Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 433

Directions (1-5): Out of the three statements given below, one or more may be grammatically correct. Identify the correct statement (s) and choose the appropriate option as your answer.

  1. I. With so much fake news prevalent in the social media, busting fake news is not so much a choice rather than a necessity.
    II. With so much fake news prevalent in the social media, busting fake news is not so much a choice as a necessity.
    III. With so much fake news prevalent in the social media, busting fake news is not so much a choice but a necessity.

    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All of these
    Option B
    ‘Not so much as’ is an idiomatic phrase. So, when we say something is ‘not so much a choice as a necessity’, we mean that it is more of a necessity than a choice.

     

  2. I. Of all the battles fought, the ones involving Genghis Khan were the fiercest and barbaric.
    II. Of all the battles fought, Genghis Khan’s were fiercer and more barbaric.
    III. Of all the battles fought, Genghis Khan was the fiercest and the barbaric.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All of these
    Option A

     

  3. I. All the colleges whose students went on strike were asked to form a council to deal with the issue.
    II. All colleges, the students of which went on strike were asked to form a council to deal with the issue.
    III. All the colleges, the students of which went on strike were asked to form a council to deal with the issue.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All of these
    Option C
    Here the subject is “all the colleges” which is a non-living entity and for that “whose” should not be used. “Whose” is used for living entities. If the possession of a non- living thing needs to be shown, “which” should be used. Also, since the college is a specific where the “the students went on a strike”, the article “the” should be used before college.

     

  4. I. Had my teacher not encouraged me, I will not have qualified my exam.
    II. If my teacher had not encouraged me, I would not have qualified my exam.
    III. Had my teacher not encouraged me, I would not have qualified my exam.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both II and III
    All of these
    Option D

     

  5. I. If you want to build a solid structure, you need to put down the first few blocks in the right place.
    II. If you want to building a solid structure, you need to put down the first few blocks in the right place.
    III. If you want to build a solid structure, you needed to put down the first few blocks in the right place.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    All of these
    Option A

     

  6. Directions(6-10): 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’.

  7. Instead of enjoying and cherishing adolescent(1) moments,(2) students feel petrified and stressed in the name of exams; hence, the happy(3) phase(4) has transformed into a traumatic one.

    2-3
    1-4
    2-4
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  8. The electrification success story in India hinges on electrifying(1) two-wheelers which will require lowering(2) costs of Li-ion batteries, improving(3) charging speed and increasing(4) the charging infrastructure.
    1-4
    3-4
    2-4
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  9. A collection of rare artefacts discovered(1) by a couple after years of lying wrapped(2) up in their attic in the English county of Berkshire and evaluated(3) as items from Tipu Sultan’s armoury was auctioned(4) for around £107,000.
    1-3
    3-4
    1-4
    2-1
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  10. The beautiful and allied(1) poem, expressing the overwhelming(2) sadness in the deaths of so many poignant(3) combatants in the First World War, was written by John McCrae, a graduate(4), in 1960.
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  11. From publishing new genres(1) and voices(2) to relying on established vendors(3) and finding professional names,(4) publishers are reinventing the wheel in many ways.
    1-3
    1-2
    2-4
    4-3
    No correction required
    Option D

     

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