CTET November 2012 English Question Paper II For Class VI to VIII

CTET November 2012 English Question Paper II For Class VI to VIIICTET November 2012 English Question Paper II For Class VI to VIII.

Central Teacher Eligibility Test CTET November 2012 English Question Paper II For Class VI to VIII CTET Nov 2012 English Language Question Paper For Upper Primary Teacher 

Directions : Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow (Q. No. 91 to 99) by se1ectinj the most appropriate option.

Clearly the socialization of gender i reinforced at school. “Because classrooms ar microcosms of society, mirroring its strengths and ills alike, it follow8 that the normal socialization patterns of young children that often lead tc distorted perceptions of gender roles are reflected in the classrooms.” (Marshall, 1997). Yet gender bias in education reaches beyond socialization patterns, bias is embedded in textbooks, lessons, and teache! interactions with students. This type of gender bias is part of the hidden curriculum of lessons taught implicitly to students through the everyday functioning of their classroom.

CTET November 2012 English Question Paper II For Class VI to VIII

Research has found that boys were far more likely to receive praise or remediation from a teacher than were girls. The girls wre most likely to reeeiv an acknowledgement response from their teacher. They give boys greater opportunity to expand ideas and be animated than they do girls and that they reinforce boys more for general responses than they do for girls. Clearly the socialization of gender roles and the use of a gender- biased hidden curriculum lead to an inequitable education for boys and girls. Gender bias in education is an insidious problem that causes very few people to stand up and take notice.

91. Socialization is a process of
(1) causing to conform to environmental demands
(2) succumbing to psychological pressures
(3) molding a child to conform to certain norms of behaviour
(4) learning to accept moral values of a society

92. A ‘microcosm of society’
(1) has educational facilities
(2) has excellent learning environment
(3) reflects the exceptional achievements of its government
(4) imitates life outside the classroom learning environment

93. A ‘perception’ referred to here is that
(1) school curriculum supports the girl child
(2) boys are more intelligent and lively
(3) teachers balance the bias
(4) there is no bias in schools

94. A word from the essay which is the opposite of ‘demonstrated’ is
(1) animated
(2) clearly
(3) implicit
(4) distorted

95. ‘Remediation’ in the classroom is the process of
(1) error correction orally during class
(2) reinforcement of good behaviour among learners
(3) giving special coaching for quiet students
(4) stopping a negative trend in learning achievement

96. In ‘inequitable education’
(1) boys get more school hours
(2) course books are prescribed differently for boys and girls
(3) teachers disrespect girls
(4) learning is not a balanced process between the genders

97. An ‘insidious problem’ would be one that is
caused seemingly
(1) deliberately
(2) harmlessly
(3) carelessly
(4) ignorantly

98. A ‘hidden curriculum’ implies here that (1) boys need preferential treatment
(2) the school system enforces sexual stereotypes
(3) the curriculum is gender-biased
(4) girls need more attention while Leaching

99. A synonym for ‘general’ is
(1) customary
(2) diminutive
(3) precise
(4) special

Directions : Read the given poem and answer the questions that follow (Q. No. 100 to 105) by selecting the most appropriate option.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune — without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm,
I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
Emily Dickinson

100. In the line ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’
the poet is using a/an
(1) imagery
(2) simile
(3) allegory
(4) hyperbole

101. The observation ‘perches in the soul’ refers to
(1) worries
(2) disappointment
(3) expectation
(4) spirituality

102. ‘And sweetest in the gale is heard’ means (1) winds blow loudly during a gale
(2) sorrow is the greatest during a storm
(3) expectation of relief even in sorrow
(4) joy and happiness go hand in hand

103. ‘Abash’ means a sense of
(1) embarrassment
(2) hope
(3) loss
(4) pride

104. ‘Never, in extremity,’ refers to
(1) extreme happiness
(2) longing excessively
(3) hope costs nothing
(4) unexpected

105. ‘A crumb’ is a metaphor for
(1) hope
(2) sadness
(3) reward
(4) food

Directions : Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
106. According to the observation in the NCF 2005
English is a _______ language in
(1) First
(2) Global
(3) Second
(4) Foreign

107. “You ask, what has my government done for you ? I can answer in two words A lot!” The question put here is
(1) a prompt
(2) explanatory
(3) rhetorical
(4) stylised

108. Your classmate has just finished reading a book from the library that you wanted and you want him/her to give it to you. Choose how you wifl make the request.
(1) Give me the book.
(2) Can you give me the book now?
(3) Let me have the hook now, please.
(4) Could you let me take the book now?

109. Read this exchange.
Teacher Shall we go out to the garden and find out the names of those flowers near the wall?
Students: Yes, yes, yeah…
Teaeher: Yes, Ma’am, please.
Here the teacher
(1) confirms the students’ request
(2) offers an alternative language activity
(3) relates language function with politeness
(4) makes a polite suggestion to start reading

110. Which is a lexical word?
(1) some
(2) whether
(3) principal
(4) if

111. Use of dialogues and avoiding unnecessary details pertain to
(1) reports
(2) story telling
(3) writing a report or story
(4) listening to a conversation

112. I suggest that we all watch the movie TIGER.
It has been suggested that we watch the movie TIGER’ together.
The two given statements can be differentiated by drawing students’ attention to the
(1) use of ‘by’ in the passive form
(2) the arrangement of words
(3) change in the verb forms
(4) the roles of the subject and object in both sentences

113. The purpose of ‘rapid reading’ is
(1) extended reading
(2) seeking information
(3) for interest
(4) for specific detail

114. The process of word formation consists of
(1) compounding and conversion
(2) conversion and meaning
(3) spelling and compounding
(4) using synonyms or euphemisms

115. Note-taking is done
(1) during extensive reference work
(2) while writing an essay
(3) during a lecture
(4) while reading a review

116. Speaker I : Can I borrow your pencil, please? Speaker 2: Why not?
During this exchange, while assessing students’ speaking-listening ski Us, mark/s would be deducted for
(1) the first speaker, as the question is framed incorrectly
(2) the second speaker, as the response is framed incorrectly
(3) both, since it is a meaningless exchange
(4) neither, as the context justifies this exchange

117. While writing, one of the cohesive devices used is
(1) imagery
(2) ellipsis
(3) content words
(4) proposition

118. If the piece of writing is complete, in the third person, without digressions and emotional overtones and logically arranged, it is a
(1) classified advertisement
(2) memorandum
(3) report
(4) newspaper article

119. ‘Rahul received the following telegram on his birthday. Write three sentences about it’ [The input is given]
This writing task requires this skill:
(1) knowing
(2) applying
(3) creating
(4) analysing

120. ‘You have to bring your own stationery. You will need 2 pencils, an eraser and a ruler.’ The underlined word is a
(1) conjunction
(2) lexically similar word
(3) substitute word
(4) reference word

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