Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 239

Directions(1-5): In the given questions, a part of the sentence is given in brackets (). Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required.

  1. Traditional clothing in India greatly varies across different parts of the (country and are influenced) by local culture, geography, climate and rural/urban settings.
    country and is influences
    country and is influencing
    country and having been influenced
    country and is influenced
    No correction required
    Option D


  2. What is significant is that the palace-based ideology ended, and (some of it’s symbolism was) deliberately rejected.
    some of its symbolism were
    some of it’s symbolism were
    some of its symbols is
    few of it’s symbolism was
    No correction required


  3. (When Hussein launches a ferocious) assault reminiscent of fighting from the First World War, Iran was woefully unprepared.
    When Hussain launches the ferocious
    When Hussain launches with ferocious
    When Hussain launched a ferocious
    When Hussain launches a ferociously
    No correction required
    Option C


  4. These medications make people vulnerable to a whole host of illnesses by (dampening its immune systems).
    dampening its immune system
    dampening the immune systems
    dampening their immune systems
    dampening with immune systems
    No correction required
    Option C


  5. The question of confused identity and its possible manipulation (seems to have vanish).
    seem to have vanish
    seems to has vanish
    seems to had vanish
    seem to have vanished
    seems to have vanished
    Option E


  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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

    The Green Revolution was a period when all of a sudden, the productivity of global agriculture increased (6) as a result of new advances. During this time period, new chemical fertilizers and synthetic herbicides and pesticides were (7). The chemical fertilizers made it possible to supply crops with extra nutrients and, therefore, increase yield. The newly developed synthetic herbicides and pesticides controlled weeds, deterred or killed insects, and (8) diseases, which also resulted in higher productivity.
    In addition to the chemical advances utilized during this time period, high-yield crops were also developed and introduced. High-yield crops are crops that are specifically designed to produce more overall yield. A method known as multiple cropping was also (9) during the Green Revolution which led to higher productivity. Multiple cropping is when a field is used to grow two or more crops throughout the year, so that the field constantly has something growing on it. These new farming techniques and advances in agricultural technology were (10) by farmers all over the world, and when combined, intensified the results of the Green Revolution.

  7. acutely
    Option B


  8. organised
    Option D


  9. prevented
    Option A


  10. enforced
    Option E


  11. promoted
    Option C


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