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He asked me what I was doing?

Sequence of Sentences
Directions: In the following items, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled as A, B, C, D, E and F to produce the proper sequence.
  1. A. Science improves our living conditions but
    B. There are sufficient reasons for doing so
    C. Rejecting or accepting anything provided
    D. And not be afraid of
    E. Teach us to think straight
    F. It should also

    a) ABCDEF
    b) AFBDEC
    c) AFEDCB
    d) BDFCAE
  2. A. The girl was holding into piece of wood, but the river was deep and it was carrying her away
    B. At the same moment, a boy ran up to him and pointed towards the river
    C. He took off his coat at once, jumped into the water and saved the girl's life.
    D. It is clear that such a large scale operation
    E. The young man heard a cry and tuned round but could not see any body
    F. Are yet to be ascertained.

    a) ACBDEF
    b) EDFBAC
    c) EFBADC
    d) BDFCAE
  3. A. If you want to film a scene in slow motion you run the camera twice as fast as usual which sounds ridiculous but isn't.
    B. On the screen everything appears at half the speed at which the camera recorded it.
    C. If you are filming in slow motion, however, the camera runs at twice the normal speed yet, in spite of this, the projector which shows the film will be run at the normal speed and this means that the projector will show the film at half the speed at which it was photographed.
    D. This is because the camera which took the pictures and the projector which shows them run at the same speed.
    E. When a film camera is running at normal speed, it takes twenty-four pictures a second.
    F. When the film is run through the film projector in the camera twenty-four pictures a second appear on the screen

    a) AEFDCB
    b) AFBDEC
    c) FAEDCB
    d) BDFCAE
  4. A. We are living in an age in which technology has suddenly annihilated distance.
    B. Are we going to let this consciousness of our variety make us fear and hate each other
    C. Physically we are now all neighbours, but psychologically we are still strangers to each other.
    D. We have never been so conscious of our variety as we are now that we have come to such close quarters.
    E. In that event, we should be dooming ourselves to wipe each other out.
    F. How are we going to react?

    The proper sequence should be
    a) ACDFBE
    b) AFBDEC
    c) AFEDCB
    d) BDFCAE
  5. A. Widowhood in India used to be especially miserable.
    B. There were widows even in ages ranging from five to ten.
    C. A widow was a widow always.
    D. She could not marry again however tender in age she might be.
    E. Today nobody looks upon remarriage of widows with disgust or disapproval.
    F. However, several communities began to rebel against the ill-treatment of widows

    The proper sequence should be
    a) ABCDEF
    b) ACDBFE
    c) AFEDCB
    d) BDFCAE
  6. A. A country's Freedom can be preserved only by her own strength and self-reliance.
    B. We must learn to depend on ourselves and not look to others for help every time we are in trouble.
    C. We should not forget that those who lean too much on others tend to become weak and helpless.
    D. Certainly we want to make friends with the rest of the world.
    E. We welcome help and co-operation from every quarter but we must depend primarily on our own re-sources.
    F. We also seek the good-will and cooperation of all those who reside in this country whatever their race or nationality.

    The proper sequence should be :
    a) ABCDEF
    b) BDFECA
    c) AFEDCB
    d) BDFCAE
  7. A. Then a chance customer would come.
    B. Young Lincoln's way of keeping shop was entirely unlike anyone else
    C. Lincoln would jump up and attend to his needs and then revert to reading.
    D. He used to lie full length on the counter of the shop eagerly reading a book.
    E. For some time in his youth, Abraham Lincoln was manager of a shop.
    F. Never before Lincoln had so much time for reading as he had then.

    The proper sequence should be:
    a) ABCDEF
    b) AFBDEC
    c) EBDACF
    d) BDFCAE
  8. A. In developing countries like India, where gold is used mainly for ornaments, a distance change in attitude is in the offing.
    B. Slowly, the use of gold in the form of ornaments will be on the decline and even if gold prices shoot up, women folk would not like to sell off their ornaments.
    C. The yellow metal will soon be treated as an investment instrument.
    D. The maxim, "Large the gold reserves, Richer the country" will not hold good for a long time now.
    E. Again, it would not be an economic proposition to buy and sell gold ornaments as an instrument of investment as buying would be costlier and selling will be at a discount.
    F. The role of the precious yellow metal is undergoing a dramatic change.

