Para-jumbles Exercise – 2


Here is the second Exercise on Para-jumbles with 25 questions. (Click here for the first one). Select the answers and click “Next”. Time yourself for 12 minutes. (one shouldn’t take more than that to answer these questions). Answers will be displayed after the completion of the quiz. Go ahead… All the best!

1. A. Not unlike most other Asian countries, Indian children are socialized into a system where they are expected to obey and respect authority figures without ever questioning their actions.
B. An all pervasive sensibility that rebellion is a sign of bad upbringing breeds a culture of abuse by encouraging sexual predators.
C. Two adults in India are often seen to exercise a near feudal hold over children demanding their unquestioned and complete obedience.
D. The reasons for the rampant instances of sexual abuse in India are manifold and rooted deep within the country’s social fabric.

2. A. The wide avenues, now dominated by tower blocks, are teeming with traffic and water and electricity shortages have become the norm.
B. In the 1800s, Bangalore's gentle climate, broad streets and green public parks made in the `Garden City'.
C. Until well after Independence, senior figures, film stars, and VIPs flocked to buy or build dream homes amid this urban idyll, which offered such unique amenities as theatres, cinemas and a lack of restriction on alcohol.
D. However, for well over a decade, Bangalore has undergone a massive transformation.

3. A. Humanity has learnt to value peace after paying a huge price for its absence.
B. People are praising peace today not merely because they believe it to be a good idea.
C. Peace continues to be valuable, partly because dangers to it are ever present.
D. The spectre of tragic conflict continues to haunt us and the life today is more insecure than ever before as people everywhere face a growing threat from terrorism.

4. A. In fact what governments do is relevant because it affects the lives of the people in many different ways.
B. We see that governments determine our economic policy and foreign policy and educational policy.
C.  Politics is not confined to the affairs of government.
D. These policies can help to improve the lives of people but an inefficient or corrupt government can also endanger people’s lives and security.

5. A. The situations in which violence occurs and the nature of that violence tends to be clearly defined at least in theory, as in the proverbial Irishman’s question: ‘Is this a private fight or can anyone join in?’
B. So the actual risk to outsiders, though no doubt higher than our societies, is calculable.
C. Probably the only uncontrolled applications of force are those of social superiors to social inferiors and even here there are probably some rules.
D. However binding the obligation to kill, members of feuding families engaged in mutual massacre will be genuinely appalled if by some mischance a bystander or outsider is killed.


6. A.Our society has long been ambivalent about mental illness.
B.At the same time, we have long pitied those who are afflicted by mental problems.
C.On the one hand, for many laypeople mental illness is something to be feared.
D.This is evidenced by the centuries-old existence of a special defence excusing such people from criminal responsibility, as well as by the frequent campaigns to improve their treatment facilities.

7. A.The judiciary too has been awarding the death penalty for violent crimes with increasing regularity.
B.Certain women’s groups have welcomed this.
C.The government of the day has been insisting on the increased use of death penalty for crimes other than murder, particularly rape.
D.The debate over death penalty has in the recent past acquired renewed vigour.

8. A.This expansive understanding of law has resulted in the modern jurisprudential classification of law into different schools of thought.
B.However a deeper exploration shows conflicting opinions on what exactly constitutes law, on where law derives its legitimacy and the ultimate purpose of law.
C.A cursory definition would regard law to be formal, accepted rules and regulations enforced for an ordered society.
D.The most ancient of these is the Natural School of Law which proposes the concept of Natural Law and Natural Rights.


9. A. Harry sat down between Dudley and Uncle Vernon, a large, beefy man with very little neck and a lot of mustache.
B. They were watching a brand-new television, a welcome- home-for- the-summer present for Dudley, who had been complaining loudly about the long walk between the fridge and the television in the living room.
C. Harry went down to breakfast the next morning to find the three Dursleys already sitting around the kitchen table.
D. Dudley had spent most of the summer in the kitchen, his piggy little eyes fixed on the screen and his five chins wobbling as he ate continually.

10. A.Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students.
B.The steam pouring from under her vivid hair gave the impression that her whole head was on fire.
C.October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle.
D.Ginny Weasley, who had been looking pale, was bullied into taking some by Percy.
E.Her Pepperup potion worked instantly, though it left the drinker smoking at the ears for several hours afterward.

11. A.Their entire philosophy is based in the recognition that all men are made by nature to be equals, therefore no one has a natural right to govern others, and therefore the only justified authority is the authority that is generated out of agreements or covenants.
B.The social contract theorists recognized the need to have an agency for the protection of man and his property.
C.Therefore, this period built on the concept on individual, inalienable rights as maintainable in a collective whole.
D.Though this theory advocates the creation of a sovereign state, it clearly states that no man can be subjected to the political will of another without his own consent.


12. A.And if that was not enough for fame, there was also his prolonged vigour to marvel at.
B.Bilbo was very rich and very peculiar, and had been the wonder of the Shire for sixty years, ever since his remarkable disappearance and unexpected return.
C.The riches he had brought back from his travels had now become a local legend, and it was popularly believed, whatever the old folk might say, that the Hill at Bag End was full of tunnels stuffed with treasure.
D.When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton

13. A.The University is fully residential and conducts teaching in law and allied disciplines.
B.The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, a premier legal institution in India was set up in ShamirpetHyderabadIndia in 1998 to create a generation of able and competent lawyers who would join the Bench
C.It was ranked as the best law school in the country by India Today in 2008 and has, over the years, emerged as one of the most elite institutions for legal education in India.
D.It was created by an Act of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Act 34 of 1998).

