Sentence Rearrangement Aptitude Questions

Sentence Rearrangement Aptitude Questions

Sentence Rearrangement is the toughest and time-consuming questions asked in the verbal section of the  Aptitude exam. It has a group of jumbled sentences that needs to be re-assembled to have a proper meaning. At times, it can be more tricky when more than one sentence fits perfectly. In such a case, we have to make use of the vocabulary and context to decide the closest answer.

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Q1

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: Let me elaborate a little on what I mean by a properly channeled scientific approach.

P: There are planners deciding the strategy.

Q: In a major war, there are several different operations involved.

R: There are complex issues involving communications between different nerve centers.

S: There are factories producing the required armaments.

S6: And of course, there are soldiers, commandos, to say nothing of intelligence men, besides many others who do their bit to make a successful attack.

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Q2

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: Most people know that economics deals with such items as population, natural resources, incomes, tariffs, money and prices.

P: Instead, it is how it organises and analyses its materials; it is the perspective from which it views the world that makes it a special field to study.

Q: However, it is not what economics deals with that makes it a distinctive science.

R: Indeed, the list of topics can be greatly extended.

S: Economics is a particular view of reality.

S6: From this view, human behaviour is seen as activity directed towards the achievement of various objectives through the use of various resources.

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Q3

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: Of course, it is silly to try to overcome fears that keep us from destroying ourselves.

P: This is sensible.

Q: You wait until it is out of the way before crossing.

R: You need some fear to keep you from doing foolish things.

S: You are afraid of an automobile coming rapidly down the street you wish to cross.

S6: The only fears you need to avoid are silly fears which prevent you from doing what you should do.

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Q4

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: We do not know whether the machines are the masters or we are.

S6: And if they don't get their meals when they except them, they will just refuse to work.

P: They must be given or rather 'fed' with coal and given petrol to drink from time to time.

Q: Already man spends most of his time looking after and waiting upon them.R: Yet he has grown so dependent on them that they have almost because the masters now.

S: It is very true that they were made for the sole purpose of being man's servants.

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Q5

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: Of the scholars who compose a university, some may be expected to devote an unbroken leisure to learning, their fellows having the advantage of their knowledge from their conversion, and the world perhaps from their writings.

S6: There classes of persons, then, go to compose a university as we know it - the scholar, the scholar who is also a teacher, and those who came to be taught, the undergraduate.

P: Others, however, will engage themselves to teach as well as to learn.

Q: Those who come to be taught at a university have to provide evidence that they are not merely beginners and not only do they have displayed before them the learning of their teachers, but they are offered a curriculum of study, to be followed by a test and the award pf a degree.

R: But here again, it is the special manner of the pedagogic enterprise which distinguishes a university.

S: A place of learning without this could scarcely be called a university.

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Q6

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: Urban problems differ from state to state and city to city.

S6: There is no underground drainage system in most cities, and the narrow historical roads are already congested.

P: Most of the cities have neither water not the required pipelines.

Q: The population in these cities has grown beyond the planners imagination.

R: However, certain basic problems are common to all cities.

S: Only broad macro - planning was done for such cities, without envisaging the future growth, and this has failed to meet the requirements

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Q7

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: In a good many cases unnecessary timidity makes the trouble worse than it need be.

S6: If you hold in Delhi the views that are conventional in Delhi, you much accept the consequence.

P: I am not, of course, thinking of extreme forms of defence.

Q: If you show that you are afraid of them, you give promise of good hunting, whereas if you show indifference, they begin to doubt their own power and, therefore tend to let you alone.

R: A dog will bark more loudly and bite more easily when people are afraid of him than when they treat him with contempt, and the human herd has something of this same characteristic.

S: Public opinion is always more tyrannical towards those who obviously fear it than towards those who feel indifferent to it:

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Q8

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: The mail is first collected from different letter boxes.

S6: Finally there it is sent to the head post office.

Q: The mail is again sorted out at the head office by the concerned beat postman.

