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2. Continuous indoor fluorescent light benefits the health of hamsters with inherited heart disease. A group of them exposed to continuous fluorescent light survived twenty-five percent longer than a similar group exposed instead to equal periods of indoor fluorescent light and of darkness.
The method of the research described above is most likely to be applicable in addressing which of the following questions?
(A) Can industrial workers who need to see their work do so better by sunlight or by fluorescent light?
(B) Can hospital lighting be improved to promote the recovery of patients?
(C) How do deep-sea fish survive in total darkness?
(D) What are the inherited illnesses to which hamsters are subject?
(E) Are there plants that require specific periods of darkness in order to bloom?
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03 Nov 2005, 14:11
lets discuss this one.
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03 Nov 2005, 14:15
B.

The key-words in the passage are benefits health diesese. This tells us that we are talking about the utility of the experiment in the real life situation. B is the only choice.
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03 Nov 2005, 14:19
B.

(A) Can industrial workers who need to see their work do so better by sunlight or by fluorescent light?
the method used talks about (indoor)fluorescent light and darkness. Sunlight is never experimented so the method will not be applicable.

(B) applicable. similar scenario.

(C) How do deep-sea fish survive in total darkness?
the method did not find any cause-and-effect about how?

(D) What are the inherited illnesses to which hamsters are subject?
same as C. we just know the experiment result. nothing concrete can be said about illnesses.

(E) Are there plants that require specific periods of darkness in order to bloom?
out of scope.
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06 Nov 2005, 07:26
OA is B. good job guys.
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