14. A.Her eyes were pale green without a touch of hazel, starred with bristly black lashes and slightly tilted at the ends.
B.In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father.
C.Ginny Potter was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.
D.Above them, her thick black brows slanted upward, cutting a startling oblique line in her magnolia-white skin--that skin so prized by Southern women and so carefully guarded with bonnets, veils and mittens against hot Georgia suns.
E.But it was an arresting face, pointed of chin, square of jaw.


15. A.Then she remembered her mother's promise and, slipping her hand under her pillow, drew out a little crimson-covered book.
B.Jo was the first to wake in the gray dawn of Christmas morning.
C.She knew it very well, for it was that beautiful old story of the best life ever lived, and Jo felt that it was a true guidebook for any pilgrim going on a long journey.
D.No stockings hung at the fireplace, and for a moment she felt as much disappointed as she did long ago, when her little sock fell down because it was crammed so full of goodies.

16. A. More than once did Elizabeth, in her ramble within the park, unexpectedly meet Mr. Darcy.
B. How it could occur a second time, therefore, was very odd!
C. It seemed like wilful ill-nature, or a voluntary penance.
D. She felt all the perverseness of the mischance that should bring him where no one else was brought, and, to prevent its ever happening again, took care to inform him at first that it was a favourite haunt of hers.
E. Yet it did, and even a third.


17. A. He knew that Japanese law requires representatives of the prosecutor's office to witness executions.
B. Mitsui, an official of the Nagoya High Court Prosecutor's Office, which handles criminal appeals, had argued for the death penalty in three cases himself.
C. Tamaki Mitsui was a bit surprised one Friday when his boss gave him his instructions for the following Mon-day: to serve as a witness at two hangings.
D. Still, he accepted it.
E. But he had thought this duty would be assigned by lottery.

18. A.How does one describe Artemis Fowl?
B.He has puzzled the greatest medical minds.
C.Various psychiatrists have tried and failed.
D.And sent many of them gibbering to their own hospitals.
E.The main problem is Artemis’s own intelligence.
F.He bamboozles every test thrown at him.

19. A. Mr. Sherlock House, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.
B. "To James Morrisson, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.," was engraved upon it, with the date "1884."
C. It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous-headed, of the sort which is known as a "Penang lawyer."
D. It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry--dignified, solid, and reassuring.
E. I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before.
F.Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across.


20. A. Although no official count of casualties has ever been done, estimates based on hospital and rehabilitation records show that about 20,000 people died and about 5.7 lakh suffered bodily damage, making it by far the world’s worst industrial disaster ever.
B. Twenty-five years have passed since that night of terror and death in Bhopal, which saw a cloud of deadly gases explode out of a faulty tank in a pesticide factory and silently spread into the homes of sleeping people.
C. Those who survived have suffered multiple diseases for 25 years.
D. Many who breathed the highly toxic cocktail that night suffered a horrible death with multiple organ failure.

21. A. The doctor, ShakilAfridi, has since been arrested by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency for co-operating with American intelligence agents.
B. The CIA organised a fake vaccination program in the town where it believed Osama bin Laden was hiding in an elaborate attempt to obtain DNA from the fugitive al-Qaeda leader's family.
C. Relations between Washington and Islamabad, already severely strained by the bin Laden operation, have deteriorated considerably since. The doctor's arrest has exacerbated these tensions.
D. As part of extensive preparations for the raid that killed bin Laden in May, CIA agents recruited a senior Pakistani doctor to organise the vaccine drive in Abbottabad, even starting the ''project'' in a poorer part of town to make it look more authentic.

22. A. National courts can order online retailers to stop trademark infringement and prevent similar incidents in the future, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice said.
B. The U.K. court was seeking the ECJ's opinion in a case brought by French cosmetics company L'Oreal SA against eBay.
C. Online retailers like eBay Inc. can be held responsible for the infringement of trademarks by goods they sell, Europe's top court said Tuesday.
D. The ECJ's clarification of EU laws came in response to questions referred to the court by the High Court in London in 2009.

23. A. Almost 85 per cent said they did not think the Coalition's alternative "direct action'' plan was a sound economic proposal to reduce carbon emissions.
B. Almost two-thirds of Australia's economists say the government's carbon pricing package is good economic policy, while even more oppose the Coalition's plan.
C. But one-quarter of the 140 economists surveyed disagreed with the assessment.
D. A new study by the Economic Society of Australia, released today, found 60 per cent of economists believed the move to put a price on carbon from mid-2012 and to use the funds to benefit households, industry and clean energy was sound economic policy.

24. A. Madhya Pradesh is another state with a recorded decline.
B. Among the key conservations points that the India Tiger Estimate report highlights is the need to secure corridors between source sites.
C. The ‘India Tiger Estimate 2010’ of The Ministry of Environment and Forests records an overall decrease in the Tiger population in reserves of Andhra Pradesh.
D. Another is to improve the prospects for tiger persistence outside reserves and sanctuaries.

25. A. But the points raised by Harbans Mukhia deserve serious attention. He rightly suggests that, unlike capitalism, feudalism is not a universal phenomenon.
B. They do indicate some laws conditioning the process and pattern of change.
C. But in our view, tribalism, stone age, metal age, advent of food producing economy are universal phenomena.
D. Several scholars have questioned the use of the term feudalism to characterise the early medieval socio-economic formation in India.


  1. I got 15/25 in 16 minutes.

    How is that? 

    Also, what should I focus on improving, speed or accuracy? (keeping in mind how many students in CLAT ’11 couldn’t complete the paper due to shortage of time).


  2. Q.14,i think the right sequence ought to be CBEAD. E cant be before B,as suggested on option 3,which is marked as the right answer. 

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  4. Nice material Thanks!!
    Just 1 strange thing in both the exercise I found incorrect answer for question 5 not sure if anyone noticed this.

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