CAT Para Jumbles Questions with Answers

Para Jumbles

TITA Para jumbles and out of context parajumbles (TITA) appear in CAT whereas most other management exams provide students with the options. Solve the questions provided below to understand how to establish the chain of thought and use tools such as transition words (connectors), chronology, and enumeration to establish the order of the sentences.

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Instructions

For the following questions answer them individually

Question 1

The following statements when arranged in a logical order form a coherent paragraph. Find the correct ordering of the statements.

A) Two classes who have always hitherto been so much opposed to each other, that it would have been very difficult ten years since to have conceived any possible combinations of circumstances that could have brought them to act in concert

B) We mean the West India interest, who so violently opposed every step of amelioration to the slave from first to last

C) And that body of truly great philanthropists who have been unceasing in their efforts to abolish slavery wherever and in whatever form it was to be found

D) We must, however, in doing so, make a great distinction between the two classes of persons who are now found to be joined in an alliance against this application of free-trade principles

E) To the latter alone we shall address our remarks

Question 2

The following statements when arranged in a logical order form a coherent paragraph. Find the correct ordering of the statements.

A. Thus the various sensations due to various pressures or various parts of the body cannot be supposed to reveal directly any definite property of the table, but at most to be signs of some property which perhaps causes all the sensations, but is not actually apparent in any of them.

B. And the same applies still more obviously to the sounds which can be elicited by rapping the table.

C. But the sensation we obtain depends upon how hard we press the table and also upon what part of the body we press with.

D. Similar difficulties arise when we consider the sense of touch.

E. It is true that the table always gives us a sensation of hardness, and we feel that it resists pressure.

Question 3

The statements A-D when arranged in the correct order form a coherent passage starting with statement 1 and ending in statement 2. Find the correct ordering.

1) Descartes, the founder of modern philosophy, invented a method which may still be used with profit--the method of systematic doubt

A) Whatever he could bring himself to doubt, he would doubt, until he saw reason for not doubting it

B) He imagined a deceitful demon, who presented unreal things to his senses in a perpetual phantasmagoria

C) He determined that he would believe nothing which he did not see quite clearly and distinctly to be true

D) By applying this method he gradually became convinced that the only existence of which he could be “quite” certain was his own

2) It might be very improbable that such a demon existed, but still it was possible, and therefore doubt concerning things perceived by the senses was possible

Question 4

The following statements when arranged in a logical order form a coherent paragraph. Find the correct ordering of the statements.

A) Again, the repeated visitations of cholera, typhus, smallpox, and other epidemics have shown the British bourgeois the urgent necessity of sanitation in his towns and cities, if he wishes to save himself and family from falling victims to such diseases.

B) Accordingly, the most crying abuses described in this book have either disappeared or have been made less conspicuous.

C) Drainage has been introduced or improved, wide avenues have been opened out athwart many of the worst "slums" I had to describe.

D) "Little Ireland" has disappeared, and the "Seven Dials" are next on the list for sweeping away.

Question 5

Five sentences are given below labeled as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Of these, four sentences, when arranged properly, make a meaningful and coherent paragraph. Identify the odd one out and key it in as the answer.
1. A broken will is worse misfortune than a broken back.
2. It is only a strong, unbroken, persistent will that is adequate to achieve self-mastery, and mastery of the difficulties of life.
3. In the latter case the man is physically crippled; in the former, he is morally crippled.
4. Nor is there much difficulty in leading even a very strong-willed and obstinate child to give up his own way under extraordinary circumstances.
5. The effort to break the child's will has long been recognized as disastrous by all educators.

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Question 6

The following statements when arranged in the correct order form a coherent paragraph. Find the correct ordering

A) There is nothing in which the newspapers deal more generously than indignation

B) We have had a characteristic flow of popular indignation over the execution of Mr Benton, a British citizen, in Mexico

C) Probably not one Englishman in a million had ever heard of Mr Benton before, but no sooner was he executed and in his grave than he rose, as it were, the very impersonation of British citizenship outraged by foreigners

D) There is enough indignation going to waste in the columns of the London Press to overturn the Pyramids in ruins and to alter the course of the Danube

Question 7

The following statements when arranged in the correct order form a coherent paragraph. Find the correct ordering

A) It confirmed every bald old scaramouch in all his hostilities to realism, tragedy, and every other form of literature that does not go about with its hat over its eye.

B) There has been an increasing demand lately for cheerful books.

C) It was a most unfortunate phrase to quote in public.

D) Mr Balfour began it - at least, he gave it a voice by quoting approvingly a phrase from one of Mr Bennett's novels about the books that cheer us all up.

