Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

I felt the wall of the tunnel shiver. The master alarm squealed through my earphones. Almost simultaneously, Jack yelled down to me that there was a warning light on. Fleeting but spectacular sights snapped into ans out of view, the snow, the shower of debris, the moon, looming close and big, the dazzling sunshine for once unfiltered by layers of air. The last twelve hours before re-entry were particular bone-chilling. During this period, I had to go up in to command module. Even after the fiery re-entry splashing down in 81o water in south pacific, we could still see our frosty breath inside the command module.


Which one of the following reasons would one consider as more as possible for the warning lights to be on?

[A]. There was a shower of debris.
[B]. Jack was yelling.
[C]. A catastrophe was imminent.
[D]. The moon was looming close and big.

Answer: Option C


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Prabs said: (May 30, 2011)  
How this is the correct answer?

Nishant said: (Jul 13, 2011)  
As by inference its oboius that something that is dangerous is going to happen so c is riht one.

G.Mareeswari said: (Aug 22, 2011)  
Catastrophe means changes in the earth, C indicates changes in earth was danger. SO C is correct.

Ishita Dhingra said: (Dec 26, 2011)  
How could it be option C?

Deni said: (Feb 2, 2012)  
Catastrophe means tragedy and imminent means close at hand.

A one type of tragedy close at hand and this is a nearest tragedy.

So the answer is c.

Ashu said: (Feb 17, 2012)  
Please any one explain what is means of "warning lights to be on"?

Anbu said: (May 9, 2012)  
Warning lights to be on, it means whenever any danger will come the light will indicate the forthcoming danger.

Mdusa said: (Nov 28, 2012)  
It must be A because you cannot be expected to know something not in the passage.

Puneet Kumar said: (May 25, 2013)  
Yes, it should be "A".

Because "There was a shower of debris".

That is why it was a catastrophe.

So option A comes prior to C.

Cris said: (Sep 28, 2013)  
It must be A because you cannot be expected to know something not in the passage.

Bidi Bi said: (Jun 7, 2014)  
Well, 1) Jack was yelling but it can't be the correct answer cause.

He was yelled down informing that warning light on. (danger sign).

2) a shower of debris might be the correct answer but why not even: The moon was looming close and big (all were in the passage and yes, all could be the correct answer if there wasn't "A catastrophe was imminent" option. All of them indicates that a disaster was imminent. Option C is correct.

I think that is the reason.

Arya said: (Aug 27, 2014)  
"A catastrophe was imminent " means a disaster was about to happen.

Samskar said: (Aug 31, 2014)  
"A catastrophe was imminent " means A disaster about to happen, Warning lights will on when something is going to happen.

So its option C.

Bibek Kumar Singh said: (Oct 9, 2014)  
Right option is C because catastrophe means a sudden & widespread disaster and imminent means likely to occur at any event so its C.

Scissors said: (Dec 26, 2014)  
Lights on is a warning that something is happening sights snapped into answer out of view, the snow, the shower of debris.

Sanskar said: (Dec 30, 2014)  
It is C because catastrophe an event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.

Twinkle said: (Jun 6, 2015)  
Catastrophe means a sudden widespread disaster & imminent means impending; warning lights to be on means there must be same danger. A is not correct debris means trash; shower of trash is irrelevant.

Dheeraj said: (Jul 1, 2015)  
Shower of trash could be relevant. Events happening are pointing to the outer space journey. Lot of floating things are around evolved from planets, stars, other space craft.

Moreover whenever any warning goes up, it depends on sensors attached. So when when road is blocked because of debris sensor could sense that and sound an alarm. Instead of of knowing nothing what catastrophe is coming what could sound an alarm. So 'A' is the correct answer.

Arjun Kumar Maddheshiya said: (Jul 7, 2015)  
Actually author is asking the inference (means which of the option is supported by the passage).

Option A, D are irrelevant option B is weakening the passage (in passage given A because of B but in option says B because of A).

So option C is correct (strengthen the passage).

Kashyap said: (Jan 6, 2016)  
Catastrophe means problem and imminent means in hand.

Gourav Pathak said: (Feb 28, 2016)  
A catastrophe was imminent is the answer because. There is a word simultaneously, then use (yelled down to me that there was a warning light on) which sense of imminent and catastrophe (sudden damage).

Anushya said: (Jul 14, 2016)  
Is there is any shortcuts to point out the answer very shortly from this comprehension? Can anyone tell me? Please.

Akhil said: (Jul 29, 2016)  
Both a and c can also be correct. Options are too close.

@Shubh said: (Aug 26, 2016)  
We have to answer according to the above paragraph then how it is possible, the option 'c'?

Koki said: (Dec 26, 2016)  
According to me, B is the answer.

Ankur said: (Jan 8, 2017)  
It should be "a" as the space craft could be seriously damaged in space due to a small rock.

Deepika said: (Jan 13, 2017)  
I think Option A also the answer.

Aman said: (Feb 8, 2018)  
I think option C is also correct.

Aman said: (Feb 8, 2018)  
Option C is correct. I agree with the answer.

Sunny said: (Aug 1, 2018)  
Catastrophe means something dangerous and immitent means near so this will be the right option.

Ritesh said: (Sep 2, 2018)  
Because "Catastrophe" means "A disaster related to the earth" & "Imminent" means "About to happen" so option C is correct.

Manas said: (Apr 15, 2019)  
Why not A? By the passage A also seems to be correct.

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