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    Quote Originally Posted by shweta1024 View Post
    agreed the answer is option 4:
    but i am not able to make corrrect connection between E and C...
    help me friends....
    EC is a link since the author is drawing a similarity with "crime" here, so he has to address both the sides of crime...i.e., "exists on the validity.." and "it is equally inconclusive"
    Since C is starting with an "and", so it would come second to E.
    Hope it's clear now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shweta1024 View Post
    agreed the answer is option 4:
    but i am not able to make corrrect connection between E and C...
    help me friends....
    The 2 statements in question are:

    E. Indeed, just as with crime, an enormous academic literature exists on the validity of the pure economic approach to the evolution of family structures.

    C. And, as with crime, it is equally inconclusive.

    statement 'E' begins with "just as with crime..." and makes an implicit comparison. This comparison is furthered in statement C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRIncess View Post
    In each question, there are five sentences/paragraphs. The sentence/ paragraph labelled A is in its correct place. The four that follow are labelled B, C, D and E, and need to be arranged in the logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate option.


    A. Personal experience of mothering and motherhood are largely framed in relation to two discernible or “official” discourses; the “medical discourse and natural childbirth discourse”. Both of these tend to focus on the “optimistic stories” of birth and mothering and underpin stereotypes of the “godmother”.
    B. At the same time, the need for medical expert guidance is also a feature for contemporary reproduction and motherhood. But constructions of good mothering have not always been so conceived and in different contexts may exist in parallel to other equally dominant discourses.
    C. Similarly, historical work has shown how what are now taken for granted aspects of reproduction and mothering practices result from contemporary “pseudoscientific directives” and “managed constructs”. These changes have led to a reframing of modern discourses that pattern pregnancy and motherhood leading to an acceptance of the need for greater expert management.
    D. The contrasting, overlapping and ambiguous strands with in these frameworks focus to varying degrees on a woman’s biological tie to her child and predisposition to instinctively know and be able to care for her child.
    E. In addition, a third, “unofficial popular discourse” comprising “old wives” tales and based on maternal experiences of childbirth has also been noted. These discourses have also been acknowledged in work exploring the experiences of those who apparently do not “conform” to conventional stereotypes of the “good mother”?

    (1) EDBC
    (2) BCED
    (3) DBCE
    (4) EDCB
    (5) BCDE
    wht is d ans pls tell

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    Option is the answer? Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharmeet View Post
    wht is d ans pls tell
    The answer is option 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRIncess View Post
    Here's another question:

    A. I had six thousand acres of land, arid had thus got much spare land besides the coffee plantation. Part of the farm was native forest, and about one thousand acres were squatters' land, what [the Kikuyu] called their shambas.

    B. The squatters' land was more intensely alive than the rest of the farm, and was changing with the seasons the year round. The maize grew up higher than your head as you walked on the narrow hard-trampled footpaths in between the tall green rustling regiments.

    C. The squatters are Natives, who with their families hold a few acres on a white man's farm, and in return have to work for him a certain number of days in the year. - My squatters, I think, saw the relationship in a different light, for many of them were born on the farm, and their fathers befor them, and they very likely regarded me as a sort of superior squatter on their estates.

    D. The Kikuyu also grew the sweet potatoes that have a vine like leaf and spread over the ground like a dense entangled mat, and many varieties of big yellow and green speckled pumpkins.

    E. The beans ripened in the fields, were gathered and thrashed by the women, and the maize stalk and coffee pods were collected and burned, so that in certain seasons thin blue columns of smoke rose here and there all over the farm.

    (1) CBDE
    (2) BCDE
    (3) CBED
    (4) DBCE
    (5) EDBC
    Hi Princess,

    The correct answer for this jumbled paragraph is option 3.

    Do let me know if this is correct?

    Thanks,
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    In the question, there are five sentences. Each sentence has a pair of words that are highlighted. From the highlighted words, select the most appropriate words (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set of sentences. From the options given, choose the most appropriate one.



    The cake had lots of currents(A)/currants(B) and nuts in it.

    If you engage in such exceptional(A)/exceptionable(B) behaviour, I will be forced to punish you.

    He has the same capacity as an adult to consent(A)/assent(B) to surgical treatment.

    The minister is obliged(A)/compelled(B) to report regularly to a parliamentary board.

