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Will you please share the previous year question paper of Karnataka SSLC - Language II (English) Exam???
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Here I am sharing the previous year question paper of Karnataka SSLC - Language II (English) Exam

Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions / incomplete statements. Only one of them
is correct or most appropriate. Choose the most appropriate alternative and write it in the space provided
below each question.
1. What special skill did Andy have ?
(A) Doing everything the right way
(B) Doing some work the wrong way
(C) Doing everything the wrong way
(D) Doing some work the right way
2. Andy told his master’s name when the postmaster
(A) called him a stupid thief
(B) repeatedly asked him to tell his master’s name
(C) refused to give him the letter (D) called his master a goose.
3. What did the newspapers proclaim about Swami Vivekananda ?
(A) A seer (B) Very good speaker
(C) An inspiring monk
(D) An angel.
4. Who was technically perfect batsman, according to B.S. Chandrashekar ?
(A) Gavaskar (B) Bradman (C) Ken Barrington (D) Jayasurya.
5. Which of the following statements, according to Chandrashekar about ODIs is correct ?
(A) ODIs cannot replace test cricket
(B) ODIs are not popular
(C) ODIs are not entertaining
(D) ODIs do not bring more money to players.
6. Who was Kalpana Chawla ?
(A) An engineer
(B) A scientist
(C) An astronomer (D) An astronaut.
7. Kalpana got married to Harrison
(A) as soon as she went to the USA
(B) in the year she earned her master’s degree
(C) after she acquired her Ph.D (D) after her first flight aboard the Columbia Spacecraft.
8. What is a notable feature in the Paris underground railway ?
(A) Trains are electrified
(B) It is specially for aristocratic family
(C) It is meant for war-wounded people (D) It is for physically handicapped people.
9. The countries involved in fighting, according to author, are called
(A) uncultured
(B) strong (C) civilized (D) barbarous.
10. The wedding of Shakuntala Dhamankar and Shankar Kurtakoti was interesting because
(A) most wanted freedom fighters attended it (B) they married in a prison
(C) both were freedom fighters (D) Government allowed them to get married in the prison.
11. The guards at first stopped Daksha’s father at the gate because
(A) it was already evening (B) he was wearing dusty clothes
(C) the king was not in the palace
(D) he was impolite to them.
12. How did the Pandit react when Daksha asked him to solve her problem ?
(A) Very happy
(B) Frightened
(C) Shocked (D) Excited.
13. The whole court was stunned when Daksha
(A) solved the problem
(B) came forward to solve the problem
(C) selected the king as her prize (D) was called the wisest of the wise by the king.
14. Which one of the following statements does not refer to poet’s mother ?
(A) She was dark-skinned (B) She worked in the field
(C) She fought like a hurt bitch (D) She was pious.
15. The poet’s mother was a hag. The word ‘hag’ means
(A) uncultured
(B) hardworking
(C) ugly
(D) irreligious.
16. Why does God move in a Mysterious way ?
(A) To know what people are doing
(B) To perform wonders
(C) To bless the worshippers
(D) To show He is strong.
17. Who is the best interpreter of God ?
(A) God Himself
(B) Only men (C) Only women (D) Those who are blessed by Him.
18. Which one of the following will not be with the Lord of Tartary ?
(A) Tigers (B) Peacocks (C) Wife (D) Fishes.
19. The Lord of Tartary’s palace would be shining in the evening with
(A) moonlight
(B) starlight (C) tubelights
(D) colourful lamps.
20. Why did Bhima grow angry ? The monkey
(A) considered Bhima an ordinary man (B) did not tell him where the flowers are grown
(C) asked him to jump over him
(D) asked him to move his tail.
21. When Bhima understood that others were stronger than him he began to
(A) feel sad (B) respect him
C) humiliate him D) curse him.
22. Gandhiji sat in Persian class because 2

(A) Persian was his favourite language (B) the Persian teacher called him to sit in the class
(C) he could get special scholarship
D) the Persian teacher was lenient.
23. Which one of the following shows that Gandhiji was not a slow learner ?
(A) He didn’t have a bad certificate
) He obtained merit scholarship
(C) The teacher had great love for him D) He had many prizes for his good conduct.
24. On hearing the message from her son Albertino, Margherita was worried because her
daughter might
(A) faint and fall from the tree
(B) had not eaten the food the whole day
(C) continue the strike for some more days
(D) die.
25. Margherita did not telephone her husband about her daughter’s strike because
(A) the telephone was out of order
(B) the matter was not very serious
(C) he had instructed her not to telephone him (D) she did not want to disturb him.
26. There are two ………………………… three who are very intelligent. I am sure that Suresh
………………… Gayathri will definitely get 98% in S.S.L.C.
The correct conjunctions to fill in the blanks are
(A) or, but (B) and, but (C) or, and (D) but, and.
27. People make some mistakes, ……………… The question tag to be used here is
(A) didn’t they ? (B) don’t they ?
(C) aren’t they ? (D) won’t they ?
28. Which one of the following words does not rhyme with the other three ?
(A) Cough (B) Rock
(C) Walk
D) Tough.
29. Ravi has written three letters. The passive voice of the above is
(A) Three letters were written by him
(B) Three letters are written by Ravi
(C) Three letters have been written by Ravi
(D) Three letters had been written by Ravi.
30. The word ‘fortune’ takes the prefix
(A) mis
(B) un
(C) dis
(D) in.
31. Truth always triumphs. The part of speech of the word ‘always’ is
(A) Noun
(B) Adverb (C) Verb
(D) Adjective.
32. …………………… you wait for me for some time ? The word to be filled in blank is
(A) Have
(B) Are
(C) Do
(D) Does.
33. My Mother, black, prolific, earth mother. The figure of speech of the above is
(A) simile (B) personification (C) synecdoche
(D) metaphor.
34. One word for ‘to be disloyal to someone who trusts’ is
(A) faithful (B) mischievous (C) betray (D) arrogant.
35. The students have written all the answers to my ………
The correct form of the word to be filled in the blank is
(A) satisfaction
(B) satisfy (C) satisfactory
(D) satisfactorily.
36. Andy thought that the postmaster was impertinent because he
A) asked Andy to pay eleven pence for the letter (B) ignored Andy when he asked him for the letter
(C) called Andy a goose
(D) asked Andy who his master was.
37. Andy refused to pay eleven pence because
(A) the postmaster called him a fool (B) it was a very small letter
(C) Mr. Durfy got a bigger letter for four pence
(D) he had only four pence.
38. Narendra first heard of Sri Ramakrishna from
(A) his relative
(B) Prof. W. W. Hastie
(C) his parents
(D) Prof. Wright.
39. B. S. Chandrashekhar was a great
(A) all rounder (B) pace-bowler
(C) leg-spin bowler (D) batsman.
40. The opposition started bowling intimidatingly at Chandra because
(A) they wanted to hurt him and make his bowling ineffective
(B) it was a practice among fast bowlers
(C) they wanted to prevent him from scoring centuries
(D) they wanted to frighten him and enjoy themselves in the process.
41. Kalpana-1 is the name of
(A) a space-craft launched by America
(B) a weather satellite
(C) the astronaut who died in the tragic explosion (D) a rocket launching station.
42. The students at Karnal gathered at the school premises the first time
(A) to mourn the death of Kalpana (B) to sing and dance
(C) to bid fare-well to Kalpana
(D) expecting the safe landing of Columbia. 3

