Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In the following questions, the Ist and the last sentence/part of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage/sentences 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. Egotism is the most common fault of mankind.
    P. However, with time it becomes an exaggerated form of self display.
    Q. It is the product of a perfectly natural desire to display oneself.
    R. This is necessary as it impairs the personality and frustrates all efforts at self improvement.
    S. Beyond any shadow of doubt, it is a defect that ought to be constantly hunted down, and scotched.
    6. One should always be on guard not to give into egotism.
    1. PSRQ
    2. PQRS
    3. QPSR
    4. RSPQ

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    QPSR

    Correct Option: C

    QPSR


  1. 1. The goals of our present system
    P. schooling is to prepare
    Q. students for the examination system
    R. which will take them to the
    S. of primary and secondary
    6. best technical institutions in the country.
    1. QPRS
    2. PRQS
    3. PSQR
    4. SPQR

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    SPQR

    Correct Option: D

    SPQR



  1. 1. Sherlock Holmes is the
    P. who is in a state of grace
    Q. is raised to the status.
    R. because in him scientific curiosity
    S. exceptional individual
    6. of a heroic passion.
    1. SRQP
    2. SPRQ
    3. RPSQ
    4. PRQS

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    SPRQ

    Correct Option: B

    SPRQ


  1. 1. There are a lot of ways to communicate speaking, singing, clapping, hooting.
    P. Even animals communicate with one another.
    Q. Only humans can express their thoughts and feelings in words because of our superior brain.
    R. Both humans and animals also communicate through body language
    S. But their ways differ from the humans.
    6. Sometimes we don’t use words but make gestures (like traffic signs) or simple movements of the hand in order to communicate.
    1. QPRS
    2. PQRS
    3. PSQR
    4. PRSQ

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    PSQR

    Correct Option: C

    PSQR



  1. 1. Fires in the Steppes or bushes scared humans earlier.
    P. Gradually, they learnt to appreciate the power of fire.
    Q. It gave them light and warmth and kept away wild animals.
    R. About 700,000 years ago, humans started fire accidentally by lightning.
    S. They could harden the tips of wooden spears and cook meat in it.
    6. Soon they learnt to produce fire by striking flintstone and pyrite with each other or by rubbing lumbers.
    1. PQSR
    2. PQRS
    3. QRSP
    4. QSPR

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    PQSR

    Correct Option: A

    PQSR