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REARRANGEMENT set-7

Directions Rearrange the following Six sentences (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them— 1. I had paid a lot of attention during training and could easily answer the questions till I came to the last one. What is the name of the lady who cleans your floor ? 2. ‘Yes’, he replied. “In your career you will meet many people all of whom are significant even if all you do is greet them.” 3. I thought the question was a joke. I had seen her but how would I know her name ? 4. During my internship we were given a quiz to see how much we had learnt. 5. I have never forgotten this lesson. 6. I submitted my paper leaving the last question blank and asked the manager if it would count for assessment.   1. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 Ans. A   2. Which of the following will be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 6 (E) 5 Ans. E   3. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 Ans. B   4. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 Ans. D   5. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 Ans. C  

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REARRANGEMENT set-6

Q.1   Directions: In the following question, five statements are provided. These statements form a coherent paragraph when properly arranged. Select the alternative representing the proper and logical sequencing of these statements.   A.        Similarly, little will be achieved by a debate on the pros and cons of reservations. B.        It will only aggravate the problem and lead to the fragmentation of the country. C.        Our government and our people have to give these docile people the chance of a fair deal to live with honour and self–respect. D.        The power elite, the government, the political parties and the people have to delve deeper into the very reasons why reservation has seemingly become necessary and what needs to be done to eliminate this pernicious practice. E.        If the Scheduled Castes in India are to rise in revolt because they feel that only violence permits their voice to be heard, the nation will have to pay a very heavy price for this.   CAEDB CEBAD DEBAC ECABD   Ans. D   Q.2   Directions: In the following question, five statements are provided. These statements form a coherent paragraph when properly arranged. Select the alternative representing the proper and logical sequencing of these statements.   A.        So, at least one of the basic assumptions must be wrong. B.        Olbers’ Paradox simple assumptions lead ‘inevitably to the conclusion that the sky should be bright, but in fact the sky is dark’. C.        You can’t get around it by acknowledging that the Milky Way Galaxy is just an island in space, so that we run out of stars to count at the edge of our galaxy. D.        There is a technique of argument called reduction ad absurdum, which depends on starting out from some basic assumption and reaching a clearly ridiculous conclusion. E.        That establishes beyond doubt that the initial assumption was wrong.   CEDBA BDAEC CBDAE DEBAC   Ans. D   Q.3   Directions: In the following question, five statements are provided. These statements form a coherent paragraph when properly arranged. Select the alternative representing the proper and logical sequencing of these statements.   A.        The new group took up rather a militant attitude against other castes, especially those which were popularly regarded as immediately higher or lower than the caste which it represented. B.        The sub–castes that joined together to create a big group retained their internal feelings of exclusiveness with undiminishing vigour. C.        Taking another point of view, that castes should be slowly abolished by consolidation of the sub–castes into larger castes, scholars have said that to propose this point is to miss the real problem. D.        Thus, scholars claimed that the spirit of caste patriotism or casteism is created; and diminishing of casteism would be very difficult and it would create an unhealthy atmosphere for the full growth of national consciousness. E.        This method, they claim, was tried in Bombay for a number of decades but the results were disastrous.   BECAD CEBAD AEBCD CDBEA   Ans. B   Q.4   Directions: In the following question, five statements are provided. These statements form a coherent paragraph when properly arranged. Select the alternative representing the proper and logical sequencing of these statements.   A.        The figures given are based only on estimates. B.        Registration with the employment exchanges being voluntary, not all the unemployed register their names in the exchanges. C.        Though it is often repeated that there has been an alarming rise in unemployment in our country since Independence, the exact number of unemployed persons is not yet known, as no survey has been undertaken either by the Planning Commission or by the National Simple Survey (NSS), or the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) or the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). D.        The estimates only take into consideration the number of persons registered in the employment exchanges and these employment exchanges cover mainly the urban areas. E.        Further, some of the registered persons are already employed but register again to seek better employment.   CADBE ADEBC CDBAE BAEDC   Ans. A   Q.5   Directions: In the following question, five statements are provided. These statements form a coherent paragraph when properly arranged. Select the alternative representing the proper and logical sequencing of these statements.   A.        Its proponents admit, however, that sociological explanations involve some form of intellection which is universalistic, call it ‘sociological apperception’, ‘empathy’, or ‘sociological imagination’, but simultaneously they also hold that explanation of specific forms of change in the cultural context of a nation requires delineation of conceptual categories applicable only to that particular culture. B.        The ideological orientation, however, is not only confined to the formulation of the goals of social change, but also extends to the specific form the sociological categories should have to analyzechange. C.        This particularism of some Indian sociologists introduces yet another ideological element in the analysis of change. D.        To achieve this goal is a case for the development of a particularistic or typical Indian sociology is made. E.        Hence, they claim there should be an Indian sociology distinct from sociology in the West or in other parts of the world.   BDAEC BEADC ADCEB DCEBA   Ans. A      

