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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-13

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Question 1
S1 : Clothes should fit well.
S6 : They absorb sweat from the body and pick up dust from the surroundings.
P: Clothing that is too slack chafes the skin and is uncomfortable.
Q: Tight garments can constrict the organs of the body, especially those of the abdomen.
R: Clothes should be kept clean.
S: If they are too tight they can constrict the blood vessels in the skin.
The correct sequence should be
A
PQSR
B
QRPS
C
SRQP
D
SQPR
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct sequence is PQSR. P talks about the clothing which is too slack and this being uncomfortable. Q talks about tight clothing. S extends the idea in Q. R relates to the last statement, hence is the second last.
Question 2
S1: John Young, the astronaut, piloted the 75-ton space-shuttle, Columbia.
S6 : And it moved smoothly to a stop as the crew rushed to greet it.
P: The Columbia, however, landed safely at the Edwards Air Force base in the Mojave desert.
Q: The space-shuttle circled the Earth 36 times.
R: It was dangerous because a reusable craft was being used now.
S: This flight was fraught with dangers.
The correct sequence should be
A
PQSR
B
SQRP
C
PRSQ
D
QSRP
Question 2 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QSRP. S1 introduces John Young, pilot of a 75-ton space shuttle. Q talks about the shuttle. S tells that the flight was dangerous. The ‘it’ in R refers to the space shuttle and how it was dangerous. P talks about the safe landing of the space shuttle.
Question 3
S1 : The common man has a vote in Parliament.
S6 : For that, his sole resource is his native wit and will.
P: If he likes to make use of the machinery of a democracy, he can have questions asked in the house.
Q: But there is no machinery by which he can control the organs which mould opinion.
R: In the last resort he can destroy one government and make another.
S: He has a parliamentary representative whom he can badger and heckle.
The correct sequence should be
A
QPSR
B
SQPR
C
PRQS
D
SPRQ
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct sequence is SPRQ. The ‘he’ in S refers to the common man mentioned in S1. P talks about the house and how a common man can be represented in the house. R describes the powers of a common man. Q points out what he cannot do.
Question 4
S1 : Science has given up powers fit for the gods.
S6 : And we should remember that they are very stern masters.
P: For example, we do not know how to manage our machines.
Q: Yet we use them like small children.
R: But in practice, they have become man's masters.
S: Machines were made to be man's servants.
The correct sequence should be
A
RQPS
B
PQRS
C
QPSR
D
QPRS
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QPSR. S1 tells that science has given up powers. Q tells that we use these powers unwisely. P provides an example for this. S points out the real use of machines and R tells the real situation.
Question 5
S1 : Jagdish Chandra Bose was born on 30 November, 1853 at Parikhal, now in Bangladesh.
S6 : He himself founded some technical and industrial schools.
P: But he also knew that without technical education India could not become a great nation.
Q: His father Babu Bhagwandas was a, remarkable man.
R: He had a high regard for India's ancient culture.
S: Though he was an important government official, yet he did not give up his independence of thought.
The correct sequence should be
A
QPRS
B
RSQP
C
QSRP
D
RPSQ
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QSRP. S1 introduces Jagdish Chandra Bose. Q talks about his father. S talks more about his professional life. R talks about his interest in India’s ancient culture. P talks about his respect for technical education in India.
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