Code : 105/205 (B)

INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATION - 2021

ENGLISH ( COMPULSORY)

SECTION - A

1. He introduced me ................. his relatives.

(Choose the correct preposition)

(A) with

(B) on

(C) to

(D) by

She met her mother. She was glad.

( Choose the correct combination )

(A) She was glad to meet her mother

(B) She met her mother and was glad

(C) She was glad and met her mother

(D) She and her mother were glad

3. He told me, ?Are you hungry??

(Choose the correct indirect speech )

(A) He was asking me if I am hungry

(B) He asked me if I was hungry

(C) He said to me if I was hungry

(D) He questioned me about my hunger

4. You ...................... give up smoking.

( Choose the correct option)

(A) must

(1) used

(C) had

(D) have

5. Success depends ........................ hard labour,

(Choose the correct preposition )

(A) by

(B) of

(c) in

(D) on

6. He ..................... a thief last night.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) have seen

(B) seeing

(C) saw

(D) seen

7. This nonsense will not be tolerated by me.

(Choose the correct active voice)

(A) Will I never tolerate this nonsense

(B) I will not tolerate this nonsense

(C) I had not tolerated this nonsense

(D) Nonsense will not be tolerated by I.

 

8. We ?????. keep our country free from racial prejudices.

( Choose the beat Auxiliary verb )

(A) have

(B) could

(C) are

 (D) should

9. Have you ............ him ?

(Choose the correct tense form)

(A) saw

(B) see

(c) had seen

(D) seen

 

10. He told the boy not to sit there.

(Choose the correct direct narration)

(A) "Doesn't sit there,? he said to the boy

(B) ?Didn't sit there,? he said to the boy

(C) "Didn't sit here," he said to the boy

(D) ?Don't sit here," he said to the boy

11. Do you ..................... your first teacher ?

(Choose the correct tense form )

(A) remembered

(B) remembering

(C) remember

 (D) will remember

12. After his death, the scat remained vacant.

(Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word)

(A) empty

(B) real

(C) abusive

(D) spirit

13. Is there ???????money in your pocket?

( Choose the correct option )

(A) much

(B) more

(C) any

(D) many

14. Choose the odd one :

(A) Fox

(B) Leopard

(C) Pigeon

(D) Lion

 

15. Bring ....................... inkpot for me.

( Choose the correct article )

(A) a

(B) an

(C) the

(D) no article

16. He lives in a two ................... house.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) story

(B) building

(C) storeyed

(D) block

 

17. John or Mary ..................... gone to Kolkata.

(Choose the correct option )

(A) is

(B) has

(C) have

(D) were

18. Pravin rode straight........................... the arena.

 ( Choose the correct preposition )

(A) into

(B) in

(C) with

(D) at

19. Choose the correct sentence :

(A) Which came first, chicken or egg ?

(B) Which came first, a chicken or an egg ?

(C) Which came first, the chicken or the egg ?

(D) Which came first, an chicken or an egg ?

20. The sat caught fire. All the things were burnt.

( Choose the correct combination )

(A) The Nat caught fire and all the things was burnt

(B) The flat having caught fire, all the things were burnt

(C) All the things was burnt when the flat caught fire  

(D) As all things burnt, the flat caught fire

21. He is a man of

( Choose the correct option)

(A) script

(B) letters

(C) words

(D) text

22. We met a lot of people ................ our holidays.

( Choose the correct preposition )

(A) on

(B) in

(C) during

(D) at

23. Choose the correctly spelt word :

(A) Acquatance

 (B) Acquaintance

(C) Acqueintence

(D) Acquantance

24. Choose the correct synonym of Change:

(A) Alter

(B) Renew

(C) Review

(D) Repeat

25. The synonym of show is

( Choose the correct option )

(A) Abrupt

(B) Forbid

(C) Silent

(D) Exhibit

 

26. By whom was the bird killed ?

(Choose the correct active voice)

(A) Who killing the bird ?

(B) who has killed the bird ?

(C) Who killed the bird ?

(D) Bird killing try whom?

27. The antonym of 'Natural' is

( Choose the correct option )

(A) Golden

(B) Beautiful

(C) Bright

(D) Artificial

28. Our path is beset ...................... difficulties.

( Choose the correct preposition )

(A) to

(B) from

(C) with

(D) in

29. 1.................. you to read the book carefully.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) advise

(B) tell

(C) advice

(D) had advise

30. .................. I could sing, I would have sung.

