Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 187

Directions (1-5): In each of the given questions an inference is given in bold which is then followed by three paragraphs. You have to find the paragraph(s) from where it is inferred. Choose the option with the best possible outcome as your choice.

  1. Inference: Women’s IPL is a right move

    I. It is high time we show support to the girls who made the game spectacular to watch and appreciate the power they can depict in a game that has majorly been dominated by men. It is no more a men’s game. IPL would be just the right move to encourage and expose domestic players as well. More and more girls would come forth to be a part of the blue team in times to come but only when we encourage the present lot that earned the cherishing.
    II. Former Indian cricketer Shantha Rangaswamy rightly stated that girls that show a lot of potential for playing good cricket are usually discouraged because of the lack of viewership in India and change careers. This could be tackled by starting IPL for women.
    III. It is only recently that the women’s cricket team got some recognition for their splendid game. There is also a lack of viewership in India. Unless they go on to win some big tournaments in future, there will be a serious lack of support for their IPL.

    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All are correct
    Option D

     

  2. Inference – India in 2018 has the highest unemployment rate for the last 45 years.

    I. State of Working India (SWI) 2019 report was released by the Azim Premji University. As per the report, 50 lakh men lost their jobs between the years 2016 and 2018.
    II. India is being ranked first among the country with the highest college dropout ratio.
    III. The recent agitation in southern parts of India has caused more than twenty leather industry to shut down completely.

    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All are correct
    Option A

     

  3. Inference: The major concern is security.

    I.The major dilemma for many security professionals is whether the Brexit will make the UK more or less safe when it comes to cybersecurity. One poll found that most security professionals believed there would not be any major cybersecurity implications; however , another poll offered different conclusions, with most respondents believing that Brexit would weaken cybersecurity because of additional bureaucratic hurdles to information sharing with the EU.
    II. Most debate over Brexit has been about economics , trade and migration . But when David Cameron called the EU referendum in February he cited a new factor, asserting that membership made Britain safer. This week the prime minister went further , hinting that Brexit might increase the risk related to security – and adding that every time Britain turned its back on Europe , it had come to regret it.
    III. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the implementation of the legislation as an event of “historic importance that makes peace and security of our country even more secure’ and “upgrade our deterrence and enables the nation to proactively contribute more than ever to peace and stability of regional and international communities .”

    Only I
    Both II and III
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All are correct
    Option A

     

  4. Inference- Chinese goods: A Threat to Indian Economy

    I. When Narendra Modi became prime minister in 2014 one hope was that he would do for India what he had done as chief minister in the state of Gujarat: build a fast-growing economy like China’s, with an efficient bureaucracy and advanced factories attracting billions in investment from multinational corporations.
    II. What Modi proved in Gujarat was that a strong leader can command change in India, but only one state at a time. In Modi’s first-term as chief minister between 2002 and 2007, Gujarat’s economy grew at nearly 12 per cent a year pace, the fastest rate ever recorded in any major Indian state, under any chief minister.
    III. Global demand for Chinese goods is high. China is a leader in every field (manufacturing, smart phones, automobile etc). It seems unlikely that India would overtake the huge Chinese market in the near future by simply banning their goods.

    Only I
    Both II and III
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All are correct
    Option C

     

  5. Inference – We need to have Quality rather than Quantity

    I. According to a report, only 3% of engineers in India have the suitable skills required to get a job in core sectors of engineering. Around 1.5 million engineers in India are released every year from various colleges but most of them simply do not have the skills required to be employed.
    II. The GDP of India slowed down to 7.3% in the last quarter due to the effects of demonetization and GST (Goods and Services Tax).
    III. Due to the lack of opportunities in the rural areas every year, millions of people migrate to urban areas in search of a better lifestyle.

    Only II
    Only I
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All are correct
    Option B

     

  6. Directions (6-10):Choose ONE word to be fitted in both the sentences I and II and another word that suits for sentence III.

  7. I. Since I do not enjoy reading long books, I avoid ……… authors who write tales that exceed five hundred pages in length.
    II. Although the test answer required only four or five sentences, John wrote a ………… response that took up half the page.
    III. The locks were closed again, the process ended, ………… Vadinamian refreshments were served in the visitors gallery.
    verbose, insipid
    laconic, bright
    feeble, bright
    bland, vapid
    prompt, lifeless
    Option A
    Verbose- described as using an excessive amount of words
    Insipid- lacking significance or impact

     

  8. I. While I normally like to provide feedback, I found the questions on the company’s survey to be …….. so I left them unanswered.
    II. Because he did not want to appear …… the junior executive refused to dispute the board’s decision, in spite of his belief that the decision would impair employee morale.
    III. Although the warring parties had settled a number of disputes, past experience made them …….. to express optimism that the talks would be a success.
    indecisive, rash
    solicitous, ambivalent
    overzealous, scornful
    steadfast, overjoyed
    contentious, reticent
    Option E
    Contentious= controversial, debatable
    Reticent = reserved

     

  9. I. Despite this, Saint just remains ……….. , and retains a surprising respect for those who create the works he defiles.
    II. We should accept the positive elements of Blair’s essentially ……….. approach.
    III. Because Jared was an ………….. and dared to question the company’s mission, he was fired from his job.
    sceptic, reasonable
    pragmatic, iconoclast
    senseless, stunned
    puerile, pungent
    Bantering, Broach
    Option B
    Pragmatic- concerned with actual practice, everyday affairs, etc., not with theory or speculation; practical
    Iconoclast- someone who attacks the beliefs, customs, and opinions that most people in a society accept

     

  10. I. Never, since the death of Washington, had there been in the United States such a universal expression of public sorrow and ………..
    II. Perhaps in consequence of his …………… , Donne seems to have passed through a spiritual crisis, which inspired him with a peculiar fervour of devotion.
    III. Of course, it ……… the legislator to distinguish the categories logically and justly.
    Bereft, Benefactory
    obvious, odious
    soothing, farsighted
    pleasant, profound
    Bereavement, Behove
    Option E
    Bereavement- The state of being bereaved;deprivation; especially the loss of a relative by death
    Behove- be appropriate or necessary

     

  11. I. He has the characteristics of a …………. , he is awkward, stupid, and boorish.
    II. Some of the films on TV would scare the …………….. of adults as well as children.
    III. Only the locked gate and guardhouse …………anything more uncommon inside.
    mock, taunt
    venerate, adore
    stern, austere
    lout , bespeak
    tremble, quake
    Option D
    Lout – uncouth and aggressive
    Bespeak-be evidence of; indicate

     

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