Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 233

Directions(1-5): In the given questions, a statement has been divided into five segments, each of which is denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Rearrange all the segments to form a coherent statement.

A. Thus, crowding out investment

  1. B. Agriculture as a sector
    C. Where the policy has regressed in terms of public spending
    D. Seems to be one area
    E. Moving away from investments towards subsidies,
    EBCDA
    EBDCA
    BCDEA
    BDCEA
    BDECA
    Option D

     

  2. A. track and will meet the
    B. the government’s capital
    C. expenditure is on
    D. budgeted target by
    E. the end of the year
    BEADC
    EADBC
    BCEAD
    CDEAB
    BCADE
    Option E

     

  3. A. in domestic and multi-national supply chains.
    B. particularly to leverage key influencers
    C. that should be further utilised,
    D. the private sector is a great opportunity
    E. The growing interest of
    ADBCE
    BCADE
    ABCDE
    EDCBA
    ACDBE
    Option D

     

  4. A. with lyrics that
    B. the Grateful Dead in 1959,
    C. Hunter had written
    D. García and others formed
    E. and sometime later began working
    EABCD
    BCDEA
    DBECA
    DBEAC
    DEACB
    Option D

     

  5. A. the UN and several Western
    B. concern over the promotion
    C. of Major General Silva last
    D. month despite the allegations against him
    E. nations expressed
    EBCDA
    AEBCD
    ABCDE
    BCDEA
    CDABE
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately.

  7. Land degradation and desertification are some of the greatest environmental (6) for the world in light of climate change, rapidly growing population and increasing demand for food, fibre and biomass energy. But the problem of land degradation and desertification is (7) in Asia and Africa. UN agencies and the scientific community have been in a (8) discourse on identifying and generating empirical and scientific methods for monitoring, assessing and reporting the progresses on land degradation and desertification. Asia (9) almost 60 per cent of the world’s population. Of this, nearly 70 per cent live in rural areas and depend directly on land and land-based ecosystem services. As a result, Asia is most (10) affected by land degradation, desertification and drought in terms of the number of people.
    achievements
    hazard
    challenges
    avenues
    opportunities
    Option C

     

  8. minimal
    bizarre
    trivial
    subdue
    acute
    Option E

     

  9. stagnant
    continuous
    interrupted
    nominal
    superficial
    Option B

     

  10. have
    hold
    has
    holds
    having
    Option D

     

  11. severely
    significantly
    importantly
    exemplary
    positively
    Option A

     

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