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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)O-nami was very strong and knew the art of wrestling. In his private spells he defeated even his teacher, but in public he was so timid, that his own pupils defeated him.
(B)The teacher advised him saying 'Your name means Great Waves, imagine that you are huge waves sweeping everything before you, swallowing everything in your path. Do this and you will be the greatest wrestler in the country.'
(C) O-nami soon registered for a wrestling match and won. After that, no one in Japan was able to defeat him.
(D) In the early days of the Meiji era there lived a well- known wrestler called O-nami, Great Waves.
(E)In the days that followed, Onami meditated on the advice given by the Zen master.
(F)O-nami felt he should go to a Zen master for help. He approached Hakuju a wandering teacher and told him of his great trouble.
Which of the following should be the $SECOND$ sentence after the rearrangement?
A
D
F
B
E
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)O-nami was very strong and knew the art of wrestling. In his private spells he defeated even his teacher, but in public he was so timid, that his own pupils defeated him.
(B)The teacher advised him saying 'Your name means Great Waves, imagine that you are huge waves sweeping everything before you, swallowing everything in your path. Do this and you will be the greatest wrestler in the country.'
(C) O-nami soon registered for a wrestling match and won. After that, no one in Japan was able to defeat him.
(D) In the early days of the Meiji era there lived a well- known wrestler called O-nami, Great Waves.
(E)In the days that followed, Onami meditated on the advice given by the Zen master.
(F)O-nami felt he should go to a Zen master for help. He approached Hakuju a wandering teacher and told him of his great trouble.
Which of the following should be the $FIRST$ sentence after the rearrangement?
E
B
D
C
F
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)O-nami was very strong and knew the art of wrestling. In his private spells he defeated even his teacher, but in public he was so timid, that his own pupils defeated him.
(B)The teacher advised him saying 'Your name means Great Waves, imagine that you are huge waves sweeping everything before you, swallowing everything in your path. Do this and you will be the greatest wrestler in the country.'
(C) O-nami soon registered for a wrestling match and won. After that, no one in Japan was able to defeat him.
(D) In the early days of the Meiji era there lived a well- known wrestler called O-nami, Great Waves.
(E)In the days that followed, Onami meditated on the advice given by the Zen master.
(F)O-nami felt he should go to a Zen master for help. He approached Hakuju a wandering teacher and told him of his great trouble.
Which of the following should be the $FIFTH$ sentence after the rearrangement?
E
D
B
C
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)O-nami was very strong and knew the art of wrestling. In his private spells he defeated even his teacher, but in public he was so timid, that his own pupils defeated him.
(B)The teacher advised him saying 'Your name means Great Waves, imagine that you are huge waves sweeping everything before you, swallowing everything in your path. Do this and you will be the greatest wrestler in the country.'
(C) O-nami soon registered for a wrestling match and won. After that, no one in Japan was able to defeat him.
(D) In the early days of the Meiji era there lived a well- known wrestler called O-nami, Great Waves.
(E)In the days that followed, Onami meditated on the advice given by the Zen master.
(F)O-nami felt he should go to a Zen master for help. He approached Hakuju a wandering teacher and told him of his great trouble.
Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?
A
D
F
E
C
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)O-nami was very strong and knew the art of wrestling. In his private spells he defeated even his teacher, but in public he was so timid, that his own pupils defeated him.
(B)The teacher advised him saying 'Your name means Great Waves, imagine that you are huge waves sweeping everything before you, swallowing everything in your path. Do this and you will be the greatest wrestler in the country.'
(C) O-nami soon registered for a wrestling match and won. After that, no one in Japan was able to defeat him.
(D) In the early days of the Meiji era there lived a well- known wrestler called O-nami, Great Waves.
(E)In the days that followed, Onami meditated on the advice given by the Zen master.
(F)O-nami felt he should go to a Zen master for help. He approached Hakuju a wandering teacher and told him of his great trouble.
Which of the following should be the $FOURTH$ sentence after the rearrangement?
D
F
B
E
C
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.
There was once a poet who fell upon such hard times that he was no longer able to $(1)$ his family. Hearing that the king greatly encouraged talent and was famed for his generosity, the poet set off for the Royal Palace. When brought before the king, he $(2)$ low and requested permission to recite a poem. On hearing his recitation, the king was well pleased and asked him to name his reward.
The poet, $(3)$ to a chess-board before the king, said, 'your highness, if you place just one grain of rice on the first square of this chess-board, and double it for every square, I will consider myself well rewarded'. Are you sure?' asked the king, greatly $(4)$.'Just grains of rice, not gold'? 'Yes, your highness,' affirmed the poet. 'So it shall be' ordered the king. His courtiers started placing the grain on the chess board. One grain on the first square, two on the second, four on the third, eighth on the fourth and so on. By the time they reached the tenth square they had to place five hundred and twelve grains of rice. The number rose to lakhs on the twentieth square. When they reached the halfway mark: the grain count was over hundred-crores ! Soon the count $(5)$ to lakhs of crores and eventually the helpless king had to hand over his entire kingdom to the clever poet. And it all began with just one grain of rice.
