Question 139

Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

A. Passivity is not, of course, universal.

B. In areas where there are no lords or laws, or in frontier zones where all men go armed, the attitude of the peasantry may well be different.

C. So indeed it may be on the fringe of the unsubmissive.

D. However, for most of the soil-bound peasants the problem is not whether to be normally passive or active, but when to pass from one state to another.

E. This depends on an assessment of the political situation.

[CAT 2001]


A is the best opening sentence. It introduces the subject. B follows by giving an example of where passivity might not be universal. D-E is a link as D talks about the problem of the peasants and E talks about the environment in which the problem occurs. The logical sequence of sentences is ABCDE.

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