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Karnataka State Syllabus SSLC English Previous Year Question Paper June 2018 (2nd Language)
Time: 2.30 hours
Maximum 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. 
The newspaper report made Swami’s father challenge Swami to,
(A) become wiser than the newspaper
(B) sleep alone in the office room.
(C) fight with a tiger
(D) catch hold of a burglar.
The Person who helped Baleshwar to take Roma to a hospital was
(A) traffic police
(B) railway employee
(C) her brother, Dinesh
(D) truck driver.
Scientists were called to Geneva to find out solution for
(A) Nuclear Test Ban Violation
(B) Mutually Assured Destruction
(C) Cold War
(D) Natural Disaster
II. Answer the following questions in 2 – 3 sentences each: 
Why had Roma fallen by the tracks?
Why did Smita request Pandit Ravi Shankar to visit her house?
What admirable qualities do you find in Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Allah Rakha ?
“According to Keilis Borok, being a scientist is more exciting than being a doctor or an engineer.” Why?
III. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow: 
“Why don’t you join the police when you are grown up ?”
(a) Who made this suggestion ?
(b) Why did the speaker ask him to join the police?
(c) Was he really willing to join the police ? Give reason.
“I argued with him but it was useless.”
(a) Who is the ‘I’?
(b) What was the argument about?
(c) Why was it useless?
“His fair for legislative work became evident to the whole nation.”
(a) Whose flair became evident?
(b) When did it become evident?
(c) Pick out the word from the given statement which means ‘a natural ability to do something well”.
IV. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences: 
“Patience has its limits.” Substantiate the statement in view of the seamen’s desperation.
Narrate the incidents that deprived Satish of regular schooling.
V. Choose the most appropriate alternative and write the complete answer with the letter of the alphabet in the answer book. 
The land feels choked when one of the following activities is done by man. That is
(A) putting a fence
(B) digging muddy holes
(C) buying land D) coming with guns.
VI. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each: 
How are the Indian Temples, ‘epics in stone’?
Why does Norman Nicholson call the space flight, ‘a solitary confinement’?
VII. Read the extract and answer the questions that follow: 
“Then we kissed the little maiden,
And we spake in better cheer.”
(a) Who does ‘we’ refer to?
(b) What made them kiss the little maiden?
(c) Why were they back in cheer?
Quote from memory: 
___________ seasons justice
IX. Answer the following question in 8 – 10 sentences: 
Draw a contrast between the musical ability and the appearance of the Jazz player.
The behaviour of Ruskin Bond’s grandmother is ususual, Explain.
X. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each: 
The march of the students was a bit disappointing to Manju and Babu. Why?
Taking up mountaineering was not a difficult decision for Dicky Dolma. Justify.
In what way did the absence of mother make Hanif and his brothers responsible?
What did the first monster ask Wangia to do? How did Wangia react to it?
Combine the word in Column – A with its Collecative word in Column-B: 
Fill in the blanks choosing the appropriate words given in brackets: 
A Rolls Royce is too _______ [deer/dear] for a common man to________ [buy / by]
Which one of the following words has only one syllable? 
table, honest, graph, device.
Give one word for 1
A decorated rod carried by a king or a queen as a symbol of power.
SECTION – B
XII. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: 
Bansilal’s train was late and it reached Mumbai a little after midnight. It was his first visit to the city, and he did not know where to go. He thought, he would go to a visit to the city, and he did not know where to go. He thought, he would go to a choultry where he would not have to pay rent, but he did not know how to find one at that hour. He asked porter to get him a cheap room. The porter said that if Bansilal gave him three rupees, he would take him to one. But Bansilal waved him away and walked out of the station. He wandered through the streets and asked a number of people, but could not find a room cheap enough for him. He sat down on a bench. He woke up the next morning stiff in every limb, but he smiled when he realised that it was the cheapest night’s lodging that he had ever had.
Why did Bansilal think of going to a choultry?
What did the porter tell Bansilal?
Why did Bansilal wander through the streets in Mumbai?
