Verbal -Logical Reasoning_Para Jumbles27/06/2015
  • These tests are a check for your learning and are meant to serve as tools for assessment.
  • 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.'

Question 1:

1. Branded disposable diapers are available at many supermarkets and drug stores.
2. If one supermarket sets a higher price for a diaper, customers may buy that brand elsewhere.
3. By contrast, the demand for private-label products may be less price sensitive since it is available only at a corresponding supermarket chain.
4. So, the demand for branded diapers at any particular store may be quite price sensitive.
5. For instance, only SavOn Drug stores sell SavOn Drugs diapers.
6. Then, stores should set a higher incremental margin percentage for private-label diapers.

 

A]   123456     B]  123546     C]    142356     D] 154236

 

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Question 2:

1. Having a strategy is a matter of discipline.
2. It involves the configuration of a tailored value chain that enables a company to offer unique value.
3. It requires a strong focus on profitability and a willingness to make tough trade offs in choosing what not to do.
4. Strategy goes far beyond the pursuit of best practices.
5. A company must stay the course even during times of upheaval while constantly improving and extending its distinctive positioning.
6. When a company's activities fit together as a self-reinforcing system, any competitor wishing to imitate a strategy must replicate the whole system.

 

A]   123456     B] 135426     C]  142356     D] 154236

 

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Question 3:

1. As officials their vision of a country shouldn't run too far beyond that of the local people with whom they have to deal.
2. Ambassadors have to choose their words.
3. To say what they feel they have to say, they appear to be denying or ignoring part of what they know.
4. So, with ambassadors as with other expatriates in black Africa, there appears at a first meeting a kind of ambivalence.
5. They do a specialized job and it is necessary for them to live ceremonial lives.

 

A]   23541    B]  25413     C]    25143     D] 23451

 

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Question 4:

  1. “This face off will continue for several months given the strong convictions on either side,” says a senior functionary of the high-powered task force on drought.
  2. During the past week-and-half, the Central Government has sought to deny some of the earlier apprehensions over the impact of drought.
  3. The recent revival of the rains had led to the emergence of a line of divide between the two.
  4. The state governments, on the other hand, allege that the Centre is downplaying the crisis only to evade its full responsibility of financial assistance that is required to alleviate the damage.
  5. Shrill alarm about the economic impact of an inadequate monsoon had been sounded by the Centre as well as most of the states, in late July and early August.

 

A]   52341     B]  42135     C]    24315     D] 53241

 

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Question 5:

1. This fact was established in the 1730s by French survey expeditions to Equador near the Equator and Lapland in the Arctic, which found that around the middle of the earth the arc was about a kilometer shorter.
2. One of the unsettled scientific questions in the late 18th century was the exact nature of the shape of the earth.
3. The length of one-degree arc would be less near the equatorial latitudes than at the poles.
4. One way of doing that is to determine the length of the arc along a chosen longitude or meridian at one-degree latitude separation.
5. While it was generally known that the earth was not a sphere but an ‘oblate spheroid’, more curved at the equator and flatter at the poles, the question of ‘how much more’ way yet to be established.

 

A]   25314     B]  25431    C]   54132    D] 52431

 

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Verbal -Logical Reasoning_Para Jumbles27/06/2015
  • These tests are a check for your learning and are meant to serve as tools for assessment.
  • 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.'

Question 1:

A. Experts such as Larry Burns, head of research at GM, reckon that only such a full hearted leap will allow the world to cope with the mass motorization that will one day come to China or India.
B. But once hydrogen is being produced from biomass or extracted from underground coal or made from water, using nuclear or renewable electricity, the way will be open for a huge reduction in carbon emissions from the whole system.
C. In theory, once all the bugs have been stored out, fuel cells should deliver better total fuel economy than any existing engines.
D. That is twice as good as the internal combustion engine, but only five percentage points better than a diesel hybrid.
E. Allowing for the resources needed to extract hydrogen from hydrocarbon, oil, coal or gas, the fuel cell has an efficiency of 30%.

