Directions(1-10): In each of the questions below four sentences are given which are denoted by A, B, C and D By using all the four sentences you have to frame a meaningful para. The correct order of the sentences is your answer. Choose from the five alternatives the one having the correct order of the sentences.
- (A) However, the maxim does not apply to politics.
(B) This is the only way others with political ambitions will learn a lesson about what they may or may not do after they have achieved their targets.
(C) One must not hit a man when he is down.
(D) One has every justification to hit a politician who has been toppled off his ministerial chair for his misdeeds and cripple him till he can never rise again.ABCDDCBACADBACBDDABCOption C
(A) Nor was there a banner proclaiming ‘mission accomplished’ in the background.
(B) Only then did the world know that a US President had paid the first-ever visit to Iraq.
(C) Instead, he arrived unannounced in a darkened Air Force One at Baghdad airport in the midst of utmost secrecy and left two- and-a-half hours later.
(D) President George W Bush wasn’t wearing a flight suit this time.CABDBDCAACDBCDABDACBOption E
- (A) Thus democratic elections do not remedy the criminalisation of politics since all parties now are replete with criminals.
(B) There was a time when voters used to vote out politicians suspected of crimes, but not any more.
(C) People vote on the basis of caste and religion regardless of the criminal record of the candidates.
(D) Since politicians remain out of jail regardless of how much they embezzle or even murder.ADBCDABCBDCAADCBDCBAOption C
- (A) So it needn’t cause any moral outrage that cricket superstar Sachin should ask the government to waive the roadworthiness test for his new Ferrari.
(B) Fearing that the state-of-the-art car is not compatible to Indian road conditions, he has sought to avoid the Indian road test.
(C) Earlier , a hue and cry was raised over his asking for a duty waiver for the same car, gifted to him by auto giant, Fiat.
(D) Excellence must be rewarded, only then will more people be inspired to excel.ABCDDABCBCADCDABCABDOption B
- (A) The women’s reservation Bill continues to be stalled by almost all political parties.
(B) And even when women have made it to the top in politics, little is done to help other women.
(C) Though the overt reasons for doing so may differ from party to party, the net result remains the same: keeping women out of power.
(D) Indian politics has yet again paid just lip-service to the cause of women’s emancipation.CDABBCADCABDDACBDBCAOption D
- (A) That politics and morality are not compatible is a canard propagated deliberately by a few who have come to dominate public life.
(B) As a result, the entire social system and the environment is vitiated—resulting in widespread corruption and unethical behaviour.
(C) Just as bad money drives out good money, bad politicians have very nearly cleared the political arena of good politicians committed to moral principles and values.
(D) Through their dubious ways, they are distorting and redefining morality.DCBACDABBACDABCDCABDOption D
- (A) A freedom that is limitless has no meaning — there can be no right without a corresponding duty.
(B) Also, a distinction needs to be made between freedom and licence.
(C) However, we have not evolved a corresponding awareness about the value of restraint and self-control.
(D) We are all acutely conscious of our right to freedom.DCABABCDCABDBACDBCDAOption A
- (A) What is evidently needed is some criterion, some test for determining the authenticity of a claim that any given political system is a democratic one.
(B) The very word ‘democracy’ has acquired universal prestige, something it did not possess a hundred years ago.
(C) Nearly every country in the world either claims to be democratic or to be on the way to democracy.
(D) But despite this general attachment to the idea of democracy, there is clearly no general agreement as to which political societies deserve to bear the name.DABCCBADBACDCBDAABCDOption D
- (A) By contrast, our homes are often scenes of strife and rivalry.
(B) So, it would be better for the sake of humanity if pace, harmony and divinity prevails on earth.
(C) It is easier to visualise God in the starry heavens than in our own homes.
(D) The stars, so remote from our humdrum earthly existence, suggest to our minds infinite stillness, harmony and wisdom.ABCDDCBACDABBCADADCBOption C
- (A) Globalisation has led to openness in trade, investment and financial flows.
(B) This asymmetry is neither an accident nor a coincidence.
(C) It also extends to flows of services, technology, information and ideas across national boundaries.
(D) But the cross-border movement of people is highly restricted.DCABACDBCDBABCADCABDOption B