|English and Pedagogy MCQ Questions with Answer|
Directions (Q. 1-9): Read the passage given below and answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
The nation is proud of its scientists and scholars, though, of course, many of them would reply that they doubt whether the nation cares for them at all. When asked why many of our best and brightest have gone abroad to make a living, they opine that this is because as a nation we have not cared for the talented and meritorious.
There is some truth in what they say. However, by and large, compared to the situation before independence, government assistance has provided a tremendous opportunity for higher education. If today’s Indian scientists, technologists and scholars in different fields are respected worldwide, it is because of the education system we have built up.
Our excellence is evident within the confines of the limited opportunities that are available for research and development in universities and national R&D laboratories. We believe and appeal that scientists, researchers and scholars should shed their pessimism. There are many reasons for it.
We know the problems they face, especially the younger ones, and also those who are not in positions of power in these institutions, the so-called middle levels and the lower levels. We appeal to these people to think big because they are the only ones who understand the forces of technological modernisation and the new energies that can be unleashed through technologies. They also have the capability to absorb the knowledge base that is growing at an explosive rate.
Q1. What is ironic about our pride in our scientists?
(a) They go abroad to make a living
(b) They are talented and meritorious.
(c) They are held in high esteem.
(d) The nation cares for them.
Q2. What happens to our best scientists?
(a) They get government grants.
(b) They don’t get respectable jobs here.
(c) They start teaching in colleges.
(d) They start doing research.
Q3. After independence, how has the situation changed in India?
(a) The government is sending scientists abroad.
(b) Our system of higher education has improved a lot.
(c) Foreign scholars are teaching in our universities.
(d) Scientists are given Padma awards.
Q4. Our scientists have proved to be excellent even if ______
(a) We have excellent research centres
(b) We offer them excellent opportunities
(c) We pay them well
(d) We offer them limited opportunities
Q5. The writer wants our scientists to
(a) Go abroad to make a living
(b) Be pessimistic in their approach
(c) Be optimistic in their attitude
(d) Become part of the scientific community
Q6. Which one of the following is true?
(a) Our scientists are respected all over the world.
(b) Our scientists are not talented.
(c) We have the best research facilities in India.
(d) We care for our scientists.
Q7. The writer makes an appeal to
(a) Neither the middle-level scientists nor the lower level scientists
(b) The lower-level scientists only
(c) Both the middle and lower-level scientists,
(d) The middle-level scientists only
Q8. The phrase ‘at an explosive rate’ means_
(a) At an abnormal speed
(b) With the help of an explosion
(c) At normal speed
(d) At a great speed
Q9. The word opposite in meaning to ‘unleashed’ is
Directions (Q. 10-15): Read the poem given below and answer the questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Is it human nature
to desire forbidden fruit,
to hunger for a blossom
SO obsessed with passion
that we forget the pain,
which inevitably arises
once we tease ourselves
with the thought of it
or taste a tiny part of it,
and it becomes the predator
eating at us like a carnivore
that saves the head for last
savouring the brain to feed its own
and we, still craving illicit nectar
enjoying the fact that it is devouring us?
Q10. Another word in the poem that suggests ‘forbidden’ is
Q11. “It becomes the predator” means
(a) Strong emotions influence one negatively
(b) Pursuit of happiness
(c) Being cautious against outside influences
(d) Being strong and positive against any threat
Q12. An example of personification in the poem is
(a) Saves the head
(b) Tease ourselves
(c) Illicit nectar
(d) Like a carnivore
Q13. “Eating at us like a carnivore” refers to
(a) Being attacked by a wild beast
(b) Being attacked by a human enemy
(c) Being eaten up by an unknown entity
(d) Exerting a strong influence
Q14. “We, still craving illicit nectar” can be explained by focusing on the word
Q15. A synonym for the word ‘savouring‘ is
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q16. The Indian Education Commission (IEC) was established in
Q17. Multiple-choice items consist of
(a) A set of questions
(b) Options to choose questions
(c) A sequence of grammatical errors
(d) A stem and a set of options
Q18. According to NCF 2005 [3.1.3], “At the initial stages of language learning languages for learning activities that create the may be one of the child’s awareness of the world.”
(a) Vernacular I Language
Q19. Smaller Mass size for slow learners facilitates greater personalised instruction in the new language because of
(a) Incidental learning, informal assessment and more interaction
(b) Disciplined approach, less interaction and formal assessment
(c) More interaction, flexible schedule and authentic assessment
(d) Language focused, formal assessment and flexible schedule
Q20. Which of the following statements is false in the context of grammar?
(a) Descriptive grammar emphasises rules.
(b) Prescriptive grammar IS useful for the study of classical languages.
(c) The inductive method is based on psychological principles.
(d) The traditional method of teaching grammar emphasises cramming
Q21. Which of the following is best suited for improving the speaking skills of learners?
(a) Recitation of poetry
(b) Reading prose and a drama aloud
(c) Oral language drill
(d) Debates and group discussions followed by role play
Q22. A good test on reading comprehension will have questions
(a) That test the textual knowledge thoroughly
(b) That encourage learners to write answers without errors
(c) That test inference, interpretation and evaluation besides comprehension
(d) That focus primarily on the structures and words used in the text
Q23. Integrating semantic function as a part of grammar instruction requires students to focus on
(a) Drills for the practice of grammatical structures
(b) Building fluency use rather than grammatical Correctness
(c) Accuracy of grammar use in syntax formation
(d) Communication of meaning and accuracy of language
Q24. Learning a language involves the processes of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These processes involve
(a) Linguistic aspect
(b) Psychological aspect
(c) Either (a) or (b)
(d) Both (a) and (b)
Q25. Which of the following is not included in the tripolar process of education?
Q26. A test to assess the potential of students for specific abilities and skills such as music, spatial ability or logical ability is called a/an
(a) Proficiency test
(b) Aptitude test
(c) Attitude test
(d) Achievement test
Q27. An early emphasis on linguistic accuracy along with prompt error correction in L2 class at Class V level results in students
(a) Mastering the language more quickly
(b) Failure to achieve requisite proficiency required in that level
(c) Learning only the minimum or less
(d) Not learning at all
Q28. Language evaluation must aim at
(a) Assessing the achievement of the learner in terms of grades
(b) Assessing the learner’s language proficiency
(c) Assessing the learner’s knowledge of the rules of language
(d) Assessing the learner’s ability to learn a new language
Q29. Which of these would be a valid ‘learning objective‘ for teaching a drama?
(a) The learner will be able to speak fluently with the correct stress, and intonation.
(b) The learner will be able to act effectively.
(c) The learner will be able to understand what drama is.
(d) The learner will have an opportunity to dress up in different costumes.
Q30. In the following responses from students, choose what is incorrect.
(d) Chain smoking