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Karnataka State Syllabus SSLC English Model Question Paper 4 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 x 1 = 4 )
1. Choose the approapriate question tag and fill in the blank.
Animals give out Carbon dioxide during their breathing, ?
a. do they
b. don’t they
c. won’t they
d. will they
b. don’t they
Complete the following :
The river Ganga is ______ river in India.
a) the loosest
b) one of the longest
c) longer than
d) one of the longer
a) the loosest
Read the conversation and choose the language function of the underlined sentence:
Father : Beta, are you going to market. Son : Yes, Papa.
Father : Could you bring pen for me? Son : O.K. Papa.
Fill in the blank choosing the correct ‘If Clause’ given below :
Ananthan would have found a job, ______
a. if he performed well
b. if he had attended the interview
c. if he score good marks
d. if he comes early
b. if he had attended the interview
II. Do as directed : ( 12 × 1 = 12 )
Fill in the blank with appropriate tense forms of the verbs given in brackets :
A Computer was created (be+creat) for computing fast mathematical function.
A Computer was created for computing fast mathematical function.
Fill in the blank with appropriate ‘preposition’ :
You have to listen ____ BBC News.
You have to listen to BBC News.
Fill in the blank using suitable linker:
Headache may happen _______ of stomach or spleen.
Headache may happen because of stomach or spleen.
Fill in the blanks choosing the . appropriate words given in the brackerts :
We can _____ (here, hear) your voice, because you are _____ (hear, here) only.
We can hear your voice, because you are here only.
Combine the word in Column-A with its collocative word in Column-B:
Work, play, walk
Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word given in brackets:
Rama showed ________ (intelligent) in his work.
Rama showed intelligence in his work.
Which one of these words has only one syllable? Write it
London, prize, right, no
Give one word for – A violent storm
Frame a question to get the underlined word as answer :
He should come at 9.00 a.m.
When should he come?.
Read the conversation:
X : Have you finished your lunch?
Y : No, not yet, I want to eat my lunch now.
The passive form of the underlined sentence is _______ (choose the right one.)
a. My lunch was eat now.
b. My lunch is being eat now.
c. My lunch is being eaten now,
d. My lunch will be eating now.
c. My lunch is being eaten now
Change the following sentence into Superlative degree:
Hanif was a talented young man.
Hanif was the most talented young man.
Use the word ‘praise’ as verb in a sentence of your own.
I should not like to praise undeserved people.
III. The following paragraph has two errors. Edit the paragraph and rewrite it in the answer book, clues are given: ( 1 × 2 = 2 )
Once a lion was sleep under a tree. A mice ran over his body and disturbed his sleep.
a. Verbal mistake to be corrected.
b. Noun singular to be used.
Once a lion was sleeping under a tree. A mouse ran over his body and disturbed his sleep.
IV. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each : ( 7 × 2 = 14 )
Why did Nehru describe Dr. Ambedkar as ‘a symbol of revolt’?
Nehru described Dr. Ambedker as ‘a symbol of revolt’ because he raised a voice against the discrimination against scheduled caste which had suffered for so long time in the past.
Smita was nervous as she stood before the wizard. Which sentence suggests this?
Smita was nervous as she stood before the wizard. This suggests in the following sentences.
- her heart beating loudly.
- her knees felt weak.
- her tongue dry.
What was Satish unable to believe ?
Satish’s father came and sat beside his son and understood his feelings. Then decided to encourage him. Hebrought the necessary things to paint and found a best Art school. He was ready to admit in that school. All these changes of his father was unbelievable to Satish.
“Iron Curtain” is referred to as a barrier. It was outwardly difficult for the opposite sides of the iron curtain to find out the solution for the problem of violation of agreement. What was the reason ?
Iron curtain was a barrier. It was difficult for the opposite sides to find out the solution. Because the cold war continued, the political tensions were hanging over. The scientists gave up their differences, and worked together irrespective of their nationality.
What are the epics? Why does the poet call the temples as ‘epics in stone?’
Epics are long poem or story about the heroic deeds. In India most of the ancient temples are built by stones and carving many historical or mythological stories on the walls or an the pillers. So the poet called the temples are ‘Epics in stone”.
Why had the students been marching?
How was it an unusual march ?
