Directions: Given below is a set of statements, not necessarily in the correct order. You are required to identify the correct sequence from the options given below and mark that as your answer.
 
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.

B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.

C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.

D. The EU is expected to come out with a list of over 100 items imported from the U.S. that will be subject to scrutiny.

E. World leaders did well to avoid protectionist trade policies in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008.
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Which of the following can be the first statement after re-arrangement?
» Explain it
E
Common Explanation:
There are two options- A and E- as the potential first statement. Chronologically speaking, Statement E refers to a time period before the one stated in A and should logically precede A. Thus, Statement E is the first statement:

E and C:
E. World leaders did well to avoid protectionist trade policies in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008.
C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.

C and A: A introduces a contradiction here stating how Trump has recently announced imposition of tariffs-
C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.

A and B: B states How The EU has reacted to it-
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.
B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.

B and D:
B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.
D. The EU is expected to come out with a list of over 100 items imported from the U.S. that will be subject to scrutiny.

The correct sequence is E-C-A-B-D.

As per the question, the first statement is E.

Hence, option E is correct.
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Which of the following can be the second statement after re-arrangement?
» Explain it
C
Common Explanation:
There are two options- A and E- as the potential first statement. Chronologically speaking, Statement E refers to a time period before the one stated in A and should logically precede A. Thus, Statement E is the first statement:

E and C:
E. World leaders did well to avoid protectionist trade policies in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008.
C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.

C and A: A introduces a contradiction here stating how Trump has recently announced imposition of tariffs-
C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.

A and B: B states How The EU has reacted to it-
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.
B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.

B and D:
B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.
D. The EU is expected to come out with a list of over 100 items imported from the U.S. that will be subject to scrutiny.

The correct sequence is E-C-A-B-D.

As per the question, the second statement is C.

Hence, option C is correct.
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Which of the following can be the third statement after re-arrangement?
» Explain it
A
Common Explanation:
There are two options- A and E- as the potential first statement. Chronologically speaking, Statement E refers to a time period before the one stated in A and should logically precede A. Thus, Statement E is the first statement:

E and C:
E. World leaders did well to avoid protectionist trade policies in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008.
C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.

C and A: A introduces a contradiction here stating how Trump has recently announced imposition of tariffs-
C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.

A and B: B states How The EU has reacted to it-
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.
B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.

B and D:
B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.
D. The EU is expected to come out with a list of over 100 items imported from the U.S. that will be subject to scrutiny.

The correct sequence is E-C-A-B-D.

As per the question, the third statement is A.

Hence, option A is correct.
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Which of the following can be the fourth statement after re-arrangement?
» Explain it
B
Common Explanation:
There are two options- A and E- as the potential first statement. Chronologically speaking, Statement E refers to a time period before the one stated in A and should logically precede A. Thus, Statement E is the first statement:

E and C:
E. World leaders did well to avoid protectionist trade policies in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008.
C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.

C and A: A introduces a contradiction here stating how Trump has recently announced imposition of tariffs-
C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.

A and B: B states How The EU has reacted to it-
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.
B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.

B and D:
B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.
D. The EU is expected to come out with a list of over 100 items imported from the U.S. that will be subject to scrutiny.

The correct sequence is E-C-A-B-D.

As per the question, the fourth statement is B.

Hence, option B is correct.
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Which of the following can be the fifth statement after re-arrangement?
» Explain it
D
Common Explanation:
There are two options- A and E- as the potential first statement. Chronologically speaking, Statement E refers to a time period before the one stated in A and should logically precede A. Thus, Statement E is the first statement:

E and C:
E. World leaders did well to avoid protectionist trade policies in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008.
C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.

C and A: A introduces a contradiction here stating how Trump has recently announced imposition of tariffs-
C. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or so it was thought.
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.

A and B: B states How The EU has reacted to it-
A. American President Donald Trump last week announced that his administration would soon impose tariffs on the import of steel and aluminium into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.
B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.

B and D:
B. The European Union, one of the largest trading partners of the U.S., has since vowed to return the favour through retaliatory measures targeting American exporters.
D. The EU is expected to come out with a list of over 100 items imported from the U.S. that will be subject to scrutiny.

The correct sequence is E-C-A-B-D.

As per the question, the fifth statement is D.

Hence, option D is correct.