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SSC English Free Practice Paper: Para-Jumbles (Set-2)

Sep 29, 2017 15:37 IST
    Parajumbles questions for SSC
    Parajumbles questions for SSC

    In this article, we are sharing 15 discrete questions based on Parajumbles topic of English language section of SSC exams. There are almost 1-2 questions in SSC CGL and CHSL exams. So, this section is very important in attaining good marks in SSC exams. This topic is introduced to check your English comprehension and reading ability, which is very necessary for probing your Basic English knowledge. SSC does not want you to be expert in English language. It only requires the basic understanding of this language.

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    Practice Questions

    Directions (Ques 1-5) : In these questions, each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentence are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been jumbled up. These are labelled P,Q,R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences from the given alternatives (a), (b), (c) and (d).              

    Ques 1.

    S1 : In 1945, America faced two powerful enemies in the world war.

    S6 : This was the weapon that ended the second world war.

    P : America found conventional weapons insufficient to crush them.

    Q : These were Germany and Japan who posed strong opposition to America.

    R :  The result of this was the production of the atom bomb.

    S : The government ordered the scientists to conduct research and produce a new deadly weapon.

    The proper sequence should be

    (a) QPSR              (b) PQRS

    (c) QPRS               (d) PQSR

    Ques 2.

    S1 : Advertising is also advantageous to the consumers, if it increases the sale of goods, industry prospers and prices may be reduced.

    S6 : Advertising of this particular kind is planned to stimulate new wants or to induce the buyers to change their habits.

    P : There is no obvious connection, for example, between a picture of a smiling girl and a certain brand sweets.

    Q : The advertiser’s assumption is that by looking at such pictures, the consumer would be influenced to buy his products.

    R : On the other hand, much of the canvassing, of which the consumer is the object, does not convey information but endeavours merely to draw the public attention to certain products.

    S :  But most people like looking at the pictures of pretty girls.

    The proper sequence should be

    (a) RQSP              (b) SPRQ

    (c) RPSQ               (d) SQRP

    Ques 3.

    S1 : We are living in an age in which technology has suddenly ‘annihilated distance.’

    S6 : In that event, we should be dooming ourselves to wipe each other out.

    P : We have never been so conscious of our variety as we are now that we have come to such close quarters.

    Q : Physically, we are now all neighbours are, but psychologically, we are still the strangers to each other.

    R : Are we going to let this consciousness of our variety make us fear and hate each other ?

    S :  How are we going to react ?

    The proper sequence should be

    (a) QPSR              (b) QPRS

    (c) PRQS               (d) SRPQ

    Ques 4.

    S1 : Mom was pleased to receive your wishes on her birthday.

    S6 : Your Mom has forgotten all the bitterness and sends her blessings to you.

    P:  Girl ! wishes are more powerful than any other thing in the world.

    Q:  Both of us had forgotten the day.

    R:  Your letter holds a proof of it.

    S:  It was your letter and the card which reminded us of it.

    The proper sequence should be

    (a)  PSQR             (b) QRSP

    (c) RQSP               (d) QSPR

    Ques 5.

    S1 : A century ago, the cinema was just a mechanical toy.

    S6 : Finally, it has evolved as the century’s most potent and versatile art form.

    P :  Thus, it gained respectability and acceptance.

    Q : It gradually came to be considered as an art form of the new era.

    R : By the 1920s, even its worst critics had to take it seriously.

    S :  Later, it was viewed as an extension of photography.

    The proper sequence should be

    (a) PQRS              (b) SQRP

    (c) SPQR               (d) QRSP

    Directions (Ques 6-10) : Rearrange the following four sentences (A), (B), (C) and (D) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph then mark the correct sequence as your answer.

    Ques 6.

    A:  It also gives rise to a feeling of animosity among the different sections of the society.

    B: In a democratic system, frequent use of power is never desirable, be it on the part of government or the people.

    C: Therefore, citizens should never resort to violent ways and means in democracy, though they have the right to oppose the government.

    D: It destroys the stability and security in public life. The proper sequence should be

    (a) DBAC              (b) BDAC

    (c) BDCA              (d) DACB

    Ques 7.

    A: He was so busy with them that he did not get time to eat.

    B: Thousands of people came to him and asked different types of questions.

    C: No one cared to see that he had his food or rest that night.

    D:Swami Vivekanand once stayed in a small village. The proper sequence should be

    (a) BCDA              (b) CBAD

    (c) DBAC              (d) DBCA

    Ques 8.

    A: The facts speak for themselves so, they need exposition only, not demonstration.

    B: At the present moment, it is widely recognised that India holds the balance in the world-wide competition between rival ideologies.

