Sentence Rearrangement for Upcoming Exams – Set 19

Directions: In each of the following questions each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labeled P,Q,R and S. You are required to find out the proper order of the four sentences.

  1. S1. One of the criticisms often made against the production of biofuel is that it requires the use of enormous areas of agricultural land, thereby reducing the available space needed to grow food.
    S6. The idea has actually been around for some time. In the United States, research began in earnest in the 1970s under President Jimmy Carter.
    P. Algae are abundant, grow in water (there are both fresh- and salt-water varieties), fast-growing and contain high concentrations of oil.
    Q. At the same time, their cultivation on a large scale would help remove CO2 from the atmosphere and provide a source of oxygen.
    R. Put this way, the cultivation of algae for biofuel production sounds like an attractive idea.
    S. But this problem could be solved by using some form of algae as the source of biofuel instead of crops like soya, sugar cane or palm
    The proper sequence should be:
    A)RQSP
    B)SPQR
    C)QSRQ
    D)RSPQ
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The starting sentence says that production of biofuel from  crops pose a problem because of scarcity of agricultural land so clearly S follows it as it provides the solution in the form of algae and P explains about  Algae further and Q gives the benefits it gives . And the last sentence S6 discusses some “idea “ and the word idea is given in R also so RS6 forms as pair too; giving us SPQR the correct sequence.
  2. S1. In the 1860s, a Belgian businessman called George Nagelmackers had a brilliant idea. Nagelmackers had visited the United States where he had admired the American long-distance trains.
    S6. employing the best craftsmen, designers and artists to produce his luxurious carriages.
    P. And he planned to make them even more luxurious
    Q. In 1876, he founded La Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (literally, the International Sleeping Car Company)
    R. They were more comfortable than European trains and they were equipped with sleeping cars and restaurants
    S. Nagelmackers decided to introduce similar facilities on European trains
    The proper sequence should be:
    A)PSQP
    B)PRSQ
     C)RSPQ
     D)SQRP
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation
    : The starting sentence desribes the person’s visit to US where visited in the trains . The word “They were more comfortable than “European” trains in R is obviously used for the trains described  in S1 so it will follow the first sentence ; S and P describe  further; his will to make more luxurious trains  in Europe and Q is the connecting with S6 that he founded a company employing best employess. So RSPQ is the correct sequence.
  3. S1. The world food system has shown itself to be incapable of getting enough healthy food to everyone.
    S6. Clearly demand for food is going to increase dramatically and this will put the food system under considerable strain.
    P. And unless something is done, the situation is bound to get worse in the years ahead.
    Q. Around 9 million people suffer chronic hunger while a billion others consume too much, creating further health problems linked to obesity.
    R. That is an awful lot of mouths to feed.
    S. It’s said that by 2050, the world’s population is likely to have risen from the current 7 billion to around 9 billion.
    The proper sequence should be:
    A) SRQP
    B) QRSP
    C) SRQP
    D) QPSR
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The starting sentence tells deficiency of present world system. Q explains it further and P tells ; if not done something now this situation may be worsened .It is followed by S that projects the population of future and it connects with R.
  4. S1. There’s nothing new in the idea that adolescence is a difficult period for everyone – the adolescents themselves, of course, as well as for their parents
    S6. This new knowledge, it is hoped, will help all of us deal better with the difficult and often painful years of transition from childhood to adulthood.
    P. Quite simply, the two generations live worlds apart. Now, psychologists are beginning to understand the biological basis for this eternal conflict.
    Q. Teenagers’ brains really are different from those of their parents and a fully adult brain may not develop until well after the teenage years.
    R. For their part, adolescents can’t understand what their parents are worried about; they find their tastes and responsible concerns boring and outdated
    S. From an adult point of view, adolescents are difficult, rebellious, irresponsible, often selfish and self absorbed, prone to dangerous behaviour that risks their health, their life and their possibility of future happiness.
    The proper sequence should be:
    A) PSRQ
    B) SRQP
    C) QSRP
    D) SRPQ
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : S and R make a pair here and follows the starting sentence .P gives a conclusion of the three previous statements and Q tells the  biological reason for this  conflict between the generations  which connects with S6 .
  5. S1. In his preface to the 1843 edition of “A Christmas Carol” Charles Dickens expressed the hope that his “Ghostly little book” would pleasantly haunt its readers and that it should not put his readers out of humour with themselves, each other, or with the author of the book.
    S6. And in book form, there are numerous adaptations for children.
    P. The book sums up for many people what Christmas is all about and it is often said that the Carol, along with Dickens’s other Christmas books, defines the very idea of the true Christmas spirit.
    Q. The secret of its everlasting appeal is its bold simplicity and vivid imagery.
    R. Few would doubt that Dickens wholeheartedly succeeded in this aim.
    S. A striking testimony to its overwhelming popularity is the fact that over 200 film versions have been made, including the celebrated Muppet version starring Michael Caine as Scrooge.
    The proper sequence should be:
    A) RQPS
    B) RPQS
    C) SQPR
    D) PRQS
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation : The first sentence ; the aim of Charles dickens’ to haunt the readers is talked about and R acknowledges this aim to be successful so it is the second sentence S6 is saying bout the book form of this edition so it is preceded by the sentence S which talks about  film version of the same . so we are left with P and Q ; and from the use of pronouns we can infer that P is to be followed by Q; thus giving the correct sequence to be RPQS.
     
