English Language Para Jumbles Practice Questions – Set 12

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English Language Para Jumbles Practice Questions – Set 12
Directions (1 – 10): Rearrange the following sentences in the proper seqence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below:
1. S1: In the middle of one side of the square sits the Chairman of the committee, the most important person in the room.
P: For a committee is not just a mere collection of individuals.
Q: On him rests much of the responsibility for the success or failure of the committee.
R: While this is happening we have an opportunity to get the 'feel' of this committe.
S: As the meeting opens, he runs briskly through a number of formalities.
S6: From the moment its members meet, it begins to have a sort nebulous life of its own.

The Proper sequence should be:
A) RSQP
B) PQRS
C) SQPR
D) QSRP
E) SQRP
2. S1: Ants seem to be able to do everything but think.
S6: All the work it does is done for the community.
P. An ant has very little individuality and is not beset by any anti- social urges or desires as men and women so often are.
Q. when an individual ant is subjected to any kind of intelligence test, it generally comes out of it rather badly.
R. Any food an ant finds is shared and it will unhesitatingly sacrifice its life if the nest is threatened.
S. There are no equivalents of police in an ant’s nest because there would be nothing for them to do.
The proper sequence should be
A) Q P S R
B) P Q R S
C) Q R S P
D) S P R Q
E) Q R P S
3. S1: Positive thinking leads a man to success. One who thinks that he can achieve the things, will put his best to achieve, will not fetter by the problems in the path of success and one day he will win positively.
S6: Where there is a will, there is a way. If you find any problem, a typical one, don’t lose heart, go ahead and devote yourself fully, analyze each aspect, and get the problem solved.
P. Every small or big, easy or complex problem have its solution.
Q. The only requirements are the confidence, hard work and determination and you get the answer.
R.  There is a way out of every labyrinth, there is an answer to every enigma.
S. Self confidence, determination, perseverance, and hard work are the key factors of success.
The proper sequence should be
A) S P R Q
B) Q P R S
C) P Q S R
D) R S P Q
E) P S Q R
4. S1: You know my wife, Madhavi, always urged me to give up smoking.
P: I really gave it up.
Q: And so When I went to jail I said to myself I really must give it up, if for no other reason than of being self-reliant.
R: When I emerged from jail, I wanted to tell her of my great triumph.
S: But when I met her, there she was with a packet of cigarettes.
S6: poor girl!.
The Proper sequence should be:
A) PSRQ
B) SPQR
C) QPRS
D) RSPQ
E) SRPQ
5. S1: Venice is a strange and beautiful city in the north of Italy.
P: There are about four hundred old stone bridges joining the island of Venice.
Q: In this city there are no motor cars, no horses, no buses.
R: These small islands are near one another.
S: It is not an island but a hundred and seventeen islands.
S6: This is because Venice has no streets.
The Proper sequence should be:
A) PQRS
B) PRQS
C) SRPQ
D) PQSR
E) QPRS
6. S1: A father having offered to take the baby out in a perambulator, was tempted by the sunny morning to slip into a pub for a glass of beer.
P: Indignant at her husband's behaviour, she decided to teach him a lesson.
Q: She wheeled away the pram.
R: A little later, his wife came by, where to her horror, she discovered her sleeping baby.
S: Leaving the pram outside, he disappeared inside the bar.
S6: She waited for him, anticipating the white face and quivering lips which would soon appear with the news that the baby had been stolen.
The Proper sequence should be:
A) SRPQ
B) RQPS
C) SPQR
D) PQSR
E) QPRS




7. S1: The Hound of Baskervilles was feared by the people of the area.
P: Some people spoke of seeing a huge, shadowy form a Hound at midnight on the moor.
Q: But they spoke of it in tones of horror.
R: Nobody had actually seen the hound.
S: This shadowy form did not reveal any details about the animal.
S6: The Hound of Baskervilles remains an unsolved mystery.
The Proper sequence should be:
A) SPQR
B) PSRQ
C) SPRQ
D) PQRS
E) PRPS
8. S1: When a satellite is launched, the rocket begins by going slowly upwards through the air.
P: However, the higher it goes, the less air it meets.
Q: As the rocket goes higher, it travels faster.
R: For the atmosphere becomes thinner.
S: As a result there is less friction.
S6: Consequently, the rocket still does not become too hot.
The Proper sequence should be:
A) QPRS
B) QSPR
C) PQRS
D) PQSR
E) RPSQ
9. S1: Ants eat worms, centipedes and spiders.
P: They are usually much quicker than the ant itself.
Q: Nevertheless, these animals do not make easy game for ants.
R: Besides, they have an extraordinary number of ways of escaping.
S: They also eat larvae and insect adults such as flies, moths and spring tails.
S6: Some jump, and some give out a pungent repellent substance.
The Proper sequence should be:
A) SQPR
B) SPRQ
C) SQRP
D) SRQP
E) PQRS
10. S1: Biological evolution has not fitted man to any specific environment.
P: It is by no means a biological evolution, but it is a cultural one.
Q: His imagination, his reason, his emotional subtlety and toughness, makes it possible for him not to accept the environment but to change.
R: And that series of inventions by which man from age by age has reshaped his environment is a different kind of evolution.
S: Among the multitude of animals which scamper, burrow swim around us he is in the only one who is not locked in to his environment.
S6: That brilliant sequence of cultural peaks can most appropriately be termed the ascent of man.
The Proper sequence should be:
A) QPRS
B) SRQP
C) PSQR
D) SQRP
E) QRSP

Answers:
1. D)   2. C)   3. A)   4. C)   5. C)   6. A)   7. B)   8. A)   9. A)   10. E)