8th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Given below is a report with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options given as P, Q, R, S in correct order, to make the report readable and meaningful.
    At around 2.40 pm on Tuesday, the whole of Sri Lanka collectively went Aiyo Salli. It's an expression you get used to within a few days of being in the island. It loosely translates ____ (I) ____and wasted the opportunity provided to him. But there is hardly a real-life situation for which Aiyo Salli isn't a Sri Lankan's first response. It can also express______ (II) _____on the tone used. This particular Aiyo Salli covered them all, and had a tinge of melancholy attached to it. For, Kusal Perera, the Srilankan batsman on the crease, had thrown it away. He had let____ (III)_____, an uncalled for reverse sweep that resulted in him being caught at point .The Test lasted a mere eight overs post Perera's departure, as Mathews was dismissed for a valiant 110 with Ishant Sharma snaring him with the second-new ball in the first over of the third session. That is before _____ (IV) ___to their woes, to be bowled out for 268 and hand India a comprehensive 117-run victory and their first series win in Sri Lanka since 1993.
    P: all the hard-work and hope-building slip away in a moment of insouciance
    Q: a parent's disgust over wasting their money over a child, who's perennially poor in studies
    R: a number of emotions from angst, disappointment, sympathy, sarcasm to even surprise-depending
    S: the tail swung their bats around with no intent; except maybe to bring about a quick finish

    A) QPSR

    B) PQRS

    C) RPSQ

    D) QRPS

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Word came last month that after holding him captive for more than a month, Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad and displayed his mutilated body on a column in a main square of Palmyra in Syria. Al-Asaad was an 82-year-old scholar who had worked for 50 years as the head of antiquities in Palmyra. He was also a father, grandfather and colleague to all who work for the greater preservation and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy.
    On Tuesday, a United Nations agency released satellite images confirming the destruction of the main building of a Roman-era temple in Palmyra. Palmyra is the Syrian city famed for its majestic antiquities representative of what once was an important oasis, a trading city that lay between the two great empires of ancient Rome and Iran, connecting the Mediterranean with Mesopotamia.
    In addition to the beauty of its ancient architecture comparable in Bowersock's estimation only to Petra in Jordan, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Athenian Acropolis in Greece, is a reminder that we have always sought to connect with new and different cultures, absorbing many of their forms and qualities into our own languages, belief systems and artistic styles. What the ancient traders of Palmyra brought to that city, modern traders have brought to Mumbai and other Indian and global cities: new ideas, artistic forms and religious practices. The IS's destruction of ancient sites is barbaric and the world should rise up to condemn it with a plentitude of voices. For, cultural heritage is "one of the basic elements of civilization." This is how we will defeat the IS. Not with military might alone, but with our embrace of multiple points of views and interwoven identities. The more we recognise that we have not one but multiple identities ?national, religious, cultural and moral ? the more tolerant we will be of others. For ours is an interrelated world. Each of us shares an identity with another. To condemn another's identity is to condemn a part of our own. In this respect, as in so many others, India is a great example for the world. It is a diverse and rambunctious democracy, a robust trading nation with a long and complex history of commercial relations with much of the world, and a dynamic diaspora embracing both its new and many homes and its ancient ties to older ones. India should seize this opportunity for leadership and defend difference at home and abroad.
    What according to author is the best way to defeat IS?

    A) By condemning its barbaric activities with a plentitude of voices

    B) By military might

    C) By embracing multiple points of views and interwoven identities

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Word came last month that after holding him captive for more than a month, Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad and displayed his mutilated body on a column in a main square of Palmyra in Syria. Al-Asaad was an 82-year-old scholar who had worked for 50 years as the head of antiquities in Palmyra. He was also a father, grandfather and colleague to all who work for the greater preservation and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy.
    On Tuesday, a United Nations agency released satellite images confirming the destruction of the main building of a Roman-era temple in Palmyra. Palmyra is the Syrian city famed for its majestic antiquities representative of what once was an important oasis, a trading city that lay between the two great empires of ancient Rome and Iran, connecting the Mediterranean with Mesopotamia.
    In addition to the beauty of its ancient architecture comparable in Bowersock's estimation only to Petra in Jordan, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Athenian Acropolis in Greece, is a reminder that we have always sought to connect with new and different cultures, absorbing many of their forms and qualities into our own languages, belief systems and artistic styles. What the ancient traders of Palmyra brought to that city, modern traders have brought to Mumbai and other Indian and global cities: new ideas, artistic forms and religious practices. The IS's destruction of ancient sites is barbaric and the world should rise up to condemn it with a plentitude of voices. For, cultural heritage is "one of the basic elements of civilization." This is how we will defeat the IS. Not with military might alone, but with our embrace of multiple points of views and interwoven identities. The more we recognise that we have not one but multiple identities ?national, religious, cultural and moral ? the more tolerant we will be of others. For ours is an interrelated world. Each of us shares an identity with another. To condemn another's identity is to condemn a part of our own. In this respect, as in so many others, India is a great example for the world. It is a diverse and rambunctious democracy, a robust trading nation with a long and complex history of commercial relations with much of the world, and a dynamic diaspora embracing both its new and many homes and its ancient ties to older ones. India should seize this opportunity for leadership and defend difference at home and abroad.
    "............beauty of its ancient architecture, comparable in Bowersock's estimation only to
    Petra in Jordan, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Athenian Acropolis in Greece..."
    Which of the following has been referred by the statement given above?

