Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 158

Directions(1-5): In the questions given below few sentences are given which are grammatically correct and meaningful. Connect them by the word given above the statements in the best possible way without changing the intended meaning. Choose the answers accordingly from the options to form a correct and coherent sentence(s).

  1. But
    I. the kitten gave a leap through the remaining opening and at once scampered up into the air
    II. It was quite another thing to thoroughly accept something she had always considered wrong
    III. making the sense of that silent, aimless, dayless life all the more intense
    IV. the mouth of the hole was nearly filled up now

    None of these
    Option D


  2. Yet
    I. You toil not, neither do you spin
    II. I admire him as the wisest man in the world
    III. God takes care of you and your little ones
    IV. If he did, he might try to drive in on icy highways

    None of these
    Option A


  3. Unless
    I. She have someone she’d rather take?
    II. It was out of pain from a particularly bad beating
    III. She hadn’t cried in years
    IV. there’s something different about it

    None of these
    Option B


  4. Because
    I. From their standpoint, they can save costs and be more efficient
    II. But they were in great numbers, and the Champion could not shout much
    III. The logging of the actions is what documents how much you need to pay
    IV. He had to save his breath for fighting

    None of these
    Option C


  5. However
    I. Redeemed by his kindly, simple, and modest expression
    II. The will of many men is expressed by the actions of any one historic personage, is in itself false
    III. He put his horse to a trot in the direction of Tushin’s battery
    IV. All his absent-mindedness and inability to enter a room and converse in it was

    None of these
    Option A


  6. Directions (Q.6-10):Five statements are given below, labelled 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Among these, four statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit into the theme of the passage.

  7. Navigating complex procedures coupled with limited capacity are perhaps the biggest barriers to translating policy into impact.
    Implementation is trickier for programmes that involve multiple government stakeholders.
    Despite government support and political will, legislations fail to achieve impact because of implementation challenges.
    Given its political context, land sits at the apex of such complexity.
    It involves identifying eligible slums, mapping land, validating demographic details and finally granting titles.
    Option E


  8. While many of these regulations were expected in the aftermath of 2008, the second order effects of these regulations have inhibited the speed of financial, and more so fintech, innovation.
    The pace of innovation in the financial sector, however, has been slow, in part, as an unintended consequence of the maze of regulations governing the sector.
    Regulatory sandboxes have emerged as the mechanism that can intermediate the tensions caused by the gaps between innovation and regulatory cycles.
    Yet another area that is growing fast within the financial industry is fintech.
    From established banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) to lean start-ups, almost all players are betting on innovations in technology that increase the efficiency of financial products.
    Option C


  9. This potentially increases the cost of borrowings for Indian banks, and highlights the perils of government tinkering with central bank functioning.
    Although deferring the implementation of the norm by a year to 31 March, 2020,
    The regulator is best placed to decide how much capital buffers banks should maintain.
    Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday termed the move as credit negative for the country’s state-run banks.
    will not breach international norms as the RBI had originally intended to meet the norms a year in advance,
    Option C


  10. There was excess demand as well as supply bottlenecks.
    There was a sharp increase in demand for Indian goods in Britain as production capabilities in Britain itself were diverted to the war effort.
    Less attention has been lavished on the economic impact of the conflagration.
    However, the disruption in shipping lanes because of the war also meant that Indian industry faced dislocations because of the shortage of inputs that were earlier imported from Britain and Germany.
    The economic historian Tirthankar Roy has explained in his work how the British engagement in World War I had a complicated impact on India.
    Option C


  11. Media organisations have always been the gatekeepers of content.
    Regulated, as they are, by codes of ethical conduct and laws that impose penalties for putting out fake content,
    most media organizations have safeguards in place that ensure the veracity of the content they disseminate.
    his is why, even though it has for some time been possible to doctor images with impunity.
    Thanks to the cascade of information, we no longer have the bandwidth to verify the news we receive.
    Option E


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