Saturday, February 2, 2013

Weekly Test-III (10th T/M English) By Raghuram

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Subject: English                                                                                            Max. Marks: 25

Roll No.                                                                                                          Time: 1 Hour

I. Answer any FIVE questions:                                                                               5X1=5

1.      Who made the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb? What did they find there?
2.      What are the common features in the lives of Balanna, Hellen Keller and Sudha Chandran?
3.      Why do you think Sudha Chandran made the film ‘Kalabhimani’?
4.      Shylock was happy and sad at the same time. What made him happy and what made him sad?
5.      What was the crime that  Shylock had committed?

II. Complete the poem:                                                                                             2

They miss the whisper …………………………  I’m a king.”

III. Read the following passage:     

“How was it, Daddy?”
Now answer the following questions:                                                                      1

a.       Who is the speaker?
b.      What does ‘it’ refer to?

IV. Read the following passage:

“You seem to be a  worthy judge. Please go ahead and give your judgement.”

Now answer the following questions:                                                                      1

a.       Who is ‘you’ in the speaker?
b.      According to the judgement ,what would the speaker get?

V. Read the following passage:

In 1898, a journalist, Morgan Robertson, published a novel called ‘Futility’. It was about an unsinkable ship sailing from Southampton, on her first voyage. Full of rich passengers, it struck an iceberg and sank killing many of those on board.

Now answer the following questions:                                                                      1

a.       What is ‘Futility’?

b. What happened to the ship?

VI. Read the following passage:

The kiwi about the size of a hen hides itself in New Zealand forests. Penguins, another group of flightless birds, get into water and use their small wings as oars, when there is a danger.

Find the true statement s and write (T) against e them in brackets.                                 ½ X2= 1
1.      The kiwi is a small bird.                                                                            (          )
2.      The Penguin can fly.                                                                                 (          )
3.      The oar uses its wings to swim.                                                                (          )
4.      The hen lives in New Zealand forest.                                                        (          )

VII. Complete the following passage using the appropriate words give. Each blank is numbered
        and for each blank four choices are given. Write (a),(b),(c) or (d) in each blank.                               2         
A wall picture is much bigger ------ (1 ) other kinds and can  conveniently  be -----(2) with  a large class. Usually wall pictures portray ---- (3) scene with all ----- (4) details.

1. a. than                     b. for                           c. of                             d. with
2. a. use                       b. using                        c. used                         d. uses
3. a. an                         b. a                              c. the                           d. many
4. a. necessary             b. unnecessary             c. common                   d. uncommon

VIII. Match the parts of sentence under A with those under B. Write the letter of the sentence part against the sentence part in ‘A’.                                                                          1
A                                                                                 B
1. It’s a waste of time                         (            )         a.  talking to people you don’t like.
2. As it was a holiday,                                    (            )         b. we went on a picnic.

IX. Study the following pairs of sentences and answer the question                                1
a.       Our English teacher let the students  go out.
b.      Our Science teachers made the students go out.
Who is angry with the students? ------------------
X. Rewrite as directed:                                                                                             ½x4=2
a.       They know me     (Begin with ‘I --------------------------------------------)
b.      Sudha said,” The seed of achievement lies in the human mind.”  (Report the sentence)
c.       Let us hurry or we will miss the train. ( If we ------------------------------------------------)
d.      The match was boring,---------------?( Add question  tag)

XI. Underline the wrongly spelt word                                                                                 ½x2=1
a.       Conference                        ignorance                     intelligence                  adolesence      
b.      Misery                               courtesy                       mistery                                    mastery
XII. Find two words   in each set in which the underlined part is pronounced in the same way.     1
a. pharaoh                                quay                            share                            man
XII. Arrange the following words in alphabetical order:                                                              1
    Revolve                               random                        routine                         route
XIII. Write a story in about 200 words using the hints given below. Divide the story into paragraphs.                                                                                                                                              5
Donkey and camel- good friends – go to garden to eat cabbages- donkey brays- gardener beats both-camel angry- cross the river to eat apples- donkey on back- camel dances –donkey drowns

Prepared by
                                                                                                                       M. Raghuram