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1 . Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) The next day, the priest discovered that one of the servants cut his stick shorter by two inches, fearing that it would grow.
(B) When the priest questioned each of the servants, they denied.
(C) One day a rich merchant's house was robbed, and he suspected one of his servants.
(D) In this way, the wise old priest caught the thief.
(E) He approached the wise priest in the village and asked for help on the matter.
(F) The priest then gave them each a stick of equal length and said that the stick of the real thief would grow by two inches the next morning.
Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement ?
F
B
C
E
D
2 . Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) The next day, the priest discovered that one of the servants cut his stick shorter by two inches, fearing that it would grow.
(B) When the priest questioned each of the servants, they denied.
(C) One day a rich merchant's house was robbed, and he suspected one of his servants.
(D) In this way, the wise old priest caught the thief.
(E) He approached the wise priest in the village and asked for help on the matter.
(F) The priest then gave them each a stick of equal length and said that the stick of the real thief would grow by two inches the next morning.
Which of the following should be the $FIFTH$ sentence after the rearrangement ?
A
D
C
B
E
3 . Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) The next day, the priest discovered that one of the servants cut his stick shorter by two inches, fearing that it would grow.
(B) When the priest questioned each of the servants, they denied.
(C) One day a rich merchant's house was robbed, and he suspected one of his servants.
(D) In this way, the wise old priest caught the thief.
(E) He approached the wise priest in the village and asked for help on the matter.
(F) The priest then gave them each a stick of equal length and said that the stick of the real thief would grow by two inches the next morning.
Which of the following should be the $SECOND$ sentence after the rearrangement ?
B
C
E
A
F
4 . Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) The next day, the priest discovered that one of the servants cut his stick shorter by two inches, fearing that it would grow.
(B) When the priest questioned each of the servants, they denied.
(C) One day a rich merchant's house was robbed, and he suspected one of his servants.
(D) In this way, the wise old priest caught the thief.
(E) He approached the wise priest in the village and asked for help on the matter.
(F) The priest then gave them each a stick of equal length and said that the stick of the real thief would grow by two inches the next morning.
Which of the following should be the $FIRST$ sentence after the rearrangement ?
C
D
F
A
E
5 . Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) The next day, the priest discovered that one of the servants cut his stick shorter by two inches, fearing that it would grow.
(B) When the priest questioned each of the servants, they denied.
(C) One day a rich merchant's house was robbed, and he suspected one of his servants.
(D) In this way, the wise old priest caught the thief.
(E) He approached the wise priest in the village and asked for help on the matter.
(F) The priest then gave them each a stick of equal length and said that the stick of the real thief would grow by two inches the next morning.
Which of the following should be the $FOURTH$ sentence after the rearrangement ?
A
E
B
F
D
6 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words/ group of words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/group of words in each case.
Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He $(1)$ all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. One evening during a terrible storm; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was $(2)$ at the palace door, and the old king went to open it. It was a princess standing out there. But, good gracious ! What a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down her hair and clothes; into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she insisted that she was a real princess. Well, we'll soon $(3)$ out, thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bedroom, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and placed a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty quilts on tap of the mattresses. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the $(4)$ she was asked how she had slept. 'Oh, very badly!' said she. 'I scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed. But I was lying on something hard, as a result. I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible!' Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty quilts. Nobody but a real princess could be as irritable as that. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he $(5)$ that he had a real princess.
$(1)$
called
tour
sent
saw
travelled
7 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words/ group of words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/group of words in each case.
Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He $(1)$ all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. One evening during a terrible storm; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was $(2)$ at the palace door, and the old king went to open it. It was a princess standing out there. But, good gracious ! What a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down her hair and clothes; into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she insisted that she was a real princess. Well, we'll soon $(3)$ out, thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bedroom, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and placed a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty quilts on tap of the mattresses. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the $(4)$ she was asked how she had slept. 'Oh, very badly!' said she. 'I scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed. But I was lying on something hard, as a result. I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible!' Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty quilts. Nobody but a real princess could be as irritable as that. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he $(5)$ that he had a real princess.
$(2)$
felt
heard
seen
sounded
8 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words/ group of words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/group of words in each case.
Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He $(1)$ all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. One evening during a terrible storm; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was $(2)$ at the palace door, and the old king went to open it. It was a princess standing out there. But, good gracious ! What a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down her hair and clothes; into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she insisted that she was a real princess. Well, we'll soon $(3)$ out, thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bedroom, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and placed a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty quilts on tap of the mattresses. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the $(4)$ she was asked how she had slept. 'Oh, very badly!' said she. 'I scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed. But I was lying on something hard, as a result. I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible!' Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty quilts. Nobody but a real princess could be as irritable as that. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he $(5)$ that he had a real princess.
$(3)$
assure
find
judge
mark
try
9 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words/ group of words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/group of words in each case.
Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He $(1)$ all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. One evening during a terrible storm; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was $(2)$ at the palace door, and the old king went to open it. It was a princess standing out there. But, good gracious ! What a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down her hair and clothes; into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she insisted that she was a real princess. Well, we'll soon $(3)$ out, thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bedroom, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and placed a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty quilts on tap of the mattresses. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the $(4)$ she was asked how she had slept. 'Oh, very badly!' said she. 'I scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed. But I was lying on something hard, as a result. I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible!' Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty quilts. Nobody but a real princess could be as irritable as that. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he $(5)$ that he had a real princess.
$(4)$
morning
dinner
room
fields
dark
10 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words/ group of words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/group of words in each case.
Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He $(1)$ all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. One evening during a terrible storm; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was $(2)$ at the palace door, and the old king went to open it. It was a princess standing out there. But, good gracious ! What a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down her hair and clothes; into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she insisted that she was a real princess. Well, we'll soon $(3)$ out, thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bedroom, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and placed a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty quilts on tap of the mattresses. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the $(4)$ she was asked how she had slept. 'Oh, very badly!' said she. 'I scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed. But I was lying on something hard, as a result. I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible!' Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty quilts. Nobody but a real princess could be as irritable as that. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he $(5)$ that he had a real princess.
$(5)$
trust
assured
wanted
think
knew