    A) Islamic State

    B) Khaled al-Asaad

    C) Palmyra

    D) A Syrian city

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Word came last month that after holding him captive for more than a month, Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad and displayed his mutilated body on a column in a main square of Palmyra in Syria. Al-Asaad was an 82-year-old scholar who had worked for 50 years as the head of antiquities in Palmyra. He was also a father, grandfather and colleague to all who work for the greater preservation and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy.
    On Tuesday, a United Nations agency released satellite images confirming the destruction of the main building of a Roman-era temple in Palmyra. Palmyra is the Syrian city famed for its majestic antiquities representative of what once was an important oasis, a trading city that lay between the two great empires of ancient Rome and Iran, connecting the Mediterranean with Mesopotamia.
    In addition to the beauty of its ancient architecture comparable in Bowersock's estimation only to Petra in Jordan, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Athenian Acropolis in Greece, is a reminder that we have always sought to connect with new and different cultures, absorbing many of their forms and qualities into our own languages, belief systems and artistic styles. What the ancient traders of Palmyra brought to that city, modern traders have brought to Mumbai and other Indian and global cities: new ideas, artistic forms and religious practices. The IS's destruction of ancient sites is barbaric and the world should rise up to condemn it with a plentitude of voices. For, cultural heritage is "one of the basic elements of civilization." This is how we will defeat the IS. Not with military might alone, but with our embrace of multiple points of views and interwoven identities. The more we recognise that we have not one but multiple identities ?national, religious, cultural and moral ? the more tolerant we will be of others. For ours is an interrelated world. Each of us shares an identity with another. To condemn another's identity is to condemn a part of our own. In this respect, as in so many others, India is a great example for the world. It is a diverse and rambunctious democracy, a robust trading nation with a long and complex history of commercial relations with much of the world, and a dynamic diaspora embracing both its new and many homes and its ancient ties to older ones. India should seize this opportunity for leadership and defend difference at home and abroad.
    "............a dynamic diaspora embracing both its new and many homes and its ancient ties to older ones."
    What do you understand by 'diaspora' in context of the passage?

    A) The spread or dissemination of something originally confined to a local, homogeneous group, as a language or cultural institution

    B) Any religious group living as a minority among people of the prevailing religion

    C) Any group that has been dispersed outside its traditional homeland

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Word came last month that after holding him captive for more than a month, Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad and displayed his mutilated body on a column in a main square of Palmyra in Syria. Al-Asaad was an 82-year-old scholar who had worked for 50 years as the head of antiquities in Palmyra. He was also a father, grandfather and colleague to all who work for the greater preservation and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy.
    On Tuesday, a United Nations agency released satellite images confirming the destruction of the main building of a Roman-era temple in Palmyra. Palmyra is the Syrian city famed for its majestic antiquities representative of what once was an important oasis, a trading city that lay between the two great empires of ancient Rome and Iran, connecting the Mediterranean with Mesopotamia.
    In addition to the beauty of its ancient architecture comparable in Bowersock's estimation only to Petra in Jordan, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Athenian Acropolis in Greece, is a reminder that we have always sought to connect with new and different cultures, absorbing many of their forms and qualities into our own languages, belief systems and artistic styles. What the ancient traders of Palmyra brought to that city, modern traders have brought to Mumbai and other Indian and global cities: new ideas, artistic forms and religious practices. The IS's destruction of ancient sites is barbaric and the world should rise up to condemn it with a plentitude of voices. For, cultural heritage is "one of the basic elements of civilization." This is how we will defeat the IS. Not with military might alone, but with our embrace of multiple points of views and interwoven identities. The more we recognise that we have not one but multiple identities ?national, religious, cultural and moral ? the more tolerant we will be of others. For ours is an interrelated world. Each of us shares an identity with another. To condemn another's identity is to condemn a part of our own. In this respect, as in so many others, India is a great example for the world. It is a diverse and rambunctious democracy, a robust trading nation with a long and complex history of commercial relations with much of the world, and a dynamic diaspora embracing both its new and many homes and its ancient ties to older ones. India should seize this opportunity for leadership and defend difference at home and abroad.
    "To condemn another's identity is to condemn a part of our own."
    Why the author thinks so?

