The questions below consist of a group of sentences followed by a suggested sequential arrangement. Select the best sequence.

Question 1

  1. And that the pursuit of money by whatever design within the law is always benign.
  2. And it holds broadly that the greater the amount of money, the greater the intelligence.
  3. This is the institutional truth of Wall Street, this you will be required to believe.
  4. The institutional truth of the financial world holds that association with money implies intelligence.
  • (a) ACBD
  • (b) CDBA
  • (c) DBAC
  • (d) DCAB

Question 2

  1. Then think of by how much our advertising could increase the sales level.
  2. Advertising effectiveness can be best grasped intuitively on a per capita basis.
  3. Overall effectiveness is easily calculated by considering the number of buyers and the cost of advertising.
  4. Think of how much of our brand the average individual is buying now.
  • (a) DCAB
  • (b) DACB
  • (c) BCDA
  • (d) ABCD

Question 3 

  1. The age of pragmatism is here, whether we like it or not.
  2. The staple rhetoric that was for so long dished out also belongs to the bipolar world of yesterday.
  3. The old equations, based on the cold war and on non-alignment no longer holds good.
  4. But contrary to much of what is being said and written, it is a multipolar rather than unipolar world that appears to be emerging out of recent events.
  • (a) ABCD
  • (b) ACBD
  • (c) ADBC
  • (d) ADCB

Question 4

  1. Past research has uncovered the fact that cognitive age is inversely related to life satisfaction among the elderly.
  2. A person may feel young or old irrespective of chronological age.
  3. That is, the younger an elderly person feels, the more likely she or he is to be satisfied with life in general.
  4. Cognitive age is a psychological construct that refers to one's subjective assessment of one's age.
  • (a) BDAC
  • (b) DBAC
  • (c) DCAB
  • (d) ABCD

Question 5

  1. It was a fascinating tempting green, like the hue of the great green grasshopper.
  2. Her teeth were very white and her voice had a cruel and at the same time a coaxing sound.
  3. While she was uncorking the bottle I noticed how green her eyeballs were.
  4. I saw, too, how small her hands were, which showed that she did not use them much.
  • (a) ACBD
  • (b) BACD
  • (c) CADB
  • (d) BADC

Question 6

  1. By intelligence we mean a style of life, a way of behaving in various situations, and particularly in new, strange and perplexing situations.
  2. B. When we talk about intelligence, we do not mean the ability to get a good score on a certain kind of test, or even the ability to do well at school.
  3. The true test of intelligence is not how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.
  4. These are at best only indicators of something large, deeper and far more important.
  • (a) BDAC
  • (b) CDBA
  • (c) ABCD
  • (d) CABD

Question 7

  1. In formal speech, syllables are likely to be more deliberately sounded than in informal speech.
  2. Yet dictionary editors have no choice but to deal with each word as an individual entity.
  3. The pronunciation of words is influenced by the situation.
  4. Further, the pronunciation of a word is affected by its position in the sentence and by the meaning it carries.
  • (a) ACBD
  • (b) ACDB
  • (c) ABCD
  • (d) CADB


  1. (c)
  2. (c)
  3. (c)
  4. (b)
  5. (c)
  6. (a)
  7. (d)
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