|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.
Archaeology is the scientific study of the human past. It is the means whereby we are able to extend our knowledge of human history beyond the limits of written records. In India, written history goes back many millennia; and throughout the world, inscriptions on stone and clay tablets are only a few millennia old. Such records encompass only a small fraction of the human story. Archaeology gives us access to the entire spectrum of human experience, spanning several million years in Africa. This enormous time-depth offers the potential to study long-term cultural processes and the opportunity to learn the lessons of countless cultures. Recovering this knowledge may prove vital to our own survival. Even if the lessons learned do not turn out to have such an immediate and practical value, filling in the blank pages of India’s and the world’s history is an intrinsically worthwhile endeavour. Moreover, historical archaeology can supplement or clarify the knowledge gleaned from more traditional histories. Finally, by increasing our understanding and appreciation of the achievements of ancient cultures, archaeology can provide a significant boost to heritage tourism.
Although I argue that archaeology could save the world or at least our civilizations precarious hold on it, I freely confess that I did not become an archaeologist to save the world, nor to make money. In fact, I chose to become an archaeologist because I was fascinated by the wonders of the past and the prospect of making new discoveries that would shed light on how we came to be what we are seemed to me to be a noble thing, to which I could dedicate my life’s work.
Q1. The primary purpose of the passage is to
(a) Present new excavations
(b) List archaeological sites
(c) Present the state of archaeology
(d) Present archaeology as a career option
Q2. According to information in the text, “spectrum of human experience” refers to
(a) Lost communities
(b) Evidence of human settlement
(c) Historical events
(d) Geographical feature
Q3. Pick out the correct statement based on your understanding
(a) Society should learn from its past.
(b) Archaeology has no value at all.
(c) All locations are found in remote areas.
(d) The job of an archaeologist is an uninteresting job for anyone.
Q4. According to the text, which of the following statements is true?
(a) offers insight to prevent the destruction of human heritage
(b) is a subject which is easy to study
(c) is very difficult to practise, professionally
(d) gives few clues about cultural development
Q5. Based on the information, it can be assumed that
(a) Only the rich can afford to travel to archaeological sites
(b) Archaeology contributes to a better understanding of the society
(c) Universities do not support the Archaeology Department
(d) Archaeology is a profitable business for archaeologists
Q6. It can be inferred that archaeology offers
(a) An alternative profession
(b) Greater career prospects
(c) No evidence about human evolution
(d) Deeper historical insights
Q7. In the essay, the writer
(a) Refutes historical evidence, as they often contradict finds
(b) Chose his profession to understand human behaviour
(c) Claims archaeology is a very accurate science
(d) Discourages potential archaeologists from going too far
Q8. The word/phrase “the blank pages of India’s and the world’s history” means
(a) Oral traditions
(b) Non-literary works
(c) Unrecorded facts
(d) Empty pages
Q9. Archaeology is “an intrinsically worthwhile endeavour.” Here intrinsically means
Directions (Q. 10-15): Read the poem given below and answer the questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
On A Tired Housewife
Here lies a poor woman who was always tired,
She lived in a house where help wasn’t hired:
Her last words on earth were: ‘Dear friends, I am going
To where there’s no cooking, or washing, or sewing,
For everything, there is exact to my wishes,
For where they don’t eat there’s no washing of dishes.
I’ll be where loud anthems will always be ringing.
But having no voice I’ll be quit of the singing.
Don’t mourn for me now, don’t mourn for me never.
I am going to do nothing forever and ever.’
Q10. The woman described in the poem
(a) was very busy doing chores
(b) Was no more
(c) Lived in her own house
(d) Worked in the house of a rich man
Q11. The woman was always tired because
(a) She was physically very weak
(b) She was suffering from a serious ailment
(c) She did all the household work without any help
(d) She had hardly anything to eat
Q12. The woman wanted to go to a place where
(a) People didn’t sing or dance
(b) People didn’t cook, wash or sew
(c) People would take good care of her
(d) People would sincerely mourn for her
Q13. The woman’s account in the poem shows
(a) How overworked a housewife is
(b) That there is no work in heaven
(c) How a woman can escape from work
(d) How we should help each other
Q14. “For everything, there is exact to my wishes,’ in this line, the word ‘exact’ can be interpreted to mean
Q15. The rhyme pattern in the poem is
(a) ab, ab, ab, ab, ab
(b) aa, ab, cd, cd, ee
(c) aa, bb, cc, dd, ee
(d) aa, ab, be, cd, de
Directions (Q. 16-30): Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q16. A short text is read aloud and then students visualize what the passage describes. Then, they tell the teacher about their visualization or draw a picture.
The activity assesses students’
(a) Speaking with clarity
(b) Listening comprehension
(c) Ability to draw well
(d) Accuracy in interpretation
Q17. Teaching grammar is useful to improve
Q18. While reading for comprehension, we understand that the following pairs are examples of homographs:
(a) Lead [metal] / lead (give direction)
(b) Led [gave direction] / lead [metal]
(c) Mail [post] / male [gender]
(d) Warm / tepid [being neither too hot nor too cold]
Q19. The full name of Bloom is
(a) Benjamin Samuel Bloom
(b) Benjamin Smith Bloom
(c) Bill Smith Bloom
(d) Bill Samuel Bloom
Q20. Fluency in English can be developed through
(a) Creating opportunities to use the target language for communication
(b) The teacher talking for most of the time
(c) The teacher being alert to spot students’ errors and correct them
(d) Allowing students who are not confident to have the freedom to be quiet
Q21. A schema refers to the
(a) Weekly lesson plans
(b) Rules of grammar use
(c) Knowledge that is organized and stored in the reader’s mind.
(d) Class timetable
Q22. An effective lesson for teaching a language begins with
(a) Listing the learning objectives of the lesson
(b) Presenting the content of the lesson
(c) Recapitulation and motivation through a fun activity
(d) Writing on the blackboard
Q23. The ______ favours the exposure of students to a structure in different contexts that could allow them to apply the rules by themselves.
(a) Direct method
(b) Inductive method
(c) Deductive method
(d) Communicative approach
Q24. Student-generated corrections are important in language learning because
(a) Students revise and edit the errors in their own writing or speech
(b) They indicate active engagement in the learning process
(c) More time can be given to grammar drills before production
(d) Teachers can conduct more remedial classes
Q25. Standardized assessment means assessment.
Q26. They said, “Evaluation is an assignment of symbols to a phenomenon in order to characterize the worth or value of a phenomenon usually with reference to some social, cultural or scientific standard.”
(b) B.S. Bloom
(c) Broadfield and Morelock
Q27. Read the following examples of dangling modifiers used in sentences by some students. Indicate how you will assess them. [Max. 1 mark]
Student 1: Having arrived late for practise, a written excuse was needed.
Student 2: Without knowing his name, it was difficult to introduce him.
Student 3: The experiment was a failure not having studied the lab manual carefully.
(a) Student 1: 1
Student 3: 0
(b) Student 1: 1
Student 2: 0
Student 3: 0
(c) Student 1: 0
Student 2: 1
Student 3: 0
(d) Student 1: 0
Student 2: 1
Student 3: 1
Q28. Teachers should not give corporal punishment to learners because
(a) It is risky
(b) It creates stress and fear in learners
(c) It is only an emotional release for teachers
(d) It makes parents very angry
Q29. Which of the following cannot be classified under the types of grammar?
(d) Transformational generative
Q30. Learners who develop an increased awareness of their own style of learning and teacher’s awareness of students’ individual styles enhance ____ learning.