Monday, 24 October 2016

Elitmus Previous Years Question paper Paragraph Jumbles 2

Elitmus Previous Years Question paper Paragraph Jumbles 2

Set 4

Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D in a proper sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.
1.A.We lived in a succession of small towns in the south, never remaining at the same address for more than two years.
B.In my case, I think it was a combination of family circumstances and physical peculiarities.
C.I have often been asked what attracts someone to mycology, the study of  biology.
D.My father, a federal accountant, was exceptionally peripatetic.
(a) CBDA(b) CADB(c) CBAD(d) DABC
2.A.Group decision making, however, does not necessarily fully guard against arbitrariness and anarchy, for individual capriciousness can get substituted by collusion of group members.
B.Nature itself is an intricate system of checks and balances, meant to preserve the delicate balance between various environmental factors that affect our ecology.
C.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.
D.When human interventions alter this delicate balance, the outcomes have been seen to be disastrous.
(a) CDAB(b) BCAD(c) CABD(d) BDCA
3.A.He was bone –weary and soul-weary, and found himself muttering, “either I can’t manage this place, or it’s unmanageable”.
B.To his horror, he realized that he had become the victim of an amorphous, unwitting, unconscious conspiracy to immerse him in routing work that had no significance.
C.It was one of those nights in the office when the office clock was moving towards four in the morning and the Bennie was still not through with the incredible mass of paper stacked before him.
D.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.
(a) ABCD(b) CADB(c) BDCA(d) DCBA
4.A.With that, I swallowed the shampoo, and obtained the most realistic results almost on the spot.
B.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.
C.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.
D.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.
(a) DCBA(b) DACB(c) BDAC(d) BCDA
5.A.The likelihood of an accident is determined by how carefully the motorist drives and how carefully the pedestrian crosses the street.
B.An accident involving a motorist and a pedestrian is such a case.
C.Each must decide how much care to exercise without knowing how careful the other is.
D.The simplest strategic problem arises when two individuals interact with each other, and each must decide what to do without knowing what the other is doing.
(a) ABCD(b) ADCB(c) DBCA(d) DBAC
6.A.The situation 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’.
B.So actual risk to outsiders, though no doubt higher than our societies, is calculable.
C.Probably the only uncontrolled applications of force are those of social superiors to social inferior and even here there are probably some rules.
D.However, binding the obligation to kill members of feuding families engaged in mutual massacre will be genuinely appalled if by some mischance a bystander or outsider is killed.
(a) DABC(b) ACDB(c) CBAD(d) DBAC
7.A.In emission trading, the government fixes the total amount of pollution that is acceptable to maintain a desired level of air quality.
B.Economists argue this approach makes air pollution control more cost-effective than the current practice of fixing air pollution standards and expecting all companies to pollute below these standards.
C.USA uses emission trading to control air pollution.
D.It then distributes emission permits to all companies in the region, which add up to the overall acceptable level of emission.
(a) BADC(b) ACDB(c) CBAD(d) DBAC
8.A.The individual companies vary in size, from the corner grocery to the industrial giant.
B.Policies and management methods within firms range from formal, well-planned organization and controls to slipshod day-to-day operations.
C.Various industries offer a wide array of products or services through millions of firms largely independent of each other.
D.Variation in the form of ownership contributes to diversity in capital investment, volume of business, and financial structure.
(a) DBCA(b) CADB(c) BADC(d) ADCB
9.A.All levels of demand, whether individual, aggregate, local, national, or international are subject to change.
B.At the same time science and technology add new dimensions to products, their uses, and the methods used to market them.
C.Aggregate demand fluctuates with changes in the level of business activity, GNP and national income.
D.The demand of individual tends to vary with changing needs are rising income.
(a) CBDA(b) DCAB(c) BCAD(d) ADCB
10A.Secret persons shall strike with weapons, fire or poison.
B.Clans mutually supporting each other shall be made to strike at the weak points.
C.He shall destroy their caravans, herds, forests and troop reinforcements.
D.The conqueror shall cause enemy kingdom to be destroy by neighboring kings, jungle tribes, pretenders or unjustly treated princes.
(a) DCBA(b) ABCD(c) BDCA(d) ADCB