  1. S1. A new word has entered the English language in the last year: plasticarian: in other words, someone who attempts to live a plastic-free life.
    S6. whose dislike of the stuff began after he had spent so much time in the laboratory studying it.
    P. Despite this weird connotation, the term is rapidly catching on and more and more people are eagerly looking for ways of eliminating plastic from their lives.
    Q. The term is a strange one, as it sounds a bit like “vegetarian”, suggesting that a plasticarian is someone who eats only plastic.
    R. This means buying no products made of plastic or covered in plastic packaging, and making use of as little plastic as possible in the home.
    S. The term was apparently coined by Thomas Smith, a chemistry PhD student at Manchester University
    The proper sequence should be:
    A) SRPQ
    B) QPRS
    C) RQPS
    D) QRPS
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation : The sentence that can follow S1 is R and S6 should be precede by S ; remaining are P and Q ; QP is the correct pair. RQPS is the correct sequence.
     
  1. S1. Women have often encountered obstacles when attempting to start their own businesses
    S6. They are just as capable as men at founding, running and growing a new business.
    P. Some women have found difficulties overseeing the work of male subordinates or dealing with male counterparts
    Q. Then there is the issue of family duties, with women expected play the major role in taking care of children and managing the home.
    R. Banks have been more reluctant to offer financing to women planning to launch a new business
    S. Fortunately, however, the situation is changing, and today more and more women are proving to the world that
    The proper sequence should be:
    A) RPQS
    B) PQRS
    C) RQPS
    D) QRPS
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : First sentence talking about business issues so R is the next sentence followed by P’ and Q then S6 is a positive statement so the previous one should be S.
     
