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SSC English Parajumbles | Online Exam Preparation | CGL Exam 2018

SSC English Parajumbles | Online Exam Preparation | CGL Exam 2018

Q1. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P: It has been the handmaid of the ruling class.

Q: Therefore, ever since the dawn of civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education.

R: Education is an instrument which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power.

S: It is an old saying that knowledge is power.

(a) SQPR

(b) PRQS

(c) SRQP

(d) PSQR

Q2. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P: This is despite the fact that there is a rampant migration of rural families to urban centres.

Q: Generally the gains of being a unit of the urban population are less than the disadvantages and risks that are inbuilt in the urban life.

R: Rural population still dominates the urban population as far as the number is considered.

S: India is a country of villages.

(a) QRSP

(b) RPQS

(c) SRQP

(d) QPRS

Q3. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

Evidently it was too

X-of a deadly-looking cobra or

Y-two we saw no reptiles

Z-dry for game, and with the exception

(a) YZX

(b) YXZ

(c) XZY

(d) ZXY

Q4. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

Some of these

X-height of more than

Y-2000 feet above the sea

Z-rocks rise to the

(a) YZX

(b) ZXY

(c) YXZ

(d) XZY

Q5. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P- They never desert us even when all fair weather friends have deserted us.

Q- Books are never failing friends.

R- They dispel the dark clouds of gloom from our minds and increase our happiness if we are already happy.

S- Through the ages, the scriptures and other great books have provided, immeasurable solace to the wounded and strife torn humanity.

(a)  QRSP

(b)  PRSQ

(c)  RSPQ

(d)  QPRS

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Q6. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P- When the robber was near her bed, she stood up suddenly, ‘brandishing the knife.

Q- One night the robber did enter her room but Lakshmi did not make any sound.

R— She just kept a tight hold of the knife and pretended to be sound asleep.

S- The robber was taken aback and with a loud cry, he ran out.

(a)  SQRP

(b)  PRQS

(c)  QRPS

(d)  PSQR

Q7. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P: It isn’t bragging about how great you are.

Q: It’s not about thinking you’re perfect because nobody is but knowing that you’re worthy of being love and accepted.

R: Self esteem is how much you value yourself and how important you think you are.

S: It’s how you see yourself and feel about your achievements.

(a) SQRP

(b) RQSP

(c) RSPQ

(d) SRQP

Q8. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P: Most of them are combinations of hydrogen and carbon in varying proportions.

Q: Crude mineral oil comes out of the earth as a thick brown or black liquid with a strong smell.

R: It is a complex mixture of many different substances, each with its own individual qualities.

S: Such hydrocarbons are also found in other forms such as bitumen, asphalt and natural gas.

(a) QPRS

(b) PQRS

(c) PQSR

(d) QRPS

Q9. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P- On the earth, liquid forms and solid forms (ice/snow) predominate.

Q- The water cycle has two distinct branches the atmospheric branch and the terrestrial branch.

R- Water plays a versatile role in the functioning of the biosphere.

S- In the atmospheric, water exists mainly in gaseous form.

(a)  RSPQ

(b)  RQSP

(c)  RPSQ

(d)  RQPS

Q10. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P- For however elusively, it still knew of harbours and anchors, of homes to which to return, and of barns in which to store the harvest.

Q- The works of the early Renaissance and the poetry of Shakespeare vibrate with the compassion for live experience in danger of dying from exposure and neglect.

R- Yes, it was a genius of courage, not of desperate audacity.

S- In this compassion was the creative genius of the age.

(a)  SQRP

(b)  PRSQ

(c)  QSRP

(d)  RSPQ

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SSC English Parajumbles Exercise | Online Exam Preparation | Tier 1 2018

SSC English Parajumbles Exercise | Online Exam Preparation | Tier 1 2018

Q1. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P- It had been umpteen years since we had seen each other.

Q- One dull dark day in autumn, I was travelling on horseback through a dreary stretch of countryside.

R- This was the house of Roderick Usher, who had been my childhood pal.

S- At night fall, I came in sight of the house of Usher

(a) PQSR

(b) PSQR

(c) QSRP

(d) QRSP

Q2. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P- According to various estimates, between 1942 and 1944 there were approximately 400 victims of this practice daily in Warsaw alone, with numbers on some days reaching several thousands.

Q- A common German practice in occupied Poland was to round up random civilians on the streets of Polish cities.

R- For example, on 19th September 1942 close to 3000 men and women were transported by train to Germany – they had been caught in the massive round-ups all over Warsaw the previous two days.

S- The term, “lapanka” carried a sardonic connotation from the word’s earlier use for the children’s game known in English as “tag”.

(a) SQRP

(b) SRPQ

(c) QSPR

(d) QPRS

Q3. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

We have seen that, when

X-think of it as losing its parts and shrivelling to a point

Y-occupy any portion of space, we need not

Z-we deny that a mental image can

(a)  ZXY

(b)  YZX

(c)  YXZ

(d)  ZYX

Q4. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

Another major difference

X-seven planets around the star

Y-system is the tight packing of the

Z-in comparison with the solar

(a)  ZYX

(b)  ZXY

(c)  YZX

(d)  YXZ

Q5. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P: In other countries which are populated by ‘haves’, frustration is among them also because they do “haves”.

Q: In some countries, frustration exists because these countries are populated by “have-nots”.

R: Frustration is a global cancer.

S: It has spared no country.

(a)  RSQP

(b)  SQRP

(c)  PSRQ

(d)  QRPS

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Q6. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P: The real purpose underlying this maxim lies in its utility in the worldly sense.

Q: He has within him a spirit which is ever exhorting him to cut down his needs and learn to be happy with what he has.

R: Man is something much greater than an intelligent being using his intellect to make newer inventions from time to time.

S: It tells us to be up and doing, not to be passive in our attitude to life.

(a)  PRQS

(b)  QPSR

(c)  RQPS

(d)  SRPQ

Q7. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P- However, our environment also need some help from all of us to get maintained as usual to nourish our lives forever and to never ruin our lives.

Q- It gives us all things which we need to live our life on this planet.

R- It provides us better medium to grow and develop.

S- An environment includes all the natural resources which surround us to help in number of ways.

(a)  PQRS

(b)  QPSR

(c)  SRQP

(d)  QSPR

Q8. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P- The starting point can be the experience of a minority within society generally or even the experience of a group of people within a progressive social movement which does not live up to its progressive agenda in every respect.

Q- Within (or after) postmodernism a grand unifying theory no longer seems possible. This does not exclude the possibility or the necessity of dialogue.

R- The starting points of social criticism can be very different and the different forms of socialism never has a monopoly on Social Criticism.

S- Nevertheless most social critics still consider the Critique of capitalism to be central.

(a)  PRQS

(b)  RPQS

(c)  RQPS

(d)  PSRQ

Q9. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given,  

select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P- To those who have known comfort, discomfort is a real torture.

Q- Comfort is now one of the causes of its own spread.

R- The more comfort is brought into the world, the more it is likely to be valued.

S- It has now become a physical habit, a fashion, an ideal to be pursued for its own sake.

(a) QRSP

(b) QPRS

(c) QPSR

(d) QSRP

Q10. The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P- In that frame of mind, we have little sense of identity, safety or security.

Q- Courage is required to explore our secret life because we must first withdraw from the social mirror, where we are fed positive and negative feedback continuously.

S- As we get used to this social feedback, it becomes a comfort zone.

R- And we may opt to avoid self examination and idle away our time in a vacuum of reverie and rationalization.

(a) QSRP

(b) QRSP

(c) SQRP

(d) SRQP

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Parajumbles Practice Exercise Paper Part-4 For Tier-1

Parajumbles Practice Exercise Paper Part-4 For Tier-1

Directions: In these questions, the 1st and the last parts of the sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

Q1. 1. It’s only in the last three years that we have seen the rebirth of T.B.

P. What bothers experts is the emergence of particularly patent strains of the T.B. bacteria that are resistant to two or more anti-T.B. drugs.

Q. This is compounded by the fact that the symptoms disappear in about two months.

R. Three or four anti-T.B. drugs are available at no cost in Government clinics.

S. Yet, the long period of treatment leads to a high rate of non-compliance with the treatment.

6.In such cases, a relapse occurs and the bacteria appear in more virulent and drug-resistant.

(a) PQRS

(b) SRQP

(c) QPRS

(d) RSPQ

Q2. 1. The play was awaited eagerly by theatre-goers for a longtime.

P. Newspapers carried the news of its premiere show.

Q. Theatre enthusiasts went berserk with excitement at the announcement.

R. Finally the wait was about to end.

S. But. unfortunately, the premiere was called off yesterday.

6.No clear reason for this was given by the company spokesperson.

(a) RSQP

(b) RPSQ

(c) RQPS                         

(d) RPQS

Q3. 1. In zoos, as in nature, the best times to visit are sunrise and sunset.

P. The reward for the watching eye and the listening ear is great.

Q. That is when most animals come to life.

R.I spent many hours witnessing the manifold expressions of life that grace our planet,

S. They stir, leave their shelter, show their raiment’s and sing their songs.

6.It is something so bright, weird and delicate as to stupefy our senses.

(a) PSQR

(b) RQPS

(c) PQRS

(d) QSPR

Q4. 1. Some doctors think that the link between good flossing habits and good heart health is only a coincidence.

P. A coincidence is the chance occurrence of two or more events at the same time.

Q. The incidence of the seven is completely random.

R. The idea that flossing your teeth helps to keep your heart healthy might be false.

S. So even if flossing does not help your heart it is sure to help your teeth,

6.This is enough reason to floss our teeth every day.

(a) SPQR

(b) SRQP

(c) PQRS

(d) PSQR

Q5. 1. Mr. Ramaswamy is a very strict man.

P. He earns nearly three thousand rupees a month.

Q. He also believes that it is foolish to waste one’s time or money.

R. He is not a poor man.

S. He believes that life means work only.

6.But he wants his children to lead a simple life.

(a) PSQR

(b) SQRP

(c) RQPS

(d) SRQP

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Q6. 1. When a boy grows into a young man, he finds himself in a new and strange world.

P. The relationship remains, but its nature changes.

Q. The emotional ties that he had with them are now loosened.

R. The old pattern of his life in which his parents were the nucleus around which his life revolved now undergoes a change.

S. He finds in himself an emotional void which he must somehow fill.

6.At this stage of life he is like a body without a soul or a flower without fragrance.

(a) PRQS

(b) RSQP

(c) SRPQ

(d) RQPS

Q7. 1. Madurai is a historically important place.

P. Besides all these the Chitra festival attracts visitors.

Q. It has the famous Meenakshi Temple.

R. The place is also famous for the jasmine flower.

S. Further it is an architectural marvel.

6.Due to all these factors Madurai is a popular tourist spot.

(a) QSRP

(b) RSPQ

(c) PQRS

(d) SRPQ

Q8. 1. Fighting a fire demands a lot of strength and endurance.

P. The breathing unit may weigh as much as 25 kilograms.

Q. The protective clothing the firefighter wears will weigh about 10 kilograms.

R. The fire-fighter will normally wear an oxygen mask and carry an oxygen tank.

S. Apart from these, he will have to carry the hose and other tools.

6.The weight of the hose and other tools, the fire-fighter carries, will be around 50 kilograms.

(a) QPSR.

(b) QRPS

(c) QSPR

(d) SPRQ

Q9. 1. One of the reasons why people wear clothes is to protect their bodies.

P. In cold countries, on the other hand, people wear woollen clothes which keep the body warm.

Q. Besides cotton and wool, new fibres such as nylon and rayon are also used today for clothes.

R. In hot countries like India, people wear clothes made of cotton which are cool.

S. The body has to be protected from cold and heat.

6.We can say, therefore, that all our clothes are made from three different materials-animal fur or skins, plant fibres and artificial fibres,

(a) PQRS

(b) SRPQ

(c) QSRP

(d) PSRQ

Q10. 1. Once a week Deesa led Moti Guj, the elephant, down to the river.

P. After inspection the two would stand up.

Q. Then Deesa looked at his feet and examined his whole body for sores.

R. The animal knew it was time to return.

S. The elephant lay down on his side, while Deesa rubbed him with a coir scrubber.

6.Both the elephant and the trainer would return home.

(a) SQPR

(b) QSRP

(c) QPRS

(d) RQSP

Q11. 1. Paucity of funds

P. universities cannot make

Q. essentials like books

R. sufficient expenditure on

S. ordains that the

6.journals and equipment.

(a) QPRS

(b) SPRQ

(c) PQRS

(d) QSRP

Q12. 1. In order to judge the inside of others, study your own

P. and though one has one prevailing passion

Q. for, men, in general are very much alike

R. yet their operations are very much the same

S. and another has another

6.and whatever engages or disgusts, pleases or offends you in others, will engage, disgust, please or offend others in you.

(a) QPSR

(b) PQRS

(c) RQPS

(d) PRQS

Q13. 1. We have pleasure

P. a double room with bath

Q. for five days from September 4 to September 8,

R. that we have reserved

S. in informing you

6.both days inclusive

(a) RQPS

(b) SRPQ

(c) RPSQ

(d) PQSR

Q14. 1. An increasing stress on education,

P. and the reservation of seats in government jobs

Q. the increasing empowerment of women

R. are all expected to contribute

S. and the economically weaker sections of society

6.to the easing of poverty in India.

(a) QRSP

(b) QPSR

(c) QSPR     

(d) RSPQ

Q15. 1. India has been a land

P. but in the sense that learning has always been very highly valued

Q. not indeed in the sense that education has been universal

R. and the learned man has been held in higher esteem

S. of learning throughout the ages

6.than the warrior or the administrator.