S: The sorted mail is sent to the zonal post office.

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Q9

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: I also demand adventure for myself.

P: As a physiologist I can try experiments on myself.

Q: Life without danger would be like life without mustard.

R: Love of adventure does not mean love of thrills.

S: I can also participate in wars and revolutions of which I approve.

S6: The satisfaction of adventure is something much more solid than a thrill

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Q10

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: In the middle of one side of the square sits the Chairman of the committee, the most important person in the room.

S6: From the moment its members meet, it beings to have a sort nebulous life of its own.

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 committee.

S: As the meeting opens, he runs briskly through a number of formalities.

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Q11

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: Widowhood in India used to be specially miserable.

P: There were windows even in ages ranging from five to ten.

Q: A widow was a widow always.

R: However, several communities began to rebel against the ill-treatment of widows.

S: She could not marry again however tender in age she might be.

S6: Today nobody looks upon remarriage of widows with disgust or disapproval.

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Q12

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: Just as some men like to play football or tennis, so some men like to climb mountains.

P: This is often very difficult to do, for mountains are not just big hills.

Q: Paths are usually very steep, and some mountain sides are straight up and down, so that it may take many hours to climb as little as one hundred feet.

R: There is always the danger that you may fall off and be killed or injured.

S: Men talk about conquering a mountain, and the wonderful feeling it is to reach the top of a mountain after climbing for hours and may be, even for days.

S6: You look down and see the whole country below you.

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Q13

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: American private lives may seem shallow.

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, however, impressed visitors.

S: But in general they returned them.

S6: This would not happen in China, he said.

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Q14

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: He took two cigarettes from my case.

P: But when the fit of coughing was over, he replaced it between his lips.

Q: He lit one of them and placed it between the lips.

R: Then with a feeble hand he removed the cigarette.

S: Slowly he took a pull at it and coughed violently.

S6: Then he continued to draw on it.

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Q15

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: Just as some men like to play football or tennis, so some men like to climb mountains.

P: This is often very difficult to do, for mountains are not just big hills.

Q: Paths are usually very steep, and some mountain sides are straight up and down, so that it may take many hours to climb as little as one hundred feet.

R: There is always the danger that you may fall off and be killed or injured.

S: Men talk about conquering a mountain, and the wonderful feeling it is to reach the top of a mountain after climbing for hours and may be, even for days.

S6: You look down and see the whole country below you.

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Q16

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

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!"

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Q17

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: The 'age of computers' is considered to have begun in 1946.

S6: And now it is difficult to find a field where computers are not used.

P: Those early computers were huge and heavy affairs, with problems of speed and size.

Q: It was only with the introduction of electronics that the computers really came of age.

R: but computers were in use long before that.

S: They had several rotating shafts and gears which almost always doomed them to slow operation.

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Q18

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: As a dramatist Rabindranath was not what might be called a success.

S6: Therefore, drama forms the essential part of the traditional Indian culture.

P: His dramas were moulded more on the lines of the traditional Indian village dramas than the drama of the modern world.

Q: His plays were more a catalogue of ideas than a vehicle of the expression of action.

R: Actually drama has always been the life of the Indian people, as it deals with legends of gods and goddesses.

S: Although in his short stories and novels he was able to create living and well - defined characters, he did not seem to be able to do so in his dramas. 

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Q19

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: Smoke oozed up between the planks.

P: Passangers were told to be ready to quit the ship.

Q: The rising gale fanned the smouldering fire.

R: Every one now knew there was a fire on board.

S: Flames broke out here and there.

S6: Most people bore the shock bravely. 

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Q20

In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1: But how does a new word get into the dictionary?

S6: He sorts them according to their grammatical function, and carefully writes a definition.

P: When a new dictionary is being edited, a lexicographer collects all the alphabetically arranged citation slips for a particular word.

Q: The dictionary makers notice it and make a note of it on a citation slip.

R: The amount a new word is coined it ususlly enters the spoken language.

S: The word then passes from the realm of hearing to the realm of writing.

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