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English Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 2nd April 2018 (Solutions)

English Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 2nd April 2018 (Solutions)_30.1

Directions (1-5): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Q1. A jocular person who is full of amusing anecdotes
(a) Wiles
(b) Yokel
(c) Wag
(d) Aeon
S1. Ans.(c)
Q2. Deep in thought
(a) Meditation
(b) Pensive
(c) Pesky
(d) Purloin
S2. Ans.(b)
Q3. Without risk of punishment
(a) Impudent
(b) Impunity
(c) Inexorable
(d) Imperturbable
S3. Ans.(b)
Q4. Excessive preoccupation with one’s health
(a) Hypochondria
(b) Malaise
(c) Disaffected
(d) Malinger
S4. Ans.(a)
Q5. Ceremonial sounding of trumpets
(a) Fanfare
(b) Symphony
(c) Orchestra
(d) Band
S5. Ans.(a)
Directions (6-7): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer sheet.
Q6. Crossing the Rubicon
(a) Point of no return
(b) Averting great calamity
(c) Overcoming a great temptation
(d) Leaping into untested waters
S6. Ans.(a)
Sol.  cross the Rubicon-to do something which will have very important results, which cannot be changed later
Q7. By the skin of one’s teeth
(a) To forego old grievances
(b) To take one’s time to decide
(c) To cost almost nothing
(d) By a very small margin
S7. Ans.(d)
Sol.  By the skin of one’s teeth- by a very narrow margin; only just.
Q8. After a story-telling session, the learners are asked to change the ending of the story. This will help the learners
(a) evaluate the teacher’s originality
(b) become imaginative and creative
(c) understand grammar better
(d) develop library reference skills
S8. Ans.(b)
Q9. Instead of asking questions and getting answers from her learners, a teacher gives some short texts and asks her learners to frame questions. Her primary objective is to
(a) enhance the learners’ analytical and critical thinking
(b) train the learners as good question paper setters
(c) take their help during examinations
(d) make the learners realize the difficulties faced by teachers in preparing question papers
S9. Ans.(a)
Q10. The main responsibility of a language teacher as a facilitator is
(a) to strictly control the class and cover the syllabus in quick time
(b) to read the lessons aloud and provide explanation for each line
(c) to create a number of opportunities for the learners to use the language meaningfully
(d) to provide a lot of information and make the learners listen
S10. Ans.(c)