|English and Pedagogy MCQ Questions with Answer|
Directions (Q. 1-9): Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.
1. If you are living in a house with a child on the cusp of becoming a teenager, congratulations. I’m not being sarcastic; you are about to embark on an amazing voyage. It may be a bumpy ride, but on the journey, your child will grow, change and blossom into the adult she will one day become. If you are living with an older teenager, I won’t try to sugar-coat it: you will meet challenges. With the raging hormones; the pressures of exams; the angst of relationships with friends and eventually lovers modern teenagers are under so much pressure, it’s no wonder they get moody!
2. Living with teens can be difficult because your child is in the process of great change. Gone is the baby who adored you without question; only shadows remain of the child who hung on your every word of wisdom. Your teenager is becoming a young adult, trying to find his way in the world. He is now programmed to reject your values and kick against your authority. Some days, when arguments are raging, music is blaring, dishes pile up in the sink and your daughter misses her curfew again, you may feel that you just can’t bear it any longer.
3. But if you take a step backwards, breathing deeply for a moment, you will be able to see that most of the problems and irritations we have parenting teens are small ones. It’s only because we are so close to them that they look so big. It’s all about perspective. Your baby is metamorphosing into the adult he or she will be, and it’s hard to watch. You want to save them from making your mistakes and make their lives easier. News flash: you can’t. What you can and must- do is always be there to listen. There will be times when you are the last person she wants to talk to, but you must make sure the opportunity is always there. Be available.
Source: Raising Teenagers Lynn Huggins-Cooper (adapted)
Q1. According to the author, living with a teenager is like an ‘amazing voyage‘ because
(a) During this voyage the parent will see the teenager blossoming into an adult
(b) The voyage will be very bumpy and dangerous
(c) Both the teenager and the parent will get to see many amazing sights
(d) The voyage will take them to different wonderful places on the earth
Q2. ‘I won’t try to sugar-coat it’ – By this what the author wants to convey is that
(a) She does not want to hide the fact that parenting a teenager is full of challenges
(b) Parenting is very challenging and parents must be prepared for it in a gentle manner
(c) Parenting teenagers is like taking an unpleasant cure for an ailment
(d) She does not want to flatter the parents into believing that they are capable of managing teenagers
Q3. Modern teenagers easily become annoyed or unhappy for no reason because of
(a) The hormonal imbalance that is characteristic of this period of development
(b) The failed relationships with friends and lovers
(c) Failing in examinations
(d) The enormous stress they experience at this age
Q4. ‘Only shadows remain of the child______’ the word “shadows‘ here refers to
(a) Faint traces of the adoring child
(b) Old memories of the teenager
(c) Old memories of the parents
(d) The darker aspect of the growing teenager
Q5. “Kick against your authority is a manifestation of a teenager’s
(a) Innate tendency to become physically violent
(b) Natural rebellious tendency
(c) Excessive sentimentality
(d) Need for identification with family values
Q6. “He is now programmed to reject your values’ implies that the teenager
(a) Behaves in such a way because of biological factors.
(b) Derives much pleasure in going against the family.
(c) Is capable of programming his behaviour carefully.
(d) Rejects parents’ values out of sheer spite.
Q7. The author says that parents cannot prevent their teenage children from making mistakes. What is her advice to the parents?
(a) Be available for consultations and listen to the teenagers.
(b) Don’t try to save the teenagers or make their lives easier.
(c) Be the last person to approach the teenagers with advice.
(d) Do not watch the children growing up at this stage because it can be painful.
Q9. Living with teens can be difficult because your child is in the process of great change. The underlined part of this sentence is a/an
(a) Adverb clause
(b) Adjective clause
(c) Prepositional phrase
(d) Noun clause
Directions (Q. 10-15): Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.
Between the Miles
Because existence can become severe
in one day,
Just sense me and I’ll be there.
In the mind’s eye,
I’m not so far away.
If you hold out your hand,
in the whispers,
I’ll become the zephyr
and besiege you.
If your eye’s upon the stars,
in the crystalline darkness,
I’ll become the moon
And the light shall guide you.
If you rest upon the ground,
in the warmth,
I’ll become the grass
And embrace you.
