Sentence Rearrangement Exercise For SSC CGL Part-1
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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.
- It was a great conquest the Almighty gave to a sovereign.
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.
- If Einstein passed his examinations, it was only because of Grossman.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Most people bore the shock bravely.
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.
- I am at the point where I realize that I must first believe in myself before others will believe in me.
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.
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
- from Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune.
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.
- 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.
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.
- The nearest relatives of the deceased passengers were paid a compensation of 1- 4 lakhs each.
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.
- The moon also hid behind the clouds and it made the night gloomier.
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.
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.
- They walked into the town carrying the donkey.
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.
- As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earth.
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.
- Psychology is also useful in rewarding a child for a job well done.
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.
- Psychologists have studied these forces in depth.
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.
- The mystery of their deaths will be solved in time, but it won't be easy or quick.
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.
- My anger was greater than her offence.
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
- that have led to their development.
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.
- Consumption of such food can only bring disease and sickness.
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.
- Nevertheless, I have also made sure that I am more than an academic person.
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.
- Meanwhile the tooth still ached like mad.
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.
- As parents they are their children first and foremost teacher.
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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.
- I was going to the railway station to receive some of my friends who were arriving for sightseeing.
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.
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.
- Our race to Mars is likely to be a wild goose chase.
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.
- The fox put down its head in shame and went away.
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.
- This danger is well-known and steps are taken to prevent it.
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.
- He wished to change the lot of the naked and hungry masses of India.
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.
- However if these become violent, the antisocial elements get encouraged and they put all proper working out of gear.
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.
- Other jackals ran after him and tore him to pieces.
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.
- Thus, museums play a vital role in cultural transmission.
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.
- But, surely, science is something more than that.
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.
- Crowd-catchers want only happy consumers.
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.
- By the time the weather got belter most of the evidences had disappeared.
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,
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.
- Only a few other countries have developed satellite technology.
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.
- One day I realised that it was a waste of time to get up early and wait for the morning tea.
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.
- Once enrolled, he was recognised as a gifted student, and scholarships took care of the rest of his studies.
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