( Choose the correct option)

(A) If

(B) Until

(C) Because

(D) Till

 

31. He is attentive ...................... his duty.

( Choose the correct preposition )

(A) to

(B) by

(C) for

(D) of

32. When I finished my work, I asked ................. teacher to check it.

( Choose the best option )

(A) I

(B) her

(C) my

(D) their

33. Those are probably the .............. furniture in the showroom.

( Choose the correct option)

(A) fancyest

(B) fanciest

(C) fancy

(D) most fancyest

34. They made her ........................ a new contract.

(Choose the correct option )

(A) sign

(B) to sign

(C) signing

(D) signed

35. Catching the earlier train will give us the ????..... to do some shopping.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) chance

(B) luck

(C) possibility

(D) occasion 

 

36. Reshma bought what she wanted..................?

( Choose the correct question tag

(A) won't she

(B) can't she

(C) can she

(D) didn't she

37. He has ...................... the prize.

(Choose the correct option )

(A) wins

(B) win

(C) will win

(D) won

38. Choose the correct sentence :

(A) You can vote only when you are eighteen

(B) You vote simply when eighteen

(C) You can vote till you are eighteen

(D) You vote as you are eighteen

39. ........................... he went for a walk.

( Choose the correct phrase )

(A) Along with

(B) All in all

(C) As usual

(D) After all

40. I cannot give you money, .................. I have none.

( Choose the correct option )

(B) and

(A) for

(C) if

(D) by 

 

41. Rules ................. be observed at all costs.

( Choose the correct Auxiliary verb )

(A) should

(B) con

(C) might

(D) may

42. She has learned her lessons.

( Choose the correct passive voice )

(A) Her lessons has learned by her

(B) Her lessons has been learned by her

(C) Her lessons learnt by her

(D) Her lessons have been learned by her

43. Give one word substitution for :

A person who presents a radio / television programme

(A) Astronaut

(B) Anthropologist

(C) Anchor

(D) Archer

44. His honesty and faithfulness ........................ unquestionable.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) is

(B) has

(C) are

(D) have 

 

45. He is happy of being here.

( Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word )

(A) First

(B) Sad

(C) Jolly

(D) Excited

46. Ram said to Shyam, What are you reading ?

 ( Choose the correct indirect narration )

(A) Ram asked Shyam what he was reading

(B) Ram told Shyam what he is reading

(C) Ram is asking Shyam about his reading book

(D) Ram said to Shyam as what he was reading

47. Choose the correctly spelt word :

(A) Exhebition

(B) Exibition

(C) Exhibition

(D) Exabition

48. You need to buy ............ dictionary.  

( Choose the correct option).

(A) a

(B) an

(C) the

(D) no article

49. I would have bought a new car for her, but it ................... too expensive.

( Choose the correct option)

(A) were

(B) are

(C) was

(D) can 

50. The aeroplane flies faster than birds.

 ( Choose the correct negative sentence)

(A) The aeroplane does not fly faster than birds.

 (B) The aeroplane Nics not faster than birds.

(C) The aeroplane may not fly faster than birds.

(D) The aeroplane cannot fly faster than birds.

51. He was brought ................... by his aunt after his mother's death.

( Choose the correct preposition)

(A) in

(B) off.

(C) up

(D) by

 

52. Choose the incorrect sentence :

(A) Holi falls in March.

(B) Do you like cricket ?

(C) He speaks English.

(D) We saw deers in the zoo.

53. Keep quiet, we .................. to the radio.

( Choose the correct option)

(A) are listening

(B) listen

(C) will listen

(D) listened

 

54. Choose the correctly spell word:

(A) Futher

(B) Ferther

(C) Further

(D) Fruther

55. Choose the correct sentence :

(A) She will return to India tomorrow

(B) She returned to India tomorrow

(C) She has already returned to India tomorrow

(D) She had returned to India tomorrow

56. ....................... is bad for health.

( Choose the correct option)

(A) Smoke

(B) To smoking

(C) Smoked

(D) Smoking

 

57. Holi is ................. important festival.

(Choose the correct article )

(A) a

(B) an

(C) the

(D) no article

 

58. Choose the correctly spelt word :

(A) Acteul

(B) Actuel

(C) Actual

(D) Akchual

 

59. I will never forget this experience

( Choose the correct passive voice)

(A) This experience cannot be forgotten by me

(B) This experience would never be forgotten by me

(C) This experience will never be forgotten by me

(D) This experience had never been forgotten by me

 

60. One who dies for a noble cause is a

( Choose the correct option )

(B) Patriot

(A) Martyr

(D) Robber

(C) Mercenary

 

61. Now the Leaves are Falling Fast' talks about the ............. of human life.

(B) happiness

(A) frustrations

(D) knowledge

(C) confusions

 

62. Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours. is from

(B) An Epitaph

(A) Song of Myself

(D) Snake

(C) Ode to Autumn

 

63. And when I crumble, who will remember. Who is I in the line ?

(B) Lady

(A) Poet

(C) Child

(D) Mother

 

64. In hearts at peace, under an English heaven' is from

(A) Ode to Autumn

(B) Snake

(C) An Epitaph

(D) The Soldier

 

65. English language is ................ than Sanskrit and Persian.

( Choose the correct option) 

(A) older

(B) younger

(C) elder

(D) oldest

 

66. The word 'drama' comes from ........................ word.

( Choose the correct option)

(A) Latin

(B) Greek

(C) Scandinavian

(D) Pali

 

