Jan 032015

SLC Model Question (Compulsory English)

1. Read the following poem and answer the questions given below. [5]
This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
and nestings fly;
And the little brown nightingale bills his best,
And they sit outside at ‘The Travellers Rest;
And maids comeforth spring-muslin dressed
And citizens dream of the south and west,
And so do I;
This is the weather the cuckoo shuns
And so do I
When beaches drip in brown and duns,
And thresh and ply;
And hill-hid tides throb, throe and throe,
And drops on gate-bars hang in a row,
And rooks in families homewards go,
And so do I
A. Answer the following questions: [3×1=3]
i. Why do nestings fly?
ii. Why do the citizens dream of the south and west?
iii. What weather does the cuckoo shun?
B. Find the words from the poem, which have the following meanings: [4×0.5=2]
i. civilians ii. keeps away
iii. wield iv. Separate

2. Read the following text and do the activities given below: [10]
Second before Neha entered into her bedroom, when suddenly, she heard an outcry from below. “It’s all over.” She thought as she stiffened and sank down on the stairs. It was then that the baby-boy had slid through the hole, hit the second-floor window shade and landed heavily on Vikram’s chest. His strong arms closed tightly around Kanhaiya. Vikram lost his balance and fell back.
Looking out through her bedroom window grille sobbing Neha, noticed that the crowd had dispersed even Kanhaiya was not there. She rushed down and a man on the ground floor told her that her son was safe and had been taken to a nearby clinic.
Kanhaiya was being treated for minor bruises who grabbed and clung to her when she approached him. Standing by him was a young stranger who was the savior of her beloved son. “I have no words to express my gratefulness to you.” She kept on telling stranger. “I was only doing what I had to do.” Said Vikram “but I wish nobody leave small children near windows.”

A. Find the words from the poem which are opposite in meaning to the following words: [4×0.5=2]
i. gently
ii. smiling
iii. killer
iv. familiar
B. Answer the following questions: [4×1.5=6]
i. How did Kanhaiya fall off the window?
ii. How was he saved?
iii. What did Neha tell Vikram?
iv. What is the message of the text?
C. Rewrite the following sentences in correct order: [4×0.5=2]
i. Neha was grateful to Vikram.
ii. Vikram managed to catch him.
iii. Kanhaiya fell off the window.
iv. He was rushed to a clinic.

3. Read the following passage and do the activities given below: [10]
At five in the evening, they threw away their sticks and implements and repaired to the verenda to rest. They have turned up every grass blade and shrub, so that the tinest insect coming into the garden should have no cover, they were loudly discussing the various measures they would take to protect themselves against reptiles in the future when Dasa appeared before them carrying a water pot. He put the pot down and said; I have caught him in this I saw him peeping out of it…….. I saw him before he could see me; they stood at a safe distance and gazed on the pot. Dasa had the glow of a champion on his face. ‘Don’t call me idler here after; he said mother complimented him on his sharpness and wished she had placed some milk in the pot cautiously and walked off saying that he would leave the pot its contents with snake charmer living nearly he became the hero of the day.
A. Answer these questions: [4×2=8]
i. Why were stones turned up, and plants and grass cut down?
ii. What did Dasa say he would do with the water pot?
iii. What was the mother’s reaction to Dasa’s water-pot?
iv. Who became the hero of the day and how?
B. Find the similar words from the passage to the following words: [4×2=8]
i. tools
ii. smallest
iii. stared
iv. carefully

4. Read the following advertisement and do the activities given below: [15]

Government of Nepal
Ministry of Health and Population
Population Division
Vacancy Announcement

Population Division, Ministry of Health and Population Government of Nepal in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is planning to organize a seminar to compile and update research/studies on reproduction health. Population division is pleased to announce the call for abstracts on research studies in the area of reproductive health from 1995 onwards. Government, Non Government, National and International organizations are welcome to send abstracts of studies to population division. Ministry of Health and Population, Ramshahpath by 20th January 2013. Research selected for presentation will be disseminated during the seminar planned towards the end of January; 2013. For more information please contact, Population Division Ministry of Health and Population; Ramshahpath.

A. Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements: [4×1=4]
i. UNFPA is planning to organize a seminar on reproduction health.
ii. Population Division calls for the abstracts on researches conducted since 1995.
iii. Any interested person or groups can send their abstracts.
iv. The selected researches will be presented in the seminar.
B. Fill in the gaps with suitable words: [3×1=3]
Population Division of the ministry calls for ……..of the research / study conducted since 1995 on ………. Any government or non-government organization are …………to send their abstracts.
C. Answer these questions: [4×2=4]
i. Who are partners of this program as said in the advertisement?
ii. What do they call for?
iii. Who are welcome to send their abstract?
iv. What is the last date for submitting the abstract?