(a) PQSR

(b) RQPS

(c) RSQP

(d) SQPR

Q16. 1. The previous terse

P. answers about

Q. her that it was

R. have warned

S. his mother should

6.a touchy subject.

(a) QRSP

(b) PRSQ

(c) PSRQ

(d) PSQR

Q17. 1. “Lazy roses, wake up,” said he,

P. a gentle shake

Q. giving the branches

R. in bright drops, and the

S. but only the dew fell off

6.flowers were still shut up

(a) PRQS

(b) SRPQ

(c) RQSP

(d) QPSR

Q18. 1. Thirty years from now

P. and industry will be scarce

Q. almost half of the people

R. that water for drinking, farming

S. then living may find

6.according to a study by Dr. Posten.

(a) SPQR

(b) SRPQ

(c) QSRP

(d) QSPR

Q19. 1. Local industries often

P. protest the high salaries

Q. that this will unreasonably raise

R. arguing vehemently

S. offered by multinational firms

6.all wages to an excessive level.

(a) RQPS

(b) PSRQ

(c) SRQP

(d) PRSQ

Q20. 1. A nation

P. the material assets it possesses

Q. is not made by

R. and collective determination

S. but by the will

6.of the people

(a) PQRS

(b) QPSR

(c) RSPQ

(d) SRPQ

Q21. 1. Another example

P. after watching those TV programs,

Q. my son is able to know that we stop

R. a car before a stop sign

S. I would like to talk about is,

  1. and look for a car before crossing a road.

(a) SRQP

(b) SPQR

(c) SPRQ

(d) RPSQ

Q22. 1. As the current was very swift

P. it tooks several minutes

Q. and strong and was

R. but finally I came to

S. following in opposite direction,

6.the bank with the boy safely.

(a) QPSR

(b) QSPR

(c) QRPS

(d) RPSQ

Q23. 1. By far the most logical step

P. to relieve the housewife of routine

Q. which can be programmed

R. to carry out standard operations

S. is to provide a robot

6.when switched by the housewife

(a) RSPQ                         

(b) PSQR

(c) QSPR

(d) SRQP

Q24. 1. The two young men,

P. the student and the officer

Q. friends from childhood

R. were of the same age

S. and both handsome fellows

6.though not alike.

(a) PQRS

(b) RPQS

(c) SRPQ

(d) SPQR

Q25. 1. Helen Keller once

P. instead they must be felt

Q. most beautiful things in the world

R. stated that the best and

S. cannot be seen or even touched

6.within the heart.

(a) RQSP

(b) QRPS

(c) PRSQ

(d) QRPS

Q26. 1. There are a million

P. fast food restaurants

Q. but the lady

R. around here

S. is looking for

6.a juice corner.

(a) SRPQ

(b) SQRP

(c) RPQS

(d) PRQS

Q27. 1. The salmon fish pushed themselves

P. to return to their spawning grounds

Q. and fertilised them

R. but once they laid their eggs

S. to their limits

6.they died.

(a) SQPR

(b) RSQP

(c) SPRQ

(d) RPSQ

Q28. 1. The multi sourcing of

P. financial mess with

Q. coins led to a

R. using their own mix of

S. different mints

6.metals and alloys.

(a) QPSR

(b) PSRQ

(c) RPQS

(d) SQRP

Q29.1. The best way to gain self-confidence

P. inside yourself

Q. and believe that you have the ability

R. to overcome all obstacles and challenges

S.is to look deep

6.that you are faced with.

(a) SPQR     

(b) PRQS

(c) QRSP

(d) QPSR

Q30. 1. Can any one

P. falsehood triumph

Q. and let

R. for a long time

S. suppress truth

6.permanently?

(a) RQSP

(b) QPRS

(c) SRQP

(d) PRQS

Q31. 1. The symptoms of

P. and certain other changes

Q. what is popularly called

R. serious forgetfulness, confusion

S. “serility” include

6.in personality behaviour.

(a) QSRP

(b) PQRS

(c) SRQP

(d) QPSR

Q32. 1. When you ponder over

P. that the only hope

Q. you will realize

R. of world peace lies

S. the question deeply

6.in the United Nations

(a) QRSP

(b) SPQR

(c) SQPR

(d) RSPQ

Q33. 1. Due to all these criminal activities

P. because they use internet

Q. are trying to

R. increase their internet security

S. now-a-days many banks

6.as well to run their administration

(a) SRQP

(b) RPSQ

(c) SQRP     

(d) QSRP

Q34. 1. As she passed

P. his two missing front teeth

Q. the neighbor boy,

R. he waved at her,

S. displayed in

6.a sweet smile.

(a) QRSP

(b) QRPS

(c) QPSR

(d) QSRP

Q35. 1. George Eliot sees

P. family life

Q. and mutually caring relationships

R. human relationships

S. as the centre of

6.as the centre of life itself.

(a) PQSR

(b) RQSP

(c) RPQS                 

(d) PSRQ

Q36. 1. The landscape

P. with Nature displaying

Q. here is awesome

R. that are seldom

S. a range of delights

6.seen together.

(a) PSRQ

(b) QPSR

(c) RSPQ

(d) QRSP

Q37. 1. These stories are mainly

P. self-sacrifice, honesty, morality and other

Q. didactic values to

R. and are meant to teach the values of

S. about past incarnations of Buddha,

6.a common person.

(a) SQRP

(b) SRPQ

(c) SPRQ

(d) QRPS

Q38. 1. All professional

P. wayside when she

Q. started pointing

R. decorum fell by the

S. and shouting at

6.the employee.

(a) SQRP

(b) PRSQ

(c) RPQS

(d) SQPR

Q39. 1. Most of the people acquire

P. which makes them hesitant

Q. their ancestral culture and

R. to accept new ideas and theories of

S. tradition without question them,

6.the changing world.

(a) SPRQ

(b) QRSP

(c) QSPR

(d) PQRS

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Q40. 1. Even today in many countries

P. neglected and there are far

Q. women continue to be

R. who have had the benefit of

S. fewer, women than men

6.education and vocational training.

(a) PRQS

(b) QPSR

(c) RQPS

(d) SQRP

 

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Parajumbles Exercise Questions Answers Daily Test Part-3

Parajumbles Exercise Questions Answers Daily Test Part-3

Directions : In these questions, the 1st and the last sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

Q1. 1. You can even send an e-mail with the help of internet.

P. Internet allows you to enjoy gaming, music, chatting, and movies with your friends.

Q. The cost of sending an e-mail is much less as compared to cost of making calls through internet.

R. Many businesses are solely run through Electronic commerce or Ecommerce.

S. At the same time it also helps you to share your ideas and views about global affairs by just pressing few simple keys.

6.Internet has endless possibilities.

(a) PQSR

(b) SQPR                  

(c) SPRQ

(d) QPSR

Q2.1. The new government was formed.

P. Now an administrator runs the show.

Q. The secretary has now announced a change of intentions.

R. They plan to hand down the cooperative to some private player.

S. Then the earlier board was disbanded.

6.Thus the State transport minister plans to revive the water transportation system.

(a) PQSR

(b) RPQS

(c) SPQR

(d) QSPR

Q3. 1. Three grains – rice, wheat and corn – are the world’s most important food plants.

P. In parts of Asia, there is a warm, damp climate where rice can grow the year round.

Q. Rice yields more food from each acre than any other grain

R. Asia grows more rice than any other part of the world

S. Everything depends on I he rice harvest,

6.When an Asian has no job, he often says that his rice bowl is broken

(a) SPQR

(b) QSPR

(c) PQRS

(d) QPRS

Q4. 1. Abraham worked very hard and had no time to feel lonely.

P. Abraham was very fond of books.

Q. When his day’s work in the fields or in the forest was over he settled down in the evenings to read by the light of the fire.

R. She used to sit by the fireside in the evenings and tell him stories.

S. His mother had taught him to read when he was very young.

6.Every evening he would spend his time in reading all the books he could find.

(a) QSRP

(b)SPRQ

(c) PSRQ

(d) PRSQ

Q5. 1. I shall tell you about the ways you can see a rainbow.

P. Big rainbows can be seen when the sun is close to horizon.

Q. Or you can notice a rainbow in the spray from a garden hose.

R. You can see a rainbow in the mist from a waterfall.

S. When you stand with a light source behind you and misty water before you, you can see a rainbow.

6.Occasionally, even a full moon on a rainy night will create a faint rainbow.

(a) SPRQ

(b) SRQP

(c) SPQR

(d) SQRP

Parajumbles Exercise Questions
Q6. 1. Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infection.

P. It often attacks children paralyzing them for life.

Q. In the 1950’s a vaccine against the disease was introduced.

R. Hence it is sometimes called infantile paralysis.

S. It is caused by a virus.

6.Since then polio has been eliminated to a great extent.

(a) PSRQ

(b) SPQR

(c) SPRQ

(d) PRQS

Q7. 1. India led the battle of freedom against imperialism.

P. That technique brought us success.

Q. We therefore championed the cause of other countries.

R. We fought it with a special technique.

S. We are happy that they achieved freedom.

6.But some countries are still slaves.

(a) QSRP

(b) SRPQ

(c) RPQS

(d) RSQP

Q8. 1. A daring train robbery was committed yesterday in a sleeper class compartment of    Super Express between town-1 and town-2 at about 3 a.m.

P. Some passengers tried to resists them but to no avail.

Q. About four miscreants entered the compartment with deadly weapons and began to beat and plunder the passengers.

R. Most of the passengers were in sleep and some had just woken up.

S. Two of them sustained serious injuries.

6.One of the passengers gathered courage and pulled the alarm chain.

(a) QRPS

(b) QPRS

(c) RQPS

(d) SPQR

Q9. 1. Yet, things are not that bad.

P. Some of the successful people started out with more handicaps than us.

Q. It is time we stopped feeling sorry for and got over our doubts and fears to face the world.

R. If we look around ourselves, we find people who had less than us but went on to make their fortunes.

S. Perhaps we can replicate what they did for themselves. .

6.Fortune, after all, favours the brave, not the complainers.

(a) RQSP

(b) SPRQ

(c) RPSQ

(d) SQRP

Q10. 1. The handicapped are the unfortunates who are physically or mentally unfit or invalid due to some accident or disease.

P. Given proper training and education, they can be gainfully employed in various crafts and vocations.

Q. We should remember that they are our own men and they cannot be blamed for their misfortune.

R. Some are horn deaf and dumb, and there are children who are mentally retarded.

S. We must not neglect them; they need our support.

6.This is why World Health Organisation and many social organizations have come forward with assistance to set up various projects throughout the country.

(a) QSPR

(b) PRSQ

(c) RQSP

(d) QPRS

Q11. 1. Claude Monet, a 19 century French painter, was the most famous artist of Impressionism.

P. In his landscape painting Monet sought to portray nature as it appeared to him.

Q. In 1858 Monet met the artist Eugene Boudin who taught him outdoor painting.

R. He was interested in how light affects the ways that we perceive colour.

S. Monet painted a cathedral at several different times of the day.

6.He tried to show how’ changes in natural light make the cathedral appear to change colour.

(a) QPRS

(b) QPSR

(c) SQPR

(d) RSQP

Q12. 1. We were driving up a mountain when we noticed the forest fire.

P. Luckily one of us had the phone number of the forest ranger’s office.

Q. We had stopped at a viewpoint to have a panoramic view.

R. That is when we noticed the furious flames devouring the forest.

S. We called his office and fire fighters came to the spot in a jiffy.

6.Unfortunately this could not prevent the destruction of some life and property.

(a) QRPS

(b) QPRS

(c) PSQR

(d) PRSQ

Q13. 1. Even the smallest insect of the living world is made up of a large number of cells.

P. Furthermore, the cells in these small creatures widely differ in their structure and function.

Q. An ant, or a gnat, for example is composed of hundreds of thousands of cells.

R. Even a mite has cells making lip its skeletal structure.

S. It also has cells dedicated to digestive and reproductive functions.

6.The cell system of small organisms is microscopic but marvelous, isn’t it?

(a) SRQP

(b) QRSP

(c) SQPR

(d) QPRS

Q14. 1. A bad habit is harmful, none as harmful as smoking;

P. But habit is second nature smokers remain smokers for life

Q. Besides being expensive; smoking does injury to one’s health

R. In the long run he may get something worse-lung cancer

S. A smoker gets nothing but smoke for his money

6.Then why get that bad habit?

(a) RPQS

(b) QRPS

(c) SPRQ

(d) PRQS

Q15. 1. We were taking tea at the Ratna Tea Stall.

P. We found a tourist bus which had just rammed into a tamarind tree on the roadside.

Q. We rushed out of the tea stall.

R. We helped the passengers to get out of the bus.

S. Suddenly we heard a loud noise followed by a cry for help.

6.We informed the hospital and also the police about accident.

(a) SQPR

(b) QSRP

(c) PRSQ

(d) RSQP

Q16. 1.Anna had longed to see her son.

P. “He will arrive at the station at 10 O’ clock”, she said to herself.

Q. She prepared herself for it.

R. She looked at the clock.

S. There were only five minutes left.

6.She rushed out of her house and hailed a taxi to reach the station in time.

(a) QPRS

(b) SPRQ

(c) PRQS

(d) QSRP

Q17. 1. The teacher training agency in England hopes to make teaching one of the top three professions.

P. They have also demanded that the campaign should be matched by improved pay scales, work load and morale so as to avoid recruitment problems with an aim to raise the image of the teaching profession.

Q. A series of advertisements are now being screened showing famous people speaking about teachers they remember and admire.

R. An amount of $100 million has been set aside to combat the shortage of applicants for teacher training.

S. Teacher Unions have welcomed this campaign.

6.It is high time for the Indian Government also to think on similar lines and take steps to lift up the sinking morale of the teaching profession.