67. Who wrote, The Scholar Gypsy?

(Choose the correct option)

(A) Matthew Arnold

(B) W: B. Yeats

(C) Robert Bridges

(D) Thomas Hardy

 

68. .................... is called the father of modern novel.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) Richardson

(B) Fielding

(C) Johnson

(D) Dryden

 

69. The Gujarati equivalent for civilization means

( Choose the correct option)

(A) bad conduct

(B) intelligent conduct

(C) good conduct

(D) delightful conduct

 

70. Nanukaka was coming to Delhi to

( Choose the correct option )

(A) see some people

(B) see some minister

(C) sec his sister

(D) see some relatives

 

71. .................... works include Leaves of Grass? and Drum Taps.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) Walt Whitman's

(B) D. H. Lawrence's

(C) T. S. Eliot's

(D) Walter de la Mare's

 

72. Who run scolding for their food : in Now the Leaves are Falling Fast?

( Choose the correct option).

(A) Trolls

(B) Lions

(C) Animals

(D) Birds

 

73. When we speak of 'the freedom of the press', we usually mean freedom a ................ sense.

(A) broad

(B) legal

(C) technical

(D) social

 

74. A Marriage Proposal is a

(A) tragedy

(B) satire

(C) tragi-comedy

(D) comedy

 

75. Donne studied law and read

(A) theology

(B) drama

(C) philosophy

(D) novels

 

76. I celebrate myself, and sing myself, ..................... is from

(A) Snake

(B) Ode to Autumn

(C) Song of Myself

(D) Now the Leaves are Falling Fast

 

77. In which poem does the poet express his sad feeling for a beautiful lady ?

( Choose the correct option )

(A) To Autumn

(B) The Soldier

(C) An Epitaph

(D) Fire-Hymn

 

78. ????..... is remembered as a war poet.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) Rupert Brooke

(B) T. S. Eliot

(C) D. H. Lawrence

(D) Walter de la Mare

 

79. Who finds Macavity lazy and half asleep?

( Choose the correct option )

(A) Kamala Das

(B) D. H. Lawrence

(C) T. S. Eliot

(D) William Blake

 

80. D. H. Lawrence exalts the values of primitive life in

( Choose the correct option )

(A) Snake

(B) Fire-Hymn

(C) Song of Myself

(D) My Grandmother's House

 

81. Who wrote the piece, Why I am Not a Christian??

(A) Bertrand Russell

(B) Shiga Naoya

(C) Dorothy L. Sayers

(D) Pearl S. Buck

82. Seibi was passionately interested in

(A) baskets

(B) carrots

(C) gourds

(D) potatoes

 

83. All technological changes cause............ problems.

(A) social

(B) behavioural

(C) industrial

(D) personal

 

84. Benjy understood about the business of

(A) education

(B) hens

(C) homes

(D) fruits 

 

85. Civilization is that mode of conduct which points out to man the path of duty. is from

(A) Indian Civilization and Culture

(B) A Child is Born

(C) A Marriage Proposal

(D) Bharat is My Home

 

86. The people have chosen to make me the head of this family for a certain time. Who says this?

(A) Dr. Zakir Hussain

(B) Kamala Das

(C) Pearl S. Buck

(D) Manohar Malgaonkar

 

87. Who travelled free with Nanukaka ?

(A) Dog

(B) Rabbit

(C) Hen

(D) Kitten

 

88. Martin Luther King, Jr. asks the black people to continue working with

(A) love

(B) hatred

(C) faith

(D) jealousy

 

89. Macavity : The Mystery Cat has been taken from

(A) Old Alan's Book of Cats

(B) Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

(C) Young Arthur's Cats

(D) Young Mathew's Dogs and Cats

 

90. Crossing of Rivers is at important volume of verse written by

(A) Jayanta Mahapatra

(B) Kamala Das

(C) Keki N. Daruwala

(D) Nissim Ezekielni

 

91. He lifted his head from his drinking is from

(A) Snake

(B) Song of Myself

(C) Ode to Autumn

(D) An Epitaph

 

92. Who wrote 'Huckleberry Finn'?

(A) Herman Melville

(B) Henry James

(C) Earnest Hemingway

(D) Mark Twain

 

93. Some of the immediate and brilliant results of modern inventions are too maddening to resist. is from

( Choose the correct option ).

