UTET Exam Paper 2 (First Language – English) Answer Key: 24 March 2021

उत्तराखंड विद्यालयी शिक्षा परिषद् (UBSE – Uttarakhand Board of School Education) द्वारा 24 March 2021 को UTET (Uttarakhand Teachers Eligibility Test) की परीक्षा आयोजित की गयी। UTET Exam Paper 2 – 2021 (First Language – English) Answer Key हमारी website पर उपलब्ध है।

Exam: UTET (Uttarakhand Teachers Eligibility Test)
Organized by: UBSE
Exam Date: 24 March 2021
Total Questions: 30
Total Time: 2:30 hrs
Paper Language: Hindi/English
Paper Set: – D

31. What is the use of textbook in a class?
(A) to limit the course content
(B) to achieve learning objectives
(C) to explain ideas and concepts
(D) to make learning interesting

32. At the pre-primary stage reading aloud while writing is given importance. This is based on which theory of learning?
(A) Trial and Error
(B) Imitation
(C) Insight
(D) Conditioning

33. Noam Chomsky’s LAD is :
(A) Language Acquisition Device
(B) Language Adaptability Device
(C) Linguistic Acquisition Detector
(D) Linguistic Aptitude Detector

34. Select the incorrectly spelled word from the following:
(A) Diarrohea
(B) Embarrass
(C) Occasion
(D) Committee

35. Choose from the given options such sentences in which the use of preposition is incorrect :
(A) Send this letter to this address
(B) Put your signature in blue ink.
(C) Hard work is a key of success.
(D) She is short of money.

36. Complete the following sentence using the appropriate phrase preposition from the given option. all his worries he keeps cheerful. (A) In view of
(B) Owing to
(C) In spite of
(D) Instead of

37. Transform the following superlative sentence into a positive sentence. Akbar was one of the greatest kings:
(A) Few kings were as great as Akbar.
(B) Few kings were great like Akbar
(C) Akbar was greater a king than anyone.
(D) No king was great like Akbar

38. The study of the formation of words is known as:
(A) Phonology
(B) Morphology
(C) Syntax
(D) Semantics

39. Which of the following methods of language learning and teaching is also known as the Berlitz method?
(A) The Audio-lingual method
(B) The Grammar translation method
(C) The Direct method
(D) The Communicative Language, Teaching

40. A sound formed by the combination of two vowels in a single syllable, in which the sound begins as one vowel and moves towards another, is known as:
(A) Diphthong
(B) Bilabial
(C) Penultimate syllable
(D) Intonation

41. Which of the following language skills may be considered as the consumption skills?
(A) Listening and reading
(B) Reading and writing
(C) Speaking and listening
(D) Writing and speaking

Select the option in which the punctuation mark is appropriately used. : Ashoka having conquered Kalinga began to hate war.
(A) Ashoka, having conquered Kalinga, began to hate war.
(B) Ashoka, having conquered, Kalinga began to hate war.
(C) Ashoka having conquered Kalinga, began to hate war.
(D) Ashoka, having conquered Kalinga began to hate, war.

43. Fill in the blank using the appropriate form of the italicized word.
The boy refused to allow anyone into his room. His was misunderstood by those who didn’t know him :
(A) refusal
(B) refuse
(C) refusing
(D) both (A) & (B)

Direction (Q. No. 44 to 47): Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.
There is nothing men desire more fervently than this mighty will. It may be the most selfish or unselfish of desires. We may long for it for its own sake or for the sake of some purpose that means more to us than praise. We are eager to escape from that continuous promises of humiliation of the promises we have made to ourselves and broken, It’s all very well to talk about being baffled to fight better, but that implies a will on the heroic scale. Most of us, as we see our resolutions fly out into the sun, only to “fall with broken wings before they have more than begun their journey, are inclined at times to relapse into despair. On the other hand, Nature is prodigal, and nothing so much as good resolutions. In spite of the experience of half a lifetime of failure, we can still draw upon her for these with the excitement of faith in our hearts. Perhaps there is some instinct for perfection in us which thus makes us deny our past and stride off into the future forgetful of our chains. It is the first step that counts, says the proverb. Alas! we know that is the step that nearly everybody can take. It is when we are about to take the steps that follow that our ankle feels the drag of old habit. For even for those of us who are richest in good resolutions are the creatures of habit just as the badly virtuous are. The only difference is that we are the slaves of old habits while they are the masters of new ones.

