HSC Board Questions-201
1. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. [Dhaka Board-2019]
(i) All the servants were called and interrogated. (ii) In order to find out the thief, the judge chalked out an intelligent plan.
(iii) Once a gold necklace was lost from a rich man's house.
(iv) The servants were summoned to the court but they denied having stolen the necklace.
(v) When the servants came to the court the next day, the thief had already cut off an inch of his stick.
(vi) But nobody confessed their guilt.
(vii) So the owner of the house lodged a complaint in the court.
(viii) The judge found one of the sticks shorter than the others and in this way he could easily catch the thief.
(ix) Naturally it was suspected that one of the servants had stolen the necklace.
(x) He gave each of the suspects a stick of equal length and said that one of the sticks would increase by an inch the next day.
2. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. [Rajshahi Board-2019]
(a) He showed extraordinary credit in every examination of the school.
(b) He has made great contribution to the scientific research of Bangladesh.
(c) Dr.Kudrat-e-Khuda was born on 8th May at village Maragra in the district of Birbhum in West Bengal in 1900 AD.
(d) In 1925, getting star marks he passed M.Sc in Chemistry from Kolkata Varsity.
(e) He died on 3rd November in 1977. His father Hazrat Shah Abdul Mukit was a pious man.
(f) In 1929, he passed D.Sc from Imperial College in England.
(h) At the age of six, he was admitted into a Furkania Madrasa and then he was admitted into an English School.
(i) He made a great plan to give the new structure of education system.
(j) In 1953, he was appointed Chairman of Secondary Education Board.
3. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. [Cumilla Board-2019]
(i) He died on August 29, 1976 and was buried in the compound of Dhaka University.
(ii) He wrote a lot of poems, songs, gazals, short stories, novels, etc.
(iii) He lost his father at the age of eight and at the age of eleven he showed his poetic genius. (iv) At the age of nineteen, he joined the Army as an ordinary soldier to fight in the First World War.
(v) On his return from the battle field, he gave up the sword for the pen.
(vi) It was tragic that he had been suffering from a cruel disease since 1942 and remained paralyzed for the rest of his life.
(vii) In 1924, he married Promila in Kolkata.
(viii) Bangladesh became independent in 1971 and he was brought to Bangladesh from Kolkata in 1972.
(ix) Kazi Nazrul Islam was born in 1899 in the district of Burdwan in West Bengal.
(x) Then he was declared our national poet by the Government of Bangladesh.
4. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. [Jashore Board-2019; Sylhet Board-2013; Rajshahi Board-2012; Dinajpur Board-2012; Dhaka Board-2005]
(a) The king was fond of knowing his future from the astrologer.
(b) The king called him to the palace.
(c) At this, the king got furious and condemned him to death.
(d) A good astrologer visited the capital of the king.
(e) Once there was a king.
(f) With ready wit he said, "The stars declare that I'll die only a week before your death."
(g) But another thought crossed his mind before the astrologer was removed for execution.
(h) The king then asked, “How long would you like to live?”
(i) The astrologer told something very unpleasant.
(j) He then thought for a while some ways of escape.
Dinajpur Board 2019
5. The following sentences are jumbled. Rearrange them in a proper sentence:
(i) During his stay he received an unpaid letter from his friend, which contained nothing but some words.
(ii) With a great hope in mind, he opened the box.
(iii) He wanted to teach his friend a good lesson.
(iv) An English poet was staying in Italy for the benefit of his health.
(v) To his utter surprise, he found nothing but an ordinary stone.
(vi) Thus the poet taught his friend a good lesson.
(vii) So, he procured a heavy stone and packed it up in a fine box.
(viii) His friend thought that the contents of the parcel were valuable, so, he paid the heavy charge for carrying.
(ix) The poet had to pay double postage, so, he became very annoyed.
(x) Then he sent it to his friend with the words on it “Carriage to be paid on delivery.
6. The following sentences are jumbled. Re-arrange them in a proper sequence:
(i) Still challenge remained with the immortal one.
(ii) Strangely enough, whenever Hercules knocked off a head of Hydra, two new ones erupted in its place.
(iii) Hercules, a Greek mythical hero, was the son of Jupiter and Alemena.
