Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 312

Directions(1-3): The given sentences, 1, A, B, C and D, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number/ letter. Choose the most logical order of the sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph keeping ‘1)’ as the first statement.

  1. 1) Film producer, BAFTA nominee, and the founder of production company Sikhya Entertainment, Guneet Monga is definitely one talented woman.
    A) Only 35 years old, she already has more than ten successful films under her name and was voted as one of the top 12 women international achievers to watch out for in the entertainment industry by The Hollywood Reporter (in 2012).
    B) She carved her path to success, with sheer grit and determination, facing emotional hardships and professional setbacks.
    C) She started working when she was only 16, balancing work and odd jobs, to help her family build a house of their own.
    D) Growing up in a joint family, her parents – especially her mother – were victims of domestic abuse, and her family ran away to survive.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    BCAD
    ADBC
    BACD
    Option A

     

  2. 1) Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with over USD 17 Billion in revenue.
    A) Its heavy engineering arm is in talks with the government for tenders worth over $1000 crore
    B) It operates in over 30 countries worldwide.
    C) A strong, customer-focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for over seven decades.
    D) It would issue a statement to the media once the deal is finalised.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    BCAD
    ADBC
    BACD
    Option C

     

  3. 1) The Ashoka Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry medal, is going to be awarded posthumously to Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani.
    A) Last year, Wani was operating with the 34 Rashtriya Rifles on the 23rd of November when they received some information about the presence of 6 heavily armed Hizbul and Lashkar terrorists at Batagund village.
    B) Wani had been martyred during an anti-terror operation in J&K’s Shopian in November 2018.
    C) The two-time Sena Medal winner was once an Ikhwan, a terrorist who surrendered and became involved in counter-insurgency operations.
    D) Wani and his team had been tasked to block the likely escape route of the terrorists.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    BCAD
    ADBC
    BACD
    Option C

     

  4. Directions(4-6): In the given question, a sentence divided into different parts is given. Find the part which doesn’t contribute to the main theme of the passage and then rearrange the remaining parts to make a complete sentence. If the given sentence is correct as it is then, choose ‘No correction required’. If the correct sequence is not given then mark ‘None of these’ as your answer.

  5. Though residents of equatorial countries have long (A)/ availed themselves of the protein-rich flesh of (B)/ insects, Westerners usually still find their (C)/ gorges rising at the thought of ingesting a single bug (D)/ let alone a risotto studded with them. (E)
    BCEA
    ACBD
    DBAC
    None of these
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  6. Perfection automatically grows in us (A)/ and we slowly (B)/ when we keep joy and delight as our goal (C)/ and it will never come to an end (D)/ become the sea of perfection. (E)
    ADCE
    CABE
    CADE
    None of these
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  7. The higher secondary school examination conducted by the (A)/ Ghalib, the son of Afzal Guru passed with distinction in (B)/ Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, last November (C)/ an encouraging piece of news was recently reported which stated that (D)/ congratulatory messages such as. (E)
    DCAB
    DBAC
    EBAC
    None of these
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  8. Directions(7-10): Read the sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as ‘No error’. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any.

  9. With an in – house committee concluding that a judge (1)/ of the Allahabad Court has committed judicial impropriety (2)/ serious enough to warrant his removal, along with the subject (3)/ of corruption in the higher judiciary is in the news. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option C
    Remove ‘along with’ in part 3, because the sentence starts with ‘with an’ which demands two clauses to make the sentence correct, thus using ‘along with’ combines the two clause into one, this makes the sentence incorrect.

     

  10. The committee, which consists of (1)/ 47 farmers and one member (2)/ of the public, do not pay farmers (3)/ for the raisins it expropriates. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option C
    The helping verb ‘do’ needs to be replaced with ‘does’ to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

     

  11. During his address, President Ram Nath Kobind said that his (1)/ government has bridged the gap between the rich (2)/ and the poor and the latter are getting new (3)/ opportunities to grown and develop. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option D
    The verb ‘grown’ needs to be replaced with ‘grow’ to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

     

  12. Princess Mary went back to her room (1)/ with the sad, scared expression that (2)/ left her rarely and which made her plain, (3)/ sickly face yet plainer. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option C
    The error lies in the third part of the given sentence. “Rarely” is an adverb of frequency which is placed after “Be” verb, auxiliary verbs (e.g.- I am rarely annoying), and before other verbs. Thus, in the given context, “rarely”, which modifies the verb “left” should be placed before it.

     

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