Ordering of Sentences - Test-05

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: In a good many cases unnecessary timidity makes the trouble worse than it need be.
S1: If you hold in Delhi the views that are conventional in Delhi, you much accept the consequences.

P: I am not, of course, thinking of extreme forms of defiance.
Q: If you show that you are afraid of them, you give promise of good hunting, whereas if you show indifference, they begin to doubt their own power and, therefore, tend to let you alone.
R: A dog will bark more loudly and bite more easily when people are afraid of him than when they treat him with contempt, and the human herd has something of this same characteristic.
S: Public opinion is always more tyrannical towards those who obviously fear it than towards those who feel indifferent to it:


2. S1: We may consider the political privileges of citizenship.
S6: Under a dictatorship, people cannot choose their own representatives to run the government and the rights of voting and contesting are denied to them.

P: This gives the citizen the pleasant feeling that he has a share in the administration of his country.
Q: In addition, he may himself stand as a candidate for election to any office of the republic to which he belong.
R: A citizen usually enjoys the right of voting of election to public bodies, and of holding public offices.
S: These advantages are of course only enjoyed by citizens under a democratic system of government.


3. S1: Films developed from the silent stage to the talkie stage with a tremendous mass appeal.
S6: Extolling the virtues of bravery and making patriotic films was the order of the day.

P: Film makeirs of those days used film media to portray our struggle for freedom.
Q: The thirties and forties were decades of tremendous social, political and cultural upheavals.
R: That is what 'Alarn Ara' did to the delirious delight of the audience and thus triggered off a revolution.
S: In the turbulent thirties, the silent Indian films began to talk, sing and dance.


4. S1: There is a touching story of Professor Hardy visiting Ramanujan as he lay desperately ill in hospital at Putney.
S6: It is the lowest number that can be expressed in two different ways as the sum of two cubes."

P: "No Hardy, that is not a dull number in the very least.
Q: Hardy, who was a very shy man, could not find the words for his distress.
R: It was 1729.
S: The best he could do, as he got to the bedside was : "I say, Ramanujan,, I thought the number of the taxi I came down in was a very dull number.


5. S1: The earliest reference to' the playing card has been found in China, as long ago, as the tenth century.
S6: The current pack of 52 cards was only regulated in the seventeenth century.

P: They appeared in Italy around 1320.
Q: Long before that the Chinese used paper money which was similar in design to the playing cards.
R: It is believed that perhaps travelling gypsies introduced them to Europe.
S: In olden days cards were used both for telling fortune and playing games.



6. S1: We must never allow ourselves to lapse into the evil habit of borrowing money from others.
S6: We must not confuse money lending with generosity.

P: We must work hard and earn money, enough for our wants.
Q: Even if we are fortunate enough to possess surplus wealth, we should take care not to lend out money indiscriminately.
R: If borrowing is bad, lending is worse.
S: Borrowing of a habitual nature prevents us from being industrious:


7. S1: Our own country is a little world in itself with an infinite variety and places for us to discover.
S6: I should like to go with them, not so much to the great cities of India as to the mountains and the forests and the great rivers and the old monuments, all of which tell us something of India's story.

P: I wish I had more time, so that I could visit the odd nooks and corners of India.
Q: I have travelled a great deal in this country and I have grown in years.
R: And yet I have not seen many parts of the country we love so much and seek to serve.
S: I would like to go there in the company of. bright young children whose minds are opening out with wonder and curiosity as they make new discoveries.


8. S1: The study of speech disorders due to brain injury suggests that patients can think without having adequate control over their language.
S6: How they manage to do this we do not know.

P: But they succeed in playing games of chess.
Q: Some patients, for example, fail to find the names of objects presented to them.
R: They can even use the concepts needed for chess playing, though they are unable to express many of the concepts in ordinary language.
S: They even find it difficult to interpret long written notices.


9. S1: Obesity is a curse of modem times.
S6: This is because today's changed life styles often mean less physical exertion and an over indulgence in unhealthy food.

P: As a result, what is lost is the natural goodness of roughage and important nutrients.
Q: Invariably, fat and sugar which cause obesity are added to make food more palatable.
R: In these days, food gets more refined and cooking methods are more intricate.
S: Therefore, there are more obese people today than ever before.


10. S1: Today the earth has many satellites besides the moon.
S6: As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earth.

P: But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.
Q: The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.
R: They are artificial satellites made by man and very much smaller than the man.
S: As they speed along, they tend to go.straight off into space.


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