February 16, 2014

Junior Inter English Model Question Paper 2014

Intermediate Public Examinations March 2014
Junior - Inter : English Model Paper - I
Time: 3 Hours, Max. Marks: 100

I. Annotate ANY TWO of the following in 10-15 lines each.
2 × 4 = 8
a) There will be many times as many jobs coming into being as are destroyed.
b) With the six hats, instead of confrontation there is supportive scrutiny of an issue, which is useful where there are fierce arguments, bickering or obstinacy.
c) Though I was not keen on taking up the job, I saw it as a challenge.
d) Because I didn't get my money's worth, that's why!

II. Annotate ANY TWO of the following in 10-15 lines each.
2× 4 = 8
a) "Oh dearest, dearest boy, my heart
For better lore would seldom yearn
Could I but teach the hundredth part
Of what from thee I learn."
b) i serve a great purpose in the world.
c) For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
d) In almost every house we've been We've watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about, And stare until their eyes pop out.

III. Answer ANY TWO of the following questions in 10-15 lines each. 2 × 4 = 8
a) 'Explain the relationship between bowling and wicket keeping with examples.
b) Why did Sudha Murthy not feel nervous at the interview? Explain.
c) 'Lateral thinking is creative or nonlinear thinking'. Provide instances from the essay to support this statement.
d) Describe Adam Mayblum's escape from the 87th floor of the
World Trade Centre.

IV. Answer ANY TWO of the following questions in 10 - 15 lines
each. 2 × 4 = 8
a) 'A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. "said
Bernard Meltzer. List all the qualities a true friend should have,
according to Khalil Gibran.
b) Describe the use of the fly and the spider in the poem 'A Spider
and a Fly'.
c) 'Home is the best school and parents are best teachers.'
However, there are instances when parents can learn lessons
from the child. Describe how Wordsworth illustrates this in his
d) Does the poet approve of celebrating Mother's Day? Explain.

V. Answer ANY ONE of the following questions in about 25 lines.
1 × 8 = 8
a) How did Bepin Babu normally react when Chunilal came to
see him? What made him change his mind about meeting
Chunilal this time? What was the result of this meeting?
b) At the start of the bachelor's story how did Bertha's goodness
reward her? How did this change towards the end of the story?
c) Were Bob and Wells both successful men at the time of their
second meeting? Justify your answer.


VI. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. 5 × 1 = 5

Akkineni Nageswara Rao (20 September 1923 - 22 January 2014), popularly known as ANR, was an Indian film actor and producer, predominantly in the Telugu cinema. He was discovered, by chance, by the film producer, Ghantasala Balaramaiah, at the Vijayawada railway station, and cast in the film Dharmapatni. In the early days of his career, he was best known for playing female characters, because women at that time were prohibited from acting. He starred in several films of various genres during his 75-year acting career and came to be known as one of the two pillars of the Telugu cinema along with N.T. Rama Rao. He acted in over 255 films, spanning the Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages and became one of the most prominent figures in the history of Telugu cinema. A majority of his films were both commercial and critical successes. Despite being an atheist, ANR acted in various movies with strong religious themes such as Vipranarayana,Tukaram, Sriramadasu, Sriramarajyam etc. Manam was the last film of Akkineni Nageswara Rao, where he shared screen space with his son and grandson. He was a recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest individual lifetime achievement award for films in India. He was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, for his contribution towards Indian cinema. ANR was one of the first actors of that period who insisted on moving the Telugu film centre from Chennai to Hyderabad. He breathed his last on 22 January 2014 in Hyderabad.
1. Find the word from the passage that means 'to stop something being done'.
2. State True or False: ANR acted in various movies with strong religious themes because he was an atheist.
3. Name the two most prestigious awards mentioned in the passage.
4. Who were considered the two pillars of the Telugu cinema?
5. ANR played female roles in the beginning of his career because ............... (Choose the right answer)
a. He was more suitable for female roles than male roles
b. He showed interest to play female roles only
c. Women were not available to act in films those days

VII. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. 5 × 1 = 5

Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served
very quickly, first popularized in the 1950s in the United States. While
any meal with low preparation time can be considered fast food, typically
the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated
or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a packaged
form. Fast food restaurants are traditionally separated by their ability to
serve food via a drive-through. The term "fast food" was recognized in
a dictionary by Merriam - Webster in 1951. Outlets may be stands or
kiosks, which may provide no shelter or seating, or fast food restaurants
(also known as quick service restaurants). Franchise operations that
are part of restaurant chains have standardized foodstuffs shipped to
each restaurant from central locations. Fast food chains have come
under criticism over concerns ranging from claimed negative health
effects, alleged animal cruelty, cases of worker exploitation, and claims
of cultural degradation via shifts in people's eating patterns away from
traditional foods. The intake of fast food is increasing worldwide. Astudy
done in Jeddah has shown that current fast food habits are related to
the increase of obesity among adolescents in Saudi Arabia.

