Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 156

Directions (Q.1-5):In each question given below a sentence is given and is divided into three parts a,b and c. For each part a correction statement is also given, you have to determine which part requires correction and select it as your answer.

  1. May still has her uniquely stultifying ability to drain a moment of the drama. Instead, Ministers sometimes complain that she chair cabinet meetings, / rather than forwarding them; that her own views remain oddly opaque. There was a flavour for exactly that detachment when she came to parliament on Thursday morning. With ministers dropping like flies, / she didn’t even try to pretend this was the deal anybody had wanted, although it does at least tick the boxes of ending freedom of movement and minimising economic disruption.
    a. May still has her uniquely stultifying ability to drain a moment of the drama. Ministers sometimes complain that she chairs cabinet meetings,
    b. rather than leading them; that her own views remain oddly opaque. There was a flavour of exactly that detachment when she came to parliament on Thursday morning. With ministers dropping like flies,
    c. she doesn’t even try to pretend this was the deal anybody had wanted, although it does at least tick the boxes of ending freedom of movement and minimising economic disruption.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option A

     

  2. From day one after the referendum, Britain was supplicant with our neighbouring superpower. / It was Poland to the EU’s Russia. MPs hate being reminded of such facts, preferring to vie with each other in jingoism. / But May was correct to rebut the historical illiteracy of her “toff leavers”, with their reckless talking of vassalage, capitulation and Hitler. A deal with the EU is about cross‑border trade, not conquest.
    a. From day one after the referendum, Britain was supplicant to a neighbouring superpower.
    b. It was Poland to the EU’s Russia. MPs hateful being reminded of such facts, preferring to vie to each other in jingoism.
    c. But May was right to rebut the historical illiteracy of her “toff leavers”, with their reckless talk of vassalage, capitulation and Hitler. A deal with the EU is about cross‑border trade, not conquest.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option C

     

  3. Nothing else will do, as a talking point; getting beaten to death behind closed doors, as 27 victims / of domestic violence have been in London this year, is a bit too pedestrian. The figure is up threefold from nine last year, but the lone / MP talking about it is Harriet Harman, banging on windows like a voice from the past, calling: “Guys, we used to take this seriously.”
    a. Nothing else will do, like a talking point; getting beaten to death behind closed doors, as 27 victims
    b. of domestic violence has been in London this year, is a bit too pedestrian. The figure is up threefold from nine last year, but the lone
    c. MP talking over it is Harriet Harman, banging on windows like a voice from the past, calling: “Guys, we used to take this seriously.”

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option E

     

  4. Public figures talk and act as if environmental change will be linear and gradual. But the Earth’s systems are highly complexity oriented, / and complex systems do not respond to pressure in linear ways. When these systems interact their reactions to change become highly unpredictable. / Small perturbations can ramify wildly. Tipping points are likely to remain invisible until we have passed them.
    a. Public figures talk and act as if environmental change will be linear and gradual. But the Earth’s systems are highly complex,
    b. and complex systems do not respond to pressure in linear ways. When the systems of such interact their reactions to change become highly unpredictable.
    c. Small perturbations could ramify wild. Tipping points are likely to remain invisible until we have passed them.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    None of these
    Option D

     

  5. When looking at far-right reactions to the outcome of the latest National Action trial, I was shocked by the amount of sympathy, / glorification and belittlement which I came across. “What a lad,” one 4Chan user wrote on the convicted National Action member Mikko Vehvilainen, / who wanted to prepare for the coming “race war” by establishing an all-white enclave in a Welsh village. “Police found Hitler stickers inside his home. Makes me chuckle,” another one commented.
    a. While looking at far-right reactions to the outcome of the latest National Action trial, I may shocked by the amount of sympathy,
    b. glorification and belittlement that I came across. “What a lad,” one 4Chan user wrote about the convicted National Action member Mikko Vehvilainen,
    c. who wanted to prepare for the coming “race war” by establishing an all-white enclave in a Welsh village. “Police found Hitler stickers in his home. Made me chuckle,” another one commented.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option

     

  6. Directions (Q.6-10) Choose ONE word to be fitted in both the sentences I and II and another word that suits for sentence III.The form of the word(i.e. form of verbs) may get changed with the respective sentences, choose accordingly.

  7. I. His head was ____________ on a pike and exhibited for all to see.
    II. The ____________ arms of her husband and her father.
    III. The arms of the order are ____________ those of the sovereign.

    flaunt
    flourish
    impale
    dangle
    agitate
    Option C

     

  8. I. He ____________ the voters with his good looks.
    II. They were ____________ into signing a peace treaty.
    III. To ____________ some of the time they went to the cinema.

    perturb
    enrage
    beguile
    molest
    embitter
    Option C

     

  9. I. One of the most ____________ crimes ever committed.
    II. She had sobered up but she felt ____________ .
    III. The weather was ____________ .

    marvelous
    satisfying
    beautifully
    ghastly
    knittingly
    Option D

     

  10. I. He picked up the debris and ____________ it away.
    II. One final ____________ before a tranquil retirement.
    III. I had a ____________ with someone when I was at college.

    capture
    contretemps
    fling
    duel
    apprehend
    Option C

     

  11. I. Pedestrians ____________ for cover.
    II. The sled disappeared in a ____________ of snow.
    III. I was in such a ____________ .

    loaf
    stroll
    scurry
    crawl
    ramble
    Option C

     


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