Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 4 with Answers (3rd Language)

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Karnataka State Syllabus SSLC English Model Question Paper 4 With Answers (3rd Language)

Time: 2 Hrs. 30 min
Max Marks: 80

I. Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/incomplete statements. Only one of them is correct or most appropriate. Choose the correct alternative and write the complete answer along with its letter of alphabet. (8 × 1 = 8)

Question 1.
Give one word for, “Study of plant in relation with living creature”.
(a) Biology
(b) Sociology
(c) Ecology
(d) Zoology
(c) Ecology

Question 2.
Hari lives in Bengaluru. The underlined word is………
(a) Proper Noun
(b) Common Noun
(c) Abstract Noun
(d) Collecting Noun
(a) Proper Noun

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 4 with Answers (3rd Language)

Question 3.
The word “Possible” can be written in its antonym form by using the prefix
(a) Im
(b) Un
(c) in
(d) ir
(a) Im

Question 4.
India is the biggest country ………. Asia. Fill the correct preposition
(a) On
(b) In
(c) Of
(d) To
(b) In

Question 5.
Ramesh bought a car last week. Frame a question to get the underlined word as answer.
(a) What did Ramesh buy last week?
(b) What does Ramesh buy last week?
(c) What bought Ramesh last week?
(d) What buys Ramesh last week?
(a) What did Ramesh buy last week?

Question 6.
What a nice place it is!
The above sentence can be changed into an assertive sentence as
(a) It is a nice place.
(b) It is a very nice place.
(c) Nice place it is.
(d) Very nice place it is.
(b) It is a very nice place.

Question 7.
This news is too good to be true.
This can be written by removing ‘too….to’ and using ‘so that not ‘ as
(a) This news is so good that it cannot be true.
(b) This news is so good that it be true
(c) This news is too good that it cannot be true
(d) This news is so good to be true.
(c) This news is too good that it cannot be true

Question 8.
He writes a good story.
The above sentence can be changed into passive voice as-
(a) A story was written by him.
(b) A good story is being written by him,
(c) A good story is written by him.
(d) A good story was being written by him.
(c) A good story is written by him.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 4 with Answers (3rd Language)

II. Answer the following questions in a sentence each. [1 × 8 = 8]

Question 9.
What kind of a man was Chandan Das?
Chandandas was a dear friend of Rakashasa. He was not a man who would let out a secret foe’ anything in the world.

Question 10.
Which city is called as’ The Venice of India?

Question 11.
Where was M.S. Subbulakshmi born?

Question 12.
What does the poet compare the joy to?
The poet compares the joy to the sunset behind the clouds.

Question 13.
Who is Januka?
Januka is the name of the first policeman.

Question 14.
When will every one be your friend?
When we have money and wealth to spend, everyone is our friend.

Question 15.
According to the poem “Plant Tree” how many kinds of joys will a person get who plants a tree?
According to the poet one who plants a tree can get five benefits, which are hope, joy, peace,youth and love.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 4 with Answers (3rd Language)

Question 16.
What is that never comes again in our life?

III. Answer the following questions in two or three sentence each. [2 x 8 = 16]

Question 17.
What are the things said about camel and giraffe?
Gopi feels that the camels were ugly looking beasts but they looked kind and good. Gopi saw the giraffee which was standing by a shed and eating leaves from a tall tree. It was taller then all the other animals. Gopi found this animal very strange

Question 18.
Why did the tribes give up paddy cultivation?
The tribes of Banjarumale gave up paddy cultivation when wild elephants, boars, buffaloes and mokeys started to attack and destroy their paddy fields.

Question 19.
How is the person who plants a tree rewarded?
A person who plants a tree is rewarded with hope, glory, joy and comfort, shade, blissful sleep, cool breeze, Almighty’s blessings, youthfulness, love in return for his efforts.

Question 20.
When did the policemen arrest the fisherman?
The policemen arrested the fisherman when he was trying to sell the ring, he had found in the belly of the carp.

