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. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 Model Question Paper - 1 (8) Attach a suffix to the word ‘hero’ from the listTime : 2.30 Hrs. Marks : 100 given below to complete the sentence. SECTION - A Vocabulary (20 marks) He exhibited his hero___ by fighting bravely. PART - I a) ….ity b) …..ism c) ish d) …..ic(1) Choose the appropriate synonym of the (9) Replace the underlined word in the sentenceunderlined words: (5 x 1 = 5) with one of the phrasal verbs given below to The beggar extended his hands for alms(i). convey the same meaning.Seeing the piteous(ii) expression on his face the boy The lawyer managed the case cleverly.had a profound (iii) surge of sympathy in his heart. a) dealt in b) dealt with c) dealt out d) dealt onHe tendered (iv) a ten rupee note to the beggar andleft with a well-defined(v) expression of satisfaction (10) Separate the syllables of any one of theon his face. following words:(i) a) handshake b) gloves c) offering d) greeting a) reverence b) documentation c) fascinating(ii) a) hopeful b) angry c) frank d) sorrowful (11) Choose the appropriate word to make a(iii) a) strong b) prominent c) sincere d) daring meaningful sentence:(iv) a) took b) offered c) extracted d) revealed The rhythm of the songs was fast and ….(v) a) strongly spoken b) well cultivated c) very a) interesting b) melodious c)lively d)quick stubborn d) clearly marked (12) Construct a sentence using one of the words(2) Choose the appropriate antonym of the given below:underlined word: (5 x 1 = 5) a) free b) freedom c) freely My expectations were soaring(i) high at theprospect of visiting my brother in the US. I was (13) Reframe the sentence using the underlinedmuch excited (ii) and triumphantly(iii) announced to word as a noun.my friends the date of my journey. On landing at the He was penalised for his disobedience.airport, its exceptional(iv) beauty and (14) Which of the two sentences given belowgrandiose(v)environment amazed me. conveys the following meaning?(i) a) shooting b) searing c) decreasing d) descending ‘We will always remember those happy days’.(ii) a) calm b) deprived c) exhilarated d) denied a) Will we ever forget those happy days?(iii) a) tremendously b) dejectedly c)shamefully b) Will we forever remember those happy days? d) unsuccessfully(iv) a) exciting b) electrifying c) uncommon d) usual SECTION – B (Grammar 25 marks)(v) a) unimpressive b) grand c) weak d) ugly PART - I Answer All the questions PART - II Respond to the following as directed. 10 x 1= 10Answer any ten of the following. (10 x 1 = 10) (15) Which of the options given below will suit the(3) The common expansion of SR is following sentence? a) Suburban Railways If I met him ……………… b) Standard Railways a) I would have spoken to him c) Southern Railways b) I would speak to him d) Steam Railways c) I will speak to him(4) Choose the sentence that is correct in its meaning: (16) Identify the pattern of the following sentence: a) She looked pale after her illness. They named the child Prem. b) She looked pail after her illness. a) SVAC b) SVOC c) SVCA(5) Replace the underlined word with its equivalent (17) Choose the correct question tag for theAmerican English word. following statement: Don’t leave the cupboard unlocked. Let us start working, …………..?(6) Which of the words given below can be placed a) will we b) must we c) shall weafter ‘cricket’ to form a compound word? (18) Complete the sentence: a) field b) court c)ground d) area Very few boys in the class are _________ Shyam.(7) What is the plural form of the word ‘son-in-law’? a) intelligenter than b) as intelligent as a) son-in-laws b) sons-in-law c) sons-in-laws c) more intelligent than 1www.kalvisolai.com - 1 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12(19) Choose the sentence which correctly conveys PART - IIIthe meaning of the sentence given below: (30) Punctuate the following sentence: We shall remain ever grateful to you. : Kumar said when will the shop open a) We shall never be grateful to you. SECTION – C b) We shall always remain ungrateful to you. (Prose – 15 marks) c) We shall always be grateful to you. PART - I Answer briefly any five of the following questions.(20) Complete the sentence: Your answer should not exceed 30 words ( 5 x 2 = 10 )………. in the hills all these years, she is now (31) Describe the dangers that birds face duringunable to bear the heat of the plains. their migration. a)Having lived b)Being living c) To have lived (32) State the definition of a domestic worker as cited by the International Labour Organisation.(21) Choose the correct verb form to complete the (33) Why did Hughie wish to apologise to the Baron?sentence: (34) What makes students give way to emotions easily? He prevented me from………. the contract. (35) How does Dr. Karl Paulnack define art? a) signed b) being signed c) signing (36) What does the water expert Peter Gleick foresee(22) Choose the correct phrase to complete the sentence: as the consequences of diminished water supplies?……. it rained the teams continued to play the match. (37) What is the speciality of the vimanam of thea) In the event of b) On account of c) Even though Brihadeeswara Temple at Tanjore?(23) Choose the appropriate article to complete the sentence: PART - IIThis is …. book that I had been looking for in all Answer in a paragraph any one of the followingthe bookshops. question. Your paragraph should NOT exceed 120 a) a b) an c) the words. ( 1 x 5 = 5 ) (38) (a) Describe any two duties of a student as(24) Choose the appropriate preposition to complete pointed out by Gokhale.the sentence: (OR) He built his hut ………the side of the lake., (b) Briefly describe the scene on the streets of Delhi a) on b) by c )at from the arrival of the water tanker till its departure. PART - II (OR) Answer all the questions (c) What makes the Brihadeeswara temple uniqueRewrite as directed. ( 5 x 2 = 10 ) and outstanding?(25) From the context of the two sentences givenbelow form a single sentence: SECTION – D I missed the bus. (POETRY – 20 MARKS) I was late to school. PART – I (1x5=5) Quote from memory one of the following extracts:(26) Rewrite this sentence using the passive voice: 39. (a) The first five lines of the poem ‘Manliness’You have answered the question correctly so I (OR)will give you a gift. (b) Five lines of the poem ‘The Cry of the Children’(27) Rewrite this sentence in reported speech: fromJeevan said to his teacher, “ I cannot understand “For oh”,……… to ………….. in the stooping.”this lesson. Will you teach it to me once again?” PART - II(28) From the context of the two sentences given Read the following sets of poetic lines and answerbelow form a single sentence using the if’ clause: the questions below each set: (5x1=5 Muthu did not perform well. ) He was not selected. (40) ‘Good men perform just deeds, and brave men die,(29) Read the following sentences. Then write an And win not honour such as gold can give.’observation in a single sentence using any Do good men win honour? If so, what kind ofone of the degrees of comparison. honour could it be? Mani’s shirt costs Rs.75. (41) ....... my manhood is cast down in the flood of Gokul’s shirt costs Rs.65. remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.’ Venu’s shirt costs Rs.90. (i) Is the speaker a child or an adult? Vivek’s shirt costs Rs. 150. (ii) What does he weep for? 2www.kalvisolai.com - 2 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12(42) ‘No maps, no boundaries to block which belong to the reader himself give a specialMy sojourn into unknown lands.’ pleasure because the reader has no worry in Whose sojourn is referred to here? handling them and he has not to worry about their return. He who is interested in reading books should(43) ‘He steps back, surveys with close start collecting them in his youth. The booksscrutiny…….’ collected and arranged properly in a room not only What is surveyed with close scrutiny? decorate the room but also make the presence of their authors felt. The knowledge of the presence of PART – III ( 5 x 1 = 5) the great personalities in the room is very inspiringRead the following lines from the poems you have and refreshing because they are always prepared tostudied and answer the questions given below: talk heart to heart with the reader. Books contain in(44) ‘We ran as if to meet the moon them eternal truths and are better friends than those That slowly dawned behind the trees, of flesh and blood as they not only entertain but also The barren boughs without the leaves, guide us. Without the birds, without the breeze.’ Questions :Pick out the rhyming words in these lines. (a) What is the precaution to be taken while(45) Softly, in the dusk, a women is singing to me; handling borrowed books? Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see (b) Why is one’s own book a source of special pleasure? A child………, in the boom of the tingling strings (c) Are books only adornments? Why do you say so? And ……….. a mother who smiles as she sings. (d) How can you hold a conversation with greatBring out the rhyme scheme employed in these lines. personalities? (e) In what way are books better than friends of(46) ‘We ran as if to meet the moon’ flesh and blood? How is this sentence an example of a simile? (51) Identify and correct the errors in the(47) ‘Sinews taut yet steady’ following sentences: ( 5 x 1 = 5) Identify the words which make this sentence an (a). Chennai is one of the hottest city in Tamil Nadu.example of the figure of speech called alliteration (b) A lot of questions has been omitted. (c) I am absent yesterday.(48) ‘O, ye wheels’ (d) As the child fell down so it started crying. Stop! Be silent for to-day!’ (e) Neither Ram nor his friends knows the answer.Name the figure of speech used in the above line. (52) Look at the picture given below and answer PART - IV the following questions in one or twoAnswer in a paragraph any one of the following questions: sentences of your own: ( 5 x 1 = 5)Your paragraph should not exceed 120 words (1 x 5 = 5)(49) (a) Describe the millionaire as portrayed by Archibald Lampman. (OR)(b) Narrate the adventure of the children who went in search of water. (OR)(c) How does the poet contrast the life of the migrant bird to that of human beings?SECTION – E(Language Functions – 20 marks) PART - I(50) Read the passage given below and answerthe questions that follow: (5 x 2 = 10) (a) What do you see in the picture?Books are the greatest treasure of mankind, and the (b) Does the scene portray an authorized parking lot?habit of reading them is the greatest source of (c) Is it advisable to use the roadside for parkingpleasure. He who is in the habit of reading books vehicles? Give a reason for your answer.should buy books for himself. Borrowed books do (d) Would you resort to such a measure when younot give so much pleasure as the bought ones park a vehicle?because in the case of borrowed books, the reader (e) What would be your advice to your friends inhas to be very careful in handling them. The books this regard? 3www.kalvisolai.com - 3 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 Model Question Paper - 2 (7) What is the plural form of the word ‘species’?Time : 2.30 Hrs. Marks : 100 a) specie b) specy c) species SECTION - A Vocabulary (20 marks) (8) Attach a suffix to the word ‘polite’ from the list PART - I given below to complete the sentence.1. A) Choose the appropriate synonym of the The shopkeeper dismissed his assistant becauseunderlined words: (5 x 1 = 5) he was __polite to his customers. We were denied (i) permission to enter the a) un b) dis c) im d) misdriveway .Our house had caught fire while we wereaway and had erupted (ii) into flames. The firemen (9) Replace the underlined word in the sentencewho were fighting the flames were staunch(iii) in with one of the phrasal verbs given below totheir task of quenching (iv) the fire. We stood convey the same meaning.forlorn (v) watching them and wondering where we I will not yield to pressure, I shall face thewould sleep that night. challenge bravely. (i) a) debarred b) discharged c)refused d) renewed a) give away b) give in c) give out d) give off (ii) a)burst b) spread c) kindled d) grew (iii) a) alert b) fast c) rapid d) steadfast (10) Separate the syllables of any one of the (iv) a) filling b) satisfying c) extinguishing d) wetting following words: (v) a) forsaken b) longing c)angry d) afar a) completely b) refuse c) reminder(2) Choose the appropriate antonym of the (11) Identify the correct spelling of the word.underlined word: (5 x 1 = 5) a) recieve b) receive c) ricieve Grandfather advised Sundar not to panic(i) attimes of disaster. He should act with courage, avoid (12) Construct a sentence using one of the wordsbeing invidious(ii), work with diligence(iii) and given below:treat elders with reverence(iv). Seldom(v) do we get a) decision b) decide c) decisivean opportunity to listen to earnest and valuableadvice! (13) Reframe the sentence using the underlined(i) a) to confront b) to fear c) to be calm d) to command word as an adjective:(ii) a) greedy b) hardworking c) tactful d) just He argues sensibly.