CDS Questions

Sentence Improvement L1

The man disappeared after he was rescuing a boy from drowning.

  1. was rescued
  2. has been rescued
  3. had rescued
  4. No improvement

Sentence Improvement L1

By 8.00 in the morning he wrote four letters to his friends.

  1. had written
  2. had been writing
  3. was writing
  4. No improvement

Sentence Improvement L1

He is now looking about a job.

  1. for
  2. after
  3. into
  4. No improvement

Sentence Improvement L1

He did not abide with my decision.

  1. to
  2. by
  3. for
  4. No improvement

Ordering of Sentences

S1: There is an uncontrolled growth of periodicals and magazines.

  • P: Many readers are not capable of selecting the best books out of the many.
  • Q: In fact, bad stuff is more attractive to read.
  • R: Therefore, in confusion, people may read bad stuff.
  • S: This quantitative growth is perhaps not the one require for the society.

S6: Selection of good books is the most important task.

  1. SPRQ
  2. PQSR
  3. PSQR
  4. SRPQ

Ordering of Sentences

S1: Calcutta unlike other cities kept its trams.

  • P: As a result there horrendous congestion.
  • Q: It was going to be the first in South Asia.
  • R: They run down the centre of the road
  • S: To ease in the city decided to build an underground railway line.

S6: The foundation stone was laid in 1972.

  1. SQRP
  2. PSQR
  3. PRSQ
  4. RPSQ

Ordering of Sentences

S1: The Hound of Baskervilles was feared by the people of the area.

  • P: Some people spoke of seeing a huge, shadowy form a Hound at midnight on the moor.
  • Q: But they spoke of it in tones of horror.
  • R: Nobody had actually seen the hound.
  • S: This shadowy form did not reveal any details about the animal.

S6: The Hound of Baskervilles remains an unsolved mystery.

  1. PSRQ
  2. PQRS
  3. SPRQ
  4. SPQR

Ordering of Sentences

S1: Ants eat worms, centipedes and spiders.

  • P: They are usually much quicker than the ant itself.
  • Q: Nevertheless, these animals do not make easy game for ants.
  • R: Besides, they have an extraordinary number of ways of escaping.
  • S: They also eat larvae and insect adults such as flies, moths and spring tails.

S6: Some jump, and some give out a pungent repellent substance.

  1. SQPR
  2. SRQP
  3. SPRQ
  4. SQRP

Ordering of Sentences

S1: I usually sleep quite well in the train, but this time I slept only a little.

  • P: Most people wanted it shut and I wanted it open.
  • Q: As usual, I got angry about the window.
  • R: The quarrel left me completely upset.
  • S: There were too many people too much huge luggage all around.

S6: It was shut all night, as usual.

  1. RSQP
  2. SQPR
  3. SQRP
  4. RSPQ

Ordering of Sentences

S1: Religion is not a matter of mere dogmatic conformity.

  • P: It is not merely going through the ritual prescribed to us.
  • Q: It is not a question of ceremonial piety.
  • R: Unless that kind of transformation occurs, you are not an authentically religious man.
  • S: It is the remarking of your own self, the transformation of your nature.

S6: A man of that character is free from fear, free from hatred.

  1. PSRQ
  2. SPRQ
  3. QPSR
  4. SPQR

Ordering of Sentences

S1: The path of Venus lies inside the path of the Earth.

  • P: When at its farthest from the Earth, Venus is 160 million away.
  • Q: With such a wide range between its greatest and leat distances it is natural that at sometimes Venus appears much brighter than at others.
  • R: No other body ever comes so near the Earth, with the exception of the Moon and occasional comet or asteroid.
  • S: When Venus is at its nearest to the earth it is only 26 million miles away.

S6: When at its brightest, it is easily seen with the naked eye in broad daylight.

  1. PSQR
  2. SRPQ
  3. QPRS
  4. SQRP

Ordering of Sentences

S1: Politeness is not a quality possessed by only one nation or race.

  • P: One may observe that a man of one nation will remove his hat or fold his hands by way of greetings when he meets someone he knows.
  • Q: A man of another country will not to do so.
  • R: It is a quality to be found among all peoples and nations in every corner of the earth.
  • S: Obviously, each person follows the custom of his particular country.

S6: In any case, we should not mock at others habits.

  1. RPSQ
  2. RPQS
  3. QPRS
  4. PRQS

Ordering of Sentences

S1: According to the legend it was during a famine in China many thousands of years ago that rice first came into the lives of the Asians.
S6: And the little girl gathered a harvest of rice.

P: The golden sunbeams dropped through the meshes and transformed themselves into golden grains.
Q: A little girl went fishing.
R: But instead of catching fish, she netted the King of Frogs.
S: The King told her to hold out the net to the sunbeams while he sang a magic song.

The proper sequence should be

  1. P S Q R
  2. R P S Q
  3. Q R S P
  4. P Q S R

Ordering of Sentences

S1: A common disease of the eye is conjunctivitis or ‘pink eye’, which often occurs in school-children.
S6: Students with this condition should be sent to the doctor.