43. In the Paris underground railway ‘Metro’, seats are reserved for
(A) the handicapped
(B) the survivors of the world war
(C) the war wounded people (D) the Europeans.
44. According to Nehru, the best sign of civilization is
(A) fine buildings (B) fine books (C) a man who works selflessly
(D) men who work together for the common good.
45. The most interesting thing about Shakuntala and Kurtakoti’s wedding was
(A) hundreds of freedom fighters had gathered for the marriage
(B) about forty most wanted freedom fighters attended the marriage
(C) the wedding was celebrated in prison (D) their wedding was known to the British officers.
46. The guards stopped the farmer at the gate because he
(A) had not taken permission from the king (B) refused to give them some mangoes
(C) talked to them impolitely
(D) was wearing rugged and dusty clothes.
47. Mahapanditji was very happy when
(A) Daksha solved his problem
(B) none of the courtiers could solve his problem
(C) he was declared the wisest person in the kingdom
(D) the king looked puzzled.
48. “How stupid of him to say that !” This was said by
(A) Passerby-1 (B) Passerby-2
(C) Passerby-3
(D) The King.
49. The poet Lankesh compares his mother to
(A) black fertile earth
(B) Sita & Savitri
(C) Sharada Devi & Kasturbai (D) an ideal Indian house-wife.
50. The poet’s mother wept several times
(A) when her son went wild (B) for coin, dead calf and ruined grains
(C) when her husband went out of the way (D) when her buffalo ran away.
51. According to the poet, the interpreter of God is
(A) the priest (B) the scriptures (C) God Himself
(D) the poet.
52. Behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face. The word ‘frowning’ means
(A) happy
(B) show anger
(C) ugly
(D) gazing.
53. The Lord of Tartary would be summoned to meal by the music of the
(A) flute (B) harp
(C) mandoline
(D) trumpeters.
54. In Tartary, the Lord’s throne would be made of
(A) ivory (B) silver
(C) beaten gold
(D) wood.
55. Bhima refused to jump over the monkey because
(A) the monkey was very huge
(B) he was frightened
(C) the scriptures forbade it (D) it was against his conscience.
56. Bhima went in search of Saugandhika flower because
(A) he wanted to grow the plant in his garden
(B) he wanted to please his beloved Draupadi
(C) he was charmed with its fragrance and beauty (D) Yudhishthira asked him to get some flowers.
57. Gandhiji requested the Headmaster to exempt him from gymnastics because he
(A) would be free to serve his father (B) disliked gymnastics
(C) could not reach the school on time
(D) had no time to attend the classes.
58. Gandhiji went back to the Sanskrit class when
(A) he found Persian very difficult
(B) the Persian teacher was very lenient
(C) the Sanskrit teacher persuaded him to come back to his classes
(D) the Persian teacher asked him to go back.
59. The Duchess went on strike suddenly when
(A) they moved from Milan to a house in the country
(B) she received a scrap book from her teacher in Milan
(C) her father refused to shift back to Milan (D) she disliked the countryside.
60. How did the Duchess react when Nino asked her to come down ?
(A) Climbed down
(B) Climbed higher (C) Remained silent
(D) Became angry.
61. Narendra’s friends were frightened ……… ran away …… Narendra stayed where he was.
The appropriate conjunctions to be filled in the blanks are
(A) but, and
(B) because, and (C) though, but
(D) and, but.
62. Which of the following words does not rhyme with the other three ?
(A) Sprout
(B) Route
(C) Doubt (D) Stout.
63. Raju makes many mistakes, The question tag to be used here is
(A) doesn’t he ? (B) does he ? (C) isn’t he ?
(D) is he ? 4

64. Honesty is the best policy. The part of speech of the italicized word is
(A) Adjective (B) Adverb (C) Noun
(D) Verb.
65. The police have questioned a number of suspects. The passive form of the sentence is
(A) A number of suspects had been questioned by the police
(B) A number of suspects have been questioned by the police
(C) A number of suspects were questioned by the police
(D) A number of suspects are questioned by the police.
66. ………………… you go to Mysore yesterday ? The correct word to be used in the blank is
(A) Do (B) Did
(C) Was
(D) Were.
67. India is a …………………… country. The correct form of the word to be filled in is
(A) develop
(B) develops (C) developing
(D) development.
68. One word for ‘one who does a scientific study on the sun, moon & stars’ is
(A) astronomer (B) scientist (C) astrologer
(D) astronaut.
69. ‘My laugh in the mirror shows only my teeth like a snake’s fangs.’ The figure of speech used here is
(A) Personification
(B) Metaphor
(C) Simile (D) Synecdoche.
70. Which one of the following words does not take the prefix ‘in’ ?
(A) Accurate
(B) Efficient (C) Active (D) Mortal.
71. The postmaster, finally, gave Andy his master’s letter when
a) Durfy introduced him.
b) Andy requested him to give the letter.
c) Andy paid eleven pence postage.
d) Andy questioned the postmaster for having called him a goose.
72. Who was the toughest batsman that Chandrashekar had to bowl against?
a) Vivan Richards. b) Zaheer Abbas. c) Clive Lloyd. d) Ken Barrington.
73. Students at Karnal gathered at the school premises the second time
a) in anticipation of the safe landing of spacecraft.
b) to mourn the death of Kalpana. c) to set off fire crackers.
d) to see the spacecraft.
74. Why were the intellectuals stunned in the King’s court?
a) Daksha came forward to solve the Pandit’s problem.
b) Daksha selected the King as her prize.
c) The King called Daksha the wisest of the wise.
d) Daksha solved the Pandit’s problem.
75. The beggarmaid entered the court with her arms across her breast because
a) it was the custom in those times. b) it was her practice c) she felt shy. d) it was very cold.
76. The Lord of Tartary would be summoned to meal by
a) musicians. b) beating drums. c) harp and mandoline. d) trumpeters.
77. Man has to trust God’s grace because
a) God will never let the believer down. b) God is our creator.
c) Man has feeble sense. d) God moves in a mysterious way.
78. The king was puzzled when
a) Daksha solved the Pandit’s problem. b) The farmer spoke refined language.
c) Daksha solved the problem of hatching eggs.
d) Daksha took away his hand and chose that he was his prize.
79. Children liked the school ‘Retreat’ because
a) there were no examinations.
b) there was no punishment.
c) it was started by the Sarabhai’s.
d) they found a unique way of learning.
80. People of Europe put on more clothes than the People of Asia because
a) they were fond of clothes.
b) they were rich.
c) they live in a cold climate.
d) they are more civilized.
81. Bhuvana is an honest lady. The word ‘honest’ is
a) a verb. b) an adverb. c) a noun. d) an adjective.
82. One word for, a person whose job is to prepare medicine and sell is a
a) Doctor. b) Pharmacist.
c) Merchant. d) Scientist.
83. The word that takes the prefix ‘dis’ is
a) Comfort. b) Possible. c) Pleasant. d) Understand.
84. “Like a hurt bitch, she bared her teeth”.The figure of speech in the above line is
a) Metaphor. b) Personification. c) Simile. d) Alliteration.
85. Why __ you not come to school yesterday? The correct auxiliary verb to be filled in
blank is
a) have. b) did.
c) does. d) were. 5

