UPTET 2012 – Paper – I (English Language) Answer Key

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परीक्षा (Exam) – UPTET (UttarPradesh Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper I (Classes I to V)
भाग (Part) – Part – III – English Language
परीक्षा आयोजक (Organized) –  UPBEB

कुल प्रश्न (Number of Question) – 30
परीक्षा तिथि (Exam Date) – 2012

Directions : Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.

Passage The massive fort of Jodhpur looked down from the hill at the new city which had sprawled out around the old one. The desert lay beyond the city. It crouched there like a lion and was the color of one, its rippled tawny pelt flea-specked here and there with small clumps of scrub. A gritty wind blew out of it, little rivers of sand eddied briefly down the pavements, then were snatched back into the air and flung like a challenge to the South. At the edge of the city, herds of camels twined their long necks around stunted trees, as though they were snakes.

Then, there were no more trees. Tall whirlwinds of sand marched down towards us from the horizon. The desert enclosed us for the next ten days. There was a glare and dazzle on the skyline at dawn, then the ferocious eye of summer opened for a long look or the next twelve hours it scowled down at the sand. We closed our eyes, visualized shadow and water, narrowed them open once more to the parch and scald of the desert wind. The shifting wind caused the dunes constantly to collapse and reform or drifted them lazily out as bulwarks across the road. The car had to stop at frequent intervals, so that we could clear the heaped sand away or because on e of the tyres, hissing on the burning surface of the tarmac, had exploded. Du ring those prolonged and sweaty intervals by the roadside, we were passed, sometimes, by the ghostly herds of livestock moving South.

Q61. ……..the new city which had sprawled …….’ Which part of speech is the underlined word in the above clause?
(1) Conjunction
(2) Adjective
(3) Noun
(4) Pronoun

Q62. The desert enclosed us for the next ten days. Voice in the above sentence has been correctly changed.
(1) The desert was enclosed by us
(2) The desert had been enclosed
(3) We were enclosed by the desert
(4) We had been enclosed by the desert

Q63. Synonym for the word ‘clumps’ is
(1) riots
(2) bunches
(3) locks
(4) haunts

Q64. Antonym for the word ‘scowled’ is
(1) frowned
(2) located
(3) smiled
(4) observed

Q65. The desert looked like a lion because both are
(1) found among the hills
(2) ferocious
(3) of the same color
(4) massive

Q66. The only objects that actually broke the monotony of the vast desert were
(1) shadow and water
(2) clumps of scrub here and there
(3) lions living in it
(4) rivers of sand in it

Q67. Between the fort and the desert there is/are
(1) no city
(2) three cities
(3) a hill
(4) two cities

Q68. ……..are compared to snakes.
(1) Long necks of camels
(2) Stunted trees
(3) Herds of camels
(4) Edges of the city

Q69. The narrator’s style of description is
(1) analytical
(2) philosophic
(3) scholarly
(4) poetic

Directions Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate options.

Passage in the affluent, industrialized nations giant surpluses of wheat, maize and sorghum are commonplace; cattle, swine and poultry are fed and fattened on cereal grains; meat, milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables are within the economic reach of most of the population, well -balanced diets are more or less automatically achieved and cereal products constitute only a modest portion of the daily bread”. Consequently, most of the people in such societies have difficulty in comprehending and appreciating the vital significance of providing high-yielding strains of wheat, rice, maize, sorghum and millet for the people of the developing nations.

Understandably, then the majority of the urbanites in the industrialized nations have forgotten the significance of the words they learned as youngsters. “Give us this day our daily bread.’ They know that food comes from the supermarket, but only a few see beyond the necessary investments, the toil, struggle and frustrations on the farms and ranches that provide their daily bread. Since, the urbanites have lost their contact with the soil, they take food for granted and fail to appreciate the tremendous efficiency of their farmers and ranchers, who although constituting only five percent of the labour force in a country such as the United States, produce more than enough food for their nation. Even worse, urbanites often vociferously criticize their government for attempting to bring into balance the agricultural production of its farmers with the domestic and foreign market demands for farm pro ducts and attempting thereby to provide the consumer an abundant food supply at reasonable cost and also to assure a reasonable return to the farmer and ranchers.

Q70. ……….do not play a great role in providing food to the dining tables in developed nations. (1) Agricultural machines
(2) Farm labourers
(3) Farms
(4) Supermarkets

Q71. Synonym for the word ‘vociferously’ is
(1) vividly
(2) vocational
(3) stridently
(4) vocally

Q72. Antonym for the word ‘modest here is
(1) smart
(2) quick
(3) large
(4) rightful

Q73. How do the rich countries use most of their surplus wheat and maize?
(1) They burn them in the fields
(2) They give them free to the poor people
(3) They export them to help the developing countries
(4) They feed their cattle and poultry

Q74. How they benefit from such a use?
(1) Their citizens get balanced diets
(2) The country earns goodwill
(3) The soil gets enriched
(4) The surplus does not get wasted

Q75. People in the developed nations eat very little of
(1) cereals
(2) fruits and vegetables
(3) meat products
(4) milk products

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