Mixed English Questions for upcoming exams — Set 93

Direction (1-5): In each question below four statements are given. These four statements are connected in the four options given below in each question. You have to determine in which option the four statements have been most appropriately expressed giving the full meaning of the statements and using correct grammar , mark it as your answer.

  1. Overcrowding jails; improper sanitation; human rights violations; when thinking of Indian jails .
    A) Think of Indian jails and what come in mind is overcrowding, improper sanitation and human right violations.
    B) Indian jails are overcrowding, lacking sanitation and violating human rights when we think of them.
    C) When we think of Indian jails’ what comes to mind is overcrowding, lacking proper sanitation and violating rights of human.
    D) When we think of Indian jails’ what comes to mind is overcrowding, lack of proper sanitation and human rights violations.
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    What comes in mind is the right grammar in A.
    B is ambiguous and hence wrong.
    C- violation of human rights.
    Option D is the correct sentence.
  2. Confess and regret our crimes ; be big or small crimes ; it can bring back peace of mind and happiness; it is the greatest quality in a person
    A) Confessing and regretting our crimes, small or big , can bring back peace of mind and happiness so that it is the greatest quality in a person.
    B) One of the greatest qualities in a person that can bring back peace of mind and happiness is to confess and regret our crimes, small or big.
    C) One of the greatest qualities in a person that could bring back peace of mind and happiness is to confess and regret our crimes, small or big.
    D) One of the greatest qualities in a person to bring back peace of mind and happiness is by confessing and regretting our crimes, small or big.
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    Option B
    Explanation :

    option A is wrong …so that used in last part is not correct.
    Option C ..could is incorrect.
    Option D..meaning is not conveyed correctly.
  3. After three years of his first visit to meet Barack Obama; Donald trump is the new president of U.S ; Narendra Modi now going to Washington ; It will be his first meeting with Donald trump
    A) It has been three years that Narendra Modi met for the first time U.S president Barack obama , he is to meet Donald trump now , the new elected president.
    B) After three years of his meeting president Barack Obama , prime minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Washington to meet new President , Donald Trump.
    C) Three years after his first visit to meet U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Washington for his first meeting with the new President, Donald Trump.
    D) Three years after his visit for meeting U.S president Barack obama , Narendra Modi will travel to Washington to meeting the new President , Donald trump.
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    Option C
    Explanation :

    A is not correct ..meaning is not clear and newly should come at the place of new .
    B is not specifying that it is Narendra Modi ‘s first meeting with Donald trump.
    D – incorrect gramaar.
  4. I have more obligations ; I have more and more responsibilities; to myself and my dear ones ; as I grow older.
    A) As i am growing older , i have more and more responsibilities and i have obligations to myself and my dear one.
    B) As I grow older, I have more and more responsibilities and obligations to myself and my dear ones.
    C) I will have more and more responsibilites and obligations to me and my dear ones as I grow older.
    D) I will have more responsibilities as well as obligations when i grow older for myself and my dear ones.
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    Option B
    Explanation :

    In A- Dear ones and As i grow older is correct usage.
    In C, myself should be used in place of me
    D, ambiguous statement
  5. One white and one black ; there were two cats ; over a large piece of cake ; they quarreled ;
    A) Once two cats, one white and one black, quarreled, over a large piece of cake.
    B) Once two cats quarreled over a large piece of cake one was white and one black.
    C) Once two cats , white and black , quarreled to get a large piece of cake .
    D) Once there were two cats, one black and white fighting over a large piece of cake.
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    Option A
    Explanation :

    B, not clear meaning , seems like cake was one white and one black.
    In C , ambiguous , not stating one cat was black and other white
    In D , Again not giving a clear meaning .
    A gives the accurate meaning of the given statements.

Directions (6-10): Choose the correct meaning of the following idioms:

  1. A big cheese
    A) Too much to eat.
    B) To be an influential person
    C) A Gourmet
    D) A strange person
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    Option B
    Explanation :

    A big cheese – to be an important and successful individual / to be an influential person
  2. All systems go
    A) everything is ready.
    B) Everything failed.
    C) Started the work.
    D) No room for improvement.
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    Option A
    Explanation :

    All systems go – everything is ready for something to begin
  3. A bull in a China shop
    A) An animal in a public place.
    B) A foolish joke.
    C) uncommon happening.
    D) An awkward person
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    Option D
    Explanation :

    A bull in china shop – a person who breaks things or who often makes mistakes or causes damage in situations that require careful thinking or behavior
  4. A worm’s eye view
    A) keen observer.
    B) deep knowledge about something
    C) having very little knowledge about something
    D) A view from a very high place.
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    Option C
    Explanation :

    A worm’s eye view – means little knowledge about something that too least important.
  5. A bit under the weather
    A) in the nature
    B) Falling ill
    C) harsh weather
    D) outside of home.
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    Option B
    Explanation :

    people say “under the weather” to express that they’re feeling ill or unwell.

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