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81201. S1: Politeness is not a quality possessed by only one nation or race. P : One may observe that a man of one nation will remove his hat or fold his hands by way of greetings when he meets someone he knows. Q : A man of another country will not to do so. R : It is a quality to be found among all peoples and nations in every corner of the earth. S : Obviously, each person follows the custom of his particular country. S6: In any case, we should not mock at others habits. The Proper sequence should be:





81202. S1: Throughout history man has used energy from the sun. P : Today, when we burn wood or use electric current we are drawing an energy. Q : However we now have a new supply of energy. R : All our ordinary life depends on sun. S : This has come from the sun. S6: This energy comes from inside atoms. The Proper sequence should be:





81203. S1: This weather-vane often tops a church spire, tower or high building. P : They are only wind-vanes. Q : Neither alone can tell us what the weather will be. R : They are designed to point to direction from which the wind is coming. S : Just as the barometer only tells us the pressure of air, the weather-vane tells us the direction of wind. S6: The weather-vane can, however give us some indication of other. The Proper sequence should be:





81204. S1: But how does a new word get into the dictionary? 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 moment new word is coined, it usually enter the spoken language. S : The word then passes from the realm of hearing to the realm of writing. S6: He sorts them according to their grammatical function, and carefully writes a definition. The Proper sequence should be:





81205. S1: Growing up means not only getting larger, but also using our sense and our brain is to become more aware of things around us. P : Not only does he have a memory but he is able to think and reason. Q : In this, man differs from all other animals. R : Before we spray our roadside plants or turn sewage in to our rivers, we should pause to think what the results of our action are likely to do. S : This is to say, he is able to plan what he is is going to do in the light of his experience before he does it. S6: In other words, we must develop and use our ability to reason, because the destruction or the preservation of the places in which we live depend on us. The Proper sequence should be:





81206. S1: Jawaharlal Nehru was the greatest plan-enthusiast. P : Under Nehru's advice, the pre-Independent congress set up National Planning Commission in 1938. Q : But he forgot that what could be achieved by force under the communist dictatorship of Russia was not possible under the democratic set up of India. R : He took the idea from Russia where Five year plans transformed a very backward country into a top power of the world. S : No free government can call for compulsory sacrifice and suffering from the whole people. S6: Nehru himself became the chairman of the commission. The Proper sequence should be:





81207. S1: Duryodhana was a wicked prince. P : one day Bhima made Duryodhana fall from a tree from which Duryodhana was stealing fruits. Q : He did not like that Pandavas should be loved and respected by the people of Hastinapur R : Duryodhana specially hated Bhima. S : Among the Pandavas, Bhima was extraordinary strong and powerful S6: This enraged Duryodhana so much that he began to think of removing Bhima from his way. The Proper sequence should be:





81208. S1: Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad on 14 Nov 1889. P : Nehru meet Mahatma Gandhi in February 1920. Q : In 1905 he was sent to London to study at a school called Haroow. R : He became the first Prime Minister of Independent India on 15 August 1947. S : He married Kamla Kaul in 1915. S6: He died on 27 May 1964. The Proper sequence should be:





81209. S1: It was a dark moonless night. P : He turned over the pages, reading passages here and there. Q : He heard them on the floor. R : The poet took down his books of poems from his shelves. S : Some of them contained his earliest writings which he had almost forgotten. S6: They all seemed to him to be poor and ordinary mere childish words. The Proper sequence should be:





81210. S1: I had halted on the road. P : As soon as I saw the elephant I knew I should not shoot him. Q : It is a serious matter to shoot a working elephant. R : I knew that his 'must' was already passing off. S : The elephant was standing 8 yards from the road. S6: I decided to watch him for a while and then go home. The Proper sequence should be:





81211. S1: There is only one monkey we can thoroughly recommend as an indoor pet. P : They quickly die from colds and coughs after the first winter fogs. Q : It is beautiful and intelligent Capuchin monkey. R : The lively little Capuchins, however, may be left for years in an English house without the least danger to their health. S : The Marmosets, it is true, are more beautiful than a Capuchins and just as pleasing, but they are too delicate for the English climate S6: Finally let me say that no other monkey has a better temper or winning ways. The Proper sequence should be:





