Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 268

Directions: The following question carries four statements, each of which have been jumbled. You have to unjumble these and answer the questions that follow.

1) demonstrators in Hong Kong, who had been (A)/the U-turn is a validation of the political grit of the (B)/ promised a higher degree of autonomy when (C)/ the former British colony was returned to China in 1997(D)/

2) extradited to mainland China would be dropped(A)/ plan to allow criminal suspects to be (B)/on Wednesday, the chief executive of (C)/Hong Kong announced that a controversial (D)/

3) demonstrations on Monday morning as they (A)/ classes in Hong Kong to join pro-democracy (B)/ returned after summer vacation(C)/ hundreds of school students boycotted (D)/

4) Hong Kong residents to take to (A)/the Chinese government’s (B)/decision had prompted millions of (C)/ streets to demand their rights(D)/

  1. What should be the correct sequence of statement 1?
    DCAB
    BACD
    ACDB
    ADCB
    DBAC
    Option B

     

  2. What should be the correct sequence of statement 2?
    CADB
    ABCD
    BACD
    CDBA
    ADCB
    Option D

     

  3. What should be the correct sequence of statement 3?
    BACD
    CADB
    DBAC
    CDBA
    ABDC
    Option C

     

  4. What should be the correct sequence of statement 4?
    BCAD
    ABCD
    CABD
    DBAC
    BDCA
    Option A

     

  5. Direction: The following question carries four statements, each of which have been jumbled. You have to unjumble these words and answer the questions that follow.

    1) demonstrators in Hong Kong, who had been (A)/the U-turn is a validation of the political grit of the (B)/ promised a higher degree of autonomy when (C)/ the former British colony was returned to China in 1997(D)/

    2) extradited to mainland China would be dropped(A)/ plan to allow criminal suspects to be (B)/on Wednesday, the chief executive of (C)/Hong Kong announced that a controversial (D)/

    3) demonstrations on Monday morning as they (A)/ classes in Hong Kong to join pro-democracy (B)/ returned after summer vacation(C)/ hundreds of school students boycotted (D)/

    4) Hong Kong residents to take to (A)/the Chinese government’s (B)/decision had prompted millions of (C)/ streets to demand their rights(D)/

  6. Three out of four sentences, when rearranged, form a coherent paragraph. Find the sentence that does not fit into the major theme of the passage.
    4
    1
    2
    All fit
    3
    Option E
    The final statements are as follows.

    1) The U-turn is a validation of the political grit of the demonstrators in Hong Kong, who had been promised a higher degree of autonomy when the former British colony was returned to China in 1997.
    2) On Wednesday, the chief executive of Hong Kong announced that a controversial plan to allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China would be dropped.
    3) Hundreds of school students boycotted classes in Hong Kong to join pro-democracy demonstrations on Monday morning as they returned after summer vacation.
    4) The Chinese government’s decision had prompted millions of Hong Kong residents to take to streets to demand their rights.

     

  7. Directions(6-7): Five statements are given below, labelled A, B, C, D and E. Among these, four statements are in a logical order and form a coherent paragraph. From the given options, choose the correct order and the sentences and the statement that does not fit into the major theme of the passage.

  8. A) The pilot, launched on World Environment Day in June this year, replicates a market-based system.
    B) The massive issuance of dubious credits also contributed to the collapse of carbon credit prices, which discouraged genuine offset projects.
    C) The Western state of Gujarat has launched the world’s first trading programme for particulate air pollution.
    D) The government sets a cap on emissions and allows industries to buy and sell permits in order to stay below the cap.
    E) This is similar to a system that successfully reduced acid rain in the United States in the 1990s.
    AECD, B
    ABDE, C
    CADE, B
    DEBC, A
    BECA, D
    Option C

     

  9. A) In addition to polluting the air and warming the planet, India’s thermal power plants are consuming excessive amounts of water, in many cases beyond the permissible limits set by the environment ministry.
    B) About 51% of 156 thermal plants across 12 states whose data could be obtained declared themselves compliant with water norms early this year.
    C) Water leaks and electricity bridges add to the financial burdens because the consumption bill is larger than the amount that is recovered.
    D) This excessive water consumption is causing water stress, which affects households, farms and industries in the plant’s neighbourhood.
    E) Up to 40% of India’s thermal plants are located in areas facing acute water shortages, according to an analysis by the World Resources Institute and are worsening the water crisis there.
    AECD, B
    ABDE, C
    CADE, B
    DEBC, A
    BECA, D
    Option B

     

  10. Directions(8-10): Below given is a single word with options to its meaning in different contexts. You have to select all those options which are synonyms of the word when the context is changed. Select the correct alternative from (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) which represents all those synonyms.

  11. Illuminate
    I. Irradiate
    II. Ornament
    III. Implicate
    IV. Explicate
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Both I and III
    I, II and III
    I, II and IV
    Option E
    The word ‘illuminate’ is a verb which refers to:
    1. Light up; decorate a building or structure with lights for a special occasion.
    2. Decorate a page or initial letter in a manuscript with gold, silver or coloured designs.
    3. Help to clarify or explain.
    I. Irradiate: Illuminate something by or as if by shining light on it.
    II. Ornament: A thing used or serving to make something look more attractive but usually having no practical purpose.
    III. Implicate: To show someone to be involved in a crime; to convey a meaning indirectly through what one says, rather than stating it explicitly.
    IV. Explicate: To analyse and develop an idea or principle in detail.

     

  12. Seethe
    I. Boil
    II. Throng
    III. Extricate
    IV. Smoulder
    Both II and IV
    Both III and IV
    Both I and IV
    Both II and III
    Both I and III
    Option C
    The word ‘seethe’ is a verb which refers to:
    1. A liquid boiling or be turbulent as if boiling.
    2. A person who is filled with intense but unexpressed anger.
    3. A place that is crowded with people or things moving about in a rapid or hectic way.
    I. Boil: To reach or cause to reach the temperature at which it bubbles and turns to vapour.
    II. Throng: A crowd filled or present in a place or area.
    III. Extricate: Free someone or something from a constraint or difficulty.
    IV. Smoulder: Show or feel barely suppressed anger, hatred, or another powerful emotion.

     

  13. Scout
    I. Recruiter
    II. Rebuff
    III. Human being
    IV. Reconnoitre
    I, II and IV
    I, III and IV
    II, III and IV
    Both II and III
    I, II and III
    Option A

     

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