Sentence Rearrangement for Upcoming Exams – Set 58

Directions(1-5): The given sentences, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of the sentences from among the five given choices to construct a coherent paragraph keeping 1 and 6 as the first and the last statements respectively.

  1. 1. It doesn’t take a highly esteemed medical expert to conclude that women handle pain better than men.
    A) First, the men would give birth, and then take six months to recover.
    B) As for labor pains, the human species would become extinct if men had to give birth.
    C) They do, however, make life hell for everyone else with their non-stop complaining about how bad they feel.
    D) The men in my life, including my husband and my father, would not take a Tylenol for pain even if their lives depend on it.
    6. And by the time they finish sharing their excruciating experience with their buddies, all reproduction would come to a halt.
    ABDC
    DCBA
    CDBA
    BACD
    CDAB
    Option B

     

  2. 1. A few years ago, hostility towards Japanese-Americans was so strong that I thought they were going to reopen the detention camps here in Kolkata.
    A) Today Asians are a success story.
    B) I cannot help making a comparison to the anti-Jewish sentiment in Nazi Germany when Jewish people were successful in business.
    C) But do people applaud President Clinton for improving foreign trade with Asia?
    D) Now, talk about the ‘Arkansas-Asia Connection’ is broadening that hatred to include all Asian- Americans.
    6. No, blinded by jealousy, they complain that it is the Asian-Americans who are reaping the wealth.
    DBAC
    ABDC
    DABC
    ACBD
    CBDA
    Option A

     

  3. 1. Michael Jackson, clearly no admirer of long engagements, got married abruptly for the second time in three years.
    A) The latest wedding took place in a secret midnight ceremony in Sydney, Australia.
    B) It is also the second marriage for the new missus, about whom little is known.
    C) The wedding was attended by the groom’s entourage and staff, according to Jackson’s publicist.
    D) The bride, 37-year-old Debbie Rowe, who is carrying Jackson’s baby, wore white.
    6. All that is known is that she is a nurse for Jackson’s dermatologist.
    DABC
    BDCA
    ACBD
    CDBA
    CABD
    Option C

     

  4. 1. I can think of no serious prose play that has survived the generation that gave it birth.
    A) They are museum pieces.
    B) They are revived now and then because a famous part tempts a leading actor, or a manager in want of a stop-gap thinks he will put on a play on which he has no loyalties to pay.
    C) A few comedies have haphazardly traveled down a couple of centuries or so.
    D) The audience laugh at their wit with politeness and at their farce with embarrassment.
    6. They are not held nor taken out of themselves.
    CDBA
    CBAD
    ABDC
    BACD
    ADBC
    Option B

     

  5. 1) The wind had savage allies.
    A) If it had not been for my closely fitted helmet, the explosions might have shattered my eardrums.
    B) The first clap of thunder came as a deafening explosion that literally shook my teeth.
    C) I didn’t hear the thunder, I actually felt it – an almost unbearable physical experience.
    D) I saw lighting all around me in every shape imaginable.
    6) It was raining so torrentially that I thought I would drown in mid air.
    BCAD
    CADB
    CBDA
    ACDB
    DCAB
    Option A

     

  6. Directions(6-10): The given sentences, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of the sentences from the five given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  7. A) Perhaps the best known is the Bay Area Writing Project, founded by James Gray in 1974.
    B) The decline in writing skills can be stopped.
    C) Today’s back-to-basics movement has already forced some schools to place renewed emphasis on writing skills.
    D) Although the inability of some teachers to teach writing successfully remains a big stumbling block, a number of programmes have been developed to attack this problem.
    BCDA
    ADCB
    ACBD
    CABD
    DCAB
    Option A

     

  8. A) With that, I swallowed the shampoo, and obtained the most realistic results almost on the spot.
    B) The man shuffled away into the back regions to make up a prescription, and after a moment I got through on the shop-telephone to the Consulate, intimating my location.
    C) Then, while the pharmacist was wrapping up a six-ounce bottle of the mixture, I groaned and inquired whether he could give me something for acute gastric cramp.
    D) I intended to stage a sharp gastric attack, and entering an old-fashioned pharmacy, I asked for a popular shampoo mixture, consisting of olive oil and flaked soap.
    DCBA
    DACB
    BDAC
    BCDA
    CDAB
    Option A

     

  9. A- Secret persons shall strike with weapons, fire or poison.
    B- Clans mutually supporting each other shall be made to strike at the weak points.
    C- He shall destroy their caravans, herds, forests and troop reinforcements.
    D- The conqueror shall cause enemy kingdom to be destroyed by neighboring kings, jungle tribes, pretenders or unjustly treated princes.
    DCBA
    ABCD
    BDCA
    ADCB
    DABC
    Option A

     

  10. A- In emission trading, the government fixes the total amount of pollution that is acceptable to maintain the desired level of air quality.
    B- Economists argue this approach makes air pollution control more cost-effective than the current practice of fixing air pollution standards and expecting all companies to pollute below these standards.
    C- The USA uses emission trading to control air pollution.
    D- It then distributes emission permits to all companies in the region, which add up to the overall acceptable level of emission.
    BADC
    ACDB
    CBAD
    DBAC
    CBDA
    Option C

     

  11. A) There is a strong manufacturing base for a variety of products.
    B) India has come a long way on the technology front.
    C) But the technology adopted has been largely of foreign origin.
    D) However, there are areas such as atomic energy, space, agriculture, and defense where significant strides have been made in evolving relevant technologies within the country.
    ADCB
    DBAC
    BACD
    CBAD
    BDCA
    Option C

     

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