Verbal Ability – Parajumble – The process of handing down

Verbal Ability – Parajumble – Q1

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 - Forenoon slot - Verbal Ability - Parajumble - The process of handing down
1. The process of handing down implies not a passive transfer, but some contestation in defining what exactly is to be handed down.

2. Wherever Western scholars have worked on the Indian past, the selection is even more apparent and the inventing of a tradition much more recognizable.

3. Every generation selects what it requires from the past and makes its innovations, some more than others.
4. It is now a truism to say that traditions are not handed down unchanged, but are invented.

5. Just as life has death as its opposite, so is tradition by default the opposite of innovation.

Answer

54132

Solution

After reading all the statements from CAT 2017 – Verbal Ability – Parajumble, we can infer that, Statement 5 has to be the beginning of the passage as it introduces the terms traditions and innovation and gives a proper analogy. Statement 4 states that it is very obvious that traditions are invented.
Statement 1 and 3 say how invention happens from generation to generation.
Statement 2 talks about Western scholars who have worked on the Indian past and they have found similar analogies and is a proper way of concluding.
54132 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: The implications of retelling of Indian stories, hence, takes on new meaning in a modern India.
Verbal Ability – Parajumbles – Q5: 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 – Q6: 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 – Q7: 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.

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