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1 . Rearrange the following six sentences/ group of 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) Then Bankei said to his pupils, 'It is my duty to teach him. I am going to keep him here even if the rest of you leave.'
(B) During one of these gatherings, a pupil was caught stealing.
(C) Whenever Bankei held his meditation classes, pupils from many parts of Japan would enroll in them.
(D) Listening to his master, a stream of tears rolled down the face of the brother who had stolen. All desire to steal had thereafter vanished.
(E) As soon as Bankei had read the petition he called everyone before him. 'You are wise brothers,' he told them. 'You know what is right and what is wrong, but this poor brother does not even know right from wrong.'
(F) This angered the other pupils, who drew up a petition asking for the dismissal of the thief, stating that otherwise they would all leave.
Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement ?
B
C
F
A
E
2 . Rearrange the following six sentences/ group of 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) Then Bankei said to his pupils, 'It is my duty to teach him. I am going to keep him here even if the rest of you leave.'
(B) During one of these gatherings, a pupil was caught stealing.
(C) Whenever Bankei held his meditation classes, pupils from many parts of Japan would enroll in them.
(D) Listening to his master, a stream of tears rolled down the face of the brother who had stolen. All desire to steal had thereafter vanished.
(E) As soon as Bankei had read the petition he called everyone before him. 'You are wise brothers,' he told them. 'You know what is right and what is wrong, but this poor brother does not even know right from wrong.'
(F) This angered the other pupils, who drew up a petition asking for the dismissal of the thief, stating that otherwise they would all leave.
Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement ?
C
E
F
B
A
3 . Rearrange the following six sentences/ group of 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) Then Bankei said to his pupils, 'It is my duty to teach him. I am going to keep him here even if the rest of you leave.'
(B) During one of these gatherings, a pupil was caught stealing.
(C) Whenever Bankei held his meditation classes, pupils from many parts of Japan would enroll in them.
(D) Listening to his master, a stream of tears rolled down the face of the brother who had stolen. All desire to steal had thereafter vanished.
(E) As soon as Bankei had read the petition he called everyone before him. 'You are wise brothers,' he told them. 'You know what is right and what is wrong, but this poor brother does not even know right from wrong.'
(F) This angered the other pupils, who drew up a petition asking for the dismissal of the thief, stating that otherwise they would all leave.
Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement ?
A
D
F
C
E
4 . Rearrange the following six sentences/ group of 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) Then Bankei said to his pupils, 'It is my duty to teach him. I am going to keep him here even if the rest of you leave.'
(B) During one of these gatherings, a pupil was caught stealing.
(C) Whenever Bankei held his meditation classes, pupils from many parts of Japan would enroll in them.
(D) Listening to his master, a stream of tears rolled down the face of the brother who had stolen. All desire to steal had thereafter vanished.
(E) As soon as Bankei had read the petition he called everyone before him. 'You are wise brothers,' he told them. 'You know what is right and what is wrong, but this poor brother does not even know right from wrong.'
(F) This angered the other pupils, who drew up a petition asking for the dismissal of the thief, stating that otherwise they would all leave.
Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement ?
D
C
F
B
E
5 . Rearrange the following six sentences/ group of 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) Then Bankei said to his pupils, 'It is my duty to teach him. I am going to keep him here even if the rest of you leave.'
(B) During one of these gatherings, a pupil was caught stealing.
(C) Whenever Bankei held his meditation classes, pupils from many parts of Japan would enroll in them.
(D) Listening to his master, a stream of tears rolled down the face of the brother who had stolen. All desire to steal had thereafter vanished.
(E) As soon as Bankei had read the petition he called everyone before him. 'You are wise brothers,' he told them. 'You know what is right and what is wrong, but this poor brother does not even know right from wrong.'
(F) This angered the other pupils, who drew up a petition asking for the dismissal of the thief, stating that otherwise they would all leave.
Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement ?
D
C
B
A
F
6 . In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
A merchant was taking a morning stroll by the seaside when he saw a man squatting on the beach and filling a cup with sand. The merchant watched the man as he $(1)$ the contents of the cup on a large pile of sand beside him and filled the cup again. He continued to repeat this activity. The merchant was curious and so went up to him and asked him what he was doing.
'I am Bidhata (meaning Fate),' said the man. 'I am measuring the food each man is to $(2)$ today.' 'Can you really do that ?' asked the merchant. 'I challenge you to withhold my midday meal today!' 'As you wish,' replied Bidhata.
The merchant $(3)$ a fish from the fish market across the road, took it home and gave it to his wife. Then he went to his place of work. In the afternoon he came home and sat down to eat. His wife placed the cooked fish before him. 'Fate has it that I won't get my midday meal,' rejoiced the man. 'But now who can stop me from eating this delicious fish ?' And he $(4)$ out laughing. His wife thought he was laughing at the way the fish had been prepared and she began to scold him. The merchant got angry. He got up and stormed out of the house. It was only when he cooled down that he realised the $(5)$ of what had happened: Fate had succeeded in withholding his share of food for that afternoon.
