Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 160

Direction (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 mark it as your answer.

  1. A casual observer see Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn exchanging rhetorical blows over Brexit in the Commons today might imagine that they stand on opposite sides of this totemic issue. / But veterans of the debate knows they are equal in determination that Britain should leave the EU. / They are separated from consensus by small technical matters that can, for theatrical effect, be inflated into irreconcilable differences. That process is testimony to the hold that the two-party system exerts over English politics and to much of what is wrong with it.
    a. A casual observer seeing Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn exchange rhetorical blows over Brexit in the Commons today might imagine that they stand on opposite sides of this totemic issue.
    b. But veterans of the debate know they are equal in determination that Britain should leave the EU.
    c. They are separated from consensus with small technical matters that can, for theatrical effect, be inflated into irreconcilable differences. That process is testimony to the hold that the two-party system exerts over English politics and to much of what is wrong with it.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    None of these
    Option D
    A casual observer seeing Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn exchange rhetorical blows over Brexit in the Commons today might imagine that they stand on opposite sides of this totemic issue. But veterans of the debate know they are equal in determination that Britain should leave the EU. They are separated from consensus by small technical matters that can, for theatrical effect, be inflated into irreconcilable differences. That process is testimony to the hold that the two-party system exerts over English politics and to much of what is wrong with it.

     

  2. Had they not, more people in the developed world might now be facing similar problems to those in Novaya Zemlya. / The playgrounds of this remote Russian archipelago were recently been invaded by a prowl of hungry polar bears, driven into human settlements in search of food and shelter after rising temperatures destroyed the last hospitable slices of the Arctic sea ice. / It’s the same story we see across the world: habitat loss driving elephants to raid crops, human settlements spreading into tiger territory, and people lost their lives to big cats.
    a. Had they not, more people under the developed world might now be facing similar problems to those in Novaya Zemlya.
    b. The playgrounds of this remote Russian archipelago were recently invaded by a prowl of hungry polar bears, driven into human settlements in search of food and shelter after rising temperatures destroyed the last hospitable slices of the Arctic sea ice.
    c. It’s the same story we see across the world: habitat loss driving elephants to raid crops, human settlements spreading into tiger territory, and people losing their lives to big cats.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    None of these
    Option B
    Had they not, more people in the developed world might now be facing similar problems to those in Novaya Zemlya. The playgrounds of this remote Russian archipelago were recently invaded by a prowl of hungry polar bears, driven into human settlements in search of food and shelter after rising temperatures destroyed the last hospitable slices of the Arctic sea ice. It’s the same story we see across the world: habitat loss driving elephants to raid crops, human settlements spreading into tiger territory, and people losing their lives to big cats.

     

  3. Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion and its people need to wake up before it is too late. / If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991. / Neither our leaders nor ordinary citizens seem to understand that we are experiencing a revolutionary moment, that the range of possibilities is very broad, and that the eventual outcome is thus highly uncertain.
    a. Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion and his people needed to wake up before it is too late.
    b. If they don’t, the European Union will go on the way of the Soviet Union in 1991.
    c. Neither our leaders nor ordinary citizens seem to understand that we are experiencing a revolutionary moment, that the range of possibilities are very big, and that the eventual outcome is thus highly uncertain.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option E
    Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion and its people need to wake up before it is too late. If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991. Neither our leaders nor ordinary citizens seem to understand that we are experiencing a revolutionary moment, that the range of possibilities is very broad, and that the eventual outcome is thus highly uncertain.

     

  4. When you find yourself mansplaining the term “mansplaining” to a worked-up faction of Twitter on a Sunday evening, / you can assume you’re not drawing the best out of your leisure time. / And that’s not even the most foolish thing a man called Paul Bullen done over the weekend.
    a. When you found yourself mansplaining the term “mansplaining” to a worked-up faction of Twitter on a Sunday evening,
    b. you can assume you’re not getting the best out of your leisure time.
    c. And that’s not even the most foolish thing a man called Paul Bullen did over the weekend.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    None of these
    Option B
    When you find yourself mansplaining the term “mansplaining” to a worked-up faction of Twitter on a Sunday evening, you can assume you’re not getting the best out of your leisure time. And that’s not even the most foolish thing a man called Paul Bullen did over the weekend.