    The proper sequence should be :
    a) ABCDEF
    b) AFBDEC
    c) AFEDCB
    d) FDABCE
  9. A. The low unit gas is a real temptation to any choosing between gas and electronic processes.
    B. BY contrast, electricity harnesses a unique range of technologies unavailable with gas.
    C. With benefits in terms of product quality and overall cleanliness, it can so often be the better and cheaper choice.
    D. These drawbacks negate the savings many businesses believe they make.
    E. But gas fired processes are often less efficient, require more floor space, take longer and produce more variable product quality.
    F. And many electric processes are well over 90% efficient, so far less energy is wasted.

    a) ABCDEF
    b) AFBDEC
    c) AEDBFC
    d) BDFCAE
  10. A. In Haiti, when they make statues of Christ and Satan, they make Christ black and Satan white.
    B. Aristotle and Plato considered Greeks so innately superior to barbarians that slavery was justified so long as the master was Greek and the slave barbarian.
    C. Until very recently, it was universally believed that men are congenitally more intelligent than women.
    D. Among white men, it is held that white men are by nature superior to men of other color, and especially to black men
    E. Even so enlightened a man a Spinoza decided against votes for women on this ground.
    F. In Japan, on the contrary, it is thought that yellow is the best color.

    a) ABCDEF
    b) AFBDEC
    c) AEDBFC
    d) CEDFAB
ANSWERS: 1. c; 2. b; 3. a; 4. a; 5. b;
6. b; 7. c; 8. d; 9. c; 10. d.

Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b), or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a),(b),or (c), If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d).
  1. In the modern world it is difficult to live through one's ideals.
    a) to live up to
    b) to live by
    c) to live for
    d) No improvement
  2. It took a mere five minutes for the world champion to dispose of his opponent.
    a) dispose to
    b) disposed
    c) dispose by
    d) No improvement
  3. It is a common belief that familiarity dispenses with the necessity of politeness.
    a) dispenses up
    b) dispenses from
    c) dispenses of
    d) No improvement
  4. Every human advance carries with it not only automatic benefits but also a new responsibility, and we must remain constantly aware for the dangers that lie in the possible misuse of our enormous skills.
    a) aware about
    b) aware of
    c) aware to
    d) No improvement
  5. Let's buy a new sari with the annual bonus, can we?
    a) can't we
    b) shall we
    c) don't we
    d) No improvement
  6. None of the guests were introduced to the bride.
    a) was introduced
    b) introduced
    c) have been introduced
    d) No improvement
  7. The patients are waiting for the arrival of the doctor for the last two hours.
    a) were waiting
    b) have been waiting
    c) waiting
    d) No improvement
  8. Not only the fans but also the team's head coach were shocked to be in the championship game.
    a) was
    b) had
    c) had being
    d) No improvement
  9. The rules of chess require that one made only one move at a time
    a) makes
    b) make
    c) will make
    d) No improvement
  10. Neither the children in the class nor Tom seem to be upset about failing the lab exam.
    a) seemed
    b) seems
    c) were seem
    d) No improvement
  11. Scarcely had the people retired then the earthquake shook the whole area.
    a) that
    b) when
    c) while
    d) No improvement
  12. No sooner had we arrived at the station when the announcement started.
    a) than
    b) then
    c) while
    d) No improvement
  13. Susheela availed herself of all the leave to her credit.
    a) availed of
    b) availed
    c) availed for
    d) No improvement
  14. If I had won the lottery, I have bought a plane.
    a) would have
    b) had
    c) could
    d) No improvement
  15. He asked me what I am doing
    a) that what I was doing
    b) what I was doing
    c) what was I doing
    d) No improvement
  16. We have read that book, haven't we?
    a) isn't it ?
    b) didn't we?
    c) have we ?
    d) No improvement
1. a; 2. d; 3. d; 4. b; 5. b;
.6. a; 7. b; 8. a; 9. a; 10. b;
11. b; 12. a; 13. d; 14. a; 15. b; 16. d
Published date : 23 May 2014 12:32PM

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