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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: 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.


2. 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.


3. 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.


4. 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.


5. 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.



6. S1: We must never allow ourselves to lapse into the evil habit of borrowing money from others.
S6: We must not confuse money lending with generosity.

P: We must work hard and earn money, enough for our wants.
Q: Even if we are fortunate enough to possess surplus wealth, we should take care not to lend out money indiscriminately.
R: If borrowing is bad, lending is worse.
S: Borrowing of a habitual nature prevents us from being industrious:


7. S1: In the last. few years, there has been increasing realisation of the importance of fibrous diet.
S6: This has resulted in a better appreciation of the role of fibrous food in human health.

P: Its role in human nutrition was not fully understood.
Q: Plants contain indigestible substances in their cell- walls, and these contain fibre.
R: Later research has thrown light on many other ingredients that are not digested by man.
S: In the early days, people only knew that this fibre prevented constipation.


8. 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.


9. 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.


10. 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.


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