Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 388

Directions(1-6): In the given question, a statement with a blank has been given, followed by three word out of which more than one can complete the sentence grammatically and contextually. Find the word (s) which can fill the blank and choose the option accordingly.

  1. She had to keep bringing forth new ideas in her dance to support her chief position in the ________________.
    I. committee
    II. troupe
    III. party
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I & II
    Both I & III
    Option B
    Committee means a group of people appointed for a specific function by a larger group and typically consisting of members of that group.
    Troupe means a group of dancers, actors, or other entertainers who tour to different venues.
    Party means a group of people taking part in a particular activity or trip.
    Since we are talking about dancers, the most suitable word for the blank is “troupe’.

     

  2. The glen is deeply enclosed by lofty mountain ranges, each side ________________ of a succession of peaks linked by ridges.
    I. formed
    II. formation
    III. formerly
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I & II
    Both I & III
    Option A
    The blank requires a verb. Of the given options, only option I is a verb.

     

  3. The pharmaceutical industry had a ________________ interest in seeing that their own branded drugs were prescribed.
    I. legitimate
    II. hard
    III. sudden
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I & II
    Both I & III
    Option E
    Legitimate means able to be defended with logic or justification, valid.
    Hard means requiring a great deal of endurance or effort.
    Sudden means occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly or without warning.

     

  4. It must be difficult to ________________ with three small children and a job.
    I. coped
    II. coping
    III. cope
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I & II
    Both I & III
    Option C
    To-infinitive is followed by the base form of the verb (cope).

     

  5. In some parts of Karnataka, idli batter is __________ in moulds made of fragrant screw pine leaves, locally known as kedige.
    a. Cooked
    b. Prepared
    c. Heated
    Both a and b
    Both a and c
    Only a
    Only b
    All a, b and c
    Option E

     

  6. The MSME sector faces a wide credit gap due to the lack of __________ amongst MSMEs about loan opportunities and credit eligibility.
    a. Awareness
    b. Recognition
    c. Knowledge
    Both a and c
    Both b and c
    Only a
    Only b
    None of the above
    Option A
    The context of the sentence is that due to shortage of information about loan opportunities and credit eligibility, MSME sector faces a wide credit gap. Of the given options, ‘awareness’ and ‘knowledge’, fit appropriately in the blank.

     

  7. Directions(7-10): In the given question, four words are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of the two words may be incorrect and need to be interchanged to make the sentence correct. Find the pair of words that need to be exchanged. In case the given the sentence is correct, your answer is (E)’, i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  8. Black seamstress(1) Rosa Parks refused to give on(2) her seat to a white man up(3) a bus in Montgomery and the move(4) helped launch the Civil Rights Movement.
    1-2
    1-4
    3-4
    2-3
    No correction required
    Option D
    A seamstress is a woman who sews, especially one who earns her living by sewing. So the term “Black seamstress” is correct as it talks about a black woman who was a seamstress. “Move” at (4) is also correct as it refers to the action taken by Rosa Parks.

     

  9. The attackers(1) victory went to Joffre and the French General Staff, who took(2) advantage of German overextension(3) to snatch the strategic initiative from the real(4).
    2-3
    3-4
    2-4
    1-4
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  10. Dodd-Frank put(1) regulations on the financial industry and companies(2) programs to stop mortgage created(3) and lenders from taking(4) advantage of consumers.
    2-3
    2-4
    1-3
    1-4
    No exchange required
    Option A

     

  11. The Boston area was put on lockdown(1), with schools closed, public(2) transportation service suspended(3) and people advised to stay inside their homes(4).
    2-4
    1-2
    1-3
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option E

     

 

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