(a) QRPS

(b) RPSQ

(c) RQSP

(d) QPSR

Q18. 1. Some of the other patrons are even more of a problem than the theatre itself.

P. They make noises and create disturbances at their seats.

Q. Some act as if they were al home in their town living room watching the TV set.

R. People are often messy, so that you’re constantly aware of all the food they’re eating.

S. Many people in the theatre often show themselves to be inconsiderate.

6.People are also always moving around near you, creating a disturbance and interrupting your enjoyment the movie.

(a) SPQR

(b) PSRQ

(c) QRSP

(d) RSQP

Q19. 1. One of my friends Krishnan went to live in a village.

P. But it was a very low animal.

Q. So Krishnan bought a donkey for 200 rupees.

R. One day his new neighbour told him that he must buy a donkey.

S. Every family there had a donkey to carry things for them.

6.It did not like to work.

(a) SQPR

(b) RSQP

(c) QPRS

(d) PRSQ

Q20. 1. Computers have infiltrated into all aspects of life.

P. This shows that the computer has become all-powerful.

Q. So it is with many other things where computers are indispensable.

R. City traffic, airline booking and air-traffic a real computer-controlled.

S. In such a situation, computer breakdown means the breakdown of the system it controls.

6.Such is our dependence on it.

(a) RQSP

(b) SQPR

(c) PQRS

(d) RPQS

Q21. 1. Proud Little Astronomer sees a huge dragon in the moon.

P. Big Astronomer calls him and shows him the fly.

Q. He runs to the Big Astronomer and calls him home.

R. He is very excited and remembers his rival Big Astronomer.

S. Big Astronomer agrees and later discovers a fly in the telescope lens.

6.Little Astronomer is shame¬ faced and becomes humble.

(a) RQSP

(b) PQRS

(c) RSPQ

(d) QPSR

Q22. 1. My parents decided to leave for Darjeeling for spending a few days there as well as for getting relief from the grip of tremendous hit of Kolkata.

P. We reached the station and got into a sleeper class compartment.

Q. I along with my parents and younger brother got prepared in all sorts and started for railway station to avail the Darjeeling mail.

R. So I was very much excited at the decision of visiting such a hilly place.

S. Never had I had the opportunity to visit the snow-clad mountains before.

6.My father arranged for reservation in advance.

(a) RSQP

(b) SRQP

(c) SQRP

(d) SPRQ

Q23. 1. Confidence plays a key role in football.

P. If a player hesitates at a key point in a play, it will result in failure for that player.

Q. One must have confidence to not be intimidated.

R. The first kind is called trait confidence.

S. There are two kinds of confidence a player can have.

6.Trait confidence is the belief a player has that he will be successful in the game before he even steps on the field.

(a) PQSR

(b) SQPR                       

(c) QPSR

(d) SPQR

Q24. 1. When he was quite young, Le Corbusier became interested in art.

P. At the age of nineteen, he travelled around Europe.

Q. But the buildings which impressed him most were those of the ancient Greeks in Athens.

R At the age of thirteen, he went to an art school.

S. Everywhere he went he admired the magnificent buildings of the past.

6.After his visit to Athens Le Corbusier decided to become an architect.

(a) RPSQ

(b) PSRQ

(c) RQPS

(d) QPSR

Q25. 1. It’s early morning in the desert.

P. Chief Omar steps out of his tent and pulls his long wool cape closely around him.

Q. The morning is cold.

R. He hears voices in the tent.

S. Everyone is getting up early, for the nomads arc going to move their camp.

6.Today everyone will move with the animals to find new pastures.

(a) PQSR

(b) QPSR

(c) PQRS

(d) SPQR

Q26. 1. I was in awe of Einstein and hesitated before approaching him about some ideas I had been working on.

P. I entered his office and found him seated at affable, calculating and smoking his pipe.

Q. When I finally knocked on his door, a gentle voice said, ‘come’.

R. The single word was both a welcome and a question.

S. Dressed in well fitting clothes, his hair characteristically awry, he smiled a warm welcome.

6.His utter naturalness at once set me at ease.

(a) QPRS

(b) QRPS

(c) PQRS

(d) SRQP

Q27. 1. A man should give the same care to himself that he gives to his car.

P. And sooner or later there comes a complete break down.

Q. Everyday tens of thousands of men are trying to work when their bodies and minds are in need of repair work.

R. For worry pulls down the mind and fatigue pulls down the body.

S. He does not try to drive his car when there is something wrong with it, he has to put it in order.

6.Man should realise that most worry and fatigue can be prevented.

(a) PSRQ

(b) QPSR

(c) RSQP

(d) SQPR

Q28. 1. Martha taught English Literature.

P. She would involve them in role plays.

Q. Her students were young learners.

R. This way the students found it easier to identify with the characters.

S. They fell into the age group of 14- 16 years.

6.They looked forward to at¬ tending her classes.

(a) QSPR

(b) QPSR

(c) RSPQ

(d) SQRP

Q29. 1. The traveller said, “Can you tell me the way to the nearest inn?”

P. “Do you want one in which you can spend the night?”

Q. “Yes”, said the peasant.

R. “Go right down the road and turn to the left.”

S. “Yes”, replied the traveller.

6.“thank a lot.”

(a) PSRQ

(b) QPSR

(c) SPQR

(d) QSRP

Q30. 1. Trees have many uses.

P. They give us fruit, wood, gum, oil, medicines and spices.

Q. Forests keep the air cool and bring rain.

R. Trees give us many other useful things.

S. Trees give out oxygen and maintain the level of oxygen in the air.

6.We can take shelter under the trees in the scorching summer sun.

(a) QPSR

(b) RPQS

(c) PQRS

(d) SRPQ

Q31. 1. In our home everyone drinks milk at least once a day.

P. All these we owe to our milkman

Q. We, the children get milk twice a day.

R. He says, he is 18, but he is not sure.

S. We also eat curd, and enjoy but likes milk.

6.Probably he needs more milk than we.

(a) SRPQ

(b) QSPR

(c) PRQS

(d) PSRQ

Q32. 1. The next morning I found myself somewhat refreshed but very hungry.

P. 1 asked him to let me help unload the vessel.

Q. I noticed 1 was near a large ship.

R. I went at once to the captain.

S. It was unloading a cargo of pig iron.

6.I wanted to earn money for food.

(a) PQRS

(b) QSRP

(c) PRSQ

(d) SRPQ

Q33. 1. The bee has no sense of proportion.

P. It goes about collecting honey.

Q. It has never learnt to spend.

R. As though starvation was staring it at its face.

S. Even with stocks sufficient for 20 generations.

6.And that is how God has made them,

(a) PRQS

(b) RSQP

(c) QSPR

(d) QRPS

Q34. 1. One way of destroying the mosquitoes is by spraying.

P. DDT can be sprayed by hand or spread by an aeroplane over areas that are difficult to reach.

Q. A powerful poison called DDT was developed that could be sprayed on ponds and stagnant water.

R. But the promise of DDT did not last long.

S. For a time DDT worked wonders in reducing the number of mosquitoes.

6.It became evident that the mosquitoes were developing an immunity to the poison.

(a) PQSR

(b) SQPR

(c) QPSR

(d) PQRS

Q35. 1. Money is not the root of all evils.

P. Or, what about the desire for power driving people to horrible crimes?

Q. Even purposeless cruelty can be seen in many instances of evil behaviour.

R. For example, neither teachers nor parents profit in any way by torturing children.

S. The evils of sexual offenders are not motivated by financial gains.

6.No, we can only say that money is the root of some evil.

(a)QRPS

(b) SPQR

(c) RSPQ

(d) QPRS

Q36. 1. In this life there are no gains without pains,

P. No victory is a real triumph unless the foe is worthy

Q. Life, indeed, would be dull if there were no difficulties

R. Both winner and loser enjoy a game most if it is closely contested to the last

S. Gainers lose their zest if there is no real struggle

6.Whether we like it or not, life is one continuous competition. .

(a) PQRS

(b) QSRP

(c) QRSP

(d) RSPQ

Q37. 1. National Integrity means National Unity for all.

P. They are the evils of Communal-ism and Regionalism

Q. Our Government is taking steps to remove such tendencies.

R. But there are some evil tendencies in our society to hamper our unity.

S. The feeling of Indianness should be achieved to preserve our unity.

6.And this is what every Indian should aim at.

(a) SRQP

(b) QPRS

(c) QRPS

(d) QSPR

Q38. 1. Six year old Prabodh aimed his toy gun at his sister while playing.

P. ‘You may aim at the pole, or at the wall or at the tree, where no one can get hurt.’

Q. Mother got up immediately saying, ‘No one shoots ahumanbeing1and calmly removed the gun from Prabodh.

R. Still Prabodh aimed his gun at the kid.

S. When his mother saw this she said, ‘NO, Prabodh! Not at the baby!’

6.With such a firm action on his mother’s part, Prabodh realized where the gun should not be aimed.

(a) PRSQ

(b) QSPR

(c) SPRQ

(d) SRQP

Q39. 1. Rubik’s Cube was most popular puzzle in 1980s.

P. His name was Erno Rubik.

Q. In 1977 he produced the plastic version. .

S. It was invented by an architect.

R. The first cube was made of wood.

6.It won a prize at the Budapest International Fair.

(a) QRPS

(b) RSPQ

(c) RPSQ

(d) PRSQ

Parajumbles Exercise Questions
Q40. 1. Guru is a University professor.

P. It was about strange beings called KUNUS who live in holes in the ground.

Q. The book is very popular now.

R. Thirty years ago he wrote a strange novel called “Queen of the Mars”.

S. He is also a famous writer.

6.In a recent interview on television Prof. Guru talked about the novel.

(a) PRSQ

(b) QPRS

(c) SRPQ

(d) RQSP

 

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Parajumbles Solving Questions Daily Unit Test Part-2

Parajumbles Solving Questions Daily Unit Test Part-2

Directions : In these questions, the 1st and the last sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

Q1. 1. Bhima reached the Rakshasa’s den.

P. He was a monster with red hair and a red beard.

Q. He climbed down from the cart.

R. At once he sat down to eat the food.

S. The Rakshasa saw him.

6.When he saw what Bhima was doing, he roared.

(a) PQRS

(b) RQPS

(c) QRSP

(d) QPSR

Q2. 1. The vegetable bin of my refrigerator contained an assortment of weird-looking items.

P. The carrots dropped into U shapes as I picked them up with the tips of my fingers.

Q. To the right of the oranges was a bunch of carrots that had begun to sprout points, spikes and tendrils.

R. Near the carrots was a net hag of onions.

S. Next to a shriveled, white-coated lemon were two oranges covered with blue fuzz.

6.Each onion had sent curling shoots through the net until the whole thing resembled a man of green spaghetti.

(a) SQPR

(b) QSRP

(c) PRSQ

(d) RSQP

Q3. 1. Heat is one of the prerequisites of life.

P. Without heat, no living organism can survive on Earth.

Q. In other words, the Earth will become a barren mass of land without heat.

R. This is supplied by the solar radiation.

S. The solar heat reaching the Keith’s orbit amounts to about 2 calories per sq. centimetre per minute.

  1. But the Earth gets only less than half the radiation reaching the top of the atmosphere.

(a) RPQS

(b) PQRS

(c) RPSQ

(d) SRQP

Q4. 1. Many people, who are hit on the head and suffer from brain injury, temporarily lose memory of things happening to them a few hour or few days before the accident.

P. The first ones to comes back are usually older memories.

Q. After a while the memories begin to return.

R. Then other items appear.

S. But there is always a short period of a few minutes just before the accident, which remains a complete blank.

  1. It is as if the memories of this time do not have time to become established in the permanent long memory.

(a) PQRS

(b) SRQP

(c) QPRS

(d) QRPS

Parajumbles Solving Questions
Q5. l. This practitioner is a member of

P. by massage and other manipulative procedures – a technique

Q. the profession that originated in 1874 when Andrew T. still

R. based on the theory that illness may be caused by the undue pressure

S. devised a drugless technique of curing diseases

6.of displaced hones on nerves and blood vessels.

(a) RQSP

(b) QSPR

(c) QRSP

(d) RPSQ

Q6. 1. The work of the heart can never be interrupted.

P. All the body’s cells need a constant supply of oxygen, especially those in the brain.

Q. Then death comes to the entire body.

R. The heart’s job is to keep oxygen-rich blood flowing through the body.

S. The brain cells live only four to five minutes after their oxygen in cut off.

  1. It is, thus, a specialized muscle, the four chambers Which work to keep the blood flowing round the body.

(a) PQRS

(b) SPRQ

(c) RPSQ

(d) QRSP

Q7. 1. The tiny bacterial plants that live in the soil help to prepare food for the plants we cultivate.

P. The farmer works very hard to make the soil favorable.

Q. But these soil bacteria are very necessary and helpful.

R. There are millions of bacteria in a cubic inch of fertile soil.

S. Some kinds of bacteria are harmful.

  1. They do not need sunlight as do most plants.

(a) SQPR

(b) QSPR

(c) RPSQ

(d) PRQS

Q8. 1. The student came late to the school.

P. He went home weeping.

Q. The watchman didn’t allow him inside the school.

R. The boy was waiting outside for some time.

S. He then decided to go home.

6.It was a bad day for him.

(a) QSPR

(b) QSRP

(c) QRSP

(d) QPSR

Q9. 1. I went to my friend last week.

P. He politely refused to oblige me.

Q. I did not speak even a single word.

R. Actually I wanted his scooter for a day.

S.  felt ashamed of myself.

6.I was mistaken in assessing a true friendship.

