Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 167

Directions (1-5): Five statements are given below, labeled 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.

  1. From workers’ point of view, strikes are ultimate weapons which are only resorted to by them when all other means have been done with.
    India is perhaps a unique country where one witnesses strikes almost every other day.
    Denial of this right to protest would be massive blow for workers’ rights and their dignity.
    ILO(International labour organisation) also provides in its charter the right to show dissent towards a suitable cause.
    At the end of the day, it is the duty of both employees and the employer to avoid conflicts and try to sort out the matters amicably.
    Option B

     

  2. A greater transparency and accountability on the part of local administration augurs well for the public.
    People want an efficient police which serves them in need.
    Necessity of a new Police Act, is undoubtedly being felt in all segments of the society.
    If police reforms are delayed further, there will be no end to the trauma of ordinary people.
    It is a known fact the image of the police has fallen into an abyss of lawlessness in recent years.
    Option A

     

  3. There is a misconception that educational technology is the panacea for all shortcomings in the achievement of educational goals.
    No matter how advanced tech we use, it is extremely difficult to replace classroom teaching.
    Smart boards can probably help supplement a teacher’s work but cannot make him a smart teacher.
    It is no surprise that children are unable to face the real world.
    Multimedia, catalogues, presentation modes; all these can supplement a teacher’s work but cannot supplant him.
    Option D

     

  4. Until the 1990s, regulations prevented innovation and as a result, foreign investors shied away from entering the domestic markets.
    Most Indian shopping takes place in open markets or millions of small, independent grocery and retail shops.
    Shoppers typically stand outside the retail shop, ask for what they want and get easy and cheap goods.
    In sophisticated terms, it can be termed as tradition low-cost retailing.
    Traditional markets which are set up in every locality on a particular day of the week employs millions of people
    Option E

     

  5. With the invention of T-20 leagues, the cricket has become an industry now.
    Of course, for any avid fan, cricket becomes a celebration time.
    Not only the test cricket but also the one-day format of the game has been threatened by twenty-twenty matches.
    These days people live a fast-paced life and no one has enough time to sit and watch a day long test match.
    The best thing about shorter version of the game is that it provides good value for money.
    Option B

     

  6. Directions (Q.6-10):Choose the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the below sentences in one.

  7. Educational technology is the panacea for all shortcomings in the achievement of educational goals. This fact is a big misconception.
    a) Likely in the achievement
    b) For it is the shortcomings
    c) It is a big misconception
    Only b
    Only c
    Only a
    Both a and b
    None of the above
    Option B
    It is a big misconception that educational technology is the panacea for all shortcomings in the achievement of educational goals.

     

  8. The strength of a currency depends on its demand. It’s the universal law of supply and demand.
    a) Depending on the currency
    b) As per the universal law of
    c) Law of supply and demand
    Only c
    Only a
    Both a and b
    Only b
    None of the above
    Option D
    As per the universal law of supply and demand, the strength of a currency depends on its demand.

     

  9. Unfortunately for India, droughts are a frequent feature. We have not been able to tame our mighty rivers and solve this problem.
    a) Even though droughts are
    b) In all likelihood
    c) Taming our mighty rivers
    Only c
    Only b
    Only a
    Both a and c
    None of the above
    Option C
    Even though droughts are a frequent feature for India, we have not been able to tame our mighty rivers and solve this problem.

     

  10. Smart technologies are sprawling up. Teachers are being marginalised.
    a) Due to the teaching
    b) With smart technologies
    c) Technological marginalisation
    Both a and c
    Both b and c
    Only c
    Only b
    None of the above
    Option D
    With smart technologies sprawling up,teachers are being marginalised.

     

  11. Today there is no field where women have not shown their worth. Women have shouldered all kinds of responsibilities be it holding the highest public office in bureaucracy or holding highest political position.
    a) Women have responsibilities
    b) From holding the highest public
    c) Every field where
    Only b
    Only a
    Only c
    None of the above
    Both a and c
    Option A
    From holding the highest public office in bureaucracy to holding highest political position, there is no field today where they have not shown their worth.

     

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