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Karnataka State Syllabus SSLC English Model Question Paper 4 With Answers (2nd Language)
Time: 2 Hrs. 30 min
Max Marks: 80
I. Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/incomplete statements. Only one of them is correct or most appropriate. Choose the correct alternative and write the complete answer along with its letter of alphabet (4 × 1 = 4)
Read the given conversation and choose the language function for the underlined sentence :
Sanjay : Good morning madam. Can I go home an hour early today?
Teacher : Why? What happened?
Sanjay : My Sister is not well. I’ve to take her to the hospital.
Teacher : Okay, you can go
a. Asking advice.
b. Asking permission.
c. Making suggestion.
d. Offering help.
b. Asking permission.
Read the given conversation and choose the passive form of the underlined sentence :
jayaram: Hello Keerthi, What are you doing?
Keerthi : Hello Jayaram, I am writing an essay.
a. An essay is being written by me.
b. An essay was being written by me.
c. An essay was written by me.
d. An essay is written by me.
a. An essay is being written by me.
Choose the appropriate question tag and fill in the blank :
They are coming ……………… ?
a. do they
b. don’t they
c. aren’t they
d. are they
c. aren’t they
Choose the appropriate ‘if’ clause and
fill in the blank :
Kumuda: Suma, did you bring your notes?
Suma : Sorry, 1 forgot.
Kumuda: If you had brought the notes, I copied it.
b. wouldn’t ve
d. shouldn’t ve
II. Do as directed : (12 × 1 = 12)
Fill in the blank with appropriate tense forms of the verbs given in brackets :
Sarala is earning (be+earn) money by giving tuition.
Fill in the blank with appropriate ‘preposition’ :
Madhuri was filled with surprise when her name was’ called out.
Write the correct form of the word given in the brackets :
The cricket player’s performance was impressive, (impress)
Choose the appropriate auxiliary verb and fill in the blank:
One of the boys was (was/were) punished.
Fill in the blank with correct phrasal verb :
Think well before you speak.
Fill in the blank with correct phrasal verb :
We look up to our elders for-guidance.
Read the following conversation and change the umlertfne# sentence into reported speech :
Policeman: What are you doing in the park
Ravi: I’m walking my dog in the park.
Policeman asked Ravi …….
Policeman asked (Questioned) Ravi that what was he doing in the park.
Frame a question to get the underlined words as answer :
Mohan wait to Mysore to see the palace.
Why did Mohan go to Mysore?
to see the palace
Which one of the following words has one syllable?
Moon. Kilo, honesty, prepare.
Write the opposite of the underlined word in the given sentence :
In cities roads are wide. But in villages they are narrow.
Combine the word in column ‘A’ with its collocative word in column ‘B’
Identify the part of speech of the underlined word :
Water is a colourless liquid. – Adjective
III. The following paragraph has two errors. Edit the paragraph and rewrite it in the answer hook. Clues are given :(1 × 2 = 2)
Swami rise silently and tiptoed to his bed in the passage; Granny .was sitting up in her bed and remarked, “Boy are you already feeling sleepy? Don’t you want to here a story?”
A. tense form to be corrected
B. spelling mistake to be corrected.
Swami rose silently and tiptoed to his bed in the passage; Granny was sitting up in her bed and remarked, “Boy are you already feeling sleepy? Don’t you want to hear a story?”
IV. Answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each : (7 × 2 = 14)
Why did Nehru choose Ambedkar as the law minister?
Dr. Ambedkar had talented skill in the field of law and legislation. He had a foresighted vision of social Justice. Above all he had succeeded in his own campaigns against social injustice. From all points of view he deserved person to choose as the law minister. Therefore Nehru chose him as the first law minister of free India.
What lessons did Keilis Borok learn at the Geneva Summit?
Keilis Borok learn the following lessons at the Geneva summit.
- he had similar people who think and interact like him all over the world.
- There is no need to feel lonely in abroad.
- Where there is science, there is hope of survival and well being for all.
Why does the poet have the feeling that he is imprisoned?
