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: The motor car is one of the useful gifts of modern science.
S6: Finally in this age of energy crisis a personal car is an expensive thing.

P: One of these is the smoke and pollution that it creates.
Q: It has made short and medium distance journeys , fast and comfortable.
R: The other is that it has made journey by road hazardous.
S: Yet we can't say that a motor car is a blessing W ithout disadvantages.


2. 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.


3. S1: Machines have parts made of iron.
S6: When the machine is not in use it should be covered.

P: They must be painted or chrome plated.
Q: Some parts rub against each other.
R: Iron gets rusted.
S: They must be lubricated with oil or grease.


4. 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.


5. S1: A farmer was taking the grain to the mill in sacks.
S6: But the farmer saw that he was none other than the nobleman.

P: It was too heavy for him to lift.
Q: On the way the horse stumbled, and one of the sacks fell to the ground.
R: Presently he saw a rider coming towards him.
S: He stood waiting till he found somebody to help him.



6. 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.


7. 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.


8. S1: Over the centuries the face of the earth has become crowded with monuments and memorials.
S6: We must have more space for building new things and developing open countryside.

P: Films, pictures and even miniature models can be made of the relics for posterity interested in knowing about them.
Q: Some people however would contend that antiquity should be preserved for future generations.
R: If they were all to be preserved we will have very little space for other, more useful, things.
S: Personally, I do not agree with their contention.


9. S1: The December dance and music season in Madras is like the annual tropical cyclone.
S6: Many a hastily planted shrub gets washed away in the storm.

P: A few among the new aspirants dazzle with the colour of youth, like fresh saplings.
Q: It rains an abundance of music for over a fortnight.
R: Thick clouds of expectation charge the atmosphere with voluminous advertisements.
S: At the end of it one is left with the feeling thafthe music of only those artists seasoned by careful nurturing, stands tall like well rooted trees.


10. S1: Does the arrival of a particular species of migratory birds herald the onset of monsoon?
S6: These birds have been observed to reach India just prior to the rains.

P: They have sighted the pied crested cuckoos, inhabitants of the African continent.
Q: If their belief is correct then the rains are round the comer.
R: Ornithologists at the Bombay National History Society believe so.
S: They normally migrate to the Indian sub-continent just before the monsoon season for breeding.


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