Question 21.
How does the tiger attack its prey?
The tiger crouches and creeps through the green heart of the forest on soft soundless paws. It waits behind the leaves of a tree without daring to breathe. It crouches and waits for a long time until a deer comes to the pond to drink water. Then suddenly without making any noise it leaps on the unsuspecting deer and kills it.

Question 22.
What did the old man give the brothers in the castle?
The old man gave them good things to eat and drink he allowed them to sleep in the castle for the night.

Question 23.
How was Roger able to make amends for his theft of a bicycle?
Roger Johnson could not forget he had stolen a bicycle. So, almost after fifty years he gave away 100 new bicycles to children of Polebrook. He sent 19,000 dollars to the Raleigh company to pay for the bicycles.

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Question 24.
Is there any resemblance between Tansukh Vora’s father and M.K. Gandhi’s father?
Yes, there is a resemblence between Tansukh’s father and M.K.Gandhis father because both of them advised their sons to be honest.

IV. Answer the following questions in four or five sentence each. [3 × 4 = 12]

Question 25.
Write the summary of the poem “Autumn Song”
The poet Dr. Sarojini Naidu describes the Autumn season poetically. Autumn is the season which comes just before the winter season and at the end of the summer season. It is a season when cold winds start blowing.

‘Autumn’ in this poem means that we should never look back into our past life and we should make use of our present life. It is wonderfully written from the view of a human-being in the autumn of his / her life. It describes a situation where people wonder why they have outlived their dreams. In this poem Sarojini Naidu has used lyrical language and simple end rhymes to parallel personal lonelines and loss with the beautiful fragility of autumn. As we know autumn is a beautiful season which everyone admires. Naidu has explained the view, the nature of the feelings, what she is able to hear and has described it wonderfully. She is trying to show that she is sad but then too her surroundings are so beautiful and nice.

In the poem she picturizes a day in the season of autumn very poetically. The trees are swaying in the strong winds of autumn and the leaves are rattling. In the sky the clouds are floating flatteringly. The air is cold because of the windy breeze. As the winter season is approaching, the mornings are foggy. The gardens are wet because of thg rains, the previous night. She describes the sun in the sky as it rises in morning. At dawn the sun is red and in the mornings it appears orange and at noon it is yellow in the colour. This is autumn.

As she had lost a near and dear relative, i.e. her husband, her heart is full of sorrow. But the beauty of autumn brings joy to her sorrowful heart. She is in her old age, the autumn of her life, she compares her old age to the sun setting behind the clouds, beaming golden light in glittering bundles. The fair and frail leaves on the trees are fluttering in the wind just like the poet, in her oldage. Her heart is tofmented wildly. Because her husband has left her alone and passed away. She compares her thoughts to the wild wind that is blowing the clouds. She hears a voice calling to her, to her heart, in the Voice of the wind. She is weary, sad, and alone. The dreams in her heart have gone, just like the fluttering leaves blown away in the strong wind. She questions and ponders, that, when her loved one has gone, “Why she should stay behind?” But we should not look back into our life and go forward and enjoy it.

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Write the substance of the poem
“Prayer for Dumb Creatures”.
This poem ‘Prayer for Dumb creatures’ is written by G.E.Goodrich. In this poem the poet’s compassion and kindness to dumb creatures is expressed in a very poetic manner. He prays to the God Almighty who makes the earth, sea and sky. As God is the Lord and king of his own creation. He describes God’s work and praises him as the creator of the stars. He prays to the Almighty to bless the Dumb creatures who are in his care and pleads God to hear their voiceless prayer.

The humble creatures are God’s creations who live and die like us, human beings. He questions the Almighty how can human beings deny the rights of these dumb humble creatures, because God’s seal of love is also laid on them. He pleads God to teach us to hear their plea, just as God hears our prayers when we pray to God.

In this poem the poet asks all human beings to be kind and compassionate to even dumb creatures like cats, dogs, cow etc.

