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Unformatted text preview: ls o the ones where educational perform ance s eem s to be poor. Therefore, it m ay be s urm is ed that, even dis regarding poverty s tatus , richnes s in biodivers ity goes hand in hand with educational backwardnes s . Which one of the following s tatem ents , if true, can be s aid to bes t provide s upporting evidence for the s urm is e m entioned in the pas s age? a . In re g io n s w h e re th e re is little va rie ty in flo ra , e d u ca tio n a l p e rfo rma n ce is s e e n to b e a s g o o d a s in re g io n s w ith h ig h va rie ty in flo ra , w h e n p o ve rty le ve ls a re h ig h . b . Re g io n s w h ich s h o w h ig h b io d ive rs ity a ls o e xh ib it p o o r e d u ca tio n a l p e rfo rma n ce , a t lo w le ve ls o f p o ve rty c. Re g io n s w h ich s h o w h ig h b io d ive rs ity re ve a l h ig h le ve ls o f p o ve rty a n d p o o r e d u ca tio n a l p e rfo rma n ce d . In re g io n s w h e re th e re is lo w b io d ive rs ity, a t a ll le ve ls o f p o ve rty, e d u ca tio n a l p e rfo rma n ce is s e e n to b e go o d. e .No t Atte mp te d 10.Cigarettes cons titute a m ere 20% of tobacco cons um ption in India, and fewer than 15% of the 200 m illion tobacco us ers cons um e cigarettes ., Yet thes e 15% contribute nearly 90% of the tax revenues to the Exchequer from the tobacco s ector. The punitive cigarette taxation regim e has kept the tax bas e narrow, and reducing taxes will expand this bas e. Which one of the following bes t bols ters the conclus ion that reducing duties will expand the tax bas e'? a . Th e cig a re tte ma n u fa ctu re rs â € ™ a s s o cia tio n h a s d e cid e d to in d u lg e in a g g re s s ive p ro mo tio n . b . Th e re is a like lih o o d th a t to b a cco co n s u me rs w ill s h ift to cig a re tte s mo kin g if cig a re tte p rice s w e re to re d u ce c. Th e cig a re tte ma n u fa ctu re rs a re lo b b yin g fo r a re d u ctio n o n d u tie s . d . An in cre a s e in d u tie s o n n o n -cig a re tte to b a cco ma y le a d to a s h ift in fa vo u r o f cig a re tte s mo kin g . e .No t Atte mp te d 11.Thom as Malthus , the Britis h clergym an turned econom is t, predicted that the planet would not be able to s upport the hum an population for long. His explanation was that hum an population grows at a geom etric rate, while the food s upply grows only at an arithm etic rate. Which one of the following, if true, would not underm ine the thes is offered by Malthus ? a . P o p u la tio n g ro w th ca n b e s lo w e d d o w n b y th e vo lu n ta ry ch o ice s o f in d ivid u a ls a n d n o t ju s t b y n a tu ra l d is a s te rs . b . Th e ca p a city o f th e p la n e t to fe e d a g ro w in g h u ma n p o p u la tio n ca n b e e n h a n ce d th ro u g h b io te ch n o lo g ica l me a n s . c. Hu ma n s ys te ms , a n d n a tu ra l s ys te ms like fo o d s u p p ly, fo llo w n a tu ra l la w s o f g ro w th w h ich h a ve re ma in e d co n s ta n t, a n d w ill re ma in u n ch a n g e d d . Hu ma n b e in g s ca n...
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