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  • Directions for individual questions: The sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

Para Jumbles:Test-13

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Question 1
A. Call it the third wave sweeping the Indian media.
B. Now, they are starring in a new role, as suave dealmakers who are in a hurry to strike alliances and agreements.
C. Look around and you will find a host of deals that have been inked or are ready to be finalized.
D. Then the media barons wrested back control from their editors and turned marketing warriors with the brand as their missiles.
E. The first came with those magnificent men in their mahogany chambers who took on the world with their mighty fountain pens.
A
ACBED
B
CEBDA
C
CAEBD
D
AEDBC
Question 1 Explanation: 
Here, Statement A is a general sentence.
ED and B have to come one after the other because they represent a sequence.
Option D is the right choice.
Question 2
A. His left-hand concealed a blackjack, his right-hand groped for the torch in his pocket.
B. The meeting was scheduled for 9 0’ clock, and his watch showed the time to be a quarter to nine.
C. The man lurked in the corner, away from the glare of light.
D. His heart thumped in his chest, sweat beads formed themselves on his forehead his mouth was dry.
A
CABD
B
BDAC
C
BADC
D
ABCD
Question 2 Explanation: 
In this question, statement C introduces the subject of the passage.
Statement A describes him and statement B shows why he was in that place and statement D describes his mental state.
Hence, CABD is the right sequence.
Question 3
A. The director walked into the room and took a look around the class.
B. Mitch wanted to scream—the illogicality of the entire scene struck him dumb.
C. The managers started at him with the look of fear that no democratic country should tolerate in its people.
D. He walked out of the room—it was his irrevocable protest against an insensible and insensitive situation.
A
ACBD
B
BDAC
C
BCAD
D
ABCD
Question 3 Explanation: 
The most logical sequence in this case is option A.
Two pairs that help us solve the question: AC and BD.
Question 4
A. All it has to do is to drive up the inflation rate- examples are the damage Lyndon Johnson’s inflationary policies did to the US economy and the damage which consistently pro-inflationary policies have done to the economy of Italy.
B. It is easy, the record shows, for a government to do harm to its domestic economy.
C. Contrary to what economists confidently promised forty years ago, business cycles have not been abolished.
D. They still operate pretty much the way they have been operating for the past 150 years,
E. But there is not the slightest evidence that any government policy to stimulate the economy has impact, whether that policy be Keynesian, monetarist, supply -side or neoclassical.
A
CDBAE
B
CEBAD
C
BDAEC
D
BACDE
E
BAECD
Question 4 Explanation: 
Since statement A introduces the idea of economy and government therefore it is the first sentence of the paragraph.
Statement A follows the 2nd as it explains how government can harm its own economy.
Statement E puts the idea in continuation by explaining that the government is not caught so it follows statement B.
Statement D talks about the business cycles going on so it comes next.
And statement D explain the present condition of business cycles so it follows statement C.
Therefore option E.
Question 5
A. When identity is thus ‘defined by contrast’, divergence with the West becomes central.
B. Indian religious literature such as the Bhagwad Gita or the Tantric texts, which are identified as differing from secular writings seen as ‘western’, elicits much greater interest in the West than do other Indian writings, including India’s long history of heterodoxy.
C. There is a similar neglect of Indian writing on non-religious subjects, from mathematics, epistemology and natural science to economics and linguistics.
D. Through selective emphasis that point up differences with the West, other civilizations can, in this way, be redefined in alien terms which can be exotic and charming, or else bizarre and terrifying, or simple strange and engaging.
E. The exception is the Kamasutra in which western readers have managed to cultivate an interest.
A
BDACE
B
DEABC
C
BDECA
D
BCEDA
Question 5 Explanation: 
The idea of neglect C is continued from B,
hence the correct option 4. Another pair in contention is DA,
which points out the contrast in identify created by West.
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