Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 405

Directions(1-3): In the given question, four words are printed in bold and are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of two words may be incorrect and need to be exchanged to make the sentence correct. Find the two words which need to be exchanged. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required.

  1. Environmentalists often(1) that it will not be easy(2) to persuade car drivers(3) to use their vehicles less concede.(4)
    2-4
    2-3
    1-4
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  2. The accounting(1) firm thwart(2) destroyed documents(3) to deliberately(4) government investigators.
    1-2
    2-3
    3-4
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  3. Constructing rows of fuel(1) in strategic areas(2) could reduce soil erosion(3) and help to phase out the use of wood for turbines.(4)
    1-4
    1-2
    2-3
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  4. Directions(4-5): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits the blank appropriately.

  5. It is like putting together a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle with __________.
    informations
    pieces
    bit
    chunk
    pied
    Option B
    The subject of the sentence is ‘a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle’ which is singular thus the following noun should also be singular. Therefore, ‘bit’, ‘chunk’ and ‘pied’ are ruled out. ‘Informations’ is a wrong usage as information is always singular. Thus the only option which fits in the blank is ‘pieces’. Note: Piece, bit, chunk all are synonyms.
    The word pied means to have two or more different colours.

     

  6. The authorities proved unyielding on one ___________ opposition demand.
    best
    crucial
    crucible
    crux
    wonderfully
    Option B
    We need a word in the gap which means ‘of great importance’, ‘vital’. If we carefully look at the options, ‘crucible’ means a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures. ‘Crux’ means most important point. ‘Wonderfully’ is an adverb. ‘Best’ is not used after a. Therefore, ‘crucial’ is the only word that suits the gap.

     

  7. Directions(6-7): Select the phrase/connector from the given options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences. Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences in one.

  8. Sniffer dog Tucker uses his nose to help researchers find out why a killer whale population off the northwest coast of the United States is on the decline. He is one of the elite team of detection dogs used by scientists.
    I. Scientists used an elite team of detection dogs
    II. Who is part of an elite team of detection dogs used by scientists
    III. Sniffer dog Tucker uses his nose
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    None of these
    Option B
    Phrase A implies that many dogs where used which is incorrect.
    Phrase B can be used to describe where the particular dog belongs and can be used to join the two sentences.
    Phrase C just repeats information that has already been provided.

    New sentence – Sniffer dog Tucker, who is part of an elite team of detection dogs used by scientists, uses his nose to help researchers find out why a killer whale population off the northwest coast of the United States is on the decline.

     

  9. Some of the recommended power food combinations are those that are prepared in our kitchens on a regular basis. Take for instance, the combination of chickpeas and onions.
    I. Like the combination
    II. For example,
    III. Thus, the combination
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    None of these
    Option D
    New sentence – With phrase I – Some of the recommended power food combinations are those that are prepared in our kitchens on a regular basis like the combination of chickpeas and onions.
    With phrase II – Some of the recommended power food combinations are those that are prepared in our kitchens on a regular basis, for example, the combination of chickpeas and onions.

     

  10. Directions(8-10): 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.

  11. 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 Ri􀁾es 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

     

  12. 1) Among the changes made for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath this year, is the introduction of a desi tune instead of the martial tune, which has been played since British time.
    A) This year, ‘Shankhanad’, a martial tune created for the Indian Armed forces will be played for the first time on the Rajpath on January 26.
    B) This is the first original martial tune of independent India based on Indian classical music and the composition of the tune is the combination of three classical ragas–Raag Bilaskhani Todi, Raag Bhairavi and Raag Kirvani.
    C) The Mahar Regiment took the decision to remove British tune and bring Indian classical music.
    D) The tune has been composed by Dr Tanuja Nafade, a professor from Nagpur, and is based on a poem written by Brig. Vivek Sohal.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    BCAD
    ADBC
    BACD
    Option A

     

  13. 1. The results of CA finals were released yesterday by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and Shadab Hussain, a hard-working son of a tailor emerged as the topper.
    A) Despite his parents being less educated, they worked hard to give him proper schooling, the result of which now bear fruit.
    B) Holding a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Kota University, he is the sole person in his family who successfully completed formal education.
    C) Hussain found audit to be the easiest of all the seven subjects in the CA final exam and even though has an interest in auditing, he is yet to decide the course of his career.
    D) Even more inspiring is the fact that he cracked the exam in his first attempt.
    ABDC
    DBAC
    CABD
    DABC
    BACD
    Option B

     

 

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