5. Write a news story for the following points and give a suitable title too: [6]
Birtamod, Janury 26
A bus from Kakadvitta to Dharan; accident brake failure; near Ratuwa River, one killed, seven injured, 2 serious hospitalized, taken to Amda Hospital Damak, rescue operation police invoice, investigation going on.

6. Develop a readable story from the outline given below and give the story a suitable title and a moral: [6]
Long long ago-famine troubles a village….ten young men of village decide to go out to search for job ……set for……a river on the way ……cross river……..count their number ……….count up to 9 …….. everybody forgets to count himself ……… they think one missing or swept away ………cry a lot …….one old man …… ask …..counts ten ……. they laugh at themselves ………moral.

7. Write an essay on ‘peace and stability for prosperous Nepal’ in about 180 words: [12]

8. Rewrite the following sentences by filling the gaps with the words from the brackets: [12×0.5=6]
i. I have got ………. utensil cleaned. (a / an / the)
ii. suddenly, I was enveloped …………a dense fog. (by / in / on)
iii. He ……. four books so far. (writes / has written / wrote)
iv. The data ……..incorrect. (is / am / are)
v. Muna read a story ……….? (don’t she / doesn’t she / didn’t she)
vi. I had a good news, Its yes/no question is ……..a good news?
(had you / has you have / did you have)
vii. I wish, I ……a job. (have / will get / had)
viii. “What did you have at the lunch?”, My mother asked me. The indirect speech is my mother asked me ………..(what I had HAD at the lunch / what I have at the lunch / what I have had at the lunch)
ix. ‘Nobody enjoyed the song; This is changed into passive as; ‘The song was ………! (enjoyed by nobody / enjoyed / not enjoyed)
x. She is poor …….she is happy. (however / though / even)
xi. Please, have your room…….. (to clean / clean / cleaned)
xii. The sad film made me………. (cry / to cry / cried)

9. Choose the correct words from the brackets to complete the text below: [10×0.5=5]
Before Christmas, they went to a small town in Germany. They spent …….(the / a / an) whole of Christmas eve sight seeing. There were so many activities in the town. The streets were crowed ….. (by / with / of) people and the shops were full of wonderful things. In the evening, they went to listen to Christmas songs…….(sang /sing / sung) by children round the brightly lit tree in the main square one of the boys……(is / were / was) near them. They asked him how he …….(feels / felt / was feeling) at the Christmas. He said that he was excited. He asked them if they ……..(would excited / were excited / exciting) too. They were enjoying the night ……….(because / although / because of) it was so much exciting. It made them……(feel / feels / to feel) happy. They went back to hotel. The manager and accountant ……..(was / were / are) waiting for them. He said “you had a great joy, ……..(didn’t / hadn’t / didn’t have) you?

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Dec 132014

SLC Model Question (Compulsory English)

1. Read the following poem and do the activities required.
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where the knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into
Fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms
Towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost
Its way into dreary desert and sand of dead habits;
Where the mind is lead forward by thee,
into ever widening though and action.
Into that heaven of freedom, my father,
Let my country awake.
– Rabindranath Tagore
A. From the above text, find the words for the following as indicated in the brackets. 0.5×4=2
i) vigorous (synonym)
ii) paradise (synonym)
iii) followed (antonym)
iv) contracts (antonym)
B. Answer the following questions: 1×3=3
i) What do dead habits refer to?
ii) What makes the world break into fragments?
iii) What does the poet wish for?
2. Read the following paragraphs and do the tasks that follow.
The old man could not remember how many generations of lotuses had bloomed and faded in the pond since he was born. What Pradip Pal did remember, however, was that he had once been a prosperous farmer. He had owned as many as six granaries full of rice and eight acres of fertile land. He had been able to provide for the future of his son and his daughters generous dowries to get them good husbands. For himself and his wife in their old age, he had kept a small piece of land. “The pair of us would be able to live there in peace” he had promised her “until the day when Yama, the God of dead, comes claim us.”

The old man had been wrong in his expectations. That plot of ground had been given to his father years ago by a zamindar. One day the zamindar’s son claim to the land. Pradip Pal refused to return it; the matter came before the courts. But the young zamindar had bought the judge and the farmer had to abandon his land and his house.

Further terrible trials lay in store for Pradip Pal and his family. Their legal fight had left them with only half an acre of good land, which could not produce enough crops to feed the family. When they ran out the rice, they survived on fruits from three coconut trees and on the vegetables from the high ground that required very little irrigation. There was also the fruit from jackfruit tree. Thus, the Pals were able to survive for two years.

