Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last part of the sentence/passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence/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 sentence(s) and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

  1. 1. Grandpa had some old clothes.
    P. But my mother took them out and kept them neatly folded in the cupboard again.
    Q. So he threw them into the waste basket.
    R. So he put the clothing into the family’s bag of items to donate to charity.
    S. My mother found them and put them back in his basket.
    6. Grandpa finally put the items in my mother’s mending basket and never saw them again.
    1. RSQP
    2. PQSR
    3. SRPQ
    4. QSRP

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    QSRP

    Correct Option: D

    QSRP


  1. 1. One of the gifts of independence is the awakening of women of our country.
    P. Besides, their talent is recognized and they are appointed to high posts in the State.
    Q. Free India has seen women as Governors, Ministers and Ambassadors.
    R. That is because our government is making efforts to raise their status.
    S. Women have a bright future in independent India.
    6. We even had a woman Prime Minister.
    1. QPSR
    2. QSPR
    3. SRPQ
    4. SPQR

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    SRPQ

    Correct Option: C

    SRPQ



  1. 1. Nalanda became India’s famous centre of education.
    P. Ten thousand Buddhist monks used to live there.
    Q. It is situated near the town of Bihar Sharif.
    R. The ruins of Nalanda can still be seen.
    S. It was visited by the Chinese Pilgrim Hiuen Tsang.
    6. He stayed there for several years.
    1. QPSR
    2. SPQR
    3. RQPS
    4. RPSQ

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    RQPS

    Correct Option: C

    RQPS


  1. 1. The world is stunned with the news that 44 year old Steeve Irwin is no more.
    P. He was shooting in the Great Barrier Reef of Queensland.
    Q. He is killed by the poisoned barb of a huge sting ray.
    R. The incident took place at about 11 am.
    S. He was shooting an underwater documentary film.
    6. Irwin was brought to the surface unconscious.
    1. RSPQ
    2. QSPR
    3. SPQR
    4. PRSQ

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    RSPQ

    Correct Option: A

    RSPQ



  1. 1. Once upon a time I went to Scotland.
    P. I found my flesh creep as I walked down its sinister corridor.
    Q. There, in a castle in the dark, misty highlands, actually a modest hotel in Edinburgh,
    R. and the next morning he’d been found with his throat slit.
    S. We’d had dinner with Jock Mc. Arthur only the previous night,
    6. The chill finger of suspicion pointed at all of us.
    1. PQSR
    2. QRSP
    3. SRQP
    4. QPSR

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    QPSR

    Correct Option: D

    QPSR