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

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परीक्षा (Exam) – CTET Paper II Primary Level (Class VI to VII) 
भाग (Part) – English Langauge I
परीक्षा आयोजक (Organized) – CBSE
कुल प्रश्न (Number of Question) – 30
परीक्षा तिथि (Exam Date) – 31st January 2021 (2nd Shift)


Directions: Read the passage given below answer the questions (Q. Nos. 91-99) of follow by selecting the correct/most appropriate options:

The very nature of the mind is restlessness. It cannot stay at one place or hold me thought for long. For every thought that wears, there are comments, judgements and Associations. Thinking is a continuous activity with the mind jumping from one thought to another from morning till night. Like clouds in the sky or waves in the ocean, thoughts appear and disappear as if in ceaseless activity.

However, all thoughts that pass through our mind do not affect us. But we get affected when our ego is hit. Then the mind whirls and creates a tomado of restlessness within. A variety of probable scenarios crop up Show dere he insult me; what does she think of herself? Where I am not respected, I will not po; if he speaks thus, I will reply so’. And so it goes on and on.

We have an inbuilt filter in our mind which chooses the types of thoughts or subjects that we like to brood upon. We are not born with this filter but we acquire it over the years With the kind of books we read, the company we keep and the subjects we are interested in.
That is why some people are obsessed with football, cricket or fashion while others could not care less for such things. This filter is day by day by our actions, suggestions, things, and the influence of others. We can choose our own filter. So let us learn all our filter wisely and strengthen it ultimately choosen build our 11 daily.

91. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the following expression? ‘It cannot stay in one place.’
(1) Particle
(2) Adverb
(3) Determiner
(4) Pronoun

92. ‘as if in ceaseless activity The word ‘ceaseless’ means
(1) temporary
(2) flawless
(3) permanent
(4) continuous

93. “creates a tornado of restlessness The word “tornado’ here means
(1) storm
(2) mixture
(3) waterfall
(4) confusion

94. Thoughts are compared to
(1) associations
(2) clouds
(3) comments
(4) judgements

95. The process of thinking continues from
(1) morning to night
(2) year to year
(3) day to day
(4) week to week

96. Thoughts affect us when our
(1) learning is affected.
(2) pride is hurt.
(3) job is affected.
(4) sleep is disturbed.

97. Read the following statements :
A. Our reading decides the filter in our minds.
B. The filter in our mind controls our likes but not dislikes.
(1) A is correct and B is incorrect.
(2) A is incorrect and B is correct.
(3) Both A and B are correct.
(4) Both A and B are incorrect.

98. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
(1) · The filter in our minds influences our actions.
(2) Our thoughts do not remain stuck at one point.
(3) Each one of us has an inbom filter in our mind
(4) We like to be respected when we go somewhere

99. Which part of speech is the underline word in the following expression ? “But we get affected
(1) Adverb
(2) Particle
(3) Verb
(4) Adjective

Directions: Read the poem given below and answer the questions (Q. Nos. 100 – 105) that follow by selecting the correct/most appropriate options:

That time of year thou mayst in me behold, When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang In me thou seest the twilight of such day, As after sunset fadeth in the west, Which by and by black night doth take away, Death’s second self that seals up all in rest.

In me thou seest the glowing of such fire, That on the ashes of his youth both lic, As the death-bed, whereon it must expire, Consumed with that which it was nourished by.

This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong. To love that well, which thou must leave ere long.

100. What does ‘Death’s second self stand for?
(1) ashes of one’s youth
(2) Setting sun
(3) sleep that gives rest
(4) a dying fire

101. that on the ashes of his youth doth which figure of speech has been used in the underlined phrase ?
(1) Personification
(2) Alliteration
(3) Simile
(4) Metaphor

102. The theme of the poem is
(1) love
(2) songs of the birds
(3) the idea of death
(4) the change of seasons

103. The poet’s life, today, is like season.
(1) winter
(2) summer
(3) spring
(4) autumn

104. In this season the branches have leaves.
(i) few
(ii) no
(1) either (i) or (ii)
(2) neither (i) nor (ii)
(3) only (i)
(4) Only (ii)

105. What did the branches of the trees enjoy earlier ?
(1) bright light of the sun
(2) darkness after the sunset
(3) a ruined group of singers
(4) sweet songs of birds

Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate options.