86. Why did the postmaster refuse to give Andy his master’s letter ? Andy ………………
(A) did not tell his master’s name
(B) refused to pay eleven pence postage
(C) called the postmaster a cheat
(D) asked impertinent questions.
87. The audience in the great Hall of Columbus, at Chicago clapped for two minutes because Vivekananda
(A) spoke about the greatness of all religions
(B) spoke for a long time
(C) addressed the audience as ‘Brothers and Sisters of America’
(D) said that Hinduism taught all religions are true.
88. What was the subject chosen by Kalpana for her higher studies ?
(A) Electronics (B) Architecture
(C) Machine tools (D) Aerospace engineering.
89. Nehru calls European countries as
(A) Barbarous (B) Cultured (C) Dignified (D) Civilized.
90. The lady who was called the Nightingale of India was
(A) Vimal Gulwadi (B) Sarojini Naidu (C) Laxmi Swaminathan (D) Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya.
91. The farmer and his friends went to the palace to
(A) meet the courtiers (B) present mangoes to the king
(C) get boiled eggs
(D) get some favour from him.
92. How was the poet’s mother like ?
(A) Sita (B) Savitri (C) Kasturbai (D) An ordinary woman.
93. The best interpreter of God is
(A) devotees (B) monks (C) God himself
(D) great persons.
94. The Lord of Tartary would like to sleep on a cot made of
(A) rose wood (B) silver
(C) gold
(D) ivory.
95. Which one of the following words means ‘valley’ ?
(A) River (B) Pool
(C) Dale
(D) Wood.
96. The word that takes the prefix ‘in’ is
(A) fortunate (B) fortune (C) pertinent
(D) direct.
97. “The camel is the ship of the desert.” The figure of speech used here is
(A) Metaphor (B) Simile
(C) Personification (D) Synecdoche.
98. Shekhar works hard. Here the word hard is
(A) a noun
(B) a verb (C) an adjective
(D) an adverb.
99. ……….… you want me to attend the meeting tomorrow ?The auxiliary verb that is to be filled in
the blank is
(A) Do (B) Does
(C) Did
(D) Is.
100. One word for “One who does the scientific study of the sun, the moon, etc.” is
(A) an Astronaut
(B) an Astronomer (C) a Pilot (D) a Scientist.
101. “I am glad to hear it.” When did the speaker say so ? Andy said,
(A) “My master is in a hurry.”
(B) “I have come for my master’s letter.”
(C) “My master will murder me if I’m not back soon.”
(D) “I’m ready to pay eleven pence postage.”
102. Andy felt triumph when he
(A) paid eleven pence postage (B) stole three letters from the heap
(C) got three letters from the postmaster (D) played trick on the postmaster.
103. Why did Vikram Sarabhai read about science books ?
(A) He was fond of books
(B) He had great interest in science
(C) He liked great scientists (D) He wanted to spend his time usefully.
104. Why did Vivekananda decide to go to America ?
(A) To carry out the desire of his master, Sri Ramakrishna
(B) To enlighten the Americans about the greatness of Hindu culture
(C) To have the first hand knowledge about the western culture
(D) He was requested by Americans to attend the Parliament of Religions.
105. Why did Pierre Harrison and Kalpana Chawla decide to marry ?
(A) Both were the students at the University of Texas
(B) Both were interested in Science and Aerospace Engineering
(C) The beliefs and the opinions of both were the same
(D) They liked each other from a long time.
106. What does the author call the European countries ?
(A) Cultured (B) Barbarous (C) Civilized (D) Strong. 6

107. What does the poet compare his mother’s physical appearance to ?
(A) Black fertile earth (B) Green leaves (C) White flowers (D) A ripening fruit.
108. One of the following statements does not refer to the poet’s mother. Which one ?
(A) She was selfish
(B) She worked hard
(C) She was crooked
(D) She was pious.
109. Who is the best interpreter of God ? (A) The devotee (B) God himself (C) Priest (D) Angel.
110. The car of the Lord of Tartary would be drawn by
(A) zebras (B) horses (C) oxen (D) attenders.
111. One word for “A person who loves money and hates spending it” is
(A) spendthrift (B) greedy (C) miser (D) stingy.
112. The word that does not take the prefix ‘un’ is (A) usual (B) tidy (C) popular (D) ability.
113. “His laugh in the mirror shows only his teeth like a snake’s bare fangs.”
The figure of speech of the above is (A) Simile (B) Metaphor (C) Personification (D) Alliteration.
114. Narendra learnt his lessons quickly. The word, ‘quickly’ is
(A) an adjective (B) a verb (C) an adverb (D) a noun.
115. The teacher said, “Why …………… you come late to school yesterday ?”
The suitable auxiliary verb to be filled in the blank is
(A) were (B) do (C) have (D) did.
116. “Here is a man who is more learned than all our learned professors put together.” Who said this ?
(A) Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
(B) Prof. W. W. Hastie (C) Dr. Barrows (D) New York Herald.
117. Many thought that Vikram Sarabhai would not be successful as the Chairman of the Atomic Energy
Commission because
(A) atomic energy was a new subject for him
(B) this post was forced on him
(C) the employees in that Commission were not trained (D) he was not a student of physics.
118. When did the postmaster give Andy his master’s letter ?
(A) Durfy introduced Andy to him
(B) Andy paid eleven pence postage
(C) The postmaster called Andy’s master a goose
(D) Andy threatened the postmaster to give him the letter.
119. Which one of the following is not a sign of civilization ?
(A) Good books (B) Fighting battles (C) Fine buildings (D) Beautiful pictures.
120. Where was the game of cricket originated ?
(A) England (B) America (C) South Africa (D) Sri Lanka.
121. at was the subject chosen by Kalpana for her higher studies ?
(A) Architecture (B) Electronics or Electricals (C) Aerospace Engineering (D) Civil Engineering.
122.The car of the Lord of Tartary would be drawn by
(A) peacocks (B) musicians
(C) horses (D) seven zebras.
123. Which one of the following statements does not refer to P. Lankesh’s mother ?
(A) She was religious
(B) She was an ordinary woman
(C) She was dark skinned
(D) She was highly productive.
124. The beggar maid entered the court hall with her arms across her breast because
(A) it was the custom on those days (B) it was a token of respect to the king
(C) she felt shy
(D) it was her habit to stand before the king.
125. The Lord of Tartary would be summoned to meal by
(A) peacocks (B) trumpeters
(C) ministers
(D) servants.
126. “The camel is the ship of the desert.” The figure of speech used in the above line is
(A) metaphor (B) personification (C) synecdoche
(D) simile.
127. Ramesh was awarded Ph.D ……… Kuvempu University. The most appropriate preposition to be
filled in the blank is
(A) from
(B) with
(C) in (D) by.
128. …… you want to buy a dictionary ? The correct auxiliary verb to be filled in the blank is
(A) Does
(B) Have
(C) Do
(D) Are.
129. P. T. Usha is a fast runner. The word ‘fast’ is
(A) a noun (B) an adverb (C) a verb (D) an adjective.
130. The word that takes the prefix ‘in’ is
(A) direct (B) satisfaction (C) proper (D) patient.
131. Who was Dr. Vikram Sarabhai ?
(A) A Scientist (B) An Astronaut (C) A Mathematician
(D) An Astronomer.
132. At Chicago, Vivekananda presented ‘Hinduism’ as
(A) the oldest and the best religion (B) the only true religion (C) a world religion (D) a way of life.
133. “Narendranath is bound to make his mark in life.” This was said by
(A) Prof. Barrows
(B) Prof. Hastie
(C) American newspapers (D) Prof. Wright. 7

