Ordering of Sentences Test 11

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: Today the earth has many satellites besides the moon.
S6: As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earth.

P: But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.
Q: The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.
R: They are artificial satellites made by man and very much smaller than the man.
S: As they speed along, they tend to go.straight off into space.

 
 
 
 

2. S1: Love for the country is a necessity.
S6: God created the globe, but man drew lines on it to demarcate countries and sow the seeds of hatred and enmity on it.

P: But it should in no way exceed the limits and take the shape of jingoism.
Q: Similarly nationalism has to be sacrificed at the altar of internationalism.
R: There is no reason why the nations of the world cannot treat , one another as belonging to one family of nations.
S: Provincialism has to be sacrificed in the interest of the nation as a whole.

 
 
 
 

3. 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.

 
 
 
 

4. 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:

 
 
 
 

5. 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.

 
 
 
 

6. 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.

 
 
 
 

7. 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.

 
 
 
 

8. S1: A man handed a pair of trousers to the departmental store-clerk and said, “I’d like these altered, please”.
S6: Triumphantly he put the trousers and the receipt on the counter and said, “I’d like to have these altered, please.”

P: He said that free alteration is not possible without a receipt.
Q: The man said, “Okay, I’d like to return the trousers”. The clerk took them back and returned his money.
R: The man*pushed the money and, said, “Now I want to buy them”. The clerk put the trousers in a bag, issued a receipt and handed him both.
S: The clerk -asked for the sales receipt but after searching his pockets the man replied that he had lost it.

 
 
 
 

9. S1: The study of speech disorders due to brain injury suggests that patients can think without having adequate control over their language.
S6: How they manage to do this we do not know.

P: But they succeed in playing games of chess.
Q: Some patients, for example, fail to find the names of objects presented to them.
R: They can even use the concepts needed for chess playing, though they are unable to express many of the concepts in ordinary language.
S: They even find it difficult to interpret long written notices.

 
 
 
 

10. S1: Savita was lonely in the house.
S6: It was the only thing she had learnt from the Convent School.

P: She was very good at that.
Q: She sat all day in a little room off the main drawing room.
R: She would sit on the rug and do needle work.
S: It was a little room with nothing in it but a few chairs and a rug.

 
 
 
 

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