Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following seven sentences A,B,C,D,E,F and G in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) In other words, floods and , droughts are build into the countries monsoonal ecology.
(B) “It pours cats and dogs” they said
(C) In the remaining 8, 660 hours there is hardly any precipitation.
(D)If the rain is not caught and stored, it will be impossible to live in this country.
(E)But most of it pours down a mere hundred hours.
(F) India gets more rain annually – 1,100 mm, on an average – than any other part of the world.
(G) When the British came to India, they were struck by the amount it rained here.
Q1. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence?
Q2. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence?
Q3. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence?
Q4. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence?
Q5. Which of the following will be the LAST sentence?
Directions (6-15): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.
The (6) of the aattukkal in the kitchen ended when the mixer-grinder came into the market in the latter part of the 20th century. Since the (7) of the mixie, as it was affectionately called, the ammikkal also found a place in the attic. Of course it (8) to be used in marriage rituals. And thekozhavi also has a purpose now outside of the kitchen. During valaikappu ceremony (formal bangle-wearing ritual a few weeks before the delivery of a child), a childless couple is made to sit in front of the pestle kept on a mat, symbolising a baby, and the girl is asked to place drops of milk from a cup on it, as if feeding the baby. This ritual is (9) to be a sort of blessing for the couple to beget a child soon.
Coming back to the mixer, till the time other brands (10) up, there was one that reigned supreme in Indian kitchens. And the ladies started using the wet grinding jar to make idli dough. But it was soon found that the idlis made with mixer dough left much to be desired in terms of taste and (11) though it was good enough for the dosa. As they say (12) is the mother of invention — soon the wet grinder came into existence. One had only to put the rice and dal by turns, and switch it on, adding water at (13) intervals, and the grinder started working for you. The stones (14) in the grinder would turn the dal and rice into a fine paste of the desired consistency. Then came the tough part of (15) the dough from the machine; it had to be done scoop by scoop. Washing the drum was another job.
(a) Dynasty (b) Reign (c) Empire (d) Ascendancy (e) Control
(a) Advent (b) Emergence (c) Origin (d) Entrance (e) Departure
(a) Remains (b) Retains (c) Persist (d) Prolongs (e) Continues
(a) Speculated (b) Imagined (c) Judged (d) Supposed (e) Understood
(a) Turned (b) Caught (c) Went (d) Came (e) Come
(a) Need (b) Requirement (c) Urgency (d) Necessity (e) Texture
(a) Stiffness (b) Structure (c) Necessity (d) Arrangement (e) Cooking
(a) Non-stop (b) Frequent (c) Usual (d) Familiar (e) Redundant
(a) Given (b) Put (c) Provided (d) Turned (e) Granted
(a) Holding (b) Catching (c) Receive (d) Collecting (e) Composing
Directions (1-5): The proper sequence of sentences to form a meaningful paragraph will be FGBECDA