Mixed English Questions for upcoming exams — Set 95

Direction: In the passage given below there are 10 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e  Given option is correct.

Does Indian industry need democracy? The Indian economy’s sustained growth today is (threatened)___(1)___ by incomplete democracy. While millions of Indians endure poverty, only a tiny majority _(value ) (2)_____ prosperity On the other hand, many Latin American countries have registered __(extreme) (3)_______ growth rates under military dictators and today one of the fastest growing economies in the world—China— has an _(orthodox) (4) ____ rather than a democratic government. So why does India need democracy for sustained growth? To many, democracy __(5)_(means)___ slower decision-making with corrupt politicians and red-tapeism etc. Industry should therefore be _(6) (urged)____ with less, not more, democracy. However, while China _(7)(curtails)____ consumption in order to save and invest more than half its output to produce 10%growth, India  (8) (hoard)_____ almost two-thirds of its output and manages to achieve 9% growth from one-third of its output. __(even)_(9)___ India’s democracy is not inefficient when it comes to making _(effective)_____(10)__ use of resources.

  1. (A) deprived
    (B) hampered
    (C) eliminated
    (D) faced
    (E) Given Option is correct.
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       Option B
    Explanation : hamper means to prevent somebody from  easily doing something
  2. (A) pursuit
    (B) acquisition
    (C) benefit
    (D) enjoy
    (E) Given option is correct.
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    Option D
    Explanation :  enjoy means to have something good that is an advantage to you.
  1. (A) acceptable
    (B) insignificant
    (C) variable
    (D) inflated
    (E) Given option is correct.
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    Option A
    Explanation : acceptable means good enough.
  2. (A) autonomous
    (B) economical
    (C) authoritarian
    (D) egalitarian
    (E) Given option is correct.
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    Option C
    Explanation : Authoritarian government means a government by one person or a group of persons who act as dictators.
  3. (A) imply
    (B) mentions
    (C) attracts
    (D) features
    (E) Given option is correct.
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       Option E
    Explanation : means – to have as a meaning.
  4. (A) gracious
    (B) adapted
    (C) fascinated
    (D) pleased
    (E) Given option is correct.
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       Option B
    Explanation : adapted means changed your behavior in order to deal more successfully with a new situation.
  5. (A) bans
    (B) discourage
    (C) regulate
    (D) ceases
    (E) Given option is correct.
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       Option E
    Explanation : curtails means to limit something or make it last for a shorter time.
  6. (A) consumes
    (B) selects
    (C) indulges
    (D) disperse
    (E) Given option is correct.
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    Option  A
    Explanation : consume – to use something.
  7. (A) Accordingly
    (B) Totally
    (C) Thus
    (D) Likely
    (E) Given option is correct.
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       Option  C
    Explanation :  Thus is a conjunction
  1. (A) ultimately
    (B) capably
    (C) modest
    (D) secures
    (E) Given option is correct.
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       Option E
    Explanation : effective means producing a successful result.

Directions: The following five sentences have to be arranged in the proper sequence, so as to form a meaningful paragraph. On the basis of your sequencing, answer the questions that follow.
A. In the late 1980s, when Rajiv Gandhi introduced the Defamation Bill, the media rose in one voice to protest.
B.Not any longer: now, when a politician takes on the media, there is a sizeable audience which cheers from the sidelines, perhaps reflective of ideological cleavages in society.
C. It wasn’t always like this. When Indira Gandhi muzzled the media in the Emergency in the mid-1970s, those who stood up to her were celebrated.
D.Sadly, rather than defend the media’s right to dissent and speak truth to power, there are many who choose to applaud an opaque, authoritarian leadership.
E.In almost every instance of arbitrary use of state power against the media, the citizenry has been on our side.

  1. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the SECOND sentence?
    A) B
    B) C
    C) A
    D) E
    E) D
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       Option B
    Explanation : The correct sequence is DCAEB.
  1. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the FIFTH (LAST) sentence?
    A) C
    B) E
    C) B
    D) A
    E) D
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       Option C
    Explanation : The correct sequence is DCAEB.
  1. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the FIRST sentence?
    A) C
    B) A
    C) B
    D) E
    E) D
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       Option E
    Explanation : The correct sequence is DCAEB.
  1. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the THIRD sentence?
    A) E
    B) D
    C) C
    D) B
    E) A
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       Option E
    Explanation : The correct sequence is DCAEB.
  1. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the FOURTH sentence?
    A) B
    B) C
    C) D
    D) E
    E) A
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       Option D
    Explanation : The correct sequence is DCAEB.

 

 

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