If you turn outside,
in the wetness,
I’ll become the rain
And upon your forehead, kiss you.
If you free the air,
in the light of day,
I’ll become the sun
And smile for you.
Between the miles-
you need me
you need a friend
Let me be the friend, I want to be.
Q10. The ‘zephyr‘ is a
(a) Fine quality of cloth
(b) Scent or odour
(c) Strong stream of air
(d) Gentle, mild breeze
Q11. An example of a metaphor is
(a) ‘I’ll become the grass’
(b) ‘Between the miles’
(c) ‘I want to be
(d) ‘If you rest upon the ground’
Q12. A synonym of the word ‘besiege’ is
Q13. The theme of the poem is about
Q14. The ‘crystalline darkness‘ suggests that surroundings are
(a) Black and sombre
(b) In the moonlight
(c) Lit up by the stars only
(d) pitch dark and quiet
Q15. In the poem, the poet suggests that friendship is unaffected by
(a) Individual independence
(b) Changing feelings
(c) Time and distance
(d) Differences in attitude
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q16. A self-contained unit of a discourse in writing dealing with a particular point or idea is
(a) An essay
(b) A poem
(c) A paragraph
(d) A statement
Q17. Find the odd one out.
(a) Formal grammar
(b) Descriptive grammar
(c) Prescriptive grammar
(d) Theoretical grammar
Q18. For enabling her students to gain mastery over English, the teacher should
(a) Regularly expose the learners to a variety of language inputs
(b) Constantly check the learners for all the errors they make
(c) Emphasize learning of grammar
(d) Stop use of their vernacular
Q19. In learning a new language, multilingualism is
(a) An asset
(b) An interference
(c) A burden
(d) A methodology
Q20. “Scanning is a reading activity which helps learners to _________ from/of the text.”
(a) Draw out information
(b) Enrich their vocabulary
(c) Develop competence in linguist items
(d) Know the meanings of words
Q21. According to the new pattern of education, evaluation is a/an ___ process.
Q22. Criteria of assessment are a/an
(a) Evaluation guideline
(b) Question-wise distribution of marks
(c) General impression of student’s ability
(d) Scoring key
Q23. _______ facilitate communication between schools as well as between students/teachers and programmes or between students/teachers and data.
(a) Reference books
(c) Voice recorders
Q24. The iconic model of learning is based on a system of using
(b) Images and diagrams
(c) Different types of graphs
(d) A variety of activities
Q25. In the Enquiry Based Language class,
(a) Language learning aptitude refers to the prediction of how well, relative to other individuals, an individual can learn a foreign language in a given amount of time and under given conditions.
(b) Focus is on the use of authentic language, and students doing meaningful tasks using the target language.
(c) Learning is driven by challenging, open-ended problems. Students work in small collaborative groups and teachers take on the role of facilitators of learning
(d) Uses of classroom projects are used with the intention to bring about deep learning, where students use technology to engage with issues and questions that are relevant to their lives.
Q26. When students work in pairs or groups, they just end up chatting in their own language. This can be overcome/monitored by
(a) Giving an easy task so that they may chat less
(b) Writing notes on the board so that they will not use L1
(c) Increasing the difficulty level of the task
(d) Providing clear instruction and objectives before the beginning of the task
Q27. The skill of introducing the lesson
(a) Depends on the ability of the teacher
(b) Can be used only if the students are receptive
(c) Makes the teaching-learning environment congenial by creating curiosity and motivating the students
(d) Makes the lesson interesting
Q28. Constructivism is a theory where students
(a) Study a variety of dissimilar samples and draw a well-founded conclusion
(b) Form their own understanding and knowledge of the world, through experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences
(c) Are facilitated by the teacher and use a variety of media to research and create their own theories
(d) Construct their own learning aids thereby gaining hands-on experience
Q29. Enquiry-based learning
(a) Does not place students in thought-provoking situations
(b) Encourages quiet learners
(c) Does not nurture creative thinking in students
(d) Allows learners to raise questions
Q30. According to Bloom’s Taxonomy, keywords like define, name, state, write, select, etc., come under the _____ domain.