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"I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done."
- Marie Curie
1 . DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1 - 10) : In the following questions, each passage consists of six sentences. The first and sixth sentence are given in the beginning as $S_ 1$ and$ S_ 6$ . The middle four sentences in each have been jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. You are requested to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences and mark accordingly on the Answer Sheet.

$Q.$ $S 1$ : I never knew my father or my mother. $S 6$ : There were no children nearby, and so I wandered around in ‘lonely way.

P : I was brought up by my sister, much older than I. Q : They died when I was very young.

R : When Gul Mohammad was working at his forge, used to spend as much time as possible out of doors.

S : She married the village blacksmith, Gul Mohammad and I must say that he was kinder to me than she was.

The proper sequence should be
A.  QPSR B.    SRQP
C.  QSRP D.    PQRS
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2 . $S_ 1$ : We voyaged for many months, stopping at islands barter our goods. $S_ 6$ : Presently I rested under a shady tree, had my meal and fell asleep by a murmuring brook.

P : My companions and I went ashore surprised by abundance of fruit and water and the land.

Q : But I strolled on leaving them behind.

R : One day winds guided our ships to an uninhabited island.

S : The men wandered around enjoying the delights of place.

The proper sequence should be
A.  PRSQ B.    RPSQ
C.  PRQS D.    RPQS
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3 . $S_ 1$ : Ashoka became an ardent Buddhist and tried utmost to spread the Dharma.

$S_ 6$ : Buddhism thus introduced the elements of peace tolerance in many societies

P : It was only by winning men’s hearts that he sought make converts.

Q : The Buddhists attracted followers by their example of peace and non-violence.

R : But there was no force or compulsion.

S : Thus Ashoka helped in spreading Buddhism far wide in the world.

The proper sequence should be
A.  RPQS B.    QPRS
C.  RPSQ D.    PSQR
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4 . $S_ l$ : Some people prefer country life to city life.

$S_ 6$ : For these reasons more and more people are leaving the country to live in the city.

P : Country people live longer and generally seem to be healthier and happier.

Q : And a chance to meet more and more people.

R : Life in the country is quieter, cleaner and less hectic.

S : However, the city offers more excitement and job opportunities.

The proper sequence should be
A.  PRQS B.    RPQS
C.  PQRS D.    RPSQ
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5 . $S_ 1$ : Solar hot water systems that can supply hot water at an approximate temperature of 60°C continuously, have recently been introduced.

$S_ 6$ : Larger quantities of water can be heated by increasing the number of solar collectors.

P : A similar 200-litre system, but with two collectors, ideal for a family of five or six, would cost around `7250.

Q : A 100-litre per day system, suitable for a family of two or three, would cost around `4270.

R : These rates, however, do not include the plumbing acquired to connect the system to the kitchen, bathroom or toilet of the building, transportation, installation and taxes.

S : This includes the price of solar collector, a 100-litre insulated storage tank with fittings and an automatic water heater to be used during the monsoons or in an emergency.

The proper sequence should be
A.  RPQS B.    QSPR
C.  SRQP D.    QPSR
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6 . $S_ 1$ : Corruption has been accepted as a way of life in India.

$S_ 6$ : I think no serious effort has been made to eradicate the wide-spread evil in India.

P : It is quite rampant in our country.

Q : But it is pity that no one hesitates to accept it when he gets a chance.

R : They criticize and condemn others for taking bribe.

S : It is not uncommon to find people talking against corruption.

The proper sequence should be
A.  PQSR B.    PSRQ
C.  SPQR D.    PQSP
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7 . $S_ 1$ : During college, Pamela Johnson had the opportunity to work with a famous anthropologist.

$S_ 6$ : She earned a doctorate and today holds a key government position.

P : When her son was three, she undertook the four-year hard work of post-graduate studies.

Q : But then she married, had a baby and became a full-time mother.

R : None the less, Pamela never lost sight of her desire to study and assists tribal people.

S : She enjoyed the experience and decided to major in Anthropology.

The proper sequence should be
A.  QPRS B.    SRQP
C.  RSQP D.    SQRP
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8 . $S_ 1$ : My friend Peter went to live in a village.

$S_ 6$ : It did not like to work.

P : But it was a very slow animal.

Q : So Peter bought a donkey for five pounds.

R : One day his new neighbour told him that he must buy a donkey.

S : Every family there had a donkey to carry things for them.

The proper sequence should be
A.  SRQP B.    SPRQ
C.  QSRP D.    QRSP
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9 . $S_ 1$ : Miss Sullivan brought Helen Keller a doll.

$S_ 6$ : Her heart was filled with pleasure and pride.

P : After some efforts, she succeeded in making the letters correctly.

Q : When she had played with it for some time, Miss Sullivan spelt into her hand the letters doll.

R : The child’s attention was arrested by the gentle movement of the finger on her hand.

S : She tried to imitate the finger’s motion.

The proper sequence should be
A.  QRSP B.    RQPS
C.  PSRQ D.    SRQP
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10 . $S_ 1$ : When she was not yet an adult, Mother Teresa knew that she had a vocation to help the poor.

$S_ 6$ : She received permission for this after two years.

P : At the age of 18; she left her home to become a nun.

Q : There she taught at a convent high school and became its Principal.

R : She felt that she must leave the job and go into slums to serve the poor.

S : After training at Dublin, she was sent to Kolkata where she took her final vows.

The proper sequence should be
A.  SRPQ B.    PQSR
C.  RSQP D.    PSQR
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