Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 426

Directions (1-5): Fill in the blanks with the suitable option.

  1. There’ll be no US Armed Forces ___________, or support for any operation that the Turks undertake.

    involved
    involves
    involvement
    involving
    involve
    Option C

     

  2. They would separate young men from other family members __________ shooting them.
    above
    behind
    after
    because
    and
    Option C

     

  3. It was in 2004 that we first _____ to each other.
    had talked
    have been talking
    talked
    were talking
    talk
    Option C

     

  4. When I met you the last time, you _____ for 5 years.
    were a father
    had been a father
    fathered
    were father
    will be a father
    Option B

     

  5. With years, we have grown accustomed to today’s world and have given up _____ anybody.
    to trust
    trusting
    to be trusting
    having trusted
    to be trusted
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.

    Immigration has become a big global issue, especially in the field of economics, trade, and business. Population in some countries balloons because of immigrants, whether these immigrants are legal or not. The most common reason for immigration is the continuous search for a better life abroad, making immigration seem like the poor man’s escape.

    There are so many reasons why people migrate to other countries. Some people are simply forced to move, perhaps because of war and hostility, just like what
    happened to the Syrians last year, and the Jews during the Nazi occupation. Others migrate because they want to find better workplaces and job opportunities
    abroad – the so-called greener pasture. Some migrants say they left their country behind because of prejudice and persecution. Others simply migrate because
    they are in search of adventure, or they just wanted a different place to live and retire.
    Immigration is oftentimes seen as an act of courage. Living abroad can be daunting for a newcomer because he becomes exposed to a different culture. He has to adopt a new way of living, perhaps adjust to new beliefs and a higher cost of living. Even the pain of leaving your family behind is hard to endure. Immigrants also face bigger problems: underemployment and unemployment, abuse, not getting enough support from the government, and getting ostracized by society, mainly because they are seen as part of a minority group. There is also separation anxiety and the challenge of finding a better job.

    Immigration does not have to be the poor man’s escape if the government provides enough jobs for everyone. Breadwinners do not have to work abroad if they find high-paying jobs in their own country. Families do not have to leave if the country is safe for them and their children. Despite immigration being a normal practice, the issue all boils down to the government not doing anything to address the situation.

    This is why countries have resorted to reviewing their laws on immigration. Now, it is not that easy to migrate to the United States or to Europe. There are certain parameters to be observed and a lot of papers to prepare. The immigration officers have become more careful about who they let in in their country. Suddenly, immigration stops becoming an escape.

    This is another solution to control immigrants. There should be a more stringent policy on immigration. There must be a body of authorities who would monitor the illegal immigrants in a country. Doing this may also control the population size in a city. As for each country, the best option is to provide jobs solely for their countrymen. Their manpower should not compose of immigrants. A review of such benefits and costs could be done. But then again, it will not be easy. It will take time before all immigration bureaus around the world come up with better laws to control the coming of immigrants.

  7. What is the overall tone of the passage?

    Cynical
    Political
    Applauding
    Humorous
    Comparative
    Option B
    The given passage discusses the causes of immigration and the role that the government should play in order to control the same and provide better opportunities to its citizens so that they do not leave their native country. It is not cynical in tone. It is not applauding as nothing is to be praised here. It is not humorous as there is no comedy. Also, there is no comparison given. So, the tone of the passage is political.

     

  8. What is the synonym of the word ESCAPE?
    Repudiate
    Gratuitous
    Hoary
    Skedaddle
    Insensate
    Option D
    ‘Escape’ means ‘to break free from confinement or control’. The synonym of the word escape is ‘Skedaddle’ which means ‘to depart quickly or hurriedly; run away’.

     

  9. What is the antonym of the word OSTRACIZE?
    Altercation
    Derisive
    Dulcify
    Frugal
    Consecrate
    Option E
    ‘Ostracize’ means ‘to exclude from a society or group’. The antonym of ‘ostracize’ is ‘Consecrate’ as it means ‘to induct (a person) into a permanent office with a religious rite ‘.

     

  10. Why do people migrate to other countries?
    People migrate to other countries because they do not get employment in their native countries.
    People migrate to other countries because in some countries the government provides free visas to the citizens so that they can go and settle there.
    People migrate to other countries to increase the tourism industry of the destination country.
    People migrate to other countries because of reasons such as war, hostility, better jobs or to avoid the social prejudices.
    None of the above
    Option D
    As per the passage, some people are simply forced to move, perhaps because of war and hostility, just like what happened to the Syrians last year, and the Jews during the Nazi occupation. Others migrate because they want to find better workplaces and job opportunities abroad – the so-called greener pasture. Some migrants say they left their country behind because of prejudice and persecution. Others simply migrate because they are in search of adventure, or they just wanted a different place to live and retire.

     

  11. What can be a possible way to control immigrants?
    The international forums should take a stand on the issue that no individual can leave his/her own country and settle in any other country.
    There should be stringent policies to control the immigration in order to have a population check.
    People should be given a death sentence if they migrate from one country to another.
    Better education and food supplies should be provided in order to control immigration.
    None of the above
    Option B
    As per the passage,
    There should be a more stringent policy on immigration. There must be a body of authorities who would monitor the illegal immigrants in a country. Doing this may also control the population size in a city.

     

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