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CAT odd one out practice question 9

Question 9:

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.

  1. Much has been recently discovered about the development of songs in birds.
  2. Some species are restricted to a single song learned by all individuals, others have a range of songs.
  3. The most important auditory stimuli for the birds are the sounds of other birds.
  4. For all bird species there is a prescribed path to development of the final song,
  5. A bird begins with the subsong, passes through plastic song, until it achieves the species song.
Option: 3

Statement should start the paragraph as it opens the idea by talking about the development of songs in birds.

Statement 4 and 5 form a pair because statement 4 speaks of a prescribed path, and statement 5 describes that path (beginning, passing and achieving).

So the odd sentence has to be either 3 or 2. Statement 2 is more likely to be a part of the paragraph because it talks about the bird species having a single song or a range of songs.

The right sequence could be 1245. 3 does not fit into the sequence, and is the odd one out.

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