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A Powerful Tool for Communication

The English language, with its rich history and global reach, serves as a powerful tool forcommunication, connecting people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Its significance lies in its versatility, enabling expression through various mediums such as literature, media, and academia. English proficiency opens doors to opportunities in education, careeradvan cement, and international collaboration. Moreover, it facilitates cultural exchange, fostering understanding and cooperation in an increasingly interconnected world.

1. It was regarded as the magnacarta of English education in India. 

1) Macaulay’s minute 

2) Wood’s dispatch 

3) University commission - 1907 

4) Sadler’s commission -1917 

2. One of the problems of TeachingLearning English is….. 

1) The supplementary reader prescribed 

2) The English reader prescribed 

3) The lack of conscious effort on the part of the learner 

4) The workbook prescribed 

3. One of the following is NOT a feature of language. 

1) It is inherited 

2) It exhibits displacements 

3) It is creative 

4) It is systematic 

4. Human being can talk about experiences without being physically involved. This feature of language is known as... 

1) Arbitrariness           

2) Displacement 

3) Interchangeability 

4) Redundancy 

5. According to whom of the below "Learning a language is an innate ability". 

1) Behaviorists            

2) Cognitivists 

3) Psycho linguists      

4) None 

6. Old English (500 AD - 1100 AD) began with ... 

1) A brief of angles coming down from South of Denmark to occupy the British islands 

2) Norman invasions 

3) Renaissance moment 

4) The attack of French rulers under the leadership of William the conqueror Duke of Normandy

7. Which Article of Indian Constitution declared HINDI as official language and recommended the use of English for the official purposes for a period of 15 years. 

1) Article 351       

2) Article 343 

3) Article 344       

4) Article 345 

8. The word Rose has no relationship with color or beauty or shaper of the petals or its fragrance. Some people have decide to call it so and it has been accepted. There is no logical or scientific connection between words and the objects refer to. Which feature of the language is …. 

1) Arbitrariness          

2) Displacement 

3) interchangeability    

4) redundancy

9. National integration and easy inter - sate and international communication is the main objective of one of the following 

1) National Educational Policy 

2) Three language formulae 

3) Sadler’s commission 

4) Macaulay’s minute 

10. Identify the exact match set 

1) Language is        a) It changes as new system words are accepted and incorporated 

2) Language is        b) It is a system of symbolic vocal sounds or phonemes 

3) Language is        c) Language is formed arbitrary with vocal symbols and graphic symbols 

4) Language is        d) There is no natural dynamic connection between letters and reality 

1) 4 - a    2) 3 - a     3) 1 - c    4) 2 - d 

11. India is a multilingual country. English continued as a language of administration, judiciary and medium of instructions in the universities. This aspect implies that ... 

1) English is a library language 

2) English is a language of opportunity 

3) English is an international language 

4) English is link language in India 

12. When English education was introduced in India... 

1) People greeted the move 

2) There were uproars in the country 

3) People were doubtful 

4) People did not like it 

13. B.F. Skinner, an educationalist, felt sad and said, ‘our kitchens are more mechanized than our classrooms’ because…. 

1) Most teachers use large number of teaching-learning materials 

2) Most teachers use only the course books in the classrooms while teaching 

3) Teachers buy the teaching-learning material from the local market 

4) Some teacher get their learners to prepare teaching-learning materials 

14. English language served as ‘lingua franca’. What do you meant by it? 

1) English is an international language 

2) English is a source language 

3) English is a bridge language 

4) English is a language of science and technology

15. Study of English language in India became compulsory due to recommendations of 

1) Macaulay’s minute   

2) Wood’s dispatch 

3) Sergeant report      

4) Hartog committee

16. Who said language learning is essential habit forming process, a process during which we acquire new habits? 

1) Robert Lado   

2) C.J.Dodson 

3) H.E. Palmer   

4) Peter Wingard 

17. The word order in Indian languages is different from that in English sentences. The word order in English is called…. 

1) Lexis                     

2) Syntax 

3) Semantics             

4) Phonology 

18. Language exhibits prevarication. Prevarication means 

1) Language repeats itself 

2) The ability to sing songs 

3) Language is extendible 

4) The ability to tell lies 

19. The following age is called ‘single word stage’ 

1) 3 to 9 months     

2) 2 to 11 months 

3) 7 to 10 months    

4) 11 to 18 months 

20. Middle English was the result of the: 

1) Saxon invasions 

2) Norman invasions 

3) West Saxon invasions 

4) Anglo-Saxon invasions 

21. An official language policy of the British government in India proclaimed to train Indian young men who would be “Indian in blood and color but English in taste, in opinion, in morals and intellect”. The above declaration was first proclaimed and recorded in ….. 

1) Wood’s dispatch, 1854 

2) Macaulay’s minute, 1835 

3) Dr.Kothari’s commission, 1964-65 

4) Sadler’s commission, 1917 

22. The English and Foreign languages university situated in 

1) New Delhi     

2) Hyderabad 

3) Bangalore     

4) Mysore 

23. The combination of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman gave birth to 

1) Modern English     

2) Old English 

3) Middle English      

4) Johnson’s English 

24. Things/Objectives have different names in different languages. This feature of language is called... 

1) Arbitrariness          

2) Displacement 

3) Interchangeability   

4) Redundancy 

25. “language Acquisition device is an inborn trait”. This is believed by 

1) Behaviorists           

2) Eognitivists 

3) Psycho-linguists   

4) None 

26. Nehru said 

1) English is a gift of goddess Saraswathi 

2) English is a window on the world 

3) English should replace Indian language 

4) Indians need not learn English language 

27. Table Alphabetical was written by 

1) William Shakesphere  

2) King James 

3) Samuel Johnson 

4) Robert Cawdrey 

28. Chaucer belongs to 

1) Modern English period 

2) Middle English period 

3) Old English period 

4) Indian English period 

29. The most important aspects of learning are 

1) Reproducing the answers learnt from guides and question banks 

2) Getting good ranks without acquiring any language skills 

3) Memorizing the content learnt through rate methods 

4) Making meaning and developing the capacity for abstract thinking, reflection and work

30. A‘table’is called a table not because there is any logical relationship between the word ‘table’and the physical reality which we denote by it. Which feature of the     language is this 

1) displacement               

2) arbitration 

3) cultural transmission    

4) Arbitrariness

Answers : 1-2; 2-3; 3-1; 4-2; 5-3; 6-1; 7-2; 8-1; 9-2; 10-1; 11-4; 12-1; 13-2; 14-3; 15-1; 16-3; 17-2; 18-4; 19-4; 20-2; 21-2; 22-2; 23-3; 24-1; 25-3; 26-2; 27-4; 28-2; 29-4; 30-2.

Writer: Putnam Ravi Kumar

Posted Date : 13-06-2024


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