81212. S1: A man can be physically confined within stone walls. P : But his mind and spirit will still be free. Q : Thus his freedom of action may be restricted. R : His hopes and aspiration still remain with him. S : Hence, he will be free spiritually if not physically. S6: No tyranny can intimidate a lover of liberty. The Proper sequence should be:





81213. S1: Once upon atime there lived three young men in a certain town of Hindustan. P : All the people of the neighbourhood were mortally afraid of them. Q : They were so powerful that they could catch growing lions and tear them to pieces. R : Someone told them that they would become immortal if they killed Death. S : The young men believed themselves to be very good friends. S6: All of them set out in search of their foe called Death. The Proper sequence should be:





81214. S1: Metals are today being replaced by polymers in many applications. P : Above all, they are cheaper and easier to process making them a viable alternative to metals. Q : Polymers are essentially a long chains of hydrocarbon molecules. R : Today polymers as strong as metals have been developed. S : These have replaced the traditional chromium-plated metallic bumpers in cars. S6: Many Indian Institutes of science and Technology run special programmes on polymer science. The Proper sequence should be:





81215. S1: Since the sixties there has been an increasing interest in neurophysiology, which deals with the neural bases of mental activity and behaviour. P : It has format which is very similar to that of Brain and Language, a sister journal. Q : Since then, a number of journals devoted entirely to this area of research have appeared. R : Before the 1960's when this field was the concern of a small number of investigators, research articles were scattered in various neurological journals. S : Brain and cognition is one such journal. S6: So far the journal has published the mixture of articles including reports and investigations. The Proper sequence should be:





81216. S1: An elderly lady suddenly became blind. P : The doctor called daily and every time he took away some of her furniture he liked. Q : At last she was cured and the doctor demanded his fee. R : She agreed to pay a large fee to the doctor who would cure her S : On being refused, the doctor wanted to know the reason. S6: The lady said that she had not been properly cured because she could not see all his furniture. The Proper sequence should be:





81217. S1: What are the causes of our chronic food shortage ? P : To find for these growing new millions is desperate task. Q : every year, we add more than a crore of persons to our population. R : Despite stupendous efforts by our government, the population is growing unabated. S : The chief cause is the population explosion. S6: This unprecedented growth can drag us to the doors of starvation very soon. The Proper sequence should be:





81218. S1: Our ancestors thought that anything which moved itself was alive. P : The philosopher Descartes thought that both men and animals were machines. Q : But a machine such as a motorcar or a steamship moves itself, 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. S6: Therefore some scientists think that life is just a very complicated mechanism. The Proper sequence should be:





81219. S1: Payment for imports and exports is made through a system called foreign exchange. P : The value of the money of one country in relation to the money of other countries is agreed upon. Q : These rates of exchange vary from time to time. R : For instance, an American dollar or a British pound sterling is worth certain amounts in the money of other countries. S : Sometimes a United States dollar is worth 12 pesos in Mexico. S6: Another time it may be worth eight pesos. The Proper sequence should be:





81220. S1: Moncure Conway devoted his life to two great objects freedom of thought, and freedom of the individual. P : They threaten both kinds of freedom. Q : But something also has been lost. R : There are now dangers, somewhat different in form from those of the past ages. S : In regard to both these objects, something has been gained since his time. S6: Unless a vigorous and vigilant public opinion can be aroused in defence of them, there will be much less of both a hundred years hence then there is now. The Proper sequence should be:





81221. S1: The study of speech disorders due to brain injury suggests that patients can think without having adequate control over their language. P : But they succeed in playing games of chess. Q : Some patients, for example fail to find the names of objects presented to them. R : They can even use the concepts needed for chess playing, though they are unable to express many of the concepts in ordinary language. S : They even find it difficult to interpret long written notices. S6: How they manage to do this we do not know. The Proper sequence should be:





81222. S1: A black haired, young woman came tripping along. P : She was leading a young woman wearing a hat. Q : The woman swept it off and tossed it in the air. R : The child jumped up to catch the hat. S : The young man tossed his head to shake the hat back. S6: Both disappeared from view. The Proper sequence should be:





81223. S1: We now know that the oceans are very deep. P : For example, the Indian ocean has a range called the Indian Ridge. Q : Much of it is fairly flat. R : However, there are great mountain ranges as well. S : On average the bottom is 2.5 miles to 3.5 miles down S6: This reaches from the India to the Antarctic. The Proper sequence should be:





