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Karnataka State Syllabus SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 (Old Pattern)

Time: 3 Hours
Max Marks: 100

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. [3]

Question 1.
Gandhiji termed the Depressed Classes as
(a) Samata.
(b) Harijans
(c) MookNayak
(d) Wholesome

Question 2.
Suddenly a daring thought came to Smita. It was
(a) taking Anant to a cancer hospital.
(b) going to the concert,
(c) requesting Pandit Ravishankar to play music for Anant.
(d) visiting a park in late evening.

Question 3.
Earth tremors are caused by seismic waves and
(a) environmental catastrophes
(b) underground nuclear explosion
(c) man-made disasters
(d) release of radioactivity

II. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each: [8]

Question 4.
How can you say that the village lad was brave?

Question 5.
How was the burglar caught?

Question 6.
How do you say that Ambedkar had great thirst for books?

Question 7.
Why was Keilis-Borok summoned to Geneva conference?

III. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow: [9]

Question 8.
“Lets go and help her!”
(a) Who made this cry?
(b) Why did she need help?
(c) Nobody volunteered to help her. Why?

Question 9.
“I did not sell the trees because I could not”.
(a) Who was the speaker here?
(b) Who was he speaking to?
(c) Why could he not sell the trees?

Question 10.
“Tomorrow morning we perform for the boy.”
(a) Who said this?
(b) Who is the boy?
(c) Why should they perform for the boy?

IV. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences: [4]

Question 11.
Pepe was more loyal than other crew members to Columbus. Justify the statement.
OR
How can you say that Satish became popular all over the world?

Poetry

V. Choose the most appropriate one and write the complete answer with the letter of the alphabet in the answer-book: [1]

Question 12.
In the poem “I am the Land” I wait is used several times. Here the poet feels that
(a) the land has patience
(b) the land warns human beings
(c) die land feels proud of its resources
(d) the land waits to see its future disasters.

VI. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each: [4]

Question 13.
What according to the poet what is the contributions of the seers and prophets?

Question 14.
According to the poet „Normal Nicholson outer space is solitary confinement for him. Why?

VII. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow: [3]

Question 15.
“We were crowded in the cabin, Not a soul would dare to sleep”.
(a) Who does the word, we refer to?
(b) “Not a soul would dare to sleep”. Why was it so?
(c) Find out the word which means, private room on a ship or boat in the above lines.

VIII.
Question 16.
Quote from memory: [4]
The throned………………………….
…………………………………………..
…………………………………………..
………………………….fear of kings

OR
You talk………………………………..
……………………………………………
……………………………………………
…………………………..day or night.

IX.
Question 17.
According to the poet Ruskin Bond, his grandmother was „unique. Write a paragraph to support this statement.
OR
How does the poet discriminate Jazz player s appearance with his artistic character?

Supplementary Reading

X. Answer the following question in2-3 sentences each: [4]

Question 18.
“Babu and Manju were a bit disappointed with the way the students were marching”. What was the reason?
OR
How has Dicky Dolma described her preparedness for the task of scaling the Mount Everest?

Question 19.
How does the writer describe the, introvert Hanif?
OR
How did the second monster make Wangjia suffer?

Vocabulary

XI.

Question 20.
Combine the word in Column-A with its collocative word in Column-B: [1]
Karnataka Board SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 Q 20
Question 21.
Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word given in brackets: [1]
Samanvitha has________ (confident) in her students ability.

Question 22.
Which one of the following words has two syllables? Write it: write change smart ago [1]

Question 23.
Give one word for- One who travels to work place daily. [1]

Section – B
Reading

XII. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: [4]

One day Pasha Sab was walking along the road. He stopped near a tall tree and saw a monkey on it. It was eating nuts. The tree was full of nuts. Pasha was very high up in the tree. He picked up a stone and threw it at the monkey. The monkey chattered at him and said rude words in its language. Pasha threw another stone. The monkey grew angry. Pasha threw stones continuously at the monkey. The monkey picked up a nut and started throwing at Pasha. This went on for half an hour. He got a bag of nuts. Pasha said, “Thank you very much. My dear Monkey”, so saying he sat down and ate all nuts.

Question 24.
Why couldn’t Pasha get the nuts on his own?

Question 25.
How did the monkey express its anger?

Question 26.
What kind of a man was Pasha Sab?

Question 27.
How did Pasha express his gratitude to the monkey?

XIII
Question 28.
Rearrange the jumbled letters into a meaningful word: [1]
fidfticlu (strenuous)

Read the following conversation and answer the questions that follow: [3]

Manoj: What a wonderful pudding! The best I ve ever tasted.
Rudresh: Thanks for complement. The recipe is my mom s. ,
Manoj: Could you please give it to me? I d like to try it.
Rudresh: Certainly don t forget to call me when you try it for proof of pudding.

Question 29.
Which word in the conversation means a set of instructions for cooking a particular type of food?

Question 30.
Why did Manoj ask Rudresh the recipe?

Question 31.
Look at the two pictures in the box. Write a sentence using, smaller than based on what you see:
Karnataka Board SSLC English Model Question Paper 1 Q 31

Writing

Question 32.
Given below is a profile of Smt. Sowmya. Write a paragraph using the clues given below: [4]
Age: 45 years
Height and weight: 5.2 feet and 52 kgs
Qualification: MA in Economics and MA in Music
Occupation: Teaches Music to children of all ages
Reasons for popularity: Cheerful, gives individual attention
Hobbies: Painting and Doll making
Achievements: Paintings displayed in exhibitions Performs at musical concerts
OR
Write a paragraph using the dues given below. You may add some more points if necessary:
An old woman_______ greedy_______ a goose laying a golden egg every day. _______sold earned her living_______ not contented all of a sudden rich ________ though ofhundreds of golden eggs in its stomach_______ killed_______ got only one_______ moral.

Question 33.
Imagine you are Sukrutha/Samrudh studying in Government High School, Sandur.
Write a letter to your mother about your preparation for external examination. [4]
OR
Write a letter to the General Manager of Jindal power limited, Madakaripura, Chitradurga, requesting him to visit the Wind power generation plant.

Question 34.
The following paragraph has two errors. Edit die paragraph and rewrite it in die answer book. Clues are given. [2]
R,K.Narayan is widely consider to be one of the India s greatest English language novelist known for simple writing style.
(a) Verbal mistake to be corrected
(b) Number should be corrected (singular/plural)

Grammar (Language in Use)

Question 35.
Read the conversation and choose the language function of the underlined sentence: 1
Mom: Where are you going Ramya?
Ramya: School mom
Mom: Then, go with vour dad dear.
Ramya: Yes mom.
(a) Obey
(b) request
(c) advice

Question 36.
Read the conversation and rewrite into a reported speech for the underlined sentences:  [1]
Ramesh: Good morning sir.
Kiran: Good morning Ramesh. Thank you.
Ramesh: How is your father, sir?
Kiran: He is doing good but his age is 100 years.
Ramesh: Is it? O my God! How is he working?
Kiran: No matter, he is strong, he is helping others.
Ramesh asked Kiran…………………………….
…………………………………………………………
Kiran replied……………………………………….
…………………………………………………………

Question 37.
Fill in the blanks with appropriate, preposition and article:  [1]
Don Anselmo wore_______ same faded cutaway, carried the same stick and was accompanied ________ the boy again.

Question 38.
Fill in the blanks choosing the right form of verbs given in brackets: [2]
One day, I saw a boy who_______ (be+cry). I called him but he _______ (do) not respond me.

Question 39.
Fill in the blanks using linking words given in brackets. [1]
All the shops were crowded._______ if you want to buy anything, you have to stand in a queue. _______ you are given a card. This causes a lot of inconvenience to customers,_______ What can be done?_______ this system exists in all the cities, you have got to bear with it.
(also, but, as, so, that)

Question 40.
Read the conversation: [1]
Manu: When is your sister s marriage?
Taira: Tomorrow, Sir.
Maim: Have you distributed the invitation cards?
Tanu: Yes. My brother has distributed all the invitation cards.
The passive form of the underlined sentence is
a. All the invitation cards were distributed by my brother.
Tanu: Yes. My brother has distributed all the invitation cards.
The passive form of the underlined sentence is
a. All the invitation cards were distributed by my brother.
b. All the invitation cards has been distributed by my brother.
c. All the invitation cards are distributed by my brother.
d. All the invitation cards have been distributed by my brother.

Question 41.
Read the conversation and fill in the blank choosing the correct. If Clause given below: [1]
Mahesh: Why can t you come with me Siddesh?
Siddesh: No, I have some urgent work now.
Mahesh: May I know the correct reason Siddesh?
Siddesh: I don t have vehicle to take my dad to the hospital that s it.
Mahesh: Is it? If you had told me earlier, I_______ a vehicle.
a. will arrange
b. would have arranged
c. would arrange
d. shall arrange

Question 42.
Akshay is an actor. [1]
The correct What question for the above statement is
a. Which is Akshay?
b. What is Akshay?
c. How is Akshay?
d. Where is Akshay?

Reference Skill

Question 43.
Arrange the following words in the order in which they are in dictionary. [2]
Hermit, Herbal, Hernia, Heroin

Question 44.
Write it in the normal way: I m gng 2 pcknk on Sndy. [1]

Question 45.
Which source of information would you refer to know the meaning of difficult words? Choose one of the following sources: [1]
Encyclopedia, Grammar book, Atlas, Dictionary

Answers

Answer 1:
(b) Harijans

Answer 2:
(c) Requesting Pandit Ravishankar to play music for Anant.

Answer 3:
(c) Underground nuclear explosion.

Answer 4:
We can say that the village lad was brave because he fought with a tiger when he came face to face with it as he was returning home by the jungle path.

Answer 5:
As swami was steeping in the office room racked with night mares and suddenly woke up in fear. He saw the moving object came near the bench Swami crawled out and bite with his teeth. Someone screamed in agony and fell down. As a result Swami’s father, the cook and servant were entered into the office room and caught the burglar.

