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 21 :

S1: Sun birds are among the smallest of Indian birds.
P : Though they are functionally similar to the humming birds of the New World, they are totally unrelated.
Q : They do eat insects too.
R : They are also some of the most brilliantly coloured birds.
S : sun birds feed on nectar mostly and helped in pollination.
S6: Our common sun birds are the purple sun bird, the glossy black species and purple rumped sun bird, the yellow and maroon species.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). SQPR
B). RPSQ
C). QPRS
D). PSRQ
Answer : Option A

Question 22 :

S1: For decades, American society has been calling a melting pot
P : Differences remained - in appearence, mannerisms, customs, speech, religion and more.
Q : The term has long been a cliche and half-truth.
R : But homogenisation was never acheived.
S : Yes, immigrants from diverse cultures and traditions did cast off vestiges of their native lands and become almost imperceptibly woven in to the American fabric.
S6: In recent years, such differences accentuated by the arrival of immigrants from Asia and other parts of the world in the United States - have become something to celebrate and to nurture.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). QRSP
B). SQRP
C). SQPR
D). QSRP
Answer : Option B

Question 23 :

S1: I took cigarettes from my case.
P : But when the fit of coughing was over, he replaced it between his lips.
Q : I lit one of them and placed it between the lips.
R : Then with a feeble hand he removed the cigarette.
S : Slowly he took a pull at it and coughed violently.
S6: Then he continues to draw on it.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). PSQR
B). QPSR
C). QSRP
D). SRPQ
Answer : Option C

Question 24 :

S1: There is difference between Gandhiji's concept of secularism and that of Nehru's.
P : Nehru's idea of secularism was equal indifference to all religions and bothering about none of them.
Q : According to Gandhiji, all religions are equally true and each scripture is worthy of respect.
R : Such secularism which means the rejection of all religions is contrary to our culture and tradition.
S : In Gandhiji's view, secularism stands for equal respect for all religions.
S6: Instead of doing any good, such secularism can do harm instead of good.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). SQPR
B). PSQR
C). QSPR
D). PRSQ
Answer : Option A

Question 25 :

S1: As a dramatist Rabindranath was not what might be called a success.
P : His dramas were moulded on the lines of the traditional Indian village dramas than the dramas of modern world.
Q : His plays were more a catalogue of ideas than a vehicle of the expression of action.
R : Actually the drama has always been the life of Indian people, as it deals with legends of gods and goddesses.
S : Although in his short stories and novels he was able to create living and well defined characters, he did not seem to be able to do so in dramas
S6: Therefor, drama forms the essential part of the traditional Indian Culture.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). SRQP
B). QPSR
C). QSPR
D). RSQP
Answer : Option C