Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 144

Direction: In each questions below, a Theme has been given followed by three 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. Are social networking sites effective, or are they just a sophisticated means for stalking people?
    a. Social Networking Rocks if you do it correctly. Ignore those who don’t.
    b. Social networking sites have now evolved into social media, becoming a platform where citizens all across the globe are using it not only for personal/professional networking, rather a separate virtual world has been created with finances, politics, trade and commerce, problem-solving, sports, etc.

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

     

  2. Is television an effective tool in building the minds of children?
    a. As a general rule, humans benefit most from diverse and varied real life experiences but once we are old enough to understand and consider the hypothetical then movies and television can be thought provoking but too much of it, even for adults, is not beneficial.
    b. All tools are what they are. It depends on how you want to use them. With a rope you can climb or you can hang yourself. With nails you can build a home or crucify someone. So there is a deeper intention, knowledge, understanding, purpose, compassion, etc. It is not just the tool – it is the co-creation between you and the tool.

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

     

  3. Which is better: Harry Potter or Twilight?
    a. Harry Potter teaches us about love, friendship, and accepting others. Twilight tries to teach us how important it is to have a boyfriend. The most successful Harry Potter movie made more than the most successful Twilight movie. Harry Potter is for people of all ages. Twilight is for tween girls. Twilight doesn’t send a good message to girls, but Harry Potter does. Harry Potter sends multiple different messages to wider audience about how you should accept people and how important the power of love is.
    b. Twilight succeeded so well because it tapped into some very deep psychological stuff that modern culture thinks women shouldn’t want or feel, such as the desire to be protected by a dangerous man. In real life, stuff like that doesn’t typically end well (which is why our culture discourages wanting it), but in Twilight—because it’s just a fantasy in a book—it’s safe.

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

     

  4. Are Batman and Superman misleading idols?
    a. The late Heath Ledger immortalized the character of The Joker in all our hearts forever. He shared universal values that were painfully true in this busy world. This is exactly the reason why he is still remembered as one of the best villains in the history of cinemas. As Spiderman so rightly said “It is good to be important but it is more important to be good. In life we always have choices. It’s the choices which make us who we are and we can always choose to do the right”, they provide life lessons for people of all ages and of all spheres.
    b. Batman and Superman truly are superheroes that the kids can look up to. Batman was able to use the pain of loss to make him into an unstoppable hero who practically ends crime in his city. Superman always uses his abilities to save lives and help people, while inspiring everybody to be good to their fellow man.

    Only a
    Only b
    Either a or b
    Neither a nor b
    Both a & b
    Option B
    Option “a” talks only about “Bat-man” and is not heaing towards any conclusion.

     

  5. Should older women be allowed to marry younger men?
    a. Many men are attracted to younger women. Mainly it’s a visceral, physical thing although some men may value a younger woman because she is more likely to look up to him if only because he may have advanced more in his career. But there are reasons men should consider older women as a potential marriage partner. I will admit I’m biased: My wife is five years older than I am and we’ve been contentedly married for almost 40 years now.
    b. As women get older their options, in general, are going to become more limited just as men’s will, in general, become more numerous. Before too many women get ultra offended by this, think back to when you were in undergraduate and high school. Most of you would shun guys your own age and especially those younger because they’re too immature. It’s common knowledge that it can be very hard for a lot of young men to get laid and especially to get into a committed relationship.

    Only a
    Only b
    Either a or b
    Neither a nor b
    Both a & b
    Option D
    As no option completly explains the theme.

     

  6. Directions: A word is given followed by its usage in options. Find the option in which there is inappropriate usage of word.

  7. PRUDENT
    Even though my aunt thinks it is hard to quit smoking, she knows it is a prudent decision to stop the bad habit.
    My prudent uncle pays for everything with cash so he will not build up a pile of debt.
    Because the trip was for business, the salesmen couldn’t be as relaxed and prudent as they would have liked.
    Since so many car accidents have happened at that intersection, it would be prudent for the city to put a stop sign in the area.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    PRUDENT (NOUN): (पूर्व विचार): precaution Synonyms: wariness, forethought Antonyms: carelessness, carefree

     

  8. RAPT
    Whenever my favorite actor comes onscreen, I am rapt by his performance.
    I was rapt with my test results and asked to see a different doctor.
    Because the reality star is rapt by her appearance, she constantly looks in the mirror.
    The comedian kept his audience rapt with his outrageous antics.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    RAPT (ADJECTIVE): (हर्षोन्मत्त): delighted Synonyms: ecstatic, enthralled Antonyms: unhappy, sorrowful

     

  9. RELEGATE
    The cup warmer will allow your beverage to relegate its temperature for at least an hour.
    After the lead actors had been repeatedly late for rehearsal, the director decided to relegate them to the chorus and replace them with their understudies.
    Mr. Pierce eases his workload by having his secretary pick out the mail that is most important and relegate everything else to the recycling bin.
    In spite of her strong commitment to her job, she vowed she would never relegate her maternal duties to a nanny.
    All are Correct
    Option A
    RELEGATE (VERB): (सुपुर्द करना): assign Synonyms: consign, entrust Antonyms: keep, hold

     

  10. RUSE
    The security guard knew the girls were going to try and use a distractive ruse in order to shoplift.
    According to the president’s enemies, his interest in public education is a ruse to distract attention from the economy.
    Stanley’s ruse failed because the cake for his friend’s birthday party was delivered to the wrong office.
    If my fake identification ruse backfires, I will not be allowed to enter the bar to see my favorite band.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    RUSE (NOUN): (चाल): feint Synonyms: trick, deception Antonyms: honesty, frankness

     

  11. SUPPLE
    A good massage will leave you with supple muscles afterwards.
    Due to being overcrowded, I was forced to stand in an supple position so that everyone could fit into the room.
    It is important to stretch before exercise to keep a supple form.
    Clay starts out supple, but once it is allowed to dry it becomes hard.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    SUPPLE (ADJECTIVE): (लचीला/सहज में झुकनेवाला): flexible Synonyms: elastic, agile Antonyms: awkward, unpliable

     


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