(Note: The questions are indicative, not exhaustive)

Marks: 100

Time: 3 hours

1. Select the preposition in the sentence: The pen is on the table.
(a) pen (b) is (c) on (d) table

2. Select the preposition in the sentence: The book is behind the chair.
(a) book (b) behind (c) is (d) chair

3. Please select the best option to complete the following sentence: There aren’t ___________ people here.
(a) much (b) many (c) a lot (d) some

4. Please select the best option to complete the following sentence: I went to the shop ___________ some chocolate.
(a) for buying (b) for buy (c) to buy (d) buy

5. Please select the best option to complete this sentence: Would you mind _____ the window, please?
(a) to open (b) open (c) opening (d) I open

6. Please select the best option to complete this sentence: If he _____ worked harder, he would have passed the exams.
(a) had have (b) would have (c) would (d) had

7. Please select the best option to complete this sentence: This dinner looks _____ to me.
(a) well (b) nicely (c) badly (d) good

8. Who was the author of the famous storybook ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’?
a) Rudyard Kipling b) John Keats c) Lewis Carroll d) H G Wells

9. How many lines does a sonnet have?
a) 10 b) 12 c) 14 d) They vary

10. Which is the first Harry Potter book?
a) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire b) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
c) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets d) Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows

11. Who wrote Wuthering Heights?
(a) Emily Bronte (b) Charlotte Bronte (c) Jane Eyre (d) Jane Austen

12. What kind of book is Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare?
(a) Poetry (b) A novel (c) A play (d) An essay

13. Who wrote War and Peace?
(a) Fyodor Dostoyevsky (b) Nikolai Gogol (c) Valentin Rasputin (d) Leo Tolstoy

14. What is theme?
(a) The main idea or message shown through a work of literature (b) Traits of a character
(c) The author’s view of a certain character (d) all of the above

15. In the Jungle Book, who is the boy raised in the Indian forest by wolves?
(a) Simba (b) Goha (c) Mowgli (d) Toto

16. How many Arabian Nights were there?
(a)1001 (b) 2001 (c) 101 (d) 201

17. Which country is known as the Emerald Island?
(a) Sri Lanka (b) Maldives (c) Mauritius (d) Australia

18. In which country is Ankor Vat situated?
(a) Cambodia (b) Thailand (c) Malaysia (d) Myanmar

19. Who was the chairperson of the drafting committee for the Indian Constitution?
(a) B R Ambedkar (b) Jawaharlal Nehru (c) Sarojini Naidu (d) Md. Saadullah

20. The Battle of Plassey was fought in
(a) 1757 (b) 1748 (c) 1782 (d) 1764

21. Todar Mal was associated with
(a) music (b) literature (c) land revenue reforms (d) law

22. Which city in India is known as the Pink City?
(a) Jaipur (b) Delhi (c) Mysore (d) Mumbai

23. Which of the following is NOT written by Munshi Premchand?
(a) Gaban (b) Godan (c) Guide (d) Manasorovar

24. In India the first television programme was broadcasted in
(a) 1959 (b) 1965 (c) 1976 (d) 1957

25. The famous book Anandmath was authored by
(a) Sarojini Naidu (b) Bankim Chandra Chottapadhyay
(c) Sri Aurobindo (d) Rabindranath Tagore


26. Precis writing 10

27. Write a letter to the town authorities about the garbage in the market areas. 10

28. Construct a paragraph from the following leads: 10

Football match in town – people turn up to enjoy the game – eminent guest arrives – crowds settle with snacks – game begins – fierce competition on the field – sky looks gloomy – not enough shelter – people run helter skelter – match abandoned

29. Make sentences from any FIVE of the following given idioms 2×5=10
(a) to bell the cat (b) at a loss
(c) on the brain (d) to eat humble pie
(e) at sixes and sevens (f) like a bad penny

30. Write a composition (350-400 words) on the following: One night a burglar has been caught in your locality. Give a  description of the incident and also the events that followed. 10

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