SSLC 3RD LANGUAGE ENGLISH QUESTION PAPER

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3RD LANGUAGE ENGLISH QUESTION PAPER
SECTION – A
[ Prose, Poetry and Supplementary Reading ]
I. Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions / incomplete statements. Only one of them is correct or most appropriate. Choose the correct alternative and write the complete answer along with its letter in the space provided against each question. 9 × 1 = 9
1. In small proportions we just ....................... see;
 (A) beauty (B) beautiful
 (C) beautify (D) beauties.
2. According to the poet in the poem, ‘The Tiger and The Deer’, the ‘tiger’ stands for
 (A) kind (B) cruel
 (C) mild (D) harsh.
3. The children replied to the nurse in the poem, ‘A Nurse’s Song’, No let us play for it is yet
 (A) day (B) night
 (C) morning (D) evening.
4. He who plants a tree, he plants
 (A) year (B) flower
 (C) hope (D) leaf.
5. In Karnataka music Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi has been called the ......................... of India.
 (A) eagle (B) parrot
 (C) dove (D) nightingale.
6. Simpleton requested his brothers to leave the poor birds in
 (A) dark (B) peace
 (C) bright (D) deep.
7. In Kashmir the houses are made of
 (A) wood and bricks (B) bricks and sand
 (C) cement and wood (D) sand and cement.

8. Chandragupta was placed on the throne by
 (A) Chandan Das (B) King
 (C) Rakshasa (D) Chanakya.
9. Rustum was a great warrior of
 (A) Greece (B) Turan
 (C) Persia (D) Rome.
II. Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each :
 12 × 2 = 24
10. Sketch the characteristics of a faithful friend.
11. Describe birds that are found in zoo, in the lesson, ‘At the Zoo’.
12. Why is the city of Srinagar called, ‘The Venice of India’ ?
13. Why did the tribals give up paddy cultivation ?
14. How did Simpleton complete the third task ?
15. What made Sohrab drop the covering shield ?
16. Why did the king give a reward to a fisherman ?
17. How does a man feel at his youth according to the poet Richard Henry Stoddard ?
18. Pick out the words used by the poet to describe the nature of the tiger.
19. How is the person who plants a tree rewarded ?
20. How does Rajaji teach a lesson in ‘discipline’ to his young ADC ?
OR
 How was Roger able to make amends for his theft of a bicycle ?

21. Why was Menon disappointed ?
OR
 What are Tupe’s contributions to the upliftment of the poor people of his
own neighbourhood ?
III. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow :
 4 × 3 = 12
22. “Oh, it is Minister Rakshasa !”
 a) Who said this ?
 b) When was it said to ?
 c) Where was it said ?
23. “The event was a moment of glory for classical music.”
 a) Who said this ?
 b) Who was it said to ?
 c) When was it said ?
24. “She quickly flew to each of the sisters and sit on their lips as if they were
flowers.”
 a) Who is ‘She’ here ?
 b) Who does she help here ?
 c) Which is the lesson this extract taken from ?
25. “The little ones leaped and shouted, and laughed, and all the hills echoed.”
 a) ‘The little ones’ refer to
 b) What mood do the lines convey ?
 c) What did the hill echo ?

IV. 26.
 Quote from memory : 3
 A lily of ……………......................…………..………..…………
……………………………….................………………….....….....
......…………....…….................………………………..………….
....................................................................... of light ;
 OR
 Something ...………...................………….....…………….…...
……………….…….................……………………………....….....
...........……….................………………………….…................
…………….................……………...….....…............ in the air,
V. Answer each of the following questions in a paragraph : 2 × 4 = 8
27. Describe the spring season of Kashmir.
OR
 How did Rustum come to know that Sohrab was his son ?
28. Write the central idea of the poem, ‘Prayer for Dumb Creature’.
OR
 Summarise the poem ‘Autumn Song’.
SECTION – B
[ Grammar and Vocabulary ]
VI. Answer the following : 12 × 1 = 12
29. One word for ‘a place where birds are kept’ is called
30. The box is too heavy to lift.
 This can be written by removing too...to as

31. What an intelligent boy he is !
 This can be changed into an assertive sentence as
32. Raju went there ..................... he could not meet his friend.
 Fill in with suitable conjunction.
33. Sheela prepared food.
 Write this in passive voice.
34. The teacher distributed sweets ...................... the students.
 Fill in with suitable preposition.
35. The lady lost the keys.
 Change it into plural form.
36. She carried a bunch of grapes.
 Underline the collective noun.
37. Kashmir is a beautiful place.
 Change into superlative degree.
38. Ramesh bought a car last week.
 Frame a question to get the underlined part as answer.
39. Use appropriate prefix to get the antonym of the word ‘legal’.
40. Rita ...................... going to Mysore today.  Use suitable auxiliary verb to complete the sentence.

SECTION – C
[ Composition and Comprehension ]
VII. 41. Imagine you are Riza / Rehan of Standard X, Govt. High School Bagalkot.
 Write a letter to your sister about your preparation for examination.
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OR
 Write a letter to your friend inviting her/him for your ‘School Annual Day’.
VIII. 42. Rearrange the following sentences in the correct sequence of events : 4 × 1 = 4
a) He attended school for less than a year but he taught himself to read and write at home.
b) When Abraham was eleven years old he was sent to school.
c) Abraham Lincoln was born on 12th February, 1809 in America.
d) With his courage, hard work and determination he became the President of the United States in 1861.
IX. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :
Once a lion was walking in the jungle in search of a prey. He saw a rabbit fast asleep under a tree. He was happy that he had got his meal without any effort. He was about to pounce on the sleeping rabbit when he  saw a deer passing by. He thought ‘‘that deer sure is bigger and it would make a better meal’’. So he chased the deer. But he could not catch it. He returned to the place where he had seen the rabbit. The rabbit wasn’t
there. It had woken up and left the place. It was dark and the lion could not see anything. He went back to his cave feeling sad that he had nothing
to eat.
43. What was the lion doing ? 1
44. Why did he decide to run after the deer ? 1
45. Could he catch the deer ? 1
46. Why was the lion sad ? 1

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