Directions(1-5): Rearrange the following SIX sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below.
A. The MDP, the party of former President Mohamed Nasheed, has joined hands with the Jumhooree Party of business tycoon Qasim Ibrahim, the Islamic-based Adhaalath Party, and the support base of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
B. After five years of rule by a government that strong-armed political dissent domestically, the Maldives has put a pro-people administration in power, swearing in Ibrahim Solih, representing the Maldivian Democratic Party, as President on November 17.
C. They will have to ensure that ideological differences do not cause the coalition to split at the seams, and unravel the consequences of previous President Abdulla Yameen flinging open the doors to Chinese investment, allowing a cascade of financing that caused the national debt to balloon to nearly a quarter of GDP.
D. The Solih government came to power on the back of a coalition of unlikely bedfellows.
E. He has announced a slew of populist policies, and vowed to end an era of “large-scale embezzlement and corruption”.
F. The last is an allusion to the untold millions allegedly paid to officials as kickbacks for various mega-construction projects.
- Which of the following sentences should be the SIXTH (LAST) after rearrangement?
- Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
- Which of the following sentences should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
- Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
- Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
secedesaffiliatesretreatssegregatesAll are CorrectOption B
crookedhumpedstoodlumpedAll are CorrectOption C
casualimpromptuspontaneousintendedAll are CorrectOption D
announcedesotericintimatehushedAll are CorrectOption A
accepteddisputeddefinitiveconclusiveAll are CorrectOption B
Directions(6-10): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.
As the Lok Sabha election draws nearer, the Bharatiya Janata Party and ___6___ of the Sangh Parivar have begun mobilisation in the name of a Ram temple at Ayodhya. This is part of an attempt to force a political solution to what is essentially a legal dispute over the title of the land where the Babri Masjid once ___7___. The show of muscle at the Dharma Sabha of the Vishva Hindu Parishad in Ayodhya was clearly ___8___ to pressure the executive, the judiciary, and the various stakeholders in the dispute to pave the way for the construction of the temple. Although the Supreme Court is seized of the issue, the Sabha appealed to the Muslim community to give up their claims to the land in dispute, and urged the government to expedite the process for construction. The court is due to fix in January 2019 a date for hearing the title suit appeals, and a ruling in the case is unlikely before the general election. But the Sabha was told that the date for the building of the temple would be ___9___ at the 2019 Kumbh Mela. Clearly, for the Hindutva outfits at the forefront of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, the question is when, and not if, a Ram temple will come up at the ___10___ site. There is no sign of a willingness to wait for, and abide by, the Supreme Court verdict.