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

A. The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation might inconvenience parties to some extent but is unlikely to stop the disguising of huge cash donations from corporate houses and vested interests.
B. But his proposals are doomed to fail, not because they do not go far enough but because they go in the wrong direction.
C. All that the parties will now have to do is find more people to lend their names as cash donors.
D. In the public mind, political corruption is the source of most forms of corruption.
E. No doubt, the Finance Minister was seeking to address this concern about the lack of transparency in the funding of political parties when he announced measures to cleanse the process of making donations towards election expenses of parties.
F. The proposal does not disrupt the flow of illicit political donations but only channels it differently, and will not reduce the proportion of cash from unverifiable sources in the total donations received.
1
Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
 
» Explain it
A
The correct sequence of the sentences is D-E-B-A-C-F and the third sentence clearly is B.
 
Option A is hence the correct answer.
 
Common Explanation:

In this passage, the writer talks about political funding and shares his cynicism about the government’s plan to curb corruption that exists in it. Clearly, the sentence D opens the discussion by introducing political corruption as the source of most forms of corruption.

Sentence E immediately follows as it takes the discussion further.

Keywords/phrases that link E to D:

‘This concern’ in sentence E links to ‘political corruption’ in sentence D.

Sentence B follows next as it presents a contradictory view to what is stated in sentence E.

Keywords/phrases that link B to E:

‘But his proposals’ in sentence B links to ‘he announced measures to …’ in sentence E.

Sentence A comes next in the sequence as it argues in favour of the point made in the sentence B.

Keywords/phrases that link A to B:

‘The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation’ (a sort of proposal) in sentence A links to ‘his proposals’ in sentence B.

Sentence C now follows as it describes the possible measure that parties would take to dupe the government’s move.
 
Keywords/phrases that link C to A:

‘All that the parties will now have to do’ in sentence C links to ‘The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation’ in sentence A.

Clearly, the sentence F that is the only sentence left will come at last in the sequence.

The complete sequence of the sentences thus made is D – E – B – A – C – F.

2
Which of the following would be the Fifth sentence after rearrangement?
 
» Explain it
D
The correct sequence of the sentences is D-E-B-A-C-F and the fifth sentence clearly is C.
 
Option D is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:

In this passage, the writer talks about political funding and shares his cynicism about the government’s plan to curb corruption that exists in it. Clearly, the sentence D opens the discussion by introducing political corruption as the source of most forms of corruption.

Sentence E immediately follows as it takes the discussion further.

Keywords/phrases that link E to D:

‘This concern’ in sentence E links to ‘political corruption’ in sentence D.

Sentence B follows next as it presents a contradictory view to what is stated in sentence E.

Keywords/phrases that link B to E:

‘But his proposals’ in sentence B links to ‘he announced measures to …’ in sentence E.

Sentence A comes next in the sequence as it argues in favour of the point made in the sentence B.

Keywords/phrases that link A to B:

‘The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation’ (a sort of proposal) in sentence A links to ‘his proposals’ in sentence B.

Sentence C now follows as it describes the possible measure that parties would take to dupe the government’s move.
 
Keywords/phrases that link C to A:

‘All that the parties will now have to do’ in sentence C links to ‘The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation’ in sentence A.

Clearly, the sentence F that is the only sentence left will come at last in the sequence.

The complete sequence of the sentences thus made is D – E – B – A – C – F.
3
Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
 
» Explain it
B
The correct sequence of the sentences is D-E-B-A-C-F and the first sentence clearly is D.
 
Option B is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:

In this passage, the writer talks about political funding and shares his cynicism about the government’s plan to curb corruption that exists in it. Clearly, the sentence D opens the discussion by introducing political corruption as the source of most forms of corruption.

Sentence E immediately follows as it takes the discussion further.

Keywords/phrases that link E to D:

‘This concern’ in sentence E links to ‘political corruption’ in sentence D.

Sentence B follows next as it presents a contradictory view to what is stated in sentence E.

Keywords/phrases that link B to E:

‘But his proposals’ in sentence B links to ‘he announced measures to …’ in sentence E.

Sentence A comes next in the sequence as it argues in favour of the point made in the sentence B.

Keywords/phrases that link A to B:

‘The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation’ (a sort of proposal) in sentence A links to ‘his proposals’ in sentence B.

Sentence C now follows as it describes the possible measure that parties would take to dupe the government’s move.
 
Keywords/phrases that link C to A:

‘All that the parties will now have to do’ in sentence C links to ‘The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation’ in sentence A.

Clearly, the sentence F that is the only sentence left will come at last in the sequence.

The complete sequence of the sentences thus made is D – E – B – A – C – F.

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

Common Explanation:

In this passage, the writer talks about political funding and shares his cynicism about the government’s plan to curb corruption that exists in it. Clearly, the sentence D opens the discussion by introducing political corruption as the source of most forms of corruption.

Sentence E immediately follows as it takes the discussion further.

Keywords/phrases that link E to D:

‘This concern’ in sentence E links to ‘political corruption’ in sentence D.

Sentence B follows next as it presents a contradictory view to what is stated in sentence E.

Keywords/phrases that link B to E:

‘But his proposals’ in sentence B links to ‘he announced measures to …’ in sentence E.

Sentence A comes next in the sequence as it argues in favour of the point made in the sentence B.

Keywords/phrases that link A to B:

‘The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation’ (a sort of proposal) in sentence A links to ‘his proposals’ in sentence B.

Sentence C now follows as it describes the possible measure that parties would take to dupe the government’s move.
 
Keywords/phrases that link C to A:

‘All that the parties will now have to do’ in sentence C links to ‘The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation’ in sentence A.

Clearly, the sentence F that is the only sentence left will come at last in the sequence.

The complete sequence of the sentences thus made is D – E – B – A – C – F.

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

Common Explanation:

In this passage, the writer talks about political funding and shares his cynicism about the government’s plan to curb corruption that exists in it. Clearly, the sentence D opens the discussion by introducing political corruption as the source of most forms of corruption.

Sentence E immediately follows as it takes the discussion further.

Keywords/phrases that link E to D:

‘This concern’ in sentence E links to ‘political corruption’ in sentence D.

Sentence B follows next as it presents a contradictory view to what is stated in sentence E.

Keywords/phrases that link B to E:

‘But his proposals’ in sentence B links to ‘he announced measures to …’ in sentence E.

Sentence A comes next in the sequence as it argues in favour of the point made in the sentence B.

Keywords/phrases that link A to B:

‘The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation’ (a sort of proposal) in sentence A links to ‘his proposals’ in sentence B.

Sentence C now follows as it describes the possible measure that parties would take to dupe the government’s move.
 
Keywords/phrases that link C to A:

‘All that the parties will now have to do’ in sentence C links to ‘The ceiling of Rs. 2000 on cash donation’ in sentence A.

Clearly, the sentence F that is the only sentence left will come at last in the sequence.

The complete sequence of the sentences thus made is D – E – B – A – C – F.