JKBOSE Class 8th English Paper 2020 (SZ)
ENGLISH – T2
Time Allowed: 2:30 Hrs. Maximum Marks: 40
Note: – Attempt all questions:
JKBOSE Class 8th English Paper 2020
SECTION – A (20 Marks)
Q.1. Read the following passage and answer the given questions: 1×5=5 marks
In the unsettled times of the eighteenth-century polo almost vanished from the Indian scene. However, it survived in a few remote mountainous enclaves of the great subcontinent, notably in Gilgit, Ladakh and Manipur. Polo has been, for centuries, a popular sport in the rugged mountain valleys of the Karakoram ranges in the remote and inaccessible Himalayan regions of Gilgit, Hunza, Skardu and Khapalu in Baltistan and Ladakh. According to legends, polo came to central Ladakh from neighbouring Baltistan, where for centuries it used to be the chief amusement.
i. Write the names of two places where polo survived in the Indian sub-continent.
ii. From where, as per legends, did polo come to Ladakh?
iii. Polo almost disappeared from India in the _______ century.
iv. Polo used to be the chief amusement in _______ for centuries.
v. Write a word from the passage that means ‘disappeared or stopped existing’.
Q.2. Read the following stanza and answer the given questions: 1×5=5 marks
You were the light of reason but you chose to be fire, O man! You put humanity to disgrace, how callous of you, O man! Nature had fashioned you to apportion love and affection but you took to buying and selling religion and faith instead.
(i) Name the poem and the poet.
(ii) Who is being addressed in these lines?
(iii) Why is a man called ‘callous’ by the poet?
(iv) Man chose to be fire instead of being _______.
(v) Write two words from the stanza similar in meaning to each other.
Q.3: Read the passage and the following questions: 1×5=5 marks
One day there came to the country a young warrior who had fought in distant lands. He challenged Sohrab to single combat. Sohrab readily agreed to fight with him. As they were getting ready for the combat, the young soldier said to Sohrab, “Before we fight, tell me your parentage. I do not fight in single combat with anyone who is of low birth. “The men who had gathered round looked at Sohrab. None knew exactly who Sohrab’s father was.
i. Who challenged Sohrab?
ii. Did anyone know who Sohrab’s father was?
iii. Sohrab was not ready to fight with the young warrior. (True/False)
iv. The young soldier wanted to know Sohrab’s _______ before the fight.
v. Write a word/phrase from the passage that means ‘fighting between two people’.
Q.4. Answer the following question in 30-35 words: 2 marks
What is polythene and who discovered it? (Polythene: A disaster)
Why did a certain party of Romans wish to kill Julius Caesar?
What is the effect of the shining sun on the objects of nature? (Summer and Winter)
Q.5. On the basis of your reading of ‘A Strange Trial’, answer the following question: 3 marks
Knave denies having imitated somebody’s handwriting. What evidence does he give?
What happens when the whole pack of cards and all the animals fall upon Alice?
SECTION – B (20 Marks)
Q.1. Write an essay on any one of the following topics (180-200 words) with 5 marks
(a) My favourite sport
(b) Uses and Abuses of Television
(c) Independence Day
(d) Air Pollution
(e) Importance of Education
Q.2. Write an application to your principal/headmaster requesting him/her to sanction
your leave for three days for attending your sister’s wedding. 3 marks
Write a letter to your uncle thanking him for the birthday gift he sent to you on your
Q.3. (i) Match the clause from Column A with a clause from Column B and write meaningful sentences. 1 x 3 = 3 marks
|Column A||Column B|
|(a) If you wear sandals in the mountains.||I would have passed the exams|
|(b) If we travelled to London,||you will slip on the rocks.|
|(c) If I had studied harder,||we would visit the museums.|
(ii) Complete the following Binomials: 1/2 x 2 = 1 mark
(a) Sooner _______ later
(b) All ________ nothing
(iii) Write short forms of the following words: 1/2 x2=1 mark
(a) That is wrong
(b) Let us try
(iv) Complete the following sentences by using question tags. 1⁄2 x 2 = 1 mark
(a) You have done your homework, ________?
(b) She plays tennis, ________?
(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) She is allergic ______ insect stings. (to/for)
(b) He jumped _____ the river. (to/into)
(vii) Complete these sentences by selecting the correct word given in the brackets. 1⁄2 x 2 = 1 mark
(a) We should not take a decision _______ (hastily/slowly)
(b) If you walk ____ you will not reach there in time. (slowly/slow)
(viii) Change the following sentences into indirect speech. 1 x 2 = 2 marks
(a) The teacher said to us, “Babur won the first battle of Panipat.”
(b) I said to Zahid, “You have made me proud.”