GIven below is the first sentence of a paragraph followed by six other disarranged sentences which are denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F). Rearrange these six sentences to make a meaningful paragraph, keeping the first sentence as the starter of the para and then answer the questions that follow.

Starter: Twenty-five centuries ago, when the Greek traveller Herodotus visited the already ancient monument of Egypt, he found that the tourists had gotten there first.
(A) The Egyptians built for enternity
(B) The ‘why’ is easy: religious beliefs that sought prepetuation in masses of stones so ponderous they must be measures in tons and acres and that demanded that these material manifestations of faith be only huge but permanent.
(C) Tourists are still coming to Egypt and are probably still inscribing their names on the old stones.
(D) In words of Ramses II, who dedicated the magnificent temple of Medinet Habut in the 13th Century B.C., this was to be ‘’a place of the Lord of the Gods, forever’’.
(E) Their names were scratched on the crumbling ruins in hundreds of ancient languages.
(F) They are probably sharing another experience too-standing in silent and involuntary admiration before the great structures and silently posing those inevitable questions: Why ? How ?

Question 161

Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the starter ?


The first sentence after the starter is E. The 'their' in E refers to 'tourists' in the starting sentence. This followed by sentence C, which talks about how tourists are still visiting the Egyptian monument. This is followed by F, which continues the idea. B follows next because it answers the question raised in F. DA is a pair. D talks about the temple was meant to be a place for the Lord of the Gods forever, and A ends the paragraph properly. So, the correct order of sentences is ECFBDA.

So, the fifth sentence after the starter is D.

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