CAT 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. Man , whether civilized or savage, is a child of nature - he is not the master of nature.
  2. He must conforms his actions to certain natural laws if he is to maintain his dominance over his environment.
  3. Civilized man was nearly always able to become master of his environment temporarily.
  4. When he tries to circumvent the laws of nature, he usually destroys the natural environment that sustains him.
  5. And when his environment deteriorates rapidly, his civilization declines.


These sentences talk about Man being a child of nature and his inability to conquer or dominate nature. Sentence 3 is the odd one out as it talks of civilized man in particular. It talks of temporary dominance which deviates from the theme of the other sentences. Sentence 3 is also related to past while other sentences are related to the present. The correct possible sequence is 1245.

The correct answer is 3.