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: Plastic containers are being used more and more to package soft drinks, milk, oil, fruit juices, ketchup, etc.
S6: Yet as plastics do not decompose by bacteria or naturally in the air, they are a big threat to the environment.

P: Most people think that this is the right thing to do, as it is economical.
Q: Plastic containers are cheap and light.
R: It is easier to transport materials packaged in them than in glass bottles.
S: They also involve theleast transport costs.

2. 1: Religion is not a matter of mere dogmatic conformity.
S6: A man of that character is free from fear, free from hatred.

P: It is not merely going through the ritual prescribed to us.
Q: It is not a question of ceremonial piety.
R: Unless that kind of transformation occurs, you are not an authentically religious man.
S: It is the remaking of your own self, the transformation of your nature.

3. S1: Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad on 14 Nov., 1889.
S6: He died on 27 May, 1964.

P: Nehru met Mahatma Gandhi in February,1920.
Q: In 1905 he was sent to London to study at a school called Harrow.
R: He became the first Prime Minister of Independent India on 15 August, 1947.
S: He married Kamla Kaul in 1915.

4. S1: After the firing that evening the street that used to be full of people was completely deserted.
S6: I was so frightened that I ran for my life.

P: Nor were any windows open or lighted.
Q: Suddenly I detected a movement to my left.
R: There was no trace of any human being and all doors were firmly closed.
S: Surprisingly, even the stray dogs had disappeared.

5. 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.

6. S1: The mother tongue is the true . vehicle of mother wit.
S6: A man's native speech is almost like his shadow, inseparable from his personality.

P: Another medium of speech may bring with it a current of new ideas.
Q: It is through the vernacular (refined, though not weakened, by scholarship and taste) that the new conceptions of the mind should press their way to birth in speech.
R: But the mother tongue is one with the air in which a man is born.
S: This is almost universally true, except in cases so rare (like that of Joseph Conrad) as to emphasise the general rule.

7. 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.

8. S1: In ancient Indian history the city of Uijain was quite famous.
S6: So one can see what a great love all who care for India must feel. for the ancientry of Ujjain.

P: Here lived at one time the poet Kalidasa.
Q: He was a famous learned astronomer.
R: And here also worked and visited Rajah Jaysingh of Jaipur.
S: It was always renowned as a seat of learning.

9. 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.

10. S1: Those are fortunate people who have good, true and faithful hiends.
S6: It must be borne in mind that prosperity breeds and multiplies friends and adversity tests them.

P: It is a sacred attachment,or a bond of intimacy between two persons of a congenial mind.
Q: True friendship increases - our happiness in prosperity and diminishes our misery in adversity.
R: Friendship often . springs from similarity of taste, f~,elings and sentiments.
S: However, true friendship should be based on truth and such vices as selfishness, greed and falsehood should be kept out of it.

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