Directions: Rearrange the following eight sentences A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the question given beside.

A. The richest 1% of Indians hold as much wealth as that held by 58% of the Indian population. 
B. By this measure, a poor Indian farmer with little debt and little assets can end up “richer” than a Wall Street banker with little assets and a large student loan. 
C. In 2015, when the report was issued, there was criticism of the report’s methodology. 
D. In India, as per that report, things are just as stark.
E. The critics argued that the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt. 
F. From a recently released report by Oxfam, the global charity organisation, we learn that eight rich people own as much wealth as half the world’s population in 2016. 
G. As provocative as these numbers are about the top 1%, the lived reality in societies is often determined by the interaction between those who earn 70-99% of income and those further below. 
H. These statistical issues aside, what the Oxfam report does show isn’t necessarily who is really poor in the world but that wealth is a good proxy for the ability to influence politics via legislation or campaign contributions.

1
Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
D
The correct sequence of the sentences is F-C-E-B-H-D-A-G and the fourth sentence clearly is B.
 
Option D is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:

Out of the eight statements, the two statements either of which could be the opening statement are A and F. Now, in these two statements A presents a scenario in the context of India whereas F does it in the context of the whole world which is obviously larger than India. Clearly, F should be the opening statement.

C follows as it takes the discussion related to the report mentioned in statement F further.

Keywords/phrases that link C to F:
“the report” in C links to “a recently released report” in F.

E follows next as it describes the methodology which has been stated in statement C.

Keywords/phrases that link E to C:
“the report” in E links to “the report” in C. Plus, the clause “the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt” is the methodology used in preparing the report and hence it confirms statement E to be the third statement in the sequence.

B immediately follows as it criticizes the measure or methodology used in the report by throwing an argument.

Keywords/phrases that link B to E:
“this measure” in B links to “the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt” in E.

The sequence made so far is – FCEB.

H follows next as it points towards the statistical data given in the statement B.

Keywords/phrases that link H to B:
“These statistical issues” in H links to “a poor Indian farmer with little debt and little assets can end up “richer” than a Wall Street banker with little assets and a large student loan.” In B.

D follows next as in this statement the writer presents a contradictory piece of information in the context of India to that of the one discussed so far in the context of the world.

A immediately follows as it describes what the report exactly provides the data in the context of India.

Keywords/phrases that link A to D:
“the Indian population” in A links to “in India” in D.

Obviously, G must be the last sentence in the sequence and hence the complete sequence made after rearrangement is – FCEBHDAG.
2
Which of the following would be the LAST BUT ONE sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
B
The correct sequence of the sentences is F-C-E-B-H-D-A-G and the last but one or second from the last sentence clearly is A.
 
Option B is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:

Out of the eight statements, the two statements either of which could be the opening statement are A and F. Now, in these two statements A presents a scenario in the context of India whereas F does it in the context of the whole world which is obviously larger than India. Clearly, F should be the opening statement.

C follows as it takes the discussion related to the report mentioned in statement F further.

Keywords/phrases that link C to F:
“the report” in C links to “a recently released report” in F.

E follows next as it describes the methodology which has been stated in statement C.

Keywords/phrases that link E to C:
“the report” in E links to “the report” in C. Plus, the clause “the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt” is the methodology used in preparing the report and hence it confirms statement E to be the third statement in the sequence.

B immediately follows as it criticizes the measure or methodology used in the report by throwing an argument.

Keywords/phrases that link B to E:
“this measure” in B links to “the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt” in E.

The sequence made so far is – FCEB.

H follows next as it points towards the statistical data given in the statement B.

Keywords/phrases that link H to B:
“These statistical issues” in H links to “a poor Indian farmer with little debt and little assets can end up “richer” than a Wall Street banker with little assets and a large student loan.” In B.

D follows next as in this statement the writer presents a contradictory piece of information in the context of India to that of the one discussed so far in the context of the world.

A immediately follows as it describes what the report exactly provides the data in the context of India.

Keywords/phrases that link A to D:
“the Indian population” in A links to “in India” in D.

Obviously, G must be the last sentence in the sequence and hence the complete sequence made after rearrangement is – FCEBHDAG.
3
Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
E
The correct sequence of the sentences is F-C-E-B-H-D-A-G and the second sentence clearly is C.
 
Option E is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:

Out of the eight statements, the two statements either of which could be the opening statement are A and F. Now, in these two statements A presents a scenario in the context of India whereas F does it in the context of the whole world which is obviously larger than India. Clearly, F should be the opening statement.

