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WBSSC TET 2015

   SECTION- ll
    Language - English

There are 30 questions in all in this Section.
All questions are compulsory.

Part - A

Direction : Read the following passage and answer the questions (61- 68 ) that follow :

First introduced in 1927. The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories are a series of books about the adventures of brothers Frank and Joe Hardy, teenaged detectives who solve one baffling mystery after another. The Hardy Boys were so popular among young boys that in 1930 a similar series was created for girls featuring a sixteen year old detective Nancy Drew. The cover of volume of The Hardy Boys states that the author of the series is Franklin NV Dixon; the Nancy Drew mystery stories are supposedly written by Carolene Keene. Over the years, though, many fans of both the series have been surprised to find out that Franklin W. Dixon and Carolene Keene are not real people.Who then wrote these books ?
The books were written through a process called ghost writing. A ghost writer writes a book according to a specific formula. While they are paid for writing, their authorship IS not acknowledged and their names do not appear on the published books.
 
                 The initial idea for both The Hardy Boys and the Nancy Drew series was developed  by Edward Stratemeyer, who owned a publishing company that specialized in children's books. Stratemeyer noticed increasing popularity of mysteries among adults and surmised that children would enjoy reading mysteries about younger detectives with whom they could identify themselves. He first developed each book with an outline describing plot and setting. Once that is completed he hired a ghost writer to convert it into a book slightly over 200 pages. Once Stratemeyer approved the book, it went to the print.
 
Both the series ran for so many years and that is why, both of them had a number of different ghost writers. However the first writer for each series proved to be the most influential. He was a Canadian journalist by the name of Leslie McFarlane. A few years later Mildred A. Wirt, a young writer from Iowa, began writing the Nancy Drew books. Although they were using prepared outlines both developed character themselves. Wirt had been a star college athlete and gave Nancy a similar ability. McFarlane used elements of his small Canadian town to create Bayport, the Hardy Boys' fictional hometown. Although both the books were popular with children, not everyone approved of them. Critics thought the plots were unrealistic. Many teachers and librarians objected to the ghost-writing process, claiming it was designed to produce books quickly rather than create quality literature. Some libraries — including the New York Public Library — even refused to include the books in their children's collection . Ironically this decision actually triggered the sales of the books.
Regardless of the controversies about their literary merit, each series of books exerted an undeniable influence on American and even global culture.

61.  A ghost writer is someone who

(A)writes about ghosts and strange events

(B)does not receive credit as an author
(C)invokes spirits and supernatural elements to write
(D)takes lot of  money for writing.


62.  What does the word 'surmised ' mean?

(A) Guessed                  (B) Questioned 

(C) Knew                    (D) Surprised 

63. The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series were created on the idea that
(A) mystery books for adults are popular
(B) children enjoy reading about characters they can relate to
(C) girls and boys are not interested in the same thing
(D) the writer needed money


  64.       Some teachers and librarians objected to the ghost writing series because they

(A) disapproved of mystery stories
(B)  thought that the books were too expensive
(C) believed that the books were not quality literature
(D) disliked the business practice behind the series.
 
65. Which of the following describes the author's attitude towards the series ?
(A) Balanced and respectful       

(B) Doubtful and critical

(C) Hostile but forgiving                  

(D) Overwhelmingly appreciative
 
 66.  According to the passage the Nancy Drew mystery series was introduced in
(A)1927                                       (B) 1925
(C) 1929                                       (D) 1930.
 
67. Which would be the appropriate title of the passage ?
(A) Ghost Writing : A Way of Life
(B) The Dubious Yet Profitable Practice of Ghost Writing
(C) The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew : A Ghost Writing Series
(D) A Critique of Ghost Writing.
 
 
 
 68. Who was the real writer of the series according to the passage ?
(A) Carolene Keene       
(B) Franklin W. Dixon
(C) Leslie McFarlane
(D) Hardy.


 
   Direction :   Read the following poem and answer the questions (69 — 75) that follow :
 
                Futility
Move him into the sun —
Gently its touch awoke him once,
At home. whispering of fields unsown.
Always it awoke him. even in France.
Until this morning and this snow.
If anything might rouse him now
The kind old sun will know.
Think how it wakes the seeds —
Woke, once, the clays of a cold star.
Are limbs so dear-achieved, are sides
Full-nerved, — still warm, — too hard to stir ?
Was it for this the clay grew tall ?
— Or what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earth's sleep at all?
 