(iv) These huge tasks in Greek myths are called “The Twelve Labours of Hercules.
(v) It had nine heads of which the middle one was said to be immortal.
(vi) One of the tasks was to slay a monster called Hydra that was ravaging the country of Argos.
(vii) His cousin Eurestheus, the king of Mycenae, made him undergo some difficult tasks.
(viii) Eventually, with the help of lolaus, his devoted servant, Hercules succeeded in burning all the heads except the ninth.
(ix) However, with much effort, he buried the immortal head under a huge rock and completed the task successfully.
(x) Initially Hercules started striking off its heads with his club.
7. The following sentences are jumbled. Re-arrange them in proper sequence.
(i) Oneday he was very hungry.
(ii) The grapes were too high for him to reach.
(iii) Again and again he jumped.
(iv) At last he entered into a vineyard.
(v) Once upon a time, there lived a fox in a forest.
(vi) But each time, he failed to reach the grapes.
(vii) At last being tired, he went away saying that the grapes were sour.
(viii) He took a run and jumped to reach the bunch of grapes but could not reach it.
(ix) He searched food everywhere but he did not get any food.
(x) There were ripe grapes hanging up on the vine.
8. Rearrange the following sentences to make a proper sequence:
(i) The last words of the speech are: “Government of the people, by the people for the people shall not perish
from the earth.”
(ii) Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States of America.
(iii) On the 10 November 1863, a railway train was carrying him to a place called Gettysburg.
(iv) It is one of the finest and shortest speeches in English language.
(v) He was going there to speak at a meeting.
(vi) On the envelope, it was what he was going to say at the meeting.
(vii) These words tell us what the best possible way of ruling a country is.
(viii) He was not writing on a paper, but on the back of an envelope.
(ix) In the train, he was busy with writing something.
(x) In fact, the speech on the envelope is now famous as “Gettysburg Address”.
HSC Board Questions-2018
9. The following sentences are jumbled. Rearrange them in a proper sequence. [HSC Exam-2018 (Ka Set); Barishal Board-2014; Cumilla Board-2013]
a) In 1880, Rabindranath was called back to India.
b) He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1913 for Gitanjali.
c) He returned home without any qualification of distinction.
d) He wrote Gitanjali, a collection of Bengali songs of superior quality.
e) Rabindranath Tagore was born in 1861 into a respectable family at Jorasanko in Kolkata.
f) At the age of seventeen, in 1878, he reached London to attend school.
g) He went to school early and wrote his first verse at the age of eight.
h) The experience had a lasting effect on his later life.
i) However, he never gave up his habit of writing poetry.
j) He gathered much experience from his stay in London.
10.The following sentences are jumbled. Rearrange them in a proper sequence. [HSC Exam-2018(Kha Set); Dinajpur Board-2016]
a) They were aliens in their own country and were subjected to all sorts of indignities.
b) The blacks were treated cruelly.
c) The great leader vowed to put an end to the inhuman practice.
d) They were denied all basic human rights.
e) Even dogs received much better treatment than the blacks.
f) Eventually, the great leader realized the goal of liberating his own people.
g) He was thrown behind the prison bar.
h) Nelson Mandela was the greatest leader of South Africa.
i) But the oppressive rulers could not break the spirit.
j) In fact, he was one of the greatest leaders of the world who struggled against apartheid throughout his whole life.
Rearrange all board questions HSC 2017
11. Rearrange the sentences to make a coherent order: [Dhaka Board-2017; Barishal Board-2017]
a) Then he invited applicants.
b) The applicants were asked to meet the Sultan one by one.
c) Long ago, there lived a Sultan in a country.
d) Then he found the desired man.
e) He wanted to appoint an honest man as his tax collector.
f) A number of people applied for the job.
g) All the applicants blushed and refused to accept one.
h) So, he asked for the wise counselor’s advice.
i) When they all arrived, Sultan asked them to dance.
j) They came through a passage where gold coins were kept.
12.Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order: [Rajshahi Board 2017]
a) As a result, he studied under a great thinker Plato.
b) He also wrote books on Biography, Literature, Economics, and Comparative politics.
c) Plato taught Aristotle according to his own way.
d) Aristotle was born in Greece.
e) His father wanted him to be a physician but he never cherished to be so.
f) Later on, Aristotle took the pen to write on topics suitable for human civilization.
g) He is called the father of Biology because of his creativity.
h) ‘Politics’ is one of his famous books which expose the fullest development of his wisdom.
i) He was the son of a royal physician.
j) He wanted to be a free thinker.
