Parajumbles for CAT PDF Set-3 consists of a set of 5 TITA Parajumbles Practice questions with solutions. The Parajumbles are very important in CAT exam Verbal ability section. There will be around 4 questions from parajumbles in the CAT exam.
This Parajumbles Set-3 is taken from CAT Previous Question papers.
Parajumbles for CAT PDF Set-3:
Parajumbles Questions Practice Set for CAT 2017
Instructions : Some sentences are given below. These sentences, when rearranged properly, form a logical and meaningful paragraph. Rearrange the sentences and enter the correct order as the answer.
A. Although there are large regional variations, it is not infrequent to find a large number of people sitting here and there and doing nothing.
B. Once in office, they receive friends and relatives who feel free to call any time without prior appointment.
C. While working, one is struck by the slow and clumsy actions and reactions, indifferent attitudes, procedure rather than outcome orientation, and the lack of consideration for others.
D. Even those who are employed often come late to the office and leave early unless they are forced to be punctual.
E. Work is not intrinsically valued in India.
F. Quite often people visit ailing friends and relatives or go out of their way to help them in their personal matters even during office hours.
A. But in the industrial era destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means bombing the factories which are located in the cities.
B. So in the agrarian era, if you need to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, what you want to do is burn his fields, or if you’re really vicious, salt them.
C. Now in the information era, destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means destroying the information infrastructure.
D. How do you do battle with your enemy?
E. The idea is to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, and depending upon the economic foundation, that productive capacity is different in each case.
F. With regard to defence, the purpose of the military is to defend the nation and be prepared to do battle with its enemy.
A. Michael Hofman, a poet and translator, accepts this sorry fact without approval or complaint.
B. But thanklessness and impossibility do not daunt him.
C. He acknowledges too — in fact, he returns to the point often — that best translators of poetry always fail at some level.
D. Hofman feels passionately about his work and this is clear from his writings.
E. In terms of the gap between worth and rewards, translators come somewhere near nurses and street- cleaners.
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.
A. The situations in which violence occurs and the nature of that violence tends to be clearly defined at least in theory, as in the proverbial Irishman’s question: “Is this a private fight or can anyone join in?”
B. So the actual risk to outsiders, though no doubt higher than our societies, is calculable.
C. Probably the only uncontrolled applications of force are those of social superiors to social inferiors and even here there are probably some rules.
D. However, binding the obligation to kill, members of feuding families engaged in mutual massacre will be genuinely appalled if by some mischance a bystander or outsider is killed.
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Answers and Explanations
1) Answer (ECADBF)
E is the best opening sentence. It introduces the main idea of the passage. C continues the idea introduced by E. A follows by talking about people who laze around and do nothing. This is followed by D which talks about people who work. This statement is followed by further description in statements B and F.
The correct order of sentences is ECADBF.
2) Answer (FDEBAC)
F introduces the theme of the passage. This is followed by a question in statement D. E follows with an answer to the question. This answer is further described in B, then A and finally C (chronologically in that order).
3) Answer (EACBD)
E starts the para by introducing the subject. A comes next and it introduces Michael Hofman. Statements C and D describe Michael Hofman and what he feels about the subject. D is the best concluding statement.
4) Answer (ABCDE)
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.
5) Answer (ACDB)
A is the best opening sentence. It talks about the nature of violence being clearly defined. This is followed by C, which talks about an exception to the theory mentioned in A. C is followed by D and B is the best concluding statement.