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SSLC 2ND LANGUAGE ENGLISH QUESTION PAPER 2016 FOR DOWNLOAD

SSLC QUESTION PAPER JUNE 2016- KARNATAKA
2ND LANGUAGE ENGLISH QUESTION PAPER
SECTION – A
Prose
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 of alphabet in the space provided against each question. 3 × 1 = 3
1. The author offered Don Anselmo almost double amount for the land because
(A) the land was very fertile
(B) there was an old fashioned house in the land
(C) there was an extra land
(D) they were very rich.
2. Keillis Borok was doing research on the theory of
 (A) nuclear weapons (B) radioactivity
 (C) seismic waves (D) natural disasters.
3. Why should one man have the lives of fifty in his hands ?
 Here ‘one man’ refers to
(A) Pepe (B) Guillermo
(C) Pedro (D) Columbus.
II. Answer the following questions in 2 - 3 sentences each : 4 × 2 = 8
4. What makes you think that Don Anselmo was a man of principles ?

5. How can you say that Anant was a talented boy ?
6. How did Smitha enjoy the concert ?
7. Why did the U.K., U.S.S.R. and U.S.A. meet in Geneva ?
III. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow : 3 × 3 = 9
8. “Chacha, can I borrow your mobile ?”
 (a) Who is the speaker ?
 (b) Who does ‘chacha’ refer to ?
 (c) Why did he borrow the mobile ?
9. “I am your captain. Your duty is to obey me as mine is to obey the Royal Sovereigns of Spain who sent me.”
 (a) Who does ‘I’ refer to ?
 (b) Who had to obey him ?
 (c) Why were they disobedient to him ?
10. “Why lovely child, have you come for me ?”
 (a) Who does ‘you’ refer to ?
 (b) Why did the lovely child go there ?
 (c) What was the child’s request to the speaker ?
IV. Answer the following question in about 8 - 10 sentences : 1 × 4 = 4
11. Narrate how Swami became a hero overnight.
OR
 Briefly describe how Satish met with an accident.
Poetry
V. Choose the most appropriate one and write the complete answer with the letter of alphabet in the space provided : 1
12. “Then someone  tickles me, plants life ........... fruit  grass ............ trees / children dance / someone
 sings.”
 It shows that how people
(A) use the land properly
(B) use the land greedily for their comforts
(C) do different works on the land
(D) take care of the land.
VI. Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each : 2 × 2 = 4
13. How should one react when he is unjustly treated according to John Masefield ?
14. “The poet is off to outer space tomorrow morning.” What does he ask the readers to do ?
VII. Read the extract and answer the questions that follow : 1 × 3 = 3
15. “It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes,
 ’Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes.”
 (a) What does ‘it’ refer to ?
 (b) How is he blessed ?
 (c) What does ‘mighty’ mean in the context ?
VIII. 16. Quote from memory : 4
 We were ................................................................................
 .............................................................................................
 ............................................................................................
 ..................................................................................... deep.
OR

 You talk ..............................................................................
 ...........................................................................................
 ...........................................................................................
 ................................................................................ night ?
IX. Answer the following question in 8 to 10 sentences : 1 × 4 = 4
17. “My grandmother was a genius,” says the poet. Justify your answer.
OR
 Describe the physical appearance of Jazz player as narrated in the poem.
Supplementary Reading
X. Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each : 2 × 2 = 4
18. Why had Patil, the sub-inspector come to Mohan’s house ?
OR
 How has Dolma described her preparedness for the task of scaling Mount Everest ?
19. How did the fourteenth amendment of the American Constitution influence on Ambedkar ?
OR
 As a soldier, ‘Hanif had various talents and interests in his youth’. Illustrate the statement. Vocabulary
XI. 20. Combine the word in Column-A with its collocative word in
Column-B : 1
 Column-A Column-B
 Land [ quake, house, lord, rain ]
21. Fill in the blank with suitable prefix to the italicized and underlined word : 1
 Parents should encourage their children in sports but some of them ............................ .
22. Fill in the blank with the appropriate word given in brackets : 1
 Joseph .............................. the horse to the railway station.  ( rode / road )
23. Which one of the following words has one syllable ? Write it in the
space provided : 1
 Burglar, Hunger, Concert, School.

