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Global School System Sohan

SECTION – A

Time allowed: 20 minutes Marks: 15

Q.1 Encircle the correct option.


i. Their ancestors killed a member of our family. The underline word means:

A. Relative B. Forefathers
C. Successors D. Friends
ii. Our job is to keep the viewers happy. The underline words is/are:
A. Infinitive B. Adverb
C. Preposition D. Noun
iii. The holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) decided the disputes of Jews:
A. according to the Holy Quran B. according to the conventions
C. according to the Jewish law D. according to their desires
iv. Choose the correct Spelling.
A. Intersede B. Intercede
C. Entercede D. Intersade
v. Within no time, the ghost appeared. The underlined part of the sentence is a/an:
A. Adverb Phrase B. Noun Phrase
C. Prepositional phrase D. Adjective phrase
vi. The cuckoo sings and woods come to life. The underlined part of the sentence is
a/an:
A. transitive verb B. auxiliary verb
C. intransitive verb D. infinitive
vii. A rolling stone gathers no moss. The underlined part of the sentence is a/an:
A. Gerund B. Present Participle
C. Past Participle D. Infinitive
viii. Because he was in time, he attended the first period. The sentence is:
A. Simple sentence B. Compound sentence
C. Complex sentence D. Compound complex sentence
ix. Which of the following is not a noun?
A. Excellent B. Excellence
C. Tokyo D. Unity
x. Do you know anybody here? The underlined part of the sentence is a/an:
A. Relative pronoun B. Indefinite pronoun
C. Interrogative pronoun D. Demonstrative pronoun
xi. He has firmly discarded the idea of attacking the enemy. The underlined part of the
sentence is a/an:
A. Adverb of manner B. Adverb of reason
C. Adverb of time D. Adverb of place
xii. The last couple of years have been a long bumpy ride for me, as they have for everyone
of my age. The underline phrase means:
A. Easy time B. Free time
C. Leisure time D. None of these
xiii. The antonym of “abandon” is:
A. Support B. Fragile
C. Intercede D. None of these
xiv. Which option gives the synonym of the word ‘leisure’?
A. free time B. pleasure
C. poultry D. wave
xv. Which of the following options provides the antonym of ‘convenient’?
A. easy B. just
C. wise D. uncomfortable
Time allowed: 2.40 hours Total Marks: 60
SECTION – B (Marks: 34)
Q.2 Answer any FIVE of the following parts in about 30 to 40 words. Each part carries equal
marks. (𝟓 × 𝟑 = 𝟏𝟓)
i. What do decorations on doors and windows symbolize? Answer in the light of the
lesson “The Chinese New Year”.
ii. Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) is a perfect model of justice for all mankind. Explain.
iii. Is there any need of proper career counseling department? (Selecting the Right
Career)
iv. “It’s a slow food in a world of given over to fast food”. Explain the statement picked up
from the lesson “A World without Books”.
v. How did Pip become a successful businessman? (Great Expectations)
vi. What is the major cause of food shortages and malnutrition in the world?
vii. “Faithfulness” is a characteristic much needed in today’s world. Discuss (Faithfulness).
Q.3 a. Write down the theme of the poem “Try Again”. (𝟑)
b. Read the following stanza carefully and answer the questions given at the end: (𝟔)
I hear leaves drinking rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
‘Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.
Questions:
i. What do the rich and the poor leaves symbolize? (2)
ii. Which problem of society has been highlighted in the stanza? (2)
iii. Why is the noise sweet to the poet? (2)
Q.4 Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end: (𝟏𝟎)
The sultan sent agents to all parts of the East to buy rare manuscripts, and bring them back to
Cordova. His men were constantly searching the booksellers’ shops at Cairo, Damascus and
Baghdad for rare volumes for his library. When the book was not to be bought at any price, he
would have it copied; and sometimes even hear of a book which was only in the author’s brain,
and send him a handsome present, and beg him to send the first copy to Cordova. By such
means he gathered no fewer than four hundred thousand books and this at a time when printing
was unknown, and every copy had to be painfully copied, in the fine clear hand of the
professional copyist.
Questions:
i. What would Sultan do when any book was not to be bought at any price? (2)
ii. Why was it difficult to collect so many books in those days? (2)
iii. Write the meanings of the underlined words from the passage. (1)
iv. Summarize the passage in your own words and suggest a suitable title. (4+1=5)

SECTION – C (Marks: 26)


Q.5 a. Change any FOUR of the following sentences into indirect: (4)
i. The students said to the teacher, “Please listen to me”.
ii. The master said to the peon, “Why were you absent yesterday”?
iii. The teacher said, “Do not waste your time in idle talk”.
iv. The captain said, “Hurrah! We have won the match”.
v. The mother said to her son, “May you return successful!”
vi. The wise say, “Money makes the mare go”.
b. Use any FOUR of the prepositional/phrasal verbs in sentences. (4)
i. Feel for ii. Send for iii. Assure of
iv. Part with v. Die of vi. Abide by
Q.6 Write an application to the Principal of your school requesting him to arrange a study Tour. (8)
OR
Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper on the Misuse of Social Media.
Q.7 Write an essay on any ONE of the following topics: (150 – 200 words) (10)
i. Life in a Big City ii. Science is a good servant but a bad master
iii. Money: A Cause of All Evils

