Exercise 1

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 26 :

S1: Most of the universities in the country are now facing financial crisis
P : Cost benefit yardstick thus should not be applied in the case of universities
Q : The current state of affairs cannot be allowed to continue for long
R : Universities cannot be equated with commercial enterprises
S : Proper development of universities and colleges must be ensured
S6: The Government should realise this before it is too late
The Proper sequence should be:


A). QRPS
B). QSPR
C). QRSP
D). QPRS
Answer : Option A

Question 27 :

S1: While talking to a group, one should feel self-confident and courageous
P : Nor is it a gift bestowed by providence on only a few
Q : One should also learn how to think calmly and clearly
R : It is like the ability to play golf
S : It is not as difficult as most men imagine
S6: Any man can develop his capacity if he has the desire to do so
The Proper sequence should be:


A). SQPR
B). QSPR
C). QRSP
D). RSQP
Answer : Option B

Question 28 :

S1: A ceiling on urban property
P : No mill-owner could own factories or mills or plants
Q : And mass circulation papers
R : Would mean that
S : No press magnate could own printing presses
S6: since their value would exceed the ceiling fixed by the government.
The Proper sequence should be:


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

Question 29 :

S1: The art of growing old is one which the passage of time has forced upon my attention.
P : One of these is undue absorption in the past.
Q : One's thought must be directed to the future and to things about which there is something to be done.
R : Psychologically, there are two dangers to be guarded against in old age.
S : It does not do to live in memories, in regrets for the good old days, or in sadness about friend who are dead.
S6: This is not always easy one's own past is gradually increasing weight.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). QSRP
B). RPQS
C). RPSQ
D). QPRS
Answer : Option C

Question 30 :

S1: I keep on flapping my big ears all day.
P : They also fear that I will flip them all away.
Q : But children wonder why I flap them so.
R : I flap them so to make sure they are safely there on either side of my head.
S : But I know what I am doing.
S6: Am I not a smart, intelligent elephant?
The Proper sequence should be:


A). SRQP
B). QPSR
C). QPRS
D). PSRQ
Answer : Option B