Instructions

Rearrange the following six sentence (A),(B),(C),(D),(E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph then answer the question given below them.
(A)All of a sudden the mother duck saw a fox in the distance was frightened and shouted “children, hurry to the lake, there’s a fox!”
(B)The mother duck ran leading the fox away from the lake and as soon as the fox came very close the mother duck quickly spread her wings and rose up in the air
(C)The ducklings hurried towards the lake and the mother duck began to walk back and forth dragging one wing on the ground
(D)A mother duck and her little ducklings were on their way to the lake one day.
(E)The fox stared in disbelief at the mother duck and her ducklings as he could not reach the ducklings because they were in the middle of the lake by now
(F)When the fox saw-her he became happy as he thought that the mother duck was hurt and couldn’t fly and that he could easily catch and eat her!

Question 132

Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?

Solution

Sentence D is clearly the first sentence as it introduces the basic elements of the story being told. D is followed by A as it introduces the character of fox on whose actions the rest of the proceedings depend. In the last part of A, the mother duck asks her children to hurry to the the lake. In sentence C, this instruction is carried out by the ducklings. Thus A is followed by C. C is followed by F as the line "the fox saw her" in F refers to the dragging of wings by the mother duck mentioned in C.E is definitely the last sentence as it provides an apt conclusion to the proceedings. Among B and F, the events in B could be present only after F. Thus the correct order of the sentences is DACFBE.

Thus A is the second sentence of the paragraph.