Important Question

Construct a readable story from the given outlines:                               [6]

      Two friends buy parrots ___ one parrot in the habit of cursing and swearing ___ other recites verses of a Holy Book ___ the first friend worried ___ decides to move his parrot to the other cage ___ hopes it will learn from the parrot nice words ___ but the other parrot picks the bad words ___ moral.

6.   Complete the following dialogue with choosing the correct options from the given box:          [6 × 1 = 6]

Class teacher:–    Excuse me, sir. Let’s start our business.

Guardian:–          OK sir, _______________

Class teacher:–    We have rarely sometime to talk about children.

Guardian:–          ______________________

Class teacher:–    If your children are not good, what’s ___________?

Guardian:–          Whether they are good or bad, we have to feed them and manage everything for them.

Class teacher:–    ____________ but they should be watched carefully. Have you ever thought who his friends are and how he behaves in school and home?

Guardian:–          I think ______________

Class teacher:–    If you are unable to watch your only one son, ______

Guardian:–          I’m really sorry, sir. I was wrong. I thought my duty was to send my son to school.

(Contd…….)

∙        You may be right.

∙        I’m also in a hurry.

∙        How can we look after so many students of our school?

∙        The use of the money

∙        We have to go to work to earn for our children.

∙        It’s your duty to watch them and inform us timely.

7.   Write an essay on “Travelling Broadens the Mind” in about two hundred words: [12]

      Introduction ___ modes of travelling ___ travelling in ancient time ___ now ___ advantages ___ conclusion

8.   Rewrite the following sentences choosing the best alternatives given in the brackets:         [12 × 0.5 = 6]

a)   John is _______ European student.                                  (a, an, the)

b)   He is accustomed _______ having ten hours rest.           (on, by, to)

c)   Nobody loves silly acts, _______?    (does he, do they, don’t they)

d)   The poet and dramatist __________ honoured.                    (is, are)

e)   He is the student of class IX and so _______ I.             (is, do, am)

f)   Is there _____ wrong with Rahul?   (something, nothing, anything)

g)   The foreign diplomats _______ by the next week in Kathmandu.

(will have arrived, will be arriving, will arrive)

h)   The doctor said, ‘Don’t smoke’. The reported form of it is:

      The doctor ___________.

(told not to smoke, warned not to smoke, advised not to smoke)

i)    Everybody loves animals. Its passive form is: ________________

(Animals are loved by everybody, Animals are loved by all,

Animals are loved by people)

j)    __________ hard he tries, he can’t get success.

(Therefore, However, Although)

k)   Provided that my expenses are paid, I ___________ go for picnic.

(will go, should go, would go)

l)    Hari _________ his teacher to mark the copy.      (makes, gets, get)

(Contd…….)

9.   Rewrite the following text choosing the word from the given brackets:        [10 × 0.5 = 5]

      Once _____ (a, the, ×) fisherman was sitting near a seashore under the shadow of a tree. Suddenly a rich man approached him and enquired as to why _____ (he is sitting, he was sitting, he sits) under the tree smoking beedi and not working. To this the poor fisherman replied that _____ (he had caught, has caught, caught) enough fishes for that day. Hearing this, the rich man got furious and said, ‘Why don’t you catch more fishes instead of sitting lazily wasting your time?’ ‘Time and tide _____ (waits, wait, is waiting) for none, you know’, added he. ‘You seem lethargic, _____?’ (aren’t you, don’t you, didn’t you) The fisherman asked, ‘What would I do by catching more fishes?’ The man replied, ‘You catch more fishes, and earn more money, and buy a bigger boat. If I were you, I _____ (would not, will not, couldn’t) sit idly like you.’ The fisherman questioned, ‘What would I do then?’ The man said, ‘You could go fishing in deep waters, and catch more fishes and earn more money.’ The fisherman asked, ‘What would I do then?’ ‘You could become a rich man like me’ said he. ‘See! _____ (Therefore, Though, Although) I’m rich, I work even harder’, said the man. ‘And then what would I do?’ interrogated the fisherman. The man said, ‘You’ll have grand building like mine, and servants to make them _____ (work, worked, to work), and listen mellifluous music _____ (sing, sung, sang) by the great singer. This is the way to enjoy your life.’ The fisherman, meanwhile, snapped back, ‘What do you think I’m doing right now?’

      We don’t need to wait for tomorrow to enjoy life to the fullest. We don’t even need to be rich. Life is here and how – this is what the small text conveys ________ (to, with, into) us.

***THE END***

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

FINAL TERMINAL MODEL QUESTION – 2016

Marking Scheme

Class: IX                             Subject: English                               F.M.: 75

Time: 2 hours 15 mins.                                                                 P.M.: 24

1.   Carries 5 marks which is subdivided as:

A.  Carries 2 marks; 0.5 marks for each correct answer:

Answers:

i)    c                                                                                                ii)  a          iii)        b          iv)        c

B.  Carries 3 marks; 1 mark for correct/relevant answer:

Answers:

i)    The author belongs to white, though it seems he belongs black. He is in favour of black and against apartheid.

ii)   He was not touched for seven years; he learnt what untouchability is.

iii)  ……………….. because physically he doesn’t want to be tortured.

2.   Carries 10 marks which is subdivided as:

A.  Carries 2 marks; 0.5 marks for each correct answer:

Answers:

i)    recommended                                                                           ii)  analgesic

iii)  antipyretic                                                                               iv)  administered

B.  Carries 2 marks; 0.5 marks for each correct answer:

Answers:

i)    F                                                                                               ii)  T          iii)        F          iv)        T

C.  Carries 6 marks; 2 marks for each correct answer:

Answers:

i)    ……………….. for fever, headaches, etc.

ii)   ……………….. difference forms like liquid, suspension, tablet, intravenous and intramuscular.

iii)  ……………….. 500 mg to 1000 mg.

3.   Carries 10 marks which is subdivided as:

A.  Carries 2 marks; 0.5 marks for each correct answer:

Answers:

i)    order                                                                                         ii)  disorder

iii)  arduous                                                                                    iv)  knowledge

B.  Carries 2 marks; 0.5 marks for each correct answer:

Answers:

i)    T                                                                                               ii)  F          iii)        F          iv)        T

C.  Carries 6 marks; 2 marks for each correct answer:

Answers:

i)    ……………….. a taste for truth and beauty, intellectual honesty are the bedrock of civilization.

ii)   ……………….. correct the instinct by person.

iii)  ……………….. because it is the god light and reason.

4.   Carries 15 marks which is subdivided as:

A.  Carries 4 marks; 1 mark for each correct answer:

Answers:

i)    acquainted with                                                                        ii)  qualified

iii)  probation                                                                                 iv)  remuneration

B.  Carries 3 marks; 1 mark for each correct answer:

Answers:

i)    as per the school rule

ii)   master degree in related field

iii)  mandatory

C.  Carries 8 marks; 2 marks for each correct answer:

Answers:

i)    Meridian International ………………..

ii)   ……………….. The Administration Department.

iii)  ……………….. either Jorpati or Baluwatar.

iv)  ……………….. familiar with the modern technology applicable in the education field.

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