8th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    On a clear bright sunny day, take a powerful magnifying glass and a stack of newspapers and go outside for an experiment. Hold the magnifying glass over a pile of crumpled pages. Even though you are magnifying the power of sun's rays through the glass lens, you will never start a fire if you keep moving the glass. But if you hold the magnifying glass still allowing it to focus the rays in a concentrated beam of sun energy, you harness the power of the sun and multiplying it through the lens you start a fire. Focusing also works with your power of thought. Try it and ignite your wandering ideas. Set before yourself a great and definite life purpose. Hidden away in your innermost soul is a transcendent ideal capable of realization. What you need is not more capacity or greater opportunity, but increased resolution and concentration. Nothing will give you so much pleasure as the consciousness of asking daily progress toward a great life purpose.
    Why the holding of a magnifying glass over a pile of crumpled papers under bright sun light can ignite fire?

    A) Magnifying glasses are like match sticks can ignite fire

    B) Papers are highly inflammable object

    C) It magnifies the power of sun rays through the len's glass

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    On a clear bright sunny day, take a powerful magnifying glass and a stack of newspapers and go outside for an experiment. Hold the magnifying glass over a pile of crumpled pages. Even though you are magnifying the power of sun's rays through the glass lens, you will never start a fire if you keep moving the glass. But if you hold the magnifying glass still allowing it to focus the rays in a concentrated beam of sun energy, you harness the power of the sun and multiplying it through the lens you start a fire. Focusing also works with your power of thought. Try it and ignite your wandering ideas. Set before yourself a great and definite life purpose. Hidden away in your innermost soul is a transcendent ideal capable of realization. What you need is not more capacity or greater opportunity, but increased resolution and concentration. Nothing will give you so much pleasure as the consciousness of asking daily progress toward a great life purpose.
    Why you will never start a fire if you keep moving the glass?

    A) Because you need to focus the rays in a concentrated beam of sun's energy

    B) Because without focusing you never know where to start the fire

    C) Because moving glass confuses the sun rays

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    On a clear bright sunny day, take a powerful magnifying glass and a stack of newspapers and go outside for an experiment. Hold the magnifying glass over a pile of crumpled pages. Even though you are magnifying the power of sun's rays through the glass lens, you will never start a fire if you keep moving the glass. But if you hold the magnifying glass still allowing it to focus the rays in a concentrated beam of sun energy, you harness the power of the sun and multiplying it through the lens you start a fire. Focusing also works with your power of thought. Try it and ignite your wandering ideas. Set before yourself a great and definite life purpose. Hidden away in your innermost soul is a transcendent ideal capable of realization. What you need is not more capacity or greater opportunity, but increased resolution and concentration. Nothing will give you so much pleasure as the consciousness of asking daily progress toward a great life purpose.
    Focusing also works ___ ( Fill up the gap)

    A) in showing movies in theaters

    B) in lighting lamps

    C) with many scientific experiments

    D) with your power of thought

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    On a clear bright sunny day, take a powerful magnifying glass and a stack of newspapers and go outside for an experiment. Hold the magnifying glass over a pile of crumpled pages. Even though you are magnifying the power of sun's rays through the glass lens, you will never start a fire if you keep moving the glass. But if you hold the magnifying glass still allowing it to focus the rays in a concentrated beam of sun energy, you harness the power of the sun and multiplying it through the lens you start a fire. Focusing also works with your power of thought. Try it and ignite your wandering ideas. Set before yourself a great and definite life purpose. Hidden away in your innermost soul is a transcendent ideal capable of realization. What you need is not more capacity or greater opportunity, but increased resolution and concentration. Nothing will give you so much pleasure as the consciousness of asking daily progress toward a great life purpose.
    Wherein our transcendent ideal capable of realization is hidden?

    A) In our brain

    B) In innermost part of our soul

    C) In our mind

    D) In various books

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer5)

    Fill in the blanks with appropriate article.
    ___John is _____ Einstein of our class.

    A) The, the

    B) X, the

    C) X, a

    D) X, X

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer6) Find the odd one out.

    A) Club

    B) Spade

    C) Ace

    D) Heart

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer7)

    Identify the part of speech of the word underlined in the given sentence.
    Shall we go for a walk?

    A) Noun

    B) Verb

    C) Adverb

    D) Adjective

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Direction: Fill up the gaps with appropriate preposition:
    History records seventeen incursions of Sultan Mahmood ____ India.

