Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 292

Directions(1-5): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits the blank appropriately.

  1. Usually, when the local festival is a week away, the number of customers in the shop ________.
    Will have increased
    Has increasing
    Will be increased
    Increases
    Increased
    Option D
    The use of the adverb, ‘usually’ indicates the requirement of simple present tense. The given sentence is in simple present tense and states a general fact, hence the latter half of the sentence with the blank will also be in the simple present tense. Since the subject in the latter part of the sentence is singular, i.e., ‘the number’, the verb ‘increases’ will follow accordingly.

     

  2. You will have to undergo a _______ of tests before the interview.
    Large
    Series
    Design
    Booklet
    Delegation
    Option B
    The trick here is to follow the structure of the statement. The blank is followed by ‘of’ and thus the blank will take a filler that can be followed grammatically by ‘of’ and also manages to give a proper meaning.

     

  3. One has to be very _______ during the monsoons as the roads become slippery.
    Smart
    Cautious
    Presentable
    Prepare
    Healthy
    Option B
    ‘Cautious’ can be used to make the sentence meaningful which means alert or be careful. The context of the statement is that the monsoon is a bit troublesome due to slippery roads and need to be navigated with care.

     

  4. The judge used his _________ in settling the matter.
    Know
    Tactics
    Discretion
    Brains
    Bias
    Option C
    ‘Know’ is a verb which means to be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information.
    ‘Tactics’ refer to an action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end. A judge doesn’t need tactics to make a judgment.
    ‘Discretion’ means the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation.
    ‘Brains’ refer to the intellectual capacity.
    ‘Bias’ means inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be
    unfair.

     

  5. The Board members could not arrive at an unanimous _______ on the issue.
    Judgement
    Progress
    Policy
    Dissent
    Action
    Option A
    Judgement means the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
    Progress means advancement.
    Policy means a strategy or an approach.
    Dissent means lack of approval.
    Action means activity.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a statement divided into different segments is given. The first segment is fixed. Rearrange the other segments to form a coherent statement.

  7. It was hard for the Afghans/ leading to the subtle plummeting of the morale (P)/ to withstand the wave after wave of enemy attacks (Q)/ their plight further worsened the situation (R)/ and the indifference of the allies towards (S)
    QSRP
    PQRS
    RQPS
    SRPQ
    RQSP
    Option A

     

  8. The federation was keen on maintaining an/ exclusive membership pro􀁽le and thus introduced (P)/ segregational policies adopted by premier organizations (Q)/ an invite-only policy for the new entrants (R)/ causing a sudden outcry against the (S)
    PRSQ
    SRPQ
    PQRS
    QSRP
    SQRP
    Option A

     

  9. Introduction of the finance bill was delayed/ budget allocation for the cottage (P)/ debating over the renewal of the last year’s (Q)/ by a week as the lawmakers were busy (R)/ industry which got wasted (S)
    PQRS
    SPQR
    RQPS
    QRPS
    RSQP
    Option C

     

  10. As the files were being arranged/ been lost for several decades now (P)/ which were believed to have (Q)/ into a stack, the butter came (R)/ across information about several of the family heirlooms (S)
    RSQP
    PQRS
    SRQP
    QSRP
    SPQR
    Option A

     

  11. The dissolution of the assembly/ in the state which was (P)/ was followed by a prolonged (Q)/ already marred with political instability (R)/ tug of war for seizing the power (S)
    RSPQ
    QSRP
    PSRQ
    PRQS
    PQRS
    Option D

     

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