Answer 6:
Throughout his life Dr. Ambedkar was a voracious reader. He had an insatiable thirst for books. He bought books by curtailing his daily needs. In New York he purchased about 2000 books and that they to be sent to India in 32 boxes.

Answer 7:
Keilis Borok Summoned to Geneva conference to discuss a problem related to the danger posed to whole of mankind by the three super powers (USA, UK & Soviet Union) that could wipe out the whole world.

Answer 8:
(a) Baleshwar
(b) She had fallen from the running or moving train.
(c) Because they were afraid of involving being inconvenience.

Answer 9:
(a) Don Anselmb was the speaker
(b) He was speaking to the narrator
(c) Because they belong to the children of the village

Answer 10:
(a) Ustad Allah Rakha
(b) The boy refers to Ananth, Smitha’s brother
(c) To fulfill his desire or wish

Answer 11:
Pepe had great faith in the success of the voyage. He warned columbus about how desperate the others had become. When the behaviour of seamen reached its height and stepped out to attack columbus, pepe stood between them spreading his arms across and challenged them that they would have to kill him before laying their hands on Columbus. The loyalty shown by Pepe makes us to feel that he was more loyal than other crew members.

OR
Satish Gujral is one of the few artists who is accomplished in Several art forms like painting, Sculpture and architecture. The exhibitions ofhis works have been displayed in prestigious museums like the Museum of Modem Art, New York, the Hiroshima collection, Washington and the National Gallery of Modem Art, New Delhi” He was awarded the order of the crown for the best architectural design of 20th century for his design of the Belgian Embassy in New Delhi. He has been honoured with ‘The Padma Vibhushan’.

Poetry

Answer 12:
(a) The land has Patience.

Answer 13:
According to the poet, seers and prophets are those people who being in reforms. They make new paths for others to follow. They bring in new changes in society.

Answer 14:
The Poet Normal Nicholson feels that, The capsule door once is sealed he wouldnot have the freedom of movement. He would be alone and confined. It would be similar to solitary confinement.

Answer 15:
(a) The sailors
(b) Because they were struck by a storm
(c) ‘cabin’

Answer 16:
The throned monarch better than his crown
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of Kings:
William Shakespeare

OR
You talk of wondrous things you see,
You say the Sun shines bright;
I feel him warm, but how can be
or make it day or night?

Answer 17:
The poet Ruskin Bond says that his grand mother was a genius and unique because she had a great skill of climbing trees at the age of sixty two. She had learnt this art at the age of six from her loving brother. Her well wishers told her that she should stop climbing trees as it was not graceful but she used to respond by saying, she would grow disgracefully but would not stop climbing trees. She had this gift of climbing trees and enjoying though it was unusual.

OR
One can see his wrinkled old face. Weary and eyes closed with suffering, standing in the comer of a street. His old faded blue shirt has turned dark with sweat. Hisjocket is worn out and his shoes are tom. He has stuffed paper in them to cover the holes. His wrinkle face expresses the pain faced by him. He lifts the saxphone to his tips to tell that he is no longer a man, not even a black man but a bird waiting to reveal his desire to experience absolute freedom.
Supplementary Reading

Answer 18:
The march was very peaceful with no slogans and no shouts. The boys have expected shouting of Slogans, action by the Police etc. When such no happeings took place they were disappointed.

OR
Dolma got training in the mountaineering institute at Manali. Her determination and hard work helped her to secure ‘A’ Grades. She believed that success always follow dedication, determination and hard work. She used to practice four hours daily before the task of scaling the Mount Everest.

Answer 19:
An Introvert, Hanifbegan making friends at his fourteenth year of age. He would often go out ofhis way to help people that gave him joy.

OR
The second monster blew through his beard. His bread bag flew into the sky. The blue mountains and Green rivers turned into a desert. Wangjia suffered with no food. At first his stomach rumbled with hunger, his head swam and got sharp pain in his guts.

Vocabulary

Answer 20:
Twinkling – Star

Answer 21:
Confidence

Answer 22:
Ago

Answer 23:
Commuter

Section – B

Answer 24:
Pasha was very high up in the tree.

Answer 25:
The monkey expressed its anger by picking up a nut and started throwing at Pasha.

Answer 26:
Pasha Sab was an intelligent man.

Answer 27:
Pasha expressed his Gratitude by saying “Thank you very much. My dear Monkey”.

Answer 28:
difficult

Answer 29:
Recipe

Answer 30:
Because to try it for proof of pudding. .

Answer 31:
Ladder ‘A’ is smaller than Ladder ‘B’

Answer 32:
Smt. Sowmya is a 45 years old woman. She is 5.2 feet height and 52 kgs of weight. She has completed her M.A. in economics and also M.A. in music. Professionally she is a music teacher and teaches to the children of all ages. Her cheerfulness and individual attention towards teaching music made her a popular personality. Even she has the habbit of painting and doll making. The paintings of her were displayed in exhibitions and she also take part in performing musical concerts.

OR
An old woman who was very greedy had a goose v/hich used to lag a golden egg everyday. She used to sell it and earned her living. She was not satisfied with one egg a day. So the woman decided to become all of a sudden rich. She thought that the goose may having hundreds of eggs in its stomach. So she killed the goose but find no eggs and felt very sorry for her greedyness.
Moral: Grasp all, lose all

Answer 33:
From
Sukrutha/ Samrudh,
Govt. High School,
Sandur,
Dt:………..
Dear Mother,

I am safe and expect same from you. Iam glad to tell you that my external exams are going to start in the month of march. Iam preparing very well. Everyday i woke up at 5:00 am and read upto 7:00 am and nights from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Iam sure to say that i will score above 90%. My friends are helping me in providing various materials.
Convey my regards to father and wishes to brother Yours loving daughter/Son,

Sukrutha / Samrudh To
SmtAmrutha,
# 19,2nd Cross,
M.C.Layout,
Bengaluru.

OR
From,
Sukrutha/Samrudh,
Govt. High School,
Sandur,
Dt:………
To
The General Manager,
Jindal Power Ltd.,
Madakaripura,
Chitradurga.
Sub: Requesting to visit the wind power generation plant
Respected Sir,

Iam glad to invite you to visit our school as we prepared a wind power generation plant which help the students to enrich their activities and also helpful for the society to produce energy with low cost. Your visit may inspire many children like us and helpful for conducting experi¬ments to build a strong nation.

Thanking you Sir,
Yours sincerely,
Sukrutha/Samrudh.

Answer 34:
(a) Considered
(b) novelists

Grammer (Language use)

Answer 35:
(c) advice

Answer 36:
Ramesh asked Kiran how was his father?
Kiran: replied that he was doing good but his age was 100 years

Answer 37:
The, by

Answer 38:
was crying, did

Answer 39:
So, also, but, as

Answer 40:
(d) All the invitation cards have been distributed by my brother

Answer 41:
(b) would have arranged

Answer 42:
(b) what is Akshay?

Reference Skill

Answer 43:
Herbal, Hermit, Hernia, Heroin

Answer 44:
Iam going to Picknic on Sunday

Answer 45:
Dictionary

Karnataka State Syllabus SSLC English Model Question Paper 2 (Old Pattern)

L Four alternatives are given for each incomplete statement/question. Choose the correct an¬swer and write its Alphabet along with the answer. [3]

Question 1.
The word ‘innumerable kin’ means that the old man
(a) had a number of children
(b) loved the children of village
(c) had a number ofkin
(d) considered all the villagers as relatives

Question 2.
The scientists were working out a solution to face the most important decision of their times. It was to
(a) Stop the cold war
(b) Nuclear Test Ban
(c) Ban on import of explosives
(d) Stop assistance to the country which declares war

Question 3.
Babasaheb Ambedkar always stressed the importance of Constitutional methods to achieve
(a)Samata
(b) Economic justice
(c) Cultural justice
(d) Social objectives

II. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences: [8]

Question 4.
What is disgraceful, according to Swami’s father?

Question 5.
As silence deepened in the room, what was Swami reminded of?

Question 6.
Nehru chose Dr. Ambedkar as the law member. What might have prompted Nehru to do so?

Question 7.
What lessons did Kellis Borok leam at the Geneva Summit ?

III. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow: [9]

Question 8.
“Oh, I couldn’t thank him”
(a) Who are the T and ‘him’?
(b) Why couldn’t the person thank him?
(c) For what purpose should the speaker had to thank him?

Question 9.
‘I donot like to have you speak to me in that manner’
(a) Who does ‘I’ refers to?
(b) What was spoken to the speaker?
(c) Why did the speaker say so?

Question 10.
‘They had come with high hopes in the miracles of modem science’
(a) who does ‘they’ refers to?
(b) what was their hope?
(c) what do you mean by ‘miracles ’ in the above context?

IV. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences: [4]

Question 11.
In the play ‘The Discovery’ why do the crew mates of columbus feel desperate ?
OR
What kind ofbooks did Satish’s father give him ? What was the Impact ?

Poetry

V. Choose the most appropriate one and write the complete answer with a letter of the alphabet in the answer book. [1]

Question 12.
“A chain link neclace chokes me now”. Here chain link necklace refers to
(a) a garland
(b) a fence
(c) trees
(d) grass

VI. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences:

Question 13.
What do the night, Sun, God and the clear dawn represent?

Question 14.
How does the poet Nicholson describes the life in space?

VII. Read the following extracts and answer the following questions: [3]

Question 15.
“Isn’t God upon the ocean
Just the same as on the land”
(a) who asked this question ?
(b) what does it mean ?
(c) From which poem the extract is taken?

VIII.Quote from memory: [4]

Question 16.
The quality of……………………
……………………………………….
……………………………………….
………………………….that takes
OR
With heavy…………………………
…………………………………………
…………………………………………
…………………………….canknow

IX. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences: [4]

Question 17.
Write the summary of the poem ‘Grandma climbs a tree’ in your own words.
OR
Write the summary of the poem ‘Jazz poem Two ’ in your own words

Supplementary Reading

X. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each: [4]

Question 18.
What was there in the ‘ mysterious parcel ’ ? What suspicion did the police have about that?
OR
What was the biggest headache that Dolma had to face besides her physical and mental problem?

