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1) S1 : Mango has been commercially cultivated in the Indo-Burma-Malayan region of South-East Asia for many years
S2 : Mango trees are valuable not only for their fruit, but also for wood
P : Other species are seen in parts of the tropics, and grow well whci fairly humid conditions prevail, where temperatures do not fall too low, and where there is a long dry season
Q : Its cultivation has only spread to other parts of the world in relatively recent times
R : Its fruits are highly valued and play an important role in the diet of people living in tropical areas
S : Among the different species, Mangifera indica is cultivated i widely
The proper sequence should be :
A) PRSQ
B) QPRS
C) QSRP
D) RQPS
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Answer : QSRP


2) S1 : Mineral oil originates from the carcasses of tiny creatures and from plants that live in the sea
S2 : Their pressure generates heat, which transforms the marine deposits into crude oil
P : As a result, it prevents decompositions of the marine deposits underneath
Q : Over millions of years, they form large deposits on the seabed, and ocean currents cover them with a blanket of sand and silt
R : As this material hardens, it becomes sedimentary rock and/thus shuts out the oxygen
S : The layers of sedimentary rock become thicker and thicker
The proper sequence should be :
A) PQRS
B) QRPS
C) RSPQ
D) SRQP
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Answer : RSPQ


3) S1 : AIDS is the most dreaded disease of modern times, as it results in the slow and painful death of its victim
S2 : As it is difficult to detect it early, the best method is to go in for a special AIDS lest
P : Of course, it is possible that a person with one or two or any of these symptoms may not have AIDS at all
Q : The affected person seems to have nothing wrong with his body at the initial stages
R : But as the disease takes root, he begins to suffer general weakness, loss of weight, a mild unidentified fever and night sweat
S : It is difficult to detect the symptoms of AIDS at the outset
The proper sequence should be :
A) SQRP
B) RPSQ
C) PQSR
D) SQPR
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Answer : SQRP


4) S1 : To use information-to enjoy it, to profit from it-one must have access to it
S2 : In free societies, the presumption is in favour of free flow
P : And access to information and technologies that communicate information is not an assured right in many parts of the world
Q : The choice is essentially between efforts to control the flow of information and efforts to encourage it
R : Public policies, for example, will profoundly shape our lives in this new age
S : Such policies are founded on fundamental philosophical assumptions concerning political freedoms to communicate and receive information
The proper sequence should be :
A) PQSR
B) PRSQ
C) QPSR
D) SPQR
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Answer : PRSQ


5) S1 : The open and disguised unemployment in the rural areas is often thought to be due entirely to population growth and no doubt this is an important contributory factor
S2 : The lack of capital can explain a low level of productivity but it cannot explain a lack of opportunities
P : It is said that they cannot work because they lack "capital"
Q : It is the product of human work
R : But those who hold this view still have to explain why additional people cannot do additional work
S : But what is 'capital'
The proper sequence should be :
A) QRPS
B) RPSQ
C) SQPR
D) PRQS
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Answer : SQPR


6) S1 : Feeling thoroughly annoyed with himself and his luck, the fisherman bent over the bridge to see where his keys had gone
S2 : There was nothing left for him to do but walk sadly home
P : His anti-thief lock had immobilizedhis car
Q : There he discovered that he had locked the doors and could not getin
R : As he did so, the bridge collapsed and he fell into the river, this was the last straw
S : The fisherman crawled out of the river and went back to his car.
The proper sequence should be :
A) PQRS
B) RQPS
C) RSQP
D) QRPS
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Answer : RQPS


7) S1 : It was said that the eclipse of the Sun would be visible from Benaras
S2 : The spectacle was vastly more extraordinary
P : For it was not to look at the moon's silhouette that we had rowed out that morning on the Ganges: it was to look at the Hindus looking at it
Q : Not that we minded
R : But it needed more than smoked glass to see it; the eye of faith was also indispensable and that, alas, we did not possess
S : Partial to the point of being nonexistent, the eclipse remained, for us at least, unseen
The proper sequence should be :
A) RSQP
B) PQSR
C) PSQR
D) SQRP
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Answer : PSQR