Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 295

Directions(1-4): In the given sentences, some words are printed in bold, one of which may be wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context. Choose that word as the answer. If all the words printed in bold are correct, mark option E, i.e., ‘All are correct’ as the answer.

  1. The locality members(A) say that a theft is not possibility(B) within the premises as workers are frisked(C) by the security guards both during(D) the entry and the exit at the main gate.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option
    In the given sentence, the highlighted word describes the noun theft. So, we need an adjective. Possibility is a noun, and thus, is wrong. The word “possible” should be used instead.

     

  2. He has made more(A) money than most of the people in history, yet(B) his humility(C) remains a popular topic of awed(D) discussions.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  3. It has been(A) less than a month since(B) Delhi’s Signature Bridge was unveiled(C) to the public and it has been on the news for all the wrong causes(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    Cause produces an effect, thing, event, person, etc. to make something happen. In the given sentence, no such effect is mentioned. It is just mentioned that the bridge is in the news and the reason behind this is not good. Cause, though not grammatically wrong , does not exactly fit in the context. Reason is more suitable.

     

  4. The Lion King 2019 trailer ends(A) with a brief glimpse(B) of the adult Simba, who steps up(C) to Pride Rock and roars to declare(D) that the King has returned.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  5. Directions(5-7): Five statements labelled A, B, C, 1 and 2 are given below. Among them, statement A, B and C are in the correct order. Identify the position of 1 and 2 so as to make a logically coherent paragraph.

  6. (A) It was, at its simplest, a conventionalization of the attitude of the high-placed feudal servant to his Lord’s wife, and if the Lord himself was away at the Crusades there was all the more scope for the courtly lover.
    (B) How far this attitude was a mere convention and how far it had a realistic basis is very difficult to say.
    (C) Sometimes the whole business was nothing but a polite game, but we know that life often imitates art and the emotional pattern laid down in a literary convention is often spontaneously followed in real experience, so there must have been something real behind it all.
    (1) The conception of courtly love that swept over Europe and penetrated its literature was one that originated among the aristocracy and had little relation to the everyday lives of humbler men and women.
    (2) Of course, to some, the convention was just an opportunity to discourse subtly on the psychology of love, and it is to be noted that the psychological treatment of romantic love, so common in European literature, begins with the medieval allegories of courtly love.
    12ABC
    1ABC2
    21ABC
    2ABC1
    ABC12
    Option B

     

  7. A) This is exacerbated if the perceived cause of the casualty or damage is a large, well-recognised animal like a tiger.
    B) Wildlife activists point out that it is difficult to ascertain that an animal is a man-eater—as this is a rare occurrence—and whether a particular tiger is a concerned killer.
    C) At the other end of the spectrum is the very real fear that the locals may feel when living close to a dangerous animal.
    1) The state forest department may end up shooting the man-eating tigress if efforts to capture her fail.
    2) The issue of non-humans killing people is always clouded with both disbelief and panic.
    1ABC2
    2ABC1
    12ABC
    21ABC
    ABC21
    Option C

     

  8. A) Democrats feel entitled to fill more seats with hot air now that the Not-So-Great Pumpkin is an international embarrassment.
    B) Donald Trump’s speech to the U.N. was similarly full of hot air, despite the encouraging words against globalization.
    C) Trump wants less foreign aid, diplomacy and immigration, but he also wants more war and handouts for the global elites add this all up and it’s a pitiful resistance to the devastation to working people that globalization has caused across the globe.
    1) The Blue Wave is inevitable as the inaction on climate change that will come with it.
    2) Americans across the country will be bracing for the coming Blue Wave; a self-induced disaster that will outpace even the climate change induced storms sweeping the country.
    21ABC
    1ABC2
    12ABC
    ABC12
    2ABC1
    Option A

     

  9. Direction(8-10): In the given questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence three alternatives to the bold part are given which may help improve the sentence. Choose the option that reflects the correct use of the phrase in the context of the sentence. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required.

  10. Some states (have come with innovative policy options) to protect the profitability of farmers.

    i. have come up with an innovative policy options
    ii. have come up with innovative policy options
    iii. having innovative policy options, came up with that,

    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  11. (Since taking care of our personal and professional life to) managing thousands of thoughts every day, our brain goes through a lot more than we know.

    i. From taking care of our personal and professional lives to
    ii. From taking care of our personal and also professional life to
    iii. Since taking care of our personal and professional lives to

    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both ii and iii
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  12. Even the long shadow of encroaching modernism has not dimmed the (unique spiritual gifts from her rich and complex culture).

    i. unique spiritual gifts of her rich and complex culture
    ii. unique and spiritual gifts from her rich and complex culture
    iii. unique spiritual gifts from her rich and complex cultures

    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Both i and iii
    No correction required
    Option A

     

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