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) Who can trace to its first beginnings the love of Damon for Pythias, of David for Jonathan, of Swan for Edgar?
(B) Similarly with men.
(C) There is about great friendships between man and man a certain inevitability that can only be compared with the age-old association of ham and eggs.
(D) One simply feels that it is one of the things that must be so.
(E) No one can say what was the mutual magnetism that brought the deathless partnership of these wholesome and palatable foodstuffs about.
Q1. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
Q2. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
Q3. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
Q4. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
Q5. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
Directions (6-10): There are two gaps in each of the following sentences. From the pairs of words given, choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. The first word in the pair should fill the first gap.
Q6. The best punctuation is that of which the reader is least conscious; for when punctuation, or lack of it, ____________ itself, it is usually because it ____________.
Q7. The argument that the need for a looser fiscal policy to ____________ demand outweighs the need to ____________ budget deficits is persuasive.
Q8. The Athenians on the whole were peaceful and prosperous; they had ____________ to sit at home and think about the universe and dispute with Socrates, or to travel abroad and ____________ the world.
Q9. Their achievement in the field of literature is described as ____________; sometimes it is even called ____________.
Q10. From the time she had put her hair up, every man she had met had groveled before her and she had acquired a mental attitude toward the other sex which was a blend of ____________ and ____________.
Directions (11-15): Choose the word which is not an antonym for the given word.
Sol. The correct sequence is CEDBA; E
Sol. AMELIORATE– make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Sol. THROTTLE– a device controlling the flow of fuel or power to an engine; a person’s throat, gullet, or windpipe
Sol. RAMSHACKLE– in a state of severe disrepair
Sol. INTERNMENT– the state of being confined as a prisoner, especially for political or military reasons.
Sol. ITINERARY– a planned route or journey.