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Rearrangement of Jumbled Sentences in a Paragraph: Quiz 1

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  • 1. Multiple Choice
    2 minutes
    1 pt

    In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled O, P, Q, and R. Select the proper order for the four sentences.

    S1: One time my drama class’s teacher had gone home sick so we were just put in a classroom with a movie to entertain us for the period when an alarm went off.

    S6: Literally, the whole school was filled with smoke while we had kept safe under our wooden desks.


    O: We headed back in and hid under our desks as is lockdown procedure.

    P: None of us were sure if it was the fire alarm or the lockdown alarm.

    Q: Cut to an hour or so later when a teacher bursts in and nearly dies of relief because the school was on fire and we were the only students not accounted for, and half the faculty and fire department had been searching for us for ages.

    R: We all headed out into the hall to check and no one was out there.

    O-P-Q-R

    R-P-O-Q

    P-R-Q-O

    P-R-O-Q

  • 2. Multiple Choice
    2 minutes
    1 pt

    In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled O, P, Q, and R. Select the proper order for the four sentences.

    S1: A news brief is exactly what it sounds like: a brief news story.

    S6: Its purpose is to communicate news thoroughly, but quickly and succinctly.


    O: While standard news articles can be 300 to 700 words long, a news brief should ideally be 100 words or fewer.

    P: Ideally, a news brief should be broken into two or three paragraphs.

    Q: However, it can also appear in digital editions of a newspaper, on a news website or other online news source, or it can be read on a radio or TV news program.

    R: It traditionally appears in a print newspaper.

    O-P-Q-R

    R-P-O-Q

    R-Q-O-P

    P-R-O-Q

  • 3. Multiple Choice
    3 minutes
    1 pt

    In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled O, P, Q, and R. Select the proper order for the four sentences.

    S1: Five people have been arrested in connection with a fraud involving tickets for music and sports events, including the Beijing Olympics.

    S6: She became the first British woman to win an Olympic swimming gold medal for 48 years when she won the 400m and 800m freestyle titles in Beijing.


    O: Four men aged 41, 50, 51 and and 54 and a 49-year-old woman were arrested after SFO and Metropolitan Police raids on three addresses in London.

    P: Steve and Kay Adlington lost £1,100 (about 1400 Euro or USD$1600) in an internet ticket scam and nearly missed the chance of being in Beijing as their 19-year-old daughter Rebecca powered her way to two gold medals in the swimming pool.

    Q: Thousands of Britons, including the parents of double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington, paid out for tickets that never arrived, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said.

    R: The SFO confirmed that the families of British Olympic contestants were among the victims.

    O-P-Q-R

    R-P-O-Q

    R-Q-O-P

    Q-O-R-P

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