    His analysis of the situation is far too sanguine(A)/genuine(B).

    a. BBABA
    b. BBAAA
    c. BBBBA
    d. ABBAB
    e. BABAB

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    We were not successful in defusing(A)/diffusing(B) the Guru‟s ideas.

    The students baited(A)/bated(B) the instructor with irrelevant questions.

    The hoard(A)/horde(B) rushed into the campus.

    The prisoner‟s interment(A)/internment(B) came to an end with his early release.

    The hockey team could not deal with his unsociable(A)/unsocial(B) tendencies.

    a. BABBA
    b. BBABB
    c. BABAA
    d. ABBAB
    e. AABBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusharsem View Post
    In the question, there are five sentences. Each sentence has a pair of words that are highlighted. From the highlighted words, select the most appropriate words (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set of sentences. From the options given, choose the most appropriate one.



    The cake had lots of currents(A)/currants(B) and nuts in it.

    If you engage in such exceptional(A)/exceptionable(B) behaviour, I will be forced to punish you.

    He has the same capacity as an adult to consent(A)/assent(B) to surgical treatment.

    The minister is obliged(A)/compelled(B) to report regularly to a parliamentary board.

    His analysis of the situation is far too sanguine(A)/genuine(B).

    a. BBABA
    b. BBAAA
    c. BBBBA
    d. ABBAB
    e. BABAB
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    Quote Originally Posted by tusharsem View Post
    We were not successful in defusing(A)/diffusing(B) the Guru‟s ideas.

    The students baited(A)/bated(B) the instructor with irrelevant questions.

    The hoard(A)/horde(B) rushed into the campus.

    The prisoner‟s interment(A)/internment(B) came to an end with his early release.

    The hockey team could not deal with his unsociable(A)/unsocial(B) tendencies.

    a. BABBA
    b. BBABB
    c. BABAA
    d. ABBAB
    e. AABBA
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    Quote Originally Posted by tusharsem View Post
    In the question, there are five sentences. Each sentence has a pair of words that are highlighted. From the highlighted words, select the most appropriate words (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set of sentences. From the options given, choose the most appropriate one.



    The cake had lots of currents(A)/currants(B) and nuts in it.

    If you engage in such exceptional(A)/exceptionable(B) behaviour, I will be forced to punish you.

    He has the same capacity as an adult to consent(A)/assent(B) to surgical treatment.

    The minister is obliged(A)/compelled(B) to report regularly to a parliamentary board.

    His analysis of the situation is far too sanguine(A)/genuine(B).

    a. BBABA
    b. BBAAA
    c. BBBBA
    d. ABBAB
    e. BABAB
    Think it's Option B...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusharsem View Post
    We were not successful in defusing(A)/diffusing(B) the Guru‟s ideas.

    The students baited(A)/bated(B) the instructor with irrelevant questions.

    The hoard(A)/horde(B) rushed into the campus.

    The prisoner‟s interment(A)/internment(B) came to an end with his early release.

    The hockey team could not deal with his unsociable(A)/unsocial(B) tendencies.

    a. BABBA
    b. BBABB
    c. BABAA
    d. ABBAB
    e. AABBA
    Option A!

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    Let some more people try. Shall post the answer then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusharsem View Post
    In the question, there are five sentences. Each sentence has a pair of words that are highlighted. From the highlighted words, select the most appropriate words (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set of sentences. From the options given, choose the most appropriate one.



    The cake had lots of currents(A)/currants(B) and nuts in it.

    If you engage in such exceptional(A)/exceptionable(B) behaviour, I will be forced to punish you.

    He has the same capacity as an adult to consent(A)/assent(B) to surgical treatment.

    The minister is obliged(A)/compelled(B) to report regularly to a parliamentary board.

    His analysis of the situation is far too sanguine(A)/genuine(B).

    a. BBABA
    b. BBAAA
    c. BBBBA
    d. ABBAB
    e. BABAB
    The correct option is 'b'. Apoorv you're right !!



    “Currant” is „a type of raisin or an edible nut?.

    “Current”, a more common word, means „a steady, smooth, onward movement?. Thus the first word is “currants”. (The cake had lots of currants...)

    “Exceptional” is a positive word, which means, „outstanding, excellent?.

    “Exceptionable” (the second word) means, „objectionable and hence liable to be punished.?

    For the third word, both “consent” and “assent” mean „to agree?. However, “assent” is more in tune with „yielding to something? or „conceding? whereas “consent” is more about „permitting or approving?. Therefore the appropriate word here is “consent” as an adult would “consent” or „give permission?.

    In the fourth sentence, a minister is not “compelled” (forced) but “obliged” (necessitated or required) to report regularly. While oblige may have a connotation of force as well, compel clearly means „forced to?. Therefore, “obliged” is a more appropriate word here.

    When we say something is “genuine”, it is not more or less, it is „simply and completely authentic?. Therefore, far too will apply to the adjective “sanguine” which means „far too optimistic? or „confident?.

    Therefore the correct sequence is BBAAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusharsem View Post
    We were not successful in defusing(A)/diffusing(B) the Guru‟s ideas.

    The students baited(A)/bated(B) the instructor with irrelevant questions.

    The hoard(A)/horde(B) rushed into the campus.

    The prisoner‟s interment(A)/internment(B) came to an end with his early release.

    The hockey team could not deal with his unsociable(A)/unsocial(B) tendencies.

    a. BABBA
    b. BBABB
    c. BABAA
    d. ABBAB
    e. AABBA
    The correct answer is option A. Great going Apoorv


    “Defusing” or de-fusing is „to resolve or cool (a situation)?.

    “Diffusing” is „spreading? (Guru?s ideas) and the appropriate word for the first sentence.

    To “bait” is „to trap or to tease?. The students were asking irrelevant questions to tease or torment the instructor.

    “Bate” is to „lessen? or „restrain?.

    “Horde”, the third word, refers to „a mass or group?.

    “Hoard” is „to stockpile?.

    “Internment” is „imprisonment? and is the fourth word.

    “Interment” is „burial?.

    “Unsocial” is „having or showing a lack of desire for the company of others.?

    “Unsociable” goes a step further. It means, „not sociable; having, showing, or marked by a disinclination to friendly social relations; withdrawn.? A team “could not deal” with someone - is a bit extreme. So, here, “unsociable” is more appropriate. Another way to arrive at the appropriate word here is by elimination. If you were able to figure out most of the other words, “unsocial” would have been in one of the eliminated options.

    Therefore the correct sequence is BABBA

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    Anita wore a beautiful broach(A)/brooch(B) on the lapel of her jacket.

    If you want to complain about the amenities in your neighbourhood, please meet your councillor(A)/counselor(B).

    I would like your advice(A)/advise(B) on which job I should choose.

    The last scene provided a climactic(A)/climatic(B) ending to the film.

    Jeans that flair(A)/flare(B) at the bottom are in fashion these days.

    a. BABAA
    b. BABAB
    c. BAAAB
    d. ABABA
    e. BAABA

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    There are two gaps in the following sentence. From the pairs of words given, choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. The first word in the pair should fill the first gap.


    A growing number of these expert professionals ..... having to train foreigners as the students end up ..... the teachers who have to then unhappily contend with no jobs at all or new jobs with drastically reduced pay packets.


    a. resent, replacing
    b. resist, challenging
    c. welcome, assisting
    d. are, supplanting
    e. None of the above

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusharsem View Post
    There are two gaps in the following sentence. From the pairs of words given, choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. The first word in the pair should fill the first gap.


    A growing number of these expert professionals ..... having to train foreigners as the students end up ..... the teachers who have to then unhappily contend with no jobs at all or new jobs with drastically reduced pay packets.


    a. resent, replacing
    b. resist, challenging
    c. welcome, assisting
    d. are, supplanting
    e. None of the above
    Option 1 for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusharsem View Post
    Anita wore a beautiful broach(A)/brooch(B) on the lapel of her jacket.

    If you want to complain about the amenities in your neighbourhood, please meet your councillor(A)/counselor(B).

    I would like your advice(A)/advise(B) on which job I should choose.

    The last scene provided a climactic(A)/climatic(B) ending to the film.

    Jeans that flair(A)/flare(B) at the bottom are in fashion these days.

    a. BABAA
    b. BABAB
    c. BAAAB
    d. ABABA
    e. BAABA
    Option 3

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