TET English Language Set

Directions : (Q. Nos. 1-5) Identify the appropriate alternative from the given ones for filling in the given sentences.
1. The thief………….. run away before the police came.
(a) has (b) have
(c) had (d) was
Ans : (c)

2. I know the man………….. wrote this letter.
(a) who (b) whom
(c) how (d) whose
Ans : (a)

3. ……………dog is faithful animal.
(a) A (b) The
(c) One (d) An
Ans : (a)

4. A number of plays were written……. Shakespeare.
(a) from (b) of
(c) in (d) by
Ans : (d)

5. He has been………for ten minutes.
(a) sing (b) sang
(c) singing (d) sung
Ans : (c)

Directions (Q. Nos. 6-10) Read the following passage and answer the question. Again the annual exams were held and as chance would have it, again I passed and Bhai Sahib failed. I did not work very hard bus somehow managed to stand first in class. Bhai Sahib had put heart and soul into his work. He had swallowed every single word of the course. He work so hard but still he failed. I felt sorry for him. When the result was announced he burst into tears and I also began to cry. My joy at my success was halved. Between Bhai Sahib and me there now remained a gap of only one class. An evil thought sprang up within me, if Bhai Sahib failed another year I would be his equal. On what basis, then would he preach to me? But I forcibly thrust this thought from my heart. After all, he scolds me for my own good. By now Bhai Sahib had softened to a great extent. Several times, even on finding an opportunity to scold me. He showed great patience. I became more and more self willed and began to take advantage of his tolerance.
6. The writer stood first in his class in the exam
(a) because he had worked very hard
(b) because by chance he had managed to do so
(c) because Bhai Sahib had helped him
(d) because his teachers had helped him
Ans : (b)

7. The writer was sorry for Bhai Sahib because
(a) Inspite of the hard work, Bhai Sahib failed
(b) Bhai Sahib was very intelligent
(c) He loved Bhai Sahib very much
(d) Bhai Sahib was a hard working person
Ans : (a)

8. Upon his success, what evil thought sprang up within the writer?
(a) Bhai Sahib is my elder brother
(b) May Bhai Sahib pass this year
(c) Bhai Sahib scolds me for my own good
(d) If Bhai Sahib failed another year. I would be his equal. Then, he would not preach to me.
Ans : (d)

9. When Bhai Sahib failed again, what changes did the writer feel in his behaviour?
(a) Bhai Sahib became much impatient
(b) Bhai Sahib scolded him time and again
(c) Bhai Sahib showed softness to a great extent
(d) Bhai Sahib lost interest in studies
Ans : (c)

10. What was the result of Bhai Sahib’s tolerance?
(a) The writer became more and more self willed
(b) The writer became more hard working
(c) The writer became more respectful towards Bhai Sahib
(d) The writer began to scold Bhai Sahib
Ans : (a)

Directions (Q. Nos. 11-15) Each of the sentences is divided into four parts marked (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of the four parts has an error in it. Identify it and mark the answer. 11. Ravi forgot (a)/ how much (b)/ he pay (c)/for the watch. (d)
Ans : (c)

12. His sister Beena (a)/ is the more intelligent (b) / student (c) / in her class. (d)
Ans : (b)

13. There were (a) / ample time (b) / to get (c) / to the airport. (d)
Ans : (a)

14. Maya has (a) / not been going (b) / to school (c)/ since a week. (d)
Ans : (d)

15. Shahjahan built (a)/ the Taj Mahal (b) / in memory of (c)/ her queen Mumtaj. (d)
Ans : (d)

Directions (Q. Nos. 16-20) Read the following passage and answer the questions. A long time ago there lived a king and queen who longed to have a child. One day, when the queen was resting near a spring, a frog crept out of the water and said to her. “You shall have your wish. Within a year you shall have a little girl.” What the frog said came true. The queen had a child who was so beautiful that the king gave a party in her honour. He wished to invite all the wise women in the land, for these wise women could grant fairy gifts to his child. There were thirteen of them, but only twelve were invited, as the king had only twelve golden plates. After the dinner was over, the wise women in turn rose from the table and named their fairy gifts to the little princess. The first gave to her goodness, the second, beauty; the third, riches and so on, upto the last. Before the twelfth wise women could speak, in walked the thirteenth. The woman was in great rage because she had not been invited. She cried in a loud voice, “When the princess is fifteen years old she shall prick her finger with a spindle and shall fall down dead.”
16. The king and the queen wished for
(a) a golden plate (b) a son
(c) a daughter (d) a child
Ans : (d)

17. How many wise women were there in the land?
(a) Thirteen (b) Twelve
(c) One (d) None
Ans : (b)

18. The king did not invite the thirteenth wise woman because
(a) he did not know about her
(b) he had no more golden plates left
(c) she could not grant fairy gifts
(d) she could grant fairy gifts
Ans : (b)

19. The thirteenth wise woman was in rage because
(a) the other wise women teased her
(b) the king had not invited her
(c) she did not like the other wise women
(d) she did not like the princess
Ans : (b)

20. The thirteenth woman
(a) blessed the princess
(b) ignored the princess
(c) cursed the princess
(d) avoided the princess
Ans : (c)

Directions (Q. Nos. 21-25) Select the word with correct spelling for fill in the blanks in the given sentences. 21. I shall never…………..those happy moments.
(a) forget (b) foreget
(c) farget (d) fareget
Ans : (a)

22. The story teller narrated the………..of Heer and Ranjha.
(a) tail (b) till
(c) tale (d) tile
Ans : (c)

23. How much money has been ………….. to us?
(a) aloted (b) alloted
(c) alotted (d) allotted
Ans : (d)

24. It was difficult to …………. between the two candidates.
(a) dicide (b) diside
(c) decide (d) decyde
Ans : (c)

25. I am ………. to all the teachers for their help.
(a) greatful (b) grateful
(c) greetful (d) gratefull
Ans : (b)

Directions (Q. Nos. 26-30) Select the appropriate word to fill in the given sentences. 26. We must…………..obey the traffic rules.
(a) never (b) often
(c) always (d) sometimes
Ans : (c)

27. Now he ……….. his father’s business.
(a) looks into (b) looks after
(c) looks out (d) looks back
Ans : (b)

28. We want the children to have the ……… possible education.
(a) best (b) good
(c) very good (d) better
Ans : (a)

29. She failed …….. she did not read.
(a) although (b) because
(c) anyhow (d) while
Ans : (b)

30. I like to walk around in ………… foot.
(a) bear (b) beer
(c) brea (d) bare
Ans : (d)

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