Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

Male lions are rather reticent about expanding their energy in hunting more than three quarters of kills are made by lionesses are in front, tensely scanning ahead, the cubs lag playfully behind and the males bring up the rear, walking slowly, their massive heads nodding with each step as if they were bored with the whole matter. But slothfulness may have survival value. With lionesses busy hunting, the males function as guard for the cubs, protecting them particularly from hyenas.


When the lionesses go in search for their prey, they are very

[A]. serious
[B]. cautious
[C]. playful
[D]. sluggish

Answer: Option B


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Durga said: (Jan 20, 2011)  
What is meant by cautious? please tel me the meaning of that word?

Sreedevi said: (Jul 28, 2011)  
I want the meanoning of reticent and figments please send to me.

Suresh said: (Jul 28, 2011)  
Reticent means "Not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily."

Figments means "A thing that someone believes to be real but that exists only in their imagination."

Oxymoron said: (Sep 24, 2011)  
"tensely scanning ahead" signifies the ans is B.

Khyati said: (Feb 14, 2012)  
Cautious means diligent or we can say attentive to even smaller details.

Joseph Kawuma said: (Oct 14, 2012)  
"Tensely scanning ahead", means being cautious - The answer is B as suggested. Scanning is doing things cautiously

Kamal said: (Jan 30, 2014)  
Reticent means being reserved or silence.

Abhilash said: (Apr 2, 2014)  
In comprehension author wrote that lioness are busy in hunting, I think when a person is busy then his cautious level become decreases.

I think answer may be serious.

Ashish said: (Jul 17, 2014)  
I think the answer is correct as the "Tensely scanning ahead" line stands for cautiousness.

Arunit said: (Sep 26, 2014)  
Aren't 'cautious' and 'serious' pretty much the same in this sense? I mean a serious hunter would certainly be cautious and vice verse.

Vasuvandan said: (Jun 28, 2015)  
"With lionesses busy hunting, the males function as guard for the cubs, protecting them particularly from hyenas".

But this sentence says that lionesses are busy in their hunting, so they may be serious.

Suramya Vyas said: (Oct 11, 2015)  
Why can't the answer to this question be serious can anybody explain please?

Gourav Pathak said: (Mar 2, 2016)  
See the line (But slothfulness may have survival value). It indicates their must be care, protection, cautious by they have survival value.

Omar said: (Apr 25, 2016)  
Why not it should be option C) playful.

Kiran said: (Apr 3, 2017)  
Why serious is not the correct option? please explain.

Amreen said: (May 3, 2017)  
Cautious means careful to avoid potential problems or dangers.

Bits said: (Jan 2, 2018)  
Tensely means serious so it should be A.

Ashish Kamble said: (Jan 23, 2020)  
Serious is something related to fear in her mind but cautious is related to responsible as lioness go with her family.

So, I think B is correct.

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