(A) Bharat is My Home

(B) A Pinch of Snuff

(C) Indian Civilization and Culture

(D) Ideas That Have Helped Mankind

 

94. India was a part of the background of

( Choose the correct option)

(B) the wife's life

(A) the doctor's life

(C) the Kashmiri man's life

(D) Pearl S. Buck's life

 

95. Emancipation proclamation gave the Negro

(Choose the correct option)

(A) slavery

(B) freedom from slavery

(C) captivity

(D) despair

 

96. Bertrand Russell was also a

( Choose the correct option )

(A) painter

(B) dramatist

(C) mathematician

(D) geologist

 

97. Goldsmith and Sheridan made contributions to the

(A) Novel

(B) Non-fiction writing

(C) Poetry

(D) English stage

 

98. Wole Soyinka is a ............. poet.

(A) Nigerian

(B) American

(C) Indian

(D) British

 

99. The Old English Period is characterised by

(A) vocabulary

(B) mood

(C) inflections

(D) gender

 

100. A major linguistic change in English is

(A) The Great Vowel. Shift

(B) Received Pronunciation

(C) Language Change

(D) Vocabulary Shift

SECTION - B

( Descriptive Type Questions )

 

1. Write an essay on any one of the following in about 150-200 words :

a) Elections

b) Child is the father of Man

c) Impact of Covid 19 on society

d) Importance of sports

e) A Picnic Party

 

2. Explain any one of the following:

a) It is obvious that we know more than animals do, and it is common to consider this one of our advantages.

b) I called the dhobi, and uncle gave him the coat and took him outside an. had a talk with him.

c) The past is not dead and static, it is alive and dynamic

d) There's absolutely no future for a boy like you.

 

3. Explain any one of the following:

a) And what I assume you shall assume,

for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

b) Cold, impossible, ahead

Lists the mountain's lovely head

Whose white waterfall could bless

Travellers in their last distress

c) If I should die, think only this of me :

That there's some corner in a foreign field

That is forever England.

d) There is a house now far away where once

I received love.

 

4. Write a letter to your friend asking him to visit you village in the winter vacation.

OR

Write a letter to your Headmaster, asking him to let you use the reading room of the library after the school is over.

 

5. Answer any five of the following in about 40-50 words each :

a) Was the Snake conscious of the poet's presence.

b) How are autumn and summer related to spring?

c) In what sense does the fire forget its dead

d) How did Seibi's father react to the teacher's complaint ?

e) How does Mahatma Gandhi want his countrymen to deal with modern civilization ? 

f) What is the reward of pregnancy for a young Sylheti woman ?

g) What was the role of fire in our development ?

h) When did the Great Vowel Shift take place ?

i) What was the impact of the Norman Conquest on the vocabulary of English ?

j) Write a note on English as a Global Language.

 

6. Answer any three of the following in about 100-120 words:

a) Write the summary of any

i) An Epitaph

ii) Ode to Autumn

iii) Song of Myscil.

 

b) Write the summary or any one of the following prose-pieces :

i) Bharat is My Home

ii) A Pinch of Snuff

iii) The Earth.

c). Write a note on Indian English.

OR

What are the difficulties faced by an Indian student in learning English ?

OR

Briefly discuss the difference between a short story and a novel.

d) Match the names of the poets given in List-A with their works in List-B :

List-A -           List-B

i) T. S. Eliot                 -           a) My Grandmother's House  

ii) Rupert Brooke        -           b) An Epitaph

iii) Walt Whitman       -           c) Macavity : The Mystery Cat

iv) Kamala Das           -           d) Song of Myself

v) Walter de la Mare   -           e) The Soldier

 

e) Translate any five into English:

i) तुम कहाँ जा रहे हो

ii) सुमिता गा चुकी है।

iii) हमें बड़ों का आदर करना चाहिए ।

iv) मेरी कक्षा में सौ विद्यार्थी हैं ।

v) वह घर पहुंच चुका होगा ।

vi) शाम में तुम्हें बाजार जाना होगा ।

vii) मुझे वह किताब चाहिए ।

viii) गुरु-शिष्य का संबंध पवित्र होता है ।

f) Match the names of the authors in List-A with their works in List- B :

List-A -           List-B

i) Pearl S. Buck           -           a) The Artist 

ii) Dorothy L. Sayers -           b) A Marriage Proposal

iii) Martin Luther King, Jr.      -           c) How Free is the Press

iv) Anton Chekov       -           d) India Through a Traveller's Eyes

v) Shiga Naoya           -           e) I Have A Dream

 

7. Read the passage and answer the questions that follow :

Trees protect the environment and provide oxygen. They prevent soil erosion. Excessive cutting of trees have aggravated many ecological problems. Despite many awareness campaigns, people have not put an end to the practice of cutting trees. We do not realise that by disturbing the ecological balance in nature, we are ourselves paving the way for breakdown of the life-support support system.

Questions :

a) What do trees do ?

b) What has aggravated the ecological problems?

c) Which practice have we still not stopped ?

d) Make sentences with : Environment, Protect.

OR

Write a pr?is of the following passage and give a suitable title :

Health is the most valuable thing in human life. Life without good health is no life at all. An unhealthy man leads a miserable life. Good health is the key to success in life. The real wealth of man is his health. We must pay proper attention to it and keep ourselves fit and healthy.