(iii) a) laziness b) alertness c) gloom d) rage (14) Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word :(iv) a) dejection b) disloyalty c) disrespect d) dignity There was much chaos at the meeting.(v) a) rarely b) annually c) often d) occasionally a) crowd b) fun c) confusion PART - II SECTION – B(Grammar 25 marks)Answer any ten of the following: 10 x 1= 10 PART – I(3) The common expansion of ILO is Respond to the following as directed. (10 X 1 = 10) a) International Law and Order (15) Which of the options given below will suit the b) International Labour Organisation following sentence? c) Indian Legal Orientation If I had studied diligently ……. the examination. d) Inter-state Lawful Ordinance a) I would pass b) I will pass c) I would have passed(4) Choose the sentence that is correct in its meaning: (16) Identify the pattern of the following sentence: a) The tyre of my bicycle has been punctured. We completed the work on time. b) The tier of my bicycle has been punctured. a) SVOC b) SVAC c) SVOA(5) Replace the underlined word with its equivalent (17) Choose the correct question tag for the American English word following statement: Many people seem to prefer throwing the waste We need not come tomorrow, ………….? around the dustbin rather than into it. a) should we b) need we c) needn’t we(6) Which of the words given below can be placed (18) Complete the sentence: before‘light’to form a compound word? The Nile is ………. rivers in the world. a) face b)hand c)head d) back a) the longest b) one of the longest c) longer than any other 4www.kalvisolai.com - 4 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 (30) Punctuate the following sentence: 5 x 1 = 5(19) Rewrite the given sentence as a negative what are you doing there cried a rough voicesentence without altering its meaning. I play tennis only during the weekends. SECTION – C(Prose – 15 marks) PART - I Answer briefly any five of the following questions:(20) Complete the sentence: Your answer should not exceed 30 words 5 x 2 = 10 ………………………but he missed the train. (31) Identify the reasons why birds migrate.a) Though he walked fast b) He walked fast (32) Bring out at least two shortcomings in‘child c) In spite of walking fast labour laws.’ (33) How did the Americans express their grief over(21) Choose the correct auxiliary verb that would the collapse of the Twin Towers? complete the sentence: (34) Why is the model’s face his fortune? Why …….. he called by the Principal? a) did b) was c) had (35) What kind of a character should you acquire while you are a student?(22) Rewrite the following sentence as a statement. How I wish I had won the prize! (36) What did the narrator see at the Royal Museum at Tanjore?(23) Choose the appropriate article to complete the sentence: He holds …… M.A. Degree in History. (37) Suggest some reasons as to why birds travel in a) a b) an c) the flocks.(24) Choose the appropriate preposition to complete the sentence: PART – II (1 x 5 = 5) Answer in a paragraph any one of the following questions: I agree …….. your proposal. Your paragraph should NOT exceed 120 words a) to b) with c) for (38) (a) How did the millionaire model turn out to be a model millionaire? PART – II (5 x 2 = 10) (OR)Answer ALL the questions. Rewrite as directed (b) What lesson does Messaien teach mankind(25) From the context of the two sentences given through his attitude towards music?below form a single sentence: (OR) I have some bills. (c) Describe briefly how and when birds migrate. I must pay them. SECTION – D(Poetry – 20 marks)(26) Rewrite this sentence using the active voice: PART - I My watch has been stolen and it hasn’t Quote from memory one of the following extracts: (1x5 = 5) been recovered yet. (39) (a) Five lines from the poem “Going for Water” from ‘That slowly dawned….’(27) Rewrite this sentence in direct speech: to ‘…….. from the moon’ I exclaimed with regret that I had (OR) forgotten to bring my pen. (b) The last five lines of the poem “Migrant Bird.’(28) From the context of the two sentences given below PART - II form a single sentence using the ‘If’ clause: Read the following sets of poetic lines and answer I forgot the answer. I lost marks. the questions below each set: (5x1=5) (40) Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;’(29) Read the following sentences. Then write an To whom do the words ‘woman’ and ‘me’ refer ? observation in a single sentence using any one (41) ‘And so hold on when there is nothing in you of the degrees of comparison. Except the will which says to them, “Hold on”. Seema’s ribbon is 15 cm long. What instills courage in one to ‘hold on’? Neela’s ribbon is 18 cm long. Kamala’s ribbon is 12 cm long. (42) ‘If we cared for any meadows, it were merely Vimala’s ribbon is 20 cm long. To drop down in them and sleep.’ How are the meadows used by the children? PART - III 5www.kalvisolai.com - 5 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12(43) ‘Rugged lines melt, may create the impression to an uneducated listener Sharp edges merge that he was showing off with his skill : unwittingly, Into smooth well moulded curves.’ we may use a word which bears a different meaningHow are the well moulded curves formed? to our listener from what it does to a man of his own class. Thus, speech is not a gift to use lightly PART - III without thought, but one which demands carefulRead the following lines from the poems you have handling: Only a fool would express himself alike tostudied and answer the questions given below: (5x1=5) all kinds and conditions of people and situations..(44) ‘Not loth to have excuse to go, Questions: Because the autumn eve was fair 1. In what way is speech a blessing to mankind? … because the fields were ours, 2. Describe how words could make an enemy out of And by the brook our woods were there.’ someone you would like to befriend.Bring out the rhyme scheme employed in these lines. 3. Why is an educated man’s speech considered boastful by an uneducated listener?(45) ‘By want and rags and homelessness made vile, 4. How should speech be used? The griefs and hates, and all the meaner parts 5. How does one prove himself a fool through his That balances thy one grim misgotten pile. use of language ? Pick out the rhyming words in these lines. (51) Identify and correct the errors in the(46) ‘And, what is more,you’ll be a man , my son’ following sentences: (5 x 1 = 5)Identify the words which make this sentence anexample for the figure of speech called Alliteration. 1. He has grey hairs. 2. I prefer mangoes than grapes.(47) ‘But once within the wood, we paused 3. Chennai is one of the hottest city in Tamil Nadu. Like gnomes that hid us from the moon’, 4. The deer runs fastly.Identify the figure of speech employed in these lines. 5. We discussed about the water problem at the meeting.(48) ‘The world in gloom and splendour passes byIdentify the figure of speech employed in this line. 52) Look at the picture given below and answer the following questions in one or two sentences of PART – IV (1 x 5 = 5) your own: (5 x 1 = 5)Answer in a paragraph any one of the followingquestions: (Your paragraph should not exceed 120 words)(49) (a) How does the poet of the poem ‘The Piano’ reminisce his childhood days ? (OR)(b) Describe the tragic state of the children portrayed in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem. (OR)(c) How does the sculptor in ‘Shilpi’ produce the image of God in stone? Section – E (Language Functions – 20 marks) PART - I(50) Read the passage given below and answerthe questions that follow: ( 5 x 2 = 10)Speech is a great blessing but it can also be a greatcurse, for while it helps us to make our intentions 1. What do you see in the picture?and desires known to others, it can also, if we use it 2. For what purpose, could the man be carrying thecarelessly, make our attitude completely fowls?misunderstood. A slip of the tongue, the use of an 3. Is it an easy task for the man to travel so?unusual word, or of an ambiguous word, may create 4. Could the man prove harmful to other commutersan enemy where we had hoped to win a friend. on the road? Give reasons for your answer.Again, different classes of people use different 5. What do you feel when you see this picture?words , and the ordinary speech of an educated man 6www.kalvisolai.com - 6 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 Model Question Paper - 3 He had close associate___ with many learned persons. Time : 2.30 Hrs. Marks : 100 a)_ ly b) _ness c) _ion d ) _or SECTION - A Vocabulary (20 marks) (7) Choose the sentence that is correct in its meaning: PART - I a) There was a gaping hole in the middle of the road.(1) Choose the appropriate synonym of the b) There was a gaping whole in the middle of the road.underlined word: (5 x 1 = 5) Praveen had mastered (i) many skills and his (8) Which of the words given below can be placedaccomplishments (ii)were many. He was always in before screen to form a compound word?the pursuit (iii) of his goals which were lofty. He a) road b) car c) wind d) mainworked in earnestness (iv) towards these goals, (9) What is the plural form of ‘piece of furniture’?realized them and triumphantly(v) announced his a) pieces of furniture b) pieces of furnituressuccess to the world. c) piece of furnitures(i) a) tried b)learnt c) taught d) created (10) Replace the phrasal verb in the sentence with one of(ii) a)achievements b) acquaintances the options given below to convey the same meaning. c) qualifications d)applications Sundar knows how to get on with his colleagues.(iii) a) attempt b) chase c) attainment d) description a) avoid blows b) share the work(iv) a) quickness b)alertness c) spend time d) be friendly c) tenderness d) seriousness(v) a) victoriously b) untiringly (11) Choose the right idiom that will replace the c)tolerantly d) consecutively underlined words in the following sentence: The Government has taken steps to bring down the(2) Choose the appropriate antonym of the number of those who withdraw from schoolsunderlined word: (5 x 1 = 5) without completing their education. The internal (i) riots within the country a) golden hearts b) chicken hearted soulsaffected its economy. There was hostility(ii) and c)early birds d) drop-outsanger in many quarters. The situation grew worse(iii) day by day. Those indulging in riots were (12) Construct a sentence using one of the words given below:arrested and penalised(iv).People were helpless and a) free b) freedom c) freelysought divine (iv) help to redeem the situation andestablish peace in the country. (13) Reframe the sentence using the underlined word as a noun.(i) a) superficial b) exterior c) external d) exemplary He was punished for his disobedience.(ii) a) friendship b) warmth c) enmity d)playfulness(iii) a) good b)better c)best d)excellent (14) Fill in the blank in the following sentence (iv) a) rewarded b)purified c)picturised d)punished choosing the word with the right spelling:(v) a) heavenly b) magical c) desirable d) mortal The volunteers ___ for the freedom of child labourers. a) campained b)campaingedPART - II c)campaigned d)campinedAnswer any ten of the following (10x1=10)(3) Replace the underlined word with its equivalent Section – B ( Grammar 25 marks ) British English word. PART - IThe window shade was drawn to prevent the cold Anwser All the questions (10 x 1 = 10)wind from drifting into the room. Respond to the following as directed. (15) Which of the options given below will suit the(4) The common expansion of KPO is following sentence? a) Kinetic Potential Output If he were patient _____________ . b) Knowledge Process Outsourcing a) he would have won the argument c) Keen Programme Observation b) he will win the argument d) Knowledge Performance Outcome c) he would win the argument(5) Separate the syllables of any one of the following words: (16). Identify the pattern of the following sentence: a) guitarist b) diploma c) warped The meeting ended with a vote of thanks. a) SVA b) SVC c) SVO(6) Attach a suffix to the word ‘associate’ from the list given below to complete the sentence. (17) Choose the correct question tag for the following statement: 7www.kalvisolai.com - 7 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 It has been raining heavily, ___________? Bindu woke up at 5.00 am a)has it b) hasn’t it c) doesn’t it Suji woke up at 6.00 am Kamesh woke up at 7.30 am(18) Complete the sentence: Ritu woke up at 6.00 am Ravi is more capable ______________ boys. Manu woke up at 9.00 ama) than any other b) as the other c) than most other PART - III(19) Choose the sentence which correctly conveys (30) Punctuate the following sentence: the meaning of the sentence given below: veena said I am not well Seldom do buses stop here. a) Buses do stop here often. Section – C (Prose – 15 marks) b) Buses never stop here. PART – I (5 x 2 = 10) c) Buses do not stop here often. Answer briefly any five of the following questions. Your answer should not exceed 30 words(20) Complete the sentence: (31) How did Messiaen spend his time in prison?