English Quiz

Can an experiment conceived, carried out, and reported in kids-speak with pencil-coloured figures and hand-written tables by school children aged 8 to 10 years get published in a highly rated international journal following a peer-reviewing process? Twenty-seven schoolchildren from a primary school in UK have proved this is (1) if a simple but novel scientific question raised is (2) in a scientific way. Their paper was published in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters journal. Their (3was that bumble-bees can use a “combination of colour of flower to forage from.” Considering that our understanding of how bees perceive coloured patterns and scenes is inadequate, this inspiring outcome has shown that schoolchildren
guided by gifted teachers can think and (4) out experiments like any hard-wired scientist. For these kids, doing science changed their (5) of the subject. Science also became “cool and fun.” This refreshing approach turns the spotlight on the best methods of teaching turns the spotlight on the best methods of teaching science. The (6) learning system adopted by most schools in India, even classroom study combined with some laboratory work with pre-defined outcomes, does very little to (7) curiosity and interest in science. Is that one of the (8) why out-of-the-box thinking that produces path-breaking science rarely comes out of Indian laboratories? The children at the UK school had their gifted teacher to guide them. Scientists from India’s space and atomic energy departments and in some other place where serious science is done can take (a/an) (9) out of the school’s book and (10) the way in engaging with school pupils and getting them to do real science.

1) done
2) Unlikely
3) Potential
4) promising
5) possible

1) questioned
2) said
3) retorted
4) answered
5) address

1) question
2) finding
3) retorted
4) answered
5) address

1) wage
2) create
3) execute
4) carry
5) attempt

1) option
2) lives
3) visual
4) demands
5) perception

1) revolutionary
2) radical
3) rote
4) adequate
5) bore

1) stimulate
2) simulate
3) make
4) peek
5) judge

1) cause
2) root
3) reasons
4) issues
5) sources

1) thread
2) leaf
3) example
4) look
5) pages

1) lead 
2) start
3) deliver
4) paved
5) ahead
Directions (Q.11-15). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will he in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is 'No error', the answer is '5'. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any). 11. (A) Very occasionally a neutrino will collide with a neutron (B) in a chloride nucleus, turning the (C) latter into a proton and simultaneously turning the chlorine atom (D) to radioactive argon. (E) No error. 12. (A) While scientists say that, on average, the global temperature (B) has increased by a few degrees centigrade, (C) they are talking about a very large increase and a tremendous amount of heat (D) produced. (E) No error. 13. Bacteria are of many (A) kinds, and (B) practice (C) a great variety of (D) chemical processes to maintain themselves. (E) No error. 14. (A) The greater the number of cars on the road, and (B) the greater the emission of exhaust gases, (C) greater is the (D) amount of pollution in the atmosphere. (E) No error. 15. (A) Not (B) till a baby kangaroo is four (C) month old, (D) does it begin to live outside its mother’s pouch. (E) No error

1. 5 2. 4 3. 2 4. 4 5. 5 6. 3 7. 1 8. 3 9. 5 10. 4 11. D 12. A 13. C 14. C 15. B

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