RC TEST PAPER 3
Explanatory answers to paper III
1. Para 1 states that eating puffer
fish is a gamble where sometimes the diner may lose his life. Hence, the answer
2. Not being able to speak, move and breathe are symptoms of fugu poisoning. Not being able to think is not a symptom of fugu poisoning because para 1 states that one can think but cannot speak, etc. Hence, the answer is .
3. Ovaries, intestines, and liver are stated as being the most poisonous parts of a fugu. Hence, by a simple process of elimination, option  is the logical choice.
4. It is stated in para 4 that about 60 per cent who eat the puffer are poisoned to death. Therefore the rate of people who survive puffer poisoning is 40%. Hence, the answer is .
5. The last para states that
millions of diners gamble their lives by eating puffer fish from October to
March. In the Northern Hemisphere, where Japan is situated, it is winter during
this period. Hence, the answer is .
6. What the traditional verse actually implies is that the choice between eating or not eating fugu is like choosing between the devil and the deep sea. You lose out on the gourmet experience if you don’t eat it and if you eat it you may lose out on your life. None of the 3 statements explain the correct meaning of the quotation. Hence, the answer is .
7. Refer to line 10 of the passage. Hence the answer is .
8. Except for citric acid which is an absolutely harmless acid and not mentioned in the passage at all, the harmful effects of all the other chemicals are laid out clearly in the passage. Hence, the answer is .
9. The very first sentence of the passage states that the ‘ozone hole’ over the continent of Antarctica was caused due to the increase in the use of chlorofluorocarbon in the atmosphere. Hence, the answer is .
10. The author enumerates the harmful effects of the ozone layer as cusing skin cancers in human being and damage to crops and animals. Its destructive effect on climactic conditions is not mentioned to all, for changes in weather conditions do not automatically imply storms and cyclones. Hence the answer is .