Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

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Karnataka State Syllabus SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

Time: 3 Hours
Max Marks: 80

I. Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/incomplete statements. Only one of them is correct or most appropriate. Choose the correct alternative and write the complete answer along with its letter of alphabet. ( 4 × 1 = 4 )

Questions 1.
Read the conversation and identify the infinitive:
Cook : What shall I cook for dinner tonight, Sir?
Master : Prepare some special items. I am expecting two guests to come for dinner.
Cook : Alright Sir, what about Pulao and Halwa?
Master : Okay, also make some fruit salad.
Cook : Yes Sir.
A. Prepare
B. expecting
C. to come
d. make
C. to come

Question 2.
Gopi broke the glass, __________?
The question tag to be used for the above statement is
A. did he?
B. was he ?
C. wasn’t?
D. didn’t he ?
D. didn’t he ?

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

Question 3.
Read the conversation and rewrite into a reported speech for the underlined sentences:
Ravi: Good morning, sita
Sita : Very Good morning, Ravi
Ravi : Let’s not waste our time. Shall we begin?
Sita : Sure. I’m rather glad you raised the subject.
Ravi and sita exchanged pleasantries. Ravi was eager to get into the business. He asked him if they should begin their talks. Sita accepted and told him that she was glad as he had raised the subject.

Question 4.
Choose the correct prepositional phrases to complete the sentence :
The farmers were keen _____ the fields before monsoon.
a. for harvesting
b. on harvesting
c. to harvesting
d. of harvesting
b) on harvesting

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

II. Do as directed : ( 12 × 1 = 12 )

Question 5.
Fill in the blank with appropriate tense forms of the verbs given in brackets :
He _____ (be + succeed) to convince the girl that he was not going to irritate her.
He had succeeded to convince the girl that he was not going to irritate her.

Question 6.
Fill in the blank with appropriate ‘preposition’ :
Everyone in the ship knew that they were sailing for treasure.

Question 7.
Fill in the blank using suitable linker:
The poetess narrates an incident, which is very much touching.

Question 8.
Fill in the blanks choosing the appropriate words given in the brackets :
The colour of your dress is ______ (block, black). Is it your home is in V ______ (block, black).
The colour of your dress is black (block, black). Is it your home is in V block (block, black).

Question 9.
Combine the word in column ‘A’ with its collocative word in column ‘B’ :
A. Straight
B. park, road, line
Straight line

Question 10.
Give one word answer :
A state that continues to live or exist.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

Question 11.
Which one of the following words has two syllables?
Cot, percent, know, God

Question 12.
Write the correct form of the word given in the brackets :
Mohan had ______ (recent) used some of his techniques.

Question 13.
Frame a question to get the underlined word as answer :
Keilis – Borok was born in Moscow, Russia.
Where was Keilis – Borok bom?

Question 14.
Change the sentence into passive voice.
A professor will have framed the question paper.
The question paper will have been framed by a professor.

Question 15.
Change the following sentence into comparative degree:
The cream cake is as good as the plain cake.
The cream cake is better than the plain cake.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

Question 16.
Use the word ‘instruct’ as verb in a sentence of your own.
Parents instructed the children not to ride the bicycles very fast.

III. The following paragraph has two errors. Edit the paragraph and rewrite it in the answer book, clues are given: ( 1 x 2 = 2 )

Question 17.
Our prime minister say that he was determined abolish poverty.
Clues :
A) Tense of the verb to be changed.
B) Add preposition in correct place.
Our prime minister said that he was determined to abolish poverty.

IV. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each : ( 7 × 2 = 14 )

Question 18.
Ambedkar had a great thirst for books when he was a student, explain.
Ambedkar was very fond of reading books from his childhood. Through out his life he read books. Wherever he went he bought books. He had an insatible thirst for books. He bought 2000 books from Newyork and 32 boxes of books from London. This shows that he was voracious reader.

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Question 19.
In which area did Keilis Boroks theoretical knowledge have a direct application?
Keilis Borok’s theoretical knowledge had a direct application in the area of survival of the human kind.

Question 20.
The expression “winter under lock”, means, that in space.
a. there is no change of seasons.
b. seasons change frequently.
c. weather is chill always
d. weather is very hot always
The expression “Winter under lock” means, in space weather is chill always.

