Ordering of Sentences


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

  1. S1: In a recently opened laboratory just north of London, an experiment is under way to discover how the liver will respond to a new drug.
    (i) Tests could also be carried out in animals, such as rats or dogs, as is required by regulations.
    (ii) Normally, such a test would be carried out on liver cells cultured in rows of dishes.
    (iii) It contains a miniature liver made from human cells and promises more reliable results.
    (iv) But this experiments uses a small device about the size of a smart phone.

    S6: It is one the first commercial versions of what bioengineers call an organ-on-a-chip.
    1. (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)
    2. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    3. (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)
    4. (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)

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    Sentence (ii) and (i) form a pair.

    Correct Option: B

    Sentence (ii) and (i) form a pair.


  1. S1: Gone are the official weight verses height charts that some airlines used, although some physical prescription remains.
    (i) That obsession with the body and grooming persists, referred to as 'labour of femininity' by some.
    (ii) Maintaining the look, particularly in a heavily stylised crew uniform., with hair and makeup, can be a laborious task.
    (iii) At the Emirates-Rolls Royce press conference at London, the grey-haired CEOs were flanked by ever-smiling uniformed female crew.
    (iv) But the role of glamorous attendants to project the brand is strong as ever.
    S6: But the job goes beyond the glamour into the expertise and safety responsibility, particularly in the face of skyjacking history.
    1. (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
    2. (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
    3. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
    4. (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)

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    S1-(iv)-(iii) make a logiacal sequence.

    Correct Option: A

    S1-(iv)-(iii) make a logiacal sequence.



  1. S1: If you hang out with programmers, you will notice that they have a strong belief that their favoured programming language is the only correct one.
    (i) Python versus Java is a popular ongoing argument as is Java versus Google, or Java versus Ruby or really Java versus any other language.
    (ii) Evidence of this is present in discussion fora where questions on which programming language to use gets innumerable replies.
    (iii) The discussions turn into long thoughtful debates and often turn flame wars.
    (iv) Java, an old workhorse of website app development, is very poorly regarded and lots of voices suggest its time has passed.
    S6: More recently , a hot topic has been Objective-C, the language in which most iPhone apps are written, versus Apple's Swift.
    1. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
    2. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
    3. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
    4. (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)

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    The term 'the discussions' of (iii) refers to that in (ii). 'time has passed' leads to 'more recently'.

    Correct Option: A

    The term 'the discussions' of (iii) refers to that in (ii). 'time has passed' leads to 'more recently'.


  1. S1: Sony and Panasonic may have lost billion of dollars in their TV business but they are not quitting,as that would close the door to more promising business.
    (i) Staying relevant in the TV market ensures top-of -mind recall when customers shop for other electronic products.
    (ii) But in spite of this shift, TVs remain among their best-known products.
    (iii) TV business now accounts for a small portion of Sony's income, after it restructured its business focusing on gaming and image sensors.
    (iv) Panasonic, too, restructured its business and now focuses on the emerging business of electric car batteries.
    S6: That makes it worth remaining in a TV market, dominated by cheaper Asian rival such as Samsung, by focusing on high-margin 4K models.
    1. (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)
    2. (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
    3. (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)
    4. (iii) (i) (iv) (ii)

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    Key word: 'too' in (iv), 'this shift' in (ii) and ' that' in S6.

    Correct Option: B

    Key word: 'too' in (iv), 'this shift' in (ii) and ' that' in S6.



  1. S1: I was struck by the variety of cultures in the room that day.
    (i) They would take off their shoes and bow down to Guruji's feet before taking their seat.
    (ii) Outside the door, Guruji's host, the American Yoga teacher Freeman, greeted visitors.
    (iii) Eager American Hath Yoga practitioners were sitting in a room with a Brahmin, who himself was sitting in front of a Buddhist painting.
    (iv) They say cross-legged on velvet cushions with their spines in perfect posture.
    S6: Although students field through the room all afternoon, Guruji's attention was unwavering.
    1. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
    2. (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
    3. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
    4. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)

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    The term 'variety of S1 is elaborated in (iii).

    Correct Option: C

    The term 'variety of S1 is elaborated in (iii).