Paragraph Organization Practice Test

Direction: The sentences below when properly arranged would make a well-developed paragraph. Arrange the sentences in such a way that the paragraph becomes a meaningful ordering of the sentences. Answer the questions that follow.

ITEMS # 1-4

A.) Because of that, he came into conflict with the Catholic Church, and he was eventually put on trial.
B.) This is essentially the view that the earth goes around the sun rather than vice versa.
C.) On that basis, he defended a view known as heliocentrism.
D.) Now this was in opposition to the prevailing view advocated by the Church, the geocentric view, the belief that the sun orbits the earth.
E.) Galileo uses the telescope, a new and imperfect technology at that time to make observations about the heavens.

1.) What should be the proper order of the sentences?
A.) D-C-B-A-E
B.) B-E-A-C-D
C.) C-D-A-B-E
D.) E-C-B-D-A

2.) Which should be the fourth sentence?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Sentence D

3.) Which should be the first sentence?
A.) Sentence E
B.) Sentence A
C.) Sentence B
D.) Sentence C

4.) If this sentence is inserted in the paragraph, where should it be placed after? Galileo’s trial led to his house imprisonment.
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Sentence D

ITEMS #5-8
A.) Each of these men builds upon the works of those who preceded him.
B.) It is said with truth that every building is constructed stone by stone.
C.) What one of them does not know is known to another.
D.) In the end, tradition and lore are the accumulation of these collected works of writing.
E.) The same maybe said of knowledge, extracted and compiled by many learned men.

5.) Which sentence should immediately follow Sentence D?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Nothing follows Sentence D

6.) What is the correct sequence of the paragraph?
A.) A-B-C-D-E
B.) D-C-B-A-E
C.) B-E-A-C-D
D.) A-C-B-E-D

7.) Which should be the second sentence?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence C
C.) Sentence E
D.) Sentence D

8.) Which sentence should be the last?
A.) Sentence D
B.) Sentence C
C.) Sentence B
D.) Sentence A

ITEMS #9-12
A.) I also checked online for the routes, traffic advisory, and interesting places I plan to visit.
B.) As I boarded the bus bound for Benguet, I told myself, “This trip will be a great adventure.”
C.) Going to Sagada is an experience I have always looked forward to.
D.) On the day of my departure, I said goodbye to my family and went to the bus station.
E.) Three days before the actual journey, I packed my things and bought bus tickets.

9.) What should be the first sentence in this paragraph?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Sentence D

10) What should be the correct sequence of the sentences?
A.) C-E-A-D-B
B.) B-E-A-C-D
C.) C-A-E-B-D
D.) B-C-D-E-A

11.) Which sentence should be the last?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Sentence D

12.) What sentence should follow Sentence E?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Sentence D

ITEMS #13-16
A.) By August of 1096, the long journey began.
B.) Crowds prepared to depart and shouted, “God wills it.”
C.) This first crusade took three years as 12,000 men arrived and captured Jerusalem once again.
D.) In 1095 AD, Pope Urban II called upon Christians to conquer the Holy City.
E.) Neither king nor emperor replied but feudal lords and duke rallied to the call.
13.) What should be the correct sequence of the sentences?40
A.) B-E-D-A-C
B.) C-E-A-D-B
C.) D-E-B-A-C
D.) E-A-C-B-D

14.) What sentence should be the third in the sequence?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Sentence D

15.) Which should be the next to Sentence D?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence C
C.) Sentence D
D.) Sentence E

16.) Which should be the fourth sentence?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Sentence D

ITEMS #17-20
A.) In a legendary battle with the mighty Achilles, the noble Hector was finally defeated by the Greeks.
B.) When Hector accidentally killed the young Patroclus, a Greek warrior, the tide of the battle turned.
C.) Their prince, Hector, was the most formidable Trojan warrior sending fear even among their enemies, the Greeks.
D.) For ten years, the Trojans defended the walls of their city from the invading Greeks.
E.) Enraged by the death of his cousin Patroclus, Achilles challenged Hector to one on one combat.

17.) What is the correct sequence of the sentences?
A.) B-D-E-C-A
B.) C-B-E-A-D
C.) D-C-B-E-A
D.) D-A-E-B-C

18.) What should be the second sentence?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Sentence D

19.) What should be the third sentence?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Sentence D

20.) What should be the last sentence?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence C
C.) Sentence D
D.) Sentence E

Answer key:

1.) D.) E-C-B-D-A
2.) D.) Sentence D
3.) A.) Sentence E
4.) A.) Sentence A
5.) D.) Nothing follows Sentence D
6.) C.) B-E-A-C-D
7.) C.) Sentence E
8.) A.) Sentence D
9.) C.) Sentence C
10.) A.) C-E-A-D-B
11.) B.) Sentence B
12.) A.) Sentence A
13.) C.) D-E-B-A-C
14.) B.) Sentence B
15.) D.) Sentence E
16.) A.) Sentence A
17.) C.) D-C-B-E-A
18.) C.) Sentence C
19.) B.) Sentence B
20.) A.) Sentence A

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