English Language

QUIZ-1

(Class 1-5)
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English Language (Language 2)

Directions: (Q. Nos. 1-7) Read Passage and answer the following Questions) - A Remarkable feature of Edison’s inventions was their basic simplicity. There were innumerable scientists processing deep knowledge of electricity, chemistry, etc., but it was this unschooled genius who succeeded where they failed. What were his unique qualities ? Firstly he had an uncanny ability to judge the practical use of any scientific fact. Secondly he was blessed with patience and perseverance. He would try out countless ideas till he found the right one. Third was his business acumen, which enabled him to earn the large sums of money necessary to conduct experimental work. Edison’s enthusiasm for work and optimistic attitude and ensured a long and productive life. Only after crossing the age of 75 did he start slowing down. During his final illness, his curiosity about his condition, medicines and treatment made the doctors think that possibly he was taking this too as one of his scientific investigations! Fe passed away on 18 October, 1931 at the ripe old age of 84. During his lifetime itself edition became one of the most famous men in the world. Honours were showered on him. Among them was the Congressional Gold medal in 1928 for his contributions to human welfare. In 1960 he was posthumously elected to the Hall Of Fame for great Americans at New York University. But the tribute that was most eloquent was quite unintended. The authorities contemplated switching off the power supply in New York, the scene of his triumph in 1882, for two minutes as a mark of respect on his death. But 1931 was not 1882. Since normal life would have come to a standstill by the two minutes power cutoff, the idea was given up. There could be no greater tribute to the man than this negative tribute! 1. The most remarkable feature of Edison’s inventions was their
  1. low cost
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  2. aesthetic aspect
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  3. fundamental simplicity
    Correct!
  4. multiple usefulness
    Incorrect.

2. According to the author, Edison became prosperous because he
  1. had great business sense
    Correct!
  2. had luck on his side
    Incorrect.
  3. worked very hard
    Incorrect.
  4. made the best use of his time
    Incorrect.

3. To conduct experimental work, Edison needed
  1. calm and quiet atmosphere
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  2. sophisticated gadgets
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  3. support of generous patrons
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  4. huge amounts of money
    Correct!

4. Edison’s long and productive life can be attributed to
  1. his positive attitude
    Correct!
  2. his immensely good health
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  3. a large circle of friends
    Incorrect.
  4. his involvement in charitable work
    Incorrect.

5. The word ‘uncanny’ as used in the passage means
  1. astonishing
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  2. weird
    Correct!
  3. great
    Incorrect.
  4. terrific
    Incorrect.

6. The opposite of ‘famous’ is
  1. negligible
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  2. unnoticeable
    Incorrect.
  3. unpopular
    Incorrect.
  4. unknown
    Correct!

7. Which part of speech is the underlined word? ”............ any scientific fact.”
  1. adverb
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  2. preposition
    Incorrect.
  3. noun
    Incorrect.
  4. adjective
    Correct!

8. Language is not-
  1. instinctive
    Correct!
  2. social
    Incorrect.
  3. arbitrary
    Incorrect.
  4. symbolic
    Incorrect.

9. Travelogue is a genre of –
  1. Criticism
    Incorrect.
  2. Bibliography
    Incorrect.
  3. literature
    Correct!
  4. poetry
    Incorrect.

10. A teacher of class 5 is practicing ‘interactive listening’ in the class. She should focus on
  1. listening and observing speakers attitude
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  2. listening to word stress and intonation
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  3. listening to the pronunciation
    Incorrect.
  4. listening and responding
    Correct!

11. A word with same spelling and same pronunciation as another, but with a different meaning is a/an -
  1. homonym
    Correct!
  2. homophone
    Incorrect.
  3. antonym
    Incorrect.
  4. synonym
    Incorrect.

12. The major objective of teaching English at primary level is
  1. using English in different situations of life
    Correct!
  2. speaking English in British accent
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  3. scoring good marks in the exams
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  4. knowing the grammar of English
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13. In learning a language students talking time should be increased because
  1. they use the target language for various purposes
    Correct!
  2. teachers feel relaxed while students are talking
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  3. they enjoy spending time talking with their friends
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  4. they can learn the correct pronunciation from each other
    Incorrect.

14. When a child Learns a language naturally, without much practice, it is called
  1. language generalisation
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  2. language adaption
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  3. language learning
    Incorrect.
  4. language acquisition
    Correct!

15. While teaching English, a teacher is not able to draw attention of some students sitting at the back. She should
  1. engage them by asking questions and evaluating her teaching method
    Correct!
  2. stop explaining the concept and start dictating the notes to the students
    Incorrect.
  3. scold them for not paying attention
    Incorrect.
  4. ignore them and carry on
    Incorrect.

