Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – Translators are like bumblebees

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – Translators are like bumblebees

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

  1. Translators are like bumblebees.
  2. Though long since scientifically disproved, this factoid is still routinely trotted out.
  3. Similar pronouncements about the impossibility of translation have dogged practitioners since Leonardo Bruni’s De interpretatione recta, published in 1424.
  4. Bees, unaware of these deliberations, have continued to flit from flower to flower, and translators continue to translate.
  5. In 1934, the French entomologist August Magnan pronounced the flight of the bumblebee to be aerodynamically impossible

Answer:

Option(2)

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Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – In many cases time inconsistency

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – In many cases time inconsistency

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out.

  1. In many cases time inconsistency is what prevents our going from intention to action.
  2. For people to continuously postpone getting their children immunized, they would need to be constantly fooled by themselves.
  3. In the specific case of immunization, however, it is hard to believe that time inconsistency by itself would be sufficient to make people permanently postpone the decision if they were fully cognizant of its benefits.
  4. In most cases, even a small cost of immunization was large enough to discourage most people.
  5. Not only do they have to think that they prefer to spend time going to the camp next month rather than today, they also have to believe that they will indeed go next month.

Answer:

Option(4)

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Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – Displacement in Bengal is thus not

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – Displacement in Bengal is thus not

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out.

  1. Displacement in Bengal is thus not very significant in view of its magnitude.
  2. A factor of displacement in Bengal is the shifting course of the Ganges leading to erosion of river banks.
  3. The nature of displacement in Bengal makes it an interesting case study.
  4. Since displacement due to erosion is well spread over a long period of time, it remains invisible.
  5. Rapid displacement would have helped sensitize the public to its human costs.

Answer: 

Option(5)

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Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – Our smartphones can now track

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – Our smartphones can now track

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key the number in:

  1. Our smartphones can now track our diets, our biological cycles, even our digestive systems and sleep-patterns.
  2. Researchers have even coined a new term, “orthosomnia”, to describe the insomnia brought on by paying too much attention to smartphones and sleep-tracking apps.
  3. Sleep, nature’s soft nurse, is a blissful, untroubled state all too easily disturbed by earthly worries or a guilty conscience.
  4. The existence of a market for such apps is unsurprising: shift work, a long-hours culture and blue light from screens have conspired to rob many of us of sufficient rest.
  5. A new threat to a good night’s rest has emerged – smart-phones, with sleep-tracking apps.

Answer

Option(3)

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Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – Much has been recently discovered

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – Much has been recently discovered

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out.

  1. Much has been recently discovered about the development of songs in birds.
  2. Some species are restricted to a single song learned by all individuals, others have a range of songs.
  3. The most important auditory stimuli for the birds are the sounds of other birds.
  4. For all bird species there is a prescribed path to development of the final song,
  5. A bird begins with the subsong, passes through plastic song, until it achieves the species song.

Answer

Option(3)

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Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – As India looks to increase the number

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out – As India looks to increase the number

Verbal Ability – Odd One Out

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out.

  1. As India looks to increase the number of cities, our urban planning must factor in potential natural disasters and work out contingencies in advance.
  2. Authorities must revise data and upgrade infrastructure and mitigation plans even if their local area hasn’t been visited by a natural calamity yet.
  3. Extreme temperatures, droughts, and forest fires have more than doubled since 1980.
  4. There is no denying the fact that our baseline normal weather is changing.
  5. It is no longer a question of whether we will be hit by nature’s fury but rather when.

Answer:

Option: 3

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