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Saturday, February 9, 2019

SSC English 1st Paper Model Question Pabna Cadet Collage-Pabna Test Exam 2018

Model 4
Pabna Cadet Collage-Pabna
Part A: Reading Test (50 marks)

Read the following passage and answer the question below:
The pioneer of Bangladeshi modern art Zainul Abedin is widely acclaimed for his Bengal ‘Famine Sketches’. Through a series of sketches, Zainul not only documented the harsh famine of 1940 but also showed its sinister face through the skeletal figures of the people destined to die of starvation in a man-made plight. He depicted these extremely shocking pictures with human compassion. He made his own ink by burning charcoal and using cheap ordinary packing paper for sketching. He produced a series of brush and ink drawings, which later became iconic images of human sufferings. 
Zainul developed a knack for drawing and painting when he was a high school student. After completing high school, he got admission to the Government School of Art, Calcutta (now Kolkata). He graduated with the first position in first class in 1938. He was appointed teacher of the Art School while he was still a student there. He also attended the Slade School of Arts, London in 1951-52. Zainul Abedin is considered the founding father of Bangladeshi art. He was an artist of outstanding talent and earned international reputation. For his artistic and visionary qualities, he is referred to as Shilpacharya meaning ‘great teacher of art’ in Bangladesh. He was the first Principal of the first art school in Dhaka in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). He organized the Nabanna (harvest) exhibition in 1969. In the exhibition, a 65-foot long scroll portraying the rural East Pakistan in phases from abundance to poverty. This intensified  the already heightened non-cooperation movement against the Pakistan regime. The exhibition was symbolic of the artists’ protest and a milestone in demanding cultural and political freedom. Zainul’s dynamic style of work is evident in a 30 foot long scroll painting called Manpura, which was done to commemorate the death of hundreds and thousands of people in the devastating cyclone of 1970. He designed the pages of Constitution of Bangladesh. He founded the Folk Art Museum at Sonargoan, and also Zainul Abedin Shangrahasala, a gallery of his own works in Mymensing  in 1975. The river Brahmaputra plays a predominant role in his paintings and a source of inspiration all through his career. Much of his childhood was spent near the scenic beauty of the river Brahmaputra. A series of water colours that Zainul did as his tribute to the river earned him the Governor’s Gold Medal in an all-India exhibition in 1938. This was the first time when he came into spotlight and this award gave him the confidence to create his own visual style.
Zainul was born in Kishoreganj on 29 December 1914 and died on 28 May 1976.
1. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives.
(a) The Brahmaputra had greatly- Zainul Abedin.
(i) attracted
(ii) helped
(iii) inspired
(iv) charmed 

(b) The famine of 1940 was-
(i) due to flood
(ii) due to drought
(iii) artificial
(iv) natural
(c) Zainul Abedin Put up the grim picture famine through sketching –
(i) skinned- boned human figures
(ii) the dying people
(iii) the sickly human figures
(iv) the unfed people
(d) He used –ink for sketching the pictures.
(i) expensive
(ii) black
(iii) easily available
(iv) his own made
(e) What made Zainul Abedin so famous?
(i) His extraordinary merit
(ii) His great Knack for painting
(iii) His Bangla Famine Sketches
(iv) His Nabanna Exhibition
(f) The Famine Sketches of Zainul Abedin rouse- in man.
(i) interest
(ii) sympathy
(iii) esthetic
(iv) fear
(g) To which state affairs did Zainul Abedin contribute?
(i) He set up the Folk Art Museum
(ii) He organized Nabanna Exhibition
(iii) He designed the pages of contribution of Bangladesh
(iv) He established an Art Gallery in Mymensing.
1. Answer:
(a) (iii) inspired
(b) (iii) artificial
(c) (i) skinned-boned human figures
(d) (iv) his own made
(e) (iii) His Bengal Famine Sketches
(f) (ii) sympathy
(g) (iii) He designed the pages of constitution of Bangladesh

2. Answer the following questions.
(a) How did Zainul Abedin make the images of human sufferings?
(b) Where did he start his career first as an art teacher?
(c) How did the he contributes to the non-cooperation movement against Pakistan?
(d) Why was he called Shilpacharya? 
(e) What does ‘Manpura’ symbolize?
2. Answer:
(a) Zainul Abedin made the images of human sufferings though the skeletal figures of the people destined to die of starvation in a man- made plight.
(b) He students his career first as an art teacher in the Government school of art, Calcutta,
(c) He contributed to the non-cooperation movement against Pakistan through an exhibition of a 65-foot long scroll portraying the rural East Pakistan in phases from abundance to poverty.
(d) He was called Shilpacharya for his artistic and visionary qualities.
(e) ‘Manpura’ symbolizes the death of hundreds and thousands of people in the devastating cyclone of 1970.

