Mixed English Questions Set 89

Directions (1-5): Mark the out-of-context sentence for your answer.

  1. A. This is not a good idea.
    B. Both the Naresh Chandra and the Narayana Murthy panels had envisaged a greater role for independent directors.
    C. Tougher exit rules — replacing an ordinary resolution, which calls for a simple majority, with a special resolution, which calls for 75% support, to remove an independent director — will tilt selection towards pliant individuals guaranteed to make no trouble.
    D. Sebi wants the government to tighten rules relating to the removal of independent directors in companies.
    E. This would defeat the very purpose of having an independent director, which is to look after the interests of all classes, and not just minority shareholders.
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The correct sequence is D A C E. The main idea here is about Sebi’s concerns regarding independent directors and it wants to make it nearly impossible to remove an independent director. Sentence B is not matching up with rest of the sentences.
  2. A. Commerce and industry, which will grow exponentially as India grows and urbanises, must come on board.
    B. India’s drive to encourage the use of efficient LED light bulbs has till now been restricted, for the most part, to households.
    C. That can be reduced to about 2 per cent, if LEDs are adopted across the board.
    D. The Indian market is big enough for multiple players, and has the benefit of scale. It can also provide the leverage to enter other new markets.
    E. The government leveraged its buying power to make LEDs available at discounted prices. Lighting takes up about 15 per cent of the total power consumption.
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The correct sequence is B E C A. Here is being discussed about the drive to encourage saving of electricity and its scope being confined to only households till now. D is totally irrelevant here.
  3. A. These attacks together have claimed hundreds of innocent lives. They have also created fear in the minds of millions of people.
    B. It has been a fortnight of relentless terrorist attacks, targeting children and senior citizens, ordinary people from Baghdad to Kabul to London to Manchester.
    C. It also requires countries like India, Germany, France and Britain to push back on Washington to go after all governments that support and fund terror, and not play favourites.
    D. It is time for the global community to work together to fight back. It is a common war.
    E. That means confronting governments that provide support and finance to terror outfits.
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The correct sequence is B D E C. It is calling for the world to come together against the few countries that are acting as a haven for terrorist groups and allowing them to use their territories.
  4. A. Political capital has to be spent to make the haircuts that banks would have to take while doing that restructuring viable.
    B. It might not be sufficient to authorize the RBI to restructure the bad loans of the banks it supervises.
    C. But how that coordination takes place is as important as the need for it.
    D. They would much rather dither and retire, and let their successors handle the mess.
    E. If bank chairmen are not assured that such haircuts would not lead to charges of causing loss to the exchequer that land them in jail, few would venture to take the plunge.
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The correct sequence is B A E D. The main idea here is that the only way to push up lending and growth is political capital. C talking about the coordination is not matching up so out of the context.
  5. A. Yeti, Bermuda Triangle, Indus Valley script – Planet Earth is full of unsolved mysteries. You can add the Pakistan cricket team to that list.
    B. And sometimes on the same day. Even Alfred Hitchcock’s movies are more predictable and Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries easier to explain.
    C. Some teams are sublime; others plain ridiculous. Pakistan can be both .
    D. Winning matches is about lifting your game and spirit in the moments that matters most.
    E. What do you say when a team that couldn’t bat, bowl or field against India less than two weeks ago wins three consecutive knock-out games against superior teams and suddenly becomes the Bahubali of the ODI Champions Trophy 2017?
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The correct sequence is A C B E. The main discussion here is Pakistan and its unpredictable victory over India and proved itself an underdog. D does not fit in the context.

Directions (6-10): In the following questions, improve the part printed in bold if needed.

  1. Pawan was hurried to reach the meeting when he slipped and fell down.
    A. Was being hurried
    B. Was hurry
    C. Is hurried
    D. No improvement.
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    Option D
  2. What he intends to propose is not clear from his letter.
    A. Intending to propose.
    B. Intended to be proposed.
    C. Is intending to be proposing
    D. No improvement.
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    Option D
  3. As you are a born liar, I don’t believe in what you say.
    A. I am not believing
    B. I will not believe
    C. I will not be believing
    D. No improvement.
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    Option D
  4. They did not pay any heed to their superior’s instructions, I did neither.
    A. Nor did I
    B. I either did
    C. Either i did not.
    D. No improvement.
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    Option A
  5. My brother who practises law at present wishes for a change in his career.
    A. Will practice
    B. Practised
    C. Is practising
    D. No improvement.
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    Option C

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