CTET Paper-I English: Questions 218 - 225 of 294

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Passage

I am dotted silver threads dropped from heaven

By the Gods. Nature then takes me, to adorn

Her fields and valleys.

I am beautiful pearls, plucked from the

Crown of Ishtar by the daughter of Dawn

To embellish the gardens.

When I cry the hills laugh;

When I humble myself the flower rejoice;

When I bow, all things are elated.

The field and the cloud are lovers

And between them I am a messenger or mercy.

I quench the third of one;

I cure the ailment of the other.

The voice of thunder declares my arrival;

The rainbow announces my departure.

I am like earthly life, which begins at

The feet of the mad elements and ends

Under the upraised wings of death.

I emerge from the heard of the sea

Soar with the breeze. When I see a field in

Need, I descend and embrance the flowers and

The trees in a million little ways.

I touch gently at the windows with my

Soft fingers, and my announcement is a

Welcome song. All can hear, but only

The sensitive can understand.

The heat in the air gives birth to me,

But in turn I kill it,

As woman overcomes man with

The strength she takes from him.

I am the sigh of the sea;

The laughter of the field;

The tears of heaven.

So with love

Sighs from the deep sea of affection;

Laughter from the colorful field of the spirit;

Tears from the endless heaven of memories.

– Khalil Gibran

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» Reading Comprehension » Poetry

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Question

The tone and mood of the rain in the poem reflect its-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

love for the Earth

b.

desire to look beautiful

c.

desire to take revenge

d.

merriment as it destroys

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Question

What is ‘I’ in the poem?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The nature

b.

The heaven

c.

The rain

d.

The Poet

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Question

The poetic device used in the ‘Rain embraces the trees’ is a-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Personification

b.

Alliteration

c.

Metaphor

d.

smile

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Question

The rain calls itself the ‘dotted silver threads’ as-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

it dots the Earth with shimmering water

b.

the shimmering drops fall on after the other

c.

it ties Heaven and Earth

d.

it decorates the fields

Passage

The fossil remains of the first flying vertebrates, the ptrerosaurs have intrigued paleontologists for more than two centuries. How such large creatures, which had wingspans from 8 to 12 meters, solved the problems of powered flight and exactly who these creatures were reptiles or birds are among the questions scientists have puzzles over.

Perhaps the least controversial assertion about the pterosaurs is that they were reptiles. Their skulls, pelvises and hind feet are reptilian. The anatomy of their wings suggests that they did not evolve into the class of birds. In pterosaurs, a greatly elongated fourth finger of each forelimb supported a wing like membrane. In birds the second finger is the principle strut of the wing. If the pterosaur walked or remained stationary, the fourth finger and with it the wing, could only turn upward in an extended inverted V-shape alongside of the animal’s body. Both the pterosaurs and the birds have hollow bones, a feature that represents a saving in weight. In the birds, however, these bones are reinforced more massively by internal struts.

Although, scales typically cover reptiles, the pterosaurs probably had hairy coats. The recent discovery of a pterosaur specimen covered in long, dense and relatively thick hair like fossil material was the first clear evidence that this reasoning was correct. Efforts to explain how the pterosaurs became air borne have led to suggestions that they launched themselves by jumping from cliffs, by dropping from trees or even by rising into light winds from the crests of waves.

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» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

The antonym of ‘controversial’ is-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

uncertain

b.

undisputed

c.

debatable

d.

questionable

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Question

The synonym for ‘compressed’ from the passage is-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Strut

b.

dense

c.

light

d.

launch

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Question

Which is the trait of pterosaur?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

They hung upside down like bats before flight

b.

Flew to capture prey

c.

Lived mostly in the forest

d.

Unable to fold their wing fully at rest

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Question

Fossils often left scientists dumbfounded about the pterosaur-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

ever existed at all

b.

Size and weight

c.

how many lived at that period

d.

their shape and gender

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