Final Model Test SSC 2016
English First Paper
Time: 3 hours Total Marks: 100
Part A: Reading Test (50 Marks)
Read the text and answer the following questions.
Newspaper is the store house of knowledge. It is not only the people’s parliament but also an integral part of modern civilization. It is just like the mirror of the world and it plays a vital role to from public opinion. We must have the habit of reading the newspaper daily. It helps us in acquiring general knowledge which is essential for our education. Nobody can keep contact with the outside world without reading the newspaper. Mere bookish knowledge is not sufficient in the struggle of life. A man who does not read the newspaper regularly is like a frog in a narrow well. Being ignorant of current topics, he cannot take part in the talks and discussions in an enlightened society and it seems like a fish out of water in it. The newspaper is a dainty in a dish of varieties, such as the news of current affairs, trade and commerce, films, games and sports etc. Moreover, the views of scholars on different subjects are discussed. All these have some educative values as it is a blessing of modern civilization.
But one should bear in mind that sometimes newspapers bear comments of diverse nature and interests by the reporters and critics from various angels. We should not be blindly influenced by these comments but should keep on open mind to the facts and problems.
- Choose the correct answer from the alternatives. 1×7=7
a) Which of the following has the closest meaning of the word ‘Vital’ used in the passage?
i) unimportant ii) large iii) big iv) important
b) The phrase “fish out of water” indicates ———-.
i) comfortable ii) uncomfortable iii) out of order iv) unsustainable
c) Divers is related to ———.
i) all the same ii) similar iii) different iv) multiple
d) Newspaper helps us to acquire ———— knowledge.
i) bookish ii) religious iii) general iv) scientific
e) The word ‘views’ is related to ———.
i) experiences ii) ideas iii) opinions iv) all the above
f) What is the motto of the author of the passage?
i) To show the role of parliament ii) To show the blessing of science
iii) To show the importance of reading newspaper
iv) To show the demerits of reading newspaper.
g) In the passage the author says “A man who does not read the
newspaper daily, is like a frog in a narrow well.” What does he
mean by this?
i) A man who does not read newspaper is a frog in a small well.
ii) A man who does not read newspaper is nothing but frog of a well.
iii) A man who reads newspaper daily is unaware of the happening of
the whole world.
iv) A man who does not read newspaper daily is ignorant and
unaware of the happening around the whole world.
2. Answer the following questions. 2×5=10
a) What is the main purpose of the author of the passage?
b) Why is newspaper called the mirror of the world?
c) What does newspaper often contain?
d) How can newspaper influence us in a wrong way?
e) Why is newspaper called ‘the people’s parliament’?
3. Write a summary of the passage in no more than 90 to 100 words. 10
4. Read the text and complete the table below with information from the passage. 1×5=05
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the USA. He is famous for his Gettysburg Address. It was delivered by him during the American Civil War, on November 19, 1863. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky, the USA. His parents were from Virginia. In 1819, his mother died. Then his father moved to Indiana state. He grew up there. He was a captain in the Black Hawk War. He got the nomination for president in 1860. Then he became the President of the USA. In 1861. Lincoln declared a ban on slavery in America on January 1, 1863. He was reelected President in 1864. On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, he was assassinated at Ford’s theatre in Washington.
|Name of Events||Place||Year/Time||Contribution|
|ii) ———-||November 19, 1863|
|Became the President||iii) ——–|
|in 1863||iv) ———-|
- From your reading of the above passage fill in the blanks with
suitable words. Use one word only in each blank: 1×5=5
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the USA was (a) ——— President twice. He was (b) ——— for his speech (c) ——— was delivered on November 19, 1863. The great man (d) ——— slavery in America. That time America was very chaotic. So, he tried to (e) ——— peace in country.
- Match the parts of the 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|
|a) The world we live in
b) There are many things and
c) Life exits under different
d) All these things, objects, forces
e) We can change sense of these
|i) together make our environment.
ii) by means of scientific power.
iii) is full of different things.
iv) and force around us.
v) in different places.
vi) while most of them cannot be
vii) in this cute world.
- Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the
whole story. 1×8=8
a) He fell asleep there but a great noise woke him up.
b) It was crying for pain in his leg.
c) Androcles was very much afraid and he felt sure that the beast the beast would kill him.
d) A lion had entered the cave roaring loudly.
e) He went to the lion.
f) Then he moved a thorn from the lion’s paws.
g) Soon he realized that the lion was not angry.
h) Once Androcles fled away from his master’s house and hid himself in
Part- B: Writing Test (50 Marks)
8. Write a Paragraph on “A School Magazine” by answering the following questions. 10
a) What is a school magazine? b) Why is it important? c) What does it contain? d) How are the topics for the magazine selected? e) How can a school magazine help the students?
9. Read the beginning of a story and write ten new sentences to complete the story. 10
All of you have heard the name of Sheikh Saadi. He was a great poet. Once he was invited to the court of the Sultan. He started for the court. On the way it became dark and he took shelter in a rich man’s house. As he was in simple dress ——————–.
10. Suppose you are Fahim/Fahima. You have paid a visit to your friend Nabil/Nabila who showed a grand hospitality to you. Now write a letter to your friend thanking for hospitality. 10
11. Write a dialogue between you and your friend on how to eradicate the illiteracy problem from Bangladesh. 10
12. The graph below shows the Elderly people’s changing attitude to pastimes in a community. Describe the chart in 150 words. You should highlight and summaries the information given in the chart. 10