SECTION – B
Reading
XII. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow :
 4 × 1 = 4
 King Ashoka was a kind, wise and righteous ruler. He spent all his time
for thinking of the welfare of his subjects. He had a strong desire to make
his subjects happy. His subjects could meet him at any time and in any
place. He had trees planted on either side of the roads ; he had wells dug
by the roadside ; he had rest houses built for both men and animals. He
was respected by everyone.
24. Pick up a sentence from the passage which shows Ashoka was
liberal with his subjects.
25. How did Ashoka usually spend his time ?
26. What kind of a ruler was Ashoka ?
27. Write any two works of Ashoka which he did for the welfare of his
subjects.
XIII. Read the following conversation and answer the questions that follow :
 2 × 1 = 2
 Father : Imran, when is the parent-meet in your school ?
 Imran : Dad, it’s on 12th January.
 Father : Oh ! I’ll be out of station as I have an important meeting on
that day.
 Imran : O.K., dad, but what about mom ?
 Father : Of course, she may be free. I’ll ask her to attend.
 Imran : It’s alright, dad.
28. Why is Imran’s father not able to attend the parent-meet ?
29. Choose the right one and answer :
 Imran agrees / disagrees with his father’s decision.
30. Look at the two pictures. Write a sentence using ‘longer than’ based
on what you see. 1
31. Rearrange the jumbled words into a meaningful sentence : 1
 want / you / do / what ?

Writing
32. Imagine that you are Sunita / Sandeep, studying in Xth Standard,
Govt. High School, Kolar.
 Write a letter to your friend inviting him to attend your sister’s
marriage. 4
OR
 Write an application to the Chairman of your Village Panchayat,
requesting him to provide sufficient water supply to your area.
33. Given below is a profile of Dr. Nikhita. Write a paragraph using the
clues given below : 4
 Name : Dr. Nikhita
 Age : 47 years
 Qualification : M.Sc. PhD
 Occupation : Professor in Physics in
 Delhi University
 Hobbies : Watching birds, Reading magazines.
 Reasons for popularity : Soft spoken, Warm-hearted and
 love to help students
 Academic Achievements : Paper presentation on ‘Waste
 Management’
 Author of a book ‘Ecological Crisis’
OR
 Write a paragraph using the clues given below. You may add some
points if necessary :
 Silly cricket — sang and danced all the summer — didn’t store
food — winter came — dying of hunger — went to an ant — begged
for food — ant refused to help and asked the cricket to dance till
winter away — moral.
Editing
34. The following paragraph has two errors. Edit the paragraph and
rewrite it in the space provided using the clues given below. 2
 There had been an accident when he goes hiking with his father and
brother inder. They were crossing a rickety bridge over some rapids.
 Clues :
 (a) Tense form of verb to be corrected
 (b) Use capital letters wherever necessary.

GRAMMAR ( Language Use )
35. Read the conversation : 1
 Teacher : Students, who can give a seminar on pollution ?
 Students : Sir, it is Laxmi, she can give a seminar.
 The passive form of the italicized sentence is
(A) A seminar was given by her.
(B) A seminar is given by her.
(C) A seminar can be given by her.
(D) A seminar has been given by her.
36. Read the conversation : 1
 Sheetal : Can you run 100 metres in 9 seconds ?
 Lavanya : No, I can’t.
 The italicized word shows
(A) ability (B) suggestion
(C) order (D) obligation.
37. Read the conversation : 1
 Mother : Sunanda, where are you going now ?
 Sunanda : I’m going to market to buy books.
 Which of the following is infinitive ?
(A) going (B) are
(C) am (D) to buy.
38. The old man sat under a tree to rest, 1
 The question tag to be used above is
(A) did he ? (B) doesn’t he ?
(C) didn’t he ? (D) wasn’t he ?
39. Read the following conversation and rewrite into a reported speech : 2
 Father : Son, is it raining outside ?
 Son : Yes, dad, it is.
 Father : Where is my umbrella ?
 Son : It’s on the table.
Ans :
 Father asked his son

 To which, his son replied positively.

 Father asked him where his umbrella was. Son replied


40. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate preposition and article : 1  Don Anselmo wore .................... same faded cutaway, carried the same stick and was accompanied ..................... the boy again.
41. Fill in the blanks using the appropriate linking words given in brackets : 1
 ......................... Girish was a newcomer, he became very friendly with everyone. He was welcomed ..................... introduced to all the students in the class. ( and, but, although, till )
42. Fill in the blanks choosing the right form of verbs given in brackets : 2
 One day, I saw a boy who ........................ ( be + cry ). I called him but he ...................... ( do ) not respond me. Reference Skill
43. Arrange the following words in the order in which they are in dictionary : 4 × 2
1 = 2
 beauty, bear, bean, beat. 44. Write it in the normal way : 1  r u drinking t ?
45. To know the spelling of a word ‘psychology’ one should refer to 1
 ( Choose the correct one and write it )
 encyclopedia, newspaper, dictionary.

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