P: This disease spreads rapidly among school-children.
Q: A white discharge also appears in the corners of the eyes.
R: One or both eyeballs turn quite red and have a feeling of irritation.
S: This discharge forms a crust which can often be seen in the morning after the eyes have been shut all night.

The proper sequence should be

  1. P S Q R
  2. R S Q P
  3. R Q S P
  4. Q S R P

Ordering of Sentences

SI: The sun-dried stalks of rice had caught fire and burst into flames.
S6: Even those who were too feeble to keep up with the first rush were on their feet, eager to join the fire-fighters.

P: Then came most of the older people, and mothers with babies at their backs.
Q: And all the active women and girls followed them to assist them in fighting the fire.
R: All the young men and boys were soon on the spot.
S: Staring-wildly at the blazing rice, the people of the village ran to extinguish the fire.

The proper sequence should be

  1. P S Q R
  2. Q P R S
  3. S R P Q
  4. S R Q P

Ordering of Sentences

S1: Harsten’s theory was that plants definitely react to music.
S6: He found that this plant grew faster and 70 percent taller than the other plant.

P: In his experiment, he used two banana plants.
Q: The music was in fact a high-pitched humming sound.
R: He gave both plants the same light, heat and water.
S: But for about an hour a day, one of the plants ‘listened’ to some music.

The proper sequence should be

  1. Q S R P
  2. P Q R S
  3. P R S Q
  4. Q R P S

Synonyms

He was EXHILARATED at the outcome of the election results.

  1. Overjoyed
  2. Disappointed
  3. Surprised
  4. Satisfied

Synonyms

Avaricious

  1. Jealous
  2. Angry
  3. Wicked
  4. Greedy

Synonyms

Ecstatic

  1. Bewildered
  2. Enraptured
  3. Illful
  4. Animated

Synonyms

Commensurate

  1. Measurable
  2. Beginning
  3. Appropriate
  4. Proportionate

Synonyms

Incredible

  1. Considerable
  2. Unsatisfactory
  3. Hard to believe
  4. Inconsistent

Synonyms

Harbinger

  1. Steward
  2. Forerunner
  3. Messenger
  4. Pilot

Synonyms

Knave

  1. Hero
  2. Signify
  3. Errant
  4. Dishonest Person

Synonyms

Jovial

  1. Quantity
  2. Gloomy
  3. Mirthful
  4. Stupid

Synonyms

Philanthropy

  1. Perjury
  2. Flaunting
  3. Generosity
  4. Perversity

Synonyms

Unabated

  1. Unexpected
  2. Unaltered
  3. Unparalleled
  4. Unsympathetic

Synonyms

Quip

  1. Silly
  2. Require
  3. Witticism
  4. Quash

Synonyms

She is a woman of STERLING qualities.

  1. interesting
  2. exciting
  3. irritating
  4. genuine

Synonyms

Ambiguous

  1. connivance
  2. wilful
  3. contrasting
  4. vague

Synonyms

Feline

  1. Cat-like
  2. Ferocious
  3. Feminine
  4. Ugly & Clumsy

Synonyms

Although the boys in his class were naughty, he never resorted to CORPORAL punishment.

  1. unjust
  2. physical
  3. general
  4. harsh

Synonyms

Devious

  1. Straight
  2. Short cut
  3. Difficult
  4. Winding

Synonyms

Inebriate

  1. Drunken
  2. Unsteady
  3. Stupefied
  4. Dreamy

Synonyms

Gratify

  1. Pacify
  2. Frank
  3. Appreciate
  4. Indulge

Synonyms

Lynch

  1. Kill
  2. Hang
  3. Shoot
  4. Madden

Synonyms

Nimble

  1. Quick
  2. Clumsy
  3. Frank
  4. Open

Synonyms

Obstinate

  1. Pensile
  2. Hidden
  3. Apparent
  4. Unyielding

Synonyms

Timid

  1. Fast
  2. Slow
  3. Shy
  4. Medium

Synonyms

Zany

  1. Thief
  2. Clown
  3. Magician
  4. Pet

Synonyms

Trivial

  1. Unimportant
  2. Unexpected
  3. Important
  4. Transparent

Synonyms

Voracious

  1. Truthful
  2. Funny
  3. Gluttonous
  4. Venturous

Synonyms

Scintillating

  1. Glittering
  2. Touching
  3. Smouldering
  4. Warming

Synonyms

Synopsis

  1. Index
  2. Puzzles
  3. Mixture
  4. Summary

Synonyms

Ponder

  1. Evaluate
  2. Increase
  3. Anticipate
  4. Think

Synonyms

Mayhem

  1. Excitement
  2. Havoc
  3. Defeat
  4. Jubilation

Synonyms

Morose

  1. Moody
  2. Annoyed
  3. Displeased
  4. Gloomy

Synonyms

Analogous

  1. Similar
  2. Unsuitable
  3. Disproportionate
  4. Uncritical

Synonyms

Embezzle

  1. Balance
  2. Clear
  3. Misappropriate
  4. Remunerate

Synonyms

Elucidiate

  1. summarise
  2. calculate
  3. update
  4. clarify

Synonyms

Adversity

  1. Crisis
  2. Misfortune
  3. Failure
  4. Helplessness