CAT 1998 Question Paper Question 114

Question 114

Arrange the following sentences to form a coherent paragraph

A. 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 is the opening sentence. This is followed by B, which describes why the essay talked about in A appeals to the intellect. D should follow C. C talks about studies and D talks about 'excess' study. So, the correct order of sentences is ABCD. Option b) is the correct answer.

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