134. The Government of India honoured Kalpana Chawla by
(A) awarding her ‘Bharat Ratna’ posthumously
(B) building a space laboratory at Haryana
(C) renaming its weather satellite after her
(D) erecting her statue at Karnal.
135. According to Nehru, Europeans are (A) civilized (B) cultured (C) barbarous (D) well behaved.
136. People particularly from India were waiting with bated breath for the landing of Columbia Spacecraft
because
(A) it was a spacecraft which was re-entering the earth’s atmosphere
(B) it was the first time that Kalpana was coming to Karnal
(C) it was the first time that they were going to see the spacecraft
(D) one of the crew was Kalpana Chawla.
137. Which is the best way of worshipping God, according to Tagore ?
(A) Useful hard work (B) Counting beads (C) Wearing holy mantle
(D) Worshipping God with incense and flowers.
138. ‘Tartary’ is a poem in which Walter de la Mare sees himself as the Lord of
(A) a very rich land
(B) an imaginary place
(C) a palace (D) a kingdom.
139. Why did the neighbours come to the miser ?
(A) They wanted to know why he was crying
(B) They wanted to help him
(C) The miser called them
(D) They wanted to know who had stolen his gold.
140. The robber saw the miser when
(A) he was returning to his house
(B) he was counting the gold coins
(C) he was putting gold coins into the hole (D) he was looking into the hole.
141. The word that does not take the prefix ‘dis’ is
(A) comfort
(B) honour (C) comfortable
(D) integration.
142. We must work hard. The word ‘hard’ is (A) a verb (B) an adverb (C) an adjective (D) a noun.
143. ………you really happy ? The auxiliary verb to be used here is (A) Are (B) Can (C) Will (D) Have.
144. Young men are the salt of the nation. The figure of speech used here is
(A) alliteration (B) simile
(C) metaphor
(D) personification.
145. One word for ‘one who does something first’ is
(A) beginner (B) intelligent (C) expert (D) pioneer.
1] ‘Multies-de-la-guerre’ means a] War wounded people
b] wounded people
c] Physically handicapped people
d] Who died in the war
2] The farmer was frightened because the king asked him
a] to bring his daughter to the palace
b] to come near
c] to hatch the boiled eggs
d] why he was wearing dusty clothes
3] The word that is not used by the poet to describe his mother is
a] mean
b] black
c] prolific d] beautiful
4] ‘He plans his footsteps in the sea’ – the figure of speech employed here is
a] simile
b] personification c] metaphor d] synechdoche
5] Daksha solved the problem – the suitable question tag that can be added here is
a] didn’t she? b] don’t they? c] aren’t they? d] were they?
6] Kulinda was the kingdom of a] Viratha
b] Shyalya c] Subahu
d] Shishupala
7] The Chariot of the lord of Tartary would be drawn by
a] peacocks
b] musicians
c] Zebras
d] horses
8] According to Tagore, man can find release from rebirth by
a] chanting and singing
b] doing socially useful and beneficial work
c] Telling of beads
d] going to temple and saying prayers
9] Who was the Prime Minister, When the Columbia space shuttle exploded
a] Dr.Manmohan Singh
b] Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
c] Shri Atal Bihari Vajapayee
d] Shri Murli Manohar Joshi
10] Narendra was sent to the Metropolitan school. He ___ (be) very intelligent and
_______(learn) his lessons quickly. The suitable forms of verbs to be filled in are
a] was, learned b] is, learned c] had, learn
d] are, learn 8

11] She told me a story. The passive voice form of this sentence is
a] A story told me by her
b] I was told a story by her
c] A story told by her
d] She told a story to me.
12] One word for ‘a person who is selected to attend a conference’ is
a] quest
b] speaker
c] delegate
d] ambassador
13] Joseph is working in _______ university as a clerk. Suitable article to be filled in is
a] an
b] the
c] a
d] none of these
14] Fill in the blank with the appropriate conjunction : Remember not gunpowder ------ a letter
a] and
b] but
c] or
d] if
15] The king decided to marry the beggar maid, because
a] he found great beauty in her b] he had promised to marry a poor woman
c] the lards praised her beauty d] she was barefooted
16] One of the following statements, according to B.S.Chandrashekhar is wrong
a] ODIs are very popular
b] ODIs are highly entertaining
c] ODIs are interesting
d] ODIs can replace Test cricket
17] The dove had lived earlier in a] the cage b] the forest c] the woods
d] the poet’s house
18] Andy came into the Squire’s presence, his face beaming with delight. What made him
delighted?
a] He had got the Squire’s letter at last b] He had paid eleven pence and got three letters
c] The post master charged him only four pence d] he had brought the Squire the worth of his money.
19] The aim of the Indian Committee on Space Research was to
a] launch rockets
b] make India a leader in the field of space science
c] develop space science and technology India d] send spaceships to the moon
20] What encouraged Chandrashekhar to take to cricket?
a] passion for the game
b] need for a career
c] Inspirations from great cricketers d] persuasion by his parents
21] According to Jawaharlal Nehru, the people of Europe think that they are more civilized Because,
a] they speak better language
b] they put on more clothes
c] they live in better houses
d] they are better educated
22] Padmavathi Bai was arrested because
a] was found serving food to the freedom fighters
b] refused to lend her car
c] unfurled the tricolour
d] shouted slogans against the British
23] The name of the daughter of farmer was a] Radha b] Lakshmi c] Daksha d] Dakshayini
24] Once upon a time, people used to laugh
a] with sound b] without sound c] with teeth
d] with heart
25] Gandhiji was asked to pay a fine, because.
a] He went late to gymnastics class b] He disobeyed the instructions of the teacher
c] He was absent to the gymnastics class d] He did not answer the questions correctly
26] The purpose of the monkey to stop Bhima from going further was to
a] insult him b] test his strength c] save him from danger d] show his strength
27] What notion did Gandhiji had about gymnastics?
a] It should not be made compulsory b] Gymnastics is not a part of education
c] It does not help body building d] the time spent is a waste.
28] Mr.Durfy went to the post office to,
a] know whether there was a letter for him b] introduce Andy to Post Master
c] have a lack with the Post Master d] introduce himself to the Post Master 9

