Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given in question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. Passivity is not, of course, universal.
  • B. In areas where there are no lords or laws, or in frontier zones where all men go armed, the attitude of the peasantry may well be different.
  • C. So indeed it may be on the fringe of the unsubmissive.
  • D. However, for most of the soil-bound peasants the problem is not whether to be normally passive or active, but when to pass from one state to another.
  • E. This depends on an assessment of the political situation.
  1. BEDAC
  2. ABCDE
  3. EDBAC
  4. CDABE

Solution

Between the options, the best options for the opening sentence seem to be A and B. Again the option with B as the first sentence does not flow logically.

A-B is a better sequence as it moves from general (universal) to specific (in areas).

The correct option is B.