ordering of sentences - test-06

Ordering of Sentences
Directions:In the following items each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentence are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences.


1. S1: And then Gandhi came.
S6: Political freedom took new shape then and acquired a new content then.

P: Get off the backs. of these peasants and workers, he told us, all you who live by their exploitation.
Q: He was like a powerful current of fresh air, like a beam of light, like a whirlwind that upset many things.
R: He spoke - their language and constantly drew their attention to their appalling conditions.
S: He didn't descend from the top, he seemed to emerge from the masses of India.


2. S1: The city is almost a slum and stinks most of the time.
S6: But some visitors came away with the unforgettable sight of young labourers scantily clad.

P: The slush on the road did not deter them.
Q: The occasional slips and falls were considered a small price to pay for the trip.
R: They were excited, fascinated by the sight of fresh snow on the road.
S: Even so, it looked beautiful to tourists of various categories.


3. S1: We don't see many banyan trees in our cities now-a- days.
S6: And every village has at least one.

P: But in our overcrowded cities, where there is barely enough living space for people, banyan trees don't have much of a chance.
Q: These trees like to have plenty of space in which to spread themselves out.
R: Of course, many parks have banyan trees.
S: After all, a full grown banyan takes up as large an area as a three-storey apartment building.


4. S1: The Third Five - Year Plan ran into rough weather from the very start.
S6: The government had to resort to devaluation of the rupee.

P: Large funds had to be diverted from development to defence.
Q: Food situation became critical and prices began to rise steep after the Indo - Pak conflict.
R: During this period, there was also the war with Pakistan in 1965.
S: There was the China War in 1962 which completely upset our economy.


5. S1: After the firing that evening the street that used to be full of people was completely deserted.
S6: I was so frightened that I ran for my life.

P: Nor were any windows open or lighted.
Q: Suddenly I detected a movement to my left.
R: There was no trace of any human being and all doors were firmly closed.
S: Surprisingly, even the stray dogs had disappeared.



6. S1: Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14.
S6: Exhibitions of photographs of Pandit Nehru showing his life time are also arranged in some schools.

P: He loved children.
Q: On this day, children take part in many activities.
R: Sports, music, drama and debates are arranged in schools.
S: That is why his birthday is celebrated as Children's Day.


7. S1: The art of growing old is one which the passage of time has forced upon my attention.
S6: This is not always easy; one's own past is a gradually increasing weight.

P: One of these is undue absorption in the past.
Q: One's thoughts must be directed to the future and to things about which there is something to be done.
R: Psychologically, there are two dangers to be guarded against in old age.
S: It does not do to live in memories, in regrets for the good old days, or in sadness -about friends who are dead.


8. S1: Just as some men like to play football or tennis, so some men like to climb mountains.
S6: You look down and see the whole country below you.

P: This is often very difficult to do, for mountains are not just big hills.
Q: Paths are usually very steep, and some mountain sides are straight up and down, so that it may take many hours to climb as little as one hundred feet.
R: There is always the danger that you may fall off and be killed or injured.
S: Men talk about conquering a mountain, and the wonderful feeling it is to reach the top of a mountain after climbing for hours and may be, even for days.


9. S1: Frozen foods are so popular today that many people wonder how they ever lived without them.
S6: Now refrigerators and deep freezers preserve many foods that could not be kept any other way.

P: Near the North Pole, where the ground stays frozen all the year around, there is no problem ,of preserving foods.
Q: Actually, people who live in cool climates.have had frozen foods for a long time.
R: Ice helped them when they could get it, -but they couldn't get,it very often.
S: But people who live in warm climates have not always been able to keep food fi-esh.


10. S1: When you meet someone and discover areas of common interest and experience, you gain building blocks to develop a deeper relationship.
S6: This creates a sense of familiarity and indicates your interest in discussing the topic further and sharing your ideas.

P: This gives you and your partner an opportunity to decide if you would like to get to know one another better.
Q: Remember, much of the point of conversation is to discuss different topics and experiences in order to find a common bond.
R: So, when you discover a connection, tell your partner right away.
S: If you have enough in common, then hopefully you will want to see each other again to share common interests.


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Very and too have different meanings. Consider this example:
  • I have $100.
  • This bottle of wine costs $90. It's very expensive, but I can buy it.
  • That bottle of wine costs $150. It's too expensive, so I can't buy it.

    "Very" in front of an adjective amplifies it. To amplify something even more than "very," you can say "extremely":
  • It's 75F. It's hot.
  • It's 90F. It's very hot.
  • It's 105F. It's extremely hot.

    "Too" means "more than the limit." For example:
  • You must be 17 years old to watch this movie. Jackson is 14. He's too young.
  • This shirt is a size large, and I need a size small. The shirt is too big for me.
  • The train left at 8:00 and we got to the station at 8:30. We arrived too late.

    Remember, use too much and too many before nouns... and use too before adjectives. You can't say "The shirt is too much big." - because "big" is an adjective.

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