Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 136

Directions (1-5): In each questions below, a Theme has been given followed by two passage. You have to determine which passage is based on the given theme and mark it as your option. More than one passage can be based or not based on the given theme that is highlighted in bold.

  1. How India is about to manage water crisis?
    a. Current crisis is a man-made and didn’t happen only due to what is told. Our policies in last couple of decades lead to the current predicament, which unlike the tsunamis (immediate effects) affects slowly. Paradoxically, there ain’t any shortage of water but the sheer mismanagement by the authorities has dessicated the state. The State authority is trying to deal with the crisis and curb the wastage of water but the situation is abysmal and will only worsen until some regulations are made for the long run.
    b. Formation of more water reservoirs. Making people aware about the crop which should be cultivated in their areas. (Sugarcane cultivation is good in the areas of eastern Uttar Pradesh the Ganges flow through there.) Formation of water canals from high rainfall areas to low rainfall areas. (Even though it may cost a lot of money but it would be only one time investment.)

    Only a
    Only b
    Either a or b
    Neither a nor b
    Both a & b
    Option B
    Statement a states reasons behind water crisis. So, discarded.

     

  2. Can Temples have Gender-Specific rules?
    a. Some temples have their own reasons. For example, if we take Sabarimala, Lord Ayyappan is a celibate. So, the temple management opines that allowing women to this temple is against God’s will.
    b. Times are changing. There is a need to revisit and recheck centuries-old customs to analyse that they are ethical or not. Traditions and customs are made by people like us, and not written by God to keep them as it is. No gender is inferior to the other.

    Only a
    Only b
    Either a or b
    Neither a nor b
    Both a & b
    Option D
    Statement a tells about “some” temples which is not universally acceptabl. And statement b is ambiguous.

     

  3. Should laptops be allowed in classrooms?
    a. Some parents cant afford the laptop so then some kids have laptops and some kids don’t have laptop but if the schools pay for it then it would be okay in my opinion. Yes laptops are help full but you are most likely to remember when you write it down.
    b. What if your laptop falls and gets broken and can’t get fixed. What if a student copy his friend work on a flash that way by the number of cheating will increase in schools. And if students continue using laptops by time their eyes will get hurt.

    Only a
    Only b
    Either a or b
    Neither a nor b
    Both a & b
    Option E

     

  4. Do celebrities get away with more crime than non-celebrities?
    a. Celebrities are hardly apprehensive of their image being tanned under their deeds when they are exposed in public. Even if they are sent on probation for years, they are more than usually out before the term ends and their life also resorts back to normal soon after which is not possible for a common man who would be bankrupt with a threat to his image and job due to name tanning in such cases. The larger than life sized ego of celebrities would take pride in doing whatever they do and there is no threat to their fame.
    b. Law comes above everything and everyone. Even celebrities with immense power and resources have to deal with cases that last forever. Even when they are in their death bed, some of them have to be present for their case hearing just like a normal person would. In the case of Sanjay Dutt, we saw that he had to live behind bars just like a normal person would have to until the administration got impressed by his good work and decided to grant bail early.

    Only a
    Only b
    Either a or b
    Neither a nor b
    Both a & b
    Option C

     

  5. Is peer pressure harmful or beneficial to individuals?
    a. Sometimes people give in to peer pressure because they do not want to hurt someone’s feelings or they do not know how to get out of the situation so they just say “yes”. The bad effects of having peers can be something that can destroy your personality. Peer pressure can result in you doing something that doesn’t fit with your sense of right and wrong. Peer pressure can influence us in more ways than on .It can affect the academic performance of students, their fashion choices, it can lead to alcohol and drug use or befriending people out of compulsion.
    b. If you are fortunate to get a good peer group, your peers can play a vital role in the shaping of your personality. You can get motivated by those who have similar aspirations and goals as you ! Their way of looking at life may influence you to change for betterment. Some of your peers are your close friends, who do not pressurize you to do things but rather inspire you to change yourself. Your peer group may actually persuade you to bring about a constructive change in your personality. Peer pressure can lead you to make the right choices in life.

    Only a
    Only b
    Either a or b
    Neither a nor b
    Both a & b
    Option C
    Both the staements dont give any specific conclusion but yes they relate with the theme.

     

  6. Direction (6-10): In each of the following questions four statements with a blank in each are given. You have to choose a word from the given option that can fill all the blanks. Mark that option as your answer.

  7. a. Sociologists ___________ that inequalities in industrial societies are being reduced.
    b. I tried to ___________ him out of it.
    c. The two men started ___________ in a local pub.

    comply
    argue
    abstain
    acquiesce
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory, typically with the aim of persuading others to share one’s view.
    b. persuade someone to do or not to do (something) by giving reasons.
    c. exchange or express diverging or opposite views, typically in a heated or angry way.

     

  8. a. The ___________ between industry and political power.
    b. A ___________ of ideas are put together to devise a plan.
    c. The ___________ of any government in this country is No. 10.

    nexus
    intruition
    lie
    interference
    All are Correct
    Option A
    a. a connection or series of connections linking two or more things.
    b. a connected group or series.
    c. a central or focal point.

     

  9. a. There is no ___________ of entertainment aboard ship.
    b. The novel ___________ imagination.
    c. There is a ___________ of evidence.

    perks
    greed
    have
    lack
    All are Correct
    Option D
    a. the state of being without or not having enough of something.
    b. be without or deficient in.

     

  10. a. It took him maybe five choruses to warm up, but then he could really ___________.
    b. Teaching children to ___________ an egg by placing holes in either end with a pin.
    c. They ___________ £100,000 in just eighteen months.

    arrive
    economise
    blow
    save
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. play jazz or rock music in an unrestrained style.
    b. remove the contents of (an egg) by forcing air through it.
    c. spend recklessly.

     

  11. a. ___________ security arrangements has been made at the airport.
    b. Muscles have more potential energy when they are stretched than when they are ___________.
    c. I wore pads and a helmet whenever I played ___________.

    tight
    strict
    lax
    tense
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful.
    b. (of the limbs or muscles) relaxed.

     


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