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SSC English 1st Paper Model Question Feni Girls’ Cadet Collage- Feni Test Exam 2018

Model 11
Feni Girls’ Cadet Collage- Feni
Part A: Reading Test (50 marks)
Read the following passage and answer the questions below:
Michael Madhusudan Dutt was a popular 19th-century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in Sagordari on the bank of the Kopotaksho River, a village in Keshobpur Upozila under Jessore district. From an early age, Dutt aspired to be an Englishman in form and manner. Though he was born in a sophisticated Hindu family, he took Christianity as a young man, much to the ire of his family, and adopted the first name Michael. In his childhood, he was recognised by his teachers as a precious child with a gift of literary talent. His early exposure to English education and European literature at home and his college inspired him to imitate the English in taste, manners and intellect. Since his adolescence he started believing that he was born on the wrong side of the planet, and that his society was unable to appreciate his intellect. He also believed that the West would be more receptive to his creative genius. Michael was an ardent follower of the famous English poet Lord Byron. So after adopting Christianity, he went to Europe and started composing poetry and drama almost entirely in English. They proved his higher level of intellectual ability. However, he failed to gain the right appreciation. With his utter frustrations he saw that he was not regarded as a native writer of English literature. Out of his frustration he composed a sonnet in Bangla “Kopotaksha Nad”, which earned him huge reputation in Bangla. Gradually he could realise that his true identity lies here in this Bengal and he was a sojourner in Europe. Afterwards he regretted his attraction for England and the Occident. He came to Bengal and devoted himself to Bangla literature from this period. He is the poet to write the first Bangla epic Meghand Badh Kabya.

1. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives
(a) Which of the following has the closest meaning of the word “popular” used in line?
(i) Polluted
(ii) changing
(iii) inventing
(iv) liked, enjoyed or supported by people
(b) which of the following indicates Michael’s higher level of intellectual ability best?
(i) his adopting Christianity
(ii) his poetry and drama
(iii) his teacher’s appreciation
(iv) his social work
(c) Dutt—to be an Englishman
(i) hated
(ii) desired
(iii)ignored
(iv) acted
(d) ‘Kopotaksha Nad’   is a—
(i) drama
(ii) story
(iii) sonnet
(iv) lyric
(e) He regretted his—for English society.
(i) hatred
(ii)fame
(iii) reputation
(iv) fascination

(f) ‘Appreciation’ in the fourth paragraph could be best replaced by—?
(i) Accomplishment
(ii) appropriate
(iii) praise
(iv) admiration
(g) ‘Sagordari’ is the name of a—?
(i) Market
(ii) Thana
(iii) Union
(iv) Village 
1. Answer:
(a) (iv) liked, enjoying and supported by people
(b) (ii) his poetry and drama
(c) (ii) desired
(d) (iii) sonnet
(e) (iv) fascination
(f) (iv) admiration
(g) (iv) village

2. Answer the following questions.
(a) What was the ambition of Michael Madhusudan Dutt in early age?
(b) How was Michael’s higher level of intellectual ability exposed?
(c) Do you think Michael Madhusudan Dutt was a successful writer? Why / Why not?
(d) How were Michael’s writings evaluated by the West?
(e) “Do you support Michael’s attitude that his society was unable to appreciate his intellect?   Why / Why not?
2. Answer:
(a) In this early age Michael Madhusudan Dutt desired to be an Englishman in form and manner.
(b) Michael’s higher level of intellectual ability was exposed in his early age when he studied English literature at home and his college inspired him to imitate the English in taste, manners and intellect.
(c) Yes, of course. He was a successful writer because he wrote sonnet in Bengali, a good many dramas, fare and an epic named ‘Meghnad Badh Kabya’. He also wrote dramas and nobles in Sanskrit.
(d) Michael’s writing, in spite of proving his higher level of intellectual ability, were not appreciated by the West because he was a sojourner on Europe.
(e) No. I don’t support Michael’s attitude towards his society. Because he rose to prominence as a poet and dramatist in Bangla literature.

