Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 267

Directions(1-5): 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 are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately.

The reservoir storage (1) from rain can support irrigated wheat, rice, and sugarcane. There is no deficit on the west coast, so reservoirs will get filled up. We need to worry about the yield of rain-fed areas of pulses, oilseeds and cereals. Crops need at least 70 mm of rain to ensure (2) soil moisture for sowing to take place. We are preparing a crop calendar, by observing when sowing actually happens for a particular crop in a district. Once we put a (3) crop calendar in our advisory support system, we can tell which week up to the 13th week (normal crop cycle), the crop needs (4) rainfall and whether it’s likely to happen or not. If there is forecast of a dry spell and soil moisture is not expected to last that long, then we can advocate supplementary irrigation locally. IMD (5) the soil moisture daily and predicts the soil moisture for the next 10 days based on the rainfall forecast.

  1. inflow
    inside
    volume
    increase
    exodus
    Option A
    ‘Inflow’ means the action of anything coming in or arriving at some place.
    Exodus: a mass departure of people.

     

  2. exorbitant
    fair
    enough
    scarce
    want
    Option C

     

  3. arbitrary
    static
    clumsy
    dynamic
    elegant
    Option D

     

  4. smart
    mandatory
    evaluates
    forced
    inevitable
    Option B

     

  5. evaluates
    deducts
    deciphers
    reports
    revises
    Option A

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In this question, two Columns I and II and three sentences are given, which are divided into two parts. Column I (A, B and C) consists of the first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E and F) consists of the second half of each sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the correct option as your answer.

  7. I.
    A) In an age where privacy is pretty much dead, it is far too simple
    B) This development points towards some very crucial questions
    C) The latest privilege which citizens are not entitled
    II.
    D) to, as per the BJP government, is the right to privacy.
    E) to encroach into the privacy of citizens by using national interest as an excuse
    F) to knows your every move and pretty much every aspect of your life.
    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AE and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option C

     

  8. I.
    A) So, if you decided to pack your bags and visit
    B) The landlocked country of South Asia,
    C) Hikers, trekkers, climbers, spiritual visitors come to
    II.
    D) Nepal, is filthy rich in a little things that you should not miss out on doing here.
    E) Nepal, is situated between the dense jungles of India and the spectacular Himalayan Mountains.
    F) Nepal every year to make the most of their vacation.
    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option A

     

  9. I.
    A) The right to privacy of an individual is a basic human right, as
    B) The government is meant to serve people and safeguard their
    C) The government should understand that in a democracy, the
    II.
    D) nation and the state are by the people and not the other way around.
    E) privacy is something directly linked to personal dignity.
    F) interests, and not rule over them as per its own whims and fancies.
    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option B

     

  10. I.
    A) The youth of India is aware that they are
    B) India is plagued with a growing rate of
    C) It wants to explore, build and discover more than
    II.
    D) the youth of the country is revolutionary.
    E) is unafraid and wants to know more.
    F) unemployment among the educated youth.
    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option D

     

  11. I.
    A) The Cecil B. DeMille Award is given to a talented individual
    B) Black Panther was one of the most-awaited Marvel movies and
    C) The 76th Golden Globes just happened over the weekend
    II.
    D) this movie deals with racism in the Colorado police department.
    E) who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.
    F) and gave us a whole new list of movies to add to our watch list.
    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option E

     

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