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"To err is human; to forgive, divine."
- Alexander Pope
1 . DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1 - 3) : Arrange the sentences, A, B, C and D to form a logical sequence between sentences 1 and 6.

$Q.$ 1. Good literary magazines have always been good because of their editors.

A. Furthermore, to edit by committee, as it were, would prevent any magazine from finding its own identity.

B. The more quirky and idiosyncratic they have been, the better the magazine is, at least as a general rule.

C. But the number of editors one can have for a magazine should also be determined by the number of contributions to it.

D. To have four editors for an issue that contains only seven contributions, is a bit silly to start with.

6. However, in spite of this anomaly, the magazine does acquire merit in its attempt to give a comprehensive view of the Indian literary scene as it is today.
A.  ABCD B.    BCDA
C.  ABDC D.    CBAD
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2 . 1. It’s the success story of the Indian expatriate in the US which today hogs much of the media coverage in India.

A. East and West, the twain have met quite comfortably in their person, thank you.

B. Especially in its more recent romancing the -NRI phase.

C. Seldom does the price of getting there - more like not getting there - or what’s going on behind those sunny smiles get so much media hype.

D. Well groomed, with their perfect Colgate smiles, and hair in place, they appear the picture of confidence which comes from having arrived.

6. The festival of feature films and documentaries made by Americans of Indian descent being screened this fortnight, goes a long way in filling those gaps
A.  ACBD B.    DABC
C.  BDAC D.    ABCD
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3 . 1. A market for Indian art has existed ever since the international art scene sprang to life.

A. But interest in architectural conceits is an unanticipated fallout of the Festivals of India of the ‘80s’ which were designed to increase exports of Indian crafts.

B. Simultaneously, the Indian elite discarded their synthetic sarees and kitsch plastic furniture and a market came into being.

C. Western dealers, unhappy in a market afflicted by violent price fluctuations and unpredictable profit margins, began to look East, and found cheap antiques with irresistible appeal.

D. The fortunes of the Delhi supremos, the Jew Town dealers in Cochin and myriad others around the country were made.

6. A chain of command was established, from the local contacts to the provincial dealers and up to the big boys, who entertain the Italians and the French, cutting deals worth lakhs in warehouse worth corer
A.  BCAD B.    DCBA
C.  ACBD D.    CABD
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4 . DIRECTIONS (Qs. 4 - 10) : In the following items each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentence are given in the beginning as S1 and S6. 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 and mark your response accordingly on the Answer Sheet.

S1 : Once upon a time there was a king who had a wonderfully nice garden.

S6 : In the trees lived a nightingale that sang so sweetly that all who passed by stood still and listened.

P : In the middle of the garden there was a lovely forest with tall trees and deep lakes.

Q : In this garden were to be seen the most wonderful flowers with silver bells tied to them.

R : The garden was so large that even the gardener himself did not know where it began and where it ended.

S : These bells always sounded so that nobody should pass by without noticing the flowers.

The proper sequence should be
A.  QPRS B.    SPQR
C.  QSRP D.    QPSR
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5 . $S_ l$ : While teaching in the class-room, our teacher suddenly fainted.

$S_ 6$ : The headmaster at once sanctioned his leave.

P : The headmaster soon joined us and spoke to them in a soft voice.

Q : He was told that the patient needed complete rest for a month.

R : He was at once taken to the hospital.

S : The doctors examined him with serious faces.

The proper sequence should be :
A.  PQRS B.    SPQR
C.  QPSR D.    RSPQ
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6 . $S_ 1$ : The colonial powers had a very simple technique to rule the world.

$S_ 6$ : Partition was the culmination.

P : They lumped tribes and people together, played one against the other.

Q : India's provinces were more elaborately designed to play the game of divide and rule.

R : Africa was divided, believe it or not, on the basis of the lines of longitude and latitude.

S : They also purchased the loyalties of those locals who were needed as supports for the colonial presence.

The proper sequence should be :
A.  PRSQ B.    PSRQ
C.  SPQR D.    RPSQ
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7 . $S_ 1$ : The bank opened at 10.00 a.m.

$S_ 6$ : The safe was empty.

P : The peon opened the safe and returned the keys to the manager.

Q : The manager and the peon went to the safe in the vault.

R : The manager and the peon looked into the safe.

S : They were shocked at what they saw there.

The proper sequence should be:
A.  QRPS B.    QPRS
C.  SQRP D.    QRSP
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8 . $S_ 1$ : The crowd swelled round the thief.

$S_ 6$ : They were followed by the crowd which left the thief alone.

P : Suddenly he whipped out a knife from under his shirt.

Q : The thief stood quiet, his head hung in shame.

R : The two young men holding him were scared by the sight of the shining knife.

S : They took to their heels.

The proper sequence should be :
A.  QPRS B.    SQPR
C.  SPQR D.    RQSP
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9 . $S_ 1$ : The old man wanted to cross the road.

$S_ 6$ : Holding him by hand the driver helped him to cross the road.

P : The driver got off and came to him.

Q : He was fed up and was about to return.

R : Then a car stopped in front of him.

S : He waited for a long time.

The proper sequence should be :
A.  SQRP B.    SPRQ
C.  QRSP D.    PSRQ
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10 . $S_ 1$ : The first thing you have to do is to speak with a strong foreign accent and speak broken English.

$S_ 6$ : Half a dozen people will immediately overwhelm you with directions.

P : He will be interested in you because you are a foreigner and he will be pleased that he could figure out what you said.

Q : He will not expect you to be polite and use elaborate grammatical phrases.

R : Then every English person to whom you speak will at once know that you are a foreigner and try to understand you and be ready to help you.

S : If you shout, "Please! Charing Cross! Which way?" you will have no difficulty.

The proper sequence should be :
A.  SRQP B.    SRPQ
C.  RQPS D.    RSPQ
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