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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 Jumbles:Test-7

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Question 1
1. We lived in a succession of small towns in the south, never remaining at the same address for more than two years.
2. In my case, I think it was a combination of family circumstances and physical peculiarities.
3. I have often been asked what attracts someone to myrmecology, the study of ant biology.
4. My father, a federal accountant, was exceptionally peripatetic.
Question 1 Explanation: 
Statement 3 is the opening sentence as it talks of myrmecology in general.
Followed by 2 as a specific case.
41 make a mandatory pair. Hence, option A is the right choice.
Question 2
1. Group decision making, however, does not necessarily fully guard against arbitrariness and anarchy, for individual capriciousness can get substituted by collusion of group members.
2. Nature itself is an intricate system of checks and balances, meant to preserve the delicate balance between various environmental factors that affect our ecology.
3. In institutions also, there is a need to have in place a system of checks and balances which inhibits the concentration of power in the hands of only some individuals.
4. When human interventions alter this delicate balance, the outcomes have been to be disastrous.
Question 2 Explanation: 
Here, 24 is a mandatory pair, as the pronoun ‘this’ delicate balance in 4 refers to nature’s delicate balance in 2.
The ‘also’ in 3 guides us towards the analogy between institutions and nature, both requiring a system of checks and balances.
And 1 ends by stating that group decision-making is not necessarily the answer because groups can also function like individuals.
The ‘also’ in 3 disqualifies it as a contender for the introductory sentence.
Though 3 can also follow 2 smoothly, 4 at the end is then totally out of place.
Hence, option D is the right choice.
Question 3
(1) He was bone—weary and soul-weary, and found himself muttering, ‘’either I can’t manage this place, or it’ s unmanageable’’.
(2) To his horror, he realized that he had become the victim of an amorphous, unwitting unconscious conspiracy to immerse him in routine work that had no significance.
(3) It was one of those nights in the office when the office clock was moving towards four in the morning and Bennie was still not through with the incredible mass of paper stacked before him.
(4) He reached for his calendar and ran his eyes down each hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour, to see where his time had gone that day, the day before, the month before
Question 3 Explanation: 
Sentence 3 makes a good introductory sentence,
as it introduces Bennis and his predicament.
Statements 1, 2 and 4 all use pronouns, he, his, him, himself, all referring to Bennis.
Hence, option B is the right choice.
Question 4
(1) With that, I swallowed the shampoo, and obtained the most realistic results almost on the spot.
(2) The man shuffled away into the back regions to make up prescription, and after a moment I got through on the shop—telephone to the consulate, intimating my location.
(3) Then, while the pharmacist was wrapping up a six-ounce bottle of the mixture, I groaned and inquired whether he could give me something for acute gastric cramp.
(4) I intended to stage a sharp gastric attack, and entering an old-fashioned pharmacy, I asked for a popular shampoo mixture, consisting of olive oil and flaked soap.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Sentence 4 introduces the intention of the person 'to stage a gastric attack' and the rest explain the sequence of the event. Sentence 3, 'then' feigns gastric attack and asks for some medicine, in sentence 2, he uses the shop-telephone to inform the Consulate of his location and in sentence A, 'with that', swallows the shampoo to induce actual gastric attack. Hence, option A is the right choice.
Question 5
(1) Since then, intelligence tests have been mostly used to separate dull children in school from average or bright children, so that special education can be provided to the dull.
(2) In other words, intelligence tests gives us a norm for each age.
(3)Intelligence is expressed as intelligence quotient, and tests developed to indicate what an average child of a certain age can do…What a five-year-old can answer, but a four-year-old cannot, for instance.
(4) Benet developed the first set of such tests in the early 1990s to find out which children in school needed special attention.
(5) Intelligence can be measured by tests.
Question 5 Explanation: 
Here, 54 is a mandatory pair. Statement 5 introduces the given para-jumble and statement 4 provides details for the first intelligence test. ‘41’ is the next mandatory pair as 'in the early 1990s' in 4 chronologically links with 'since then' in 1 (chronological reference). 32 also emerges as a closely linked pair. Hence, option C is the right choice.
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