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Following sentences labelled 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 when arranged properly make a coherent passage. Enter the correct sequence after the arrangement.
1. After his earlier education at St. Anthony’s School, in Threadneedle Street, he was placed, as a boy, in the household of Cardinal John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor.
2. The youth wore his patron’s livery, and added to his state.
3. The patron used, afterwards, his wealth or influence in helping his young client forward in the world.
4. It was not unusual for persons of wealth or influence and sons of good families to be so established together in a relation of patron and client.
5. Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King’s Bench, was born in 1478, in Milk Street, in the city of London.
Detailed Solution for Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 1
Sentence 5 introduces the protagonist of the passage "Sir Thomas More". Thus, sentence 5 is apt as the first sentence of the passage.
Sentence 1 talks about Sir Thomas More being placed under the care of Cardinal John Morton. Sentence 4 is the author's view of this system. Thus, sentence 4 immediately follows sentence 1.
Sentences 2 and 3 further describe the relationship between a patron and client and thus sentences 2 and 3 follow the pair 1-4. Sentence 3 would follow sentence 2 as the adverb "afterwards" used in sentence 3 is used to indicate a time later to the events of sentence 2. Thus, sentences 1423 come in a sequence.
Thus, the final order of the sentences is 51423.
The following sentences when arranged properly form a coherent passage. Rearrange them properly and enter the sequence in the box given below.
1. In this lies the dignity of daring.
2. That is to say, it should enable him to dare to let go his futile hankering after harmony, surcease from pain, and a comfortable life in order that he may discover, in doing battle with the forces that oppose him, that which awaits him beyond the world of opposites.
3. Only to the extent that man exposes himself over and over again to annihilation, can that which is indestructible arise within him.
4. Thus, the aim of practice is not to develop an attitude which allows a man to acquire a state of harmony and peace wherein nothing can ever trouble him.
5. On the contrary, practice should teach him to let himself be assaulted, perturbed, moved, insulted, broken and battered.
Detailed Solution for Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 2
Sentence 4 starts with ‘thus’ indicating that it is inferred from some other sentence. Further, it negates a possibility. Thus, sentence 5 should follow sentenc 4 since it starts with ‘on the contrary’ and states the actual idea. Thus 4-5 is a pair. Sentence 2 further elaborates the idea in sentence 5 and hence should follow it. Sentence 3 states that man can only become indestructible when he exposes himself to annihilation. Sentence 1 adds to that by stating that in this lies the man’s dignity. Thus the sequence is- 31452
The following sentences, when arranged properly, form a logical and meaningful paragraph. Enter the correct sequence of the sentences
1. Not only are the camels, cattle, and sheep subjected to a tax, but every attempt at cultivation is thwarted by the authorities, who impose a fine or tax upon the superficial area of the cultivated land.
2. The principal object of Turks and Egyptians in annexation is to increase their power of taxation by gaining an additional number of subjects.
3. Thus, no one will cultivate more than is absolutely necessary, as he dreads the difficulties that broad acres of waving crops would entail upon his family.
4. Thus, although many advantages have accrued to the Arab provinces of Nubia through Egyptian rule, there exists very much mistrust between the governed and the governing.
5. The bona fide tax is a bagatelle to the amounts squeezed from him by the extortionate soldiery, who are the agents employed by the sheik.
Detailed Solution for Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 3
Sentence 3 and 4 start with ‘thus’, hence they are effects of something which has already been mentioned. Hence, they cannot be the opening sentences of the paragraph. Sentence 1 also seems to continue some point. Hence it can also be ruled out to be an opening sentence. Sentence 5 talks about ‘him’, so it is also unlikely to be the first sentence. Hence statement 2 makes the best opening sentence. Sentence 2 mentions the reasons due to which Turks and Egyptians wanted to expand their empires. Sentence 4 continues the idea logically and explains how the conflicting goals lead to mistrust between the rulers and the people. Sentence 1 further supports the argument mentioned in sentence 4 by quoting the incidences which aggravated this mistrust. Statement 3 mentions the effect of this mistrust and should follow 1. Sentence 5 should come at the end. Hence the correct sequence should be 24135.
