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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-9

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Question 1
S1: It was a bitterly cold night and even at the far end of the bus the wind cut like a knife.
S6 : I saw trouble brewing.
P: The conductor came in and took the fares.
Q: The younger of the two women was dressed in sealskin and carried one of those little Pekinese dogs that women like to carry in their laps.
R: The bus stopped, and two women and a man got in together and filled the vacant places.
S: Then his eyes tested with cold malice on the beady-eyed little dog.
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
A
RQPS
B
RSQP
C
RPQS
D
PSRQ
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RPQS. S1 depicts a scene with a bitterly cold night and a bus in it. R elucidates it further. P talks about the conductor entering the bus. Q describes the women who entered the bus; hence Q will follow P and R. The ‘he’ in S refers to the conductor and this was why the writer could see the trouble brewing.
Question 2
S1 : Todd borrowed this dollar last year on the 8th of April.
S6 : And I said, 'certainly'.
P: He needed a dollar to pay his taxi and I lent it to him.
Q: He merely said, 'Let me have a dollar, will you'!
R: It happened quite simply and naturally.
S: I hardly realised it till it was all over.
The correct sequence should be
A
PRSQ
B
RSPQ
C
QRPS
D
PQRS
Question 2 Explanation:
The correct sequence is PRSQ. S1 tells that Tod had borrowed a dollar. P states the reason for his doing so. The ‘it’ in R refers to the transaction between the writer and Tod. S states the writer’s reaction to ‘it’. Q states Tod’s reaction.
Question 3
S1: Unlike many modern thinkers, Tagore had no blueprint for the world's salvation.
S6 : As a poet he will always delight, as a singer he will always enchant, as a teacher he will always enlighten.
P: His thought will therefore never be out of date.
Q: He merely emphasized certain basic truths which may ignore only at their peril.
R: He believed in no particular 'ism'.
S: He was what Gandhiji rightly termed the Great Sentinel.
The correct sequence should be
A
SRPQ
B
PRQS
C
RSPQ
D
RQPS
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct sequence is SRPQ. S1 introduces Tagore as the main theme of the passage; S says that Gandhiji termed him as the Great Sentinel. R tells that Tagore believed in no –ism. P tells that his thought will never be out of date because what is stated in R. Q explains his thinking further.
Question 4
S1 : Having visited the Taj Mahal many tourists think that Agra has little else to offer.
S6 : There are few other buildings to match the delicacy of this tomb.
P: One of these is surely the tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah.
Q: The design of the whole tomb was given by his daughter Nur Jahan.
R: After seeing the Taj one could profitably visit half a dozen other Mughal buildings.
S: This tomb has the delicacy of a baroque jewel case.
The correct sequence should be
A
RSQP
B
QSRP
C
SPRQ
D
RPSQ
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RPSQ. S1 talks about Taj Mahal being the only tourist attraction in Agra. R tells that there are certain other tourist attractions that can be visited. P gives an example for R. ‘This tomb’ in S refers to the tomb mentioned in P, so S will follow P. Q talks further about the tomb.
Question 5
S1: Imitation is not civilization.
S6 : When a man has begun -to be ashamed of his ancestors, the end has come.
P: As ass in a lion's skin never makes a lion.
Q: It is verily the sign of awful degradation in a man.
R: Cowardly imitation never makes tor progress.
S: When a man has begun to hate himself, then the last blow has come.
The correct sequence should be
A
PQRS
B
SPRQ
C
PRQS
D
QSRP
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct sequence is PRQS. P supports the statement S1 with an example. R extends the statement S1. Q talks about the result of imitation. S talks about the ultimate consequence of imitation and forms the base for statement S6.
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