Parajumbles

Parajumbles

Directions (1 – 5): Rearrange the following seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) By the time they settled in Madhya Desh, they had become an agrarian community.

(B) Cow was also used as a medium of exchange between different communities.

(C) It was jointly owned by the community.

(D) The important crops they cultivated there, included Barley, Rice, Wheat, Sugarcane, Cotton and Mustard.

(E) Later, the Aryans took to Agriculture.

(F) The early Aryans regarded cattle as their wealth.

(G) According to some Scholars, the Aryans learnt the technique of agriculture from the non-Aryans.

1.Which of the following will be the LAST sentence?

(1) A             (2) C                 (3) F              (4) G                 (5) E

2.Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence?

(1) B             (2) C                 (3) D             (4) E                 (5) G

3.Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence?

(1) C             (2) D                 (3) A             (4) F                 (5) E

4.Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence?

(1) A             (2) B                 (3) D             (4) E                 (5) F

5.Which of the following will be the SIXTH sentence?

(1) A             (2) B                 (3) C             (4) D                 (5) E

QUESTIONS (5-9)

A.    A classroom discussion can be initiated in order to answer this very question.

B.   An electric current could not be made to traverse distilled water.

 C.  Yet when salt and distilled water were mixed, then the solution became a liquid through which electricity could pass with ease,

D.   Neither would solid salt offer free passage to electricity.

E.    How could one explain this strange behavior of solution.

 F.   And, as the current passed through this solution, a deep seated decomposition took place.

5. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence?

(1) E             (2) C                 (3) B             (4)D                  (5) F

6.Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence?

(1) A             (2) B                 (3) F              (4) E                 (5) D

7.Which of the following will be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence?

(1) A             (2) D                 (3) B             (4) E                 (5) F

8.Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence?

(1) C             (2) D                 (3) F              (4) A                 (5) E

9.Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence?

(1) A             (2) D                 (3) B             (4) C                 (5) F

QUESTIONS (10-14)

 (A)  The researchers in these comparies claim that they could do better by allowing their employees to doze off work place.

(B)  The dreams while at work, are thus helpful to solve crucial problems.

(C)  Would you believe that some U.K. based companies’ are arranging for bed at the work place?

(D)  The reason, they claim, could be that dreams produce creative solutions.

(E)  We only hope that these crucial problems in U.K. are different from those of ours.

(F)  But it is true and is considered as a step to improve quality of their products.

10.Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

(1) A   (2) B           (3) C       (4) D       (5) E

11.Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

(1) A   (2) B           (3) C       (4) D       (5) E

12.Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?

(1) A   (2) B           (3) C       (4) D       (5) E

13.Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?

(1) A   (2) B           (3) C       (4) D       (5) E

14.Which of the following should be the SIXTH (Last) sentence after rearrangement?

(1) A   (2) B          (3) C       (4) D      (5) E

Directions (16- 20)

 (A)  He felt that his honest ways were responsible for the poverty and starvation of his family.

(B)  Sixteen miles away from Mysore, there is a dense forest.

(C)  He told them how his honesty was useless and asked if he should try an alternative.

(D)  They told him that they would prefer starving to dishonesty.

(E)  Once there lived a poor but honest woodcutter in the forest,

(F)  So he wanted to discuss his feeling with his wife and children.

15.Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence?

(1)  (A)          (2) (B)             (3) (C)           (4) (D)             (5) (E)

16.Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence?

(1) (A)           (2) (B)             (3) (C)           (4) (D)             (5) (E)

17.Which of the following should be the FIFTH Sentence?

(1) (A)           (2) (B)             (3) (C)           (4) (D)             (5) (E)

18.Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence?

(1) (A)           (2) (B)             (3) (C)           (4) (D)             (5) (E)

19.Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence?

(1) (A)           (2) (B)              (3) (C)           (4) (D)             (5) (E)

QUESTIONS (20 – 24)

(A)  “It is possible” said the courtier pensively.

(B)   “But I don’t understand how he can be the noblest,”

(C)  The Emperor asked one of his courtiers’s if it was possible for a man to be lowest and noblest at the same time.