Code : 105/205 (J)

INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATION - 2021

ENGLISH ( COMPULSORY)

SECTION -A

(Objective Type Questions)

Question Nos. 1 to 100 have four options out of which only one is correct. You have to mark your selected option on the OMR Sheet. You have to attempt only 50 questions. 50 ?1 = 50

1. He has ..................... the prize. (Choose the correct option )

(A) wins

(B) win

(D) won

(C) will win

 

2. Choose the correct sentence :

(A) You can vote only when you are eighteen

(B) You vote simply when eighteen 

(C) You can vote till you are eighteen

(D) You vote as you are eighteen

 

3. ???........ he went for a walk.

(Choose the correct phrase)

(A) Along with

(B) All in all

(C) As usual

(D) After all

 

4. I cannot give you money, ................. I have none.

(Choose the correct option)

(A) for

(B) and

(C) if

 (D) by

 

5. Rules ................ be observed at all costs.

(Choose the correct auxiliary verb)

(A) should

(C) might

(B) can

(D) may

 

6. She has learned her lessons.

(Choose the correct passive voice)

(A) Her lessons has learned by her

(B) Her lessons has been learned by her

(C) Her lessons learnt by her

(D) Her lessons have been learned by her

 

7. Is there ................. money in your pocket ?

(Choose the correct option)

(A) much

(B) more

(C) any

(D) many

 

8. Choose the odd one :

(A) Fox

(B) Leopard

(C) Pigeon

(D) Lion

 

9. Bring ................... inkpot for me.

(Choose the correct article)

(A) a

(B) an

(C) the

(D) no article

 

10. He lives in a two ................ house.

(Choose the correct option)

 (A) story

(B) building

(C) storeyed 

(D) block

 

11. John or Mary ?????? gone to Kolkata.

(Choose the correct option)

(A) is

(B) has

(C) have

(D) were

12. Pravin rode straight ??????. the arena.

(Choose the correct preposition)

(A) into

(B) in

(C) with

(D) at

 

13. Choose the correct sentence :

(A) She will return to India tomorrow

(B) She returned to India tomorrow

(C) She has already returned to India tomorrow

(D) She had returned to India tomorrow

 

14. ............... is bad for health.

(Choose the correct option)

(A) Smoke

(B) To smoking

(C) Smoked

(D) Smoking

 

15. Holi is .............. important festival.

(Choose the correct article)

(A) a

(B) an

(C) the

(D) no article

 

16. Choose the correctly spelt word :

(A) Acteul

BY Actuel

(C) Actual

(D) Akchual.

 

17. I will never forget this experience.

(Choose the correct passive voice)

(A) This experience cannot be forgotten by me

(B) This experience would never be forgotten by me

(C) This experience will never be forgotten by me

(D) This experience had never been forgotten by me

 

18. One who dies for a noble cause is a .

(Choose the correct option)

(A) Martyr

(C) Mercenary

(B) Patriot

D) Robber.

 

19. Give one word substitution for :

A person who presents a radio / television programme.

(A) Astronaut

(B) Anthropologist

(C) Anchor

(D) Archer

 

20. His honesty and faithfulness ???............ unquestionable.

(Choose the correct option)

(A) is

(B) has

(C) are

(D) have

 

21. He is happy of being here.

(Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word)

(A) First

(B) Sad

(C) Jolly

(D) Excited

 

22. Ram said to Shyam, What are you reading ?

(Choose the correct indirect narration !

(A) Ram asked Shyam what he was reading

(B) Ram told Shyam what he is reading

(C) Ram is asking Shyam about his reading book

(D) Ram said to Shyam'as what he was reading

 

23. Choose the correctly spelt word :

(A) Exhebition

(B) Exibition

(C) Exhibition

(D) Exabition

 

24. You need to buy .................. dictionary.

(Choose the correct option)

(A) a

(B) an

(C) the

(D) no article

 

25. The synonym of 'show' is

(Choose the correct option)

(A) Abrupt

(B) Forbid

(C) Silent

(D) Exhibit

 

26. By whom was the bird killed ?

(Choose the correct active voice)

(A) Who killing the bird ?

(B) Who has killed the bird ?

(C) Who killed the bird ?

(D) Bird killing by whom ?

 

27. The antonym of Natural is -

(Choose the correct option)

(A) Golden

(B) Beautiful

(C) Bright

(D) Artificial

 

28. Our path is beset ?????.......... difficulties.

(Choose the correct preposition)

(A) to

(B) from

(C) with

(D)  in

 

29. I ???.......... you to read the book carefully.

(Choose the correct option)

(A) advise

(B) tell

(C) advice

(D) had advise

 

30. ???....................... I could sing, I would have sung.

(Choose the correct option)

(A) If

(B) Until

(C) Because

(D) Till

31. Choose the correct sentence :

(A) Which came first, chicken or egg?

(B) Which came first, a chicken or an egg ?

(C) Which came first, the chicken or the egg ?

(D) Which came first, an chicken or an egg?

