ordering of sentences - test-06

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: For a conversation to be stimulating and sustained, the participants must be active talkers as well as active listeners.
S6: Its better to paint the big picture first, and if your partner wantsto know more, you can always fill in with details.

P: This is usually unnecessary, confusing and even boring to your partner.
Q: Some people feel that they have to give long - winded explanations of their views.
R: Make a point of throwing the conversational ball to the other person after you have presented your ideas in an abridged form.
S: Be sure to do both in conversation.

2. S1: Once upon a time an ant lived on the bank of a river.
S6: She was touched.

P: The dove saw the ant struggling in water in a helpless condition.
Q: All its efforts to come up failed.
R: One day it. suddenly slipped into the water.
S: A dove lived in a tree on the bank not far from the spot.

3. S1: The distinction between state or sovereign and government is developed by Rousseau with utmost exactness and accuracy.
S6: Collectively, they may be called 'prence' or 'magistracy'.

P: While state denotes the community as a whole, created by social pact and manifesting itself in supreme general will, 'government' denotes merely the individual or group of individuals that is designated by the community to carry into effect the sovereign will.
Q: Government, to Rousseau, means executive power.
R: The individuals, to whom this power is assigned are the officers or the agents of the sovereign.
S: The goverrimeni is created not by any contract but by a decree of the sovereign, and its function is in no sense to make but e.ily to administer law.

4. S1: The mother tongue is the true . vehicle of mother wit.
S6: A man's native speech is almost like his shadow, inseparable from his personality.

P: Another medium of speech may bring with it a current of new ideas.
Q: It is through the vernacular (refined, though not weakened, by scholarship and taste) that the new conceptions of the mind should press their way to birth in speech.
R: But the mother tongue is one with the air in which a man is born.
S: This is almost universally true, except in cases so rare (like that of Joseph Conrad) as to emphasise the general rule.

5. S1: We don't see many banyan trees in our cities now-a- days.
S6: And every village has at least one.

P: But in our overcrowded cities, where there is barely enough living space for people, banyan trees don't have much of a chance.
Q: These trees like to have plenty of space in which to spread themselves out.
R: Of course, many parks have banyan trees.
S: After all, a full grown banyan takes up as large an area as a three-storey apartment building.

6. S1: The Egyptian tomb was not only a resting place for the mummy but also a house for the dead man's spirit or double-his Ka.
S6: Friends and relatives had to keep bringing it things and doing things for it all the time.

P: In that sense, it was quite human and didn't relish being forgotten.
Q: It ate there and drank there, and there it had all its earthly wants supplied
R: The Ka passed much of its life in the tomb.
S: It did there the things the dead man had done in life.

7. S1: Just as some men like to play football or tennis, so some men like to climb mountains.
S6: You look down and see the whole country below you.

P: This is often very difficult to do, for mountains are not just big hills.
Q: Paths are usually very steep, and some mountain sides are straight up and down, so that it may take many hours to climb as little as one hundred feet.
R: There is always the danger that you may fall off and be killed or injured.
S: Men talk about conquering a mountain, and the wonderful feeling it is to reach the top of a mountain after climbing for hours and may be, even for days.

8. S1: Of course, it is silly to try to overcome fears that keep us from destroying ourselves.
S6: The only fears you need to avoid are silly fears which prevent you from doing what you should do.

P: This is sensible.
Q: You wait until it is out of the way before crossing.
R: You need some fears to keep you from doing foolish things.
S: You are afraid of an automobile coming rapidly down the street you wish to cross.

9. S1: Ms. Subramaniam started a petrol pump in Madras.
S6: Thus she has shown the way for many others.

P: A total of twelve girls now work at the pump.
Q: She advertised in newspapers for women staff.
R: They operate in two shifts.
S: The response was good.

10. S1: The art of growing old is one which the passage of time has forced upon my attention.
S6: This is not always easy; one's own past is a gradually increasing weight.

P: One of these is undue absorption in the past.
Q: One's thoughts must be directed to the future and to things about which there is something to be done.
R: Psychologically, there are two dangers to be guarded against in old age.
S: It does not do to live in memories, in regrets for the good old days, or in sadness -about friends who are dead.

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