SSC Model Test – 2020
English 2nd Paper
Full Marks: 60 Time: 60 Minutes
Part A: Grammar
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once. 0.5×10=5
Corruption is a form of (a) —- or criminal activity (b) —- by a person or organization entrusted with a position of (c) —-, often to acquire (d) —- benefit or abuse of entrusted power for one’s (e) —- gain. Corruption may include many activities including (f) —- and embezzlement though it may also (g) —- practices that are legal in many countries. (h) —- corruption occurs when an office-holder or other (i) —- employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain. (j) —- to counter corruption are often summarized under the umbrella term anti-corruption.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words 0.5×10=5
A man of (a) —- is respected always (b) —- after his death for his (c) —-. He is an (d) —- person who devotes himself with a view to (e) —- education in society. He always (f) —- people how to (g) —- between right and wrong. (h) —- fact, he is the authentic person (i) —- the world should (j) —-.
3. Make five sentences using parts of sentence from each column of the table below. 05
|Once upon a time there||made||two elder sisters|
|Her mother was dead and she||were||a maiden named Cinderella|
|She||lived||very unkind to little Cinderella|
|But they||had||her stay among the pots and kettles|
|They||to work very hard in the kitchen|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. 0.5×10=05
Self-control (a) —- all other virtues. Man generally (b) —- on impulses and strong desires. Vicious desire (c) —- the purity of heart and mind resulting in the degradation of human nature. It is self-control that can help a man (d) —- up a pure character which is very essential to (e) —- above the level of inhumanity. A man who (f) —- tolerance (g) —- himself. He cannot (h) —- the problems that he faces in society. A man devoid of self-control does not (i) —- a strong sense of humanity whereby he can (j) —- his harmful passion.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 05 I said to jamal,” Good morning. Why did you miss the most important class on the rule of passage narration yesterday?” “Alas! Sir. What a fool I am! Please help me on the topic. I will never miss any important class.” “Don’t do this. Let us discuss the topic,” I said.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Once two women quarreled over a baby, each claiming the baby as her own. (Compound)
b) As the dispute could not be settled, they were brought to a judge for a settlement. (Simple)
c) The judge left no stone unturned to solve the problem. (Affirmative)
d) He also tried his best to make them accept the truth but both clung to their claim. (Simple)
e) The wise judge then ordered the executioner to cut the baby into two equal parts. (Passive)
f) At this, one woman remained quiet but the other one cried out in sorrow. (Complex)
g) The real mother did not want to kill her son. (Affirmative)
h) So, she decided to leave her demand. (Passive)
i) The fake mother gladly accepted her proposal. (Complex)
J) Then the judge gave the baby to the weeping mother and punished the other one. (Simple)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
a) Five years have passed since ———–.
b) ———– provided the weather is fine.
c) Study seriously lest ———–.
d) Danger often comes ———–.
e) The lady speaks as if ———–.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. 0.5×10=5
Patriotism means love for one’s own country and people. It is a powerful sentiment and is an (a) —- (selfish) —- and noble virtue. A true patriot is a great asset for a nation. His (b) —- (ideal) —- gives him courage and strength. It (c) —- (courage) —-him to sacrifice his life for the sake of (d) —- (free) —- and honor of his country. By (e) —- (be) —- a patriot, one can bring (f) —- (prosper) —- for one’s country and remove his sufferings. But false (g) —- (patriot) —- expression is dangerous and (h) —- (disaster) —- patriotism is (i) —- (price) —- but it must not supersede the feeling of (j) —- (universe) —-love for humanity.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
a) The young hardly practice good manner, ———-?
b) The widower shut the door, ———-?
c) Writing many letters makes him happy, ———-?
d) Let him enjoy the farewell dinner, ———-?
e) I’d help you if you came here, ———-?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. 1×5=5
(a) —– there lived a beggar in a city. He thought (b) —- he would have more money (c) —– he pretended to be dumb. (d) —– he had ‘dumb’ painted on a board and hung it round his neck. Another beggar (e) —– envied him determined to punish the cheat.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 05
in spite of his illness rahul went to college he seemed to be very tired and worried his teacher mr wahed advised him to leave college at once