Ordering of Sentences - Test-01

Ordering of Sentences
Directions:In the following items each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentence are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences.

1. S1: Instantly, the full load yanked Gordy towards the side of the bridge.
S6: Feeling a sharp burning sensation where the cable was speeding between his things, Gordy rose on tiptoe and as he did, the slithering coil of cable tightened around his left foot and yanked him over the railing.

P: But the pull of the cable was too much.
Q: He could hardly feel the cUble, slipping through his fingers, ripping off his gloves, and streaking over the railing like an escaping snake.
R: It smashed his hands hard against the top of the railing, causing a split - second feeling of fierce pain followed by numbness.
S: He held on to the cable; it had been hard work lifting it, and he did not want to have to start over again.

2. S1: When a boy grows into a young man, he finds himself in a new and strange world.
S6: At this stage of his life he is like a body, without a soul, an eye without light or a Rower without fragrance.

P: The relationship remains but its nature changes.
Q: The emotional ties that he had with them are now loosened.
R: The old pattern of his life in which his parents were the nucleus around which his life revolved now undergoes a change.
S: He finds in himself an emotional void which he must somehow fill.

3. S1: We must learn to depend on ourselves caid not to look to others for help every time we are in trouble.
S6: A country's freedom can be preserved only by her own strength and self - reliance.

P: We should not. forget that those who lean too much on others tend to become weak and helpless.
Q: Certainly we want to make friends with the rest of the world.
R: We welcome help and cooperation from every quarter, but we must depend primarily on our own resources.
S: We also seek the goodwill and cooperation of all those who reside in this country, whatever their race or nationality.

4. S1: There have been many myths about women in world literature.
S6: He filled his rower's ears with wax and had himself bound to the mast so that he could hear the sweet singing without diving overboard to his death.

P: Odysseus found a way to save himself and his sailors from this evil fate.
Q: The sirens were beautiful maidens whose songs enchanted sailors on the seas.
R: Odysseus's encounter with the sirens during his return home after the fall of Troy is typical of this.
S: Their songs were so captivating that the sailors swam towards them and died miserable deaths.

5. S1: The commonest form of forgetfulness, I suppose, occurs in the matter of posting letters.
S6: Weary of holding it in my hand, I then put it for safety into one of my pockets and forget all about it.

P: So common is it that I am always reluctant to trust a departing visitor to post an important letter.
Q: As for myself, anyone who asks me to post a letter is a poor judge of character.
R: Even if I carry the letter in my hand I am always past the first pillar box before I remember that I ought to have posted it.
S: So little I rely on his mem?,ry that I put him on his oath before handing the letter to him.

6. S1: When Weiner was travelling in India, he visited a factory where he saw small frail children sitting on damp ground.
S6: Recently he has published this book and it is winning him acclaim all over the world.

P: And the answer he got was that they were weaving carpets there.
Q: So he asked, "What are they doing there?"
R: And then he decided to study the problems of child labourers in India.
S: Weiner was shocked at the plight of the child workers.

7. S1: Even the newsmen and spectators were not spared.
S6: He fell down, his bleeding eye bulging.

P: A homeguard in the gallery was hit on the face.
Q: They went only inches over the heads of newsmen in the press gallery.
R: Three bludgeons which are hurled missed their mark.
S: This made the scribes run helter - skelter.

8. S1: Growing up means not only getting larger, but also using our senses and our brains to become more aware of the things around us.
S6: In other words, we must develop and use our ability to reason, because the destruction or the preservation of the places in which we live depends on us.

P: Not only does he have a memory but he is able to think and reason.
Q: In this, man differs from all other animals.
R: Before we spray our roadside plants or turn sewage into our rivers, we should pause to think what the results of our actions are likely to be.
S: That is to say, he is able to plan what he is going to do in the light of his experience before he does it.

9. S1: You might say that all through history there have been wars and that mankind has survived inspite of them.
S6: Man has now discovered how to release the colossal forces locked up in the atom.

P: Now, if his purposes are those of destruction, each fresh advance in his mastery of nature only increases the danger from war, as, men learn to destroy one another in ever great numbers, from ever great distances, and in ever more varied and ingenious ways.
Q: He has learned to tap the hidden forces of our planet and use them for his purposes.
R: It has even developed and become civilised inspite of-them.
S: This is true, but unfortunately as part of his development man has enormously increased his power over nature.

10. S1: Welcome to Madam Tussaud's.
S6: These life-like, casually posed figures are mere wax statues, though they may look alive.

P: Famous faces, notorious faces haunt these halls; royalty, and world leaders mingling with sports stars and murderers.
Q: But don't expect a~ y responses to your smilesor greetings.
R: Don't be surprised at anything you see here.
S: See how many you can recognise.

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