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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. What was until then a sport predominantly of the hinterlands received wider recognition as television and newspapers began discovering it.
B. The Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal, which narrates the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, was perhaps the icing on the cake.
C. Ever since Sushil Kumar won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, wrestling has, without doubt, grown by leaps and bounds.
D. Now, it has reached a stage where Sakshi’s Olympic bronze is expected to do to women’s wrestling what Sushil’s did to wrestling in general.
E. Also, independent India’s first individual Olympic medal winner was a wrestler: Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, who bagged a bronze in the 1952 Helsinki Games. This aided wrestling in securing a prominent place both in the minds of the country’s citizenry as well as in its yet-to-thrive sporting ecosystem.
F. That Sakshi and the Phogats came from Haryana, a State infamous for its skewed gender ratio, even boosted the narrative of the sport now being a tool for breaking gender stereotypes.
G. Even to the uninitiated, the sport’s rich moral, philosophical and mystical heritage — with links first to the Ramayana and the Mahabharata through the likes of Hanuman and Bhima, and then to the Mughals and Maratha kings, who were huge patrons of the sport — has always appealed.
H. A series of successes followed, from Yogeshwar Dutt to the Phogat sisters to Sakshi Malik.
1
Which of the following would be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
A
The correct sequence of the sentences is C-H-A-D-G-E-B-F and the fifth sentence clearly is G.

Option A is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:
The passage clearly describes changing perception towards Wrestling in India and how the sport has received recognition in recent times.

Sentence C clearly sets the tone of the passage by mentioning the phenomenal growth the sport has achieved since 2008.

Sentence H immediately follows as it quotes a few more recent successes to strengthen the idea stated in sentence C.    

Keywords/phrases that link H to C:
‘A series of successes’ (H) – ‘won’ (C)
 
Sentence A clearly seems to follow next as it takes the description forward.

Keyword/phrase that links A to H:
‘Recognition’ (A) – ‘A series of successes followed’ (H)
 
Sentence D follows next as it augments the idea stated so far.
 
Keyword/phrase that links D to A:
‘Now’ (D) – ‘then’ (A)
 
The sequence made so far is C - H – A - D
 
From here, though it becomes a bit complex to pick the next sentence in sequence yet we can pair up the remaining sentences.
 
For instance,
 
Between B and F, sentence F clearly follows B and hence they get paired up as B – F.
 
Keyword/phrase that links F to B:
‘narrative’ (F) – ‘narrates’ (B)

Similarly, between E and G, sentence G must precede E keeping the chronology of events happened in mind. This forms another pair as G – E.

If we observe further we can infer that sentence E links to sentence B.

Keywords/phrases that link E to B:
‘This added wrestling’, ‘a prominent place’ (E) – ‘icing on the cake’ (B)

The complete sequence of the sentences thus formed is C-H-A-D-G-E-B-F.
2
Which of the following would be the SEVENTH sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
D
The correct sequence of the sentences is C-H-A-D-G-E-B-F and the seventh sentence clearly is B.

Option D is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:
The passage clearly describes changing perception towards Wrestling in India and how the sport has received recognition in recent times.

Sentence C clearly sets the tone of the passage by mentioning the phenomenal growth the sport has achieved since 2008.

Sentence H immediately follows as it quotes a few more recent successes to strengthen the idea stated in sentence C.    

Keywords/phrases that link H to C:
‘A series of successes’ (H) – ‘won’ (C)
 
Sentence A clearly seems to follow next as it takes the description forward.

Keyword/phrase that links A to H:
‘Recognition’ (A) – ‘A series of successes followed’ (H)
 
Sentence D follows next as it augments the idea stated so far.
 
Keyword/phrase that links D to A:
‘Now’ (D) – ‘then’ (A)
 
The sequence made so far is C - H – A - D
 
From here, though it becomes a bit complex to pick the next sentence in sequence yet we can pair up the remaining sentences.
 
For instance,
 
Between B and F, sentence F clearly follows B and hence they get paired up as B – F.
 
Keyword/phrase that links F to B:
‘narrative’ (F) – ‘narrates’ (B)

Similarly, between E and G, sentence G must precede E keeping the chronology of events happened in mind. This forms another pair as G – E.

If we observe further we can infer that sentence E links to sentence B.

Keywords/phrases that link E to B:
‘This added wrestling’, ‘a prominent place’ (E) – ‘icing on the cake’ (B)

The complete sequence of the sentences thus formed is C-H-A-D-G-E-B-F.
3
Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
B
The correct sequence of the sentences is C-H-A-D-G-E-B-F and the second sentence clearly is H.