E) It also confirmed a popular prejudice to the effect that it is the duty of men of letters to be cheerful in a way in which it is not the duty, say, of mathematicians to be cheerful.

Question 8

The following statements when arranged in the correct order form a coherent paragraph. Find the correct ordering

A) Occasionally in the history of the world horror has been heaped on horror till people became indifferent

B) It is a remarkable thing that human beings have never yet got reconciled to disaster

C) Each new disaster, like the ship on fire, the burning mine and the wrecked train inspires us with a new horror, as though it were something without precedent

D) Luckily, the periods are rare in which this terrible indifference is possible to us

E) During the Reign of Terror, for instance, the tragic death of a man or woman became so everyday an affair that before long it was regarded with almost as little emotion as a stumble on the stairs

Question 9

The following statements when arranged in a logical order form a coherent paragraph. Find the correct ordering of the statements.

A) This abuse may be discovered by opening the berries: those of buckthorn have almost always four seeds; of the alder, two; and of the dogberry, only one

B) A mixture of the berries of the buckthorn and blackberry bearing alder, and of the dogberry tree, may be seen publicly exposed for sale by some of the venders of medicinal herbs

C) Syrup of buckthorn, for example, instead of being prepared from the juice of buckthorn berries, (rhamnus catharticus) is made from the fruit of the blackberry bearing alder, and the dogberry tree.

D) Buckthorn berries, bruised on white paper, stain it of a green colour, which the others do not.

E) Indeed, some of the most common and cheap drugs do not escape the adulterating hand of the unprincipled druggist.

Question 10

The following statements when arranged in a logical order form a coherent paragraph. Find the correct order:

A) The hands of the man who sawed the wood, left red marks on the billets; and the forehead of the woman who nursed her baby, was stained with the stain of the old rag she wound about her head again.

B) Those who had been greedy with the staves of the cask, had acquired a tigerish smear about the mouth; and one tall joker so besmirched, his head more out of a long squalid bag of a nightcap than in it, scrawled upon a wall with his finger dipped in muddy wine-lees--BLOOD.

C) It had stained many hands, too, and many faces, and many naked feet, and many wooden shoes.

D) The wine was red wine, and had stained the ground of the narrow street in the suburb of Saint Antoine, in Paris, where it was spilled.

Question 11

The following statements when arranged in a logical order form a coherent paragraph. Find the correct ordering of the statements.

A. Behind her is Kotrina, making her way cautiously, staggering beneath a similar burden; and half a minute later there appears old Grandmother Majauszkiene, with a big yellow bowl of smoking potatoes, nearly as big as herself

B. There is also, not six feet from your back, the bar, where you may order all you please and do not have to pay for it.

C. Suddenly some of the steam begins to advance, and, peering through it, you discern Aunt Elizabeth, Ona's stepmother--Teta Elzbieta, as they call her--bearing aloft a great platter of stewed duck.

D. "Eiksz! Graicziau!" screams Marija Berczynskas, and falls to work herself--for there is more upon the stove inside that will be spoiled if it be not eaten.

E. So, bit by bit, the feast takes form--there is a ham and a dish of sauerkraut, boiled rice, macaroni, bologna sausages, great piles of penny buns, bowls of milk, and foaming pitchers of beer.

Question 12

The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number (1, 2, 3, 4 or 5). Decide on the proper order for the sentences and key in the sequence of numbers as your answer.

1) Experience alone, in both cases, leads to the idea of cause and effect as a principle that seems to dominate our present universe, as a rule for predicting the course of events, and as a guide to the choice of a course of action.
2) This idea of cause and effect is the most potent factor in developing the history of the human race, as of the individual.
3) Intellectual activity and the development of reasoning powers are in both cases based upon the accumulation of experiences, and on the comparison, classification, arrangement, and nomenclature of these experiences.
4) The growth of intelligence in the human race has its counterpart in that of the individual, especially in the earliest stages.
5) During the infancy of each the succession of events can be watched, but there can be no anticipations.

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Question 13

Four of the given sentences can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

1) There is a saying of an ancient Sanskrit poet which, being translated into English, runs: "In a hundred ages of the gods I could not tell you of the glories of Himachal."
2) The avifauna of the Himalayas is a large and beautiful one.
3) This every writer on things Himalayan contrives to drag into his composition.
4) Himalayan birds inhabit what is perhaps the most wonderful tract of country in the world.
5) The Himalayas are not so much a chain of mountains as a mountainous country, some eighty miles broad and several hundred long—a country composed entirely of mountains and valleys with no large plains or broad plateaux

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Question 14

Five sentences are given below, which when arranged properly, form a logical and meaningful paragraph. Rearrange the given sentences and enter the correct order as the answer.