Question 21.
If Baleshwar had not come forward to help Roma, what would have happened to her ?
If Baleshwar had not come forward to help Roma, her condition could have become worse. She had a deep cut behind her head and bleeding and she had lost her consciousness. At that stage she needed help. If there is no help she would have bleed to death.

Question 22.
Both the parents were his well- wishers. But, each cared for him in a different way. How ?
Sathish’s father and mother thought differently. According, to Satish’s father, he should learn something by reading and able to earn his livelyhood in future. Instead of that if he spend his time in painting, how should he lead his future by mere an artist. But mother soft hearted didn’t have this type of far vision, she simply thought that why should they restrict for his happiness. Both the parents were well wishers, they thought differently.

Question 23.
What was Mohan’s plan about students March?
Mohan and other leaders planned that they were not ready to go to jail, instead of that they wanted to give much more trouble to police. If the March would violent, the police would have been beat and arrested the students. So they decided to protest and show their non-cooperation by peaceful method.


Explain briefly the childhood days of Dicky Dolma.
Dicky – Dolma was born and brought up in Palchan, Himachal Pradesh. From the very beginning, she had experienced the hardships of life. She lost her mother at the age of 11.

Question 24.
How many brothers Hanif had? When was Kargil war fought? Who was his mother?
Hanif had 3 brothers. The Kargil war was fought in the year 1999. His mother was Hema Aziz.


How many cries the Bird of Happiness gave? What was the result of these cries?
The Bird of Happiness gave 3 loud cries. At the first cry, the golden sun broke through the clouds and a warm breeze came down from the sky. At the second cry, stretch of forest appeared all over the mountains. At the 3rd cry, green rivers and fields came into view, and little white rabbits danced merrily on the grass.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

V. Answer the following questions in 5-6 sentences each : ( 2 × 3 = 6 )

Question 25.
Swami made a comment on the newspaper report. Was he right ? How did his view differ from that of his father?
Swami made a comment on the newspaper report. No, he was not right. But according to his belief, to face the tiger and fight with it means definitely, he should be grown up. For Swami, strength and age are important to fight but Swami’s father’s view was different .

To support his view, he gave an example such as ‘A man may have the strength of an elephant and yet be a coward if he doesn’t fight at all, where as another may have the strength of the straw but if he has courage he can do anything. Courage is everything, strength and age are not important.

Question 26.
Where the poem ‘I am the land’ was Categorized? What are the difficulties faced by the Earth?
‘I am the land’ the poem is categorized under ‘Nativity’. Here the poetess herself being the earth and it is the first person narrating poem, the man says that he owned the land, he bought the land, how is it possible. The farmer ploughs the land, children dance on the land and do many more activities. The soldiers come with guns and put the fence, it makes the earth to suffocate, the earth felt it very bad, though she was patiently waits because she was the mother. (Land).

VI. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow : ( 4 × 3 = 12 )

Question 27.
“Yes, I admit that,” he said.
a. Who is ‘I’ here?
Here ‘I’ is Don Anselmo.

b. What is he admit?
He admits that he sold the land and what was on the land belongs to those who purchased it.

c. What is the meaning of admit?
Admit means accept or agree.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

Question 28.
‘Lie down Son, lie down’
a. Who said this?
Anant’s mother said this.

b. Who is the son, here?
Anant is the son.

c. Why was she said?
Because Anant was very serious, when he was excited and wants to get up, she said to him that he must flying on the bed, because he suffered from cancer.

Question 29.
Cowards! Cowards! you will have to kill me first!
a. Who said this?
pepe, a page boy said these words.

b. To whom it was said?
It was said to group of seamen who came to attack the captain’Columbus.

c. Why Pepe come in between?
The angry seamen were come to attack his captain, but Pepe was loyal to Columbus so he came inbetween to prevent the attack.

Question 30.
“It was midnight on the waters,
And a storm was on the deep”.
a. Name the poem.
The poem name is ‘Ballad of the Tempest’.

b. Who is the poet?
The poet is James T. Fields.

c. What was the situation?
The ship was caught in the violent storm at midnight. All the people in the ship were frightened. It was very dangerous situation.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

VII. 31. Given below is a profile of Mr. Ranganath. Write a paragraph using the clues : ( 1 × 3 = 3 )

Age : 30 years
Height and Weight : 5.6 ft 58 Kgs
Qualification : B.A.
Occupation : Clerk in Pvt Company
Reasons for popularity : Good looking, smiling and helping nature.
Hobbies : Playing cricket
Achievements : Selected to Ranji trophy.
Mr. Ranganath 30 years old. His height is 5.6 ft and his weight is 58 kgs. He is B.A. graduate. He is working as a clerk in private company. He is very handsome, good – looking, always smiling. He is very popular because of his helping nature. His favorite hobby is playing cricket. He is selected to Ranji trophy.