Read the following passage to answer the question no.3
26 March, our Independence Day, it is the biggest state festival. The day is celebrated every year in the country with great enthusiasm and fervor. It is a national holiday. All offices, educational institutions, shops and factories remain closed on this day. The day begins with 31 gunshots. Early in the morning the President and Prime Minister on beheld of the nation place floral wreath at the National Mausoleum at Savar. Then diplomats, political parties, social and cultural organizations, and freedom fighters pay homage to the martyrs. People from all walks of life also come there with rallies and processions. There are several culture programmes throughout the day highlighting the heroic struggle and sacrifice in 1971. The country also winless a smartly dressed parade of defence forces, border guards, police, ansars and the VDP (village Defense Party) at the National Parade Ground near the National Parliament. In Bangabandhu Stadium, school children, scouts and girl’s guides take part in various displays to entertain thousands of spectators. The educational institutions also organize their individual programmes. Sports meets and tournaments are also organized on the day including the exciting boat race in the river Buriganga. In the evening, all major public buildings are illuminated with colorful lights. Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and other social- cultural organizations hold cultural functions. Similar functions are also arranged in other places in the country.
3. Fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text.
26 March is a (a)_____ letter day for the people of Bangladesh. On this day, our (b)_____ War began. The heroic sons of our country (c)_____their lives. So, the whole nation (d)____the day every year to (e)____ respect to the martyrs.
3. Answer:
(a) red
(b) Liberation
(c) sacrificed
(d) observes
(e) show
Read the following passage and answer the questions no. 4-5.
The battle of Palassey is one of the most notable incidents in the history of Bengal. It took place in 1757 and Nawab Sirajuddaula was defeated and consequently the British established their rule in India. In 1763 Meer Kashim tried to bring back the freedom of Bengal but failed. Robert Clive become the governor of Bangla for the second time in 1765. After seven years, Warren Hastings came to Bengal and their British ruler made the Nawab powerless. In 1786 Lord Cornwallis was appointed the governor of Bengal went under the British rule fully. Then many governors came to Bangla and exploited the people living here. There rose a great Sepoy Mutiny in 1857 but ended in smoke.  Thousands of people were killed and hanged brutally. Finally, we got back our independence in 1971 through a bloody war.
The event
Time/ year
Results/ Consequences
The battle of Palassey
1757
(a)……..
Warren Hastings
(b)…………
Governor of Bengal
(c)…….
1857
ended in smoke
Lord Cornwallis
1786
(d)……..
(e)…….
1971
we become independent
4.Answer:
(a) Sirajuddaula was defeated and the British established their rule in India.
(b) 1772
(c) Sepoy Mutiny
(d) Governor of Bengal
(e) The bloody Liberation War
5. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
5. Answer:
Once Bangladesh was not an independent country. Then it was ruled by the British. Bengal lost its independence in the battle of Palassey in 1757. The then independent Nawab Sirajuddaula was defeated because of conspiracy. The British ruled this country for 190 years. In this period, several times the people of this region fought for their rights and independence. Then at last in 1971, we achieved independence.

6. Match the parts of sentence given in column A, B and C make five complete sentences.
Column A
Column B
Column C
(a) Facebook is an Internet
(i) Internet connection may
(i) gain access to facebook 
(b) Now a days facebook has become
(ii)using facebook 
(ii) among people living everywhere  
(c) It contributes much 
(iii) based social network 
(iii) to facilitate the official works
(d) People are also   
(iv) to maintain social and friendly relationship 
(iv) connecting people worldwide  
(e) Everybody having
(v) an important part 
(v) of our daily life

6.Answer:
(a+iii+iv) Facebook is an internet based social network connecting people worldwide.
(b+v+v) Nowadays Facebook has become an important part of our daily life.
(c+iv+ii) It contributes much to maintain social and friendly relationship among people everywhere.
(d+ii+iii) People are also using Facebook to facilitate the official works.
(e+i+i) Everybody having internet connection may gain access to Facebook.

7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to
Rewrite the whole story.
(a) He was educated at home by his father and tutors.
(b) Some of his best works are Gitanjali, Sonar Tori, Key, Balata etc.
(c) Rabindranath Tagore was born at Jorasanko in Kolkata on 7 may, 1861.
(d) His father was Maharishi Debendranath Tagore.
(e) He composed Gitanjali, a book of poems, and won the Noble Prize in 1913.
(f) He was a poet, a dramatist, a short story writer, a novelist and an essayist.
(g) He was a man of versatile genius.
(h) He had no regular school education.
7. Answer:

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
c
g
f
h
a
d
b
e

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