CTET EVS Environment Studies Questions

Q1. Animals/Insects which find others of their own group by smell are:
(a) Kite, Bats, Eagle
(b) Silkworm, Ants, Flies
(c) Ants, Bees, Silkworm
(d) Bees, Bats, Dogs
Ans: (c)

Q2. Shabana suggests her father to conserve peteroleum-based fuels to go from one place to another and he agreed happily. He will prefer to go by
(a) Car & Metro rail
(b) Bus & Metro rail
(c) Bicycle & Metro rail
(d) Motorcycle & metro rail
Ans: (c)

Q3. Samar has to select food items which are NOT plant-based for a project. He will choose-
(a) Honey, Jackfruit and meat
(b) Milk, eggs and corn
(c) Mustard, Fish and Meat
(d) Milk, honey and eggs
Ans: (d)

Q4. Which of the following articles are made by a blacksmith?
(a) Claypot, Bricks, Axe
(b) Trowel, Saw, Axe
(c) Ring, Saw, Bangle
(d) Axe, Bricks, Bangle
Ans: (b)

Q5. A mother has to choose indoor games to play with her daughter who is unable to go out of her home because of a leg injury. She will choose-
(a) Badminton, Chess, Ludo
(b) Carromboard, Chess, Playing Cards
(c) Tennis, Chess, Hopskotch
(d) Hide and seek, Hopskotch, Seven Tiles
Ans: (b)

Q6. Which of the following group of states has coast with Arabian sea?
(a) Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat
(b) Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra
(c) Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra
(d) Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat
Ans: (b)

Q7. Gregor Mendel is famous for his experiments with peas. Which of the following were his observations regarding pea seeds of next generations if seed of the parent plants were green and yellow?
(a) All the plants were having seeds of mixed colour of yellow and green
(b) More Plants were having yellow seeds
(c) More Plants were having green seeds
(d) More plants were having yellowish green seeds
Ans: (b)

Q8. Which of the following substances dissolve in water?
(a) Milk, Sugar, Honey
(b) Turpentine, Lemon juice, Petrol
(c) Kerosene, Salt, Soap
(d) Sugar, Vinegar, Salt
Ans: (d)

Q9. The structure used traditionally to harvest rain water in our country is____.
(a) Tubewell (b) Stepwell
(c) Borewell (d) Handpump
Ans: (b)

Q10. Which of the following is true for astronauts travelling in spaceship?
(a) They drink water directly from water taps
(b) They eat food sitting on dining table
(c) They need to be strapped themselves to stay at a place
(d) They sleep while standing and floating
Ans: (c)

Q11. Which of the following players is a para-athlete who is a symbol of grit and determination.
(a) Neeraj Chopra
(b) Lovlina Borgohain
(c) Sakshi Malik
(d) Deepa Malik
Ans: (d)

Q12. Nagarcoll express left Ahemdabad at 11:50 hrs on 23.11.2020 and arrived Kozhikode at 17:45 hrs on 24.11.2020. How long did the train take to travel the distance?
(a) 29 hours 35 minutes
(b) 6 hours 55 minutes
(c) 29 hours 05 minutes
(d) 29 hours 55 minutes
Ans: (d)

Q13. Harpreet went on a trip with family to Punjab, Bihar and Maharashtra and collected art work from those states, Identify Harpreet’s collection from options below( a) Pattachitra, Kalamkari, Madhubani
(b) Phoolkari, Kalamkari, Madhubani
(c) Kalamkari, Pattachitra, Warli
(d) Phoolkari, Madhubani, Warli
Ans: (d)

Q14. A new boy from a different state joins your class, which predominantly has local students. Yor want to use this as an opportunity to teach students about adaptation. Which of these activities is BEST suited for the purpose?
(a) Have the local students share with the new student the rules in their school.
(b) Have a discussion in the class about different changes in the new student’s life and how he handled them.
(c) Tell the class about how difficult it is for the new student to adjust and how they all should help him.
(d) Have the new student tell the class about rules in his old school and how they are different from the new school rules.
Ans: (b)

Q15. Which of the following features of a video conferencing app can be used to BEST demonstrate how communication can be done without speaking?
(a) Virtual background (b) Screenshare
(c) GIF in the chat (d) Audio call
Ans: (c)

Q16. Which of the following exercises MOST CLOSELY aligns with the constructivist approach?
(a) Using colour of the river to identify the presence of pollutants.
(b) Looking at different bird beaks and drawing them
(c) Using graphic organizer to explain the differences between animals giving birth and laying eggs.
(d) Using a flowchart to explain the process of seed dispersal
Ans: (a)

Q17. Which of the following is the BEST example of students engaging in active learning?
(a) Students in pairs discuss the impact of decline of traditional crafts on the livelihoods of the craftsmen.
(b) Students draw the structure of a honeycomb from the textbook, after the teacher introduces the topic.
(c) In pairs, students list down the different colours of leaves that were mentioned in the EVS textbook.
(d) After completion of a lesson, students write the definitions of certain terminologies.
Ans: (a)

Q18. What would be an ‘authentic task’ with respect to a lesson on availability of water?
(a) Asking students to discuss with their families and make some habit changes to conserve water.
(b) Asking students to create a miniature irrigation system that illustrates how farmers could use water more efficiently.
(c) Creating a sticker to be pasted across water sources which are not fit for drinking purpose.
(d) Creating an indicator to test the purity of water supplied by the local municipal corporation.
Ans: (a)

