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: 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.


2. S1: Kabir knew that Ramananda got up very early in the morning and went down on the steps of the 'ghat'to bathe in the waters of the sacred Ganges.
S6: He said, "You have given me the mantra, 'Ram, Ram,' I have become your disciple".

P: As Ramananda came down the steps before daybreak for his usual bath, he trod on the sleeping man.
Q: Kabir at once jumped up and threw himself at the feet of the preacher.
R: "Ram, Ram", he exclaimed in astonishment.
S: One dark night, Kabir went to the 'ghat' and lay down on one of the river steps.


3. S1: There are divergent theories of education.
S6: No actual education proceeds wholly and completely on any one of the theories.

P: There is still another which holds that education has to be considered rather in relation to community than to the other.
Q: Yet again, some believe that a right proportion of all the theories should go into every system.
R: The other holds that the purpose of education is to impart culture.
S: The first considers that the sole purpose of education is to provide opportunities for growth.


4. 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.


5. 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.



6. 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.


7. 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.


8. 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.


9. S1: The similarity between the human body and a machine is rather superficial.
S6: The points of difference far outweigh the points of resemblance.

P: Beyond that, comparison fails.
Q: No machine grows in size; no machine sees, hears or feels.
R: It can be summed up in the statement that both require fuel and oxygen.and obtain energy.
S: No machine thinks.


10. S1: In the middle of one side of the square sits the Chairman of the committee, the most important person in the room.
S6: From the moment its members meet, it begins to have a sort nebulous life of its own.

P: For a committee is not just a mere collection of individuals.
Q: On him rests much of the responsibility for the success or failure of the committee.
R: While this is happening we have an opportunity to get the 'feel' of this committee.
S: As the meeting opens, he runs briskly through a number of formalities.


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