UPTET 2017 – 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) – 2017


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

A remarkable feature of Edison’s inventions was their basic simplicity. There were innumerable scientists possessing deep knowledge of electricity, chemistry, etc, but it was this unschooled genius who succeeded where they failed. What were his unique qualities? Firstly, he had an uncanny ability to judge the practical use of any scientific fact. Secondly, he was blessed with patience and perseverance. He would try out countless ideas till he found the right one. Third was his business acumen, which enabled him to earn the large sums of money necessary to conduct experimental work. Edison’s enthusiasm for work and optimistic attitude ensured a long and productive life. Only after crossing the age of seventy five did he start slowing down. During his final illness, his curiosity about his condition, medicines and treatment made the doctors think that possibly he was taking this too as one of his scientific investigations! He passed away on 18 October, 1931 at the ripe old age of eighty four. During his lifetime itself Edison became one of the most famous men in the world. Honours were showered on him. Among them was the congressional gold medal in 1928 for his contributions to human welfare. In 1960, he was posthumously elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University. But the tribute that was most eloquent was quite unintended. The authorities contemplated switching off the power supply in New York, the scene of his triumph in 1882, for two minutes as a mark of re. spec ton his death. But 1931 was not 1882. Since normal life would have come to a stand till by the two minutes power cutoff, the idea was given up. There could be no greater tribute to the man than this negative tribute!

Q61. The most remarkable feature of Edison’s inventions was their
(1) aesthetic aspect
(2) low cost
(3) fundamental simplicity
(4) multiple usefulness

Q62. According to the author. Edison became prosperous because he
(1) had luck on his side
(2) had great business sense
(3) worked very hard
(4) made the best use of his time

Q63. To conduct experimental work. Edison needed
(1) sophisticated gadgets
(2) clam and quiet atmosphere
(3) support of generous patrons
(4) huge amounts of money

Q64. Edison’s long and productive life can be attributed to
(1) his immensely good health
(2) his positive attitude
(3) a large circle of friends
(4) his involvement in charitable work

Q65. The word ‘uncanny’ as used in the passage means
(1) weird
(2) astonishing
(3) great
(4) terrific

Q66. The opposite of ‘famous’ is
(1) unnoticeable
(2) negligible
(3) unpopular
(4) unknown

067. Which part of speech is the underlined word? “…..any scientific fact.”
(1) Preposition
(2) Adverb
(3) Noun
(4) Adjective

Directions Answer the following question by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.

Q68. Language is not
(1) social
(2) instinctive
(3) arbitrary
(4) symbolic

Q69. When language development is a deliberate and conscious effort, language is
(1) brushed up
(2) boned
(3) learned
(4) acquired

Q70. What is a ‘task in task -based language learning?
(1) A piece of work for the parents to do their children’s homework
(2) A piece of work which enables learners to do an activity
(3) A piece of activity for teachers to do in the classroom
(4) A piece of work which exposes learners to language

Q71. Travelogue is a genre of
(1) bibliography
(2) criticism
(3) literature
(4) poetry

Q72. The most important aspect of an effective language classroom is to provide learners with an opportunity to
(1) interfere
(2) interact
(3) assess
(4) imitate

Q73. A teacher of Class V is practicing interactive listening in the class. She should focus on
(1) listening to word stress and intonation
(2) listening and observing speaker’s attitude
(3) listening to the pronunciation
(4) listening and responding

Q74. A word with same spelling and same pronunciation as another, but with a different meaning is a/an
(1) homophone
(2) homonym
(3) antonym
(4) synonym

Q75. A shorter form of a group of words, which usually in an auxiliary verb, is
(1) connector
(2) connotation
(3) contraction
(4) conjunction

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