CTET September 2015 – 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 2015 (Morning Shift)


Directions (Q. Nos. 121 to 129): Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate options:

One Sunday morning, I was travelling on a subway in Mumbai. People were sitting quietly-some reading newspapers, some lost in thought. It was a calm, peaceful scene.

Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children were so loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.

The man sat next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to the situation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, even grabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting next to me did nothing.

It was difficult not to feel irritated. I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to let his children run wild and do nothing about it. It was easy to see that everyone else on the subway felt irritated, too. So finally, I turned to him and said, “Sir, your children are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’t control them a little more?”

The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation for the first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right. I guess I should do something about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother died an hour ago. I don’t know what to think and I guess they don’t know how to handle it either”.

Can you imagine what I felt at that moment. My paradigm shifted. Suddenly I saw things differently, and because I saw things differently, I thought, felt and behaved differently. My irritation vanished; my heart was filled with the man’s pain. Feelings of sympathy and compassion flowed freely. “Your wife just died? Oh, I am sorry! Can you tell me about it? What can I do to help?” Everything changed in an instant.

1. The primary purpose of the author is to:
A. narrate an amusing incident
B. show how indulgent parents spoil their children of
C. show a radical shift in attitude
D. highlight the problems of subway travellers

122. The word ‘oblivious’ (Para 3) means:
A. unaware . . .
B. neglectful
c. inconsiderate
D.insensitive

123. The word which is opposite in meaning to ‘compassion?
A. coarseness
B. dislike
C. wildness
D. cruelty

124. ‘I felt differently.” Tense of the above sentence has been correctly … changed into present continuous in:
A. I am feeling differently
B. I had been feeling differently
C. I was feeling differently
D. I have been feeling differently

125. My irritation vanished.’ The sentence given above has been correctly changed
into interrogative form in:
A. Couldn’t my irritation vanish?
B. Hadn’t my irritation vanished?
C. Didn’t my irritation vanish?
D. Did my irritation vanish?

126. The children’s behaviour on the subway was:
A. irritating
B. disgusting
C. shocking
D. amusing

127. How did the man (children’s father) react to the unruly behaviour of his children?
A. He rebuked them
B. He tried to control them
C. He did nothing
D. He enjoyed their antics

128. It can be inferred from the man’s behavior that he was:
A. an indulgent parent
B. mentally disturbed
C. unsocial
D. insensitive

129. When the writer learnt the truth:
A. his heart was filled with the man’s suffering
B. he was angry with himself for being judgemental
C. he decided to help the man out
D. he felt apologetic Directions

(Q. Nos. 130 to 135): Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate options:

Your attitudes are the perspectives from which you view life. Some people seem to have a good attitude towards most things. Some people seem to have a bad attitude towards everything. But when you look closer, you will find that most of us have a combination of attitudes, some good, some not so good.

Whatever attitude we have towards anything will affect how we feel about it, which in turn determines whether or not we will do well. So our right attitudes play a very important part in helping us become successful.

In fact, as we can see, a good attitude is essential for achievement of any kind! We so often hear of someone who is said to have a “bad attitude”. The term is often applied to young people, especially to teenagers who frequently get into trouble, but we often hear it about adults, too. The implication is always that the individual in question is not going to make it if he doesn’t change his attitude.

I would agree, without a good attitude it is not possible to see the opportunities ahead and set one’s sights to reach them. But even more important is the fact that in order to possess the kind of feelings which work for us, we’ve got to have the right attitude to start with.

But where do we get our attitudes from? Are we born with them or do they just appear out of nowhere? Our attitudes are no accident. They don’t just happen. Our attitudes are created and influenced entirely by our beliefs.

130. Which one of the following statements is correct?
A. Our attitudes are influenced by our parents only
B. Our attitudes are created and controlled by our beliefs
C. Our attitudes are the results of our personal experience
D. We are born with our attitudes

131. The word ‘determine’ most nearly means:
A. influence
B. overcome
C. engage
D. govern

132. Which part of speech is the bold word in the given below?
attitude towards
‘Some people seem to have a good attitude to most things.
A. Preposition
B. Adjective
C. Conjunction
D. Adverb

133. A/An ….. attitude is absolutely necessary for attainment of any kind.
A. cheerful
B. optimistic
C. good
D. virtuous

134. The term “bad attitude” is used for young people because they
A. behave irresponsibly
B. often get into difficulty
C. are unpredictable
D. defy all kinds of authority

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