Saturday, February 9, 2019

SSC English 1st Paper Model Question Rajshahi Cadet collage - Rajshahi Test Exam 2018

Model 3
Rajshahi Cadet collage- Rajshahi
Part A: Reading Test (50 marks)

Read the following passage and answer the question 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. (Source Wikipedia)
1. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives.

(a) Madhusudan Dutt was a poet of__.
(i) 17th century
(ii) 18th century
(iii) 19th century
(iv) 20th century

(b) Dutt’s birth place is __.
(i) MOnipur
(ii) Sagordari
(iii) Monpura
(iv) Sagorpara

(c) Who had written the first Bangla epic?
(i) Dutt
(iii) Nazrul
(iv) Sufia Kamal

(d) He introduced “Amitrackshar Chhanda” (Blank Verse) to__.
 (i) English Literature
(ii) Greek Literature
(iii)Bangla Literature
(iv) Chinese Literature

(e) He composed a sonnet in Bangla named__.
(i) Kopotaksho Nad
(ii) Matir Kanna
(iii) Birronggona
(iv) Modhumala

(f) Where did Michel pass most of his European days in__.
(i) France
(ii) England
(iii) India
(iv) Bangladesh

(g) What does the expression “The west world be more receptive to his creative” in the passage mean?

(i) The west would give him money
(ii) The west would that him like an Englishman
(iii) The west would abandon him
(iv) The west would appreciate his latent
1. Answer:
(a) (iii) 19th century
(b) (ii) Sagordari
(c) (i) Dutt
(d) (iii) Bangla Literature
(e) (i) kopotaksha
(f) (ii) England
(g) (iv) The West would appreciate his talent

2. Answer the following questions.

(a) Do you think Dutt’s family approved when he changed his religion? Explain in 2/3 sentences.
(b) What frustrated Michel Madhusudan Dutt during his stay in Europe Explain in 2/3 sentences.
(c) “Gradually he could realize that his true identity lies un Bangla and he was a sojourner in Europe.” Explain in 2/3 sentences.

(d) His society was unable to appreciate his intellect.” Do you support this? Why or why not?
(e) Why did Dutt use to believe that he was born on the wrong side of the planet? 

3. Fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text.
 Michel Madhusudan Dutt went to Europe to pursue his (a)__career. Underestimating his own society. Dutt believed that only the west could appreciate his (b)__ ability and thus was capable of giving him a proper (c)__which, he believed, his country was incapable or providing. However, to his utter surprise, he discovered that his talent failed to get right (d)___ in Europe. Being (e)___, he wrote a sonnet in Bangla regretting his prejudice against his country.
2. Answer:
(a) Dutt’s family didn’t approve him when he changed his religion. They were not happy with Dutt’s decision as it was a shame for them.
(b) When Michel was not esteemed as a native writer of English literature, he became frustrated during his stay in Europe. He also didn’t get the right appreciation.
(c) Failing to get the right appreciation in Europe, out of frustration, Michael composed ‘Kopotaksha Nad’ which earned him huge fame in Bangla. Then he realized it later and concentrated on Bangla literature.
(d) No. I didn’t agree with this because it was Michael’s mistake. In fact, he realized it later and concentrated on Bangla literature.
(e) Dutt used to believe that he was born on wrong side of the planet because he was infatuated with English literature.

Read then following passage and answer the questions no.4-5 
Helen Killer was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabarna, USA. She was a healthy and happy baby. She grew up on her family’s large farm called lvy Green. When Helen was around one and a half years old she become very sick. She had a high fever and a bad headache for several days. Although Helen survived, her parents soon realized that she had lose her eye sight and her hearing. They realized that she needed special help. They contacted the perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. The director suggested a former student named Annie Sullivan. Annie had been blind but had her eye sight restored surgery. Perhaps her unique experience would allow her to help Helen. Annie come to work with on March 3, 1887 and helped her for the next 50 years. Annie began to teach Helen works. She would press the letters of works into Helen’s hand. Next Annie taught Helen how to read. Helen must have been very bright and Annie an amazing teacher, because soon Helen could read entire books and Braille. At sixteen, Helen attended school with her and helped sigh the lectures in Helen’s hand. Helen graduated from Radcliffe in 1904 with honors. She wrote, many books about her experiences being deaf and blind. She Published “The World I Live” in 1908.   
3. Answer:
(a) literary
(b) literary
(c) recognition/appreciation
(d) recognition/appreciation
(e) frustration
4. Complete the table below with information from the passage

Name of Event
Year/ time

Lost eye sight and hearing


Came in contact with Annie


In 1904

In 1908

4. Answer:
(i) in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA
(ii) in 1881
(iii) on March 3, 1887
(iv) graduated from Radcliffe with honours
(v) ‘The World I Live in’ published

5. Write a summary of the above passage in not more than 55 to 65 words.
5. Answer:
Hellen Keller was born in Alabama, USA. She lost his eye sights because of high fever in childhood. She was very lucky to survive from the disease. She was admitted to Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. Annie Sullivan helped him in her education. Sullivan taught Helen to read books with help of Braille. Helen graduated from radcliffe with honor in 1904. In 1908, helen published her famous book “The World I Live In. she is considered as an inspiration for all.

6. Match the parts of sentence given in column A, B and C make five complete sentences.
Column A
Column B
Tolerance is not only an abstract virtue but also a

(i) a necessary capacity for compromise
(b) Man, being a social being, has to live in spirit 
(ii) at the same time ready to be practical things and reasonableness. 
(c) In such a process, give and take is
(iii) considerable influence in the currents affairs in life.
(d) He cannot persuade others unless we ourselves are
(iv) simple affairs of life
(e) it is thus seen that tolerance is a social virtue
(v) of harmony and cooperation with others in society

(vi) which is opposed to dogmatism and dictatorship.

(vii) full of prejudice.

(a+iv) Tolerance is not only an abstract value but also a simple affairs of life. 
(b+v) Man, being social being, has to live in a spirit of harmony and co-operation with others in society.
(c+i) In such a process give and take is necessary capacity for compromise.
(d+ii) We cannot persuade others unless we ourselves are at the same time ready to be persuaded by practicing reasonableness.
(e+vi) It is thus seen that it is a social virtue which is opposed to dogmatism and dictatorship.

7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story.
(a) When Hitler become Chancellor of Germany in 1933. Einstein, was in America as a visiting professor.
(b) Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientist of modern age, was born of Jewish parents in Germany in 1879.
(c) But the resigned the post to become a full professor at a German University.
(d) At the age of twenty-one, he graduated from the Federal Institute in Zurich.
(e) For Hitler’s cruelty to the Jews   he didn’t return to his homeland and stayed in America.
(f) He obtained his doctorate degree in 1905 and joined a service in Berne.
(g) Einstein become famous for his Theory of Relativity and received Nobel Prize in physics in 1921.
(h) Four years after his doctorate, he took the post of Associate Professor at the University of Zurich.

7. Answer:



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