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 36 :

S1: There is a touching story of Professor Hardy visiting Ramanujan as he lay desperately ill in hospital at Putney.
P : 'No Hardy, that is not a dull number in the very least.
Q : Hardy, who was a very shy man, could not find the words for his distress.
R : It was 1729.
S : The best he could do, as he got to the beside was "I say Ramanujan, I thought the number of taxi I came down in was a very dull number"
S6: It is the lowest number that can be expressed in two different ways as the sum of two cubes.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). PRSQ
B). QSRP
C). QSPR
D). SQRP
Answer : Option B

Question 37 :

S1: Politeness is not a quality possessed by only one nation or race.
P : One may observe that a man of one nation will remove his hat or fold his hands by way of greetings when he meets someone he knows.
Q : A man of another country will not to do so.
R : It is a quality to be found among all peoples and nations in every corner of the earth.
S : Obviously, each person follows the custom of his particular country.
S6: In any case, we should not mock at others habits.
The Proper sequence should be:


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

Question 38 :

S1: Throughout history man has used energy from the sun.
P : Today, when we burn wood or use electric current we are drawing an energy.
Q : However we now have a new supply of energy.
R : All our ordinary life depends on sun.
S : This has come from the sun.
S6: This energy comes from inside atoms.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). SQPR
B). RQPS
C). QSRP
D). PSRQ
Answer : Option D

Question 39 :

S1: This weather-vane often tops a church spire, tower or high building.
P : They are only wind-vanes.
Q : Neither alone can tell us what the weather will be.
R : They are designed to point to direction from which the wind is coming.
S : Just as the barometer only tells us the pressure of air, the weather-vane tells us the direction of wind.
S6: The weather-vane can, however give us some indication of other.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). PQRS
B). PSRQ
C). PRSQ
D). SPQR
Answer : Option D

Question 40 :

S1: But how does a new word get into the dictionary?
P : When a new dictionary is being edited, a lexicographer collects all the alphabetically arranged citation slips for a particular word.
Q : The dictionary makers notice it and make a note of it on a citation slip.
R : The moment new word is coined, it usually enter the spoken language.
S : The word then passes from the realm of hearing to the realm of writing.
S6: He sorts them according to their grammatical function, and carefully writes a definition.
The Proper sequence should be:


A). PQRS
B). PRSQ
C). RQPS
D). RSQP
Answer : Option A