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REARRANGEMENT set-5

Directions: Rearrange the following five sentences in the proper sequence to form a coherent paragraph, and then answer the question given below: (1)         There is in nature a universal tendency toward refinement and compactness of form in space, or        contrariwise, toward increment and diffusion; and this manifests itself in time as acceleration or retardation. (2)         More and more science is coming to recognize, what theosophy affirms, that the spiral vortex, which so beautifully illustrates this law, both in its time and its space aspects is the universal archetype, the pattern of all that is, has been, or will be, since it is the form assumed by the ultimate physical atom. (3)          It is governed, in either case, by an exact mathematical law, like the law of falling bodies. (4)         And the ultimate physical atom is the physical cosmos in miniature. (5)         It shows itself in the widening circles which appear when one drops a stone into still water, in the convolutions of shells, in the branching of trees and the veining of leaves; the diminution in the size of the pipes of an organ illustrates it, and the spacing of the frets of a guitar.   Q.1 Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 5   Q.2 Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 4   Q.3 Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 2   Q.4 Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 3   Q.5 Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 1      

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REARRANGEMENT set-4

Direction: Rearrange the following five sentences in the proper sequence to form a coherent paragraph, and then answer the question given below. (1)         If no evil had existed in this world, man would never have dreamt of those numerous divinities, to whom he has rendered such various modes of worship. (2)        The man, always contented, would only have occupied himself with satisfying his wants; with enjoying the present, with feeling the influence of objects, that would unceasingly warn him of his existence in a mode that he must necessarily approve; nothing would alarm his heart; every thing would be analogous to his existence. (3)         These feelings can only be the consequence of some troublesome sensation, which must have previously affected him, or which by disturbing the harmony of his machine, has interrupted the course of his happiness; which has shown him he is naked. (4)         He would neither know fear, experience distrust, nor have inquietude for the future. (5)         If nature had permitted him easily to satisfy all his regenerating wants, if she had given him none but agreeable sensations, his days would have uninterruptedly rolled on in perpetual uniformity; he would never have discovered his own nakedness.   Q.1 Which of the following should be the third sentence after rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 2   Q.2 Which of the following should be the fifth sentence after rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 3   Q.3 Which of the following should be the fourth sentence after rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Ans. 4   Q.4 Which of the following should be the second sentence after rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Ans. 5   Q.5 Which of the following should be the first sentence after rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 1    

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REARRANGEMENT set-3

Directions: Rearrange the following five sentences in the proper sequence to form a coherent paragraph, and then answer the question given below: (1)         Again, the higher languages are written and are thus immediately accessible. (2)         For such reasons, chief attention has been given to the most highly developed languages. (3)         As the progress of research is necessarily from the known to the unknown, civilized languages were studied by scholars before the languages of savage and barbaric tribes. (4)         However, the problems presented to the philologist, in the higher languages, cannot be properly solved without a knowledge of the lower forms. (5).        In philology, North America presents the richest field in the world, for here is found the greatest number of languages distributed among the greatest number of stocks.   Q.1 Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 1   Q.2 Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 4   Q.3 Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans.2   Q.4 Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans.3   Q.5 Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Ans. 5      

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REARRANGEMENT set-2

Rearrange the following six sentences (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. (1) The wise man told them to cut down the tree and divide the fruits between themselves. (2) Ram and Sham were best of friends. (3) Ram was very hurt. “He would let Sham take ownership of the tree rather than cut it down”. (4) One day, they had a dispute among themselves regarding the mango tree. (5) On hearing this, the wise man declared Ram the rightful owner of the mango tree. (6) They went to the wise man in the village to solve their problem.   1. Which of the following should be the first sentence after the rearrangement ? (A) 2 (B) 5 (C) 3 (D) 6 (E) 1 Ans : (A)   2. Which of the following should be the second sentence after the rearrangement ? (A) 6 (B) 2 (C) 4 (D) 5 (E) 3 Ans : (C)   3. Which of the following should be the fourth sentence after the rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 5 (D) 3 (E) 4 Ans : (A)   4. Which of the following should be the fifth sentence after the rearrangement ? (A) 2 (B) 5 (C) 1 (D) 3 (E) 4 Ans : (D)   5. Which of the following should be the sixth (last) sentence after the rearrangment ? (A) 1 (B) 5 (C) 6 (D) 3 (E) 2 Ans : (B)        

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Rearrange the following six sentences (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. (a) So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow hard upon the traveller. (b) The Sun and the Wind were disputing who was stronger amongst them. (c) But the harder he blew the more closely the traveller wrapped his coat around him. (d) Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller, who soon found it too hot to walk with his coat on. (e) Suddenly they saw a traveller walking down the road, and the Sun said, “I see a way to settle our dispute” (f) Whichever of us can cause the traveller below to take off his coat shall be regarded as the stronger one.   1. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement ? (A) (f) (B) (e) (C) (d) (D) (c) (E) (b) Ans : (C)   2. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement ? (A) (d) (B) (b) (C) (e) (D) (c) (E) (a) Ans : (E)   3. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement ? (A) (b) (B) (c) (C) (a) (D) (e) (E) (f) Ans : (B)   4. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement ? (A) (b) (B) (e) (C) (c) (D) (d) (E) (a) Ans : (A)   5. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement ? (A) (b) (B) (a) (C) (f) (D) (e) (E) (c) Ans : (D)  

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