Directions (Qs. 1 - 20): Under each question, a sentence is divided into four parts which are named A, B, C, D and jumbled. Again below the parts are given four options and numbered 1, 2, 3, 4. Your job is to pick out one of the options which shows the correct sequence of the parts of the sentence after rearrangement and mark it as your answer.
1. A) a beautiful gift B) on her birthday
C) gave Geeta D) Gopi
1) CDBA 2) DCBA 3) DCAB 4) CDAB
2. A) Rani B) slowly
C) at meetings D) speaks
1) DCBA 2) CDBA 3) ABCD 4) ADBC
3. A) the needy and the poor B) have sympathy
C) for D) we must
1) DBCA 2) BACD 3) ABCD 4) DCBA
4. A) given a packet B) was
C) and every child D) every mother
1) DBCA 2) DCBA 3) CDBA 4) CBDA
5. A) with a screwdriver B) can
C) you D) open the box
1) ABCD 2) BCAD 3) CBDA 4) CABD
6. A) the cattle B) in
C) are grazing D) the fields
1) ABCD 2) DCBA 3) BCAD 4) ACBD
7. A) me B) a lot C) my parents D) love
1) CDAB 2) CBAD 3) CADB 4) CDBA
8. A) as if B) he were a rich man
C) Ravi D) talks
1) DCBA 2) CDAB 3) CADB 4) CBAD
9. A) you B) help
C) the poor girl? D) will
1) ABCD 2) BCDA 3) DABC 4) DBAC
10. A) Witness B) the
C) produce D) in the court
1) CBAD 2) CABD 3) DCAB 4) DABC
11. A) all B) singers?
C) your sons D) are
1) ABCD 2) DACB 3) DCAB 4) ACBD
12. A) support B) please
C) poor student D) the
1) ABCD 2) BCAD 3) ADCB 4) ADBC
13. A) are looking B) forward to
C) all the students D) summer holidays
1) BCDA 2) CABD 3) CBAD 4) CADB
14. A) play B) cricket daily?
C) you D) do
1) ABCD 2) DCAB 3) DBCA 4) ACBD
15. A) is B) necessary
C) for success D) patience as well as hardwork
1) BADC 2) ABCD 3) DABC 4) DBAC
16. A) haven't B) paid the tax
C) you D) yet?
1) ACBD 2) ABCD 3) ADBC 4) CADB
17. A) no sooner had B) the cricket match
C) started D) than it began to rain
1) ABCD 2) ACBD 3) ADCB 4) ADBC
18. A) a thirst B) truth
C) for D) Gandhiji had
1) ADCB 2) DACB 3) DBCA 4) ACBD
19. A) a doctor B) one of
C) is to become D) my desires
1) ABCD 2) BCDA 3) CDAB 4) BDCA
20. A) did B) where
C) write the National Anthem? D) Tagore
1) DCBA 2) ABCD 3) BADC 4) BDAC
Directions (Qs. 21 - 33): Under each question, the first and the last sentences of a passage are numbered S1 and S6. The remaining four sentences are jumbled and named P, Q, R, S. Pick out one of the four options given below the passage which shows the correct order of the four sentences after the rearrangement and mark it as your answer.
21. S1) The motor car is one of the useful gifts of modern science.
P) One of them is the smoke and pollution that it creates.
Q) It has made short and medium distance journeys fast and comfortable.
R) Another one is that it has made journey by road hazardous.
S) Yet we can't say that a motor car is a blessing without disadvantages.
S6) Finally, in this age of energy crisis, a personal car is an expensive object to maintain.
1) QSPR 2) SPQR 3) PQRS 4) RSPQ
22. S1) The highway bypass would have disastrous effects on the house owners of the area.
P) Finally, the new road would cause residential properties depreciate.
Q) What is more, the house owners have to deal with the increased noise and pollution
R) This would increase vehicles in the neighbourhood.
S) The new road would cut through the middle of the subdivision.
S6) This means that families who chose to move away would have to sell their homes for far less than their current value.
1) PQRS 2) SRQP 3) QRSP 4) RSPQ
23. S1) An old man came and sat next to me.
P) I also noticed that his clothes were dirty and almost in rags.
Q) He had a long, white beard.
R) I asked him what he wanted.
S) He said that he wanted to tell my future.
S6) I laughed and said that I didn't believe in that sort of thing.
1) SRQP 2) RSPQ 3) SPQR 4) PQRS
24. S1) According to Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan of enormous strength.
P) Zeus ordered Atlas to carry the earth and the sky for eternity.