Read the following passage to answer the question no.3
21 February has been observed as Shaheed Dibosh every year throughout the country in remembrance of the martyrs of Language Movement of 1952. The occasion begins at the early hours of the day with mourning songs that recall the supreme sacrifices of our language martyrs. People wear black badges and go to the Shaheed Minar barefoot in procession, singing mourning songs. They place wreaths at the Minar. Many of them visit the graves of the martyrs at Azimpur graveyard and pray for them. They also attend various programs organised in remembrance of the language martyrs. The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Seientific and Cultural Organization) on 17 November in 1999 proclaimed February 21 as the international Mother Language Day in recognition of the sacrifices of the martyrs for the rightful place of Bangla. The day is now annually observed worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

 3. Fill in each gaps with a suitable word based on the information of the text.
People (a)____ 21 February as Shaheed Dibosh every year throughout the country to remember the memory of the martyrs of the language movement of 1952.People get up early in the morning. They walk(b)___to the Shaheed Minar. (c)___ black badges they go the Shaheed Minar singing the mourning song ‘Amar Vaier Rokte rangano_’ They (d)_____ homage to the memory of the martyrs. They offer flowers at Shaheed Minar to show their profound (e)____.
3. Answer:
(a) observe
(b) early/barefooted
(c) Wearing
(d) pay
(e) respect/honour
Read the following passage and answer the questions below:
Charles Babbage was an English Mathematician. He was mechanical engineer who is best known for originating the concept of computer. He was born on 26 December 1791 in London. He entered Trinity College in October, 1810. He was transferred to Peterhouse, Cambridge. He was the top mathematician there. He received an honours degree without examination in 1814. He was elected a follow of the Royal Society in 1816. From 1828 to 1839 Babbage was Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University. Babbage is famous for inventing the first mechanical computer in 1822 that eventually led to today’s computer. He died at his home in London on 18 October 1871.
4. Complete the table below with information from the passage.

Name of events
place
Year/ Time
Contribution
Born
(i)………
(ii)……..

Received an honours degree

(iii)……..

(iv)……..

From 1828 1839



In 1822
(v)……
4. Answer:
(i) London, England
(ii) in 1791
(iii) in 1814
(iv) Elected a follow of the Royal Society
(v) invention of the first mechanical computer

5. Write a summary of the above passage in not more than 55 to 65 words.
5. Answer:
Charles Babbage is widely recognised as the first inventor of computer. He was an English mathematician. He was also a mechanical engineer. He was born in 1791 in London. He was the top mathematician of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He obtained an honours degree without appearing for an exam in 1814. He became a fellow of the Roya Society in 1891. He also became a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. He invented the first mechanical computer in 1822. He died in 1871. But he is still regarded as the father of modern computer.

6. Match the parts of sentence given in column A, B and C make five complete sentences.
Column A
Column B
Column C
(a) The bay of Bengal which is situated
(i) the largest mangrove forest of the world is
(i) which cools our mind instantly
(b) The blue water and the rising waves
(ii) in the world is a nice place
(ii) a beautiful natural spot
(c) The sea beach of cox’s  Bazar which is the longest sea beach
(iii) the bay of Bengal which is formed by coral is also
(iii) another beautiful of nature
(d) The Saint Marin’s Island in 
(iv) in the south of Bangladesh is
(iv) for the nature loves
(e) Besides, the Sundarbans,
(v) are always pleasant sight
(v) The beautiful gift of nature
6. Answer:
(a+iv+v) The Bay of Bengal which is situated in the south of Bangladesh is the beautiful gift of nature.
(b+v+i) The blue water and the rising weaves are always pleasant sight which cools our mind instantly.
(c+ii+iv) The sea beach of Cox’s Bazar which is the longest sea beach in the world is a nice place for the nature lovers.
(d+iii+ii) The Saint Martin’s Island in the Bay of Bengal which is formed by coral is also a beautiful natural spot.
(e+i+iii) Besides, the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest of the world is another beautiful gift of nature.

7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to
Rewrite the whole story.
(a) She returned with heavy heart to Buddha and told him the result of her search.
(b) One said, “I’ve lose my husband.” The other said, “Our youngest child died last year.”
(c) Once a poor woman whole only son recently died came to Buddha.
(d) The mother went from door to door and looked for the mustard seed but she found the sad reply.
(e) He told her that there was only one medicine which could revive her son.
(f) Then Buddha told her that she must not think of her won grief since sorrow and death are common to all.
(g) She asked him if he could give her any medicine to restore her dead child of life.
(h) He told her to bring a handful of mustard seeds from a house where dead had never entered.
7. Answer:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
c
g
e
h
d
B
a
f


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