Sentence Rearrangement for Upcoming Exams – Set 46

Directions(1-10): Given below is a passage with ten sentences numbered (1-10). Four words in every sentence have been highlighted. Find the word that does not grammatically/contextually fit in each of the numbered sentences.

(1) In 1820, Asia accounted for two-thirds of the world’s population and more than one-half of international income. (2) The consequent decline of Asia was attributed to its integration with a world economy shaped by colonialism and driven by imperialism.

(3) By the late 1960s, Asia was the poorest continent in the world when it came to income levels, marginal excluding for its large population. (4) Its social indicators of development, amid the worst anywhere, epitomised its underdevelopment. (5) The deep pessimism about Asia’s economic perspective, voiced by the Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal in his 1968 book Asian Drama, was widespread at the time.

(6) In the half-century since then, Asia has witnessed a profound transformation in terms of the economic prowess of its nations and the living conditions of its people. (7) By 2016, as an analysis of UN data shows, it accounted for 30% of world income, 40% of world manufacturing, and over one-third of world trade, while its income per capita converged towards the world average.

(8) This transformation was unequal around countries and between people. (9) Even so, assuming it would have required an imagination run wild. (10) Asia’s economic transformation in this short time-span is almost unprecedented in history.

  1. Which of the following words is not appropriate in Sentence 1?
    Accounted
    Population
    More
    International
    All correct
    Option D
    The correct answer in this case would be “global.”

     

  2. Which of the following words is not appropriate in Sentence 2?
    Consequent
    Attributed
    Shaped
    Driven
    All correct
    Option A
    The adjective “subsequent”, which means then, later, or next (following in time, order, or place), is the correct answer here.

     

  3. Which of the following words is not appropriate in Sentence 3?
    Poorest
    Came
    Excluding
    Large
    All correct
    Option C
    The most appropriate preposition in this case is “except”.

     

  4. Which of the following words is not appropriate in Sentence 4?
    Social
    Amid
    Epitomised
    Underdevelopment
    All correct
    Option B
    “Social indicators” can be counted, i.e. ‘indicators’ is a countable noun. In such cases, we use “among” or “amongst”.

     

  5. Which of the following words is not appropriate in Sentence 5?
    Pessimism
    Perspective
    Voiced
    Widespread
    All correct
    Option B
    The correct word is “prospect”, which means chances or opportunities for success or wealth.

     

  6. Which of the following words is not appropriate in Sentence 6?
    Since
    Witnessed
    Profound
    Prowess
    All correct
    Option D
    “Prowess” refers to a skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.
    Since, we are talking about increase in economic output, we can use “progress” or “development”, instead of “prowess”.

     

  7. Which of the following words is not appropriate in Sentence 7?
    Accounted
    Manufacturing
    Converged
    Average
    All correct
    Option E

     

  8. Which of the following words is not appropriate in Sentence 8?
    This
    Unequal
    Around
    Between
    All correct
    Option C
    “Around” is used in the context of direction, whereas in the given sentence we are talking about the distribution of wealth. In such cases, we “across”.

     

  9. Which of the following words is not appropriate in Sentence 9?
    Even
    Assuming
    Required
    Wild
    All correct
    Option B

     

  10. Which of the following words is not appropriate in Sentence 10?
    Economic
    Short
    Span
    Unprecedented
    All correct
    Option E

     

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