Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct.

  1. Fighting a fire demands a lot of strength and endurance.
    (P) The breathing unit may weigh as much as 25 kilograms.
    (Q) The protective clothing the firefighter wears will weigh about 10 kilograms.
    (R) The fire-fighter will normally wear an oxygen mask and carry an oxygen tank.
    (S) Apart from these, he will have to carry the hose and other tools.
    (6) The weight of the hose and other tools, the fire-fighter carries, will be around 50 kilograms.
    1. QPSR
    2. QRPS
    3. QSPR
    4. SPRQ

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    QRPS

    Correct Option: B

    QRPS


Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last part of the sentences are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentences are split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

  1. 1. The dead do sometimes tell tales, if you know how to look for them.
    P. The flesh of bomb victims is shredded and may be sieged by chemicals.
    Q. In the autopsy rooms of the Suffolk country; the medical examiner and his team were looking for clues that could explain how the passengers of TWA Flight 800 died.
    R. But most of the corpses he examined had been killed by the impact of hitting the water from a height of more than two miles.
    S. The body of a person killed by a bomb looks different from the body of a victim in an ordinary plane crash.
    6. The mystery of their deaths will be solved in time, but it won’t be easy or quick.
    1. SRQP
    2. PQRS
    3. QSPR
    4. RSPQ

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    QSPR

    Correct Option: C

    QSPR



  1. 1. ‘Acu’ means needles in Latin.
    P. The needles stimulates specific nerves that transmit electrical impulses via the spinal cord and brain to the affected area.
    Q. Quite appropriately, then, acupuncture consists of inserting very fine needles at specific points on the skin located near nerve endings.
    R. Acupuncture also stimulates the release of chemical substances from the brain centres and pitulary glands.
    S. These are connected to one another by lines called channels or meridians.
    6. Known as endorphins and encephalins, which are released and carried across the blood stream, these chemicals are the body’s own pain–relief mechanism.
    1. SPRQ
    2. RSQP
    3. PQRS
    4. QSPR

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    QSPR

    Correct Option: D

    QSPR


  1. 1. Judo champ, Tamura doesn’t look or act tough.
    P. At 4 feet 9, Tamura is the shortest woman in the light-weight class (106 pounds).
    Q. Fans know her affectionately as “Yawara-chan” after a spunky cartoon character.
    R. She wears a lucky pink ribbon and at 20, still grins like a carefree teen and gushes about icecream.
    S. No wonder the Japanese go wild when she tosses opponents, many of whom tower over her.
    6. Tamura has become a national idol in Japan.
    1. PQRS
    2. SRPQ
    3. SRQP
    4. QPRS

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    SRPQ

    Correct Option: B

    SRPQ



  1. Nobody in their mind would doubt that America has problems.
    P. Leave out euphoria, after the Gulf War and that is the highest such figure for six years.
    Q. And whatever the gloomy politicians may think, Americans themselves seem to sense that.
    R. But these are problems, things that can and will be solved— they are not the stuff of national crisis.
    S. The latest Time/CNN poll says 62% of Americans thought their nation was doing “fairly well” or “very well”
    6. All it needs now is for politicians to catch the new mood of optimism.
    1. QPSR
    2. RSQP
    3. PQRS
    4. SPRQ

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    SPRQ

    Correct Option: D

    SPRQ