Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 247

Directions(1-5): In the given questions five words printed in bold, one of which is wrongly spelt, are given. Choose the incorrectly spelt word as the answer.

  1. It’s also disingenuous(1) for liberals and conservatives to pretend that there are not many ideological mandates(2) that they conjointly(3) enforce, and that bipartisen(4) agreement covers all the fundamental structures of American capitalism and imperialism.(5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option D
    A: ‘Disingenuous’ refers to not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.
    B: Mandates refers to the authority to carry out a policy, regarded as given by the electorate to a party or candidate that wins an election. It also means giving someone authority to act in a certain way.
    C: Conjointly means united or something related to, made up of, or carried on by two or more in combination.
    D: ‘Bipartisan’ refers to involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other’s policies.
    E: Imperialism is a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonization, the use of military force, or other means.

     

  2. It was another world into which I had come; a world of unbroken repose(1) and silence, a world of sweet and fragrant(2) air cooled by the mountain rivulet(3) and shielded(4) by the mountain summits and the arching unabridged.(5)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    Option E
    A: Repose is a state of rest, sleep, or tranquillity.
    B: Fragrant means having a pleasant or sweet smell.
    C: Rivulet is a small stream of water or another liquid.
    D: Shielded means to protect from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience.
    E: Unabridged means unedited
    In the given context, a pleasant landscape is being talked about, and with reference to the context of mountains, “umbrage”, which means a shade or shadow, fits the best.

     

  3. Tommy was still waiting faithfully(A) when the letter was concludede,(B) and when Lena dropped(C) it out she saw him pick(D) it up and start up the steep(E) hillside.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option B
    “Concludede” is the incorrectly spelt word. The correct spelling is “concluded”.
    The meanings of the words are:
    Faithfully=> in a loyal manner
    The correct word here would be ‘concluded’ that conveys the meaning ‘finished.’
    Dropped=> fell vertically
    Pick=> take
    Steep=> (of a slope, flight of stairs, or angle) rising or falling sharply; almost perpendicular

     

  4. It is due to the breadth(A) of Hondo Bill’s demerit(B) and the largness(C) of his achievements to state that the holding up of the Fredericksburg mail was not perpetrated(D) by way of an exploit.(D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C
    ‘Largness’ is incorrectly spelt. The correct spelling is largeness which means greatness.
    The meanings of the words are:
    Demerit => a fault or disadvantage
    Perpetrated => carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action)
    Exploit => make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource)

     

  5. Chris Matthews, talking dotard(A) at MSDNC, advised his dwindeling(B) audience that “jungle fighting” is always fraught with peril,(C) apparently oblivious(D) to the fact that Niger, is mostly blanketed(E) by the Sahara Desert.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option B
    A: Dotard refers to an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.
    B: Dwindling means to diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength.
    C: Peril refers to serious and immediate danger.
    D: Oblivious means not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one.
    E: Blanketed means covered or hidden.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits the blank appropriately.

  7. Engaging with nature helps diminish stress levels and ________ physical well being.
    expand
    improve
    loved
    endorsing
    promoted
    Option B

     

  8. The board members have _________ concerns about the efficiency of the programme.
    elevate
    prefer
    turning
    raised
    sorts
    Option D
    To raise a concern means to state those things that you believe could become problems.

     

  9. Schools are being encouraged to set a target of eliminating their ____________ on ‘single- use’ plastic.
    reliance
    usage
    provisioned
    depend
    supports
    Option A
    Reliance means dependency.

     

  10. Nearly every Indian city has packs of stray dogs that ________ the landscape for scraps and head pats.

    furbish
    scour
    purge
    seek
    find
    Option B
    Furbish => to give a fresh look to (something old or shabby).
    Scour => to search thoroughly in order to locate something.
    Purge => to an abrupt or violent removal of a group of people.
    Seek => to attempt to find (something).

     

  11. Launched in 1985, Gypsy is one of the oldest car models to go on sale in India and has remained one of the longest _________ production cars in the country.
    running
    continuing
    producing
    manufacturing
    liked
    Option A

     

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