Para Jumbles : Verbal Ability
A. Chemists mostly don’t stock it: only a few government hospitals do but in limited quantities.
B. Delhi’s building boom is creating a bizarre problem: snakes are increasingly biting people as they emerge from their disturbed underground homes.
C. There isn’t enough anti-snake serum largely because there is no centralized agency that distributes the product.
D. If things don’t improve more people could face paralysis and even death.
A. After several routine elections, there comes a critical election which redefines the basic pattern of political loyalties, redraws political geography and opens up political space.
B. In psephological jargon, they call it realignment.
C. Rather since 1989 there have been a series of semi-critical elections.
D. On a strict definition none of the recent Indian elections qualifies as a critical election.
A. In the case of King Merolchazzar’s courtship of the Princess of the Outer Isles, there occurs a regrettable hitch.
B. She acknowledges the gifts, but no word of a meeting date follows.
C. The monarch, hearing good reports of a neighboring princess; dispatches messengers with gifts to her court, beseeching an interview.
D. The princess names a date, and a formal meeting takes place; after that everything buzzes along pretty smoothly.
E. Royal love affairs in olden were conducted on the correspondence method.
A.If caught in the act, they were punished, not for the crime, but for allowing themselves to be caught another lash of the whip.
B.The bellicose Spartans sacrificed all the finer things in life for military expertise.
C.Those fortunate enough to survive babyhood were taken away from their mothers at the age of seven to undergo rigorous military training.
D.This consisted mainly of beatings and deprivations of all kinds like going around barefoot in winter, and worse, starvation so that they would be forced to steal food to survive.
E.Male children were examined at birth by the city council and those deemed too weak to become soldiers were left to die of exposure.
A.To be culturally literate is to possess the basic information needed to thrive in the modern world.
B.Nor is confined to one social class; quite the contrary.
C.It is by no means confined to’ culture’ narrowly understood as an acquaintance with the arts.
D.Cultural literacy constitutes the only sure avenue of opportunity for disadvantaged children, the only reliable way of combating the social determinism that now condemns them.
E.The breadth of that information is great, expending over the major domains of human activity from sports to science.