The poet have the feeling that he is imprisoned because in space there is no communication, no letters, no mail. Nobody visits him. Totally he was alone and he felt that he was in prison and he imprisoned in it.
How can you say that Don Anselmo was passionate about his land and the children of Rio en Medio?
Don Anselmo was very much passionate about his land and the children. His land had come from his ancestors. He lived in that land from his birth. He took possession of his house from his mother. Everyone in the village were his relatives and the children are his nieces, nephews and grand children. Every time a child has been born in Rio en Medio, a tree was planted in its name.
How can you say that pepe was loyal to Columbus?
We feel pepe was. loyal to columbus because he was obedient to him and prefer to accompany though he was off duty. He requested columbus to be careful from seamen because sometimes they were dangerous. He took more concern about Columbus.
What do you think is the writter of ‘Narayanapur incident’ trying to impress upon the readers?
This incident was most common during 1942. This gives bravery, truthfulness, patriotism etc., It teaches a lesson to readers. If youngsters during their school time read this type of incidents, they may cultivate these qualities. The writer’s intention is to sow the good (virtue) seeds, it may give good fruits only.
What qualities of Dicky Dolma led her to realise her dream?
From the childhood days she had an urge to climb Mount Everest. Daily she watched the beautiful, breath taking view of the Mountain. She had firm determination, and hard work helped her. ’ She practiced 4 horns a day. She had one track mind and ready to face hardships. Her desire grew when she came to know about the newly opened mountaineering institute in Manali. She was just 16 years at that time. She joined the institute and got ‘A’ grade and selected at all India level.
Life for Hanif, in the beginning, was never a smooth sail. Explain.
When Hanif was eight years old, he lost his father. He had to take the responsibility to look after his three younger brothers. His mother Hema aziz had a touring job and was out very often. They had to do their work for themselves. So it was not a smooth sail.
Why were the people miserable in Wangjia’s village?
In ancient times, there was a poor area in Tibet was Wangjia’s village. The people who lived in that area suffered from hunger and cold. There was no river or water source, trees, green grass or any types of crops. No fruits, flowers or vegetables.The land was also not good. The people did not know what happiness could be. In spite of that they believed that happiness must exist somewhere in the world.
V. Answer the following questions in 5-6 sentences each : (2 × 3 = 6)
How did the bird in the garden change Satish’s life?
One day he saw a rare bird that was flying here and there. It had long tail and black crest. It had restless energy and to flight at any moment. He was attracted by the bird and sketched the bird from his memory. He liked his sketch, and kept beside his bed on the pile of books. He had discovered his past time by filling the pages with pictures and patterns of his thinking. Like this the bird in the garden changed his life.
Why does the poet’s mother asserts her right to reside in a tree?
The poet’s mother asserts her right to reside in a tree because she loves to stay in a tree. She is fond of climbing trees even at her old age. When Grandma recover from her fall and after she became stronger she said her son that she could not lie oil the bed any longer and without hasitating she ordered that she wanted a house on the tree top to reside in that house peacefully. So her obedient son fulfilled her ambition and right.
VI. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow : (4 × 3 = 12)
‘A frightful proposition, Swami thought’.
a. What was the frightful proposition?
Swami can sleep alone in his father’s office room on that night was the frightful proposition, Swami thought.
b. Who made it?
Swami’s father made it.
c. Why did Swami regard it as ‘a frightful proposition’?
He had always slept beside his granny and any change in this arrangement kept him trembling and awake all the night. So he regarded it as a frightful proposition.
Tam new to Mumbai, but I have noticed that people here are afraid’.
a. Who is the speaker?
Baleshwar is the speaker.
b. Why had the speaker come to Mumbai?
The speaker Baleshwar came to Mumbai to hunt (seek) the job.
c. Why were the people afraid?
The people were afraid because if they are getting trapped in the courts or with Police.
‘Tomorrow morning we perform for the boy-yes?’ he said.
a. Who is the speaker?
Ustad Sahib or Ustad Allah Rakha is the speaker.
b. Who is the ‘boy’ here?
Here the boy is Ananth, the sick boy.
c. Why would they perform for the boy? They would perform for the boy because
he was in death-bed and this was his lost desire.
