Exercise: Questions on Jumbles

This is the aptitude questions and answers section on 'Jumbles' with solutions and detailed explanation. Questions on jumbles are mainly jumbled letters, jumbled words, and jumbled sentences. The test-taker is expected to bring order to the jumble while making sense.


Directions for question:
 A number of sentences are given below which, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
Questions on Jumbles : Question 1 :
1. Good literary magazines have always been good because of their editors.
A. Furthermore, to edit by committee, as it were, would prevent any magazine from finding its own identity.
B.The more quirky and idiosyncratic they have been, the better the magazine is, at least as a general rule.
C. But the number of editors one can have for a magazine should also be determined by the number of contributions to it.
D. To have four editors for an issue that contains only seven contributions, it is a bit silly to start with.
6. However, in spite of this anomaly, the magazine does acquire merit in its attempt to give a comprehensive view of the Indian literary scene as it is today.
Show Answer
The phrase ’they have been’ in sentence B refers to editors of good literary magazines mentioned in sentence 1. Hence, 1B link is formed. The number of editors a magazine should have is discussed in C and D. Hence, a CD link is established. There is only one option which has a BCD link. Hence, BCDA is the answer.