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: Smoke oozed up between the planks.
S6: Most people bore the shock bravely.

P: Passengers were told to be ready to quit the ship.
Q: The rising gale fanned the smouldering fire.
R: Every one now knew there was a fire on board.
S: Flames broke out here and there.


2. S1: A man handed a pair of trousers to the departmental store-clerk and said, "I'd like these altered, please".
S6: Triumphantly he put the trousers and the receipt on the counter and said, "I'd like to have these altered, please."

P: He said that free alteration is not possible without a receipt.
Q: The man said, "Okay, I'd like to return the trousers". The clerk took them back and returned his money.
R: The man*pushed the money and, said, "Now I want to buy them". The clerk put the trousers in a bag, issued a receipt and handed him both.
S: The clerk -asked for the sales receipt but after searching his pockets the man replied that he had lost it.


3. 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.


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: 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.



6. S1: Mr. Ford, it is commonly reported, once declared that history was "bunk'.
S6: And the American's conception of his own country as the representative of freedom and of democracy is the product of history as popularly taught and conceived over there.

P: Yet the American, generally speaking, is by no means ignorant of history or uninfluenced by his knowledge of it.
Q: This remarkable utterance of his, if indeed he made it, was in itself an outcome of history.
R: The Americans know more about our history than we know about theirs, though I hope that will soon be remedied.
S: Such contempt for all things past, and such engaging frankness , in expressing it were themselves the outcome of the social history of the United States in the 19th century.


7. S1: This is the story of a tram that woke up at dead of night and went off on a trip all by itself to end in a disaster.
S6: As a result, when the power supply was restored in the early morning the tram began to move.

P: In the early morning of 19 January it suddenly started backing out of the depot on its own.
Q: Tramways sources explained that power supply to the overhead wires at the siding had been switched off for some repair work.
R: It went up a quarter mile away, crashed into state bus which caught fire when it smashed into an electric feeder box and a water tap.
S: There was presumably, some defect in the reversal handle of the tram and its main switch had not been put off.


8. 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.


9. S1: In the last. few years, there has been increasing realisation of the importance of fibrous diet.
S6: This has resulted in a better appreciation of the role of fibrous food in human health.

P: Its role in human nutrition was not fully understood.
Q: Plants contain indigestible substances in their cell- walls, and these contain fibre.
R: Later research has thrown light on many other ingredients that are not digested by man.
S: In the early days, people only knew that this fibre prevented constipation.


10. 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.


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