Friday, 3 March 2017



1. Circle the correct option. Each part carries one mark. (15)
(i) He decided every case brought to him, by friend or foe with justice, without fear or favour. The underlined word means: (partner, companion, enemy, forefathers)
(ii) Prior to the first day of the New Year, it is customary for families to thoroughly clean their houses. The underlined word means: (preceding, following, subsequent, ending)
(iii) Ali was impressed __________ Sarmad's grades. (with, by, from, in)
(iv) It flew __________ the chair. (around, of, into, by)
(v) The dishes are not being washed by my mother. Which tense is it? (present continuous tense, present perfect continuous tense, past continuous tense, past perfect continuous tense)
(vi) If the weather __________ we will not have a picnic. (does not improve, did not improve, will not improve, is not improved)
(vii) Everybody enjoys a good movie. The underlined word is a/an: (indefinite pronoun, relative pronoun, demonstrative pronoun, interrogative pronoun)
(viii) The synonym of "spinning" is: (rotating, noisy, shatter, motivation)
(ix) Will someone be here soon to open the door? The underlined part of the sentence is a/an: (infinitive phrase, gerund phrase, noun phrase, prepositional phrase)
(x) The antonym of 'abandon' is: (support, desert, discard, bore)
(xi) Our practice usually starts at six o'clock. The underlined word is an adverb of: (degree, manner, frequency, quantity)
(xii) The watchman blew his whistle. The underlined word is a/an: (intransitive verb, transitive verb, regular verb, linking verb)
(xiii) A new computer was bought by them. Choose the correct active voice of the sentence. (They buy a new computer, They bought a new computer, They have bought a new computer, They had bought a new computer)
(xiv) __________ I had more time, I would help you. (Since, When, If, Although)
(xv) Choose the correct spelling: (ancestors, ansestors, encestors, ancesters)
2. Answer any FIVE of the following parts in about 30 to 40 words each. Each part carries three marks. (15)
(i) What standards of justice did the Holy Prophet (PBUH) practice as head of the state of Medinah?
(ii) When does Chinese New Year start and what is its importance for Chinese families?
(iii) What is the importance of knowledge of 'First Aid' in crisis management?
(iv) What happened to the Prisoner's wealth after his death?
(v) What is the limitation of improved technology?
(vi) Why did the villager ask Hazrat Umer Farooq (RA) to delay the execution?
(vii) "It is slow food in a world given over to fast food." Explain.
3. (a) Write central idea of the poem "The Rain". (03)
(b) Read the following stanza carefully and answer the questions given at the end. (06)
Once or twice though you should fail,
If you would at last prevail,
Try again.
If we strive, 'tis no disgrace
Though we did not win the race --
What should you do in that case?
Try again
(i) What is the name of the poet of the poem "Try Again"?
(ii) What can we learn from failure?
(iii) How many times should we try?
4. Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end. (10)
     Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed (RA) was extremely kind-hearted and just to the people. His army had strict orders not to do any harm to the farmers, aged persons, women, children and other civilians. "They are the real strength of society", he said, "They should always be treated with kindness and respect". This was something new for the conquered people, who felt very happy now. The Iranian and Byzantine officers were very hard on them. Hazrat Kahlid bin Waleed's treatment won their hearts so much that they began to hate their cruel old masters.
(i) How did Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed (RA) treat the people? (02)
(ii) What were the orders given to the army? (02)
(iii) Write the meanings of the underlined words. (01)
(iv) Summarize the passage in your own words and suggest a suitable title. (4 + 1 = 5)
5. (a) Change any FOUR of the following sentences into indirect narration. (04)
(i) He said, "I am not a thief."
(ii) She said, Is she working hard?"
(iii) He said, "I have returned the books."
(iv) The doctor said to her, "The patient died in the hospital."
(v) She said, "Hurrah! We have won the race."
(vi) She said, "I do not agree with you."
(b) Use any FOUR of the following prepositional/phrasal verbs in sentences. (04)
(i) Ashamed of
(ii) Fight for
(iii) Grieved at
(iv) Unfit for
(v) Works in
(vi) Appear before
6. Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper about access to school libraries in the evening. (08)
Write an application to the principal for grant of fee concession. 
7. Write an essay on any ONE of the following topics. (150-200 words): (10)
(i) Co-curricular Activities
(ii) Smoking
(iii) A Memorable Trip

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