SSC English Free practice Paper: Para-jumbles (Set-3)

In this article, we have continued the series of parajumbles questions sets. There are 15 distinct questions with answers based on Para-Jumbles (Sentence Re-arrangement) topic. Let us find them-

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Parajumbles questions for SSC
Parajumbles questions for SSC

In this article, we have continued the series of parajumbles questions sets. There are 15 distinct questions with answers based on Para-Jumbles (Sentence Re-arrangement) topic. It is observed from the last 5 years question papers that there had been 1-2 questions asked in SSC exams i.e. SSC CGL, SSC CHSL & others consistently. We can assure you that practicing these practice sets will enable you to crack any kind of question in SSC exams.

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Let us take a tour of these questions-

Practice Questions

Directions (QUES 1–5): 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 removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. You are required to find out the proper order for the four sentences.


Ques 1.

S1 : Our ancestors thought that anything which moved itself was alive.

S6 : Therefore, some scientists think that life is a very complicated mechanism.

P : This philosopher ‘Descartes’ thought that both men and animals were machines.

Q : But a machine such as a motorcar or a steamship moves itself, and as soon as machines which moved themselves had been made, people asked, “Is man a machine ”?

R :  And before the days of machinery that was a good definition.

S : He also thought that the human machine was partly controlled by the soul action on a certain part of the brain,while animals had no souls.

The proper sequence should be

(a) PRSQ              (b) RPQS

(c) PSQR               (d) RQPS

Q 2.

S1 : On vacation in Tangier, Morocco, my friend and I sat down at a street cafe.

S6 : Finally, a man walked over to me and whispered, “Hey buddy! this guy’s your waiter and he wants your order.

P : At one point, he bent over with a big smile, showing me a single gold tooth and a dingy fez.

Q :  Soon I felt the presence of someone standing alongside me.

R : But this one wouldn’t budge.

S : We had been cautioned about beggars and were told to ignore them.

The proper sequence should be

(a) SQRP              (b) SQPR

(c) QSRP               (d) QSPR

Ques 3.

S1 : The heart is the pump of life.

S6 : All this was made possible by the invention of the heart lung machine.

P: They have even succeeded in heart transplants.

Q: Now-a-days, surgeons are able to stop a patient’s heart and carry out complicated operations.

R: A few years ago, it was impossible to operate on a patient whose heart was not working properly.

S:  If the heart stops, we may die in about five minutes.

The proper sequence should be

(a) SRQP              (b) SPRQ

(c) SQPR               (d) SRPQ

Ques 4.

S1 : In 1934, William Holding published a small volume of poems.

S6 : But Lord of the flies, which came out in 1954, was welcomed as “a most absorbing and instructive tale’’.

P : During the World War II (1939–45), he joined the Royal Navy and was present at the sinking of the Bismarck.

Q :  He returned to teaching in 1945 and gave it up in 1962, and is now a full-time writer.

R :  In 1939, he married and started teaching at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury.

S :           At first, his novels were not accepted.

The Proper sequence should be

(a)RPQS               (b) RPSQ

(c) SRPQ               (d) SQPR

Ques 5.

S1 : Sunbirds are among the smallest of Indian birds.

S6 : Our common sunbirds are the purple Sunbird, the glossy black species and purple rumped Sunbird, the yellow and maroon species.

P :  Though they are functionally similar to the humming birds of the new world, they are totally unrelated.

Q : They do eat small insects too.

R : They are also some of the most brilliantly-coloured birds.

S :  Sunbirds feed mostly on nectar and help in pollination.

The proper sequence should be

(a) SQPR              (b) RPSQ

(c) QPRS               (d) PSRQ

Directions (Ques. 6-10) : In questions 6 to10, 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 removed and jumbled up. These are labelled as P, Q, R and S. You are required to find out the proper order of the

four sentences.

Ques 6.

S1 : There are numerous kinds of superstitions in different parts of the country.

S6 : A dog’s howling predicts death—this is a typical superstition.

P  : But people go on respecting it through force of blind custom.

Q : Most of them have a bearing on ‘luck’—good or bad.

R : Superstitions usually have their origin in fear and ignorance.

S :  Nobody remembers now, how a superstition first started in remote ages.

The proper sequence should be

(a) QPRS              (b) RSPQ

(c) RSQP               (d) QSPR

Ques 7.

S1 : Society in every country shapes itself out of its own initiative.

S6 : And our Indian women are as capable of doing it as any other in the world.

P: No one can or ought to do this for them.

Q: Our part of duty lies in imparting true education to all men and women in the society.

R : Women must be put in a position to solve their own problems in their own way.

