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.


The statement that the dazzling sunshine was "for once unfiltered by layers of air" means

[A]. that the sun was very hot
[B]. that there was no strong wind
[C]. that the air was unpolluted
[D]. none of above

Answer: Option D


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Yuva Kumar said: (Aug 27, 2010)  
I guess "Option A" should be the answer for this.

Vithu said: (Jan 10, 2011)  
Unfiltered sunlight will be bright since he will not feel the heat inside the spacecraft.

Dsfs said: (Jan 11, 2011)  
I also feel option A is the right one in this context...

Richa said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
Ya exactly A is the answer. We will get direct sunlight as dere will be no ozone layer to filter it.

R.S said: (Apr 15, 2012)  
I think that "A" is a more suitable answer compared to "D" as its more vague whereas A suits the description. Any which way I know I am wrong so this is just an opinion.

Hemanth said: (Jun 2, 2012)  
Dazzling sunshine means bright confusing light, that means fires have come out from their space ship.

Rajat said: (Jun 10, 2012)  
Unfiltered refers to the place lacked an atmosphere, thus made the astronauts vulnerable to the harmful effects of the UV and other radiations, making the sun appear much hotter.

Omkar said: (Jan 3, 2013)  
It means that the astronauts were protected by the module or their spacesuits and no longer on the Earth for its atmosphere to filter the sunlight, to make it safe for the living things.

Nilanjan said: (Jan 21, 2014)  
It's the correct answer. We at earth do not experience the direct rays of the sun. The sunlight we experience is refracted by the different layers of the atmosphere. But they are currently heading back into the atmosphere from the outer space. They are experiencing the direct sunlight. Hence the term dazzling sunshine was "for once unfiltered by layers of air".

Puneet said: (Sep 9, 2014)  
Layers of air means probably the layers of atmosphere thus the answer is correct.

Yelena said: (Sep 29, 2014)  
The dazzling sunshine was "for once unfiltered by layers of air".

For a moment even I thought option A was correct but if we read the above sentence it does not make any sense with the options given.

So option D is correct.

Kaustubh Khot said: (Oct 28, 2014)  
Option D is correct one.

The dazzling sunshine was "for once unfiltered by layers of air". In space there is no atmosphere or no air present around the spacecraft. Hence sunshine is unfiltered by the layers of air!

Vineet said: (Dec 20, 2014)  
Catastrophe was imminent so we all know the phrase that "Water of sea remains silent before a coming storm". We can relate this phrase to the question. Means a storm or any kind of destruction is about to come.

Egor said: (Jan 31, 2015)  
I interpreted the answer as A, it would be hotter, even if they are protected and can't feel it. I don't agree with D and believe A makes more sense.

Anil said: (Jan 31, 2015)  
I think D is correct because "unfiltered by layers of air" means that it is earth is covered by atmosphere which again a mixture of layers so I guess its finally "D".

Correct me if I'm wrong!

Devina said: (Feb 9, 2015)  
I think option A was correct as the "unfiltered by layers of air" meant that the rays were to hot as they were direct and not shielded by any thing.

Sanjog said: (Apr 20, 2015)  
It is option D as the phrase "Unfiltered by layers of air" means the rays from the sun are clearer than in earth's atmosphere and not option A which says the sun is hot.

Bindu said: (Sep 23, 2015)  
Please any one help me because I'm not able to understand any comprehension so I'm not answering questions what shall I do?

Kashyap said: (Jan 6, 2016)  
Hi @Bindu!

You first read the questions but not the option, then read whole comprehension and must with dictionary.

K.Nanda Kumar said: (Mar 12, 2016)  
Because in space there is no air present. 3 choose are discuss air is present so option D is correct.

K.Nanda Kumar said: (Mar 12, 2016)  
Because there is no air present in space. Option D is correct.

Suman Kumar Patra said: (Jun 15, 2016)  
D is the correct answer, because it already mentions that the sunshine unfiltered and there is no air in the space.

Kammana said: (Jun 29, 2016)  
According to me, A is the correct answer.

Ashish said: (Jul 10, 2016)  
Unfiltered by air means they are not in earth atmosphere. That should be inference.
How can you assume if someone is in space so the sun should feel hotter?