 

32. The flat caught fire. All the things were burnt. :

(Choose the correct combination )

(A) The flat caught fire and all the things was burnt

(B) The flat having caught fire, all the things were burnt

(C) All the things was burnt when the flat caught fire

(D) As all things burnt, the flat caught fire

 

33. He is a man of

(Choose the correct option)

 (A) script 

(B) letters

(C) words

(D) text

 

34. We met a lot of people ............... our holidays.

(Choose the correct preposition)

(A) on

(B) in

(C) during

(D) at

 

35. Choose the correctly spelt word :

(A) Acquatance

(B) Acquaintance

(C) Acqueintence

(D) Acquantance

 

36. Choose the correct synonym of Change :

(A) Alter

(B) Renew

(C) Review

(D) Repeat

 

37. This nonsense will not be tolerated by me.

( Choose the correct active voice )

(A) Will I never tolerate this nonsense

(B) I will not tolerate this nonsense

(C) I had not tolerated this nonsense

(D) Nonsense will not be tolerated by I.

 

38. We ..................... keep our country free from racial prejudices.

( Choose the best auxiliary verb )

(A) have

(B) could

(C) are

(D) should

 

39. Have you ................ him ?

( Choose the correct tense form)

(A) saw

(B) see

(C) had seen

(D) seen

 

40. He told the boy not to sit there.

( Choose the correct direct narration )

(A) ?Doesn't sit there,? he said to the boy

(B) ?Didn't sit there,? he said to the boy

(C) ?Didn't sit here," he said to the boy

(D) ?Don't sit here,? he said to the boy

 

41. Do you .................... your first teacher ?

( Choose the correct tense form )

(A) remembered

(B) remembering

(C) remember

(D) will remember

 

42. After his death, the scat remained vacant.

(Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word)

(A) empty

(B) real

(C) abusive

(D) spirit

 

43. He is attentive .................. his duty.

( Choose the correct preposition )

(A) to

(B) by

(C) for

(D) of

 

44. When I finished my work, I asked .................. teacher to check it.  

( Choose the best option )

(A) I

(B) her

(C) my

(D) their

 

45. Those are probably the .................. furniture in the showroom.

(Choose the correct option)

(A) fancyest

(B) fanciest

(C) fancy

(D) most fancyest

 

46. They made her ........................ a new contract.

(Choose the correct option) 

(A) sign

(B) to sign

(C) signing

(D) signed

 

47. Catching the earlier train will give us the ..................... to do some shopping.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) chance

(B) luck

(C) possibility

(D) occasion

 

48. Reshma bought what she wanted, .....................?

( Choose the correct question tag )

(A) won't she

(B) can't she

(C) can she

(D) didn't she

 

49. He introduced me ................... his relatives.

( Choose the correct preposition)

(A) with

(B) on

(C) to

(D) by

 

50. She met her mother. She was glad.

(Choose the correct combination )

(A) She was glad to meet her mother

(B) She met her mother and was glad

(C) She was glad and met her mother

(D) She and her mother, were glad

 

 51. He told me, ?Are you hungry?"

( Choose the correct indirect speech)

(A) He was asking me if I am hungry

(B) He asked me if I was hungry

(C) He said to me if I was hungry

(D) He questioned me about my hunger

 

52. You ..................... give up smoking.

(Choose the correct option )

(A) must

(B) used

(C) had

(D) have

 

53. Success depends ?????.. hard labour.

( Choose the correct preposition).

(A) Toy

(B) of

(C) in

(D) on

 

54. He ................... a thief last night.

(Choose the correct option)

(A) have seen

(B) seeing

(C) saw

(D) seen

 

55. I would have bought a new car for her, but it .................... too expensive.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) were

(B) are

(C) was

(D) can

 

56. The aeroplane flies faster than birds.

(Choose the correct negative sentence)

(A) The aeroplane does not fly faster than birds

(B) The aeroplane flics not faster than birds

(C) The aeroplane may not fly faster than birds

(D) The aeroplane cannot sly faster than birds

 

57. He was brought .................. by his aunt after his mother's death.

( Choose the correct preposition ) 

(A) in

(B) off

(C) up

(D) by

 

58. Choose the incorrect sentence :

(A) Holi falls in March.

(B) Do you like cricket ?

(C) He speaks English.

(D) We saw deers in the zoo.

 

59. Keep quiet, we .................to the radio.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) are listening

(B) listen

(C) will listen

(D) listened

 

60. Choose the correctly spelt word :

(A) Futher

(B) Ferther

(C) Further

(D) Fruther

 

61. English language is ............... than Sanskrit and Persian.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) older

(B) younger

(C) elder

(D) oldest

 

62. The word 'drama' comes from .................. word.

(Choose the correct option )

(A) Latin

(B) Greek

(C) Scandinavian

(D) Pali

 

63. Who wrote, The Scholar Gypsy?

(Choose the correct option)

(A) Matthew Arnold

(B) W. B. Yeats

(C) Robert Bridges

(D) Thomas Hardy

 

64.  ................... is called the father of modern novel.