Set 5

Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D in a proper sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.
1.A.In those countries where the ideals of liberty and equality have received the greatest devotion, and particularly in America, the political constitution has been framed with the precise object of making impossible too great a concentration of power.
B.A philosophy that emphasizes the likeness of all men will be averse from recognizing those exceptional qualities in any individual which place him so clearly above his fellows that he may justly claim to lead and influence them.
C.A different though related strand of thought is equalitarian.
D.Further, when circumstances make it necessary for a particular individual to display qualities of leadership in a very high degree, his position is under constant and bitter attack on the score of dictatorship, and it is necessary for him to conceal his qualities, consciously, behind a facade of ‘ordinariness’.
(a) CBAD(b) CABD(c) CDAB(d) DCAB
2.A.It has removed many of the material obstacles to the pursuit of the good life from the majority of mankind in those countries at a high level of technical development.
B.But it has exposed us to new dangers, not the obvious dangers of new weapons of destruction, but the much more serious ones of a purely materialist view of life.
C.The growth of science and technology has conferred obvious and immense benefits upon the community.
D.It has also, as we too often forget, made possible new and daring adventures of the mind.
(a) CADB(b) ABDC(c) ACBD(d) CDBA
3.A.There are manifest dangers in the persuasive aspect of leadership.
B.It is alarming, for example, to reflect how great a part the power to speak well has acquired in an age of broadcasting.
C.It is quite possible for men to feel that they are freely giving their allegiance to a leader, when actually they are simply slaves of his techniques of propaganda.
D.At its lowest, the technique of persuasion may involve all those devices of suggestion and propaganda which are so freely available to the unscrupulous in a scientific age.
(a) ABDC(b) ACBD(c) CDBA(d) ADBC
4.A.The leader should possess high intelligence.
B.The reasons for this frequent neglect of intelligence as a prerequisite of leadership are complex.
C.It is certainly true to say that this is more commonly underrated than any other aspect of leadership.
D.There is first, a very general misunderstanding of such a phrase as ‘of very high intelligence.’
(a) ABCD(b) ACBD(c) DABC(d) DBAC
5.A.When a man is his son’s hero, it’s about the best thing that God gave us on this planet.
B.I can see it now with my son Anthony, who’s been traveling with me and documenting my work.
C.I was doing a lecture recently.
D.And he was out in the audience with a camera, and I caught his face, that twinkles for a second, where his eyes said to me, that’s my dad.
(a) ABCD(b) ACBD(c) BACD(d) CBAD
6.A.On the one hand, I want very much for someone else to clean our house, as neither I nor my husband, Ed, has shown any aptitude for it.
B.No one but me, for instance, should have to clean up the dental floss heaped like spaghetti near the wastebasket where I toss it each night, never catching on that floss is not something that can be thrown with a high degree of accuracy.
C.On the other hand, I’d feel guilt inflicting such distasteful drudgery on another human being.
D.Have always wanted and not wanted a cleaning person.
(a) DACB(b) CBAD(c) CABD(d) ABDC
7.A.“To play great music, ” he said, “you must keep your eyes on a distant star.”
B.Eleven years old, I was taking a violin lesson with Georges Enesco, my teacher, in his Paris studio.
C.At the time, I took this to mean, simply, “Give your very best to every piece.”
D.A deep-chested, powerful man with a rugged, gentle face, Enesco looked at me across the violin he held under his chin, and shook his bow.
(a) BACD(b) BDAC(c) DACB(d) DABC
8.A.I felt the truth of it when I visited Rock-feller Institute.
B.They were as dedicated as monks in a 14th century monastery, yet their lives were being fulfilled because their eyes were on the star.
C.Here a scientist worked with quite absorption developing antibiotics; there, another investigated a possible cure for tuberculosis; a third studied the effects of too much sugar in the blood.
D.You don’t have to be a musician to benefit from my teacher’s wisdom.
(a) CBAD(b) ACDB(c) DACB(d) DABC
9.A.They learned that if they brought the kid in, they could get another $5.
B.The first time I went onstage with my father, I was five years old, and we were at a hotel in New York.
C.My mother was being paid $5 as his pianist, and he got  $15 to perform comedy and sing.
D.I sang, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”
(a) DCBA(b) ADBC(c) BCAD(d) BADC
10A.I did everything- conducting the orchestra, monologue, mime, audience participation, playing instruments, dancing, singing, production numbers, incredible bits and pieces and wild physicality.
B.My mum and dad came back to the dressing room, and I said, “How was it, Dad?”
C.Whew! I did a show in Vegas Years later , in 1980, the best two hours and 20 minutes I ever had onstage.
D.He said, “It wasn’t bad for an amateur.”
(a) DBAC(b) BCDA(c) CABD(d) BDCA

