XAT 2015 Question 5

Question 5

Read the following sentences and choose the option that best arranges them in a logical order.
I. It is certainly true that the critics - those persons whom the dictionary describes as “skilled in judging the qualities or merits of some class of things, especially of literary or artistic work” - have long harboured murderous thoughts about the conditions of drama, but their ineffectuality as public executioners is legendary.
II. But not close enough, it would seem, for this “marriage” constitutes the case of an absolute desire encountering a relative compliance.
III. The reviewers, by contrast, come close to being the most loyal and effective allies the commercial theatre could possibly desire.
IV. Perhaps the greatest irony in a situation bursting with ironies is the reiterated idea that the critics are killing the theatre.
V. We all know that when theatre people or members of the public refer to the critics, they nearly always mean the reviewers.

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