JKBOSE Class 8th English Paper 2019 (SZ)
ENGLISH – T2
Time Allowed: 2:30 Hrs. Maximum Marks: 40
JKBOSE Class 8th English Paper 2019
Note: – Attempt all questions:
SECTION – A (20 Marks)
Q.1. Read the following passage and answer the given questions: 1×5=5 marks
Brutus and Cassius fled to Greece. About a year later, they were camped with their army at Sardis. And Antony along with Octavius (another friend of Caesar) with their army, were near the town of Philippi, some miles away. During that year, Brutus had become an unhappy, bitter man. His companions had lost their ideals and were fighting among themselves. At Sardis, he received news that his wife was dead and sorrow was added to his bitterness.
i. Where was Brutus and Cassius camped with their army?
ii. What news did Brutus receive at Sardis?
iii. Octavius was a friend of ________
iv. Octavius and Antony were camped with their army at________
v. Write a word from the passage that means ‘a feeling of great sadness’.
Q.2. Read the following stanza and answer the given questions: 1×5=5 marks
It was a bright and cheerful afternoon,
Towards the end of the Sunny month of June,
When the north wind congregates in crowds
The floating mountains of the silver clouds
From the horizon – and the stainless sky
‘Opens beyond them like an eternity
(i) Name the poem and the poet.
(ii) Name the season being described in the stanza.
(iii) What brings the silver clouds from the horizon?
(iv) The afternoon was _______ and _______.
(v) Write a pair of rhyming words from the stanza.
Q.3: Read the passage and the following questions: 1×5=5 marks
Long ago there lived in Persia (now Iran) a great soldier called Rustum. He was so brave and
fearless, and he had so often saved his country from foreign invasions, that he was called ‘The
Shield of Persia’. The enemies who tried to invade the country fled in fear when they heard his
war cry, ‘Rustum’.
i. What is the modern-day name of Persia?
ii. Who was Rustum?
iii. What title was given to Rustum for saving his country from foreign invasions?
iv. Write two words (adjectives) from the passage to describe Rustum.
v. Write a word from the passage that means ‘to attack using military force’.
Q.4. Answer the following question in 30-35 words: 2 marks
Write two harmful effects of polythene. (Polythene: A disaster)
What was the status of polo during the Mughal reign? (Polo: The King of Games)
What are the activities the poet’s mother used to do when she was a girl? (Wrinkles)
Q.5. On the basis of your reading of ‘A Strange Trial’, answer the following question: 3 marks
What did Alice remember? What, according to Alice, is the first wise thing that the King has said that day?
Explain – ‘Give your evidence or I’ll have you executed whether you’re nervous or not.’
SECTION – B (20 Marks)
Q.1. Write an essay on any one of the following topics (180-200 words) 5 marks
(a) My favourite Leader
(b) Uses and Abuses of the Internet
(c) Festivals of India
(d) Environmental Pollution
(e) Importance of Games and Sports
Q.2. You have to attend your uncle’s wedding in Udhampur. Write an application to the principal or the headmaster of your school requesting him/her to grant you leave for three days. 3 marks
Write a letter to your friend inviting him/her to your birthday party.
Q.3. (i) Match the clause from Column A with a clause from Column B and write meaningful sentences. 1×3=3 marks
|Column A||Column B|
|(a) If I had not eaten junk food||her phone would have worked.|
|(b) If she had paid her bill||you could have met my friend.|
|(c) If you had arrived earlier||I would not have been ill|
(ii) Complete the following Binomials: 1/2 x 2 = 1 mark
(a) Bread and ______
(b) Law and _______
(iii) Write short forms of the following words: 1/2 x 2 = 1 mark
(a) Has not ______
(b) He is _______
(iv) Complete the following sentences by using question tags. 1/2 x 2 = 1 mark
(a) The flowers are so beautiful, _________?
(b) You woke up late, ____________?
(v) Match the Columns to form common collocations. 1⁄2 x 4 = 2 marks
|Column A||Column B|
(vi) Complete the sentences with correct prepositions: 1⁄2 x 2 = 1 mark
(a) The thief jumped ________ (over/across) the fence and ran away.
(b) I wake up _____ (in/at) 6 a.m.
(vii) Complete these sentences by selecting the correct word given in the brackets. 1/2 x 2 = 1 mark
(a) You should exercise _______ to stay fit. (sudden/suddenly)
(b) The weather changed _______ (regular/regularly)
(viii) Change the following sentences into indirect speech. 1 x 2 = 2 marks
(a) She said to me, “My brother works in a bank.”
(b) I said to my friend, “You have done a great job.”