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Directions: In the following items each passage consists of six sentences. The First and the Final sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labeled as P, Q, R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences and mark accordingly.
Important for :
1
S1 : The neem tree has been revered by Indians since time immemorial.
 
S6 : As a result, it is blessed with the property to cure all ailments.
 
P : Many by-products of neem can be effectively used for treating various health problems.
 
Q : Wherever the Indians migrated, they made efforts to introduce the plant.
 
R : According to mythology, when Indra was carrying the urn containing amrit to heaven on his white elephant, some of the amrit fell on the neem tree.
 
S : It provides plentiful shade all the year round and its presence keeps several types of insects away.
 
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
» Explain it
A
2
S1 : Most people don’t think of cultural shifts when they move to a new country.
 
S6 : If you give them a patient hearing, they will treat you with respect and there is a possibility that they will give importance to family values.
 
P : It’s quite natural for your children to covet the same things that you wanted and even look for a social life within their age groups.
 
Q : If you oppose them, they will resent you.
 
R : When you decided to move to the US, obviously money and material goods figured high on your priority list.
 
S : When that happens, you will lose them completely.
 
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
» Explain it
D
3
S1 : On a sunny autumn morning, my wife and I visited the Honshu tunnel site in Japan.
 
S6 : My wife’s disappointment was tempered by a chance to stroll through the bright town.
 
P : “Although we are building for tomorrow, our superstitions are yesterday’s - the men say that a woman in the tunnel would bring bad luck.”
 
Q : But our guide brought only a single set of overalls and one hard hat.
 
R : “You must forgive us,” he said with exquisite politeness.
 
S : We had assumed that we would both be allowed down into the tunnel.
 
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
» Explain it
B
4
S1 : The rate at which the world population is increasing gives the impression of an explosion.
 
S6 : Diseases, for which no cure or prevention was known, caused terrible mortality, and the social disruption because of wars lowered the birth rate.
 
P :  How did this situation come about ?
 
Q : For centuries before the Industrial Revolution, human population was held in check by natural disasters over which they had no control.
 
R : This phenomenal increase is still continuing and estimates predict that the world population will be doubled by the year 2010.
 
S :  Starvation followed when crops failed.
 
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
» Explain it
A
5
S1 : In a study made recently, 28,000 accidents were recorded among a group of 60,000 workers.
 
S6 : The study points out that this is a four-fold increase in the rate of accidents involving the same number of workmen in 2002-2003 as compared to that of 1998-1999. It recommends the reduction of the number of hours of work.
 
P : The introduction of machines is not at all responsible for these accidents.
 
Q : This implies that the conditions at work were safer in 1998-1999.
 
R : It notes that the real reason is the constant increase in the workload.
 
S : The number of accidents in 1998-1999 was 7,000 for the same number of workmen.
 
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
» Explain it
D