(a) RPQS

(b) PRQS

(c) SRPQ

(d) QRSP

Q10. 1. A rocket burns a fuel that makes a great deal of gas at the back of the rocket.

P. Ordinary fuel will burn only in air, because it needs the oxygen in the air.

Q. A rocket can therefore travel outside the atmosphere in space where there is no air.

R. This gas pushes against the rocket and sends it forward.

S. However, rocket fuels have their oxygen in them and so they burn without air.

  1. In fact, it will travel faster in space than in the air because of the friction of the air is not there to slow it down.

(a) QSRP

(b) RPSQ

(c) SQPR

(d) PRQS

Q11. 1. Mary and Jo were amateur singers.

P. He called them for auditions the following week.

Q. So they approached a leading music company.

R. They wanted to try their luck at playback singing.

S. But the manager said that they would have to qualify an audition test.

  1. Fortunately they qualified the test.

(a) RSPQ

(b) QPRS

(c) PRSQ

(d) RQSP

Q12. 1. Before presenting a paper it is advisable to choose a subject of your interest.

P. When presenting your paper speak distinctly and pleasantly.

Q. Next, ‘read up’ about it, before you write the paper.

R. Then prior to writing make a clear plan to ensure orderly presentation.

S. While reading, you should make notes.

6.In this way, the interest of the listeners is enhanced and you are appreciated.

(a) RSQP

(b) PQRS               

(c) QSRP

(d) SQRP

Q13. 1. Nevertheless, I have also made sure that I am more than an academic person.

P. But after the game, I had made a name for myself.

Q. In middle school, the most popular game during lunch was a basketball game called Salt and Pepper (white vs. black).

R. The first day of school, I stepped onto the basketball courts and was greeted by cries of consternation, “Who is he? Is he salt or pepper?”

S. I am an active one as well.

6.From then onward, I would be known as Spice, and the game we played became Salt, Pepper, and Spice.

(a) SQRP

(b) SRQP

(c) RSQP

(d) QPSR

Q14. 1. Small is big for quick service restaurants.

P. Raising product prices may not fare well now.

Q. Companies are luring consumers by introducing “affordable’’ products.

R. They are also shedding their‘‘ niche image”.

S. Companies admit that sales are lower compared to the previous year.

6.Companies arc focusing on small packs to boost volume growth.

(a) QSPR

(b) PQRS

(c) PRQS

(d) SPQR

Q15. 1. The buzzer sounded.

P. The lights dimmed and the curtain went up again.

Q. The third act was about to begin.

R. Now Ken and Kathy felt as if they were right on the stage.

S. Ken and Kathy hurried back to their seats.

6.Ken was the angry businessman who got the wrong order, and Kathy was the secretary who was trying to take dictation and to answer the telephone at the same time.

(a) QSPR

(b) PQSR

(c) PQRS

(d) QRPS

Q16. 1. For many years until 1928, movies were silent.

P. They had no sound or music to go with them.

Q. The actors only made motions, while the words they spoke were printed on the screen.

R. In the theatre a musician played the piano or organ while the film was shown.

S. Many movie stars came to fame in the silent days – Mary Pickford with her beautiful curls, William Hart in cowboy films, such comedians as Harold Lloyd and the great Charlie Chaplin.

  1. Many films were serials, which told a long story that had a new chapter every week.

(a) RPQS

(b) SPQR

(c) PQRS

(d) QPRS

Q17. 1. There are examinations at school which a pupil can pass by cramming the texts.

P. But for spiritual knowledge mere memory of holy texts will be of no use in passing the tests.

Q. One can score in them by the power of memory.

R. A competent guru alone can provide the necessary guidance to an earnest disciple.

S. What the text says has to be reflected upon and experienced by the speaker

  1. Thus, reading, reflection and experience are the three stages in gaining spiritual knowledge.

(a) RSPQ

(b) RSQP

(c) SRPQ

(d) QPSR

Q18. 1. It is very misleading to say that computers can ‘think’ like people.

P. However, they make it possible for people to ‘bottle’ thought.

Q. They have no more a mind of their own than a lawn mower.

R. They cannot.

S. You work out how to do a particular job, write a program and then the computer applies your thinking to that job as long as you like.

  1. In this sense computers are half alive because they perpetuate thinking of their creators.

(a) RQPS

(b) PSRQ

(c) SQPR

(d) QSRP

Q19. 1. Freedom is first of all a personal matter.

P. A man who will not submit to the discipline of his chosen occupation is not free to be a great surgeon or engineer, or golfer, or executive.

Q. Life imposes a drastic discipline on all living things, including human beings.

R. We are free to eat poison or jump off a tall building, but not to escape the consequences.

S. We are bound by the laws of cause and effect.

  1. Nature, moreover, binds the arbitrary limits of mind and body; we are not free to do, by whatever effort, what is beyond our capacity.

(a) QRSP

(b) RSPQ

(c) PQRS

(d) SPQR

Q20. 1. Reena made a cup of tea in this manner.

P. Next, she added milk and sugar.

Q. When the water was boiling she added tea leaves.

R. She turned off the gas.

S. First she put the water to boil.

  1. Finally, she poured the tea into cup.

(a) SQPR

(b) QPRS

(c) PRSQ

(d) RSQP

Q21. 1. She was an old woman with a large purse that had everything in it.

P. It was about eleven O’clock at night.

Q. It had a long strap.

R. She carried it slung across her shoulder.

S. A boy ran up behind her.

  1. He tried to snatch her purse.

(a) PQRS

(b) SQRP

(c) QRPS

(d) SRQP

Q22. 1. in London there is a popular public park called Hyde Park.

P. He may succeed in attracting an audience.

Q. Anyone who wants to make a speech can do so in Speaker’s Comer.

R. In this park, there is a place known as ‘Speaker’s Comer’.

S. On Sunday afternoons, we can find many such people there.

6.They will best ending on soapboxes and speaking away on various subjects.

(a) RPQS

(b) QPRS

(c) RQPS

(d) QPSR

Q23. 1. AIDS is a disease caused by a virus called HIV,

P. This results in the victim’s inability to defend themselves from any infections leading to death.

Q. This disease destroys part of the body’s immune system.

R. AIDS patients are carriers of the virus.

S. People who are infected develop AIDS within five to ten years.

  1. And they are infected for years without knowing it and transmit the disease to others.

(a) QPSR

(b) PSQR

(c) RSQP

(d) SRPQ

Q24. 1. It was nearly one o’clock.

P. Restaurants of this type are to be found in various places.

Q. There were about three or four people in the room.

R. I was feeling extremely hungry and went to a vegetarian restaurant.

S. During lunch hours those days, London restaurants were not very crowded.

  1. I chose a corner table, seated myself and opened the newspaper.

(a) PSRQ

(b) RPSQ

(c) SQPR

(d) PQRS

Q25. 1.  It was late January, 2000, a memorable time of my life.

P. However, I had other things on my mind this day and it surely was not a football game.

Q. It was Super Bowl Sunday and one of the coldest days we had in a while.

R. The ice and snow in the trees made is look like a winter wonderland outside.

S. My family and I were settled in the bedroom, feeling the warmth of the wood burning in the fireplace, anticipating the long awaited football game.

  1. My parents constantly asked me weeks before what I wanted for my sixteenth birthday in February.

(a) QRSP

(b) QSRP

(c) SQRP

(d) SRQP

Q26. 1. Most people are afraid of snakes.

P. There may, be some truth in this theory, because Monkeys have a deep, instinctive fear of pythons and other tree snakes,

Q. But this fear is as irrational as the fear of ghosts.

R. Anyway, snakes have been feared and hated for thousands of years.

S. The fear of snakes, according to some biologists, may be an instinct passed on to us by our ancestors.

  1. In the literature of many countries the snake is regarded as a symbol of evil.

(a) PQRS

(b) QPSR

(c) RQSP

(d) QSPR

Q27. 1. In one year the world used as much energy as that contained in 21billion barrels of oil.

P. The supplies of fossil fuels – coal, oil, and gas – are limited.

Q. And the amount of fuels needed is growing by leaps and bounds.

R. What will the future needs be and how can they be fulfilled?

S. They may not last for a century.

  1. Then what will lake their place?

(a) QRPS

(b) RPQS

(c) PQRS

(d) SRPQ

Q28. 1. In today’s times, it not enough to know about your own subject.

P. It takes place against the backdrop of socio-economic and political conditions of national and international markets.

Q. This is important because business does not happen in a vacuum.

R. Therefore, prospective employers conduct Group Discussions.

S. Through GD, they like to test a candidate’s general awareness.

  1. Thus, one must increase one’s knowledge in all spheres.

(a) RSQP

(b) RPSQ

(c) QRSP

(d) PQRS

Q29. 1. The most well-known of the octopus’ defence mechanisms is its ability to squirt clouds of ink into the water.

P. Some octopi use this cloud of ink as camouflage.

Q. Other octopi use the ink cloud as decoy.

R. A large, intelligent predator might attack the ink cloud blindly.

S. However, some octopi will release the ink cloud in one direction and scurry away in another direction.

  1. In addition, these ink clouds also confuse the predator’s sense of smell.

(a) SRQP

(b) PQRS

(c) SRPQ

(d) QPRS

Q30 1. My friend went to live in a village.

P. But is was a very slow animal.

Q. So my friend bought a donkey for Rs. 500

R. One day his new neighbour told him that he must buy a donkey.

S. Every family there had a donkey.

  1. It did not like to work.

(a) RSQP

(b) PQRS

(c) SRQP

(d) QRSP

Q31. 1. Pollution is one of the evils brought about by the growth of science.

P. Air pollution has very harmful effects.

Q. They pollute the air and the atmosphere.

R. It is making the environment, water and air dirty.

S. Factories and industries keep throwing out smoke which contains toxic gases.

  1. People living in the surroundings breathe the impure air and are affected by diseases of the lungs and heart.

(a) PSQR

(b) RPSQ

(c) QPSR

(d) SPQR

Q32. 1. ‘I was born here in the old city’ the girl told us.

P. her answer suggested that her family has roots.

Q. when we inquired

R. as opposed to the modem towns that consist mostly of hotels.

S. and belongs to the traditional part where the temples are

  1. Some say people here are more ethnically pure.

(a) QPSR

(b) SRPQ

(c) PSRQ

(d) SRQP

Q33. 1. We do not know whether the machines are the masters or we are.

P. They must be given or rather ‘fed’ with coal and given petrol to drink from time to time.

Q. Already man spends most of his time looking after and waiting upon them

R. Yet we have grown so dependent on them that they have almost become the masters now.

S. It is very true that they were made for the sole purpose of being man’s servants.

  1. And if they don’t get their meals when they expect them, they will just refuse to work.

(a) RSQP

(b) RSPQ

(c) SPQR

(d) SRQP

Q34. 1. Gopal and Sheela felt very bored one evening

P. Gopal wanted to stay on for the next show

Q. So they decided to go to the cinema

R. They reached the theatre in time for the interval

S. On the way there was a traffic jam

  1. But Sheela wanted to return home.

(a) PSQR

(b) SQPR

(c) QSRP

(d) SQRP

Q35. 1. Creating and modifying a school timetable is a complex task.

P. TT Plus’ closely models the real world timetable creation tasks.

Q. So is the job of computerizing it.

R. All timetables can be viewed on the screen before they are actually printed.

S. It has a comprehensive manual and useful glossary of terms.

  1. It relieves you of the anxiety to get it all right.

(a) QPSR

(b) RPSQ

(c) SPRQ

(d) PQSR

Q36. 1. I think the essence of wisdom is emancipation as far as possible, from the tyranny of the here and the now.

P. If anyone could, he would hardly be able to remain alive.

Q. But it is possible to make a continual approach towards impartiality.

R. No one can view the world with complete impartiality.

S. This is of course a matter of degree.

  1. It is this approach towards impartiality that constitutes growth in wisdom.

(a) QRSP

(b) RQPS

(c) SRPQ

(d) PRSQ

Q37. 1. Venice is a strange city.

P. There are about 400 odd bridges connecting the islands of Venice.

Q. There are no motor cars, no horses and no buses there.

R. These small islands are close to one another.

S. It is not one island but a hundred islands.

  1. This is because Venice has no streets.

(a) SRPQ

(b) PSRQ

(c) RQPS

(d) QSRP

Q38. 1. Carpentry is a very strenuous profession.

P. Because of such tools they put themselves at risk of injury.

Q. In such areas it is all too easy to fall or slip.

R. Sometimes their work demands climbing on high rise buildings.

S. Carpenters have to work with sharp tools.

  1. Their lives, thus, are full of challenges.

(a) SPRQ

(b) PQSR

(c) RPSQ

(d) SQPR

Q39. 1. When I looked through the window I forgot everything of the world and completely lost myself.

P. Seeing this unearthly beauty of nature my heart was filled with indescribable pleasure and joy.

Q. I was amused seeing the houses and trees passing by very fast from my eyes.

R. Our train at first halted at Kharagpur.

S. I saw the vast open fields and Mango and Sal trees in the moonlight night.

  1. Vendors boarded the train and came to us to sell their goods.

(a) QSPR

(b) PSQR

(c) PQSR

(d) QPSR

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Q40. 1. To me, pursuing a career in business is a very important for my future welfare.

