Paragraph Formation


Direction: Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D to form a logical sequence between sentences 1 and 6.

  1. 1. Those who are neither average nor part of the cultural elite develop their own realm, the Lacerated Consciousness of the bohemian.
    A. Where the state is irrational, the bohemian is quick to be rational
    B. The bohemian poet uses the tools of culture against culture.
    C. Where the state is rational, the bohemian toys with the irrational.
    D. These social critics, these talented drop-outs, possess a wit which sometimes achieves art.
    6. Joining domestic morality and working class morality, the bohemian reminds the State of its evident failures.









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    D would follow the first sentence; the clue lies in the words ‘these social critics’. B would follow D as it highlights the ‘wit’ mentioned in D. Now the confusion may arise while choosing between sentence C and A to follow B. If we look at the sixth sentence, we would be able to choose C over A as the sixth sentence talks of ‘reminds the State of its evident failures’, these words would go with the ‘irrationality of the state’ mentioned in A. .........................................................................................................................

    Correct Option: D

    D would follow the first sentence; the clue lies in the words ‘these social critics’. B would follow D as it highlights the ‘wit’ mentioned in D. Now the confusion may arise while choosing between sentence C and A to follow B. If we look at the sixth sentence, we would be able to choose C over A as the sixth sentence talks of ‘reminds the State of its evident failures’, these words would go with the ‘irrationality of the state’ mentioned in A. Thus, A would immediately precede the sixth sentence. The correct sequence would be D B C A.


  1. 1. Why are horses the same?
    A. It may be old and lame and in time it will die.
    B. A particular horse ‘flows’ naturally.
    C. But there is something which is common in all horses.
    D. You probably don’t think they are at all.
    6. But the ‘form’ of the horse is eternal and immutable.









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    Correct Option: B

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  1. 1. Sports broadcasters often have only a shaky grip on grammar and on the connection between words and meaning.
    A. This sort of thing is by no means confined to the sports world.
    B. They have become confused in some journalistic minds with intended victims, but intended victims are sometimes rendered as would-be victims, who apparently go out in the hope of being robbed.
    C. For example, we have all heard about alleged victims.
    D. During one football game, the announcer told viewers that because of the way some of the boxes in the Super-dome were placed, he could not visually see them.
    6. An ironic thing is happening now.









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    Correct Option: C

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  1. 1. You must recognize your rights and stand up for them.
    A. You lose freedom of movement.
    B. If you do not, other people define your role for you, and you stop being yourself.
    C. You become the “encapsulated person” and pay the price for this with neurotic behavior.
    D. Your life space decreases.
    6. Many people have this difficulty because they don’t have a clear cut idea of what their rights are.









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    Correct Option: C

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  1. 1. Nevertheless, what is innovation?
    A. Is innovation an ongoing process?
    B. How do Indian companies achieve a grasp of it?
    C. Should companies strive for breakthrough developments, or should they focus on continuous improvement?
    D. Many believe that the latter is the key to sustained growth.
    6. Nestle, for instance, is an unabashed practitioner of continuous improvements in small measures and is quite cynical about revolutionary breakthroughs.









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    Correct Option: D

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