During the third year, however, disaster struck once more. A parasite destroyed the entire field of rice. To overcome this catastrophe, the father set out on the path that lead to the only brick house in the village.

Nearly all the inhabitants of Bankuli had been compelled at some time or other to call the Mahajan. He was the key person in the village. He was its banker, its money lender, its pawnbroker and very often, its vampire. By this time poverty had really begun to strangle the pals. Bad weather added to their plight. One night in April, a storm brought down all the mangoes and coconuts. Consequently they had to sell the buffalo and Rani, the cow. Rani obiviously did not want to leave. She strained (pull, stretched) at her rope with all her mighty uttering the most heart – rendering bellows. No one could fail to read in her reaction a bad omen, a sign that Radha, beloved of cowherd god Krishna, was angry.

A. Match the words with their meanings given below. 6×0.5=3
Omen                                        potential
Mighty                                     depiction
Rendering                               premonition
Future                                      forceful
Angry                                       symptom
Sign                                          fuming
B. State whether these statements are true or false. 4×0.5=2
i) Pradip Pal could not remember how old he was.
ii) The court gave decision on Pradip’s behalf.
iii) Pradip Pal was once a well off farmer.
iv) Rani, the cow was not happy to leave the house.
C. Answer the following questions. 5×1=5
i) How did Pradip manage for the future of his family?
ii) Why does the writer call Mahajan a vampire?
iii) On what condition Pal obtained the loan?
iv) How did the bad weather add to their plight?
v) What was the bad omen?
3. Read the given text and perform the tasks those follow.
One day, in 1924, five men who were camping in the Cascade Mountain of Washington was a group of ape like creatures coming out of the woods. They hurried back to their cabin and locked themselves inside. While they were in, the creatures attacked them by throwing rocks against the walls of the cabin. After several hours, these hairy giants went back to the woods.

After this event the men returned to the town and told the people about their adventure. However, only very few people accepted their story. These were the people who remembered hearing tales about footprints of an animal that walked like a human being.

The five men however were not the first people to have seen these creatures called Bigfoot. Long before their experience, local Native Americans were certain that a race of ape like animals had been living in the neighbouring mountain for centuries. They called these creatures Sasquatch.

In 1958, workmen, who were building a road through the jungles of Northern California often found huge footprints in the earth around their camp.

Then in 1967, Roger Patterson, who was interested in finding Bigfoot went into the Northern California jungles with a friend. While riding, they were suddenly thrown off from their horses. Patterson was a tall ape like animal standing not far away. He managed to shoot seven rolls of film of the hairy creature before the animal disappeared in the bushes. When Patterson’s film was shown not many people believed his story.
In another incident, Richard Brown, a music teacher and also an experienced hunter spotted a similar creature. He saw the animal clearly through his telescopic lens of the rifle. He said that animal looked more like a human than an animal.

Later many other people also found deep footprints in the same area. In spite of regular reports of sighting and footprints, most experts still do not believe that Bigfoot really exists.

A. Choose the best answer and complete the sentences. 4×0.5=2
i) The word ‘neighbouring’ can best be replaced with:
a) Far-off b) nearby c) remote d) far-away
ii) The ape like animals were addressed with ‘Sasquatch’ by:
a) Five campers b) Local Native Americans c) Roger Patterson d) Richard Brown
iii) The incorrect pair among the following is:
a) creatures-animals b) Plainly-clearly c) spotted-saw d) shown-concealed
iv) Who were the first to have seen these ape like creatures before five campers?
a) Workers who build the road b)Roger Patterson and his friend
c) The local Native Americans d) Richard Brown, the music teacher
B. Answer the questions. 4×1.5=6
i) What is the Bigfoot?
ii) How did five campers and ape like creatures react in their encounter?
iii) What according to Richard Brown the ape like creatures look like?
iv) How did people respond to Patterson’s film?
C. Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statement. 4×0.5=2
i) In spite of many reports people refused to believe the story.
ii) Roger Patterson wanted to kill the ape like creatures, so he shot him.
iii) Richard Brown saw the ape like creature through telescope.
iv) Experts now believe they exist.


We invite applications from the confident, enthusiastic, and highly career oriented who must be Nepalese citizen for the following positions based in Janakpur.