Q) Because of his association with the globe, maps began to be decorated with this image of Atlas.
R) Atlas is shown as a stooped figure carrying the globe on his shoulders
S) Finally, the word, 'Atlas' came to denote a collection of maps.
S6) Today an 'Atlas' refers to any book that consists of several maps.
1) PQRS 2) QRSP 3) PRQS 4) SPRQ
25. S1) Nick was bored with life.
P) He caught the same bus to work.
Q) He did the same things in office.
R) He got up exactly at the same time.
S) Every day was exactly the same.
S6) He came home at the same time.
1) SRPQ 2) RPQS 3) PQRS 4) QRSP
26. S1) The Great Lakes are a group of
P) Superior is so called not because it is the largest.
Q) on the border between the USA and Canada
R) five freshwater lakes in North America
S) but because it is higher upstream than the others
S6) Huron takes its name from the name the French settlers gave it.
1) PRQS 2) PQRS 3) RQPS 4) RPSQ
27. S1) Lata was caught in a traffic jam.
P) would she really have to miss the interview
Q) But the vehicles on either side looked as though they would be there forever
R) The reason was that she was due to appear for an interview in less than half-an-hour
S) she was fretting: she could not afford to be late
S6) or worse-would she arrive late and create a bad first impression.
1) PQRS 2) SRQP 3) SRPQ 4) PRSQ
28. S1) The Bermuda Triangle is an area.
P) of many unexplained disappearances
Q) the three points of the triangle being Miami
R) is famous for being the supposed site
S) of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida
S6) Bermuda and San Juan in Puerto Rico
1) PQRS 2) SRQP 3) SRPQ 4) PRQS
29. S1) Martha taught English Literature
P) she would involve them in roleplays
Q) Her students were young learners
R) This way the students found it easier to identify with the characters
S) they fell into the age group of 14-16 years
S6) They looked forward to attending her classes.
1) QRPS 2) QSPR 3) RSQP 4) RQPS
30. S1) Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infection.
P) it often attacks children, paralysing them for life
Q) In the 1950s a vaccine against the disease was introduced
R) Hence, it is sometimes called infantile paralysis
S) It is caused by a virus
S6) Since then polio has been eliminated to a great extent.
1) PQRS 2) SRQP 3) QRSP 4) SPRQ
31. S1) Ravi's only son fell into bad company of village boys.
P) The father wanted to wean his son from the bad company
Q) A few days later all the bananas got spoiled
R) His father was much worried about his son's bad company
S) To teach his son a lesson, the father gave him a few good bananas with a rotten one
S6) The son understood the desired lesson his father wanted to teach him.
1) PQRS 2) SRQP 3) RPSQ 4) RSPQ
32. S1) Snakes are the most feared of all reptiles.
P) Things like superstition and ignorance come in the way of proper treatment
Q) It is also beneficial to man
R) The snake is not just a source of fear and harm alone
S) Many people are killed by snake-bite in India and in the world
S6) Medicines are also made from its poison.
1) QRSP 2) SPRQ 3) SRPQ 4) QPSR
33. S1) A jackal fell into a dyer's tub.
P) He ordered that he should be respected
Q) Meanwhile a lion arrived on the scene
R) He posed as the king of the forest
S) The dyed jackal ran away
S6) Other jackals ran after him and tore him to pieces.
1) PQRS 2) SRQP 3) QRSP 4) RPQS
Key With Explanations
1-3; This is a sentence with Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object + Adjunct. If the indirect object is a person, it must be placed before the direct object.
2-4; This is a simple sentence with Subject + Verb + Adverb + Adjunct.
3-1; 4-2; 5-3; 6-4; 7-1; 8-2.
9-3; Some questions begin with modal helping verbs (will, can, shall, must, would, couldshould, ought to)
10-1; In active voice, orders and commands usually begin with verbs.
11-2; Some questions begin with "B" Form verbs (Am, Is, Are, Was, Were.)
12-3; In active voice, requests usually begin with verbs and end with the word, "please".
14-2; Questions about habitual actions generally begin with "Do, Does', (In the Present) and with 'Was, and Were' (in the Past).
16-1; Some questions begin with helping verbs, Have, Has, Had. Such questions usually end with the adverb, Yet.
17-1; 18-2; 19-4.
20-3. Some questions begin with 'Question Words' (Interrogative Pronouns/ Adverbs like where, when, why, who).
21-1; 22-2; 23-4; 24-3; 25-1; 26-3; 27-2; 28-3; 29-2; 30-4; 31-3; 32-2; 33-4.