    A) upon

    B) against

    C) into

    D) on

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill up the gaps with appropriate preposition:
    I congratulate you ___ your success.

    A) for

    B) on

    C) at

    D) in

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer10)

    Identify the kind of the clause of the underline part of the sentence given below:
    Robina found her doll where I had guessed.

    A) Adjective clause

    B) Adverb clause

    C) Noun clause

    D) Principal clause

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer11)

    Direction: Give the antonym of the words written in capital letters:
    THRIFT

    A) Prudence

    B) Economy

    C) Purchase

    D) Waste

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give the antonym of the words written in capital letters:
    ONEROUS

    A) Arduous

    B) Easy

    C) Heavy

    D) Plain

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer13)

    Direction: Fill in the gaps as per subject-verb agreement:
    Nina talks as if she___ a queen.

    A) is

    B) was

    C) are

    D) were

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the gaps as per subject-verb agreement:
    Neither Charles nor his parents ___ granted to leave the country.

    A) was

    B) have been

    C) has been

    D) were

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Arrange PQRS to make a meaningful sentence.
    Without books
    P: no cultured society is possible
    Q: no fresh ideas are possible
    R: and
    S: without fresh ideas

    A) PRSQ

    B) QRSP

    C) RSPQ

    D) RSQP

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16) Choose the correctly spelt word out of the given alternatives.

    A) Parlamentary

    B) Parliamentary

    C) Parlimentary

    D) Parliamentery

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Fill in the blanks with correct conjunction.
    I shall find you out ______ you may go.

    A) where

    B) when

    C) while

    D) wherever

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer18)

    Change the voice.
    The teacher said, "Be quite, boys".

    A) The teacher said that the boys should be quiet.

    B) The teacher called the boys and ordered them to be quite.

    C) The teacher urged the boys to be quite.

    D) The teacher commanded the boys that they be quite.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the idiom /phrases given below:
    To get cold feet

    A) To run for life

    B) To be afraid

    C) To fall sick

    D) To become discourteous

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the idiom /phrases given below:
    A tall order

    A) A task difficult to perform

    B) A big demand

    C) A royal summon

    D) A big problem

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Given below is a paragraph with four blanks.
    Fill those blanks with the options provided in
    P, Q, R, S to make it a sensible one:
    Don't be surprised _______ I _______this Wimbledon. Pinki, a nine-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh, ____ II ______ the first serve in the grand finale the little girl says she wants to look her best when she steps on the grass at the Grand Centre Court and is busy shopping in Varanasi for her trip to London. Four years ago, ____ III _____ bagged the Oscar for the 'Best Documentary'. The 39-minute documentary captures Pinki's surgical transformation. Celebrated as ____ IV ____by the Smile Train Foundation.
    P: will flip the coin that will decide who gets to hit
    Q: the face for noble cause, she is now being flown to London
    R: when you see a little Indian girl sharing the centre-stage with the two of the men finalists
    S: Pinki was all smiles when a film inspired by her cleft lip surgery, "Smile Pinki'

    A) RPSQ

    B) PRQS

    C) QSRP

    D) SQPR

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22)

    Choose the correct order of adjectives in the following sentence.
    I am drinking from a ______ cup.

    A) small English tea

    B) tea small English

    C) English small tea

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give the synonym of the words given in capital letters below:
    DISPARAGE

    A) Discourage

    B) Compare

    C) Separate

    D) Criticize

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give the synonym of the words given in capital letters below:
    FIASCO

    A) Hope

    B) Success

    C) Debacle

    D) Strength

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    The word underlined in the given sentence is a:
    Wow! That was easy!

    A) Preposition

    B) Interjection

    C) Conjunction

    D) Exclamation

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26)

    Arrange P, Q, R and S to make a sensible passage.
    P. The Champions Trophy differs from the World Cup in a number of ways. The Champions Trophy takes place every two years, while the World Cup is held every four years. The matches in the Champions Trophy are held over a period of around two weeks, while the World Cup can last for over a month.
    Q. Previously, twelve teams played a round- robin tournament in four pools of three, with the top team in each pool moving forward to the semi-final. A team would play only four games (two in the pool, semi-final and final) to win the tournament.
    R. Under the present format, the ICC Champions Trophy is divided into two groups and each team will play every other team in its Group. Following the Group stage the top 2 teams from each Group will progress to the semifinals where the winner of Group A will play the runner up of Group B (in the 1st semi-final) and the winner of Group B will play the runner up of Group A (in the 2nd semi-final).
    S. The ICC Champions Trophy is a One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament organised by the International
    Cricket Council (ICC), second in importance only to the Cricket World Cup.