69. The meaning of the line "Woke, once, the clays of a cold star" is
(A) broke the cold star into pieces
- (B) brought life into the cold planet now called earth
(C) made the clays of the planet
(D)made a cold star warm.
 
70. If anything is capable of awakening "him" it is
(A) the warmth of the sun
(B) the sun alone knows
(C) the daylight
(D) the morning snow.
 
71. The poet "urges to move him into the sun " because
To break earth's sleep at all ?
(A) it is warm it woke  him once earlier
(C) it is day-time 
(D) it will ease his pain.
 
72.  The sun "always" woke him in
(A) England                        (B)India
(C) Italy                               (D)France.
 
 
 
 
 
73. "Was It for this the day grew tall" is an example of          
(A)metaphor                                            (B) metonymy
(C) chiasmus                                        (D) alliteration.
                                                             
74. “... what made fatuous sunbeams toil ...” - is an example of
(A) synecdoche      (B) periphrasis
(C) personification   (D) simile.
 
75. The general tone of the poem can be described as
(A) sad and tragic        (B) full of mirth
(C)satirical                  (D) humorous.
 
 

  Part - B
Direction :  Answer the following questions by selecting one option :
 
76. 'Over learning' is the term used to describe
(A) practice that continues after a perfect recall has been achieved
(B) the practice of learning over and beyond the requirement of a pa class / age
(C) the practice of spending too much time on studies
(D)  the practice of overburdening the students with tasks.
 
 
77. Tasks to improve spelling should not include
(A) reading                         (B) listening
(C) writing           (D) use of dictionary.
 
78. Giving dictation is not useful for
(A) learning the correct form of the language
(B)developing language skills
(C)developing short term memory
(D)helping students to spell correctly.
 
79. How can language comprehension and proficiency be evaluated ?
 (A) By evaluating all the four skills in different periods of time throughout the course
(B) By evaluating all the four skills at the end of the course
(C) By evaluating only reading and writing
(D) By evaluating only speaking and listening
 
80.  What is the main challenge of teaching language in a diverse classroom ?
(A) Facing slow and weak learners
(B) Facing a mixed-ability group of learners
(C)Facing infrastructural problems
(D)Facing the good students in the class.
 
81. While using problem solving method the teacher should
(A) participate actively in the process
(B) encourage divergent thinking
(C) ask the students to consult their parents
(D) look at the students' activities from a distance.
 
82. Effective learning takes place when the students are
(A) quiet             (B) obedient  
(C)  interactive  (D) preparing for examinations.
 
83..A teacher can best develop communicative skills with the students by
(A) encouraging to speak in that language continuously                   
(B) giving dictation
(C) correcting grammar and spellings
(D) giving students homeworks in that language.
 
84. While communicating ideas in written form grammar has
(A) a key role          (B) no role
(C) liberal role        (D) none of these.
 
85. Key principle of language teaching is
(A) to motivate the students in the process of learning
(B) to facilitate the learner-centered classroom activities
(C) to maintain discipline in the class
(D)to show the teacher's mastery over language.
 
 
 

 

86.  In a language-teaching class the primary skill(s) to be developed in are
(A)   Listening             
(B)  Speaking
(C) Listening and Speaking            
(D) Writing.

87. A multi-lingual classroom is
(A) students with different mother tongues
(B) students coming from different regions
(C) students with different cultures 
(D) students with different social backgrounds.

88. Gender stereotypes can be discouraged by
(A) helping the boys to accept failure
(B) encouraging girls to take up sports 
(C)asking girls to arrange for the snacks in a class picnic
(D) encouraging girls to take up challenging jobs in life.

89. Abstract intelligence tests
(A) verbal skills
(B) manual dexterity 
(C) numerical ability 
(D) manipulation of symbols 

90. Today emphasis should be given to

(A) electronic gadgets used for teaching-learning process 

(B)chalk-and-talk method of teaching- learning process 

(C) learning through foreign collaboration 

(D) value based teaching-learning process 

  

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