SSC English 1st Paper Board Questions
[N.B.-The Figures in the margin indicate full marks]
Read the passage. Then answer the questions below:-
The National memorial at Savar is a symbol of nation’s respect for the martyrs of the War of Liberation. It is built with concrete but made of blood. It stands 150 feet tall but every martyr it stands for stands so much taller. It is an achievement the dimension of which can be measured, but it stands for an achievement, which is immeasurable. It stands upright for the millions of martyrs who laid down their lives so that we may stand upright, in honour and dignity, amongest the nations of the world.
Most prominently visible is the 150 feet tower that stands on a base measuring 130 feet wide. There is actually a series of seven towers that rise by stages to a height of 150 feet. The foundation was laid on the the first anniversary of the Victory Day. There is actually a plan to build a huge complex in several phases. The entire complex will cover an area of 126 acres. The plan of this complex includes a mosque, a library and a museum. The relics of the Liberation War will be kept in the museum. They will ever remind our countrymen and all who would come to visit the museum of the valiant struggle and the supreme sacrifices of a freedom loving people. Here also will be a clear warning to all oppressors that the weapons of freedom need not be very big, and that oppression will always be defeated. The will of people prevails, for man is born to be free.
The most moving sight of the complex is the several graves of the martyred freedom fighters: close to the tower. standing in front of the graves we bow down our heads in respect, as the towers soar up simbolizing the loftiness of the spirit.
- Choose the correct answer from the alternatives. 1×7=7
(a) The National Memorial stands —- .
(i) horizontally (ii) flat (iii) plain (iv) vertically
(b). Spiritually the National Memorial is made of —- .
(i) concrete (ii) blood (iii) ceramic tiles (iv) iron sheet
(c) The National Memorial at Savar is a symbol of nation’s tribute to the –
(i) freedom loving people (ii) martyrs of language movement.
(iii) martyrs of the Liberation War (iv) freedom fighters.
(d) It is — to the oppressors.
(i) symbol (ii) spirit (iii) inspiration (iv) threat
(e) The foundation of the National Memorial was laid in —- .
(i) 1971 (ii) 1972 (iii) 1973 (iv) 1974
(f) What is the main theme of the passage?
(i) People’s respect to the martyrs
(ii) People’s visit to the National Memorial (iii) The National Memorial (iv) The graves of martyred soldiers.
(g) “The most moving sight of the complex is the several graves of the martyred freedom fighters.” What does it mean?
(i) The sight is very attractive (ii) the sight is very charming
(iii) The sight is very undesirable (iv) The sight is very touching
- Answer the following questions. 2×5=10
(a) What does the national Memorial at savar symbolize?
(b) Why will the relics of the Liberation War be preserved in the museum?
(c) What do you mean by “Man is born to be free”?
(d) Why is the museum built near the monument?
(e) What is the most touching scene of the memorial complex?
- Write a summary of the passage in no more than 90 to 100 words. 10
- Read the passage on Albert Einstein. Complete the table below with information from the passage.
Albert Einstein, the greatest scientist of the twentieth century and one of the supreme intellects of all time, was born in March 14, 1879 in the city of Ulm in Germany. he attended high school in Switzerland and become a Swiss citizen in 1901.
He was appointed an examiner at the swiss Patent Office in 1902. He served at this post for three years. He received his Ph. D in 1905 from the University of Zurich, but was unable to find any academic position at that time. However, the same year he began to publish original papers on the theoritical aspects of the problems of Physics. Within a few years, these papers, particularly the one of relativity, established his reputation as one of the most brilliant and original scientists in the world. His therries were highly controversial. In spite of this, he was appointed Professor at the University of Berlin, at the same time becoming a member of the Prussian academy of science. In 1921 he was awarded Nobel prize for Physics.
Einstein’s situation in Germany became precious when Hitler rose to power. He moved to Princeton, New jersy, U.S.A, in 1933 to work at the institute of advanced study and in 1940, he became a United States citizen.
