West Bengal Teachers Eligibility Test - 2012

English                                Full Marks—30

Section-A

Read the following passage and answer the following questions:

Science affects the average man and woman in two ways. He or she benefits by its applications, driving in a motor car or omnibus instead of a horse-drawn cart; being treated for disease by a doctor or a surgeon rather than by a witch; and being killed with an automatic pistol or a shell in place of a dagger or a battle-axe. It also affects his or her opinion. Almost everyone believes that the earth is round, and the heavens nearly empty, instead of solid. We are beginning to believe in our animal ancestry and the possibility of vast improvements in human nature by biological methods.

1.  Science teaches that

(a) man has a divine origin

(b) man has come through evolution

(c) man has come from the witches

(d) man is born of nature

 

2.  Science affects human beings in

(a) its application only

(b) building up opinions

(c) both in its application and also in fram opinions

(d) none of these

 

3.  The word ‘ancestry’ means

(a) dynasty        (b) family        (c) line of forefathers        (d) aristocracy

 

4.  The verb form of ‘improvement’ is

(a) prove        (b) approve        (c) improve        (d) disprove

 

5.  The adverb form of ‘automatic’ is

(a) automatically       (b) automaticly       (c) automical       (d) automotion

 

6.  The author of the passage

(a) disapproves scientific achievements

(b) appreciates scientific achievements

(c) is indifferent to scientific achievements

(d) is pained by scientific achievements

 

7.  Modern man enjoys

(a) both the benefits and ill effects of science

(b) the benefits of science

(c) the adverse applications of science

(d) the invention of science

 

Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow :

                              The Joyous Malingerer

Who is the happy husband ? Why, indeed,

‘T’ is he who’s useless in the time of need ;

Who, asked to unclasp a bracelet or a neckless,

Contrives to be utterly futile, fumbling, feckless,

Or when a zipper nips his loved one’s back

Cannot restore the zipper to its track.

Another time not wishing to be flayed,

She will not use him as a Lady’s maid.

Stove-wise he’s the perpetual backward learner

Who can’t turn on or off the proper burner.

If faced with washing up he never grips,

But simply drops more dishes than he wipes.

She finds his absence preferable to his aid,

And thus al mealtime chores does he evade.

He can, attempting to replace a fuse,

Black out the coast from Boston to Newport News,

Or, hanging pictures, be the rookie wizard

Who fills the parlour with a plaster blizzard.

He’ll not again be called to competition

With decorator or with electrician.

At last it dawns upon his patient spouse

He’s better at his desk than round the house.

 

8. ” ………. be the rookie wizard / who fills the parlour with a plaster blizzard.” -the line means

(a) The husband is a magician

(b) There is a blizzard outside

(c) The parlour is full of plaster

(d) The parlour is being plastered

 

9.  The word ‘malinger’ means

(a) lazy 

(b) clumsy

(c) a person who does not like to help

(d) a person who shams illness in order to avoid responsibility

 

10. The word ‘Chores’ means

(a) chorus         (b) chord        (c) routine household works        (d) hard work

 

11.  The husband is a backward learner in

(a) turning on the burner         (b) turning off the burner       (c) both (a) and (b)         (d) none of these

 

12.  The general tone of the poem can be described as

(a) satirical and harsh

(b) comical and humourous

(c) whimsical and humourous

(d) sad and tragic

 

13.  The husband is good at

(a) mending fuses        (b) hanging pictures        (c) washing dishes        (d) breaking dishes

 

14.  Which word suggests that the husband only pretends to be useless at performing chores

(a) evades        (b) grips         (c) rookie        (d) contrives

 

15.  “Black out the coast from Boston to Newport News” is an example of

(a) hyperbole         (b) alliteration         (c) metaphor         (d) climax

 

Section -B

Answer the following questions by selecting one option:

16. In a well equipped Language Laboratory a student can

(a) hear the tape distinctly

(b) stop, rewind and play the tape at any time

(c) work at his own pace

(d) compare responses with classmates

 

17.  Remedial teaching is needed

(a) at the beginning of the course

(b) in the middle of the course

(c) at the end of the course

(d) a day before the final examination

 

18.  In speaking a language the role of grammar is

(a) not at all important         (b) most important         (c) liberal       (d) none of these

 

19.  In pedagogy, what is meant by ‘acquisition’  ?

(a) going through the process of learning

(b) acquiring all the language skills

(c) acquiring proper notes for examination

(d) securing high marks in examination

 

20.  Noise in the class room indicates

(a) indiscipline of the learners

(b) incompetence of the teacher

(c) constructive activities of the learners

(d) disinterested learners

 

21.  A poem can be best taught by

(a) making the students recite it

(b) oral language drill

(c) recitation and then explanation

(d) group discussion

 

22.  Enquiry bared teaching

(a) encourages quiet learners

(b) does not encourage creative activity

(c) encourages creative activity of the learners

(d) makes the learners disinterested in the class

 

23.  The disadvantage of a performance test is that 

(a) it is useful for older children

(b) it is useful for those with language handicap

(c) it fails to test concept formation

(d) it has clinical significance

 

24.  The curriculam should ideally 

(a) connect knowledge to life outside the school

(b) do a way with assessment and evaluation

(c) provide overall development of children

(d) address social needs

 

25.  Communicative language teaching is concerned with 

(a) enhancing the writing skills

(b) improving receptive and productive skills

(c) encouraging group discussions

(d) improving vocabulary

 

26.  The best methodology of teaching grammar is

(a) direct method        (b) indirect method        (c) both (a) and (b)       (d) practical exercise

 

27.  The best way to improve upon the vocabulary of a student is

(a) making him use the dictionary

(b) aptitude test

(c) encouraging him to read more books

(d) using a word bank

 

28.  In the context of teaching a ‘large class’ means

(a) a big class room

(b) a class with many students

(c) a class where all the students of the school assemble

(d) none of these

 

29.  Mixed-ability group of learners means

(a) learners coming from different levels of the society

(b) learners coming from different parts of the state

(c) learners with different cognitive levels

(d) learners coming from different cultures

 

30.  A project work does not test

(a) creativity        (b) adaptability        (c) memory       (d) writing skill

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