________ the book,I returned it to the library. (32) What is the precious virtue obtained from a) Having read b)Having been reading reverence to teachers? c) Having reading (33) What caused the commotion in Chaya’s street? (34) Why is the world of domestic workers(21) Choose the correct verb form to complete the ‘invisible’? sentence: (35) What had people of early times thought aboutHe avoided _______ much time on the computer. the movement of birds in relation to seasons? a) to spend b) been spent c) spending (36) Why does the abode of the Lord at the Big(22) Choose the appropriate article to complete the Temple echo Mount Kailash? sentence: (37) What makes you feel Alan was a good painter? This is not ______ easiest way to do it. PART – II (1 x 5 = 5) a) a b) an c) the Answer in a paragraph any one of the following question. Your paragraph should not exceed 120 words(24) Choose the appropriate preposition to complete (38) (a) How is character important?the sentence: (OR) He congratulated me _______ my success. (b) Describe the sufferings of domestic workers. a) on b) for c)at How do the labour laws affect them? PART – II (5x 2=10) (OR)Answer all the questions.Rewrite as directed. (c) Bring out the architectural beauty of the(25) From the context of the two sentences given Brihadeeswara temple .below form a single sentence: Section – D(Poetry – 20 marks) The boy saw a thief. PART – I (1 x 5 = 5) He cried in fear. Quote from memory one of the following extracts:(26) Rewrite the sentences using the active voice: (39) The last five lines of the poem ‘Manliness’: from “Except .......” to “ ........ my son”A gift was given to me. It was received with joy. (OR)(27) Rewrite this sentence in indirect speech: Five lines of the poem ‘The Cry of the Children’Mohan said to his friend, “Have you ever been to from :“Our knees,……” to:“……. burden tiring.”the beach? Shall we go there this evening?” PART – II(28) From the context of the two sentences given Read the following sets of poetic lines and answerbelow form a single sentence using the ‘if’ the questions below each set: ( 5 x 1 = 5 )clause: (40) ‘He steps back,surveys with Preethi did not start early. Close scrutiny, then sharp critical glare’ She was late to school. i. Who is the surveyor? ii. What is being glared at critically?(29) Read the following sentences. Then write an (41) ‘O,ye wheelsobservation in one sentence using any one Stop!be silent for today!’of the degrees of comparison. Why should the wheels be silent for a day? 8www.kalvisolai.com - 8 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12(42) ‘In spite of myself,the insidious mastery of song about all. The rock-cut carvings of the South Indian Betrays me back,till the heart of me weeps to belong’ temples, the forests of Madhya Pradesh and the sandWhose heart weeps to belong? dunes of Rajasthan - for most tourists this did not exist at all. Now the old whistle-stop tour image of India is(43) ‘A creature of that old distorted dream in for a radical change. Through a series of expensive That makes the sound of life an evil cry’ promotion campaigns, the Tourism Department isWho is the creature referred to in the above lines? trumpeting India’s countless glories: its golden beaches, its sanctuaries teeming with wildlife, PART – III (5 x 1 = 5) its quiet hill stations and its Buddhist historical sites.Read the following lines from the poems you have As part of the hard sell, seminars are being organizedstudied and answer the questions given below: to woo travel agents in the US and Europe. Food(44) ‘With speed of wings I hasten past festivals are introducing Europeans to the mouth- And close my eyes against the sun watering delights of the Indian cuisine. And the To dream my dreams and make them last.’ Government has liberalized rules for hotels, airPick out the rhyming words in these lines charters and other sectors of the tourism industry. 1. Why were foreign tourists attracted to India?(45) Our knees tremble sorely in the stooping 2. Mention some popular sites that interested foreign We fall upon our faces trying to go; tourists. And, underneath our heavy eyelids drooping, 3. What were the spots that failed to capture the The reddest flower would look as pale as the snow attention of tourists?Bring out the rhyme scheme employed in these lines. 4. Name some places that reveal India’s glory.(46) ‘with sixty seconds worth of distance run 5. In what way is the Indian Government trying toIdentify the words which make this sentence an example lure more tourists?of the figure of speech called alliteration. V B) Identify and correct the errors in the(47) ‘Sharp edges merge following sentences: (5x1=5) Into smoothe well moulded curves. 1. He is one of the cleverest student in the class.Identify the figure of speech in these lines.. 2. An university student has been injured in the accident.(48) “But once within the wood, we paused 3. I have two sister-in-laws. Like gnomes that hid us from the moon” 4. The sceneries was enchantingName the figures of speech used in the above line. 5. Neither his parents nor Suresh know the truth. PART – IV (1 x 5 = 5) V C) Look at the picture given below and answerAnswer in a paragraph any one of the following the following questions in one or twoquestions: Your paragraph should not exceed 120 sentences of your own: ( 5 x 1 = 5 )words(49) a. What is the effect of the sugar on the poet inthe ‘Piano’ (OR)b. How does the Shilpi succeed in creating God’simage in stone? (OR)c. How does the poet describe manliness?Section – E (Language Functions – 20 marks) PART - I(50) Read the passage given below and answerthe questions that follow: ( 5 x 2 = 10) For foreign tourists, the best thing about 1. What do you see in the picture?visiting India was that one didn’t have to break one’s 2. What are the children doing?head deciding where to go. The choice of tourist siteswas automatic and short: the Taj Mahal, the 3. How is this activity useful for children?monuments of Delhi, the places of Jaipur and Udaipur, 4. Why do schools give project work for students?the bathing ghats of Varnasi. A few went to Kashmir 5. Give your opinion of your class project in aand Goa. And the adventurous handful picked up their sentence.rucksacks to trek through the Himalayas. But that was 9www.kalvisolai.com - 9 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 Model Question Paper - 4 (7) What is the plural form of the word ‘ buffalo’? Time : 2.30 Hrs. Marks : 100 a) buffalos b) buffaloes c) bafflos SECTION - A Vocabulary (20 marks) PART - 1 (8) Attach a prefix to the word ‘obey’ from the list1. Choose the appropriate synonym of the given below to complete the sentence.underlined words: (5 x 1 = 5) Children should not obey their elders. The children stared at the Taj Mahal which a) un____ b) ____ mis c) dis ____was an amazing(i) structure and one among the (9) Replace the underlined word in the sentenceseven wonders of the world. It was an architectural with one of the phrasal verbs given below tomarvel of immense glory(ii). It exhibits the convey the same meaning.diligence(iii) of those who worked day in and day The meeting was cancelled suddenlyout to create this rare(iv) piece of magic. All the a) called for b) called up c) called offchildren jostled (v) for their positions to getphotographed. in front of the Taj Mahal (10) Separate the syllables of any one of the(i) a) a superior b) wonderful c) bright d) alarming following words:(ii) a) beauty b) strength c) splendour d) popularity a) accompanied b) celebration c) electricity(iii) a) sincerity b) carefulness c) intelligence d) struggle(iv) a) common b) uncommon c) important d) different (11) Choose the appropriate word to make a(v) a) fought b) turned out c)competed d) quarreled meaningful sentence: I gave my application…………2. Choose the appropriate antonym of the a) in black and white b) in black c) in whiteunderlined word: (5x1=5) An immense(i) crowd gathered at the MCC (12) Construct a sentence using one of the wordsstadium. The spectators were eager to capture (ii) given below:the first glimpse of the fastest(iii) bowler Shoib a) calm b) calmly c) calmnessAkhtar in action. Sachin Tendulkar faced the balls (13) Reframe the sentence using the underlinedin a brave(iv) manner and helped India win the word as a verb:match. Sachin indeed is an indispensable(v) player His behaviour was that of a gentleman.for India.(i) a) small b) great c) enough d)immediate (14) Which of the two sentences given below(ii) a) call b) release c)attack d)fight conveys the following meaning?(iii) a) cruellest b) biggest c) heaviest d)slowest We could not visit any other country in Europe.(iv) a) bold b) slow c) timed d) weak a) Germany is the only country we visited in Europe.(v) a) important b) inessential c)avoidable d)exposed b) We are the only people who visited Europe. PART - II SECTION B – GRAMMAR (25 MARKS)Answer any ten of the following: 10 x 1 = 10 PART - I(3) The common expansion of ATM is Answer all questions. Respond to the following as a) Automatic teller machine directed. 10 x 1 = 10 b) Automated teller machine 15) Which of the options given below will suit the c) Automatic typing machine following sentence? d) Automated telling man If you called me ………….. a) I would have come.(4) Choose the sentence that is correct in its meaning: b) I would come.a) We have to check your name before you leave. c) I will come.b) We have to cheque your name before you leave. 16) Identity the pattern of the following sentence:(5) Replace the underlined word with its equivalent I bought a new car yesterday. American English work: a) S V A O b) S V C A c) S V O A If we like the flat, we will buy it. 17) Choose the correct question tag for the following statement:(6) Which of the words given below can be placed before He never fails in his duty, ……….?the word brow to form a compound word? a) doesn’t he b) does he c) won’t he a) brown b) eye c) hair d) thick 10www.kalvisolai.com - 10 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-1218) Complete the sentence: 29) Read the following sentences about Raghu’s family No other metal is………….. platinum. and write an observation in a single a) heavy as b) so heavy as c) more heavier as sentence using any one of the degrees of comparison. Raghu bought 11 apples.19) Choose the sentence which correctly conveys Mamta bought 9 apples. the meaning of the sentence given below: Deepa bought 7 apples.I can never forget how you saved me from the Gullu bought 5 apples.difficult situation.a) I remember very well how you saved me from the PART - III difficult situation. 30) Punctuate the following sentences: 5 x 1 = 5b) I can never remember how you saved me from the teacher said to the boys you should come to the difficult situation. school in time.c) I can never remember how you saved me from the difficult situation. SECTION – C ( Prose – 15 Marks )20) Complete the sentence: PART – I 5 x 2 = 10 ………..Pongal, we have many holidays. Answer briefly any five of the following questions: a) In spite of b) Even though c) On account of (Your answer should not exceed 30 words) 31) What made the old man look a typical beggar?21) Choose the correct verb form to complete the sentence: 32) What is the significance of art? I dream about……… a big house. 33) Mention the two valuable qualities? a) to build b) building c) build 34) What caused the commotion in the street? 35) Which are the states in India that have shown22) Choose the correct phrase to complete the sentence: concern for the domestic workers? Before ………your food, wash your hand. 36) Can you suggest some reasons as to why birds a) eat b) eaten c) eating travel in flocks?23) Choose the appropriate article to complete the sentence: 37) In what way is the tower unbeatable?The Ganga is …..important holy river for the Hindus. a) a b) an c) the PART – II 1x5=5 Answer in a paragraph any one of following questions.24) Choose the appropriate preposition to complete Your paragraph should NOT exceed 120 words: the sentence: 38) (a) Describe the courageous way the AmericansContrary ………to my instructions, he submitted overcome the ‘Fall of the Twin Towers’.his book without the assignment and was punished (OR)for his negligence. (b) What are the alarming threats foreseen by a)to b) of c) at environmentalists due to water scarcity? (OR) PART - II (c) Describe briefly how birds migrate.Rewrite as directed. 