VIII. Develop the story using the clues given below: ( 1 × 3 = 3 )

Question 32.
Discipline _______ essential virtue _______ complex quality _______ Shopes _______ mind _______ religious, Social and economic _______ young age _______ realize _______ children _______ unlimited freedom _______ athlet _______ himself fit _______ refrains bad habits _______ observes _______ good
habits _______ increases energy _______ implies control _______ resistance and adjustment.
Discipline is the most essential virtue, one can acquire at young ages. It is a complex Quality but it shapes our mind to religious, social and economic patterns. If we follow discipline correctly we can grow up to be an active citizen. If we do not realize the value of discipline and give unlimited freedom to children, they cannot achieve good things. An athlete disciplines himself and keeps himself fit. We refrains bad habits and observe the good habits and keep good health. Discipline increases human energy’ and implies control resistance and adjustment.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

IX. Study the picture given below. Write a description or an account of what the picture suggests to you in a paragraph: ( 1 × 3 = 3 )

Question 33.
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The above pictures represent the present situation. The trees are decreased day by day. If the trees are gone, we have to suffer a lot. Whenever we cut the trees for various reasons, the mother nature cries. We do not get oxygen and water. The trees are necessary for our survival. If we plant more trees, the nature is balanced. We can lead happy life. We should save trees and protect nature.

X. Quote from memory : ( 1 × 4 = 4 )

Question 34.
The quality of mercy is not strain’d;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath, it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.


My day or night myself I make,
Whenever I sleep or play;
And could I ever keep awake
With me twere always day.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

XI. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow : 1 × 4 = 4 ( 2 × 2 )

Question 35.
The first baby bomb was dropped on the densely populated industrial town of Hiroshima in Japan on 6th August 1945. The city of Hiroshima was flattened. At least 78,000 people and possibly many thousands more, were killed or fatally injured. As great a number were injured and all their dwellings were damaged or destroyed. The city’s military garrison was wiped out. Only a handful of doctors remained alive, and most hospitals and medical supplies were destroyed.

Citizens of neighbouring towns described the burned, living and-.dead as no longer recognizably human, with their flesh raw and blackened, their hair gone and»the features melted on their faces. . It was the most shocking sight man had ever witnessed..

A. What tells you that the condition of the bomb affected people was horrible?
The people of neighbouring town described the burned, living and dead as no longer recognizably human, with their raw and blackned, their hair gone and the features melted on their faces. It was a shocking sight.

B. What is your feeling as you read the last few lines of the passage ?
Really the bomb blasting was very cruel and inhuman. Whatever may be the reason, killing and destroying was a crime and uncivilized.

XII. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences : ( 1 × 4 = 4 )

Question 36.
Do you find anything odd in the reply given by the grandma ? If so, why do you think it is odd ?
Others had feared that granny would fall from a tree one day or the other. Did this happen ? Or did something else happen ?
Usually the persons who heard any advise from others wouldn’t respond like grandma. The odd in the grandma’s reply was, she said that she will grow disgracefully and she can do it in a better way.

Yes, it had happened. One day when others were in town she had a terrible fall. But the effect of this was the opposite. Instead of fearing, the grandma climbed the tree and made up her mind that she wouldn’t come down.


Explain briefly about the Jazz musician.
The old Jazz musician was also similar to that of Ancient Mariner in Coleridge’s poem. He had no interest or enthusiasm in the present world. He had a pathetic figure, but commanding artist; He had the power to make people to listen. This was a gift. He was silent in speech but eloquent in music. He was very good at expressing his thoughts through music.


Describe the vision of the poet in the poem ‘The song of India’?
The poet was answered by a wonderful vision. A vision of new and bright future. In the vision he saw the mother (motherland) rise gloriously against the blue sky. The three milky – white oceans, ie., the Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, rose and fell with steady powerful motions. (There was calm on the sea’s). Their waves sent forth a wonderful and illuminated her. She seemed to sit of this illuminating light to write the ‘book of marrow’. (a new reign, a new future).

