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SSLC  English II Lang. Model Question Paper-1

Student Name: ………………………………………………………                      Roll No: ………… Date: ………………………….                     Max. Marks: 80                          Marks Obtained:

Section A

(Prose, Poetry, Supplementary Reading and Vocabulary)(24 Marks)

Chose the appropriate alternative and write in the space provided                  1 mark × 3 = 3

1. 'They did not voice their fears'. Who do 'they' refer to?

(a) doctors       (b) friends        (c) family members      (d) nurse

2. The source of entertainment to Satish was 

(a) reading       (b) writing        (c) music                      (d) drawing

3. 'Why do you look at me while you say?’ who said this?

(a) swamy's father         (b) swamy's mother     (c) swamy's grandmother         (d) swamy's frien

Answer the following questions in 2 or 3 sentences each:                                  2 marks × 4 = 8

4. How did swamy feel when his father compelled him to sleep alone in his office?

5. What was the result of Wangjia's journey of the first three hundred miles?

6. How did Smitha feel while she attended the music concert?

7. What were the commonly recognised threat for the survival of our civilisation? (Write any four of new threats)

Answer the following questions.                                                                           3marks x 3 = 9

8. I argued with him but it was useless. Finally, he signed the deed and took the money but refused to take more than the amount agreed upon.

(a) Who argued with Don Anselmo?

(b) Did Don Anselmo take double the amount offered? Why or Why not?

9. 'You must be dreaming! No one has the right to destroy a girl's pretty eyes? I'll never gouge Bhima's eyes'? (a) Who does 'you' refer to?

(b) Who was Bhima? What did the mother ask the boy to do?

10. Here's a Keg O' rum

To kingdom come! The devil laughs, But god is dumb!

(a) Who sang this song?

(b) What emotion was expressed in the song? Why was this song repeated throughout the journey 

11. Baleshwar felt that people of Mumbai were afraid. What were they afraid of according to his opinion?       OR

How can you say that Satish Gujral was popular all over the world?                                          4 marks × 1 = 4

Poetry (16 Marks)

Chose the appropriate alternative and write in the space provided.                 1m x 1 = 1

12. Grandma in the poem had                        of climbing trees. (a) the habit     (b) the chance  (c) the gift        (d) the blessings

Answer the following questions in about a word a phrase or a sentence each. 1 mark × 2 = 2

13. The old jazz musician's shirt was dark due to

14. How does a blind person understand whether it is a day or a night

Answer the following in 2-3 sentences each.                                                       2 marks × 3 = 6

15. 'Mercy is the mightiest of the mightiest. How does the poet justify this?

16. 'A chainlink necklace chokes me now'. Name the figure of speech used in the above line. Give reason.

17. 'till the game is played till music ends' what do these phrases suggest? In which poem do these lines occur?

Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow (…….)

18. 'We were crowded in the cabin, not a soul would dare to sleep'

(a) Who does the word 'we' refer to here?


(b) Not a soul would dare to sleep – why was it so? 2

Answer the following questions in about 6-8 sentences each.                           4 marks × 1 = 4

19. What are the feelings of the poet in the poem 'off to outer space tomorrow morning?’ OR

Explain the appearance of the black man in 'Jazz Poem Two'

Supplementary reading (4 Marks)

Answer the following in 2-3 sentences each                                                        2 mark × 2 = 4

20. What had the police expected about the way of the protest? How did the student leaders manage the protest?


How has Dolma described her preparedness for the task of scaling the Mount Everest?

21. The absence of mother from home taught the children something. What was that? OR

How did the fourteenth amendment to the U.S. constitution and Mahatma phule influence Ambedkar?

Vocabulary (4 Marks)

22. Four words are given below. Identify the word that has a long vowel sound.                       1 mark × 4 = 4

(a) prince        (b) sick (c) ample                      (d) meat

23. This is a           (storey / story) told by a          (night / knight) (Choose the correct words and fill in the blanks)

24. The soldier showed his bravery in the battle field. The meaning of the underlined word is( wisdom / courage)

25. He was dismissed because of his          discipline (supply the suitable prefix to complete the statement

Section – B Reading (16 Marks)

Read the following dialogue and answer each of the questions appropriately. 1 mark × 4 = 4

Correspondent                        : Good morning ,Jayalaxmi

Jayalaxmi                     : Good morning Sir, How are you?