106. A teacher asks her learners to join sentences to make a short paragraph, inserting supplied connectors and coherence markers like (but, and, however, because, although, etc.)
What is this approach to writing known as?
(1) Free-writing approach
(2) Communicative approach
(3) Control composition
(4) Controlled-to-free writing approach

107. An assessment done at the end of six months of one term is
(1) Semester assessment
(2) Remedial assessment
(3) Summative assessment
(4) Formative assessment

108. A teacher asks her learners of class VIII to read a novel by an Indian author and asks them to write an essay giving their views on the novel. What is this known as a reading activity?
(1) Reading for information
(2) Scanning
(3) Intensive reading
(4) Extensive reading

109. A teacher selected a text from a newspaper and dropped every fifth word and asked her learners to supply the missing words. What is a test known as?
(1) Complete the comprehensible paragraph
(2) Writing test
(3) A cloze test
(4) Fill in the blanks

110. Multilingualism as a strategy is
(1) teaching of all subjects in English medium and teaching Indian languages as a language.
(2) teaching of a foreign language along with Indian languages through the medium of the state language.
(3) using the languages of leamers for teaching-learning of languages and content subjects.
(4) teaching-learning of at least three languages and content in mother tongue.

111. Denotative meaning of a word
(1) figurative meaning
(2) grammatical meaning
(3) factual meaning or basic meaning
(4) much more than word actually means

112. ‘We acquire … language understanding input that is a little beyond our current level of acquire competence.’ What is this pedagogical concept known as ?
(1) Input hypothesis
(2) Thinking hypothesis
(3) Output hypothesis
(4) Interaction hypothesis

113. What is the status given to English the Indian Constitution?
(1) National Language
(2) Link Language
(3) Official Language
(4) Associate Official Language

114. What are the three components PPP model of teaching?
(1) Pre-teaching – Practice teaching Produce result
(2) Pre-conception – Practice by teacher – Post conceptian
(3) Present – Practice – Produce
(4) Product – Practice – Present

115. A teacher of class VIII discussed Determiners’ in her classroom rough a short text in which determiners occur many times and Learners were made to notice them in use. This was followed by learners using the same in their own language for particular purposes. The teacher then brought to the notice of the learners, the uses of determiners in contexts. What strategy did the teacher employ in her classroom?
(1) Task based language teaching
(2) Communicable language teaching
(3) Structured teaching
(4) Consciousness-raising

116. A teacher found some of the aspects of language learning e.g. reading with understanding a text on scientific concepts. She decided to pick students who find it difficult on the particular aspects. She took separate sessions for them to support them read and understand such text. What is she trying to do here?
(1) Thinking skills
(2) Feedback teaching
(3) Remedial teaching
(4) Higher Order skills

117. A teacher wanted her students to learn vocabulary effectively. Which of the following ways should she adopt to teach vocabulary in her classroom?
(1) Ask them to find the meanings of the words in the dictionary.
(2) Ask them to group the words into meaningful categories and use them in real-life purposes
(3) Write all the new words on the blackboard and write their meanings in the language of teaching
(4) Ask her learners to underline the difficult words in a lesson and find their meanings in their language,

118. A reader gets the hints based on sound-symbol correspondences to decode and comprehend the text. What is this known as?
(1) Metalinguistic cues
(2) Syntactic cues
(3) Graphic cues
(4) Graphophonic cues

119. India’s language-in-education policy is known as
(1) Language in education
(2) Official language policy
(3) National language formula
(4) Three language formula

120. What is the following activity known as in vocabulary learning? Find words that can befriend the word ‘rain’. e.g. heavy rain.
(1) Word groups
(2) Word web
(3) Collocation
(4) Phrase

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