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  • The test is designed to check your current understanding of the language and whether you are able to logically co-relate different parts of a paragraph.
  • 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 Jumble:Test-8

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Question 1
1. Although there are large regional variations, it is not infrequent to find a large number of people sitting here together and doing nothing.
2. Once in office, they receive friends and relatives who feel free to call any time without prior appointment.
3. While working, one is struck by the slow and clumsy actions and reactions, indifferent attitudes. Procedure rather than outcome orientation, and the lack of consideration for others.
4. Even those who are employed often come late to the office and leave early unless they are forced to be punctual.
5. Work is not intrinsically valued in India.
6. Quite often people visit ailing friends and relatives or go out of their way to help them in their personal matters even during office hours.
Question 1 Explanation: 
Out of the given options,
the first sentence seems to be 5 and 51 forms a mandatory pair as it moves from the general 'India' to specific 'regional variations' .
42 is the second mandatory pair with 'office' being mentioned in 4 and then 2 starting with the 'office'.
Hence, option C is the right choice
Question 2
1. But in the industrial era destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means bombing the factories which are located in the cities.
2. So in the agrarian era, if you need to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, what you want to do is burn his fields, or if you’re really vicious, salt them.
3. Now in the information era, destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means destroying the information infrastructure.
4. How do you do battle with your enemy?
5. The idea is to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, and depending upon the economic foundation, that productive capacity is different in each case.
6. With regard to defence, the purpose of the military is to defend the nation and be prepared to do battle With its enemy.
Question 2 Explanation: 
4 continues 6 hence 64 . 5 gives the answer of 4, hence 645, then arranging 1,2 and 3 ,the correct sequence would be 213 observing the starting words like “but” “so” and “now”. Hence the sequence would be 645213.
Question 3
1. Michael Hofman, a poet and translator, accepts this sorry fact without approval or complaint.
2. But thanklessness and impossibility do not daunt him.
3. He acknowledges too -- in fact he returns to the point often -- that best translators of poetry always fail at Home level.
4. Hofman feels passionately about his work, and this is clear from his writings.
5. In terms of the gap between worth and reward, translators come somewhere near nurses and street - cleaners.
Question 3 Explanation: 
Here, statement 5 is the opening sentence. 2 with 'but' is the point of inflexion and 4 ends the paragraph on an optimistic note.
Question 4
1. Passivity is not, of course, universal.
2. In areas where there are no lords or laws, or in frontier zones where all men go armed, the attitude of the peasantry may well be different.
3. So indeed it may be on the fringe of the unsubmissive.
4. However, for most of the soil-bound peasants the problem is not whether to be normally passive or active, but when to pass from one state to another.
5. This depends on an assessment of the political situation.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Between the options, the best option for the opening sentence seems to be 1 and 2.
Again the option with 2 as the first sentence does not flow logically.
1-2 is a better sequence as it moves from general to specific.
This makes choice D as the right answer.
Question 5
1. The situations in which violence occurs and the nature of that violence tends to be clearly defined at least in theory, as in the proverbial Irishman’s question: Is this a private fight or can anyone join in?’
2. So the actual risk to outsiders, though no doubt higher than our societies, is calculable.
3. Probably the only uncontrolled applications of force are those of social superiors to social inferiors and even here there are probably some rules.
4. However binding the obligation to kill, members or feuding families engaged in mutual massacre will be genuinely appalled if by some mischance a bystander or outsider is killed.
Question 5 Explanation: 
Here, 23 is a mandatory pair with 'calculable' and 'only controlled applications'.
Option A is the right choice
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