Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 142

Directions: In each of the following questions a passage is given in which there is a blank. Choose the most logical and appropriate option from the five options given that can be filled in the blank.

  1. Myanmar has been condemned worldwide for its actions, _____________________. Any prospect of a UN Security Council Resolution condemning Myanmar is ruled out, as it will face a certain Chinese veto, possibly with Russian support. While there have been calls for India to expel some 40,000 Rohingya refugees, New Delhi has wisely chosen to seek a negotiated return of refugees to Myanmar, from India and Bangladesh.
    with some even calling for UN sanctions
    has to carefully observe what is happening
    are the challenges that Myanmar faces from 26 armed insurgent groups
    is also clear that there are serious differences between the elected govt.
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  2. The journey for the large corporate insolvency cases queued up before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for resolution, _________________________. The latest twist in the tale is the ruling by the Mumbai bench of the NCLT that section 29A, a key clause in the November 2017 ordinance amending the bankruptcy law, must be applied only with prospective effect. This ruling may have the effect of allowing errant promoter-related entities in older NCLT references such as Essar Steel and Bhushan Steel to jump back into the bidding race.
    is getting more labyrinthine by the day
    the collective ultimately being fairly independent of the state
    can serve as an effective pathway for smallholders to emerge from the pitfalls of unviable farming
    a process that is organically driven by local leadership from farmers
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  3. Negative net margins have precluded attempts at enabling effective price realisation for India’s farmers, season after season. That this is _______________________, with a record production of nearly 275 million tonnes in the last fiscal, indicates that the fault might lie elsewhere than merely in our production capacities.
    created a network of nearly a million shareholders at the village level
    supported by various agencies including Nabard
    despite burgeoning production levels
    being both farmer led and farmer owned
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  4. Countries typically overestimate the economic benefits of hosting the World Cup (or the Olympics) and when the true cost-benefit analysis is made, and white elephants (disused stadiums) dot the countryside, democratic societies respond with street protests. Hosting ________________________, and as authors Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski note in Soccernomics, FIFA is coming around to the view that it is “much easier to give the World Cup to dictatorships like Russia and Qatar (2022), where protesters are discouraged.”
    have been analysed by economists for the underlying game theory principles
    that happens in preparation for, say, penalty kicks
    are increasingly proving to be imperfect hosts
    doesn’t create an economic bonanza
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  5. The US president’s mindset, that has been the subject of much alarm, ______________________ , was seen as one that did not care for political correctness or nuanced diplomacy. His decision to ban Muslims of eight countries to enter the US and his threat to build a wall along the border with Mexico were early indications of his persona.
    meetings with each of these leaders
    introspection and derision in his country
    was under the impression that Trump would be like other presidents
    reportedly alarmed by the galloping nuclear prowess of Pyongyang
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  6. Directions: In each of the following questions one sentence is given with a word, choose the most similar meaning of that word and mark it as your answer.

  7. RAMBUNCTIOUS : These rambunctious dogs are not settling down and stop barking too much.
    tranquil
    boisterous
    placid
    subdued
    All are Correct
    Option B
    RAMBUNCTIOUS (ADJECTIVE): (उधमी): noisy Synonyms: clamorous, boisterous Antonyms: calm, serene

     

  8. UPBRAID : The police officer did not hesitate to upbraid the man for driving without insurance.
    admonish
    applaud
    exalt
    credit
    All are Correct
    Option A
    UPBRAID (VERB): (झिड़कना): scold Synonyms: admonish, berate Antonyms: forgive, compliment

     

  9. VIABLE : The two small bookstores see a merger as the only viable means of competing with online booksellers.
    adventitious
    indecorous
    frivolous
    applicable
    All are Correct
    Option D
    VIABLE (ADJECTIVE): (व्यवहार्य): reasonable Synonyms: practicable, applicable Antonyms: impossible, unfeasible

     

  10. WREAK : Terrorists love to wreak damage wherever they can.
    construct
    demolish
    formulate
    preserve
    All are Correct
    Option B
    WREAK (VERB): (बदला लेना): avenge Synonyms: destroy, demolish Antonyms: construct, repair

     

  11. WANE : She waned her individual ideas from the group.
    fasten
    annex
    detach
    adhere
    All are Correct
    Option C
    WANE (VERB): (अलग करना): separate Synonyms: disconnect, detach Antonyms: attach, connect

     


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