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Sentence Rearrangement Quiz based on ‘The Times of India’

Jan 19, 2017 10:25 IST

    In the present era of banking examinations, we have seen English emerge as one of the deciding subjects in the whole pattern of examinations. Hence, the no. 1 website for banking examination preparation, Jagranjosh.com is bringing to you various ways to prepare this section and score as much as possible in English without any fear. So, here is Sentence Rearrangement Quiz based on the article taken from ‘The Times of India’ (dated January 15, 2017).

    Question (1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F to form a meaningful paragraph and after that, answer the questions that follow.

    A. Hence, we need to give time to ourselves and think about our future and well-being as well for some time apart from being a kind soul to others
    B. This may cure a lot of issues and you may again be able to live your life happily because happiness only comes from within and not from others
    C. But whenever things change, these persons are not able to take things positively and often end up as depressed souls with no intention to live
    D. The root cause of all these is the expectation we have from the other person of reciprocating our feelings for them though it is not likely to happen every time
    E. It is very common these days to hear that everybody is living for somebody else and the only thing that matters is the happiness of that person
    F. This is very common in parents, young couples and even in aged couples

    1. Which among the following is the first sentence after the rearrangement?

    1. F
    2. E
    3. D
    4. C
    5. B

    Solution: Option (2)

    Explanation: The paragraph is about the need to understand the self and taking care of it. The first sentence of the paragraph should cite the issue at hand and statement (E) does the same and that is why, it is the first sentence of the paragraph. After that comes (F) since it is about the target group of the issue we are discussing in the passage. Statement (C) follows with the problem that arises from the issue as things change with changes in circumstances leading to depressing situations. Statement (D) comes after that as it is about the reason behind the problems. Statement (A) comes after this as it is about the solution that has been offered in the passage by way of giving time to one’s own self. The concluding sentence ends the paragraph on a note that the solution will be helpful to people who are suffering from these issues. Hence, the proper sequence is E, F, C, D, A, B.

    2. Which among the following will be the fourth sentence after the rearrangement?

    1. C
    2. A
    3. B
    4. D
    5. None of the above

    Solution: Option (4)

    Explanation: The paragraph is about the need to understand the self and taking care of it. The first sentence of the paragraph should cite the issue at hand and statement (E) does the same and that is why, it is the first sentence of the paragraph. After that comes (F) since it is about the target group of the issue we are discussing in the passage. Statement (C) follows with the problem that arises from the issue as things change with changes in circumstances leading to depressing situations. Statement (D) comes after that as it is about the reason behind the problems. Statement (A) comes after this as it is about the solution that has been offered in the passage by way of giving time to one’s own self. The concluding sentence ends the paragraph on a note that the solution will be helpful to people who are suffering from these issues. Hence, the proper sequence is E, F, C, D, A, B.

    3. Which among the following will be the last (sixth) sentence after the rearrangement?

    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E

    Solution: Option (2)

    Explanation:  The paragraph is about the need to understand the self and taking care of it. The first sentence of the paragraph should cite the issue at hand and statement (E) does the same and that is why, it is the first sentence of the paragraph. After that comes (F) since it is about the target group of the issue we are discussing in the passage. Statement (C) follows with the problem that arises from the issue as things change with changes in circumstances leading to depressing situations. Statement (D) comes after that as it is about the reason behind the problems. Statement (A) comes after this as it is about the solution that has been offered in the passage by way of giving time to one’s own self. The concluding sentence ends the paragraph on a note that the solution will be helpful to people who are suffering from these issues. Hence, the proper sequence is E, F, C, D, A, B.

    4. Which among the following will be the second sentence after the rearrangement?

    1. D
    2. E
    3. C
    4. F
    5. None of the above

    Solution: Option (4)

    Explanation: The paragraph is about the need to understand the self and taking care of it. The first sentence of the paragraph should cite the issue at hand and statement (E) does the same and that is why, it is the first sentence of the paragraph. After that comes (F) since it is about the target group of the issue we are discussing in the passage. Statement (C) follows with the problem that arises from the issue as things change with changes in circumstances leading to depressing situations. Statement (D) comes after that as it is about the reason behind the problems. Statement (A) comes after this as it is about the solution that has been offered in the passage by way of giving time to one’s own self. The concluding sentence ends the paragraph on a note that the solution will be helpful to people who are suffering from these issues. Hence, the proper sequence is E, F, C, D, A, B.

    5. Which among the following will be the fifth sentence after the rearrangement?

    1. A
    2. D
    3. F
    4. E
    5. C

    Solution: Option (1)

    Explanation: The paragraph is about the need to understand the self and taking care of it. The first sentence of the paragraph should cite the issue at hand and statement (E) does the same and that is why, it is the first sentence of the paragraph. After that comes (F) since it is about the target group of the issue we are discussing in the passage. Statement (C) follows with the problem that arises from the issue as things change with changes in circumstances leading to depressing situations. Statement (D) comes after that as it is about the reason behind the problems. Statement (A) comes after this as it is about the solution that has been offered in the passage by way of giving time to one’s own self. The concluding sentence ends the paragraph on a note that the solution will be helpful to people who are suffering from these issues. Hence, the proper sequence is E, F, C, D, A, B.

