DSC School Assistants English Model Questions

Following are model questions for DSC - 2012 Examination to be conducted in Andhra Pradesh. The question are for English subject for School Assistants Examinations. Key is also provided at the end of the model questions. DSC candidates can practice these questions for self assessment.

1. English belongs to ...... family of languages?
1) Indo-European 2) Indo-Iranian 3) Afro-Asian 4) Austro-African

2. Famous book in Middle English ......
1) Table Alphabetical 2) Prologue to Canterbury Tales
3) King Jame's version of the Bible 4) Loves labours lost

3. A combination of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman gave birth to .......
1) Old English 2) Early Modern English 3) Late Modern English 4) Middle English

4. The first English Dictionary .......
1) Oxford Dictionary 2) A Table Alphabetical
3) Webster's Dictionary 4) Random House Dictionary

5. 'Beowulf' was written in .......
1) Old English 2) Middle English 3) Anglo-Norman 4) Modern English

6. Many Greek and Latin words found a place in English during ....... Period.
1) Old English 2) Middle English 3) Early Modern English 4) Late Modern English

7. Language is primarily .......
1) Speech 2) Sign 3) Gesture 4) Sound

8. The popular theory with regard to the evolution of language is-
1) Ding-dong theory 2) Bo-bo theory 3) Divine gift theory 4) Ho-ho theory

9. "Language is a system of arbitrary Vocal symbols" is said by-
1) Sapir 2) Ward Haugh 3) Barbara 4) Jesperson

10. The system of sounds is known as-
1) Semantics 2) Syntax 3) Morphology 4) Phonology

11. The linguistic ability of a human being to talk about things in past and future denotes ......
1) Language is arbitrary 2) Language is an agent of cultural transmission
3) Language exhibits redundancy 4) Language exhibits displacement

12. The status of 'Library Language' was given to English by-
1) Prof. Gokak Committee 2) Sadler's Committee
3) Kothari Commission 4) Mudaliar Commission

13. The term 'Great Vowel Shift' was coined by-
1) Palmer 2) Jesperson 3) Michael West 4) Sapir

14. 'Great Vowel Shift' stands for-
1) Inflection of words 2) Reformation in spelling
3) Change in the pronunciation 4) Flow of words from other languages

15. "Language learning is essentially a habit forming process" was said by-
1) Sapir 2) Jesperson 3) Palmer 4) West

Key: 1-1, 2-2, 3-4, 4-2, 5-1, 6-4, 7-1, 8-3, 9-2, 10-4, 11-4, 12-3, 13-2, 14-3, 15-3.

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