Set 6

Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D in a proper sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.
1.A.Add other relevant statistics, such as the number of cold calls made versus the number of resulting sales. Discuss any challenges that hindered sales for the week, such as rainy weather keeping your staff from selling outdoor equipment.
B.Give the week’s sales numbers, then compare them. After giving the week’s biggest accomplishment, break down the sales numbers for the week. This could be broken down by product or salesperson or whatever makes sense for the product or service you are selling.
Then, include a summary of how this week’s numbers compare to this time last year, to last week’s numbers or how much closer you are to your quarterly sales goal.
C.Start the sales report with the date. Include the dates, the report covers, the specific department and other pertinent information, such as the sales region covered or specific product.
D.Lead with the main accomplishment or most significant number of the week. e.g. if you exceeded sales goals for the week, start with a sentence describing how much you exceeded the goals. If you increased sales 10% over the previous week, share that information.
(a) ADBC(b) CADB(c) DCBA(d) ADCB
2.A.After you fill the online form, you will be taken to page where you will be given the options to make payment. You can make a payment of Rs. 470 using your credit card, prepaid card and net banking. After payment confirmation, you will be taken to a page where you will have to fill in authentication details.
B.In case, you fail the authentication questions do not worry, you will have to send the hard copy of the application for CIBIL score generated online with the CIBIL transacation ID along with the hard copy of your Id and address proof to CIBIL. CIBIL on verification will send you the hard copy of the CIBIL credit report to your  address mentioned indicated in the address proof.
C.The first step in the process of getting your personalised credit score is to fill an online form that you can find on CIBIL site. You have to mention details like name, date of birth, address, phone number, income, identity proof and address and also loans taken by you in the past.
D.To authenticate your identity you will have to answer a minimum of three questions of the five questions asked. The questions will be based on your credit history like credit cards held and and loans being serviced in your name. After a successful authentication your personalized credit score will be e-mailed to you on the same day by CIBIL.
(a) CABD(b) ACBD(c) ACDB(d) CADB
3.A.It is, however desirable that you hold securities in demat form as physical securities carry the risk of being fake, forged or stolen.
B.Just as you have to open an account with a bank if you want to save your money, make cheque payments, etc. Now-a-days, you need to open a demat account if you want to buy or sell stocks.
C.Demat refers to a dematerialised account. Though the company is under obligation to offer the securities in both physical and demat mode, you have the choice to receive the securities in either mode.
D.If you wish to have securities in demat mode, you need to indicate the name of the depository and also of the depository participant with whom you have depository account in your application.
(a) BCDA(b) CDBA(c) ABCD(d) ADCB
4.A.The next list you will need to make outlines your business’s opportunities and threats. Think of both as external to your business-factors that you can’t control but can try to predict. Opportunities can include new markets, new products and trends that favour your business. Threats include competition and advances in technology that put you at a disadvantage.
B.Think of your company as if it was a person with its own unique personality and identity. With that in mind, create separate lists that identify your business’s strengths, weaknesses and goals. Put everything down and create big lists. Don’t edit or reject anything.
C.Get down to the details that are concrete and measurable. Your marketing strategy should become a plan that included monthly review, tracking and measurement, sales forecasts, expense budgets and non-monetary metrics for tracking progress. These can include leads, presentations, phone calls, links, blog posts, page views, conversion rates, proposals and trips, among others.
D.Now it’s time to pull your lists together. Look for the intersection of your unique identity and your target market. In terms of your business offerings, what could be your drop off the list because it’s not strategic, Then, think about dropping those who aren’t in your target market.
