CTET September 2014 – Paper – I (English Language) Answer Key

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परीक्षा (Exam) – CTET Paper I Primary Level (Class I to V)
भाग (Part) –  Part – V (English Language)
परीक्षा आयोजक (Organized) – CBSE
कुल प्रश्न (Number of Question) – 30
परीक्षा तिथि (Exam Date) –  September 2014

DIRECTION (Qus. 121 − 129) ! Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.

World Animal Day had been observed on 4th October since 1931, as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then, it has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It’s celebrated in different ways in every country, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.

Since the official World Animal Day website was launched by Nature watch Foundation, the number of events taking place thought out the world has increased and the trend continues. And, that is the aim of the World Animal Day initiative: to encourage everybody to use this special day to highlight their importance in the world; celebrate animal life in all its forms, celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives – from being our companions, supporting and helping us, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives; and acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives. Increased awareness will lead the way to improved standards of animal welfare throughout the world. Building the initiative is a way to unite the animal welfare movement with something that everyone can join in, whether they are part of organization, group, or as an individual. Through educ we can help create a new culture of respect and senstivity to make this world a fairer place for all living creatures: the website people will find everything they need to make World Animal Day a reality in their area. If we care about animals, we shouldn’t miss this special day to help make animal welfare issues front page news around the globe – vital catalyst for change.

121. In reading this passage, we learn that the World Animal Day is an/a – celebration.
A. monthly, on the 4th
B. year long
C. annual
D. commemoration held in 1931

122. The writer points out that animals are important because they
A. can replace people by being more resourceful
B. will outlive human beings in the years to come
C. can be put to work in many ways
D. make us appreciate the diversity of life

123. The launch of the website is to
A. promote social networking by animal lovers
B. provide guidelines to celebrate Animal Day
C. give information about endangered animal species
D. serve as a source of reference about animals

124. The writer implies that animals are
A. treated cruelly by human beings
B. usually given due protection
C. ignored altogether
D. often subject to mistreatment

125. Identify the correct statement.
A. Animals often pose a danger to people
B. People tend to forget to celebrate Animal Day
C. Animal Day reminds us to care for other species
D. The new website was started by the writer

126. The expression : ‘a sense of wonder’ means
A. a critical reaction
B. a sympathetic attitude
C. an emotional response
D. a deep understanding

127. A closest synonym for the word ‘sensitivity here is
A. passivity
B. affection
C. awareness
D. tolerance

128. The antonym of the word ‘initiate
A enterprise
B. idleness
C. indifference
D. advance

129. A word in the essay that means ‘impetus’ is
A. trend
B. catalyst
C. reality
D. welfare

Directions (Q. Nos. 130 to 135) : Read below and answer the questions that follow by Select most appropriate option.

Meditating can have an almost instant effect on reducing stress. researchers have found. They say three con days of 25-minute sessions can have a dramatic Researchers studied ‘mindful meditation’ – the principle is to live more in the moment,’ spending less tin going over past stresses and worrying about future problem Techniques include moving the focus of attention around the body and observing sensations that arise – the so called ‘body scan’. A secular practice, it is said to help people recognize and overcome negative thoughts. For the study the research team had 66 healthy individuals aged 18 – 30 years old participate in a three day experiment. Some participants went through a brief mindfulness meditation training program; for 25 minutes for three consecutive days the individuals were given breathing exercises to help then monitor their breath and pay attention to their pressed moment experiences. A second group of participants completed a matched three-day cognitive training progress in which they were asked to critically analyze poetry in effort to enhance problem-solving skills. Following the training activity, all participants were asked to complete stressful speech and mathematical tasks in front faced evaluators. Each individual reported their stress in response to stressful speech and mathematical per tasks in front of stress tasks, and provided saliva samples for mea cortisol, commonly referred to as the stress participants who received the brief mind training reported reduced stress perceptions and mathematical tasks, indicating that mindfulness meditation fostered psychological stress resilience.

130. The text is a ……………………. piece of writing?
A. factual
B. descriptive
C. biographical
D. reflective

131. The writer’s attitude to meditation is
A indifferent
B. different
C. suspicious sometimes
D. supportive

132. The writer, by referring to the experiment, suggests that, it is
A. stress that cannot be controlled
B. possible for us to control stress
C. Mathematics is a stressful subject
D. Poetry analysis is easier than solving Mathematical problems

133. The ‘body scan’ is a reference to
A. an experiment in a lab
B. a form of meditation
C. a research experiment
D. a problem-solving activity

134. An antonym for the word ‘stressful would be
A. annoying
B. calming
C. challenging
D. erasing

135. The word that can replace ‘perception in the text is
A belief
B. attention
C. conceptualization
D. trust

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