- B.A.SR.M (FAZIL)
- Exam Result
- General Topics
- Islamic history
- Political science
- প্রবন্ধ ও রচনা
- Reading Comprehension (Seen)
- A. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences.
- B. Answer the following questions.
- C. Fill in the chart with information from the above passage,
- 2. Read the following extract and answer the following questions.
- A. Choose the correct alternative and complete the following sentences.
- B. Complete the sentences with information from the extract:
- (Reading Comprehension Unseen)
- B. Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements.
- C. Answer the following questions.
- Grammar & Vocabulary
- 5. Do as directed.
- 6. Find from question no – 3 the nearest meanings of the following words.
Reading Comprehension (Seen)
1. Read the following text and answer the following questions.
Some days after the funeral, a special train took Gandhiji’s ashes to Allahabad. The compartment was decked with flowers. People on the train sang bhajans. People did not weep anymore for they could feel Gandhiji’s presence amid the flowers and the song. At every station sorrowful crowds filled the platform. Amid song and prayer the train reached Allahabad. The ashes were immersed in the Ganges where a huge crowd had gathered at the bank. Afterwards we all went back to Delhi.
A. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences.
i) Gandhiji’s ashes were taken to a) Delhi b) Banaras c) Ahmedabad d) Allahabad.
ii) A huge crowd had gathered by the a) Narmada b) Yamuna c) Ganges d) Brahmaputra.
B. Answer the following questions.
i) How was the Special train decorated?
Ans: The special train carrying Gandhiji’s ashes was decorated with flowers.
ii) What was the feeling of the people of the Special train?
The people on the special train carrying Gandhiji’s ashes no longer wept and could feel Gandhiji’s presence amid the flowers and the song.
C. Fill in the chart with information from the above passage,
Cause: i) People could feel Gandhiji’s presence amid the flowers and the song on the train.
Effect: i) People of the special train did not weep.
2. Read the following extract and answer the following questions.
The mountain and the squirrel
Had a quarrel:
And the former called the latter ‘Little Prig’.
You are doubtless very big;
But all sorts of things and weather
Must be taken in together,
To make up a year
And a Sphere.
A. Choose the correct alternative and complete the following sentences.
i) ‘Little Prig’ refers to – a) weather b) sphere c) squirrel d) year.
ii) The word ‘latter’ stands for-a) mountain b) squirrel c) quattel d) weather.
B. Complete the sentences with information from the extract:
i) There is no doubt…………….
Ans: ‘The mountain called the squirrel ‘Little Prig’
ii) There was a quarrel between…………..
Ans: There was a quarrel between the mountain and the squirrel.
(Reading Comprehension Unseen)
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
In the central parts of Africa there is a class of strange people called the Pygmies. None of them is above four feet tall. They are neither white nor black, but are of chocolate colour. They have a flat face with a large mouth. Their teeth are very strong. It is said that they can bite through a ball of lead.
The Pygmies live by hunting and fishing. The have great skill with bow and arrow. They know many poisons and use them at the end of their arrows. They live in the midst of the forests. As the forests are full of wild beasts, they do no think it safe to live on the ground. So they make their huts on the poles, ten to twelve feet high. The people get into them with the help of ladders. Their huts are mostly made of leaves and branches of trees.
A. Choose the correct alternative and complete the sentences.
i) Pygmies are found in…………….
a) Norway b) Australia c) the central parts of Africa d) England.
ii) Pygmies have great skill……………..
a) with a bow and arrow b) in playing football c) in swimming d) in dancing.
iii) Pygmies made their huts on poles……………….feet high.
a) five to six b) ten to twelve c) four to five d) ten to eleven.
iv) Pygmies get into their huts with the help of……………..
a) nets b) ladders c) ropes d) sticks.
B. Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements.
i) The Pygmies know agriculture.
ii) The Pygmies are afraid of wild beasts.
iii) The Pygmies live in thatched huts.
iv) The Pygmies know many flowers and use them at the end of their arrows.
Answer: i) F ii) T iii) T iv) F
C. Answer the following questions.
i) Describe the Physical features of the Pygmies.
Ans: The physical features of the Pygmies are described as follows: They are neither white nor black but have a chocolate colour. They have a flat face with a large mouth, and their teeth are described as very strong.
Grammar & Vocabulary
Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles and prepositions.
Swami stopped on……………….. roadside……………….
make up mind………………. Samuel.
5. Do as directed.
i) Rabindranath Tagore is a famous poet. He won the Nobel Prize. (Join using relative clause).
Ans: Rabindranath Tagore, who won the Nobel Prize, is a famous poet.
ii) Nasir, who was the captain of the team, scored a century. (split up into two sentences).
Ans: Nasir was the captain of the team. He scored a century.
iii) Ramu has some money. He can buy books. (Join using infinitive).
Ans: Ramu has some money to buy books.
iv) Open the door. (change the voice).
Ans: The door should be opened.
v) Father said to Swami, “Have you no school today?” (change the narration)
Ans: Father asked Swami if he had no school that day.
6. Find from question no – 3 the nearest meanings of the following words.
i) fierce…………. ii) peculiar…………….
fierce: intense, ferocious, aggressive, violent
peculiar: strange, odd, unusual, eccentric
7. Write a letter to the editor of an English daily about the problems created by indiscriminate use of loudspeakers on different occasions.
[City, State, ZIP]
[Name of the Newspaper]
[City, State, ZIP]
Subject: Concerns Regarding the Indiscriminate Use of Loudspeakers on Various Occasions
I am writing to express my concerns about the indiscriminate use of loudspeakers on various occasions. The excessive noise generated by these devices has become a significant problem, causing physical and mental distress. It contributes to noise pollution, leading to hearing impairments and other health issues. Additionally, it infringes upon personal privacy and disturbs peaceful environments, disrupting sleep patterns and causing tension among neighbours. Furthermore, the unregulated use of loudspeakers during public events creates traffic congestion and hampers the smooth flow of daily life. It is crucial that authorities address this issue promptly and enforce regulations to promote responsible and considerate use of loudspeakers.
Dear [Friend’s Name],
I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. I wanted to share an idea with you that I believe will greatly benefit you. Have you considered visiting the public library in our locality more often? It can be an enriching experience for you.
The public library is a treasure trove of knowledge and entertainment. By frequenting it, you can access a wide range of books, magazines, newspapers, and even digital resources. The library offers a peaceful environment that encourages reading, learning, and personal growth.
Not only will visiting the library expand your knowledge and broaden your horizons, but it will also provide an opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals through book clubs, workshops, and community events.
So, my dear friend, I encourage you to make the most of this wonderful resource. Spend some time at the library, explore its vast collection, and immerse yourself in the world of literature. I am confident that you will find it both enjoyable and rewarding.
Take care, and I look forward to hearing about your library adventures.