1. State True or False: The study done in Jeddah has shown that all the teenagers in Saudi Arabia are overweight because they consume fast food.
2. What is the criticism levelled at fast food chains?
3. What is the typical meaning of 'fast food'?
4. Find the synonym of 'fatness' from the passage.
5. According to the passage, which of the following statements is false?
a. Fast food can be prepared and served very quickly.
b. Fast food can be harmful to health.
c. Fast-food culture is now prevalent in a few countries only.


Note: The answers to questions in this section should be written at ONE PLACE in the answer book separately. The entire section should be answered in one stretch and not mixed with other sections.

VIII. Fill in the blanks with 'a', 'an' or 'the' . 6 × 1/2 = 3
a) He goes to ........ prison sometimes to give lectures.
b) My father is ........ university professor.
c) We will leave after ........ hour.
d) ........ weather is nice today.
e) Sri Lanka is ........ island.
f) Nelson Mandela is ........ Gandhi of South Africa.

IX. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions. 6 × 1/2 = 3
a) Do you believe ........ ghosts?
b) Who were you talking ........?
c) He is good ........ chess.
d) He prefers coffee ........ tea.
e) She congratulated me ........ my success in EAMCET.
f) I am pleased ........ his behavior.

X. Fill in the blanks with suitable forms of the verbs given in the
brackets. 5 × 1 = 5
a) The old man ........ (forget) even simple details about his past now.
b) Sunita can't find her cell phone. May be she ........ (lose) it
c) When the phone rang, Sohini ........ (read)
d) By the end of the month, Dr. Gopinath ........ (work) here for ten
e) If you had asked me, I ........ (help) you.

XI. Rewrite the sentences as directed. 5 × 1 = 5
a) Did Deepika buy a car? (Change into passive voice)
b) Suhas said to Himanish, "Where did you study?"(Change into
indirect speech)
c) Khyati is one of the naughtiest girls in the class. (Change into
positive degree)
d) The sun set. The farmer went home (Combine the sentences
into a simple sentence)
e) I think you are from North India. (Add a question tag)

XII. Rewrite the following sentences correcting the underlined part.
The entire sentence must be written. 5 × 1 = 5
a) The two first chapters are very interesting.
b) I, he and you will go to the film tomorrow.
c) Rishita plays tennis very good, doesn't she?
d) As Mani worked hard so she passed.
e) Deepika asked Ravi what was his problem.

XIII. Supply the missing letters in the following words. 6 × 1/2 = 3
a) po _ _ lar b) re _ _ re c) sev _ _ al
d) _ _ asly e) sl _ _ ch f) gos _ _ mer

XIV. Identify the silent consonants in the following words. 6 × 1/2 = 3
a) plague b) mortgage c) sword
d) cylinder e) rhythm f) paradigm

XV. Identify the part of speech of the underlined word.
6 × 1⎯2 a) Whose book is this? = 3
b) What! I can't believe it. c) Parking is prohibited here.
d) The child has a lovely face. e) He walks fast.
f) When I went to his house, he was watching TV.

XVI. Match the words in column 'A' with their meanings/definitions in column 'B' 6 × 1/2 = 3
Column 'A' Column 'B'
1. bias ( ) a. short nap after midday meal
2. flabby ( ) b. a person of equal rank, age or class
3. siesta ( ) c. highest point
4. sirloin ( ) d. quality of being stubborn
5. pinnacle ( ) e. small, light, one-horse carriage
6. peer ( ) f. a strong feeling in favour of or against a group
g. a piece of meat
h. weak, lacking vitality

1. Study the pie chart given below about the favourite type of movie of twenty students and present the information in the form of a paragraph.
Favorite type of movie
Sci-fic: 4 (20%)
Comedy: 4 (20%)
Drama: 1(5%)
Romance: 6 (30%)
Action: 5 (25%)

2. A survey was conducted to see how many vehicles used a flyover over a period of three days. It was observed that on 13th February 3000 two wheelers and 6000 four wheelers used the flyover. On 14th February, the numbers were as many as 4000 and 8000 for two wheelers and four wheelers respectively. On 15th February only 1000 two wheelers and 2000 four wheelers used the flyover. Now draw a bar chart to convey this information.

XVIII. Read the following transcriptions and write ANY FIVE words in ordinary spelling. For example, / sku:l/ school. 5 × 1 = 5
Find the word that is different from the other words in the group with regard to the sound of the underlined letters.
1.cheer bear hear
2.menu knew nut
3.suite sweet suit
4.yacht chat chip
5.gimmick ginger gist

XIX. Write the number of syllables for ANY SIX of the following words. 6 × 1/2 = 3
1. vegetable 2. launched 3. America 4. fuel 5. queue
6. radiantly 7. investment 8. quiet 9. technology 10. thorough

XX. Complete the following dialogue. 4 × 1 = 4

Stranger: Excuse me. Could ..........?
Local Resident : Yes, how can I help you?
Stranger: Could you ............. railway station?
Local Resident : Sure. Go ...........
Stranger: Thank you so much.
Local Resident : You're .............

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