Five sentences are given below, which when arranged properly, form a logical and meaningful paragraph. Rearrange the given sentences and enter the correct order as the answer.
1. When these habits have fixed themselves for long enough upon their victims, the nerves give way and severe depression or some other form of nervous prostration is the result.
2. If, however, there simply is an enforced rest, without any intelligent understanding of the trouble, the invalid gets "well" only to drag out a miserable existence or to get very ill again.
3. People form habits which cause nervous strain.
4. Although any nervous suffering is worthwhile if it is the means of teaching us how to avoid nervous strain, it certainly is far preferable to avoid the strain without the extreme pain of a nervous breakdown.
5. If such an illness turns the attention to its cause, and so starts the sufferer toward a radical change from habits which cause nervous strain to habits which bring nervous strength, then the illness can be the beginning of better and permanent health.
Detailed Solution for Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 4
Statement 1 refers to ‘these habits’, hence it must be preceded by a statement which talks about some habits. Thus it cannot be the first sentence of the passage. Statement 2 and 5 start with ‘if’ and try to continue on a point which has already been mentioned. Hence these cannot be the opening sentence of the paragraph. Statement 4 seems to be continuing the same point which has already been mentioned. Hence among the given sentences, statement 3 makes the best opening sentence as it introduces the topic which is under discussion. Statement 5 continues the point which has been mentioned in statement 1. Statement 1 talks about the negative implications of the habits if they are continued for long. Statement 5 further continues this point and thus should follow 1. Statement 2 presents an alternate point of view to that presented in statement 5 and hence should follow statement 5. Statement 4 brings the paragraph to logical closure.
Hence the correct sequence is 31524
Five sentences are given below, which when arranged properly, form a logical and meaningful paragraph. Rearrange the given sentences and enter the correct order as the answer.
1. A good illustration of this is afforded by space and time.
2. If we travel along a straight line in either direction, it is difficult to believe that we shall finally reach a last point, beyond which there is nothing, not even empty space.
3. Most of the great ambitious attempts of metaphysicians have proceeded by the attempt to prove that such and such apparent features of the actual world were self-contradictory, and therefore could not be real.
4. Space and time appear to be infinite in extent, and infinitely divisible.
5. The whole tendency of modern thought, however, is more and more in the direction of showing that the supposed contradictions were illusory, and that very little can be proved a priori from considerations of what must be.
Detailed Solution for Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 5
Statement 3 states how most of the previous attempts of metaphysicians were focused on proving that something is not real. In statement 5, he compares this to modern day’s situation. Hence 3 and 5 form a pair. He further goes on to show an illustration for the point mentioned in statement 5. So 1 should come after 5. he quotes the example of space and time to support his argument. In statement 2, he explains this example to show that it is in accordance with what he is saying. Thus, the correct order of the sentences is 35142.
The following statements when properly arranged form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number (1, 2, 3, 4). Decide on the proper order for the sentences and key in this sequence of five numbers as your answer.
1. The hands of the man who sawed the wood, left red marks on the billets; and the forehead of the woman who nursed her baby, was stained with the stain of the old rag she wound about her head again.
2. Those who had been greedy with the staves of the cask, had acquired a tigerish smear about the mouth; and one tall joker so besmirched, his head more out of a long squalid bag of a nightcap than in it, scrawled upon a wall with his finger dipped in muddy wine-lees--BLOOD.
3. It had stained many hands, too, and many faces, and many naked feet, and many wooden shoes.
4. The wine was red wine, and had stained the ground of the narrow street in the suburb of Saint Antoine, in Paris, where it was spilled.
Detailed Solution for Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 6
Sentence 4 opens the paragraph. It gives an introduction about the wine that is being described further in the paragraph. 3 follows 4 as it goes on to describe the characteristics of the wine. 2 is the best concluding statement. Therefore, the flow is 4-3-1-2
Four of the given sentences can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.
1. There is a saying of an ancient Sanskrit poet which, being translated into English, runs: "In a hundred ages of the gods I could not tell you of the glories of Himachal."