(1)
surrender
fight
care
feed
defend
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.
There was once a poet who fell upon such hard times that he was no longer able to $(1)$ his family. Hearing that the king greatly encouraged talent and was famed for his generosity, the poet set off for the Royal Palace. When brought before the king, he $(2)$ low and requested permission to recite a poem. On hearing his recitation, the king was well pleased and asked him to name his reward.
The poet, $(3)$ to a chess-board before the king, said, 'your highness, if you place just one grain of rice on the first square of this chess-board, and double it for every square, I will consider myself well rewarded'. Are you sure?' asked the king, greatly $(4)$.'Just grains of rice, not gold'? 'Yes, your highness,' affirmed the poet. 'So it shall be' ordered the king. His courtiers started placing the grain on the chess board. One grain on the first square, two on the second, four on the third, eighth on the fourth and so on. By the time they reached the tenth square they had to place five hundred and twelve grains of rice. The number rose to lakhs on the twentieth square. When they reached the halfway mark: the grain count was over hundred-crores ! Soon the count $(5)$ to lakhs of crores and eventually the helpless king had to hand over his entire kingdom to the clever poet. And it all began with just one grain of rice.
(2)
hunched
knelt
fell
stand
bowed
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.
There was once a poet who fell upon such hard times that he was no longer able to $(1)$ his family. Hearing that the king greatly encouraged talent and was famed for his generosity, the poet set off for the Royal Palace. When brought before the king, he $(2)$ low and requested permission to recite a poem. On hearing his recitation, the king was well pleased and asked him to name his reward.
The poet, $(3)$ to a chess-board before the king, said, 'your highness, if you place just one grain of rice on the first square of this chess-board, and double it for every square, I will consider myself well rewarded'. Are you sure?' asked the king, greatly $(4)$.'Just grains of rice, not gold'? 'Yes, your highness,' affirmed the poet. 'So it shall be' ordered the king. His courtiers started placing the grain on the chess board. One grain on the first square, two on the second, four on the third, eighth on the fourth and so on. By the time they reached the tenth square they had to place five hundred and twelve grains of rice. The number rose to lakhs on the twentieth square. When they reached the halfway mark: the grain count was over hundred-crores ! Soon the count $(5)$ to lakhs of crores and eventually the helpless king had to hand over his entire kingdom to the clever poet. And it all began with just one grain of rice.
(3)
talking
across
pointing
eyeing
looking
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.
There was once a poet who fell upon such hard times that he was no longer able to $(1)$ his family. Hearing that the king greatly encouraged talent and was famed for his generosity, the poet set off for the Royal Palace. When brought before the king, he $(2)$ low and requested permission to recite a poem. On hearing his recitation, the king was well pleased and asked him to name his reward.
The poet, $(3)$ to a chess-board before the king, said, 'your highness, if you place just one grain of rice on the first square of this chess-board, and double it for every square, I will consider myself well rewarded'. Are you sure?' asked the king, greatly $(4)$.'Just grains of rice, not gold'? 'Yes, your highness,' affirmed the poet. 'So it shall be' ordered the king. His courtiers started placing the grain on the chess board. One grain on the first square, two on the second, four on the third, eighth on the fourth and so on. By the time they reached the tenth square they had to place five hundred and twelve grains of rice. The number rose to lakhs on the twentieth square. When they reached the halfway mark: the grain count was over hundred-crores ! Soon the count $(5)$ to lakhs of crores and eventually the helpless king had to hand over his entire kingdom to the clever poet. And it all began with just one grain of rice.
(4)
surprised
vigilant
understanding
happy
honoured
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.
There was once a poet who fell upon such hard times that he was no longer able to $(1)$ his family. Hearing that the king greatly encouraged talent and was famed for his generosity, the poet set off for the Royal Palace. When brought before the king, he $(2)$ low and requested permission to recite a poem. On hearing his recitation, the king was well pleased and asked him to name his reward.
The poet, $(3)$ to a chess-board before the king, said, 'your highness, if you place just one grain of rice on the first square of this chess-board, and double it for every square, I will consider myself well rewarded'. Are you sure?' asked the king, greatly $(4)$.'Just grains of rice, not gold'? 'Yes, your highness,' affirmed the poet. 'So it shall be' ordered the king. His courtiers started placing the grain on the chess board. One grain on the first square, two on the second, four on the third, eighth on the fourth and so on. By the time they reached the tenth square they had to place five hundred and twelve grains of rice. The number rose to lakhs on the twentieth square. When they reached the halfway mark: the grain count was over hundred-crores ! Soon the count $(5)$ to lakhs of crores and eventually the helpless king had to hand over his entire kingdom to the clever poet. And it all began with just one grain of rice.
(5)
justified
enlarged
risen
improved
increased