Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In each of the following questions, choose the most appropriate sequence of sentences from the given choices.

  1. (i) But this being India, many of the rules are flexible, and it is possible to gain entry into the dilapidated complex which is slowly succumbing to the forest's fecund advances.
    (ii) Today, the entire complex is part of the Rajaji National Park and closed to visitors.
    (iii) It is easy to imagine the place in its original avatar during the earlier happy hippie times.
    (iv) Through Beatle mania was instrumental in putting Rishikesh on the global map of nirvana seekers, Maharishi's ashram had to shut shop in 1981 following a court order.
    1. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
    2. (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)
    3. (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
    4. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)

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    Sentence (iv) and (ii) form a pair and also (ii)-(i).

    Correct Option: B

    Sentence (iv) and (ii) form a pair and also (ii)-(i).


  1. (i) Let me take my own case, to illustrate what I have in mind.
    (ii) There is no contradiction in that, as I think we all know from ordinary experience.
    (iii) Goals and visions can appear to be in conflict, and often are.
    (iv) My personal visions are fairly traditional anarchist ones, with origins in the Enlightenment and classical liberalism.
    1. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
    2. (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
    3. (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)
    4. (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)

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    The paragraph has a structure - statement + illustration.

    Correct Option: A

    The paragraph has a structure - statement + illustration.



  1. (i) I had only two pence and had nothing to eat all day except bread and margarine, and was damnably hungry; however, as always happens when it is a choice between tobacco and food, I bought tobacco with my two pence.
    (ii) I had no idea how long I was going to be incarcerated and supposed that it would be several days at least.
    (iii) Then, I went down to the Church Army shelter in Waterloo Road, where you get a kip, two meals of bread and corned beef and tea and a prayer meeting, for four hours work at sawing wood.
    (iv) However, between 4 and 5 O'clock, they took me out of the cell, gave back the things which had been confiscated and shot me into the street forthwith.
    1. (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)
    2. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
    3. (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
    4. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)

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    The paragraph is a sequence of events.

    Correct Option: D

    The paragraph is a sequence of events.


  1. (i) But in the last few years - in one millionth of the lifetime of our species on this planet - we have achieved an extraordinary technological capability which enables us to seek out unimaginably distant civilizations, even if they are no more advanced than we.
    (ii) No matter how deep the concern or how dedicated the effort, human beings could not scratch the surface of the problem.
    (iii) Radio astronomy has, in the last decade, opened a new window on the physical universe.
    (iv) That capability is called radio astronomy and involves single radio telescopes, collections or arrays of radio telescopes, sensitive radio detectors, advanced computers for processing received data and the imagination and skill of dedicated scientists.
    1. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    2. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
    3. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
    4. (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)

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    Sentence (i) and (iv) are a pair, as (i) mentions 'an extraordinary technological capability' and (iv) states 'That capability'. There is also a chronological order in the sentences.

    Correct Option: A

    Sentence (i) and (iv) are a pair, as (i) mentions 'an extraordinary technological capability' and (iv) states 'That capability'. There is also a chronological order in the sentences.



  1. (i) There is tension between what we call ethical and what we call pragmatic.
    (ii) If, even in the long run, ethical behavior were self-defeating, eventually we would not call it ethical but foolish.
    (iii) In making such decisions, we are concerned not only with doing right, but also with what works - what makes us and the rest of society happier and more secure.
    (iv) Bearing in mind the variety and complexity of human behavior, are there any simple rules - whether we call them ethical or pragmatic - that actually work?
    1. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
    2. (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
    3. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
    4. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

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    The phrase 'In making such decision' of (iii) does not link with any other sentence in the set, and hence has to be the first sentence.

    Correct Option: A

    The phrase 'In making such decision' of (iii) does not link with any other sentence in the set, and hence has to be the first sentence.