Ordering of Sentences


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

  1. S1: Foreigners find India either exotic because of the rich multi-culturalism and mysticism, or appalling because of lack of sanitation, infrastructure and development.
    (i) But Marta Vanduzer Snow, an American Ph.D. student, moved to rural India convinced that India needed a different approach.
    (ii) Martha has developed a three-pronged development strategy and chose Amethi and Rae Bareli to put up a small-scale model.
    (iii) Also, as against the Rs. 400,000 per 100 meter that government incurred in building the interlocking road, Martha got permeable road constructed at only Rs. 200,000.
    (iv) She got evapotranspiration toilets built at half the cost of similar government projects in villages of Rae Bareli and Amethi.
    S6: An Amartya Sen development economics fan, Marta has also set up 27 solar power plants, including two street lights and a mobile charger.
    1. (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)
    2. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    3. (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
    4. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)

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    Sentences (iv) and (iii) mention cost and go together.

    Correct Option: A

    Sentences (iv) and (iii) mention cost and go together.


  1. S1: Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, with a population of over 4 million, is one of the fastest growing cities in sub-Saharan Africa.
    (i) Tanzania plans to spend around US$2 billion to build new roads and bus rapid transit system to unclog traffic in Dar es Salaam.
    (ii) Like many other African cities, it faces a crippling traffic congestion problem.
    (iii) The plan includes construction of fly-overs and bridges, using government's budgetary allocation.
    (iv) President Kikwete said India's IL&FS has expressed interest in taking up a metro rail project in the capital.
    1. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
    2. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
    3. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
    4. (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)

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    The terms 'plans' and 'the plan' connect (i) and (iii).

    Correct Option: C

    The terms 'plans' and 'the plan' connect (i) and (iii).



  1. S1: Investors will soon be able to invest in gold in paper form.
    (i) On maturity, the investor will receive an amount which is equivalent to the face value of gold prevailing at the time in rupee terms.
    (ii)The government intends to cap the amount raised through the SGB's at 50 tons or 0.1 per cent of the GDP.
    (iii) The bonds will be issued in denominations of 2, 5, and 10 grams of gold, with a minimum tenure of 5 years.
    (iv) The investment called sovereign gold bonds (SGB's) will have a sovereign guarantee and offer interest rates in grams of gold.
    S6: If the scheme is fully subscribed, it will result in a saving of US$2 billion on gold imports at current gold prices.
    1. (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
    2. (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
    3. (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)
    4. (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

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    Sentences (ii) and S6 have a link. S1 pairs with (iv) and 'maturity' must come last.

    Correct Option: D

    Sentences (ii) and S6 have a link. S1 pairs with (iv) and 'maturity' must come last.


  1. S1: Physicists from all over the world will gather in Bangalore to review theories about fundamentals aspects of nature.
    (i) Yet, string theory has expanded relentlessly hinting at tantalising possibilities.
    (ii) Physicists participating in the conference are not without bias.
    (iii) Human beings lack the ability to probe matter, except through their minds, at this tiny scale.
    (iv) They look at nature only through the lens of string theory, which posits matter, as tiny strings one-trillionth of a trillionth of a billionth of a centimeter long.
    S6: The organizer, International Center for Theoretical Sciences, will also inaugurate its campus during the meeting.
    1. (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
    2. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
    3. (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)
    4. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)

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    The term 'bias' in (ii) links with 'look' at nature only through' in (iv).

    Correct Option: A

    The term 'bias' in (ii) links with 'look' at nature only through' in (iv).



  1. S1: The spices of penguin, which escaped from a Georgian zoo, lives 10,000 kilometers away in southern Africa.
    (i) A number of zoos contribute to global conservation efforts to save African penguins through captive breeding.
    (ii) This African penguin is officially 'endangered', according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
    (iii) It is part of a global conservation machine which will pay out when the captive bred African penguins can be reintroduced back into the wild at some later date.
    (iv) That, zoos tell us,is the most important role they play.
    S6: But a number of other animals that escaped the zoo were not there for conservation purpose and served only zoo to entertain.
    1. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
    2. (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)
    3. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
    4. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

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    Sentence (ii) connects with SI while (iii) connects with S6.

    Correct Option: D

    Sentence (ii) connects with SI while (iii) connects with S6.