Question 26.
Write the brief message of the poem
“Faithful Friend”
The poem ‘Faithful friends’ is written by an unknown poet. In the poem, the poet brings out the difference between faithful friends and unfaithful friends.

He explains that a friend who praises us will not be a friend in our difficulties. The wind can blow easily, and words can also come from our mouths easily, but faithful friends are very hard to find.

If you have a lot of money to spend, every one will be your friend but once all the money is spent, nobody will give you the money to spend.

If one is rich and has money to spend in a wasteful manner, everybody will come to visit him. And if one is inclined to vices bad habits, like gambling, smoking, drinking alchohol etc these friends will quickly persuade him to do all the wrong things. The person will be popular among his friends because he has the money to spend on bad habits.

But once the fortune has been spent and he can’t spend any more money on his friends, then suddenly all his friend will desert him. He will become friendless and un-popular. Nobody will want to become his friend.

So we have to be aware of these ‘fair weather friends’. Only a person who helps us in our difficulties is a true friend. A friend should guide us to lead a good life.

Question 27.
What is the reason behind the clean air in Banjarumale?
Banjarumale is tiny village of Ner iya gram panchayat in Belthangady taluk, Dakshina Kannada district. It is a tribal village located 90 kms from Mangalore. The only road to the village is through Charmadi ghat. Dense forests surround it. It a home for only 125 people. The nearst shop is 20 kms away and the nearest school is 25 kms away.

Since Banjarumale is located deep in the forest of Western ghats the air is clean because very few vehicles pass through it and so there is no air polluation.

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Question 28.
What are the three tasks did old man give to the three brothers?
The first task set to the youngest brother was to find the thousand pearls that the king’s daughter had lost. He found all the pearls with the help of the Ant – king whose lives he had saved. He had stopped his elder brothers from spoiling their Ant-hill. The king ant along with 5000 ants found all the pearls for him.

The second task was to find the key to the princess’s sleeping room. The key was lying at bottom of the lake. The Ducks whose lives he had saved dived to the bottom of the pond and brought the key for him.

The third was the hardest task of all. He had to go into the princess’s bedroom using the key. When he went inside, the king’s three daughters were sleeping. He could not identify the youngest daughter. Then the Queen bee helped him by sitting on the lips of the youngest daughter as she had eaten honey. He woke up the princess and the castle was free from the spell and the two clever brothers turned into human beings again.

V. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow. [3 × 5 = 15]

Question 29.
“I live on the Ganges at the spot where Indra came down”
a. Who said these words?

b. Who does T refer to?

c. Where did he live?
He lived on the Ganges

Question 30.
“If you beget a son, bind this seal to his arm and send him to me”
a. Who said these lines?

b. Who were these spoken to?

c. Why did he say?
He was going away to the army.

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Question 31.
“The news is spread far and wide like wild fire”
a. What is the news?
If Rakshasa did not return within fifteen days. Chanakya would cut -off head of Chandandas.

b. Who announced the news?

c. Why did he announce the news?
Rakshasa was a great minister of the Nanda kingdom. But he was on the side of Nandas. Nandas were the enemy of Chandragupta. So Chanakya had to win him over, to keep the kingdom of Magadha safe.

Question 32.
She was called “Nightingale of India” and was awarded Bharatha Ratna”
a. Who does she refer here?
M.S. Subbulakshmi.

b. Who awarded her Bharatha Ratna?
The President of India, K.R. Narayanan.

c. From which lesson is this statement taken from?
The two great Musicians.

Question 33.
“Come come leave off play, and let us away
Till the morning appears in the skies”
a. Who said these fines?
The purse

b. Who are these lines said to?
The children

c. Why does the speaker say so?
Because the sun has gone down and the down of the night arise.

Karnataka SSLC English Model Question Paper 4 with Answers (3rd Language)

VI. Quote from memory. [4]

Question 34.
It is not growing like a tree.
In bulk, doth make man better be:
Or standing long an Oak, three hundred years
To fall a log at last, dry bald and sere:


There are gains for all bur losses.
There are balms for all our pains.
But when youth, the dream, departs.
It takes something from our hearts.

