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  • Direction for Individual Question In each questions, the first and the last sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6 respectively. The rest of the passage is split into four parts. These four sentences are jumbled. Read the sentences and identify their correct and logical order.

Ordering of Sentences: Test-1

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Question 1
S1: Stalin sent General Zhukov to assume command in Leningrad.
S6: The battle for Leningrad was the fiercest ever fought.
P: True, the city was prepared for street fighting.
Q: At that time no one knew whether the city could be saved.
R: No one knew the answer.
S: But would the city's defences hold?
The correct sequence should be
A
RSQP
B
QSPR
C
QPSR
D
RQPS
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QPSR. Statement Q talks about the time when Stalin sent General Zhukov to assume command (S1), hence placed first. Statement P seconds Q, and talks of street fight in the city. S continues the same idea. R talks about the answer to the question asked in S.
Question 2
S1: Einstein was very simple in his ways of life and indifferent to his astounding fame.
S6: So they went back to the Queen and informed her that he had not come by the train.
P: They could never imagine that this shabby man would be Einstein himself.
Q: Once the queen of Belgium invited him to Brussels.
R: The officials also expected to see somebody who would appear to be rich and aristocratic before them.
S: When he got down from the train at Brussels, he could not think that there were actually many gorgeously dressed officials to receive him at the station.
The correct sequence should be
A
PRSQ
B
RQPS
C
QSRP
D
SPRQ
Question 2 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QSRP. Q states that the queen invited ‘him’ (Einstein) to Brussels. S talks further about this. R talks about ‘the officials’ introduced in statement S. In statement P, ‘They’ refers to ‘the officials’.
Question 3
S1: Mental disability, whether mental retardation or any other development disability, is not the same as mental illness.
S6 : And the earlier the better.
P:A person with mental disability can certainly be helped to improve, but mainly in childhood.
Q: But mental disability has no cure.
R: Mental illness has an identifiable cause and may be cured.
S: Not the best doctors nor all the medicines in the world can cure mental disability.
The correct sequence should be
A
PSQR
B
QPRS
C
RQSP
D
SRPQ
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RQSP. S1 introduces ‘mental disability being different from mental illness’ as the main theme of the paragraph. R talks about mental illness, Q provides a difference on the same lines as mentioned in R. S tells that there is no cure for mental disability, thus extending the idea in Q. P tells what can be done.
Question 4
S1: Your resources, like money are limited.
S6 : For that matter the need for a leader arises only in relation to other people.
P: You must invest them wisely.
Q: Everything cannot be directly attended to by yourself.
R: Sooner or later you should learn to delegate your authority to others.
S: You have to depend on others.
The correct sequence should be
A
SRPQ
B
QRSP
C
PRQS
D
SQRP
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct sequence is PRQS. S1 is the introductory sentence. The ‘them’ in P stands for ‘resources’ mentioned in S1, so P will come just after S1. R talks more about learning how to invest the resources. Q and S are related as they talk about the same thing.
Question 5
S1: She was born into a poor family of labourers and died because poverty could not let her live.
S6 : So, while the world was celebrating International Women's Day, Rita's mother, Mrs Veena, spent the day trying to get her daughter justice, which eluded her in life.
P: She died not because she was ill, but because she had been allegedly beaten by her husband and in-laws for not bringing in sufficient dowry.
Q: At the young age of twenty, Rita breathed her last at JP Hospital on February 20.
R: Ironically, however, no one paid heed to Rita's woes when she sed to cry for help.
S: The police have not taken any action either till date.
The correct sequence should be
A
QPRS
B
SRPQ
C
PRSQ
D
RPQS
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QPRS. Q tells about Rita’s death at a young age. P provides a reason for her untimely death. R talks more about Rita’s condition. S talks about police action on the incident.
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