|English and Pedagogy MCQ Questions with Answer|
Directions (Q. 1-9): Read the passage given below and answer the questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
It is your duty to train and develop your mind and acquire knowledge, as much knowledge as you possibly can obtain. Knowledge is like a deep well, fed by perennial springs, and your mind is the little bucket that you drop into it: you will get as much as you can assimilate. The brain, which is the physical organ of the mind, is one of the two precious products of the aeons of evolution; the other is the imponderable ‘social instinct’. This wonderful brain, whose every convolution represents millions of years of Time, really distinguishes you from the animals. Many animals have very powerful sense organs; the eagle, the ant and the dog have a keener sense of sight than man. But no animal has a more evolved brain and higher Intelligence. If you do not develop and use this brain to the utmost of your power, you are more akin to the beasts than to Homo-sapiens.
Knowledge and mental self-culture will confer untold blessings upon you. You will not be the victim of superstition and demagogy in religion and politics. You will know your duty and do it. To be wise and independent in your religion and your politics, not to be doped and duped by the selfish priests and the scheming politicians of capitalism and so-called socialism: is this not a noble aim worth striving for? Most men and women today are not free and wise: they are like kites flown by the priests and politicians who hold the string. They are fleeced and fooled on account of their ignorance. Half the ills of man are due to ignorance.
Q1. What, according to the passage, is the duty of human beings?
(a) To study correctly
(b) To acquire knowledge and develop the mind
(c) To make ourselves cultured
(d) To digest knowledge
Q2. The mind has been compared to
(a) A bucket
(b) A deep well
(c) A deep sea
(d) A perennial spring
Q3. For human beings, their brain is one of the two products of evolution. The other is their
(a) Keener sense of sight
(b) Instinct for living in a society
(c) Physical strength
(d) Self-culture and knowledge
Q4. What is a man like if he does not develop and use his brain?
(a) He is akin to motionless statues.
(b) He is like an angel.
(c) He is akin to beasts.
(d) He is greater than gods.
Q5. What will knowledge and mental self-culture confer upon man?
(a) Richness of knowledge
(b) Money and material things
(c) Many blessings
(d) Untold miseries
Q6. If one acquires knowledge and develops mental self-culture, one will not be the victim of
(b) Lust and carnal appetites
(d) Superstition and demagogy
Q7. The author implies that most men and women
(a) are arrogant in their behaviour
(b) Lack of social instinct
(c) Do not possess the capacity for free judgement
(d) are manipulated by priests and politicians
Q8. Pick out a word from the first paragraph that means the same as ‘inexhaustible’.
Q9. The word ‘untold’ as used in the second paragraph is
(a) A verb
(b) A noun
(c) An adjective
(d) An adverb
Directions (Q. 10-15): Read the poem given below and answer the questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Sprinkle, squish between my toes,
The smell of ocean to my nose.
I can feel each grain of sand,
It falls from air into my hand.
The shells I find along the shore,
Picked up by birds that fly and soar.
They sparkle like the ocean’s waves,
And carry sand from all the lakes.
That’s where my feet leave prints to be.
I walk all the way to the end of the land,
The land that holds this beautiful sand.
Q10. The poem’s central theme is
(a) A factual description of nature
(b) Sharing experiences with nature
(c) A recollection of a visit
(d) An introspection by the writer
Q11. Here, “to the end of the land” refers to the
Q12. Here, “That’s where my feet leave prints to be” means that the writer
(a) Knows that everything is temporary
(b) Relives past visits
(c) Expects to forget the experience
(d) Hopes to remember his visit
Q13. The phrase in the poem that conveys the same meaning as “along the tip of the sea” is
(a) “Each grain of sand”
(b) “End of the land”
(c) “Air into my hand”
(d) “Like the ocean’s waves”
Q14. The poetic device used in the line “They sparkle like the ocean’s waves” is a/an
Q15. A word that can replace ‘squish’ is
Directions (Q. 16-20): Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q16. The seating arrangement should be flexible in a language classroom because
(a) It reduces the responsibility of the teacher
(b) It helps the teacher in maintaining discipline
(c) It helps learners change their places frequently
(d) It facilitates pair work and group work
Q17. A reading activity where students focus on phonemic sounds, pronunciation and intonation can be used to assess
(a) Reading accuracy
(d) Literary appreciation
Q18. What is taught is not what is learnt because
(a) A teacher or learner can never fully master any discipline
(b) Students pay attention during an informal discussion
(c) A teacher’s socio-economic level may differ widely from students’
(d) Students possess different abilities, personalities and come from a variety of backgrounds
Q19. How many cognitive domains are there in Bloom’s Taxonomy?
Q20. The curriculum and the teacher’s execution of it should help
(a) The learners become thorough with the curriculum
(b) Enhance the learners’ self-esteem
(c) The learners get good grades
(d) The learners become good communicators
Q21. Language acquisition
(a) Requires the memorization and use of necessary vocabulary
(b) Involves a systematic approach to the analysis and comprehension of grammar as well as to the memorization of vocabulary
(c) Refers to the process of learning a native or second language because of the innate capacity of the human brain
(d) is a technique intended to simulate the environment in which children learn their native language
Q22. According to NCF 2005, one of the goals for a second-language curriculum is the attainment of such as is acquired in natural language learning.
(a) An average competency
(b) A reasonably high proficiency
(c) A basic proficiency
(d) Acceptable competence
Q23. E-learning refers to
(a) Acquisition of the mother tongue
(b) Learning the English language as the first language.
(c) Use of electronic media and information and communication technologies
(d) A language course for foreign language
Q24. Formative Assessment of a student’s writing skills could be based on
(a) Group dancing
(b) model-making individually
(c) Scripting a skit in pairs
(d) A formal written test
Q25. Match the table.
|Educationist||Views on Grammar|
|1. Dr Sweet||a. It presents the facts of languages.|
|2. I. A. Gordon||b. The ability to learn grammar is hardwired into the human brain.|
|3. Thompson and Wyatt||c. Language is a vehicle and grammar is the machine.|
|4. Noam Chomsky||d. It is a practical analysis of a language.|
Code: 1 2 3 4
(a) a b d c
(b) c d b a
(c) b a c d
(d) d c a b
Q26. For process writing, which one of the following points should be followed?
(a) Use of personal pronouns
(b) Organisation of points
(c) Word limit
(d) Logical sequence
Q27. ‘Have students choose three numbers (from 1 to 10). Each number corresponds to an item on the list below. The first number is the character their stories are to focus on, the second number is the setting for their stories, and so forth.’ This can be used as an assignment for reading
(a) And speaking
(b) And listening
(c) Speaking and writing
(d) And writing
Q28. There are four different kinds of reading
(a) Pleasure, information, details, skimming
(b) Searching, discovering, scanning, extensive
(c) Skimming, scanning, extensive and intensive
(d) Skimming, scanning, discovering, searching
Q29. Effective learning takes place when students are
(d) Good at preparing for examinations
Q30. According to Harrow’s classification, there are levels in the psychomotor domain.