Exercise 2

Instructions to Solve
In questions below, each passage consist of six sentences. The first and sixth sentence are given in the begining. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled as P, Q, R and S. Find out the proper order for the four sentences.

Question 1 :

S1: Since the sixties there has been an increasing interest in neurophysiology, which deals with the neural bases of mental activity and behaviour.
P : It has format which is very similar to that of Brain and Language, a sister journal.
Q : Since then, a number of journals devoted entirely to this area of research have appeared.
R : Before the 1960's when this field was the concern of a small number of investigators, research articles were scattered in various neurological journals.
S : Brain and cognition is one such journal.
S6: So far the journal has published the mixture of articles including reports and investigations.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). RQSP
B). QRSP
C). QSPR
D). RSPQ
Answer : Option A

Question 2 :

S1: An elderly lady suddenly became blind.
P : The doctor called daily and every time he took away some of her furniture he liked.
Q : At last she was cured and the doctor demanded his fee.
R : She agreed to pay a large fee to the doctor who would cure her
S : On being refused, the doctor wanted to know the reason.
S6: The lady said that she had not been properly cured because she could not see all his furniture.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). PQRS
B). RPQS
C). RSPQ
D). RQPS
Answer : Option B

Question 3 :

S1: What are the causes of our chronic food shortage ?
P : To find for these growing new millions is desperate task.
Q : every year, we add more than a crore of persons to our population.
R : Despite stupendous efforts by our government, the population is growing unabated.
S : The chief cause is the population explosion.
S6: This unprecedented growth can drag us to the doors of starvation very soon.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). QRSP
B). SQPR
C). QPRS
D). PSQR
Answer : Option B

Question 4 :

S1: Our ancestors thought that anything which moved itself was alive.
P : The philosopher Descartes thought that both men and animals were machines.
Q : But a machine such as a motorcar or a steamship moves itself, as soon as machines which moved themselves had been made, people asked "Is man a machine?"
R : And before the days of machinery that was a good definition.
S : He also thought that the human machine was partly controlled by the soul action on a certain part of the brain, while animals had no souls.
S6: Therefore some scientists think that life is just a very complicated mechanism.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). PRSQ
B). RPQS
C). PSQR
D). RQPS
Answer : Option C

Question 5 :

S1: Payment for imports and exports is made through a system called foreign exchange.
P : The value of the money of one country in relation to the money of other countries is agreed upon.
Q : These rates of exchange vary from time to time.
R : For instance, an American dollar or a British pound sterling is worth certain amounts in the money of other countries.
S : Sometimes a United States dollar is worth 12 pesos in Mexico.
S6: Another time it may be worth eight pesos.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). PQRS
B). QPRS
C). PRQS
D). RPQS
Answer : Option C