5 x 2 = 1025) From the context of the two sentences given SECTION – D (Poetry – 20 marks) below form a single sentence. PART – I 1x5=5 He won the elections. Quote from memory one of the following extracts: Everyone congratulated him. 39) (a) Five lines of the poem, ‘The cry of the Children’ from ‘If we cared… eyelids drooping’.26) Rewrite this sentence using the passive voice. (or)Children like cartoon serials very much and they (b) Five lines from the poem ‘Going for water’ fromeat snacks while watching television. ‘ We ran as if …. Without the breeze’.27) Rewrite this sentence in direct speech.Balan told his mother that he was preparing for PART - IIhis examination and so he could Read the following sets of poetic lines and answernot go with here to the movie. the questions given below eachset: 1 x 5 = 5 (40) Good men perform just deeds, and brave men die.28) From the context of the two sentences given And win not honour such as gold can give.below form a single sentence using the ‘If How does the good man’s honour differ from that of‘clause. the millionaire? CBI takes up the case. A lot of facts will be revealed. 11www.kalvisolai.com - 11 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12(41) We ran as if to meet the moon that slowly Kashmir to the rich plains below. Kaul had been his dawned behind the trees. family name; this changed to Kaul – Nehru; and inThe barren bought without the leaves without the later years Kaul was dropped and they became birds, without the breeze. simply Nehrus. Jawaharlal Nehru was the only son(i) Did the speakers enjoy the trip into the woods? of his prosperous parents. His two sisters were much(ii) What makes you say so? younger to Jawaharlal Nehru. And so, he grew up and spent his early years as a lonely child with no(42) “The reddest flower would look as pale as snow” companion of his own age. Private tutors were in Why would the flowers look pale? charge of his education. Then he went to England(43) And close my eyes against the sun: and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. To dream my dreams and make them last. Questions: What do you think a bird would dream of? (a) Why is 14th November celebrated as Children’s Day? PART – III 1x5=5 (b) Why did Jawaharlal Nehru spend his early yearsRead the following lines from the poems you have as a lonely child?studied and answer the questions given below. (c) Where did Pt. Nehru’s forefathers come from?(44) If you fill the forgiving minute (d) How many brothers and sisters did Jawaharlal. with sixty seconds worth of distance run. Nehru have? Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it (e) Name the educational institution he attended in And what is more, you’ll be a man, my son. England?Pick out the rhyming words in these lines. (51) Identify and correct the errors in the(45) For all day, the wheels are droning, turning ___. following sentences: 5 x 1 = 5 Their wind comes in our faces_____ (a) The cat drink milk. Till our hearts turn__ our head, with pulses burning, (b) Despite of his riches, he is unhappy. And the walls turn in their places ___. (c) I told him I can come.Bring out the rhyme scheme of these lines. (d) Arun is senior than Varun. (e) We met an European yesterday.(46) In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song ….. Identify the words in alliteration. 52 Look at the picture given below and answer the following questions in one or two(47) iv) ‘……….. my manhood is cast down in the sentences of your own: 5 x 1 = 5 flood of remembrance’.Name the figure of speech used in the above line.(48) The reddest flower would look as pale as snow. What is the figure of speech employed in this line? PART – IV 1x5=5Answer in a paragraph any one of following questions:Your paragraph should NOT exceed 120 words.(49) (a) What are the views of the poet on the manner inwhich the millionaire acquires his health? (OR)(b) Describe the various qualities of manliness? (OR) (a) What do you see in this picture?(c) How does the bird’s life differ from the life of (b) How many persons do you see on the road?human beings? (c) What danger do the pedestrians face in this locality?Section – E (Language Functions – 20 marks) (d) Who do you think is responsible for this(50) Read the passage given below and answer negligence?the questions that follow: 5 x 2 =10 (e) What would you do if you had to walk down this Schools all over India celebrate ‘Children’s road?Day on 14th November every year. On this day, ourgreat Prime Minister who had a great love forchildren was born. His ancestors came down from 12www.kalvisolai.com - 12 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 Model Question Paper - 5 (6) Which of the words given below can be placed Time : 2.30 Hrs. Marks : 100 before the word gazing to form a compound word? SECTION – A.Vocabulary (20 marks) a) goat b) star c) boy d) land PART - I (7) What is the plural form of the word ‘goose’?1. Choose the appropriate synonym of the a) geese b) gooses c) geesesunderlined words: (5 x 1 = 5) Vendangthangal was an exceptional(i) place (8) Attach a prefix to the word ‘placed’ from the listfor the students of anthropology. The migration of given below to complete the sentence. Geetha ___ placed the book that she borrowed from me..birds was indeed a fascinating(ii) study. They found a) dis b) un c) misthat the variations in climate and diminishing(iii)water supply definitely affected the migration of (9) Replace the underlined word in the sentence with one ofbirds there. The sudden rumour(iv) of a poacher the phrasal verbs given below to convey the same meaning.hunting the birds set the students raging in anger. He will surely pass the examination with flying colours.On the whole they had an overwhelming (v) a) get out b) get in c) get throughexperience. (10) Separate the syllables of any one of the(i) a) excellent b) good c) extraordinary d)unusual following words:(ii) a) difficult b) beautiful c) interesting d) awful a) ordinary b)zoology c) embodiment(iii) a) released b) minimizing c) decreasing d) copious(iv) a) story b) news c) mis-information (11) Choose the appropriate word to make a d) statement meaningful sentence:(v) a) important b) overflowing c) great Don’t ______ the flowers. d) over powering a) break b) pluck c)pick (12) Construct a sentence using one of the words2.Choose the appropriate antonym of the given below:underlined word: (5 x 1 = 5) a) intelligence b) intelligent c) intelligently In ancient(i) India, the social and economicstatus of women was not very good. They were not (13) Reframe the sentence using the underlinedfortunate(ii) enough to inherit an equal share of their word as a verb:ancestral property. The society was so narrow(iii) This is the time to give your best performance.minded that it paid no heed to their needs. Itimposed various restrictions upon women. They (14) Which of the two sentences given belowwere given harsh(iv) treatment at home too. Due to conveys the following meaning?this, many of them had to lead a miserable(v) life. The students did not pass in any other language test. a) These are the students who passed only in Hindi(i) a) old b) modern c) new d) current language test.(ii) a) lucky b) unfortunate c) unhappy d) foolish b) These are the only students who passed in Hindi(iii) a) broad b)great c)clear d)simple language test.(iv) a) good b)clever c)gentle d)rough SECTION B – GRAMMAR (25 MARKS)(v) a) pathetic b)joyful c)chased d)obeyed PART – I 10 x 1 = 10 Answer All the Questions. Respond to the following PART - II as directed.Answer any ten of the following: 10 x 1 = 10 (15) Which of the options given below will suit the(3) The common expansion of IAS is following sentence? a) Indian Army Service. If you study well, ______________. b) Indian Administrative Service. a) You would surely get good marks. c) Indian Audit Service. b) You will surely get good marks. d) Indian Administration Service. c) You would have got good marks.(4) Choose the sentence that is correct in its meaning: (16) Identity the pattern of the following sentence: a) My sister adapted a baby He sang me a song melodiously. b) My sister adopted a baby. a) S V IO DO A b) S V DO IO A c) S V O C A (17) Choose the correct question tag for the(5) Replace the underlined word with its equivalent following statement:American English work: Let’s go for a movie, __________?The tap is broken and it needs to be repaired. a) shall we b) can we c) will we 13www.kalvisolai.com - 13 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12(18) Complete the sentence: (29) Read the following sentences about Raghu’s Ramani is _______ girls in this group. family and write an observation in a singlea) one of the tallest b) the tallest c) as tall as any other sentence using any one of the degrees of comparison. Deepak scored 99 runs.(19) Choose the sentence which correctly conveys Mithu scored 100 runs. the meaning of the sentence given below: Sekhar scores 75 runs.We did not meet any other friend at the party. Sumeeth scores 50 runs.a) We met no friends at the party.b) We met only one friends at the party. PART - IIIc) We did not meet all our friends at the party. (30) Punctuate the following sentence: 5 x 1 = 5 the policemen said to the stranger I can show you(20) Complete the sentence: the way to the railway station ………..his richness, he is not happy. a) Because of b)Inspite of c) Owing to SECTION – C (Prose – 15 Marks) PART – I 5 x 2 = 10(21) Choose the correct verb form to complete the Answer briefly any five of the following questions:sentence: (Your answer should not exceed 30 words) I enjoy ………….. stories for children. (31) Why did Hughie fear an adverse reaction from a) writing b) will write c) will be writing the Baron? (32) How did people express their grief?(22) Choose the correct phrase to complete the (33) What kind of character should you acquiresentence: while you are a student? The flights were delayed …….. thick fog. (34) What can lead the world to violence? a)because b) due to c) despite (35) What are the causes for the increase in domestic workers?(23) Choose the appropriate article to complete the (36) Describe the manner in which the birds makesentence: their long journey? The mobile phone is ……… utility item. (37) How is the Chola king’s reverence to Lord a) the b) a c) an Shiva revealed in the temple?(24) Choose the appropriate preposition to complete PART – II 1x5=5the sentence: Answer in a paragraph any one of the following I am worried ……. health. questions.Your paragraph should not exceed 120 words: a) with b) about c) for (38) (a) Attempts a character sketch of a) Hugie b) the Baron. PART - II (OR)Rewrite as directed. 5 x 2 = 10 (b) How, according to Gokhale, is character(25) From the context of the two sentences given important in life? below form a single sentence. (OR) He was sick. (c) How can water shortage be prevented in our He attended the class. country?(26) Rewrite this sentence using the passive voice. SECTION – D (Poetry – 20 marks) Santa Claus gave sweets to all the children PART – I 1x5=5 and they thanked him profusely. Quote from memory one of the following extracts: (39) (a) The first five lines of the poem, ‘Migrant(27) Rewrite this sentence in direct speech. Bird’. from “The Globe......” to “..... vigil Mala told Shanthi that she had completed (or)her assignment and she needed to take rest for (b) Five lines from the poem ‘Going for water’ fromsome time. ‘ Each laid on other … heard them brook’.(28) From the context of the two sentences given PART – II 1x5=5below form a single sentence using the ‘If” clause. Read the following sets of poetic lines and answerThe weather improves. the questions given below each set:We will drive down to Rameshwaran (40) If you can meet with triumph and disaster; And treat those two impostors just the same; What are the two impostors mentioned in the above lines? 14www.kalvisolai.com - 14 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12(41) We fall upon our faces, trying to go; almost 40 percent in the West over the last decade, and underneath our heavy eyelids drooping;. it has astonishingly doubled in India over the(i) What makes the children fall? same period. Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day,(ii) Why are their eye lids drooping? makes you seven times more vulnerable to heart disease than a non- smoker. The good news is that(42) I care not where the skies begin; quitting the smoking can cut down the risk factor by I spread my wings through all the din; a huge margin. A person who gives up smoking can, Who is the speaker in this poem? within a year, reduce the risk factor to that of a nonsmoker.