ENGLISH SSC- I Paper 1

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Q. 1 Circle the correct option i.e. A/B/C/ D. Each part carries one mark.
(i) On one occasion, the Arabs sent a ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬________ to the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) kind and caring uncle.
A. Gift B. Delegation C. Camel D. Herd of sheep
(ii) The word patriot comes from the ____________ word ‘patriota’.
A. Greek B. French C. English D. Latin
(iii) She simply posed a counter question that infuriated Abu Jehl. The underlined word means:
A. Pleased B. Helped C. Enraged D. Amused
(iv) The most important element in the interior of the Sultan Ahmad Mosque is the:
A. Mehrab B. Pulpit C. Tile D. Royal room
(v) Drug addiction is caused by factors.
A. Medical B. Biological C. Environmental D. Political
(vi) The students eagerly attended Miss Ayesha’s class. The underlined word is a / an:
A. Adverb B. Noun C. Pronoun D. Adjective
(vii) “We are a nation” he affirmed three years before the birth of Pakistan. The underlined word means:
A. Told B. Broke in C. Refused D. Said emphatically
(viii) On the first day, after getting ability to see, Helen Keller would like to see:
A. Friends and relatives B. Trees and plants
C. Rain and clouds D. Past and Present of the world
(ix) ¬_____________book, he wants, is out of print.
A. a B. An C. The D. None of these
(x) Though he is rich yet he is not arrogant. The underlined word is a / an:
A. Verb B. Conjunction C. Adverb D. Interjection
(xi) He was not aware _____________ my difficulties.
A. On B. About C. To D. Of
(xii) Night came on and room grew dark. It is a ______________________
A. Simple sentence B. Complex sentence
C. Compound sentence D. Compound complex sentence
(xiii) He proved himself a lion in the fight. This sentence is an example of:
A. Simile B. Metaphor C. Personification D. Alliteration
(xiv) This is the only thing that I can do for you. The underlined word is a:
A. Personal pronoun B. Relative pronoun
C. Demonstrative pronoun D. Reflexive pronoun
(xv) Choose the CORRECT spelling:
A. Rahabilitation B. Rehabeletation C. Rehabilitashun D. Rehabilitation
SECTION —B (Marks 39)
Q. 2 Answer any SIX of the following pads in about 30 to 40 words each. Each pad carries 3 marks.
(6 x 3=18 )
(i) What was the first revelation?
(ii) How does media provide entertainment?
(iii) Write three qualities of the nurse described in the story “All is not Lost”.
(iv) What was the Quaid’s concept of our nation?
(v) Why was a heavy iron chain hung at the entrance of the court?
(vi) What harmful effects is noise pollution causing on human health?
(vii) How do you get an impression that Hellen Keller was a great admirer of Nature?
(viii) What are the causes of drug addiction?
Q. 3 a. Paraphrase any ONE of the following stanzas:
(i) For oft, when on my couch I lie, (ii) He gives his harness bells a shake.
In vacant or in pensive mood, To ask if there is some mistake.
They flash upon that inward eye The only other sound’s the sweep
Which is the bliss of solitude; Of easy wind and downy flake.
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
b. Read the following stanza carefully and answer the questions given at the end:
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without farm house near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
Questions:
(i) Why does poet’s horse think it strange to stop there?
(ii) Where does the poet plan to stop?
(iii) What type of evening was it?
Q. 4 a. Change the Voice of any FOUR of the following:
(i) The boy makes the picture.
(ii) She gave me five films.
(iii) The students were being taught by her.
(iv) Why is he mending the chairs?
(v) Media helps people to share knowledge.
(vi) He had told me to do it.
(vii) Did they catch the thief?
b. Provide correct form of Verb in any FIVE of the following sentences:
i. It (rain) in winter every year.
ii. Are they (sit) idle?
iii. The baby (cry) for milk now.
iv. I (wait) here for two hours.
v. I already (post) the letter.
vi. She (leave) before the party began.
vii. They (write) their exercise by the time the teacher arrives.
viii. My brother (not write) to me for ten years.
c. Punctuate and capitalize the following pars I line(s):
She covered it with a piece of cloth come grandfather, look he has left all this for us
SECTION – C (Marks 21)
Q. 5 Write a letter to your father asking him about the health of your mother.
-OR-
Write a letter to your friend condoling the death of his / her father.
Q. 6 Write a paragraph of about 50 to 70 words on ” A Dream”.
Q. 7 Translate any EIGHT of the following sentences Into English:
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Write a dialogue between a student and a teacher on “Punctuality’.
-OR-
Write a dialogue between two students regarding prayers.