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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: Of the scholars who compose a university, some may be expected to devote an unbroken leisure to learning, their fellows having the advantage of their knowledge from their conversation, and the world perhaps from their writings.
S6: There classes of persons, then, go to compose a university as we know it - the scholar, the scholar who is also a teacher, and those who come to be taught, the undergraduate.

P: Others, however, will engage themselves to teach as well as to learn.
Q: Those who come to be taught at a university have to provide evidence that they are not merely beginners and not only do they have displayed before them the learning of their teachers, but they are offered a curriculum of study, to be followed by a test and the award of a degree.
R: But here again, it is the special manner of the pedagogic enterprise which distinguishes a university.
S: A place of learning without this could . scarcely be called a university.


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: 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.


4. S1: She used to work at the desk next to mine in the office several years ago.
S6: I am glad that their demands have been accepted.

P: But it must have been exasperating that a male sitting beside her was 'doing the same work as she was and being paid more.
Q: She is certain to be still there, in the same old brown suit and fur lined boots.
R: She was as kind as she was efficient.
S: Now she and all her friends have won their long campaign for the justice of equal pay to be recognised.


5. S1: The mail is first collected from different letter boxes.
S6: Finally it is delivered to us.

P: From there it is sent to the head post office.
Q: It is then sorted out at the sorting office.
R: The mail is again sorted out at the head office by the concerned beat postman.
S: The sorted mail is sent to the zonal post office.



6. 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.


7. S1: There are examinations at school which a pupil can pass by cramming the texts.
S6: Thus, reading, reflection and experience are the three stages in, gaining spiritual knowledge.

P: But for spiritual knowledge mere memory of holy texts will be of no use in passing the texts.
Q: One can score in them by the power of memory.
R: A competent guru alone can provide the necessary guidance to an earnest disciple.
S: What the text says has to be reflected upon and experienced by the speaker.


8. S1: Nobody likes staying at home on a public holiday- especially if the weather is fine.
S6: It was very peaceful in the cool grass-until we heard bells ringing at the top of the hill.

P: We had brought plenty of food with us and we got it out of the car.
Q: The only difficulty was that millions of other people had the same idea.
R: Now everything was ready so we sat down near a path at the foot of a hill.
S: We moved out of the city slowly behind a long line of cars, but at last we came to a quiet country road and, after sometime, stopped at a lonely farm.


9. S1: Welcome to Madam Tussaud's.
S6: These life-like, casually posed figures are mere wax statues, though they may look alive.

P: Famous faces, notorious faces haunt these halls; royalty, and world leaders mingling with sports stars and murderers.
Q: But don't expect a~ y responses to your smilesor greetings.
R: Don't be surprised at anything you see here.
S: See how many you can recognise.


10. 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.


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