(43) (iv) The days of toil Questions: Hammer and chisel laid aside. (a) Why is smoking harmful to young and healthy What are the tools us? people? PART – III 1x5=5 (b) What is the change that has taken place in theRead the following lines from the poems you have West during the last decade?studied and answer the questions given below. (c) What is the change that has taken place in India(44). so now it is rain for the singer to burst into clamour. during the last decade? With the great black piano appassionato the glamour. (d) How can a person reduce the chances of havingPick out the rhyming words in these lines. a heart attack? (e) Give a suitable heading to the above passage.(45) Good men perform just deeds and brave men die And win not honour such as gold can give (51) Identify and correct the errors in the While the vain multitude plod on, and live following sentences: 5x1=5 And serve the curse that pins down. But? (a) Renu prefers coffee than tea.Bring out the rhyme scheme used in these lines. (b) I am working here since 2000.(46) Turns the long light that droppeth down the wall. (c) One of the boy is tall. Identify the words in alliteration. (d) Ramesh went to abroad. (e) Mala is a M. A. in English.(47) ‘O ye wheels (breaking out in a mad moaning)stop! Be silent for today’ (52) Look at the picture given below and answer Name the figure of speech used in the above line. the following questions in one or two sentences of your own: 5x1=5(48 But once with in the wood, we paused. Mention the figure of speech used in this line. PART – IV 1 x5 = 5Answer in a paragraph any one of the following questions:Your paragraph should NOT exceed 120 words.(49) (a) What are the poet’s reminiscences about his childhood days? (OR)(b) Describe the experiences of the children on theirway to the brook to seek water. (OR) (a) What do you see in this picture?(c) Attempt a description of the physical appearance (b) Why is the place crowded?of the shilpi as portrayed in the poem. (c) Are these people regular bathers or are they visitors to the spot? Section – E (Language Functions – 20 marks) (d) What could be the risk of bathing in this PART - I manner?(50) Read the passage given below and answer (e) What precaution would you take while bathingthe questions that follow: 5 x 2 = 10 in a place like this? If there is one single factor responsible forthe alarming raise in heart attacks among youngseemingly healthy Indians, it is smoking, Forpatients younger than forty, smoking was thenumber one cause for heart disease. While thenumber of people who smoke has dropped by 15www.kalvisolai.com - 15 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 Model Question Paper - 1 (5) Read the passage given below and answer the Time : 2.30 Hrs. Marks : 100 questions that follow: 5x1=5 SECTION - A( Supplementary Text 35 marks) An old priest told me this story when I was(1) Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrases very young. I have since wondered many timesgiven below to form a complete meaningful where it came from. No one has been able to tellparagraph: 5x1=5 me. Centuries ago a great artist was engaged to paint Hubert, a little boy of fourteen, was a mural for the Cathedral in a Sicilian town. Theonce_________ (i) through a lonely road infested subject was the life of Jesus. For many years thewith___________(ii). Three hefty men waylaid him, artist laboured diligently, and finally the paintingtook away his horse and beat him __________(iii). was finished except for the two most importantHubert limped _________(iv) nearby ________(v). figures; the Child Jesus and Judas Iscariot. He (i) to a palatial mansion searched far and wide for models for those two (ii) travelling on his horse figures. One day while walking in an old part of the (iii) hoping to get some help city he came upon some children playing in the (iv) thieves and robbers street. Among them was a twelve year old boy (v) black and blue whose face stirred the painter’s heart. It was the face of an angel-a very dirty one, perhaps, but the face he(2) Read the following sentences,phrases or incidencesgiven below and identify the character/speaker: 5x1=5 needed. The artist took the child home with him,(i) a software engineer in the USA and day after day the boy sat patiently until the face(ii) posed as a model for Judas Iscariot of the Child Jesus was finished. But the painter still(iii) was sucked into the storm drain found no one to serve as model for the portrait of(iv) he had to study to qualify as a chartered Judas. For years, haunted by the fear that his accountant masterpiece would remain unfinished, he continued(v) he invented a new bike his search. 5 x 1= 5 (i) What was the artist engaged to paint?(3) Match the name to the appropriate reference: (ii) For which two figures did the artist require models ?A) Sam - bike (iii) Where did the artist find his model for the childB) Kumar - a home help Jesus?C) Celine - Good night Irene (iv) Why did the artist take the child home?D) Schwinn - first aid kit (v) Why was it difficult for the artist to complete theE) Mum - two siblings mural?(4) Complete the following sentences choosing the (6) Study the given mind map and fill in thecorrect answer from the options given below: 5x1= 5 incomplete details: 5x1=5(i) Shelly thought it would be mean to call the_______on a hurt animal. a) vet b)butcher c) police d) dog catcher(ii) Dad at last got a job with an _____ firm. a) international b)aviation c) engineering d) accounting(iii) The young man who approached the artist begged for _______. a) money b) food c) wine d) clothes(iv) _______ thought himself smarter than the inventor. a) The rider b) the author c) The trainer d) The trainee(v) Kumar migrated from ____________to the States.a) Singapore b) Srilanka c) India d) China 16www.kalvisolai.com - 16 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 (7)Answer in a paragraph any one of the Cityfollowing questions. Your paragraph should be 4th November, 2011within 120 to 150 words. 1x5=5 From(a) Narrate briefly the story of ‘Sam’ in your own R. Nithya words. 27, Kodambakkam High Road,(b) Describe the traumatic experience of Celine after Nungambakkam, being swept away into the drain. Chennai – 600 034.(c) How did the encounter bring the brothers closer To to each other? The Manager, Bank of India,SECTION – B (Language Functions 15 marks) Nungambakkam,(8) Make notes of the following passage and Chennai – 600 034.Prepare a summary using the notes. 5 + 5 = 10 Languages are of different kinds-spoken Sir,language, written language, sign language, code Sub: Seeking information on Educational Loanlanguage, body language, Braille or language of theblind, and the more recent ones being the machine __________________________________________language and the computer language. Many languages __________________________________________have a long history. The Greeks, the Romans, the __________________________________________Egyptians, the Chinese and the Indians are among those, _______________________whose languages are centuries old. The number of Thank you.languages used in verbal communication is extremely Yours sincerely,large. It is said that there are as many as 3500 identifiedlanguages throughout the world. Although this is true of R. Nithya [the spoken language, the number of written languages is (12) Prepare an advertisement with a catchymuch lower, with one estimate placing it at not more slogan using the information given below: 5than 500. Within a language there are sub-languages thatare called dialects. A dialect is a form of speech peculiar (a) Tata’s latest invention ______ solar car ______to a district, class or persons. It is a subordinate variety fit for Indian roads ________ bookingof a language with distinguishable vocabulary, ______ win attractive prizes _______ contact no.pronunciation or idioms. (OR)(9) Complete the following dialogue (b) Videocon sale 20% discount gift hampersappropriately: The dialogue is between special offers contact no.Ram and Rahim over phone. 5x1=5 SECTION – D (Expansion of ideas – 35 marks)i) Ram : Hello,…………… ? (13) Write headlines for the following information:-Rahim : Yes,may I know who is calling? (i) Due to heavy rain many parts of Bihar areii) Ram : …………………….. flooded and a heavy loss of crops in Nalanda districtRahim : Hi Ram, what can I do for you? is reported.iii) Ram : . ……………………………. Are you free after six this evening? (ii) The Postal Department of Tamilnadu released aiv) Rahim : Sorry Ram,……………………..….. . new stamp to commemorate the Centenary of the Will it be convenient for you to come Big Temple in Tanjavur. tomorrow morning?v) Ram : …………………………Ok. . (iii) Barack Obama plans to visit India during the month of November to discuss economic and tradeSECTION – C (Communicative Skills – 15 marks) policies with the Prime Minister of India. 5x1=5 (iv) The students of Pachiayappas College took out10 Write a dialogue with at least 5 utterances a rally in the city to create an awareness about AIDSbetween the manager of a restaurant and an which is one among the worst kinds of diseasesangry customer who finds a fly in his soup. prevalent today. 5x1=511. Nithya wanted to write to the manager of a bank (v) India participated in the Olympics held atasking him/her information regarding bank loan Beijing and won many medals in different fields.facilities for further studies. She started her letter butcould not complete it. Complete the content of herletter in about 100 words. 17www.kalvisolai.com - 17 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12(14) Study the pie diagram and answer the 17) Observe the map given below and write thequestions given below: 5x1=5 instruction required: 5Raghav’s Personal Expenses Monthly Income-Rs 4,000/- You are near the church. A stranger asks you to direct him to the Sangam Hotel. Guide him with your directions in about 50 words. 5x1=5 18) Read the poem given below and complete its paraphrase with suitable phrases in the given blanks.(i) What percentage of Raghav’s income is spent on A plump little girl and a thin little birdboarding and lodging? Where out in the meadows together a) 75% b) 10% c)80% d) 25% How cold that poor little bird must be(ii) What seems to be his chief hobby? Without any clothes like mine, said she, a )entertainment b) travelling c) sports d) reading Although it is sunshiny weather A nice little girl is that, said he,(iii) His boarding / loading expenses is Rs. 1600/- But, oh how cold she must be, for see! what does it mean? She hasn’t a single feather! a) He eats too much b)Rent and food cost high So each shivered to think of the other poor thing, c) He needs comforts d) He doesn’t have a home Although it was sunshiny weather.(iv) He spends Rs.200/- on sports activities. What A …….(i) and a little bird went out in does this show? ……….(ii). The girl felt that the bird was shivering a) He wants to keep himself fit b) He enjoys life with cold as it had ………(iii) like her. The bird c) He is young d) He has no other hobby. thought that the give must be feeling cold as she(v) His expenses on sports/books/entertainment ……..(iv). Each of them shivered with sorrow for show that ……… the other although the weather was ……….(v) a) he is thoughtless b) he is thrifty 19) (a) Translate in to tamil: 1 x 5 = 5 c) he is not serious d) he wants to enjoy a good life Tomorrow is a holiday. I am wondering whether I15) Write a paragraph using any one of the following should spend the day playing cricket with my friendsoutlines in about 100 words. 5 or should I help in the Children’s Home nearby. The grass in their compound needs to be cleared as the (a) Weekend holiday- necessary- rest - after week of children have no place to play. So should I spend myheavy work - can pursue - our hobbies - do whatever holiday indulging in my own pleasure or should I dowe enjoy like - (examples) - result: refreshed for the something to give pleasure to others?next week - no stress, better performance - better (OR)attitude and behaviour. (b) Look at the picture given below. Write five (OR)(b) Trees - wealth of a nation - should not be cut down sentences in English on what you think or feel- Forests aid rain-fall natural resources - students’s when you seen this picture.role - planting of trees - encourage in schools, colleges- create awareness in public- importance of savingtrees.(16) Match the following products with theirslogans:- 5x1=5A. Ointment - kitchen mateB. Computer - a comfortable sole in a cosy holeC. Shoes - flawless writingD. Ball-point pen - key to knowledgeE. Mixer grinder - smooth cure 18www.kalvisolai.com - 18 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 Model Question Paper - 2 5) Read the passage given below and answer theTime : 2.30 Hrs. Marks : 100 questions that follow: 5 x 1 = 5 My brother saddled up on his beast of an SECTION - A invention; put his bike helmet on along with his leather ( Supplementary Text 35 marks) gloves. He threw his leg over the contraption and heldI. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrases his thumb up for contact just like in those old war moviesgiven below to form a complete meaningful where the guy on the ground spins the propeller of theparagraph: 5x1=5 plane. I gave him the thumbs up also and he pushed off I can remember like yesterday the day my to get the bike up to speed before throwing the switch.father came home………………. (i).A Flying ‘We have lifted off’, I yelled! My brother put his handOfficer…………………. (ii) he was dressed in a down and threw the switch. The beast came to life andblue uniform with a skinny,……….(iii) plonked so the bike hurried off into the distance. I tried to keep upprecariously on the side of his head that I wondered with him, but the bike was much too fast. Standing therewhy it never fell off. A neighbor called out, “What’s out of breath with my hands on my knees, I could see mythe weather like up there?” as my giant-like father brother was having a little trouble turning the bike around. He turned it sharply around the corner andbounded by, carrying …………..(iv), strapped disappeared around the block. When he reappearedtogether with a large leather belt. He was, without minutes later he was headed straight for me at a high ratequestion, …………..(v) I had ever seen. of speed. Tired as I was I had to run for my life to keep i) boat-shaped cap ahead of the invention. Darting through the double gate ii) a battered brown suit case of the back yard I managed to escape under the clothes iii) the tallest man line to the back fence. iv) during World War II, v) from the war i) What does the words ‘beast of an invention’ refer to? ii) In what way was the brother’s behavior like that of the character in the movie?2.Read the following sentences phrases / iii) Why was the boy out of breath?incidents and identify the character/speaker:5 i) a boy of fourteen iv) What danger befell the boy while watching the ii) A DC electric motor.. rider? iii) She felt like a princess. v) How did the boy escape from the danger? iv) lost consciousness for a moment. v) His mind was set upon a glorious career. 6) Study the given mind map and fill in the3) Match the columns appropriately : 5 x 1= 5 incomplete details: (5 x 1 = 5)A) Dad - was waylaidB) Goldy - home is where the heart is.C) Hubert - council workerD) Migratory birds - looked sad and worriedE) Serge - Shelly4) Complete the following sentences choosing thecorrect answer from the options given below : 5x1 = 5i) Goldy responded to commands like sit, stay and _________. a) sleep b) whine c) bark d) comeii) Mom’s _______ tickled Dad. a) anger b) excitement c) frustration d) despairiii) Celine asked Jack to ring _______. a) Serge b) Armandine c) her father d) Louise Martinez.iv) The inventor took the old battery from dad’s old_______ a) mechanic shed b) Chevy c) Ford Ikon d) Maruti Suzukiv) Kumar’s calls made his mother sit up till _____ a) dawn b) midnight c) midday d) noon 19www.kalvisolai.com - 19 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-127)Answer in a paragraph any one of the 11) D.Ramya wrote a letter the Collector of Chennaifollowing questions: 1x5=5 District expressing her wish to contribute some fundsYour paragraph should be within 120 to 150 words. she had collected for the victims of a recent flood ina) What happened on that day when Shelly got back her city. She started her letter but could not complete from school? it. Complete the contents of her letter in about 100 words. 5x1=5b) Bring out briefly the element of irony in the story City ‘The Face of Judas Iscariot’. 6th November, 2011c) Narrate the clever manner in which Hubert From outwitted the thieves. D. Ramya 10th Std, ‘C’ Section,SECTION – B Govt. Hr. Sec. School,Language Functions (15 marks) Chennai – 600 0248) Make notes of the following passage andPrepare a summary using the notes. 5 + 5 = 10 To If you have a diabetic patient at home, there The District Collector,are chances that they might suffer from hypertension Chennai – 600 106.(high blood pressure), heart disease, vascular disease Respected Sir/Madam,(small blood vessel disease), or kidney disease as well. Sub: Contribution to the Flood Relief Fund - RegThe physician will treat these problems along with the ……………………………………………………………diabetes. It is important to treat such complications as ………………………………………………..early as possible because a combination of high blood Thank you,pressure, diabetes, and kidney disease is a triple threat Yours faithfully,to your health. Many people, however, do not have D. Ramyaany complications and can take actions recommendedby their physicians concerning diet, exercise, 12) Prepare an advertisement with a catchymedication in the form of pills instead of insulin slogan using the information given below: 5injection, and good mental health. If you have non- (a) Seema’s Bakery - cakes available for allinsulin-dependent diabetes, it is possible that your occasions - variety and taste reasonable pricesdiabetes may reverse itself and that your blood sugar (OR)levels return to normal and stay that way, particularly (b) Discount sale at Women’s World Fancy Stores -if you maintain good diet and exercise habits. Good bangles of all makes, colours and sizes from all overdiet, ideal weight, adequate exercise, adequate insulin India.availability and a stable mental attitude are the keys totreatment for diabetes. SECTION – D(Expansion of ideas – 35 marks) 5x1=5 13) Expand the following headlines : 5 x 1 = 59) Complete the following dialogue appropriately: i. India successfully tests first interceptor missileThe dialogue is between the Guide and the Student ii. Tamil Nadu delegation to visit Lankaleader of an excursion party. iii. Kalam for Research on quake predictioni) Student leader : …....we go round the garden? iv. Sixty dead in plane crash in Russiaii) Guide : ……………………………. v. Film Stars come forward for Tsunami victimsStudent leader : Would you be able to show us the 14) Study the bar diagram and answer the glass house? questions given below: 5 x 1 = 5iii) Guide : Why not? We ………………. EXPENSES OF A FAMILYStudent leader : How long do we have to walk?Guide : It could be quite long if we……… .iv) Student leader : We could take the short cut , couldn’t we?v) Guide : Yes, . It ……………………..Student leader : Thank you very much. 5 x 1 =5SECTION – C(Communicative Skills – 15 marks)10) Write a dialogue with at least five utterancesbetween a shopkeeper and a student whowants to exchange the damaged book he had boughtthe previous day. 20www.kalvisolai.com - 20 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 5x1=5i. What does the bar graph represent? 18) Read the poem given below and complete its a) income b) expenditure c) profit d) business paraphrase with suitable phrases in the given blanks: Boy, in a faded blue pullover,ii. On which item does the family spend the Poor boy, thin smiling boy,maximum amount of money? Ran down the road shouting a) education b) food c) house rent d) transport Singing, flinging his arm wide, I stood in the way and stopped him.iii. Identify two items of equal expenditure. “What’s up? I said. “Why are you happy?” a) savings & food b) house rent and education He showed me the shining five rupee. c) clothing and transport d) food and education “I found it on the road,” he said.iv. Is this statement true or false? And he held it to the light, That he might see it shining bright.The family spends the least amount of money on “And how will you spend it,education. Small boy in a blue pullover?”v. Which item comes fourth in terms of expenses? “I’ll buy-I’ll buy-a) clothing b) house rent c) education d) transport I’ll buy a buckle for my belt;” Slim boy, smart boy, Would buy, a buckle for his belt…15) Write a paragraph using any one of the Coin clutched in his hot hand,following outlines in about 100 words. 5 He ran off laughing, bright,Books - books have great value - make good The coin I’d lost an hour ago;companions elevates - our character - many But better his than mine.varieties - select good books - don’t judge the book The boy who was wearing a pullover feltby its wrapper - scan and select - be like a honeybee very happy when he found a ……..(1) on………- take the best out of a book (2). He wanted to buy ………(3). It was the same OR coin that the …………..(4) an hour ago, but he didGandhiji’s belief - spiritual training not by not claim it as he felt. that the boy…………… (5).memorizing and reciting hymns - depended onspiritual pursuits - teacher a role model : life and 19) Translate into Tamil : 1x5=5character of teacher - teacher has to be careful his (a) I went with my friends to a cinemaconduct and behaviour at all times - honest, yesterday. We stood for an hour in the queue to buydisciplined - inspires students. our tickets. We were able to get only the front row 5x1=5 tickets near the screen. It was difficult to watch the16) Match the following products with their slogans:- movie with our necks twisted upwards for two and aA. Glass - The cup that cheers half hours. Thankfully the movie was interestingB. Watch - Passing of days and our hero’s acting was superb.C. Calendar - Handle with care ORD. Motorbike - Sharp time for sharp people (b)Look at the picture given below. Write fiveE. Tea - Extra mile and smile sentences in English on what you think or feel when you seen this picture.17) Observe the map given below and write theinstruction required: 5x1=5You are near the school. A stranger asks you todirect him to Mega Mart. Guide him with yourdirections in about 50 words. 21www.kalvisolai.com - 21 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 Model Question Paper - 3 5) Read the following passage given below andTime : 2.30 Hrs. Marks : 100 answer the questions that follow: SECTION - A(Non-Detailed Text 35 marks) Mum had never even been close to a piano1) Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrases before, except at the Catholic Kindergarten I attended,given below to form a complete meaningful and she used to say how wonderful it would be if theparagraph: 5x1=5 nuns could teach her to play. She was beside herself Here at last was ………… (i). For many with excitement and Dad was tickled pink with thedays and part of many nights, the painter worked way she was carrying on. After tea that night, Mumfeverishly to ………(ii). As the work went on, a began to teach herself to play. She plinked andchange came ………(iii). A strange tension replaced planked the keys for about two hours and drove………..(iv) and his bloodshot eyes were fixed with everybody in the street mad, until Dad gently said,horror on the painted ……….. (v). “Enough is enough”. From that day on, Mum became obsessed with her piano. Every day she would plink i. complete his masterpiece and plank between doing the cooking and housework. ii. likeness of himself Within a month she was belting out a tune, to the iii. over the model amazement of everybody in the street. Needless to say, iv. the model for Judas Dad was pleased as Punch with mum’s tenacity and v. the stuporous languor her obvious talent.2) Read the following sentences and identify the i) Where did the boy’s mother see the piano before?character / speaker 5 x 1 = 5 ii) What had she considered as wonderful? i) “Gee, what happened to you?” iii) How did she learn to play the piano? ii) “I bought your mum a piano!” iv) How long did she take to belt out a tune? iii) “I’m drowning. There is no way I can survive this”. v) What was his dad happy about? iv) “Oh, Ma! How I miss you”. v) “More snuff”. 6) Study the given mind map and fill in the incomplete details. 5x1=53) Match the following appropriately: 5 X 1 = 5A) Judas - the owner of the guide dogB) Diane - blew the snuff into the cupboardC) Mom - the artist searched far and wide for this modelD) Celine - fond of playing the pianoE) Hubert - young and enterprising - caught in a drain4) Complete the following sentences choosing thecorrect answer from the options given below:- 5x1 =5i) Kumar’s outstanding performance at college hadgained him a wonderful career at . a) the LIC b)an MNC c) the BSNL d) the BHELii) The tinker applied his ideas to paper skillfully hisinvention. a) drawing b) copying c) sketching d) blueprintingiii) Dad got a job with a)an exporting agency b)a medical shop c)an accounting firm d)a departmental store. 7) Answer in a paragraph anyone of theiv) The boy’s name was following question. 1x5=5 a) Goldy b)Shelly c)Sam d)Diane a. What lesson had Kumar learnt from the birds?. (OR)v) Serge was a b. How did Hubert outwit the thieves? a) council worker b) teacher c)home help d)lawyer (OR) c. Narrate the turmoil experienced by Celine. 22www.kalvisolai.com - 22 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12SECTION – B (Language functions) 15 Marks SECTION – D (Expansion of ideas – 35 Marks)8) Make notes of the following passage and Prepare a 13) Expand the following headlines. 5 x 1 = 5summary using the notes. 