 

A]   CEDBA     B]  CEBDA     C]    AEDBC     D] ACEBD

 

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Question 2:

A. Similarly turning to caste, even though being lower caste is undoubtedly a separate cause of disparity, its impact is all the greater when the lower-caste families also happen to be poor.
B. Belonging to a privileged class can help a woman to overcome many barriers that obstruct women from less thriving classes.
C. It is the interactive presence of these two kinds of deprivation-being low class and being female-that massively impoverishes women from the less privileged classes.
D. A congruence of class deprivation and gender discrimination can blight the lives of poorer women very severely.
E. Gender is certainly a contributor to social inequality, but it does not act independently of class.

 

A]   EABDC     B] EBDCA     C]  DAEBC     D] BECDA

 

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Question 3:

A. This is now orthodoxy to which I subscribe – up to a point.
B. It emerged from the mathematics of chance and statistics.
C. Therefore, the risk is measureable and manageable.
D. The fundamental concept : Prices are not predictable, but the mathematical laws of chance can describe their fluctuations.
E. This is how what business schools now call modern finance was born.

 

A]   ADCBE     B]  EBDCA     C]    ABDCE     D] DCBEA

 

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Question 4:

A. But this does not mean that death was the Egyptians’ only preoccupation.
B. Even papyri come mainly from pyramid temples.
C. Most of our traditional sources of information about the Old Kingdom are monuments of the rich like pyramids and tombs.
D. Houses in which ordinary Egyptians lived have not been preserved, and when most people died they were buried in simple graves.
E. We know infinitely more about the wealthy people of Egypt than we do about the ordinary people, as most monuments were made for the rich.

 

A]   CDBEA     B]  ECDAB     C]    EDCBA     D] DECAB

 

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Question 5:

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 Solomon 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

 

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Verbal -Logical Reasoning_Para Jumbles27/06/2015
  • These tests are a check for your learning and are meant to serve as tools for assessment.
  • 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.

Question 1:

 

1. Good literary magazines have always been good because of their editors.
A. Furthermore to edit by committee, as it were, would prevent any magazine from finding its own identity.
B. The more quirky and idiosyncratic they have been, the better the magazine is, at least as a general rule.
C. But the number of editors one can have for a magazine should also be determined by the number of contributions to it.
D. To have four editors for an issue that contains only seven contributions it is a bit silly to start with.
6. However, in spite of this anomaly, the magazine does acquire merit in its attempt to give a comprehensive view of the Indian literary scene as it is today.

 

A]   ABCD                  B]   BCDA          C]     ABDC           D]   CBAD

   

    

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Question 2:

1. It is the successful story of the Indian expatriate in the US which today hogs much of the media coverage in India.
A. East and West, the twain have met quite comfortably in their person, thank you.
B. Especially in its more recent romancing-the-NRI phase.
C. Seldom does the price of getting there – more like not getting there – or what’s going on behind those sunny smiles get so much media hype.
D. Well-groomed with their perfect Colgate smiles, and hair in place, they appear the picture of confidence which comes from having arrived.
6. The festival of feature films and documentaries made by Americans of Indian descent being screened this fortnight, goes a long way in filling those gaps.

 

A]     ACBD         B]  DABC     C]       BDAC      D]   ABCD 

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Question 3:

1. A market for Indian art has existed ever since the international art scene sprang to life.
A. But interest in architectural conceits is an unanticipated fallout of the festivals of India of the 80s, which were designed to increase exports of Indian crafts.
B. Simultaneously, the Indian elite discarded their synthetic sarees and kitsch plastic furniture and a market came into being.
C. Western dealers, unhappy in a market afflicted by violent price fluctuations and unpredictable profit margins, began to look East, and found cheap antiques with irresistible appeal.
D. The fortunes of the Delhi supremos, the Jew Town dealers in Cochin and myriad others around the country were made.
6. A chain of command was established, from the local contacts to the provincial dealers and up to the big boys, who entertain the Italians and French, cutting deals worth lakhs in warehouse worth crores.

