DSSSB TGT English / PGT English Practice Questions – Set 3

Q1. Who guards the gates of hell in, Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’?

a. Death

b. Gabriel

c. Moloch

d. Sin

Q2. Identify the type of the clause in the brackets.

Our neighbour (who moved in last year) wants to borrow the chainsaw.

a. Noun Clause

b. Adjective Clause

c. Adverbial Clause

d. Relative Clause

Q3. Fill in the blank with appropriate option.

“Sweet _________, Run Softly Till I End My Song.”

a. Trent

b. Thames

c. Severn

d. Nile

Q4. The use of three or more languages by an individual or group of speakers who could be inhabitants of a particular place or nation is known as ________.

a. Multilingualism

b. Dialect

c. Schema

d. Home language

Q5. Who is regarded as “The Father of English Criticism?”

a. Jonathan Swift

b. I.A.Richards

c. John Dryden

d. Alexander Pope

Q6. Who among the following wrote the first introduction to the first collection of Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Gitanjali’?

a. T.S.Eliot

b. T.E.Hulme

c. W.B.Yeats

d. Rabindranath Tagore

Q7. Fill in the blank with most appropriate option.

Pluperfect is usually _________ tense in English.

a. Present Indefinite Tense

b. Past Perfect Tense

c. Future Perfect Tense

d. Present Perfect Tense

Q8. There are __________ number of sounds in English language.

a. 42

b. 48

c. 44

d. 46

Q9. Select the most appropriate option.

When an action is performed with the emphasis on the subject, the sentence used is in ______________ voice.

a. Past passive

b. Past active

c. Passive

d. Active

Q10. Who propounded the term ‘Ecriture Feminine’?

a. Elaine Showalter

b. Sigmund Freud

c. Helen Cixous

d. Judith Butler

Q11. ‘Murder in Cathedral’ is a/an __________.

a. Mock-epic

b. Meta-theatre

c. Absurd play

d. Miracle Play

Q12. Who in, ‘The Canterbury Tales’ is known and described for his/her impeccable table manners and soft-hearted ways?

a. The Prioress

b. The Wife of Bath

c. The Knight

d. The Pardoner

Q13. Fill in the blank with appropriate option.

You ________ wear helmet while riding a motorbike.(suggestion/advice)

a. should                        

b. might

c. would                         

d. can

Q14. ‘Astrophel’, is a pastoral elegy written by _____________.

a. John Milton

b. Philip Sidney

c. John Keats

d. Edmund Spenser

Q15. In 1997, which act expanded special education services by mandating that all children with disabilities, regardless of the type or severity of their disability between the age of 3 and 21 years, should be educated with non-disabled children their own age and have access to the general education curriculum.

a. Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

b. Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHCA)

c. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

d. United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

Q16. The Guide is set in the fictional town of South India called _________.

a. Kurnool

b. Madurai

c. Kochi

d. Malgudi

Q17. What does all the clocks set at twenty minutes to nine in Miss. Havisham’s room in ‘Great Expectations’ symbolize?

a. It is considered as an auspicious time to start anything new

b. It symbolises that Miss Havisham is dead.

c. It symbolises that Miss.Havisham do not want anything to change.

d. It symbolises a paranormal activity.

Q18. Which book provides a fascinating insight into Renaissance’s court life?

a. Machiavelli’s The Prince

b. Augustine’s City of God

c. Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier

d. Thomas More’s Utopia

Q19. Fill in the blank with appropriate option.

________ I use your pen? (Permission)

a. Must

b. Can

c. Ought to

d. Have to

Q20. Who has authored the famous novel, ‘The Joys of Motherhood’?

a. Wole Soyinka

b. J.M.Coetzee

c. Buchi Emecheta

d. Ben Okri

Q21. ‘The Last Supper’, one of the most famous renaissance painting was painted by____________.

a. Leonardo da Vinci

b. Raphael

c. Michelangelo

d. Anguissola

Q22. __________ is a story with complication or problematic events and it tries to find the resolutions to solve the problems.

a. Reflective Text

b. Transactional Text

c. Expository Text

d. Narrative Text

Q23. Select the correct answer from the given options to fill the blank.

‘I __________ love my parents. (denotes obligation or duty)

a. ought to

b. could

c. might

d. will

Q24. Which of the following is a Scottish Chaucerian?

a. Layamon

b. William Caxton

c. Robert Henryson

d. John Mandeville

Q25. _______________ is important as it enriches a person for life and it provides the competencies which are necessary in a democratic society.

a. Vocational Education and Training (VET)

b. Vocational Training

c. Adult Education

d. Non formal education

Q26. Fill in the blank with the appropriate option.