5 + 5 = 10 i. Mobile phones banned in schools. Vitamins are substances which are required in ii. +1 students to receive laptops soon.tiny amounts in food. They promote normal health and iii. Free cycles colour to changemetabolism of the body. For instance, Vitamin A is iv. Republic Day celebrated in a fitting manner atnecessary for normal growth. It is essential for Secretariat.properly functioning eyesight. Liver, butter, milk, eggs v. Obama to visit India in January.and cod liver oil are rich in Vitamin A. Vitamin Cincreases the resistance to infection. It keeps the skin 14) Study the Pie Chart and answer the questionsin a healthy condition. It improves blood circulation given below.and the condition of gums. Citrus fruits, tomatoes and NAVIN’S EXPENDITUREfresh vegetables are rich in Vitamin C. Deficiency ofthis vitamin causes dental caries, anaemia and scurvy.Vitamin D is found in butter, egg yolk, oily fish and Food 25%yeast. It is essential for the proper growth of bones andteeth. Deficiency of this vitamin will cause rickets in Education 20%children. 5x1=5 Entertainment 5%9) Complete the following dialogue appropriately.Boy : ____________? Medical 10%Librarian : Yes, Please come in. ___________?Boy : I want to become a member of the library.Librarian : ______________? Savings 15%Boy : ______________.Librarian : ______________. Taxes 10%SECTION – C ( Communicative Skills 15 Marks ) Transportati on10) Write a dialogue with at least 5 utterances 10%between a passenger and a conductor. 5 Electricity 5%11) Kumar wants to invite his friend Siva for hissister’s marriage. He had the format of his letter i. The expenditure on food is of all the expenses….ready but had yet to write the content. Complete the a) the lowest b)the least c) the highestcontent of his letter in about 100 words. d) the meanest Chennai, 23rd March, 2012. ii. The expenditure on entertainment is equal toMy dear Siva, expenses on ………………………………………………………………… a) electricity b) medical c) transportation…………………………………………………………….. d) education Your loving friend, xxx iii. Navin spends equally on a) Taxes, Savings, Medical12) Prepare an advertisement on the information b) Taxes, Entertainment, Savingsgiven below. 1x5=5 c) Taxes, Transportation, Medical(a) Best furniture – for classrooms, houses – d) Taxes, Transportation, ElectricityTeakwood and Rosewood – elegant style – comfort– cheap and best – Discount for bulk orders. iv. The expenditure on education is less than . (OR) a) Savings b) Medical c) Food d)Transportation(b) Foot King footwear – shoes, cheppals –imported footwear – 20% discount – gents / ladies / v. The expenditure on transportation is that onkids. education. a) twice b) half of c) equal to d) more than 23www.kalvisolai.com - 23 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-1215)Write a paragraph using anyone of the following And some highway you will happier make;outlines in about 100 words 1x5=5 If you can‘t be a lotus then just be a bass-“ Dogs attached to persons, Cats attached to places” But the liveliest bass in the lake!- true - dog follows master everywhere - cat remain The poet tells the readers not to _________in the house even when master changes home - because of their positions in life. Though one can’tconcerned with own comfort only - its love only be a banyan tree on top of the hill, one can still be‘cupboard love.’ - dogs sacrifice life for master - the best________. One can at least be a _________will walk miles to find master who moves out. if not a tree. If one can’t be a ________ one can be a (OR) grass or a lotus. If one can’t even be a lotus, thenBird Watching - interesting hobby - variety of birds one can just be a bass, and be the ________ bass inhabits, bird calls, nesting areas - learn about their the lake.needs: kinds of foods, trees - some becomingextinct - need more research to preserve birds - 19) Translation 5important in nature and man - contributes to man’s (a) A person wishes to open a savings account.art, music, poetry and literature - makes the world Some one standing near him in the bank gives himbeautiful to live in. instructions in Tamil. As he is new to Tamilnadu he16). Match the following products and slogans. 5x1=5 does not understand the language.A. Shampoo - so soft and smooth and comfortable Translate the instructions into English to helpB. Jeans clothes - to take in your stride him.C. Inner wear - Rough and toughD. Pens - You are what you wearE. Slippers - Silky and smooth - Thought transmitter17) Observe the map given below and write theinstructions required: 5You are near Pandian Hotel. A stranger asks you todirect him to the Employment Exchange. Guide himwith your directions in about 50 words. (OR) (b) Look at the picture given below. Express your views on it in about 5 sentences.18).Read the poem given below and complete itsparaphrase with suitable phrases in the given blanks.If you can’t ne a banyan onThe top of the hillBe a scrub in the plain - but beThe best little scrub by the side of the hill;Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.If you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass, 24www.kalvisolai.com - 24 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 Model Question Paper - 4 5) Read the passage given below and answer the Time : 2.30 Hrs. Marks : 100 questions that follow: 5x1=5 SECTION - A( Supplementary Text 35 marks) The story of the unfinished masterpiece spread1 Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrases afar, and many men fancying themselves of wickedgiven below to form a complete meaningful countenance, offered to pose as models for the face ofparagraph: 5x1=5 Judas, but in vain. The old painter looked for a face I nursed the dog’s paw …………..(i) I could, that would serve to show Judas as he had envisionedthen sat down ……………….(ii) and patted his head him; a man warped by life, enfeebled by surrender tobecause he seemed kind of sad. Questions circled greed and lust. Then one afternoon, as he sat in the…………….(iii), like: How did he get hurt? Who did tavern over his daily glass of wine, a gaunt andhe belong to? Where did he live? How did he get lost? tattered figure staggered across the threshold and fellGoldy and I sat together until Mom came home. Mom upon the floor. ‘Wine, wine,’ he begged. The painterput a notice in the paper, and we waited. It was lifted him up, and looked into a face that startled him.……………….(iv) of my life. Goldy mended more It seemed to bear the marks of every sin of mankind.everyday. At first he couldn’t walk on his paw, but Greatly excited, the old painter helped the profligate tothen …………………..(v) it healed. his feet. i) through my mind i) Why was the masterpiece unfinished? ii) little by little ii) What was the expectation of the artist? iii) next to him iii) Who did the artist meet at the tavern? iv) as best as iv) Why was the artist startled? v) the longest wait v) What caused excitement in the artist?2) Read the following lines and identify the 6) Study the given mind map and fill in thecharacter in the situation: 5 incomplete details: 5x1=5i) The face of an angel a very dirty one, perhaps, the face that he needed.ii) No sooner did he complete his task, than emerged a suppressed sneeze from inside the cupboard.iii) Within a month she was belting out a tune.iv) I turned him over and he grabbed me and we began to fight.v) The kind old man believed his story and asked the servants to offer him food.3) Match the following appropriately: 5 x 1= 5A) snuff - Shelly’s findB) fan belt - servicemanC) Goldy - to trap the thievesD) artist - from an old lawn mowerE) Dad - two models4) Complete the following sentences choosing thecorrect answer from the options given below: 5x1 = 5i) Mom put a in the paper. 1x5=5 a) notice b) slogan c) headline d) query 7) Answer in a paragraph any one of the following questions: Your paragraph should be within 120 toii) Mural is a painting done on a . 150 words. a) screen b) paper c) leather d) wall a) ‘Hubert’s wisdom was beyond his age.’ Justifyiii) Celine’s daughter Armandine was to celebrate this statement.her birthday in two weeks time. (OR) a) tenth b) fourteenth c) sixteenth d) twelfth b) Trace the changes brought about in Mum’s life after Dad sold the piano.iv) Utopia is an imaginary land of (OR)a) contentment b) sorrow c) congestion d) poverty c) “Childhood games between siblings lead to strong bonds”. How does the story, ’A Closev) Hubert’s helped him retrieve his horse. Encounter’ illustrate this statement? a) luck b) cleverness c) bravery d) cunningness 25www.kalvisolai.com - 25 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12SECTION – B Language Functions (15 marks) Madurai.8) Make notes of the following passage and 23.11.2011Prepare a summary using the notes. 5 + 5 = 10 Dear Musfira, Our blood consists of three types of blood ………………………………………………………cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and ………………………………………………………Platelets. The red blood cells are small, thin and disc Yours lovingly,shaped. They are composed of an iron containing Junaidacomponent called haemoglobin. When blood passesthrough the lungs each haemoglobin molecule picks 12) Prepare an advertisement on the informationup four oxygen molecules and supplies them to the given below: 5body’s tissues. Red blood cells also transport the a) Mouth watering - delicious food - hygieniccarbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs. The preparation - affordable prices makes you long forlungs throw out this gas when we exhale. The white more - Crave and Rave Vegetarian restaurant,blood cells are big and few compared to red cells, Coimbatore.numbering only one for every 700 red cells. They (OR)are the body’s defenders, the soldiers that fight b) Pens - help mate - variety pens - available at -bacteria and other enemies. One kind, for instance, prices ranging from Rs.10/- to Rs.1,000/-destroys dead cells. Other kinds produce antibodiesagainst viruses. Some others consume and digest SECTION – D(Expansion of ideas – 35 marks)bacteria. 13) Expand the following headlines :- 5 x 1 = 5 5x1=5 i) New Teaching Techniques for School Teachers9) Complete the following dialogue appropriately: ii) Terrorists Strike CRPF Camp in Jammu – TwoSara : Good evening doctor. Jawans Killedi) Doctor : _______________________________? iii) Held for Smoking at the Railway Station,ii) Sara : _________________________________. ChennaiDoctor : Why? You have been eating food that was iv) Man gets Imprisonment for Throwing a Boy off not cooked at home, haven’t you? the Trainiii) Sara : ______________________________ v) Egypt Army apologises for attack on innocentDoctor : That’s the reason for your nausea and people stomach ache. You should avoid eating out 14) Study the table given below and answer the as far as possible. I shall prescribe a questions that follow:- 5 x 1 = 5 Read the table medicine that will give you a relief. carefully and answer the questions given belowiv) Sara : ___________________________? Hotel Type of Rent Distance fromDoctor :Yes, of course! You can eat normal food the (per day) the Central so long as it is not oily or spicy. room in Rs Bus Standv) Sara : _____________________________. Hotel Single, 370.00 3 kms Meera NonA/c SECTION – C(Communicative Skills – 15 marks) Hotel Single, 560.00 2 kms10) Kamala has just received a National Science Kannagi A/cscholarship. She excitedly informs her mother , Hotel Opal Double, 450.00 1 kmsdescribing how her headmaster announced the NonA/cnews in the morning assembly and how she felt Hotel Double, 780.00 4 kmswhen everyone congratulated her. Write a Midway Deluxedialogue with a minimum of five exchanges on NonA/cthis situation. 5 i) Hotel ____ is the nearest to the bus stand. a) Kannagi b) Midway c) Opal d) Meera11) Junaida is planning to celebrate Bakrid in ii) The tariff for an A/c room in Hotel Kannagi isher house at Madurai. She started writing a Rs. ____ more than that of Hotel Meera.letter to her cousin Musfira asking her to come a) 90 b) 190 c) 120 d) 110over with something that she needed for the iii) Single room facilities are provided only in___.celebration. For some reason she could not a) Kannagi and Opal b) Meera and Midwaycomplete the letter. Help her by completing the c) Meera and Kannagi d) Opal and Midwaycontent of her letter in about 100 words. 5 iv) _____ is suitable for an economical tourist with family. 12, Kamaraj Nagar, a) Meera b) Opal c) Kannagi d) Midway 26www.kalvisolai.com - 26 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12v) The tariff at Hotel Meera is Rs.410 less than 5x1=5that of Hotel _____. 18) Read the poem given below and complete itsa) Opal b) Kannagi c) Midway d) None of these paraphrase with suitable phrases in the given blanks. I lay in sorrow, deep distressed;15) Write a paragraph using any one of the My grief a proud man heard;following outline in about 100 words. (5) His looks were cold, he gave me gold,(a) Reasons for growth in population ____ spread of But not a kind word.knowledge ____ death control ___ Awareness My sorrow passed – I paid him backamong people ___ healthy life ___ medical science, The gold he gave to me;health of school children ___ deadly diseases Then stood erect and spoke my thanks,eradicated ___life span increases. And blessed his charity, I lay in grief and pain ( OR ) A poor man passed my way;(b) Problems in commuting _______state of roads He bound my head, he gave me bread,____too many vehicles in city_____ too few in rural He watched me night and day.areas_____ Roadways and Transport departments How shall I pay him back?______need working together_____improve For all he did to me?conditions_____create public awareness in use of Oh, gold is great, but greater farroad_____ ensure students’ comfortable travel to Is heavenly sympathy.and from school. The poet was in a ………when a proud man passed his way. The proud man helped the poet by16) Match the following products and slogans:- 5x1=5 …….but did not……. . The poet thanked him and Product Slogan later returned his gold. A poor man also helped theA) Refrigerator - Store house of knowledge poet when he was in grief and pain by ……….andB) Scooter - Clear reflection taking care of him till he was cured . The poet feelsC) Home theatre - For smooth riding that it was easy to pay back gold but it is very difficultD) Mirror - Keep fresh, stay fresh to pay back an act of ………...E) Encyclopedia - Armchair viewing 19) a) Translate in to Tamil: (5)17) Observe the map given below and write the As people of India we speak several languages. Weinstruction required: ( 5 ) have different customs, We eat different and variousYou need to go the hospital to visit your sick aunt. types of food. We dress in different ways. But in ourHow will you go there? Describe your route. hearts we are all alike in our identity as Indians and as children of Mother India. OR b) Look at the picture given below. Write five sentences in English on what you think or feel when you seen this picture. 27www.kalvisolai.com - 27 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 Model Question Paper - 5 v) Kumar saw tiny little nestlings, _______ of them. Time : 2.30 Hrs. Marks : 100 a) ten b) six c) five d) fourSECTION – A ( Supplementary Text - 35 marks)1) Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrases 5) Read the passage given below and answer thegiven below to form a complete meaningful questions that follow:5 x 1 = 5paragraph: 5x1=5 I can remember like yesterday the day my Celine could not understand what was father came home from the war. A flying officer during World War II, he was dressed in a blue uniformhappening. She was ……….(i) underwater, helpless with a skinny, boat shaped cap planked so precariouslyand swallowing mouthfuls of ………(ii). She on the side of his head that I wondered why it nevercouldn’t breathe. “I am drowning. There’s ……(iii) fell off. A neighbour called out, “What’s the weatherI can survive this”. Then she found that she could like up there?” as my giant-like father bounded by,breathe again. In , …………..(iv) she could see that carrying a battered brown suit case, strapped togethershe was about ten metres from the manhole through with a large leather belt. He was, without question, thewhich she had plunged, but the current made it tallest man I had ever seen. As he walked up the frontimpossible …………..(v) path of our home, he saw Mum and me standing on i) no way the veranda and he dropped the suitcase. The belt ii) being swept along came undone and the contents spilled out onto the iii) to swim back lawn. iv) the filthy liquid i) Is the speaker describing his experience of the v) the dim light present are the past? What makes you say so?2)Read the following sentences phrases / ii) Describe the appearance of the father.incidents and identify the character/speaker: 5 iii) Point out the feature that amused the narrator.i) His outstanding performance at college had iv) What was the neighbour’s query to father? gained him a wonderful career at an MNC. v) How did Dad react on seeing his family?ii) I was only five years old at the time, so Dad 6) Study the given mind map and fill in the made quite a fuss of me and an even bigger incomplete details: 5x1=5 fuss of my mother.iii) One day while walking in an old part of the city he came upon some children playing in the street.iv) I went to my room and got out my First Aid kit.v) After a while, she was able to touch the bottom of the drain with her feet.3) Match the columns appropriately: 5 x 1= 5A) The kind old man - model for child JesusB) Grandpa - a lady with dark sunglassesC) A twelve year old boy - mistook Hubert for a thiefD) Real owner of the dog - bashing away on the ivoriesE) Mum - seated on the armchair watching TV 5x1=54) Complete the following sentences choosing thecorrect answer from the options given below:i) The house of Celine and Serge was invaded by water for the _________ time in just over a year. a) sixth b) third c) second d) oneii) The mural was to be painted for a _______. a) hotel b) cathedral c) palace d) collegeiii) A _______ carried a brand-new piano along the road leading to the house. a) cart b) van c) truck d) laboureriv) The dog had lost his _______ and harness too. a) limb b) leash c) tail d) collar 28www.kalvisolai.com - 28 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-12 1x5=57) Answer in a paragraph any one of the v) Father :………………………………. .following questions: Your paragraph should be Naveen : Ok father. I shall wait for a few morewithin 120 to 150 words. weeks, but I hope you’ll get me a newa) Bring out the irony in the life of the model who one before the rains begin. posed for the artist’s painting.b) Why was Kumar troubled despite his gratifying SECTION – C (Communicative Skills – 15 marks) career abroad? 10) Write a dialogue with at least five utterancesc) Hubert’s intelligence saved the old man’s family between a mother and her daughter. The daughter from a crisis – Elucidate. spends much time on computer games and her mother advises her to give up this habit. (5) SECTION – B. Language Function (15 marks) 11) Simon wrote to his uncle about his aspiration to8) Make notes of the following passage and join a course in Music after his tenth standard. ThePrepare a summary using the notes. 5 + 5 = 10 letter got drenched in the rain and the content got The necessity to preserve, transmit and erased. Complete the letter for Simon, in about 100propagate the rich cultural legacy left behind by the words. (5)builders of music in the country in general and in 25, Bose Road,Tamil Nadu in particular was felt in the years 1949. It K. City,was felt necessary that the inherited musical urge inour youngsters and the past tradition of our musical 25th March, 2011.culture with its ancient purity could be well preserved Dear Uncle George,only when opportunities have been provided to those ………………………………………………………who have an aptitude for learning music. The Central ………………………………………………………and State Government with their financial aids Yours lovingly,established the Central College of Karnatic Music in SimonAugust 1949. The college at first was at RahmedBagh’ near Santhome and it was there for two years. 12) Prepare an advertisement with a catchySince the building could not accommodate all the slogan using the information given below: 5sections, it was subsequently shifted to “Bridge a) Educational material – classes VI to X – plenty ofHouse” at Adyar. Again owing to inadequate exercises – interesting games – puzzles – English,accommodation, the college was shifted from the Maths, Science – gain knowledge – our books“Bridge House| Adyar to ‘Brodie Castle’ on enlighten you – contact Genius Kids Publications-Greenways Road. The college is functioning in the 20, Nehru Road, Chennai-34same building now, which has since been named as (OR)“Thendral” and has a strength of more than 600students. In the beginning, there were only Vocal, b) Fresh fruits – vegetables from farms – healthy –Violin and Veena sections besides general juicy – tasty – low price – Care for Health FruitsMusicology. Candidates with a considerable standard and Vegetables – 59, Mint Street, Trichy.in music alone, were admitted into the two year SECTION – D (Expansion of ideas – 35 marks)Sangeetha Vidwan Title course and after completion 13) Form headlines with the following information:they were permitted to appear for the ‘Sangeetha i. For the third consecutive day, heavy rains floodedVidwan’ Title examination conducted by the Director the streets of Virudhunagar.of Government Examinations, Madras. ii. The Central Palm Products Institute will organize 5x1=5 a month long vocational course for unemployed9) Complete the following dialogue appropriately: youth and housewives.The dialogue is between a guide and the a studentleader of an excursion party. iii. The Public Health Centre at Madurai celebratedNaveen : Father, I need Rs.750/-. World Epilepsy Day to create on awareness ini) Father : …………………………………….? public regarding the neurological problems ofNaveen : I need a new rain-coat, father. epilepsy.ii) Father : But you already………………….. . iv. A free eye screening camp will be organized byNaveen : No father, It has a few holes. Moreover it the Lions Club during the first week of is two years since I bought it. April at a leading hospital in the city.iii) Father :……………………………………… . v. Vikram Rathore secured the first place in theNaveen : It can be used for another year. Shotgun championship with 194 points andiv) Father : Then ……………………………? bagged the gold medal.Naveen : All my friends have new rain coats. 5x1=5 29www.kalvisolai.com - 29 of 30.
. PTA Govt. Model Questions 2011-1214) Study the table and answer the questionsgiven below.Course offered Subjects Countries ofStudentsCourses offered subjects Countries of students3 year Diploma Folk Art, USA, Bharatanatyam, Mauritius, Vocal and Ceylon, Japan, Instrumental Africa and music England 18) Read the poem given below and complete its 5x1=52 year Diploma Nattuvangam paraphrase with suitable phrases in the given blanks:3 year Diploma Vocal Music Agreed that …..i. The college does not offer a three year diploma This is a wonderful doormatcourse in……… Soft silky, smooth, glossy; Look at the design and the pattern a) Nattuvangam b) Vocal Music The colors, the shades, the darkness.. c) Folk Art d) Bharatanatyam Influence the onlooker;ii. Students of foreign nations study at the The innocence and virtuousness ofcollege…….. Delicate and subtle hands… as if a) 5 b) 6 c) 7 d) 8 Fabricated childlike pure dreams; This is worth buying, worth possessing,iii. Nattuvangam pertains to . Yet, I prefer not to buy this,a) Classical singing b) classical dancing I dare not use this doormat… becausec) foreign language d) martial arts I cannot be a killer, a murdereriv. A Post Diploma course follows ___________ Of innocent children! a) schooling b) a degree course The poet appreciates the doormat that is c) the diploma course d) a doctorate ____ (i). It impresses the onlooker with its design, colour and ______ (ii). It also reveals the _____ (iii)v. Post Diploma in is available at the college. of the gentle and delicate children who work ona) a Vocal and Instrumental music b) Folk Art these doormats. The poet does not want ______ (iv) c) Bharatanatyam d) Vocal music for he feels he would be ____ (v) of the little children.15) Write a paragraph using any one of thefollowing outlines in about 100 words. 5 19) a. Translate into Tamil: (5)Delay is dangerous – postpone things –work gets A man at the railway station has lost his ticket. Theaccumulated – try to finish in a hurry – slipshod – ticket examiner gives him the following instruction.quality gets affected – earn a bad name – don’t give The man seeks your guidance as he knows neitherroom to laziness – prompt action fetches good returns. Tamil nor Hindi. Translate the instruction into ( OR ) English to help him.Keep surroundings clean – learn this habit at a youngage – good for society – don’t litter the streets –roadside – with garbage, rubbish – advise friends –neighbours – clean society – clean habits – goodhealth. OR 5x1=5 b. Look at the picture given below. Write five16) Match the following products and slogans:- sentences in English on what you thinkA. Health drink - Click for a flick or feel when you see this picture.B. Switches - Warmth for hoursC. Steal rods - Tuck yourself into safetyD. Hot packs - keeps you light and briskE. Seat belts - Long and strong17) Observe the map given below and write theinstruction required: (5)Study the family tree given below and describe therelationship of Madan with the members Pages Consolidation by:R.Karthikeyan.M.A.M.Sc.B.Ed. Thottiam.indicated in the diagram. cell:9789381555 <email@example.com> 30www.kalvisolai.com - 30 of 30.