Question no. 1A) A character in the texts recounts meeting a Greek stranger who had recently returned from a 'great
continent' - and scientists say this may have been Canada.
B) Travellers would have stayed one year and then sailed out in 58 AD when Saturn was no longer in Taurus, they claimed.
C) This is according to a controversial study that claims Hellenistic Greeks had such detailed knowledge of astronomy that they were able to pinpoint Atlantic currents that would propel them west.
D) The ancient Greeks could have reached Canada in 56 AD - almost a millennium before the Vikings.
E) This idea is based on a study of the text 'De Facie' by Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch, who lived between 46 and 119 AD.
Solution: I as the introductory sentence is D we can easily eliminate III and IV Greeks could have reached Canada (D) --- This is according to a controversial study that claims Hellenistic Greeks had knowledge of astronomy that they were.... (The idea)(C)----- This idea is based on a study of the text ‘De Facie’ (E) ---- A character in the text recounts (A). So the correct rearrangement is DCEA but as any of the sentences can be linked with B as it is saying about travellers so it can be mark out.
Question no. 2A) That is why sterling fell 2% when the exit poll was released at 10pm on election night.
B) In the run-up to the election the City seemed dead keen on a May majority.
C) Some argued that a hung parliament was the worst possible outcome from a financial perspective—worse even than an outright Labour victory—because of the political instability that would follow.
D) Ultimately, as researchers at Barclays point out, it too early to say whether the outcome of the election would alter the probability of a hard versus a soft Brexit.
E) The thinking went that with a big majority, Theresa May would be able to compromise in her negotiations with the European Union, eventually leading to a softer Brexit.
Solution: III In the run up to the election..... May majority (B) --- The thinking went that with a big majority (E) --- Some argued (C)........ That a hung parliament was the worst possible outcome from a financial perspective (Reason) --- That is why (A). So the correct rearrangement is BECA
Question no. 3A) Hundreds of would-be migrants still take to leaky boats across the Mediterranean every week.
B) The distribution among EU countries of those refugees who have got through has created serious tensions, with Germany particularly angered by the refusal of central European countries to take more than a few.
C) The numbers entering the EU from the Middle East and Africa have come down a lot, but mainly because of a questionable bilateral deal with Turkey to close the main transit route into Greece that could fall apart at any moment.
D) The Brussels institutions are not in much better shape.
E) Migration remains a huge issue.
Solution: II Migration (as an introductory sentence) (E) ---- The numbers (of migrated people) (C) entering the EU.... could fall apart at any moment --- Hundreds of would be migrants (A) ---- The distribution among EU of those refugees (B)
Question no. 4A) India asserts that it is seeking to protect the territory on behalf of Bhutan, because Bhutan’s complaints that China did not observe the agreed process for border settlement were not heeded; but China claims Doklam as within its territory.
B) Take, for instance, Mongolia, Taiwan, South Korea, North Korea, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Burma (Myanmar) and Tibet, all of which have had border trouble with China.
C) In mid-June, Indian troops stopped road construction by Chinese soldiers in the Doklam area in the middle part of the long Indo-China border.
D) It provides for Indian support when required, and because Bhutan’s foreign ministry said the Chinese road would penetrate Bhutanese territory.
E) India intervened because of the country’s 1949 Friendship Treaty with Bhutan.
Solution: IV In mid June Indian Troops stopped road construction (C) ---- (why) India intervened because of the country’s treaty with Bhutan (E) ---- (Effect of this treaty) it provides for Indian support when required, and because Bhutan’s foreign ministry said the Chinese road would penetrate Bhutanese territory (D) --- (so) asserts that it is seeking to protect the territory on behalf of Bhutan (A)
Question no. 5A) The Chinese reacted strongly and launched a major attack across the Sino-Indian border.
B) The roots of the problem went back to the late 1970s, when India finished licking their wounds following the 1962 war.
C) The outcome was a defeat for the Indian Army, with some of the worst catastrophes occurring in this region.
D) Around 60 km from Orchha is Datia that showcases an incredible blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture in the famed 7-storey Bir Singh Deo Palace that is made of bricks and stones with no wood or iron, and is an astonishing example of indigenous architecture.
E) That had begun when Indian forces were ordered to cross the Namka Chu rivulet and evict Chinese troops from the Thag La ridge, also north of Tawang, which India believed was the true border defined by the McMahon Line.
Solution: II The roots of the problem went back to the late 1970’s (B) ---That had begun when Indian Forces (E) --- The Chinese reacted slowly (A) --- (Result) The outcome was a defeat for Indian Army (C)
Question no. 6A) Dharchula in western Nepal is a Doklam doppelganger in that it is situated at the trijunction of Nepal, China and India.
B) The suspension bridge over the river connects Nepal and the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
C) But in the chaos of the 1990s pro-democratic movement, a 17-year-old Tibetan freedom fighter called Tsering Choeden, son of a Tibetan freedom fighter who was part of the first Mustang uprising against Chinese rule, decided he could finally exhale.
D) The town is bifurcated across India and Nepal by the river Kali; the terra firma underneath is the de facto border since the Treaty of Sugauli that ended the Anglo-Nepalese war of 1814-16.
E) Dharchula was an important town on the old Tibet-Nepal-India trade route.
Solution: I Dharchula in western Nepal (as an introductory sentence for give a brief detail about the town as where it is) (A) --- The town is bifurcated across India (D) --- The suspension bridge (B) --- Dharchula was an important town (E)
Question no. 7A) China has invested a lot to make a cultural impact in Nepal as a benign and easy partner.
B) The Indo-Chinese face-off is already threatening to grow into a trade war between the two huge, nuclear-armed Asian neighbours.
C) Chinese companies dominate India’s burgeoning electronics market and are estimated to be worth $22 billion, by the Confederation of Indian Industry.
D) The two sides also underlined the importance of the "maintenance of freedom of navigation and over-flight in the South China Sea, full respect for diplomatic and legal processes, peaceful settlement of disputes without resorting to the threat or use of force, and in accordance with international law".
E) Three’s a Crowd But, before that, China overtook India three years ago as the biggest foreign direct investor in Nepal.
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