P. Through him, I have discovered my own interests in the business field.

Q. My father is a businessman in Taiwan and I have had numerous opportunities to watch him work.

R. At the same time, my father has made me believe that it is possible to be an honest businessman in Asia.

S. I find the way business operates in the East to be very exciting.

  1. Honesty goes a long way to build clients and win their faith.

(a) PQSR

(b) PQRS                  

(c) QPSR

(d) SPQR

 

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Sentence Rearrangement Exercise For SSC CGL Part-1

Sentence Rearrangement Exercise For SSC CGL Part-1

Directions : In these questions, the 1st and the last sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

Q1. 1. Ferdinand rose up to receive the messenger

P. At the end of his account he was moved to tears

Q. He fell on his knees and thanked him

R. He made him sit on a level with himself

S. He listened to the circumstantial account of his voyage.

  1. It was a great conquest the Almighty gave to a sovereign.

(a) RPSQ

(b) RSPQ

(c) QPRS

(d) PRSQ

Q2. 1. Einstein was a bad student.

P. He attended classes regularly and took down careful notes.

Q. His friend Marcel Grossman, on the other hand, was an irreproachable student.

R. These notes he shared with Einstein.

S. He resented having to attend lectures.

  1. If Einstein passed his examinations, it was only because of Grossman.

(a) SQPR

(b) QRPS

(c) PSRQ

(d) RSQP

Q3. 1. I woke up to an empty house and felt free to do anything.

P. I had driven a car before several times, so it wasn’t like it was first time out on the road.

Q. The thing I didn’t realize was that my brother had not taken his car, but I discovered this tempting truth when I finally checked the garage.

R. I felt more tempted than ever to take it out and cruise right on over to my friend’s house.

S. Dad was at work, my brother was out and about, and my mom was at my sister’s lacrosse tournament for the day.

  1. My heart was racing driving over there, and if I ever got pulled over for any reason, it would have been the death of me.

(a) SQRP

(b) SRQP

(c) QRSP

(d) QSRP

Q4. 1. A man who climbs a mountain faces several dangers.

P. A cylinder of oxygen can be very expensive.

Q. The atmosphere at such a great height contains less oxygen than in the plains and therefore he may find it difficult to breathe.

R. Yet another danger is the avalanches-huge mass of snow sliding down the mountain and the mountaineer may get swept off.

S. This means that the mountaineer has to carry his own supply of oxygen in a-cylinder.

  1. It is a proof of the man’s indomitable courage that-in spite of all these dangers, he continues to climb the highest mountains In the world.

(a) QSPR

(b) SRPQ

(c) QSRP

(d) PSRQ

Q5. 1. One Botany professor always tried to convince his student that his branch of biology is superior to all the others

P. His most persuasive argument, however, came during a laboratory session

Q. And they don’t eat very much

R. Examining the cells of a pear, the professor cut a slice for the microscopic slide and took a bite of the rest of the specimen

S. Plants he noted never run away or bite

6.“You won’t be doing that in a Zoology lab,” he said.

(a) PRSQ

(b) SQPR

(c) PSRQ

(d) SQRP

Sentence Rearrangement Exercise
Q6. 1. Smoke billowed up between the plants.

P. Passengers were told to be ready to quit the ship.

Q. The rising gale fanned the smoldering fire.

R. Everyone now knew there was a fire on board.

S. Flames broke out here and there.

  1. Most people bore the shock bravely.

(a) SRQP

(b) QPSR

(c) RSPQ

(d) QSRP

Q7. 1. Self-esteem is a confidence and satisfaction in oneself.

P. These two things must be present in people’s daily lives in order for them to believe that they have the ability to do anything.

Q. At this point in my life I am trying to gain the esteem I need to truly be happy.

R. Self-confidence is something that cannot be taught.

S. It is up to the individual to decide how much belief that they possess inside of themselves.

  1. I am at the point where I realize that I must first believe in myself before others will believe in me.

(a) QPRS

(b) PQRS

(c) RSQP

(d) SRQP

Q8. 1. There is nothing strange in the fact that so many foreign students should wish to learn English.

P. If any valuable book is written in another language an English translation of it is sure to be speedily published.

Q. Anyone who masters the English tongue acquires a key.

R. Most books found to be generally useful are written in English.

S. The English speaking want no monopoly of knowledge.

6.This key will open to him whatever is valuable in the literature of the world.

(a) PSQR

(b) SQRP               

(c) RPSQ

(d) PQSR

Q9. l. The government on Thursday

P. which was imposed to check

Q. that led to exodus of north east people

R. withdrew the ban on bulk SMS and MMS

S. the spread of rumours related to the violence in Assam

  1. from Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune.

(a) RPQS

(b) RPSQ

(c) QPSR

(d) QSPR

Q10. 1. For thousands of years men had to depend on sails to catch the wind and move their ships.

P. But these early sailing ships had certain disadvantages.

Q. If the trip was long, the cargo spoiled.

R. And the worst of all, there was real danger in depending on the wind alone.

S. They were low and clumsy, and they could not carry much cargo.

  1. A calm sea could trap sailors for many days without water to drink, while a heavy storm might tear the sails so badly that they were useless.

(a) SQPR

(b) RPQS

(c) PQRS

(d) PSQR

Q11. 1. The recent aircraft accident at Patna airport caused a great shock to the air-travelers.

P. Before the aircraft could land, people at the airport saw the plane aflame.

Q. In view of different versions, a High Court judge was appointed to inquire into the nature of the accident.

R. The plane was scheduled to land at Patna at 6.00 p.m.

S. But the officials said that the plane went into flames after landing.

  1. The nearest relatives of the deceased passengers were paid a compensation of 1- 4 lakhs each.

(a) QSRP

(b) RPSQ

(c) RSPQ

(d) PSQR

Q12. 1. There was no proper light system on the highway.

P. In addition, clouds were gathering in the sky.

Q. The night was darker than usual.

R. Then suddenly, the wind dropped,

S. The atmosphere now was very stuffy.

  1. The moon also hid behind the clouds and it made the night gloomier.

(a) QRPS

(b) RPQS

(c) QPRS

(d) SPRQ

Q13. 1. In 850 AD an Arab goatherd called Kaldi, look out his goats to graze.

P. Kaldi himself had some of the berries and came to know of their effect.

Q. Kaldi noticed that they began to behave in an extraordinary way.

R. The goats began to eat some red berries off a bush.

S. Kaldi grew curious to know what it was due to.

6.Thus coffee was discovered.

(a) QRSP

(b) RQSP

(c) RSPQ

(d) RSQP

Q14. 1. The farmer wanted to please the men.

P. The poor donkey struggled and kicked.

Q. They tied his legs together and slung him on a pole.

R. The fanner and his son put the ends of the pole on their shoulders.

S. He and his son got off the donkey.

  1. They walked into the town carrying the donkey.

(a) PQRS

(b) SQRP

(c) RSQP

(d) QSPR

Q15. 1. Today, the earth has many satellites besides the moon.

P. But the pull of the ‘earth keeps them from doing so.

Q. The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.

R. They are the artificial satellites made by man and very much smaller than the moon.

S. As they speed along they tend to go straight off into space.

  1. As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earth.

(a) QPSR

(b) PRQS

(c) SPQR

(d) RQSP

Q16. l. One reason for studying Psychology is to help you deal with your children.

P. Offer her a choice of staying up till 7:30 with you or going upstairs and playing until 8:00.

Q. A little knowledge of Psychology comes in handy.

R. Since she gets to make the choice, she does not feel so powerless and will not resist.

S. Perhaps your daughter refuses to go to bed when you want her to and bursts into tears at the mention of lights out.

  1. Psychology is also useful in rewarding a child for a job well done.

(a) RPSQ

(b) PQSR

(c) SQPR

(d) QPSR

Q17. 1. Much of our adult behaviour and our attitudes are determined by our upbringing.

P. But the process does not stop here.

Q. In particular by the effects of that small part of society which is our family.

R. As we grow we are constantly and increasingly affected by new forces such as the social pressure of our friends and the largest world of society.

S. The family and our early life have profound effect on our later life.

  1. Psychologists have studied these forces in depth.

(a) SRPQ

(b) PRSQ

(c) QPSR

(d) QSPR

Q18. 1. The dead do sometimes tell tales, if you know how to look for them.

P. The flesh of bomb victims is shredded and may be sieged by chemicals.

Q. In the autopsy rooms of the Suffolk country; the medical examiner and his team were looking for clues that could explain how the passengers of TWA Flight 800 died.

R. But most of the corpses he examined had been killed by the impact of hitting the water from a height of more than two miles.

S. The body of a person killed by a bomb looks different from the body of a victim in an ordinary plane crash.

  1. The mystery of their deaths will be solved in time, but it won’t be easy or quick.

(a) SRQP

(b) PQRS

(c) QSPR

(d) RSPQ

Q19. 1. Once I tended a peony with great care.

P. A guest had picked my peony.

Q. On a Thursday my cook phoned to tell me the awful truth.

R. Finally it had one promising pink bud.

S. It was the first peony I had raised on the desert.

  1. My anger was greater than her offence.

(a) SQPR

(b) PQSR

(c) PQRS

(d) SRQP

Q20. l. The programme examines the four great inventions

P. cell phones, cars, planes and skyscrapers

Q. the people, processes, ideas and eureka moments

R. the programme celebrates

S. that define and continually shape the modern world

  1. that have led to their development.

(a) SPRQ

(b) SRQP

(c) SPQR

(d) SRPQ

Q21. 1. A lot of people simply dump their rubbish in open bins.

P. All sorts of diseases are carried by the flies.

Q. Then they come into the house and infect uncovered food.

R. In this rubbish the flies breed and multiply.

S. Such carelessness invites flies to the rubbish.

  1. Consumption of such food can only bring disease and sickness.

(a) SPQR

(b) RQPS

(c) RPQS

(d) SRQP

Q22. 1. Throughout my life, I have tried to be a well-balanced person.

P. I was expected to be a math and science genius and nothing more.

Q. Growing up in the South, I had a hard time fighting the stereotypical image of a Chinese person.

R. As it turned out, I defied my detractors by excelling in English and history along with math and science.

S. And over the years, I have continued to maintain my academic standards.

  1. Nevertheless, I have also made sure that I am more than an academic person.

(a) PRQS

(b) RPQS

(c) QPRS

(d) SRQP

Q23. 1. At nine o’clock we waited outside the dentist’s office.

P. I was the first patient.

Q. She wrote down my particulars and told me to wait a moment.

R. The dentist had not arrived yet.

S. The nurse came and opened the door.

  1. Meanwhile the tooth still ached like mad.

(a) SQPR

(b) SRPQ

(c) QPSR

(d) SPQR

Q24. 1. Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships between parents and children is important.

P. But this is challenging at any age and stage in life.

Q. Some problems being harder to accept than others.

R. Some of these behaviours can cause children to be aggressive, hostile and  difficult to handle, which may emphasize their respective limitations.

S. All children have behaviour problems.

  1. As parents they are their children first and foremost teacher.

(a) RSQP

(b) SRQP

(c) RQSP

(d) SPRQ

Q25. 1. Once I was involved in an accident and whenever I recollect it I feel a cold shudder creeping- down my spine.

P. I like to forget it but it often hurts me like a nightmare.

Q. I was travelling by a mini bus.

R. It was a Sunday.

S. This is how it happened.

  1. I was going to the railway station to receive some of my friends who were arriving for sightseeing.

(a) PSRQ

(b) PQSR

(c) PRSQ

(d) QSRP

Q26. 1. Many Parents set up rules, and other boundaries in which their teens must follow.

P. Even though most parents mean well,and some rules are necessary it’s easy to overwhelm teens with regulations.

Q. These rules are usually placed over their teens to control, protect, and teach their teen.

R. First of all teens are not going to follow all of the rules.

S. Secondly there are some things that certain teens will not do with, or without a specific rule on that subject.

6.For example, there are many teens that would never use drugs, but by placing a rule on this,
the teen might not feel trust worthy, and might be more likely to try drugs.

(a) SPRQ

(b) QPRS

(c) PQRS

(d) RSPQ

Q27. 1. Advocates of space programme argue for spending huge amounts of money on exploring Mars.

P. But there is no firm evidence of any valuable mineral that can be extracted from Mars and transported to Earth.

Q. Worst, nobody has any idea what undesirable microbes or poisonous materials we will be importing from Mars.

R. They are also unrealistic about the cost of transportation that will be involved in interplanetary movement of men and materials.

S. These enthusiasts argue that Mars could be a perennial source of materials for us earthlings.

  1. Our race to Mars is likely to be a wild goose chase.

(a) SPRQ

(b) QPRS

(c) PRSQ

(d) SRQP

Q28. 1. The fox and the crane remained friends for a long time.

P. She served the dishes in a beaker to the fox. The fox could not eat it because the beaker was very high.

Q. The crane could not eat the dishes because of its long beak. The next day it was the turn of the crane to host the lunch for the fox.

R. But the fox wanted to show that he was cleverer than the crane.

S. So one day he invited the crane for dinner and served the dishes on a plate.

  1. The fox put down its head in shame and went away.

(a) PQRS

(b) QSRP

(c) RSQP

(d) PSQR

Q29. 1. The king of the oilfield is the driller.

P. During the process of drilling, gas and oil may be met.

Q. He is a very skilled man.

R. If this rushes out and catches fire it is dangerous.

S. Sometimes he sends his drill more than a mile.

  1. This danger is well-known and steps are taken to prevent it.

(a) PQRS

(b) QSPR

(c) QPRS

(d) QSRP

Q30. 1. He wanted to adopt his father’s profession.

P. He was influenced by his strong desire to see India free.

Q. From now on, he was a changed man.

R. He made up his mind.

S. He came in contact with Mahatma Gandhi.

  1. He wished to change the lot of the naked and hungry masses of India.

(a) QRPS

(b) SPRQ

(c) RSPQ

(d) PQSR

Q31. 1. The most vulnerable section of the society are the students.

