Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 265

Directions(1-5): The given sentences, (A). (B), (C), (D), (E) and 6, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Find the most logical order of the sentences to construct a coherent paragraph, keeping (6) as the last statement. Then answer the questions that follow.

A) In 1965, when Hindi became the official language of India (in accordance with Article 313 of the Indian constitution), Madras state turned into a theatre of protest.
B) CN Annadurai, a brilliant rhetorician both in Tamil and English, argued against the imposition of Hindi during the parliamentary debate on the Official Language Bill in 1965.
C) The protestors, mostly students, demanded the deletion of chapter 17 of the Indian constitution which dealt with the question of the nation’s official language.
D) Meanwhile, Bhupesh Gupta of the Communist Party of India (CPI) defended the use of Hindi as the __________ official language of multilingual India.
E) Throughout the early 1960s, Madras state simmered with anger against the moves by the union government to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speakers.
6) During the 1966 language agitation in Madras state, the CPI suggested a three-language formula for Tamil speakers – a formula that made Hindi compulsory.

  1. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
    Option A


  2. Which of the following can precede the FOURTH sentence of the passage?
    Even though the CPI(M) cadres, especially workers from the textile town of Coimbatore (known as the Manchester of the East) enthusiastically participated in the agitation in its initial days, they were soon told by the party to lay off.
    The apathy of the Communists and the open repression of Tamil linguistic aspirations by the Congress left open a vast political space for the DMK, which took up the issue of language as one of the central planks of its politics.
    The Communist Party of India(Marxist), i.e., the CPI(M), which had never supported the imposition of Hindi, chose to keep away from the Tamil Reality.
    The stance of the Communists during these crucial years ranged from indifference to being patently pro-Hindi.
    None of these
    Option D


  3. Which of the following pairs form two consecutive statements after rearrangement?
    None of these
    Option E


  4. Which of the following words would fill the blank given in statement D?
    None of these
    Option C
    Unique means to be radically distinctive and without equal.
    Lone refers to be characterized by or preferring solitude.
    Sole means something that is not divided or shared with others.
    Particular means unique or specific to a person or thing or category


  5. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
    Option B
    The correct sequence is EACBD.


  6. Directions(6-10): Choose the word from the following options which is opposite in meaning to the other words.

  7. Actuate
    Option C
    Actuate: to put something into action, to start something, motivate
    Incite: urge or persuade (someone) to act in a violent or unlawful way.
    Deter: prevent the occurrence of.
    Goad: provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.
    Instigate: incite someone to do something, especially something bad.


  8. Vanquish
    Option A
    Vanquish: defeat thoroughly.
    Cede: give up (power or territory).
    Succumb: fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force.
    Yield: give way under force or pressure
    Forfeit: lost or surrendered as a penalty for wrongdoing.


  9. Praise
    Option E
    Praise: the expression of approval or admiration for someone or something.
    Admire: regard with respect or warm approval.
    Extol: praise enthusiastically.
    Eulogise: praise highly in speech or writing.
    Censure: to condemn, to blame, to express disapproval of


  10. Deceit
    Option C
    Deceit: the action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth.
    Trickery: the practice of deception.
    Scrupulous: very concerned to avoid doing wrong.
    Deception: the action of deceiving someone.
    Chicanery: trickery, fraud, deception


  11. Boorish
    Option D
    Boorish: rough and bad-mannered; coarse.
    Rude: offensively impolite or bad-mannered.
    Impolite: not having or showing good manners; rude
    Gallant: (of a person or their behaviour) brave; heroic
    Rough: (of a person or their behaviour) not gentle; violent or boisterous.


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