Para Jumbles : 3 Practice sets from recent exams

Directions: In these questions, each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each passage have been removed and jumped up. These jumbled sentences are labelled P, Q, R and S. Choose the proper sequence of the four sentences P, Q, R and S from the alternative A, B, C and D.
para jumbles

 1. S1 : She said on the phone that she would report for duty next day.
    S6 : Eventually we reported to the police.
     P : We waited for a few days, then we decided to go to her place.
    Q : But she did not.
    R : We found it locked
    S : Even after that we waited for her for quite a few days.
     The proper sequence should be: 
      (a) P R S Q
      (b) Q P S R
      (c) Q P R S
      (d) S Q P R
      (e) None of these

2 . S1 : It was a dark moonless night.
     S6 : They all seemed to him to be poor and ordinary-mere childish words.
      P : He turned over the pages, reading passages here and there.
     Q : He heard them on the floor.
     R : The poet took down his book of poems from his shelves.
     S : Some of them contained his earliest writings which he had almost forgotten.
      The proper sequence should be: 
      (a) R P Q S
      (b) R Q S P
      (c) R S P Q
      (d) R P S Q
      (e) None of these

3. S1 : American private lives may seem shallow.
    S6 : This would not happen in china, he said.
     P : Students would walk away with books they had not paid for.
    Q : A Chinese journalist commented on a curious institution: the library.
    R : Their public morality, how ever impressed visitors.
    S : But in general they returned them.
      The proper sequence should be:
       (a) P S Q R
       (b) Q P S R
       (c) R Q P S
       (d) R P S Q
       (e) None of these

4.  S1 : I usually sleep quite well in the train, but this time I slept only a little.
     S6 : It was shut all night, as usual.
      P : Most people wanted it shut and I wanted it open.
     Q : As usual, I got angry about the window.
     R : The quarrel left me completely upset.
     S : There were too many people and too much luggage all around.
      The proper sequence should be:
       (a) R S Q P
       (b) S Q P R
       (c) S Q R P
       (d) R S P Q
       (e) None of these

5. S1 : While talking to a group, one should feel self-confident and courageous.
    S6 : Any man can develop his capacity if he has the desire to do so.
     P : Nor is it a gift bestowed by Providence on only a few.
    Q : One should also learn how to think calmly and clearly.
    R : It is like the ability to play golf.
    S : It is not as difficult as most men imagine.
     The proper sequence should be:
     (a) S Q P R
     (b) Q S P R
     (c) Q R S P
     (d) R S Q P
     (e) None of these

6. S1 : In India marriages are usually arranged by parents.
    S6 : She felt she was a modern girl and not a subject for bargaining.
     P : Sometimes girls and boys do not like the idea of arranged marriages.
    Q : Most young people accept this state of affairs.
    R : Shanta was like that.
    S : They assume their parents can make good choices.
     The proper sequence should be:
      (a) S P R Q
      (b) P S R Q
      (c) Q S P R
      (d) R Q P S
      (e) None of these

7. S1 : I had halted on the road.
    S6 : I decided to watch him for a while and then go home.
     P : As soon as I saw the elephant I knew I should not shoot him.
    Q : It is a serious matter to shoot a working elephant.
    R : I knew that his 'mast' was already passing off.
    S : The elephant was standing eighty yards from the road.
     The proper sequence should be:
      (a) S P Q R
      (b) P Q S R
      (c) R Q P S
      (d) S R P Q
      (e) None of these

8. S1 : Kolkata unlike other cities, has kept its trams.
    S6  : The foundation stone was laid in 1972. 
      P : As a result, there is horrendous congestion.
     Q : It was going to be the first in South Asia.
     R : They run down the centre of the road.
     S : To ease in the city decided to build an underground railway line.
      The proper sequence should be:
       (a) P R S Q
       (b) P S Q R
       (c) S Q R P
       (d) R P S Q
       (e) None of these

9. S1 : we now know that oceans are very deep.
    S6 : This reaches from India to the Antarctic.
     P : For example, the Indian Ocean has a range called the Indian Ridge.
    Q : Much of it is fairly flat.
    R : However, there are great mountain ranges as well.
    S : On average the bottom is two and a half to three and a half miles down.
     The proper sequence should be:
      (a) S Q P R
      (b) P Q S R
      (c) R S Q P
      (d) Q P R S
      (e) None of these

10. S1 : When a satellite is launched, the rocket begins by going slowly upwards through the air.
      S6 : Consequently, the rocket still does not become too hot.
       P : How ever, 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.
       The proper sequence should be:
       (a) Q P R S
       (b) Q S P R
       (c) P Q R S
       (d) P Q S R
       (e) None of these

11. S1 : A ceiling on urban property.
      S6 : Since their value would exceed the ceiling fixed by the Government.
       P : No mill-owner could own factories or mills or plants.
      Q : And mass circulation papers.
      R : Would mean that.
      S : No press magnate could own printing presses.
        The proper sequence should be:
         (a) Q S R P
         (b) R P S Q
         (c) S R P Q
         (d) Q P S R
         (e) None of these

12. S1 : A black-haired, young woman came tripping along.
      S6 : Both disappeared from view.
       P : She was lending a young man wearing a hat.
      Q : The woman swept it off and tossed it in the air.
      R : The child jumped up to catch the hat.
      S : The young man tossed his head to shake the hat back.
        The proper sequence should be:
         (a) P S Q R
         (b) R P S Q
         (c) Q R P S
         (d) S Q R P

13. S1 : Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad on 14 Nov., 1889.
      S6 : He died on 27 May, 1964.
        P : Nehru met Mahatma Gandhi in February, 1920.
       Q : In 1905 he was sent to London to study at a school called Harrow.
       R : He became the first Prime Minister of Independent India on 15 August, 1947.
       S : He married kamla kaul in 1915.
         The proper sequence should be:
          (a) Q R P S
          (b) Q S P R
          (c) R P Q S
          (d) S Q R P
          (e) None of these

14. S1 : Ms. Paras started a petrol pump in Madras.
      S6 : Thus she has shown the way for many others.
        P : A total of twelve girls now work at the pump.
       Q : She advertised in newspapers for women staff.
       R : They operate in two shifts.
       S : The response was good.
         The proper sequence should be:
         (a) P Q S R
         (b) S Q P R
         (c) Q S P R
         (d) P Q R S
         (e) None of these    

15. S1 : Your letter was a big relief.
      S6 : But don't forget to bring chocolate for Geeta.
        P : How did your exams go ?
       Q : After your result, you must come here for a week.
       R : You hadn't written for over a month.
       S : I am sure you will come out with flying colours.
         The proper sequence should be:
          (a) P S R Q
          (b) Q R P S
          (c) R P S Q
          (d) R S P Q
          (e) None of these   

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1. Q P R S
2. R P S Q
3. Q P S R
4. S Q P R
5. Q S P R
6. Q S P R
7. P Q S R
8. R P S Q
9. S Q P R
10. Q P R S
11. R P S Q
12. P S Q R
13. Q S P R
14. Q S P R
15. R P S Q 
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