Question 19.
What did Hanif chose as his mission ? Why did he do so?
OR
How can you say that the people in the poor area ofTibet were unhappy?

Vocabulary

XI.
Question 20.
Combine the word in Column ‘A’ with its Collocative word in Column ‘B’ [1]
Column A
Paper
Column B
(Pen, Pin, Plate, Cloth)

Question 21.
Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word given in brackets: [1]
Sachin’s________ has made him what he is today (Sincere)

Question 22.
Which one of the following word has one syllable. [1]
Sweet, coconut, money, property

Question 23.
Give one word for – to breath in a noisy way [1]

Section – B
Reading

XII. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: [4]

One day Sardar Patel was arguing a case before the judge with utmost concentration. He still on his feet when an urgent telegram was handed to him. He glanced at the contents, folded it and put it in his pocket. It was only after he concluded his argument and sat down that those who were near him learnt about the content of the telegram. It said his wife was dead.

Question 24.
What was Sardar Patel doing when he received the telegram?

Question 25.
What did he do after glancing through the telegram?

Question 26.
What did he do after his argument?

Question 27.
What was the content of the telegram?

XIII. Rearrange the jumbled letters into a meaningful word: [1]

Question 28.
DEALER________ (head of a group)

Read the following conversation and answer the questions that follow:
Raju: Excuse me, could you tell me the way to Town Hall auditorium ?
Ramesh: Are you going to concert there?
Raju: Yes, Bombay sisters sing classical songs.
Ramesh: Fine, I’m also going there, come with me.
Raju: (Hesitating) I’m new here, i don’t know you please give me directions to that place.

Question 29.
Raju trusted / did not trust Ramesh [1]

Question 30.
Pickout the word which means‘a musical performance’ [1]

Question 31.
Look at the two pictures in the box. Write a sentence using ‘smaller than’ based on what you see [1]
Karnataka Board SSLC English Model Question Paper 2 Q 31

Writing.

Question 32.
Given below is a profile of Smt Sneha Avinash write a paragraph based on the information [4]
Age: 30 Years
Qualification: M.A, Phd (English)
Profession: JL in English
Official Address: Govt. College, Tumkur
Residence: ISRO Layout, Bengaluru.
Services: One of the best Lecturer – spends more time with students. Innovative and Good grammarian Punctual to college
OR
Robert Bruce was the King of Scotland_______ defeated by the enemy_______ drove himout of the country_______ hid himself in a cave_______ saw a spider_______ it tried to climb up the wall_______ made several attempts_______ succeeded at last_______ Bruce leamt a lesson_______ he became Victorious.

Question 33.
Imagine that you are Sukrutha / Sunil studying in Govt. High School, Hebbal.
Write a letter to your father telling him about your school and studies. [4]
OR
Write a letter to your Principal, requesting him / her to provide you Study Certificate and Transfer Certificate giving suitable reason.

Question 34.
The following Paragraph has two errors. Edit the paragraph and rewrite it in the answer book.
Clues are given. [2]
Congratulations were showered on Swami next day. His classmates looked at him in respect, and his teacher pat his back. The headmaster said that he was a true scout.
Clues:
(a) Verbal mistake to be corrected
(b) correct preposition to be used

Grammar ( Language use)

Question 35.
Read the conversation and choose the language function [1]
Suresh: Hello! how are you Prasad?
Prasad: Yes, I am fine, what about you?
Suresh: I am also fine, where are you going?
Prasad: I am going to meet my friend Raju. He is not feeling well.
Which one of these is infinitive?
(a) going
(b) am going
(c) to meet
(d)am

Question 36.
Read the conversation and rewrite into a reported speech [2]
Nag said to Dilip “Are you going to meet Lakshmi today?”
Dilip said, “Yes, I will meet her today evening”
Nag_______ Dilip_______ he_______ Lakshmi.
Dilip replied________ he________ meet her_______evening

Question 37.
Fill in the blank with appropriate preposition and article [1]
When I was going_______ Mysore, I Saw_______ big decorated Zoo.

Question 38.
Fill in the blanks choosing the right form of verbs given in brackets. [2]
He_______ (be + award) PhD in 2015. Everyone wonders how _____ (can) he do that though he_______ (fail) in entrance test.

Question 39.
Fill in the blanks using linking words given in brackets : 1
Raghu_______ Harish went________ market one day_______ school hours________ they could buy some good books. (and, after, so that, to)

Question 40.
Read the conversation: [1]
Pratap: Have you written all the answers correctly?
Prajna: Yes, I have written all the answers correctly.
The Passive form of the underlined sentence is (choose the correct one)
(a) All the answers are written correctly by me
(b) All the answers have been written correctly by me
(c) All the answers were written correctly by me
(d) All the answers are being written correctly by me

Question 41.
Read the conversation:
Mamatha: (to the servant) is the officer in the room?
Servant: Yes, take this slip and write your name and address (she writes)
Officer: Servant, calls her
Mamatha open the door
Mamatha: ……………… come in. Sir?
(The model verb to be filled in the blank is)
(a) will
(b) would
(c)may
(d) should

Question 42.
They played wonderfully [1]
The correct ‘how’ question for the above sentence is
(a) How did they play?
(b) How do they play?
(c) How have they played?
(d) How are they playing?

Reference Skill

Question 43.
Arrange the words in the order in which they are put in a dictionary: [2]
Pupil, Pipal, Package, People

Question 44.
A message reads like this, unmir friends [1]
Write the underlined in the normal way

Question 45.
You need to make a project on the meridians of different countries [1]
Which reference material would you refer to?
Choose one of the following sources:
Dictionary, Atlas, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus

Answers

Answer 1:
(a) had a number of children

Answer 2:
(b) Nuclear Test Ban

Answer 3:
(d) Social Objectives

Answer 4:
Sleeping beside Granny or mother like a baby was disgraceful according to Swami’s father.

Answer 5:
As silence deepened in the room, Swami remembered all the stories of devils and ghosts he had heard. How often his Chum Mani seen the devil in the banyan tree, and poor Munisami’s father who spot out blood while returning home late in night.

Answer 6:
Nehru chose Dr. Ambedkar to be the first law member because of Dr.Ambedkar’s skills in the field of law and legislation and also a tribute to his vision of social justice.

Answer 7:
Kellis Borok learnt at the Geneva summit that all the scientists all over the world think and interact in the similar manner. The most important lesson it taught him was while there is science, there is hope of survival and well-being for all the human kind.

Answer 8:
(a) ‘I refers to Baleshwar and ‘him’ refers to the truck driver
(b) As he went off without informing him
(c) Because he helped Baleshwar by carrying Roma in his truck to the hospital

Answer 9:
(a) T refers to Don Anselmo
(b) The Americans were ready to pay him for the additional land
(c) The speaker was not interested in accepting more than what he quoted

Answer 10.
(a) Anant and his family members
(b) Their hope was about the miracles of modem science
(c) An act or event that does not follow the laws of nature and is believed to be caused by God.

Answer 11.
Columbus had set out to find new wealth and dominion for the sovereign king and queen. They sailed for many days and there was no sign of any land. The seamen, being simple were losing their patience or were becoming impatient. The seamen’s discontent was deepening. They wanted to be back with their family. They didnot find any meaning and purpose in their journey.

OR

Satish’s father gave him the books meant for older children and even for adults. Some of them were ‘The life of Garibaldi’ translated into urdu by Lala Lajpat Rai, the works ofMunshi Premchand, Sarat Chandra and others. The books made him feel depressed and left a deep impression upon his sensitive mind. He came to know a world of suffering and anguish. He brooded hard about why there was so much suffering in the world while his own world looked comfortable in comparision.

Poetry

Answer 12:
(b) a fence

Answer 13:
The night represents shackled India enslaved by the British. The Sun God represents hope and the clear dawn stands for freedom and independence.

Answer 14:
The poet describes that there is absence of gravitation pull in space. Everything keeps on swiring inside the rocket. There will be no communication, day and night doesn’t apply, clocks and calendars are useless. Totally life in space is totally contrast to life on earth.

Answer 15:
(a) The question was asked by captain’s daughter
(b) The faith in God who protects them even when they are in ocean
(c) This extract is taken from ‘Ballad of the Tempest”

Answer 16:
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
– William Shakespeare

OR

With heavy sighs I often hear
You mourn my haplers woe;
But sure with patience I can bear
A Loss I ne’ er can know

Answer 17:
In the poem ‘Grandma climbs A tree’ Ruskin Bond tells us how his grandmother had a Passion for climbing trees at the age of sixty two. The family members were scared that one day, she would fall. Once when everyone except Grandma was out of town, the old lady climbed a tree but unable to come down. After rescued the doctor advises her for one week rest. She requested her son to build a tree house. Accordingly poets father build a tree – house and his Grandma spend evenings sitting in the tree- house drinking sherry. This shows her ability to enjoy unusual events and actions.

OR

The poem speaks about an old black Jazz musician looked pathetic but his music was divine. He is silent in speech, but eloguent in music. His wrinkled old face looks pathetic with closed eyes. His clothes are very old and tom. His shoes are tom and stuffed with papers. His rough unsaven face shows his pathetic life. He is a victim of racial discrimination. But with all this he holds his old alto saxphone which is supported from his neck by a wire coat hanger. His musical notes sings the gospel of Jazz and a listener gets lost his divine music.

Supplementary Reading

Answer 18:
The mysterious parcel contained a cyclostyle machine. The police suspected that Mohan and his family were making copies of Mahatma’s speech. They also suspected that some people were hiding there.

OR

Dolma’s father was bedridden. She was not financially sound and she needed a lot of money for her father’s treatment. So the family had very little to offer her.

