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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-8

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Question 1
S1 : I did not know Nehru at all intimately.
S6 : It is more correct to use the word captivation than impression.
P: But his personality made an immediate impression at my very first meeting with him.
Q: Nor was the effect he made just an impression.
R: This impression did not change over the years.
S: In fact, I had not even met him many times.
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
A
SQRP
B
RPSQ
C
SPRQ
D
RQSP
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct sequence is SPRQ. S1 talks about the writer’s connection with Nehru and S does the same. P tells that Nehru’s personality made an immediate impression at the writer’s very first meeting with him. R talks more about this impression. Q continues the same.
Question 2
S1 : An experiment was conducted in England to study what happens to the bodies and minds of people travelling at high speeds.
S6 : Psychological tests showed that their ability to make decisions decreased quickly.
P: Then they were flown to America.
Q: Travelling also had an effect on the minds of these people.
R: They were first kept under observation in London.
S: It was found that as they travelled from one time zone to another, their blood pressure moved away from the normal.
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
A
RQSP
B
SPRQ
C
RPSQ
D
SQRP
Question 2 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RPSQ. S1 talks about an experiment conducted in England. R continues on the same line of thought, and so does P. S depicts the findings. Q provides the conclusion.
Question 3
S1 : Eighteen years ago, Germany became whole and free again after forty years of cruel partition.
S6 : On October 3, 1990, reunification was ceremoniously enacted.
P: But on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was miraculously breached.
Q: Within ten months after the Wall came down, Germany had regained its national unity.
R: Not many contemporaries had expected this to happen, or to happen within the span of their lifetime.
S: The Cold War was suddenly over, the Iron Curtain collapsed, communism melted away.
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
A
PRSQ
B
RPQS
C
RPSQ
D
PRQS
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RPSQ. S1 presents the central idea of Germany getting freedom. R continues on the same line of thought and depicts the expectations of the other contemporaries against which the Berlin Wall was miraculously breached on November 9, 1989 as suggested by P. S and Q talks about the events that followed.
Question 4
S1 : The ancestors of whales, it is said, lived on land, for they still have slight traces of hind-legs.
S6 : He has flippers on his sides to keep him balanced and layers of fat or oil under the skin which furnish heat and make the huge body light and buoyant.
P: But ages ago, whales changed their home-moving from the land to the sea.
Q: He is shaped like a submarine boat, with a tail turned into a power paddle.
R: The whale is suited to live in water.
S: They are warm-blooded animals, and feed their babies as land mammals do.
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
A
PRSQ
B
SPRQ
C
RQPS
D
QPRS
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct sequence is SPRQ. S1 introduces whales as the main topic. S talks about them being warm-blooded. P tells that ages ago, they changed their home-moving from the land to the sea. R tells that the whale is suited to live in water. Q gives a reason for R to be true.
Question 5
S1: The clerk read the statement loudly and clearly
S6 : They returned in five minutes.
P: The judge brought down the gavel sharply and roared.
Q: He told the jury to return a lawful verdict.
R: We, the jury. Find the defendant not guilty, provided he returns the mule.
S: There is not such verdict in the law; the defendant is either guilty or not guilty.
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
A
RPSQ
B
RSPQ
C
QRPS
D
PSRQ
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RPSQ. S1 tells that the clerk read the statement read the statement loudly and clearly. R shows his statement. P tells that the judge roared. S depicts the judge’s statement. Q adds on to what is said in S.
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