(a) BACD(b) BCAD(c) BADC(d) BCDA
5.A.Sudoku conditions the mind to looking for answers that may not be immediately visible. The numbers within the box can only tell so much. The numbers within the box can only tell so much, but being able to visualise numbers which are not in the box will go a long way.
B.And that certainly helps in practically every area of life, being able to keep one’s goal in focus instead of flustered by details.
C.In certain IQ tests, such people are classified as Visual Mathematicians- the ones who are able to see the big picture.
D.“Think outside the box” may just be the best advice to solving sudoku, even if it sounds a tad paradoxical.
(a) DACB(b) BACD(c) ABCD(d) CABD
6.A.Core competencies are the collective learning in the organisation.
B.especially how to co-ordinate diverse production skills and integrate multiple streams of technologies…
C.core competence is communication, involvement and a deep commitment to working across organisational boundaries… core competence does not diminish with use.
D.Unlike physical assets, which do deteriorate over time, competencies are enhanced as they are applied and shared.
(a) DABC(b) ABCD(c) CABD(d) ACBD
7.A.Comparisons between Vergil and his great Greek prototype, Homer, are inevitable, although academic, admirers of the Latin Poet find them odious, arguing that Homer composed for an audience which knew only the epic on the grand scale and that his poetry was meant to be heard, not read.
B.Nevertheless it can hardly be disputed that poetic merits of the Aeneid are far below those of Iliad, lacking the unity of purpose and integrity of construction of the earlier work as well as its truth and simplicity.
C.It is also true that Homer’s society was relatively uncomplicated, with a nobility not unlike the barons of England’s feudal ages, whereas Vergil’s civilization was complex and he wrote for scholarly and thoroughly educated readers.
D.Perhaps a model, however masterly, can never quite capture the spontaneous freshness of a glorious original.
(a) DCBA(b) ACBD(c) CABD(d) ABCD
8.A.When the Meccans challenged Mohammed to perform a miracle as proof of his Divine mission, he appealed, boldly and confidently, to the book which was taking shape under his supervision.
B.It was indeed a miracle, the miracle of miracles, this book that had come down from heaven..
C.So wonderful a work(he maintained), written in such superlatively beautiful language and expressing the most profound and majestic of religious truths, could surely not have been written by mere man, most certainly not by such an unlettered man as he was himself.
D.The book in question was Koran, as we generally call it, although a more correct rendering is Quran, which is an Arabic word meaning reading, lecture, or recitation or perhaps which ought to be read.
(a) ACBD(b) BACD(c) ABCD(d) CDBA
9.A.Fortunately, the lack of details available about the life of Shakespeare does not apply to Dante, who is revealed to us as the hero of one of the strangest and most beautiful love stories in the world.
B.If a limit may be set to the period of medieval literature, Dante’s Divine Comedy may be said to have brought it to an end in glorious climax.
C.Of all the great figures, who embellish the pageant of literature, Dante shares an equal place with the Shakespeare.
D.Here all the greatest and best in thought and work that flowered in the millenium between the fall of Roman Empire and the close of the thirteenth century, is given a new vitality and endowed with poetic passion.
(a) ACDB(b) DBAC(c) BDCA(d) CDBA
10A.There were numerous religious shrines at home and abroad that attracted the pilgrims hosts, but in England, by far the most popular was Canterbury, where in the great cathedral stood the magnificent tomb of Thomas Beckett- St. Thomas of Canterbury- hard by the spot where in 1170 he had been brutally slain by four of King Henry’s knights.
B.On an April morning, many centuries ago, a band of pilgrims set out from the Tabard inn in Southwark to go to Canterbury.
C.We should not suppose that the fact that they were pilgrims means that they were specially devout.
D.Pilgrimages in the Middle Ages- and the year in question is somewhere in the thirteen-eighties- were a most welcome break in the monotonous round of daily existence, an occasion of seeing the sight and meeting fresh people and exchanging  gossip and tales of high life, and of low.
(a) DBAC(b) ACDB(c) BADC(d) BCDA
01.B02. D
03. A04. C
05. A06. B
07. B08. A
09. C10. D

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