( Choose the correct option )

(A) Richardson

(B) Fielding

(C) Het Johnson

(D) Dryden

 

65. When we speak, of  the freedom of the press, we usually mean freedom in a ............... sense.

(A) broad

(B) legal

(C) technical

(D) social

 

66. A Marriage Proposal is a

(A) tragedy

(B) Satire

(C) tragi-comedy

(D) comedy

 

67. Donne studied law and read

(A) theology

(B) drama

(C) philosophy

(D) novels

 

68. I celebrate myself, and sing myself, ........ is from

(A) Snake

(B) Ode to Autumn

(C) Song of Myself

(D) Now the leaves are Falling Fast

 

69. Goldsmith and Sheridan made contributions to the

(A) Novel

(B) Non-fiction writing

(C) Poetry

(D) English stage

70. Wole Soyinka is a ............... poet.

(A) Nigerian

(B) American

(C) Indian

(D) British

 

71. The Old English Period is characterised by

(A) vocabulary

(B) mood

(C) inflections

(D gender

 

72. A major linguistic change in English is

(A) The Great Vowel Shift

(B) Received Pronunciation

(C) Language Change

(D) Vocabulary Shift

 

73. Some of the immediate and brilliant results of modern inventions are maddening to resist. is from

(Choose the correct option)

(A) Bharat is My Home

(B) A Pinch of Snuff

(C) Indian Civilization and Culture

(D) Ideas That Have Helped Mankind.

 

74. India was a part of the background of

(Choose the correct option).

(A) the doctor's life

(B) the wife's life

(C) the Kashmiri man's life

(D) Pearl S. Buck's life

 

75. Emancipation Proclamation gave the Negro

( Choose the correct option )

(A) slavery

(B) freedom from slavery

(C) captivity

(D) despair

 

76. Bertrand Russell was also a

( Choose the correct option )

(A) painter

(B) dramatist

(C) mathematician

(D) geologist

 

77. Now the Leaves are Falling Fast' talks about the ................. of human life.

(A) frustrations

(B) happiness

(C) confusions

(D) knowledge

 

78. Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours. is from

(A) Song of Myself

(B) An Epitaph

(C) Ode to Autumn

(D) Snake

 

79. And when I crumble, who will remember. Who is I in the line ?

(A) Poet

(B) Lady

(C) Child

(D) Mother

80. In hearts at peace, under an English heaven is from

(A) Ode to Autumn

(B) Snake

(C) An Epitaph

(D) The Soldier

 

81. Civilization is that mode of Conduct which points out to man the path of duty is from

(A) Indian Civilization and Culture

(B) A Child is Born

(C) A Marriage Proposal

(D) Bharat is My Home

 

82. The people have chosen to make me the head of this family for a certain time. Who says this?

(A) Dr. Zakir Hussain

(B) Kamala Das

(C) Pearl S. Buck

(D) Manohar Malgaonkar

 

83. Who travelled free with Nanukaka ?

(A) Dog

(B) Rabbit

(C) It Hen

(D) Kitten

 

85. Martin Luther King, Jr. asks the black people to continue working with

(A) love

(B) hatred

(C) faith

(D) jealousy

 

85. Macavity : The Mystery Cat has been taken from

(A) Old Alan's Book of Cats

(B) Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

(C) Young Arthur's Cats

(D) Young Mathew's Dogs and Cats

 

86. Crossing or Rivers' is an important volume of verse written by

(A) Jayanta Mahapatra

(B) Kamala Das

(C) Keki N. Daruwala

(D) Nissim Ezekiel

 

87. He listed his head from his drinking is from

(A) Snake

(B) Song of Myself

(C) Ode to Autumn

(D) An Epitaph

 

88. Who wrote 'Huckleberry Finn'?

(A) Herman Melville

(B) Henry James

(C) Earnest Hemingway

(D) Mark Twain

 

89. Who wrote the piece, Why I am Not a Christian ?

(A) Bertrand Russell

(B) Shiga Naoya

(C) Dorothy L. Sayers

(D) Pearl S. Buck

 

90. Seibi was passionately interested in

(A) baskets

(B) carrots

(C) gourds

(D) potatoes

 

91, All technological changes cause .................... problems.

(A) social

(B) behavioural

(C) industrial

(D personal

 

92. Benjy understood about the business of

(A) education

(B) hens

(C) homes

De fruits

 

93. The Gujarati equivalent for civilization means

( Choose the correct option )

(A) bad conduct

(B) intelligent conduct

C) good conduct

(D) delightful conduct

 

94. Nanukaka was coming to Delhi to

( Choose the correct option )

(A) sec some people

(B) see some minister

(C) see his sister

(D) see some relatives

 

95. ??????. works include 'Leaves of Grass' and 'Drum Taps?.

( Choose the correct option)

(A) Walt Whitman's

(B) D. H. Lawrence's.

(C) T. S. Eliot's

(D) Walter de la Mare's

 

96. Who 'run scolding for their food :? in ?Now the Leaves are Falling Fast' ?

(Choose the correct option )

(B) Lions

(A) Prolls

(C) Animals

(D) Birds

 

97. In which poem does the poet express his and feeling for at beautiful lady?

(Choose the correct option)

(A) To Autumn

(B) The Soldier

(C) An Epitaph

(D) Fire-Hymn

 

98. ???????. is remembered as a war poet.

