TET English Language Set

1. Fill in the blanks. Ritu is …….. most active girl in …….. family.
(a) the, a (b) the, the
(c) cosmopolitan (d) metropolitan
Ans: (b)

2. A person who regards the whole world as his country is called
(a) patriot (b) nationalist
(c) cosmopolitan (d) metropolitan
Ans: (c)

3. ‘Quarried’ means
(a) extract
(b) measure of capacity
(c) used in glass windows
(d) floor tile
Ans: (a)

4. Change the following into past perfect continuous tense. The boys are playing cricket.
(a) has played (b) have played
(c) have been playing (d) had been playing
Ans: (d)

5. The lesson ‘Torch Bearers’ is written by which of the following writers?
(a) AG Gardiner (b) WM Ryburn
(c) HG Wells (d) Rhoda Power
Ans: (b)

6. Choose the correct figure of speech in the following sentence. ‘The wind lies asleep in the arms of dawn.”
(a) Metaphor (b) Hyperbole
(c) Personification (d) Oxymoron
Ans: (c)

7. Choose the correct meaning of the following phrase. Foot the bill
(a) To tear the bill (b) To kick the bill
(c) To pay (d) To throw the bill
Ans: (c)

8. Indicate the tense of the following sentence. I have sent a letter to him.
(a) Present indefinite tense
(b) Past perfect tense
(c) Present perfect tense
(d) Present perfect continuous tense
Ans: (c)

9. Phonetic is the Science of
(a) sounds (b) reading
(c) pronunciation (d) writing
Ans: (a)

10. Language learning starts from
(a) listening (b) speaking
(c) reading (d) writing
Ans : (a)

11. General aim of prose teaching is to help the students to develop
(a) interest in reading
(b) critical thinking
(c) comprehension ability
(d) All of the above
Ans: (d)

12. Which Indian reformist supported English education?
(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) MK Gandhi
(c) Swami Vivekananda
(d) Swami Dayananda
Ans: (a)

13. Choose the correct meaning of the following phrase. To bring to light
(a) To reveal (b) To conceal
(c) To appeal (d) To praise
Ans: (a)

14. Choose the synonym for the following word. Consequence
(a) Proof (b) Conclusion
(c) End (d) Result
Ans: (d)

15. Change the following verb into noun.
(a) Successful (b) Succeeding
(c) Success (d) Successfully
Ans: (c)

16. ‘Language is one of the most important and characteristics forms of human behaviour’. It is the statement of
(a) Gleason (b) Maclver and Page
(c) Mahatma Gandhi (d) Dr. R K Agarwal
Ans: (a)

17. Fill in the blank with correct preposition. He is blind ……… his own fault.
(a) with (b) to
(c) of (d) for
Ans: (b)

18. The poem ‘The Nation Builders’ is composed by which of the following poets?
(a) HW Longfellow
(b) William Wordsworth
(c) Ralf Waldo Emerson
(d) Ben Jonson
Ans: (c)

19. Choose the correct word from the words given below to complete the sentence. The soldiers …………. through the town.
(a) walked (b) marched
(c) ran (d) suggested
Ans: (b)

20. Which of the following is in possessive case?
(a) I (b) Me
(c) You (d) Mine
Ans: (d)

21. What is difficult to do without paying large amount of money?
(a) To lodge a police complaint
(b) To hire an auto for a short distance
(c) To reach a side street
(d) To board a flight
Ans: (d)

22. Name the famous poet who wrote the following line. ‘They also serve who only stand and wait’.
(a) Shelley (b) Keats
(c) Milton (d) Wordsworth
Ans: (c)

23. Complete the following sentence by using correct alternative. Walk carefully lest
(a) you may fall down
(b) you should fall down
(c) you will fall down
(d) you can fall down
Ans: (b)

24. Find out the incorrect sentence.
(a) The quality of the mangoes was not good
(b) You, he and I am good friends
(c) The ‘Arabian Nights’ is still a great favourite
(d) Each of the scholars has done well
Ans: (b)

25. Change the following into passive voice. ‘Do not insult your elders’.
(a) Let not your elders be insulted
(b) Your elders let not be insulted
(c) Let your elders not be insulted by you
(d) Let us insult your elders
Ans: (c)

26. Find out the grammatically correct sentence.
(a) Politics are the subject which is taught at degree level
(b) It is you who are responsible for the downfall
(c) I, you and he is good friend
(d) Ganga is a famous river of India
Ans: (b)

27. State the part of speech of the underlined word. He looked above in the sky.
(a) Adjective (b) Noun
(c) Verb (d) Adverb
Ans: (d)

28. Choose the correct option. The passengers alighted …….. the bus.
(a) for (b) to
(c) from (d) at
Ans: (c)

29. Find where the error is in the sentence. I am reaching (a) / school (b) / in time (c) / everyday. (d)
Ans: (a)

30. Point out figure of speech in the following sentence. ‘And having nothing he hath all’.
(a) Onomatopoeia (b) Oxymoron
(c) Simile (d) Apostrophe
Ans: (b)

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