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: 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.

2. S1: Films developed from the silent stage to the talkie stage with a tremendous mass appeal.
S6: Extolling the virtues of bravery and making patriotic films was the order of the day.

P: Film makeirs of those days used film media to portray our struggle for freedom.
Q: The thirties and forties were decades of tremendous social, political and cultural upheavals.
R: That is what 'Alarn Ara' did to the delirious delight of the audience and thus triggered off a revolution.
S: In the turbulent thirties, the silent Indian films began to talk, sing and dance.

3. 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.

4. S1: We may consider the political privileges of citizenship.
S6: Under a dictatorship, people cannot choose their own representatives to run the government and the rights of voting and contesting are denied to them.

P: This gives the citizen the pleasant feeling that he has a share in the administration of his country.
Q: In addition, he may himself stand as a candidate for election to any office of the republic to which he belong.
R: A citizen usually enjoys the right of voting of election to public bodies, and of holding public offices.
S: These advantages are of course only enjoyed by citizens under a democratic system of government.

5. S1: One of the most dangerous insect pests is the locust.
S6: At this stage, they gather in huge numbers and rise from the ground on their powerful wings in cloud.

P: At first they look just like ordinary grasshoppers, which are harmless and unable to fly very far.
Q: Until about thirty years ago, no one knew where locusts came from or why they appeared in the different countries they attacked.
R: Then they change in appearance and develop wings which enable them to fly long distances.
S: Then it was discovered that there are two stages in the life of locusts.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. S1: There is a touching story of Professor Hardy visiting Ramanujan as he lay desperately ill in hospital at Putney.
S6: It is the lowest number that can be expressed in two different ways as the sum of two cubes."

P: "No Hardy, that is not a dull number in the very least.
Q: Hardy, who was a very shy man, could not find the words for his distress.
R: It was 1729.
S: The best he could do, as he got to the bedside was : "I say, Ramanujan,, I thought the number of the taxi I came down in was a very dull number.

9. S1: Rammohan Roy was associated with several newspapers.
S6: Rarnmohan Roy even addressed a petition to the Mng-in-Council in England.

P: Many educationists protested vigorously against these measures.
Q: But this came to grief soon after the enactment in 1823, of new measures for the control of the press.
R: He brought out a bilingual, Bengali- English magazine.
S: Later, desiring an all - India circulation, he published a weekly in Persian, which was recognised then as the language of the cultured classes all over India.

10. S1: There is no transportation system in any city that can compare in efficiency with the circulatory system of the body.
S6: Arteries are blood vessels in which blood is going away from the heart.

P: The larger one goes from the heart to the various other parts of the body.
Q: If you will imagine two systems of pipes, one large and one small, both meeting at a central pumping station, you'll have an idea of the circulatory system.
R: These pipes are called arteries, veins and capillaries.
S: The smaller system of pipes goes from the hbart to the lungs and back.

Competitive Exams

1. Sentence Completion - Test-06
2. Sentence Completion - Test-05
3. Sentence Completion - Test-04
4. Sentence Completion - Test-03
5. Sentence Completion - Test-02
6. Sentence Completion - Test-01
7. Ordering of Sentences - Test-06
8. Ordering of Sentences - Test-05
9. Ordering of Sentences - Test-04
10. Ordering of Sentences - Test-03
11. Ordering of Sentences - Test-02
12. Ordering of Sentences - Test-01
13. Ordering of Words in a Sentence - Test-05
14. Ordering of Words in a Sentence - Test-04
15. Ordering of Words in a Sentence - Test-03
16. Ordering of Words in a Sentence - Test-02
17. Ordering of Words in a Sentence - Test-01
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