Global School System Sohan


English Compulsory –I
SECTION – A
Time allowed: 20 minutes Marks: 15
Q.1 Encircle the correct option.
i. The word patriot comes from the ---------------- word “patriota”.
A. Greek B. French
C. English D. Latin
ii. She simply posed a counter question that infuriated Abu Jehal. The underline word
means:
A. Pleased B. Helped
C. Amused D. None of these
iii. Drug addiction is caused by ------------------factors.
A. Medical B. Environmental
C. Social D. Both A & B
iv. The students eagerly attended the class. The Underline word is :
A. Adverb B. Noun
C. Preposition D. Adjective
v. “We are a nation”, he affirmed three years before the birth of Pakistan. The underlined
word has the synonyms given below except:
A. Declared B. Stated
C. Assert D. Deny
vi. ----------------- book, he wants, is out of print.
A. A B. An
C. The D. None of these
vii. A rolling stone gathers no moss. The underlined part of the sentence is a/an:
A. Gerund B. Present Participle
C. Past Participle D. Infinitive
viii. Because he was late, he did not attend the first period. The sentence is:
A. Simple sentence B. Compound sentence
C. Complex sentence D. Compound complex sentence
ix. Which of the following is not a noun?
A. Excellent B. Excellence
C. Tokyo D. Unity
x. Do you know anybody here? The underlined part of the sentence is a/an:
A. Relative pronoun B. Indefinite pronoun
C. Interrogative pronoun D. Demonstrative pronoun
xi. He has firmly discarded the idea of attacking the enemy. The underlined part of the
sentence is a/an:
A. Adverb of manner B. Adverb of reason
C. Adverb of time D. Adverb of place
xii. Night came on and the room grew dark. It is a -----------------.
A. Simple sentence B. Compound sentence
C. Complex sentence D. Compound complex sentence
xiii. The building of our school is as old as hills. This sentence is an example of -------A.
Simile B. Metapher
C. Personification D. None of these
xiv. Betty Botter bought some butter,
"But," she said, "the butter's bitter; Which figure of Speech has been used in these lines.
A. Simile B. Alliteration
C. Personification D. None of these
xv. Choose the correct Spelling.
A. Rehabilitation B. Rehebilitation
C. Rehabelitation D. None of these
Time allowed: 2.40 hours Total Marks: 60
SECTION – B (Marks: 39)
Q.2 Answer any SIX of the following questions. Each part carries equal marks. (𝟔 × 𝟑 = 𝟏𝟖)
i. What was the first revelation?
ii. How do media entertain us?
iii. Write three qualities of the Nurse as described in the Story, “All is not Lost”
iv. Who constructed Mosque Sophia?
v. How can we cope with issue of Noise Pollution?
vi. Why is the arising of the Sun so special for Helen Keller?
vii. Who was Hellen Keller? Also discuss what does the revelation of beauty mean to her?
viii. “To me the pageant of seasons is an unending drama”, Comment in light of “Three
Days to See”.
Q.3 a. Paraphrase any of the following Stanzas: (𝟑)
i) I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
ii) The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
b. Read the following stanza carefully and answer the questions given at the end: (𝟔)
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
Questions:
i. What does the poet’s horse think it strange to stop there (2)
ii. Where does the poet stop? (2)
iii. What type of evening was it? (2)
Q.4 a) Change the Voice of any FOUR of the following: (𝟎𝟒)
i. The boy draws the picture.
ii. She can cook the food.
iii. Do it!
iv. The students were being taught by her.
v. Who has violated the law?
b) Provide the correct form of Verb in any FIVE of the following sentences. (05)
i) He usually ------------(Come) late.
ii) It is ---------------(rain) now.
iii) The thief -----------(leave) the house before the police has arrived.
iv) I ----------------(inform) him yesterday.
v) She already ------------(post) the letter.
vi) My brother ------------------(not write) to me since last summer.
C) Punctuate and capitalize the following lines. (03)
she covered it with a piece of cloth come grandfather look he has left all this for us
SECTION – C (Marks: 21)
Q.5 Write a letter to your father asking him about the health of your mother. (8)
OR
Write a letter to your friend condoling him/her on the death of his/her father.

Q.6 Write a paragraph of about 40 to 60 words on “ A dream”. (5)


Q.7 Write a dialogue between a student and teacher on the importance of TIME. (08)
OR
Write a dialogue between TWO students regarding the importance of Prayers.
OR
Translate any EIGHT of the following sentences into English: