S.S.C. Model Test 2016 (2)
Subject: English First and Second Paper
Time: 40 Minutes Marks: 35
Read the text and answer the questions.
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 theater in Washington.
- Read the passage and complete the table below with information from the passage: 1×5=5
|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.
- Read the beginning of the story. Write 10 new sentences to complete the story. 10
Robert Bruce, king of Scotland, fought several battles to regain his country’s freedom but was each time defeated. Naturally he was very sad …………
- Change the narrative style of the following text. 05
“What kind of stories did Aesop tell?” asked Anwar. “Fables,” replied Mrs. Amin. “Do you know what fables are?” “No,” replied Anwar. “Well”, continued Mrs. Amin. “Fables are stories with a message or a moral.”
- Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
- a) Success cannot be achieved without efforts, ———–?
- b) Of course not. In fact, everything glorious is achieved through much efforts, ———-?
- That’s right. We could not achieve our independence if we did not struggle for it, ————?
- Surely not. Every one of us should try hard to gain success, ————-?
- Of course. It won’t descend on us automatically, ————?
- Every citizen has a) ——– rights and privileges. For example, he has a right of security of life. His property should be b) ——–. He can claim the protection of law c) ——– necessary. The state is d) ——– to give him such protection. He has right to e) ——– as he pleases. The state should not f) ——– his freedom of speech. But he must not say anything that goes against the g) ) ——– laws of the land. He h) ——– a natural right to i) ——– a good job. He also has a right to elect a good and efficient j) ——–.
- a. February 12, 1809 b. Delivered his Gettysburg c. in 1861 d. Ban on slavery e. Ford’s theater, Washington
- a. elected b. famous c. which/that d. banned e. establish/restore
- Robert Brush and the Spider
Once there was a king named Robert Bruce who lived in Scotland. He was a great warrior and so he fought many battles and won them. But once he was badly defeated. He ran away from the battle field to save his life and took shelter in a cave where he hid himself. He was wrapped up in deep sorrow and out of disappointment. So, he gave up all his hope and struggle. One day when he was lying in the cave, he saw a spider which was trying to reach the roof of the cave. It made six attempts to reach its web but every time it slipped down. Now the king got interested and watched the spider carefully. He was astonished to see that spider did not lose heart but continued its efforts to reach up at the top. At the seventh attempt the spider was successful in its attempt of reaching its web. This incident boosted up the spirit of King Bruce. He gained new strength and fresh courage. He gathered his forces and fought another battle. This time he fought with new vigor and enthusiasm and was ultimately successful in making his country free.
Morality: Failure is the filler of success.
- Anwar asked Mrs. Amin what kind of stories Aesop had told. She replied that Aesop told fables. She then asked Anwar if he knew what fables were. He replied in the negative. Then Mrs. Amin assured him and continued that fables were stories with a message or a moral.
5. a) Success cannot be achieved without efforts, can it?
b) Of course not. In fact, everything glorious is achieved through much effort, isn’t it?
c) That’s right. We could not achieve our independence if we did not struggle for it, could we?d) Surely not. Every one of us should try hard to gain success, shouldn’t we?
e) Of course. It won’t descend on us automatically, will it?
6. a. certain/ some equal b. secured c. when/if d. bound e. vote/speak f. interfere g. established h. has i. get j. representative/leader/government.