(Choose the correct option )

(A) Rupert Brooke

(B) T. S. Eliot

(C) D. H. Lawrence

(D) Walter de la Marc

 

99. Who finds Macavity lazy and half asleep?

( Choose the correct option )

(A) Kamala Das

(B) D. H. Lawrence

(C) T. s. Eliot

(D) William Blake

 

100. D. H. Lawrence exalts the values of primitive life in

(Choose the correct option)

(A) Snake

(B) Fire-Hymn

(C) Song of Myself

(D) My Grandmother's House

 

SECTION - B

( Descriptive Type Questions )

 

1. Write an essay on any one of the following in about 150-200 words :

(a) Elections

(b) Child is the father of Man

(c) Impact of Covid 19 on society

(d) Importance of sports

(e) A Picnic Party.

 

2. Explain any one of the following:

(a) It is obvious that we know more than animals do, and it is common consider this one of our advantages.

(b) I called the dhobi, and uncle gave him the coat and took him outside and had a talk with him.

(c) The past is not dead and static, it is alive and dynamic ??..

(d) There's absolutely no future for a boy like you.

 

3. Explain any one of the following:

(a) And what I assume you shall assume,

for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

(b) Cold, impossible, ahead

Lists the mountain's lovely head

Whose white waterfall could bless

Travellers in their last distress.

(c) if I should die, think only this of me;

That there's some corner in a foreign field

That is forever England.

(d) There is a house now far away where once

I received love."

 

4.  Write a letter to your friend asking him to visit your village in the winter vacation.

OR

Write a letter to your Headmaster, asking him to let you use the reading room of the library after the school is over.

 

5. Answer any five of the following in about 40-50 words each:

a) Was the Snake conscious of the poet's presence ?

(b) How are autumn and summer related to spring ?

(c) In what sense does the fire forget its dead ?

(d) How did Seibi?s father react to the teacher's complaint ?

(e) How does Mahatma Gandhi want his countrymen to deal with modern civilization? 

(f) What is the reward of pregnancy for a young Sylheti woman ?

(g) What was the role of fire in our development ?

(h) When did the Great Vowel Shift take place ?

(i) What was the impact of the Norman Conquest on the vocabulary of English ?

(j) Write a note on English as a Global Language.

 

6. Answer any three of the following in about 100-120 words :

(a) Write the summary of any one of the following poems :

(i) An Epitaph

(ii) Ode to Autumn

iii) Song of Myself.

(b) Write the summary of any one of the following prose-pieces :

(i) Bharat is My Home

(ii) A Pinch of Snuff

(iii) the Earth.

(c) Write a note on Indian English.

OR

What are the difficulties faced by an Indian student in learning English ?

OR

Briefly discuss the difference between a short story and a novel.

d) Match the names of the poets given in List-A with their works in List-B :

List-A -           List-B

i) T. S. Eliot     -           a) My Grandmother's House

ii) Rupert Brooke        -           b) An Epitaph

iii) Walt Whitman       -           c) Macavity : The Mystery Cat

iv) Kamala Das           -           d) Song of Myself

v) Walter de la Mare   -           e) The Soldier

(e) Translate any five into English.

i) तुम कहाँ जा रहे हो?

ii) सुमिता गा चुकी है|

iii) हमें बड़ों का आदर करना चाहिए|

iv) मेरी कक्षा में सौ बिद्यार्थी हैं|

v) वह घर पहुँच चुका होगा|

vi) शाम में तुम्हें बाजार जाना होगा|

vii) मुझे वह किताब चाहिए|

Match the names of the authors in List-A with their works in List-B :

List-A -     List-B

i)  Pearl S. Buck          -           a) The Artist

ii) Dorothy L. Sayers -           b) A Marriage Proposal

iii) Martin Luther King, Jr.      -           c) How Free is the Press

iv) Anton Chekov       -           d) India Through a Traveller's Eyes

v) Shiga Naoya           -           e) I Have A Dream

 

7. Read the passage and answer the questions that follow :

Trees protect the environment and provide oxygen. They prevent soil erosion. Excessive cutting of trees have aggravated many ecological problems. Despite many awareness campaigns, people have not put an end to the practice of cutting trees. We do not realise that by disturbing the ecological balance in nature, we are ourselves paving the way for breakdown of the life-support system.

Questions :

a) What do trees do ?

b) What has aggravated the ecological problems ?

c) Which practice have we still not stopped ?

d) Make sentences with : Environment, Protect.

Write a pr?is of the following passage and give a suitable title :

Health is the most valuable thing in human life. Life without good health is no life at all. An unhealthy man leads a miserable life. Good health is the key to success in life. The real wealth of man is his health. We must pay proper attention to in and keep ourselves fit and healthy.