Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
The young are those to whom we look for future strength and for future good; and the longer we live, the more anxious we become that they who are to be the fresh recruits should be morally of right stature. Around them are peculiar temptations and trials, witching, cunning, insidious and forceful and we are obliged to see thousands falling by the way, whose fall seems and needless. They like ourselves, are to have but one chance in life. We who are somewhat advanced in years, seeing how many perils there are round about that one chance, feel an earnest desire that every advantage should be given to those who are coming onto fill our places. We can live but once, and life is usually moulded and takes its shape very early.
Which one of the following is correct?
The failure of many a young men and women is
(1) well deserved