ordering of sentences - test-06

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: Once upon a time an ant lived on the bank of a river.
S6: She was touched.

P: The dove saw the ant struggling in water in a helpless condition.
Q: All its efforts to come up failed.
R: One day it. suddenly slipped into the water.
S: A dove lived in a tree on the bank not far from the spot.


2. S1: And then Gandhi came.
S6: Political freedom took new shape then and acquired a new content then.

P: Get off the backs. of these peasants and workers, he told us, all you who live by their exploitation.
Q: He was like a powerful current of fresh air, like a beam of light, like a whirlwind that upset many things.
R: He spoke - their language and constantly drew their attention to their appalling conditions.
S: He didn't descend from the top, he seemed to emerge from the masses of India.


3. S1: Moncure Conway devoted his life to two great objects : freedom of thought, and freedom of the individual.
S6: Unless a vigorous and vigilant public opinion can be aroused in defence of them, there will be much less of both a hundred years hence than there is now.

P: They threaten both kinds of freedom.
Q: But something also has been lost.
R: There are now dangers, somewhat different in form'from those of the past ages.
S: In regard to both these objects, something has been gained since his time.


4. S1: Frozen foods are so popular today that many people wonder how they ever lived without them.
S6: Now refrigerators and deep freezers preserve many foods that could not be kept any other way.

P: Near the North Pole, where the ground stays frozen all the year around, there is no problem ,of preserving foods.
Q: Actually, people who live in cool climates.have had frozen foods for a long time.
R: Ice helped them when they could get it, -but they couldn't get,it very often.
S: But people who live in warm climates have not always been able to keep food fi-esh.


5. S1: We don't see many banyan trees in our cities now-a- days.
S6: And every village has at least one.

P: But in our overcrowded cities, where there is barely enough living space for people, banyan trees don't have much of a chance.
Q: These trees like to have plenty of space in which to spread themselves out.
R: Of course, many parks have banyan trees.
S: After all, a full grown banyan takes up as large an area as a three-storey apartment building.



6. S1: Forecasting the weather has always been a difficult business.
S6: He made his forecasts by watching flights of the birds or the way smoke rose from fire.

P: During a period of drought, streams and rivers dried up, the cattle died from thirst and the crops were ruined.
Q: Many different things affect the weather and we have to study them carefully to make an accurate forecast.
R: Ancient Egyptians had no need of this- weather in the Nile valley hardly ever changes.
S: In early times, when there were no instruments, such as thermometer or the barometer, man looked for tell-tale signs in the sky.


7. S1: Let me elaborate a little on what I mean by a properly channelled scientific approach.
S6: And of course, there are soldiers, commandos, to say nothing of intelligence men, besides many others who do their bit to make a successful attack.

P: There are planners deciding the strategy.
Q: In a major war, there are several different operations involved.
R: There are complex issues involving kations between different commun nerve centres.
S: There are factories producing the required armaments.


8. S1: The Egyptian tomb was not only a resting place for the mummy but also a house for the dead man's spirit or double-his Ka.
S6: Friends and relatives had to keep bringing it things and doing things for it all the time.

P: In that sense, it was quite human and didn't relish being forgotten.
Q: It ate there and drank there, and there it had all its earthly wants supplied
R: The Ka passed much of its life in the tomb.
S: It did there the things the dead man had done in life.


9. S1: Ms. Subramaniam started a petrol pump in Madras.
S6: Thus she has shown the way for many others.

P: A total of twelve girls now work at the pump.
Q: She advertised in newspapers for women staff.
R: They operate in two shifts.
S: The response was good.


10. S1: Egypt is located in north-east of Africa.
S6: Egypt is mostly desert or semi-desert.

P: The land should be productive.
Q: It is on the coast of Mediterranean Sea.
R: The important thing is not just the area.
S: Its area is almost four times that of England.


English Test

1. Sentence Completion - Test-01
2. Sentence Completion - Test-02
3. Sentence Completion - Test-03
4. Sentence Completion - Test-04
5. Sentence Completion - Test-05
6. Sentence Completion - Test-06
7. General Elementary English Test - 01
8. General Elementary English Test - 02
9. General Elementary English Test - 03
10. General Elementary English Test - 04
11. General Elementary English Test - 05
12. General Elementary English Test - 06
13. General Elementary English Test - 07
14. General Elementary English Test - 08
15. General Elementary English Test - 09
16. General Elementary English Test - 10
17. General Elementary English Test - 11
18. General Elementary English Test - 12
19. General Elementary English Test - 13
20. General Elementary English Test - 14

My Account / Test History


Our Solar System. Download from App Store
1. Exactly.
2. Absolutely.
3. That's so true.
4. That's for sure.
5. I agree 100%
6. I couldn't agree with you more.
7. That's exactly what I think. / That's exactly how I feel.
8. (informal) Tell me about it! / You're telling me!
9. (informal) I'll say!
10. I suppose so. (use this phrase for weak agreement you agree, but reluctantly)
Note: Avoid the common error of saying "I'm agree" the correct phrase is "I agree" or "I'm in agreement" the second one is more formal.
.. Next ...
Basic English Usage
Home
My Account
English Test
Verbal Reasoning
GK Quiz
Grammar Test