(Online Course) CSAT Paper - II : English Language Comprehension Skills: Sentence Arrangement

English Language Comprehension Skills

Sentence Arrangement

Direction (Q. No. 1-30): Sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

1. A. 'Electricity' is a subject enumerated in the Concurrent list,meaning that the Federal and State legislatures are competent to enact laws on the subject.
B. The Constitution of India has demarcated the legislative competence of the Federal and State legislatures in three different lists.
C. However, a State law cannot override, or be inconsistent with, a Federal law and in case of inconsistency, the Federal law will override the State law.
D. The Union list contains matters within the exclusive domain of the Federal legislature, the State list contains matters within the exclusive domain of the State legislature, and the Concurrent list contains subjects on which both the Federal and the State legislatures are competent to enact laws.

(a) ACBD
(b) BDAC
(c) DABC
(d) BCDA

2. A. The Vikings were the terrorists whomEurope feared the most between the eighth and the twelfth centuries.
B. They set out on these voyages of dangerous adventure because they felt an even more unbearable fear than did their neighbours who stayed behind.
C. For they were tortured by the thought that their name and reputation might vanish into nothingness.
D. They managed to brave the seas to pillage, ransom, and create havoc fromConstantinople to Lisbon and Dublin, even though they carried inside them all the usual fears of poor peasants as well as the loneliness of Scandinavia's long nights.

(a) CDAB
(b) CBAD
(c) DABC
(d) ADBC

3. A. Deprived of livelihood and income, they face penury, and as families split up and spread out, their community bonds crumble.
B. Oddly, all this happens in the name of development, and the victim are described as beneficiaries.
C. Cut off from their most vital resources, those uprooted are then robbed of their history traditions and culture.
D. Imagine the entire population of the continent of Australia turned out of their homes – eighteen million people losing their lands, evicted from their houses.

(a) DACB
(b) DBAC
(c) ACDB
(d) ABDC

4. A. This chemical compound finds wide usage in diversified industries such as refectories, ceramics, etc.
B. Indal developed the requisite technology inhouse at its Belgaum centre.
C. In 1982-83, it started developing special alumina, an import substitute.
D. In pursuit of its policy of adding value to the basic products, Indal has been adding value to alumina too.

(a) BCDA
(b) CDAB
(c) CBAD
(d) DCAB

5. A. India accorded Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan long ago.
B. Matters have hardly improved since dialogue was broken off in early 1994.
C. Pakistan is still only talking about giving India MFN status in trade, even though it is obliged to under the World Trade Organisation.
D. In some ways, they have worsened.

(a) CADB
(b) BDCA
(c) CBDA
(d) ACBD