P. Revolutionary and new fledged ideas have a great appeal to them.

Q. Agitations maybe non-violent methods of protest.

R. They cannot resist the charm of persuasion.

S. They are to be taught that without discipline they cannot get proper education.

  1. However if these become violent, the antisocial elements get encouraged and they put all proper working out of gear.

(a) PRSQ

(b) RSQP

(c) SRPQ

(d) RPQS

Q32. 1. A jackal fell into a dyer’s tub.

P. He ordered that he should be respected.

Q. Meanwhile a lion arrived on the scene.

R. He posed as the King of the forest.

S. The dyed jackal ran away.

  1. Other jackals ran after him and tore him to pieces.

(a) PQRS

(b) QPRS

(c) SQRP

(d) RPQS

Q33. 1. Museums arc repositories of the cultural heritage of a nation.

P. Museums also contribute a lot to national integration.

Q. Museums make these materials available to posterity.

R. They ensure conservation of historical and cultural material against decay.

S. They also bring about international understanding.

  1. Thus, museums play a vital role in cultural transmission.

(a) PQRS

(b) RQPS

(c) RPSQ

(d) SRQP

Q34. 1. I take it that most people who talk glibly of science think of science merely as a kind of hand maiden to make their work easier.

P. Of course, it does make their work easier.

Q. And so it is.

R. All this science does.

S. It adds to the wealth of the nation and better conditions.

  1. But, surely, science is something more than that.

(a) RSPQ

(b) QPSR

(c) PSRQ

(d) QRPS

Q35.1. The essence of the art of catching crowds is conflict the most contagious of all human experiences, the universal language.

P. Television could, and occasionally does, present conflict of ideas, but can’t run a crowd-catching business at this level.

Q. Of conflict there are many varieties, ranging from parliamentary debates and elections to strikes, games and fights.

R. Instant crowds require simple phenomena, quickly grasped.

S. Furthermore, ideas are controversial, dangerous; people have convictions, they take sides, are easily offended.

  1. Crowd-catchers want only happy consumers.

(a) QPRS

(b) SPQR

(c) PQRS

(d) QPSR

Q36. 1. There was no news of the expedition team after the avalanche.

P. Due to continuing inclement weather, however, the search was delayed.

Q. It resulted in a crucial waste of time and an unaffordable delay.

R. It seemed that the entire team had gone under a massive wall of snow.

S. Search teams were sent from the capital to investigate the matter.

  1. By the time the weather got belter most of the evidences had disappeared.

(a) RSPQ

(b) QRPS

(c) SQRP

(d) PSRQ

Q37. 1. When Galileo went home, he began to experiment with the pendulum.

P. When he showed it to his teachers, they were delighted.

Q. It was not long before physicians were all using the instrument to count the heart-beats of their patients.

R. Soon he had invented an instrument which marked the rate of pulse-beats.

S. Then the clock makers began to v use the pendulum to keep time.

6.Today it has many other uses,

(a) PQRS

(b) QRPS

(c) SPQR

(d) RPQS

Q38. 1.  Satellites have been launched into space for various purposes.

P. The other satellites we have launched are the Bhaskara, Apple and Insat-IA, IB, 1C.

Q. We have launched our first satellite-Aryabhatta on 19th April, 1975.

R. Our latest achievement is the launching of PSLV rocket.

S. Therefore in satellite technology, we are able to compete with other developed countries.

  1. Only a few other countries have developed satellite technology.

(a) QPRS

(b) QRPS

(c) SQPR

(d) SQRP

Q39. 1. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

P. But for the morning tea, I had to wait for someone to get up before me.

Q. This saying inspired me to rise early.

R. That day I was the first to get up.

S. One day I got up early in the morning.

  1. One day I realised that it was a waste of time to get up early and wait for the morning tea.

(a) QSRP

(b) QPRS

(c) PQRS

(d) SPQR

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Q40. 1. Roger wanted to become a doctor.

P. He put away enough money to pay his first year fees,

Q. They could not afford the fees.

R. Undaunted, he got himself a job in the dockyard.

S. However, he came from a poor family.

  1. Once enrolled, he was recognised as a gifted student, and scholarships took care of the rest of his studies.

(a) SRPQ

(b) PRSQ

(c) SQRP

(d) QRSP

 

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Directions : In these questions, the 1st and the last sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

Q81. 1. A man wearing dark sunglasses walked into the bank.

P. Then he shouted, “Give me all your money, all the money in this bank right now.”

Q. Everyone in the lobby screamed and started running.R. He went up to the teller and held up a hand grenade for all to see.

S. Nervously the young female teller handed the man three big bags loaded with cash.

6. Holding the grenade in one hand and the bags in the other, he walked out of the building.

(a) PSRQ

(b) QSPR

(c) RPQS

(d) SRQP

Q82. 1. Helen Keller has an ageless quality about her in keeping with her amazing life story.

P. Although warned by this human reaction, she has no wish to be set aside from the rest of mankind.

Q. She is an inspiration to both blind and who can see everywhere.

R. When she visited Japan after World War II, boys and girls from remote villages ran to her, crying, “Helen Keller”.

S. Blind, deaf and mute from early childhood, she rose above her triple handicap to become one of the best known characters in the modem world.

6. She believes the blind should live and work with their fellows, with full responsibility.

(a) QPSR

(b) PQSR

(c) RSQP

(d) SQRP

Q83. 1. One of the greatest curses of the world is the belief in the necessity of poverty.

P. There need not be a poor person on the planet.

Q. But there was no poverty, no want, no lack, in the creator’s plan for man.

R. Most people have a strong conviction that some must necessarily be poor, that they were made to be poor.

S. The earth is full of resources which we have scarcely yet touched.

6. We have been poor in the very midst of abundance, simply because of our own blighting limiting thought.

(a) SPQR

(b) RSPQ

(c) RQPS

(d) PQSR

Q84. 1. It is expected that every Burmese boy will become a novice at a pagoda for a short time.

P. My parents used to bring me breakfast in the morning.

Q. My head was shaved and I put on the yellow robe.

R. Everyday 1got up at five thirty.

S. When T was eleven 1 went to a monastery near my home.

6. That was a special privilege the novices had.

(a) SQRP

(b) PSRQ

(c) PQRS

(d) QRSP

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Q85. 1. It was nine o’clock in the evening and Rajan was reading.

P. At first he thought nothing of it.

Q. The walls were a moving mass of big ants.

R. Suddenly, he heard faint noises.

S. When he went to his bedroom later, however, he was shocked by what he saw.

6. They covered everything the book case, the shelves, the chest of drawers.

(a) PSRQ

(b) SRPQ

(c) RPSQ

(d) QSRP

Q86. 1. Once upon a time, there was a little man.

P. Some people called him Rabi.

Q. He walked like a rabbit.

R.His face and hands were brown.

S. That is why people called him Brownie.

6. But his real name was Thomas Cook, though he never cooked anything.

(a) QPSR

(b) SRPQ

(c) RSQP

(d) RQPS

Q87. 1. Another area that technology is changing is entertainment.

P. Walking along the street, or sitting in their living rooms, they wear headphones to build a wall of music around them.

Q. Music, for instance, was once a group experience.

R. For many people, now, however, music is a solitary experience.

S. People used to listen to music in concert halls or at small social gatherings.

6. Now, movie entertainment is changing too.

(a) PRQS

(b) QSRP

(c) SQPR

(d) RPSQ

Q88.1. Max was credited to knowing almost everything about anything.

P. No one on the ship could beat him in a debate.

Q. Max, after careful inspection, knew that the pearls were real.

R. It was about the authenticity of the pearls that Ramsay’s wife was wearing.

S. One day, he had a bet with another passenger by the name of Ramsay.

6. But, after he saw the expression on Mrs. Ramsay’s face, he sacrificed his reputation and concluded that the pearls were imitation to save the Ramsays’s relationship.

(a) SPRQ

(b) SRQP

(c) PSQR                         

(d) PSRQ

Q89. 1. Europeans are not used to the serpentine queues we encounter in the Indian subcontinent.

P. We line up even for our filthy public toilets and to pay the electricity bills.

Q. We wait eternally at railway crossings, ration shops, and bank counters.

R. Particularly so in Europe where it is claimed that God is dead, and religion defunct.

S. Hence, the fact that millions, and mostly the youth, made it to the funeral of Pope John Paul II, braving long journeys and queuing for hours on end, is truly remarkable.

6. That the European youth was willing to go through these hardships to pay tribute to a spiritual head was unthinkable.

(a) SPQR

(b)QRSP

(c) SRQP               

(d) QPSR

Q90. 1. Travel and Tourism is now the biggest service industry in India.

P. In 2009, India registered 563 million domestic tourism visits.

Q. It makes a contribution of 6.23 percent lo the GDP.

R. India will he a tourism hot spot from 2009 to2018.

S. This shows a rise of over 15 per cent over the previous year.

6. ‘The announcement was made by the World Travel and Tourism Council.

(a) RPQS

(b) PSQR

(c) QRPS                         

(d) QPSR

Q91. 1. Most libraries divide the catalogue cards into two.

P. On the other hand if one wishes to find a book on a specific subject, subject cards can be consulted.

Q. Apart from author, title and subject, these cards can also contain other necessary information.

R. If one knows the author or title, the book can be located with the author cards.

S. There are author and title cards in one and the subject cards in the other.

6. This includes publisher and year of publication.

(a) PQRS

(b) SRPQ

(c) QSRP

(d) RSPQ

Q92. 1. Democracy is the primary goal of our Indian Constitution.

P. If representatives do not rule according to the wishes of the people, they are changed in the next election,

Q. In a democracy, the people are the rulers.

R. New representatives who are aware of the needs of the people take their place.

S. They rule through their elected representatives.

6.Thus in a democracy, the responsibilities of the people are great.

(a) SQPR

(b) QPSR

(c) QSPR

(d) QSRP

Q93. 1. There was a lamp hanging on the wall

P. Then he picked a lot of jewels off the trees in the garden

Q. He put the lamp inside his shirt R. He put them in his pockets

R. Aladdin climbed a ladder and took down the lamp

6.Then he put more jewels inside his shirt on top of the lamp.

(a) PRQS

(b) RSPQ

(c)SQPR

(d) QSRP

Q94. 1. In ancient times a King named Sagar performed the ‘Ashwamedha Yagna’.

P. No one could capture the horse.

Q. Many tried to capture the horse.

R. As per rules a splendid horse was let loose and allowed to wander.

S. Those who tried had to fight Sagar’s warriors.

6.Thus Sagar’s fame spread far and wide.

(a) RSPQ

(b) RQPS

(c) RQSP

(d) QPRS

Q95.1. Nothing comes out of nothing.

P. We have to work and then alone we can gain something.

Q. It is honest and conscientious labour alone that produces result.

R. Millions have been struck with the lure of lottery to utter despondency.

S. A person who thinks that luck would favour him with all the wants of his life without his lifting his finger even, is living in a fool’s paradise.

6. A painstaking man who adopts honest toil as his way of life makes the most of it.

(a) PQRS

(b) PSRQ

(c) QPRS

(d) RSPQ

Q96. 1. The vegetable bin of my refrigerator contained an assortment of weird looking items.

P. The carrots dropped into U shapes as I picked them up with the tips of my fingers.

Q. To the right of the oranges was a bunch of carrots that had begun to sprout points, spikes and tendrils.

R. Near the carrots was a net bag of onions.

S. Next to a shriveled, white-coated lemon were two oranges covered with blue fuzz.

6. Each onion had sent curling shoots through the net until the whole thing resembled a mass of green spaghetti.

(a) SQPR

(b) QSRP

(c) PRSQ

(d) RSQP

Q97. 1. Industrial Revolution started in England.

P. But with the passage of time, the advantages of the revolution began to trickle in.

Q. This resulted in large scale disenchantment with the revolution.

R. Mass producing machines became the order of the day.

S. However, rural artisans lost their livelihood.

6. And people accepted the revolution wholeheartedly.

(a) RSQP

(b) RSPQ

(c) SRQP

(d) SRPQ

Q98. 1. The spiriual training of the boys was a much more difficult training.

P. I had realised that the training of the spirit was a thing in itself.

Q. Of course, I believed that every student should be acquainted with the elements of his own religion and have a general knowledge of his own scriptures.

R. I relied little on religious books for spiritual training.

S. To develop the spirit is to build character and to enable one to work towards a knowledge of God and self-realisation.

6. And I held that this was an essential part of the training of the young and that all training without culture of the spirit was of no use, and might be even harmful.

(a) PQSR

(b)RQSP

(c) RPQS

(d) PRSQ

Q99. 1. Shark fin soup is one of the cruellest dishes in the world.

P. Then they are thrown hack into the water.

Q. The poor sharks are trapped.

R. They usually bleed to death or drown.

S. Their fins are sliced off.

6. As many as 73 million sharks meet this fate every year.

(a) QSPR

(b) RSQP

(c) QSRP

(d) SQPR

Q100. 1. As the girl grew up, she became prettier and prettier

P. She began to be treated worse than any servant

Q. After household work she would sleep among the cinders.

R. And the prettier she became, the more the sisters hated her.

S. She was compelled to eat scraps of left over.

6. This habit earned her the nickname Cinderella.

(a)PQRS                

(b) RPSQ

(c)QPRS

(d) PQSR

Q101. 1. It was a pitch dark night.

P. They rode forward on horse back quite blindly.

Q. They rode on and suddenly they went straight into a terrible storm.

R. Bogs and fens went by without their noticing them.

S. The riders had no idea what awaited them.

6. This incident inspired a very popular song years later.

(a) RPQS

(b) SPRQ

(c) SRQP

(d) RSPQ

Q102. l. ’Acu’ means needless in Latin.

P. The needles stimulates specific nerves that transmit electrical impulses via the spinal cord and brain to the affected area.

Q. Quite appropriately, then, acupuncture consists of inserting very fine needles at specific points on the skin located near nerve endings.

