ENGLISH SSC- I Paper 3

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Q. I Circle the correct option i.e. A / B / C / D. Each part carries one mark.
(l) Patriotism gives people __________ to safeguard the interest of the country and nation.
A. Respect and honor B. Bravery and velour C. Power and pelf D. Strength and courage
(ii) The ideology of Pakistan was based on the fundamental principle that the Muslims are _______
A. Second to none B. An independent nation
C. Made of sterling material D. Not afraid of death
(iii) Having tested her seeing friends to discover what they see, Helen Keller became convinced that ____.
A. The seeing see little B. The seeing see what they want.
C. The seeing see a lot. D. The seeing remain very busy.
(iv) Blue Mosque reflects the architectural style of both
A. Ottoman mosque and American church B. Mughal and Ottoman mosque
C. Ottoman and Arabian mosque D. Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church
(v) Which of the following is NOT a phrase?
A. The heart of a lion. B. The twinkling eyes of a deer in the forest. C. Every day is not Sunday D. A blessing in disguise.
(vi) “I know the woman whose child was hurt”. The underlined world is a / an Pronoun.
A. Relative B. Possessive C. Interrogative D. Personal
(vii) “A distinguished journalist will record your statement’. The underlined word is a
A. Pronoun B Noun C. Conjunction D. Verb
(viii) He is indifferent ______________ all kinds of advice.
A. with B. to C. of D. from
(ix) “Please do not make a noise” The underlined word is a / an Noun.
A. Collective B. Countable C. Abstract D. Concrete
(x) “Most of us take life for granted” It is__________ a sentence.
A. Simple B. Compound C. Complex D. Compound complex
(xi) “She became a doctor’. The underlined world is a / an
A. Action verb B. Linking verb C. Helping verb D. Modal verb
(xii) “The wind whispered the rumors of the forest”. In this sentence we find an example of
A. Personification B. Simile C. Metaphor D. Imagery
(xiii) “Noise pollution can cause hypertension and insomnia’. What is the Synonym of the underlined word?
A. Drowsiness B. Watchfulness C. Sleeplessness D. High blood pressure
(xiv) The opposite meaning of frequently is ______________
A. Regularly B. Seldom C Repeatedly D. Recurrently
(xv) Choose the CORRECT spelling:
A. Prosalitizing B. Proselityzing C. Proselytesing D. Proselytizing

SECTION — B (Marks 39)
Q. 2 Answer any SIX of the following parts in about 30 to 40 words each. Each part carries 3 marks.
(6 x 3=18)
(i) What was the mission of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)?
(ii) What are the qualities of a patriot?
(iii) How did Hazrat Asma (RA) console her grandfather?
(iv) What was the Quaid’s concept of our nation?
(v) How did the nurse risk her career to help the patient?
(vi) What are the causes of drug addiction?
(vii) Why is noise dangerous for human health?
(viii) What makes you feel that the author of ‘Three Days to See’ is sad and depressed?
Q. 3 a. Paraphrase any ONE of the following stanzas: (03)
(i) He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
(ii) I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats an high o’er vales and hills,
Where all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils:
b. Read the following stanza carefully and answer the questions given at the end:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude,
And then my heart with pleasure fills.
And dances with the daffodils.
Questions:
(i) When do the daffodils flash upon the inward eye of the poet?
(ii) What is the bliss of solitude?
(iii) What change does the poet feel in himself?
Q. 4 a. Change the Voice of any FOUR of the following:
(i) We had not seen him before.
(ii) How was he making a picture?
(iii) The grandmother told us a strange story.
(iv) Who will oppose you?
(v) We were not helped by them.
(vi) Do not tell a lie.
(vii) They do not do their own work.
b. Provide correct form of Verb of any FIVE of the following sentences: (05)
(i) He (be) absent yesterday.
(ii) If he (run) fast, he will win the race.
(iii) No sooner did he see the snake than he (begin) to tremble.
(iv) Haste (make) waste.
(v) If they played well, they (win) the match.
(vi) The sun had risen before we (be) ready to leave.
(vii) The pigeons had been (catch) in the net before eating grain.
(viii) She (sleep) since morning.
c. Punctuate and capitalize the following pairs / line(s): (03)
There are those of course who would adopt the epicurean motto of eat drink and be merry but most people would be chastened by the certainty of impending death.
SECTION — C (Marks 21)
Q. 5 Write a letter to your father requesting him to send you extra funds for payment of hostel dues.
-OR-
Write a letter to your friend congratulating her on her birthday.
Q. 6 Write a paragraph of about 50 to 70 words on “Pakistani Women”.
Q. 7 Translate any EIGHT of the following sentences into English: (08)
-OR-
Write a dialogue between two students regarding prayers.
-OR-
Write a dialogue between two friends on the effects of noise pollution and some solutions to it.