29] Why were the people all over India waiting with bated breath for the landing of Columbia? Because,
a] It was an Indian space shuttle
b] It was to land on Indian soil
c] Indians were watching it for the first time
d] One of the crew, Kalpana was the first Indian woman to travel in it.
30] Padmavathi Bai was arrested, because she
a] shouted slogans against the British
b] refused to lend her car
c] was found serving food to the freedom fighters d] unfurled the tricolour
31] The word ‘maim’ means
a] to help b] to imitate c] to enact d] to injure seriously
32] The Columbia met with a tragic end on
a] 19th Nov.1997
b] 5th Dec.1997 c] 16th Jan.2003 d] 1st Feb.2003
33] The person who interviewed Chandrashekhar was a
a] Professor b] cricketer c] commentator d] News reporter
34] The miser’s only pleasure was to
a] count his treasure b] see his treasure c] spend his gold d] help his neighbours
35] The research student was upset. Because,
a] he had burnt the electric meter b] he feared that Dr.Sarabhai would reprimand him
c] Dr.Sarabhai was angry at his way of handling the equipment.
d] He had not been careful in handling the equipment.
36] In Tartary, the peacock and tiger symbolize,
a] Pride & Power b] Grace & Bravery c] Beauty & Power d] Beauty & Bravery
37] The beggar maid kept her arms across her breast because
a] It was very cold b] She felt shy c] It was customary d] it was her practice
38] They did so two years later
a] Who is ‘they’?
Ans:…………………………………..
b] What did they do? Ans:…………………….……………..
39] Match the words in List ‘A’ with their meanings in List ‘B’
List A
List B
a] Repose
i] Small village
Ans: …………………….…..
b] Hamlet
ii] burn brightly
Ans: …………………….…..
c] Scan
iii] Unhappy
Ans: ……………..…………..
d] Flare
iv] Examine carefully Ans: …………………………
v] Keep or Rest
40] Andy waited for half ________ hour [Fill in the blanks with suitable article]
41] A person who _____________(know) Andy came into the shop.
[Fill in the blanks with the appropriate tense form of the verb given in brackets]
42] Kamala Devi led many struggles [ Change into Passive Voice]
43] Silver is cheaper than gold [Change into Positive Degree]
44] I have not gone mad. I have not been up to any mischief.
[combine using neither…nor]
45] Daksha said to her father, “Did not the guards stop you at the gates?”
[Change into Indirect speech]
46] Death lays its icy hands on kings [ Name the figure of speech]
47] Draupadi wanted to grow the flower plant in
a] Kulinda
b] Hastinapura
c] Kamyaka Forest
d] Madurai
48] She smokes a cigarette – The suitable question tag is
a] Doesn’t she? b] Does she? c] She does? d] Not does she? 10

49] The word which means - To visit a place often by an animal or a spirit
a] Flaunt
b] Stant
c] Haunt
d] Taunt
50] Death lays his icy hands on Kings – The figure of speech used here is
a] Alliteration b] Metaphor
c] Personification
d] Simile
51] Tagore, in his poem, emphasizes the importance of
a] Prayer b] Karmayoga
c] Farming
d] Devotion
52] In a career of 15 years of cricket journey, he took __ wickets in test matches.
a] 244
b] 247
c] 210
d] 246
53] “Did the king talk to all who went with you?”, She said. The indirect speech form is
a] She asked if the king had talked to all who went with him
b] She questioned him the king talked to all who went with you.
c] She ordered the king to talk with him.
d] She said that the king had talked to all who went with you.
54] I am richer than him. The positive degree form is.
a] him an as rich as I
b] He is not as rich as I am
c] He is richer than I am
d] He is not richest as I am
55] Kalpana was selected as an astronaut candidate. The underlined word is
a] a Noun
b] an Adverb
c] an Adjective
d] a Verb
56] The Squire called Andy stupid thief, because
a] He was not willing to do his masters work
b] He did not ask the Squire where to go in the town.
c] He refused to go in the town d] He did not bring the letter for him.
57] Dr|| Sarabhai told the students that they would buy a new meter. This shows that
a] He did not want to discourage the student b] The meter did not cost much
c] He did not buy a new meter as he wished d] The meter was not very useful
58] The poet gave the bird
a] love and freedom b] love and affection c] love but not freedom d] freedom
59] How did the beggar maid come before the king?
a] like a queen b] bare-footed c] with a sweet smile d] Sad faced
60] Sri Ramakrishna asked his disciples to
a] find a monastery
b] put on saffron robes
c] wander-about like monks
d] take to monastery life.
61] The lady who unfurled the tricolour flag was
a] Kashibai b] Padmavathi Bai c] Sarojini Naidu d] Aruna Asaf Ali
62] Shakuntala Dhamankar worked with
a] Bindacharya Burli b] Shankar Kurtakoti c] Kashibai d] Vimala Gulwadi
63] I am not surprised _____ my courage. Correct preposition to be filled in is
a] on
b] in
c] at
d] for
64] “I would proud to be ___ widow of a freedom fighter” – Correct preposition to be
filled in the blanks is
a] a b] an
c] or
d] the
65] Which of the following does not match with the poet’s mother?
a] She was no Savithri, Sita or Urmila b] She wore vermillion on her brow
c] She did not worship the God d] She was not a heroine out of history books
66] Gandhiji learnt that a man of truth must also be a man of care, when
a] He was ordered to pay a fine b] the Head Master marked him absent 11

c] He reached the ground late
d] He was convicted of lying
67] Empty the ocean with this wooden bowl, means,
a] Bring the ocean water into the court b] Fill the wooden bowl with ocean water
c] Water of the ocean to be emptied with the help of the wooden bowl
d] The King should drink the ocean water from the wooden bowl
68] Latha is better than any other student in the school. Superlative Degree of this is
a] Latha is the best student in school b] Latha is betterest student in school
c] No other student is as good as Latha d] Latha is not the best student in school
69] The poem ‘The Miser and his Gold’ is taken from
a] Rhymes for nursery
b] Original poem for infant minds
c] Children’s Songs
d] Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
70] Persons who were suffering from complex were
a] Margarita & Albertino
b] Nimo & Duchess
c] Albertino & Nimo
d] Margarita & Duchess
71] They used to send her food to the Duchess in a
a] Plate b] Basket
c] Bowl
d] Vessel
List-A
List-B
(a) deserve
(i) wealth
(b) disciple
(ii) wanderer
(c) perish
(iii) old and torn
(d) tatter
(iv) burn
(e) treasure
(v) die
(vi) to be worthy of
(vii) praise
(viii) follower.
List-A
List-B
(a) scimitar
(i) fine
(b) don
(ii) small
(c) feeble
(iii) dress
(d) garment
(iv) knife
(e) pretty
(v) weak
(vi) strong
(vii) put on
(viii) a sword.
A
B
a) gay
1) eathless
b) grace
2) cruel
c) feat
3) courage
d) immortal
4) shocked
e) savage
5) expect
6) happy
7) favour
8) achievement.
List-A
List-B
(a) summon
(i) answer
(b) feeble
(ii) accept
(c) attain
(iii) to call
(d) anticipate
(iv) low
(e) acknowledge
(v) reach
(vi) weak
(vii) expect
viii) except 12

Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each : [2 Marks Each]
1. What made Andy steal two letters from the heap ?
2. How did B.S. Chandrashekar achieve a great name in spite of his disadvantage ?
3. Why did Kalpana had high regard for J.R.D. Tata ?
4. Why do people of Europe put on more clothes than the people of Asia ?
5. Give two instances to show that Daksha was a wise girl.
6. What royal oath did Cophetua swear and why ?
7. What does Gabriel Okaro want to relearn and unlearn ?
8. Why did the postmaster call Andy’s master a goose ?
9. Who, according to Chandrashekhar, was the best man he bowled against and why ?
10. Why did Kalpana hold J. R. D. Tata in great esteem ?
11. Why do many people in Europe think that they are more civilized than the people ofAsia ?
12. How can you say that Daksha was wise ?
13. Why did Cophetua decide to marry the beggar maid ?
14. What is the message of the poem ‘Once Upon A Time’ ?
15. What made Narendranath visit Sri Ramakrishna? What did he ask him?
16. How do you say that Narendranath was an all rounder?
17. What is the opinion of the author about the great countries who fight each other?
18. Why did Bhima refuse to jump over the monkey?
19. What according to Tagore, is the ultimate aim of man?
20. Why did the Duchess go on strike?
21. How can you say that Chandrashekar was great fan of Mukesh?
22. What does the expression ‘laugh with their teeth’ mean?
23. What made Gandhiji think of going back to the third standard?
24. How are the satellites useful ?
25. Why do people of Europe think that they are more civilized than the people of Asia and Africa ?
26. What makes you think that Sarabhai was kind-hearted man ?
27. How can you say that Kalpana, as a girl was unique ?
28. What did Lankesh’s mother live for ?
29. Where according to Tagore, can God be found ?
30. What does Gabriel Okara want to relearn and from whom ?
31. Why did Gandhiji sit in the Persian class ?
32. Why did Bhima go in search of the Saugandhika flower ?
33. What trick did Nino play to make his wife and daughter stay in the village ?
34. How did the postmaster come to know that Squire Egan was Andy’s master ?
35. How can you say that Kalpana, as a girl, was unique ?
36. Why do the people of Europe wear more clothes than the people of Asia ?
37. How do you say that Daksha was a wise girl ?
38. What makes you think that the poet’s mother was an earthly woman ?
39. What is the message of the poem, “Work Is Worship” ?
40. How did man laugh once upon a time ? How did he show his happiness ?
41. What made Bhimasena go in search of Sougandhika flowers ?
42. How did the Samskrit teacher persuade Gandhiji to come back to his class ?
43. Why didn’t the Duchess like the country life ?
44. How did Bindacharya Burli serve the cause of freedom ?
45. Why does the poet shed grateful tears for his mother ?
46. What was the blessing of Hanuman to his brother as they departed ?
47. How did Chandrashekar achieve a great name as a bowler even with his disadvantage ?
48. Why did Nehru call the people of Europe barbarous ?
49. What made Gandhiji think of going back to the third standard ?
50. Why did many of his classmates approach Sarabhai ? How did he guide them ?
51. What, according to Tagore, is the ultimate aim of man ? How can it be attained ?
52. What does the expression ‘laugh with their teeth’ mean ? 13

READ THE EXTRACT AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW
1. “I must, for it was I who was talking.”
a) When did the speaker say so ? b) Who is the ‘I’ ?
c) What quality does it show about the speaker ?
2 “Her reply made him so angry that he cancelled the registration.”
a) Who does ‘he’ refer to ? b) What was her reply ?
c) What did she do after her car’s registration was cancelled ?
3. “He made such a terrible clatter.”
a) What does ‘clatter’ mean in the context ? b) Why did he make such a terrible clatter ?
c) Who came there when he made such a terrible clatter ?
4. “I must, for it was I who was talking.”
a) Who does the ‘I’ refer to ? b) When did the speaker say so ?
c) What does ‘I must’ mean in this context ?
5. “I am proud I did it.”
a) Who is the ‘I’ ? b) What does ‘it’ refer to ? c) Which lesson is the extract taken from ?
6. “Pray, tell us what you did with it ?”
a) What is the ‘it’ ? b) What did he do with it ? c) When did he say so ?
7. “Why don’t you ask you stupid thief?”.
a) What should he ask?
b) What reply did he give? c) Who does the ‘stupid thief’ refer to?
8. “I can try to solve the problem”.
a) What was the problem? b) When did the speaker say so?
c) Who does ‘I’ refer to?
9. “She in her poor attire was seen”.
a) Who does ‘she’ refer to?
b) How does she look like in her poor attire?
c) What does the word ‘attire’ mean in the context?
10. “This was his only pleasure”.
a) What was his pleasure? b) When did he lose his pleasure? c) Who does ‘his’ refer to?
11. “It was a very prestigious position”.
a) Who was it a prestigious position for? b) When was the position offered to him?
c) What was the prestigious position?
12. “He would not give it to me, Sir.”
a) What is the ‘it’ ? b) Who would not give it to him ? c) Why did he not give it to him ?
13. “They shouted at him but he did not hear them.”
a) When did they shout at him ?
b) Why did he not hear ? c) What does this show about the person ?
14. “It is a very difficult question to answer.”
a) Which lesson is the extract taken from ? b) What is that question ?
c) Why, according to the speaker, is it difficult to answer ?
15. “My whole kingdom is proud of you.”
a) Who does ‘you’ refer to ? b) Why is the speaker proud about the person ? c) Who said this ?
16. “Pray, tell us, what you did with it.”
a) Who does you refer to ? b) What is the ‘it’ ? c) What happened to ‘it’ at last ?
17. “Many thought that he would not be successful as the Chairman.”
a) About whom did they think so ? b) Why did they think so ?
c) How did he prove that they were wrong ?
18. “I did not know anything about the cobra.”
a) What was the speaker doing when the cobra came there ?
b) When did the speaker say so ? c) Why couldn’t the speaker know about the cobra ?
19. “It is a very difficult question to answer.”
a) What was the question ? b) Why was it difficult to answer ? c) What answer did the speaker give ? 14

