English Questions asked in UPTET Primery level exam 2017
Directions (Q. 1 – 5) Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follows by selecting the most appropriate option.
Antarctica is a icy continent in the South Pole. It is covered by permanently frozen ground, is surrounded by water and is about 1.5 times longer than the United States of America.
The world’s largest desert is in Antarctica. 98% of the land is covered with a continental ice sheet; the remaining 2% of land is barren rock. Antarctica has about 87% of the world’s ice. The South Pole is the coldest windiest and driest place on Earth. The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was at the South Pole; it reached as low as -128.6 0F. On an average most of the Antarctica, gets less than 2 in ches of snow each year. Although scientific expaditions virit Ahtarica, there are no permanent human residents. This is because of the extreme weather, which includes freezing temperature, strong winds and blizzards. There are about 4000 seasonal visitors to Antarctica. Antarctica hasn’t always been located at the South pole. It has drifted, like the other continents and has ranged from the Equator during the Cambrian period, about 500 million years ago to the South Pole. During the time of the dinosaurs, Antarctica has more temperate and housed dinosaurs and many other life-forms. Now there is very little indigenous life.
1- The word ‘icy’ in the passage is a/an
(a)noun (b) adjective (c) adverb (d) homonym of ‘ice’
2- The word ‘desert’ in the passage is a
(a)noun (b) pronoun (c) verb (d) verbal
3- The work ‘windiest’ in the passage is a
(a) second form of verb (b) superlative form of adjective
(C)superlative form of adverb (d) positive form of noun
Ans. superlative form of adjective
4- Has Antarctica always been fixed in the South Pole?
(a) Yes (b)No (c) May be (d)Not given in the passage
5- Who are the earliest known inhabitants of Antarctica?
(a)American scientists (b) Indian scientists (c) Dinosaurs (d) It has always been a desert
Ans. It has always been a desert
Directions (Q 6 – 10) Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow, by selecting the most appropriate option.
The first thing which a scholar should bear in mind is that a book ought not to be read for mere amusement. Half educated persons read for amusement, and are not to be blamed for it, they are incapable of appreciating the deeper qualities that belong to a really great literature, but a yougng man who has passed through as course of University training should discipline himself at an early day never to read for mere amusement. And once the habit of discipline has been formed, he will find it impossible to read fro mere amusement. He will then impatiently throw down any book from which he cannot obtain intellectual food, any book which does not make an appeal to the higher emotions and to his intellect. But on the other side, the habit of reading for amusement becomes with thousands of people exactly the same kind of habit as wine – drinking or opium – smoking; it is like a narcotic, something that helps to pass the time, something that helps to pass the time, something that keeps up a perpetual condition of dreaming, something that eventually results in destroying all capacity for thought giving exercise only to the surface parts of the mind and leaving the deeper springs of feelings and the higher faculties of perception unemployed.
6- The writer believes that half – educated persons are not able to
(a) enjoy wine – drinking (b) enjoy dreaming
(c) think properly (d) appreciate hidden qualities of admirable literature
Ans. appreciate hidden qualities of admirable literature
7- The word ‘narcotic’ in the passage means
(a) great literature (b) intoxicant (c) cheap books (d) intellectual exercise
8- The phrase ‘the higher faculties’ in the passage means
(a)Different departments in the University (b)different ways of enjoying things
(c) mental powers of a high order for understanding great literature (d) superficial part of the mind
Ans. mental powers of a high order for understanding great literature
9- The work ‘eventually’ in the passage means
(a) after some time (b) at last (c) never (d) initially
Ans. at last
10- The word ‘unemployed” in the passage means
(a)jobless (b) in search of employment (c) not working (d) unused
11- Which of the following is a correct expression?
(a) As cheerful as a lark (b) As busy as a bat (c) As cunning as a dog (d) As happy as a donkey
Ans. As cheerful as a lark
12- The sentence, “This is the house in which I was born” is
(a) a simple sentence (b)a compound sentence
(c) a complex sentence (d) a compound – complex sentence
Ans. a complex sentence
13- Which of the following words is an preposition?
(a) Beyond (b)And (c) Yet (d) Now
14- Which of the following words is an adverb?
(a)Apace (b) Face (c)Meek (d) Fury
15- Join the following sentences to make a simple sentence
The coffee isn’t too strong. It won’t keep us awake.
(a) The coffee isn’t too strong to keep us awake
(b) The coffee isn’t too strong and will not keep us awake
(c) The coffee isn’t too strong so it won’t keep us awake
(d) The coffee isn’t too strong so as to keep us awake
Ans. The coffee isn’t too strong to keep us awake
16- Fill in the blank with suitable pronoun
My son and my daughter are very fond of …….. .
(a)herself (b) each other (3) themselves (4) himself
Ans. each other
17- Give one word for ‘one who hates mankind?’
(a)Nazist (b) Fascist (c) Misanthrope (d) Sadist
18- Transform the following sentence into a simple sentence ending with ‘Book’
(a) Give me the book (b) Give the book
(c)Please transfer the book (d)Can you give the book
Ans. Give the book
19- Transform the following sentence into a direct sentence.
I asked Sheela if I might known her father.
(a) I said to Sheela, “May I know your father?”
(b) I told to sheela. “May I known tour father/?”
(c) I asked Sheela, “Can I known your father?”
(d) I questioned Sheela, “Will I know your father”?
Ans. I said to Sheela, “May I know your father?”
20- Fill in the blank to complete the following sentence.
The Ministers are responsible …… the Chief Minister of their State for their work.
(a)For (b) to (c) of (d) towards
21- Complete the following sentence with correct conjunction
……. he had not paid his ill, his electricity was cut off
(a)But (b) Either (c) Unless (d) As
22- Choose the correct figure of speech in the following sentence.
Death lays his icy hand on kings.
(a)Metaphor (b)personification (c)Apostrophe (d) Simile
23- The study of population is known as
(a)Ecology (b) Astronomy (c) Demography (d) Genealogy
24- Give the meaning of the following proverb
A bird in hand is worth two in a bush.
(a) To catch two birds with your hands
(b) To be dissatisfied with what you have
(c) It is better to be satisfied with what you have than to try to get what is not yours
(d) To trap birds in bushes
Ans. It is better to be satisfied with what you have than to try to get what is not yours
25- Which of the following sounds in not associated with the sound of a Bell?
(a)Chime (b) Jingle (c) Ring (d) Dang
26- Fill in the blank with the correct preposition.
Are you sorry ….. what you have done?
(a)with (b) for (c) by (d) over
27- Pick out the correct synonym of the following word.
(a)Repent (b) Force (c) Divide (d) Make thin
Ans. Make thin
28- Pick out the compound sentence.
(a)To add to their trouble the servant ran away
(b)Having no money with me, I could not give the beggar anything
(c) I loved him because he was my friend
(d)The servant ran away and added to their troubles
Ans. I loved him because he was my friend
29- Select the most appropriate preposition to complete the following sentence
Why are you always so suspicious ……. me?
(a)to (b) With (c) Of (d) For
30- Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentence.
The Headmaster …….. to speak to you.
(a)Wants (b) is wanting (c) was wanting (d) None of these