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Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the correct/most appropriate options:
1. Scientists have for the first time quantified the amount of plastic waste dumped into our oceans. About eight million tons of plastic waste was dumped into the world's oceans in 2010 and researches warn that the cumulative amount could increase more than 10-fold in the next decade unless the international community improves its waste management practices.
2. Jena Jambeck from the University of Georgia in Athens along with scientists from the US and Australia studied the sources of ocean-bound plastic around the world and developed models to estimate their annual contributions. They suggest that coastal countries generated close to 275 million tons of plastic in 2010 and that 4.8 to 12.7 million of that plastic made its way to the oceans.
3. "Our estimate of 8 million metric tons going into the oceans is equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot f coastline in the world," said Jambeck. "This annual input increases each year, so our estimate for 2015 is about 9.1 million metric tons."
4. "In 2025, the annual input would be about twice the 2010 input or 10 bags full of plastic per foot of coastline," she continued "So the cumulative input by 2025 would equal 155 million metric tons."

1. Which poses the biggest threat to our oceans?

2. The steady degradation of our oceans can be effectively dealt with by

3.Which of the following statements is not true?
The coastal countries are the biggest contributors to ocean pollution because they

4. Read the following statements
A. Statistics show that plastic waste management will be the biggest challenge before the world community in the coming years.
B. Scientist from the US and Australia have formuled plans to effectively control plastic waste.

5. Which of the following words is similar in meaning to the word, 'cumulative' as used in para 1 of the passage?

6. Which of the following words is the most opposite in meaning to the word, 'improves' as used in para 4 of the passage?

7. Which part of speech is the underlines word in the following sentence?
There is an immediate need to improve our waste management practices

8. which part of the following sentence contains an error?
It is true(a)   that shakespeare is(b)   greater than(c)   any other poets(d)

Question Numbers: (129 to 135)
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow by choosing the correct/most appropriate options:
1. Each one of us is a mass of imperfections, and to be able to recognize and live with our imperfections, our basic natures, defects of genes and birth-hereditary flaws-makes for an easier transit on life's journey.
2. I am always a little wary of saints and godmen, preachers and teachers, who are ready with solutions for all our problems. For one thing, they talk too much. When I was at school, I mastered the art of sleeping (without appearing to sleep) through a long speech or lecture by the principal or visiting dignitary, and I must confess to doing the same thing today. The trick is to sleep with your eyes half closed; this gives the impression of concentrating very hard on what is being said, even though you might well be roaming happily in dreamland.
3. In our imperfect world there is far too much talk and not enough thought. The TV channels are awash with TV gurus telling us how to live, and they do so at great length. This verbal diarrhoea is infectious and appears to affect newspersons and TV anchors who are prone to lecturing and bullying the guests on their shows. Too many know-alls. A philosophy for living? You won't find it on your TV sets. You will learn more from a cab driver or street vendor.

9. What makes life's journey smooth and easy?

10. The trick adopted by the author to avoid listening to long boring speeches shows that he is very

11. What prompts the author to label our world as imperfect?

12. The author's attitude to TV Gurus and TV anchors is

13. Which of the following words is similar in meaning to the word, 'flaws' as used in para 1 of the passage?

14. Which of the following words is most opposite in meaning to the word, 'happily' as used in para 2 of the passage?

15. Which part of the following sentence contains an error?
He asked his friend(a)   why had he been absent(b)   from school(c)   yesterday(d)

16. Which of the following ideas is in contradiction to the theory proposed by the linguist Noam Chomsky?

17. Which of the following would be the MOST effective tool to teach vocabulary and spellings to grade III children who are learning English as their second language?

18. According to the approach of 'Total Physical Response', a teacher should________

19. Which of the following classroom situations is NOT conducive for language acquisition in grade 3, based on Krashen's hypothesis?

20. Which of the following is the LEAST relevant objective for introducing children to poetry?

21. A teacher introduced a game called 'Spot the Word' in a Standard II classroom. Students were given a page long story and they had to rapidly circle the words uttered by the teacher. Which of the following language skills can this help develop?

22. A class of grade IV students is learning English as second language. A diagnostic shows that most of them can read only grade Il level text. Which of the following classroom routines will enable the maximum number of students to participate and catch up?

23. Which of the following principles does National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 expect a teacher to keep in mind, while teaching in a multilingual classroom?

24. Which of the following pedagogical methods follows a 'contextualised approach' towards teaching the 'tense forms'?

25. The red ball quickly fell onto the floor, which was already wet, and rolled away.
When asked to underline the adverbs in the given sentence, Class V student Kiran underlined the word 'quickly and 'away'.
Which of the below MISCONCEPTIONS does Kiran likely have?

26. Ms. Vijayalakshmi asks her Grade 5 students to write an essay on 'Myself'.
Post the assignment, which of the following questions would MOST help use this exercise for "assessment as learning"?

27. What is the status accorded to the English language in the Indian Constitution?

28. An English class was run with the objective: Students will be able to use appropriate punctuation marks.
Which of the following assessments is BEST aligned with the objective?

29. A teacher uses an online program where words are first read slowly highlighting each sound, then a little faster and then at normal speed. For which of the following can this tool be BEST used?

30. Ms.Renu in her class V tells a story in English and asks her students to tell the story in their language. She then asks them to tell the story in group of five by taking turns. What strategy does she follow in her class room?