VII. Answer the following question in Five or Six sentences each: [4]

Question 35.
Describe the floating garden of Dal Lake.
The floating gardens on the Dal lake are unique; one end of the Dal lake is reserved for them. The owners do not pay any rent for them. Because they literally make the ground for the gardens themselves. At first they make a sort of platform of reeds and anchor it to stakes. Then they bring up mud from the bottom of the lake and place it in little heaps on the platform. Then they plant seedlings of vegetables. They mostly plant cucumber. As the platforms are floating on water the garden requires no watering. The plants can be easily tended from the end of a boat.


How did Sohrab and Rustum fight each other in the battle field?
Sohrab grew up to be a fierce warrior. He became a terror to the Persian army. The king of Persia asked Rustum to fight Sohrab. Rustum and Sohrab stood face – to – face with swords in their hands. The two heroes began to fight eachither. They fought fiercely for three days. Once Sohrab had a chance to kill Rustum. But he did not do so. His heart did not permit it. Sohrab won the first stage of the battle. Rustum was very angry. He shouted his name in rage. As soon as Sohrab heard his father’s name he dropped his sheild, feeling faint and sank to the ground, bleeding and staining the sands.

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VIII. Read the following passage carefully the questions that follows. [4]

Question 36.
There was a boy who would never devote any attention to his studies. His parents sent him to school, hut he took to playing on the road and did not care for the opinion of even those friends who helped him in danger. One day a gentlemen, who was on the look out for a boy- servant happened to come across him, wandering all alone in the street. He carried him away to a different town and made him work day and night as a servant. Now the boy repented of his folly and one day while his master was asleep, he slipped away and after a good deal of trouble, reached home. He studied hard and became a great man.

a. What the boy would never do?
The boy would never pay attention to studies.

b. How did the gentleman come across the boy?
One day, the gentelman, who was on the look out for a boy – servant happened to come across the boy, wandering all alone in the street.

c. What did the gentleman do?
The gentleman carried the boy away to a different town and made him work day and night as a servant.

d. What did the boy do one day when his master was fast asleep?
One day while the gentleman was fast asleep, the boy flipped away and after a good deal of trouble, reached home. He studied hard and became a great man.

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IX. Write an essay on any one of the topics not exceeding to twelve to fifteen sentences. [4]

Question 37.
a. M.S Subbalakshmi, A Great Singer.
b. Save the water
c. News paper and uses
a. M.S Subbalakshmi, A Great Singer.
M.S Subbalakshmi was one of the greatest musicians of south India. She was bom on 16, Sept 1916. She began to give stage recital at the age of ten when she was asked to sing at a family friend’s marriage at Madurai. She could sing effortlessly with great technical mastery ceaseless practice, restraint and constant self appraisal made her a successful singer.

She was the first woman to recieve the title ‘Sangith Kalanidhi’ and was the first one to popularize Karnatic music in north and western India. During a celebration Mahatma Gandhi had requested her to sing his favourite bajan ‘Raghu pati Raghavan Raja Ram’.

M.S Subbulakshmi was awarded the ‘Bharath Rathna’ by the President of India, Shri K.R. Narayanan, in the year 1998.

She was the first musician to be awarded this distinction. Many prominent personalities congratulated her.Pandit Jasraj said that it was a moment of glory for Indian classical music in the golden jubliee year of Indian independence. Kamatic musician Semmangudi Srinivas Iyer expressed his joy and said that the music world and Tamilnadu had been’honoured.

She has also won many other awards and accolades. She has been aptly called ‘Nightingale of india. She passed away on December 11, 2004 at Chennai.

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b. Save the water
Water is life. It is impossible to imagine life without water on earth. We depend on water for various purposes.