2. The avifauna of the Himalayas is a large and beautiful one.
3. This every writer on things Himalayan contrives to drag into his composition.
4. Himalayan birds inhabit what is perhaps the most wonderful tract of country in the world.
5. The Himalayas are not so much a chain of mountains as a mountainous country, some eighty miles broad and several hundred long—a country composed entirely of mountains and valleys with no large plains or broad plateaux
Detailed Solution for Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 7
Sentence 1 introduces a saying on Himachal/ Himalayas and sentence 3 says that every writer who writes on Himalayas tries to bring this saying into his composition.
Thus sentences 1-3 form a pair.
Sentence 4 says that the Himalayan birds inhabit the most wonderful tract of country in the world.
Sentence 5 continues by describing why the Himalayan region is the most wonderful tract in the world.
Thus sentences 4-5 form a pair.
Sentence 2 says that the bird life of Himalayas is a large and beautiful one.
Sentences 1, 3, 4 and 5 discuss about how Himalayan birds inhabit one of the most wonderful tracts in the world. These lines emphasize the beauty of the Himalayas.
But sentence 2 talks about how large and beautiful the bird life of Himalayas is.
Following sentences labelled 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 when arranged properly make a coherent passage. Enter the correct sequence after the arrangement.
1: The first is the only one considered by Galton.
2: These two terms include everything that can pertain to a human being.
3: The words are not wholly suitable, particularly since nature has two distinct meanings,—human nature and external nature.
4: Further, nurture is capable of subdivision into those environmental influences which do not undergo much change and those forces of civilization and education which might better be described as culture.
5: Galton adopted and popularized Shakespeare's antithesis of nature and nurture to describe a man's inheritance and his surroundings.
Detailed Solution for Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 8
1 talks about ‘the first’ and 2 talks about ‘these terms’. So it can be inferred that 1 and 2 talk about some specific portions of a bigger list. 3 and 5 provide such examples. But 1 cannot follow 4 because in that case it will imply that Galton only considers Nature. But 4 talks about ‘nurture’ rendering this possibility wrong. So 5-2 is a pair and 3-1 is a pair. Further, 5 introduces Galton who is the subject of passage. So, 5 is the first sentence followed by 2. 4 starts with ‘further’ and thus should come after the sentence which talks about nature i.e. 3. Thus the sequence is- 52314
Five sentences are given below labelled as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Of these, four sentences, when arranged properly, make a meaningful and coherent paragraph. Identify the odd one out.
1. But it is a little silly for an agitator to cry thief when the success of his agitation has led to the adoption of his ideas.
2. That is perhaps true, and it suggests a comparison which illuminates both men.
3. Critics have often suggested that Roosevelt stole Bryan's clothes.
4. There is a great deal of literal truth in that remark, for it has been the peculiar work of Bryan to express in politics some of that emotion which has made America the home of new religions.
5. It would not be unfair to say that it is always the function of the Roosevelts to take from the Bryans.
Detailed Solution for Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 9
According to sentence 4, some remark about Bryan is true and the author states his reason why the remark is true. From the reasoning of the author we can infer that the remark relates to Bryan's work that has influenced religions. Since no other sentence talks about religions, sentence 4 is the odd one out.
Sentences 1,2,3 and 5 give the author's view on Roosevelt stealing Bryan's ideas. The correct sequence of sentences is 3251.
*Answer can only contain numeric values
Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 10
Five sentences are given below labeled as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Of these, four sentences, when arranged properly, make a meaningful and coherent paragraph. Identify the odd one out and key it in as the answer.
1. A broken will is worse misfortune than a broken back.
2. It is only a strong, unbroken, persistent will that is adequate to achieve self-mastery, and mastery of the difficulties of life.
3. In the latter case the man is physically crippled; in the former, he is morally crippled.
4. Nor is there much difficulty in leading even a very strong-willed and obstinate child to give up his own way under extraordinary circumstances.
5. The effort to break the child's will has long been recognized as disastrous by all educators.
Detailed Solution for Test: Para Jumbles (Without Options) - Question 10
The sentences 1,2,3 and 5 talk about the importance of raising children with a strong will. Sentence 4 talks about changing the habits of a strong willed and obstinate child. Thus, sentence 4 is the odd one out. The correct order of the sentences is 5-1-3-2.
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