$(1)$
throw
keep
fill
emptied
reduced
7 . In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
A merchant was taking a morning stroll by the seaside when he saw a man squatting on the beach and filling a cup with sand. The merchant watched the man as he $(1)$ the contents of the cup on a large pile of sand beside him and filled the cup again. He continued to repeat this activity. The merchant was curious and so went up to him and asked him what he was doing.
'I am Bidhata (meaning Fate),' said the man. 'I am measuring the food each man is to $(2)$ today.' 'Can you really do that ?' asked the merchant. 'I challenge you to withhold my midday meal today!' 'As you wish,' replied Bidhata.
The merchant $(3)$ a fish from the fish market across the road, took it home and gave it to his wife. Then he went to his place of work. In the afternoon he came home and sat down to eat. His wife placed the cooked fish before him. 'Fate has it that I won't get my midday meal,' rejoiced the man. 'But now who can stop me from eating this delicious fish ?' And he $(4)$ out laughing. His wife thought he was laughing at the way the fish had been prepared and she began to scold him. The merchant got angry. He got up and stormed out of the house. It was only when he cooled down that he realised the $(5)$ of what had happened: Fate had succeeded in withholding his share of food for that afternoon.
$(2)$
insure
deplete
getting
eating
8 . In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
A merchant was taking a morning stroll by the seaside when he saw a man squatting on the beach and filling a cup with sand. The merchant watched the man as he $(1)$ the contents of the cup on a large pile of sand beside him and filled the cup again. He continued to repeat this activity. The merchant was curious and so went up to him and asked him what he was doing.
'I am Bidhata (meaning Fate),' said the man. 'I am measuring the food each man is to $(2)$ today.' 'Can you really do that ?' asked the merchant. 'I challenge you to withhold my midday meal today!' 'As you wish,' replied Bidhata.
The merchant $(3)$ a fish from the fish market across the road, took it home and gave it to his wife. Then he went to his place of work. In the afternoon he came home and sat down to eat. His wife placed the cooked fish before him. 'Fate has it that I won't get my midday meal,' rejoiced the man. 'But now who can stop me from eating this delicious fish ?' And he $(4)$ out laughing. His wife thought he was laughing at the way the fish had been prepared and she began to scold him. The merchant got angry. He got up and stormed out of the house. It was only when he cooled down that he realised the $(5)$ of what had happened: Fate had succeeded in withholding his share of food for that afternoon.
$(3)$
trapped
tasted
bought
chased
discovered
9 . In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
A merchant was taking a morning stroll by the seaside when he saw a man squatting on the beach and filling a cup with sand. The merchant watched the man as he $(1)$ the contents of the cup on a large pile of sand beside him and filled the cup again. He continued to repeat this activity. The merchant was curious and so went up to him and asked him what he was doing.
'I am Bidhata (meaning Fate),' said the man. 'I am measuring the food each man is to $(2)$ today.' 'Can you really do that ?' asked the merchant. 'I challenge you to withhold my midday meal today!' 'As you wish,' replied Bidhata.
The merchant $(3)$ a fish from the fish market across the road, took it home and gave it to his wife. Then he went to his place of work. In the afternoon he came home and sat down to eat. His wife placed the cooked fish before him. 'Fate has it that I won't get my midday meal,' rejoiced the man. 'But now who can stop me from eating this delicious fish ?' And he $(4)$ out laughing. His wife thought he was laughing at the way the fish had been prepared and she began to scold him. The merchant got angry. He got up and stormed out of the house. It was only when he cooled down that he realised the $(5)$ of what had happened: Fate had succeeded in withholding his share of food for that afternoon.
$(4)$
burst
started
turned
walked
held
10 . In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
A merchant was taking a morning stroll by the seaside when he saw a man squatting on the beach and filling a cup with sand. The merchant watched the man as he $(1)$ the contents of the cup on a large pile of sand beside him and filled the cup again. He continued to repeat this activity. The merchant was curious and so went up to him and asked him what he was doing.
'I am Bidhata (meaning Fate),' said the man. 'I am measuring the food each man is to $(2)$ today.' 'Can you really do that ?' asked the merchant. 'I challenge you to withhold my midday meal today!' 'As you wish,' replied Bidhata.
The merchant $(3)$ a fish from the fish market across the road, took it home and gave it to his wife. Then he went to his place of work. In the afternoon he came home and sat down to eat. His wife placed the cooked fish before him. 'Fate has it that I won't get my midday meal,' rejoiced the man. 'But now who can stop me from eating this delicious fish ?' And he $(4)$ out laughing. His wife thought he was laughing at the way the fish had been prepared and she began to scold him. The merchant got angry. He got up and stormed out of the house. It was only when he cooled down that he realised the $(5)$ of what had happened: Fate had succeeded in withholding his share of food for that afternoon.
$(5)$
mistake
offence
significance
problem
event