JKBOSE Class 8th English Paper 2014
ENGLISH – T2
Time Allowed: 2:30 Hrs. Maximum Marks: 50
Q. 1 Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end:
“Soon after that incident, the Rabbi invited his disciples to a meal at which both Soft and hard tongues were served. The disciples ate the soft ones and left the hard ones untouched. Noticing this, the Rabbi said to his disciples. “As you choose the soft tongues and reject the hard ones, so also use a soft tongue in your conversation with one another.”
(a) Answer the following questions briefly
(i) What was served at the meal?
(ii) What advice the Rabbi gave to his disciples? 1×2 = 2 marks
(b) Choose the most appropriate option 1×2 = 2 marks
(i) The disciples ate
(a) the hard tongues
(b) the soft tongues
(c) both soft and hard tongues (d) none of these
(ii) The word ‘disciples’ in the above passage means.
(d) None of these
Q. 2. Read the following Poetry stanza and answer the questions given at the end.
One wrinkle of the time
When your father uprooted you
From the backyard of his house
to plant you in the courtyard of others.
(a) Answer the following questions briefly, 1×2=2 marks
(i) What does the Wrinkle represent?
(ii) What does the expression, “uprooted you from the backyard of his house,” mean?
(b) Choose the most appropriate option:
(i) Who has composed the above-quoted lines?
(a) Alfred Tennyson
(b) Willian Shakespeare
(d) Abdul Ahad Azad
(ii) The word ‘uprooted’ has been used as: 1×2=2 marks
(a) a noun
(b) an adjective
(c) a verb
(d) an adverb
Q.3. Read the given passage and answer the following questions given at the end.
However, Rustum was not able to live with his wife for a long time. The King of Persia soon sent for him because he did not feel safe unless Rustum was in his kingdom to protect and defend it. So, Rustum had to go away from his wife who was then in the family way. It was with great sorrow that he parted from her because it might be many years before he saw her again. At the parting, he gave her a precious stone and said, “When you become a mother, tie this stone on the child’s arm and keep our marriage a secret.”
(a) Answer the following questions briefly: 2 × 1 = 2 marks
(i) Why was Rustom not able to live with his wife for a long time?
(ii) What did Rustom give his wife at the time of parting?
(b) Choose the most appropriate option: 2 × 1 = 2 marks
(i) At the time of parting, Rustom’s wife was
(d) none of these.
(ii) The word ‘parting’ has been used as:
(a) a noun
(b) an adverb
(c) an adjective
(d) a verb
Q. 4. Answer the following questions (any three) 3×2=6 marks
(i) What is biodegradation? (Polythene: A disaster)
(ii) What does the poet compare the poets with? (Meeting poets)
(iii) What does happens when the whole pack of cards and all animals fall upon Alice? (The Strange Trail)
(iv) Why did Rustum not tell Sohrab, who he was?
Q.5. (a) Match the clause from Column ‘A’ with a clause from Column ‘B’ to make meaningful sentences. 1×3=3 marks
1. If I had worked harder
2. If you had arrived earlier
3. If you have not lent me money
a) I’d not have been able to buy the car
b) I’d have got more marks
c) You could have seen Sachin.
(b) Put the correct word given in the bracket. 1×2=2 marks
(i) The driver of the car had ________ injuries. (Serious/seriously)
(ii) Razia is _______ upset about losing her job. (terrible/terribly)
(c) Complete the following binomial. 1×2= 2 marks
(i) Law and ______
(ii) Pick and _______
(d) Put a question tag for the following statement. 1×1=1 marks
(i) You are tired, _________?
Q. 6. Write an essay (200 words) on any one of the following topics: 7 marks
a) The festival I like the most
b) Value of Games and Sports
c) My aim in life
Q. 7. Write a letter to your friend inviting him to attend your sister’s marriage 5 marks
Write an application to the headmaster of your school requesting him to issue your school leaving certificate.
Q.8. Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end. 1×3=3 marks
Another five years old, named Nora, taught me more about the things, children do when teaching themselves to read, the problems they meet, and the ways they solve or try to solve them. I was visiting her family on or a weekend. Though I had not seen Nora since she was a small baby, we were soon friends. Sometimes, during the day, when I seemed to have nothing to do, she came upto me with a book in her hand and asked If I would help her to read it. So, we sat on the sofa and went to work. The book was, ‘Hop on Pop’, a very good book for beginners.
(i) What did Nora teach the narrator?
(ii) What did Nora ask the writer to do?
(iii) Which book is considered as a good book for beginners?
Q.9. (a) Report the following statements in the indirect: 1×2= 2 marks
(i) The teacher said to me. “I have no spare time today.”
(ii) She said, “My father will come from Jammu tomorrow.”
(b) Fill in the blanks with the correct prepositions out of the given option. 1×2= 2 marks
(i) The boy jumped_______the fence quickly (over/across)
(ii) The players quarrelled _______ themselves on the play field.
(c) Match the words on the left with the words on the right to form common collocations. 1/2×4 = 2 marks
(d) Make two words each using the following suffixes. 1/2×4 = 2 marks
(ii) …………. ly
(e) Write the short form (Contraction) for the underlined words. 1 mark
I have a car