Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 338

Directions(1-4): In the following question, a sentence with a part of it missing and represented by a blank is given. Select the phrase that would fill the blank to make the sentence complete and coherent (coherent means logically complete and sound).

  1. Yesterday, when the Indian team entered the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg with the intention of saving its pride, they ________________.
    couldn’t hold out for long and lost early two wickets
    couldn’t held on for long and saved the early two wickets
    couldn’t hold it for long and lost the early too wickets
    couldn’t hold on for long and lost the first two wickets quite early
    None of the above
    Option D
    Only part D is correct. The mistakes in the rest of the options are as follows:
    A: The term ‘early two wickets’ is incorrect. Also, ‘hold out’ means to resist or survive in difficult circumstances, which doesn’t make any sense here.
    B: We lose wickets in a cricket match, not save them. Also, the correct phrase is ‘hold on’ which means to endure in difficult circumstances.
    C: ‘Too’ is used at the end of the clauses that provide additional information. Here, it should be ‘two’ instead of ‘too’. Also, ‘hold it’ is used to tell someone to wait or stop doing something.
    Hence, the correct answer is D as it states that two wickets were lot quite early.

     

  2. Just a few days ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he believed that their customers were changing, which _____________.
    could be witnessed from the weak demand of new iPhones
    could be demanded by the new iPhone witnesses
    is reflected in the weakening of the new iPhones
    could be demanded from the weak witness of new iPhones
    None of the above
    Option A
    Only part A is correct. The mistakes in the rest of the options are as follows:
    B: the new iPhone users cannot demand the changing of customers.
    C: The demand for the product would weaken and not the product itself.
    D: ‘Witnesses’ of iPhones cannot demand the chane of customers.
    Hence, the correct answer is A.

     

  3. Pokhara in Nepal, is the perfect gateway destination for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies who _______________.
    wish to emerge in fishing, mountain biking, paragliding and sunbathing
    wish to indulge in fishing, mountain biking, paragliding and sunbathing
    wish to dip in fishing, mountain biking, paragliding and sunbathing
    wish to look into fishing, mountain biking, paragliding and sunbathing
    wish to emerge in fishing, mountain biking, paragliding and sunbathing
    Option B
    ‘Emerge’ means to rise from an obscure or inferior position or condition.
    ‘Indulge’ means to take unrestrained pleasure in.
    ‘Dip’ (verb) means to plunge or immerse momentarily or partially under the surface.
    ‘Look into’ means to investigate, study, or analyse.

     

  4. In an ongoing trial in the Supreme Court, the centre’s representative, the Attorney General of India, told the bench that _____________.
    the Constitution of India did not coordinate the Right to Privacy
    the Right to Privacy was not a fundamental right exercised by the Constitution
    the Constitution of India indeed revelled the Right to Privacy
    the Right to Privacy was not a fundamental right under the Constitution
    None of the above
    Option D
    Only part D is correct. Rights are not ‘coordinated’, ‘exercised’ or ‘revelled’ by the constitution; they fall under it. Hence, the correct answer is option D.

     

  5. Direction: The following question carries a sentence with an idiom/ phrase given in brackets. Choose the option that best expresses the meaning of the idiom/ phrase.

  6. Unable to tolerate Priya’s (in your face) attitude anymore, his boss fired her from the job.
    Very cheerful
    Lethargic
    Sarcastic
    Bold or aggressive
    Silly
    Option D
    The idiom “in your face” means blatantly aggressive or provocative. Thus, option D is the correct answer.

     

  7. 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 first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E and F) consists of second half of each sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the option as your answer.

  8. I.
    A) Coronavirus may never go away, the World Health Organization has warned, adding
    B) A cell phone belonging to Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) was seized by the FBI Wednesday according to multiple reports
    C) He added that HIV virus is still present, but that we have
    II.
    D) The truck driver tried his best to avoid the collision.
    E) Come to terms with AIDS(Acquired Immuno -Deficiency Syndrome).
    F) The water started becoming brackish day by day.
    B-E and C-F
    C-E
    A-F and C-D
    B-F
    A-D and C-E
    Option B

     

  9. I.
    A) Another 3 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week; even though the pace of
    B) Mrs. Eggelby, on the other hand, was furnished with enthusiasm enough for two
    C) The basic difference between both the bikes lies in the outer styling and
    II.
    D) weekly claims has slowed since March, the coronavirus crisis continues to ravage the labor market.
    E) riding ergonomics, while the mechanicals remain unchanged.
    F) there were two bottles placed on the table which stood at the corner of the room.
    B-E and C-F
    C-E
    A-F and C-D
    B-F
    A-D and C-E
    Option E

     

  10. I.
    A) There is perhaps no denying that there are streaks of genius in how the 48-year-old conducts
    B) Uber has stirred a storm and faces criticism for the manner in which it went about
    C) It was quite by accident Ivan discovered this incredible
    II.
    D) the war of words had begun well before that.
    E) the soldiers fought valiantly with all their might.
    F) informing its employees that their services were no longer required.
    B-E and C-F
    C-E
    A-F and C-D
    B-F
    A-D and C-E
    Option D

     

  11. I.
    A) A year ago, regulators saddled with TikTok a record $5.7 million fine
    B) The auto sector have been demanding rate cut for
    C) Maruti has so far opened its Manesar plant for production
    II.
    D) for violating the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
    E) The merchants were killed mercilessly on their way to the market.
    F) some time to tackle the impact of coronavirus pandemic on business.
    B-E and C-F
    C-F
    A-D
    B-F
    A-F and C-E
    Option C

     

  12. I.
    A) At a time when the coronavirus pandemic is roiling stock markets around the world,
    B) However, the company said that the demand for cars in countries like
    C) After China sales fell 88% in February 2020, deliveries rose 14% in April, thanks to pent-up demand
    II.
    D) in a market where vehicle ownership is relatively low by global standards.
    E) of the few number of candies left in the jar.
    F) Indian commodities billionaire Anil Agarwal wants to buy his listed-company back on the cheap.
    B-E and C-F
    C-E
    A-F and C-D
    B-F
    A-D and C-E
    Option C

     

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