Model Question - 1 | English | Class 8 | Question & Answer | Grammar

   Model Question - 1 || English || Class 8  || Question & Answer || Grammar


Model Question

Model Question - 1

Class VIII



Reading Comprehension (Seen)


1. Read the text carefully and answer the following questions :

And it saddened him to think that he had fallen asleep. Had he stayed awake, perhaps, the clouds would not have disappeared like that. It would have been the season's first rainfall.

The month of the rains was slipping away. He looked up once again at the skies. Not a single patch of cloud. The sun beat down on his head from a clear sky. In the fierce heat, he walked between the fields. His body was on fire, his throat dry. After crossing several fields, he saw a large tree in whose shade a Persian wheel turned gently. It was like he had reached an oasis in the middle of a desert. He reached the shelter of the tree and splashed the cool water from the Persian wheel on his dusty feet. