Sample question for JSC examination
Full Marks : 100
Time : 3 hours
A :Seen part
Bangladeshi cuisine is rich and varied with the use of many spices. We have delicious and appetizing food , snacks and sweets .
Boiled rice is our staple rice .It is served with a variety of vegetables, curry , lentin soup , fish and meat . Fish is our main source of protein . Fishes are now cultivated in the ponds . Also we have freshwater fishes in the lakes and rivers . More than 40 years of fishes are common . Some of them are carp , rui ,katla , magur(catfish) , chingri(prawn or shimp). Shutki or dried fishes are popular . Hilsha slice , often together with dried fish , pickles, lentil soup , green chiliesand onion. It is a popular dish on the Pohela Boishakh .
The people of Bangladesh are very fond of sweets . Almost all Bangladeshi women prepare some traditional sweets . Pitha , a kind of sweets . Pitha , a type of sweets made from rice flour , sugar , syrup , molasses , and sometimes milk , is a traditional food loved by the entire people . During winter Pitha Utsab , meaning pitha festival , is organized by different groups people .
Sweets are distributed among cloze relatives when there is good news like birth , weddings, promotions, etc.
Sweet of Bangladesh are mostly milked based . The common ones are roshgolla , sandesh, rasamalai, gulap jamun and cham-chum. There are hundreds of different varities of sweet preparations. Sweets are therefore an important part of the day to day life of Bangladeshi people .
1.Choose the correct answer to each question from the alternatives given and write the corresponding number of the answers in your answer script.
i) The word ‘cusine’ in line 1 of the text means ..
a) a style of cooking b)a special kind of food c)cooking spicy dishes d)a combination
ii) The words ‘appetizing food ‘ in line 1 of the text means..
a)expensive food b)food that makes you feel hungry c)food that is cooked with spices d) food that has good nutritional value
iii) The word ‘’platter in the line 8 of the text means …
a)a large plate to serve food b)a meal served on a large plate c) a dish with a variety of food items on it d)all of the above
iv) The main source of protein for Bangladeshi people is …
a)boiled rice b)lentil soup c) fish d)meat
v) Panta bhat is usually served with ..
a)dried fish b)green chili and onion c) hilsha b)all of the above
2.Answer the following questions from your reading of the above text .
a)Name four fresh water fishes .
b)How is panta bhat prepared ?
c) Name four milk -based sweets .
d) Where are most of the fish cultivated ?
3. Read the following text and fill in the gaps with appropriate words to make it a meaningful one .
In a plane oxygen and the air present are always being monitored. In the event of a lack of oxygen , an oxygen mask with automatically a)_in front of you . Pull the mask towards you and b)_ it firmly over your nose and mouth . Secure the elastic band behind your head , and breathe normally . If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires c) _ . secure your mask on first , and then help the other person . Keep your mask on until a uniformed crew member advises you to d)_ it . In the event of an e) _ please assume the bracing position .
Ans: a.appear; b. put/place c. help ; d.remove ; e.emergency
B: Unseen part
Read the following text and answer questions 4 and 5 .
Meera is a singer with a great zeal for folk songs . She is a dancer too. She enjoys dancing with falk songs. She performs at national events and represents our culture in different countries .Besides singing , she also studies Computer science in a university in China . Manosh and Rudro are also two promising folk singers of our time . Manosh passed Hsc examination in 2018 when Rudro was a student of class 8. Manosh won the Star voice singing competition in 2012 in the folk song category . Rudro won that award in 2015 in the same category . He performed in the Boishakhi open concert at Dhaka university campus in 2016 . Both Manosh and Rudro love song because it appeals to our root culture . They belive that folk music can reach of our common people easily . In 2018 Manosh successfully released his first album titled ‘Mon Janala.’
4. Complete the table below . Write no more than three words and /or numbers for each answer.
Who what Where/when
Meera Studies computer science In a university in 1)……….
Meera 2)…………………. In foreign countries
3)………………… Was awarded Star voice singing competition In 2012
Rudra Appeard in the Boishakh concert At 4)……….. in 2016
Manosh Released his maiden 5)in …………
Ans: 1) China 2)represents our culture 3)Manosh 4)Dhaka University campus 5)2018
5.Read the passage again and write , whether the statements are true or false . Give correct answer , if the statement is false .
a. Meera enjoys singing folk songs .
b. Meera performs at both national and international levels.
c. Manosh and Rudra won two different awards .
d. The first album of Manosh was released in the same year when he passed the ssc examination .
e. The common people of our country love folks songs .
Ans: a) False . Meera enjoys dancing with folk songs .
c. False . Manosh and Rudra won the same award .
6. Read the text below and fill in the gaps using the clues given in the boxes .There are more words than necessary . One word can be used once only.
The off as namely This Finances
length cost country width roads touch
The padma Multipurpose Bridge is a mega project in the construction history of Bangladesh . This will connect three districts a)___ Munshiganj. Shariatpur and Madaripur . With b)__ connectivity 21 districts of c)__ south-western part of the d)___ will come under direct e)____ with the capital as well f)_ _ the whole country . Its total g)__ is 6:15 kms and h)____ is 18.1 meters. It will i)___ 3.6 billion USD . Bangladesh government j)__ this huge project .
Ans: a)namely b)this c)the d)country e) touch f)as g)length h)width i)cost j)finances
7.Read the text below and fill in the gaps using suitable words to make it a meaningful text .
The sun is the source of all energies . All the living beings a)__ sunsight directly or indirectly for their b)___ on this earth . Sunlight c)__ white as we see it with our naked eyes but the actual d)___ of sunlight looks white e)___ it is originally green .
Ans: a)use b)existence c)looks d)colour e) though
5. Match the part of sentences from column A and B to make five complete sentences.
Column A Column B
a.One day a fisherman i.to see the coins as the fisherman returned home
b.Suddenly he saw ii.began to boast of it before all the friends
c. His wife was very happy iii. a bag full of gold coins in his net
d.The fisherman asked his wife to keep iv.cast his net in the river
e.But instead of doing so she v.the find of gold coins a secret
Ans: a.iv b.iii c.i d.v e.ii