Question Numbers: (31 to 38)
Read the passage given below and answer the questions/complete the statements that follow by choosing the correct options from the given ones.
Women's Right-
Even after so many years of independence the women of India are still exploited and abused, inspite of constitutional guarantees and new laws. Man considers himself superior to woman and her master. The orthodox system of the family is set in his favour exclusively. Within the confines of domestic walls man feels free to act like a merciless male chauvinist. The birth of female child is considered a curse in most parts of our country. Without any thought the female foetus is murdered. At practical level law fails to protect a woman's human rights. The situation is worse in rural area. There the women slave for men considering it their fate and a duty ordered by God Almighty. The rural women have no idea about their legal rights and privileges.
It is not the illiterate women's fate only. Even educated woman of urban areas who is gainfully employed does not use her rights for fear of antagonizing her husband. She meekly gives in to male arrogance to avoid domestic discord and physical abuse.
Thus, the male dominance continues to hold away at the cost of the rights and the privileges of women. This factor has created gross imbalance in the Indian families. Now-a-days the families do not mind sisters, daughters and wives seeking gainful employment. as long as they don't exercise their right to spend their earning as they like. A working woman brings home tidy salary to add to the family income but she cannot hope of any help from her husband in doing domestic chores. She has to toil alone like a salve. For husbands doing households work is below their dignity and as far as the women are concerned it is their natural duty. The doubly burdened women when they protest or complain the men ignore them or react violently which results in the growing tension in relationship. The resultant quarrels and maladjustments in the family badly affect the children psychologically.

31. Statement-(A) Man considers himself superior to woman
Reasoning-(B) The Indian orthodox system of the family gives him an edge over woman

32. Study the following statements.
A) Women of India are exploited and abused.
B) There is no protection given for the rights of women in Indian constitution.
C) The birth of a female child is considered as a blessing as she is considered to be a symbol of Lakshmi.

33. Which of the following is responsible for the gross imbalance in the Indian families?
A) Violation of women's rights.
B) Undue domination by the males.
C) Female foeticide.

34.Which of the following situations supports the given statement?
Statement: The situation of women is worse in rural areas.
A) Woman work like slaves in the fields.
B) Women do all the household chores.
C) Female foetus is no longer murdered in rural areas.

35. Choose the correct option.
A) Most urban women give in to male arrogance without any argument.
B) They are illiterate and unemployed.

36. The orthodox system of the family is set in his favour exclusively.
The underline word in the statement above is a/an______

37. 'is considered a curse in most parts.......'
The word opposite in meaning to the underlined word is________.

38. Which word from among the options given below means the same as 'disagreement' as used in the passage.

Question Numbers: (39 to 45)
Reads the passage given below and answer the questions/complete the statements that follow by choosing the most appropriate options out of the given ones.
When an animal such as a dog or cat, is sick or unwell its first natural instinct is to refuse food. Their body automatically cuts down appetite till they recover. They may drink water but nothing else. This is body's intelligence taking over to heal and recover.
Humans aren't any different. At least, intuitively. All of us are products of nature and we have been designed the same. When we call in sick, the first thing that happens is that our appetites shut down too. Our taste of mouth changes and our sensitivity to smell and taste is numbed. This is our body's intelligence trying to tell us that it's time we give our body some rest.
This is fasting in a way and has been practised since the longest time-across all religions. Fasting is inbuilt in us and is considered medicinal if you actually go back and read its history. It is our body's uncomplicated way of cleaning and healing.
Unfortunately, we have moved too far from nature and our natural instincts. We are constantly eating and munching even when sick, thereby compromising our own immunity and making the inbuilt mechanism to heal.
Whereas take a break from eating, we put our digestive system to rest first. Our digestive system utilises 80% of our body's. energy, leaving only 20% for repair, recycling, eliminating etc. Now when we slow down our eating, we redirect that huge chunk of energy to healing, repair and immunity boost, which our digestive system would consume otherwise. That's our immunity working for us.

39. We don't feel like eating:

40. When we are not sick:

41. The best way to treat sickness is:

42. Study the following statements:
(a) When sick we are tempted to keep a munching.
(b) We hurt our immunity by continuous eating.

43. Which of the following is suggested by this article?

44. 'Our body's uncomplicated way of cleaning.......'
The underlined word means the same as:

45. '......has been practised since the longest time".
The underline word is a/an______.

46. Children entering schools for the first time have already begun constructing knowledge of the world. Everything they learn later will be in relation to this knowledge that they bring into the classroom. This knowledge is also_________.

47. The term Linguistic Competence was first introduced by:

48. Picture chart can effectively be used for developing

49. While evaluating reading comprehensive the test should have quotations based on

50. The purpose of remedial teaching is to

51. A teacher of class III presents language items in the classroom and asks the learners to repeat after her. What is being practised?

52. In primary level classes, the student should be taught in their mother tongue because

53. Which of the following might be the best strategy for developing vocabulary among the students?

54. Semantics is the study of____________________

55. While teaching English to primary class students which factors should be kept in focus:

56. The selection of language items should involve the principle

57. Which of the following descriptions best represent diversity?

58. All children are born with an inner ability of language acquisitions consisting of

59. Which of the following factors is the most important for language proficiency?

60. Which of the following is not a speech organ?

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