20. “Have you gone mad ?”
a) Who is the ‘you’ here ?
b) When did the speaker say so ? c) What answer did the speaker get ?
21. “He made such a terrible clatter.”
a) Why did he make a terrible clatter ? b) What does ‘clatter’ mean in the context ?
c) Which poem is the line taken from ?
22. “He wouldn’t give it to me, Sir.”
a) Who is the ‘he’ ? b) What does ‘it’ refer to ? c) Why did he not give it to him ?
23. “I must, for it was I who was talking.”
a) Who was talking in the class ? b) When did the speaker say so ? c) What does it show about the speaker ?
24. “And I have thought it died of grieving.”
a) What does ‘it’ refer to ? b) When did the poet say so ? c) What does the word ‘grieve’ mean ?
25. “Her reply made him so angry that he cancelled the registration of her car.”
a) Who is the ‘he’ ? b) What was her reply ? c) Whose car was it ?
26. She always held him in high esteem.
a) Who is the ‘she’ ?
b) Who did she hold in high esteem ?
c) Why did she hold him so ?
27. “And, why don’t you ask, you stupid thief ?”
a) What does the ‘stupid thief’ mean in the context ? b) What should Andy have asked ? c) What was his reply ?
28. “Many thought that he wouldn’t be successful as the Chairman of Atomic Energy.”
a) Who does ‘he’ refer to ? b) What made them think so ? c) How did he prove that they were wrong ?
29. “I didn’t know anything about the cobra.”
a) Who does ‘I’ refer to ? b) When did the speaker say so ? c) What does it show about the speaker ?
30. “What would become of you then ?”
a) Whose words are these ?
b) When did the speaker say so ? c) What made the speaker say so ?
31. “Sweet little red feet, why should you die ?”
a) Who does the ‘sweet little red feet’ refer to ? b) When did the speaker say so ?
c) Why did not ‘the sweet little red feet’ like to live ?
32. “The old cheat beyond in the town-wanting to charge double for it”.
a. Who did the speaker call ‘old cheat’ ? b. Why did the speaker call him a cheat ? c. What is the ‘it’ ?
33. “It was a very prestigious position for him”.
a. Who received the prestigious position ? b. When was the position offered to him ?
c. What was that prestigious position ?
34. “Have you gone mad”?
a. When did the speaker say so ? b. Who is the ‘you’ ? c. What reply did the speaker get ?
35. “Cophetua swore a royal oath”.
a. Who was Cophetua ? b. What did he swear ? c. What made him swear so ?
36. “Pray tell us what you did with it”.
a. What does ‘it’ refer to ? b. What did he do with it ? c. What happened to ‘it’ at last ?
37. “It is not everyone who is as ignorant as you”.
a. Who is the speaker here?
b. When was it said?
c. Why did the speaker think that the person was ignorant?
38. “He used his scientific acumen to make the industrial scene healthier”
a. Who used it?
b. What do you mean by ‘acumen’?
c. What was the person’s aim in doing so?
30. “This clever lady deserves the highest honour and the richest prize”
a. Who is the clever lady?
b. What was the highest honour?
c. What was the richest prize she got?
40. “This beggar maid shall be my Queen!”
a. Who swore the oath? b. What made him to swear it? c. Write the poet’s name.
41. “Pray tell us what you did with it”
a. Who said this to whom? b. What does ‘it’ refer to? c. What had the person done with ‘it’?
42. “She is more beautiful than day.”
a. Who is the speaker? b. Who is ‘she’? c. When is it said? 15

43. “My whole kingdom is proud of you, pretty lady”.
a. Who is the speaker? b. Who is the ‘pretty lady’?
c. Why is the kingdom proud of her?
44. “Sir, why would I let you be cheated?”
a. Who is the speaker? b. Who is “Sir”? c. Who is said to be cheated by whom?
45 .”I must for it was I who was talking”.
a. Who is “I”?
b. To whom was “I” talking?
c. When was this said?
REWRITE AS DIRECTED
1. Fill in the blanks with suitable articles from the ones given in brackets : ( a, an, the ) 2
The Deputy Commissioner was ………………… European. One day he sent for a man
from ………………… aristrocratic family.
2. Write the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets : 2
Swamy …………………… ( be ) successful in the degree examination. He ………………
( be + award ) the doctorate degree.
3. Change into other degrees of comparison : Bangalore is costlier than any other city in India.
2
4. Change into indirect speech : Kumar said to Anitha, “Do you think I am a fool ?”
2
5. Point out the difference in meaning between the following pair of words. Use them in
meaningful sentences : Principle, Principal.
2
6. Use the following word in meaningful sentences as noun and then as adjective. Change the
spelling of the word, if necessary : ‘Truth’
7. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions choosing from the ones given in brackets :
2
( from, on, of, for, about ) Many stories are told ……… Puttanna ………… Koppa.
8. Write the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets :
2
When Manjula …………… ( be ) six, she ……… ( be + admit ) to the first standard.
9. Change into indirect speech : He said to his friend, “How foolish of you to say that !”
2
52. Write the other degrees of comparison : No other city in India is as expensive as Bangalore. 2
10. Find out the difference in meaning between the following pair of words using them in
meaningful sentences : Principal, Principle.
11. Frame a question to get the underlined words as answer: Chandrashekar retired in 1981.
12. Combine using “neither - - - - - - - - nor”. Pramod is not clever. Pramod is not intelligent.
13. Write the other degrees of: Gandhiji was greater than any other man of our generation.
14. Change into indirect speech: The minister said to Ravi, “Come to the office with your daughter tomorrow”.
15. Point out the difference in meaning between the pair of words using them in meaningful
sentences: Some, Sum
16. Use the word ‘Concentrate’ first as noun and then as verb in meaningful sentences.
17. Combine following sentences using first as ‘too’ and then as ‘so...... that ..... not’.
This man is proud. He does not own his fault.
18. Fill in the blank with suitable preposition :Vikram was good __________ science.
17. Fill in the blank with the appropriate conjunction :Remember not gun powder ______ a letter.
19. Fill in the blank with a suitable article :Who do you think is ________ finest batsman?
20. Fill in the blank with the appropriate tense form of verb given in brackets :
A person who _________ [know] me came into the office and introduced me.
21. Fill in the blank with the appropriate form of the word given in brackets :
The Scientist was _______ [success] in his efforts.
22. Fill in the blank with appropriate Preposition :The girl bought a dictionary ………… Rs. 600.
23. Fill in the blank with the appropriate Conjunction :…… I ran fast to the bus station, I missed the bus.
24. Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb given in the brackets :
Raju is working in the police department. His work …… ( be +appreciate ) by all the officers in the
department.
25. Fill in the blank with an appropriate ‘article’ : Dr. Ambedkar was ………… man of principles.
26. Fill in the blank with appropriate form of the word given in the brackets :
Students must write the answers …………………… ( satisfactory ). 16