Rain is the main source of water nearly 71% of land is covered by ocean and only 3% of water is available for domestic and industrial uses. In earth’s surface, the sources of water are lakes, rivers, ponds, well, borewell etc.

Some of the most important uses of water are at our homes for drinking, preparing food, bathing, washing, gardening etc. Water is also essential for agriculture and industries.

It is unfortunate that this precious natural resources has been used in discrimnatley. Ground water levels Has alarmingly depleted and there a threat of water sources getting exhausted in the near future. Hence it is very important to conserve water so that our future generations do not suffer water scarcity. Water conservation means using water wisely and taking care not waste this life giving liquid. Each one of us should sincerely take up the responsibility of conserving water and also there is a great need for preventing water pollution. Water conservation reduces the effects of water shortages and prevents droughts and famines.

There are various methods to conserve water at the family level rain water for our roof-top can be harvested and stored in under-ground sumps for future use or to recharge ground water levels in our neighbourhood. . The most important step in conserving water is not waste it unnecessarily so that our future generation can continue to enjoy the benefits of this life- giving liquid.

c. News paper and uses
Newspaper is one of the first print medium of mass media. Newspaper is a very important, publication that provides news from all over the world at our doorstep. Reading newspaper is a very good habit and also an important source of knowledge and information. We can gain knowledge about entertainment, sports, business, industry, trade and commerce and politics people have become addicted to the habit of reading news that their days seem incomplete without reading newspapers in the morning.

Newspapers not only provide., news but also contain articles, public opinion, features, advertisements and other informations of public interest. Hence news papers are a power house of information. Newspaper is an important tool for public awareness. It is also an important link between government and the public. It serves as the voice againest injustice.

Reading newspaper is beneficial for students. It imporves vocabulary and reading efficiency. Newspapers also publish crosswords puzzles and other intersting articles and cartoons, fashion trends, lifestyle and life stories.

Through newspaper we can have a clear idea and understanding of what is happening in our country and the world.

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Question 38.
Write a letter to, your friend describing the places you visited on the school educational tour.
21 Oct 2019
Dear friend Aakarsh

How are you? I hope everything is fine over there how did you spend your school vacation. I am very exited to tell you that our school had arranged an educational tour to North-India to visit important historical places. We left Bangalore on 6th July by train and reached Delhi. The school had engaged a tour operator to take us around Delhi and its surrounding places. First we went to Qutub Minar. Qutub Minar consists of five stories. It was built by Qutab- ud-din, the first king of the Slave dynasty.

The beauty and grandeur of the monument left us speechless. We also went Mehrauli to see the ancient iron pillar known as king Chandra’s pillar. This iron pillar is great example of how advanced ancient indians were in the science of metallurgy this pillar was installed about 2000 years ago and till today there are no signs of rust on it.

Then we went to Tughlaqabad, a city founded by Tughlaq kings. Next we visited Hauz khas, the palaces of ancient kings, after lunch we visited Humayun’s tomb and then Feroz Shah Kotla the tomb of Ferpz Shah Bahadur. Ashoka pillar has been brought from Meerut and installed here. Next we visited the old fort, this fort was started by Hymayun but was completed by Sher Shah Suri.

Finally we went to the Red Fort we were awed by its majestic grandeur Red fort is great example of the architectural acumen of the Mughal kings. We went to the Museum inside the fort. We saw many ancient artefacts of historcal importance.

Apart from filling our eyes with the greatness of ancient Indian architecture we gained knowledge of ancient history.
I hope your school will also take you to Delhi.

Your loving friend

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Write an application to your school Head Master to sanction three days leave giving reasons.
21 oct 2019
The Principal Govt. High School
Respected Sir.
I request you to grant me three days leave from 21 Oct 2019,to 23 Oct 2,019 as my family has planned to visit our ailing grandmother in Gulbarga. I will surely attend classes on 24 Oct. Please grant me leave and excuse me from attending classes on these three, days.
Thanking you

Your dutiful student
Class X
Sec B

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