Academic Reading Passage-8

This is an MCQ quiz for IELTS, which includes questions on Academic Reading in which multiple choice questions are to be answered on the basis of the passage given.

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What is the percentage of water available in the human body? 




Between 45% and 60%

How much fresh water is locked up in glaciers?





What percentage of the Earth’s water supports life? 

Fraction of one percent 



None of the above 

What causes dramatic weight loss? 

Water loss in the body. 

Intake of excess electrolytes. 

Excess workout. 

A balanced diet and regular exercise. 

How much of the world’s water is freshwater? 


0. 3%


None of the above 

For how much time humans can survive without food?

About a day

About a week

About a month

About an year

Humans can live about a month without food but only a few days without water. Because 70 percent of the human body is water, weight loss in some quick diets is dramatic due to water loss. Of all the water globally, only about 2.5 percent is fresh, and two-thirds of this is locked up in glaciers and ice caps. Nobody knows how much water is underground or in permafrost. All life on earth is sustained by a fraction of one percent of the world’s water. If a five-liter jug (about 1.3 gallons) represented the world’s water, the available freshwater would not fill a teaspoon.

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Title: Academic Reading Passage-8
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