CTET January 2021 – Paper I (English Language II) Answer Key

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परीक्षा (Exam) – CTET Paper I Primary Level (Class I to V) 
भाग (Part) – Part I – English Language II
परीक्षा आयोजक (Organized) – CBSE
कुल प्रश्न (Number of Question) – 30
परीक्षा तिथि (Exam Date) – 31st January 2021 (Morning Shift 09.30 AM – 12.00 PM)

Directions: Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow (Q. No. 121 to 128) by choosing the correct/most appropriate options :

1. The study of handwriting is known as graphology and it has been practiced for hundreds of years. Professional forensic graphologists have worked on many court cases to use handwriting to link suspects with crimes.
2. Handwriting is particularly important legally in the case of signatures and proving whether signatures are real or forged can be pivotal. Graphologists also work to verify whether autographs are real or fake.
3. Some handwriting analysts also study writing samples to determine personality types and some businesses commission this analysis before hiring new employees. The method is even sometimes used to help couples see if they are compatible. According to graphologists, there is very little you can’t tell from a persons’ handwriting.
4. From psychological conditions like high blood pressure and schizophrenia to personality traits like dominance and aggression: if you write by hand, graphologists can analyze you.
5. Everything from the size of your letters to how closely you space words can reveal intricate details of your personality. In general, the size of your letters can reveal whether you are shy or outgoing. Compared to a standard lined sheet of paper, if you write with tiny letters that do not reach the top line, you are likely to have a timid and introverted personality. If you write with large letters that go over the topline, you are likely to be the opposite: outgoing. confident and attention-seeking.
6. Studies suggest that people who space words widely like freedom and independence, whereas those choosing to write with small spaces prefer to be among others and do not like to be alone.

121. A graphologist can give accurate information about
(1) a person’s popularity graph.
(2) a person’s mental health.
(3) setbacks a person is likely to face in the future.
(4) a person’s chances of success.

122. A person who writes with large letters that cross over to the top line is likely to be
(1) outgoing.
(2) introverted.
(3) aggressive.
(4) diffident

123. An attention-seeking, confident person writes with
(1) tiny letters
(2) cursive letters.
(3) large letters.
(4) rounded letters.

124. Read the following statements :
A. Graphology has been practiced for thousands of years.
B. A person’s handwriting reveals everything about him.
(1) A is true and B is false.
(2) A is false and B is true.
(3) Both A and B are true.
(4) Both A and B are false.

125. Which one of the following words is similar in meaning to the word, “verify’ (Para-2) as used in the passage?
(1) Clarify
(2) Confirm
(3) Notify
(4) Discover

126. Which one of the following words is opposite in meaning to ‘reveal’ (Para5) as used in the passage?
(1) Blacken
(2) Repeal
(3) Conceal
(4) Teal

127. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence? Graphologists can verify whether the autographs are real or fake?
(1) Adverb
(2) Preposition
(3) Pronoun
(4) Conjunction

128. Which of the following statements is not true? Handwriting is used by graphologists to
(1) nail criminals.
(2) verify genuineness of signatures.
(3) help couples to determine their suitability to each other.
(4) predict about a person’s future criminal tendency.

Directions: Read the passage given below carefully and answer the questions that follow (Q. Nos. 129 to 135) by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.

1. There is something we all want to do, although few of us readily admit it: Get rid of guests.

2. For nine months in the year, only my closest friends come to see me. Then, when temperatures start soaring in the plains, long-lost acquaintances suddenly remember that I exist, and people whom I am barely able to recognize appear at the front door, willing to have me put them up for periods ranging from six days to six weeks.

3. Occasionally, I am the master of the situation. I inform them that the cottage is already bursting, that people are sleeping on the floor. If the hopefuls start looking around for signs of these uncomfortable guests, I remark that they have all gone out for a picnic.

4. The other day I received visitors who proved to be more thick-skinned than most. The man was a friend of a friend of an acquaintance of mine. I had never seen him before. But on the strength of this distant relationship, he had brought his family along.

5. I tried the usual ploy but it didn’t work. The man and his family were perfectly willing to share the floor with any others who might be staying with me.

6. So I made my next move. ‘I must warn you about the scorpions’, I said. The scorpion-scare is effective with most people. But I was dealing with professionals. The man set his son rolling up the carpet. “Sometimes centipedes fall from the ceiling’, I said desperately.

7. We were now interrupted by someone knocking on the front door. It was the postman with a rejected manuscript, his arrival inspired me to greater inventiveness.

8. I’m terribly sorry’, I said, staring hard at a rejection slip. I’m afraid I have to leave immediately. A paper wants me to interview the Maharishi. I hope you won’t mind. Would you like the name of a good hotel?

9. “Oh, don’t worry about us’, said the woman expansively. ‘We’ll look after the house while you are away.”

129. Which one of the following ploys does the author not use to get rid of unwanted guests?
(1) The place is infested with scorpions.
(2) Centipedes fall from the ceiling.
(3) There is acute water scarcity.
(4) He has already too many guests.

130. Which of the following does not apply to the unwelcome guests?
(1) They are utterly shameless.
(2) They want to enjoy themselves at the author’s expense.
(3) They are thick-skinned.
(4) They don’t have enough money to stay at a hotel

131. The postman delivered to the author
(1) a letter inviting him to interview the Maharishi.
(2) his rejected manuscript along with a cheque.
(3) his rejected manuscript along with a rejection slip.
(4) a letter commissioning him to write a new novel.

132. Which one of the following words is similar in meaning to the word, *readily” (Para 1) as used in the passage?
(1) frankly
(2) easily
(3) efficiently
(4) plainly

133. Which one of the following words is opposite in meaning to the word, *soaring’ (Para 2) as used in the passage?
(1) hovering
(2) exasperating
(3) falling
(4) deteriorating

134. Which part of the following sentence contains an error?
Both Raghunath as well as Ravish (a)/ have given (b)/ their consent (c)/ to the new proposal (d)
(1) (d)
(2) (a)
(3) (c)
(4) (b)

135. Which of the following is true?
People who visit the author at the onset of the summer are
(1) his old school mates.
(2) his closest friends and relatives.
(3) people whom he hardly knows.
(4) his colleagues.

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