Answer 19:
Haniefknew that life for him was short; he wanted to serve the nation. Therefore he joined the Indian Army. He believed that working for the nation could change lives.

OR

The poor area had no rivers or good land, no warmth or fresh flowers, no trees or green grass. The people suffered from hunger and cold all year round. So they were unhappy.
Vocabulary

Answer 20:
Plate

Answer 21:
Sincerity

Answer 22:
Sweet

Answer 23:
Snore

Section – B

Answer 24:
Patel was arguing a case before the judge

Answer 25:
After glancing, he folded it and kept in his pocket

Answer 26:
He sat down

Answer 27:
The telegram contained a message, Saying that his wife was dead

Answer 28:
Leader

Answer 29:
did not trust

Answer 30:
The concert

Answer 31:
Box ‘B’ is smaller than Box ‘A’

Answer 32:
Smt. Sneha Avinash, who is 30 years old is a JL in English in Government college, Tumkur. She has perceived her Phd in English. She resides in ISRO Layout, Bengaluru. She is one of the best lecturer in the college among students and eollegues. She is an innovative in teaching and specialized in teaching grammar. Though he resides for away from the college, she is punctual to college.

OR

The king of Scotland namely Robert Bruce was invaded by his enemy and was defeated. As a result his enemy drove him out of the country. So Robert Bruce hidden himself in a cave. He saw a spider in the cave which was trying to climb up the wall. It attempted several times but it failed. Finally it was succeeded in climbing the wall. By observing several attempts of spider the king learnt a lesson that try and try till you get success. Later after certain days he invaded on his enemy and became victorious.

Answer 33:
From
Sukrutha/Sunil,
Govt. High School,
Hebbal.
Dt. : 01/10/2017
Dear Father,

lam safe and expect same from you, lam glad to inform you that my studies are going well. My teachers in school are guiding us well, with their guidance, lam sure to promise you that I will get good marks in exams. My school and teachers are good models to us. In addition the school environ¬ment inspire us a lot.
Convey my regards to mother and wishes to sister Yours loving daughter / son,

Sukrutha/Sunil To,
Sri E.V. Rao,
# 34,6th Cross,
R.V.Road,
Bengaluru-60.

OR
From
Sukrutha/Sunil,
S/D/o S.Ramanna,
Hebbal,
Dt. : 10-05-2017 To
The Principal,
Govt. High School,
Hebbal

Respected Sir / Madam,
SubRequesting to provide Study and Transfer Certificate, lam the student of your esteemed institution and studied from 6th to 1 Oth Std during the year 2012-13 to 2016-17. As I have to continue further studies. I request you to grant me my study and Transfer Certificates as early as possible.

Thanking you sir,

Yours obedient student,
Sujatha/Sunil.

Answer 34:
(a) Patted
(b) with

Grammar (Language use)

Answer 35:
(c) to meet

Answer 36:
Nag asked Dilip whether he was going to meet Lakshmi that day.
Dilip replied that he would meet her that day evening.

Answer 37:
To, a

Answer 38:
Was, awarded, could, failed

Answer 39:
And, to, after, so that

Answer 40:
(b) all the answers have been written correctly by me.

Answer 41:
(c)May

Answer 42:
(a) How did they play?

Reference Skill

Answer 43:
package, people, pipal, pupil

Answer 44:
You and me are friends

Answer 45:
Atlas

Karnataka State Syllabus SSLC English Model Question Paper 3 (Old Pattern)

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. [3]

Question 1.
What did Baleshwar do to stop the train?
(a) cried with a loud voice
(b) requested the driver to stop
(c) grabbed the train’s red emergency chain
(d) showed a red flag

Question 2.
Swami’s father asked him to sleep alone in the office room as he
(a) wanted him to catch the burglar
(b) wanted him to prove that he had courage,
(c) wanted him to look after the office
(d) wanted him to prove that he had strength

Question 3.
The fourteenth amendment of the constitution of the USA recognised
(a) Freedom to the Black Americans
(b) Practice of slavery
(c) Freedom to the white
(d) Freedom to the Asians

IL Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each: [8]

Question 4.
How was Swami honoured by his classmates, teacher and the Headmaster?

Question 5.
Who volunteered to help Baleshwar? How did he help him?

Question 6.
There were great luminaries on the Drafting Committee. Dr.Ambedkar is remembered as the pilot. Give reasons

Question 7.
Satish’s parents were both his well-wishers. But each cared for him in a different way. How?

III. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow: [9]

Question 8.
‘If you do it, I’ll make you the laughing stock of your school’
(a) who said these words and to whom it was said?
(b) what does ‘it’ refers to?
(c) why was the person not suppose to do it?

Question 9.
‘Behanji aap theek hai?’ he asked
(a) who does Behanji refer to?
(b) How did he help her?
(c) What happened to her?

Question 10.
“The deepening of their discontent is ominous” Says Columbus
(a) what is the ‘discontentment’ referred here?
(b) why are they discontented?
(c) How did they show their discontentment?

IV. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences: [4]

Question 11.
Don Anselmo’s reaction to the offer of more money was not expected. Justify the statement
OR
Why do you think that Smitha and Ravi Shankar deserve the appreciation readers?

Poetry

V. Choose the most appropriate and complete answer with a letter of the alphabet in the answer book.[1]

Question 12.
“You cannot put a fence around the planet earth”
The speaker here is showing a tone of
(a) excitement
(b) patience
(c) weakness
(d) self assertion

VI. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences: [4]

Question 13.
What are epics? Why does the poet call the temples as ‘epics’ in stone ?

Question 14.
Why does the Jazz player keep his head down ? When does he feel like a bird ?

VII. Read the following extracts and answer the following questions: [3]

Question 15.
“With tea cups circling round me like the planets round the Sun”
(a) From which poem the above extract is taken ?
(b) Where would the speaker experience this ?’
(c) Why does the speaker have the above falling ?

VIIl.Quote from memory:

Question 16.
The quality of……………………….
………………………………………….
………………………………………….
…………………………..that takes.
OR
My Day or……………………………
………………………………………….
………………………………………….
…………………………. Always day

IX. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences: [4]

Question 17.
What is the central idea of the poem‘I am the laid’?
OR
The poem ‘The Blind Bry ’ conveys the message we should be happy with what we have and not go after what we cannot get, explain.

Supplementary Reading

X. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each: [4]

Question 18.
What had the police expected about the way of protest? How did the student leaders manage the protest?
OR
What factors encouraged Dolma to take up basic mountaineering course ?

Question 19.
Life for Hanif in the begining was never a smooth sail. Why was it so?
OR
What changes came over Wangjia as the Bird ofHappiness caressed him ?

Vocabulary

XI.
Question 20.
Combine the word in Column ‘A’ with its Collacative word in Column ‘B’ [1]
Column A
Road
Column B
(office, map, jag, jouney)

Question 21.
Write the opposites of these words. [1]
(a) before
(b) arrival

Question 22.
Which one of the words has two syllabus ? Write it who, free, table, fight

Question 23.
The spelling of the word is jumbled. Write the word in its correct form1 HERCTEA

Section – B
Reading

XII. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: [4]

One major problem that the world faces today is the rapid growth of population. Thus many believe is due to better food, better hygiene and the advances in the medicine. Until the beginning of the 19th century people died before the age of 50. Today average span has increased to 70 years. Undoubtedly India is the second most populous country, next to China. The possible check is the birth control. Failures to check population increase will leads to unemployment, scarcity of food, economic inequal¬ity and increase in Crime rate.

Question 24.
Which country stands first in population?

Question 25.
What are negitive consequences of population growth?

Question 26.
How can we check the population growth?

Question 27.
What are the causes for increase in population?

XIII. Fill in the blanks with correct homophone word: [1]

Question 28.
The books are over________ on the shelf. [ Their, There ]

A dialogue is given below. Read it and answer the questions that follow:
Customer: Please show me good cap
Salesman: What type of cap do you want, sir?
Customer: One that covers the face .
Salesman: It won’t be a cap then, it would be a mask.

Question 29.
The customer was correct/incorrect in giving the name to his requirement [1]
(Pick the correct answer and rewrite the statement)

Question 30.
A cap covers________ the where as________ covers the face, [1]
(complete the statement)

Question 31.
Look at the two pictures. Write a sentence using ‘smaller than’ based on what you see
Karnataka Board SSLC English Model Question Paper 3 Q 31

Writing

Question 32.
Given below is a profile of S. Ramanath. Write a paragraph using the clues given below [4]
Age: 65 Years
Qualification: MSc, Bed.,
Designation: President, JBVP Society
Place of Work: Saijapura
Length of Service: 3 5 years
Reasons for his popularity: Works 20 hrs a day, special attention to poor students, always polite, liked by everyone
OR
A man entrusts a friend with money_______ no receipt no witness_______ returns_______ claims it_______ friend refuses to pay_______ He goes to court_______ tells judge that he paid it under a tree_______ after some time he says he must have reached the tree________ the accused says the tree is for off_______ is convicted.

Question 33.
Imagine you are Vishwas / Varshini. Studying in Zindal School, Bengaluru. Write a letter to your friend describing about your birthday celebration [4]
OR
Write a letter to the Health officer of your area complaining about the insanitary conditions.

Question 34.
The following Paragraph has two errors. Edit the paragraph and correct them in the answer book. [2]
‘The concert came to a end and the odience gave the artists a standing ovation’.
(a) article to be used
(b) spelling error to be corrected

Grammar (Language use)

Question 35.
Read the conversation: [1]
The Tiger________ not eat grass. It always go insearch of other animals. (The model auxiliary to be filled in the blank is)
(a) do
(b) does
(c) may
(d) cannot

Question 36.
Read the conversation and rewrite into reported speech [2]
Ravi: Kumar, how are you?
Kumar: I’m fine. Thank you what about you?
Ravi: Fine, Thanks Kumar, i would like to buy a vehicle. Will you please lend me Rs.50,000/-
Kumar: I will surely lend you
Ravi and Kumar greeted each other. Ravi requested Kumar
……………………………..Kumar replied
………………………………………………………

Question 37.
Fill in the blank with appropriate ‘preposition’ and ‘article’ [1]
Raj is_______ student. He leaves the house_______ 10 am (the, a, to, at)

Question 38.
Fill in the blanks choosing the right form of verbs given in brackets. 2×1=2
Mrs. Sangeetha is a classical singer. She_______ (earn) her livelihood by giving tuitions. She_______ (be + go) to give a concert in the Townhall tomorrow.

