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: Your letter was a big relief.
S6: But don't forget to bring chocolate for Geeta.

P: How did your exams go?
Q: After your result, you must come here for a week.
R: You hadn't written for over a month.
S: I am sure you will come out with flying colours.


2. S1: Savita was lonely in the house.
S6: It was the only thing she had learnt from the Convent School.

P: She was very good at that.
Q: She sat all day in a little room off the main drawing room.
R: She would sit on the rug and do needle work.
S: It was a little room with nothing in it but a few chairs and a rug.


3. S1: While on a fishing trip last surnmer, I watched an elderly man fishing off the edge of a dock.
S6: Cheerfully, the old man replied "Small frying pan."

P: "Why didn't you keep the other big ones?" I aksed.
Q: He caught an enormous trout, but apparently not satisfied with its size, he threw it back into the war.
R: He finally caught a small pike. threw it into his pail, and, smilin, happily, prepared to live.
S: Amazed, I watched him repeat this performance.


4. S1: The Bhagavadgita recognises the nature of man and the needs of man.
S6: A man who does not harmonise them, is not truly human.

P: All these three aspects constitute the nature of man.
Q: It shows how the human being is a rational one, an ethical one and a spiritual one.
R: More than all, it must be a spiritual experience.
S: Nothing can give him fulfilment unless it satisfies his reason, his ethical conscience.


5. S1: The earliest reference to' the playing card has been found in China, as long ago, as the tenth century.
S6: The current pack of 52 cards was only regulated in the seventeenth century.

P: They appeared in Italy around 1320.
Q: Long before that the Chinese used paper money which was similar in design to the playing cards.
R: It is believed that perhaps travelling gypsies introduced them to Europe.
S: In olden days cards were used both for telling fortune and playing games.


6. 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.


7. S1: Some old people are oppressed by the fear of death.
S6: Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea and painlessly lose their individual being.

P: An individual human existence should be like a river-small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past boulders and over waterfalls.
Q: In the young there is a justification for this feeling.
R: Young men who have reason to fear that they will be killed in battle may justifiably feel bitter in the thought that they have been cheated of the best thing that life has to offer.
S: But in the old man who has known human joys and sorrows, the fear of death is somewhat object and ignoble, and the best way to overcome it is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal.


8. S1: Reena went shopping one morning.
S6: She drove home with an empty shopping basket.

P: Disappointed she turned around and returned to the parking lot.
Q: She got out and walked to the nearest shop.
R: She drove her car into the parking lot and stopped.
S: It was there that she realised that she'd forgotten her purse at home.


9. S1: An elderly lady suddenly became blind.
S6: The lady said that she had nbt been properly cured because she could not see all her furniture.

P: The doctor called daily and every time he took away some of her furniture he liked.
Q: At last, she was cured and the doctor demanded his fee.
R: She agreed to pay a large fee to the doctor who would cure her.
S: On being refused, the doctor wanted to know the reason.


10. S1: The study of speech disorders due to brain injury suggests that patients can think without having adequate control over their language.
S6: How they manage to do this we do not know.

P: But they succeed in playing games of chess.
Q: Some patients, for example, fail to find the names of objects presented to them.
R: They can even use the concepts needed for chess playing, though they are unable to express many of the concepts in ordinary language.
S: They even find it difficult to interpret long written notices.


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