Deriving conclusions from Passage

1

Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions.

There is more bad news on food front. It now appears certain that there will bea shortfall of about 9 million tonnes

 in the food production in the current kharif season, which in turn means five million tonnes less than the production 

achieved in the last kharif season. However, rice procurement may only be partially affected since West Bengal 

and Andhra Pradesh have had sufficient rainfall while Punjab, the mtyor contributor to the central pool is less 

dependent on rainfall. Still, the overall availability of rice may go down by more than four million tonnes. There may

 be worst news ahead.

  • Western countries have well equipped laboratory tests to detect rabies,

A. Definitely false
B. Data inadequate
C. Probably true
D. Definitely true
E. Probably false

2

Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions.

There is more bad news on food front. It now appears certain that there will bea shortfall of about 9 million tonnes

 in the food production in the current kharif season, which in turn means five million tonnes less than the production 

achieved in the last kharif season. However, rice procurement may only be partially affected since West Bengal 

and Andhra Pradesh have had sufficient rainfall while Punjab, the mtyor contributor to the central pool is less 

dependent on rainfall. Still, the overall availability of rice may go down by more than four million tonnes. There may

 be worst news ahead.

  • The saliva of the house dogs should be periodically tested for the detection of rabies,

A. Probably true
B. Probably false
C. Definitely true
D. Data inadequate
E. Definitely false

3

Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions.

There is more bad news on food front. It now appears certain that there will bea shortfall of about 9 million tonnes

 in the food production in the current kharif season, which in turn means five million tonnes less than the production 

achieved in the last kharif season. However, rice procurement may only be partially affected since West Bengal 

and Andhra Pradesh have had sufficient rainfall while Punjab, the mtyor contributor to the central pool is less 

dependent on rainfall. Still, the overall availability of rice may go down by more than four million tonnes. There may

 be worst news ahead.

  • The bite of rabies-infected animal to a healthy animal definitely results in spread of rabies.

A. Definitely true
B. Probably true
C. Data inadequate
D. Definitely false
E. Probably false

4

Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions.

Rabies is a disease transmitted to man and animals through the bite of a rabies- infected animal, most commonly 

by dogs. It is caused by a virus present in the saliva of the infected animal which gets deposited in the wound of

 the bite victim, multiplies and travels towards brain and spinal cord. If not treated, about half of such cases

develop rabies. Symptoms of the disease start one to three months after the bite. Veryfew laboratory teste are 

available for the diagnosis of rabies in India. Precautionary measures include prompt washing of the dog bite wound 

with soap and water. The wound is also treated with cetavion : tincture of iodine or spirit.

  • Rabies can be transmitted from any animal to the other through open cuts and wounds.

A. Data inadequate
B. Probably true
C. Probably false
D. Definitely true
E. Definitely false

5

Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions.

There is more bad news on food front. It now appears certain that there will bea shortfall of about 9 million tonnes

 in the food production in the current kharif season, which in turn means five million tonnes less than the production 

achieved in the last kharif season. However, rice procurement may only be partially affected since West Bengal 

and Andhra Pradesh have had sufficient rainfall while Punjab, the mtyor contributor to the central pool is less 

dependent on rainfall. Still, the overall availability of rice may go down by more than four million tonnes. There may

 be worst news ahead.

  • In the last year, there was a deficit production of rice by five million tonnes.

A. Probably true
B. Probably false
C. Definitely false
D. Definitely true
E. Data inadequate