Verbal Ability – Parajumble – The implications of retelling

Verbal Ability – Parajumble

The five sentences (labelled 1,2,3,4,5) given in this question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Decide on the proper order for the sentences to solve the parajumble.

Question

CAT 2017 - Afternoon slot - Verbal Ability - Parajumble - The implications of retelling
1. The implications of retelling of Indian stories, hence, takes on new meaning in a modern India.

2. The stories we tell reflect the world around us.

3. We cannot help but retell the stories that we value – after all, they are never quite right for us – in our time.

4. And even if we manage to get them quite right, they are only right for us – other people living around us will have different reasons for telling similar stories.

5. As soon as we capture a story, the world we were trying to capture has changed.

Answer

25341

Solution

After reading all the statements from CAT 2017 – Verbal Ability – Parajumble, we can infer that, Statement 2 should be the first sentence as it starts talking about stories. First statement talks about how stories reflect the world around us. Statement 5 also talks about how the world has changed. So, statement 1 is followed by statement 5.
Statement 3 talks about how the stories are never right for us (as the world has changed according to statement 5). Followed by Statement 4 which succeeds statement 3.
Statement 1 provides a conclusion.
25341 is the right answer.

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CAT 2017 Questions from Verbal Ability – Parajumbles

Verbal Ability – Parajumbles – Q1: Johnson treated English very practically, as a living language, with many different shades of meaning and adopted his definitions on the principle of English common law – according to precedent.
Verbal Ability – Parajumbles – Q2: This has huge implications for the health care system as it operates today, where depleted resources and time lead to patients rotating in and out of doctor’s offices, oftentimes receiving minimal care or concern (what is commonly referred to as “bed side manner”) from doctors.
Verbal Ability – Parajumbles – Q3: Before plants can take life from atmosphere, nitrogen must undergo transformations similar to ones that food undergoes in our digestive machinery.
Verbal Ability – Parajumbles – Q4: This visual turn in social media has merely accentuated this announcing instinct of ours, enabling us with easy-to-create, easy-to-share, easy-to-store and easy-to-consume platforms, gadgets and apps.
Verbal Ability – Parajumbles – Q5: The study suggests that the disease did not spread with such intensity, but that it may have driven human migrations across Europe and Asia.
Verbal Ability – Parajumbles – Q6: Scientists have for the first time managed to edit genes in a human embryo to repair a genetic mutation, fuelling hopes that such procedures may one day be available outside laboratory conditions.
Verbal Ability – Parajumbles – Q7: The process of handing down implies not a passive transfer, but some contestation in defining what exactly is to be handed down.

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