(D)  “He has been given the honour of an audience with the Emperor. That makes him the Noblest among all beggars.” Said the courtier.

(E) The courtier returned with a beggar. “He is the lowest among your Subjects” he said to the Emperor.

(F)   The Emperor then requested that such a person be brought to him.

20.Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?

(1)     B         (2) C                 (3) E              (4) A                 (5)F

21.Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?

(1)     A         (2) D                 (3) C             (4)B                  (5) E

22.Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?

(1) C             (2) D                 (3) F              (4) A                 (5) E

23.Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?

(1) F              (2) B                 (3) C             (4) E                 (5) D

24.Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?

(1) A             (2) E                 (3) B             (4) F                 (5) D

QUESTIONS (25-29)

(A)  O-nami was very strong and knew the art of wrestling. In his private spells he defeated even his teacher, but in public he was so timid, that his own pupils defeated him.

(B)  The teacher advised him saying “Your name means Great Waves imagine that you are huge waves sweeping everything before you, swallowing everything in your path. Do this and you will be the greatest wrestler in the country.”

(C)   O-nami soon registered for a wrestling match and won. After that, no one in Japan was able to defeat him.

(D)   On the early days of the Meiji era there lived a well – known wrestler called O-nami Great Waves.

(E)  In the days that followed, O-nami meditated on the advice given by the Zen master.

(F)  O-nami felt he should go to a Zen master for help. He approached Hakuju a wandering teacher and told him of his great trouble.

 

25. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?

(1)  A            (2) D                 (3) F              (4) B                 (5)    E

26. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?  

 (1) E             (2) B                 (3) D             (4) C                 (5)   F 

27.Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?  

 (1) E             (2) D                 (3) B             (4) C                 (5) F  

28.Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?  

 (1) A            (2) D                 (3) F              (4) E                   (5) C

29.Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?  

 (1) D            (2)   F               (3) B             (4)   E               (5)   C   

Answers

1. 1           2. 1             3. 4             4. 4               5. 1             6. 3    

7. 3           8. 1             9. 3             10. 3             11. 1           12. 4  

13. 2         14. 5           15. 4           16. 2             17. 3           18. 5  

19. 1         20. 4           21. 4           22. 1             23. 5           24. 2  

25. 1         26. 3           27. 1           28. 5             29. 3 

Directions: In each of the following passages, there are six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are in the correct position and are labelled S1 and s6 respectively. The middle four sentences in each have been jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. You are required to tick mark the correct order for the four sentences from among the four options given at the end of each passage.

1. S1) Charlie Chaplin, in a film, drew attention to the dangerous influence of the machine on man.

P) An endless belt passed in front of him carrying slowly an endless line of articles.

Q) In the film, he got a job in a factory that employed mass-production methods.

R) As each one passed, he tightened one nut on one bolt with his spanner.

S) He had to stand by a machine with a spanner in his hand.

S6) His work was done with one turn of the wrist repeated throughout the day.

(a) PRQS (b) PSQR (c) QSRP (d) QSPR

2. S1) India has an enviable wealth of natural areas, still teeming with wildlife.

P) Added to this fact is their remarkable capacity of adjust to varied habitats ranging from dense forests to swamps and grasslands.

Q) the Indian tendency to sanctify life has, to some extent, been directly responsible for the continued existence of several species.

R)Unfortunately, the elephant population today has become isolated in four or five disjointed zones.

S)Elephants, for instance, have always been an integral part of our religious and cultural heritage.

S6) An Asian elephant specialist group has been set up to recommend appropriate conservation measures.

(a) PRSQ      (b) QSPR         (c) RSQP      (d) SQPR

3. S1) When I saw that picture of a cottage on top of a hill, I was extremely happy.

P) I never talked about it to anybody, because I was afraid people would laugh at me.

Q) I was young then and thought that some day, I would also have a place like that to live in .

R) In fact, it has become rather dull and faded in the memory.

S) Many years have passed since and the dream house is still far away.

S6) Creative writers should consider themselves lucky if they are able to get food, clothes and some kind of shelter.

