E-MAHA TET Question Paper Set 2

E-MAHA TET Question Paper

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  1. Bakelite is used in making electrical appliances because it is a

(1) thermoplastic

(2) good conductor of heat

(3) good conductor of electricity

(4) good insulator of electricity

  1. In which of the following cases of motion, are the distance moved and the magnitude of displacement equal ?

(1) A car moving on a straight road

(2) A car moving in a circular path

(3) A pendulum oscillating to and fro

(4) The Earth revolving around the Sun

  1. LED and CFL are very commonly used as sources of light in homes. Which of the following statements is true ?

(1) CFL is better because LED contains toxic materials

(2) LED is better because CFL contains toxic materials

(3) Both are equally good

(4) Neither of them is good because both contain toxic materials

  1. An air bubble inside water behaves like a

(1) concave lens

(2) convex lens

(3) plano-convex lens

(4) concave mirror

  1. A feather weighing 5 gm and a nail weighing 10 gm have the same kinetic energy. Which of the following statements is true about the momentum of the two bodies ?

(1) The lighter body will have higher momentum

(2) The heavier body will have higher momentum

(3) Both will have equal momentum

(4) It is not possible to compare the momentum of two objects

  1. If the pressure over a liquid increases, its boiling point P

(1) decreases

(2) increases

(3) does not change

(4) first decreases and then increases

  1. A doctor prescribes a medicine to treat hyperacidity. The main ingredient of the medicine is

(1) Al(OH)3

(2) MgCl2

(3) CaCO3

(4) Na2CO3

  1. Non-metallic oxides

(1) are acidic in nature

(2) are basic in nature

(3) are amphoteric in nature

(4) turn red litmus paper blue

  1. The inner surfaces of food cans are coated with tin and not with zinc because

(1) zinc is costlier than tin

(2) zinc is more reactive than tin

(3) zinc has a higher melting point than tin

(4) zinc is less reactive than tin

  1. A man goes door to door posing as a goldsmith. He promises to bring back the glitter on dull gold ornaments. An unsuspecting woman gives a set of gold bangles to him which he dips in a particular solution. The bangles sparkle but their weight has considerably reduced. The solution used by the impostor probably is

(1) dil. HCl

(2) conc. HCl

(3) a mixture of conc. HCl and conc. HNO3

(4) conc. HNO3

  1. Bleeding is stopped by the application of alum to a wound because

(1) the wound is plugged by the alum chunk

(2) alum coagulates the blood and forms a clot

(3) alum reduces the temperature near the wound

(4) alum is an antiseptic

  1. When an iron nail is dipped in copper sulphate solution, the colour of copper sulphate solution fades and a brownish layer is deposited over the iron nail. This is an example of

(1) combination reaction

(2) decomposition reaction P

(3) double displacement reaction

(4) displacement and redox reactions

  1. While diluting sulphuric acid, it is recommended that the acid should be added to water because

(1) acid has strong affinity for water

(2) acid may break the glass container

(3) dilution of acid is highly exothermic

(4) dilution of acid is highly endothermic

  1. The thumb of humans moves more freely than other fingers due to the presence of

(1) pivotal joint

(2) gliding joint

(3) hinge joint (4) saddle joint

  1. Root cap is absent in

(1) Xerophytes

(2) Hydrophytes

(3) Mesophytes

(4) Halophytes

  1. Adding salt and sugar to food substances helps in preserving them for a longer duration. It is because excess salt and sugar

(1) plasmolyse the microbial cells

(2) cause rupturing of microbial cells

(3) cause change in the shape of microbial cells

(4) remove water from food

  1. Hormone Adrenaline

(1) helps control level of sugar in the blood

(2) helps the body to adjust stress level when one is very angry or worried

(3) helps control height

(4) helps control balance of electrolytes in the body

  1. The green house effect which is causing an increase in the atmospheric temperature is mainly due to

(1) oxygen

(2) nitrogen

(3) carbon dioxide

(4) sulphur

  1. Green plants appear to release oxygen instead of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere during the day time because

(1) green plants do not respire during the night time P

(2) green plants respire only during the night time

(3) green plants respire during the day time but are involved in photosynthesis during the night time

(4) the rate of photosynthesis is higher than the rate of respiration during the day time

  1. A common characteristic feature of plant sieve-tube cells and mammalian erythrocytes is

(1) absence of nucleus

(2) absence of chloroplast

(3) absence of cell wall

(4) presence of haemoglobin

  1. Most Boards of Education have banned the dissection of animals because

(1) animals are no longer available for dissection

(2) procuring animals has become an expensive proposition

(3) there is a need to sensitise students to prevention of cruelty to animals (4) they may spread new diseases

  1. The main aim of conducting Mathematics and Science Olympiads is to

(1) promote excellence in the subject by nurturing creativity and experimentation

(2) grade students according to their capabilities

(3) help students score high marks in professional examinations

(4) grade schools based on the performance of their students

  1. Four applicants for a post of TGT (Science) were asked to plan a lesson on ‘‘Consequences of Deforestation’’. Which one of the following lesson plans reflects the scientific approach?

