Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 161

Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is an error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  1. (A) The death of Mahatma Gandhi last evening at New Delhi at the hands of an insensate assassin /(B) in circumstances too tragic for reiteration has cast a /(C) deep gloom across the country from the effects of which /(D) it will not be easy for it to recover.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    across = over

     

  2. (A) From pleading helplessness before the Supreme Court in enforcing the Model Code of Conduct a month ago, /(B) the Election Commission has come a long way in asserting its powers. /(C) On Wednesday it took the rare step of ordering that campaigning in West Bengal’s nine Lok Sabha constituencies /(D) that go to the polls on Sunday end earlier than scheduled.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  3. (A) Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was in New Delhi this week as part of a regional outreach that includes /(B) Russia, China, Turkmenistan and Iraq amid rising tensions in West Asia. /(C) U.S. has followed withdrawal of its sanctions-waiver for Iranian oil with a series of actions /(D) that it claims are in response to the perceived threat from Iran.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    U.S. = The U.S.

     

  4. (A) The police in Howrah registered a case and arrested Priyanka Sharma under irrelevant and non-existent provisions, /(B) a magistrate showed little application of mind while remanding her into judicial custody, /(C) and even the Supreme Court, while ordering her immediate release, /(D) did not recognise sufficiently the perverse manner in which the law was being used.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    into = to

     

  5. (A) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison may have, in a manner of speaking, /(B) already scored a political victory ahead of the May 18 election. /(C) Few had expected the socially conservative politician to last out the remainder of Parliament’s term when he took over /(D) as Prime Minister in August following a coup within the ruling Liberal party.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  6. Direction (6-10): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.

  7. Cissy said to excuse her would he mind please telling her what was the right time and Gerty could see him taking out his watch, listening to it and looking up and clearing his throat and he said he was very sorry his watch was stopped but he thought it must be after eight because the sun was set. His voice had a _____________ ring in it and though he spoke in measured accents there was a suspicion of a _____________ in the mellow tones.
    cultivated, steadyness
    cultured, quiver
    polished, durable
    erudite, perpetual
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  8. Then they sang the second verse of the Tantum ergo and Canon O’Hanlon _____________ again and censed the Blessed Sacrament and _____________ and he told Father Conroy that one of the candles was just going to set fire to the flowers and Father Conroy got up and settled it all right and she could see the gentleman winding his watch and listening to the works and she swung her leg more in and out in time.
    got up, knelt down
    stood up, let someone off with
    woke up, make an excuse
    came up, declare not guilty
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  9. His dark eyes fixed themselves on her again drinking in her every _____________ , literally worshipping at her shrine. If ever there was undisguised admiration in a man’s passionate _____________ it was there plain to be seen on that man’s face. It is for you, Gertrude MacDowell, and you know it.
    aggregate, aspect
    centrists, ogle
    profile, admiration
    contour, gaze
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  10. Gerty’s lips parted swiftly to frame the word but she fought back the sob that rose to her throat, so slim, so flawless, so beautifully _____________ it seemed one an artist might have dreamed of. She had loved him better than he knew. Lighthearted deceiver and _____________ like all his sex he would never understand what he had meant to her and for an instant there was in the blue eyes a quick stinging of tears.
    formed, staunch
    shaped, aware
    moulded, fickle
    fashioned, reliable
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  11. There was that in her young voice that told that she was not a one to be lightly trifled with. As for Mr Reggy with his _____________ and his bit of money she could just _____________ him aside as if he was so much filth and never again would she cast as much as a second thought on him and tear his silly postcard into a dozen pieces.
    posh, abide
    swank, chuck
    elegant, stay
    swagger, enlarge
    All are Correct
    Option B

     


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