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: One of the most dangerous insect pests is the locust.
S6: At this stage, they gather in huge numbers and rise from the ground on their powerful wings in cloud.

P: At first they look just like ordinary grasshoppers, which are harmless and unable to fly very far.
Q: Until about thirty years ago, no one knew where locusts came from or why they appeared in the different countries they attacked.
R: Then they change in appearance and develop wings which enable them to fly long distances.
S: Then it was discovered that there are two stages in the life of locusts.

2. 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.

3. S1: Exercising daily is a must for good health.
S6: The key word, always, is moderation.

P: Luckily, there is no link between the amouni of money spent and beneficient exercise, else the poor would have creakiug bodies for ever.
Q: While some cost you nothing, others may require the investment of some amount of money.
R: However, it is important to -remember that exercises should not be overdone.
S: It can take any form from sedentary ones like walking to vigorous work - outs like a gameof squash.

4. S1: Rammohan Roy was associated with several newspapers.
S6: Rarnmohan Roy even addressed a petition to the Mng-in-Council in England.

P: Many educationists protested vigorously against these measures.
Q: But this came to grief soon after the enactment in 1823, of new measures for the control of the press.
R: He brought out a bilingual, Bengali- English magazine.
S: Later, desiring an all - India circulation, he published a weekly in Persian, which was recognised then as the language of the cultured classes all over India.

5. S1: The Bhagavadgita recognises the nature of man and the needs of man.
S6: A man who does not harmonise them, is not truly human.

P: All these three aspects constitute the nature of man.
Q: It shows how the human being is a rational one, an ethical one and a spiritual one.
R: More than all, it must be a spiritual experience.
S: Nothing can give him fulfilment unless it satisfies his reason, his ethical conscience.

6. 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.

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: An elderly lady suddenly became blind.
S6: The lady said that she had nbt been properly cured because she could not see all her furniture.

P: The doctor called daily and every time he took away some of her furniture he liked.
Q: At last, she was cured and the doctor demanded his fee.
R: She agreed to pay a large fee to the doctor who would cure her.
S: On being refused, the doctor wanted to know the reason.

9. S1: Some old people are oppressed by the fear of death.
S6: Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea and painlessly lose their individual being.

P: An individual human existence should be like a river-small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past boulders and over waterfalls.
Q: In the young there is a justification for this feeling.
R: Young men who have reason to fear that they will be killed in battle may justifiably feel bitter in the thought that they have been cheated of the best thing that life has to offer.
S: But in the old man who has known human joys and sorrows, the fear of death is somewhat object and ignoble, and the best way to overcome it is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal.

10. 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.

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