(1) Explains in detail the consequences of deforestation

(2) Provides a variety of examples to explain the concept

(3) Includes activities that children can perform in groups and draw conclusions through a PowerPoint presentation

(4) Mentions about the use of ICT to help students understand the concept

  1. Ms. Patel, Principal of a School XYZ, is keen about integrated approach to teaching of Science rather than teaching different disciplines separately. The basis of this is

(1) non-availability of qualified teachers in her school to teach separate disciplines

(2) difficulty to adjust the teachers in the time-table

(3) difficulty of students to adjust to different teachers

(4) all the disciplines are interlinked and a teacher can draw on cross-curricular linkages P

  1. A teacher plans to teach ‘‘Components of Food’’ in Class-VI. Which of the following can be used as an essential question ?

(1) List the food items your mother serves you in lunch.

(2) Why does your mother serve you a meal with a variety of food items ?

(3) Does your mother prepare a definite set of food items for lunch every day ?

(4) Do you eat all the items served in your lunch every day ?

  1. While teaching the concept, ‘‘force can change the shape of an object’’ to students, a teacher plans the following activities :
  2. Explain concepts using commonly observed examples. b. Provide a dough on a plate and ask the students to press it down with the hand.
  3. Show an audio-visual film explaining the concept with some examples. The teacher is using different approaches to learning because

(1) she wants to prove her knowledge

(2) she knows she must follow her lesson plan

(3) she wants to prepare students for a test

(4) there are different kinds of learners in the class and she wants to address multiple intelligences

  1. Which of the following can be assessed when Geeta is using only MCQ as a tool to assess ‘‘Nutrition in Humans’’?

(1) Analytical ability to classify food items and make a poster

(2) Misconceptions related to food habits

(3) Learners’ ability to apply knowledge and prepare a role play to present in the morning assembly

(4) Learners’ ability to comprehend the importance of components of food and write a long essay

  1. A Science teacher plans group activities to teach ‘‘Properties of Air’’ to her students of Class-VI. Which one set of attributes would she like to have in the students she selects as group leaders?

(1) Freedom to choose roles, work at their own pace and understanding

(2) Ordering students to take roles and deliver in consonance with their understanding

(3) Giving major roles to brighter students to ensure the group finishes first

(4) Assigning roles as per capability, motivating and coordinating among the group members P

  1. While selecting a performance task to help students develop research oriented skills in a Science class, a teacher may pick up a topic

(1) from the content given in the syllabus which must be completed in time

(2) which majority of the students in a class find interesting

(3) which she thinks is important for the students

(4) related to a problem faced by students in their day-to-day functioning and which is a part of the concepts to be covered for this class

  1. While investigating ‘how water affects the germination of seeds’, a teacher asked the students to soak bean seeds on a bed of cotton wool for a few days and observe the changes. What is the guideline that she forgot to mention?

To place

(1) many seeds on wet cotton

(2) a few seeds on wet cotton

(3) many seeds on dry cotton

(4) a few seeds on dry cotton


  1. A creative learner refers to one who is

(1) very talented in drawing and painting

(2) highly intelligent

(3) capable of scoring consistently good marks in tests

(4) good at lateral thinking and problem solving

  1. Individual learners differ from each other in (1) principles of growth and development

(2) rate of development

(3) sequence of development

(4) general capacity for development

  1. Every learner is unique means that

(1) No two learners are alike in their abilities, interests and talents

(2) Learners do not have any common qualities, nor do they share common goals

(3) A common curriculum for all learners is not possible

(4) It is impossible to develop the potential of learners in a heterogeneous class

  1. Constructivism as a theory

(1) focuses on the role of imitation

(2) emphasises the role of the learner in constructing his own view of the world

(3) emphasises on memorising information and testing through recall

(4) emphasises on the dominant role of the teacher

  1. Development of concepts is primarily a part of

(1) emotional development

(2) intellectual development

(3) physical development

(4) social development

  1. Heredity is considered as a _________ social structure.

(1) primary

(2) secondary

(3) dynamic

(4) static

  1. The most intense and crucial socialization takes place

(1) throughout the life of a person

(2) during adolescence

(3) during early childhood

(4) during adulthood

  1. Helping learners recapitulate or recall what they have already learnt is important because

(1) it is a convenient beginning for any classroom instruction

(2) relating new information to prior knowledge enhances learning

(3) it is an effective way of revising old lessons

(4) it enhances the memory of learners thereby strengthening learning

  1. According to Piaget, during the first stage of development (birth to about 2 years age), a child learns best

(1) by using the senses

(2) by comprehending neutral words

(3) by thinking in an abstract fashion

(4) by applying newly acquired knowledge of language

  1. Theory of learning which totally and only depends on ‘observable behavior’ is associated with _________ theory of learning.

