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Q1-The expression ‘though the whole world turn to coal’ means __.
(A) though the whole world turns black
(B) though the whole world is destroyed
(C) though the whole world turns into a coalfield
(D) though the whole world turns into matter
Q2- Kapil scored 300 runs in three Test matches on the 1982 tour of __.
(A) West Indies
Sweet spring, in ‘Virtue’, is compared to _.
(A) a seasoned timber
(B) the bridal of the earth and sky
(C) a box where sweets compacted lie
(D) the hue angry and brave
According to Nehru freedom and power bring _.
The brook curves and flows to join the _.
(A) brimming river
(B) haunts of coot and fern
(C) eddying bays
‘Tryst with Destiny’ was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru in the __.
(A) Constituent Assembly
(C) Congress Bhavan
(D) Ramlila Maidan
The brook says, “I babble _”.
(A) over stony ways
(B) on the pebbles
(C) between the ridges
(D) by many a field and fallow
Lencho was an ox of a man. It means __.
(A) he looked like an ox
(B) he had the head of an ox
(C) he was working like an animal in the fields
(D) he was very simple like an ox
The flowers mentioned in ‘Village Song’ are champa, lotus and _.
Lencho became __ when he counted the money.
The aunt replied to Algu Chaudhury, “God lives in the __ of the panch”.
In ‘School’s Goodbye’ the author says that one is known _.
(A) by the books one reads
(B) by the company one keeps
(C) by the interesting hobbies one has
(D) by the sound body one possesses
The beggar told Sergei that owing to Olga’s words and _, a change took place in his heart.
(A) noble deeds
In ‘School’s Goodbye’ the author says, “Above all remember that your __ is a
(D) regular habit
The beggar said that he sang in a Russian choir and was sent away for _.
Automobiles release maximum __.
(A) carbon monoxide
(B) nitrous oxide
(C) carbon dioxide
(D) oxides of sulphur
The keeper told the Grandfather that Timothy had died __ before.
(A) one month
(B) two months
(C) three months
(D) one and a half months
Air has __ percent oxygen.
Timothy’s favourite place in the author’s house was the __.
(B) drawing room
Kapil scored 175 runs in the Prudential World Cup in June 1983 against _.
(B) West Indies
Why was grandfather included in the hunting expedition ?
(A) Because he was a shikari.
(B) Because he knew the forests of the Siwalik Hills better than most people.
(C) Because he was related to members of the hunting party.
(D) Because he was keenly interested in hunting.
The child tells her mother that she cannot stay because __.
(A) the river-isles are calling
(B) the voices of the fairy-folk are calling
(C) the voices of the koils are calling
(D) the forest-notes are calling
Who came walking with one crutch ?
(A) The old peasant
(B) The old peasant’s father
(C) The old peasant’s grandfather
(D) The traveller
Churchyard means _.
(A) a place of worship for the Christians
(B) a burial ground adjoining a Church
(C) a place where priests live
(D) a place where records of births and marriages are kept
Who sold the grain of corn to the King as a curiosity ?
(A) A traveller
(B) Some children
(C) The wisemen
(D) An old peasant
The cottage girl whom Wordsworth met was __ years old.
The grandfather replied to the King that _ was free.
In ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ the poet says that the mountain is __.
When the aunt named Algu Chaudhury as the Chief Judge, Jumman was _.
In ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ the poet says that everyday they gather rushes that grow __.
(A) in the garden
(B) by the water
(C) in the green wood
(D) in the meadows
One day when __, I heard a lot of noise outside.
(A) I read
(B) I was reading
(C) I have read
(D) I am reading
Beware of pickpockets.
It is __ sentence.
(A) a declarative
(B) an imperative
(C) an exclamatory
(D) an interrogative
The jury _ divided on this issue.
Please remind me _ the meeting.
(C) to attend
(D) for attending
He is sitting _ my left.
Cholera broke _ in this town last year.
We all thought that he would come to the meeting. The underlined Noun Clause is the _.
(A) subject of a verb
(B) object of a verb
(C) complement of a verb
(D) object of a preposition
If you had studied more sincerely, __.
(A) you would get a first class
(B) you will get a first class
(C) you would have got a first class
(D) you will have got a first class
Who broke the chair ?
Its passive voice will be __
(A) By whom the chair was broken ?
(B) By whom was the chair broken ?
(C) Who was the chair broken ?
(D) By whom is the chair broken ?
Sarat said, “Is it still raining ?”
If the sentence is reported in indirect speech, it will be _
(A) Sarat asked if was it raining still.
(B) Sarat asked if it was raining still.