    C: It is not, of course, only in geographical sense that India is in a key position.

    D: India’s key position simply needs pointing out. The proper sequence should be

    (a) DACB              (b) CDAB

    (c) BCDA              (d) BDAC

    Ques 9.

    A: This feeling of an extensive group gives rise to a fellow feeling, a feeling of brotherhood amongst the citizens.

    B: This feeling takes up beyond the bounds of family, caste, religion as well as region and helps us to develop a broad perspective that all of us together constitute an extensive group called ‘the nation’.

    C: National integration is the feeling among all the citizens of a country that they all are part of one nation.

    D: We do not, then, limit our thinking to our own caste or religion but think about all our fellow citizens.

    The proper sequence should be

    (a) CDAB              (b) CABD

    (c) CDBA              (d)CBAD

    Ques 10.

    A:  The peasant, the shoemaker, the sweeper and such other lower classes of India have much greater capacity for work and self-reliance than you.

    B: Remember that the nation lives in the cottage.

    C: They are producing the entire wealth of the land without a word of complaint.

    D: This process of production is going through long ages. The proper sequence should be

    (a) BDAC              (b) BDCA

    (c) DCBA              (d) BACD

    Directions (Ques. 11-15) : In questions 11 to 15, there are six sentences marked as S1,S6 , P,Q,R,S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed as the first and last sentence of the passage. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives given below every passage, which would be most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

    Ques 11.

    S1 : His wrist watch had gone out of order.

    S6 : His estimate appeared reasonable.

    P: He took it to a watch repairer.

    Q: He gave an idea of the likely cost of the replacement based on the examination of the watch.

    R: He found that some parts needed replacement.

    S: The repairer opened the outer case and checked the parts.

    The proper sequence should be

    (a) PQSR              (b) RQSP

    (c) PSRQ               (d) RPSQ

    Ques 12.

    S1 : Now-a-days, soap is going almost out of use as a washing agent.

    S6 : There are better washing agents than soap,but scientists are not yet sure if their use is harmless to man.

    P: They produce lather due to the presence of calcium salts in water.

    Q: Its place has been occupied by a new range of chemicals, called detergents.

    R: So, they are called soapless soaps.

    S: Detergents are not soaps because they are not sodium or potassium derivatives of fatty acids, as a normal soap is.

    The proper sequence should be

    (a) SQRP              (b) QSRP

    (c) SQPR               (d) QPRS

    Ques  13.

    S1 : Our house is high up on the Yorkshire coast and close to the sea.

    S6 : Between the two, shifting backwards and forwards at certain seasons of the year, lies the most horrible quicksand on the shores of Yorkshire.

    P: One is called the North spit and another the South.

    Q: The sand hills here run down to the sea and end in two stretches of rock, sticking out opposite to each other.

    R: This one leads through a dark plantation of fir-trees and brings you out between low cliffs to the loneliest and ugliest little bay on all our coasts.

    S: There are beautiful walls all around us in every direction except one.

    The proper sequence should be

    (a) SQRP              (b) QSPR

    (c) QPSR               (d) SRQP

    Ques 14.

    S1 : Unhappiness and discontent spring not only from poverty.

    S6 : We suffer from sickness of spirit and hence, we should discover our roots in the eternal.

    P: Man is a strange creature, fundamentally different from other animals.

    Q: If they are undeveloped and unsatisfied, he may have all the comforts of the wealth, but still feel that life is not worthwhile.

    R: He has far horizons, invariable hopes, spiritual powers.

    S: What is missing in our age is the soul, there is nothing wrong with the body.

    The proper sequence should be

    (a) PRQS              (b) SPRQ

    (c) SPQR               (d) PRSQ

    Ques 15.

    S1 : Before we left Bareilly jail, a little incident took place which moved me then and is still fresh in my memory.

    S6 : This spontaneous act of courtesy and the kindly thought that prompted; it touched me and I felt very grateful to him.

    P: He told me the packet contained old German illustrated magazines.

    Q: The Superintendent of Police of Bareilly, an Englishman, was present there, and as I got into the car, he handed to me, rather shyly, a packet.

    R: I had never met him before, nor have I seen him since and I do not even know his name.

    S: He said that he had heard that I was learning German and so, he had bought these magazines for me.

    The proper sequence should be

    (a) RQPS              (b) QPSR

    (c) QPRS               (d) RQSP

    Answer key

    1

    a

    9

    d

    2

    c

    10

    d

    3

    b

    11

    c

    4

    d

    12

    d

    5

    d

    13

    d

    6

    b

    14

    b

    7

    c

    15

    c

    8

    c

     

     

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