Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In the following questions, the 1st and 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 answer. (SSC Section Officer

  1. 1. Guru is a university professor.
    P. It was about strange beings called KUNUS who live in holes in the ground.
    Q. The book is very popular now.
    R. Thirty years ago he wrote a strange novel called “Queen of the Mars”.
    S. He is also a famous writer.
    (6) In a recent interview on television Prof. Guru talked about the novel.
    1. PRSQ
    2. QPRS
    3. SRPQ
    4. RQSP

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    SRPQ

    Correct Option: C

    SRPQ


  1. 1. Nothing comes out of nothing.
    P. We have to work and then alone we can gain something.
    Q. It is honest and conscientious labour alone that produces result.
    R. Millions have been struck with the lure of lottery to utter despondency.
    S. A person who thinks that luck would favour him with all the wants of his life without his lifting his finger even, is living in a fool’s paradise.
    (6) A painstaking man who adopts honest toil as his way of life, makes the most of it.
    1. PQRS
    2. PSRQ
    3. QPRS
    4. RSPQ

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    QPRS

    Correct Option: C

    QPRS



  1. 1. I was in awe of Einstein and hesitated before approaching him about some ideas I had been working on.
    P. I entered his office and found him seated at a table, calculating and smoking his pipe.
    Q. When I finally knocked on his door, a gentle voice said, ‘come’.
    R. The single word was both a welcome and a question.
    S. Dressed in ill fitting clothes, his hair characteristically awry, he smiled a warm welcome.
    (6) His utter naturalness at once set me at ease.
    1. QPRS
    2. QRPS
    3. PQRS
    4. SRQP

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    QPRS

    Correct Option: A

    QPRS


  1. 1. When he was quite young, Le Corbusier became interested in art.
    P. At the age of nineteen, he travelled around Europe.
    Q. But the buildings which impressed him most were those of the ancient Greeks in Athens.
    R. At the age of thirteen, he went to an art school.
    S. Everywhere he went he admired the magnificent buildings of the past.
    (6) After his visit to Athens Le Corbusier decided to become an architect.
    1. RPSQ
    2. PSRQ
    3. RQPS
    4. QPSR

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    RQPS

    Correct Option: C

    RQPS



Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 & 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 passage and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.

  1. 1. The head of the family returned home from office.
    P. Wife told that there was no coffee powder.
    Q. Wife again told that there was no milk either.
    R. Husband wanted atleast a cup of tea.
    S. He wanted a cup of coffee.
    6. Husband told finally that a glass of water was enough.
    1. SQRP
    2. SPRQ
    3. QSRP
    4. RPSQ

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    SPRQ

    Correct Option: B

    SPRQ