Question 39.
Fill in the blanks choosing the appropriate linking words given in brackets :
(or, and, though, but, because, that)
Raju_______ Ramesh are brothers. Raju is good at studies_______ Ramesh is dance._______ Ramesh is dance in studies he is good at sports and games. Teachers praise him_______ he has brought a name to the institution.

Question 40.
Read the conversation:
Doctor: Sister, Have you given injection to the patient?
Sister: Yes, I have given injection to the patient
The passive form of the underlined sentence is
(a) injection is given to the patient
(b) injection was given to the patient
(c) inj ection has been given to the patient
(d) injection is being given to the patient

Question 41.
Read the dialogue and fill in the blank with ‘IP Clause: [1]
Meena: You look sad. Why are you worried Rekha?
Rekha: I didn’t get a seat. If i had worked hard I got a seat in the college.
(a) Will have
(b) would have
(c) shall have
(d) should have

Question 42.
“They played” a friendly cricket match. The correct ‘wh’ question for the underlined part of the statement is: [1]
(a) What match did they play?
(b) Who played a friendly cricket match?
(c) How did they play the watch?
(d) Why did they play a match?

Reference Skill

Question 43.
Arrange the following words in the order in which they are put in a dictionary: [2]
arrow, arrogant, arrange, arrest

Question 44.
Write the sms message in the normal way:[1]
run u r frnd gng 2 ooty?

Question 45.
Anuragh has to locate all the place that pass through equatorial region. [1]
Choose one of the following sources:
Encyclopedia, Atlas, Dictionary, Grammar book

Answers

Answer 1:
(c) Grabbed the train’s red emergency chain.

Answer 2:
(b) wanted him to prove that he had courage.

Answer 3:
(a) Freedom to the Black Americans.

Answer 4:
Congratulations were showered on Swami. His classmates looked at him with respect and his teacher Patted on his back. The headmaster said that he was a true scout.

Answer 5:
A tempo truck driver stopped when he saw Baleshwar standing by the road holding the injured girl in his arms. He helped to lay the girl down in the back ofhis truck and drove them to a small hospital.

Answer 6:
Dr. Ambedkar was tactful, frank and had utmost patience. He explained clearly the meaning and scope of the different provisions of the Draft Constitution.

Answer 7:
Satish’s father was optimistic and hoped that his son’s hearing would come back. So instead of drawing, he wanted his son to study. But Satish mother did not have the hope that he would recover. She wanted her son to continue in drawing.

Answer 8:
(a) These words were told by Swami’s father. It was said to Swami.
(b) ‘It’ refers to sleeping beside Granny
(c) Because he want to prove himself as a brave boy

Answer 9:
(a) Behanji refers to Roma Talreja
(b) By taking her to near by hospital
(c) She met with an accident

Answer 10:
(a) Melancholic mood of sailors
(b) Their journey took many days. They were eager to go back their home
(c) Singing song like growl

Answer 11:
Don Anselmo agreed to sell his land for twelve hundred dollars. After the survey the Americans found that the land was more than 8 acres and they were willing to offer twice the amount. The old man when he heard the offer he just hung his head and stared at the story teller. He felt that he was being insulted. He told them that he agreed to sell his property for twelve hundred dollars as they were good people and he stuck to his words. This reaction of the old man is truly unexpected.

OR
Smitha could not take Anant to the concert. She went along with her father and enjoyed the recital. After the concert she approached Ravi Shankar and told all about Anant and requested him to come to his house and give concert. Pandit Ravishankar reached to Anant’s house the next day along with Pandit Ustad Allah Rakha and played for Anant. Thus both Smitha and Pandit Ravishankar deserve our appreciation.

Poetry

Answer 12:
(d) Self assertion

Answer 13:
Epics are long poems that narrate the deeds and adventures of legendary heroes. There epics are written in stone in rock cut temples.

Answer 14:
Jazz player is disappointed by the wearies oflife. He was experienced many hardships in life as he was black. All these made him to keep his head down. But when he plays the Saxophone he feels like a bird.

Answer 15:
(a) ‘Off to outer space tomorrow morning’
(b) Because he was in space
(c) There is no gravitational force in space

Answer 16:
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
– William Shakespeare

OR
My day or night my self I make,
When’ver I sleep or play;
And could I ever keep awake
With me there always day.

Answer 17:
In the poem Tam the land’ the poet depicts the mother earth as the speaker. Mother earth tells that she waits with patience when people claim that the lands belongs to them. They occupy, plough, plant trees, grow fruits and grass. The children dance and play. The land bears everything. The soldiers with guns fights for the land. People build fences on the land to divide nations which suffocate like chains. But mother earth mocks at the peoples behaviour with self assertion.

OR
The peom begins on a melancholic note with the boy feeling sad that he cannot enjoy what the people with eyesight can. He cannot see the wondrous things, bright sun, difference of day and night. He changes his tone to one of acceptance and says that with patience he is able to bear the loss and he is not going to lose the cheer of mind.

Supplementary Reading

Answer 18:
The police expected the students to shout slogans and cause violence. This would make the police to arrest them. But the students leaders did not want to be arrested. Therefore, they marched back silently.

OR
Dolma came to know that a mountaineering institute was set up at Manali and it would give training in climbing mountains. She was encouraged by her family and friends to join this course.

Answer 19:
Haniflost his father when he was just eight years old. His mother was a vocal artist, was out very often with the performance wing. Therefore he bacame very responsible at a tender age.

OR
As the bird of happiness caressed wangjia, his eyeballs flew back to their socket, he saw much more brightly than before. All his wounds were healed and he was stronger than ever.

Vocabulary

Answer 20:
Road map

Answer 21:
(a) after
(b) departure

Answer 22:
Table

Answer 23:
Teacher

Section – B

Answer 24:
China

Answer 25:
unemployment, scarcity of food, economic inequality and increase in crime rate

Answer 26:
By eontroling the birth rate

Answer 27:
Better food, better hygene and advances in the medicines

Answer 28:
There

Answer 29:
The customer was incorrect in giving the name to his requirement

Answer 30:
face, mask

Answer 31:
Pencil ‘A’ is smaller than Pencil ‘B’

Answer 32:
Mr. S. Ramanath is 65 years old is working as a President of JB VP Society at Sarjapura. He is a well qualified educationist and completed MSc, B.Ed. He served in his profession for 35 years. He works 20 hrs a day. He pays special attention towards poor students and he is always polite. That’s why he was liked by everyone.

OR
A man entrust a friend with money without any receipt or witness. He goes away on his job for certain time, after returning back his friend claims for his money. The friend refuses to pay, the man goes to the court, when the judge enquired about the witness, he says that he doesn’t have any and he gave money under a tree. The judge bids him to fetch the tree as a witness. Sometime passes, when the judge remarks that he must have reached the tree, the accused says that the tree is far off. Thus the accused is convicted and punished.

Answer 33.
From
Vishwas/Varshini,
Zindal School,
Bengaluru.
Dt: 09/10/2017
Dear Friend,

lam safe and expect same from you, lam glad to inform you that on my birthday party we invited all our family members, friends to the party. We arranged a nice dinner after the cake cutting. I received many blessings and gifts from all. But I felt very sorry for your absence, my family members made me this event as a memorable. Convey my regards to your parents.

Yours affectionately,
Vishwas/Varshini To,
Shalini,
D/o Vijay,
#42, Kuvempunagar,
Mysore.

OR
From
Vishwas/Varshini,
X Std, Zindal School,
Bengaluru.
Dt: 09-10-2017 To
The Health Officer,
Parvathi Nagar,
Bengaluru.
Respected Sir/Madam,

Sub: Complaining about insanitary conditions

With reference to above mentioned. I request you to draw attention to the insanitary condi¬tion of our area. No, sanitary inspector has ever visited our locality for the past six months. People are dumping all the filth in the comers and its multiplying germs and causing health disease. Please give an immediate visit and do the needful at the earliest.
Thanking you sir,

Yours sincerely
Vishwas/Varshini

Answer 34:
(a) an
(b) audience

Grammar (Language use)

Answer 35:
(b) does

Answer 36:
to lend him Rs.50,000/- that he would surely lend him.

Answer 37:
a, at

Answer 38:
earns, is going

Answer 39:
and, but, though, that

Answer 40:
(c) injection has been given to the patient

Answer 41:
(b) would have

Answer 42:
(b) who played a friendly cricket match?

Reference Skill

Answer 43:
arrange, arrest, arogant, arrow

Answer 44:
Are you and your friend going to ooty?

Answer 45:
Atlas

Karnataka State Syllabus SSLC English Model Question Paper 4 (Old Pattern)

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 com¬plete answer along with its letter of alphabet. [3]

Question 1.
According to Dr B.R.Ambedkar, a constitution is not merely to create the organs of the state but also to
(a) expand their authority
(b) suppress their authority
(c) limit their authority
(d) reduce their power

Question 2.
“They could not believe their eyes” when they saw
(a) Anant breathing his last
(b) Smita going on the stage to meet the two maestros
(c) Anant rising upto meet Pandit
(d) The two maestros entering the apartment of aunt Susheela

Question 3.
In 1960 Keilis – Borok was in Moscow
(a) doing research onseismic waves
(b) to do research in theoretical physics
(c) to attend a summit
(d) to present his research analysis

II. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences: [8]

Question 4.
Why did Swami conclude that his father’s proposition was frightful? „

Question 5.
How did Dr. Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi try to wipe out caste discrimination from India?

