Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 192

Directions(1-3): In the given question, four words are printed in bold and are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of the two words may be incorrect and need to be interchanged to make the sentence correct. Find the pair of words that need to be exchanged. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E)’, i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  1. Men from classical leaders(1) to religious philosophers(2) told women they had weak morals, which made it dare(3) for them to engage in friendship and because of this, women may have been close, but they didn’t impossible(4) call themselves friends.
    1-2
    3-4 and 2-3
    3-4
    1-2 and 3-4
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  2. While the last eradication(1)/ motivated Mrs. Bakshi to improve the condition(2)/ of her people, the first led her away from the centrality(3)/ of income generation in poverty attribute(4).
    1-2 and 3-4
    2-4
    2-4 and 1-3
    4-1
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  3. The country’s population has making(1)/ than tripled since the more(2)/ of the constitution, but citizen’s political representation at the national pace(3)/ has not kept level(4).
    2-4 and 1-3
    2-3 and 1-4
    1-2 and 3-4
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  4. Directions(4-8): The given sentences 1, A, B, C and D when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Choose the most logical order of the sentences from among the five given choices to construct a coherent paragraph keeping (1) as the first statement.

  5. (1) Mountain bike tours in Kathmandu and Nepal are quite popular amongst tourists with Shivapuri National Park being one of the best and most challenging biking trails.
    A) If you want to explore easier trails you can head to the Godavari and Chapagaun roads which are known for its serene beauty.
    B) The Budhanikantha entrance is hardly used and the challenging patches simply makes riding even more exciting.
    C) The Kathmandu to Nargatok route is yet another popular trail for mountain biking.
    D) This route includes the Annapurna Circuit offering many scenic views amidst wild flora and fauna.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    BCAD
    ADBC
    BACD
    Option E

     

  6. (1) On the surface, everything seemed to be calm in RN Palayam in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district on Tuesday afternoon, shortly before President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the Election Commission’s recommendation that the April 18 elections in the constituency be cancelled over allegations that voters were being bribed.
    A) “Why are polls being cancelled only in Vellore when money is being distributed in other constituencies as well?” asked Shaik Azam, 44, who was working in his tailoring shop.
    B) It didn’t take more than casual conversations, though, residents of the working-class neighbourhood with predominantly Muslim population, to express their anger and disappointment with the commission’s decision.
    C) “We have been waiting for this election to vote for a change in government and we will not allow the polls to be cancelled.”, he added.
    D) On April 1, Income Tax officials said that they had seized Rs 11.48 crore cash from a cement godown belonging to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Treasurer Durai Murugan.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    BCAD
    ADBC
    BACD
    Option B

     

  7. (1) For the first time in India and second in the entire world, a 42-year-old brain-dead woman has successfully donated her liver to a 66-year-old liver cirrhosis patient in a Pune hospital, a Times of India report says.
    A) Remarkably, the donor brain-dead woman had herself received a kidney transplant two years back and doctors were apprehensive the extensive medication might have affected her other organs as well.
    B) The transplant surgery took place a week ago.
    C) “This is perhaps the first case in India where a donor who was herself a kidney recipient donated her liver that gave a new lease of life to another needy patient,” professor Vimal Bhandari, director of National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), told TOI.
    D) However, the experts were pleasantly surprised when they found the woman’s liver fit for transplantation.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    BCAD
    ADBC
    BACD
    Option D

     

  8. (1) The Bajaj Group which dealt in two-wheelers, insurance, sugar, steel, and household electrical appliances was started by Jamnalal Bajaj in the 1930s.
    A) In 2001, Jamnalal’s five grandsons Rahul, Shishir, Shekhar, Niraj, and Madhur, who were jointly running the business group, met at Mumbai’s Nariman Point to settle differences between the brothers and the cousins.
    B) However, Shishir and his son Kushagra demanded ownership and control of the two Bajaj companies they managed—Bajaj Hindusthan Ltd and Bajaj Consumer Care Ltd.
    C) After several court cases and mediation attempts which lasted seven years, Shishir and Kushagra got the two companies and some family assets.
    D) It soon became a battle between two camps with Shishir on one side, and Rahul, Niraj, Shekhar, and Madhur on the other.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    BCAD
    ADBC
    BACD
    Option A

     

  9. (1) The rivalry between the Ambani brothers was arguably one of the most talked about cases in the business circles.
    A) There were reports that Mukesh tried to remove Anil and over the years it resulted into a rift.
    B) It all began after the death of their father and founder of Reliance Group, Dhirubhai Ambani in 2002.
    C) As he had not left a will, Mukesh Ambani became chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd while his younger son, Anil Ambani was made vice-chairman.
    D) In June 2005, their mother Kokilaben intervened after which the company was split into two.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    BCAD
    ADBC
    BACD
    Option C

     

  10. Directions(9-10): In the given question, one statement with a blank along with four words is given. Two of the given words can fit into the given blank. Five options containing various combinations of these words are given. Choose the combination of the words that best fits into the blank.

  11. Saudi women have mounted a rare _____ against the abaya, posting pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out.
    (A) Confusion
    (B) Turmoil
    (C) Protest
    (D) Dissent
    A-B
    B-C
    C-D
    D-A
    B-D
    Option C
    a. Confusion is a noun which refers to uncertainty about what is happening, intended or required.
    b. Turmoil is a noun which refers to a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
    c. Protest as a noun refers to a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.
    d. Dissent as a noun is the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.

     

  12. Buying a deluxe bottle of bubble-bath may _____ you for that evening, but it may not banish the current of overwhelming thoughts for as long as you were led to believe.
    (A) Calmed
    (B) Soothe
    (C) Lull
    (D) Relaxed
    A-B
    B-C
    C-D
    A-D
    B-D
    Option B
    Soothe means to gently calm a person or their feelings.
    Lull means to calm or send to sleep.

     

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