UTET Exam Paper 2 (Second 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 (Second 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

Direction (Q. No. 61): Choose the correct meaning of the underlined idioms/phrases.

61. We should always be prompt and active and not let the grass grow under our feet :
(A) Cut the grass under our feet in time
(B) Not allow the grass to grow
(C) Not delay in getting things done
(D) Wait for the favourable situation

Direction (Q. No. 62) : Choose the correct option for change of voice :

62. It disappoints me that the members have adopted an unrealistic policy:
(A) It disappointed me that an unrealistic policy has been adopted.
(B) I am disappointed that an unrealistic policy has been adopted by the members.
(C) I am disappointed that members have adopted an unrealistic policy.
(D) An unrealistic policy adopted by the members has disappointed me.

Direction (Q. No. 63). Select appropriate modal in the given sentence :

63. Why did you stay at a hotel when you went to Mumbai? You _____ with your uncle.
(A) can stay
(B) could stay
(C) could have stayed
(D) must stay

64. Fill in the blank with correct word(s). _______grain they had was damaged by sea water.
(A) A little
(B) A few
(C) The little
(D) Few

65. Choose the figure of speech used in the following sentence : “Variety is the spice of life.”
(A) simile
(B) metaphor
(C) personification
(D) hyperbole

Direction (Q. No. 66-70) : Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option :
Happy is the man who acquires habit of reading when he is young. He has secured a life-long source of pleasure, instruction and inspiration. Ruskin calls books, “King’s treasures”-treasuries filled, not with gold and silver and precious stones but with riches much more valuable than these – knowledge, noble thoughts and high ideals. Poor indeed is the man who does not read and empty is his life.

The blessings which the reading habit confers on its possessor are many. Provided we choose the right kind of books. Reading gives the highest kind of pleasure. Some books we read simply for pleasure and amusement. For example, good novels. And novels and books of imagination must have their place in everybody’s reading.

But to read nothing but books of fiction is like eating nothing but cakes and sweetmeats. As we need plain, wholesome food for the body, so we must have serious reading for the mind. And here we can choose according to our taste. There are many noble books on history, biography, philosophy, religion, travel and science which we ought to read and which will give us not only pleasure but an education.

Nor should poetry be neglected, for poetry gives us noble thoughts and beautiful imaginings clothed in lovely and musical language.

66. The benefit of reading poetry is :
(A) Enriches our language
(B) Gives us noble thoughts and
beautiful imaginings
(C) Gives us knowledge
(D) All of these

67. Whose life is empty :
(A) A poor man’s
(B) A rich man’s
(C) Who does not read
(D) None of these

68. “King’s treasures” means :
(A) Gold and silver
(B) Books
(C) Currency
(D) All of these

69. As we need whole some food for the body so we need for the mind :
(A) Good novels
(B) Noble books of history, biography, philosophy, religion etc.
(C) Poetry
(D) All of these

70. Choose the most appropriate title of the passage (Writer’s main thrust in the passage):
(A) Story of a happy man
(B) King’s treasures
(C) Habit of good reading
(D) Knowledge and education

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