Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 374

Directions(1-5): 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.

  1. Column I :
    A) Even before the executive order, significant short-term
    B) The Powell Doctrine lays out five keys to using
    C) The point of decision is the place where key decisions can make
    Column II :
    D) obstacles existed for legal immigration to the United States.
    E) all the force necessary to achieve a decisive and successful ongoing result.
    F) the difference among success and failure.
    A-D and C-F
    A-D and B-E
    A-F, C-D and B-E
    A-E and C-D
    C-F
    Option B

     

  2. Column I :
    A) Darwin told us it’s not the strongest
    B) Soldiers given a task they haven’t been prepared for
    C) In the first Gulf War, the US General, Schwarzkopf
    Column II :
    D) asked for one aircraft carrier battle group.
    E) but those best able to adapt.
    F) loose confidence in themselves and, fatally, in their leader
    A-E and C-D
    A-D and B-F
    A-F
    A-E and C-F
    C-E
    Option A

     

  3. Column I :
    A) the plunge in share prices slashed more than half of the technology fortunes on Forbes’ new list of the
    B) the coronavirus pandemic not only dominated headlines for much of March,
    C) In all, there are 241 technology billionaires on
    Column II :
    D) Forbes’ 2020 billionaires list, up from 215 last year.
    E) but also led to huge declines in stock markets around the world.
    F) a World’s Billionaires, which we compiled using stock prices and exchange rates from March 18, 2020.
    B-E and C-D
    A-D and B-E
    A-F, C-D and B-E
    A-E and C-D
    C-F
    Option A

     

  4. Column I :
    A) Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive
    B) Disordered eating issues can develop during any stage
    C) The most common forms of eating disorders include
    Column II :
    D) food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being.
    E) Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder and affect both females and males.
    F) in life but typically appear during the teen years or young adulthood.
    B-E and C-D
    A-D, B-F and C-E
    A-F, C-D and B-E
    A-E and C-D
    C-E
    Option B

     

  5. Column I :
    A) Sleep disorders are conditions that prevent a person
    B) Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder
    C) Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which people have
    Column II :
    D) difficulty falling or staying asleep.
    E) from getting restful sleep and, as a result, can cause daytime sleepiness and dysfunction.
    F) that occurs when a person’s breath is interrupted during sleep.
    B-E and C-D
    B-F
    A-F, C-D and B-E
    A-E and C-D
    C-F
    Option D

     

  6. Directions(6-10): 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.

  7. 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

     

  8. 1) Amazon’s Great Indian Festival Sale has been running for the last 5 days and it is about to end this midnight.
    A) We saw several products across categories on significant discounts during the course of the sale.
    B) While most top deals and discounts are nearly over and the products are out of stock.
    C) All that is needed to order them is an account on Amazon.com.
    D) There are still a few smartphones and their accessories that you can consider during the closing hours of the sale.
    ABCD
    ABDC
    DCAB
    DABC
    BCDA
    Option B

     

  9. 1) So many internet and software companies make gadgets now.
    A) That’s important to remember with Google’s introduction of the latest in its growing line of gadgets, including a new model of its Pixel smartphone, a tablet-like computer and a voice-activated video screen for the home.
    B) The one thing all these newcomers have in common is that their hardware businesses are irrelevant.
    C) Even Uber has started to engineer its own electric scooters.
    D) Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook all make some type of Internet-connected computing gear.
    DCAB
    ABCD
    DBCA
    ADCB
    DCBA
    Option E

     

  10. 1) Max Bupa Health Insurance Co. Ltd announced a partnership with fitness technology firm GOQii, and healthcare companies Practo and 1mg.
    A) Health sore is a score based on data that GOQii gets from your usage of its fitness trackers or app”.
    B) The idea was to introduce a digitally enabled health insurance plan called “Max Bupa Go Active” for consumers who are mobile and also use wearables.
    C) Max Bupa uses GOQii’s health coach services to track users’ behaviours and offers discounts to those who lead healthier lives.
    D) GOQii’s health data allows the company to assign “health scores” to customers.
    BCDA
    ABCD
    DCBA
    BCAD
    DABC
    Option A

     

  11. 1) Even as antibiotics lose their efficacy against deadly infectious diseases worldwide, it seems to be business as usual for governments, private corporations, and individuals who have the power to stall a post-antibiotic apocalypse.
    A) So, technically, the drug-maker was doing nothing illegal and complying with local regulations in both countries.
    B) But such reasoning is self-defeating because antibiotic-resistance does not respect political boundaries.
    C) In a recent investigation, it was found that the world’s largest veterinary drug-maker, Zoetis, was selling antibiotics as growth promoters to poultry farmers in India, even though it had stopped the practice in the U.S.
    D) India is yet to regulate antibiotic-use in poultry, while the U.S. banned the use of antibiotics as growth-promoters in early 2017.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    BCAD
    CDAB
    BACD
    Option D

     

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