    A) Because culture and heritage is the basic element of civilization

    B) Because ours is an interrelated world

    C) Because we do not have one but multiple identities

    D) Because of new ideas, artistic forms and religious practices

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer6)

    Find the analogy.
    Heart: Cardiology

    A) Brain: Psychology

    B) Civics: Polity

    C) History: Histology

    D) Fossils: Paleontology

    E) None of these

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    Identify the parts of speech for the word underlined below.
    Some say one thing and others another.

    A) Noun

    B) Pronoun

    C) Adjective

    D) Adverb

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Identify the type of the sentence given below on the basis of its structure.
    The place where Buddha was cremated has recently been discovered.

    A) Optative sentence

    B) Exclamatory sentence

    C) Simple sentence

    D) Complex sentence

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
    The cliff hangs ___ the sea.

    A) into

    B) on

    C) over

    D) above

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
    He did it ___ gratitude.

    A) from

    B) for

    C) with

    D) by

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer11) Find the odd one out.

    A) Have

    B) Do

    C) Can

    D) Am

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer12) To separate a series of loosely related clauses, we use:

    A) Comma

    B) Semicolon

    C) Parenthesis

    D) Hyphen

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer13)

    Change the indirect sentence into direct one.
    Would they, he asked, listen to such a man?

    A) He said, "Wilt you listen to such a man?"

    B) He said, "Will they listen to such a man?"

    C) He asked, "Would they listen to such a man?"

    D) He asked, "Would you listen to such a man?"

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14)

    Direction: Give the synonym of the words written in capital letters below.
    REPUGNANCE

    A) Attraction

    B) Magnetism

    C) Revulsion

    D) Allure

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give the synonym of the words written in capital letters below.
    EPISTLE

    A) Letter

    B) Missive

    C) Dispatch

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S to make a correct sentence.
    China celebrated a new national holiday
    P: with events across the country,
    Q: that will rumble through the ceremonial heart of the capital
    R; a three-day holiday and a martial spectacle
    S: to honor the 70th anniversary of the end of
    World War II

    A) SQPR

    B) SRQP

    C) RPQS

    D) SPRQ

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17) If Sasha is richer than Mimi, Tutu is richer than Arjun, Arjun is richer than Pamel, which of the following statement will be correct?

    A) Arjun is richer than Mimi

    B) Pamel is poorer than Tutu

    C) Tutu is richer than Sasha

    D) Pamel is richer than Mimi

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer18) Identify the sentence with the correct position of adverb.

    A) He spoke earnestly at the meeting last night.

    B) He used to agree with me always.

    C) He spoke enough loud to be heard.

    D) We have breakfast at eight usually.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    Give a correct question tag.
    Wait a minute, ____?

    A) will you

    B) can you

    C) may you

    D) do you

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20) Out of the given options choose the mis-spelt word.

    A) Immunity

    B) Immaculate

    C) Immitate

    D) Imminent

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21) Given below is a sentence in four parts. One of the parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part.

    A) When he went out

    B) He left the radio on

    C) So that his parents shall think

    D) That he was still in the house.

    E) No error

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  • question_answer22) Choose the option that best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given below. To cut the crackle

    A) To humiliate

    B) To annoy someone

    C) To act in a friendly way

    D) To stop talking and start

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement.
    Bad movies affect people living in today's society more than they ___ in previous years.

    A) did

    B) had done

    C) were doing

    D) had been doing

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement.
    Do inform me of your wellbeing after you____ home.

    A) reach

    B) reached

    C) have reached

    D) will reach

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Improve the sentence by changing its underlined portion.
    When the thief heard the police siren, he showed a pair of clean heels.

    A) he showed a clean pair of heels

    B) he showed clean a pair of heels

    C) a pair of heels clean he showed

    D) he had shown a pair of clean heels

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26) Which of the following is a singular noun?

