UPTET 2011 – Paper – I (English Language) Answer Key

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Q76. The author’s father would not allow to use the jeep because
(1) the roads were full of potholes
(2) it was not their private vehicle
(3) he was afraid of accidents
(4) the jeep was in a bad condition

Q77. The author taught his children to
(1) treat small people with respects
(2) be firm with servants
(3) maintain a discreet distance from servants
(4) be kind to small people

Q78. The author was critical of his children’s friends because their attitude to servants smacked of
(1) coarseness
(2) weakness
(3) arrogance.
(4) loftiness

Q79. The author’s attitude towards servant can be described as
(1) indifferent
(2) respectful
(3) rational
(4) affectionate

Q80. The opposite of the word refused is
(1) received
(2) accepted
(3) justified
(4) dmired

Q81. The word that can replace reiterated is
(1) repeatedque
(2) revised
(3) recalled
(4) reconsidered

Directions : Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follows (Q. No. 82 to 90) by selecting the most appropriate option.

Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887 -1920) Ramanujan was born on December 2, 1887, in Erode (South India) as the eldest son in a family of six chidren.

In November 1892, he entered, the Town High School at Kumbakonam as a half -fee scholarship holder and passed the Matriculation Examination in 1904. In the school, he became a minor celebrity, walking off with merit certificates and prizes for academic brilliance. This school nourished him for six years, bringing him as close as he would ever come to a satisfying academic experience. When he was in the seventh standard he gave clear evidence of his mathematical gifts, he could reel off the square root of a natural number to the specified number of places; he could point to the indeterminate nature of zero divided by zero . Ramanujan’s mother-the family being close to penury -took in college students as boarders who noticing Ramanujan’s interest in mathematics, brought him textbooks from the college library. Loney’s ‘Trigonometry was one such treasure which he mastered. During 1906-1912, Ramanujan was constantly in search of an employer to earn his livelihood. With his “Note-books” as his only recommendation, he sought the patronage of V. Ramaswamy lyer, the founder of Indian Mathematical Society who was at Tirukovillur and asked for a clerical job in his office. The former had no mind to smother Raman ujan’s genius and sent him back to Madras with a letter of introduction to P.V. Seshu Aiyar, then at the Presidency College, Madras. He gave in turn, Ramanujan a letter of recommendation to that true lover of mathematics, R. Ramachandra Rao, the District Collector, Nellore. This was the turning point in his life.

On the advice of P.V. Seshu Aiyar, Ramanujan communicated his theorems on divergent series in a historic letter dated January 16, 1913 to G.H. Ha rdy, who was ten years senior to Ramanujan. With the personal interest of Gilbert Walker and support given by Indian stalwarts, the University of Madras awarded its first scholarship to Ramanujan to study in Cambridge.

Over the next three months, Ramanujan received four long letters from Hardy, who had already sprung into action, advising the India Office, of his wish to bring him to Cambridge.

Q82. Merit certificate and prizes awarded to Ramanujan at school are a proof of his
(1) intellectual brilliance
(2) commitment
(3) sincerity
(4) dedication

Q83. Ramanujan’s mother took in college students as boarder because
(1) she wanted to give her son all the comforts of life.
(2) the family was on the verge of poverty.
(3) she wanted to give her son all the comforts of life.
(4) she had to pay up huge debts.

Q84. The turning point in Ramanujan’s life came when
(1) he got a job in Indian Mathematical Society.
(2) he was given a scholarship.
(3) his name was recommended to the District Collector, Nellore.
(4) he was awarded a big cash award.

Q85. The support Ramanujan received from his school suggests that
(1) a talented person needs nourishment to flourish.
(2) fortune favours those who dare.
(3) luck is more important than patronage.
(4) support or no support, men with talent forge ahead.

Q86. Identify the correct statement.
(1) Ramanujan did not much support from his school.
(2) Ramanujan was offered a job at Cambridge.
(3) Ramanujan’s mother did not want him to go abroad
(4) Seshu Aiyar was Ramanujan’s patron.

Q87. The phrasal verb, ‘reel off’ means to
(1) fishing
(2) say quickly
(3) rehearse easily
(4) articulate fast

Q88. The closet synonym for the word smother
(1) stifle
(2) deaden
(3) discourage
(4) ruin

Q89. The antonym for the word recommendation is
(1) condemnation
(2) disapproval
(3) criticism
(4) revulsion

Q90. The word that can best replace ‘nourished’ is
(1) sent
(2) gifted
(3) supported
(4) served

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