    A) SRPQ

    B) SQPR

    C) SPQR

    D) SPRQ

    E) None of these

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    Identify the part of speech of the word underlined in the given sentence.
    I may have offended, but such was not my intention.

    A) Conjunction

    B) Adjective

    C) Pronoun

    D) Verb

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28) Given below is a sentence in four parts. One of the parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part.

    A) the lecture to be held

    B) in the auditorium tomorrow

    C) was open to the public

    D) and free of charge

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29)

    Direction: Give the one word substitution for the followings:
    People in a rowdy scene

    A) Mob

    B) Crowd

    C) Gathering

    D) Congregation

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give the one word substitution for the followings:
    People at a lecture or concert

    A) Congregation

    B) Spectator

    C) Audience

    D) Crowd

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Fill in the blank with correct determiners.
    You might obtain your goal if you put forth ______ more effort.

    A) a little

    B) little

    C) a few

    D) some

    E) None of these

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    Judge the right word.
    Coleen's knee injury_______ her from furthering her career as a long-distance runner.

    A) forbids

    B) facilitates

    C) precludes

    D) nurtures

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer33) Identify the sentence wherein an adverb has been correctly used.

    A) My mother forbade me not to go.

    B) Dia is cunning enough to tackle Ria.

    C) Sam quickly finished the job.

    D) Alia seldom or ever tells a truth.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Change the direct sentence into indirect one.
    He said to them, "Don't make a noise".

    A) He told them that don't make a noise.

    B) He told them not to make noise.

    C) He told them to make a noise not.

    D) He asked them not to make a noise.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35)

    Identify the tense of the sentence given below.
    But I go for breakfast only after I have taken my bath.

    A) Simple present tense

    B) Present perfect tense

    C) Present continuous tense

    D) Present perfect continuous tense

    E) None of these

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    Three sentences are given below. You have to identify the sentence (s) which is/are fact(s) and the sentence(s) which is/are opinion(s).
    I. A systematic search for intelligent life beyond the solar system will be undertaken shortly by some advanced countries.
    II. Civilisation exists beyond the Solar system.
    III. Civilisation doesn't exist beyond the Solar system.

    A) I-fact, II-fact, III-opinion

    B) I-opinion, II-fact, III-opinion

    C) I-opinion, II-opinion, III-fact

    D) I-fact, II-opinion, III-opinion

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37)

    Direction: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Mr. Salisbury wants to renovate his home. H hires the services of a plumber, a carpenter, a painter, an electrician and an interior decorator. The renovation has to be completed within one working week, i. e. Monday to Friday. Every worker will need one full day to complete his job. Mr. S will allow just one person to work per day.
    1. The painter can work only after the plumber and the carpenter has completed their job.
    2. The interior decorator has to complete his job before that of electrician.
    3. The carpenter cannot work on Monday or
    Tuesday.
    In case the painter works on Thursday, which among the following alternatives is possible?

    A) The electrician works on Tuesday

    B) The electrician works on Friday

    C) The interior works after the painter

    D) The plumber and the painter work on consecutive days

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Mr. Salisbury wants to renovate his home. H hires the services of a plumber, a carpenter, a painter, an electrician and an interior decorator. The renovation has to be completed within one working week, i. e. Monday to Friday. Every worker will need one full day to complete his job. Mr. S will allow just one person to work per day.
    1. The painter can work only after the plumber and the carpenter has completed their job.
    2. The interior decorator has to complete his job before that of electrician.
    3. The carpenter cannot work on Monday or
    Tuesday.
    In case the painter works on Friday, which among the following statements must be untrue?

    A) The carpenter may work on Wednesday

    B) The carpenter and the electrician may work on consecutive days

    C) The plumber may work before the electrician

    D) In case the carpenter works on Thursday, the electrician has to work on Wednesday

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer39)

    Give the correct question tag.
    Mr. Higgins is from Dublin._________?

    A) Is he?

    B) Does he?

    C) Isn't he?

    D) Doesn't he?

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer40)

    Find the analogy.
    Paris: Eiffel Tower :: Sydney:?

    A) White House

    B) Dragon House

    C) Light House

    D) Opera House

    E) None of these

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