JKBOSE Class 8th English Paper 2022 (SZ)
ENGLISH – T2
Time Allowed: 2:30 Hrs. Maximum Marks: 40
JKBOSE Class 8th English Paper 2022
Note: The students shall be required to attempt 80% of their choice, which is equivalent to 32 marks and the same shall be raised by 100% (40 marks) on a proportionate basis.
Q.1. Read the following passage and answer the given question: – (1×3=3 marks)
Tanimeh, named her son Sohrab, which means ‘child of many smiles’. Sohrab grew up into a brave and handsome boy. He learned to use the sword and shield and became skilled in the arts of war. For miles around, there was no one who could compete with him in feats of swordsmanship.
(A) Who was Tanimeh?
(a) Princess of Persia.
(b) Princess of Tarter.
(c) Princess of Iraq.
(B) Who learned to use the sword and shield?
(C) What does the word ‘war’ means:
Q.2. Read the following stanza and answer the questions given below: (1×3=3 marks)
Meeting poets, I am disconcerted sometimes,
By the colour of their socks,
The suspicion of a wig,
The wasp in the voice,
And an air, sometimes of dankness.
(A) These lines have been taken from the poem
(a) Stars speak to Man.
(b) Summer and Winter.
(c) Meeting poets.
(B) The word ‘disconcerted’ is used as
(C) The word ‘wig’ means:
(b) Covering of artificial hair which a bald man wears.
Q.3. Read the following passage and answer the questions: – (1×3=3 marks)
Freedom from fear, purity of heart, perseverance in (pursuit of) knowledge ….
Freedom from the habit of backbiting, compassion for (all) beings, freedom from
Avarice ……are his who is born to god-like endowments. Ostentation, pride ……
Are Iris who is born to demoniac endowments?
(A) These lines are from the religious book:
(a) The Quran
(b) The Gita
(c) The Bible
(B) The antonym of the word ‘freedom’ is
(C) The word ‘born’ is used as:
Q.4. Choose the correct option: (1×5=5 marks)
(A) “Persia is safe as long as Rustum leads our soldiers”, who said this line
(a) The king of Persia.
(b) Soldiers of Persia.
(B) What did Rustum give his wife at the party?
(a) A Ring
(c) A Precious stone.
(C) “Carry me to your home and bury me there”. These words are spoken by
(D) Calpurnia was the wife of: –
(E) Burning of polythene causes:
(a) Air pollution
(b) Soil pollution
(c) Water pollution
Q.5. Match the clause from column ‘A’ with a clause from clause ‘B’ to make meaningful sentences. (1×3=3 marks)
|Column A||Column B|
|(i) If the weather had not been so bad.||(a) I would not have been able to buy the car.|
|(ii) If you had not lent me the money.||(b) You could have seen her.|
|(iii) If you had arrived earlier.||c) We could have gone out.|
Q.6. Choose the correct words given below and fill in the blanks: (1×5=5 marks)
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(a) A……of chickens.
(b) A……..of people.
(c) A……of officials.
(d) A……of rooms.
(e) A…..of fish.
Q.7. Choose the antonym of the italicized word from the four options: (1×3=3 marks)
(A) William Wordsworth is celebrated for his lucid style.
(B) Honesty is the best policy.
(C) A faithful officer is always vigilant towards his duty.
Q.8: (A) Complete the following Binomials. (1 x 4=4 marks)
(a) Strong and…………..?
(b) Law and……….?
(c) Fit and……….?
(d) Part and……….?
(B) Choose the correct word given in the brackets. (1 x 4=4 marks)
(a) Two people were …… injured in the accident. (seriously/serious)
(b) They are attending the society meetings ……(regular/regularly)
(c) Pooja speaks English …… (fluently/fluent).
(d) We did not go out because it was raining ……(heavy/heavily).
(C) Put a question tag for the following statements: (1×3=3 marks)
(a) You are tired.
(b) This is an interesting story.
(c) The boys are playing.
(D) Fill in the blanks with the correct Prepositions. (0.5×4=2 marks)
(a) My sister jumped…….the river. (into/in).
(b) We go to bed……..11 pm.(in/at).
(c) I prefer tea……coffee. (to/than).
(d) The boy jumped…….the fence quickly. (over/across).
(E) Match the words in column ‘A’ with the words in column ‘B’ to form common Collocations. (0.5×4=2 marks)
|Column 'A'||Column 'B'|
|(a) Work||(a) Attack|
|(b) Heart||(b) Ethics|
|(c) Vitally||(c) Open|
|(d) Break||(d) Important|