Qualifying Examination 2067 Class 11

Posted: July 6, 2013 in Questions of class-11

Arniko Higher Secondary School

Qualifying Examination 2067

Class 11

F.M. 100

P.M. 40

Candidates are requested to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Don’t copy the questions.

Attempt all the questions

1.

(a) Put the following,words into alphabetical order:        gavel/gadfly/gave/gadzooks/gadron/gadget                                            3

(b) In which quarter of the dictionary do you find the following words:    2

(i) pundit           (ii) bungalow                 (iii) kukri           (iv) jodhpurs

2. (a) Rearrange the following words to make sensible sentences:                       3

i. years/she/English/four/was/compulsory/studying/for

ii. official/he/a/to/wanted/government/become

iii. where / is / the / town / I / this / live

(b) Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense.                                               2

  1. The bus……… (leave) already.
  2. Let us hope that it …….. (be) sunny tomorrow.
  3. I ………… (not find) the film interesting.
  4. She has ……… (not write) to me for quite a long time.

 

3. Compose a dialogue between two Nepalese friends talking about a friend getting married.                                                                                                      5

Q.No.4&5 Literature 35marks

6. Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.            10

      What do we do when we read? What does it mean to ‘complete’ a text? Here we shall be considering the art of reading as an act of writing in both a figurative and literal sense. Umberto Eco discusses reading as a collaborative act in which a text on the one hand presupposes a model of competence coming from outside the text, but on the other hand works to build up, by merely textual means, such a competence. As readers we provide “models of competence”, bringing to a text our own intellectual equipment to help us understand what we are reading. When we look at text that starts out “Once upon a time” we know we are in the presence of a fairy tale and we therefore accept the conventions of that genre- talking frogs, wicked stepmothers, handsome princes- when we encounter them in the text. In recognizing a text as a particular kind of text, such as a fairy tale, mystery, or historical romance, we are drawing on our inter-textual knowledge- our reading of other texts like the one in front of us. As Eco reminds us, “no text is read independently of other texts”.

      The reader’s work increases when there is a gap in the narrative, and the reader is called upon to infer what took place during the missing time. In Eco’s term, this is called writing a “ghost chapter”. This act is the creation by the reader of a possible world, a new text. So when we talk about completing a text, we are not being entirely accurate. A text can never be completed. Each reader brings a unique model of competence to a text, so each reader will fill gaps in the text differently.  

  1. What does the writer try to show in the above passage?
  2. What does Umberto Eco say about reading?
  3. What is a “ghost chapter”?
  4. d.      Why is a text never complete?
  5. e.      Give an appropriate title to the passage and justify it.

 

 

7. Answer any two of the following questions in about 200 words each:             2X10=20

(a)    Write a short magazine article on whether the quality of life has really improved in the last 50 years in Nepal.

(b)   Write a letter to your friend in the USA telling him/her about the job you have recently applied for and your career expectations.

(c)    Write an essay on “The Importance of Co-curricular and Extracurricular Activities in College life”.

8. Write what the following people “have been doing recently”.                          5

       a.   Eric has put on six kilos.

       b.   Samantha has lost her suntan.

       c.   Janice isn’t going to pass her exams.

       d.   Michael’s got severe toothache.

       e.   Suman is getting fit and fine these days.

10. Based on the activities given below develop a short dialogue by making particular suggestions, as in the example:

Flying                                                                          

A: Would you like to come to the States with me?

B: No thanks – I can’t stand flying.

  1. talking to foreigners
  2. learning languages
  3. sitting in the sun
  4. eating  spicy food
  5. going for long walks.

11. Each pair of prompts below refers to a past event and the circumstances in which it took place. Decide which is which, and write two sentences saying what happened (a) using when, (b) using while.                                                                                                 5

  1. lose consciousness/throw water on the flames (He)
  2. find an antic porcelain/ do the cleaning. (Shyam)
  3. hear the news/ have dinner (We)
  4. get on the boat/be arrested (They)
  5. get out of bed/feel a terrible pain (mother)

 

12. Report these short conversations using the Past tense.                                              5

Barun: Do you think you could lend me Rs 200?

Bardan: You must be joking!

Barun asked Bardan to lend him Rs 200, but he refused.

  1. Shital: Would it be all right if I bought the children?

Saiyam: No, I’m afraid it wouldn’t

  1. Bhisma: Would you mind helping with the washing up?

Deepali: Of course. Just a minute.

  1. Udghosh: Do you think you could take this book back to the library for me?

Arpan: O.K

  1. Mridula: Is it all right if I use this stamp?

Muhana: Sorry – it’s my last one.

  1. Asleesha: Can I come in?

Annapurna: Sure.

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