Ordering of Sentences - Test-04

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: As a dramatist Rabindranath was not what might be called a success.
S6: Therefore, drama forms the essential part of the traditional Indian culture.

P: His dramas were moulded more on the lines of the traditional Indian village dramas than the dramas of the modern world.
Q: His plays were more a catalogue of ideas than a vehicle of the expression of action.
R: Actually drama has always been the life of the Indian people, as it deals with legends of gods and goddesses.
S: Although in his short stories and novels he was able to create living and well - defined characters, he did not seem to be able to do so in his dramas.


2. S1: The right way to get people do things the way you want is not to compel them, drive them or for that matter even beg them or entreat them.
S6: The secret ofmotivation, therefore, lies in your ability to arouse the right kind of want or thirst in the other people.

P: The sure way to antagonise an individual is to give him the impression that you are out to force or compel him t;o do something.
Q: The correct way is, therefore, to arouse a want in them and make them do, whatever you want them to do willingly, happily and eagerly.
R: It is the most difficult thing in the world to make an individual do anything against his will.
S: Even young, innocent children resent being made to do things.


3. S1: It is true that we cannot bring about social equality by law and that therefore there are still inequalities in Indian society.
S6: The secular state as found in India, recognises the importance of religion to the individual by giving hi ' in freedom to practice it and tell others about it, within the limits of the Constitution.

P: In the United States of America, for instance, Negroes have equal rights under the Constitution but unfortunately these rights are not always given to them freely by the White majority.
Q: It takes time for people to change their way of thinking.
R: This is a problem common to many countries.
S: It is only when we realise that social equality means not only that men are equal before the law, but also equal in the eyes of God that we can begin to have a completely casteless society.


4. S1: Evolution is not progress.
S6: For, like progress, evolution does, over the long run, imply betterment.

P: And yet, for all their differences, it is not wholly wrong to identify evolution with progress.
Q: As a noted scientist had said, "the tapeworm in its inglorious lot in man's intestine is an outcome of evolution as well as the lark at heaven's gate."
R: Three hundred million years after the first land creatures crawled out of the sea, the one-called amoeba is man himself.
S: The physical facts of evolution betray such. advance.


5. S1: It was early 1943 and the war in the East was going disastrously.
S6: Boarding Party, James Leasor's latest best - seller is a record of this tale of heroics tinged with irony and humour.

P: How this unlikely bunch of middle aged civilians accomplished their missions makes fascinating reading.
Q: To stop the sinkings a spy ring had to be broken, a German ship assaulted, and a secret radio transmitter silenced.
R: U-boats were torpedoing Allied ships in the Indian ocean faster ~han they could be replaced.
S: And the only people who could do the job were a handful of British businessmen in Calcutta-all men not called out for active service.


6. S1: I was awakened in the night by a noise in the house.
S6: As soon as they saw me standing there, they rushed to the window and jumped out.

P: I quickly put on my dressing gown and crept downstairs.
Q: In the living room I discovered two burglars breaking into my desk.
R: As I switched on the light I saw that it was 2 o'clock.
S: They were both tall, dark men.


7. S1: Proverbs contain homely but universal truths.
S6: They are everyman's philosophy.

P: They point out the incongruities of situations in life.
Q: Naturally, therefore, they are translatable from one language to another.
R: Therefore, their appeal is direct.
S: Many of them had their birth in folk literature.


8. S1: The tooth had abscessed and was causing considerable pain.
S6: It has not returned to this day.

P: Finally, in desperation, she went inside a wooden pyramid model and sat down praying for miracles.
Q: Since it was Sunday morning, no dentist was available.
R: What happened she is not sure, but after fen minutes the pain simply faded away.
S: Common pain killers had been of no avail.


9. S1: There was a time Egypt faced economic crisis.
S6: Egypt was able to sustain itself by its cotton produce.

P: Cotton is the chief export commodity 9f Egypt.
Q: Foreign trade depends on cultivation of cotton on large scale.
R: It became necessary for Egypt to boost cotton crops.
S: Only by means of increasing foreign trade Egypt could survive.


10. S1: There were no finger prints anywhere.
S6: These conclusions made the detectives think that it was a fake theft.

P: First of all it was impossible even for a child to enter through the hole in the roof.
Q: When the investigators tried to reconstruct the crime, they came up against facts.
R: Moreover, when the detectives tried to push a silver vase, it was found to be. double the size of the hole.
S: Again, the size of the hole was examined by the experts who said that nothing had been passed through it.


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