‘We were crowded in the cabin’
Not a soul would dare to sleep’.
a. Who does the word ‘we’ refer to here?
Here we means all the Sailors in the Ship.
b. Why were they crowded in the cabin? They were crowded in the Cabin because
the ship was cought by the storm.
c. ‘Not a soul would dare to sleep’ – why was it so?
Because all were frightened so much what would happen next, they don’t know, the hungry sea was roaring like a hungry lion.
VII. Given below is a profile. Write a paragraph using the clues given below:(1 × 3 = 3)
Age : 40 years
Date of Birth : 25th October
Qualification : MBA
Place of Birth: Bellary
Name of the spouse: Smt. Radhika-homemaker
Daughter: Latha – studying in 7th Standard
Work experience: Working as Manager at Ranbaxy India Ltd, Chennai.
Sudhakar is forty years old, middle-aged man living in Chennai. He was born on 25th October in Bellary. He was a MBA graduate. His wife was Smt. Radhika and she was an home-maker. They had one daughter and her name was Latha. She is studying in 7th Standard. He is working as Manager at Ranbaxy India Ltd, Chennai.
VIII. Develop the story using the clues given below: (1 × 3 = 3)
In a village – a clever elephant – there a river nearby – go for bath daily – passing by a tailor shop – The tailor – bananas daily – one day not given bananas – pricked needle – elephant angry – came with muddy water in its trunk – sprayed – tailor’s shop dirty – he repented.
Once a clever elephant was living in village. There is a river near by so it is go for bath daily. Whenever it goes to river, it should passing by a tailor shop. The tailor was fond of elephants, so he gave bananas to it daily. This became habit for both. One day the tailor was not in a mood to give banana, instead of keep quiet, he pricked the elephant by a needle.
The elephant became angry and brought some muddy water in its trunk and sprayed on the tailor’s shop. The shop became very dirty, and the tailor repented for his action. The moral of the story may be ‘Tit for Tat’ or we should not hurt animals with or without reason.
IX. Study the picture given below. Write a description or an account of what the picture suggests to you in a paragraph: (1 × 3 = 3)
- All Vistors should remove their shoes or chappals before enter into cabin, (inside.)
- Don’t bring any eatables (food items) and drinks including water inside.
- Dogs are not allowed inside.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited. Nobody should smoke inside.
- Everyone should put any unwanted things into bins provided. Don’t put anywhere.
- In these water sources nobody should fishing, fishing is prohibited.
X. Quote from memory : (1 × 4 = 4)
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.
My day or night myself I make,
When’ver I sleep or play;
And could I ever keep awake
With me ‘twere always day.’
XI. Read,the following passage and answer the questions that follow : 1 × 4= 4(2×2)
Man has altered many of the physical features of the earth with the tools of science. He has transformed woodlands and prairies into farmland. He has constructed lakes and dams to irrigate or to harness hydroelectric power. By cutting through mountain, he has almost modified the Very face of the earth.
However his attemps to bring about change in the physical environment have not always been beneficial. Today pollution of the air and water endangers the health of our planet. The automobile exhausts and the smokes from the factories are affecting our health. Pollution from oil is killing marine life.
The whole ecological balance of the sea is getting changed due to oil slick. Industrial and domestic wastes have choked several rivers. Conservationists strongly feel that if mankind and life were to survive on earth man must limit the growth of technology.
A. What are the effects of pollution?
Today pollution of the air and water endangers all the living createures on the planet Earth, including man. It also affecting our health. Leakage of oil killing the marine life. Industrial and domestic wastes have choked several rivers.
B. How has man altered the earth?
Man has altered many of the physical features of the earth with the tools of science. He has transformed woodlands and prairies into farmland. He has constructed lakes and dams to irrigate and harness hydroelectric power. By cutting through mountains, he has almost modified or altered the very face of the earth.
