Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 205

Directions(1-5): The given sentences, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of the sentences from among the five given choices to construct a coherent paragraph keeping (6) as the last statement.

  1. A. Seven in ten working adults with college debt rate their finances as the major source of their stress compared to four in ten of those with no college debt.
    B. A majority of citizens rely on the workplace for financial security and addressing college debt is one area of focus that is gaining _________ as a viable workplace benefit.
    C. As the nation’s student loan bill soars to more than 1.5 trillion dollars, many working citizens are grappling with the consequences.
    D. Consequently, 7 in 10 parents plan to use some retirement savings and investments (stocks/bonds) to pay for their children’s college education, putting their own financial wellness at risk.
    E. Compounding this stress is that fewer working citizens feel they are making good progress toward paying off their college debt or saving for their children’s college education compared to two years ago.
    6. As a result, there is a growing interest among employers to differentiate themselves to attract and retain younger talent, and this workplace benefit can help make a positive difference in improving financial wellness among employees.

    Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

    A
    B
    C
    D
    F
    Option A

     

  2. Which of the following can precede the FIFTH sentence of the passage?
    More than 50 percent of baby boomers say that college debt is negatively impacting their ability to meet their financial goals.
    Almost half of all working adults say that paying off college loans is a very important financial goal.
    According to a government report, millennials are the most interested in college-related benefits with 79 percent saying they would like their employer to offer a student loan repayment plan.
    While much of the attention has focused on millennials who carry the majority of the debt, there is a growing trend of baby boomer parents who have over-extended themselves financially to help fund their children’s college education.
    None of these
    Option C

     

  3. Which of the following pairs form two consecutive statements after rearrangement?
    A-E
    A-D
    E-B
    B-C
    None of these
    Option A

     

  4. Which of the following word would fill the blank given in statement B?
    Emergence
    Ammunition
    Reception
    Momentum
    None of these
    Option D
    Ammunition- weapons
    Reception- the action or process of receiving something sent, given, or inflicted
    Momentum- Speed, motion

     

  5. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    Option C
    Correct sequence after rearrangement is CAEDB.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A sentence with two blanks is given, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the pair of words that best fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

  7. If he or she is either rich or otherwise ________, there is an even chance that the police will employ ________ methods to get at the truth.
    Considerate, Perplexed
    Misogynist, Pervasive
    Influential, Obnoxious
    Fecund, Guileless
    Adroit, Mendacious
    Option C
    ‘influential’ means ‘having great influence on someone or something’ and ‘obnoxious’ means ‘extremely unpleasant’
    Perplexed: completely baffled; very puzzled
    Pervasive: (especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people
    Fecund: producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth
    Guileless: devoid of guile; innocent and without deception
    Adroit: clever or skilful
    Mendacious: not telling the truth

     

  8. If you ________ your mind to a goal, you ________ achieve it.
    Will set, will eventually
    Had set, would eventually
    Set, Would eventually
    Will set, Would eventually
    Set, Will eventually
    Option E

     

  9. The assignment was so ________ that Jill had to hire six temporary workers to ________ her.
    Cumbersome, Assist
    Tedious, Attenuate
    Efficacious, Help
    Exciting, Impede
    Obliging, Abet
    Option A
    ‘Cumbersome’ means ‘slow or complicated
    Tedious: too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous
    Attenuate: reduce the force, effect, or value of
    Efficacious: (of something inanimate or abstract) successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective
    Impede: delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder
    Abet: encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime

     

  10. Every business unit emphasizes on _________ a long-term relationship with customers to ________ its stability in today’s blooming market.
    Convincing, Foster
    Spurting, Nurture
    Converting, Prosper
    Satisfying, Make
    Neglecting, Raise
    Option B
    ‘Spurting’ means ‘to increase or grow very quickly’ and ‘nurture’ means ‘to help or encourage the development of’.

     

  11. The ________ teacher did not know how to proceed when the troublesome student made her schedule go ________.
    Inexperienced, Awry
    Incompetent, Efficiently
    Privileged, Amiss
    Amateur, Methodically
    Coherent, Logically
    Option A
    ‘Inexperienced’ means ‘having little knowledge or experience of a particular thing’ and ‘awry’ means ‘away from the usual or expected course; amiss’.

     

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