English Daily Question : Dated 10 May 2018

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Number of Question – 10                                               Timing – 10 Min

 

 

Para Jumble

Directions for Questions 1 to 10: 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.

1.

A. To much of the Labour movement, it symbolizes the brutality of the upper classes.

B. And to everybody watching, the current mess over foxhunting symbolizes the government‘s weakness.

C. To foxhunting‘s supporters, Labour‘s 1991 manifesto commitment to ban it symbolizes the party‘s metropolitan roots and hostility to the countryside.

D. Small issues sometimes have large symbolic power.

E. To those who enjoy thundering across the countryside in red coats after foxes, foxhunting symbolizes the ancient roots of rural lives.

a) DEACB

b) ECDBA

c) CEADB

d) DBAEC

e) None

 

2.

A. In the case of King Merolchazzar‘s courtship of the Princess of the Outer Isles, there occurs a regrettable hitch.

B. She acknowledges the gifts, but no word of a meeting date follows.

C. The monarch, hearing good reports of a neighbouring princess, dispatches messengers with gifts to her court, beseeching an interview.

D. The princess names a date, and a formal meeting takes place; after that everything buzzes along pretty smoothly.

E. Royal love affairs in olden days were conducted on the correspondence method.

a) ACBDE

b) ABCDE

c) ECDAB

d) ECBAD

e) None

 

3.

A. Who can trace to its first beginnings the love of Damon for Pythias, of David for Jonathan, of Swan for Edgar?

B. Similarly with men.

C. There is about great friendships between man and man a certain inevitability that can only be compared with the ageold association of ham and eggs.

D. One simply feels that it is one of the things that must be so.

E. No one can say what was the mutual magnetism that brought the deathless partnership of these wholesome and palatable foodstuffs about.

a) ACBED

b) CEDBA

c) ACEBD

d) CEABD

e) None

 

4.

A. Events intervened, and in the late 1930s and 1940s, Germany suffered from ―over-branding‖.

B. The British used to be fascinated by the home of Romanticism.

C. But reunification and the federal government‘s move to Berlin have prompted Germany to think again about its image.

D. The first foreign package holiday was a tour of Germany organized by Thomas Cook in 1855.

E. Since then, Germany has been understandably nervous about promoting itself abroad.

a) ACEBD

b) DECAB

c) BDAEC

d) DBAEC

e) None

 

5.

A. The wall does not simply divide Israel from a putative Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders.

B chilling omission from the road map is the gigantic ‗separation wall‘ now being built in the West Bank by Israel.

C. It is surrounded by trenches, electric wire and moats; there are watchtowers at regular intervals.

D. It actually takes in new tracts of Palestinian land, sometimes five or six kilometres at a stretch.

E. Almost a decade after the end of South African apartheid, this ghastly racist wall is going up with scarcely a peep from Israel‘s American allies who are going to pay for most of it.

a) EBCAD

b) BADCE

c) AEDCB

d) ECADB

e) None

 

6.

A. Luckily the tide of battle moved elsewhere after the American victory at Midway and an Australian victory over Japan at Milne Bay.

B. It could have been no more than a delaying tactic.

C. The Australian military, knowing the position was hopeless, planned to fall back to the south-east in the hope of defending the main cities.

D. They had captured most of the Soloman Islands and much of New Guinea, and seemed poised for an invasion.

E. Not many people outside Australia realize how close the Japanese got.

a) EDCBA

b) ECDAB

c) ADCBE

d) CDBAE

e) None

 

7.

A. Call it the third wave sweeping the Indian media.

B. Now, they are starring in a new role, as suave dealmakers who are in a hurry to strike alliances and agreements.

C. Look around and you will find a host of deals that have been inked or are ready to be finalized.

D. Then the media barons wrested back control from their editors, and turned marketing warriors with the brand as their missile.

E. The first came with those magnificent men in their mahogany chambers who took on the world with their mighty fountain pens.

a) ACBED

b) CEBDA

c) CAEBD

d) AEDBC

e) None

 

8.

A. The celebrations of economic recovery in Washington may be as premature as that A. ―Mission Accomplished‖ banner hung on the USS Abraham Lincoln to hail the end of the Iraq war.

B. Meanwhile, in the real world, the struggles of families and communities continue unabated.

C. Washington responded to the favorable turn in economic news with enthusiasm.

D. The celebrations and high-fives up and down Pennsylvania Avenue are not to be found beyond the Beltway.

E. When the third quarter GDP showed growth of 7.2% and the monthly unemployment rate dipped to 6%, euphoria gripped the US capital.

a) ACEDB

b) CEDAB

c) ECABD

d) ECBDA

e) None

 

9.

A. Four days later, Oracle announced its own bid for PeopleSoft, and invited the firm‘s board to a discussion.

B. Furious that his own plans had been endangered, PeopleSoft‘s boss, Craig Conway, called Oracle‘s offer ―diabolical‖, and its boss, Larry Ellison, a ―sociopath‖.

C. In early June, PeopleSoft said that it would buy J.D. Edwards, a smaller rival.

D. Moreover, said Mr. Conway, ―he could imagine no price nor combination of price and other conditions to recommend accepting the offer.‖

E. On June 12th, PeopleSoft turned Oracle down.

a) CABDE

b) CADBE

c) CEDAB

d) CAEBD

e) None

 

10.

A. A few months ago I went to Princeton University to see what the young people who are going to be running our country in a few decades are like.

B. I would go to sleep in my hotel room around midnight each night, and when I awoke, my mailbox would be full of replies—sent at 1:15 a.m., 2:59 a.m., 3:23 a.m.

C. One senior told me that she went to bed around two and woke up each morning at seven; she could afford that much rest because she had learned to supplement her full day of work by studying in her sleep.

D. Faculty members gave me the names of a few dozen articulate students, and I sent them e-mails, inviting them out to lunch or dinner in small groups.

E. As she was falling asleep she would recite a math problem or a paper topic to herself; she would then sometimes dream about it, and when she woke up, the problem might be solved.

a) DABCE

b) DACEB

c) ADBCE

d) AECBD

e) None