TET Practice Paper Set-07 (Part 2)

(Social Science)

31. While teaching the concept of ‘Weather and Climate’, what would be the most appropriate activity to make students understand the various elements of weather?
(a) Collect the weather report of five consecutive days from the newspaper and stick in their notebook
(b) Ask them to draw the symbols of . elements of weather
(c) Write answers to the questions related to weather in the notebook
(d) Solve the worksheet provided by the teacher based on the elements of weather

32. In teaching of Social Science, the emotions of children are most easily aroused not by words but by sights and sounds, for which the most effective way of teaching is through
(a) Field trips and surveys
(b) Classroom discussions
(c) Project method
(d) Lecture method

33. While teaching ‘Poverty’, which strategy would be most appropriate?
(a) Engage students in debate and discussions
(b) Ask students to read from the textbook and explain the textbook and explain the difficult words
(c) Prepare notes and deliver a good lecture
(d) Give hand-outs to students and explain

34. Cultural, social and class differences generate their own biases and prejudices in the contexts of classrooms. The approach to teaching therefor needs to be
(a) Discussion-oriented
(b) Lecture method
(c) Projects-oriented
(d) Open-ended

35. While teaching an issue sensitive to particular community, but described in the textbook
(a) The teacher should explain the concept with sensitivity and firm commitment, while respecting the dignity of all students
(b) The teacher should ask students to make notes on these in the library or at home
(c) The teacher should respect the textbook and explain the facts as given
(d) The teacher should write to the authorities to omit the contentious top from the curriculum

36. The first hour of every sitting of the Lok Sabha is called
(a) Question hour
(b) Public hour
(c) Privilege hour
(d) Zero hour

37. All Indians should have a right to vote irrespective of their socio-economic status, this idea can be associated with
(a) BR Ambedkar
(b)Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru

38. The question-answer technique can be quite effective in teaching Social Science as it ensures
(a) An active participation by learners
(b) Students, ability to respond better in examination
(c) Students come into class well-prepared
(d) A more disciplined class

39. A teacher while explaining agricultural practices discusses case studies on agricultural practices in India and the USA. Which aspect of learning is she/he focusing on?
(a) Ability to learn by comparing and contrasting through concrete examples
(b) Ability to make a better project
(c) Ability to understand the concept
(d) Ability to interpret and explain

40. Media is no longer considered independent because of its close links with
(a) Business houses
(b) NGOs
(c) Civil society
(d) Government agencies

41. The Government of India appointed a commit-tee headed by Justice Rajinder Sachar to examine the social, economic and educational status of which of the following communities?
(a) Muslim
(b) Anglo-Indian
(c) Jain
(d) Sikh

42. ‘Putting out system’ is
(a) Whereby merchants supply raw material and receive the finished product
(b)Where by merchants give advances and receive the product
(c) Whereby merchants sell their merchandise on instalments
(d)Whereby merchants force labourers to work for extra hours

43. CK Janu is a very eminent
(a) Adivasi activist
(b) Script writer
(c) Anthropologist
(d) Environmentalist

44. A trainee teacher writes one of the instructional objectives as ‘students shall be able to describe the meaning of democracy’. In which domain shall this objective fall?
(a) Comprehension
(b) Analysis
(c) Skill
(d) Synthesis

45. ‘Social and Political Life’ textbooks use which of the following methods to contextualize education to a child’s world?
(a) They use a lot of case studies and narratives in a mix of rural and urban examples
(b) They cite results of many surveys done on the reference
(c) They incorporate lesser number of pictures to avoid distractors
(d) They astutely intermingle the social and political lives of Indian people

46. The book ‘Social and Political Life-II’ advocates which of the following forms of evaluation, among other forms?
(a) Open book exercises
(b) IT (computer) enabled evaluation
(c) Written mode of examination
(d) Personal interviews

47. ‘Learning Without Burden (1993)’ recommended that learning in Social Sciences should
(a) Promote developing concept and abilities to analyse socio-political realities
(b) Develop skills relevant to jobs
(c) Continue to follow the epistemological framework of highlighting developmental issues
(d) Help in the retention of important information

48. ‘Child-centred’ pedagogy is
(a) Giving primacy to children’s experiences, their voices and their active participation
(b) To teach children in small child care centres to ensure individual attention
(c) Teaching as per the desire of a child
(d) Teacher explains the concept by standing in the center with children encircling her

49. The major purpose of assessment in Social Science should be to
(a) Provide credible feedback on the extent to which educational objectives have been achieved
(b) Predict the learners’ chances of pursuing a successful career in humanities
(c) Gauge the extent of the knowledge of content acquired by learners
(d)Maintain a desirable academic quality of knowledge in the students passing out

50. In order to promote interactive environment in a Social Science class, which of the following approaches would be most suitable?
(a) Showing documentaries
(b) Lecture and explanation
(c) Dictation and practice
(d) Frequent testing

51. Which amongst the following is associated with oral reasoning?
(a) Imitating peers
(b) Impromptu application and extrapolation of concepts
(c) Narrating an algorithm
(d)Writing an article by pronouncing words loudly

52. Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has
(a) increased access to justice
(b) Led to a decrease in judicial activism
(c) Hampered government functioning
(d) hampered the delivery of justice

53. ‘Right to Education’ is a Fundamental Right under Article 21 which deals with Right to Life’ because
(a) Education helps in leading a dignified life
(b) Only an educated person has right to life
(c) Education is life
(d) Not all people had right to education

54. Showcasing adivasis as wearing colourful costumes, headgear and dancing often results in
(a) Discriminating against such groups
(b) Attracting attention of the world to the plight of poor adivasis
(c) Promoting adivasi culture
(d) Demonstrating the diversity of Indian culture

55. According to the Indian Constitution, the right empowering citizens to move to High Court or Supreme Court if they believe that any of their Fundamental Rights has been violated by the State, is
(a) Right to constitutional remedies
(b) Right to life
(c) Right to against exploitation
(d) Right to equality

56. In order to promote the process of cooperative learning the teacher should
(a) Assign group projects
(b) Divide the class into groups of homogeneous ability
(c) Allot individual assignment to each student
(d) Engage students in debate and discussions

57. One of the most important and effective methods of teaching History at elementary level is
(a) Story-telling method
(b) Question-answer method
(c) Lecture method
(d) Discussion method

58. The National Curriculum Framework 2005, suggest that instead of ‘Civics’, the term ‘Political Science’ be used because
(a) The term ‘Civics’ was coined in the Raj era and is associated with obedience and loyalty
(b) ‘Political Science’ is a globally recognized field of study
(c) ‘Political Science’ will provide political training
(d) ‘Political Science’ is taught at a higher level of education, therefore schools should prepare grounds for it

59. While dealing with ‘Social Equality’, what should be the most appropriate approach for teaching
(a) Citing the experiences of the communities that make up the social and cultural milieu of the child
(b) Explaining in detail the practice of untouchability
(c) Explaining the concept as described in the textbook
(d) Giving a project to students to review texts relating to ‘Social Equality’

60. ‘Team Teaching’
(a) Involves teams of teachers to optimize resource, interest and expertise
(b) In a way to manage with the shortage of teachers
(c) Encourages healthy competition among teams of teachers in a school
(d) Involves small teams of students as per their ability
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