27. Change into passive voice : Students did not waste time.
1
28. Add a question tag to the following statement : Lalita works in a factory.
1
29. Write the other degrees of comparison :
2
Kamala is the most intelligent officer in our department.
30. Change into indirect speech :
2
Mahesh said to me, “Did you guide the students properly ?”
31. Combine the following sentences using first as ‘too…to’ and then as, ‘so…that’ :
2
It is very cold. I can’t go out without wearing a coat.
32. Use the following word first as noun then as verb in meaningful sentences : run
2
33. Point out the difference in meaning between the following pair of words using them
in meaningful sentences : sight, site.
34. Fill in the blank with appropriate Preposition : There was a total silence …… one hour.
1
35. Fill in the blank with the appropriate Conjunction : Mahesh worked hard ………… got distinction. 1
36. Fill in the blank with a suitable article : ………………… Kaveri is a sacred river.
1
37. Fill in the blank with correct tense form of the verb given in the brackets :
1
My brother always ……………… ( get ) up at 6 A.M.
38. Fill in the blank with appropriate form of the word given in the brackets :
1
Sachin Tendulkar is a …………………… batsman. ( depend )
39. Frame a question to get the italicized words as answer : The lady deserves the highest honour.
1
40. Change into passive voice : The teacher did not believe them.
1
41. Write the other degrees of comparison : Shankarappa is the wealthiest man in our village.
2
42. Change into indirect speech : Father said to me, “Did you speak to the Commissioner ?”
2
43. Point out the difference in meaning between the following pair of words using them in meaningful
sentences : break, brake
2
44. Use the following word first as verb then as noun in meaningful sentences : Concentrate.
2
45. Combine the following sentences using first as ‘too’ and then as, ‘so…that…not’ :
2
It is very hot. I can’t go out.
46. Fill in the blank with suitable conjunction : Please wait …………………… I return.
1
47. Fill in the blank with the correct tense form of the verb given in brackets :
1
Ramakrishna Mission …………………… ( be + found ) by Swami Vivekananda.
48. Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word given in brackets :
1
Please give me ………………… ( permit ) to go out.
49. One word for ‘to say publicly that something important is true’ is
1
50. Fill in the blank with a suitable article : Ganesh is …………… man wanted by the police.
1
51. Add a question tag to the following statement : Shilpa writes her homework regularly, 1
52. Change into passive voice : All the students did the work in time.
1
53. Point out the difference in meaning between the following pair of words using them in
meaningful sentences : here, hear
2
54. Change into indirect speech : Shekar said to me, “Did you go to Bangalore yesterday ?”
2
55. Use the following word first as noun and then as adjective in meaningful sentences : beauty 2
56. Combine the following sentences using first as ‘too … to’ and then as, ‘so … that’ : 2
Suresh is very fat. He cannot run fast.
57. Write the other degrees of comparison : No other student is as brilliant as Narendra. 2
58. Fill in the blank with the appropriate preposition : The train arrives …………………… 2 P.M.
59. Fill in the blank with the appropriate article : Vishal is …………………… extraordinary student.
60. Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word given in brackets : Don’t take hasty ………… ( decide ).
61. Fill in the blank with the correct tense form of the verb given in brackets :
If Meghna …………………… ( be + give ) a chance, she will sing a song.
62. Fill in the blank with the appropriate conjunction :……… Vasant ran to the bus station, he missed the bus.
63. Add a suitable question tag to the following statement : Vasan goes to Mysore to meet his friend. 1
64. Combine the following sentences using neither … nor : I don’t like coffee. I don’t like tea.
1
65. Change into indirect speech : The teacher said to me, “Did you attend the meeting last Sunday ?” 2
66. Write the other degrees of comparison : Bengaluru is the most expensive city in India.
2
67. Combine the following sentences using first as ‘too’ and then as, ‘so … that’ :
2
It is very cold.I cannot go out without a woolen coat. 17

68. Point out the difference in meaning between the following pair of words using them in meaningful
sentences : fair, fare
2
69. Use the following word first as verb and then as adverb in meaningful sentences : use
2
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I am student of Karnataka board and looking for the Karnataka SSLC Exam Previous Year Papers for doing exam preparation. Will you please provide me previous year papers for doing preparation also provide me important contact details?
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Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board came in to existence in the year 1966, has been conducting SSLC and other examinations.

The board regulates and supervises the system of Secondary education in Karnataka State.

Please find the below attachment to download the SSLC Exam Previous Year Papers:

SSLC Exam English Paper

1. ‘On the Rule of the Road’ is taken from
(A) Leaves in the Wind (B) On Books
(C) Madonna of the Unknown Nation (D) The Thakur’s Well.
Ans.
2. Raphael : a famous Italian painter :: Beethoven :
(A) Muslim ruler who was also a religious head
(B) American scientist
(C) a famous critic
(D) a great German composer.
Ans.
3. A large fierce flesh-eating tropical fish is known as
(A) Whaler (B) Shark
(C) Barracuda (D) Adams Bridge.
Ans.
4. An invocation in Bharatnatyam is
(A) Padam (B) Alarippu
(C) Varnam (D) Shabdam.
Ans.
5. The original title of “The Long Exile” is
(A) Truth always wins (B) God sees the truth but waits
(C) Justice delayed is justice denied (D) Truth cannot be hidden.
Ans.
6. The shoe-shine boy polished only the left shoe because
(A) he was left-handed
(B) he had specialised in the use of left hand
(C) he had no right hand
(D) he found it interesting.
Ans.
7. The sign of Rustum’s seal was
(A) Dragon (B) Porcelain vase
(C) Griffin (D) Zal.
Ans.
8. ‘Autumn’ is conspiring with
(A) the poet (B) the spring
(C) the cottage trees (D) maturing sun.
Ans.
9. Emily Dickinson was known as
(A) the high priest of nature (B) bosom friend
(C) the woman in white (D) kind suitor.
Ans.
10. God withheld which gift from man ?
(A) Rest (B) Wisdom
(C) Strength (D) Beauty.
Ans.
11. India won the match.
The figure of speech used here is
(A) simile (B) synecdoche
(C) metaphor (D) personification.
Ans.
12. I presented a lovely walking stick to my grandpa.
The italicized word is a / an
(A) phrasal verb (B) progressive verb
(C) gerund (D) adjective.
Ans.
13. Our boys will win this football match.
The appropriate question tag to be used here is
(A) didn’t they ? (B) won’t they ?
(C) will they ? (D) do they ?
Ans.
14. I saw ........................ old man on ................. road.
The articles to be used here are
(A) the, the (B) a, the
(C) an, the (D) an, a.
Ans.
15. Sudha Chandran danced gracefully.
The part of speech of the italicized word is
(A) noun (B) adjective
(C) adverb (D) preposition.
Ans.
Fill in the blanks with appropriate words choosing from the ones given below using
them in the correct form : 5 × 1 = 5
( compare, perish, suspect, horizontal, murder )
16. Sachin Tendulkar’s performance was beyond ........................... .
17. The police were quite ............................ about the behaviour of the man who was
standing near the gate.
18. Our tricolour National Flag is .............................. divided into three stripes.
19. Aksionov was arrested on charge of ............................ a merchant.
20. The monument in the form of a building is .......................... but the monument of
words lives forever.
21. Quote from memory : 4
Seven years .................................................. ..............................
.................................................. .................................................
.................................................. .................................................
.................................................. ................................ I am lame.
OR
When God .................................................. .................................
.................................................. .................................................
.................................................. .................................................
.................................................. ............................. dispersed lie.


Contact:

Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board,
6th Cross, Malleshwaram,
Bengaluru 560003
Phone: +91-80-23349434
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