44. Why do we see our resolutions fly into the sun?
(A) Because we are the slaves of our old habits
(B) Because we follow others
(C) Because to err is human
(D) Because we set new resolutions

45. The given passage is about
(A) motivation
(B) health
(C) resolutions
(D) journey

46. The word ‘prodigal’, used in the passage, means :
(A) Prudent
(B) Perseverance
(C) Precious
(D) Generous

47. Which instinct in us makes us deny our past and march towards the future?
(A) Perfection
(B) Ambition
(C) Anxiety
(D) Guilt

Direction (Q. No. 48 to 51): Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option. A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by One after one; the sound of rain, and bees Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas, Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure skyI’ve thought of all by turns, and still I lie Sleepless; and soon the small birds’ melodies Must hear, first utter’d from my orchard trees, And the first cuckoo’s melancholy cry. Even thus last night, and two nights more I lay, And could not win thee, Sleep, by any stealth: So do not let me wear to-night away, Without thee what is all the morning’s wealth? Come, blessed barrier between day and day, Dear mother of fresh thoughts and joyous health!

48. What time of the day it is when the poet composes these lines?
(A) dawn
(B) dusk
(C) night
(D) morning

49. ‘stealth’ in this poem means :
(A) theft
(B) means
(C) attempt
(D) effort

50. Who is the mother of fresh thought and joyous health?
(A) Morning
(B) Breath
(C) Dawn
(D) Sleep

51. State the most prominent figure of speech used in this poem :
(A) Metonymy
(B) Simile
(C) Metaphor
(D) Personification

Direction (Q. No. 52) : Choose the most appropriate antonym of the words underlined in the following sentence from the given options :

52. Who would want to remonstrate and argue with them?
(A) Protest
(B) Accept
(C) Exclude
(D) Alter

Direction (Q. No. 53) : Substitute the following sentence with the appropriate word given in the option.

53. Incapable of being corrected :
(A) Incorrigible
(B) Incompetent
(C) Invincible
(D) Incurable

Direction (Q. No. 54) : Select the most suitable conjunction to fill in the blank.

54. doing the cooking, I look after the children:
(A) In addition
(B) Also
(C) Besides
(D) Beside

Direction (Q. No. 55) : Select the correct conversion of the following direct sentence into indirect.

55. “What do you mean”, asked the man :
(A) The man asked me what I mean.
(B) I was asked by the man what I meant.
(C) The man asked what I mean.
(D) The man asked me what I meant.

Direction (Q. No. 56): Change the given Active sentences into Passive.

56. The cup contains tea :
(A) Tea is contained in this cup.
(B) Tea is contained by this cup
(C) Tea contains in this cup.ch
(D) Tea is contained into the cup.

Direction (Q. No. 57) : Choose the most suitable option that describes the meaning of the underlined idioms/phrases:

57. She gave a point-blank refusal to his proposal :
(A) Indirect
(B) Frank and polite
(C) Vague
(D) Clear and direct

Direction (Q. No. 58) : Identify the figure of speech used in the given sentence.

58. Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts :
(A) Alliteration
(B) Oxymoron
(C) Onomatopoeia
(D) Metaphor

59. The first important step in teaching is :
(A) Planning of the presentation of topic or subject
(B) Preparing effective teaching aids
(C) Knowing the educational background of the students
(D) Organizing the material to be taught

60. Arrange the following to make a meaningful sentence. its best is simply science the common sense at
(A) Science is the common sense simply at its best.
(B) Science is simply the common sense at its best.
(C) The common sense at its best is simply science.
(D) Science at its best is simply the common sense.

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