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


1. S1: The 'age of computers' is considered to have begun in 1946.
S6: And now it is difficult to find a field where computers are not used.

P: Those early computers were huge and heavy affairs, with problems of speed and size.
Q: It was only with the introduction of electronics that the computers really came of age.
R: But computers were in use long before that.
S: They had several rotating shafts and gears which almost always doomed them to slow operation.


2. S1: Of the various kinds of insect defences that of the North American fungus - eating beetle is quite unusual.
S6: The beetle's chemical secretion keeps the deer mouse at bay.

P: Both ants as well as mammals such as deermice feed on this beetle.
Q: This little beetle is able to recognize the kind of predator coming towards it and accordingly adopts a suitable defence.
R: When facing a deermouse, the beetle secretes an irritant from certain glands in its abdomen.
S: While the beetle simply rolls itself into a compact ball in the face of an ant attack, it copes with the deer mouse differently.


3. S1: At the age of four, Jagdish Chandra Bose was sent to a village 'pathshala'.
S6: His mother, too, reinforced what he learnt and did at school.

P: This step proved beneficial to the boy, for he thus became familiar with his mother tongue and learnt to read and write it.
Q: This was very unusual because -a man of his father's status was expected to send his son' to an English school.
R: He also became acquainted with some of the rich treasures of Indian culture.
S: At the same time he mixed with children of all castes and lost the sense of class superiority.


4. S1: Urban problems differ from State to State and city to city.
S6: There is no'underground drainage system in- most cities, and the narrow historical roads are already congested.

P: Most of the cities have neither water nor the required pipelines,
Q: The population in these cities has grown beyond , the planners' imagination.
R: However, certain basic problems are common to all cities.
S: Only broad macro - planning was done for such cities, without envisaging the future growth, and this has failed to meet the requirements.


5. S1: The houses in the Indus Valley were built of baked bricks.
S6: They led outside into covered sewers which ran down the side of the streets.

P: This staircase sometimes continued upwards on to the roof.
Q: Access to the upstairs rooms was by a narrow stone staircase at the back of the house.
R: The drains were incorporated in the walls.
S: The houses had bathrooms and water closets, rubbish chutes and excellent drainage systems.



6. S1: During the Middle Ages the manufacture of cloth was divided amongst a number of associations of skilled workers who performed different operations required ih its production.
S6: This was one of the reasons why the industry flourished in such rich countries as Flanders, Italy and Britain.

P: But the association of skilled workers lacked capital to buy it.
Q: Consequently, he began to assume the role of ther employer.
R: With the mechanisation of these operations, complicated apparatus became necessary for economic production.
S: The banker, therefore, stepped in to finance the industrialisation of these operations.


7. S1: Progress and success are attained in slow degrees.
S6: However, we must realise the truth that perfection is attained in slow proportions to the amount of labour put in by us.

P: But slow progress makes us grow impatient, disheartened and discouraged.
Q: The general tendency is to find fault with the system.
R: It is for this reason that people condemn and criticise the government.
S: People expect miracles and nothing short of a magical transformation can convince them.


8. S1: Different countries show different patterns of growth.
S6: Compared to this in Europe the growth rate is low.

P: Many, others have a high birth rate with a low death rate.
Q: Some have a high birth rate and still have a high death rate.
R: The developing countries show the most rapid growth rate.
S: Some others like the European nations, have a low birth rate and a low death rate.


9. S1: Most of the perishable foods are shipped by refrigerator ships.
S6: Ripe bananas are poor travellers and even one ripe banana at the start of the trip can spoil a whole ship load of fruit.

P: They are placed in the refrigerated hold of the ship.
Q: Some foods, such as bananas, are shipped before they get ripe.
R: As the green bananas are loaded, a man watchbs closely the signs of yellow on them.
S: The cool temperatures keep the bananas from getting ripe during the trip.


10. S1: A certain young man was entrusted to the care of a teacher.
S6: The teacher asked him to wait.

P: This dullard will come to grief if L send him away without a single lesson, thought the teacher.
Q: He was so dull of 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.


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