Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 261

Directions(1-5): The given sentences A, B, C, D, E and 6, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter/ number. Rearrange the sentences to construct a coherent paragraph keeping (6) as the last statement. Then answer the questions that follow.


A) Arif Jamal, a New York Times correspondent, reported, “This time, India’s victory was nearly total: India accepted cease-fire only after it had occupied 740 square miles, though Pakistan had made marginal gains of 210 square miles of territory.”
B) On September 22, it ended after intervention of the UN and a ceasefire was __________ declared the next day.
C) In the August of 1965, Pakistani forces infiltrated India-occupied Kashmir in what they called Operation Gibraltor.
D) While our textbooks taught us that we were, people from across the border believe that they were victorious.
E) Their troops carried extra-ammunition and entered posing as locals of the area and their attack on Indian soil led to war without a formal declaration, disrupting peace in the valley.
6) Even though neutral assessments suggest our superiority in the war but technically it remains militarily inconclusive.

  1. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
    A
    E
    B
    D
    F
    Option B

     

  2. Which of the following can precede the FIFTH sentence of the passage?
    Under the orders of then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian forces had marched on to Lahore and were in striking distance of the cantonment while denying the enemy’s attempt to capture Indian territory.
    But if you think about it, Pakistan’s aim was to conquer a large part of our territory, but they did not.
    It is important to note that a ceasefire had been ordered at the Rann of Kutch after ceasefire violations from April through June of the same year(1965).
    Pakistani forces had managed to capture an area called Khemkaran, but they were pushed back by Indian troops, who managed to reach the outskirts of Lahore.
    Historian John Keat wrote this in his book ‘India:A History’: Pakistan made gains in the Rajasthan desert but its main push against India’s Jammu-Srinagar road link was repulsed and Indian tanks advanced to within a sight of Lahore.
    Option E

     

  3. Which of the following pairs form two consecutive statements after rearrangement?
    AE
    AD
    EB
    BC
    None of these
    Option C

     

  4. Which of the following word would fill the blank given in statement B?
    Formally
    Extensively
    Abruptly
    Suddenly
    Slowly
    Option A

     

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

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given questions, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which does not have an error. If all the four parts are correct, mark E, i.e., ‘All are correct’ as the answer.

  7. Iconically, the clinics had the highest amount of patients (A)/ scheduled on Mondays and the least on Fridays (B)/ so the demand was highest on the day (C)/ when the clinic was least able to (D)/ meet patient needs. (E)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    Part A: Instead of ‘iconically,’ it should be ‘ironically.’ Iconically means ‘Of, relating to, or having the character of an icon; Symbolic, emblematic, or representative.’ Ironically is used in reference to a paradoxical, unexpected, or coincidental situation.
    PART B: Use “few/ fewest/ fewest” with countable nouns and “little/ less/ least” with uncountable nouns. Do not use “less” or “least” with a countable noun.
    PART C: Since the sentence has ‘Mondays….. Fridays,’ it should be ‘days’ instead of ‘day.’

     

  8. If you are a user facility, you must submit MDR reports (A)/ to the manufacturer and to us, no later than 10 working days (B)/ after the day that you become aware of information (C)/ that reasonably suggests that a device has or may have (D)/ caused or contributed to a death. (E)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  9. The Governor may veto the bill if he objects it by returning the bill with his objections (A)/ to the house in which the bill originated and then the house shall enter the objections (B)/ in its journal and reconsider the bill or may override it (C)/ by a two-third votes of the members present, which shall include (D)/ a majority of the members elected to that house. (E)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    PART A: Add ‘to’ after ‘objects’ and before ‘it.’
    PART C: Instead of ‘it,’ it should be ‘the veto.’ Pronoun reference must be logical and unambiguous.
    PART D: It should be ‘a two-thirds vote,’ instead of ‘a two-third votes.’ Two-thirds vote means ‘a vote requiring the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of a politically organized group.’

     

  10. In fact, Chihuahuas had been known (A)/ for nurse orphaned or abandoned kittens; (B)/ however, there is no question that no Chihuahua (C)/ has ever been known to give birth to (D)/ a litter of kittens.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    PART A: From ‘in fact,’ we can decipher that it is going to refer the general facts, states and habits that are constantly true in the present. Thus, instead of the past perfect tense, it should be the present perfect tense.
    PART B: ‘For’ is followed by ‘verb + ing’ form. Thus, instead of ‘for,’ it should be ‘to.’
    PART C: Avoid dangling modifiers. Modifying phrases must have something to modify. A dangling modifier is one that has no referent in the sentence. It just hangs there. Thus, instead of ‘there is no question,’ it should be I can say with great certainty.

     

  11. Opportunities are the external favourable things that may occur, (A)/ like new sponsorships or unexpected positive publicity (B)/ but also remember threats are also external: (C)/ competition, because of poor publicity, and poor crowd behaviour would (D)/ all be classified as threats. (E)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    PART B: ‘Such as’ is used to introduce examples, while “like” indicates the only similarity and cannot be used for examples at all. Thus, instead of ‘like,’ it should be ‘such as.’
    PART C: One ‘also’ should be omitted, preferably the first one.
    PART D: If the first item in a list is a noun or a noun phrase, all items must be noun or noun phrases. So either remove ‘because of’ or replace it with ‘the fact that.’

     

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