Ordering of Sentences


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

  1. (i) The reality is that studies do not confirm such phases.
    (ii) There in an almost universally accepted perception that we must pass through certain phases in our processing of grief.
    (iii) Grief reactions never follow the simple stages often described in textbooks and other media in the public domain.
    (iv) This idea has its basis in the fact that well-known theorists many decades back wrote about these phases.
    (v) Since then, this has been repeated so many times and in so many contexts and in so many media that it has been believed as a fact.
    1. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv) (v)
    2. (ii) (iv) (v) (i) (iii)
    3. (iii) (iv) (ii) (i) (v)
    4. (ii) (v) (iv) (i) (iii)

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    Sentences (ii) and also (iii) are general statement worthy of opening sentence, but (ii) cannot follow (iii); 'such phases' of (i) connects with 'certain phases' of (ii).

    Correct Option: B

    Sentences (ii) and also (iii) are general statement worthy of opening sentence, but (ii) cannot follow (iii); 'such phases' of (i) connects with 'certain phases' of (ii).


  1. (i) Only a small part of which is devoted to preparing them for the responsibilities of citizenship that lies ahead.
    (ii) Much of the focus of their lives is on the development of social relations and on school.
    (iii) Youth lack an attachment to the larger political world that is fundamental to fostering interest and engagement in the issues of democracy.
    (iv) Adolescents and young adults today are less interested and engaged in politics than their elders.
    (v) Add to that, a cynicism toward politics and politicians, and it is not surprising that many youth are disengaged from what is going around them.
    1. (iii) (iv) (v) (i) (ii)
    2. (iii) (iv) (ii) (v) (i)
    3. (iv) (ii) (i) (iii) (v)
    4. (iv) (i) (ii) (v) (iii)

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    Last line is the result. (iii) and (v) form a pair.

    Correct Option: B

    Last line is the result. (iii) and (v) form a pair.



  1. (i) If you are self-centered, you will be selfish whatsoever you do.
    (ii) The first thing is to be selfish or self-centered and the second to always look for one's blissfulness.
    (iii) It is in how you grow - deep down you feel blissful and silent, happy about yourself.
    (iv) You may go and serve people but you will do it only because you enjoy it and you feel happy and blissful doing it.
    (v) You are not doing any duty; you are not serving humanity; you are not a great martyr.
    1. (ii) (i) (iv) (v) (iii)
    2. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii) (v)
    3. (i) (ii) (iv) (v) (iii)
    4. (i) (ii) (v) (iii) (iv)

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    Sentences (ii)-(i) and (i)-(iv) form pairs.

    Correct Option: A

    Sentences (ii)-(i) and (i)-(iv) form pairs.


  1. (i) Group decision making is inherently a convergent process.
    (ii) The primary goal is for members to agree on one of several decision options.
    (iii) Examples of such decision making include a jury deciding a criminal's fate or a family choosing a vacation spot.
    (iv) In each of these cases, the task is to narrow the options down to one that is collectively endorsed by the group.
    (v) In this sense, group decision making seems to be the antithesis of group creativity.
    1. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
    2. (i) (iv) (iii) (ii) (v)
    3. (ii) (iii) (v) (iv) (i)
    4. (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (i)

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    Sentence (iii) and (iv) form a pair.

    Correct Option: A

    Sentence (iii) and (iv) form a pair.



  1. (i) The value of a particular myth resides not in the myth itself, but in its alignment with society's incipient identity desires.
    (ii) Iconic brands function like cultural activists, encouraging people to think differently about themselves.
    (iii) The most powerful iconic brands are prescient, addressing the leading edges of cultural change.
    (iv) Rather, their myths prod people to reconsider accepted ideas about themselves.
    (v) These brands do not simply evoke benefits, personalities or emotions.
    1. (ii) (iii) (v) (iv) (i)
    2. (ii) (iv) (v) (iii) (i)
    3. (i) (iv) (iii) (ii) (v)
    4. (i) (v) (ii) (iii) (iv)

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    Following are the connections: 'do not simply' of (v) connects with 'Rather' of (iv) and 'Myths' of (iv) connects with 'myth' of (i).

    Correct Option: A

    Following are the connections: 'do not simply' of (v) connects with 'Rather' of (iv) and 'Myths' of (iv) connects with 'myth' of (i).