Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 175

Directions (1-5). Choose one of the words from the given options which makes sentence incorrect such that it changes the whole meaning of the sentence.

  1. Unless(A) art facilitates(B) new thoughts- and that can often come from bearing(C) up a mirror to broader(D) society, it isn’t art at all.
    None of these
    Option D


  2. In official(A) life if an officer asks a particular sychophant(B) to do various things, it means the officer is pleased(C) with his work and places full faith(D) in him.
    None of these
    Option C


  3. The real purpose(A) of education is to draw(B) out the best that is there in thr individual. An individual has potentialities(C) that go far beyond what he thinks himself masterly(D)of.
    None of these
    Option B


  4. A man without initiative(A) sense of service and creativity(B) can be estimated(C) anything but educated(D).
    None of these
    Option B


  5. We all have those purest(A) gems inside the unfathomed(B) caves of our inner being, but for want of opportunity(C) and in the absence(D) of real education those go waste
    None of these
    Option E


  6. Directions (6-10): In which of the following given sentences the usage of the given word is correct.

  7. Erudite
    Barring the eldest son, rest of the siblings were erudite and not good in academics
    Erudition is best avoided; since it deforms one’s personality.
    The retired officer who happens to be my neighbor is an astute person and is known for his erudition.
    He was an utter fool and erudite.
    None of these
    Erudite – well-informed, knowledgeable person


  8. Averse
    Kartik was averse to swimming since his childhood days.
    Anybody could tell from her reaction that she was averse to dancing.
    Despite having an aversion for packed foods, he ate those whole heartedly.
    The opposition parties were averse to the idea of choosing an inexperienced person to lead the polls.
    All are correct
    Option E
    Averse – strong dislike for something


  9. Gullible
    That spoilt brat of our class is brazenly extrovert and gullible.
    Everyone was impressed with his gullibility in the conference.
    She was so naive and gullible that she’d take barbie doll for her actual sister.
    It’s really difficult to deceive him as he’s very gullible.
    None of these
    Option C
    Gullible – one who easily believes in something, who’s naive can be fooled easily


  10. Providential
    She has been providential since she was young, so she is thrifty in shopping.
    He is provident of his money.
    The workers are also demanding an increase in their provident funds, shift allowance and annual bonuses.
    Their departure just before the floods was providential.
    None of these
    Option D
    Providential – occurring at a favourable time; opportune,golden


  11. Profligate
    Their profligate lifestyle resulted in bankruptcy.
    Some of these disasters, such as climate change, are the direct result of our profligate use of cheap energy.
    She is well-known for her profligate spending habits.
    A persistent critic of profligate government, he now has his chance to trim the deficit.
    All are correct
    Option E
    Profligate – recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.


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