Ordering of Sentences Test 3

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: There was once a Persian king called Shahryar who had a beautiful wife.
S6: After one day’s marriage he would cut off her head and marry again.

P: When. the King discovered this he killed her.
Q: He gave orders that he was to be provided with a new wife every day
R: He loved her very much, but she was a wicked woman.
S: He decided that all women were wicked and that he would punish them.

 
 
 
 

2. S1: Even the newsmen and spectators were not spared.
S6: He fell down, his bleeding eye bulging.

P: A homeguard in the gallery was hit on the face.
Q: They went only inches over the heads of newsmen in the press gallery.
R: Three bludgeons which are hurled missed their mark.
S: This made the scribes run helter – skelter.

 
 
 
 

3. S1: He tried the door.
S6: He was careful not to touch anything.

P: The room was neat and clean.
Q: Then he stepped into the room.
R: He waited for a minute or two.
S: It opened easily and he peeped in.

 
 
 
 

4. S1: There have been many myths about women in world literature.
S6: He filled his rower’s ears with wax and had himself bound to the mast so that he could hear the sweet singing without diving overboard to his death.

P: Odysseus found a way to save himself and his sailors from this evil fate.
Q: The sirens were beautiful maidens whose songs enchanted sailors on the seas.
R: Odysseus’s encounter with the sirens during his return home after the fall of Troy is typical of this.
S: Their songs were so captivating that the sailors swam towards them and died miserable deaths.

 
 
 
 

5. S1: He took two cigarettes from my case.
S6: Then he continued to draw on it.

P: But when the fit of coughing was over, he replaced it between his lips.
Q: He lit one of them and placed it between the lips.
R: Then with a feeble hand he removed the cigarette.
S: Slowly he took a pull at it and coughed violently.

 
 
 
 

6. S1: In hunting and gathering societies people live in what anthropologists call “the seasonal round.”
S6: The circle is not broken into a line; the tribe does not stay in one place altering nature to suit the needs of the human settlement.

P: When the salmon are running, it comes to the stream; when the wild grasseg must be gathered, the band moves on again.
Q: The tribal band is delicately adjusted to nature.
R: It circulates through space in the rhythm of the seasons each year.
S: It moves through space with the flow of time.

 
 
 
 

7. S1: Instantly, the full load yanked Gordy towards the side of the bridge.
S6: Feeling a sharp burning sensation where the cable was speeding between his things, Gordy rose on tiptoe and as he did, the slithering coil of cable tightened around his left foot and yanked him over the railing.

P: But the pull of the cable was too much.
Q: He could hardly feel the cUble, slipping through his fingers, ripping off his gloves, and streaking over the railing like an escaping snake.
R: It smashed his hands hard against the top of the railing, causing a split – second feeling of fierce pain followed by numbness.
S: He held on to the cable; it had been hard work lifting it, and he did not want to have to start over again.

 
 
 
 

8. S1: She used to work at the desk next to mine in the office several years ago.
S6: I am glad that their demands have been accepted.

P: But it must have been exasperating that a male sitting beside her was ‘doing the same work as she was and being paid more.
Q: She is certain to be still there, in the same old brown suit and fur lined boots.
R: She was as kind as she was efficient.
S: Now she and all her friends have won their long campaign for the justice of equal pay to be recognised.

 
 
 
 

9. S1: The role of the precious yellow metal is undergoing a dramatic change.
S6: Again, it would not be an economic proposition to buy and sell gold ornaments as an instrument of investment as buying would be costlier and selling will be at a discount.

P: In developing countries like India, where gold is used mainly for ornaments, a distinct change in attitude is in the offing.
Q: Slowly, the use of gold in the form of ornaments will be on the decline and even if gold prices shoot up, women folk would not like to sell off their ornaments.
R: The yellow metal will soon be treated as an investment instrument.
S: The maxim, “Larger the gold reserves, richer the country” will not hold good for a long time.

 
 
 
 

10. S1: Ram Mohan Roy was a lover of his country.
S6: Indians and Europeans met next year to put this idea into shape.

P: He said that it would be a good plan to build an English school or college.
Q: One evening he was talking with David and a few ftiends on the wisest way of uplifting the mind and character of the people of India.
R: But he thought of subjects beyond watches.
S: David was a watchmaker.

 
 
 
 

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