Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

The assault on the purity of the environment is the price that we pay for many of the benefits of modern technology. For the advantage of automotive transportation we pay a price in smog-induced diseases; for the powerful effects of new insecticides, we pay a price in dwindling wildlife and disturbances in the relation of living things and their surroundings; for nuclear power, we risk the biological hazards of radiation. By increasing agricultural production with fertilizers, we worsen water population.

The highly developed nations of the world are not only the immediate beneficiaries of the good that technology can do, that are also the first victims of environmental diseases that technology breeds. In the past, the environmental effects which accompanied technological progress were restricted to a small ans relatively short time. the new hazards neither local nor brief. Modern air pollutions covers vast areas of continents: Radioactive fallout from the nuclear explosion is worldwide. Radioactive pollutants now on the earth surface will be found there for generations, and in case of Carbon-14, for thousands of years.


The passage emphasis that modern technology

[A]. is an unmixed blessing
[B]. has caused serious hazards to life
[C]. has produced powerful chemicals
[D]. has benefited highly developed nations

Answer: Option B


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Shaibaz Patel said: (Sep 9, 2015)  
I thought answer is A.

Se7Enpatil said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
These advantages and disadvantages are only in paragraph 1. But Question asked about whole passage.

So answer B is right.

Pacifi said: (Apr 4, 2022)  

We have to answer on the basis of the paragraph since modern technology also has advantages but author mainly focused on the disadvantages and diseases caused by modern technology.

So, option B is correct.

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