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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-15

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Question 1
S1: Louis Pasteur had a very busy and interesting life.
S6 : He was always very proud of being able to help his country in this way.
P: Among the people "{horn Pasteur was able to help were brewers, breeders of silk worms, and cow keepers, all of whom were trying to carry on important industries.
Q: He worked hard in his laboratory with test tubes and all kinds of experiments.
R: He was working to help people who were suffering in some special way from disease.
S: He not only made some exciting discoveries about germs but he was able to use his discoveries in very practical ways.
The correct sequence should be
A
SQRP
B
PQRS
C
QRSP
D
RSQP
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct sequence is QRSP. Life of Louis Pasteur is the main theme of the passage. Q shows his hard work. R tells what he was working on. S further throws light on his discoveries. P reveals the efforts put in by him.
Question 2
S1 : People have always been fascinated by dreams.
S6 : But a small number, perhaps less than 5% have them regularly.
P: In fact, only recently have there been serious studies to find out how many of us actually have nightmares.
Q: Now that is changing.
R: But the study of nightmares has been curiously neglected.
S: While results so far are inconclusive, it seems fair to say that at least half the population has occasional nightmares.
The correct sequence should be
A
SRPQ
B
RQPS
C
PQRS
D
SQRP
Question 2 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RQPS. S1 portrays people’s reaction to dreams as the main theme. R tells that while people are fascinated by dreams, the study of nightmares is curiously neglected. Q tells that this changing now. P throws some light on the studies depicting this change. S talks about the results.
Question 3
S1: When my car broke down, I took it to the only mechanic available in our town.
S6 : They pushed the car down one street and up another and soon we had gone through most of the streets in the town but the car wouldn't start.
P: But it just refused to start.
Q: I went there at the appointed time to collect it.
R: So I sat at the wheel and the mechanic and his helper started to push it.
S: He said it required some minor repairs and asked me to collect it in the evening.
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
A
SQPR
B
RPQS
C
QSRP
D
PQRS
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct sequence is SQPR. S1 tells what the writer did when his car broke down. S tells what did the mechanic say. Q tells that the author went there to collect it. P tells that then found that the car didn’t start. R tells what the writer finally did.
Question 4
S1: There is no reason for the terror which the sight of a snake causes in most people.
S¬6 : Being aggressive by nature, they can attack human beings for no reason at all, taking a fisherman or swimmer by surprise in the water, where the man is somewhat helpless.
P: Of the poisonous snakes, only those found in the sea are always dangerous.
Q: They are only too anxious to avoid human beings.
R: Many more people are killed, much more frequently by motor-cycles and cigarettes than by snakes.
S: The majority of snakes are harmless.
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
A
SQRP
B
RSQP
C
RPQS
D
PQRS
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RSQP. S1 introduces the theme as the terror which the sight of a snake causes in most people. R depicts that many people are killed by means other than snakes. S states that majority of snakes are harmless. Q depicts that the snakes are only too anxious to avoid human beings. P states that only the snakes found in sea are dangerous.
Question 5
S1: Gopal worked as a labourer at the building site.
S6 : He anscrewed the lid and found a valuable collection of old silver in it.
P: But Gopal made a bid and he got the box.
Q: There was no key to it and it seemed useless but Gopal took it home.
R: Once while returning from his work Gopal stopped at an auction sale.
S: No one seemed to want a rough old box when it was put up for sale.
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
A
SPRQ
B
SRPQ
C
RSPQ
D
RPQS
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct sequence is RSPQ. S1 introduces Gopal as a laborer. R tells that once while returning from his work Gopal stopped at an auction sale. S tells that no one bought a rough old box. P tells that Gopal took it. Q tells that Gopal took it home, even though it did not seem useful.
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