Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 309

Directions(1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions that follow.

A) The ones in this category are no different from a regular citizen, who exercises his or her right of freedom of thought and expression by sharing a funny meme on social media that lampoons a political leader, an attempt to register dissent via mockery.
B) Laughter has offended the powerful all over the world throughout history – the emperor must not be laughed at, for he is above laughter, as Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” showed us.
C) The cases of Kanojia and Sharma are only the most recent ones in a long history of people being penalised for mocking those in power – earlier, it was only cartoonists and comedians who had this particular pleasure.
D) This light is unflattering and has the ability to bring down the mighty.
E) In light of this, should it provoke such a draconian response from those being mocked if their claim to power is legitimate?
F) Power can command immunity from ridicule as the powerful are afraid of laughter because it tends to reveal fallacies and humour illuminates the difference between what one purports to be, and what one actually is.

  1. Which of the following will be the fourth statement after rearrangement?
    F
    E
    B
    A
    C
    Option C
    The correct logical order is CAEBFD.

     

  2. Which of the following will be the sixth statement after rearrangement?
    D
    C
    A
    E
    B
    Option A

     

  3. Which of the following will be the first statement after rearrangement?
    E
    D
    A
    B
    C
    Option E

     

  4. Which of the following will be the second statement after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    F
    D
    Option A

     

  5. Which of the following will be the third statement after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    D
    E
    F
    Option D

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Two sentences with two blanks in each, followed by five alternatives with two words in each, are given. Choose that option as the answer which can fill both the blanks of both the sentences.

  7. i. The team ______ bravely despite being a player down due to ______.
    ii. The boxer _____ back after being down adding insult to ______ to the current champion.
    except, relive
    fought, injury
    proper, insult
    intuitive, seldom
    entry, logical
    Option B

     

  8. i. Of all the toys in the _____, the boy took a ______ coloured one.
    ii. I saw him in the _____ when he came out of the ______ and startled me.
    surprised, enough
    complete, stay
    store, blue
    pulse, examine
    lighter, pull
    Option C

     

  9. i. There ______ to be no correlation between movies and hostile ________.
    ii. Indian media ______ to have no knowledge of free speech which gives rise to dangerous _______ from the right wing supporters.
    supporters, apathy
    seems, behaviour
    exclude, pardon
    summon, discourage
    sum, plague
    Option B

     

  10. i. Of all the things that he missed about ______, he missed his _______ teacher the most.
    ii. She enrolled in a _____ to learn fluent Spanish and ______ in order to be able to communicate properly when in Florida.
    college, scooter
    principle, building
    science, project
    school, English
    fluent, composure
    Option D

     

  11. i. Since the ______ apps are planned for this year, the Windows update should be coming very ______.
    ii. _______ devices are going to replace desktops very _____, said the CEO.
    mobile, soon
    tablet, enter
    apologise, technology
    prone, computer
    bluetooth, faster
    Option A

     

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