Had we but world enough, and _______, This coyness, lady, were no crime.

a. empires

b. money

c. time

d. feelings

Q27. Who called P.B.Shelley, ‘An ineffectual and beautiful angel’?

a. John Keats

b. Mathew Arnold

c. Mary Shelley

d. William Wordsworth

Q28. Pick up the demonstrative determiner from the given list.

a. them

b. their

c. an

d. those

Q29. Which war marked the beginning of British Modernism?

a. American Civil War

b. French Revolution

c. Hundred Years War

d. World War I

Q30. Zimri as a character appears in Dryden’s, ‘_____________’.

a. Absalom and Achitophel

b. The Medal

c. MacFlecknoe

d. Alexander’s Feast

Q31. Name the character from ‘A Passage to India’ who falsely accuses Aziz of sexual assault?

a. Adela Quested

b. Stella

c. Mrs. Turton

d. Mrs. Moore

Q32. Why did the Ghost in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ disappear when Horatio asked the Ghost to reveal its secret?

a. Cock crowed and signaled that it is morning

b. Ghost disappeared when it heard a dog’s bark

c. Hamlet’s speech interrupted the conversation between Horatio and the Ghost

d. Polonius’ arrival at the scene interrupted the Ghost’ speech

Q33. Which form of the tense is used to describe things that are happening right now?

a. Past Tense                   b. Present Tense

c. Future Tense               d. Perfect Tense

Q34. According to Multiple Intelligence theory, which intelligence has the ability to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills?

a. Spatial Intelligence

b. Individualistic Intelligence

c. Logical Intelligence

d. Kinesthetic Intelligence

Q35. What is the name of the sylph who travels to the Cave of Spleen in, ‘The Rape of Lock’?

a. Umbriel

b. Ariel

c. Gabriel

d. Uriel

Q36. Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond’ is a collaborated work of _________.

a. William Dalrymple and NamitaGokhale

b. AmitavGhosh and TabishKhair

c. Patrick French and AmitavGhosh

d. Anita Anand and William Dalrymple

Q37. Name the poetic device in the line “Busy old fool, unruly sun.”

a. Personification

b. Chiasmus

c. Litotes

d. Oxymoron

Q38. Fill in the blank with a possessive determiner. ‘This is ______ car.’

a. a

b. an

c. the

d. my

Q39. _____________ is a pedagogical approach used in character formation where the student is encouraged to perform a character while simultaneously retaining a sense of themselves: in essence, maintaining their own identity while playing another.

a. Self – realisation

b. Theatre

c. Metaxis

d. Self – actualisation

Q40. Who among the following was not a member of the Scriblerus Group?

a. John Gay

b. John Arbuthnot

c. Alexander Pope

d. John Dryden

Q41. Lycidas’, by John Milton is a/n______________.

a. epic

b. satire

c. elegy

d. mock-epic

Q42. Select the most appropriate option.

The past continuous tense is also known as___________.

a. Simple Past Tense

b. Past Perfect Tense

c. Future Tense

d. Past Progressive Tense

Q43. Which learning involves higher order mental processes like thinking, reasoning, intelligence and generalization?

a. Motor learning

b. Discrimination Learning

c. Cognition Learning

d. Verbal Learning

Q44. Harry Bailey in, ‘The Canterbury Tales’ is the _____________.

a. Host

b. Carpenter

c. Miller

d. Knight

Q45. Who is known to have written the work, ‘Ninety-Five Theses’?

a. Erasmus

b. John Wycliffe

c. Martin Luther

d. Thomas More

A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

There are five types of health — physical, mental, familial, social and spiritual. The first fourcontribute towards the fifth, spiritual health. This doesn’t mean that a physically healthy person is spiritually healthy as well. But an unhealthy body soon weakens the mind, and a mind full of negativity breaks the spiritual connection.

Physical Health: Treat this body as a temple of God. Care for it without attachment. Physical care includes healthy diet, enough rest, good fitness, freedom from addictions and avoiding unnecessary travel.

Diet means refraining from eating that which harms your mental and spiritual health, and eating in moderation; overeating makes you lazy, sleepy and indulgent.

Rest well, according to your health requirement. Sleep deprivation makes you irritable, shorttempered, intolerant, and a fault-finder. When well-rested, you can remain fresh, peaceful and cheerful.

Fitness should become your lifestyle, not a mood. When you neglect your health for money, you end up spending money for regaining health. Exercising is not just for overweight people. Goodphysical fitness keeps you cheerful and improves your mental health, too. An hour-long briskwalk takes care of your physical, mental and spiritual health. Freedom from addiction is another important aspect to take care of.

Unnecessary travel adversely impacts your health. In cricket, you score only by running between the wickets and not by running around the field. Making the right decisions will impact your mental, familial, and spiritual health.

Q46. Find a word from the passage which is the antonym of ”unbigoted’.

a. adversely

b. irritable

c. refraining

d. intolerant

Q47. Which of the following is not a fitness requirement?

a. Eat healthy to stay fit.

b. Maintain a healthy sleep habit.

c. Exercise keeps you physically and mentally fit.

d. Travel as much as possible.

Q48. Which of the following is not true of ‘what a diet is’?

a. Diet is eating in moderation.

b. Diet is refraining from eating that which harms your mental and spiritual health.

c. Diet is not over-eating.

d. Diet is eating whatever you like.

Q49. What is treated as the temple of God?

a. Our soul

b. Our body

c. Our head

d. Our mind

Q50. Find a word from the passage which means same as ‘needless’.

a. irritable

b. Unnecessary

c. indulgent

d. intolerant



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