A teacher in Narayanapur was arrested during Quit India Movement. He was the follower of Mahatma Gandhiji. Narayanapur was a small town. The teachers wife, sons, daughter and most f of the youngsters believed in a different form of resistance to the British. So they all decided to show their protest against British rule, so they marched.
When did she climb the Mount , Everest? What was special about her?
Dicky Dolma climbed Mt. Everest on May 10th 1993 and she became the youngest woman in the world. She have achieved the awesome feat of scaling the world’s highest peak. At that time she had just completed 19 years.
The absence of mother from home taught the children something. What was that?
The absence of mother from home taught the children that they became very responsible, getting up early, getting ready for school and they came to know that one’s duty is the most important thing in life.
What hardships did Wangjia undergo on his way to find the Bird ?
Wangjia had to suffer a lot on his way to success. At the beginning, the road was full of stones as sharp as knife, when he completed , his way on that scree, his feet, hand, knee were wounded when the second monster made him to starve, he continued his journey without food.
After this he was nothing but skin and bone. When the third monster took his eyesight, he suffered and his journey was entirely different. Here he crawled 900 miles and clambered to the peak, these were the hardships Wangjia underwent on his way to find the bird.
V. Answer the following questions in 5-6 sentences each : ( 2 × 3 = 6 )
“Columbus is always furious when he hears the song ‘Here’s a keg o’ rum, “What makes him react so ?
Being a Captain, Columbus had great responsibility. By nature he had’a strong will. He was not ready to give up his task. But the Seamen are very simple and ordinary persons and they were home sick. The discontented seamen sung the song to criticise his captain. So whenever he heard the song he became furious because of this reason.
After independence, members of the Scheduled Castes have found doors opened to them. How?
Since Independence, members of the scheduled castes have found doors opened to them. No legal bars exist for self – expression or self – advancement. They can enroll themselves in institutes of higher learning and enter public services. They occupy high offices of state and centre. They also compete for the post of judges, ambassadors and governors. They have acquitted themselves creditably in all these positions of responsibility.
VI. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow : ( 4 × 3 = 12 )
“Can you prove you have courage ?” Swami’s father said
(Answer the following questions )
a. Was he joking ? Or, serious ?
b. Was it a challenge ? Or, a command ?
a) He was not joking, he was serious about this and questioned his son.
b) At first, it was a challenge. Later it turned into command.
“Oh, I couldn’t thank him”.
a) Who made this statement?
Baleshwar made this statement.
b) Who do you think that he couldn’t thank?
He couldn’t thank the tempo truck driver.
c) Why didn’t he thank him?
Because he was busy to admit Roma to the hospital and spoke with Dr. Anil Agarwal.
“The Americans are buena gente,
a) Who said this?
The author said this.
b) To whom it was said?
It was said to Don Anselmo.
c) When it was said?
After surveying they came to know that the land was almost double. So author wanted to convince and mediating the deal, so he said the above words.
“And the breakers talked with death”.
a) Who were the breakers?
The breakers were large turbulent waves moving towards land.
b) Why it talked with death?
It talked with death because the violent storm was moving on the sea. It was poet’s imagination.
c) What is the figure of speech.
It is personification.
VII. 31. Given below is a profile of Mr. Ramakrishna. Write u paragraph using the clues given below: ( 1 × 3 = 3 )
Age: around 40 years
Height and weight: 6 feet, solid built
Family: one son and one duaghter -college going
Reason for his popularity: helpful, best gardener.
Education: B.Com. graduate
Hobbies: gardening, beekeeping, coin collection
Mr. Ramakrishna is 40 years old. He is a school clerk. He has solid built physique and is six feet tall. He is happy with his small family wife, a son and a daughter. Both of his children are college-going. He is a commerce graduate. Gardening, beekeeping and coin collection are some of his hobbies. He is a very popular person in his locality because he is helpful and soft-spoken. He is also the best gardener in the locality. He is not only a loving father but also an ideal gentleman among his neighbours.
VIII. 32. Develop the story using the dues given below: ( 1 × 3 = 3 )
A blind man ____ to see the world
____friends took him ____ Jesus. They
said to Jesus ____ Jesus touched his
eys ____He can see _____ He shouted
_____ I can see _____ showed his gratitude.
Once there was a man who was blind. He wished to see the whole world with his own eyes. One day his friends took him to Jesus. They said to Jesus, “Lord, this is our friend and he is blind. Please enable him to see.”