(C) Sarat asked if it is raining still.
(D) Sarat said that it was raining still.
Lencho called the postal employees a bunch of crooks.
The underlined word means __.
(A) righteous persons
(B) dishonest persons
(C) truthful persons
(D) faithful persons
There is a wrinkle on his brow.
The underlined word means _.
The noun form of ‘utter’ is __.
What he said was not relevant to the subject. A single word for the underlined expression will be __.
The audience applauded the batsman.
The underlined word means _.
(D) showed approval by clapping
He can speak French.
He can speak English too.
If we join the two sentences using ‘not only …. but also’, the answer will be __
(A) Not only he can speak French but also he can speak English.
(B) He can speak not only French but also English.
(C) He not only can speak French but also English.
(D) He can not only speak English but also French.
One who studies weather conditions is called a _.
By breathing polluted air we become _ air pollution.
(A) a victim to
(B) a victim for
(C) a victim of
(D) a victim by
He is working for the welfare of the people.
The underlined word means __.
(B) health, happiness and comfort
_, you will be known by the company you keep.
(A) To a large extent
(B) To large extent
(C) In a large extent
(D) By large extent
Answer the following questions, each in about 50 words :
(i) What did the postmaster do not to shake Lencho’s faith in God ?
Describe how Kapil batted against Zimbabwe in the Prudential World Cup in June 1983.
(ii) What are the harmful effects of acid rain ?
How, according to Lord Eustace Percy, can one achieve success in life ?
Write an essay, in about 250 words, on any one of the following topics keeping to the outline given :
(i) Our Headmaster :
His name, appearance and personality – his administration of school – subjects and classes he teaches – his supervision of students’ and teachers’ activities – his dealings with the public – your attitude towards him.
(ii) A Visit to a Fair :
When and where the fair was held and with whom you went to the fair – description of shops and stalls – description of the shows meant for entertainment – description of the crowd – steps taken by police for the smooth holding of the fair – your feelings and experiences.
(iii) The Season I Like Most :
The name of the season and its duration – natural scenery – important festivals and activities – flowers and fruits – why you like it most.
Suppose you are Manasi Sahoo studying at K.C. Vidyapitha, Agarapada in the district of Bhadrak. Your friend Arati Dash, who is staying at Rajaguru Street in Paralakhemundi, has recently lost her father. Write a letter, in about 100 words, expressing your deepest sorrow at her father’s death.
Imagine you are Lambodhar Jena studying at R.C.B.M. High School, Jeypore. Write an application, in about 100 words, to your Headmaster requesting him to allow a friendly volley ball match to be held between the students of Class X and Class IX.
Read the following passage and write its summary in about 60 (sixty) words : 8
Many hundreds of years ago each man built his own house and made what furniture he needed, and grew all his own food, and his wife made all the clothes for the family. But men very soon found that it was much better to divide the work among them, so that one built houses, and another made chairs and tables, and another grew corn, and so on. You can easily see that this was a better plan, because by always doing the same kind of work you can do it far more quickly and easily.
Practice makes a man perfect. So nowadays all work is divided up as much as possible. Not so very long ago, before machinery was invented, even such a tiny thing as a pin was not made by one man, but by a dozen or more, each doing his particular bit of the work. One straightened out the wire, another cut it into lengths, another sharpened the point, another put the head on, and so forth. This plan is called the division of labour.
Imagine you are a reporter of The Times of India. There is an accident on the National Highway at Chandikhole in the district of Jajpur. You are now on the spot. Collect necessary information about the accident and write a report for the newspaper.
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow, each in about 20 words :
It was late evening. Two friends, Papabuddhi and Dharmabuddhi, were returning home after selling their goods in the nearby town. They decided to rest for the night under a tree, as it was not safe to travel in the dark. So they kept aside their bag of money and lay down under the tree. Dharmabuddhi fell fast asleep. But Papabuddhi was awake. He was a dishonest and greedy person. So he hatched up a plan and waited quietly for the morning.
In the morning when Dharmabuddhi woke up, Papabuddhi said, “Let’s bury our money under this tree. It’s not safe to carry this bag with us. When we need it, we will come here and take it.” Dharmabuddhi was an innocent person. He believed his friend and dug a hole in the ground and buried the bag there.
(i) Where did Papabuddhi and Dharmabuddhi sell their goods ?
(ii) Why did Papabuddhi and Dharmabuddhi decide to rest under a tree ?
(iii) What was Papabuddhi like ?
(iv) What did Papabuddhi tell Dharmabuddhi in the morning ?
v) What did Dharmabuddhi do after believing his friend ?
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