Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Model Test-2 on English First Paper for JSC: Hygiene, Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah

Nobojagoron Scholarship & Cadet Academy
“Junior School Certificate Examination 2014”
Model Test—01 ǁ Subject: English 1st Paper
Time: Three Hours                                                                                        Full Marks: 100

[Answer all the questions. Figures in the right margin indicate full marks]
Section—A: (Reading)
Reading Test (Seen Passage)
Read the text and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3.
The word ‘hygiene’ means the practice of keeping ourselves clean. It also means to keep our home and work places clean. It is important for our good health. Hygiene is thought to be next to godliness. It is because we cannot achieve anything physically, mentally or spiritually if we are unclean in our body, mind and soul. Nobody likes an unclean person either. So we must follow the rules of hygiene. First, we must keep our body clean. We should have a bath every day and wash our hair regularly. This will keep the body and hair free from dirt and bacteria. Secondly, we should wash our clothes regularly. Dirty clothes give off bad smell and invite germs. We should wear socks and shoes when we go out to protect our feet from dust and germs. It is also important to wash our hands before meals and after using the toilet. We should brush our teeth twice a day, after breakfast and supper. We must also cut our nails regularly. Our drinking water must be pure. We can get pure water by boiling and filtering. Finally, we should keep our surroundings and environment clean. If we do and follow all the above things properly, we will be able to lead a healthy and happy life.

1.       Guess the    meaning of the   following   words and choose   the correct   meaning closest to the text.                                                                                                                       5

(i) hygiene
a.    untidy
b.   smartness
c.    cleanliness
d.   freshness
(ii) clean
a.    washed
b.   free from dirt
c.    trimmed
d.   pure
(iii) important
a.    significant
b.   secondary
c.    primarily
d.   worthy
(iv) godliness
a.    deify
b.   deny
c.    devotion to God
d.   worship
(v) achieve
a.    loose
b.   attain
c.    lose
d.   forfeit

2.       Answer the following questions.                                                                                              10

a)      What does the word ‘hygiene’ mean?
b)      What is thought to be godliness?
c)       Why is hygiene important?
d)      Why is ‘hygiene’ thought next to godliness?
e)      What happens to an unclean person?

3.       Summarize the text in section A in your own words (around 85 words).                              10

Reading Test (Unseen Passage)
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions 4 and 5.
Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah, educationist, writer and philologist, was born at Peyara village of 24 Parganas in West Bengal on 10 July 1885. His father, Mafizuddin Ahmed, was a warden at the shrine of Pir Gorachand. Dr. Shahidullah learnt Urdu, Parsian and Arabic at home and Sanskrit at school. He passed the entrance examination in 1904. He obtained his B.A. degree in 1910, M.A. in 1912 and B.L. in 1914. He joined the University of Dhaka in 1921 as a professor of Sanskrit and Bengali. He was awarded the Doctorate degree from Southern University, Paris, in 1928. His “Bangla Sahitter Katha” published in 1953, was first well-arranged History of Bengali Literature. Muhammad Shahidullah played an important role in the Language Movement. Apart from research works, he wrote for children. He also translated and edited a number of books. He was awarded the “Pride of performance” award by the Pakistan government. He was made Professor Emeritus by the University of Dhaka (1967) and awarded “Knight of Orders of Art and Letters” by the French Government (1967) for his lifetime achievement in research on Language and literature. In 1967 he was seriously ill and was in sick-bed for about two and half years. He died in Dhaka on 13 July 1969 and was buried on the campus of Shahidullah Hall of the University.
4.       Complete the following table.                                                                                               5
Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah
(i) ………………..
passed entrance

(ii) ……………..
(iii) ……………….
the University of Dhaka
awarded the Doctorate degree
(iv) ………………..
Bangla Sahitter Katha

(v) ………………
5.       Write whether the statements are true or false. If false, give the correct answer.                 5

a)      Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah obtained B.A. degree in 1910.
b)      He was seriously ill in 1912.
c)       “Bangla Sahitter Katha” is the name of a magazine.
d)      Shahidullah contributed a lot to Bengali language and literature.
e)      He died in 1969.

6.       Fill in the gaps with appropriate word.                                                                              5
The man who (a) – rickshaw for money is a rickshaw puller. A rickshaw puller is quite (b) – in cities and towns. He (c) – in a slum. His (d) – is very shabby. His income is very (e) -- .
7.       Rearrange the following sentences in correct orders.                                                     10
(a) The angel took down his request and went away.  (b) His name was Abu Ben-Adhem.  (c) Abu then requested him to put his name in the list because he loved mankind and fellow brothers.  (d) He again appeared the next night and showed Abu that his name was at the top of the list.  (e) The angel was writing the names of persons who loved God.  (f) Once upon a time there was an honest and pious man.  (g) He asked the angel if his name was there.  (h) He was once sleeping peacefully.  (i) In reply the angel said that his name was not there.  (j) Suddenly he woke up and saw an angel.
8.       Fill in the gaps using clues from the boxes.                                                                     5
The tribal people living (a) – the hilly areas (b) – their houses on raised (c) -- . They use (d) – which are withdrawn at night so that (e) – animals con not climb (f) -- . Usually their houses are made of (g) – and have thatched (h) -- . They keep their houses very (i) – and clean and decorate it with (j) – drawings.
9.    The phrases in column A are the beginning of some sentences. The phrases in column B are the endings. Match the phrases in column A with the phrases in column B to make complete sentences.                                                                                                                     5
Column A
Column B
(i) Tia is
(a) grass, nuts, chili, banana and other fruits.
(ii) Its whole body is
(b) in tall shimul tress or in the holes of empty buildings.
(iii) It eats
(c) a common bird of Bangladesh.
(iv) Tia lives
(d) in flocks.
(v) It builds nests
(e) green in color.

Section—B: (Writing)
10.   English is an international language. Hence it is very essential for many reasons. Now, make a dialogue with your friend Mitu about the importance of learning English.       10

11.   Write a paragraph on ‘Tree Plantation’ in about 150 words answering the following questions.10
(a) How do trees help us?  (b) How do they maintain ecological balance?  (c) What do we get from tress?  (d) Why should we plant trees?  (e) How can we take care of them?

12.   Read the beginning of the following story and complete it in 150 words.                     10
There lived a farmer in a village who had a wonderful goose. Every morning she laid ………..

13.   Suppose, you’re Sanjida and you study in PN Govt. Girls’ School in Rajshahi. Now, write a letter to your father who lives in Mymensingh about your preparation for the JSC Examination.                                                                                                                      10


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