Directions(1-5): The following sentences have to be arranged in the proper sequence, so as to form a meaningful paragraph. On the basis of your sequencing, answer the questions that follow
A. But the blowback against Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, the myriad forms of segregation and deprivation of rights and freedoms and violence against black people,
B. that Confederate flags went up not in the immediate post-war period of the 1860s but in the 1960s as a riposte to the civil rights movement.
C. it’s worth remembering that the Ku Klux Klan also hated Jews and, back then, Catholics;
D. If you are white, you could consider that the civil war ended in 1865.
E. kept the population subjugated and punished into the present in ways that might as well be called war.
F. that the ideal of whiteness was anti-immigrant, anti-diversity, anti-inclusion;
- Which would be the second sentence after rearrangement ?
- Which would be the fourth sentence after rearrangement ?
- Which would be the third sentence after rearrangement ?
- Which would be the last sentence after rearrangement ?
- Which would be the first sentence after rearrangement ?
- (A) It has never been easy to call up the oil market. The economic drivers of demand, supply and inventories have often /(B) been scrambled by the intangibles of Wall Street speculators and geopolitics. /(C) This mix is today compounded by another intangible. The “emotional” predilections of the leaders of the petro-states. Our minister of petroleum will need to display a juggler’s /(D) dexterity to achieve supply security without abridging sovereign rights or compromising principles.
to call up = to call
- (A) Reporting from a conflict zone is perhaps the final frontier for many such story-tellers. To defeat death, /(B) both as a metaphor and a reality, in its own den. O Death, choose your time and venue, /(C) we will conquer you and return with a great story. It’s not idealism, but the call of the profession. Journalists know the risk, but are also aware of that if they don’t tell the story it will remain untold. /(D) The nightmare that haunts a journalist is of a story that exists, but is yet untold.
Omit “of ” after aware
- (A) I have never had much sympathy for Allahabad nostalgia — you see, I live here, in the midst of its tawdry mediocrity. /(B) This nostalgia is an affliction that strikes mainly non-resident Allahabadis who, /(C) blessed with the advantage of distance, mourn their lost youth, invoking something that is not so much a memory as it is — always was — a fantasy. But, given the fantasies that are increasingly at play in our beloved land, it might well be one of the more attractive ones around — /(D) certainly more attractive than the “Prayagraj” fantasy that is being substituted for it.
- (A) When Jesus, the miracle-worker, peasant-prophet who preached an inward liberation and a social liberation to the poor /(B) and oppressed was unjustly crucified, his followers scattered. /(C) They were persecuted relentlessly. It became imperative that his followers find a life myth that would sustain them, hence the resurrection. /(D) More important than the resurrection, they needed a meaning for the resurrection.
to = of
- (A) We presume that you and the Governor consult each other regularly, but remember this is a statutory consultation /(B) after your normal consultations did not result in an agreement. /(C) And when you hold the statutory consultation, please bear in mind that, under the RBI Act, it is the duty of the RBI to /(D) ‘regulate the issue of bank notes and the keeping of reserves with a view to secure monetary stability’.
to secure = to securing
Directions(6-10): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is an error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.