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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-4

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Question 1
S1: It was in 264 BC that the great struggle between Rome and Carthage, the Punic Wars began.
S6 : But the Romans, with extraordinary energy, set themselves to out build the Carthagians.
P: It gradually developed into a struggle for the possession of Sicily.
Q: The advantage of the sea was at first with the Carthagians.
R: The First Punic War began in that year about the pirates of Messina.
S: They had great fighting ships of what was hitherto an unheard-of size.
The correct sequence should be
A
RQSP
B
RPQS
C
PRSQ
D
QSPR
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RPQS. R talks about the First Punic War. P talks about its development into a struggle for the possession of Sicily. Q talks about the advantage of the sea and Carthagians. ‘They’ in S refer to the Carthagians mentioned in Q.
Question 2
S1 : Long ago there lived a king who was crude and very much like a savage.
S6 : Or at least he tried to.
P: He was a man of great fancies and even greater enthusiasm.
Q: Because he had so much authority as a king, he was able to force some of these fancies into reality.
R: He had none of the grace and polish of his neighbours.
S: He had learned some manners from 'his Latin neighbours, but mostly he was barbaric, loud and gruff.
The correct sequence should be
A
RSPQ
B
SQPR
C
RPQS
D
PRQS
Question 2 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RSPQ. R tells the result of the crude and savage behavior of the king. S tells his little interaction with his neighbours. P explains his behavior which are results of manners in S. Q tells his power to enforce his behavior explained in P.
Question 3
S1: No one can seriously pretend to remain unaffected by advertisement.
S6 : Though they seem so varied all these advertisements have one thing in common they make strong appeals to our emotions.
P: Even in the sanctity of our living rooms advertisers pounce upon their helpless victims as they tune in to their favourite radio or television programs.
Q: It is impossible to turn a blind eye to the solicitous overtures to buy this or that article that fill our streets, newspapers and magazines.
R: Most often they bank upon our sense of fear for not doing or possessing this or that for our youth, beauty, health and security.
S: No matter how hard we resist, clever little tunes and catch-phrases seep into our subconscious mind and stay there.
The correct sequence should be
A
PQSR
B
QRPS
C
RPSQ
D
SQPR
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QRPS. Q strengthens the statement S1. R tells why everybody is affected by advertisements. P tells the reach of advertisements to the living rooms of the mass. S tells the effect and impression of these advertisements on our subconscious mind which controls our emotions.
Question 4
S1: People think that poverty is a great curse and wealth is a source of happiness in life.
S6 : All great men were born poor.
P: A life of poverty gives more genuine satisfaction than a life passed in affluence which encourages dependence on others.
Q: This is untrue.
R: Poor people are free from the evils which surround the rich.
S: They have sympathy for one another and are more self-reliant.
The correct sequence should be
A
PSQR
B
QPRS
C
SRQP
D
RSPQ
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QPRS. Q negates the statement S1. P supports the statement Q. R again supports the statement Q and tells that lives of poor are free from evils that surrounds rich. S talks about the harmony that poor people have towards each other.
Question 5
S1: There is not sound more familiar in Calcutta than the clanking of its tramcars.
S6 : Their progress is regarded with the mixture of dread and embarrassment reserved for the approach of a cantankerous old aunt.
P: For a growing body of opinion in the city, trams are a symbol of urban blight.
Q: It is also an irritant.
R: All day and late into the night the trundling roll of a tram has become a symbol a portent.
S: Slow, overcrowded and unwieldy, they are thought of as obstructionist and outmoded.
The correct sequence should be
A
RQPS
B
RQSP
C
QSPR
D
PSRQ
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RQSP. The very first sentence S1 talks about the sound of tramcars. R and Q talk further about it. The ‘they’ in S refers to the ‘tramcars’. P is the concluding statement.
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