in each question, there are five sentences/paragraphs. The sentence/paragraph labelled a is in its correct place. The four that follow are labelled b, c, d and e, and need to be arranged in the logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate option.
A. The most important part of the analytical engine was undoubtedly the mechanical method of carrying the tens. B. The difficulty did not consist so much in the more or less complexity of the contrivance as in the reduction of the time required affecting the carriage. C. At last i came to the conclusion that i had exhausted the principle of successive carriage. D. On this i laboured incessantly, each succeeding improvement advancing me a step or two. E. Twenty or thirty different plans and modifications had been drawn.
(a) cbde (b) becd (c) dbec (d) ecdb
A. The vedic hymns are probably the earliest important religious documents of the human race. B. Often the favours sought are of the nature of material blessings, such as long life, vigorous offspring, cattle and horses, gold, etc. C. The hymns of the rig veda, on the other hand, are often praises of various deities, who are frequently mere personifications of the different powers of nature. D. The prayers in these hymns are praises of the greatness and power, the mysterious nature, and the exploits of these deities, as well as prayers for various favours. E. The atharva veda contains among other things descriptions of charms for securing harmony and influence in an assembly etc.
(a) ecdb (b) cebd (c) dbce (d) bdce
A. By the turn of the century it did not seem extraordinary that managers should manage by walking about. B. The outside world filtered through via a secretary who, traditionally, sat like a guard dog in front of their (usually closed) office door. C. But in the 1950s many white-collar managers turned their offices into fortresses from which they rarely emerged. D. The technologies of mobile communications made it so much easier for them to both walk about and stay in touch at the same time. E. Edicts were sent out to the blue-collar workforce whom they rarely met face-to-face.