Friday, 3 March 2017



1. Circle the correct option. Each part carries one mark. (15)
(i) "He advised the most equitable plan for the setting of the Black Stone." What does the underlined word mean? (easy, workable, fair, common)
(ii) "Wearing red is encouraged as the colour is associated with warding __________ bad spirits." (out, off, of, down)
(iii) "The timely assistance, comprising simple medical techniques, is most critical to the victims." What is the tense of the given sentence? (present indefinite tense, present continuous tense, present perfect tense, present perfect continuous tense)
(iv) Choose the correct spelling: (auditory, auditary, auditery, auditry)
(v) "I also worked to help myself financially in a boarding school." What kind of pronoun is the underlined word? (reflexive pronoun, intensive pronoun, demonstrative pronoun, personal pronoun)
(vi) "Students flooded the market with extremely disappointing results." What king of Adverb is the underlined word? (adverb of manner, adverb of quality, adverb of frequency, adverb of degree)
(vii) "They help us comprehend our faults and aspirations." Choose the correct synonym of the underlined word. (ambitions, feelings, mistakes, sufferings)
(viii) "This is the place where our forefathers landed." What type of clause is the underlined part of the sentences? (adjective clause, noun clause, adverbial clause, independent clause)
(ix) "He received money regularly but he __________ where or who it came from." (does not know, do not knows, did not know, did not knew)
(x) Choose the correct antonym for 'depleted'. (increased, decreased, respected, consumed)
(xi) "The glass had been broken by me." Choose the correct active voice of the given sentence. (I have broken the glass, I have broke the glass, I had broken the glass, I had broke the glass)
(xii) "See the doctor if your wound is not healing." What type of sentence is the given sentence? (simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence, compound complex sentence)
(xiii) Choose the correct spelling. (subsequintly, subsiquently, subsequently, subsiquintly)
(xiv) "Pip and his friend decided __________ London was too dangerous for the wanted man." Complete the sentence using appropriate conjunction. (as, if, that, so)
(xv) "They had worked hard to gain the respect." What form of verb is the underlined word? (present form, past form, present participle form, past participle form)
2. Answer any FIVE of the following parts in about 30 to 40 words. Each part carries equal marks. (15)
(i) Why is it that the people of all ages find guidance in the life of Allah's messenger (SAW)?
(ii) What type of gifts do Chinese people exchange on the Chinese New Year?
(iii) What important points should be kept in mind while changing dressing of wounds?
(iv) Does a T.V. viewer need mastery of language? Why?
(v) Why was the author of 'Little by Little One Walks Far' so keen to prepare himself for the real world?
(vi) Why do the students need help of career counsellors?
(vii) What is the theme of the story 'Great Expectation'?
3. (a) Write central idea of the poem "The Rain". (03)
(b) Read the following stanza carefully and answer the questions. (06)
If you find your task is hard.
Try again,
Time will bring you your reward,
Try again,
All that other folk can do. Why
With patience should not you?
Only keep this rule in view,
Try again
(i) Who is the poet of this poem?
(ii) What will one accomplish trying for a hard task?
(iii) What kind of task demands patience?
4. Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end. (10)
     A professional player is quite different from an amateur. His main aim is to make money. He plays the game to earn money or win a name. On the other hand, the amateur player has no such aim. He plays because he gets pleasure in playing. Games not only give him recreation but also physical exercise. He enjoys good health and a sound physique. He plays the game as he should. He observes all the rules and regulations of games. The amateur player plays honestly. He becomes a disciplined person and a responsible citizen. He accepts defeat but does not resort to cheating or other unfair means to win. If he wins a game, he feels happy but he is not sad at losing one.
(i) What are the aims of a professional player? (02)
(ii) How should a game be played? (02)
(iii) Write the meanings of the underlined words. (01)
(iv) Summarize the passage in your own words and suggest a suitable title. (05)
5. (a) Change any FOUR of the following sentences into indirect narration. (04)
(i) They said, "We did not break the glass."
(ii) The girl said to her friends, "Let us buy new dresses for the party."
(iii) The man said to his father, "Where do you want me to take you?"
(iv) The lawyer said to the witness, "You don't expect me to believe your story, do you?"
(v) The police officer said, "We are entering the area."
(vi) The student said to his classmate, "Have you finished the science project?"
(b) Use any FOUR of the following prepositional/phrasal verbs in sentences. (04)
(i) Breakout
(ii) Wish for
(iii) Sympathise with
(iv) Trust in
(v) Leave out
(vi) Send for
6. Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper about the poor hygienic conditions of schools. (08)
Write an application to the principal of your school requesting her/him for provision of transport facility. 
7. Write an essay of any ONE of the following topics. (150-200 words): (10)
(i) Under-age Driving
(ii) Sports Day Celebration
(iii) Student Life

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