C follows as it takes the discussion related to the report mentioned in statement F further.

Keywords/phrases that link C to F:
“the report” in C links to “a recently released report” in F.

E follows next as it describes the methodology which has been stated in statement C.

Keywords/phrases that link E to C:
“the report” in E links to “the report” in C. Plus, the clause “the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt” is the methodology used in preparing the report and hence it confirms statement E to be the third statement in the sequence.

B immediately follows as it criticizes the measure or methodology used in the report by throwing an argument.

Keywords/phrases that link B to E:
“this measure” in B links to “the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt” in E.

The sequence made so far is – FCEB.

H follows next as it points towards the statistical data given in the statement B.

Keywords/phrases that link H to B:
“These statistical issues” in H links to “a poor Indian farmer with little debt and little assets can end up “richer” than a Wall Street banker with little assets and a large student loan.” In B.

D follows next as in this statement the writer presents a contradictory piece of information in the context of India to that of the one discussed so far in the context of the world.

A immediately follows as it describes what the report exactly provides the data in the context of India.

Keywords/phrases that link A to D:
“the Indian population” in A links to “in India” in D.

Obviously, G must be the last sentence in the sequence and hence the complete sequence made after rearrangement is – FCEBHDAG.

4
Which of the following would be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
A
The correct sequence of the sentences is F-C-E-B-H-D-A-G and the fifth sentence clearly is H.
 
Option A is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:

Out of the eight statements, the two statements either of which could be the opening statement are A and F. Now, in these two statements A presents a scenario in the context of India whereas F does it in the context of the whole world which is obviously larger than India. Clearly, F should be the opening statement.

C follows as it takes the discussion related to the report mentioned in statement F further.

Keywords/phrases that link C to F:
“the report” in C links to “a recently released report” in F.

E follows next as it describes the methodology which has been stated in statement C.

Keywords/phrases that link E to C:
“the report” in E links to “the report” in C. Plus, the clause “the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt” is the methodology used in preparing the report and hence it confirms statement E to be the third statement in the sequence.

B immediately follows as it criticizes the measure or methodology used in the report by throwing an argument.

Keywords/phrases that link B to E:
“this measure” in B links to “the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt” in E.

The sequence made so far is – FCEB.

H follows next as it points towards the statistical data given in the statement B.

Keywords/phrases that link H to B:
“These statistical issues” in H links to “a poor Indian farmer with little debt and little assets can end up “richer” than a Wall Street banker with little assets and a large student loan.” In B.

D follows next as in this statement the writer presents a contradictory piece of information in the context of India to that of the one discussed so far in the context of the world.

A immediately follows as it describes what the report exactly provides the data in the context of India.

Keywords/phrases that link A to D:
“the Indian population” in A links to “in India” in D.

Obviously, G must be the last sentence in the sequence and hence the complete sequence made after rearrangement is – FCEBHDAG.

5
Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
D
The correct sequence of the sentences is F-C-E-B-H-D-A-G and the first sentence clearly is F.
 
Option D is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:

Out of the eight statements, the two statements either of which could be the opening statement are A and F. Now, in these two statements A presents a scenario in the context of India whereas F does it in the context of the whole world which is obviously larger than India. Clearly, F should be the opening statement.

C follows as it takes the discussion related to the report mentioned in statement F further.

Keywords/phrases that link C to F:
“the report” in C links to “a recently released report” in F.

E follows next as it describes the methodology which has been stated in statement C.

Keywords/phrases that link E to C:
“the report” in E links to “the report” in C. Plus, the clause “the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt” is the methodology used in preparing the report and hence it confirms statement E to be the third statement in the sequence.

B immediately follows as it criticizes the measure or methodology used in the report by throwing an argument.

Keywords/phrases that link B to E:
“this measure” in B links to “the report assumes wealth is assets minus debt” in E.

The sequence made so far is – FCEB.

H follows next as it points towards the statistical data given in the statement B.

Keywords/phrases that link H to B:
“These statistical issues” in H links to “a poor Indian farmer with little debt and little assets can end up “richer” than a Wall Street banker with little assets and a large student loan.” In B.

D follows next as in this statement the writer presents a contradictory piece of information in the context of India to that of the one discussed so far in the context of the world.

A immediately follows as it describes what the report exactly provides the data in the context of India.

Keywords/phrases that link A to D:
“the Indian population” in A links to “in India” in D.

Obviously, G must be the last sentence in the sequence and hence the complete sequence made after rearrangement is – FCEBHDAG.
 

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