Monday, 24 October 2016

Elitmus Previous Years Question paper Paragraph Jumbles 1

Elitmus Previous Years Question paper Paragraph Jumbles

Set 1

Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D in a proper sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.
1.A.He was carrying his jacket and walked with his head thrown back.
B.As Anette neared the lamp, she saw a figure walking slowly.
C.For a while Michael walked on and she followed 20 paces behind.
D.With a mixture of terror and triumph of recognition, she slackened her pace.
(a) ABCD(b) BADC(c) BCDA(d) ACBD
2.A.However, the real challenge today is in unlearning which is much harder.
B.But the new world of business behaves differently from the world in which we grew up.
C.Learning is important for both people and organization.
D.Each of us has ‘mental model that we’ve used over the years to make sense.
(a) CADB(b) BDAC(c) CDAB(d) ACBD
3.A.There was nothing quite like a heavy downpour of rain to make life worthwhile.
B.We reached the field, soaked to the skin, and surrounded it.
C.The wet as far as he was concerned was ideal.
D.There, sure enough, stood Claudius, looking like a debauched Roman emperor under a shower.
(a) DCBA(b) BDAC(c) BADC(d) BACD
4.A.Alex had never been happy with his Indian origins.
B.He set about rectifying this grave injustice by making his house in his own image of a country manor
C.Fate had been unfair to him; if he had his wish, he would have been a court or an Earl on some English estate, or a medieval monarch in a chateau in France.
D.This illusion of misplaced grandeur, his wife felt, would be Alex undoing.
(a) ACDB(b) ABDC(c) ACBD(d) CABD
5.A.The influence is reflected the most in beaded evening wear.
B.Increasingly the influence of India’s colour and cuts can be seen on western styles.
C.And even as Nehre Jackets and Jodhpur’s remain staples of the fashion world, designers such as Armani and Mc Fadden have turned to the sleek silhouette of the churidar this year.
D.Indian hot pink, paprika and saffron continue to be popular colors, year in and year out.
(a) BADC(b) ABCD(c) BCAD(d) DABC
6.A.Such a national policy will surely divide and never unite the people.
B.In fact, it suits the purpose of the politicians; they can drag the people into submission by appealing to them in the name of religion.
C.In order to inculcate the unquestioning belief they condemn the other states, which do not follow their religion.
D.The emergence of the theocratic states where all types of crimes are committed in the name of religion, has revived the religion of the Middle Ages.
(a) ABCD(b) DBCA(c) DBAC(d) CDAB
7.A.His left-hand concealed a blackjack, his right-hand groped for the torch in his pocket.
B.The meeting was scheduled for 9 O’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
8.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 room– it was his irrevocable protest against an insensible and insensitive situation
(a) ACBD(b) BDAC(c) BCAD(d) ABCD
9.A.The establishment of the Third Reich influenced events in American history by starting a chain of events which culminated in war between Germany and the United States.
B.The Neutrality Acts of 1935 and 1936 prohibited trade with an belligerents or loans to them.
C.While speaking out against Hitler’s atrocities, the American people generally favored isolationist policies and neutrality.
D.The complete destruction of democracy, the persecution of jews, the war on religion, the cruelty and barbarism of the allies, caused great indignation in this country and brought on fear of another World War.
(a) ABCD(b) CBDA(c) CDBA(d) ADCB
10A.An essay which appeals chiefly to the intellect is Francis Bacon’s Of Studies.
B.His careful tripartite division of studies expressed succinctly in aphoristic prose demands the complete attention of the mind of the reader.
C.He considers studies as they should be; for pleasure, for self-improvement, for business.
D.He considers the evils of excess study: laziness, affectation, and preciosity.
(a) DBCA(b) ABCD(c) CDBA(d) ACBD
Answers
01.B02.A
03.B04.C
05.A06.B
07.A08.A
09.D10.B