Question 6.
Who will be head hunted by financial institutions and pharmaceutical industries? Why?

Question 7.
What desperate attempts did Swami make to escape from his father?

III. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow: [9]

Question 8.
‘I hope I’m not too late’
(a) who is the ‘I’
(b) what made the speaker to say so?
so? What was he was supposed to do?

Question 9.
‘We have made a discovery’
(a) who are the ‘we’ ?
(b) what discovery was made?
(c) what made them to do the discovery?

Question 10.
“She was lost in her thought”
(a) who does ‘she’ refers to?
(b) where was she?
(c) what were her thoughts?

IV. Answer the following questions in about 8-10 sentences: [4]

Question 11.
How did Satish meet with an accident ? Do you think the accident occured due to his carelessness?
OR
How did Swami became a hero overnight?

Poetry

V. Choose the most appropriate one and write the complete answer with a letter of the alphabet in the answer book. 1

Question 12.
“A chain link necklace chokes me now”. Here chain link necklace refers to
(a) a garland
(b) a fence
(c) trees
(d) grass

VI. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each: [4]

Question 13.
What is the picture oflndia, that you get in stanza 1 of the poem ‘The song oflndia’?

Question 14.
Norman Nicholson decides neither to write any letter nor to post any mail. Why?

VII. Read the following extract and answer the following questions that follow: [3]

Question 15.
“Then we kissed the little maiden and we spoke in better cheer”
(a) who was the little maiden ?
(b) why did they kiss her ?
(c) Findout the word which means ‘happy’ in the above line.

VIII. Quote from memory: [4]

Question 16.
Then let not………………………
…………………………………………
…………………………………………
……………………………blind boy
OR
It is enthroned……………………
…………………………………………..
…………………………………………..
……………………….seasons justice

IX. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences: [4]

Question 17.
How does poet Gokak says that the mother is unhappy?
OR
Write the summary of the poem “Ballad of the tempest”

Supplementary Reading

X. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each: [4]

Question 18.
Why had Patil, the Sub-Inspector come there ? Who believed him?
OR
What makes you think that Dicky Dolma’s life as a girl was sorrowful?

Question 19.
Hanif was a young man with Varied talents and interest. Justify the statement.
OR
How can you say that the people in the poor area ofTibet were unhappy?

Vocabulary

XI.
Question 20.
Combine the word in Column ‘A’ with its Collacative word in Column ‘B’ [1]
Column A
Long
Column B
(Plant, walk, street, side)

Question 21.
Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word given in bracket: [1]
Cricket is a game glory. Many players were_______ (recognise) as great players by their talent.

Question 22.
Which one of the following word has one syllable. Write it [1]
book, remember, table, paper

Question 23.
Give one word for – To frighten or surprise suddenly [1]

Section – B
Reading

XII. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: [4]

A poor little girl was walking along the lonely deserted road. She was wearing a worn-out dress and her feet bare. She had been asked by her father to sell boxes of matches and to bring home the money.
The girl’s pocket was foil of unsold boxes of matches. She did not want to go home because her father would beat her for not bringing back money.

Question 24.
Where was the girl at the beginning of the story?

Question 25.
What did her father asked her to do?

Question 26.
Why did the girl not want to go home?

Question 27.
What is the opposite of‘empty’ from the above passage?

XIII. Rearrange the jumbled letters into a meaningful word: [1]

Question 28.
Word: ragtedy_______ ( unhappy ending)

Read the following conversation and answer the questions that follow:
Father: Children, we’re all going to see Hampi today
Shekhar: Father, what’s there in Hampi ?
Daughter: Shekhar once it was the capital of Vijayanagar Kingdom
Father: Yes dear, you are right

Question 29.
Which word in the conversation above means-A territory ruled by the King? [1]

Question 30.
Which place refers to capital in above conversation? [1]

Question 31.
Look at the speed of two vehicles. Write a sentence using ‘faster than’ [1]
Express train – l00 km/hr
Luxury bus – 60 km/hr

Writing

Question 32.
Given below is a profile of Mr.Hemanth. Write a paragraph using the clues given below 4
Name: Mr.Hemanth
Birth: 15th January 1980
Parents: Lakshmikanth and Prameela
Profession: Contractor
Education: Civil Engineering
OR
Expand the following Into a Paragraph.
Two friends_______ travelling in a forest_______ a bear appeared _______ afarid _______ one hastily climbed up a tree________ the other lied down motionless________ the bear came near and smeared the boy________ went away the friend on the tree got down_______ inequired _______ what did the bear tell him _______ replied _______ “Don’t trust a false friend”.

Question 33.
Imagine that you are Raghu / Ramani, X Std, Stephen school, Koramangala, Bangalore. Write a letter to your brother informing about the career you wish to choose giving reasons.[4]
OR
Write a letter to the Health officer of your area complaining about the insanitary conditions of the area you live.

Question 34.
The following Paragraph has two errors. Edit the paragraph and rewrite in the answer book. [2]
Clues are given.
‘There had been a accident when he went hiking with his father or brother Inder’. a) Article to be corrected b) Conjunction to be corrected

Grammar ( Language in use)

Question 35.
Read the conversation and choose the language function of the underlined sentence: [1]
Raghu: Raju, you must go to Ooty today Raju: Yes, dear
Raghu: Don’t waste time with your friends there.
Raghu: No, I would come soon after the work Raghu: Ok, that’s good. All the best
(a) order
(b) Request
(c) Advice
(d) obey

Question 36.
Read the, conversation and rewrite into reported speech for the underlined sentences : 2
Kaushik: Good morning, friend
Kumudha: Good morning, thank you
Kaushik: Where are you going today?
Kumudha: lam going to Chennai.
Kaushik asked……………………………………..
Kumudha replied…………………………………

Question 37.
Fill in the blanks with appropriate ‘preposition’ and ‘article’ [1]
Ravindra lives________ Venkatapura. He is_______ man of principles.

Question 38.
Fill in the blanks with right form of verbs given in brackets. [2]
Yesterday I_______ (see) an accident at Kumuta while I_______ (be + go) to Bengaluru.

Question 39.
Fill in the blanks using linking words given in brackets: [1]
The attendar said that he was absent________ he was ill_______ he would bring medical certificate tomorrow, (and, but, because, that)

Question 40.
Read the conversation: [1]
Kumar: Who prepares food in your house? your mother?
Ravi: Not my mother. She looks after my kids.
My wife prepares food
The passive form of the underlined sentence is (choose the correct one)
(a) Food was prepared by my wife
(b) Food is being prepared by my wife
(c) Food is prepared by my wife
(d) Food will be prepared by my wife

Question 41.
Read the conversation and fill in the blanks by choosing the correct ‘If’ Clause:
Doctor: Why didn’t you come yesterday?
Patient: Sorry sir, I had no money.
Doctor: If you had told me earlier
I_______ not charged anything
(a) would have
(b) will have
(c) shall have
(d) may have

Question 42.
She has written a poem: [1]
The question tag to be used above is
(a) has she?
(b) hasn’t she?
(c) isn’t she?
(d) had she?

Reference Skill

Question 43.
Arrange the following words in the order in which they are in a dictionary: [2]

Question 44.
Write it in the normal way: [1]
u r t ly mstn m

Question 45.
Which source of information would you refer to know the synonyms of difficult words [1]
(a) Thesaurus
(b) Atlas
(c) Globe
(d) Grammar book

Answers

Answer 1:
(c) limit their authority.

Answer 2:
(d) the two maestros entering the apartment of aunt Susheela.

Answer 3:
(a) doing research on seismic waves.

Answer 4:
Swami concluded that his father’s proposition was frightful because he had a habit of sleeping beside granny in the passage and any change in that arrangement kept him trembling and awake all night.

Answer 5:
Gandhiji did so by reminding the higher castes of their duty towards the depressed classes. Dr.Ambedkar did the same by reminding them of their inherent right to equality. One stressed the duties and the other stressed the rights.

Answer 6:
People trained in theoretical Physics are headhunted by financial institutions those trained in frontiers of biological research become founders and directors in pharmaceutical industry. So, knowledge of basic science will give you a head start in whatever career you choose.

Answer 7:
Swami tried to change the subject by saying loudly with a great deal of enthusiasm “we are going to admit even elders in our cricket club here after. We are buying brand – new bats and balls. Our captain has asked me to tell you”. Secondly he pleaded his father by saying “from the first of next, I’ll sleep, father”.

Answer 8:
(a) Baleshwar
(b) he ran quite a long distance to reach the place where Roma had fallen.
(c) He was supposed to reach the place as early as possible to help her (save her life).

Answer 9:
(a) ‘We’ refers to the buyers of the land.
(b) They discovered that the land of the old man was almost twice.
(c) In order to make sale deed.

Answer 10:
(a) She refers to Smita
(b) She was in a park.
(c) She was thinking about how to fulfil the desire offer brother to attend Pandit Ravishankar’s concert.

Answer 11:
Once Satish went to hiking with his father and brother Inder. They were crossing a weak bridge over
some rapids. Satish stood looking down at the rapids and asked his brother to see swirling water below them. Just then his foot slipped and losing his balance, he fell into the rapids when he regained consciousness, his legs were in a plaster cast and his head hurt badly. I think the accident might not occurred due to his carelessness but may be because the bridge was weak and was in a bad condition.

OR
One day Swami’s father challenged him to prove his courage by sleeping alone in the office room. But Swami did not like the idea as he used to sleep always with his granny. Swami’s father didnot accepted this and took him to his office room and forced him to sleep alone. As the night advanced Swami remembered the stories of ghosts that he had heard.

After a while without his concern he fell asleep. His sleep was racked with nightmares and suddenly he wokeup in fear. He saw a moving object came near the bench, he hugged it with all his might and used his teeth on it. Some one screamed in agony and fell down. The noise brought Swami’s father, cook and a servant into the office room. Swami had caught the most notorious house-breaker of the district and police honoured him. This incident made Swami a hero one might.