(1) Cognitive

(2) Developmental

(3) Behaviourist

(4) Constructivist

  1. Multilingual character of Indian society should be seen as

(1) a hindrance in teaching-learning process

(2) a resource for enrichment of school life

(3) a challenge to teacher’s capacity to motivate students to learn

(4) a factor that makes school life a complex experience for the learners

  1. Creative answers require

(1) direct teaching and direct questions

(2) content-based questions

(3) open-ended questions

(4) a highly disciplined classroom

  1. Diagnosis of the gaps in the learning of students should be followed by

(1) appropriate remedial measures

(2) intensive drill and practice

(3) systematic revision of all lessons

(4) reporting the findings to learners and parents

  1. Which of the following statements cannot be considered as a feature of ‘learning’?

(1) Learning is a process that mediates behavior

(2) Learning is something that occurs as a result of certain experiences

(3) Study of behavior is learning

(4) Unlearning is also a part of learning

  1. ‘Self-regulation’ of learners refers to

(1) their ability to monitor their own learning

(2) creating regulations for student behavior

(3) rules and regulations made by the student body

(4) self-discipline and control

  1. Which of the following does not reflect ‘teaching for understanding’?

(1) Ask students to explain a phenomenon or a concept in their own words

(2) Teach students to provide examples to illustrate how a law works

(3) Help students see similarities and differences and generate analogies

(4) Enable students to memorize isolated facts and procedures

  1. Which of the following statements is true about ‘learning’?

(1) Errors made by children indicate that no learning has taken place.

(2) Learning is effective in an environment that is emotionally positive and satisfying for the learners.

(3) Learning is not affected by emotional factors at any stage of learning.

(4) Learning is fundamentally a mental activity. 18. Human development is based on certain principles. Which of the following is not a principle of human development?

(1) Continuity

(2) Sequentiality

(3) General to Specific

(4) Reversible

  1. The main purpose of assessment should be

(1) to point out the errors of the learners

(2) to measure the achievement of learners

(3) to decide if a student should be promoted to the next class

(4) to diagnose and remedy gaps in learning

  1. Centrally sponsored scheme of Integrated Education for disabled children aims at providing educational opportunities to children with disabilities in

(1) regular schools

(2) special schools

(3) open schools (4) Blind Relief Association schools

  1. Which of the following is not a sign of reading difficulty among young learners?

Difficulty in

(1) letter and word recognition

(2) reading speed and fluency

(3) understanding words and ideas

(4) spelling consistency

  1. A teacher wants the gifted children of her class to achieve their potential. Which of the following should she not do to achieve her objective?

(1) Teach them to enjoy non-academic activities

(2) Teach them to manage stress

(3) Segregate them from their peers for special attention

(4) Challenge them to enhance their creativity

  1. Which of the following is not a characteristic feature of intrinsically motivated children?

(1) They always succeed

(2) They enjoy doing their work

(3) They display a high level of energy while working

(4) They like challenging tasks

  1. Which of the following is not an appropriate tool for Formative Assessment?

(1) Assignment

(2) Oral questions

(3) Term test

(4) Quiz and games

  1. Learners should not be encouraged to

(1) ask as many questions as possible both inside and outside the class

(2) actively interact with other learners in group work

(3) participate in as many co-curricular activities as possible

(4) memorize all the answers to questions which the teacher may ask

  1. Irfan breaks toys and dismantles them to explore their components. What would you do?

(1) Never let Iran play with toys

(2) Always keep a close watch

(3) Encourage his inquisitive nature and channelize his energy

(4) Make him understand that toys should not be broken

  1. The statement ‘Men are generally more intelligent than women’

(1) is true

(2) may be true

(3) shows gender bias

(4) is true for different domains of intelligence

  1. Understanding the principles of development of a child helps a teacher in

(1) identifying the social status of the learner

(2) identifying the economic background of the learner

(3) rationalizing why the learner ought to be taught

(4) effectively catering to the different learning styles of learners

  1. Christina took her class for a field trip and after coming back, she discussed the trip with her students. It may be co notated as

(1) Assessment of Learning

(2) Assessment for Learning

(3) Learning for Assessment

(4) Learning of Assessment

  1. The statement : ‘An important precondition for the proper development of a child is ensuring her/his healthy physical development’

(1) is untrue as physical development does not affect other domains of development in any way

(2) may be incorrect as development varies from individual to individual (3) is true because physical development occupies the topmost place in the sequence of development

(4) is true because physical development is interrelated with other domains of development