Ordering of Sentences Test 16

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.

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1. S1: Go to the library and see the clerk.
S6: He stamps the books with a date.

P: When you have chosen the books you wish to take home, you take them to the clerk with the tickets.
Q: You will probably have to sign a form promising to take care of the books.
R: Then you are usually given two or three tickets with your name and address on them.
S: The clerk keeps the tickets until you return the books.


2. S1: Suddenly it began to climb swiftly, and I knew it was speeding eastward again till it became a speck in the blue morning.
S6: In that case there might be a chance on the moors to the right or left.

P: I didn’t know what force they could command, but I was certain it would be sufficient.
Q: My enemies had located me, and the next thing would be a cordon round me.
R: That made me do some savage thinking.
S: The aeroplane had seen my bicycle, and would conclude that I would try to escape by the road.


3. 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.


4. S1: A father, having offered to take the baby out in a perambulator, was tempted by the sunny morning to slip into a pub for a glass of beer.
S6: She waited for him, anticipating the white face and quivering lips which would soon appear with the news that the baby had been stolen.

P: Indignant at her husband’s behaviour, she decided to teach him a lesson.
Q: She wheeled away the pram.
R: A little later, his wife came by, where to her horror, she discovered her sleeping baby.
S: Leaving the pram outside, he disappeared inside the bar.


5. S1: When Weiner was travelling in India, he visited a factory where he saw small frail children sitting on damp ground.
S6: Recently he has published this book and it is winning him acclaim all over the world.

P: And the answer he got was that they were weaving carpets there.
Q: So he asked, “What are they doing there?”
R: And then he decided to study the problems of child labourers in India.
S: Weiner was shocked at the plight of the child workers.


6. S1: We must learn to depend on ourselves caid not to look to others for help every time we are in trouble.
S6: A country’s freedom can be preserved only by her own strength and self – reliance.

P: We should not. forget that those who lean too much on others tend to become weak and helpless.
Q: Certainly we want to make friends with the rest of the world.
R: We welcome help and cooperation from every quarter, but we must depend primarily on our own resources.
S: We also seek the goodwill and cooperation of all those who reside in this country, whatever their race or nationality.


7. S1: He could not rise.
S6: It was colder than usual.

P: All at once, in the distance, he heard an elephant trumpet.
Q: He tried again with all his might, but to no use.
R: The next,moment he was on his feet.
S: He stepped into the river.


8. S1: Growing up means not only getting larger, but also using our senses and our brains to become more aware of the things around us.
S6: In other words, we must develop and use our ability to reason, because the destruction or the preservation of the places in which we live depends on us.

P: Not only does he have a memory but he is able to think and reason.
Q: In this, man differs from all other animals.
R: Before we spray our roadside plants or turn sewage into our rivers, we should pause to think what the results of our actions are likely to be.
S: That is to say, he is able to plan what he is going to do in the light of his experience before he does it.


9. S1: Yawning or its absence has been related to various clinical conditions.
S6: It is in reality a releasing stimulus.

P: Interestingly, some clinicians claim that those with acute physical illness don’t yawn until they are on the road to recovery.
Q: It can be a symptom of brain lesions, haemorrhage, motion sickness and encephalitis.
R: But what is currently known about yawning is essentially anecdotal, mostly because the yawn has not got the respect it deserves.
S: On the other hand, it has been reported that psychotics rarely yawn, except those suffering from brain damage.


10. S1: The future beckons to us.
S6: There is no resting for anyone of us till we redeem our pledge in full.

P: In fact we have hard work ahead.
Q: Where do we go and what shall be our endeavour?
R: We shall also have to fight and end poverty, ignorance and disease.
S: It will be to bring freedom and opportunity to the common man.


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