CTET Exam  2016  Paper – 1  (Primary Level) | Part – I English Language

CTET Exam  2016  Paper – 1  (Primary Level)

  Exam Date : 18 .10 . 2016

Part – I English Language

Directions (Qs. 1-8) : Answer the following questions 1 honey. This st. by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.

The art of Madhubani painting is the traditional style developed in the Mithila region, in the villages around Madhubani, Bihar. Madhubani literally means a forest of honey. This style of painting has been traditionally used by the women of the region, though today men are also involved to meet the demand. The work is done on freshly plan mud walls. For commercial purposes, it is now being done on paper, cloth, etc.

The paintings are basically of religious nature. They are done in the special rooms of their homes (in the Pooja room, ritual. area, bridal room), on the main village walls, etc., for ceremonial or ritualistic purposes. The women offer prayers to the deity before starting the work. Figures from nature and mythology are adapted to suit their style. The themes and designs widely painted are the worship of Hindu deities such as Krishna, Rama, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Sun and Moon, Tulsi plant, court scenes, wedding scenes and other social events taking place around them.

Floral, animal and bird motifs, geometrical designs are used to fill up all the gaps. There is hardly any empty space in this style. Cotton wrapped around a bamboo stick forms the brush. The colours applied are prepared by the artists. The skill is handed down the generations, and hence the traditional designs and patterns are widely maintained. It is believed that the genesis of Madhubani paintings came about when King Janaka asked for paintings to be developed for his daughter Sita’s wedding.

1. Madhubani paintings are no longer done exclusively by women on walls

A. as men are better painters

B. as paper is cheaper

C. because cloth is more durable

D. to meet their widespread demand


उत्तर – (D)

2. Madhubani paintings are essentially of religious nature when they are done

A. on the village walls

B. using figures from nature

C. in the Pooja room

D. in the bridal room


उत्तर – (C)

3. These paintings become secular when they depict

A. Tulsi plant

B. wedding scenes.

C. court scenes

D. worship of Saraswati


उत्तर – (C)

4. A Madhubani painting shows only:

A. flowers and plants

B. geometrical designs

C. a balanced portrayal of all of them

D. Hindu deities


उत्तर – (C)

5. The art of Madhubani painting is learnt in the:

A. families at home

B. homes of renowned artists

C. Ashrams of Madhubani

D. schools of art


उत्तर – (A)

6. ‘Floral’ is an adjective derived from the noun, ‘flower’.

Aural is derived from the noun:

A. ear

B. eye

C. mouth

D. morning


उत्तर – (A)

7. “_____ on freshly plastered mud walls.”

The word ‘plastered‘ is a/an:

A. infinitive

B. participle

C. particle

D. gerund


उत्तर – (B)

8. The word ‘genesis’ means the same as:

A. original

B. spirit

C. growth

D. birth


उत्तर – (D)

Directions (Qs. 9-13) : Answer the following questions by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.

9. Language is not:

A. symbolic

B. instinctive

C. social

D. arbitrary


उत्तर – (B)

10. When language development is a deliberate and conscious effort, language is:

A. acquired

B. honed

C. brushed up

D. learned


उत्तर – (D)

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