Where did Bansilal find the cheapest lodge?
Rearrange the jumbled words into a meaningful sentence:
you/have/your/work/ ? /completed
XIVRead the following conversation and answer the questions that follow: 
Mother: Hello Supriya! Have you reached home safely?
Supriya: Yes Mom, When are you coming?
Mother: I’ll be late by two hours today because of the meeting in my office.
Supriya: Oh Mom! Then what about our plan to go to the puppet show?
Mother: Sorry dear, today we can’t go to the puppet show. We shall make it on some other day. Ok
Supriya: Mom, Get me chocolates when you come.
Mother: Sure Supriya, but you should complete your homework before I come.
Why couldn’t Supriya and her mother go to the puppet show?
On what condition did Supriya’s mother agree to bring chocolates?
Look at the two pictures. Write a sentence using “broader than’ based on what you see: 
Given below is a profile of Sarojini Naidu. Write a paragraph using the same:
Birth: 13th February, 1879
Father: Dr. Aghornath Chattopadhyaya, a scientist.
Mother: Mrs. Varada Sundari, a Bengali Poet
Spouse: Muthyala Govindarajulu Naidu
Profession: Politician, Freedom Fighter, Governor of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, Writer.
Death: 2nd march, 1993
Work: The Golden threshold (1905)
The bird of time (1912)
The Broken Wing (1917)
Father of the Dawn (1961)
Write a paragraph, using the clues given below. You may add some more points if necessary:
A poor wood cutter – cutting wood – tree on a river bank – axe fell into the river – goddess – golden axe – refused – silver axe – refused – wooden axe – happily accepted – goddess gave golden and silver axes blessing – moral.
Imagine that you are Jyothi/John, Studying in Xth Standard, Govt. High School, Haveri.
Write a letter to your father greeting him on his 50th birthday. 4
Write a letter to the KPTCL asking for street lights in your locality stating the inconveniences suffered by the residents.
The following paragraph has two errors. Edit the paragraph and rewrite it in the answer-book. Clues
are given. 
He clambered to the peak of snow-cowered mountain and there he heard the voice of the Bird of Happiness. “My lovely child, have you come here for me.”
(a) Spelling mistake to be corrected.
(b) Use correct punctuation mark.
Grammer (Language Use)
Read the given conversation and choose the language function of the underlined sentence: 
Shreya: Hello daddy, my teacher has asked me to give a speech on republic Day.
Father: That’s great! Go ahead speak well my dear.
Shreya: Will you please help me to prepare the speech dad?
Read the conversation and identify the infinitive: 
Master: I have a guest tonight, prepare something good. But don’t forget to make some sweets.
Cook: Fine Sir, Is dal-roti and halwa okay?
(D) to make.
Fill in the blanks with appropriate ‘preposition’ and ‘article’
Ravi was made to wait________ half_______ hour in the post office.
The students have come back from the tour,_______ 
The question tag to be used for the above sentence is
(A) have they?
(B) haven’t they?
(C) had they?
(D) hadn’t they?
Fill in the blanks using the suitable linking words given in brackets: 
All that Satish could do was sit_______ stare out of the window _______ read. (and, after, of, but)
Read the conversation and fill in the blank choosing the correct ‘If clause’ given below:
Reporter: Sir, what made you choose arts as your career?
Satish: I was left with no other choice. If I had not lost the power of hearing. I _______ become an artist.
(A) must have
(B) would have
(C) wouldn’t have
(D) will have
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate tense forms of the verbs given in brackets: 
Roopa looked up from the newspaper and________ (say I excitedly, ‘Sri S.R Balasubramaniam_______ (be + perform) tomorrow at the Chennaiah Rangamandira.
Read the conversation and rewrite the underlined sentences into Reported speech: 
Ramesh: How are you, behenji?
Sumana: I’m fine, Thank you (you have saved my life)
Ramesh: Nothing great. It is my duty to help those who are in trouble.
Sumana thanked Ramesh _________
Arrange the following words in the order in which they are found in dictionary:
Crucial, Creature, Creation, crest.
