Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last sentences 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 sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.

  1. 1. The telescope, originally invented by a Dutch spectacle maker Hans Lippersky was kept a secret.
    P. He made a high powered telescope from lenses got from spectacle makers.
    Q. Then in 1609, Galileo heard about the invention.
    R. He presented a telescope of a higher power to the Venetian Senate.
    S. He conducted his own experiments and discovered the secret within 24 hours.
    6. Galileo became famous as the inventor of the telescope because he made it popular.
    1. PQSR
    2. QSPR
    3. RPQS
    4. QRPS

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    QSPR

    Correct Option: B

    QSPR


  1. 1. The main reason behind Global Warming is the emission of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane.
    P. The ozone layer of the earth is depleted by cosmic research resulting in the warming of the atmosphere.
    Q. Burning of fuels in cars and factories results in the emission of harmful gases in the air.
    R. Cosmic oriented research work and test fire of atom bombs are also the causes of Global Warming.
    S. As a result of the rise in the temperature, polar ice-caps and ice-bergs melt down and the water level in seas and rivers swells.
    6. Natural disasters like Tsunami, earthquake may also result from Global Warming.
    1. PQRS
    2. QRPS
    3. RPQS
    4. SQPR

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    QRPS

    Correct Option: B

    QRPS



  1. 1. Child labourers are posing a grave problem before India.
    P. Children are paid low wages and the heinous opportunism of employers leads to the employment of children.
    Q. The government is indifferent to this problem and common people lack awareness in guarding against this social crime.
    R. It is the extreme poverty of parents that leads children to earn at a minor age.
    S. The illiteracy of parents is also responsible for this evil.
    6. For the solution of this problem we need a thorough economic reform and the spread of literacy.
    1. QPSR
    2. PQSR
    3. QPRS
    4. RSPQ

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    RSPQ

    Correct Option: D

    RSPQ


  1. 1. At the age of four, Jagadish Chandra Bose was sent to a village ‘Pathshala’.
    P. This step proved beneficial to the boy, for he thus became familiar with his mother tongue and learnt to read and write it.
    Q. This was very unusual because a man of his father’s status was expected to send his son to an English school.
    R. He also became acquainted with some of the rich treasures of Indian culture.
    S. He mixed with children of all castes and lost the sense of class superiority.
    6. His mother, too, reinforced what he learnt and did at school.
    1. PRQS
    2. RQPS
    3. QPSR
    4. SQRP

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    QPSR

    Correct Option: C

    QPSR



  1. 1. According to Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan of enormous strength.
    P. Zeus ordered Atlas to carry the earth and sky for all eternity.
    Q. Because of his association with the globe, maps began to be decorated with this image of Atlas.
    R. Atlas is shown as a stooped figure carrying the globe on his shoulders.
    S. Finally, the word ‘atlas’ came to denote a collection of maps.
    6. Today an ‘atlas’ refers to any book that consists of several maps.
    1. PQRS
    2. PRQS
    3. QRPS
    4. QSPR

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    PRQS

    Correct Option: B

    PRQS