    A) Jeans

    B) Annals

    C) Alms

    D) Measles

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    What comes next in the given series?
    U R O L I_____

    A) E

    B) F

    C) G

    D) M

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28)

    Direction: Give the antonym of the words written in capital letters below.
    MUSTY

    A) Fresh

    B) Expensive

    C) Rich

    D) Fine

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give the antonym of the words written in capital letters below.
    DORSAL

    A) Inactive

    B) Hindmost

    C) Anterior

    D) Retrial

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Fill in the blank with correct determiner.
    ___that I knew of the English language was not sufficient to make me a teacher of English.

    A) Little

    B) A little

    C) The little

    D) Very little

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Identify the type of clause for the underlined part of the sentence given below.
    He is not so clever as you think.

    A) Adverb clause of supposition

    B) Adverb clause of comparison

    C) Adverb clause of consequence

    D) Adjective clause

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Change the voice.
    Put these pieces of papers in the bin.

    A) Let these pieces of papers be put in the bin.

    B) You are ordered to put these pieces of papers in the bin.

    C) You are told to put these pieces of papers in the bin.

    D) You are requested to put these pieces of papers in the bin.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer33) Four sentences are given below on same theme. You are to identify the sentence which is grammatically most suitable for a formal writing in English.

    A) There will be a meeting in the long room at 4o'clock of all the boys who play cricket and football.

    B) There will be a meeting of all the boys who play cricket and football in the long room at 4 o'clock.

    C) There will be in the long room at 4 o'clock a meeting of all the boys who play cricket and football.

    D) In the long room at 4 o'clock there will be a meeting of all the boys who play cricket and football.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Judge the right word.
    He did not register his ___ to the proposal.

    A) deviation

    B) divergence

    C) disfavor

    D) dissent

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35) In which of the following sentences a conjunction has been used wrong?

    A) He has no other claim then his wealth.

    B) Scarcely had I entered the room, when heard a shriek.

    C) This is as good as that, if not better.

    D) He washed neither his hands nor his face.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36)

    Given in question is a statement followed by two conclusions. You are to determine the conclusion/s that follow/s the given statement.
    Statement:
    Now-a-days people prefer to catch news on TV than reading it in newspapers.
    Conclusions:
    I: Method for increasing the readership of newspapers should be devised.
    II: A team of experts should be sent to other countries to study the impact of TV on the readership of newspapers.

    A) Only I follows

    B) Only II follows

    C) Both I and II follow

    D) Neither I nor II follows

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37)

    Give one word substitution to the following.
    To deprive a thing of its holy character

    A) Humiliation

    B) Desecrate

    C) Blasphemy

    D) Consecrate

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer38) Identify the sentence with wrong sequencing of tense.

    A) He thinks that she was there.

    B) He said that honesty is always the best policy.

    C) They climbed higher so that they may get a better view.

    D) He thinks that she will be there.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer39)

    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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  • question_answer40)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S, between A and B, to give the correct sequence of the story given below.
    A: Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, a Special
    Forces Commando of the Army who laid down his life while battling militants in Handwara, had eliminated 10 militants in a short span of
    11 days before making the supreme sacrifice in Kashmir.
    P: He volunteered for all operational missions undertaken by his unit and was a part of numerous successful counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
    Q: Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Sajjad Ahmad alias
    Abu Ubaidullah, resident of Muzzafargarh,
    Pakistan was captured alive in this operation.
    The apprehension of a terrorist has proved to be a shot in the arm to prove Pakistan's complicity in abetting terrorism in J&K. Lance Naik Goswami once again volunteered to be part of an operation launched in the dense Hafruda forest near Kupwara. This proved to be his last operation but not before elimination of four terrorists in a heavy gunbattle.
    R: The operation resulted in elimination of three hardcore Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists of Pakistan origin. He volunteered for a second back to back operation in Rafiabad, Kashmir. The operation was conducted over two days and witnessed a fierce gunfight that led to the elimination of three more LeT terrorists.
    S: Lance Naik Goswami volunteered to join the elite Para Commando outfit of the Army in 2002 and went on to gain the reputation of being one of the toughest soldiers of his unit - "no small feat in an outfit that boasts of being one among the best in the world" said an army spoke person.
    B: A true soldier. Lance Naik Goswami breathed his last in action. He was a resident of Village Indira Nagar, Haldwani in Nainital and is survived by wife and a seven-year-old daughter.

    A) PQRS

    B) PRSQ

    C) SPRQ

    D) SQPR

    E) None of these

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