Einstein’s first marriage ended in divorce, but his second was quite happy. he had two children, both boys. he died in 1955 in Princeton. 5
|Albert Einstein||was born||(i) ……|
|(ii) …..||attended high school in||Switzerland in 1901|
|He was appointed||a Patent Officer||(iii) …….|
|(iv) ….||received Ph. D in||1905 from the University of Zurich|
|He was awarded||Nobel Prize for Physics||(v) ………|
- From your reading of the above passage fill in the blanks with suitable words. Use one word onely in each blank. 1×5=5
Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientiste of the world. he got the opportunity to (a) —- a successful career. Though he was born in Germany, he went to Switzerland and the USA fot his (b) — study and work. Thus he could enjoy the (c) —- of being the citizen of several countries. He is mainly renowned for his theory of relativity. Thus scientific theory helped him to (d) —- Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. Today the world is greatly (e) —- to him for his scientific research.
- Match the parts of the sentences given in Column ‘A’ and Column ‘B’ to write five complete sentences. There are more parts of sentences in Column ‘B’ than required. 1×5=5
|Column A||Column B|
|(a) 21st February is||(i) many people going to the Shaheed Minar|
|(b) Everyone goes||(ii) flower at the root of the Shaheed Minar|
|(c) Shaheed Minar is||(iii) covered with flowers|
|(d) The national flag is||(iv) to observe the day at the Shaheed Minar|
|(e) We offer||(v) kept half-mast|
|(vi) carrying the wreath of flowers|
|(vii) declared the International Mother Language day|
- Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story. 8
(a) She asked Bayazid to give her a glass of water.
(b) Once Hazrat Bayazid Bustami came home to see his ailing mother.
(c) But she again fell asleep.
(d) So, he went to the well quite far from their house.
(e) She woke up some hours later.
(f) he filled the pitcher, came back and went to his mother with a glass of water.
(g) As he was still standing by her bed, his mother drank the glass of water and blessed him from the core of heart.
(h) He, in stead of waking her up, stood by her bed with the glass of water in his hand.
- a + iv ; vertically
b + ii ; blood
c + iii ; martyrs of the Liberation War
d + iv ; threat
e + ii ; 1972
f + i ; People’s respect to the martyrs
g + iv; The sight is very touching
- (a) The national Memorial symbolizes the nation’s respect for the martyrs of the War of Liberation.
(b) The relics of the Liberation War will be preserved in the museum so that the countrymen and the visitors of the museum can remeber the valiant struggle and supreme sacrifices of a freedom loving people.
(c) “Man is born to be free” means man is freedom lover by birth.
(d) The museum was built near the monument to preserve the relics of the liberation war.
(e) The sveral graves of the martyred freedom fighters; close to the tower, is the most touching scene of the memorial complex.
- The National Memorial at Savar was built to remember the supreme sacrifices of the freedom fighters and to show respect to them. Our freedom fighters sacrificed their life to free the country from the oppressive rulers of the East Pakistan. The foundation of the memorial was laid on the first anniversary of the Victory Day. It is built on an area of 126 acres. There will be a mosque, a library and a museum to keep the relics of the Liberation War in the complex of the memorial.
- (i) in March 14, 1879; (ii) Albert Einstein/ He
(iii) in 1902 (iv) He (v) in 1921
- (a) run (b) advanced (c) reputation/ recognition (d) get/ have (e) indebted.
- a + vii ; 21 st February is declared the international Mother Language day.
b + iv ; Everyone goes to observe the day at the Shaheed Minar.
c + iii ; Shaheed Miner is covered with flowers.
d + v ; The national flag is kept half-mast.
e + iii ; We offer at the foot of the shaheed Minar.
- b + a + d + f + c + h + e + g
Section B: Writing Test
- Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on “A Book Fair” you have visited recently. 10
(a) what is a Book fair?
(b) What was the occasion of the fair?
(c) Where was it held?
(d) How was the environment of the fair?
(e) What experience did you gather by visiting the fair?
- Read the begining of the story. Write ten new sentences to complete the story. 10
Once there was a clever fox in a jungle. One day, when the fox was walking through the jongle, he fell into a trap. he could somehow get out of the trap, but he had to leave …………. .
- The graph below shows “The Internet Users” from 2000 to 2009. Describe the graph in 150 words.You should highlight and summarize the information given in the graph. 10
The internet Users (in lakh)Column Graph
- Imagine, you are Kaspia/Kaspian of 12, Mirpur Road, Dhaka. One of your friends is very weak in English.Now, write a letter to your friend Rosmin/Rosmina who lives at Patiya Chittagong, telling him about how to improve English. 10
- You are Rakib. You met your friend Rijol. Nowadays, he feels tired and looks weak.You advise him to walk in the morning regularly. Now, make a dialogue between you and Rijol about “The good effects of morning work.” 10