81224. S1: Minnie went shopping one morning. P : Disappointed She turned around and returned to the parking lot. Q : She got out and walked to the nearest shop. R : She drove her car into the parking lot and stopped. S : It was there that she realised that she'd forgotten her purse at home. S6: She drove home with an empty basket. The Proper sequence should be:





81225. S1: Far away in a little street there is a poor house. P : Her face is thin and worn and her hands are coarse, pricked by a needle, for she is a seam stress. Q : One of the windows is open and through it I can see a poor woman. R : He has a fever and asking for oranges. S : In a bed in a corner of the room her little boy is lying ill. S6: His mother has nothing to give but water, so he is crying. The Proper sequence should be:





81226. S1: A noise started above their heads. P : But people did not take it seriously. Q : That was to show everyone that there was something wrong R : It was a dangerous thing to do. S : For, within minutes the ship began to sink. S6: Nearly 200 lives were lost on the fateful day. The Proper sequence should be:





81227. S1: American private lies 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. The Proper sequence should be:





81228. S1: The path of Venus lies inside the path of the Earth. P : When at its farthest from the Earth, Venus is 160 million away Q : With such a wide range between its greatest and leat distances it is natural that at sometimes Venus appears much brighter than at others. R : No other body ever comes so near the Earth, with the exception of the Moon and occasional comet or asteroid. S : When Venus is at its nearest to the earth it is only 26 million miles away. S6: When at its brightest, it is easily seen with the naked eye in broad daylight. The Proper sequence should be:





81229. S1: In India marriages are usually arranged by parents P : Sometimes boys and girls do not like th idea of arranged marriages. Q : Most young people accepts the state of affairs. R : Shanta was like that. S : They assume their parents can make good choices. S6: She felt she was a modern girl and not subject for bargaining. The Proper sequence should be:





81230. S1: She said on the phone that she would report for duty next day. P : We waited for few days then we decided to go to her place. Q : But she did not. R : we found it locked. S : Even after that we waited for her quite a few days. S6: Eventually we reported to the police. The Proper sequence should be:





81231. S1: Several sub-cities have been planned around capital. P : Dwarga is the first among them. Q : They are expected to alleviate the problem of housing. R : It is coming up in the south west of capital. S : It will cater to over one million people when completed. S6: Hopefully the housing problem will not be as acute at present after these sub-cities are built. The Proper sequence should be:





81232. S1: Forecasting the weather has always been a difficult business. P : During a period of drought, streams and rivers dried up, the cattle died from thirst and were ruined. Q : Many different things affect the weather and we have to study them carefully to make accurate forecast. R : Ancient Egyptians had no need of weather in the Nile Valley hardly ever changes. S : In early times, when there were no instruments, such as thermometer or the barometer, man looked for tell-tale signs in the sky. S6: He made his forecasts by watching flights of the birds or the way smoke rose from fire. The Proper sequence should be:





81233. S1: As he passed beneath her he heard the swish of her wings. P : He was not falling head long now. Q : The monstrous terror seized him. R : But it only lasted a minute. S : He could hear nothing. S6: The next moment he felt his wings spread outwards. The Proper sequence should be:





81234. S1: Ms. Parasuram started a Petrol Pump in Madras. P : A total to 12 girls now work at the pump. Q : She advertised in newspapers for women staff. R : They operate in 2 shifts. S : The response was good. S6: Thus she has shown the way for many others. The Proper sequence should be:





81235. S1: Sun birds are among the smallest of Indian birds. P : Though they are functionally similar to the humming birds of the New World, they are totally unrelated. Q : They do eat insects too. R : They are also some of the most brilliantly coloured birds. S : sun birds feed on nectar mostly and helped in pollination. S6: Our common sun birds are the purple sun bird, the glossy black species and purple rumped sun bird, the yellow and maroon species. The Proper sequence should be:





81236. S1: For decades, American society has been calling a melting pot P : Differences remained - in appearence, mannerisms, customs, speech, religion and more. Q : The term has long been a cliche and half-truth. R : But homogenisation was never acheived. S : Yes, immigrants from diverse cultures and traditions did cast off vestiges of their native lands and become almost imperceptibly woven in to the American fabric. S6: In recent years, such differences accentuated by the arrival of immigrants from Asia and other parts of the world in the United States - have become something to celebrate and to nurture. The Proper sequence should be:





81237. S1: I took cigarettes from my case. P : But when the fit of coughing was over, he replaced it between his lips. Q : I 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 continues to draw on it. The Proper sequence should be:





81238. S1: There is difference between Gandhiji's concept of secularism and that of Nehru's. P : Nehru's idea of secularism was equal indifference to all religions and bothering about none of them. Q : According to Gandhiji, all religions are equally true and each scripture is worthy of respect. R : Such secularism which means the rejection of all religions is contrary to our culture and tradition. S : In Gandhiji's view, secularism stands for equal respect for all religions. S6: Instead of doing any good, such secularism can do harm instead of good. The Proper sequence should be:





81239. S1: As a dramatist Rabindranath was not what might be called a success. P : His dramas were moulded on the lines of the traditional Indian village dramas than the dramas of modern world. Q : His plays were more a catalogue of ideas than a vehicle of the expression of action. R : Actually the drama has always been the life of 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 dramas S6: Therefor, drama forms the essential part of the traditional Indian Culture. The Proper sequence should be:





81240. S1: It is regrettable that there is widespread corruption in the country at all levels. P : So there is hardly anything that the government can do about it now. Q : And there are graft and other malpractices too. R : The impression that corruption is universal phenomenon persists and the people not cooperate in checking this evil. S : Recently several offenders were brought to book, but they were not given deterrent punishment. S6: This is indeed a tragedy of great magnitude. The Proper sequence should be:





81241. S1: The heart is pump of life. P : They have even succeeded in heart transplants. Q : Nowadays surgeons are able to stop a patients 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 heart stops we die in about five minutes. S6: All this was made possible by the invention of heart-lung machine. The Proper sequence should be:





81242. S1: Your letter was big relief. P : How did you exams go? Q : After your result, you must come here for a week. R : You hadn't written for over a month. S : I am sure you will come out with flying colours. S6: But don't forget to bring chocolate for Geetha. The Proper sequence should be:





81243. S1: In the middle of one side of the square sits the Chairman of the committee, the most important person in the room. 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 committe. S : As the meeting opens, he runs briskly through a number of formalities. S6: From the moment its members meet, it begins to have a sort nebulous life of its own. The Proper sequence should be:





81244. S1: A force of exists between everybody in the universe. P : Normally it is very small but when the one of the bodies is a planet, like earth, the force is considerable. Q : It has been investigated by many scientists including Galileo and Newton. R : Everything on or near the surface of the earth is attracted by the mass of earth. S : This gravitational force depends on the mass of the bodies involved. S6: The greater the mass, the greater is the earth's force of attraction on it. We can call this force of attraction gravity. The Proper sequence should be:





81245. S1: Calcutta unlike other cities kepts its trams. P : As a result there horrendous congestion. Q : It was going to be the first in South Asia. R : They run down the centre of the road S : To ease in the city decided to build an underground railway line. S6: The foundation stone was laid in 1972. The Proper sequence should be:





81246. S1: For some time in his youth Abraham Lincoln was manager for a shop. P : Then a chance Customer would come. Q : Young Lincoln way of keeping shop was entirely unlike anyone else's R : Lincoln would jump up and attend to his needs and then revert to his reading. S : He used to lie full length on the counter of the shop eagerly reading a book. S6: Never before had Lincoln had so much time for reading as had then. The Proper sequence should be:





81247. S1: All the land was covered by the ocean. P : The leading god fought the monster, killed it and chopped its body in to two halves. Q : A terrible monster prevented the gods from separating the land from the water. R : The god made the sky out of the upper part of the body and ornamented it with stars. S : The god created the earth from the lower part, grew plants on it and populated it with animals. S6: The god moulded the first people out of clay according to his own image and mind. The Proper sequence should be:





81248. S1: Smoke oozed up between the planks. P : Passengers were told to be ready to quit the ship. Q : The rising gale fanned the smouldering fire. R : Everyone now knew there was fire on board. S : Flames broke out here and there. S6: Most people bore the shock bravely. The Proper sequence should be:





81249. Neutrophil defensins are:





81250. The resolving power of unaided human eye is:





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