13.The following sentences are jumbled. Rearrange them in a proper sequence. [Cumilla Board 2017]
a) As Bagerhat is near the Bay of Bengal, the water is usually saline.
b) KhanJahan Ali was a philanthropic man.
c) He, therefore, excavated many tanks to provide fresh water to the people.
d) He came to Bagerhat to preach Islam and to promote the plight of common people.
e) He found Bagerhat beset with many problems. f) His memory will never be sunk into oblivion. g) Thus he redressed the problem of drinking water.
h) The scarcity of drinking water is one of them. i) The people of Bagerhat remember him with respect.
j) Gora Dighi is one of them.
14.Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order: [Jashore Board 2017]
a) He asked him where God was.
b) He praised him highly.
c) Once a lad went to a famous teacher.
d) The teacher thought highly of the boy’s understanding.
e) The lad replied that he would answer if he would tell where he is not.
f) The boy devoted himself to earning knowledge.
g) He begged to instruct him in the arts and sciences.
h) He agreed to teach the lad.
i) He had expressed his desire to acquire knowledge.
j) The teacher wished to find out the ability of the boy.
15.The sentences are jumbled. Rearrange them in a proper sequence. [Sylhet Board 2017]
a) One prize is awarded in each field.
b) The prize is instituted by a man who was the inventor of the science of destruction.
c) Nobel prize is the world’s most important prize.
d) He is Alfred Bernard Nobel.
e) Though he is a citizen of Sweden, he was educated in Russia.
f) Nobel prizes are awarded every one for outstanding achievements in the field of science, literature and for performing world’s peace.
g) The prize is given to persons with the most outstanding contribution.
h) If there are more than one recipient of the prize in one field, the prize money is equally distributed among all the winners.
i) Economics was added in the list in 1969 for the first time.
j) He was born in Stockholm on 21st October 1833 and he died on 10th December 1896.
16.The following sentences are jumbled. Rearrange them in a proper sequence. [Chattogram Board 2017]
a) He was one of the most renowned linguists of Bangladesh.
b) He died in 1969 and we remember him with respect.
c) He was second to none in Bengali Language and literature.
d) Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah was born in 24 Pogona, West Bengal in 1885.
e) He joined Jessore Zilla School in 1910.
f) He passed the entrance and FA exam, in 1904 and 1906.
g) He received some awards and contributed much to Bengali Literature.
h) He passed Hons and M. A. in 1910 and 1912.i) He joined Dhaka University as a lecturer of Bengali in 1921.
j) He got his Ph.D. in 1928.
17.Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order: [Dinajpur Board 2017]
a) “Please let me go to my country.”
b) An English boy was making a small boat.
c) “I shall cross the sea and go to my country by this boat.”
d) He made all arrangements to send him to his country.
e) Suddenly he noticed a wonderful thing.
f) Napoleon was charmed by the words of the small boy.
g) “I haven’t seen my mother for a long time.”
h) The boy said, “My country is on the other side of the sea.”
i) One day Napoleon, the king of France, was walking along the seashore.
j) The boy was brought before him and he asked him what he would do with such a small boat.
All Board Rearrange 2016
18. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. [Dhaka Board -2016]
(i) He used to tell interesting stories to the people of the village.
(ii) He never spoke the rest of his life.
(iii) His name was Nambi.
(iv) He lived in a temple at the edge of the village and passed his time under the banyan tree in front of the temple.
(v) Before telling a story, he used to light a lamp in front of the tree.
(vi) There was a remote village named Somal. (vii) One day, he could not continue his story. (viii) After a few days, he called all the villagers and told them something.
(ix) He was so ignorant that he could not tell his age, but he could make up stories.
(x) The villagers were enchanted by a man.
19. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. [Rajshahi Board- 2016]
(i) He did not find any safe place to keep the bag and could not think where to keep the money.
(ii) He gradually realised that he had money, but no peace of mind.
(iii) He dug a hole in his hut and kept the money there.
