‘Out of Context’ Question

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.

1.  The World Cup can provide the nation a much-needed catharsis.

2. In the lead up to Egypt’s first match against Uruguay, all the talk surrounded the question of whether its star player Mohammed Salah, who had been recovering from an injury, would be fit to start the country’s first World Cup match since 1990. 

 

3. His football has managed the impossible, unifying Egyptians of all class and political proclivity — a staggering achievement when one considers the political scenario in the country since 2011. 

 

4. As Salma Islam wrote in The Guardian, Salah’s magic has “transcended the pitch.” 

5. To the fan, each match of this World Cup has brought with it a certain thrill.
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13 comments

    1. TG.Prabhat

      That’s off the mark, Keshav. But, don’t worry. Check the detailed explanation of the answer below.
      If you have any doubts or would like to discuss your approach, please feel free to reply on this thread 🙂

  1. TG.Prabhat

    The answer is 2. It is the only sentence that has a sense of apprehension and uncertainty, unlike the other sentences that focus on positive aspects like: thrill, transcendent magic, staggering achievement and catharsis.

    1. TG.Prabhat

      I’m afraid that’s incorrect, Vartika. Do check the answer and it’s explanation in my comment above. Feel free to reply to this thread with any doubts that you may have 🙂

    1. TG.Prabhat

      Hi Shivam, the answer is 2. It is the only sentence that has a sense of apprehension and uncertainty, unlike the other sentences that focus on positive aspects like: thrill, transcendent magic, staggering achievement and catharsis.

      In case you have any doubts, get in touch with me here 🙂

      Try today’s ‘Question of the Day’: http://tathagat.mba/verbal-question-of-the-day-30-06-18/

  2. The ans is 2
    2. In the lead up to Egypt’s first match against Uruguay, all the talk surrounded the question of whether its star player Mohammed Salah, who had been recovering from an injury, would be fit to start the country’s first World Cup match since 1990.

    1. TG.Prabhat

      Yes, that’s right!
      See the explanation to the answer in my comment above. 🙂

    1. TG.Prabhat

      Hi Ridhima, I think the preferred way to go about solving this question (and other out of context questions) is to look for the sentence that incorporates a robust differentiating factor, one that is thematically different.

      However, to answer your question, the remaining sentences could be arranged as either 5431 or 4315, as 5 could also be a supporting sentence for 1.

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