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: 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.


2. S1: The time has come for us to consider seriously the question of a Bharat brand of English.
S6: Bharat English will respect the rule of law and maintain the dignity of grammar, but still have a swadeshi stamp about it.

P: I am not suggesting here a mongrelisation of the language.
Q: English must adopt the complexion of our life and assiniflate its idiom.
R: Now the time is ripe for it to come to the dusty street, market place and under the banyan tree.
S: So far English has had a comparatively confined existence in our country, chiefly in the halls of learning, justice or administration.


3. 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.


4. 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.


5. 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.



6. 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.


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: You live either in a village or a town of India.
S6: India is our motherland.

P: Many villages and towns form a tehsil or a taluka.
Q: There are also some areas in our country called Union Territories.
R: Many tehsils or talukas form a district and many districts form a State.
S: These, together with all the states of our country make India.


9. 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.


10. 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.


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