(iv) So, he could not devote himself to his work.
(v) The farmer was surprised and said to himself, “One thousand rupee is a lot of money.”
(vi) Now, a thought took hold of the farmer that his money could be stolen any time.
(vii) He said to him, “Look my friend! I have brought one thousand rupees for you. Keep this money and remove your distress.”
(viii) The rich man went to the farmer with one thousand rupees in a bag.
(ix) He took the bag of money from the rich man and thanked him.
(x) This thought kept him awake and his sleep fled away at night.
20. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. [Cumilla Board -2016, 2004; Barishal Board-2010]
(i) The crow tried to turn the jar over the over again but failed.
(ii) At last he found a jar in a garden.
(iii) As he was leaving the jar in despair, he noticed a heap of pebbles nearby.
(iv) There was some water in the jar, but it was at the bottom and out of his reach.
(v) He flew from one place to another in search of water.
(vi) He took some pebbles and started dropping them into the jar.
(vii) Then he hit upon a plan.
(viii) A crow was very thirsty and wanted to drink water.
(ix) When the water came to the mouth of the jar the crow drank his full.
(x) As each pebble went down, the water in the jar rose up little by little.
21. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. [Sylhet Board -2016]
(i) The master was very amused.
(ii) One of the ducks was standing on one leg and had the other leg a car atat folded inside, but the master was not to be fooled.
(iii) The master looked at the cook and said there was no such thing as one legged duck.
(iv) The master clapped his hands loudly, and the duck put down its other leg and ran off.
(v) The master became very annoyed as the cook told him that the duck had one leg only.
(vi) The roast looked delicious and the cook ate one of the legs of the duck.
(vii) At that moment, the cook looked out of the window.
(viii) A cook once roasted a duck for his master.
(ix) The cook replied that his master was right.
(x) The cook insisted that the duck had one leg only.
22. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. [Dhaka Board -2015]
(i) The roast looked so delicious that the cook could not check his temptation.
(ii) The cook was very stubborn.
(iii) The master was not to be fooled so easily.
(iv) The cook replied that it was a one-legged duck.
(v) Once, a cook roasted a duck for his master.
(vi) The master came to have his meal and noticed one of the legs missing.
(vii) So he ate up one of the drumsticks.
(viii) He said that there was no one-legged duck.
(ix) He asserted that this duck had only one leg.
(x) He asked what had happened to the other leg.
Rearranging Worksheet-5.0 Answer
1. Answer: (iii)→(ix)→(i)→(vi)→(vii)→(iv)→(ii) (x)→(v)→(viii)
2. Answer: c→f→h→a→d→g→j→ i→b→e
3. Answer: (ix)→(iii)→(iv)→(v)→(ii)→(vii)→(vi)→ (viii)→(x)→(i)
4. Answer: e→a →d→b→i→c→g→h→ j→f
5. Answer: iv→i→ix→iii →vii→x→ viii→ii→v→vi
6. Answer: iii→vii→iv→vi→v→x→ ii→viii→i→ix
7. Answer: v → i → ix → iv → x → viii → ii → iii → vi → vii.
8. Answer: ii → iii → v → ix → viii → vi → x → iv → i → vii
9. Answer: e→g→f→j →h→a→ c→i→d→b
10. Answer: h→j→b→d→a→e→c→g→i→f
11. Answer: c→e→h→a→f→b→j→i→g→d
12. Answer: d→i→e→j→a→c→f→h→b→g
13. Answer: b→d→e→h→a→c→j→g→f→i
14. Answer: c→i→g→j→a→e→d→b→h
15. Answer: c→g→f→i→a→h→b→d→j→e
16. Answer: d→a→f→e→h→i→j→c→g→b
17. Answer: i→e→b→j→h→c→g→a→f→d
18. Answer: vi → x → iii → iv → ix → i → v → vii → viii → ii.
19. Answer: viii → vii → v → ix → i → iii → vi → x → iv → ii.
20. Answer: viii → v → ii → iv → i → iii → vii → vi → x → ix.
21. Answer: viii → vi → v → x → vii → ii → iv → iii → ix → i.
22. Answer: v→i→vii→ vi →x → iv→ iii →viii →ii →ix