And also mentioned that "last few hours before re-entry was bone chilling means cold".

Ankit said: (Aug 30, 2016)  
The sunshine struck the ground directly without the resistance of the atmosphere.

Amit said: (Sep 2, 2016)  
Here it actually means the spacecraft has gone up to such an height in atmosphere that there are no layers of atmosphere present. So the sunlight does not have to pass through any layer. As none of the options match. So D is the answer.

Achal said: (Sep 9, 2016)  
@Nilanjan, gives right answer.

Susan said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
@Yuva Kumar.

I think the answer can't be A. Unfiltered means something is blocked meaning the sun can't be very hot.

Harsha Vardhan said: (Nov 11, 2016)  
The unfiltered air means so far that.

The sunshine comes along with UV. In earth, we see the protected sunshine with the ozone layer. In space, we cannot. So, the answer is D.

Shreya said: (Jan 7, 2017)  
Unfiltered air means the UV rays hit the earth!

Ankur said: (Jan 8, 2017)  
In space, there is no atmosphere so all the UV rays hit them directly.

Jane said: (Jan 24, 2017)  
I think option b is right. Because unfiltered by layers of air which mean that the sun has not experienced air which means there is no strong wind.

Ayushma said: (Feb 20, 2017)  
Option A has to be correct because it really envelops all the discussions above. Unfiltered, UV or whatever, it means that the rays were direct and hence too hot.

I don't know what is the credibility of the person who is providing these answers because that person is spoiling the basic tenets of the language and logic.

Moaz said: (Mar 17, 2017)  
As per my thinking, A is the correct answer.

Ekeh Paschal said: (May 12, 2017)  
None of the answers describes exactly what the phrase viz: 'the dazzling sunshine was for once unfiltered by layers of air" to be I would say it indicates multiple particles in the atmosphere which also stands as a danger to the sailing ship. I stand to be corrected.

Anshul Chaurasia said: (Jul 2, 2017)  
I think option-C is correct.

Manish said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
It is option D as the phrase "Unfiltered by layers of air" means the rays from the sun are clearer than in earth's atmosphere and not option A which says the sun is hot.

Vinod Kumar said: (Jul 23, 2017)  
A) "Unfiltered by layers of air" means The astronauts are directly exposed to harmful rays and electromagnetic radiation by the planet star. There is nothing to do with hotness since radiation and heat are completely different concepts. So, option A is wrong.

B) There is no relation with B.

C) Rays such as UV, Infra, Gamma and X-rays cannot be filtered by pollutants. (4 it's referring to gases like OZONE which filters most of the UV rays). So, C is not an option.

D) Hence you can go with D.

Pratik said: (Sep 26, 2017)  
According to me, here "Unfiltered by layers of air" specifies about harmful rays.

The answer should be like "dazzling sunshine with harmful rays".

So, go with option D.

Vinay said: (Oct 8, 2018)  
I think unfiltered by layers of air means there is no obstacle between them so no option is right.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Akshay said: (Feb 5, 2019)  
As per my view, the question is asking meaning for "for once unfiltered by layers of air" which do not signifies that the sun was very hot no doubt that dazzling means hot but the phrase in quotes does not signify it hence answer is D.

Ahad Khan said: (Apr 11, 2020)  
The dazzling sunshine was for "once unfiltered by layers of air means" That the sun was very hot. That there was no strong wind. So, I guess A is the answer.

Algo said: (Jul 10, 2020)  
The dazzling sunshine was "for once unfiltered by layers of air, ' which means there was no layer of gases (atmosphere) to cover from the direct sunlight. It does not necessarily describe the direct sun's effect, as seen in choices A, B, and C. So none of the above is the answer (D).

Anuradha Jayanthi said: (Nov 24, 2021)  
Option D is the right answer, I agree with you @Vinod.

Mahesh Kakde said: (Jan 18, 2022)  
Option D is correct.

The sentence means that the sun was shining very brightly without the atmosphere to filter it.

Option A is wrong as it just says that the sun was hot. Option B is wrong as the sentence does not talk anything about the wind. Option C is wrong as the sentence is not about air pollution. So, D is the correct answer.

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