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Question 28: We have good reason, of course, to be cynical about the morality of politicians. But if money alone was sufficient to buy the loyalty of legislators, there would be serial instability. Too many politicians, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, can resist everything but temptation.

  1. And the bane of politics is the lack of ideological anchor among politicians.
  2. Defection remains an occasional game because money is, at best, a one-time payoff.
  3. Politicians, alas, suffer from a poverty of philosophy and are driven by narrow self-interest.
  4. Political defection on the promise of money and power vitiates the political atmosphere.

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Method of solving this CAT Question from Paragraph Completion:

Citing the examples of the popular and well-loved Lord of the Rings and Narnia series, the paragraph given argues that stories can be so powerful that they make readers overlook the fact that the values that they are based on, such as the resumption of autocracy and the 'divine right' to rule, are unfamiliar and even considered repulsive today.

Option (B) is in line with this idea, and is hence the best one to start the paragraph.

Options (A) attributes the reason stories are popular to narrative fidelity, option (C) to narrative structure and option (D) to simple and intelligible narratives. None of these options talk of the dissonance between our values and the ones popular stories invoke, and the way we set this aside while enjoying these stories.

The question is " Choose the Sentence that completes the Paragraph "

Hence, the answer is Sentence B

Choice B is the correct answer.


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