 

A]   ABCD       B]  DCAB      C]  CBAD          D]  CABD 

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Question 4:

 

1. Making people laugh is tricky.
A. At times, the intended humour may simply not come off.
B. Making people laugh while trying to sell them something is a tougher challenge, since the commercial can fall flat on two grounds.
C. There are many advertisements which do not even begin to set the cash till ringing.
D. Again, it is rarely sufficient for an advertiser simply to assume the target audience in order to reap the sales benefit.
6. There are indications that in substituting the hard sell for a more entertaining approach, some agencies have rather thrown out the baby with the bath water.

 

A]  CDBA       B] ABCD       C]  BADC     D]  DCBA 

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Question 5:

1. Picture a termite colony, occupying a tall mud hump on an African plain.
A. Hungry predators often invade the colony and unsettle the balance.
B. The colony flourishes only if the proportion of soldiers to workers remains roughly the same, so that the queen and workers can be protected by the soldiers, and the queen and soldiers can be serviced by the workers.
C. But its fortunes are presently restored, because the immobile queen, walled in well below the ground level, lays eggs not only in large enough numbers, but also in the varying proportions required.
D. The hump is alive with worker termites and soldier termites going about their distinct kinds of business.
6. How can we account for mysterious ability to respond like this to events on the distant 

 

A]   BADC     B]  DBAC     C]    ADCB     D] BDCA

 

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Verbal -Logical Reasoning_Para Jumbles26/06/2015

These tests are a check for your learning and are meant to serve as tools for assessment.

 

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.

 

Let's start:

 

Question 1:

 

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

2. And to everybody watching, the current mess over foxhunting symbolizes the government’s weakness.
3. To foxhunting’s supporters, Labour’s 1991 manifesto commitment to ban it symbolizes the party’s metropolitan roots and hostility to the countryside.
4. Small issues sometimes have large symbolic power.
5. To those who enjoy thundering across the countryside in red coats after foxes, foxhunting symbolizes the ancient roots of rural lives.

A] 45132          B] 53421          C]35142            D]42153

Question 2:

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

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

3. The monarch, hearing good reports of a neighboring princess; dispatches messengers with gifts to her court, beseeching an interview.
4. The princess names a date, and a formal meeting takes place; after that everything buzzes along pretty smoothly.
5. Royal love affairs in olden were conducted on the correspondence method.

A] 13245       B] 12345         C]53412            D]53214

Question 3:

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

2. Similarly with men.
3. There is about great friendships between man and man a certain inevitability that can only compared with the age old association of ham and eggs.
4. One simply feels that it is one of the things that must be so.
5. No one can say what was the mutual magnetism that brought the deathless partnership of these wholesome and palatable foodstuffs about.

A] 13254       B] 35421         C]13524            D]53214

Question 4:

1. Events intervened, and in the late 1930s and 1940s, Germany suffered from “over-branding”.

2. The British used to be fascinated by the home of Romanticism.
3. But reunification and the federal government’s move to Berlin have prompted Germany to think again about its image.
4. The first foreign package holiday was a tour of Germany organized by Thomas Cook in 1855.
5. Since then, Germany has been understandably nervous about promoting itself abroad.

A] 13524     B] 45312         C]24153           D]42153

 

Question 5:

1. The wall does not simply divide Israel from a putative Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders.
2. A chilling omission from the road map is the gigantic ‘separation wall’ now being built in the West bank by Israel.
3. It is surrounded by trenches, electric wire and moats; there are watchtowers at regular intervals.
4. It actually takes in new tracts of Palestinian land, sometimes five or six kilometers at a stretch.
5. 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] 23145     B] 21435         C]15432           D]53142

 

 

 

Verbal -Logical Reasoning_Para Jumbles26/06/2015

1. The likelihood of an accident is determined by how carefully the motorist drives and how carefully the pedestrian crosses the street.
2. An accident involving a motorist and a pedestrian is such a case.
3. Each must decide how much care to exercise without knowing how careful the other is.
4. 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] 1234             B] 1432

C]  4231            D]4213