XAT 2014 Question 8

Question 8

Read the following paragraph carefully and answer the question that follows:
It is one week since Uttarakhand’s worst disaster in living memory. Flash floods resulting from extremely intense rainfall swept away mountainsides, villages and towns, thousands of people, animals, agriculture
fields, irrigation canals, domestic water sources, dams, roads, bridges, and buildings - anything that stood in the way.A week later, media attention remains riveted on the efforts to rescue tens of thousands of pilgrims and
tourist visiting the shrines in the uppermost reaches of Uttarakhand’s sacred rivers. But the deluge spread far
beyond th Char Dhams - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - to cover the entire state. The catchments of many smaller rivers also witnessed flash floods but the media has yet to report on the destruction there. Eyewitness accounts being gathered by official agencies and voluntary organizations have reported devastation from more than 200 villages so far and more affected villages are being reported every day.
Which of the following would the author agree the most with?

Solution

Option A: From the last part of the paragraph, it can be inferred that the damage was not limited to the Char Dhams. The intensity of the destruction is yet to be reported. Thus, this is not the correct option.

Option D: This is a very extreme statement and hence cannot be the answer.

Option E: Since the author did not draw any comparison between media and voluntary organizations, this is not the correct option.

Options B and: "But the deluge spread far beyond the Char Dhams - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - to cover the entire state. The catchments of many smaller rivers also witnessed flash floods but the media has yet to report on the destruction there."

Although both the options are true, option C is the correct option, as this option also covered the reporting part of the disaster.

Thus, the correct option is C.




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