Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 186

Directions(1-5): Identify the words that are similar in meaning to the phrase QUOTED. If none of the options conveys the correct meaning, mark (E) as your answer. The options do not necessarily need to be grammatically correct.

  1. The GST is ”the elephant in the room” in the sense that nobody knows which way it is going.
    The topic in vogue
    The issue being avoided
    More than one issue
    Something that causes confusion
    An urgent appeal
    Option B

     

  2. I hate to ”rain on your parade” , but lots of people have tried that strategy and it hasn’t worked yet.
    To get emotional
    To motivate someone
    To discourage someone
    To make a mistake
    None of the above
    Option C

     

  3. Her much awaited return to the game last weekend was ”put on ice” for the time being.
    Preserve something
    Behave in a cold manner
    Failure
    Postpone something
    Pre-pone something
    Option D

     

  4. He was upset to find his previously friendly colleagues ”giving him the cold shoulder”.
    Disappointed
    Best behaviour
    Shun someone
    Blind anger
    Deliberate denial
    Option C
    Give someone the cold shoulder: Ignore someone

     

  5. Comparing America’s economic growth to that of India’s is like ”comparing apples to oranges” .
    Find differences between two similar things.
    Find similarities between two different things.
    Compare notes and statistics
    Identical in nature
    None of the above
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In each of the questions given below, four words are given in quotation. These four words may or may not be in their correct position. The sentence is then followed by options with the correct combination of words that should replace each other in order to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Find the correct combination of words that replace each other. If the sentence is correct as it is, select ‘E’ as your option.

  7. There is a view that the ‘across (A)’ of the rupee has been the ‘appreciation (B)’ of a general ‘result (C)’ of the dollar ‘depreciation (D)’ all currencies.
    Only A-D
    Both B-C and A-D
    Only B-D
    Both A-B and C-D
    The sentence is correct
    Option B
    There is a view that the depreciation of the rupee has been the result of a general appreciation of the dollar across all currencies.

     

  8. Since the ‘stable (A)’ of capital flows in 1991, India has always faced a current account ‘deficit (B)’ but inflows of capital have ‘allowed (C)’ the country to have a ‘liberalisation (D)’ balance of payments (BoP).
    Both B-D and A-C
    Only A-B
    Only A-D
    Both B-C and A-D
    The sentence is correct
    Option C
    Since the liberalisation of capital flows in 1991, India has always faced a current account deficit but inflows of capital have allowed the country to have a stable balance of payments (BoP).

     

  9. The razzmatazz for toilet construction/ODF certification has ‘overshadowed (A)’ the fact that the ‘essence (B)’ of universal water and sanitation coverage is ‘derived (C)’ from the right to life, ‘guaranteed (D)’ by Article 21 of the Constitution.
    Both A-D and B-C
    Only A-B
    Only B-C
    Both A-B and C-D
    The sentence is correct
    Option E

     

  10. Union minister M.J. Akbar ‘newspapers (A)’ to take legal action against several women ‘journalists (B)’ who had ‘accused (C)’ him of sexual harassment at two ‘threatened (D)’ where he had been editor.
    Both A-B and C-D
    Only A-B
    Only C-D
    Only A-D
    The sentence is correct
    Option D
    Union minister M.J. Akbar threatened to take legal action against several women journalists who had accused him of sexual harassment at two newspapers where he had been editor.

     

  11. The Election Commission has ‘announced (A)’ second installment of 1,100 more VVPATs ‘ensuing (B)’ the State for the ‘to (C)’ elections in the first ‘week (D)’ of December.
    Both B-D and A-C
    Both A-B and C-D
    Both B-C and A-D
    Only B-C
    The sentence is correct
    Option D
    The Election Commission has announced second installment of 1,100 more VVPATs to the State for the ensuing elections in the first week of December.

     

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