ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension 1.4 Detail. Which of the following was responsible for the largest number of fatalities that occurred during the construction of the canal?
|ASVAB English||Paragraph Comprehension|
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[ mumbles ]
All right, well that makes us wish that just once we could have [three puppies barking, one at a time]
a question about puppies.
Anyway, our question for this passage is:
Which of the following was responsible for the largest number
of fatalities that occurred during the construction of the canal?
And let's look at the potential answers.
[ mumbles ]
Okay, we can go ahead and eliminate answer B because [soldiers in a field firing]
nothing in the passage mentions war injuries.
Likewise, the paragraph doesn't mention Panamanian rebels,
so we can eliminate answer D right away, too.
That just leaves A and C as our potential options.
Well, we can easily assume that job site safety [a hoisting vehicle dropping a storage container on a man]
wasn't a priority in the early 1900s.
We need to eliminate answer C.
It's plausible, but because it isn't mentioned in the paragraph,
- like we don't see it anywhere in here - it's not our answer. [man giving a rose to a woman]
Which leaves answer A as our one and only.
The passage tells us right here
that of the 27,500 people who died,
most died due to infectious diseases like malaria and yellow fever. [a puppy and a dog playing]
So there we have it, our answer.
Ah, much better.
[ crashing ]