XII. Answer the following question in about 8-10 sentences : (1 × 4 = 4)
Write in your own words the summary of the poem ‘The song of India’
He/She asked their mother that they can sing for her. They questioned their mother that what type of song they want to sing ? They explained that they want to sing about the Himalayas, their snow – bound peaks or the three great oceans such as Bay of Bengal, Arabian sea and the Indian ocean which wash her feet or the beautiful dawn with its golden touch of the nature.
For this the mother said in a calm voice. She wants the song of beggar, leper or any untrodden people. Or the crowd of the streets, impure or dirty places or any secluded places. The son / daughter (poet) ignores their mother’s request and again asked about the topic of the Song.
They continues then- talk asking about the song of rock – cut temples, Epics in stone or sacrifice of her children and her own children or the inspired persons, famous prophets or the great persons who made great tasks or any worthy pilgrims. Hearing the sons/ daughter’s words, mother get upset and angrily she asked to sing about millions of people who toiled and kept their life to great cause, the experienced old people or ignorant people or helpless children who were very meek and dwelt in dark places.
These words make the author that his heart beat increased and the words heard a sound of bell and make him to emotinal. This situation is like a great white birds flew in a pitiful manner. He/she become very nervous and asked about the topic of the poem.
Even though he was afraid to question her but believed in his work, again he requested her what type of songs she liked whether he can sing about the dams and lakes or any steel mills (factorices and Industries) or ship building yard like Vishakapattanam or any great technologies or any great recognised events or any atomic incidents etc.,
For this mother rejected and said you may sing on these topics but you can sing about the early and the important strikes, brave men and their goal, their achievements or any class wars and their consequences. The poet complained and in a humble condition he/she questioned that they could n’t sing for her whole heartedly and in a pure love ? He/she sang for her. That song was bathed in the stainless blue that means it is very touching and appear into nothingness.
How does the poet describe the Jazz
player’s appearance and his music?
He stood at the crest of the tallest hill. He was old and had wrinkled face. He had no interest in life. His head was turned downward, he closed his eyes. He wore an old faded blue shirt. That shirt was dark with sweat, the tie was tom. The jacket was old and it could not hold his sagging (hanging) stomach.
He wore the old shoes which had papers inside. His face was not shaved. One could see the pain in each wrinkle of his face. He alone stood with his head down and eyes closed. He wore an old alto saxophone and chanting some religious music in low voice. That old saxophone was hanging from his neck by a wire coat hanger.
He wanted to tell that he was a Black Man. He had been sent here to preach the Black Gospel of Jazz. He was preaching it with words by loud musical sound. When he started to preach, he was transformed into a Bird. That Bird gathers its wings and flies high, high and higher until it flies away. Otherwise he come back to find himself as a Black man again.
In the poem ‘I am the land’ the speaker is patient, yet assertive. Substantiate in your own words.
In the first stanza she explains the man says he owned the earth she simply waits. Is it possible to own the earth because it is a planet and who gave the rights to own her ? But the earth will not dispute with the man, She would wait. The person shouted with rage then also the earth lie patiently.
He says that he bought her still she waits. The man would exploit her making muddy holes and the lights of the parking vehicles but she would stares these things. The farmer ploughs the land and grow the plants, trees crops, etc, The children would come and dance on the earth.
Someone comes and sings, The soldiers come with guns and put the fence it makes the earth to suffocate. The earth felt it very bad though she is suffocated but she patiently waits. Though the mother earth suffers a lot, she can patiently tolerate and challenged the man that he cannot put a fence around the planet earth.
Earth as a whole planet is very big’ and the man cannot put a fence and it is impossible for him. She can wait because she is the land (mother).
XIII. Write an essay on any one of the following : (1 × 4 = 4)
a) Ban on plastics
Why Plastic Should be Banned :
Plastic bags, though useful in many ways have proved to be extremely hamful to the environment due to one single reason – they are non – bio degradable, which means they ‘ do not decompose easily making their disposal a huge challenge. Our soil takes almost 5000 years to decompose one plastic bag. Burning them also does not help as it releases poisonous gases into the atmosphere. Despite its extreme harmful effects, plastic bags are extensively used today because they are light weight, convenient, durable and economical.
