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Questions 8 - 10

In an experiment conducted at a laboratory, 160 white mice were injected with Serum D. 160 other white mice were injected with a harmless sugar solution .In two weeks time 39% of the white mice, who were injected with Serum D contracted the highly contagious and often fatal disease, jungle fever. Hence, it can be concluded that jungle fever is caused by some elements similar to the elements in Serum D.

  1. The above discussion would be weakened most severely in case it is shown that
    1. People contracting jungle fever are usually the victims of the bite of the South American Lesser Hooded Viper.
    2. One among the 160 white mice had already contracted jungle fever prior to the laboratory experiment.
    3. The natural habitats of white mice does not contain any of the elements found in Serum D.
    4. The scientists administered the injections being ignorant of the contents of the solutions used.
    5. The 160 white mice used in the laboratory experiment were kept isolated from each other.

    Ans : B

  2. The above argument would be highly empowered in case it were shown that:
    1. Some of the elements in Serum D are extracted from the root of a certain poisonous jungle wildflower.
    2. Within a period of two weeks about 40% of the white mice, who were injected with a harmless sugar solution also contracted jungle fever.
    3. Almost all the white mice died within a period of two days after the first symptoms appeared.
    4. Normally the rate of jungle fever among white mice is less than 0.01%.
    5. Invariably the blood of the victims of jungle fever victims contains a high level of a certain toxic substance also found in serum D.

    Ans : E

  3. Distribution of leaflets and delivering speeches on government property should be outlawed. Radicals and fanatics have no right to use public property when peddling their unsavory views.

    The argument above is based on the postulate

    1. The general public has a special concern in the free exchange of different political views.
    2. Radicals and fanatics prefer the use of public property while propagating their viewpoint.
    3. Every person who hands out leaflets and delivers speeches is a radical or fanatic.
    4. Legal constraints which are applicable to one group need not be equally applicable to all.
    5. Any political activity, which hinders the proper functioning of the government should not be protected by the law.

    Ans : C

Questions 11 - 12

Successfully adjusting to one's environment leads to happiness. War at a universal level war destroys the weaker people, who are the most unable to adjust to their environment. Thus, war at the universal level puts weaklings out of their misery and allows more space for their predators to enjoy life in a better manner. As those actions have to be performed, which maximize the level of happiness of the greatest number, war at a universal level should take place.

  1. What response would the author of the above discussion come up with, in the case of the objection that the weaklings far exceed strong people?
    1. He would respond with the statement that the person making the objection is a weakling.
    2. He would respond by saying that weaklings will be miserable no matter what happens.
    3. He would respond with the statement that the strong would be frustrated if the weaklings are destroyed.
    1. I only
    2. II only
    3. III only
    4. I and II only
    5. II and III only

    Ans : E

  2. The author's discussion would be greatly if he agreed to which of the following?
    1. Technology could change the environment.
    2. War at the universal level would be an integral part of the environment.
    3. It is possible for the strong to survive without suppressing the weak.
    1. I only
    2. II only
    3. III only
    4. I and III only
    5. I, II and III only

    Ans : A

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