The answer is A.  Since g(x)=f(x+1), you can tell that g(-2)=f(-2+1).  -2+1 is -1, so we have to find f(-1).  You do this by plugging (-1) into 3x^2+1.  3(-1)^2+1 ends up being 3(1)+1, which is 4.

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