TET English Language Set

1. The line ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ has been written by which of the following?
(a) William Wordsworth
(b) John Keats
(c) Robert Frost
(d) P B Shelley
Ans : (b)

2. Fill in the blank with the correct phrasal verb. It isn’t easy to ………… children now-a-days.
(a) train up (b) bring up
(c) put up (d) leave up
Ans : (b)

3. Pick out the comparative form of the sentence. He is as wise as Soloman
(a) Soloman is wiser than he is
(b) Soloman is not wiser than he is
(c) He is wiser than Soloman
(d) Soloman is the wisest among them
Ans : (b)

4. Point out the figure of speech in the following sentence. ‘Here’s the smell of the blood still, all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand’.
(a) Metaphor (b) Hyperbole
(c) Oxymoron (d) Personification
Ans : (b)

5. Who wrote ‘Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested’?
(a) E V Lucas (b) V S Naipaul
(c) Francis Bacon (d) E M Forster
Ans : (c)

6. ‘Shylock’ is a character in which play?
(a) Othello
(b) The Monkey Paw
(c) The Merchant of Venice
(d) Romeo and Juliet
Ans : (c)

7. Complete the following proverb. The pen is mightier …….. .
(a) than the King (b) than the artist
(c) than the actor (d) than the sword
Ans : (d)

8. Fill in the blank with the correct preposition. He killed two birds……..one stone.
(a) by (b) at
(c) of (d) with
Ans : (d)

9. ‘Arms and the Man’ was written by which playwright?
(a) John Osbome (b) William Shakespeare
(c) George Bernard Shaw (d) Eugene O’Neill
Ans : (c)

10. Point out the active voice of the following sentence. This notice has been altered.
(a) Alteration has been made in this notice by someone
(b) Someone has altered this notice
(c) Already the notice has been altered
(d) The notice had been altered previously
Ans : (b)

11. Fill in the blank using the correct prepositional phrase. Shall we play indoors ………….. sweating out in the sun
(a) instead of (b) other than
(c) but for (d) because of
Ans : (a)

12. Fill in the blank with an appropriate choice. If you make a promise, you must be sun to ………. it.
(a) accomplish (b) keep
(c) follow (d) succeed
Ans : (b)

13. Choose the incorrect part of the sentence given below. One of Mohan’s ambitions (a)/ in life were to visit (b)/ all the historic places (c)/ in the country.(d)
Ans : (b)

14. Choose the correct part of speech of the underlined word. It is a unique book.
(a) Verb (b) Noun
(c) Adjective (d) Adverb
Ans : (c)

15. Transform the following sentence by using ‘too’. Choose the correct alternative given below. She is over anxious for the safety of her son.
(a) She is too anxious that she wants the safety of her son
(b) She is too anxious for the safety of her son
(c) She is too anxious that her son may be safe
(d) She is too anxious so that her son might be safe
Ans : (b)

16. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word. ‘Atheist’
(a) Rationalist (b) Theologist
(c) Believer (d) Ritualist
Ans : (b)

17. Choose the word similar in meaning Industrious
(a) Successful (b) Sensible
(c) Punctual (d) Diligent
Ans : (d)

18. Change the following into indirect speech by choosing correct alternative. Our teacher said to us, “sugar dissolves in water.”
(a) Our teacher told us that sugar dissolved in water
(b) Our teacher told us that sugar has dissolved in water
(c) Our teacher said to us that sugar dissolves in water
(d) Our teacher told us that sugar dissolves in water
Ans : (d)

19. Choose the appropriate synonym of word. Opulent
(a) Greedy (b) Hungry
(c) Heavy (d) Wealthy
Ans : (d)

20. Write the name of the writer of the lesson ‘A Fellow-Traveler’.
(a) Ruskin Bond (b) CEM Joad
(c) AG Gardiner (d) James Allen
Ans : (c)

21. Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition. She has been living ………. this city ……… ten year.
(a) for, to (b) in, for
(c) to, for (d) on, to
Ans : (b)

22. Choose the opposite of the word. Masticate
(a) Conceal (b) Chew
(c) Review (d) Gobble
Ans : (d)

23. Select the antonym of underlined word. This frivolous remarks provoked no comments.
(a) serious (b) frantic
(c) momentons (d) fanciful
Ans : (a)

24. Pedagogical knowledge includes
(a) knowledge of content
(b) knowledge of method
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) None of the above
Ans : (c)

25. What is the skill among the ones given below that cannot be tested in a formal written examination?
(a) Meaning of words and phrases
(b) Extensive reading for pleasure
(c) Analyzing text
(d) Reading for information
Ans : (b)

26. Drills are considered important in which method?
(a) Translation Method (b) Grammar Method
(c) Bilingual Method (d) Pattern Practice
Ans : (d)

27. Which of the following is a lexical word?
(a) Principal (b) If
(c) Some (d) Whether
Ans : (a)

28. English is a ………… language in India.
(a) second (b) foreign
(c) first (d) global
Ans : (a)

29. Select the appropriate alternative which best expresses the meaning of the following phrase. To beat the air
(a) To make frantic effort
(b) To make effort that are useless or vain
(c) To act foolishly
(d) To make every possible effort
Ans : (b)

30. Select the appropriate synonym of word TRUNCATE.
(a) Cancel (b) Act cruelly
(c) Cut off (d) End swiftly
Ans : (c)

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