     

  5. Here’s the bad news. We are quite in many trouble. / A new study by the Institute for Public Policy Research suggests that a series of crises – from global warming to soil infertility – is set to hit us at the same time. / The consequences could include massive destabilisation, not just in individual countries but on a global level.
    a. Here’s the bad news. We are quite in a lot of trouble.
    b. A new study by the Institute for Public Policy Research suggests that a series of crises – from global warming to soil infertility – are set to hit us at the same time.
    c. The consequences could include massive destabilisation, not just for individual countries but on a global level.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option A
    Here’s the bad news. We are quite in a lot of trouble. A new study by the Institute for Public Policy Research suggests that a series of crises – from global warming to soil infertility – are set to hit us at the same time. The consequences could include massive destabilisation, not just in individual countries but on a global level. From the damage inflicted on human health, to a possible economic meltdown caused by mass insurance claims if the US is ravaged by floods and forest fires, we are not remotely prepared.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Each sentence below contains 3 blanks followed by 3 words given in a, b, c. You have to choose the sequence in which these words can fill the blanks of the sentence respectively.

  7. Access to electricity drives the productivity of households, empowers women and enables education and communication. Millions of homes still lack this vital resource in India. And as of April 1, 2015, the official count of unelectrified villages was 18,452. So when Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that all inhabited villages now enjoy electrification, it signalled a significant milestone in the country’s development. It is an achievement that will raise ________________ in the remotest districts. Yet, broad-brush statistics ________________ severe disparities, including the actual number of households in villages that have power connections, the number of hours they get ________________ power, and the per capita power that rural and urban Indians consume.
    a. reliable
    b. aspirations
    c. conceal

    abc
    bca
    cba
    bac
    None of these
    Option B

     

  8. A kingmaker with only one option is no kingmaker at all. The Janata Dal (Secular) is probably ________________ for a third-place finish in Karnataka, but is banking on making its seats count in a hung Assembly, which many opinion polls ________________ is likely. The party’s ‘secular’ outlook did not prevent it from partnering in a ________________ government with the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2006; notwithstanding the protestations of patriarch H.D. Deve Gowda, another such arrangement between the two parties cannot be ruled out. Mr. Gowda likes to put all the blame on his younger son, H.D. Kumaraswamy, for the 2006 partnership and vows it will not be repeated.
    a. headed
    b. suggest
    c. coalition

    abc
    bca
    cba
    bac
    None of these
    Option A

     

  9. Collections from the Goods and Services Tax crossed the ₹1 lakh crore mark in April, according to data released by the Finance Ministry on tax receipts that ________________ in March but were payable in April. To be precise, the total revenue from the new indirect tax in April was ₹1,03,458 crore, the highest ________________ in a single month since its implementation in July 2017. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has called this a “landmark achievement” and a “confirmation of increased economic activity”. Separate data released last week suggest the number of registered tax-payers filing GST returns by the ________________ deadline has risen from 57% for July to nearly 63% for March.
    a. recorded
    b. specified
    c. accrued

    cba
    bca
    cab
    bac
    None of these
    Option C

     

  10. The death of more than 100 people to toxic alcohol in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has exposed the thriving sale of ________________ liquor in the region. India remains among the countries with a high number of alcohol-related deaths, with poor governance, corruption and ________________ policies contributing to such periodic tragedies. The governments in U.P. and Uttarakhand cannot evade responsibility for the death of so many people, the majority of them in Saharanpur district of U.P. Preliminary investigation has confirmed the well-entrenched system of illicit liquor vends that are known to exist in the region; several factories producing hooch in U.P. were ________________ within a couple of days of the episode.
    a. distorted
    b. illicit
    c. unearthed

    abc
    bca
    cba
    bac
    None of these
    Option D

     

  11. The violence and the clampdown that have convulsed Nicaragua, marked by ________________ on the streets of Managua and other cities, have left many dead, and undermined President Daniel Ortega’s authority. The public protests were ________________ by the government’s decision to simultaneously raise individual contributions and reduce social welfare benefits and pensions. The economic rationale behind the move was to contain the ballooning social security deficit of recent years, based on the financial projections by the IMF for the end of the decade. But the economy registered a healthy rate of growth last year and the current account deficit has been falling. Given this, the government could have considered ________________ the painful economic measures.
    a. staggering
    b. triggered
    c. mayhem

    abc
    cab
    cba
    bac
    None of these
    Option C

     

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