Compulsory English Exam Paper | 2074 [2018] | RE-101CC | SEE

SEE - 2074 (2018)
COMPULSORY ENGLISH
(New Course)
Reading and Writing
(Written Test)
Time: 2hrs. 15 minutes
Full Marks: 75

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Candidates are required to give their answer according to the given instructions.

1. Read the part of the poem and do the tasks. [5]

The Chimney Sweeper
When my mother died I was very young,
And my father sold me while yet my tongue
Could scarcely cry 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!
So your chimneys I sweep and in soot I sleep.

There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head,
That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved: so I said,
"Hush, Tom! never mind it, for when your head's bare,
You know that the soot cannot spoil your white hair."

And so he was quiet, and that very night,
As Tom was a-sleeping he had such a sight!
That thousands of sweepers, Dick, Joe, Ned, and Jack,
Were all of them locked up in coffins of black;
-William Blake
A. Choose the correct answers from the alternatives given. [5x1=5]
a. When the speaker's mother ..... , he was sold.
    i. eloped     ii. passed away     iii. was young
b. The speaker could hardly ..... when he was sold.
    i. cry     ii. mind     iii. sweep
c. Tom wept because his head was .....
    i. curled     ii. spoiled     iii. shaved
d. The speaker ..... Tom when his head turned bald.
    i. scolded     ii. consoled     iii. insulted
e. Tom ..... a sight of the sweeper locked up in black coffins.
    i. saw     ii. visualized     iii. dreamt of

2. Read the text and do the tasks.
"Grandma! Grandma!!" yelled Dinesh.
Pabitra looked around and said, "I'm here Kanchhu".
Dinesh was perplexed when he saw his grandma packing so many bags.
"Where are you going grandma?"
Pabitra looked at her eight years old grandson.
"Your uncle's house".
"Are you going for a long time there?" asked Dinesh.
Pabitra didn't reply but continued packing her things. At the moment his mother Junakiri arrived looking very stressed. "Go to your room and check whether you have completed your homework. Don't disturb grandma". She said staring at him.
Dinesh went to his room. He was scared of his mother when she was in a serious mood. After an hour, she called a taxi and loaded it with her luggage. "Where are you Kanchhu? Come here. I'm leaving?"
No sooner had he approached than she kissed and squeezed him tightly, put some money in his hand and got onto the taxi.
"Grandma! When will you come back?" Dinesh shouted as she vanished into the crowded city in the taxi. His question remained unanswered. He turned to his father Jayram and said, "Daddy, stop her or let me go with her. Why hasn't she taken me? When will she come back?"
Jayram held his hand, entered the room and said, "She has gone to your uncle's house. How could she take you with her? You should be anxious about your study and exam. I don't know when she will come back."
Grandma loved him very much. He used to sleep in her lap playing with her gray hair and caressing her wrinkled face. She used to tell wonderful stories at his bed time. She was a good story teller. How could he forget her? In her absence, when his school had holidays, Dinesh mostly spent his day with Binita, a middle aged woman, who worked as a housekeeper for more than 20 years for his family. Her slim body with straight long hair; dimple on right cheek; pointed nose and big black eyes; oval face with white skin and sweet, polite nature made her fascinating and loving too. Everyone in the family called her Naani. She used to take good care of him.
A. Put the following sentences in the correct order. [5x1=5]

a. His grandma vanished into the crowd city.
b. Dinesh saw his grandmother packing her bags.
c. He asked his father to stop his grandma.
d. Junkiri arrived looking stressed.
e. His question remained unanswered.

B. Answer the following questions. [5x1=5]

a. Why was Dinesh confused?
b. Where was Pabitra going?
c. When was Dinesh afraid of his mother?
d. How did the grandma bid goodbye to Dinesh?
e. Who is Binita?

3. Read the text and do the tasks. [10]

Koshi Tappu elephants kill 4 people in last 5 days
AMAR KHADKA
ITAHARI, Dec 4
Wild elephant attacks have increased in the areas surrounding Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in recent times. In the last five days, four people living in the areas near the reserve have lost their lives due to elephant attacks.
Bhubeshwar Sardar, a local of Koshi Rural Municipality-3, in Sunsari district, lost his wife, Swobia Devi, 42, in one such attack. "I had left home early in the morning for daily-wage work. When I returned home in the evening, I found that she was killed at home by wild elephants," he shared.
The incident happened on November 27. "Now whenever I hear about wild elephants entering the village, I get shivers down my spine. On Monday too, I heard people in the upper Mushahar settlement screaming when elephants entered their settlement and caused huge damage."
Wild elephants have been entering settlements almost on a daily basis of late, the locals said. They said they have to stay up late all night in fear. "We always fear for our lives whenever wild elephants enter the settlements", said Ugra Narayan Sardar, another local.
According to him, the authorities have however turned a blind eye to their woes. "Even an elephant attacks on humans and crops are increasing, the government has not shown any interest to resolve the problem, said Sardar.

A. Write 'True' for true and 'False' for false statement. [5x1=5]


a. The attacks of .......... is increasing around the Koshi Tappu Wildlife area.
b. Swobia Devi is the .......... of Bhubeshwar Sardar.
c. Wild elephants killed Swobia at ..........
d. Wild elephants entered upper Mushahar .......... too.
e. People are always in .......... when the elephants enter their settlement.

