July 8, 2010

Verbal Ability - Question of the Day

QUESTION:-
The question below consists of a set of labeled sentences. These sentences, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options
    A. Often it was found on its knees when the rider would expect it the least.
    B. As the horse that was borrowed by Mr Adams from his clerk had a violent tendency to kneel without giving any notice of his intention to do so.
    C. However, this eccentricity was of little consequence to Mr Adams as he was well acquainted with it.
    D. No sooner did the coach stop at the inn, Mr. Adams, according to his custom, threw himself into the kitchen and found Joe sitting by the fireplace, and the host attending to his bruised leg.
    E. Since his legs nearly touched the land when he rode the horse, he had fewer chances to fall and pushed himself forward during such occasions so brilliantly that he by no means suffered any accident.

OPTIONS:-
1) EBACD
2) DBACE
3) DEBAC
4) BACDE
5) DCEBA

Solution:-
Statement D is the first sentence. It describes Adam’s custom of alighting from his horse.
The other sentences provide reasons for this custom.
Statement B follows statement D as it describes the horse as well as Mr. Adams.
Statement A follows statement B because the pronoun ‘it’ used in statement A indicates the horse in statement B.
Statement C follows statement A because ‘this eccentricity’ in statement C refers to ‘often it was found on its knees’ in statement A.
‘Such occasions’ in statement E refer to ‘This eccentricity that Adams is acquainted with’ in statement C. So statement E comes last. At the same time the pronoun ‘he’ indicates Adams in statement C.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.


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3 comments:

  1. Tough Question sir...

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  2. I think option 2, DBACE, is the right answerm

    Ankur Sharma, Ghaziabaad

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  3. YES Mr. ANKUR,
    OPTION 2, DBACE IS THE RIGHT ANSWER, (FOR EXPLANATION CHECK THE POST)

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