DSSSB TGT English / PGT English Practice Questions – Set 1

Q1. The Poetical Sketches is a collection of ______ earliest poetry.

a. William Wordsworth

b. William Blake

c. Robert Burns

d. Robert Frost

Q2. ‘Tomorrow could be a sunny day.’ The word ‘sunny’ belongs to the class of words called

a. Adjective

b. Adverb

c. Noun

d. Verb

Q3. Language Learning is developing ‘a set of habits’ which we learn by imitation and which gradually become automatic. This view of language learning is associated with

a. Grammar Translation Method

b. Audio-Lingual Method

c. Communicative Language Teaching

d. Direct Method

Q4. Choose the correct meaning of the idiom ‘storm in a tea cup’ from below.

a. Eager expectation

b. Careless behaviour

c. Fuss about something unimportant

d. An easy task

Q5. Which one of the following features is not associated with drama?

a. Comic relief

b. Soliloquy

c. Dramatic Irony

d. Stream of Consciousness

Q6. Which of the following is a famous work by Daniel Defoe?

a. Robinson Crusoe

b. New Atlantis

c. The Pilgrim’s Progress

d. The Unfortunate Traveller

Q7. Choose the most appropriate determiner to fill in the blank in the following sentence. ‘Is there ______ reason why we should not start early?’

a. much

b. the

c. any

d. more

Q8. Fill in the blank in the following sentence with the most appropriate tense from the given options. ‘I _____ to work everyday last year.’

a. am walking

b. walk

c. walked

d. had walked

Q9. Select the statement that is FALSE with reference to Aristotle’s conception of tragedy.

a. The change of fortune should follow the probable and necessary sequence of events

b. The plot should be simple, not complex

c. It must imitate actions arousing pity and fear

d. The plot must have multiple issues to enrich its dramatic texture

Q10. Freud divided human psyche into :

a. unconscious , anxiety and repression

b. desires and dreams

c. oedipus and electra complex

d. id , ego and super ego

Q11. “Just for a handful of silver he left us / Just for a riband to stick to his coat”. These lines are from The Lost Leader by

a. Walter Scott

b. Robert Southey

c. Robert Browning

d. P B Shelley

Q12. Choose the most appropriate determiner to fill in the blank in the following sentence. ‘I am giving you __ responsibility for providing the drinks.’

a. any                             b. a

c. most                           d. the

Q13. Identify the author who wrote The White Tiger, Selection Day, Between the Assassinations, and Last Man in Tower

a. Amitav Ghosh

b. Arundhati Roy

c. Aravind Adiga

d. Amit Chaudhuri

Q14. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence from the options given below. ‘The Aravallis are beautiful.’

a. S + V + Sub . Compliment

b. S + V

c. S + V + DO

d. S + V + Obj . Compliment

Q15. In a cover letter of four paragraphs, the penultimate paragraph will

a. describe how you become aware of the vacancy or the opening after you have stated the position you are applying for

b. request an interview, your availability and joining time required

c. be about the company you are applying to, your knowledge of its status and what you can bring to it

d. Echoing the phrases of job description, zoom in on certain portions of CV

Q16. Which of the following is a famous work by Samuel Taylor Coleridge?

a. The Prelude

b. Lyrical Ballads

c. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

d. Thalaba

Q17. The study of evolution of mankind is called

a. Paleography             

b. Philology

c. Lexicography           

d. Anthropology

Q18. Change into Indirect speech. I said to her, “You look pale.”

a. I told her that you look pale.

b. I told her that you looked pale.

c. I told her that she looked pale.

d. I told her that she had looked pale.

Q19. Change into Active sentence. ‘Promises should be kept.’

a. One must keeps one’s promises.

b. One may keep one’s promises.

c. One has to keep one’s promises.

d. One should keep one’s promises.

Q20. Elizabethan Age of English Literature lasted –

a. 1558 – 1603              

b. 1603 – 1625

c. 1625 – 1649              

d. 1649 – 1660

Q21. ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’. This striking line from the famous book

a. Endymion

b. Ode on a Grecian Urn

c. On Autumn

d. Ode to a Nightingale

Q22. The opposite of the word ‘admonish’ is –

a. warn                

b. pledge

c. detain              

d. encourage

Q23. The phrase ‘White man’s burden’ was coined by ____

a. Rudyard Kipling

b. Paul Scott

c. M. M. Kaye

d. E. M. Forster

Q24. The opposite of the word ‘judicious’ is –

a. just                                     

b. indiscreet

c. clumsy                      

d. mindlessly

Q25. Which function of language is in use when it is used to cause or prevent actions?

a. Directive function

b. Expressive function

c. Inspiring function

d. Informative function

Q26. Tales from Shakespeare is written by

a. Shakespeare

b. Wordsworth

c. Charles Lamb

d. P B Shelley

Q27. A number of fish swimming together is called

a. Congregation

b. Horde

c. Herd

d. Shoal

Q28. A pleasing or tuneful arrangement of accented and unaccented syllables is called –

a. rhyme

b. rhythm

c. alliteration

d. assonance

Q29. Change into Assertive Sentence. ‘Who doesn’t like to be happy?’

a. Everyone liked to be happy.

b. Everyone didn’t like to be happy.

c. Everyone doesn’t like to be happy.

d. Everyone likes to be happy.

