[Answer all the questions. Figures in the margin indicate full marks]
Section : Grammar – 30
1. Fill in the gaps with a, an or the and put a cross (×) where no article is needed. 0.5 × 8 = 4
Truthfulness is (a) — greatest of all (b) — virtues which makes (c) — man really great. If we do not cultivate (d) — habit of speaking (e) — truth, we cannot command (f) — confidence of others. We may succeed once or twice by telling (g) — lie, but it never brings about (h) — good result. A lie never lies hidden.
2. Choose the correct preposition from the box and fill in the gaps. 0.5 × 8 = 4
A fisherman is he who is dependent (a) — catching and selling fish (b) — his livelihood. A fisherman catches fish (c) — the river, sea, canal, marshy land etc. He is very busy man (d) — fishing and fishing elements. He works not only (e) — day but also (f) — night. When a fisherman goes (g) — fish in the deep sea or river, his family members become very anxious (h) — his safe return. Though a fisherman works very hard, his economic condition is not well. As a result he leads a miserable life.
3. Complete the text using the words in the box as needed. 0.5 × 10 = 5
My first day at the (a) — school was difficult. I was going to school with my (b) — in a rickshaw. We got stuck in the traffic jam (c) — reached school fifteen minutes late. My father (d) — good bye and left me at the school gate. I (e) — in and found that everyone had gone to class. There was no one I could ask (f) — direction. Twice I walked into a classroom that was not (g) — . I felt (h) — embarrassed. Finally, I decided to go into any classroom and ask the (i) — for help. When I ultimately got to my class, I was (j) — in tears.
4. Make four sentences from the following substitution table. 1 × 4 = 4
|Socrates||lived||to educate people.|
|He||was||born in 459 B.C in Athens.|
|His mission||in Athens in Greece.|
|the wisest philosopher and teacher of his time.|
5. Read the following text and change the sentences as directed. 1 × 5 = 5
(a) A farmer had a wonderful goose. (make it interrogative). She lay a golden egg everyday. (b) The farmer was very happy to see the golden egg. (make it negative). (c) He sold the eggs in the market (make it passive). (d) But the farmer was greedy. (make it interrogative). Then he cut the belly of the goose. He found no egg inside the belly of the goose. He became sad. (e) She was one of the most wonderful geese of the world (make it positive). But he had killed it cruelly.
6. Fill in the gaps with the right forms of verb in the brackets. 0.5 × 8 = 4
Truth always (a) — (reign) in the world. Falsehood may triumph for the time being. Those who are engaged in preaching the truth are (b) — (respect) by the people. Those who (c) — (feel) interest in telling lies cannot (d) — (prosper) in life. They may prosper seemingly. But they cannot continue it all the time. Socrates throughout his life would (e) — (preach) the truth. He (f) — (try) to make people understand what (g) — (be) good for them. He was troubled by the powerful people. Yet he never (h) — (stop) teaching good things.
7. Use appropriate punctuation marks and capital letters where necessary. 0.5 × 8 = 4
“what are you doing” asked the teacher the boy said “I am asking abdullah to lend me his pen the ink of my pen has run out.
Model Question-23 Solution
1. (a) the ; (b) × ; (c) a ; (d) the ; (e) the ; (f) the ; (g) a ; (h) a.
2. (a) on ; (b) for ; (c) in ; (d) with ; (e) by ; (f) at ; (g) to ; (h) about.
3. (a) new; (b) father; (c) and; (d) said; (e) went; (f) for; (g) mine; (h) very; (i) teacher; (j) almost.
4. (a) Socrates was born in 459 B.C in Athens.
(b) He lived in Athens in Greece.
(c) Socrates was the wisest philosopher and teacher of his time.
(d) His mission was to educate people.
5. (a) Hadn’t a farmer a wonderful goose?
(b) The farmer was not unhappy to see the golden egg.
(c) The eggs were sold in the market by him.
(d) But wasn’t the farmer greedy?
(e) Very few geese of the world were as wonderful as she.
6. (a) reigns ; (b) respected ; (c) feel ; (d) prosper ; (e) preach ; (f) tried ; (g) was ; (h) stopped.
7. “What are you doing?” asked the teacher. The boy said, “I am asking Abdullah to lend me his pen. The ink of my pen has run out.”