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Direction: In each of the following questions, choose the most appropriate sequence of sentences from the given choices.

  1. (i) She has damaged both Petrobras, the state oil company, and the ethanol industry by holding down the price of petrol to mitigate the inflationary impact of her loose fiscal policy.
    (ii) Instead, she has revived Brazil's corporate state, dishing out favors to insiders such as tax breaks and subsidized loans from bloated state banks.
    (iii) This corporate state of voracious insiders is symbolized by Ms. Rousseff's absurdly large coalition and her 39-member cabinet.
    (iv) A bribery scandal in Petrobars underlines that it is the PT and Not its opponents, as Ms. Rousseff claims, who cannot be trusted with what was once a national jewel.
    1. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    2. (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
    3. (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
    4. (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
Correct Option: A

Sentence (ii) does not logically follow any other sentence in the set and it is also a general statement. (i) and (iv) mention specific examples and (iii) mentions the reasons for the ills described in the other sentences.

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