Arctic regions they seem to be very necessary for keeping up the heat of the body. Thus, in India, people live chiefly on different kinds of grains, eggs, milk, or sometimes fish and meat. In Europe, people eat more meat and less grain. In the Arctic regions, where no grains and fruits are produced, the Eskimo and other races live almost entirely on meat and fish.

2. Which of the following is an apt summary for the above passage?

(a) Food eaten by people in different regions of the world depends on the climate and produce of the region, and varies from meat and fish in the Arctic to predominantly grains in the tropics.

(b) Hot climates require people to eat grains while cold regions require people to eat meat and fish.

(c) In hot countries people eat mainly grains while in the Arctic, they eat meat and fish because they cannot grow grains.

(d) While people in Arctic regions like meat and fish and those in hot regions like India prefer mainly grains, they have to change what they eat depending on the local climate and the local produce.

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