English Quiz(Jumbled Paragraph) For IBPS Exam 2016

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

 (A) Not all actions are bodily movements, and
the causal theory of action also applies to mental actions such as imagining
and calculating.
(B) It
is not enough for imagining a teddy bear that one has an image as of a teddy
bear.
(C) If a
hallucinogenic drug causes me to have an image as of a teddy bear, then I have
not imagined a teddy bear, since my having the image as of a teddy bear is
something that has happened to me, rather than an action of mine.
(D) A
mental event is an action only if it is caused by an appropriate intention of
the subject’s.
(E) Having
an image is an action of mine only if it is preceded by my having an
appropriate intention. And if, as a matter of complete coincidence, I intended
to imagine a toy just before a hallucinogenic drug caused me to have an image
as of a teddy bear, then I have not imagined a teddy bear.


Q1. Which of the following should be the First sentence of the given paragraph?

(a)E
(b)D
(c)C
(d)B
(e)A

Q2. Which of the following should be the Third sentence of the given paragraph?

(a)A
(b)B
(c)C
(d)D
(e)E
Q3. Which of the following should be the Fifth sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)A
(b)C
(c)B
(d)D
(e)E
Q4. Which of the following should be the Fourth sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)A
(b)C
(c)B
(d)E
(e)D
Q5. Which of the following should be the Second sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)B
(b)D
(c)A
(d)C
(e)E
Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following five sentences
(A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful
paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A)
Put simply, the ancient Greek city (polis) was configured as a kosmos before
the philosophers adopted the pertinent term and used it to assert that the
natural world is likewise, an intelligible and ordered whole.
(B)
To begin with, there is the question of philosophy’s origins within the first
self-governing civic polities known to man.
(C)
The annually elected magistrates of the city of Crete that appears to have
pioneered constitutional forms were called kosmoi.
(D)
It is revealing that the kosmos and its cognates were used in the political
realm well before they were appropriated by the philosophers.
(E)
The army described in the Catalogue of Ships in the second book of Homer’s
Iliad, was arranged in its appropriate ranks by a kosmetor.

Q6. Which of the following should be the First sentence of the given paragraph?

(a)E
(b)D
(c)C
(d)B
(e)A
Q7. Which of the following should be the Third sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)A
(b)B
(c)C
(d)D
(e)E
Q8. Which of the following should be the Fifth sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)A
(b)C
(c)B
(d)D
(e)E
Q9. Which of the following should be the Fourth sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)A
(b)C
(c)B
(d)E
(e)D
Q10. Which of the following should be the Second sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)B
(b)D
(c)A
(d)C
(e)E
Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following five sentences (A),
(B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and
then answer the questions given below.
(A) He was
familiar with Hesiod’s Theogony, a poetic treatment of the origin of the
gods and the cosmos, and he knew something of the beliefs of the barbarians.
(B) But for
the opinions of mankind he had little, if any, respect.
(C) Xenophanes
knew perfectly well that “mortal men believe that gods are begotten, and that
they have the dress, voice, and body of mortals.”
(D) “If
oxen, horses, or lions had hands with which to sketch and fashion works of art
as men do,” he remarked, “then horses would draw the forms of god like horses,
oxen like oxen, and they would each make their god’s bodies similar in frame to
the bodies that they themselves possess.”
(E) Indeed,
he observed, “the Ethiopians claim that their gods are snub-nosed and black;
the Thracians, that theirs are blue-eyed and red-headed.”
Q11. Which of the following should be the First sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)E
(b)D
(c)C
(d)B
(e)A
Q12. Which of the following should be the Third sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)A
(b)B
(c)C
(d)D
(e)E
Q13. Which of the following should be the Fifth sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)A
(b)C
(c)B
(d)D
(e)E
Q14. Which of the following should be the Fourth sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)A
(b)C
(c)B
(d)E
(e)D
Q15. Which of the following should be the Second sentence of
the given paragraph?
(a)B
(b)D
(c)A
(d)C
(e)E