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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-3

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Question 1
S1 : Rutherford was the son of a Scot emigrant to New Zealand.
S6 : Life was hard, but it was adventurous.
P: They had 12 children, of whom Rutherford was the fourth.
Q: His father established the first flax mill in South Island.
R: He was brought up in a real frontier atmosphere and it entered into the nature of the man.
S: His mother was the first woman school teacher in New Zealand.
The correct sequence should be
A
PRQS
B
QSRP
C
QRSP
D
QSPR
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QSPR. S1 introduces Rutherford. Q talks about his father. S talks about his mother. P talks about his parents and the number of children they had. R talks about the way he was brought up. R relates to the last statement S6.
Question 2
S1 : Unity in diversity is a unique feature of India,
S6 : Have you read this book? If not, you should do so now.
P: They should, therefore, first try to knowthe mind and spirit of India-the Indian-ethos, so to say.
Q: Nehru has referred to this unity very feelingly in The Discovery of India.
R: Those who do not see this underlying unity in apparent diversity fail to understand this country properly.
S:Then, they will discern strands of common heritage running all through the differences of language, dress, food, method or worship etc.
The correct sequence should be
A
QRSP
B
PSRQ
C
SQPR
D
RPSQ
Question 2 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RPSQ. S1 talks about unity in diversity in India. R talks about a particular set of people who don’t understand India properly. P talks more about ‘those people’. S elucidates P. Q mentions Nehru’s depiction of Unity in India.
Question 3
S1: Arun suddenly found himself in the streets.
S6 : When he applied for the refund of his security, there was hardly anyone at the other end to receive his application.
P: There was a little money in the bank and he had some stock on hand.
Q: The prices were going down, and he could hardly realize a few hundred rupees.
R: At first he could hardly understand the full significance of this collapse.
S: But the stock moved out slowly.
The correct sequence should be
A
PSQR
B
SQRP
C
RPSQ
D
PQSR
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RPSQ. Arun was suddenly on streets. R tells that he could hardly understand the reason for this. P throws some light on his situation. S shows his situation worsening. Q elucidates it further.
Question 4
S1: I am the manager of a travel agency in the city.
S6 : I spend those twenty-five minutes doing crosswords.
P: I usually catch the 8 o'clock train for my journey to the office.
Q: I live fifteen kilometres out of the city where I have a small room.
R: I go to work on the electric train everyday.
S: The train takes about twenty-five minutes to get to the city.
The correct sequence should be
A
PRSQ
B
RQPS
C
QSPR
D
SPRQ
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RQPS. R talks about the manager of the travel agency mentioned in S1. Q tells about where he lives. P tells about when he leaves for work and S tells how much time the train takes.
Question 5
S1 : Even in his earliest days, man had government.
S6 : As the number of men multiplied, hunting bands grew larger, divided and formed independent groups.
P: When he grew old and dull, another leader took his place.
Q: As he stepped outside, he joined with other men to form a hunting tribe that learned to work together.
R: Its simplest form was the family, where man had authority over his wife and children.
S: Probably the hunter with the right combination of strength and cleverness became the leader of the tribe.
The correct sequence should be
A
QRPS
B
RQSP
C
SRPQ
D
RPQS
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RQSP. R tells the first form of government, involving a man- his household. Q talks about the same thing outside, where he joined with other men to form a hunting tribe. S elucidates this further. P talks about what happened when he grew old.
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