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"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
- Albert Einstein
1 . DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1 - 10): In this section each question consists of six sentences of a passage. The first and sixth sentences are given in the beginning as S1 and S6. The middle four sentences in each have been jumbled up and labelled P, Q, R and S. You are required to find the proper sequence of the four sentences and mark your response accordingly on the Answer Sheet.

$Q.$ $S_ 1$ : There have been many stories of porpoises saving human lives.

$S_ 6$ : Marine scientists point out that the porpoise's spirit of play is responsible for such incidents.

P : 'When I got to my feet no one was near, but in the water about 18 feet out a porpoise was leaping about.'

Q : One woman was wading waist deep off the Florida coast when an undertow pulled her down.

R : 'I felt something give me a terriffic shove up on to the beach', she says.

S : 'A man standing nearby said that the porpoise had shoved me ashore.'

The proper sequence should be
A.  PRSQ B.    QPRS
C.  QRPS D.    QPSR
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2 . $S_ 1$ : Rome, the greatest city of the ancient world, did not achieve its glory all of a sudden.

$S_ 6$ : Achievement of great moment cannot be accomplished without patient perseverance and a considerable interval of time.

P : The same is true of every great achievement.

Q : We should carry on our work with patience and perseverance.

R : It took several years to build Rome and bring it to the state of pomp and splendor.

S : When we wish to do a great thing, we cannot expect success in a moment.

The proper sequence should be
A.  RPSQ B.    PQSR
C.  QSPR D.    SRPQ
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3 . $S_ 1$ : The bus stopped.

$S_ 6$ : Then his eyes rested with cold malice on the dog.

P : The conductor came in and took the fares.

Q : A woman and a man got in together.

R : The young woman was carrying a pet dog.

S : They took their seats.

The proper sequence should be
A.  PQRS B.    QSRP
C.  QPSR D.    QSPR
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4 . $S_ 1$ : James Watt used the power of steam to drive machines.

$S_ 6$ : The jet engine is relatively more recent.

P : With petrol engines people were able to build motor cars and aeroplanes.

Q : Then many years later, the petrol engine was invented.

R : These provided quicker means of traveling.

S : His invention was used later by other clever men to give us the railway engine.

The proper sequence should be
A.  SQPR B.    PQRS
C.  PSRQ D.    QSRP
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5 . $S_ 1$ : A man handed a pair of trousers to the departmental store clerk and said, “I'd like these altered, please.”

$S_ 6$ : Triumphantly he put the trousers and the receipts on the counter and said, “I'd like to have these altered, please.”

P : He said that free alteration is not possible without a receipt.

Q : The man said, “Okay, l'd like to return the trousers.” The clerk took them back and returned the money.

R : The man pushed the money and said, "Now I want to buy them." The clerk put the trousers in a bag, issued a receipt and handed him both.

S : The clerk asked for the sales receipt but after searching his pockets the man replied that he had lost it.

The proper sequence should be
A.  QRPS B.    SPQR
C.  PSRQ D.    PSQR
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6 . $S_ 1$ : The lions used to be widely distributed in Africa and Asia.

$S_ 6$ : No hunting is permitted in such reserved areas.

P : There are special forest zones set aside for wildlife in various countries.

Q : Indiscriminate killing by hunters has been the cause of this drastic fall in their numbers.

R : Today they are a relatively rare species.

S : If the species survives at all, it will be only in national parks.

The proper sequence should be :
A.  RSQP B.    SQRP
C.  RQSP D.    SRPQ
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7 . $S_ 1$ : The woman who lives a nor mal life is able to check the swelling conceit and egotism of her menfolk simply because her outlook is so different.

$S_ 6$ : And both ranges of interest make her what only fools deny her to be, namely, essentially practical; her eye is steadily fixed on the concrete thing, and she mistrusts that chasing of the wild goose which is one of the chief pastimes and delights of man.

P : She is primarily concerned with little ordinary things, the minutiae of talk and behaviour for example, on the one hand, and with very big ones, the colossal elementary facts of life, such as birth, mating and death on the other.

Q : The first are personal and particular; whereas the second, those enormous facts about life which women are never allowed to lose sight of, are, of course, universal, meaning just as much in the Fiji Islands as they do here.

R : Her interests are at once narrower and wider than those of men.

S : It is more personal and yet more impersonal.

The proper sequence should be :
A.  PQSR B.    PRSQ
C.  SPQR D.    SRPQ
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8 . $S_ 1$ : What soda-water is composed of you may see for yourself if you watch your glass as it stands on the table after you have slaked your first thirst.

$S_ 6$ : 'Carbonic acid' is the old name for it, but it is more correct to name it, when it is out of the water, 'Carbon dioxide'.

P : The liquid is plain water, as you will find out if you are too slow about drinking.

Q : You will see that it is separating into two different things, liquid and a gas.

R : The gas is so heavy that you can fairly drink it from the glass, and it has, as you know, a tingle-tangle taste.

S : The other is a heavy, sour and invisible gas that slips up through the water in little bubbles and collects in the empty half of the glass.

The Proper sequence should be :
A.  QRSP B.    PRQS
C.  QPSR D.    RSPQ
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9 . $S_ 1 $ : What Martin Luther King, the peaceful warrior and his followers suffered, it is very difficult to describe.

$S_ 6$ : For they had taken an oath to 'refrain from the violence of the fist, tongue or heart'.

P : The police used fire hoses and ferocious dogs to rout them.

Q : The law courts sent them to solitary confinement where not a ray of the sun entered.

R : They were abused and stoned by the mob, slapped and kicked by the police.

S : They suffered and tolerated all this without ever lifting a hand in self defence.

The proper sequence should be :
A.  SRPQ B.    RPQS
C.  PRSQ D.    QRSP
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10 . $S_ 1$ : There are, I think, several factors that contribute to wisdom.

$S_ 6$ : You have not time to consider the effect which your discoveries or inventions may have outside the field of medicine.

P : This has become more difficult than it used to be owing to the extent and complexity of the specialized knowledge required of various kinds of technicians.

Q : Of these I should put first a sense of proportion : the capacity to take account of all the important factors in a problem and to attach to each its due weight.

R : The work is difficult and is likely to absorb the whole of your intellectual energy.

S : Suppose, for example, that you are engaged in research in scientific medicine.

The proper sequence should be :
A.  QPSR B.    QRPS
C.  QSPR D.    QSRP
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