UPTET 2015 – Paper – I (English Language) Answer Key

Q76. A diagnostic test in English will help the language teacher to identify
(1) slow learners in her class
(2) intelligent learners in her class
(3) learning difficulties the learner faces in English
(4) the topic which the learners has not learnt by heart

Q77. While teaching English, a teacher is not able to draw attention of some students sitting at the back. She should
(1) stop explaining the concept and start dictating the notes to students
(2) engage them by asking questions and evaluating her teaching method
(3) scold them for not paying attention
(4) ignore them and carry on

Q78. When a child learns a language naturally, without much practice, it is called
(1) language adaption
(2) language generalization
(3) language learning
(4) language acquisition

Q79. The communicative approach to teach English focuses on
(1) correct pronunciation of words
(2) the structural accuracy of the sentences
(3) linguistic competence plus ability to use the language appropriately
(4) the practice of selected and graded structure patterns

Q80. Which of the following is most important in developing skill at primary level?
(1) Ability to comprehend the text already read
(2) Ability to read phrases correctly
(3) Only knowing the correct order of alphabet
(4) Ability to read words correctly

Q81. While reading, a learner needs to
(1) translate the written symbols into corresponding sounds to grasp their meaning
(2) guess the contextual meaning of new words to understand the text
(3) perceive and decode letters in order to read words
(4) understand every word to grasp the meaning of the next

Q82. Diphthongs are
(1) double consonant sounds
(2) consonant sounds
(3) vowel sounds
(4) double vowel sounds

Directions Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the correct/ most appropriate options.
Passage Raja Ram Mohan Roy is considered the pioneer of modern Indian Renaissance for there markable reforms he brought about in the 18 century India. Among his efforts, the aboliti on of the Sati pratha -a practice in which the widow was compelled to sacrifice herself on the funeral pyre of her husband-was prominent. His efforts were also instrumental in eradicating the Purdah system and child marriage. In 1828, Ram Mohan Roy formed the Brahmo Samaj, a group of people, who had to faith in idol worship and were against the caste restrictions.
Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s father was a wealthy Brahmin and strictly perfomed the duties set by the religion. Ram Mohan himself was also devoted to Lord Vishnu and in his 14th year, he wanted to be come a monk but his mother, Tarini Devi objected to his desire.
Ram Mohan viewed education as a medium to implement the social reforms. So, in 1815, Ram M0han came to Calcutta and the very next year, stated an English College by putting in his own savings. He was well aware that the students should learn the English language and scientific subjects and that’s why he criticised the government’s policy of opening only Sanskrit schools. According to him, Indians would lag behind if they do not get to study modern subjects like Mathematics, Geography and Latin. The government accepted this idea of Ram Mohan and also implemented it but not before his death.
Ram Mohan was also the first to give importance to the development of mother tongue. His Gaudiya Byakaran in Bengali is the best of his prose works. Rabindranath Tagore and Banki me chandra also followed in the footsteps of Ram Mohan Roy Ram Mohan Roy was a staunch supporter of free speech and expression and fought for the rights of Vernacular Press. He also brought out a newspaper in Persian called Miratul-Akhbar (the Mirror of News) and a Bengali weekly called Sambad Kaumudi (the Moon of Intelligence). In those days items of news and articles had to be approved by the government before being published. Ram Mohan protested against this control by arguing that newspapers should be free and that the truth should not be suppressed simply because the government did not like it.
Q83. Raja Ram Mohan Roy is known for his
(1) literary reforms
(2) economic reforms
(3) political reforms
(4) social reforms

Q84. When he was a teenager, Raja Ram Mohan Roy expressed his desire to become a
(1) monk
(2) journalist
(3) teacher
(4) businessman

Q85. Raja Ram Mohan Roy believed that Indians would lag behind if they
(1) did not learn traditional skills
(2) forgot their cultural roots
(3) gave up study of Sanskrit
(4) did not study modern subjects

Q86. Raia Ram Mohan Roy strongly supported
(1) physical education
(2) rituals and observances
(3) freedom of speech and expression
(4) moral education

Q87. The word ‘eliminating’ most nearly means
(1) eradicating
(2) banishing
(3) banning
(4) dismissing

Q88. The word which is opposite in meaning to ‘encouraged is
(1) misled
(2) crushed
(3) disheartened
(4) suppressed

Q89. Which “part of speech’ is the underlined word in the sentence given below? “He was a staunch supporter of free speech and expression.”
(1) Conjunction
(2) Adjective
(3) Noun
(4) Adverb

Q90. “Raja Ram Mohan Roy viewed education……” The voice’ in the above sentence has been correctly changed in
(1) education is viewed….
(2) education was viewed
(3) education has been viewed
(4) education had been viewed

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