LIC AAO : English Quiz (Parajumbles)

Dear Readers,

We know that you all find the topic PARAJUMBLES a little difficult in the exams. It is not always possible to to get the correct answers in the exam. To master these types of questions practice is the only solution. Also if you are unable to figure out the sequence, then try figuring out the 1st and the last lines in the sequence. The following para jumbles are from the Hindu Newspapers.

Directions (1-5). Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) After a prolonged period of vacillation, Mr. Oli committed to amendments in the Constitution that would satisfy some of the demands made by the Madhesis.
(B) The net result of the Indian hand in the unrest, and of New Delhi’s perceived partisanship, had been a resurgence of jingoism in Kathmandu.
(C) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli’s just-concluded six-day visit to India has come at an important juncture.
(D) India had tacitly backed the agitations, which resulted in a virtual blockade and a shortage of essential supplies in Nepal.
(E) The visit came after months of turmoil in the Madhes, or plains, region of Nepal following protests demanding a more federal framework in the new Constitution.
(F) This yielded an easing of the blockade after the protestors called off their stir.

1. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST') sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

2. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) F
(5) E

3. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) F
(2) B
(3) C
(4) A
(5) E

4. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) E
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) F

5. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B 
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

Directions (6-10). Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) “Nationalism”, here, reduces India to a country that is a homeland to a particular religious practice and “spiritual culture”, differences to which are treated as alien.
(B) The nation-state here is just an instrumental organisation governing Hindu society, which creates allowances for others to be part of this nationhood but in clearly majoritarian terms.
(C) It has now become too easy to brand anyone articulating differences with a homogenous construct of nationalism.
(D) Cultural nationalism, largely identified with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its political wing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), limits the Indian nation to a majoritarian construct.
(E) This is because cultural nationalism — an idea that has been associated with those in power today — basically seeks to subsume the “other” within a limiting construct of the self and the nation.
(F) Dalits who reject Brahminical Hinduism, leftists and secular intellectuals who reject Hindutva, beef-eaters, inter-religious couples and even dissidents who argue for “ azadi ” (freedom) from hunger, patriarchy and caste oppression, as Mr. Kumar did, are branded as “anti-national”. 

6. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST') sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

7. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) F
(5) E

8. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) D
(2) B
(3) C
(4) A
(5) E

9. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) F

10. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B 
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E


Solution:
(1-5) The correct sequence for questions 1 to 5 is given below:

(C) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli’s just-concluded six-day visit to India has come at an important juncture.
(E) The visit came after months of turmoil in the Madhes, or plains, region of Nepal following protests demanding a more federal framework in the new Constitution.
(D) India had tacitly backed the agitations, which resulted in a virtual blockade and a shortage of essential supplies in Nepal.
(A) After a prolonged period of vacillation, Mr. Oli committed to amendments in the Constitution that would satisfy some of the demands made by the Madhesis.
(F) This yielded an easing of the blockade after the protesters called off their stir.
(B) The net result of the Indian hand in the unrest, and of New Delhi’s perceived partisanship, had been a resurgence of jingoism in Kathmandu.

1. 2
2. 4
3. 3
4. 1
5. 4

(6-10) The correct sequence for questions 6 to 10 is given below:

(D) Cultural nationalism, largely identified with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its political wing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), limits the Indian nation to a majoritarian construct.
(B) The nation-state here is just an instrumental organisation governing Hindu society, which creates allowances for others to be part of this nationhood but in clearly majoritarian terms.
(A) “Nationalism”, here, reduces India to a country that is a homeland to a particular religious practice and “spiritual culture”, differences to which are treated as alien.
(C) It has now become too easy to brand anyone articulating differences with a homogenous construct of nationalism.
(F) Dalits who reject Brahminical Hinduism, leftists and secular intellectuals who reject Hindutva, beef-eaters, inter-religious couples and even dissidents who argue for “ azadi ” (freedom) from hunger, patriarchy and caste oppression, as Mr. Kumar did, are branded as “anti-national”.
(E) This is because cultural nationalism — an idea that has been associated with those in power today — basically seeks to subsume the “other” within a limiting construct of the self and the nation.

6. 5
7. 4
8. 1
9. 2
10. 1



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