Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 244

Directions(1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph: then answer the questions that follow.

(A) Expansion of retail banking especially has a lot of scope, since retail assets are Just 22 percent of the total banking assets.
(B) Where they do not find it viable to open branches they may open satellite offices in these areas.
(C) There is tremendous scope for the expansion of banking in India.
(D) Banks can also diversify beyond cities to semi-urban and rural areas.
(E) In these ways, a transition from class banking to mass banking can take place.
(F) They can also collaborate with local stakeholders in order to extend microcredit services to those living there.

  1. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    Option C

     

  2. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C

     

  3. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    Option E

     

  4. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option E

     

  5. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option A
    The correct sequence hence is, CADBFE.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given questions, an idiom/phrase has been highlighted in the sentence. Choose the option which explains the correct meaning of the highlighted idiom/phrase.

  7. He won the championship (hands down).
    keeping his hands down
    without using his hands
    with great difficulty
    effortlessly
    None of the above
    Option D
    ‘Hands down’ means effortlessly, easily, indisputably.

     

  8. He suspected that they were (buttering him up) when everyone suddenly started being nice to him.
    applying butter
    gifting him butter
    flattering him
    ignoring him
    criticising him
    Option C
    To ‘butter up’ someone means to flatter someone in order to gain favours.

     

  9. We’ll just have to (bite the bullet) and pay higher taxes.
    forced to do something
    use a gun
    get a gun license
    lose a lot of money
    become poor
    Option A
    ‘Bite the bullet’ means to force to perform a difficult, painful task.

     

  10. His children were greedily waiting for him to (kick the bucket).
    break the bucket
    die
    donate a lot of money
    repair the old bucket
    give away a lot money
    Option B

     

  11. We made the last train (by the skin of our teeth).
    just barely
    broke our teeth
    late
    missed it
    bit the tongue
    Option A
    ‘Skin of teeth’ means by extremely narrow margin; just barely; scarcely.

     

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