Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In each of the following questions, choose the most appropriate sequence of sentences from the given choices.

  1. (i) In its vaguer significance, the phrase, though it contains a truth, contains also some possibilities of self-deception and error.
    (ii) A giant holding up the earth and all its animal creation might still find the grasshopper a burden.
    (iii) The lady may excuse herself for reviling the crumpled roseleaf by reflecting with what extraordinary dignity she would wear the crown of thorns - if she had to.
    (iv) People who have both small troubles and big ones say that they find the small ones the most bitter; and it is undoubtedly true that the back which is bowed under incredible loads can feel a faint addition to those loads.
    (v) But I am afraid that the maxim that the smallest worries are the worst is sometimes used or abused by people, because they have nothing but the very smallest worries.
    1. (v) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
    2. (iii) (ii) (iv) (v) (i)
    3. (i) (iv) (ii) (v) (iii)
    4. (iv) (i) (ii) (v) (iii)

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    The theme of the paragraph is 'self- deception', which is introduced in (i), (iv) and (ii) elaborate that and (v) explains the author's point of view.

    Correct Option: C

    The theme of the paragraph is 'self- deception', which is introduced in (i), (iv) and (ii) elaborate that and (v) explains the author's point of view.


  1. (i) By 1945, this incredible young woman form the coal fields of Eastern Ukraine would write her name in pencil on the wall of Reichstag in Berlin, as Hitler's empire finally died.
    (ii) As soon as war was declared, she rushed to the airfield to enlist, but it would only be in October 1941 - four months of heartbreak later- that her offer would be accepted.
    (iii) Nadia was a member of a flying club since she was 15, and had completed her first solo flight and her first parachute jump aged 16.
    (iv) She lost 30 comrades in action, and would be one of the 23 women of her regiment awarded the nation's highest honour along with the Order of Lenin and three Orders of the Patriotic War.
    (v) She would become part of a unit - a squadron leader, no less - that flew up to 30,000 missions in the most primitive of planes and dropped an estimated 23,000 tons of bombs.
    1. (iii) (ii) (v) (iv) (i)
    2. (i) (iv) (iii) (ii) (v)
    3. (iv) (ii) (iii) (v) (i)
    4. (ii) (iii) (v) (i) (iv)

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    The order is chronological.

    Correct Option: A

    The order is chronological.



  1. (i) It was to be his last night alive, as at 3.00 a.m. Imperial forces stormed the mountain castle.
    (ii) The age of samurai mat have been extinguished that day, but it was done so displaying all of the central tenants that had made this warrior class so legendary - honour, courage and loyalty.
    (iii) Takamori organised a sake party for his closest friends,an impressive display of bloody mindedness as he must have known what was coming.
    (iv) By the time they were repelled, only 40 of the rebels were still alive and Takamori was badly injured.
    (v) Being rendered unable to flight, Takamori did what honour dictated , as did the remaining samurai who charged into the bullets of the waiting Imperial army.
    1. (iii) (i) (iv) (v) (ii)
    2. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv) (v
    3. (iv) (iii) (v) (ii) (i)
    4. (i) (iii) (iv) (ii) (v)

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    The order is chronological.

    Correct Option: A

    The order is chronological.


  1. (i) Another positive aspect is that almost 90 per cent of Tamil Nadu's 60 million people are literate, compared to just half of Biharis.
    (ii) As a result, there was much greater emphasis on educating the masses as the most obvious way of raising their social status.
    (iii) Furthermore, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are deep in India's landlocked interior, while Tamil Nadu is a coastal state, so it was always more open to foreign influences.
    (iv) Other reason could be that Tamil Nadu, like neigh-bouring Kerala, had far more experience than the north of Christian missionary activity in the 18th and 19th century, which meant there were many more opportunities for the lower castes to attend schools.
    (v) This owes something to the fact lower caste agitation began in Tamil Nadu long before India became a democracy, which meant lower castes leaders had to focus on other arenas to empower their followers.
    1. (i) (iv) (iii) (ii) (v)
    2. (ii) (iv) (iii) (v) (i)
    3. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv) (v)
    4. (i) (v) (ii) (iv) (iii)

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    The paragraph has cause and effect.

    Correct Option: D

    The paragraph has cause and effect.



  1. (i) Trades between the seven member countries amounts to less than 5 per cent of their overall trade flow, which is very feeble.
    (ii) There are an estimated 10-15 million illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in India already and many more will come if Bangladesh does not achieve sustained economic growth.
    (iii) India also has a history of awkward relation with Bangladesh, which, in spite of the fact that it was created by India in 1971, is both fearful and resentful of its large neighbour.
    (iv) India must give Pakistani and Bangladeshi exporters more access to its huge market, in order to enhance economic development and curb Islamic fundamentalism in these countries.
    (v) India must take the largest share of blame for the fact that trade is so anaemic within the SAARC.
    1. (iii) (iv) (v) (i) (ii)
    2. (iii) (ii) (v) (i) (iv)
    3. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii) (v)
    4. (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (i)

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    The paragraph has a structure of concern- reason- suggested action.

    Correct Option: B

    The paragraph has a structure of concern- reason- suggested action.