JKBOSE Class 8th English Paper 2015
ENGLISH – T2
Time Allowed: 2:30 Hrs. Maximum Marks: 50
Q.1. Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end:
“If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.” He showed them Caesar’s cloak, torn by the swords of men whom he had thought were his friends. “See what a rent the envious Casca made!” cried Anthony. “And here the well-beloved Brutus struck. This was the unkindest cut of all. You know how dearly Caesar loved him, and when he found that Brutus was unfaithful, his great heart broke.”
(a) Answer the following questions briefly 1×2 = 2 marks
(i) What is the purpose of Mark Antony in showing Caesar’s cloak to the Roman people?
(ii) Whose heart did break and why?
(b) Choose the most appropriate answer: 1×2 = 2 marks
(i) Who was called unkindest?
(ii) The word ‘dearly’ has been used as:
(a) a noun.
(b) an adjective.
(c) an adverb.
(d) a verb.
Q.2. Read the following Poetry stanza and answer the questions given at the end.
You were the light to reason but you chose to be fire, O Man! You put humanity to disgrace, how callous of you, O Man! Nature has fashioned you to apportion love and affection But you took to buying and selling religion and faith instead.
(a) Answer the following questions briefly. 1×2 = 2 marks
(i) Why has man been described as callous?
(ii) What has man undertaken to do?
(b) Choose the most appropriate option. 1×2 = 2 marks
(i) Who composed the above-quoted lines?
(a) Shiv Nath
(b) Abdul Ahad Azad
(c) William Shakespeare
(d) None of these
(ii) The word ‘Callous’ has been used as:
(a) a noun
(b) an adjective
(c) an adverb
(d) a verb
Q.3. Read the given passage and answer the following questions given at the end. 1×2 = 2 marks
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:
(i) How did the King of Persia feel in the absence of Rustum?
(ii) Why was Rustum sad at the time of parting from his wife?
(b) Choose the most appropriate option: 1×2=2 marks
(i) The word ‘tie’ in the above passage has been used as :
(a) a verb
(b) a noun.
(c) an adjective
(d) an adverb.
(ii) At the time of parting, Rustum’s wife was
(d) None of these
Q. 4. Answer the following questions (Any three) 2×3=6 marks
(i) Where did polo originate? (Polo-The King of Games)
(ii) What is the best way to know poets? (Meeting Poets)
(iii) Knave denies having imitated somebody’s handwriting. What evidence does he give? (The Strange Trial)
(iv) Why was Rustum at first not ready to fight against Sohrab?
Q.5. Match the clause from ‘Column A’ with a clause from ‘Column-B’ to make meaningful sentences: 1×3=3 marks
|Column A||Column B|
|1. If you had arrived earlier||We would have gone out|
|2. If the weather had not been so bad||I would have gotten more marks|
|3. If I had worked harder||You could have seen her|
(b) Choose the correct word: 1×2=2 marks
(i) Sanjay fell and hurt himself quite … (bad/badly)
(ii) There was a …….. change in the weather. (Sudden/suddenly)
(c) Complete the following binomials: 1×2=2 marks
(i) Now and ……….
(ii) Slowly but ………..
(d) Put a question tag for the following statement: 1 mark
(i) You can speak Dogri ……………?
Q.6. Write an essay (200 words) on any one of the following topics: 7 marks
(i) The Game I like the most
(ii) My Aim in Life
(iii) Values of Games
Q.7. Write a letter to your cousin advising him to study seriously. 5 marks
Write an application to the headmaster of your school requesting him to grant for four days leave to enable you to attend a family function.
Q.8. Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end: 1×3=3 marks
Global warming is a common term used today, especially in print and electronic media. It refers to the rising temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans and its related effects. In the last hundred years, the Earth’s average surface temperature has increased by about 0.8°C (1.4°F) with about two-thirds of the increase occurring over just the last three decades. One of the major reasons cited is the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases produced by human activities, such as; deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels.
(i) Where is the term’ global warming’ especially used?
(ii) Which activities have added greenhouse gases to the atmosphere?
(iii) What is the increase in the Earth’s surface temperature in the last hundred years?
Q.9. (a) Report the following statement in the indirect: 1×2 = 2 marks
(i) The teacher said to me, “I have no spare time today.”
(ii) They said, “We will die for the sake of our country.”
(b) Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition out of the given options. 1×2=2 marks
(i) The thieves are ……………………….. the bars now. (behind / after)
(ii) A dog fell ………. the ditch. (in/into)
(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 Prefixes: 1×2=2 marks
(i) un …..
(ii) im …..
(e) Write the short form (Contraction) for the underlined words: 1 mark
I will not attend the function.