|English and Pedagogy MCQ Questions with Answer|
Directions (Q. 1-9): Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.
Raja Ravi Verma was the Indian King and painter whose paintings brought a momentous turn in Indian art. His works on the great Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata brought the omnipresent deities to the surroundings of the earthy world. This showed an excellent fusion of Indian traditional art with European realism. These paintings influenced future generation artists and also influenced literature and films. His representation of mythological characters has become a part of the Indian imagination of the classics. His style is criticized for being too gaudy and sentimental.
Ravi Verma was born on April 29, 1848, in Kilimanoor Palace in Kerala. Ravi Verma was brought up in an environment of art and culture. At the age of seven, he started painting the figures of animals, acts and scenes from daily life on the wall with charcoal. As he grew up, he was exposed to the famous paintings of Italian painters. Here he was using indigenous paints made from leaves and flowers. He enhanced his creativity by listening to the music of veterans, watching Kathakali, a folk dance form, going through the manuscripts preserved in ancient families and listening to the artistic interpretation of the epics. Raja Ravi Verma is most remembered for his paintings of beautifully sari-clad women, who were depicted as graceful and shapely.
Q1. The themes of Ravi Verma’s famous paintings were
(b) Animals and habitats
(c) Natural scenery
(d) Female figures
Q2. He was especially able to access historical documents in the possession of
(a) National museums that curate them
(b) Certain individuals
(c) Families who inherited them
(d) His family members in Kilimanoor
Q3. As he matured in his craft, Ravi Verma’s skills were influenced by
(a) Italian artists
(b) Indian cinema
(c) Ancient manuscripts
(d) None of these
Q4. “His style is criticized for being too gaudy and sentimental’ means that his work was characterized by
(a) Pale colours and sad atmosphere
(b) Unrealistic images
(c) Lacking intellectual and emotional depth
(d) Strong colours and emotionally appealing
Q5. The extract artistic interpretation of the epics’ means he was interested in
(a) Popular writing of his time
(b) Unique rendering of old mythologies
(c) Standard interpretation of the Indian epics
(d) Unusual and rare myths found in legends
Q6. Find a word in the passage which is the opposite of ‘minimized’
Q7. The article is a/an
Q8. The focus is on the subject’s association with
(d) Dance (Kathakali)
Q9. A synonym for ‘omnipresent’ is
(c) Partly invisible
Directions (Q. 10-15): Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.
So he spoke, mildly Sohrab heard his voice
The mighty voice of Rustum and he saw
His giant figure planted on the sand
Sole, like some single tower, which a chief
Hath builded on the waste in former years
Against the robbers; and he saw that Head,
Streak’d with its first grey hairs, hope filled his soul,
And he ran forward and embraced his knees,
And clasp’d his hand within his own, ….
Q10. The figure of speech used in lines 3 and 4 is
Q11. Name the literary device used in ‘…. he saw that head Streak’d with its first grey hairs’.
Q12. The encounter between Rustum and Sohrab took place
(a) In a desert
(b) In a valley
(c) In a forest
(d) On the seashore
Q13. The description of Rustum’s physical appearance shows that he was
(a) A teenager
Q14. The way Sohrab reacted when he saw Rustum shows that
(a) He was utterly confused
(b) He was overcome with grief
(c) He was enraged when he saw Rustum
(d) He felt great love and admiration for him
Q15. The poet describes Rustum’s voice as
Directions (Q. 16-30): Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q16. Problems of spelling errors of students can be easily solved through
(d) Teaching aids
Q17. A subject-centred approach is where learning experiences are organised around
(a) Students’ interests
(b) Teacher’s subject competency
(c) Course content
(d) Educational technology
Q18. The second language course is organized on the elements of human society and the natural world, without relying on printed text. This is called the method.
(d) Language immersion
Q19. According to NCF 2005, ‘across the curriculum approach’ for teaching English means
(a) Using English as a medium of instruction for all subjects
(b) Breaking down barriers between English and other subjects
(c) Having a separate curriculum for English that goes beyond other subjects
(d) Treating English as one of the subjects in the curriculum
Q20. Comprehensive evaluation in teaching is a concept that focuses on
(a) The cognitive capacities of the learner
(b) The non-cognitive abilities of the learner
(c) The psychomotor abilities of the learner
(d) The entire range of the learner’s experiences in the context of the school environment.
Q21. Which of the following will be most effective to remove conventional beliefs about gender roles?
(a) Showing a picture in which the mother is seen cooking and the father is seen reading a newspaper
(b) Teaching all the learners to sweep, wash and sew in the craft class without any gender discrimination
(c) Encouraging girls to develop an interest in household chores from a young age
(d) Telling the girls that talking freely is not a trait of good girls
Q22. _______ grammar has replaced grammar.
(a) Structural, formal
(b) Formal, functional
(c) Functional, formal
(d) Functional, structural
Q23. Pre-reading tasks are meant for
(a) Giving the meanings of difficult words and phrases
(b) Introducing the main idea and motivating learners
(c) Explaining the grammatical items used in the reading text
(d) Evaluating the reading skill of learners
Q24. ‘Choose something that uses a few different materials for an end result. With the kids listening, begin to read the instructions to the kids while you have them write down your instructions. The real test will be when the kids begin the craft’. The output of the students in the English class will enable the assessment of their ability to
(a) Understand the language
(b) Draw as instructed
(c) Follow instructions while listening
(d) Concentrate on the teacher’s manner of speaking
Q25. The progress of teaching-learning of reading skills of a language over a certain period of time may be evaluated
(a) By asking students to read aloud a set text
(b) Assessing students’ interpretation of the text
(c) Setting a reading task with a variety of test items
(d) Through students’ appreciation of stylistic device
Q26. The evaluation process in learning is
(b) Qualitative and quantitative
Q27. Choose the appropriate intonation. He has passed with distinction in English, however.
Q28. The following is a conditional sentence
(a) I have to go to work.
(b) If the sea is stormy, the waves are high.
(c) Shut the door.
(d) It’s a sunny day, isn’t it?
Q29. Picture comprehension is effective to promote
(a) Speaking skill
(b) Listening skill
(c) Literary skill
(d) Artistic skill
Q30. Learners acquire a language by
(a) Analysing the structure of the language
(b) Studying the literature of that language
(c) Learning about the culture of the speakers of that language
(d) Using the language in a natural interactive environment