Quest for Clerk: English Quiz (Para-Jumbles)


Directions (1-5). Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph then answer the questions given below them.

A. If caught in the act, they were punished, not for the crime, but for allowing themselves to be caught another lash of the whip.
B. The bellicose Spartans sacrificed all the finer things in life for military expertise.
C. Those fortunate enough to survive babyhood were taken away from their mothers at the age of seven to undergo rigorous military training.
D. This consisted mainly of beatings and deprivations of all kinds like going around barefoot in winter, and worse, starvation so that they would be forced to steal food to survive.
E. Male children were examined at birth by the city council and those deemed too weak to become soldiers were left to die of exposure.

1. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

2. Which of the following should be the FIFTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

3. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

4. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

5. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

Directions (6-10). Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph then answer the questions given below them.

A. This very insatiability of the photographing eye changes the terms of confinement in the cave, our world.
B. Humankind lingers unregenerately in Plato’s cave, still revelling, its age-old habit, in mere images of truth.
C. But being educated by photographs is not like being educated by older images drawn by hand; for one thing, there are a great many more images around, claiming our attention.
D. The inventory started in 1839 and since then just about everything has been photographed, or so it seems.
E. In teaching us a new visual code, photographs alter and enlarge our notions of what is worth looking at and what we have a right to observe.

6. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

7. Which of the following should be the FIFTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) F
(5) E

8. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) F
(2) B
(3) C
(4) A
(5) E

9. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) F

10. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

Answers:

1. 4
2. 1
3. 2
4. 5
5. 3
6. 1
7. 5
8. 2
9. 3
10. 4

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