B. Answer the following questions. [5x1=5]

a. When was the news written?
b. Where is Koshi Rural Municipality located?
c. When did the elephant attack Swobia Devi?
d. How often do elephants come to the settlement?
e. Why do people stay up late all night?

4. Read the text and do the tasks.
This human-sized penguin isn't even the largest ancient penguin we know about.
By Rachel Feltman December 13, 2017
Today there are 17 species of penguin prowling the planet, and they are all firkin' adorable. New Zealand actually boasts the smallest extant species, which clocks in at an average of 13 inches tall. The biggest the aptly-named Emperor Penguin - still only reaches 48 inches. Big for a bird, sure, but you're likely not intimidated by a waddling animal the size of a third grader.
Things used to be very different for our flightless friends. Based on its bones, researchers believe Kumimanu biceae a newly-discovered species, grew to be almost 6 feet tall, and may have weighed over 220 pounds. That's not even the biggest extinct penguin species we know of. Some 37 million years ago in Antarctica, there roamed a species that grew to stand 6 feet 8 inches tall. That's a LeBorn James-sized penguin. To help your ponder that, we've found a picture of LeBorn James standing next to actress Amy Schmerwho at 5'7", is a roughly-average-height human being. Please note that she is wearing heels, so this is actually what it would look like if an average-sized human in high heels stood next to the largest-known species of ancient penguin.
But study author Gerald Mayr of the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt points out that it's not surprising some penguins were once big.
"Actually, it is often observed that flightless birds become very large", he told PopScivia email. "One rather has to answer the question why there are no giant penguins today".
The new species helps to answer that question by filling in some of the evolutionary history of the lineage. Kumimanu biceae is one of the geologically oldest penguins ever found, putting it close to the base of the penguin family tree. Most other giant penguins (that we know of) came on the scene tens of millions of years later. And there are relatives between Kumimanu biceae abd those later cousins that were quite small, suggesting their gigantism evolved in different times and places.

A. Match the words in column 'A' with their meanings in column 'B'.  [5X1=5]

Column A
Column B
a. boosts
i. no longer in existence
b. intimated
ii. the series of families that somebody comes from originally
c. extinct
iii. makes something increase
d. ponder
iv. feeling frightened
e. lineage
v. walking with short steps
vi. to think about something carefully
B. Write True for true statements and False for false ones. [5x1=5]

a. Average height of Kumimanu biceae is 5 feet.
b. Amy Schumerwho is 5 feet 7 inch tall.
c. Amy Schumerwho is standing beside LeBorn James in the photograph.
d. Flightless birds are usually small.
e. Most giant species of penguins came to the existence tens of millions years later.

C. Answer the following questions. [5x1=5]

a. What is the average height of the smallest species of penguin?
b. How tall is Emperor Penguin?
c. What is the weight of Kumimanu biceae?
d. When were 6 feet 8 inches tall penguins found in Antarctica?
e. In which office does Gerald Mayr work?

5. Your friend has won the first prize in the national level story writing competition. Write a message of congratulation on behalf of your school to be published in a newspaper using the clues given in the box. [5]
Nita Yadav – a student of grade-10, Saraswoti Secondary School, Saptari – National Level Story Writing Competition - 2074

6. Write a story using the clues in the box. [5]

A dog eating a piece of bone under a tree ………. two hungry crows see him ………. think to take the bone ………. make a plan ………. one crow comes down and pulls the dog’s tail ………. the dog leaves the bone and runs after the crow ………. the other flies down and takes away the bone ………. they enjoy the feast ………. the dog is puzzled at his stupidity.

7. Compose a dialogue between a hotel receptionist and a customer. In about six exchanges. The customer has just reached the hotel and he wants to stay there for some days. [6]

8. Write a newspaper article on "Environment Pollution in Nepal" to be published in a newspaper. [8]

9. Reproduce the following sentences as indicated in brackets. [6x1=6]

a. Let's listen to the news, .......... ? (Supply the correct tag)
b. Seema usually makes noise in class. (Change into negative)
c. I .......... (see) the tiger. (Put the verb in bracket in the correct tense)
d. Sita asked me, "will you help me?" (Change into indirect speech)
e. She never drinks. (Change into 'How often' question)
f. Did you write that letter? (Change into passive voice)

10. Choose and copy the best answers to complete the text.  [10x0.5=5]

Do you know what ………. (1) ……….? (does opera mean/opera means/will opera mean) It refers ………. (2) ………. (by/to/from) a dramatic art from, originated in Europe, in ………. (3) ………. (what/which/that) the emotional content is conveyed to the audience as much through music, both vocal and instrumental; as it ………. (4) ………. (is/was/has) through the lyrics. By contrast, in musical theatre the actor’s dramatic performance is primary ………. (5) ………. (A/An/The) drama in opera ………. (6) ………. (is presented/are presented/have been presented) using the primary elements of the theatre. Some of which ………. (7) ………. (have/is/are) scenery, costume and acting. However, the words of the opera, or libretto are sung rather than spoken, ………. (8) ………. (isn’t it/aren’t they/wouldn’t they) The huge accompaniment of the singers sometimes makes the opera ……… (9) ……… (sound/sounded/to sound) like a full Symphonic Orchestra. One feels the real flavour of the orchestra if one ………. (10) ………. (watch/watches/will watch) it in person.
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