(a) QRPS (b) SPQR (c) PQSR (d) QPSR

4. S1) It is easy to prove that matter cannot be destroyed.

P) Allow the flask to cool and weigh it again.

Q) Weigh the flask and warm it gently until the phosphorous catches fire.

R) Drop a small piece of while phosphorous onto the sand and put the stopper tightly to the flask.

S) Put some sand in the bottom of the flask.

 S6) Compare the two weights and you will find they are the same and that nothing has been destroyed by fire.

(a) SQRP (b) SRQP (c) SPRQ (d) QRSP

5. S1) The real value of Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu and the other martial arts have little to do with physical feats such as breaking bricks or fighting.

P) It further tells us that our energy and awareness, our capacity for courage and compassion, are far greater than we have been led to believe.

Q) It tells us that we need not fear.

R) The real value of martial arts study lies in what it tells us about ourselves.

S) It tells us that our personal limits can, therefore, be transcended.

S6) When that happens, it engenders the feeling of atonement with universal forces, of identification with the mysterious power of life itself.

(a) PQSR (b) PSQR (c) RQPS (d) SPQR

6. S1) Man share with birds and animals one particular instinct, the instinct to build a house to live in .

P) To visit an English house, and that too, an old manor house, is to know what it means to own a house.

Q) Man’s idea of a house keeps changing from age to age.

R) But in all other respects, the same instinct finds a much richer and more complex expression in man.

S) Of all people, perhaps, it is the English who have the finest taste in this matter.

S6) The key is, real warmth and comfort, and not mere show.

(a) PQRS (b) SPQR (c) RQSP (d) QPRS

7. S1) Though a mediocre student, I took Science after passing the matriculation examination.

P) One of my friends also advised me to honour the wish of my father.

Q) The result was that Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats were much better understood by me than Euclid Newton and Dalton.

R) I had an aptitude for the arts.

S) My choice was not backed by any fascination or liking for the subject, but was made simply to oblige my deceased father who had wanted me to go in for medicine.

S6) In spite of my deficiency, I was successful in passing the intermediate Science examination.

(a) SRQP (b) PQSR (c) QPRS (d) SPRQ

8. S1) After working for some years in London, Mr. Wilmot was transferred to an coast resort and, of course, the family outings were often made to the beach.

P) So, Mr. Wilmot hired a boat and with his two children, rowed out into the bay.

Q) One day, his children pleaded to be taken out into the bay in a boat.

R) Of course, they were tempted to go father than they had intended, past the protecting cliffs and out to the open sea.

S) The sun was shining brightly, there was little wind and the water was calm.

S6) At first, all went well, but when they decided to turn back, they encountered difficulties.

(a) QSPR (b) SPRQ (c) PRSQ (d) RQPS

9. S1) Florence Nightingale rendered a unique service when the call came to her from the Government to help the wounded and the suffering in the hospital at Scutrai during the Crimean war.

P) The hospital became an ideal place and the wounded soldiers worshipped her like and angel.

Q) There was dust, indifference and inefficiency.

R) The Lady with the Lamp, as the soldiers lovingly called her, became a national heroine.

S) The conditions in the hospital were horrible.

S6) The nation showed its gratitude to her by raising a huge sum for her benefit, but Florence showed herself to be greater by contributing that sum for the setting up of an institution for the training of nurses.

(a) QRPS (b) RPQS (c) SQPR(d) PRQS

10. S1) Before Helen Keller was two years old, she lost her sight and her hearing.

P) But eventually, Miss Sullivan’s efforts were rewarded.

Q) Miss Sullivan arrived at the Keller home when Helen was seven.

R) At times, the teacher became frustrated.

S) Miss Sullivan worked closely with Helen, her new student.

S6) The deaf and blind Helen learned to communicate verbally.

(a) QSRP (b)QPSR (c) SRQP(d) RQPS

Answers

1. (d)         2. (b)           3. (a)           4.(b)              5. (c)           6. (c)

7. (d)         8. (a)           9. (c)           10. (a)