Sentence Rearrangement
General English

Para Jumbles - XI

In each of the following questions, the first and the last parts of the passage are numbered S1 and S 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer

Ques 1.
S1 : “As matter of fact”, said the boy modestly, “I’m a spaceman.”
P : “You can’t see it from here.”
Q : “From another planet.”
R : “I’m a spaceman”, he said again.
S : George and Cathy stared at the boy.
S6 : Cathy gasped, George gave a shout of laughter.
(a) PSRQ
(b) QPSR
(c) RQPS
(d) SRQP

Ques 2.
S1 : I suddenly it began to climb swiftly and the next I knew it was speeding eastward again till it became a speak in the blue morning.
P : I didn’t know what force they could command, but I was certain it would be sufficient.
Q : My enemies had located me, and the next thing would be a cordon round me.
R : This made me do some savage thinking.
S : The aeroplane had seen my bicycle, and would conclude that I would try to escape by the road.
S6 : In that case there might be a chance on the moors to the right or left.
(a) RQPS
(b) QPSR
(c) PSRQ
(d) SRQP

Ques 3.
S1 : His penance grew harder, he abjured even fruit.
P : Then the water, too, that the girl offered him in leaf-cups lay untouched
Q : Birds pecked at them as they lay rotting at his feet.
R : She gathered wild blossoms and laid them humbly before him.
S : The girl mused in sorrow: ‘Is there nothing left for me to do’.
S6 : The ascetic took no notice.
(a) RQPS
(b) SRQP
(c) QPSR
(d) PSRQ

Ques 4.
S1 : In other words, grammar grows and changes and there is no such things as correct use of English for the past, the present, and the future.
P : “The door is broke.”
Q : Yet this would have been correct in Shakespeare’s time !
R : Today, only an uneducated person would say, “My arm is broke.”
S : For example, in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, there is the line.
S6 : All the words that man has invented are divided into eight classes which are called parts of speech.
(a) PSQR
(b) SPRQ
(c) QPSR
(d) RSPQ

Ques 5.
S1 : There is no transportation system in any city that can compare in efficiency with the circulatory system of the body.
P : The larger one goes from the heart to the various parts of the body.
Q : If you will imagine two systems of pipes, one large and one small, both meeting at a central pumping station, you’ll have an idea of the Circulatory system.
R : These pipes are called arteries, veins and capillaries.
S : The smaller system of pipes goes from the heart to the lungs and back.
S6 : Arteries are blood vessels, in which blood is going away from the heart.
(a) QSPR
(b) PQSR
(c) RSQP
(d) SPRQ

Ques 6.
S1 : Gandhiji’s first political fast was made soon after his return from Africa.
P : He had also received help from their man’s sister.
Q : This was when the poor labourers of the cotton mills of Ahmedabad were on strike.
R : He was a friend of the largest mill-owner.
S : Gandhi had made the strikers promise to remain on strike until the owners agreed to accept the decision of an arbitrator.
S6 : He did not fast against the mill-owners, but in order to strengthen the determination of the strikers.
(a) SRPQ
(b) QSRP
(c) RPQS
(d) PQSR

Ques 7.
S1: A certain young man was entrusted to the care of a teacher.
P : ‘This dullard will come to grief, if i send him away without a single lesson’, thought the teacher.
Q : He was so dull of the mind that he could not, even in three months’ time, learn as much as a single lesson.
R : The young man came to ask the teacher’s permission to go home.
S : “It’s my business to provide a good education to my pupils to get on in life.”
S6 : The teacher asked him to wait.
(a) QPSR
(b) PSRQ
(c) SRQP
(d) RQPS

Answers :
(1) (c), (2) (d), (3) (d), (4) (b), (5) (a), (6) (b), (7) (a).