CDS English Questions Set 05: 9th April 2020

Directions:  In this section each item consists of six sentences of a passage. The first and sixth sentences are given in the beginning as S1 and S6. The middle four sentences in each have been jumbled up and labelled P, Q, R and S. You are required to find the proper sequence of the four sentences and mark your response accordingly on the Answer Sheet.
1. S1 : First and foremost, there are order and safety in our civilization. 
S6: Nobody may come and break into my house and steal my goods. 
P : Thus in disputes between man and man, right has taken the place of might. 
Q : If today I have a quarrel with another man, I do not get beaten merely because I am physically weaker. 
R : I go to law, and the law will decide fairly between the two of us. 
S : Moreover, the law protects me from robbery and violence. 
The correct sequence should be 
(a)R Q P S 
(b)S R Q P 
(c) Q R P S 
(d) P R S Q

2. S1 : In democratic countries, men are equal before the law. 
S6: And they live like this not for fun, but because they are too poor to afford another room. 
P : While some few people live in luxury, many have not enough to eat, drink and wear. 
Q : There are many families of five or six persons who live in a single room. 
R : But the sharing-out of money - which means the sharing-out of food and clothing and houses - is still very unfair. 
S : In this room they sleep and dress and wash and eat, and in this same room they die. 
The correct sequence should be 
(a) R P Q S 
(b) P R S Q 
(c) Q S P R 
(d) S P R Q 
3. S1 : Tomorrow it will be a year since we lost our great leader. 
S6: Though he is no more with us, the qualities he possessed and the ideals he cherished remain with us. 
P ; To these he added a feminine sensi­tiveness to atmosphere. 
Q : He was involved in the major events of his time. 
R : He participated in them all while maintaining the highest standards of public conduct. 
S : He was incomparably the greatest figure in our history - a man of dynamic force, intellectual power and profound vision. 
The correct sequence should be 
(a) P S R Q 
(b) R Q P S 
(c) R P Q S 
(d) S P Q R 
4. S1 : It would be possible to adduce many examples showing what could be done with the limited means' at our ancestor’s disposal in the way of making life comfortable. 
S6: I hope, in this essay, to make that connection manifest. 
P : What have comfort and cleanliness to do with politics, morals, and religion ? 
Q : But look more closely and you will discover that there exists the closest connection between the recent growth of comfort and the recent history of ideas. 
R : They show that if they lived in filth and discomfort, it was because filth and discomfort fitted in with their principles, political, moral and religious. 
S : At a first glance one would say that there could be no causal connection between arm chairs and democracies, sofas and the family system, hot baths and religious orthodoxy. 
The correct sequence should be 
(a) P R Q S 
(b) R P S Q 
(c) Q S R P 
(d) Q S P R 
5. S1 : To most people, the term technology conjures up images of mills or machines. 
S6: It includes ways to make chemical reactions occur, ways to breed fish, plant forests or teach history. 
P : The classic symbol of technology is still the assembly line created by Henry Ford half a century ago. 
Q : The invention of the horse collar in the Middle Ages led to changes in agricultural methods and was as such a technological advance. 
R : Moreover, technology includes techniques, as well as the machines that may or may not be necessary to apply them. 
S : This symbol, however, has always been inadequate, for technology has always been more than factories and machines. 
The correct sequence should be 
(a) S P R Q 
(b) P S Q R 
(c) R S P Q 
(d) Q S R P 
6. S1 : I was the secretary of the Philo­ sophical Society of the Patna College. 
6: I have been to Kolkata many times since, but never has it been more pleasant than that first visit. 
P : It was my first visit to the city and its impression on my mind was indelible. 
Q : In that capacity, I once led a trip to Kolkata. 
R : I felt I had landed in the midst of beautiful dream world of a fairy land. 
S : I saw the roads, the trams, the skyscrapers and the magnificent shops at the Chowranghee lane. 
The correct sequence should be 
(a) Q P S R 
(b) P S Q R 
(c) S R P Q 
(d) S Q R P 
7. S1 : Union finance ministry announced a series of concessions to trade and industry last month. 
S6: Manufacturers "feel that prices of certain components may not be brought down because of the imposition of a 30 per cent duty where there was none earlier. 
P : Together, these will result in a loss of revenue of Rs. 100 crore to the exchequer. 
Q : EarHer, these were attracting customs duty varying fi-om zero to 100 per cent. 
R : The chunk of the relief of Rs. 60 crore has gone to the electronics industry. 
S : Raw materials and piece parts now carry customs duty of 30 per cent and 40 per cent ad valorem respec­ tively. 
The correct sequence should be 
(a) R S Q P 
(b) P R S Q
(c)  S Q P R
(d) S Q P R 
8. S1 : At four O’clock this morning, Hitler attacked and invaded Russia. 
S6 : Under its cloak of false confidence, the German armies drew up in immense strength along a line which stretches fi-om the White Sea to the Black Sea. 
P : No complaint had been made by Germany of its non-fulfilment. 
Q : All his usual formalities of perfidy were observed with scrupulous technique. 
R : No one could have expected that Hitler would do it. 
S : A non-aggression treaty had been solemnly signed and was in force between the two countries. 
The correct sequence should be 
(a) R Q S P 
(b) R S Q P 
(c) P S Q R 
(d) Q P S R 
9. S1 : Roderick Usher has always been a quiet person who talked little of himself 
S6 : In the part of the country where he lived, the “House of Usher” had come to mean both the family and its ancestral mansion. 
P : Many of his ancestors had been famous for their artistic and musical abilities. 
Q : Others were known for their excep­tional generosity and charity. 
R : Yet I did know that his family was an old one. 
S : So I did not know too much about him. 
(a) P Q R S 
(b) S R Q S 
(c) S P R Q 
(d) S R P Q 
10. S1 : Mass production has increased the tendency to view things as useful rather than delightful. 
S6 : Indeed a lowering of quality usually results when mass production is substituted for more primitive methods. 
P : These various things share nothing with the buttons except money value. 
Q : All the rest you wish to exchange for food, shelter, and many other things. 
R : Suppose you are a manufacturer of buttons : however excellent your buttons may be, you do not want more than a few for your own use. 
S : And it is not even the money value of the buttons that is important to you : what is important is profit which may be increased by lowering their quality. 
The correct sequence should be 
(a) P Q R S 
(b) R Q P S 
(c) S P Q R 
(d) Q R P S