Mixed English Questions for upcoming Exam — Set 382

Directions(1-6): Out of the five statements given below, only one is grammatically correct. Choose the correct statement as your answer.


  1. First Prime Minister of the favourite targets is one of social the country’s media’s right-wing machinery.
    Social media’s machinery is one of the right-wing Prime Minister favourite first targets of the country’s.
    First Prime Minister of the country’s is targets of social media’s one of the favourite right-wing machinery.
    The country’s first Prime Minister is one of the favourite targets of social media’s right-wing machinery.
    None is correct
    Option D

     

  2. The Marxists, the socialists and the Hindutva ideologues had all long savagely mauled the Nehru-Gandhi family for its dynastic politics.
    The Marxists, the socialists and the Hindutva ideologue, have all long been savagely mauled, the Nehru-Gandhi family for its dynastic politics.
    The Marxists, the socialists and the Hindutva ideologues had all of long savagely mauled the Nehru-Gandhi family for it’s dynastic politics.
    The Marxists, the socialists and the Hindutva ideologues has all long savagely mauled the Nehru-Gandhi family for its dynastic politics.
    None of these
    Option A

     

  3. Humans always impacted places they have inhabited; they have sometimes effected, and have in turn been affected by, regional climates.
    Humans have always impacted places they have inhabited: they have sometimes affected, and have in turn been affected by, regional climates.
    Humans always impact places they have inhabited: they have sometimes effected, and have in turn been affected by, regional climates.
    Humans always impact places they have inhabited: they sometimes affected and in turn are effected by, regional climates.
    Humans have always impacts places they have inhabited: they have sometimes affected, and have in turn been affected by, regional climates.
    Option B

     

  4. The surges in local price is also making signing new export deals difficult for India as overseas prices are lower than local prices, the director said.
    The surges on local prices are also making signing new export deals difficult for India as overseas prices are lower than local prices, the director said.
    The surge in local prices is also making signing new export deals difficult for India as overseas prices is lower than local prices, the director has said.
    The surge in local prices is also making signing new export deals difficult for India as overseas prices are lower than local prices, the director said.
    The surge in local prices is also making signing new export deals difficult for India as overseas prices are lowest than local prices, the director said.
    Option D

     

  5. The assignment involved reading the book, identifying the protagonist and writing a character sketch of the main characters.
    Parents reacting with outrage after their children brought home the maths assignment.
    The assignment was involving reading the book, figuring out the protagonist and crafting a character sketch of the main characters.
    Reliance’s future growth- shares of the company are gaining more than 80% in the past three months.
    Last month, Ambani also is successfully concluding a $7 billion rights issue of Reliance’s shares, the company’s first in three decades.
    Option A

     

  6. Following the demonetisation drive the central bank faced 􀁾ak from several quarters by poor handling of the issue.
    Following the demonetisation drive, the central bank faced 􀁾ak from several quarters over poor handling of the issue.
    Following the demonetisation drive, the central bank, faced 􀁾ak from several quarters on poor handling of the issue.
    Following the demonetisation drive, the central bank has to face 􀁾ak from several quarters through poor handling of the issue.
    None is true
    Option B

     

  7. Directions(7-10): A statement with one blank is given below. Choose the set of words from the given options which can be used to fill the given blank.

  8. Dutta’s character is a sketchily etched, dolled-up lass who ________ her way through the film.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Option B
    We can decipher from the given statement that the set of words in the blank should mean ‘struggled.’
    Option I:
    Fret means to be constantly or visibly anxious.
    Muses means be absorbed in thought. We never say ‘muses her way.’ Thus, it can’t be used.
    Option II:
    Mope means feel dejected and apathetic.
    Pines means to yearn deeply; suffer from longing.
    Option III:
    Stomp means to walk with a loud heavy step usually in anger. Thus, this can’t be used.

     

  9. The conman was respectably dressed in a business suit but wore ______ of someone who’d experienced a misfortune.
    I. that woebegone expression
    II. a frolicsome look
    III. a hangdog expression
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option D
    One can decipher from ‘someone who’d experienced a misfortune’ that the set of words in the blank should mean ‘sad or miserable expression.’
    Option I: It refers to sad or miserable expression.
    Option II: It refers to lively and playful look.
    Option III: A hangdog expression shows you feel sorry or ashamed about something.

     

  10. Several universities and more than 20 companies have been hit with malware whose creators are using several layers of __________ their phishing attack by taking advantage of a few trusted brand names.
    I. Techniques to obfuscate
    II. Camouflage to subterfuge
    III. Deceptions to camouflage
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    Option E
    The given sentence talks about malware which is the short term for malicious software. It is any program or file that is harmful to a computer user. The set of words in the blank should mean ‘techniques or technology to cover.’
    Option I: It refers to those techniques which bewilder/puzzle or make obscure, unclear their phishing attack.
    Option II: Camouflage means to conceal the existence of something undesirable. The word should be in the plural form to make appropriate sense as “layers” is mentioned in the sentence.
    Option III: It refers to using deceit in order to conceal the phishing attack.

     

  11. _______ presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, gave a hint of New Year presidential broadcast billed for Monday 1 January, the majority of Nigerians hissed and heaved in utter despondency.
    I. When the felicitous
    II. Though the vanguard
    III. Even the robustly complacent
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    None of these
    Option D
    Option I: Felicitous means ‘well-chosen or suited to the circumstances; pleasing and fortunate.’ Here, ‘when’ is used as a conjunction meaning ‘at the time that.’
    Option II: Here, ‘though’ is used as a conjunction meaning ‘despite the fact that.’ Vanguard means a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas.
    Option III: Here, ‘even’ is used as an adverb which is used to emphasize something surprising or extreme. Thus, this option is inappropriate.

     

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