Mixed English Questions for Upcoming exams — Set 118

Directions: A word is given followed by its usage in options. Find the option in which there is inappropriate usage of word.

  1. Axle
    A) Even bicycles have an axle, though it is small and only supports one wheel, allowing that wheel to rotate.
    B) Without an axle, a wheel cannot turn, as the rod in the center is what the wheel turns around.
    C) The axle of our rivals in the cheerleading competition made our team the favorite to win.
    D) You can create your own axle if you put a toothpick in the center of a circular piece of paper, helping you understand how it works.
    E) The axle of a car holds the wheels together on both ends of the car, and if it is broken you will be unable to drive.
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    Option C
    Explanation: Axle = a rod or spindle (either fixed or rotating) passing through the centre of a wheel or group of wheels.
  2. Azure
    A) Since the house was newly built, it looked like nobody lived in it due to it azure walls and stark rooms.
    B) When Jill shops for her husband, she always looks for azure shirts to match his ocean blue eyes.
    C) As I looked at the painting, I was amazed by the artist’s ability to capture the sky’s striking azure color.
    D) Jane has a ring with an azure stone that perfectly matches her blue eyes.
    E) My blue bathing suit is the same color as the azure water in the ocean.
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    Option A
    Explanation: Azure = bright blue in colour like a cloudless sky.
  3. Aghast
    A) Helen was aghast when she found the illegal drugs buried in her backyard.
    B) The news reporter was aghast enough to state the truth when others were too afraid.
    C) Although I was aghast at the sight of the bloodied body in my house, I still managed to call the police.
    D) After Jenna learned her mother had spent her entire college fund, she became aghast and angry.
    E) As the car moved rapidly towards me, I was aghast and could not move to safety.
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    Option B
    Explanation: Aghast = filled with horror or shock.
  4. Adorn
    A) Suzanne did her best to adorn herself before dating Paul because she is really interested in him.
    B) George likes to adorn his office with expensive paintings so that everyone knows how wealthy he is.
    C) Soft cream linens and plush pillows adorn the king size bed in the hotel’s master suite.
    D) We hoped to book the wedding hall in downtown because expensive chandeliers adorn the gorgeous ball room.
    E) None of these
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    Option E
    Explanation: Adorn = make more beautiful or attractive.
  5. Abyss
    A) The ship’s crew could only stare in the abyss of the ocean after the storm took them off course.
    B) When Bud tossed a rock into the abyss, we never heard the stone hit the ground.
    C) I knew if I fell into the dark abyss of the crater I would never be seen again.
    D) The dog was in his abyss whenever his owner took him to the dog park.
    E) If you’re an alcoholic, the temptation to drink may seem like a huge abyss.
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    Option D
    Explanation: Abyss = a deep or seemingly bottomless chasm.

    Directions: Five of the four sentences given below are logically connected to form a sentence or a paragraph. You have to choose that option which does not get fit into the sentence or paragraph to make it logically correct.
  6. A) another hapless tradition was sought to be obliterated
    B) by the horrors unleashed by the Partition,
    C) on January 30, 1948, at a time when northern
    D) another appalling event rocked the newly independent
    E) and eastern India continued to be devastated
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    Option A
    Explanation: CEBD
  7. A) to not renew the licence of taxi app titan Uber,
    B) within a day of Transport for London’s extraordinary
    C) millions of Londoners has pulled out
    D) hundreds of thousands had signed a petition launched by Uber
    E) and unexpected decision in September
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    Option C
    Explanation: BEAD
  8. A) Bench to get life-sustaining treatment.
    B) Bench of the Supreme Court.
    C) into a key question before a Constitution
    D) the dignity of patients in a vegetative state has crystallised
    E) the debate on allowing euthanasia as a means to protect
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    Option A
    Explanation: EDCB
  9. A) that the tribunal does not have a determinative say.
    B) in respect of claims of nuisance, besides the primary contention
    C) for puzzlingly, and rather painfully, expression of dissent
    D) for lack of supportive evidence
    E) however, the reasoning in the order appears dubious
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    Option C
    Explanation: EDBA
  10. A) comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA).
    B) in 2015 that removed economic sanctions
    C) agreement between the USA and Germany.
    D) against the country after it agreed to a joint
    E) an agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1
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    Option C
    Explanation: EBDA


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