Parajumbles Practice Set From The Economic Times

Directions: Read the following sentences and rearrange them to a coherent paragraph

Set 1:

A. Hence, the term commonly used for land acquisition by the villagers is “loss of land.”
B. Not surprisingly then, acquisition of land is an important event in a farmer’s life and in the history of a village.
C. Losing one’s land implies losing an entire way of life. No wonder there is a tone of wretchedness when the term is used.

D. Farmers have a layered and complex relationship with their land.
E. Strictly speaking, this phrase can be used only when absolutely no compensation has been paid.
F. More often than not, it means either partial or complete annihilation of the village—the village simply ceases to exist as land acquisition proceeds.

1. Which is the Fourth sentence after Rearrangement?
a) E
b) A
c) B
d) D
e) F


2. Which is the First sentence after Rearrangement?
a) C
b) B
c) E
d) A
e) D


3. Which is the Fifth sentence after Rearrangement?
a) B
b) D
c) C
d) E
e) A


4. Which is the Second sentence after Rearrangement?
a) E
b) A
c) C
d) D
e) B


5. Which is the Third sentence after Rearrangement?
a) A
b) C
c) E
d) F
e) D


Set 2:

A. Steadier prices would translate to higher operating profits and lower operating costs as companies would go through fewer waves of layoffs and subsequent re-hiring.
B. Perhaps most importantly, more stable R&D investments would result in greater oilfield productivity.
C. In contrast, ‘going long’ minimises the cost throughout the supply chain, especially if combined with collaborative supply chain management activities.
D. The million dollar question then comes to the surface.What can oil companies and their equipment suppliers do?
E. Passing all risk to suppliers is a ‘win-lose’ strategy that only works well for buyers and then only when demand is decreasing because buyers can drive prices lower.
F. Smoothing volatility in demand and prices would result in steadier and more profitable capital expansion, which means a higher return on assets.

6. Which is the Fifth sentence after Rearrangement?
a) E
b) A
c B
d) D
e) C


7. Which is the Third sentence after Rearrangement?
a) C
b) B
c) E
d) A
e) F


8. Which is the First sentence after Rearrangement?
a) B
b) D
c) C
d) E
e) A


9. Which is the Second sentence after Rearrangement?
a) A
b) F
c) C
d) D
e) B


10. Which is the Fourth sentence after Rearrangement?
a) A
b) C
c) E
d) F
e) D


Set 1: Order of Rearrangement -> D-B-F-A-C-E
Set 2: Order of Rearrangement -> E-A-B-F-C-D
(Source: The Economic Times & Middle East Oil and Gas Magazine)
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