[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 (x) where no article is needed. 0.5 × 8 = 4
Akbar (a) — great was one of (b) — greatest Emperors of India. He was on one side (c) — great ruler and on the other side a man of (d) — wisdom. He was (e) — best of all the Mughal rulers. As a result, his name has been written in golden letters in the pages of history. He was (f) — uneducated person. But he had (g) — ability to rule his empire like (h) — expert ruler.
2. Choose the correct preposition from the box and fill in the gaps. 0.5 × 8 = 4
(a) — my childhood I had a close relation (b) — the river Dhaleswari. It was then a river (c) — great importance. The village (d) — my maternal grandfather was (e) — the bank (f) — this river. Alas! I do not go there (g) — long. Because all my maternal uncles have left the village home and moved (h) — town.
3. Complete the text using the words in the box as needed. 0.5 × 10 = 5
Everyone (a) — have an aim. There (b) — a proverb that a man without an aim is (c) — a ship without a rudder. A rudderless (d) — drifts on at the mercy of the wind and waves. (e) — if it does not sink, it cannot (f) — properly. (g) — an aimless man is unable to reach to (h) — destination. An aim is, (i) —, something like a compass for the (j) — of life.
4. Make four sentences from the following substitution table. 1 × 4 = 4
|People||can||the government of the people, for the people, by the people.|
|Their opinions||is||elect their government.|
|Opposition parties||also sustained there.|
5. Read the following text and change the sentences as directed. 1 × 5 = 5
We are human beings. (a) All men must die. (Negative) (b) It matters little if a man lives many years or not. (Interrogative). (c) Our life is not measured by months or years. (Active) (d) The people living only for their own interest are not real human beings. (Affirmative) (e) Their life is not better than that of a beast. (Positive)
6. Fill in the gaps with the right forms of verbs in the brackets. Questions e and h have special instructions. 0.5 × 8 = 4
Genocide (a) — (be) a specific term (b) — (refer) to violent crimes committed against any group with the intention to (c) — (annihilate) the existence of the group. In other words it (d) — (mean) deliberate killing of a nation or a race. The genocide (e) — (‘commit’ use present participle) by the Pak—Army in 1971 was absolutely deliberate. They (f) — (kill) three million people (g) — (blemish) human civilization. They (h) — (‘show’ in the negative) any mercy even towards the children.
7. Use appropriate punctuation marks and capital letters where necessary. 0.5 × 8 = 4
william henry gates III was born on October 28, 1955 in seattle washington. gates began to show an interest in computer programming at the age of 13 at the lakeside school. He pursued his passion through college.
Model Question-28 Solution
1. (a) the; (b) the; (c) a; (d) ×; (e) the; (f) an; (g) the; (h) an.
2. (a) In; (b) with; (c) of; (d) of; (e) on; (f) of; (g) for; (h) to.
3. (a) should; (b) goes; (c) like; (d) ship; (e) Even; (f) proceed; (g) Similarly; (h) definite; (i) therefore; (j) adventure.
4. (a) Democracy is the government of the people, for the people, by the people.
(b) People can elect their government.
(c) Their opinions are evaluated here.
(d) Opposition parties are also sustained there.
5. (a) None can avoid death.
(b) Does it matter much if a man lives many years or not?
(c) We do not measure our life by months or years.
(d) The people living only for their own interest are so called human beings.
(e) The life of a beast is as good as theirs.
6. (a) is; (b) referring; (c) annihilate; (d) means; (e) committing; (f) killed; (g) blemishing; (h) did not show.
7. William Henry Gates III was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. Gates began to show an interest in computer programming at the age of 13 at the Lakeside School. He pursued his passion through college.