Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In the following questions, the 1st and the last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage/sentences is (are) split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the passage/ sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.

  1. 1. After the tornado had hit the coastal areas,
    P. my house was gone,
    Q. I became a pauper overnight
    R. my fields were completely destroyed,
    S. my livestock was lost and
    6. though my neighbour’s house remained untouched.
    1. QRPS
    2. PRSQ
    3. RPQS
    4. SQPR

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    PRSQ

    Correct Option: B

    PRSQ


  1. 1. The lion used to be very widely distributed in Africa and Asia.
    P. There are special forest zones set aside for wild-life in various countries.
    Q. Indiscriminate killing has caused the number to fall.
    R. Today they are a relatively rare species.
    S. If the species survives at all, it will be only in national parks.
    6. No hunting is permitted in such reserved areas.
    1. RQSP
    2. SRPQ
    3. RSPQ
    4. QSPR

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    RQSP

    Correct Option: A

    RQSP



  1. 1. The enzymes in washing powder
    P. making them able to survive
    Q. come from bacteria
    R. to live in hot springs
    S. that have evolved
    6. the rigours of the hot cycle.
    1. PQSR
    2. QSRP
    3. SQRP
    4. QSPR

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    QSRP

    Correct Option: B

    QSRP


  1. 1. When you are debating whether to
    P. but also helps you stay
    Q. take your evening walk or skip it
    R. not only keeps your weight in check
    S. remember that taking a long a walk
    6. calm and relaxed.
    1. RPQS
    2. QSRP
    3. SRPQ
    4. QRSP

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    QSRP

    Correct Option: B

    QSRP



  1. 1. The first illness I read about was cholera.
    P. I sat for a while, too frightened to move.
    Q. I came to malaria.
    R. As I read the list of symptoms, it seemed to me that perhaps I had cholera myself.
    S. Then, in a kind of dream, I started to turn the pages of the book again.
    6. Yes, there was no doubt about it — I had malaria too.
    1. RPSQ
    2. PQSR
    3. SPQR
    4. QSPR

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    RPSQ

    Correct Option: A

    RPSQ