Plastic bags are the hash one pollutants of land and ocean. Banning them would mean that we will forever be free from the extreme damages it causes on our environment. Our lands and oceans will have a lot less litter in them. The adverse health effects it causes on humans, animals and marine life is irrevocable.
Banning them will tread us on a much healthier journey. Plastic bags are manufactured using petroleum and produced in quantities of trilions per year. Such huge volumes of petroleum can instead be directed towards more important basic necessities like automobile fuel.
Banning plastic will mean that we will have to find a more organic material as an alternate. A well known alternate for plastic bags are paper bags. The commodity paper is extensively used today and hence is already under mass production, causing a huge toll in our environment by the number of trees being cut down for this sake.
Now introducing paper bags will only adverse this. In the case, introducing any other organic material as an alternate for such an extensively used product will only mean a greater depletion of the already minimized natural resources.
We can either look at the cons of banning plastic bags as a problem or opportunity. On realizing the need, the problem of having less natural resources can turn into an opportunity to create more natural resources by planting more trees.
Such a way that plastics have become an inevitable component in our day to day life. Plastic bags have shops or vegetable shops. But, the actual scenario is, instead of making our lives easy, these plastic bags are the root cause of various issues like environmental pollution, illness in humans and animals, etc.
Problems of using plastic bags :
The plastic bags that we rely on for our every purchases at every store are perilous for the environment. The problem of using plastic bags is much more serious than it actually appears. Various studies report that these plastic bags are the major cause of water pollution. Additionally, these plastic bags make our fertile agricultural land highly infertile by occupying the underground and avoiding the uptake of minerals by the plants.
The increased use of plastic bags makes the disposal of them a herculean task. As plastic is not biodegradable, it takes almost 5000 years for the degradation to take place. The plastic bags can clog our waterways and is also a very harmful toxin for the aquatic life. Plastic bag wastes cannot be even disposed of through incineration as the process releases harmful gases that can deteriorate the atmosphere.
On a large scale, plastic bags should be banned as they can be dreadful to wild and marine life as well. Many times, these bags are mistaken for eatables by birds and animals. The plastic, which is consumed sometimes, this could even lead to the death of these animals by suffocation.
Above all, there are some external costs linked to these plastic bags. In addition to the costs linked to the production and buying of these plastic bags, there are other costs, such as :
- Environmental costs
- Resource extraction
- Resource depletion
- Loss of quality of life
- Economic loss.
- Wildlife loss
Conclusion: Plastic bags are banned in most of the countries globally. However, we must understand that mere ban can never help to sort the hazardous effects of the plastic bags. It is f high time that we realize the importance of our precious environment and avoid things that can degrade our environment. So, let’s go green and healthier life
(b) uses of Internet
Gone are the days when internet was only used in the offices, these days it is used as frequently at homes. In fact, everyone has an internet connection not only at home but also on their mobiles. This is to enable them to surf the internet even on the move. The situation is such that today people can miss a meal during the day but they cannot imagine their life without Internet even for a few hours. Internet has become an important part of our day to day lives.
Uses of Internet at Work place
Here is a look at the uses of internet at work place:
1. Communicate : One of the main reasons why internet is essential at work place is for the purpose of communicating. Internet facilitates emails and chats that make communication easy among employees. Reaching out to the clients has also become easier with the help of internet.
2. Share Ideas : Internet enables us to share ideas through different broadcast platforms. This has made it is easier to share ideas with large number of people at the same time.
3. Research : Any project réquires a good amount of research and interent is a great help when it comes to conducting research activities. All the information you require can be found within no time on the internet.
4. Promote Business : Internet these days has become a powerful tool for promoting businesses, different social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have not only helped big businesses grow bigger but have also encouraged small businesses reach out to masses and make their presence felt.
5. Knowledge Sharing : There are numerous uses of internet in the education industry. Here is how the teachers, management and students use it to their benefit.
Use of Internet for the Teachers : Internet serves as a place for knowledge sharing for the teachers. Teachers around the world can interact with each other and exchange ideas via internet. This is a great way to learn and evolve the methods of teaching.