Q19. You are teaching a chapter the disabilities of deafness and dumbness and how to communicate without speaking. A child asks, “We all can speak, So why are we studying this in EVS?” Which of the below responses BEST explains the scope of learning this chapter in EVS?
(a) Some people are different from you all. They have the specific challenge where they cannot hear or speak. You will need to understand why they are considered as differently abled.
(b) All of us have different abilities and constraints. Some people have the specific challenge where they cannot hear or speak. We need to understand how to communicate with them and be inclusive.
(c) Some people have the specific challenge where they cannot hear or speak. You need to be carefull and alert when you are interacting with them. This chapter will help you in such scenarios.
(d) Some of you may want to become doctors when you grow up. Understanding various types of problems and physical challenges is the first step towards that.
Ans: (b)

Q20. (Uzaira and Shahmir are looking at different points on the globe.) Shahmir: Look here is America, Africa. Hey, where is space? Uzaira: The sky, stars, sun and moon, they are all in space. Shahmir: Yes, I know. Sunita Williams went n a spaceship. I saw on TV that she could see the earth from there. Uzaira: Yes, from there the earth looked like this globe. The above text is used to introduce the concept of space to students of grade 5. Which of the below questions would help address Shahmir’s question? Options:
(a) If you made cut-outs of the sun, moon and stars, where would you keep them?
(b) If you had to go to space like Sunita Williams, how would you go?
(c) Do you believe that space is empty or do you believe that is contains something?
(d) How will you create a 3-D model of space using cardboard and fix it relative to the globe?
Ans: (a)

Q21. For the topic ‘dams built on river’, which of these is a specific, measurable and attainable learnig objective?
(a) Students will know how dams are built on rivers.
(b) Students will list down the negative impacts that human settlements face when dams are built.
(c) Students will exemplify the construction work undertaken for the foundation of a dam.
(d) Students will help in advocating for local settlement when dams impact their lives.
Ans: (b)

Q22. You have brought 15 chart papers to your classroom for students to use in their projects for an upcoming exhibition. You have told students that the chart papers will not be replaced once finished and they will have to use it wisely. Which of the below activities would LEAST help students engage on the idea of using resources judiciously that are in limited supply?
(a) Discussing projects that do not need chart paper and how they can still be good options for the science exhibition.
(b) Conducting a poll on how many chart papers different students require and asking them to compare this with number of chart papers available.
(c) Brainstorming on ideas for reducing the use of chart paper in projects.
(d) Asking students to write in a common register the quantity of chart paper they took each time, when and why.
Ans: (a)

Q23. Experimentation allows us to provide conclusions that are specific. Which of the following is MOST suitable for students to learn ‘arriving at a specific conclusion using experimentation?
(a) Finding out how different ear sizes affect hearing capability of animals.
(b) Understanding the relation between temperature of the surrounding and evaporation of water.
(c) Recording the number of days required for a seed to germinate into a seedling.
(d) Analysing how skin colour of different animals help them camouflage in their surroundings.
Ans: (b)

Q24. Which of the following is MOST relevant as ‘opening’, for introducing the topic of ‘inherited and acquired traits”?
(a) Do you find any similarities between you and your parents?
(b) How are you different from any other organism?
(c) Do you know anyone who also likes your favourite movie?
(d) Why are members of your family are not exactly similar to each other?
Ans: (a)

Q25. Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the effect of weeds on crops. Which of the following assessment questions BEST tests for this learning objective?
(a) What strategies can be taken so that crops and weeds can co-exist in a farmland?
(b) Which fertilizers can provide the greatest benefit for the targeted crop while not allowing other plants to grow?
(c) What are the different types of farm implements that are used for removing the weeds from the farmland?
(d) What could be the reason for stunted growth in plants even after applying fertilizers?
Ans: (d)

Q26. A teacher uses an online resource that provides animated videos on natural disasters like volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides etc. For understanding which of the below can this tool be BEST used (compared to textbooks and other sources)?
(a) Effect of these events on people’s lives
(b) Factors leading to these phenomena
(c) Which natural disasters occurred in the past
(d) Measures to avoid natural disasters
Ans: (b)

Q27. The teacher wants to teach the concept of food preservation. Which of the following food items is best suited to teach this concept?
(a) Jam (b) Curd
(c) Ghee (d) Papad
Ans: (a)

Q28. Mr. Debojyoti is teaching the idea of interdependence of things in the environment, using examples from the community. Which of the following examples is BEST suited to teach the concept?
(a) A post office
(b) An abandoned building
(c) A grocery store
(d) A sewage drain
Ans: (c)

Q29. ‘Kuduk’ is the spoken language of the people of
(a) Assam (b) Arunachal Pradesh
(c) Mizoram (d) Jharkhand
Ans: (d)

Q30. Your house is located at X and your school is located at Y; Although your school is just opposite but you cannot go straight because of the busy highway in between. So, you first go 100m due north, then cross a 75m long subway which is due west and finally reach your school at Y which is 100m due south. With respect to school Y your house at X is
(a) 100 m due north (b) 100 m due south
(c) 75 m due east (d) 75 m due west
Ans: (c)

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