Option B is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:
The passage clearly describes changing perception towards Wrestling in India and how the sport has received recognition in recent times.

Sentence C clearly sets the tone of the passage by mentioning the phenomenal growth the sport has achieved since 2008.

Sentence H immediately follows as it quotes a few more recent successes to strengthen the idea stated in sentence C.    

Keywords/phrases that link H to C:
‘A series of successes’ (H) – ‘won’ (C)
 
Sentence A clearly seems to follow next as it takes the description forward.

Keyword/phrase that links A to H:
‘Recognition’ (A) – ‘A series of successes followed’ (H)
 
Sentence D follows next as it augments the idea stated so far.
 
Keyword/phrase that links D to A:
‘Now’ (D) – ‘then’ (A)
 
The sequence made so far is C - H – A - D
 
From here, though it becomes a bit complex to pick the next sentence in sequence yet we can pair up the remaining sentences.
 
For instance,
 
Between B and F, sentence F clearly follows B and hence they get paired up as B – F.
 
Keyword/phrase that links F to B:
‘narrative’ (F) – ‘narrates’ (B)

Similarly, between E and G, sentence G must precede E keeping the chronology of events happened in mind. This forms another pair as G – E.

If we observe further we can infer that sentence E links to sentence B.

Keywords/phrases that link E to B:
‘This added wrestling’, ‘a prominent place’ (E) – ‘icing on the cake’ (B)

The complete sequence of the sentences thus formed is C-H-A-D-G-E-B-F.
4
Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
E
The correct sequence of the sentences is C-H-A-D-G-E-B-F and the fourth sentence clearly is D.

Option E is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:
The passage clearly describes changing perception towards Wrestling in India and how the sport has received recognition in recent times.

Sentence C clearly sets the tone of the passage by mentioning the phenomenal growth the sport has achieved since 2008.

Sentence H immediately follows as it quotes a few more recent successes to strengthen the idea stated in sentence C.    

Keywords/phrases that link H to C:
‘A series of successes’ (H) – ‘won’ (C)
 
Sentence A clearly seems to follow next as it takes the description forward.

Keyword/phrase that links A to H:
‘Recognition’ (A) – ‘A series of successes followed’ (H)
 
Sentence D follows next as it augments the idea stated so far.
 
Keyword/phrase that links D to A:
‘Now’ (D) – ‘then’ (A)
 
The sequence made so far is C - H – A - D
 
From here, though it becomes a bit complex to pick the next sentence in sequence yet we can pair up the remaining sentences.
 
For instance,
 
Between B and F, sentence F clearly follows B and hence they get paired up as B – F.
 
Keyword/phrase that links F to B:
‘narrative’ (F) – ‘narrates’ (B)

Similarly, between E and G, sentence G must precede E keeping the chronology of events happened in mind. This forms another pair as G – E.

If we observe further we can infer that sentence E links to sentence B.

Keywords/phrases that link E to B:
‘This added wrestling’, ‘a prominent place’ (E) – ‘icing on the cake’ (B)

The complete sequence of the sentences thus formed is C-H-A-D-G-E-B-F.
5
Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
B
The correct sequence of the sentences is C-H-A-D-G-E-B-F and the third sentence clearly is A.

Option B is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:
The passage clearly describes changing perception towards Wrestling in India and how the sport has received recognition in recent times.

Sentence C clearly sets the tone of the passage by mentioning the phenomenal growth the sport has achieved since 2008.

Sentence H immediately follows as it quotes a few more recent successes to strengthen the idea stated in sentence C.    

Keywords/phrases that link H to C:
‘A series of successes’ (H) – ‘won’ (C)
 
Sentence A clearly seems to follow next as it takes the description forward.

Keyword/phrase that links A to H:
‘Recognition’ (A) – ‘A series of successes followed’ (H)
 
Sentence D follows next as it augments the idea stated so far.
 
Keyword/phrase that links D to A:
‘Now’ (D) – ‘then’ (A)
 
The sequence made so far is C - H – A - D
 
From here, though it becomes a bit complex to pick the next sentence in sequence yet we can pair up the remaining sentences.
 
For instance,
 
Between B and F, sentence F clearly follows B and hence they get paired up as B – F.
 
Keyword/phrase that links F to B:
‘narrative’ (F) – ‘narrates’ (B)

Similarly, between E and G, sentence G must precede E keeping the chronology of events happened in mind. This forms another pair as G – E.

If we observe further we can infer that sentence E links to sentence B.

Keywords/phrases that link E to B:
‘This added wrestling’, ‘a prominent place’ (E) – ‘icing on the cake’ (B)

The complete sequence of the sentences thus formed is C-H-A-D-G-E-B-F.