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Ordering of Sentences: Test-11

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Question 1
S1 : To a foreign learner, English pronunciation presents the greatest difficulty.
S6 : But a knowledge of Phonetics will help a great deal in learning correct English pronunciation.
P: Words are spelt in one way and pronounced in another.
Q: For instance 'u' has different pronunciations in 'but', 'put', 'build' and 'bury'.
R: The English language is notoriously un-phonetic.
S: The same letters give different sounds in different words.
The correct sequence should be
A
PRSQ
B
QSPR
C
SPQR
D
RPSQ
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RPSQ. S1 introduces a foreigner’s main difficulty, English pronunciation. R depicts why the problems exists. P elucidates the idea in R. S elucidates it further. Q provides an instance for the same.
Question 2
S1 : Isaac possessed a wounderful faculty of acquiring knowledge by the simplest means.
S6 : Thus, even in his boyish sports, he was continually searching out the secrets of philosophy.
P: Yet nothing could be more simple.
Q: You will never guess how the boy could compel that unseen wonder, the wind to tell him the measure of its strength.
R: For instance, what methods do you suppose he took to find out the strength of the wind?
S: He jumped against the wind and by the length of the jump he could calculate the force of the wind.
The correct sequence should be
A
PQRS
B
QRSP
C
RQPS
D
PSQR
Question 2 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RQPS. S1 introduces Isaac’s ability of acquiring knowledge. R puts up an instance for the same. Q tells how this instance would be handled by the boy. P tells the simplicity with which the boy would handle this. S talks about his approach to solving the problem.
Question 3
S1: If we dump sewage into a stream, on a small scale, the stream dissolves it and purifies it.
S6 : For this overwhelming kind of pollution we need to coin a new term which we call super-pollution.
P: It can no longer deal even with the small quantity of sewage which it once accepted without difficulty.
Q: Ten miles downstream the water is pure again.
R: The system has broken down.
S: But if we dump large quantities of sewage, we end by killing the purifying bacteria and then the stream has lost its power to purify.
The correct sequence should be
A
QSPR
B
RSQP
C
PRQS
D
PQRS
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QSPR. S1 talks about the dumping of sewage into a stream. Q tells that the water is pure, ten miles downstream. S tells that the purity of water is lost if more sewage is dumped into it. P talks about the effects of dumping large quantities of sewage. R relates to P and tells when the things mentioned in P happen, it means that the system has broken down.
Question 4
S1: When he joined the college, he was an adolescent and immature.
S6: But his sagacity helped him get a good job.
P: He learnt a lot from his experiences at the college.
Q: He had to get suitably employed.
R: Four years of study in the college changed him completely.
S: When he left it he was ready to face the problems of life.
The correct sequence should be
A
PQRS
B
SRQP
C
RPSQ
D
QSRP
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RPSQ. S1 talks about how he was initially. R tells that his college life changed him. P tells about the way the change happened. S tells the effect of the change on him. Q relates to the conclusion.
Question 5
S¬1: Jagdish was tired after the long walk through the thick jungle.
S6 : Here, to his satisfaction, he found that there were hardly any mosquitoes.
P: As night fell he came to a swampy place near a lake; where he decided to camp.
Q: At last, in despair, he sprang into the branches of a nearby tree and climbed to the top.
R: But the place was so full of mosquitoes that he found it impossible to sleep.
S: He spread a blanket on the ground and stretched himself out on it.
The correct sequence should be
A
PSRQ
B
PRSQ
C
PSQR
D
PQRS
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct sequence is PSRQ. P states what Jagdish did. S tells what he did next. R tells about the problems there. Q tells what he finally did.
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