SSC Model Test 2018
English First Paper
Full Marks: 100 Time: 2:30 Hours
Reading Text (Seen Passage)
Read the following passage and then answer the questions below it
Steven Paul Jobs (24 February 1955 – 5 October 2011), most popularly known as Steve Jobs was the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. He was the pioneer of the personal computer revolution. He was famous for his career in the electronic field of computers and consumers. This became possible through the marketing of Apple computers.
In 1985, Jobs left Apple after losing a power battle with the board of directors. He then founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher education and business market. On the other hand, Apple failed to bring up any new operating system during Job’s absence. Jobs returned to Apple as an adviser, and took control of the company as an interim CEO. By 1998, Jobs brought back Apple to profitability from the verge of bankruptcy. He supervised the development of iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone and iPad. These devices are so simple and user friendly that even a child can operate them.
He supervised the company’s Apple Stores, iTunes Store and the App Store too. The success of these products and services brought about steady financial returns for several years and pushed Apple to become the world’s most valuable publicly traded company in 2011. This triumph is regarded as the greatest turnarounds in the business history. Steve Jobs has been highly acclaimed as a visionary leader. Jobs has changed people’s perspective computer, and how they use it, consume personal media, and how they communicate with each other. Hence i-Books, i-Phones, i-Pods and i-Pads have become extremely popular. Jobs saw and felt the need of Wi-Fi in laptops. It is who made Wi-Fi a standard feature of every laptop and of many other devices worldwide. So Jobs’ dream to be anywhere anytime became a reality. Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios. He became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar.
1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives: 1×7=7
a) Steven Paul Jobs was the chief ______ officer of Apple Inc.
i) assistant ii) executive iii) accountant iv) marketing
b) Steven Paul Jobs was the founder of ______.
i) Google ii) Microsoft iii) NeXT iv) Apple
c) Steven Paul Jobs was the ______ of the personal computer
i) pioneer ii) master iii) student iv) teacher
d) In _____, Jobs left Apple.
i) 1998 ii) 1985 iii) 1955 iv) 1958
e) By 1998, Jobs improved the condition of ——.
i) Orange ii) Apple iii) NeXT iv) iTunes
f) He became one of the ______ of the Walt Disney Company.
i) managers ii) professors iii) directors iv) epicureans
g) He made ______ for every laptop.
i) Wi-Fi ii) TV iii) Microphone iv) iMac
2. Answer the following questions. 2×5=10
a) Who was Steven Paul Jobs?
b) Who was the founder of NeXT? When did he found it?
c) When did Steven Paul Jobs leave Apple and why did he leave?
d) Was Jobs a visionary? Why do you think so?
e) What is the main theme of the passage?
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it.
Mainul Islam and his brothers are great people. They all are educated. But they are different from many higher educated people of our country. Mainul took his higher education from Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh. But after completing his graduation, he did not seek for job and leave his home. Rather he took the profession of farming using his knowledge. His younger brother graduated from Rajshahi University. He too returned to his village and took a job in a local school as a science teacher. His youngest brother is a social science graduate and would like to start an NGO to work for his village. In fact, this family can be an ideal family for many of us. We often forget our roots, with our soul.
3. Fill in the gap in the following passage with a suitable word of your own based on the information from the text: 1×5=05
We can take the (a) ___ of Mainul Islam and his (b) ___. They are really great people. (c) ___ completing their education, they did not seek for jobs leaving their family, their village. (d) ____ they stayed in their village and found out their jobs there. By (e) ___ this they have set a new example for others.
4. Read the following passage carefully and complete the table
below with information from the passage. 1×5=5
Louise Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist. He is remembered for his remarkable invention of the causes and preventions of diseases. He was born on December 27, 1822 in Dole, Jura, French. He entered primary school in 1831. In 1838he left for Paris to join the Institution of Barbet but became homesick and returned home. In 1839 he got into the college Royal de Beasancon and received B.A. degree in 1840. He did his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Dijon in 1842. He received his medical license in 1845 as a doctor. He was appointed Professor of Physics at the Dijon Lycee in 1848. He invented the vaccines for Rabies in 1886. He died on September 28, 1895 at the age of 72.
|Received B.Sc in Chemistry||ii) ——||iii) ——|
|Received medical license||iv) ——|
|in 1886||v) ——|
5. Write a summary of the passage in no more than 60 to 70 words. 10
6. Match the parts of sentences given in column ‘A’ and column ‘B’ to write five complete sentences. There are more parts of sentences in column ‘B’ than required. 1×5=5
|Column A||Column B||Column C|
|a) We should||i) persons are not only dishonest||i) but also harmful for our society|
|b) Corrupt||ii) high time we||ii) we do not think of the welfare of our country|
|c) Now it is||iii) so self-centered that||iii) did something against corruption|
|d) We should||iv) say ‘no’ to corruption||iv) because it is a serious social crime|
|e) But we are||v) work together if||v) we want to control corruption|
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story. 8
a) The woman rushed from door to door for the mustard seed.
b) The Buddha told her that since death is a common affair she could not grieve over her son’s death.
c) He asked the widow to bring a handful of mustard seed from a house where death had not entered.
d) One day a widow who had lost her son came to Buddha.
e) The widow requested Buddha to restore her dead son to life.
f) But she found no house where someone had not died.
g) Buddha felt pity for the bereaved woman but could do nothing.
h) Being disappointed she came back to Buddha and told him about the result of her search.
8. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on “A Winter Morning” You should write about 250 words. 10
a) How is a winter morning? b) How do creatures feel? c) When do people get up? d) What kind of food do people eat? e) What are the sufferings and the enjoyments of a winter morning?
9. Read the beginning of the story. Write new ten sentences to complete the story. Give a title of it. 10
Once upon a time there live two rats they worked together to collect their food. One day they found a piece of bread………….
10. The graph below shows “The increase of rice production in Bangladesh.” Describe the graph in 150 words. You should highlight and summarize the information given the graph. 10
11. Suppose you are Joy/Joya and you live at 32 Mirpur, Dhaka. You have a friend named Arian/Ariana who lives in Ramgonj, Luxipur and he wants to know the importance of learning English. Now write a letter to your friend about it. 10
12. Write a dialogue between you and your friend about “Advantages and Disadvantages of Town Life and Village Life” 10
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