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 11 :

S1: Far away in a little street there is a poor house.
P : Her face is thin and worn and her hands are coarse, pricked by a needle, for she is a seam stress.
Q : One of the windows is open and through it I can see a poor woman.
R : He has a fever and asking for oranges.
S : In a bed in a corner of the room her little boy is lying ill.
S6: His mother has nothing to give but water, so he is crying.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). SRQP
B). PQSR
C). QPSR
D). RSPQ
Answer : Option C

Question 12 :

S1: A noise started above their heads.
P : But people did not take it seriously.
Q : That was to show everyone that there was something wrong
R : It was a dangerous thing to do.
S : For, within minutes the ship began to sink.
S6: Nearly 200 lives were lost on the fateful day.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). PQSR
B). PRQS
C). QPRS
D). QPSR
Answer : Option C

Question 13 :

S1: American private lies may seem shallow.
P : Students would walk away with books they had not paid for.
Q : A Chinese journalist commented on a curious institution: the library
R : Their public morality, however, impressed visitors.
S : But in general they returned them.
S6: This would not happen in china, he said.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). PSQR
B). QPSR
C). RQPS
D). RPSQ
Answer : Option B

Question 14 :

S1: The path of Venus lies inside the path of the Earth.
P : When at its farthest from the Earth, Venus is 160 million away
Q : With such a wide range between its greatest and leat distances it is natural that at sometimes Venus appears much brighter than at others.
R : No other body ever comes so near the Earth, with the exception of the Moon and occasional comet or asteroid.
S : When Venus is at its nearest to the earth it is only 26 million miles away.
S6: When at its brightest, it is easily seen with the naked eye in broad daylight.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). SRPQ
B). SQRP
C). PSQR
D). QPRS
Answer : Option A

Question 15 :

S1: In India marriages are usually arranged by parents
P : Sometimes boys and girls do not like th idea of arranged marriages.
Q : Most young people accepts the state of affairs.
R : Shanta was like that.
S : They assume their parents can make good choices.
S6: She felt she was a modern girl and not subject for bargaining.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). SPRQ
B). PSRQ
C). QSPR
D). RQPS
Answer : Option C