Parajumbles SSC CGL Reordering Sentence Series
Parajumbles SSC CGL Reordering Sentence Series
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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