1. Procurement officer:
Minimum Qualifications required:
i) B.A./ B. Com.
ii) Minimum 5 years work experience in the related field.
iii) Must have sound knowledge of VAT, LC, and MS Office programmers.
iv) Must have strong communications and reporting skills.
v) Age: Between 35-45

2. Finance Officer:
Minimum Qualifications:
i) Bachelors degree in Commerce/ Management with specialization in Accounting.
ii) Min. 5 years and extensive experience in the related field.
iii) Must have sound knowledge of VAT and Income Tax.
iv) Must have sound knowledge of FACT Accounting software.
v) Age: Between 35-45 years.
vi) Salary: Five digits salary with negotiation.

Interested candidates may send their applications along with resume, two passport size photos attested photocopies of certificates and contact details before 7th Sep. 2014 to the following address.
Everest Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd. P.O. Box No. 233
Email: peverest@yahoo.com, Contact: 01-4423555

A. From the above text find the words which are similar in meanings to the followings: 1×4=4
i) far-reaching ii) proven iii) credentials iv) CV
B. State ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements. 3×1=3
i) Mercy Nepali citizens can apply for the posts.
ii) The company is situated in Janakpur.
iii) The fixed least salary is ten thousands.
C. Answer the following questions on the basis of above text. 4×2=8
i) Who can apply for the post?
ii) How can they apply for posts advertised?
iii) What are the candidates asked to submit along with the application?
iv) What is the deadline for the submission of the application?
6. Complete the following dialogue selecting appropriate statements given in the brackets. 6
Nagesh: Hello Suresh, how are you?
Suresh: Fine, ……………………………………..
Nagesh: I am fine too …………………………
Suresh: How do you do?
Benjamin: How do you do?
Nagesh: Benjamin, yesterday ………….. what is the matter?
Benjamin: My father has been admitted there ………………….
Nagesh: How sad! It’s very unfortunate.
Suresh: Thank God!
Nagesh: I wish him a speedy recovery ……………..
Benjamin: I hope so too. See you later.
Suresh: See you bye!
Nagesh: See you again. Bye!

a) Benjamin, meet Mr. Suresh, my cousin, meet my friend, Benjamin.
b) He a mild heart attack.
c) Hope he will get soon.
d) I saw your brother going to St. Martha’s hospital.
e) Oh! How is he now?
f) Thank you. How are you?

7. Prepare a news article on the basis of the plot given below: 6
A Boeing 737 ……… crashed in Islamabad ……. Bad weather …….. all 130 feared dead ……… no survivor …….. rescue team dispatched …….. compensation declared …….. investigation underway.
8. Write a letter to the editor of The Kathmandu Post daily expressing your concern about the deteriorating discipline among the students. 12
9. Rewrite the following sentences choosing the best among the alternatives given in the brackets. 12×0.5=6
a) There is …….. eucalyptus tree in the garden. (a/ an/ the)
b) She won’t consent ……. him. (with/ to/ for)
c) Moore has his bike repaired ……. (doesn’t he/ hasn’t he/ didn’t he)
d) The couple next door ……. Always arguing. (is/ are/ have)
e) He laid down in his life for the cause of freedom. The interrogative form of this statement is: …….. his life for the cause of freedom? (Did he lie/ Did he lay? Had he laid)
f) She cut her finger with a knife. The negative form of this statement is: …….. (She don’t cut her finger with a knife/ She didn’t cut her finger with a knife/ She doesn’t cut her finger with a knife.)
g) I could not look up the word because I ……. the dictionary. (have lost/ lost/ had lost)
h) They forbade us …… the building. (to enter/ enter/ not to enter)
i) Simon is fat …….. he can run very fast. (although/ however/ because)
j) “Let her hand the picture.” Alternatively this also can be said “………” (Let the picture be hung/ Let be hung the picture by her/ Let her the picture be hung.)
k) If you had bought it last week, the price ……. (won’t go/ wouldn’t go/ wouldn’t have gone)
l) The news had me ……. for a while. (to worry/ worry/ worried)
10. Complete the following passage choosing the correct alternatives from the brackets. 10×0.5=5
Literature is a creation of …….. (a/ an/ the) author about any subject. It is said that literature ……. (is/ are/ was) the mirror of the society. Literature ….. (started/ was started/ starts) to create much earlier than the history, Geography or the Mathematics by the ancient people. We can study the contemporary society by reading the literary texts. One of the means of social studies ….. (is/ am/ are) literature. ……… (Therefore/ So that/ So …… that) we study the literature of any kind. Literature is the oldest creation ……. (of/ from/ for) human beings. Literature deals …… (on/ with/ to) social issues. If we need literature, we …… (had/ will have/ would have had) knowledge about human feelings and experiences. Literature makes us ……. (learn/ to learn/ learning) lots about human values and norms …… (isn’t it/ doesn’t it/ wasn’t it)?

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