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. A mule began to day dream that he was a good runner as his mother was a race horse.
    P. The master sat on the mule, whipped him hard because he was in a hurry to reach the market.
    Q. He started running across the field.
    R. Forced to run faster, the mule collapsed on the ground.
    S. When his master saw him running fast he thought that his mule was a good runner.
    6. He thought, “Though my mother was a race horse but my father was only a donkey.”
    1. QSPR
    2. SPRQ
    3. PSQR
    4. RPQS

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    QSPR

    Correct Option: A

    QSPR


  1. 1. Children are not the only ones who can fly kites.
    P. In some countries like Malaysia, there are kite festivals.
    Q. These experts are mostly adult amateur kite fliers.
    R. Kite flying is a good leisure activity for parents with their children.
    S. Self designed kites are flown by experts during such times.
    6. Some of them play music too.
    1. PSQR
    2. SRPQ
    3. QSPR
    4. RPSQ

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    RPSQ

    Correct Option: D

    RPSQ



  1. 1. A few workmen came to cut down the tree.
    P. It took them all morning.
    Q. They did not know what to do with the roots.
    R. It was not an easy job to cut down such a huge tree.
    S. They decided that the roots had to be dug out.
    6. At last the tree was lying on the ground.
    1. PQRS
    2. RPQS
    3. RPSQ
    4. SRQP

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    RPQS

    Correct Option: B

    RPQS


  1. 1. The spider fell seven times to reach its goal but didn’t give up hope.
    P. The king learnt a lesson from the spider.
    Q. It tried again and this time it succeeded in reaching the top.
    R. Then he attacked his enemies repeatedly.
    S. He appealed to the people for help and collected soldiers to form a large army.
    6. At last he won the battle and got back his kingdom.
    1. PQSR
    2. QPSR
    3. RSQP
    4. PSRQ

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    QPSR

    Correct Option: B

    QPSR



  1. 1. Many scientists are working on safer and better ways to kill mosquitoes.
    P Bringing more of these animals into places where mosquitoes live might help.
    Q. Mosquitoes have many natural enemies like bats, birds, etc.
    R. Mosquito nets can be used for protection.
    S. But, there is no sure way to protect everyone from their deadly bites.
    6. This is a natural solution.
    1. SRQP
    2. PQRS
    3. SRPQ
    4. RSQP

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    SRQP

    Correct Option: A

    SRQP