R. Acupuncture also stimulates the release of chemical substances from the brain centres and pitulary glands.

S. These are connected to one another by lines called channels or meridians.

6. Known as endorphins and encephalins, which are released and carried across the blood stream, these chemicals are the body’s own pain-relief mechanism.

(a) SPRQ

(b) RSQP

(c) PQRS

(d) QSPR

Q103. 1. A friend’s rudeness is much more damaging than a stranger’s.

P. You feel hurt instead of angry

Q. You feel that you’re being taken for grante

R. When a friend says sharply, “I don’t have time to talk to you just now,”

S. When a friend shows up late for lunch or a shopping trip, with no good reason,

6. Friends after all, are supposed to make up for the thoughtless cruelties of strangers.

(a)RPSQ

(b) PRSQ

(c) SPQR

(d) QSPR

Q104. 1. Some say that failure is like toxic waste.

P. I see failure more as a fertilizer.

Q. Thinking about it pollute sand undermines the attitudes needed for success;

R. The seeds of success must be planted afresh.

S. it can be used to enrich the soil of your mind,

6. Turning failure into a fertilizer is accomplished by using your errors as steps in learning.

(a)SRQP

(b) PQSR

(c) SPQR

(d) QPSR

Q105. 1. Nehru spent most part of his childhood in studies.

P. He rushed back to India and led an active political life joining hands with Gandhi.

Q. His studies went on uninterrupted abroad until he received a call from India.

R. He went to Cambridge to study.

S. But now and then, he could not help listening to political discussions in his house.

6. Till the end of his career, he made Gandhi his political master.

(a) RSQP

(b) SRQP

(c) PQRS

(d) SRPQ

Q106. 1. It is easy to criticize the people at the helm, for the slow progress in every field.

P. We are well aware that the intellectuals are leaving our country for better employment opportunities.

Q. Then question remains unanswered because our country cannot show opportunities to the intellectuals.

R. Then, what about their obligations to the Motherland?

S. First, we should ask ourselves as to what is happening to the young intellectuals in India.

6. This situation of ‘Brain-Drain’ leads to a variety of problems.

(a) PSQR

(b) RPSQ

(c) PSRQ

(d) SPRQ

Q107. 1. This was an important day for Alatook.

P. It was a cold day but Alatook would be warm.

Q. For the first time he was going to hunt seals alone.

R. First he put on his furlined jacket.

S. Then he put on mittens and boots of deerskin to protect his hands and feet from the cold.

6. Finally he picked up the gun he had cleaned so carefully the day before.

(a) PQRS

(b) QPRS

(c) PRSQ

(d) QRPS

Q108. 1. One day we landed on a island covered with several sorts  of fruit trees.

P. But we could see neither man nor animal.

Q. While some diverted themselves with gathering flowers, I took my wine and provisions, and sat near a stream.

R. I made a good meal, and afterwards fell asleep.

S. We walked in the meadows, along the streams that watered them.

6. When1awoke the ship was no longer in view.

(a) SQPR

(b) PQSR

(c) PSQR

(d) SPQR

Q109. 1. Concussions arc brain injuries that occur when a person receives a blow to the head, lace or neck.

P. Encephalopathy can include depression, anxiety, memory loss, inability to concentrate and aggression.

Q. The long-term effects of concussions are far more severe.

R. Recent studies suggest that people who suffer multiple concussions are at significant risk for developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

S. Initially there are bouts of dizziness, nausea, and drowsiness but these symptoms often disappear after a few days.

6. In extreme cases, people suffering from it even committed suicide or homicide.

(a) PQRS

(b) PSQR

(c) SQRP

(d) QRPS

Q110. 1. In the third decade of the supersonic age, sport gripped the nation in an ever-lightening grip.

P. Tire horse tracks, the ball parks, the fight rings, the grid irons, all drew crowds in steadily increasing numbers.

Q. Usually some other sort of record was broken too – such as the record for the number of consecutive doubles hit by left-handed batters in a series game, or some such thing as that.

R. Records fell like ripe-apples on a windy day.

S. Every time a game was played, an attendance record was broken.

6. Customs and manners changed, and the five-day business week was reduced to four days, then to three, to give everyone a better chance to memorise the scores.

(a) PSQR

(b) PSRQ

(c) PQRS

(d) SPQR

Q111. 1. In order to attract and keep their customers, supermarkets have tried to make shopping as pleasant as possible.

P. Some of them have flowers and trees in the parking lots.

Q. Special spotlights make meat and vegetable displays more attractive.

R. Some have roofs over the walks so that shoppers can walk from their cars to the store without having to worry about snow or rain or hot sun.

S. Some have fronts that are made with colourful marble and tiles, and inside walls that are painted in soft colours.

6. And most of the stores are air-conditioned.

(a) PRSQ

(b) SRPQ

(c) PQRS

(d) PSQR

Q112. 1. There are many problems connected with space travel.

P. Everything is held down to the Earth by magnetic force.

Q. The weight of something is another way of describing the amount of force exerted on it by gravity.

R. The first and greatest of these is gravity.

S. If you let your pencil drop to the floor, you can see gravity in action.

6. A rocket must go at least 2,500 miles an hour to take a man beyond the gravity of the Earth into space.

(a) RPQS

(b) RPSQ

(c) RSPQ

(d) PQRS

Q113.1. Hailstones consist of many onion-like layers of ice.

P. The process continues until the hailstone is too heavy to be lifted and then it drops to the earth.

Q. In certain weather conditions small ice crystals drop to form a. crystal.

R. some of the moisture freezes on to the crystals forming another layer.

S. Updrafts carry the hailstones and when it drops another layer is formed.

6. That is how hailstones are formed.

(a) QPRS

(b) QPSR

(c) QRSP

(d) QSRP

Q114. 1. His son fell into bad company of village boys.

P. The father wanted to wean his son from bad company.

Q. A few days later all bananas got spoiled.

R. His father was much worried about his son’s bad company.

S. To give a lesson to the son, his father gave him a few good bananas with a rotten one.

6. The boy understood the desired lesson his father wanted to give him.

(a) RPSQ

(b) SQPR

(c) PSQR

(d) QSPR

Q115. 1. It is shocking to read that many more cigarette brands are going to be marketed in India.

P. Aren’t these two at cross-purposes?

Q. On the one hand, the Government declares ‘no-smoking’ zones.

R. The proposal appears to be awaiting the Government’s approval.

S. On the other, it entertains unhealthy proposals like this.

6. There is a need for review of Government policy.

(a) RQSP

(b) RPQS

(c) QSPR

(d) PQSR

Q116. 1. Osteoarthritis in the knee is a problem that affects millions of people.

P. And so it reduces disability and improves quality of life.

Q. Due to muscle flexibility there is less pain.

R. Knee exercises are done sitting in a chair or King on one’s back.

S. Knee exercises help prevent joint stiffness and strengthen muscles around the joint.

6. Exercises that help thigh muscles without involving weight bearing are safe and effective.

(a) QSRP

(b) SQPR

(c) RQPS

(d) RSPQ

Q117. 1. When a light passenger plane flew off course sometime ago, it crashed in the mountains and its pilot was killed.

P. Snow lay thick on the ground.

Q. It was the middle of winter.

R. The woman knew that nearest village was miles away.

S. The only passengers, a young woman and her two baby daughters, were unhurt.

6. When it grew dark, she turned a suitcase into a bed and put the children inside it, covering them with all the clothes she could find.

(a) PQRS

(b) QPRS

(c) SQPR

(d) RSPQ

Q118. 1. Oliver dozed off again and it has been bright day for hours when Oliver opened his eyes.

P. He belonged to the world again,

Q. In three day’s time, he was able to sit in any easy chair well propped up with pillows, and he was still too weak to walk

R. He felt cheerful and happy

S. The crisis of the disease was safely past

6. Mrs. Beduin had him carried downstairs into the little housekeeper’s room which belonged to her.

(a) PQRS

(b) RSPQ

(c) QRSP

(d) SPQR

Q119. 1. With a tremendous roar from its rocket engine, the satellite is sent up into the sky.

P. Its radio begins to transmit a staggering amount of information about the satellite’s orbital path.

Q. Minutes later, at an altitude of 300 miles, this tiny electronic moon begins to orbit about the Earth.

R. Information of all kinds race back to Earth,

S. No human being could possibly copy down all of these facts, much less remember and organise them.

6. But an electronic computer can.

(a) PQRS

(b) QPSR

(c) QRPS

(d) QPRS

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Q120. 1. “To the National Gallery of Art,” Ken said to the driver as he and Kathy got into the taxi.

P. They were in Washington to visit the Capitol and other government buildings.

Q. Today they were going to see the famous art gallery they had heard so much about.

R. People often call it the Mellon gallery because Andrew Mellon gave the money to build it and gave his 50-million dollar collection of paintings.

S. Ken and Kathy had read that about a million people from the world visit the Gallery every year.

6. There would probably be over 2,000 people there today.

(a) RPQS

(b) PSQR

(c) QPRS

(d) PQRS

 

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Q41. 1. Sleep is the only natural elixir that repairs the body.

P. The incessant ringing of mobile phones, the clamour of multiple TV sets, late night parties and the internet are all par for the course in average urban households.

Q. At work, the manic race against time means we are working longer hours.

R. At home, our lives are no less hectic.

S. But in today’s fast-paced world, sleep is the one aspect that is compromised the most.

6. Sleep and upward mobility make for incompatible bed fellows.

(a) PRQS

(b)SQRP

(c) PQRS

(d) SRQP

Q42. 1. When she got to her house, there was nothing to retrieve.

P. All valuables were smashed or stolen

Q. The curtains were burned; books were pipped to shreds

R. Her medals and trophies had been flung everywhere

S. The house had been completely ransacked

6. Miranda stood in the centre of her bedroom looking at a ruined copy of the Koran forcing back her tears

(a) PQRS

(b) PRQS

(c) SPRQ

(d) RSQP

Q43. 1. The man who does his duty without any selfish desire for fruit may be called a sanyasi as well as yogi.

P. The man who has achieved much evenness of temper will be serene, because his mere thoughts are changed with the strength of action.

Q. He would practise yoga, i.e., evenness of temper, and cannot but perform action.

R. The root of the matter is that one should not allow his mind to flit from object of desire to another and from that to a third.

S. But he who abstains from action altogether is only an idler.

6. A yogi is one who is not attached to his objects of sense or to action and whose mind has ceased to roam restlessly.

(a) SRQP

(b) RQPS

(c) QRSP

(d) PRSQ

Q44. 1. The simplest way to understand how a jet engine works is to watch air escaping from a balloon.

P. As the air escapes, it creates a back pressure that pushes the balloon forward.

Q. In a jet engine, the effect is almost the same.

R. Air rushes through a tube.

S. A spray of gasoline or kerosene is injected into the stream of air, and a series of continuous explosions takes place.

6. As the exploding gas rushes from the rear of the tube, a back pressure is created that sends the tube forward with great force.

(a) QPSR

(b) PQRS

(c) RSQP

(d) SPQR

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Q45. 1. Alternative medicine is, by definition, an alternative to modern, western medicine.

P. Rather, they consider their disciplines as supplementary to orthodox medicine.

Q. the problem is that many doctors refuse to recognize alternative medicine.

R. But the term ‘alternative’ can be misleading.S. Few practitioners of homeopathy, Ayurveda etc regard their therapies as substitutes for modern medicine.

6. However, the demand for alternative forms of medical therapy is stranger than ever before,

(a) QPSR

(b) SRPQ

(c) RSPQ

(d) PQRS

Q46. 1. We think ourselves as separate, and we become selfish.

P. The truth shall make us free,

Q. Then we want more for ourselves not caring if others have less.

R. All quarrels, fights and unhappiness come from this.

S. They will end only when our minds see this truth dearly; for when we see clearly, we cannot help thinking differently and acting differently.

6. In that freedom the struggle of man will cease, and his real life will begin.

(a) QRSP

(b) QPRS

(c) PQRS

(d) RSQP

Q47. 1. An observation home is called a formicarium.

P. Then, if a small ant hill is dug up carefully, you will find the hump-backed queen.

Q. You will probably discover that you have some of the strange ant guests too.

R. it can be made of two panes of glass separated by strips of wood around the edges.

S. Put her in a jar with some of her workers, larvae and cocoons.

6. Carefully place them all in the formicarium.

(a) RPQS

(b) PQSR

(c) PSQR

(d) RPSQ

Q48. 1. Ramai and Samai were two poor young men.

P. On market day they sold their labour.

Q. The lived near Mahespur.

R. On other days, they remained in the village looking for work.

S. They wanted regular work.

6. The headman gave them two plots.

(a) QPRS

(b) RPQS

(c) SPQR

(d) PQRS

Q49. 1. One of the most terrible battles of the American Civil War was fought in July 1863, at Gettysburg.

P. The chief speech on that occasion was given by Edward Everett, a celebrated orator.

Q. Lincoln was asked to make a few remarks.

R. In November of that year a portion of the battlefield was dedicated as a final resting place for men of both armies who died there.

S. Everett’s speech lasted 2 hours. Lincoln’s for 2 minutes; it was over almost before the crowd realized that it had begun.

6. But the Gettysburg speech is now one of the world’s immortal pieces of literature.

(a) SQRP

(b) RPQS

(c) PQRS

(d) QPSR

Q50. 1. Albert Edward ha d never liked the new vicar.

P. He wasn’t the type of man-they wanted with a classy congregation.

Q. And now he straightened himself a little.

R. He knew his value.

S. He’d said from the beginning that they had made a mistake.

6. He wasn’t going to allow himself to be put upon.

(a) PSQR

(b) QRPS

(c) SPQR

(d) SRPQ

Q51. 1. Nevertheless, I sometimes wonder whether speaking Chinese at home and visits in the summer are  enough to maintain my ties with my native culture.

