Mixed English Questions Set 85

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Directions (1-5): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

  1. Because when any government in the world ________a programme , it is generally _____with skepticism.
    A) declares, merged
    B) announces, met
    C) declared, came
    D) promulgated, flooded
    E) publishes, welcome
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    ‘announces, met’, fits the two blanks most appropriately. The meaning of some other words is:
    Promulgate means promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).
    Merged means combine or cause to combine to form a single entity.
  2. The State shall ___________to organize agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and shall, in particular, take steps for _______and improving the breeds.
    A) exploit, keeping
    B) strive, guiding
    C) Endeavour, preserving
    D) attempt, annihilating
    E) undertake, securing
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Endeavour, preserving, fits the two blanks most appropriately.
    Endeavour means to try hard to do or achieve something.
    Preserving means to maintain (something) in its original or existing state.
  3. It is clear that the ______of Chinese consumer expenditure is happening now and, bar a major crisis, it will continue to increase, even if China’s economy ______to slow.
    A) growth, continues
    B) increment ceases
    C) decay, lasts
    D) rise, abandons
    E) expansion, abolishes
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    ‘growth, continues’ fits the two blanks most appropriately.
    Increment means an increase or addition, especially one of a series on a fixed scale.
    Abolishes mean to formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution).
  4. By treating reservation as a ________ programme and covering up social divisions with the language of backwardness, we have ____ ourselves so thoroughly that we are no longer capable of naming things for what they are.
    A) healthy, advised
    B) favourable, guided
    C) welfare, deceived
    D) good, duped
    E) benefit, guided
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    ‘welfare, deceived’ fits the two blanks most appropriately.
    Deceive means to deliberately cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, especially for personal gain.
  5. While the Chinese consumer story has the potential to richly ______international businesses, they will have to contend with significant _____which can lead to rapid changes of fortunes.
    A) award, fickleness
    B) pay, poise
    C) penalize, levity
    D) reward, volatility
    E) recompense, assurance
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    ‘reward, volatility’ fits the two blanks most appropriately. Volatility means liability to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.

Directions (6-10): Identify the part of sentence which contains an error and answer accordingly. If no part contains an error, then mark E) as answer.

  1. Nuclear waste will still be (A)/ radioactive even after twenty thousand years, (B)/ so it must be disposed (C)/ of very carefully. (D)/ No error (E)
    A) A
    B) B
    C) C
    D) D
    E) E
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    Option E
  2. My friend lived at the top (A)/ of an old house (B)/ which had been (C)/ converted into a flat. (D)/ No error (E)
    A) A
    B) B
    C) C
    D) D
    E) E
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    Option C
    Correction:
    Use ‘has’ in place of ‘had’ as present perfect passive verb should be used because ‘an old house’ in the past is converted into a ‘flat’ now.
  3. A public safety advertising (A)/campaign in Russia (B)/ hope to draw attention (C)/ of pedestrians crossing the road. (D)/ No error. (E)
    A) A
    B) B
    C) C
    D) D
    E) E
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    Option C
    Correction:
    Use ‘hopes’ in place of ‘hope’ as in the sentence the subject ‘campaign’ is singular.
  4. A cash prize was (A)/ award to the most (B)/ successful salesman of the (C)/ year by the President of the company. (D)/ No error (E)
    A) A
    B) B
    C) C
    D) D
    E) E
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    Option B
    Correction:
    Use ‘awarded’ as the subject ‘A cash prize’ is passive hence verb should be passive too.
  5. The Renaissance was (A)/ a time to‘re-awakening’ (B)/ in both the arts (C)/ and the science. (D)/ No error. (E)
    A) A
    B) B
    C) C
    D) D
    E) E
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    Option B
    Correction:

    Use re- awaken in place of re- awakening

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13 Thoughts to “Mixed English Questions Set 85”

  1. aspirant

    7/10,thanku..sir dispose of ya dispose off hota h?

    1. Ambika

      Its dispose off
      Typo error there

  2. MAYANK BHARADWAJ100%

    tks

  3. Destiny : Ultimate

    Thanku AZ 🙂

  4. Sachin Shukla

    8/10 ty..

  5. Eng m AweSomE

    10/10

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    8/10 ?? thnq AZ

  7. pulkit

    10/10 :))) ty mam:)

  8. Rise And Shine

    9/10 🙂

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