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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: This is the story of a tram that woke up at dead of night and went off on a trip all by itself to end in a disaster.
S6: As a result, when the power supply was restored in the early morning the tram began to move.

P: In the early morning of 19 January it suddenly started backing out of the depot on its own.
Q: Tramways sources explained that power supply to the overhead wires at the siding had been switched off for some repair work.
R: It went up a quarter mile away, crashed into state bus which caught fire when it smashed into an electric feeder box and a water tap.
S: There was presumably, some defect in the reversal handle of the tram and its main switch had not been put off.


2. S1: In a good many cases unnecessary timidity makes the trouble worse than it need be.
S1: If you hold in Delhi the views that are conventional in Delhi, you much accept the consequences.

P: I am not, of course, thinking of extreme forms of defiance.
Q: If you show that you are afraid of them, you give promise of good hunting, whereas if you show indifference, they begin to doubt their own power and, therefore, tend to let you alone.
R: A dog will bark more loudly and bite more easily when people are afraid of him than when they treat him with contempt, and the human herd has something of this same characteristic.
S: Public opinion is always more tyrannical towards those who obviously fear it than towards those who feel indifferent to it:


3. S1: In 1857, fighting broke out all over the country.
S6: The Rani's troops fought back bravely.

P: Everywhere the people rose in rebellion.
Q: In March 1858 British troops attacked the fort at Jhansi.
R: Thousands of people were killed on both sides.
S: The British fought back.


4. 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.


5. S1: Gandhiji had a vast amount of daily business to transact.
S6: His practite on this point is something that is characteristic of the Indian tradition.

P: Yet Gandhiji was never too busy to withdraw temporarily from business affairs for recurrent periods of contemplation.
Q: Under present day conditions, that is the fate of any leader of any great movement.
R: In setting apart those times for contemplation Gandhiji was being true, not only to himself, but to India.
S: If he had not made this his practice, he would not, I suppose, have been able to go on doing his business, because his spells of contemplation were the source of his inexhaustible strength.



6. 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.


7. S1: There is nothing strange in the fact that so many foreign students should wish to learn English.
S6: This key will open to him whatever is valuable in the literature of the world.

P: If any valuable book is written in another language, an English translation of it is sure to be speedily published.
Q: Anyone who masters the English tongue acquires a key.
R: Most books found to be generally useful are written in English.
S: The English speaking people want no monopoly of knowledge.


8. S1: Mr. Ford, it is commonly reported, once declared that history was "bunk'.
S6: And the American's conception of his own country as the representative of freedom and of democracy is the product of history as popularly taught and conceived over there.

P: Yet the American, generally speaking, is by no means ignorant of history or uninfluenced by his knowledge of it.
Q: This remarkable utterance of his, if indeed he made it, was in itself an outcome of history.
R: The Americans know more about our history than we know about theirs, though I hope that will soon be remedied.
S: Such contempt for all things past, and such engaging frankness , in expressing it were themselves the outcome of the social history of the United States in the 19th century.


9. 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.


10. S1: Smoke oozed up between the planks.
S6: Most people bore the shock bravely.

P: Passengers were told to be ready to quit the ship.
Q: The rising gale fanned the smouldering fire.
R: Every one now knew there was a fire on board.
S: Flames broke out here and there.


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