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. In the wake of school shooting across the US, the movie takes a swipe at how much kids are internalizing this violence.
  2. The film shows how the current crop of teens seamlessly flits between Snapchat filters, Instagram messaging and Twitter timelines.
  3. Not just Mark Zuckerberg, but the rest of us too need to watch Eighth Grade, to understand the current zeitgeist of teenagers.
  4. Bo Burnham’s new movie-Eighth Grade,portraying the emotional upheaval of a teenager, has a delightful story that is as fresh as the air in the Swiss Alps.
  5. Burnham, the director, also turns out to be an indefatigable explorer of the sexual mores of Generation Z.

Please Note: The answer to this question will be posted tomorrow morning as a comment below.

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  1. Priyanka rathi

    Sir, Confused between 4 and 5 as rest revolves around the movie
    But 5 does describes about the director
    Second thing is all other potrays the negative side whereas 4 terms it delightful
    But more preferable according to me is 5

  2. Rahul Batra

    All other statements revolve around the movie, while 5 talks about the director.

  3. Mayank Khanna

    Every other point talks about the movie but 5 talks about director

  4. Ridhima Mehta

    Reason – All the rest points talk about the movie and the issue it addresses.
    5 talks about the director and not the movie in context

  5. Answer is 5th because the first four talks about the movie “Eighth Grade” but 5th sentence diverts the topic to the director.

  6. I regret to inform you all that the answer is 4. It is the only sentence that does not explicitly or implicitly mention the movie depicting the zeitgeist of teenagers today (‘zeitgeist’ refers to the general set of ideas, beliefs and feelings). Kids internalizing violence of school shootings, teens flitting between social media networks, sexual mores of Generation Z- all point to the mentioned theme.

    Sentence 5 is about the director and how he is an explorer of a particular subject- the sexual mores of Generation Z. Sentences 1,2 and 3 are also about Generation Z and how the movie Eighth Grade is about it. It is safe to say that Burnham, who is after all the director of the movie under discussion, explores the subject mentioned in sentence 5 through the movie. Therefore, the movie is very much a part of the theme of sentence 5.

    I am surprised at myself for having come up with this mind-bender. Not a single correct answer to it. A coincidence that the ‘Question of the Day’ at the half century mark turned out to be a significant one.

    Well, I assure you that today’s question is a straight-forward CR question (as straightforward as a CR question can get, anyway 🙂 ). Do give it a shot- http://tathagat.mba/verbal-question-of-the-day-51/

  7. Manish Jindal

    Sir, Please tell how it will make a coherent paragraph without point 4 because pronouns have been used for the movie elsewhere.

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