Ordering of Sentences


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

  1. (i) Always precarious, his finances had become especially troubled after his sense of personal honor compelled him to turn down the lucrative chance to become the Persian professor at the Delhi College.
    (ii) But after reaching the college gate, he refused to enter until Mr. Thomason, the secretary, came and welcomed him, as his aristocratic status dictated.
    (iii) Ghalib had arrived at the Delhi College in his palanquin, having being invited to apply for the new post.
    (iv) Ghalib, like many writers before and since, suffered from the potentially combustible combination of expensive tastes, a keen sense of his own worth and insufficient financial resources to support either.
    1. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
    2. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
    3. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
    4. (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)

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    Sentence (iv) is an opening sentence while the rest form a sequence of events.

    Correct Option: D

    Sentence (iv) is an opening sentence while the rest form a sequence of events.


  1. (i) Hundreds of German Jewish and anti-Fascist artists, writers and film makers also headed for the United States in the 1930s.
    (ii) Paris would remain the pre-eminent metropolis until the 1940s and 1950s, when New York took over as the foremost cultural capital of the world.
    (iii) W.H Auden and Christopher Isherwood notoriously left the stricken shores of England.
    (iv) Leading up to the Second World War, the direction was from the envenomed shores of Europe to the United States.
    1. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
    2. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
    3. (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
    4. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)

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    Sentences (iii) and (i) form a pair, as (i) mentions 'also headed'.

    Correct Option: C

    Sentences (iii) and (i) form a pair, as (i) mentions 'also headed'.



  1. (i) All they had really wanted to do was shift the balance of power within the university structure, about which I could not have cared less.
    (ii) Massive amounts of capital had been invested in them, and they were not about to dissolve just because a few students had gone wild.
    (iii) And, in fact, those students who had sealed off the campus had not wanted to dismantle the university either.
    (iv) The universities were not so easily 'dismantled'.
    1. (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
    2. (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
    3. (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)
    4. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

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    Sentence (iv) is a statement and (ii) supports it. (iii) -(i) make a pair.

    Correct Option: A

    Sentence (iv) is a statement and (ii) supports it. (iii) -(i) make a pair.


  1. (i) When someone stops us in the street and asks us the way, we may give a perfectly adequate verbal answer, but we rarely omit to add a Forefinger Point in support of those words.
    (ii) The most popular form of deliberate guide singing in our species is undoubtedly the Forefinger Point.
    (iii) It is an action that is observable in almost all countries in the world and replaced by the Head Point where finger pointing is taboo.
    (iv) Even when the pointing is clearly superfluous, we still feel compelled to do it.
    1. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
    2. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    3. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
    4. (iii) (i) (iv) (ii)

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    Sentence (ii) introduces the Forefinger Point, and thus is the opening sentence, (iii) is the last sentence, as it introduces a new aspect 'the head Point'.

    Correct Option: B

    Sentence (ii) introduces the Forefinger Point, and thus is the opening sentence, (iii) is the last sentence, as it introduces a new aspect 'the head Point'.



  1. (i) Kennedy was the first presidential candidate to properly utilize the power of the media and the idea of looking 'right' to connect with audiences through the medium of television, and it paid out in dividends.
    (ii) But of course, looking right was only part of the story; Kennedy had to have the right policies to fully tap into the pool of voters.
    (iii) Subsequent presidents and their PR teams would never forget it.
    (iv) To this day, the presidential debates are given the highest priority, with Pr consultants spending hours coaching and teaching respective nominees when to smile, when to laugh and how to look, even down to the shoes and ties they should wear.
    1. (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)
    2. (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
    3. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    4. (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)

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    Sentence (i) introduces the subject and (ii) takes the subject further. (iii) and (iv) reinforce what is stated in (i).

    Correct Option: D

    Sentence (i) introduces the subject and (ii) takes the subject further. (iii) and (iv) reinforce what is stated in (i).