Jesus took the blind man to a quiet place away from the crowd and gently touched his eyes. Jesus asked him, “Can you see now?” But he could only see a few movements. Jesus gently touched his eyes again. Now he could see everything. Flowers, birds, trees, people and all. He shouted in happiness, “Lord, I can see, I can see!” He knelt down before Jesus and thanked him heartily.
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 )
The above picture represents the plastic wastes. These Plastics are non- biodegradable. So it causes pollution and many havoes to other natural resources like water, soil, animals etc., Now-a-days the use of plastics may be lessened but before one decade the era or age is described as ‘Age of Plastics’. All household and daily used articles were made of Plastics.
So now all are suffering to get through these Plastics. It is a very big problem. To get rid of plastic needs money, time and causes environment pollution. So all of us, should not use these non-biodegradable plastics. Now only we take care of this.
X. Quote front memory : ( 1 × 4 = 4 )
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.
When’ver I sleep or play;
’ And could I ever keep awake
With me ‘twere always day.
XI. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow : 1 × 4 = 4 ( 2 × 2 )
M.G. Menon, 65 years old, a retired Mumbai personnel officer, realised that he had left his black leather pouch. He was returning home in an auto – rikshaw from the market, where he had gone to buy apples. The pouch cotained Rs.560 in cash and an important medical prescription and the duplicate keys of his apartment,
1. Who is the paragraph about?
The paragraph is about M.G Menon.
2. What was M.G Menon?
M.G. Menon was a retired mumbai personnel officer.
3. Where did he go? Why?
He went to market to purchase apples.
4. What is the meaning of ‘Pouch’?
Pouch means purse containing money and other small things.
XII. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences each : ( 1 × 4 = 4 )
‘Growing old gracefully’ is an expression used in the poem. Discuss with your partner whether what the grandma was doing was graceful or otherwise?
Grandma thinks that she was living gracefully from childhood to old age. Upto that age she lead a graceful life. But in the opinion of the others, she should live a graceful life like other grandmother’s and not to go and climb up the trees at her age.
The poet uses the phrase ‘the hungry sea’. What can the reader imagine from this?
The hungry sea means, the sea wanted something to eat. When the violent storm was deep and the ship was going to wreck. The seamen or the sailors had to face the great risk. In this situation the crew might think that they might become the victims. They would feel like this because of fear. The reader could imagine that the sailor’s life is not safe. The figure of speech employed in the lines 11 and 12 is personification. They hungry sea.
Write briefly the summary of ‘OFF TO OUTER SPACE TOMORROW MORNING.’
This poem was written by Norman Nicholson. In this poem the poet described the situation and emotions that one who feel before his adventurous work i.e., space travelling.
Everything was ready for his space voyage. If we had lost look at him, After the count down, he request his friends to strike his name from telephone book.. There wont be any difference of day and night in space. So, Calenders and clocks are useless there. There will not be any change of seasons.The poet would sleep when he feel sleepy. The poet won’t be writing any letter. There is none to visit in space. It will be like an imprisonment for him. In space, there is no gravitational pull. Tea cups will circle round him like planets around the sun.
The people on earth can watch him through telescope or cameras. But he doesn’t have time to think about us. When the rockets move across galaxies by the power of propeller, every one on earth would be angry as they didn’t get a chance.
XIII. Write an essay on any one of the following : ( 1 × 4 = 4 )
a) Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is a nation – wide cleanliness Campaign run by the government of India and intitated by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on 2nd October, 2014, on the 145th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This Campaign has been Launched to fulfill the aim of cleanliness all over India.
The Prime Minister has requested the people of India to involve themselves in the Swachh Bharat Mission and promote others to do the same for leading our country as a best and clean country of the world. The Prime Minister himself launched the Mission by cleaning the road on the way to the Launch Campaign.
This campaign is the biggest ever cleanliness arive of India during the launch of which around 3 million government employees and students from schools and colleges participated. The mission aims to cover all the rural and urban areas of the country. It aims to eliminate open defecation by providing flush toilets, eradicating mannual scavenging , complete disposal and recycling of solid and liquid wastes by bringing behavioural changes in people and to motivate healthy and hygenic practices.
It also aims to spread awarness among people about the importancce of cleanliness so that people may get prompted and motivated to keep their surroundings clean thus make India a clean country,
b) The safety of women / girls in India at stake today .