Online teaching has also given way to numerous job opportunities for these professionals. Many teachers give up on their profession after their marriage owing to the added responsibilities while many others do not take up teaching owing to lack of opportunity in their vicinity.
Online coaching has proved to be’a boon for such teachers. It allows them to deliver video lectures from their own place. This has only been made possible with the help of internet.
Use of Internet for the Management: The management of different educational institutes around the world can interact by way of internet. This has helped the managements of educational institutes in developing countries improve the infrastures of their institutes. Newer ideas are incorporated from time to time to keep up with the international standards.
Use of Internet for the Students: Students have also benefitted immensely with the use of internet. In case any of their lectures
gets missed in the class, they do not necessarily require seeking help from their teachers or fellow students.
Internet has all the required information. They can get help related to any topic/subject online. Internet also comes handy in the preparation of projects and the completion of assignments.
Online coaching has also benefitted the students who do not have access to good educational institutes in their vicinity. There are many towns and villages in the country that do not encompass institutes for the preparation of competitive exams such as JEE and NEET. Online coaching is a great help for such students. They can prepare for these exams from the comfort from their home rather than relocating to a different place or giving up on their dreams.
Internet offers several uses but its contribution to the education sector is simply impeccable. It has actually redefined this sector.
Environment means all the natural surroundings such as land, air, water, plants, animals, waste, sunlight, forests hnd many other elements. An healthy environment maintains the nature’s balance as well as helps in growing, nourishing and developing every living and non living things on earth.
In modem times the man made technological advancement has made it possible to exploit natural resources to the maximum limit. This unbridled exploitation has gravely endangered the natural equilibrium of the environment. In fact life on earth is endangered to such an extent that the future of our planet, the only habitable planet in the universe, is endangered. The existence of life on earth in future is questionable.
Environmental degradation means disturbing the natural equilibrium of nature including atmosphere hydrosphere and lithosphere. Besides the natural environment; a man made environment exists which deals with technology, work environment, aesthetics, ‘transportation, housing, utilities, entics etc.
This man made environment has adversly affected the natural environment to a very great extent. Therefore there is a drastic and urgent need to save our natural environment. This can be only done by not challenging our natural resources but to use them judiciously and sensibily, we have to conserve our natural resources, that our future generations can also have access to them.
We should stop wasteful use of natural resources, stop polluting our environment, so that we and our future generation can live a peaceful and healthy life on earth. The Government, media, educational institutions should play an enormous role in generating environmental awareness among children, youth and people in general students should be familiarised about environmental issues and encouraged to cultivate, investigative and think. They should be encouraged to acquire problem solving skills in various environmental problems.
XIV. Write a letter using the information given below : (1 × 5 = 5)
Imagine you are Kavya / Nikhil studying in Government High School, Bangalore. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper complaining about illegal parking and encroachment of footpaths by vendors in your area.
28th October 2019
Kavya / Nikil,
Government High School,
Sub : Complaint against illegal Parking and encroachment of footpaths by vendors.
Through the column of your esteemed news paper, I would like to draw the attention of the respective authorities towards the illegal parking of numerous vehicles and the encroachment of shop keepers together with footpath vendors in our area make the public people should walk in the road itself. It is highly impossible to walk on the footpath. We feel it very unsafe to our children and old people to walk on the road. Once the respective authoritative persons visit the area, they come to know the practical difficulties. I hope that the concerned authorities will take notice and implement remedial actions, so that the people can walk on footpath safely.
Thanking you sir,
Write a letter inviting your friend to spend summer holidays with you.
I hope you have done well in your final exams. I have also put a lot of effort to get a rank in the exams. If you are not going any where else to spend your holidays, I want you to join me and family here at Bangalore. More over, my cousins are also coming. We will all enjoy playing Cricket and going to swimming pool. I will ask my father to take us to visit some historical places in and around Bangalore. We can also watch some good movies. Let us have a great time. Please come over. I will also ask my father to write to your father to permit you to come to Bangalore. I will be eagerly awaiting your reply.
Yours loving friend,
Anuj / Sb Sri Ranga,
No. 17/9, II Main Road,
3rd Stage, MEL Colony