Poetry

Answer 12:
(b) a fence

Answer 13:
The poet shows India to be a beautiful country having snow-capped peaks in the Himalayas. Its coastal areas covered by three seas. The sky filled with pure gold streaks across a clear dawn.

Answer 14:
Because he would be in total solitary confinement in outer space as he could not write any letter nor post any mail.

Answer 15:
(a) The little maiden was the captain’s daughter
(b) The little girl bring back hope for the sailors by saying God would protect them
(c) cheer

Answer 16:
The Blind-Boy
Then let not what I cannot have
My cheer of mind destroy
Whilst thus I sing, I am a king,
Although a poor blind boy.

OR
Quality of Mercy
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
– William Shakespeare

Answer 17:
Poet Gokak calls motherland as a mother. He says that mother is unhappy to see her beautiful Sylvan retreats spoilt with filth and dirt. She does not like to see an increasing number of beggars. She is very angry to see the hard working farmer exploited of his ignorance. The poor man living in darkness unable to provide education to his daughter. The mother feels that with increase in mechanization, value of manual labour has gone down. The strikes engaged by workers due to difference in pay. All these Annoys mother. All people are unhappy, hence mother is also unhappy.

OR
The poem begins with the experience of sailors caught in a tempest in the midnight. All the sailors crowded together in one cabin. The strong wind and the high tide caused fear in the minds of all the sailors. As the storm continued the captain too gave up hope and said nothing could save them. In such state of hopelessness his little daughter held in icy hands and asked him if the god that protect them on land would do the same to them on sea. Her faith in god filled the sailors with a new hope. The next morning, the storm cleared and they reached harbour safely.

Supplementary Reading

Answer 18:
Patil was the classmate of the school teacher who was arrested. He got information that there would be a raid in the house. To help and warn them he came to their house. Mother believed him and permitted him to take away the cyclostyling machine.

OR
Dicky Dolma lost her mother when she was 11 years and she also lost her elder brother who was very close to her. She experienced many hardships. These experiences had left a profound impact on Dolma.

Answer 19:
Hanif dabbled in art, sketched very well. He made beautiful cards out of waste material, read a great deal and loved playing the drums.

OR
The people in poor area of Tibet were unhappy as they had no rivers or good land, no warmth or fresh flowers, no trees or green grass and they were suffering from cold and hunger throughout the year and did not know what happiness was like.

Vocabulary

Answer 20:
Long walk

Answer 21:
Recognized

Answer 22:
book

Answer 23:
startle

Section – B

Answer 24:
The girl was walking along the lonely deserted road.

Answer 25:
Her father asked her to sell boxes of matches and bring money.

Answer 26:
The girl did not want to go home because her father would beat her for not bringing back money.

Answer 27:
Full

Answer 28:
Tragedy

Answer 29:
Kingdom

Answer 30:
Hampi

Answer 31:
Express train is faster than luxury bus.

Answer 32:
Mr. Hemanth was born on 15th January 1980. His parents were Lakshmi Kanth and Prameela. He had completed his civil engineering from Ambedkar University, Bengaluru during 2005. Soon after completing he took up his profession as a building contractor. He had earned a great name and fame as a famous contractor nearby his surroundings.

OR
Once two friends were travelling in a forest together. All of a sudden a bear appeared in their path. Both were afraid, one among hastily climbed up the tree to protect himself. The other boy lied down motion-less. The bear came near to him and smeared and went away. After sometime the friend who was on the tree got down and enquired him about what the bear told him. The boy replied that the bear advised not to trust a false friend.

Answer 33:
My Dear Brother,

lam safe and expect same from you, I am happy to inform you that I am sure to score 90% and above in the examination. Iam planning to choose PCMC combination in PUC and secure same percentage so that I could pursue engineering in computer software and become a computer engineer. Please guide me with your valuable suggestions about my career and abilities.
Convey my regards to mother and wishes to brother.

Yours affectionately,
Raghu/Ramani
To,
Sreedhar,
# 19, 6th Cross, J.P.Nagar,
Kolar.

OR
Raghu/Ramani,
X Std, Stephen School,
Koramangaia,
Bengaluru.
Dt. ; 10-10-2017 To,
The Health Officer,
Koramangala,
Bengaluru.

Sub: Complaining about insanitary conditions
Respected Sir / Madam,

With reference to above mentioned. I beg to draw your attention towards condition of our area. The lanes in our area have no dust bins. People dump all the filth and rubbish in the comers which spread different diseases. Since it has become the breeding place of flies and disease causing germs. Please take necessary action and do the needful at the earliest.

Thanking you sir,
Yours sincerely,
Raghu/Rani

Answer 34:
an, and

Grammar (Language use)

Answer 35:
(b)obey

Answer 36:
Kaushik asked Kumudha where was she going on that day? Kumudha replied that she was going to Chennai.

Answer 37:
in, a

Answer 38:
saw, was going

Answer 39:
because, and

Answer 40:
(c) food is prepared by my wife.

Answer 41:
(a) would have

Answer 42:
(b) hasn’t she?

Reference Skill

Answer 43:
bake, beek, bid, brook

Answer 44:
You are totally mistaken me

Answer 45:
(a) Thesaurus

Karnataka State Syllabus SSLC English Model Question Paper 5 (Old Pattern)

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. [3]

Question 1.
The author offered Don Anselmo almost double amount for the land because
(a) The land was very fertile
(b) There was an extra land
(c) They were very rich
(d) There was an old fashioned house in the land

Question 2.
Why should one man have the lives of fifty in his hands? Here ‘one man’ refers to
(a)Pepe
(b) Guillermo
(c) Pedro
(d) Columbus

Question 3.
Satish’s brother inspired him to learn a great deal by
(a) Painting Pictures
(b) Singing songs
(c) reading books
(d) teaching words and their pronunciation

II. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences: [8]

Question 4.
How was Swami honoured by his classmates, teacher and the headmaster?

Question 5.
Why did Satish’s father make expeditions to school? Was he successful? If not why?

Question 6.
What was Satish unable to believe?

Question 7.
Who do you think wiser, Swami or his father? Justify answer

III. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow: [9]

Question 8.
‘My sister is injured, please help me to take her to a hospital’
(a) who requested like this?
) who does ‘sister’ refers to?
(c) why did he request so?

Question 9.
‘Baba Saheb was a symbol of revolt’, he said
(a) who does he refers to?
(b) when did he say so?
(c) why did the speaker feel like this?

Question 10.
“Your duty is to obey me as mine is to obey the royal sovereigns of Spain who sent me”
(a) who does ‘I’ refers to?
(b) who had to obey him?
(c) why were they disobedient to him?

IV. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences: [4[

Question 11.
Anant’s parents had high hopes. What were their hopes?
Do you think their hopes would be fulfilled.
OR
How did the fourteenth amendment to the U.S.Constitution and Phule influence on Ambedkar.

Poetry

V. Choose the most appropriate one and write the complete answer with the letter of the alphabet in the answer book. [1]

Question 12.
Grandma learnt to climb a tree from
(a) a trainee
(b) her brother
(c) her father
(d) her son

VI. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences: [4]

Question 13.
‘He is no longer a man’ says the poet. Who else is he supposed to be if he is no longer a man?

Question 14.
What precaution have the sailors got to take before Voyage?

VII. Read the following extracts and answer the following questions: [3]

Question 15.
“You cannot put a fence around the planet earth”
(a) what is the tone of the speaker here?
(b) why does it feel so?
(c) From which poem the extract is taken?

VIII. Quote from memory: [4]

Question 16.
The quality……………………………………..
………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………
……………………………………….that takes
OR
“Tisa……………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..
………………………………………………………
……………………………………….the Mast”.

IX. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences: [4]

Question 17.
Write the summary of the poem ‘The Blind Boy’
OR
Write the summary of the poem ‘Quality of Mercy’

Supplementary Reading

X. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each: [4]

Question 18.
How can you say that Mohan’s mother was supportive of their struggle?
OR
What can we learn from Dolma’s life?

Question 19.
The absence of mother from home taught the children something. What was that?
OR
Why did Wangjia decide not to go back?

Vocabulary

XI.
Question 20.
Combine the word in Column ‘A’ with its Collacative word in Column ‘B’ [1]
Column A
Table
Column B
Silt, bench, salt, stand

Question 21.
Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word given in bracket: [1]
Mr. Kumar and Harish were_______ persons. (Knowledge)

Question 22.
Which one of the following word has one syllable. Write it divert, lead, caught, unique [1]

Question 23.
Fill in the blank with the opposite for the underlined word: [1]
Most of the parents are very rigid in their behaviour but they should be_______

Section – B
Reading

XII. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: 4×1=4

Home work has historically been given to students to reinforce what they learn at school, and ultimately to help them learn the material better. However, too much home work is not helpful, and can be counter-productive.

Excessive amount of time spent on completing home work can take away the kid’s life, family time, and it limits their participation in sports or other activities. The amount of home work a teacher has to give to a student should be restricted.

Question 24.
Why is home work given to students?

Question 25.
“Too much home work can be counter-productive”. How?

Question 26.
What is to be restricted?

Question 27.
What do kids lose, by doing home work?

XIII. Rearrange the jumbled letters into a meaningful word: [1]

Question 28.
reohbt (trouble or worry)

Read the dialogue given below and answer the questions that follow:
Lakshmi: Gowri, why didn’t you come to school yesterday?
Gowri: I had to attend my brother, who is hospitalized.
Lakshmi: Really ? What’s wrong with him?
Gowri: He met with an accident, last Sunday.