Q30. Change into complex sentence. ‘Her silence proves her guilt.’

a. Her silence goes on to prove her guilt.

b. The fact that she is silent proves her guilt.

c. Her guilt is proved by her silence.

d. She is silent and this proves her guilt.

Q31. “Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other”. This is a famous quote from

a. To Kill a Mocking Bird

b. Essays of Elia

c. The old Benchers of the Inner Temple

d. Blank Verse

Q32. Which is the correct spelling?

a. Maintenance

b. Maintainance

c. Maintainence

d. Maintenence

Q33. ‘When you go to sleep, I’m going to watch the game’. The underlined clause is an example of-

a. adjective clause

b. verb clause

c. adverb clause

d. noun clause

Q34. ‘A man is being questioned by police’. The underlined part of the given sentence is an example of –

a. adverb phrase

b. adjective phrase

c. verb phrase

d. noun phrase

Q35. Which of these is a type of diagnostic assessment?

a. Conferences between the instructor and student at various points in the semester

b. Reflections journals that are reviewed periodically during the semester

c. Homework exercises as review for exams and class discussions

d. Discussion board responses (on content-specific prompts)

Q36. Elinor Dashwood is the main character in

a. Pride and Prejudice

b. Sense and Sensibility

c. Emma

d. Mansfield Park

Q37. Choose the same meaning word: Compliance

a. flexibility

b. spite

c. obedience

d. weakness

Q38. Choose the same meaning word: Ambiguous

a. clear

b. doubtful

c. large

d. complicated

Q39. “Poetry turns all things to loveliness ; it exalts the beauty of that which is most beautiful, and it adds beauty to that which is deformed.” The author of the above statement is

a. P.B. Shelley

b. William Blake

c. William Wordsworth

d. Lord Byron

Q40. Fill in the blank in the following sentence with the correct modal.

‘You ____ take me to the station. I can walk.’ (No necessity)

a. mustn’t                      

b. needn’t

c. won’t                         

d. couldn’t

Q41. Dr. Primrose, a simple English Clergyman is the character of which of the following?

a. The Vicar of Wakefield

b. A Tale of a Tub

c. Sophia

d. The Romance of the Forest

Q42. Which is the correct spelling?

a. acommodate

b. accomodate

c. acommadate

d. accommodate

Q43. Select the correct meaning of the underlined modal in the following sentence. ‘Can you draw a perfect circle?’

a. permission

b. request

c. ability

d. advice

Q44. ‘I learned German quite quickly.’ The word ‘quite’ belongs to the class of words called

a. Verb

b. Adverb

c. Adjective

d. Noun

Q45. What should be the main objective of teaching science to children between 5 to 10 years old?

a. To develop knowledge and skill to build social life

b. To develop the observation skills

c. To develop the power of reasoning

d. To develop the quantitative sense to solve the problems

Read the following poem (Afternoons by Philip Larkin) and answer the question given below by choosing from the given options:

Summer is fading:
The leaves fall in ones and twos
From trees bordering
The new recreation ground.
In the hollows of afternoons
Young mothers assemble
At swing and sandpit
Setting free their children.
Behind them, at intervals,
Stand husbands in skilled trades,
An estateful of washing,
And the albums, lettered
Our Wedding, lying
Near the television:
Before them, the wind
Is ruining their courting-places

That are still courting-places
(But the lovers are all in school),
And their children, so intent on
Finding more unripe acorns,
Expect to be taken home.
Their beauty has thickened.
Something is pushing them
To the side of their own lives.

Q46. Which of the following is a major theme of the poem?

a. Housekeeping

b. Mothers losing their identity

c. Enduring love

d. Poverty

Q47. From the following statements, pick out the one that is true with reference to the poem .

a. Young mothers enjoy their lives immensely.

b. Young mothers engage in interesting activities.

c. Young mothers are trapped in daily routines.

d. Love and romance are a part of the lives of young mothers.

Q48. The albums lettered “Our Wedding” are

a. a prized possession

b. just a piece of clutter

c. a testimony to the continuing romantic relationship

d. a collection of family photos

Q49. The poem views marriage with

a. Cynicism

b. Optimism

c. Nostalgia

d. Approbation

Q50. Which of the following expressions best evokes the theme of emptiness?

a. hollows of the afternoons

b. an estateful of washing

c. the albums lettered “Our Wedding”

d. the wind is ruining their courting places

Answer-key:

1b26c
2a27d
3b28b
4c29d
5d30b
6a31b
7c32a
8c33c
9d34c
10d35d
11c36b
12d37c
13c38b
14a39a
15c40b
16c41a
17d42d
18c43c
19d44b
20a45b
21a46b
22d47c
23a48b
24b49a
25a50a

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