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: The fifty seven storey Wool-worth Tbwer is in New York.
S6: A new champion is the Empire State Building which rises 102 storeys into the sky.

P: Soon it became one of the famous buildings in the world.
Q: It was completed in 1912.
R: Americans took pride in this tall skyscraper.
S: However, it was not long before five other buildings topped the Woolworth Tower.


2. S1: No one knows when tea was first discovered, or how it came to be such a popular drink.
S6: It was called Cha's Ching, which, translated, means Tea Scripture.

P: By the eighth century A.D. most Chinese were drinking tea, both because they liked it as a beverage and for its medicinal value.
Q: Tea was so popular that one of the most distinguished poets of the T'ang dynasty, a man called Lu Yu, even wrote a holy scripture about it.
R: The beverage is generally accepted to have originated in China hundreds of years ago.
S: Records going back to the fourth century A.D. refer to tea.


3. S1: As I say, I was born and brought up in an Atmosphere of the confluence of three movements, all of which were revolutionary.
S6: He should not only have his own seeds but prepare his own soil.

P: I was born in a family which had to live its own life, which led me from my young days to seek guidance for my own self expression in my own inner standard of judgement.
Q: No poet should borrow his medium ready-made from some shop of respectability.
R: But the language which belonged to the people had to be modulated according to the urging which I as an individual had.
S: The medium of expression, doubtless, was my mother tongue.


4. 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.


5. S1: Much of our adult behaviour and our attitudes are determined by our upbringing.
S6: Psychologists have studied these forces in depth.

P: But the process does not stop here.
Q: In particular by the effects of that small part of society which is our family.
R: As we grow we are constantly and increasingly affected by new forces such as the social pressure of our friends and the larger world of society.
S: The family and our early life have profound effect on our later life.



6. S1: Trucks, trains, planesand refrigerator ships are new ways of carrying food.
S6: And in a lonely bay, a fisherman still rows home with the day's catch.

P: In many countries, women carry food to market on their heads.
Q: High in the Andes Mountains long lines of Illamas, each with a heavy bag of grain, pick their way along rocky trails.
R: But a great deal of food is still carried on the heads of women and the backs of animals.
S: Over the desert sands, camels carry loads of salt, dates and cheese from one oasis to another.


7. 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.


8. S1: We are living in an age in which technology has suddenly 'annihilated distance'.
S6: In that event, we should be dooming ourselves to wipe each other out.

P: Are We going to let this consciousness of our variety make us fear and hate each other?
Q: Physically we are now all neighbours, but psychologically we are still strangers to each other.
R: How are we going to react?
S: We have never been so conscious of our variety as we are now that we have come to such close quarters.


9. S1: Science means finding out how things actually do happen.
S6: But Galileo proved his point experimentally by dropping weights from the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

P: He showed that a light object falls to the ground at the same rate as a heavy object.
Q: It does not mean laying down principles as to how they ought to happen.
R: This did not agree with the views of most learned men of that time.
S: The most famous example of this concerns Galileo's discovery about falling bodies.


10. 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.


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