JKBOSE Class 8th English Paper 2021 (WZ)
ENGLISH – T2
Time Allowed: 2:30 Hrs. Maximum Marks: 40
JKBOSE Class 8th English Paper 2021 WZ
Note: The students shall be required to attempt 70% of their choice, which is equivalent to 28 marks and the same shall be raised to 100% (40 marks) on a proportionate basis.
SECTION – A (20 Marks)
Q.1. Read the following passage and answer the given questions: – (1×3=3 marks)
When Sohrab crossed into Persia, Kaikoos sent his army to fight the invader. But the King’s generals were no match for Sohrab. One after another they were killed in battle and nothing could stop Sohrab’s advance. The men that escaped went to the King and said, “Great danger threatens our country. Our generals have been killed by the young soldier who leads the enemy.
(a) Who was Kaikoos?
1. King of Persia
2. King’s General
3. Leader of the enemy
(b) Who killed generals of the Persia?
3. King’s army
(c) The word “advance” means: –
2. A forward movement
Q.2. Read the Stanza and answer the following questions: – (1×4=4 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.
a) These lines have been taken from the poem: –
1. Meeting Points
2. Stars Speak to Man
3. Summer and Winter
b) The word ‘congregates’ means: –
c) The word ‘sunny’ in the stanza has been used as: –
d) The season described in the stanza is: –
Q.3. Read the passage and answer the following questions: – (1×3=3 marks)
Paper was a Chinese invention and the secret of how to make it came to Europe through the
Arabs. The Babylonians and Assyrians did their writing with a pointed instrument on cakes or
bricks of soft earth which was later baked to make them hard. Much of the Roman writing was
done on wax with sharp sticks.
a) Who invented paper? (Europeans/Chinese)
b) The Babylonians wrote with a ______ instrument. (pointed/soft)
c) In the given passage the word soft has been used as (a noun/an adjective)
Q.4. Choose the correct option: – (1×8=8 marks)
a) Which game is known as the game of kings?
b) Who was Caesar’s dearest friend?
c) Calpurnia was the wife of: –
d) Who was called the shield of Persia?
e) Who stabbed Sohrab to death?
f) What did Rustum give his wife at the parting?
1. A Ring
2. A Precious Stone
3. A Necklace
g) Who discovered polythene?
1. Michael Faraday
2. Hans Van Pechmann
3. Thomas Edison
h) Major cause of the blockage of water systems like sewerage and water pipes is:-
2. Polythene Bags
3. Wastage Food Products
Q.5. Tick the right option:- (1×7=7 marks)
(a) Polythene bags are _______ (biodegradable / non-biodegradable).
(b) Burning of polythene causes _______(air pollution/soil pollution).
(c) Paradise lies beneath the feet of the _____ (mother/father/brother).
(d) In the poem “wrinkles”, how many wrinkles does the poet find on his mother’s face? (two /three four)
(e) What is rainbow called in your mother tongue? (Indradhanush / Peeng / Dhanak)
(f) Who is the poet of the poem, “Stars Speak to Man”? (William Shakespeare / Abdul Ahad Azad / Eunice de Souza)
(g) In the poem “Summer and Winter”, which season poet present as bright and joyful? (summer /winter/autumn)
Q.6. Complete the summary of the poem, “Stars Speak to Man” by filling in the blanks with the words given below:-(1×5=5 marks)
disgrace, man, ravaged, light, restlessly, treasures
The poem is addressed to_____(a)____. The poet tells Man that he was the ____(b)___ of reason but he put humanity to ____(c)____. Nature had provided him with ___(d)____of bounties to share them equitably but he sat serpent-like on them. His heart is ___(e)____ vibrating and his vision is clouded by fantasies. In his own garden, he cut the roots while watering twigs and leaves. He has ransacked and ravaged his own home.
Q.7. In the following sentences, choose the Antonym of italicized word from the four options. (1×3=3 marks)
(a) Honesty is the best policy. (sobriety/deceit/uprightness/rectitude)
(b) The chairman initiated the proceedings with a brief speech. (complicated / started / closed /confused)
(c) A faithful officer is always vigilant towards his duties. (innocent/ignorant/irresponsible/careless)
Q.8. Put in the correct word. (1×3=3 marks)
(a) Two people were _____ injured in the accident. (serious /seriously)
(b) The driver of the car had _____ injuries. (serious seriously)
(c) Aslam speaks English _____. (fluent / fluently)
Q.9. Fill in the blanks with the correct prepositions out of the given options. (0.5×4=2 marks)
(a) Cows feed _____ grass. (in/on)
(b) The boy jumped _____ the fence quickly. (over / across)
(c) A dog fell _____ a ditch. (in/into)
(d) We go to bed _____ 11 PM. (at/in)
Q.10. Match the following to get common collocations: (0.5×4=2 marks)
|(a) Work||1. Success|
|(b) Wide||2. Ethic|
|(c) Well||3. Aware|
|(d) Great||4. Open|
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