Part III: English (Language-I)
Directions (Q. 91-99): Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.
Clearly the socialization of gender is reinforced at school. “Because classrooms are microcosms of society, mirroring its strengths and ills alike, it follows that the normal socialization patterns of young children that often lead to distorted perceptions of gender roles are reflected in the classrooms.” (Marshall, 1997). Yet gender bias in education reaches beyond socialization patterns, bias is embedded in textbooks, lessons, and teacher interactions with students. This type of gender bias is a part of the hidden curriculum of lessons taught implicitly to students through the everyday functioning of their classroom.
Research has found that boys were far more likely to receive praise or remediation from a teacher than girls. Girls were most likely to receive an acknowledgment response from their teacher. They give boys greater opportunity to expand ideas and be animated than they give to girls and that they reinforce boys more for general responses than they do for girls. Clearly, the socialization of gender roles and the use of a gender-biased hidden curriculum lead to an inequitable education for boys and girls. Gender bias in education is an insidious problem that causes very few people to stand up and take notice
Q91. Socialization is a process of
(a) causing to conform to environmental demands
(b) succumbing to psychological pressures
(c) molding a child to conform to certain norms of behavior
(d) learning to accept the moral values of a society
Q92. A ‘microcosm of society‘
(a) has educational facilities
(b) has an excellent learning environment
(c) reflects the exceptional achievements of its government
(d) imitates life outside the classroom learning environment
Q93. A ‘perception’ referred to here is that
(a) school curriculum supports the girl child
(b) boys are more intelligent and lively
(c) teachers balance the bias
(d) there is no bias in schools
Q94. A word from the essay which is the opposite of demonstrated’ is
Q95. Remediation’ in the classroom is the process of
(a) error correction orally in the class
(b) reinforcement of good behavior among learners
(c) giving special coaching for quiet students
(d) stopping a negative trend in the learning achievement
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Q96. In ‘inequitable education’,
(a) boys get more school hours
(b) course books are prescribed differently for boys and girls
(c) teachers disrespect girls
(d) learning is not a balanced process between genders
Q97. An insidious problem’ would be one that is caused seemingly
Q98. A ‘hidden curriculum’ implies here that
(a) boys need preferential treatment
(b) the school system enforces sexual stereotypes
(c) the curriculum is gender-biased
(d) girls need more attention while teaching
Q99. A synonym for ‘general’ is
Directions (Q. 100-105); Read the given poem and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune -without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm,
I’ve heard it in the chilliest land,
And on the strangest sea
Yet, never, in extremity
It asked a crumb of me.
Q100. In the line “Hope is the thing with feathers’, the poet is using a/an
Q101. The observation “perches in the soul‘ refer to human
Q102. ‘And sweetest in the gale is heard‘ means
(a) winds blow loudly during a gale
(b) sorrow is the greatest during a storm
(c) the expectation of relief even in sorrow
(d) Joy and happiness go hand in hand
Q103. ‘Abash‘ means a sense of
Q104. ‘Never, in extremity‘ refers to
(a) longing excessively
(c) extreme happiness
(d) nope costs nothing
Q105. ‘A crumb‘ is a metaphor for
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q106. According to the observation in NCF 2005 (3.1.3],
English is a ……………… language in India.’
Q107. “You ask, what has my government done for you? I can answer in two words: A lot!” The question put here is
(a) a prompt
Q108. Your classmate has just finished reading a book from the library that you wanted and you want him/her to give it to you. Choose how you will make the request.
(a) Give me the book.
(b) Can you give me the book now?
(c) Let me have the book now, please
(d) Could you let me take the book now?
Q109. Read this exchange.
Teacher: Shall we go out to the garden and find out the names of those flowers near the wall?
Students: Yes, yes, yeah…
Teacher: Yes, Ma’am, please.
Here the teacher
(a) confirms the student’s request
(b) offers an alternative language activity
(c) relates language function with politeness
(d) makes a polite suggestion to start reading
Q110. Which is a lexical word?
Q111. Use of dialogues and avoiding unnecessary details pertain to
(c) writing a report or story
(d) listening to a conversation
Q112. I suggest that we all watch the movie TIGER”
It has been suggested that we watch the movie TIGER’ together.
The two given statements can be differentiated by drawing students’ attention to the
(a) use of by’ in the passive form
(b) the arrangement of words
(c) change in the verb forms
(d) the roles of the subject and the object in both sentences
Q113. The purpose of ‘rapid reading’ is
(a) extended reading
(b) seeking information
(c) for interest
(d) for specific detail
Q114. The process of word formation consists of
(a) compounding and conversion
(b) conversion and meaning
(c) spelling and compounding
(d) using synonyms or euphemisms
Q115. Note-taking is done
(a) during extensive reference work
(b) while writing an essay
(c) during a lecture
(d) while reading a review
Q116. Speaker 1: Can I borrow your pencil, please?
Speaker 2: Why not?
During this exchange, while assessing students speaking-listening skills, mark/s would be deducted for
(a) the first speaker, as the question is framed incorrectly
(b) the second speaker, as the response is framed incorrectly
(c) both, since it is a meaningless exchange
(d) neither, as the context justifies this exchange
Q117. While writing, one of the cohesive devices used is
(d) content words
Q118. If a piece of writing is complete, in the third person, without digressions and emotional overtones and logically arranged, it is a
(a) classified advertisement
(d) newspaper article
Q119. ‘Rahul received the following telegram on his birthday. Write three sentences about it The input is given]
This writing task requires the …………………………
Q120. “You have to bring your own stationery. You will need 2 pencils, an eraser and a ruler.’ The underlined word is a
(b) lexically similar word
(c) substitute word
(d) reference word