P. This sense of loss has led me to seek out my old roots.

Q. Yet, I cannot resign myself to merely studying my own culture and language.

R. Often, when I see my parents reading old Chinese literature or poetry, I feel that I am only in touch with half of what I am.

S. I turn to the East to rediscover what I have lost.

6. I want to be able to apply my knowledge as well.

(a)  PRSQ                

(b) RPSQ

(c) SPRQ

(d) SRQP

Q52. 1. There was a boy named Jack.

P. So the mother asked him to find work.

Q. They were very poor.

R. He lived with his mother.

S. But Jack refused to work.

6. At last she turned him out of the house.

(a) RQPS

(b) PQRS

(c) QPRS

(d) RPSQ

Q53. 1. Phobic reactions are strong irrational fears of specific objects or situations

P. But there is no objective darter

Q. For example, when a person is extremely fearful of birds snakes, heights or closet places, the label phobia; applied to the person’s fear and avoidance

R. He usually recognizes that his fear is irrational

S. A person suffering from phobic neurosis knows what he is afraid of

6. But he cannot control it.

(a) QPSR

(b) SRQP

(c) SQPR

(d) RSQP

Q54. 1. A dog stole a piece of a meat from a butcher’s shop.

P. He barked in anger.

Q. He ran to the jungle with the piece of meat.

R. He saw his reflection.

S. He crossed a river on the way.

6. He lost his piece of meat.

(a) QPSR

(b) QSRP

(c) QPRS

(d) SRPQ

Q55. 1. Archimedes was a famous Greek mathematician, physicist and inventor.

P. Then attached one end of the rope over it to a heavily laden ship.

Q. King Micron had doubts about Archimedes’ claim that he could lift great weights with ease with the help of pulleys.

R. He handed the other end of the rope to the king and asked him to pull it gently.

S. To prove him right, Archimedes constructed a multiple pulley.

6. The king pulled it and to his great astonishment, the ship was lifted out of water.

(a) PRQS

(b) RQPS

(c) SQRP

(d) QSPR

Q56. 1. Priya went to the first counter at the post office as she needed stamps for six rupees.

P. She was shown the comer where gum bottle was kept.

Q. The woman behind the counter said it was registration counter and directed her to the last counter.

R. She was looking for gum to affix the stamps on the envelope.

S. She thanked the lady and came to the counter on the left extreme and got the stamps.

6. She went to the corner, took two drops of gum, affixed the stamps and put the letter in the post box.

(a) PSRQ

(b) RPQS

(c) SQPR

(d) QSRP

Q57. 1. When she got to her house, there was nothing to retrieve.

P. All valuables were smashed or stolen.

Q. The curtains were burned; books were ripped to shreds.

R. Her medals and trophies had been flung everywhere.

S. The house had been completely ransacked.

6. Mrs. M stood in the centre of her bedroom looking at a ruined copy of the Holy book, forcing back her tears. .

(a) PQRS

(b) PRQS

(c) SPRQ

(d) RSQP

Q58. 1. There are many roads into the world of books, but the way of fiction is probably the most common.

P. Then took the appeal of the story, whether told as poem, play, history, biography, of novel is primitive and strong

Q. The reason is plain.

R. They are to us what epic poetry was to the Greeks and Romans, what the stage was to the Elizabethans.

S. The novel and the short story come closer to the experience of the modem reader than any other form of contemporary writing.

6. Mankind’s delight in stories is as timeless and universal as the art of the story teller.

(a) QSRP

(b) SRPQ

(c) RSQP

(d) PRSQ

Q59. 1. Snakes are the most feared of all reptiles.

P. Superstition and ignorance prevents proper treatment.

Q. It is also beneficial to man.

R. Snake is not a source of fear and harm.

S. Many people are killed by snakes in India and all over the world.

6. Medicines are made from its poison.

(a) PRSQ

(b) QRSP

(c) SPRQ

(d) SRQP

Q60. 1. The fact is that good writing is a craft which can be acquired like any other craft.

P. Much the same is the case with the one who aspires to become a good craftsman of English.

Q. Let’s take examples.

R. A young man, who wants to become a goldsmith or a silversmith, becomes an apprentice with a seasoned man in that craft.

S. After a few years of apprenticeship, he learns the ins and outs of it and becomes a skilful craftsman.

6. In short, he has to become a wordsmith.

(a) SPQR

(b) QRSP

(c) SRQP

(d) QPSR

Q61. 1. Chanakya, by his foresight and strength of character, built up the Mauryan Empire.

P. They were men of iron.

Q. Therefore, they were impervious to criticism and had implicit confidence in themselves.

R. Both of them were guided by stern realism and would tolerate no deviations from the objectives which they pursued relentlessly.

S. Similarly, Patel refashioned a compact India out of the fragments left by the British.

6. It is not true as some people said that Sardar Patel was not particular about the means as long as he achieved his end.

(a) SQRP

(b) SRQP

(c) SRPQ

(d) PQSR

Q62. 1. Few men can exert the full power of their intellect

P. and of course the injury done to the health

Q. and the time when nature prescribes sleep

R. must in the long run have a bad effect

S. without ruining their health thereby

6. on the quality of work done.

(a) QSPR

(b) SQRP

(c) SRQP

(d) SQPR

Q63. 1. While it may seem that all mosquitoes are biters, that is not actually the ease.

P. When a female mosquito bites a human being, it transmits a small amount of saliva into the blood.

Q. Male mosquitoes eat plant nectar and female mosquitoes feed on animal blood.

R. This saliva many or may not contain deadly diseases.

S. They need this blood to live and produce eggs.

6. The result of the bite can be as minor as an itchy bump or as serious as death .

(a) SRQP

(b) PQRS

(c) RSQP               

(d) QSPR

Q64. 1. Education in India had a glorious beginning.

P. But after the British rule, it faced many changes.

Q. It went on for centuries with the same glory.

R. English as the medium of instruction had a very great response.

S. One of the changes was the introduction of English as the medium of instruction.

6. As the Britishers left we had a complexity of opinions regarding English

(a) PQRS

(b) QPSR

(c) PQSR

(d) SRPQ

Q65. 1. Efforts should be made to stimulate exports.

P. We have another source of foreign exchange.

Q. But people are reluctant to part with it,

R. I mean die huge quantities of hoarded gold.

S. It is necessary to increase our foreign exchange reserves.

6. If they are willing, gold can be sold abroad.

(a) PRSQ

(b) SPRQ

(c) SRPQ

(d) PSRQ

Q66. 1.  It is said that this fire accident was due to the carelessness of the servant who was a smoker.

P. The burning ashes from pipe fell down and set fire to the bed.

Q. While smoking his pipe, he went to sleep.

R. If there was no help of firemen, there would have been a loss beyond measure.

S. Soon the fire spread in the whole building.

6. The loss of property was still not less and it was estimated up to one lakh rupees but thank God there was no loss of life.

(a) QPSR

(b) QPRS

(c)QRPS

(d)PRSQ

Q67. 1. The lion used to be very widely distributed in Africa and Asia.

P. There are special forest zones set aside for wildlife in various countries.

Q./ Indiscriminate killing by hunters has been the cause of this drastic fall in their numbers.

R. Today they are a relatively rare species.

S. If the species survives at all it will be only in national parks.

6. No hunting is permitted in such reserved areas.

(a) QSPR

(b) RSPQ

(c) SRPQ

(d) RQSP

Q68. 1. The fact is that good writing is a craft which can be acquired like any other craft.

P. Much the same is the case with the one who aspires to become a good craftsman of English.

Q. Let’s take examples.

R. A young man, who wants to become a goldsmith or a silversmith, becomes an apprentice with a seasoned man in that craft.

S. After a few years of apprenticeship, he learns the ins and outs of it and becomes a skilful craftsman.

6. In short, he has to become a wordsmith.

(a) SPQR

(b) QRSP

(c) SRQP

(d) QPSR

Q69. 1. No one can deny that peasant forms the backbone of the nation.

P. Hence he is the most useful member of the society.

Q. Yet this fellow is exploited by the rich.

R. He grows food for the whole country.

S. It is our duty to improve his lot.

6. We should grant him the social status he deserves.

(a) RPQS

(b) RSPQ

(c) SRPQ

(d) SPQR

Q70. 1. It’s hard to imagine a horse pulling a rail road car.

P. Many of the early cars were pulled by horses.

Q. And these cars weren’t easy to pull either.

R. They didn’t have steel wheels that moved smoothly over steel rails.

S. But it wasn’t long ago that horses did just that.

6. Both l he wheels and the rails were made of wood.

(a) SRPQ

(b) QPRS

(c) PQRS

(d) SPQR

Q71. 1.  It is not uncommon for dose synonyms to be understood to share the same memory.

P. The difference between words like ‘hard’ and ‘difficult’ goes unnoticed.

Q. One may employ one or other with complete indifference.

R. In genera I this is well and good.

S. Most people lack the linguistic sense to quibble over such trifles.

6. Rut for most of us it is of no less significance.

(a) PRSQ

(b) SRQP

(c) PQRS

(d) QRSP

Q72. 1. Failure is nothing to be ashamed of for there is hardly any man who has not failed in life, not once but many times.

P. What is important is the way we take our failure

Q. It has been well said that he who never made a mistake, never achieved anything of great worth

R. From the little child who tries to stand up to the would-be conqueror who tries to conquer some new territory, everyone has to face failure

S. If we face our failure boldly and resolve to fight again we are sure to achieve victory in the long run

6. Thus failures can prove stepping stones in our march to victory.

(a) RSQP

(b) PQRS

(c) RPQS

(d) RQPS

Q73. 1. But at that moment glanced round at the crowd that had followed me.

P. It was an immense crowd, two thousand at the least and growing every minute.

Q. They were watching me as they would watch a conjurer about to perform a trick,

R. I looked at the sea of yellow faces above the garish clothes-faces all happy and excited over this bit of fun, all certain that the elephant was going to be shot.

S. It blocked the road for a long distance on either side.

6. They did not like me, but with the magical rifle in my hands, I was momentarily worth watching

(a) RPQS

(b) QSRP

(c)SRPQ

(d) PSRQ

Q74. 1. Jai Hai is a hand-ball type game.

P. In fact this game originated in the Basque region of Spain.

Q. And in Florida it is legal to place bets on the players of Jai Hai.

RS. It is one of the fastest-moving ball games.

S. Although played quite well in Florida & Latin America, it is not an American game.

6. Sports experts agree that Jai Hai requires more skill, speed, endurance and nerve than any other game.

(a) PSRQ

(b) PSQR

(c) SRPQ

(d) SPRQ

Q75. 1. Jagdish’s mother was out of station and had left a few recipes for Jagdish to cook for himself. Here is one.

P. After a while he added salt and chilli powder to the slight ly fried potato pieces.

Q. He cut the washed and peeled potatoes into tiny pieces.

R. When the oil was hot, he put the potato pieces into it, stirred them now and then to prevent them from sticking to the kadai.

S. Then he put the kadai on the lighted stove and poured two table spoons of oil into it.

6. Finally, when it was well done, he took the kadai off the stove and transferred the fried potato into a steel dish.

(a) QSRP

(b) QPRS

(c) SQRP

(d) PRQS

Q76. 1. Speak English to your friends.

P. Finding friends whose native language is English is even better

Q. If it is a person whose native language is the same as your own, you may feel silly speaking in English at first.

R. Get a conversation buddy friend and speak in English as much as possible.

S. But don’t worry and continue to do it and it will become more natural to you.

6. Ask your friend to correct you when needed.

(a) QRSP

(b) PSQR

(c) RQSP

(d) SRPQ

Q77. 1. The pleasure of being able to communicate with people from another culture, and to understand their society is a valuable experience.

P. Because of the level of interactions with foreign experts, translators are mandatory in many companies.

Q. Many Indian MNCs with global footprints need linguists to help them in foreign lands.

R. But learning a foreign language is fast becoming a necessary job skill in its own right.

S. As the global market-place expands, the need for personnel who can communicate in foreign languages will increase.

6. They employ linguistic experts to teach their employees the required language and to interact with employees on the client site.

(a) PQRS

(b) RSPQ

(c) PSRQ

(d) RQPS

Q78. 1. I stopped just outside the door of the hut.

P. Lt was made dimmer by a thick pall of smoke that filled the room.

Q. The first thing 1 did then was to clash towards the boarded window and tear down the boards.

R. Before venturing into it, I allowed a minute to pass to get my eyes accustomed to the dim light.

S. As I finally stepped into the murky space. I could discern the wasted frame of my old friend on the bed.

6. The dingy room, dangerously suffocating so far, was being filled with fresh air and pale sunbeams.

(a) SPRQ

(b) RPSQ

(c) PSQR

(d) QSRP

Q79. 1. My uncle Martin went to live in a hamlet.

P. But it was a very lazy parrot.

Q. So martin bought a parrot.

R. Martin’s neighbour told him that he must buy a parrot.

S. Every home there had a parrot as a custom.

6. The parrot did not like to speak.

(a) RSQP

(b) SRPQ

(c) PQSR

(d) QPSR

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Q80. 1. Ramani is a student of medicine.

P. The hopes of millions of cancer patients and doctors rest on his research.

Q. But, of late he has become a drug addict.

R. He is doing research in cancer.

S. He has already done very useful work in this field, and is hopeful of, finding a solution to this disease.

6. This addiction has been increasing day by day, and has started affecting his work. 

(a) QPSR

(b) RSPQ

(c) SRPQ

(d) RSQP

 

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