She foresaw a new ‘destiny’, a new bright future like the bright sun – god, who destroyed darkness with his powerful rays, this new future wiped out the sorrow of her people. This new future will arrive like a ‘clear dawn’. In this new future the sorrows and hardships of her people will flee like a nightmare (bad dream). This new future (sun – beam) will act like the ‘Hand that saves’ her people.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 with Answers (2nd Language)

XIII. Write an essay on any one of the following : ( 1 × 4 = 4 )

Question 37.
a) Air pollution
Air pollution is one of the grave hazards the world is facing these days. Air pollution is an undesirable contamination of harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, lead and sulpher dioxide, dust and odour in excess amounts. It is very harmful to the health of all living beings. The main reason for the increasing pollution of our atmosphere is industralization, deforestation and excessive use of automobiles. The smoke from vehicles and volatile organic componds cause air pollution.

Diseases like asthma, skin disorders, chest infection, and some times cancer are on the raise due to air pollution. Unless we try to reduce polluting our air, we will continue to suffer health hazards. Many Governments have woken up and trying to impose strict laws for controlling air pollution. We should all make a habit of using public transport instead of using private vehicles. All of us should contribute to make this earth, pollution free.

b) My favourite national leader
My favourite National leader is Mahatma Gandhiji. He is called the ‘Father of the nation’ because he had sacrificed his entire life to get India’s Independence from the British rule. He was born on October 2,1869 at Porbandar. After his early education in India he went to England to study to become a Barrister. Later he started practicing law in South-Africa. He involved himself in South- Africa’s struggle against Racism. Later he returned to India. He left his law practice and dedicated his life to the freedom strugle.

He believed in truth and non-violence. He loved all humanity. He struggled to uplift the lives of the downtrodden and under privilized. Indians lovingly called him Bapu. He won freedom for India and India gained freedom on 15th August 1947. He was against the partition of India. He went on a hunger strike for 21 days. But due to communal violence he agreed to the partition of India and Pakistan.

On his way to a prayer meeting at Birla mandir in New Delhi, he was shot to death by a mad man called Nathuram Godse, on January, 30th, 1948. He was buried at Rajghat. Millions of people visit his Samadhi at Rajghat to pay homage to the great human being who dedicated his entire life for mother India.

c) Newspaper
Newspapers play the role of a ‘mirror to the world’. It is the cheapest medium of mass communication and to spread awareness among masses. Newspaper makes us aware of the current international, national and regional events. On a daily basis students read newspaper to keep themselves abreast of the recent developments in various fields.

It is an important tool in the learning process for students. It has played an important role in the exercise of freedom of expression. I always read the newspaper before leaving for school to know about the current happenings of the world and to be an informed citizen.

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XIV. Write a letter using the information given below : ( 1 × 5 = 5 )

Question 38.
Assume that you are Venu / Vani. Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper on the impact of poor road maintenance in your locality.

Date: 29-10-2019

Model House street,
N.R. Colony,

The Editor,
The Times of India,

Respected Sir,
Sub : Impact of poor road maintenance in our locality.
As a concerned resident of N.R. Colony, I would like to draw your attention to the poor condition of our street, that is, Model House Street. This is the only road connecting N.R. Colony with Basavanagudi. After this toad was relaid about two years ago, nothing has been done for its upkeep. Though the municipal workers fill the potholes now and then, the effect is only temporary. There are pothholes every few metres. During the rainy season these become muddy pools of water. Driving on the road, especially at night, is dangerous. A few accidents have occurred already.

I request you to look into the matter and take necessary action without any delay.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,


Write a letter to your friend expressing your preferences for outdoor games.

Date : 29-10-2019

Dear Charitha,
I have just returned from school and have sat down to write to you without wasting a minute. This is the result of my guilt of not having replied your letter which reached me a week ago.

How are you ? Do you still play Chess ? Do you know something? I have started playing Tennis regularly. I really prefer outdoor games to indoor games. The exercise makes me hungry and tired and I eat and sleep well In spite of that I have not put on weight as the physical activity keeps me fit. In this time of mass media, we have all turned into couch potatoes in front of T.V.

This has turned us into aggressive, unhealthy individuals ready to fight and ready to abuse. If we have to ensure that we watch. T.V. in moderation and use computers wisely, we must have the pleasure of outdoor games. Do you play one ? Please start if you haven’t already.
Do write when time permits.

Your loving friend,

Charitha D/o Gopal,
No. 38, 7th Cross,