Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

Soft bodied animals like caterpillars often fall a prey to voracious hunters like birds or reptiles. Despite having no means to 'actively' defend themselves, with weapons like claws or jaws, they have nevertheless, evolved other equally effective deterrents. A particular species of the caterpillar lives at an altitude over 2.500 metres in the Himalayas. It uses prominent colour to inform would be predators of its in edibility. In the event that an inexperienced or adventurous bird did eat the caterpillar, it would probably vomit it soon after, and subsequently desist from attacking similar species in future. Though this would do the unfortunate victim no good, the species benefits. A rare example of the martyr among animals.

1. 

The expression "others equally effective deterrents" mean

[A]. preventive weapons which have equal effect of others
[B]. mechanism which scares everyone equally well
[C]. preventive equipment which it is as effective as something that has been already mentioned in the passage
[D]. deterrents that are as powerful as those the caterpillars have

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Sarah said: (Nov 28, 2014)  
Despite having no means to 'actively' defend themselves, with weapons like claws or jaws, they have nevertheless, evolved other equally effective deterrents. This line shows that despite they don't have any active mechanisms to defend themselves, they have evolved some which work equally fine.

But since deterrents means a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something so all other options are wrong. The only option that has the element of discouragement or warning in it is Option B. They don't have any preventive weapon.

Rahul said: (Jun 14, 2017)  
"other equally effective deterrents".

Shouldn't this mean that they have developed deterrents that are as effective as jaws/claws, instead of meaning that it affects others equally?

Making C the correct option.

Dhananjay said: (Jul 31, 2019)  
The answer should be C.

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