Write it in the normal way: 
v r going 2 a b’day party.
Which source would you refer to look out for the meaning of the word ‘malapropism’? 
Thesaurus, Dictionary, Newspaper, Atlas.
(B) Sleep alone in the office room.
(D) truck drives
(C) Cold War
Roma squeezed herself into a ladies compartment. She tried to settle into a corner near the door. The train hurtted and Roma, Jammed between other women, was trying to find some space to safely on when she suddenly got pushed, lost her tenuous foot hold and panicked. Her hands reached for the steel raising above, but finding only air, Roma was thrown out of the coach.
Smitha and her brother Ananth both were going to sitar classes. But her brother was suffering fro cancer and they were in bombay for we treatment. Her brother longed to hear sitar of Pandith Ravishankar. But he could not attend the concert. So, smitha requested Pandith Ravishankar to visit her house and play Sitar for her brother.
Smitha approached Pandit Ravi Shankar to request him to visit her house to play sitar for her sick brother. Ustad Allah Rakha said that Panditji was a busy man and not to bother him with such requests. But Pandith Ravi Shankar smiled and told Usthad Allah Rakha to be quiet. He told Ustad Allah Rakha that next day morning they are going to perform for the boy. Here we can see the obedient quality of Ustad Allah Rakha and his respectful behaviour towards his Guru Pandith Ravishankar, a kind and compassionate man giving respect and showing concern to the request of audience.
Keilrs Borok says being a scientist is more exciting than being a doctor on an engineer because scientific research is an exciting venture into the great unknown and the token of humankind’s survival. It is the scientists with their tools that are up to the challange and can ensure that we all safely move with the time. Science is not the beginning and not the end either. If humanly used, science is their molispensable guardian and care taker.
(a) Swami’s father made this suggestion.
(b) The speaker thought that the burglas was caught by swami and swami was brave boy.
(c) No, he said for the sake of politeness, but he made up his mind to an engine driver, a railway guard on a bus conducter later in life.
(a) ‘I’ refers to the story teller.
(b) The argument was about the selling of house and land.
(c) Don Anselmo was not ready to take more money than what had been agreed upon and story teller failed to convinience him to take more money.
(a) Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s flair for legislative work became evident to the whole nation.
(b) When Baba Saheb made effective contributions to the debates in the Bombay Legislative Assembly on a variety of subjects.
The seamen were singing the song again and again saying that the god is dumb even though the devils are laughing in the kingdom Christopher columbus always used to be at open defiance work his crew about this song of seamen. He used to get furious. Seamen felt like bats trying to fly by day. They always thought that why one man have the lives of fifty on his hands not even allowing them to sing to keep their SPTRDS for sarting the crew.
Satish was getting terrible headaches after the last operation on his leg. He used to feel as if everything is going dark and silent. He felt miserable. Though his legs healed, they remained weak, requiring several operations on them. He suffered frequently from bouts of fever and infections, especially of ear. His frequent absence and his hearing problem deproved im of regular schooling.
(c) buying land.
The Indian temples are rock – cut temples. These temples tells about the beautiful and skillfull architecture of Indian culture.
In the space flight Norman Nicholson was alone, nobody to visit him and not a friend. He was not writing letters or sending mails to his friends.
“Then we kissed the little maiden.
And we spake in better cheer”.
(a) ‘we’ refer to sailors.
(b) The god of ocean saved their lives and they were cheerful.
(c) Because their life was saved by the god of ocean and they were anchored safely in harbour.
It is enthroned in the heart of kings;
It is an attribute to god himself;
and earthly power doth then
show likest god’s When mercy seasons justice.
With heavy signs I often hear you mourn my haplers woe;
But sure with patience I can bear A loss I ne’es can know.
