Ordering of Sentences Test 13

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: Silence is unnatural to man.
S6: He knows. that ninety nine percent of human conversation means no more than the buzzing of a fly, but he longs to join in the buzz and to prove that he is a man and not a wax-work figure.

P: Even his conversation is in great measure a desperate attempt to prevent a dreadful silence.
Q: In the interval he does all he can to make a noise in the world.
R: There are few things of which he stands in more fear than of the absence of noise.
S: He begins life with a cry and ends it in stillness.

 
 
 
 

2. S1: It is true that we cannot bring about social equality by law and that therefore there are still inequalities in Indian society.
S6: The secular state as found in India, recognises the importance of religion to the individual by giving hi ‘ in freedom to practice it and tell others about it, within the limits of the Constitution.

P: In the United States of America, for instance, Negroes have equal rights under the Constitution but unfortunately these rights are not always given to them freely by the White majority.
Q: It takes time for people to change their way of thinking.
R: This is a problem common to many countries.
S: It is only when we realise that social equality means not only that men are equal before the law, but also equal in the eyes of God that we can begin to have a completely casteless society.

 
 
 
 

3. S1: Trucks, trains, planesand refrigerator ships are new ways of carrying food.
S6: And in a lonely bay, a fisherman still rows home with the day’s catch.

P: In many countries, women carry food to market on their heads.
Q: High in the Andes Mountains long lines of Illamas, each with a heavy bag of grain, pick their way along rocky trails.
R: But a great deal of food is still carried on the heads of women and the backs of animals.
S: Over the desert sands, camels carry loads of salt, dates and cheese from one oasis to another.

 
 
 
 

4. S1: The coming of the computer sparked the need for remotely operatecl controls.
S6: The code is based on binary digits.

P: It is silicon chip that is at the heart of the remote control.
Q: This produces an infra-red beam, which is made up of electromagnetic waves.
R: When you press the button on the remote control, the chip sets off an electronic vibration.
S: The beam carries a coded signal such as switch on, raise volume, etc.

 
 
 
 

5. S1: The right way to get people do things the way you want is not to compel them, drive them or for that matter even beg them or entreat them.
S6: The secret ofmotivation, therefore, lies in your ability to arouse the right kind of want or thirst in the other people.

P: The sure way to antagonise an individual is to give him the impression that you are out to force or compel him t;o do something.
Q: The correct way is, therefore, to arouse a want in them and make them do, whatever you want them to do willingly, happily and eagerly.
R: It is the most difficult thing in the world to make an individual do anything against his will.
S: Even young, innocent children resent being made to do things.

 
 
 
 

6. S1: As I say, I was born and brought up in an Atmosphere of the confluence of three movements, all of which were revolutionary.
S6: He should not only have his own seeds but prepare his own soil.

P: I was born in a family which had to live its own life, which led me from my young days to seek guidance for my own self expression in my own inner standard of judgement.
Q: No poet should borrow his medium ready-made from some shop of respectability.
R: But the language which belonged to the people had to be modulated according to the urging which I as an individual had.
S: The medium of expression, doubtless, was my mother tongue.

 
 
 
 

7. S1: Much of our adult behaviour and our attitudes are determined by our upbringing.
S6: Psychologists have studied these forces in depth.

P: But the process does not stop here.
Q: In particular by the effects of that small part of society which is our family.
R: As we grow we are constantly and increasingly affected by new forces such as the social pressure of our friends and the larger world of society.
S: The family and our early life have profound effect on our later life.

 
 
 
 

8. S1: A small pool in the rocks outside my cottage in the Mussoorie hills provides me endless delight.
S6: It did and then, looking up, saw me and leapt across the ravine to disappear into the forest.

P: I stood very still, anxious that it should drink its fill.
Q: And once I saw a barking deer, head lowered at the edge of the pool.
R: Water beetles paddle the surface, while tiny fish lurk in the shallows.
S: Sometimes a spotted fork – tail bird comes to drink, hopping delicately from rock to rock.

 
 
 
 

9. S1: The tooth had abscessed and was causing considerable pain.
S6: It has not returned to this day.

P: Finally, in desperation, she went inside a wooden pyramid model and sat down praying for miracles.
Q: Since it was Sunday morning, no dentist was available.
R: What happened she is not sure, but after fen minutes the pain simply faded away.
S: Common pain killers had been of no avail.

 
 
 
 

10. S1: Proverbs contain homely but universal truths.
S6: They are everyman’s philosophy.

P: They point out the incongruities of situations in life.
Q: Naturally, therefore, they are translatable from one language to another.
R: Therefore, their appeal is direct.
S: Many of them had their birth in folk literature.

 
 
 
 

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