English – If we can send a human to the Moon


XAT 2020 Exam Paper – English – If we can send a human to the Moon

Q. If we can send a human to the Moon, why can’t we build sustainable cities? Defeat cancer? Tackle climate change? So, go the rallying cries inspired by one of humanity’s greatest achievements, the US effort that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon on 20 July 1969.
Which of the following statements, if true, BEST communicates the intent of the paragraph?

  1. America’s moonshot was more about race to the moon and less about solving problems.
  2. America’s moonshot initiative was mainly a response to USSR’s competing initiative
  3. The reason we celebrate 1969 moonshot is precisely because nothing significant has been done in that domain since then.
  4. Moonshot has a definitive ownership, whereas creating sustainable cities and curing cancer are public-good problems.
  5. The complexity of developing sustainable cities and curing cancer is far more than sending a human to the moon.

Answer: E



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