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CAT Previous Year Paper | CAT VARC Questions | Question 34

The CAT exam is one of those exams that heavily tests your verbal ability and critical reasoning. Here's a beautiful problem from CAT previous year paper based on Sentence Elimination. Solve many similar questions and crush your online preparation for CAT.


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.

Question 34 : 1. Ocean plastic is problematic for a number of reasons, but primarily because marine animals eat it.
2. The largest numerical proportion of ocean plastic falls in small size fractions.
3. Aside from clogging up the digestive tracts of marine life, plastic also tends to adsorb pollutants from the water column.
4. Plastic in the oceans is arguably one of the most important and pervasive environmental problems today.
5. Eating plastic has a number of negative consequences such as the retention of plastic particles in the gut for longer periods than normal food particles.

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Explanatory Answer

Sentences 1, 3, 4 and 5 relate to plastic in oceans affecting marine life, producing pervasive environmental problems. On the other hand, option 2 talks of the 'largest numerical proportion' of ocean plastic ‘falling in small size fractions’ – an unrelated idea.

2 is the correct answer.


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