CTET September 2016 – 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 2016 (Morning Shift)

(Qus. 121-129): Answer the following questions by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.

The art of Madhubani painting is the traditional style developed in the Mithila region, in the villages around Madhubani, Bihar. Madhubani literally means a forest of honey. This style of painting has been traditionally used by the women of the region, though today men are also involves to meet the demand. The work is done on freshly plaster mud walls. For commercial purposes, it is now being do on paper, cloth, etc.

The paintings are basically of religious nature. They are done in the special rooms of their homes in the Pooja room, ritual. area, bridal room), on the main village walls, etc., for cremonial or ritualistic purposes. The women offer prayers to the deity before starting the work. Figures from nature and mythology are adapted to suit their style. The themes and designs widely painted are the worship of Hindu deities such as Krishna, Rama, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Sun and Moon, Tulsi plant, court scenes, wedding scenes and other social events taking place around them.

Floral, animal and bird motifs, geometrical designs are used to fill up all the gaps. There is hardly any empty space in this style. Cotton wrapped around a bamboo stick forms the brush. The colours applied are prepared by the artists. The skill is handed down the generations, and hence the traditional designs and patterns are widely maintained. It is believed that the genesis of Madhubani paintings came about when King Janaka asked for paintings to be developed for his daughter Sita’s wedding.

121. Madhubani paintings are no longer done exclusively by women on walls:
A. as men are better painters
B. as paper is cheaper
C. because cloth is more durable
D. to meet their widespread demand

122. Madhubani paintings are essentially of religious nature when they are done:
A. on the village walls
B. using figures from nature.
C. in the Pooja room
D. in the bridal room

123. These paintings become secular when they depict:
A. Tulsi plant
B. wedding scenes.
C. court scenes
D. Worship of Saraswati

124. A Madhubani painting shows only:
A flowers and plants
B. geometrical designs
C. a balanced portrayal of all of them
D. Hindu deities

125. The art of Madhubani painting is learnt in the
A families at home
B. homes of renowned artists
C. Ashrams of Madhubani
D. schools of art

126. “Floral’ is an adjective derived from the noun, “flower’. Aural is derived from the noun:
A. car
B. eye
C. mouth
D. morning

127. ….. on freshly plastered mud walls.” The word ‘plastered is a/an:
A. infinitive
B. participle
C. particle
D. gerund

128. The word “genesis’ means the same as:
A. original
B. spirit
C. growth
D. birth Directions

(Qus. 129-143): Answer the following questions by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.

129. Language is not:
A. symbolic
B. instinctive
C. social
D. arbitrary

130. When language development is a deliberate and conscious effort, language is:
A. acquired
B. honed
C. brushed up
D. learned

131. What is a ‘ask’ in task-based language learning.
A. A piece of work which exposes learners to language
B. A piece of work which enables learners to do an activity
C. A piece of work for the parents to do their children’s homework
D. A piece of activity for teachers to do in the classroom

132. Travelogue is a genre of:
A. poetry
B. criticism
C. bibliography
D. literature

133. The most important aspect of an effective language classroom is to provide learners with an opportunity to:
A. imitate
B. interact
C. interfere
D. assess

134. A teacher of Class V is practicing interactive listening in the class. She should focus on:
A. listening and responding
B. listening and observing speakers’ attitude
C. listening to word stress and intonation
D. listening to the pronunciation

135. A word with same spelling and same pronunciation as another, but with a different meaning is a/an:
A. synonym
B. homonym
C. homophone
D. antonym

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