Even in the 21st century, with the world so advanced with technology and a better living condition, we should be embarassed to question ourselves whether ‘Women / girls are safe in India today”? But we have to realise that by our understanding of the Newspaper articles that ‘Women are not safe in India today’!
Every day we come to know from the media, the harassment meted out to women, get there has been no efforts to change the system or the outlook towards women.
‘Though we find a lot of women in post fields that were dominated by men, today, be it, politics, sports, arts, science, and services, she has to strive to over come obstacles and harassment. The attitude towards women as slaves and as commodities for commerce.
In most villages and even in the cities, the girl child is a bad omen. They are aborted in pregnency itself. This is because of one evil system of Dowry.
The Girl child is trafficked for employing them in housholds as maids, where they ard tortured, not giving enough to eat and also sexually and physically tortured. Every day we hear news of women being raped and murdered, or tortured for money by drunkard husbands.
There is a need for powerful laws to be enacted to deter such crimes. Only then women can walk freely without fear of being attached and live a peaceful life.
c) Organ donation – life after death.
Organ Donation is donating a donor organ like heart, liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, pancreas and eyes, after the death of the donor, for the purpose of transplanting them into another person who is in need of a functioning organ to save his/her life. The donor gives a new life to the recipient by the way of this noble act because the recipient’s organ has stopped functioning. Organ donation is encouraged worldwide. It is the gift of one’s body parts to another needy person.
Organ donation has now become an important social duty that every person on this earth needs to follow for the good of his fellow beings. Each day approximately 6,300 people die and what makes it haunting is that presently there are 83,213 people waiting for organs to be donated, and it is unfortunate that everyday people die because they could not receive a transplant.
If more people volunteer to donate their organs; there is a good chance of people waiting for donor organs to be saved from death. If we volunteer to donate our organs after our death, we will be able to die peacefully and with a feeling of being blessed because will be able to return something back to the society which has we provided much to us. Our near and dear ones will be able to realise that we are continuing to live in someone else’s body and experience our presence in their body.
But the sad truth though, because of the lack of people willing to donate organs, many people will continue to wait for organs to save their lives. Many of the eligible donors, family refuse to donate their recently deceased family member’s organs. This issue is causing the loss of many donations. Organ donation is encouraged worldwide. The governments of different countries have put up different systems in place to encourage organ donation.
Organ donation day is observed every year on 13th of August. The aim of this day is to motivate normal human beings to pledge to donate organs after death, and to spread beings to pledge to donate organs after death, and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.
Let us all pledge to donate our organs after our death and save the lives of millions of needy people and continue live after our death.
XIV. 38. Write a letter using the information given below : ( 1 × 5 = 5 )
Write a letter to your friend Suman/Sumana inviting him/her to spend a few days with you during summer vacation.
I write this in order to remind you or invite you to my native place in the coming summer holidays. Now that your examinations are all over, it will not be difficult for you to come. I will be very happy to receive you here in our house and entertain you to the best of my ability.
The season here is at its best now. The whole village appears to be decked with multi coloured flowers of all varieties. The stream flowing adjacent to our field is now full. The kitchen garden is a goodly sight to see. My friends in the neighbourhood are all eagerly awaiting your arrival. They are sure to provide you delightful company. I know you are a bit inclined towards adventurism. Accordingly I have seen to it that a conoe is arranged for your use.
Our village is very clean and free from all types pollution. Please do come and enjoy with us. I hope you will not disappoint me.
No.35, V cross,
Bangalore – 560042.
Write a letter to a friend living in a different state describing the places of tourist in your state.
You have in your letter enquired about the places of tourist attraction in Karnataka. It is not possible for me to mention all of them here as they are too many in number. Bangalore itself is a magnificient metropolis richly embelished by its majestic buildings, colourful parks and gardens, places of entertainment, grand five star hotels and restaurants, and mammoth industrial establishements.
The city will certainly be a big attraction for you. The adjoining city of Mysore offers you greater attractions. The world famous Brindavan Gardens is verily a sight for the people to see. Situated nearby is Srirangapatna, remarkable for its historical associations. The Chamundi Hill on the way never fails to enrapture the tourist.
The temples of Belur and Halebidu should on no account be missed by you, they are often refferred to as lovely lyrics in granite stone. And the Jog falls will certainly capture your heart and soul. I cannot add anything more, the list will be long and unending.
No.3, Co-operative Housing Society,
Mumbai – 400055.