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  1. 1. . 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.
  2. 2. . 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.
  3. 3. . 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.
  4. 4. . 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.
  5. 5. . 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.
  6. 6. . 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.
  7. 7. . 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.
  8. 8. . 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.
  9. 9. . 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.
  10. 10. . 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.
  11. 11. . 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.
  12. 12. . 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.
  13. 13. . 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.
  14. 14. . 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.
  15. 15. . 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.
  16. 16. . 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.
  17. 17. . 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.
  18. 18. . 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.

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