Jazz player was a commanding artist. He has the power on him to make people listen, a gift that not many possess. He is silent on speech, but eloquent in music: He is like a bird that gathers his wings and flies high and high on his art of flying in music. But his appearance is completely contrast to this. He is a pathetic figure A black ancient marines with wrinkled old face. Full of wearies. His blue old shirt is turned dark with sweat and old necktre loosely about the worn. Old Jacket barely holding his sagging stomach and his sun-down shoes have paper in them and rough unshaven face shows pain.
Rusking Bond’s grandmother was sixty-two ever since childhood, she was having the gift of being happies in a tree than in a lift. She was a genius. She could climb trees or could be up their branches in a trice when she was sixty two. One day she had a terrible fall. ‘She climbed a tree and couldn’t come down. She was rescued and doctor recommended a quiet week on bed. But once she became stronger, she wanted a house in a treetop and moved up to her house in a treetop.
The students walked in complete silence. There were no slogans; no shouts, just the shuffle of feet,
the drip of rain and a low murmur from the watching crowd.
Taking up mountaineering was not a difficult decision for Dicky Dolma because from her childhood, she had been fascinated by the grandeus of the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas every morning, she when she woke up, these beautiful mountains were the first things she saw.
Hanif’s mother used to travel with the performance wing of the information and broadcasting ministry, her absence made Hanif and his brothers to become responsible. They were getting up and getting ready to for school without mother telling to them. Her absence gave them the message that one’s duty is the most important thing in life.
The first monster asked wangjia to kill Lourang’s mother. Otherwise he will be punished the monster said wangjia replied that he loves his own mother and he will never kill another person’s mother. He said the monster to do as it please.
Tron – steel
A Rolls Royce is too dear for a common man to buy.
Section – B
Bansilal reached mumbai after midnight and being first visit to the he didn’t know where to go. So he thought of going to a choultry.
The postes said that of Bansilal give him 3 rupees, he would take him to one cheap room.
Bansilal waved the porter who asked for 3 rupees and wandered through the streets.
Bansilal found the cheapest lodge on a bench where he sat and woke up the next morning.
Have you completed your work?
Supriya and here mother couldn’t go to the puppet show because her mother was late by two hours because of the meeting on her office.
Her mother agreed to bring chocolates for supriya on a condition that supriya should complete her homework before she come.
M.G. Road is broades than J.C. Road
Saronini Naidu was born on 13th February, 1879 in Hyderabad, her parents were Dr. Aghesnath Chattopadhyaya and Mrs. Varada Sundari. Her father was a scientist and mother was a Bengali poet. She married Muthyala Govindarajulu Naidu. She was the first governor of United provinces of Agra and Oudh she was also a politician, freedom figher and writer. She died on 2nd March, 1949. Her notable works are the Golden threshold, the bird of time the broken wing and father of the Dawn. She was remembered as the ‘Nightingale of India’.
A poor woodcutter was cutting the wood of a tree on a river bank. His axe fell into the river. He was sad and started crying. The river goddess appeared and asked him why he was crying. The wood cutter told his axe tell on the river. The river god brought golden axe, the woodcutter refused saying that was not his. The river goddess brought silver axe, the woodcutter refused to take in finally, the river goddess brought the wooden axe. The woodcutter was happy to see his axe and took it. The river goddess was pleased by the honesty of the wood cutter and gave him golden and silver axes blessing him. The moral of the sotry is ‘Honesty is the best policy’.
Jyothi / John,
X Standard Govt. High School Haveri.
I am fine here, I hope you are also fine. I am studying well and all teachers have good opinion about me. I would like to wish you on your 50th birthday. You are my best frien and mentor on my life. You always showed me the right path and today behind my all success you are there. ‘I love you pappa, once again I wish you many more happy returns of the day.
To, Your lovely daughter/son
He climbed to the peak of a snow-covered mountain and there he heard the voice of the bird of happiness. “My lovely child, have you come here for me ?”.
(D) to make
All that Satish could do was sit of stare out of the window and read.
said, will be performing.
Sumana thanked Ramesh for saving her lie.
Ramesh replied that it was his duty to help those who were in trouble.
Creation, creature, crest, cruicial.
We are going to a birthday party.