Set 2

Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D in a proper sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.
1.A.It begins with an ordinary fever and a moderate cough.
B.India could be under attack from a class of germs that cause what are called  typical pneumonias.
C.Slowly a sore throat progresses to bronchitis and then pneumonia and respiratory complications.
D.It appears like the ordinary flu but baffled doctors find that the usual drugs don’t work.
(a) ABCD(b) BDAC(c) ADCB(d) BCDA
2.A.Chemists mostly don’t stock it: only a few government hospitals do but in limited quantities.
B.Delhi’s building boom is creating a bizarre problem: snakes are increasingly biting people as they emerge from their distributed underground homes.
C.There isn’t enough anti-snake serum largely because there is no centralized agency that distributes the product.
D.If things don’t improve more people could face paralysis and even death.
(a) BCAD(b) DBCA(c) ABCD(d) CABD
3.A.But the last decade has witnessed greater voting and political participation by various privileged sections .
B.If one goes by the earlier record of mid-term elections, it is likely that the turnout in 1998 will drop by anything between four and six percentage points over the already low polling of 58 percent in 1996.
C.If this trend offsets the mid-term poll fatigue, the fall may not be so steep.
D.Notwithstanding a good deal of speculation on this issue it is still not clear as to who benefits from a lower turnout.
(a) BACD(b) ABCD(c) DBAC(d) DCBA
4.A.After several routine elections, there comes a ‘critical’ election which redefines the basic pattern of political loyalties redraws political geography and opens up political space.
B.In psychological jargon, they call it realignment.
C.Rather since 1989 there have been a series of semi-critical elections.
D.On a strict definition none of the recent Indian elections qualifies as a critical election.
(a) ABCD(b) ABDC(c) DBAC(d) DCBA
5.A.Trivial pursuits marketed by the Congress is a game imported from Italy.
B.The idea is to create an imaginary savior in times of crisis so that the party doesn’t fall flat on its collective face.
C.Closest contenders are Mani Shankar Aiyar who still hears His Master’s Voice and V. George who is frustrated by the fact that his political future remains Sonia and yet so far.
D.The current champion is Arjun for whom all roads lead to Rome or in this case 10 Janpath.
(a) ABDC(b) ABCD(c) DCBA(d) CDBA
6.A.Good advertising can make people buy your products even if it sucks.
B.A dollar spent on brain-washing is more cost-effective than a dollar spent on product improvement.
C.That’s important because it takes pressure off you to make good products.
D.Obviously, there is a minimum quality that every product has to achieve, it should be able to withstand the shipping process without becoming unrecognizable.
(a) BACD(b) ACBD(c) ADCB(d) BCDA
7.A.Almost a century ago, when the father of the modern automobile industry, Henry Ford, sold the first model T car he decided that only the best would do for his customers.
B.Today, it is committed to delivering the finest quality with over six million vehicles a year in over 200 countries across the world.
C.And for over ninety years this philosophy had endured in the Ford Motor Company.
D.Thus, a vehicle is ready for the customer only if it passed the Ford ‘Zero Defect Programme’.
(a) ABCD(b) ACDB(c) ACBD(d) CDAB
8.A.But clearly, the government still has the final say.
B.In the past few years, the Reserve Bank of India might have wrested considerable powers from the government when it comes to monetary policy.
C.The RBI’s announcements on certain issues become effective only after the government notifies them.
D.Isn’t it time the government vested the RBI with powers to sanction such changes, leaving their ratification for later?
(a) ACDB(b) ACBD(c) BACD(d) DACB
9.A.I sat there frowning at the checkered table cloth, chewing the bitter cud of insight.
B.That wintry afternoon in Manhattan, waiting in the little French restaurant, I was feeling frustrated and depressed.
C.Even the prospect of seeing a dear friend failed to cheer me as it usually did.
D.Because of certain miscalculations on my part, a project of considerable importance in my life had fallen through.
(a) ADBC(b) BCDA(c) BDCA(d) ABCD
10A.Perhaps the best known is the Bay Area Writing Project founded by James Gray in 1974.
B.The decline in writing skills can be stopped.
C.Today’s back-to-basics movement has already forced some schools to place renewed emphasis on the three rupees.
D.Although the inability of some teachers to teach writing successfully remains a big stumbling block, a number of programmes have been developed to attack this problem.
(a) BCDA(b) ADCB(c) ACBD(d) CABD
Answers
01.B02.A
03.A04.A
05.A06.B
07.C08.C
09.C10.A