Question 29.
Who enquired Gowri about her absence? [1]

Question 30.
Whose brother was hospitalized ? Why? [1]

Question 31.
Look at the picture given below. Write a sentence using ‘taller than’ [1]
Karnataka Board SSLC English Model Question Paper 5 Q 31

Writing

Question 32.
Given below is a profile of Dr.Tejashwini a doctor and a renowned dancer. Based on it write a paragraph [1]
Age: Around 35 years
Education: MBBS, MD (Cardiologist), M.Dance and Phd in dancing
Family: 2 children (1 boy, 1 girl)
Awards: Padmabhushan and Padmashree
Hobbies: Reading books, listening
OR
Write a Paragraph using the clues given below. You may add some more points if necessary
A Greedy dog_______ managed to get_______ piece of meat_______ selfish_______ go away _____ town ______ crossed _____ stream bridge_______ reflection _____ thought another dog______ jumped _____ lost the one it had.

Question 33.
Imagine that you are Rajan/Rajini, Gandhigrama, Bagalkote. Write a letter to your brother thanking him for the lovely gift he has sent on your birthday [4]
OR
Write a letter to the Head Master / Head Mistress requesting him/her to issue testimonies.

Question 34.
The following Paragraph has two errors. Edit the paragraph and rewrite in the answer book, clues are given. [2]
Two crow lived in an tree a little away from a town.
Clues
(a) Plural to be used
(b) Article to be corrected

Grammar (Language In use)

Question 35.
Read the conversation and choose the language function of the underlined sentence: [1]
Shruthi: Can you swim 100 mtrs in 10 seconds ?
Swapna: No I can’t
The underlined words show:
(a) ability
(b) suggestion
(c) order
(d) obligation

Question 36.
Read the conversation and rewrite into a reported speech for the underlined sentences: [2]
Ramu: Christopher, did you bring your cricket kit?
Christopher: Oh! sorry! any way. I will bring it tomorrow.
Ramu met Christopher and asked……………………………………….
Christopher sought apology and replied………………………………

Question 37.
Fill in the blank with appropriate ‘preposition’ and ‘article’ [1]
Sunderlal started_______ Chipko movement in 1972 with a simple plan_______ action.

Question 38.
Fill in the blanks choosing the right form of verbs given in brackets. [2]
Raghu _____________ (be+leave) for Mysore this evening by train to ______ (attend) his cousine marriage.

Question 39.
Fill in the blanks using linking words given in brackets: [1]
Vinutha_______ her sister entered house,______there was no electricity (so, but, and, still)

Question 40.
The passive form of “Neeta opened the door”: [1]
(a) The door is opened by Neeta
(b) The door will be opened by Neeta
(c) The door was opened by Neeta
(d) The door was being opened by Neeta

Question 41.
My next examination is in October.
The correct ‘Wh’ question for the above statement is [1]
(a) When was your next examination?
(b) When does your next examination?
(c) When did your next examination?
(d) When is your next examination?

Question 42.
I_______ painting now: [1]
The correct primary auxiliary to be used in the above blank is
(a) does
(b) am
(c) is
(d) was

Reference Skill

Question 43.
Arrange the following words in the order in which they are put in a dictionary: [2]
Enthusiasm, Edit, Earn, Exercise.

Question 44.
Write it in the normal way: [1]
Its mt 2mrow in d prk.

Question 45.
It gives you basic information on every subject. Choose one of the following sources: [1]
Dictionary, The Saurus, Encyclopedia, Grammar book.

Answers

Answer 1:
(b) there was an extra land.

Answer 2:
(d) columbus.

Answer 3:
(d) teaching words and their pronunciation.

Answer 4:
Congratulations were showered on Swami. His classmates looked at him with respect and his teacher patted on his back. The headmaster praised him as a true scout.

Answer 5:
Due to Satish’s frequent absence and his hearing problem, the school he was attending informed his father that they couldn’t keep Satish. So he went on expeditions, He was not successful because where ever he went he faced the same answer.

Answer 6:
When Satish’s father returned after a couple of hours he brought paint, various size shapes of brushes, several rolls of drawing sheets. All these actions of his father surprised Satish.

Answer 7:
Swami’s father was wiser because he wanted his son to overcome his fear of darkness and prove as brave and courageous.

Answer 8:
(a) Baleshwar
(b) RomaTalreja
(c) Because she was met with an accident and needed immediate medical treatment to save her life.

Answer 9:
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) When Babasaheb passed away
(c) he was the champion of depressed and oppressed class people of India.

Answer 10:
(a) columbus
(b) seamen
(c) they lost hope in the success of the voyage and were desperate to go back to home.

Answer 11:
Anant’s family had high hopes in the miracles of modem science. They hoped that Anant would be cured and he would again walk and take part in the forth coming table tennis tournament. But their hopes would not be fulfilled. The doctors at Bombay hospital after examing him shook their heads helplessly and advice them to take him to the house and provide whatever he needed as the boy did not have a chance of alive for many days.

OR
While Dr.Ambedkar was in USA, he was drawn to the fourteenth amendment of the constitution of the USA which gave freedom to Black Americans. He saw at once the parallel of the situation for the depressed classes in India. On returning India he was greatly influenced by the life and work ofMahatma Phule, the votary of a classless society and women’s upliftment. This made him to devote all his time and talent for the betterment of his underprivileged brethren.

Poetry

Answer 12:
(b) her brother

Answer 13:
The Jazz player forgets everything when he plays the music to preach the world. At that moment he feels like a bird which gathers his wings and flies higher and higher.

Answer 14:
Before setting voyage, sailors have to make sure that the ship is strong enough to withstand storms. They have to be well stocked with food and water.

Answer 15:
(a) Self assertion
(b) The speaker mocks at the people who wage wars and build fences on the land
(c) lam the land.

Answer 16:
The quality of mercy is not strained;
It drop peth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes

OR
Ti’s a fearful thing in winter To
be shattered by the blast, And to
hear the rattling trumpet Thunder,
“cut away the mast! ”

Answer 17:
The poem express the feelings of a blind boy. People around him talk of the beautiful things they see. They say that the sun shines bright but he can only feel the Warmth of the sun. He cannot under¬stand how the sun brings about night and day. To him, day is when he is awake and night when he sleeps. If he remained awake it would be day for him. The blind boy hears people pitying him but he does not feel sorry for himself. He decides he would be happy and ever cheerful.

OR
The quality of mercy cannot be forced from anybody, instead it has to flow from the giver to the re¬ceiver just like the gentle rain falls from heavan to earth. It is twice blessed because it blesses both the receiver and the giver. It is the mightiest of all the mighty qualities. The crown and sceptre reveal the King’s earthly power and if he has the quality of mercy the throned monarch becomes god like a merci¬ful king becomes equal to god.

Supplementary Reading

Answer 18:
When Suman and their friends brought the cyclostyle machine, she asked them to keep it in the Pooja room. Initially, when the sub-inspector came their home, she acted as if everything was normal.

OR
Dolma’s life make us learn to face hurdles even in worst situations. Ever the spirit of her determina¬tion, hard work, zeal for working.

Answer 19:
Hanifs mother was a vocal artist, she often had to leave the children as she was undergoing with musi¬cal performances. But the kids became responsible by getting up early and getting ready for school without her presence. This attitude made them to learn that one’s duty in more important thing in life.

OR
Wangjia realized that the people in poor village will be waiting for the bird of happyness. Through the journey was very tough, he decided not to go back.

Vocabulary

Answer 20:
Table salt

Answer 21:
Knowledgable

Answer 22:
Caught

Answer 23:
flexible

Section – B

Answer 24:
to reinforce what they leam at school and ultimately to help them learn the material better.

Answer 25:
Too much homework is not helpful and can be counter-productive.

Answer 26:
The amount of homework a teacher has to give to a student should be restricted.

Answer 27:
The homework take away the kid’s social life, family time and it limits their participation in sports or other activities.

Answer 28:
bother

Answer 29:
Lakshmi

Answer 30:
Gowri’s brother, because he met with an accident

Answer 31:
Ritu is taller than Reena

Answer 32:
Dr.Tejashwini is a renowned doctor and a dancer aged 35 years. She is a MBBS and MD specialized in cardiology and also Master of Degree in Dance and also Doctorate in Philosophy in dancing. She has been awarded Padmabhushan and Padmashree. Her hobbies are reading books and listening to music.

OR
Once there lived a greedy dog in a town. It managed to get a piece of meat from some where. It was selfish and eat it all alone. So it decided to go away from the town. On the way it crossed a stream by bridge, the dog saw his own reflection in the water. He thought that there must be another dog in the stream with a piece of meat in its mouth. It wanted to eat that piece also without wasting anytime. It jumped from the bridge into the stream. As a result the greedy dog lost the one it had,

Answer 33:
From,
Rajan/Rajini,
Gandhigrama,
Bagalkot
Dt. : 02-08-2017
Dear Brother,

l am doing well and expect same from you, I am especially thanking you for the wonderful digital selfie you have sent for me. I hope this is the best gift, I have received on my birthday. Thanks a lot. I am happy to inform you that a few friends and neighbours attended the party. But we missed you a lot.

Yours affectionately,
Rajan/Rajini To
Suresh,
# 15, 5th Cross,
Chovvdeshwari Nagar,
Mysore.

OR
From,
Rajan/Rajini,
Gandhigrama,
Bagalkote.
Dt. : 02-08-2017 To
The Head Master/Mistress,
Govt. High School,
Bagalkote.

Sub: Requesting to issue my testimonies.
Respected Sir/Madam,

With respect to above mentioned I would like to inform you that, I am the student of your esteemed institution and got completed my SSLC in April 2017. As I have to continue my further studies, I request you to issue my testimonies.

Thanking you sir/Madam,

Yours faithfully,
Raghu/Rani

Answer 34:
(a) crows
(b) a

Grammar (Language use)

Answer 35:
(a) ability

Answer 36:
Whether he had brought his cricket kit. That he would bring it the next day.

Answer 37:
the, of

Answer 38:
is leaving, attend

Answer 39:
and, but

Answer 40:
(c) The door was opened by Neeta

Answer 41:
(d) when is your next examination?

Answer 42:
(b)am

Reference Skill

Answer 43:
Earn, Edit, Enthusiasm, Exercise

Answer 44:
Let us meet tomorrow in the park

Answer 45:
Encyclopedia