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Question: A) Luckily the tide of battle moved elsewhere after the American victory at Midway and an Australian victory over Japan at Milne Bay.

B) It could have been no more than a delaying tactic.

C) The Australian military, knowing the position was hopeless, planned to fall back to the south-east in the hope of defending the main cities.

D) They had captured most of the Solomon Islands and much of New Guinea, and seemed poised for an invasion.

E) Not many people outside Australia realize how close the Japanese got.

(2003)
Options:
A.EDCBA
B.ECDAB
C.ADCBE
D.CDBAE
E.EDBC
Answer: Option A
: A

Option A Easiest pair to identify is ED. "They" in statement D refers to Japanese. Statement C follows the pair ED. Statement D talks about the position of Japanese. Then statement C talks about the position of Australian military being hopeless because of Japanese being in such a strong position.
Hence, option A is the correct answer.

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Question 1. A) But this does not mean that death, was the Egyptians' only preoccupation.

B) Even papyri come mainly from pyramid temples.

C) Most of our traditional sources of information about the Old Kingdom are monuments of the rich like pyramids and tombs.

D) Houses in which ordinary Egyptians lived have not been preserved, and when most people died they were buried in simple graves.

E) We know infinitely more about the wealthy people of Egypt than we do about the ordinary people, as most monuments were made for the rich.

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  1.    CDBEA
  2.    ECDAB
  3.    EDCBA
  4.    DECAB
  5.    EDBC
Answer: Option C
: C

Option C There are a number of meaningful pairs that can be identified in this question that leads to the correct answer: ED, DC and CB. This can lead to the pair EDCB.
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
Question 2. A) This is now orthodoxy to which I subscribe-up to a point.

B) It emerged from the mathematics of chance and statistics.

C) Therefore, the risk is measurable and manageable.

D) The fundamental concept: Prices are not predictable, but the mathematical laws of chance can describe their fluctuations.

E) This is how what business schools now call modern finance was born.

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  1.    ADCBE
  2.    EBDCA
  3.    ABDCE
  4.    DCBEA
  5.    EDBC
Answer: Option B
: B

Option B There is a link EB. Statement E introduces "modern finance" and statement B then explains the factors responsible for its emergence. The word "it" in statement B refers to modern finance.
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
Question 3. A) Call it the third wave sweeping the Indian media.

B) Now, they are starring in a new role, as suave dealmakers who are in a hurry to strike alliances and agreements.

C) Look around and you will find a host of deals that have been inked or are ready to be finalized.

D) Then the media barons wrested back control from their editors, and turned marketing warriors with the brand as their missile.

E) The first came with those magnificent men in their mahogany chambers who took on the world with their mighty fountain pens

(2003)
  1.    ACBED
  2.    CEBDA
  3.    CAEBD
  4.    AEDBC
  5.    EDBC
Answer: Option D
: D

Option D In statement E, the author talks about the power of editors. Then in statement D, the author talks about media taking away the control from their editors and then in statement B, the author talks about starring of editors in a new role. The pronoun "they" in statement B refers to editors. Therefore, we have a combination EDB.
Hence, option D is the correct answer.

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