Set 3

Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D in a proper sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.
1.A.Where there is division, there must be conflict not only division between man and women but also division on the basis of race, religion and language.
B.We said the present condition of racial divisions, linguistic divisions has brought out so many wars.
C.Also, we went into the question as to why do this conflict between men and women exist.
D.May we continue with what we were discussing last evening?
(a) ABCD(b) DBCA(c) BCAD(d) BDAC
2.A.No other document gives us so intimate a sense of the tone and temper of the first generation poets.
B.Part of the interest of the journal is course historical.
C.And the clues to Wordsworth’s creative processes which the journal are of decisive significance.
D.No even in their own letters do Wordsworth and Coleridge stand so present before us then they do through the references in the journal.
(a) BACD(b) BDAC(c) CBAD(d) DABC
3.A.These high plans died, slowly but definitely, and were replaced by the dream of a huge work on philosophy.
B.In doing whatever little he could of the new plan, the poet managed to write speculations of theology, and political theory.
C.The poet’s huge ambitions included writing a philosophic epic on the origin of evil.
D.However, not much was done in this regard either with only fragments being written.
(a) ABCD(b) CBAD(c) CDAB(d) CADB
4.A.We can never leave off wondering how that which has ever been should cease to be.
B.As we advance in life, we acquire a keener sense of the value of time.
C.Nothing else, indeed, seems to be of any consequence; and we become misers in this sense.
D.We try arrest its few last tottering steps, and to make it linger on the brink of the grave.
(a) ACDB(b) BCDA(c) BDCA(d) ABCD
5.A.There is no complete knowledge about anything.
B.Our thinking is the outcome of knowledge, and knowledge is always limited.
C.Knowledge always goes hand in hand with ignorance.
D.Therefore, out thinking which is born out of knowledge, is always limited under all circumstances.
(a) BCAD(b) BCDA(c) DABC(d) CBDA
6.A.there was the hope that in another existence a greater happiness would reward one.
B.previous existence, and the effort to do better would be less difficult too when.
C.it would be less difficult to bear the evils of one’s own life if.
D.one could thing that they were but the necessary outcome of one’s errors in a.
(a) CABD(b) BDCA(c) BADC(d) CDBA
7.A.he can only renew himself if his soul.
B.he renews himself and.
C.the writer can only be fertile if.
D.is constantly enriched by fresh experience.
(a) CBAD(b) CADB(c) BDCA(d) BACD
8.A.To have settled one’s affairs is a very good preparation to leading the rest of one’s life without concern for the future.
B.When I have finished this book I shall know where I stand.
C.One does not die immediately after one has made one’s will; one makes one’s will as a precaution.
D.I can afford then to do what I choose with the years that remain to me.
(a) DBAC(b) CABD(c) BDAC(d) CBDA
9.A.It is said that India has always been in a hurry to conform to the western thought especially the American.
B.Even the smaller countries have the guts to take a firm contrarian stand if they feel the policies happen to compromise their country’s interest.
C.Its one thing to sprout theories on liberalization, and entirely another to barter the interests of the nation in its name.
D.In this case too, while a large number of countries are yet to ratify the GATT, India has not only ratified the treaty, but is also preparing to amend the Parents Act.
(a) CABD(b) DCAB(c) CBDA(d) BDCA
10.A.During one exhibition, however, some air became mixed with the hydrogen, and in the words of the shaken performer:”The explosion was so dreadful that I imagined all my teeth had been blown out!”
B.An entertainer would finished his acts by blowing the hydrogen he had inhaled towards a lighted candle; as the hydrogen caught fire, flames would shoot menacingly from his lips.
C.A paper bag filled with hydrogen amazed guests by zooming off into space.
D.When people learned about its unique lighter-than-air property, they began to use it in all sorts of parlor stunts.
(a) DCBA(b) DBAC(c) CABD(d) ACBD
Answers
01.B02.A
03.D04.B
05.D06.D
07.A08.B
09.C10.A

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