Mixed English Questions for IBPS PO and Other Exams — Set 462

Directions(1-5): A sentence with two blanks is given, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the words that can be filled in the blanks to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful.

  1. The ___________ of the chronic balance of payments deficit which has ___________ the Finance Ministry under three Prime Ministers is very real.

    temptation, reviled
    understanding, menaced
    impact, underestimated
    obligation, blessed
    dilemma, plagued
    Option E
    ‘Temptation’ means the desire to do something, especially something wrong or unwise.
    ‘Reviled’ means criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner.
    ‘Menaced’ means be a threat or possible danger to.
    ‘Obligation’ means an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.
    ‘Dilemma’ means a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially ones that are equally undesirable.
    ‘Plagued’ means cause continual trouble or distress.
    The word ‘chronic’ in the context indicates that the given sentence has a negative tone and the preceded as well as the followed blank would have something to be filled in. Though, option B, has ‘menaced’ in it but the preceded option infers a positive sense. The context of the statement makes option E the most obvious choice.

     

  2. In _________ of international matters, there is always an element of risk in _________ one might do.
    Viewership, Whichever
    Many, Doing
    Defence, Wrong
    Case, Whatever
    Spite, Whatever
    Option D
    Option A is incorrect because ‘viewership’ does not make sense in the context of the statement.
    Option B is incorrect because the use of ‘doing’ would lead to multiple usage of the same verb ‘do’ in the statement fragment.
    Option C is incorrect because the second filler will lead to the incorrect structure of the statement.
    Option E is incorrect because ‘in spite’ would not provide proper meaning to the statement.

     

  3. The actor was not ______ by public criticism and paid no ______ even to the poor reviews in the media.
    Affected, Attention
    Troubled, Mind
    Effected, Regard
    Bothered, Justification
    Shocked, Notices
    Option A
    ‘affected’ means disturbed, influenced.
    ‘attention’ means consideration.
    Thus, both the words fit in the statement suitably.

     

  4. Japanese firms have _____ the highest levels of manufacturing _____ in the world automobile industry.
    Regarded, Capability
    Considered, Potential
    Achieved, Efficiency
    Notified, Hub
    Provided, Supply
    Option C
    ‘Regarded’ doesn’t fit in grammatically. Hence, option A can be eliminated.
    ‘Considering the highest levels of manufacturing’ doesn’t make sense.
    Option C fits in grammatically as well as contextually in the given sentence. It indicates that the Japanese firms have attained the maximum manufacturing efficiency in the world automobile industry.
    Option D makes the sentence sound incomplete. ‘highest levels of manufacturing supply’ doesn’t make sense.

     

  5. The family members of the victim said that the victim was being ________ to ________ her complaint.
    Protected, Accept
    Disturbed, Locate
    Allowed, Maintain
    Forced, Prepare
    Threatened, Withdraw
    Option E
    The word ‘threatened’ relates to forcing an individual to act in a certain way. The word most suitable with the ‘complaint’ as per the context of the given statement is ‘withdraw’ which means taking back the filed complaint.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Given below are six statements A, B, C, D, E and F, which when arranged in the correct order, form a coherent and meaningful paragraph. The sentence marked D is fixed and would fit in the fourth position. Rearrange the other statements in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions that follow.

  7. A. AIDS was recognized for the first time in the USA in 1981.
    B. It is a condition in which the built-in defence system of the body breaks down completely.
    C. The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immune Deficiency Virus).
    D. In India it was identified after 5 years in May 1986.
    E. Among the states, Manipur stands first followed by Maharashtra and thirdly Tamil Nadu.
    F. In October 1985 the health authorities of the Government of India realizing the threat and spread of HIV and AIDS through the Indian Council of Medical Research organized the screening of high-risk groups with the aim of finding out whether HIV infection has reached India.

    Which of the following will be the first statement after rearrangement?

    A
    B
    C
    E
    F
    Option C
    The correct sequence would be CBADFE.

     

  8. Which of the following will be the third statement after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    E
    F
    Option A
    The correct sequence would be CBADFE.

     

  9. Which of the following will be the fifth statement after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    E
    F
    Option E
    The correct sequence would be CBADFE.

     

  10. Which of the following will be the last statement after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    E
    F
    Option D
    The correct sequence would be CBADFE.

     

  11. Which of the following will be the second statement after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    E
    F
    Option B
    The correct sequence would be CBADFE.

     

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