Ordering of Sentences - Test-01

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: American private lives may seem shallow.
S6: This would not happen in China, he said.

P: Students would walk away with books they had not paid for.
Q: A Chinese journalist commented on a curious institution: the library.
R: Their public morality, however, impressed visitors.
S: But in general they returned them.


2. S1: You might say that all through history there have been wars and that mankind has survived inspite of them.
S6: Man has now discovered how to release the colossal forces locked up in the atom.

P: Now, if his purposes are those of destruction, each fresh advance in his mastery of nature only increases the danger from war, as, men learn to destroy one another in ever great numbers, from ever great distances, and in ever more varied and ingenious ways.
Q: He has learned to tap the hidden forces of our planet and use them for his purposes.
R: It has even developed and become civilised inspite of-them.
S: This is true, but unfortunately as part of his development man has enormously increased his power over nature.


3. S1: He took two cigarettes from my case.
S6: Then he continued to draw on it.

P: But when the fit of coughing was over, he replaced it between his lips.
Q: He lit one of them and placed it between the lips.
R: Then with a feeble hand he removed the cigarette.
S: Slowly he took a pull at it and coughed violently.


4. S1: There have been many myths about women in world literature.
S6: He filled his rower's ears with wax and had himself bound to the mast so that he could hear the sweet singing without diving overboard to his death.

P: Odysseus found a way to save himself and his sailors from this evil fate.
Q: The sirens were beautiful maidens whose songs enchanted sailors on the seas.
R: Odysseus's encounter with the sirens during his return home after the fall of Troy is typical of this.
S: Their songs were so captivating that the sailors swam towards them and died miserable deaths.


5. S1: When a boy grows into a young man, he finds himself in a new and strange world.
S6: At this stage of his life he is like a body, without a soul, an eye without light or a Rower without fragrance.

P: The relationship remains but its nature changes.
Q: The emotional ties that he had with them are now loosened.
R: The old pattern of his life in which his parents were the nucleus around which his life revolved now undergoes a change.
S: He finds in himself an emotional void which he must somehow fill.



6. S1: We must learn to depend on ourselves caid not to look to others for help every time we are in trouble.
S6: A country's freedom can be preserved only by her own strength and self - reliance.

P: We should not. forget that those who lean too much on others tend to become weak and helpless.
Q: Certainly we want to make friends with the rest of the world.
R: We welcome help and cooperation from every quarter, but we must depend primarily on our own resources.
S: We also seek the goodwill and cooperation of all those who reside in this country, whatever their race or nationality.


7. S1: Ram Mohan Roy was a lover of his country.
S6: Indians and Europeans met next year to put this idea into shape.

P: He said that it would be a good plan to build an English school or college.
Q: One evening he was talking with David and a few ftiends on the wisest way of uplifting the mind and character of the people of India.
R: But he thought of subjects beyond watches.
S: David was a watchmaker.


8. S1: A father, having offered to take the baby out in a perambulator, was tempted by the sunny morning to slip into a pub for a glass of beer.
S6: She waited for him, anticipating the white face and quivering lips which would soon appear with the news that the baby had been stolen.

P: Indignant at her husband's behaviour, she decided to teach him a lesson.
Q: She wheeled away the pram.
R: A little later, his wife came by, where to her horror, she discovered her sleeping baby.
S: Leaving the pram outside, he disappeared inside the bar.


9. S1: Growing up means not only getting larger, but also using our senses and our brains to become more aware of the things around us.
S6: In other words, we must develop and use our ability to reason, because the destruction or the preservation of the places in which we live depends on us.

P: Not only does he have a memory but he is able to think and reason.
Q: In this, man differs from all other animals.
R: Before we spray our roadside plants or turn sewage into our rivers, we should pause to think what the results of our actions are likely to be.
S: That is to say, he is able to plan what he is going to do in the light of his experience before he does it.


10. S1: Go to the library and see the clerk.
S6: He stamps the books with a date.

P: When you have chosen the books you wish to take home, you take them to the clerk with the tickets.
Q: You will probably have to sign a form promising to take care of the books.
R: Then you are usually given two or three tickets with your name and address on them.
S: The clerk keeps the tickets until you return the books.


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