Correspondent                        : I'm fine. Did you expect first rank in SSLC? Jayalaxmi                     : Not really, I expected to be one among the first ten. Correspondent                        : What is the secret of your achievement?

Jayalaxmi                                  : I’ve been regular in my studies and I never missed a class and failed to do my home work even once

Correspondent             : What are you hobbies or special interests? Jayalaxmi                                  : Collecting stamps and listening to music.


26. What isJayalaxmi's achievement?

27. What did Jayalaxmi expect?

28. You know Jayalaxmi’s hobbies. What are her hobbies?

29. The text is a part of a/an          panel discussion / interview. (fill in the blank appropriately

Study the following map of India and answer the question that follow:          1 mark × 4 = 4

30. What does the straight vertical line indicate?

31. Which is the line that divides India into equal halves?

32. What does the square indicate in the map?

33.             and           separate India from Srilaka

Writing (6 Marks)

Imagine that you are Avinash / Aishwarya of X Std, Gandhi Vidyashala, Bellari. 4 mark×1=4

34. Write a letter to your friend about your visit to this place during holidays. OR

Below is a profile of Mr. Venkatesh, the school teacher. Write a paragraph based on the information.

35. A paragraph is given below. It has four errors. Edit the paragraph. Clues are given.

'Are you coming, manju ?' Babu asked 'coming where' said Manju. Even as the brother and sister were talking they

hear magical words' they are coming the children like others, rushed out, heedless of a rain.  1/2×4=2

a) Capital letter to be used

b) question mark to be used

c) verbal mistake to be corrected d) Article to be corrected

36. Readhe conversation.

Sujay   : What are you doing, Madhavi? Madhavi           : I’m writing a letter

Grammar (14 Marks) 

The passive form of the underlined sentence is                                                   1m x 1 = 1

a) A letter is being written by me                                  b) A letter was being written by me c) A letter will be written by me                        d) A letter was written by me.

37. If I had been the prime minister. I             have rooted out corruption.                              1m x 1 = 1

The most appropriate modal verb to be used is a) can, b) would,         c) should,          d) must

38. The students won't waste time             . The question tag to be used here is                      1m x 1 = 1

a) won't they?  b) will they?      c) can they?     d) would they?

39. Bharat's native place is Mysuru. The correct 'wh' question to be used for the underlined word as question.

a) Where is Bharat's native place? b) Which is Bharat's native place? 1m x 1 = 1

c) Whose native place is Mysuru? d) How is Bharat's native place?

40. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepostions and articles                                                  ½ m x 4 = 2

The dhobhi is             person who takes our dirty clothes and washes them. He washes the clothes             beating them on hard stones. He uses soap             washing them. He spreads them out on river bank to dry in ------ sun. (the, by, for, a)

41. Read the conversation. Based on it, complete the reported form given below.                    ½ m x 4 = 2

Shivu   : Good morning, Rani

Rani     : Very good morning, Shivu

Shivu   : Let’s not waste our time, shall we begin?

Rani     : Sure, I'm rather glad you raised the subject.

Shivu and Rani exchanged pleasantries. Shivu was eager to get into business. She asked hum.  Shivu accepted and                      that                         glad as she                        subject.

42. Fill in the blanks with appropriate form of verb given in the brackets.                                  ½ m x 4 = 2

Ram                 (be + please) to see shashi and welcomed her, Shashi             (thank) him. Ram               (ask) her politely if she              (can) take her off shoes

43. Fill in the blanks using the appropriate linking words given in brackets.                               ½ m x 4 = 2

Prerana            : Who are you talking about? Sakshi   :                (1) it's about, Nandini

Nandini is not only clever but social                   (2) reliable              _(3). No wonder                 , she is the star of our college. (also, then, well, and)

44. Arrange the following words in the order in which they are in a dictionary.                         1 m x 1 = 1

forbid, forget, follow, flourish

45. Suppose you want to find correct spelling for the word’ education’, then you would refer to a              _

46. A message reads like this 'C u l8r' What does it mean ? Write it in the normal w

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