16. A Diagnostic test in English will help the language teacher to identify
  1. intelligent learners in her class
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  2. slow learner in her class
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  3. learning difficulties the learner faces in English
    Correct!
  4. the topic which the learner has not learnt by heart
    Incorrect.

17. Reading English as a second language means
  1. reading aloud
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  2. reading for grammar
    Incorrect.
  3. meaning making
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  4. decoding letters and words
    Correct!

18. Poetry teaching is generally meant for
  1. learning grammar
    Incorrect.
  2. learning punctuation
    Incorrect.
  3. enjoyment and appreciation
    Correct!
  4. language learning
    Incorrect.

19. Activating learners’ scheme means
  1. making a link between the topic and the learners’ background knowledge and experience
    Correct!
  2. making a link between the textbook and its structural patterns and grammatical item
    Incorrect.
  3. dealing with learners having learning difficulties
    Incorrect.
  4. showing a picture and asking learners to write a story
    Incorrect.

20. While listening to a speech in English, sometimes we listen to basic unit of sound, a syllable and a word ,then a sentence and then a paragraph to decode the meaning of the complete speech. This mental process can be described as
  1. bottom up approach
    Incorrect.
  2. middle path approach
    Correct!
  3. interactive model
    Incorrect.
  4. top down approach
    Incorrect.

21. Sushila discussed a short story in the classroom and asked her students to write an article for a newspaper on the theme of story. What is writing known as
  1. long answer
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  2. short essay
    Incorrect.
  3. writing for a newspaper
    Incorrect.
  4. extrapolative writing
    Correct!

22. Interactive listening means listening
  1. carefully for word stress and intonation
    Incorrect.
  2. to judge the speaker’s mood and tone
    Correct!
  3. carefully to what is said and responding
    Incorrect.
  4. furiously to what is said
    Incorrect.

23. Mind-mapping helps the student to
  1. use literary devices more effectively in their writing
    Incorrect.
  2. brainstorm, explore any idea and expand it
    Correct!
  3. learn passively each of the linguistic items
    Incorrect.
  4. memories the grammar rules
    Incorrect.

24. A good teaching learning material (TLM) can best
  1. be a source of entertainment
    Incorrect.
  2. help the teacher to transact material without any modification
    Incorrect.
  3. help the learners acquire language
    Incorrect.
  4. facilitate the teaching-learning process
    Correct!

Directions: (Q. Nos. 25-30) Read Passage and answer the following Questions) - The scene presented by a a community of bee is the more astonishing, the more we become acquainted with the its details. Each hive is a commonwealth, of which the queen is nominally the head, receiving the the greatest honour and Care from her industrious subjects. With a greater wisdom that can be claimed by men, these creatures Allow no disputes about the succession to The Throne to induce them to injure each other, but they required the parties themselves individually to settle the quarrel between each other, without prolonged interference with the duties of hive. Indeed, they may be said with truth to have adopted the advice. “Let those who make the quarrels, be the only ones to fight.” Only one Queen is permitted to hold office in the community at a time but while her claims are Undisputed, she is treated with singular respect and affection. Indeed, her, presence and the prospect of a future generation appears the chief motives of the insects to exert themselves. 25. The writer’s observation that the best “settle the quarrel between each other without prolonged interference with the duties of the hive” suggests that he/she is
  1. pointing a bee character
    Incorrect.
  2. observing the traits of worker bees
    Incorrect.
  3. appreciating the Queen Bee
    Incorrect.
  4. condemning the behaviour of ill-tempered human beings
    Correct!

26. ‘The prospect of future generation’ suggests that the writer is ................ in his/her outlook.
  1. ambivalent
    Incorrect.
  2. nationalistic
    Correct!
  3. sympathetic
    Incorrect.
  4. appreciative
    Incorrect.

27. ‘The parties’ in this context means
  1. participants
    Correct!
  2. political organisation
    Incorrect.
  3. individuals
    Incorrect.
  4. bees
    Incorrect.

28. The Queen Bee has a position which gives her .............. from her subordinates.
  1. disregard but affection
    Incorrect.
  2. aggressive defensiveness
    Incorrect.
  3. exceptional, reverence and devotion
    Correct!
  4. caring support and indulgence
    Incorrect.

29. ‘To exert themselves’ means the bees are
  1. having influence
    Incorrect.
  2. quite aggressive
    Incorrect.
  3. busy toiling
    Correct!
  4. very exhausted
    Incorrect.

30. ‘each Hive is a Commonwealth’ means the Hive is
  1. Over-crowded
    Incorrect.
  2. has a Queen
    Incorrect.
  3. self-governing
    Correct!
  4. without a leader
    Incorrect.

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