1. When these habits have fixed themselves for long enough upon their victims, the nerves give way and severe depression or some other form of nervous prostration is the result.
2. If, however, there simply is an enforced rest, without any intelligent understanding of the trouble, the invalid gets "well" only to drag out a miserable existence or to get very ill again.
3. People form habits which cause nervous strain.
4. Although any nervous suffering is worthwhile if it is the means of teaching us how to avoid nervous strain, it certainly is far preferable to avoid the strain without the extreme pain of a nervous breakdown.
5. If such an illness turns the attention to its cause, and so starts the sufferer toward a radical change from habits which cause nervous strain to habits which bring nervous strength, then the illness can be the beginning of better and permanent health.

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Question 15

Five sentences are given below, which when arranged properly, form a logical and meaningful paragraph. Rearrange the given sentences and enter the correct order as the answer.

1. A good illustration of this is afforded by space and time.
2. If we travel along a straight line in either direction, it is difficult to believe that we shall finally reach a last point, beyond which there is nothing, not even empty space.
3. Most of the great ambitious attempts of metaphysicians have proceeded by the attempt to prove that such and such apparent features of the actual world were self-contradictory, and therefore could not be real.
4. Space and time appear to be infinite in extent, and infinitely divisible.
5. The whole tendency of modern thought, however, is more and more in the direction of showing that the supposed contradictions were illusory, and that very little can be proved a priori from considerations of what must be.

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Question 16

The following sentences, when arranged properly, form a logical and meaningful paragraph. Enter the correct sequence of the sentences

1) Not only are the camels, cattle, and sheep subjected to a tax, but every attempt at cultivation is thwarted by the authorities, who impose a fine or tax upon the superficial area of the cultivated land.
2) The principal object of Turks and Egyptians in annexation is to increase their power of taxation by gaining an additional number of subjects.
3) Thus, no one will cultivate more than is absolutely necessary, as he dreads the difficulties that broad acres of waving crops would entail upon his family.
4) Thus, although many advantages have accrued to the Arab provinces of Nubia through Egyptian rule, there exists very much mistrust between the governed and the governing.
5) The bona fide tax is a bagatelle to the amounts squeezed from him by the extortionate soldiery, who are the agents employed by the sheik.

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Question 17

Following sentences labelled 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 when arranged properly make a coherent passage. Enter the correct sequence after the arrangement.

1. After his earlier education at St. Anthony’s School, in Threadneedle Street, he was placed, as a boy, in the household of Cardinal John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor.

2. The youth wore his patron’s livery, and added to his state.

3. The patron used, afterwards, his wealth or influence in helping his young client forward in the world.

4. It was not unusual for persons of wealth or influence and sons of good families to be so established together in a relation of patron and client.

5. Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King’s Bench, was born in 1478, in Milk Street, in the city of London.

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Question 18

Five sentences are given below labelled as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Of these, four sentences, when arranged properly, make a meaningful and coherent paragraph. Identify the odd one out.

1. But it is a little silly for an agitator to cry thief when the success of his agitation has led to the adoption of his ideas.

2. That is perhaps true, and it suggests a comparison which illuminates both men.

3. Critics have often suggested that Roosevelt stole Bryan's clothes.

4. There is a great deal of literal truth in that remark, for it has been the peculiar work of Bryan to express in politics some of that emotion which has made America the home of new religions.

5. It would not be unfair to say that it is always the function of the Roosevelts to take from the Bryans.

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Question 19

The following sentences when arranged properly form a coherent passage. Rearrange them properly and enter the sequence in the box given below.
1) In this lies the dignity of daring.
2) That is to say, it should enable him to dare to let go his futile hankering after harmony, surcease from pain, and a comfortable life in order that he may discover, in doing battle with the forces that oppose him, that which awaits him beyond the world of opposites.
3) Only to the extent that man exposes himself over and over again to annihilation, can that which is indestructible arise within him.
4) Thus, the aim of practice is not to develop an attitude which allows a man to acquire a state of harmony and peace wherein nothing can ever trouble him.
5) On the contrary, practice should teach him to let himself be assaulted, perturbed, moved, insulted, broken and battered.
Source: Wisdomcommons

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Question 20

Following sentences labelled 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 when arranged properly make a coherent passage. Enter the correct sequence after the arrangement.

1: The first is the only one considered by Galton.
2: These two terms include everything that can pertain to a human being.
3: The words are not wholly suitable, particularly since nature has two distinct meanings,—human nature and external nature.
4: Further, nurture is capable of subdivision into those environmental influences which do not undergo much change and those forces of civilization and education which might better be described as culture.
5: Galton adopted and popularized Shakespeare's antithesis of nature and nurture to describe a man's inheritance and his surroundings.

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