Model Quarterly Examination September 2019 SSLC – English I Paper

Model Quarterly Examination September 2019 
SSLC – English I Paper
Time: 15 Min + 2.30 Hrs  Marks: 100

Part - I

Answer all the questions: (14 x 1 = 14)

Choose the appropriate synonyms for the italicised words.

1. The sun was ascendingthe sky.
a) descending b) rolling c) rising d) walking

2. Herman venturedout of his room.
a) stayed b) moved c) boarded d) lived

3. INSV Tarini has an arrayof satellite communication systems.
a) dress b) rays c) empower d) collection

Choose the appropriate antonyms for the italicised words.

4. His father and mother called him in a shrillvoice.
a) bold b) soft c) loud d) horror

5. It was a blissfulexperience.
a) enjoying b) thrill c) unhappy d) good

6. He leads a cursedlife.
a) blessed b) unfortunate c) beautiful d) happy

Answer all the questions:

7. Choose the correct plural form of formula.
a) formulas b) formulae c) formules d) forma

8. Attach a suitable suffix to the word document:
It is _____ to cut sandalwood trees. (legal)
a) ism b) im c) il d) imp

9. The common expansion of HD is
a) High Design b) High Definition c) Hot Definition d) Hard Design

10. Choose the correct meaning for the idiom over the moon.
a) Sad moment b) Becoming lazy c) Extremely happy d) listen

11. Choose the suitable phrasal verb for the following:
Doing _____ every day in the morning keeps one healthy.
a) work out b) work often c) work after d) work hardly

12. Read the following sentence and change the form of the italicised word as directed.
His family was screamingand offering him food. (to adjective)

13. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct options

Leaders of the world must work towards the ____ (Piece/Peace)of human race.

14. Choose the correct compound word for Gerund + Noun.
a) play ground b) out spoken c) walking stick d) under take

Part – II - Section - A

Answer any ten of the following questions: 
(* Question No.28 is compulsory) (10x2=20)

Answer any three of the following questions in a sentence or two sentences: (3 x 2 = 6)

15. What made the young seagull go mad?
16.Where was the author when he heard the noise?
17. Mention the celebrations which the crew enjoyed during their expeditions?
18.What did Adithya offer Sanyal?

Section - B

Answer any three of the following questions in a sentence or two sentences: (3 x 2 = 6)

Read the following lines and answer the questions given below.

19. Let me but live my life from year to year,
With forward face and unreluctant soul;
a) Who does the word ‘me’ refer to?
b) What kind of life does the poet want to lead?

20.She’s today’s woman. Today’s woman dear.
Love her, respect her, keep her near….
a) Describe today’s woman according to poet?
b) How should a woman be treated?

21. They growl at that and they growl at this;
Whatever comes, there is something amiss;
a) What does the word ‘growl’ mean here?
b) Why do they find everything amiss?

22.Began to complain when he found that, at home,
His cupboard was empty, and winter was come.
a) Who does ‘he’ refer to?
b) Why was his cupboard empty?

Section - C

Answer any four of the following: (4 x 2 = 8)

23.Rewrite the following sentence to the other voice.
The portrait was painted by my grandmother.

24.Combine the sentence using the relative pronoun:
I have book. It is written by Rabindranath Tagore.

25.Combine the sentence using the appropriate connector:
Yusuf was running high temperature. He could not take part of the competition.

26.Transform the following sentence as directed.
Besides being a dancer, she is a singer. (Into a compound sentence)

27. Identify the clauses and classify them accordingly:
Ram bought a pen that doesn’t write well.
My brother visits my father whenever he comes to Chennai.

28.Punctuate the following.
that was grandfather i explained to joe out of breath

Part - III
Answer any ten of the following questions in utmost ten lines: (10x5=50)

(* Question No. 42 is compulsory)

29. ‘Man does change with time’- What were the various changes that came about in Adithya?

30.Describe the struggles underwent by the young seagull to overcome its fear of flying.

31. Write a paragraph on ‘The Grumble Family’ and their attitude towards other folks.

32.How are today’s women portrayed by the poet?.

33.Read the following poetic lines and answer the questions given below.
She’s a lioness; don’t mess with her.
She’ll not spare you if you’re a prankster.

i) Pick out the rhyming words from the above lines.
ii) Write the rhyme scheme of the lines.
iii) Identify the figure of speech employed in the first line of the given lines.
iv) Pick out the alliterating words.

34.Paraphrase the following stanza.

So let the way wind up the hill or down,
O’er rough or smooth, the journey will be joy:
Still seeking what I sought when but a boy,
New friendship, high adventure, and a crown,

35.Report the following dialogue.

Student : Good morning sir, I would like to join Sanchayika Scheme.
Teacher : That is good. How much do you want to deposit now?
Student : I can deposit only Rs.10 now sir.
Teacher : It’s all right. Give me the amount.

36.Rearrange the words in the correct order to make a meaningful sentence.

a) section / important area of the / this is very / vocabulary
b) the letter / and read its / I opened / contents
c) must show / all passengers / tickets / their
d) sometime / home / back / he went
e) been reading / I have / since morning / this book

37.Read the story and rewrite it using simple past tense.

The young seagull looks down the vast expanse of sea. He is hungry. His parents leave him alone on the rock without food. They can fly, but he cannot. He is afraid that his wings would not support him to fly. His mother is tearing a piece of fish with her beak.

38.Read the following passage and replace the italicized American English words with its British English equivalent.

Children like to eat jam and biscuits. They are addicted to mobile phone now-a-days. In holidays too, they are mad to gadgets. 

39.Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.

The dromedary is a type of Camel kept _____ desert people. It is not an easy animal to handle. It never becomes friends _____ its master or anybody else. Every night, these animals have to be pushed ____ to their knees and tied ____ tightly. The dromedary is strong. It can easily throw ____ all it is carrying.

40.Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles:

Ms Parrot, ____ most famous lady detective of ____ 21st century, was born in ____ United Kingdom in ____ 1960’s. Since, she has been to many countries, including ____ Portugal.

41. Fill in the blanks with appropriate modals / semi-modals.

Persons who ____ remain an outdoor shooting ____ be given a chance to go abroad. But they ____ have their passports ready. They ____ get a free ticket for one of their family members, if only their passport ____ arranged.

42. Identify which part of the sentence has the error.

a) The Ganges / is / holiest / river.

b) The / News / are / good.

c) We / discussed about / the price / rise.

d) He / has been reading / since / two hours.

e) I / told / to him / the matter.

Part - IV

Answer both the questions: (8 x 2 = 16)

43. a. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below: (4 x 2 = 8).

Bungee Jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a long elastic cord. The tall structure is usually a fixed object, such as a building, bridge or crane; but it is also possible to jump from a movable object, such as a hot-air-balloon or helicopter, that has the ability to hover above the ground. The thrill comes from the free-falling and the rebound. When the person jumps, the cord stretches and the jumper flies upwards again as the cord recoils, and continues to oscillate up and down until all the kinetic energy is dissipated. 

Jumping heights, located in Mohan Chatti Village, in Rishikesh has been rated as one of the most preferred bungee jumping destinations in India at a height of 83 metres. It is the only place in India where bungee jumping can be done from a fixed platform. This is also India’s only fixed platform Bungee – performed from a professional cantilever, to separate it from entertainment parks, and create instead, an extreme adventure zone. The Bungee has been designed by David Allardice of New Zealand..
The Cantilever platform is built over a rocky cliff over-looking the river Hall, a tributary of River Ganges. Bungee-ing amidst the vastness of nature lends the experience an absolutely breath-taking quality. Jumping heights is well known for its safety measures and experienced staff. It costs around Rs.2500 per jump, a bit expensive, but totally worth the experience. The Bungee Jumping experience has been set amidst the astoundingly stunning landscape of Rishikesh. To Bungee Jump, one at least 12 years and should weigh between 40-110 kg.


1. What is Bungee Jumping?
2. When do you think Bungee becomes thrilling?
3. What is the experience when one falls off the platform?
4. What is the minimum age to Bungee Jump? (Or)

b. Read the following poem and answer the questions given below:

If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley – but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush, if you can’t be a tree.

If you can’t be a bush, be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can’t be a Muskie, then just be a bass-
But the liveliest bass in the lake!

We can’t be all the captains; we’ve got to be crew,
There’s something for all of us here.
There’s big work to do and there’s lesser to do
And the task we must do is the near.

If you can’t be a highway, then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun, be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail-
Be the best of whatever you are!

1. Where does the best scrub grow?
2. What makes a highway traveller happy?
3. Does size matter? Give reason.
4. What is the underlying theme of the poem?

44.Quote from memory. (2 x 4 = 8)

a) i) From : Let me …………
To : ……… that disappear.

ii) From : A woman …………
To : …………… not fake.


b) i) From : So let …………
To : ……… gauged to fit.

ii) From : The summer …………
To : …………… no fear.

Note : Question prepared as per the Model Question published by the Department of School Education.