Verbal Ability – We can think of the history of life on earth as a vast


XAT 2021 Exam Paper – Verbal Ability – We can think of the history of life on earth as a vast


Read the following passage and answer the question that follows.

We can think of the history of life on earth as a vast, long-term experiment in pure competition. Every living organism is competing with all other living organisms for resources (nutrients, sunlight, water, territory, etc.). Nature, or the natural world, is a laboratory of unfettered competition. It’s a dog-eat-dog, no-holds-barred, day-in and day-out struggle.

There are no governmental regulators to protect the weak or favor the strong. All organisms are given a chance, but not necessarily an equal chance. As the climate and the environment change (and change they do), some organisms are favored over others at times, but these advantages are fleeting. What nature gives, nature can take away.

Which of the following can be BEST concluded from the passage?

A. Without unforgiving competition, the planet will be inundated with the weak.
B. Nature gives a fair opportunity to every organism to survive.
C. Competition is critical to ensure the survival of the fittest.
D. Forgiveness is alien to the natural world.
E. Brutal competition is the only constant in the natural world.

Solution:
E

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