  2. S1. Back in 1985, journalist, filmmaker and dolphin expert Hardy Jones was filming dolphins near the Bahamas when an unwanted visitor appeared upon the scene: a hammerhead shark.
    S6. The four young dolphins harassed the shark, working as a unit, diving and turning in unison like a squadron of fighter planes flying precision man oeuvres until the hammerhead gave up and swam out to sea.
    P. Then, to his complete surprise, something remarkable happened. “Suddenly the undersea world came alive with high-pitched whistles and intense sonar bursts.
    Q. Two juvenile dolphins… appeared over my left shoulder. I flinched as I felt the wash they created streaking through the water straight for the hammerhead.
    R. What’s more, it was heading straight for Jones, intent on attack. Jones thrust his camera in front of him as a means of protection while he considered his options.
    S. In an instant, two buddies joined them, bolting in from the right,” writes Jones in his blog.
    The proper sequence should be:
    A) PRSQ
    B) RPQS
    C) RPSQ
    D) PRQS
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The sentence1 tells about an incident that happened during the expert’s shooting in the sea R follows it correctly; and P connect with it so RP is the pair. Q and S are left now; but the word “ them” in S signifies previously talked two things (dolphins) so it has to be Q so the correct sequence is RPQS.
  3. S1.Introverted people are often seen as socially inept and their talents are so easily overlooked.
    S6. Few people find it pleasant to be seen as misfit.
    P. But as modern society tends to place a high value on extroversion (life is a performance!), the chances are that you’ll suffer at some stage for it.
    Q. Introverts are a minority in this extroverted world, much in the way that left-handed people find that a lot of things are designed with right-handed people in mind.
    R. As computer scientist, blogger and introvert Mark Dykeman writes: Simply put, introverts face the daily challenge of feeling like square pegs being shoved into round holes.
    S. If you’re an introvert, you probably didn’t choose it; it’s just your nature.
    The proper sequence should be:
    A) SRQP
    B) PRQS
    C) SPRQ
    D) QPSR
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :The word “You” in S and P makes them a pair ; and the conjunction But signifies S is the first part and P will follow it ; R tells that the writer writes about the problems of introverts and Q complements this saying giving the correct SPRQ.
  4. S1. In the mid-1970s, Bangladeshi economist Mohammed Yuru believed he had hit upon an ingenious way of reducing poverty.
    S6. As a result, all the profit from the sale of their baskets was paid back to the money lender and the cycle of poverty continued.
    P. who would lend sums of money at exorbitant rates of interest – sometimes as much as 120%.
    Q. Being very poor people, it was impossible to get a loan from a bank, so they often had recourse to loan sharks
    R. After visiting poor villages in his native country he realized that if people could get a small loan to start a small business, they could make enough money to pay back the debt and eventually prosper.
    S. He noticed, for example, that basket weavers in one village he visited sometimes couldn’t afford to buy the bamboo they needed to make the wares they would later sell.
    The proper sequence should be:
    A) RQPS
    B) QPRP
    C) RSQP
    D) SRPQ
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : R and S connect with each other and so does P and Q . The sequence will be RSQP.

 

 

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28 Thoughts to “Sentence Rearrangement for Upcoming Exams – Set 19”

  1. Player

    We can count on technological / innovation to continue / in an even more rapid pace / than in previous generations./ No error
    We can count on technological
    innovation to continue
    in an even more rapid pace
    than in previous generations
    No error
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    1. Ambika

      at an even more rapid pace

    2. Gusto

      in an even– at an even

        1. Gusto

          yup preposition

  2. Gusto

    thank u ambi mam!!!

  3. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

    mam thnks a lot…;)))

  4. Sachin Shukla

    thankuu:))

  5. Divaker

    In question no 7 I have a doubt. That
    Women have often encountered obstacles
    when attempting to start their own businesses so.in next sentence we use the obstacles like option Q is talking about
    Why we are picking up the sentence with R

    Please check again and elaborate it if possible

    1. Ambika

      okk ..then give the correct sequence if u have doubt

        1. Ambika

          see above i have explained

          1. Divaker

            Ok thanks

    2. ครђ

      Bhai aise kaun explanation puchta hai 😀

      1. Divaker

        Are bhai kya hua I apologize you think my way to ask my doubts not good

      2. Divaker

        My motive was not to heart anyone it is just a formal way bhai ap bolo agr kuch galti ho gyi ho to I will take care of that in future

        1. ครђ

          Dil pe le gaye yaar tum tohh… ab jaane b do kya logic ke piche pad gaye 😛 Ok gudnight

          1. Divaker

            Ok ok bhai sorry I am leaving now that

          2. ครђ

            hmm thanks 🙂 luv u

          3. Divaker

            Ha ha ha u too bro

          4. Divaker

            U too brother

    3. Ambika

      see the first sentence saying about the problems in business
      so it should be followed by same kind of sentence so R is explaining it further ; P is also talking about work related issues so P will follow it ; uske baad hoga Q jo ki alag problem ki baat kar rha then last me S hoga

      1. Divaker

        Ambika ya to main galta smj Raha hn ya smjha nhi pa Raha sentence is talking about obstacles that women are encountered while going to start their business m I right ????

        1. Divaker

          So just in simple words next sentence mein hm obstacles Ko dekenge na ki banks ki reluctants Ko to offer financie them

          Bs yahi doubt hai ar Han I apologize if my way to Ask my doubts is not good sorry

  6. Divaker

    Answer should be D

  7. MAYANK BHARADWAJ100%

    thks

  8. KUCH B........

    thanku ambi:))

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