Ordering of Sentences - Test-02

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: Satyajit Ray made several films for children.
S6: But today few think of Ray as a maker of children's films.

P: Later film - makers have followed his lead.
Q: Today other nations are making children's films in a big way.
R: This was at a time when no director considered children as potential audience.
S: Ray was, thus pioneer in the field.


2. S1: The exact cause of migraine is still not known.
S6: On the other handphysical overexertion, fatigue, irregularities in dietary habits, prolonged eye strain are common precipitating factors.

P: Several factors like digestive disorders and psychological disturbances, have been said to be causative factors.
Q: Certain foods like cheese, chocolate or red wine have also been found to trigger off an attack.
R: The causative factors are numerous : psychologically, anxiety and frustration play an important part.
S: It seems to be hereditary and a majority of sufferers are women.


3. S1: We speak today of self-determination in politics.
S6: Cultural subjection is ordinarily of an unconscious character and it implies slavery from the very start.

P: So long as one is conscious of a restraint, it is possible to resist it or to bear -it as a necessary evil and to keep free in spirit.
Q: Slavery begins when one ceases to feel the restraint and it depends on if the evil is accepted as good.
R: there is, however, a subtler domination exercised in the sphere of ideas by ong culture on another.
S: Political subjection primarily means restraint on the outer life of people.


4. S1: While crossing a busy road we should obey the policeman on duty.
S6: We should never run while crossing a road.

P: We should always cross the road at the zebra crossing.
Q: We must look to the signal lights and cross the road only when the road is clear.
R: If there are no signal lights at the crossing, we should look to the right, then to the left and again to the right before crossing the road.
S: If the road is not clear we should wait.


5. S1: When you leave your house, concentrate your mind on a subject.
S6: It is idle to pretend that your mind is incapable of concentration.

P: Bring the mind back by the scruff of the neck.
Q: You can not by any chance fail if you persevere.
R: Before you have reached the station you will have brought it back about 40 times.
S: You will not have gone ten yards before your mind has skipped away under your very eyes and is playing round the corner with another subject.



6. S1: Helen Keller has an ageless quality about her in keeping with her amazing life story.
S6: She believes the blind should live and work with their fellows, with full responsibility.

P: Although warmed by this human reaction, she has no wish to be set aside from the rest of mankind.
Q: She is an inspiration to both blind and the seeing everywhere.
R: When she visited Japan after World War II, boys and girls from remote villages ran to her, crying "Helen Keller".
S: Blind, deaf and mute from early childhood, she rose above her triple handicap to become one of the best known characters in the modem world.


7. S1: We must also understand that the fruits of labour are sweeter than the gifts of fortune.
S6: The best life, therefore, is lived both in thought and deed.

P: Moreover, too much of thinking is also a disease.
Q: Indeed, thought and action can be separately analysed but can never be separated from each other.
R: Hence, thought to be complete demands action and action without thought also has no value.
S: It keeps us depressed and gloomy.


8. S1: In the eighteenth century people expected most of their children to die before they were grown up.
S6: There is no obvious limit to the improvement of health that cail be brought about by medicine.

P: Improvement began at the beginning of the nineteenth century, chiefly owing to vaccination.
Q: The general death rate in 1948 (10.8) was the lowest ever recorded upto that date.
R: In 1920 the infant mortality in England and Wales was 80 per thousand, in 1948 it was 34 per thousand.
S: It has continued ever since and is still continuing.


9. S1: The essence of democracy is the active participation of the people in government affair.
S6: By and large it is the actual practice of our way of life.

P: When the people are active watchmen and participants, we have that fertile soil in which democracy fluorishes.
Q: This democracy of ours is founded upon a faith in the overall judgement of the people as a whole.
R: When the people - do not participate, the spirit of democratic action dies.
S: When the people are honestly and clearly informed, their common sense can be relied upon to carry the nation safely through any crisis.


10. S1: It is very easy to acquire bad habits.
S6: Even good things should be done from time to time only.

P: If we do not continue to do it, we feel unhappy.
Q: The more we do a thing, the more we tend to - like doing it.
R: The force of habit should be fought against.
S: This is called the force of habit.


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