CAT 1996 Question Paper Question 90

Question 90

1.Hiss was serving as Head of the Endowment on August 3, 1948, when Whittaker Chambers reluctantly appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
A. Chambers, a portly rumpled man with a melodramatic style, had been a Communist courier but had broken with the party in 1938.
B. When Nixon arranged a meeting of the two men in New York, Chambers repeated his charges and Hiss his denials.
C. Summoned as a witness, Hiss denied that he had ever been a Communist or had known Chambers.
D. He told the Committee that among the members of a secret Communist cell in Washington during the 1930s was Hiss.
6. Then, bizarrely, Hiss asked Chambers to open his mouth.


A is the first sentence as it introduces Mr. Chambers

B has to follow C as it mentions "Hiss' denials" that was initially mentioned in C.

C has to follow D as it mentions "communist" links of Hiss which was initially mentioned in D.

So, the order is ADCB

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