TET Practice Paper Set-13
Directions - Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selection the most appropriate option.
The Big Ben
Every evening , some part of the British Commonwealth hears the chimes of Big Ben, largest of the bells in the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster. The bell is popularly called Big Ben, and it is this bell which chimes out the quarter hours to the people of London. For Bristons at sea or living in distant lands, the sound of Big Ben is still a link with home, for the chimes are broadcast each evening by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Big Ben has been chiming out the quarter hours now for more than one-and -a-half centuries. It started chiming on June 11, 1859.
At that time, the Parliament couldn't decide what to name the bell, A light-hearted Member of Parliament called attention, in a speech, to the impressive bulk of Sir Benjamin Hall, Queen Victoria's Chief Lord of the Woods and Forests. 'Call it Big Ben, ' said the speaker, and the name stuck.
Big Ben is 9 feet in diameter, 7 feet 6 inches tall, and the thickness where the hammer strikes is 8.75 inches.
The clock that regulates the chiming of Big Ben keeps good time, In 1939, The Royal Astronomer made a 290-day check on the performance of the clock. He found that during this test, the margin of error was less than two-tenth of a second in 24 hours on 93 days and greater than one second only on 16 of the 290 days.
There was an unexpected lapse on August 12, 1945, and consternation swept through the Ministry of Works . On that dark day, the clock was five minutes slow. A flock of starlings had roosted on the minute hand.
1. Aside from popular usage, Big Ben is rally the ___
A) clock tower of the Place of Westminster
B) great bell in the clock tower if the Palace of Westminster
C) exclusive radio signal of the BBC
D) name of Chief Lord of the Woods and Forests.
2. The year 1959 was the ___
A) 59th anniversary of Big Ben
B) last year Big Ben was heard
C) 100th anniversary of Big Ban
D) Year in which Big Ben was restored
3. The Word 'consternation' used in the last paragraph stands for
4. In the Royal Astronomer's 290-day check , it was established that
A) the clock was reasonably accurate
B) the clock was losing time alarmingly
C) The clock did not function properly for 93 days
D) The clock was maintaining accurate time on all days
5. On August 12, 1945, Big Ben's clock was ___
B) 5 minutes slow
C) being checked for accuracy
D) 5 minutes fast
6. For the Britons at sea or living in distant lands, the Big Ben serves as a link with home, It shows that
A) the British are fond of travelling to far-off lands
B) the Big Ben has become a powerful national symbol
C) the British are very patriotic
D) the British are very sentimental
7. People outside London can hear the chimes of the Big Ben because
A) the bell's sound is so lud that it can travel to all parts of the world
B) the legendary bell has become a global phenomenon
C) The BBC broadcasts the chimes
D) the recording of the bell's chime is available all over the world
8. The clock lost five minutes once because
A) The maintenance was not done by the Ministry of Works
B) it was a dark day
C) some starlings had roosted on the minute hand
D) there was an unexpected lapse
9. 'Call it Big Ben' can be written in passive voice as
A) Let it be called Big Ben
B) People should call it Big Ben
C) We may call it Big Ben
D) You will call it Big Ben
Directions: Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.
I Build Walls
I build walls:
Walls that protect,
Walls that shield,
Walls that say I shall not yield
Who I am or how I feel.
I build walls:
Walls that hide,
Walls that cover what’s inside,
Walls that stare or smile or look away,
Walls that even block my eyes
From the tears I might have cried.
I build walls:
Walls that never let me
Those I love so very much
Walls that need to fall !
Walls meant to be fortresses
Are prisons after all.
10. What are the walls in this poem made of ?
A) Bricks or many physical material
B) Cement and tiles
C) Blood and flesh
D) Hidden feelings and thoughts
11. The poet uses 'walls' as a
12. When walls act as a protection, they
A) do not reveal what is inside
B) Make one shed tears
C) touch the ones who are truly loved
D) surrender to strong feelings
13. The expression 'silent lies' in the second stanza implies that
A) walls are silent
B) walls are liars
C) walls make one hide one's true feelings
D) walls lie silently around all of us
14. Why is it not a good idea to have these ' walls' ?
A) They act as a fortress.
B) They act as a prison and keep loved ones away.
C) They are made of bricks.
D) They hurt others.
15. Walls built to protect us ultimately turn into a prison. It is an example of a
Directions : Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option,
16. Constructivist approach to language teaching expects the teacher to
A) Construct his own curriculum
B) make learners prepare their own textbooks
C) help construct knowledge using their experiences
D) give pre-constructed knowledge to learners
17. A child-centred classroom is characterized by
A) children sitting in the centre if the classroom
B) children teaching other children under the supervision of the teacher
C) very passive teachers and active learners
D) a variety of learning activities for the learners
18. Which of the following is not a legitimate purpose of assessment in education ?
A) To identify individual and special needs of learners
B) To improve the teaching-learning process
C) To rank the learners on the basis of marks
D) To find out to what extent curricular objectives have been achieved
19. When students learn a language for bright employment opportunities, their motivation is
20. A teacher uses a report from a newspaper to teach writing, The material used thus for teaching is referred to as
A) Realistic material
B) Natural material
C) Authentic material
D) External material
21. When a test item expects the learners to use tense forms, voice, connectors, prepositions, and articles accurately, such an approach can be called
A) integrated grammar testing
B) asserted grammar practice
C) mixed grammar task
D) improper grammar testing
22. Minimal pairs are usually used to give practice in
23. 'Prediction' as a subskill is associated with
B) note making
24. A teacher gives many sentences and asks her students to arrange them into a letter using appropriate connectors. the skill that is chiefly involved in this task is
A) Expanding notes
D) collecting information
25. The language skills that cannot be assessed through a traditional pen-paper test are
A) reading and speaking
B) writing and listening
C) reading and listening
D) listening and speaking
26. Which of the following is not a study skill ?
A) Note taking
B) Using a dictionary
C) Getting information from an encyclopaedia
D) Writing formal reports
27. When a teacher uses lessons in Science and Social Science to teach language, such an approach can be termed as
A) Pluralistic language teaching
B) Discipline-wise language teaching
C) Language across the curriculum
D) Objective language teaching
28. Remedial teaching refers to teaching
A) to address gaps in learning
B) after the regular school hours
C) to help bright learners to excel
D) to test learners periodically
29. Language skills should be taught
A) in isolation
B) through clear explanations
C) in an integrated manner
D) through imitation
30. After reading a story on fish, if a teacher asks children to answer -- 'Imagine you are a fish in a pond. What do you see around you ?' This is an example of
B) Open-ended question
C) Multiple choice question
D) Comprehension question