    Question (6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F to form a meaningful paragraph and after that, answer the questions that follow.

    A. With elections approaching for half of the Indian population, the Election Commission has sprung into action big time
    B. It is the duty of these elected representatives to work for us and they are not doing any favors by doing so
    C. It is a very good step by the election watchdog considering the visual appeal of these posters in the minds of the electorate
    D. Hence, we should be very careful in choosing the right person for the right job without being biased by anything
    E. It has been made mandatory to remove all the hoardings bearing pictures of any living politician displaying his or her achievements
    F. However, this is not going to help only if we do it at the times of election but it should be made a habit among the politicians to work relentlessly without publicizing it all the time

    6. Which among the following will be the fifth sentence after the rearrangement?

    1. A
    2. D
    3. F
    4. B
    5. C

    Solution: Option (4)

    Explanation: After going through the sentences, we understand that the passage is about the publicity campaigns of the political representatives during the time of election. Statement (A) is the first sentence since it introduces the subject and it is followed by statement (E) since it makes it all the more clear by pointing at the drastic step of EC to ban all the hoardings bearing the pictures of politicians. Statement (C) follows after this because it is about the reaction of the people towards this step by the Election Commission. It should be followed by statement (F) as it is about the actual thing that needs to be done to address the issue at hand. Statement (B) comes after this because it is about the real duty of the elected people towards us and it carries forward the spirit of the earlier sentence. Statement (D) concludes the paragraph well by pointing out to the fact that we should vote only after thinking carefully and on our own. So, the proper sequence is A, E, C, F, B, D.

    7. Which among the following will be the first sentence after the rearrangement?

    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E

    Solution: Option (1)

    Explanation:  After going through the sentences, we understand that the passage is about the publicity campaigns of the political representatives during the time of election. Statement (A) is the first sentence since it introduces the subject and it is followed by statement (E) since it makes it all the more clear by pointing at the drastic step of EC to ban all the hoardings bearing the pictures of politicians. Statement (C) follows after this because it is about the reaction of the people towards this step by the Election Commission. It should be followed by statement (F) as it is about the actual thing that needs to be done to address the issue at hand. Statement (B) comes after this because it is about the real duty of the elected people towards us and it carries forward the spirit of the earlier sentence. Statement (D) concludes the paragraph well by pointing out to the fact that we should vote only after thinking carefully and on our own. So, the proper sequence is A, E, C, F, B, D.

    8. Which among the following will the third sentence after the rearrangement?

    1. C
    2. A
    3. B
    4. F
    5. None of the above

    Solution: Option (1)

    Explanation:  After going through the sentences, we understand that the passage is about the publicity campaigns of the political representatives during the time of election. Statement (A) is the first sentence since it introduces the subject and it is followed by statement (E) since it makes it all the more clear by pointing at the drastic step of EC to ban all the hoardings bearing the pictures of politicians. Statement (C) follows after this because it is about the reaction of the people towards this step by the Election Commission. It should be followed by statement (F) as it is about the actual thing that needs to be done to address the issue at hand. Statement (B) comes after this because it is about the real duty of the elected people towards us and it carries forward the spirit of the earlier sentence. Statement (D) concludes the paragraph well by pointing out to the fact that we should vote only after thinking carefully and on our own. So, the proper sequence is A, E, C, F, B, D.

    9. Which among the following will be the last (sixth) sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. F

    Solution: Option (4)

    Explanation: After going through the sentences, we understand that the passage is about the publicity campaigns of the political representatives during the time of election. Statement (A) is the first sentence since it introduces the subject and it is followed by statement (E) since it makes it all the more clear by pointing at the drastic step of EC to ban all the hoardings bearing the pictures of politicians. Statement (C) follows after this because it is about the reaction of the people towards this step by the Election Commission. It should be followed by statement (F) as it is about the actual thing that needs to be done to address the issue at hand. Statement (B) comes after this because it is about the real duty of the elected people towards us and it carries forward the spirit of the earlier sentence. Statement (D) concludes the paragraph well by pointing out to the fact that we should vote only after thinking carefully and on our own. So, the proper sequence is A, E, C, F, B, D.

    10. Which among the following will be the fourth sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. B
    2. D
    3. F
    4. A
    5. C

    Solution: Option (3)

    Explanation: After going through the sentences, we understand that the passage is about the publicity campaigns of the political representatives during the time of election. Statement (A) is the first sentence since it introduces the subject and it is followed by statement (E) since it makes it all the more clear by pointing at the drastic step of EC to ban all the hoardings bearing the pictures of politicians. Statement (C) follows after this because it is about the reaction of the people towards this step by the Election Commission. It should be followed by statement (F) as it is about the actual thing that needs to be done to address the issue at hand. Statement (B) comes after this because it is about the real duty of the elected people towards us and it carries forward the spirit of the earlier sentence. Statement (D) concludes the paragraph well by pointing out to the fact that we should vote only after thinking carefully and on our own. So, the proper sequence is A, E, C, F, B, D.

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