S : It will not be, then, necessary to pull down or set us anything in society by coercion.

The proper sequence should be

(a) SRQP              (b) QRSP

(c) QSRP               (d) SRPQ

Ques 8.

S1 : Many people believe that it is cruel to make use of animals for laboratory studies.

S6 : It is in view of these facts that the Government of India has banned the export of monkeys to America.

P: They point out that animals too have nervous systems like us and can feel pain.

Q: These people, who have formed the Anti-vivisection society, have been pleading for a more humane treatment of animals by scientists.

R: Monkeys, rabbits, mice and other mammals are used in large numbers by scientists and many of them are made to suffer diseases artificially produced in them.

S: We can avoid such cruelty to animals if we use alternative methods such as tissue culture, gas chromatography and chemical techniques.

The proper sequence should be

(a) QPRS              (b) PRQS

(c) QRSP               (d) PSQR

Ques 9.

S1 : A spider’s web, after a shower of rain, is a very beautiful thing.

S6 : They are also feared because their bites may have unpleasant effects like a rash on the skin.

P: This explains partly why spiders are thoroughly disliked.

Q: But no poet has ever sung of the beauty of the spiders, for most spiders are not beautiful

R: On the contrary, most of them are rather unattractive, if not ugly !

S: Poets have sung about the beauty of the spider’s webs, comparing the water drops on them to ropes of pearls.

The proper sequence should be

(a) SPQR              (b) QSRP

(c) QRSP               (d) SQRP

Ques 10.

S1 : We are what our thoughts have made us.

S6 : If good impressions prevail, the character becomes good,if bad it becomes bad.

P :  And so take care of what you think.

Q : Every man’s character is determined by the sum total of these impressions.

R : Every work we do, every thought that we think, leaves an impression on the mind-stuff.

S :  Thought lives, they travel far.

The proper sequence should be

(a) SPRQ              (b) RQSP

(c) PRSQ               (d) RQPS

Directions (Q. 11-15) : In each of the questions given below, four sentences are given which are denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D). By using all the four sentences, you have to frame a meaningful paragraph. The correct order of the sentences is your answer. Choose from the five alternatives, the one having the correct order of sentences and mark it as your answer.

Ques 11.

A: Now under liberated economy, they are learning to compete domestically and globally.

B: In India, corporations, until recently achieved success by avoiding competition, using protected and regulated domestic markets.

C: The trend is irreversible.

D: Business leaders are preparing themselves to meet competitive challenges, and to avoid being swept away.

The proper sequence should be

(a) ABDC              (b) BDCA

(c) BDAC              (d) BADC

Ques 12.

A: Recovery was given inadequate attention and consequently some banks’ branches regularly incurred heavy losses and their parent bodies had to bail them out.

B: As a result, banks indulged in extensive lending to borrowers who had little or no potential to make repayments.

C: To fulfil the social objectives laid down by the masters of nationalisation, banks were asked to lend to identified priority sectors.

D: 1992-93 results showed that the loss making branches of public sector banks increased from 10,000 to 13,000 and the quantum of losses showed at Rs. 3,369 crores.

The proper sequence should be

(a) BACD              (b) DABC

(c) CBAD              (d) BCAD

Ques 13.

A: However, different rulers and governments dealt with the different groups in a compartmentalised manner.

B: Various situational and political changes have taken place over the past three and a half centuries.

C: This tendency resulted in deeply embedded and fragmented South American Society which became even more prominent in the period 1948 until the commencement of the new constitution on May 19, 1994.

D: South Africa is a racially divided society since the first European settlers arrived in 1652.

The proper sequence should be

(a) BDAC              (b) DBAC

(c) CABD              (d) ACDB

Ques 14.

A: Such a system will help to identify and groom the executives for the positions of strategists.

B: Evaluation of performance is more often than not done for the purpose of reward or punishment for the past performance.

C: They must become an integral part of the executive evaluation system.

D: Even where the evaluation system is for one’s promotion to assume higher responsibilities, it rarely includes items that are a key for playing the role of strategists effectively, e.g., the skills for playing the role of change agent and creative problem solving.

The proper sequence should be

(a) DBAC              (b) DCBA

(c) ABCD              (d) BDCA

Ques 15.

A: Finally, the bureaucratic organisation took over from the pioneering enterprise.

B:The nineteenth century was the age of entrepreneur, the self-made man.

C: Thoughtful business administration took over from action centred business entrepreneurship.

D: In the twentieth century, the rational executive took command.

The proper sequence should be

(a) DBAC              (b) CABD

(c) BDCA              (d) BCDA

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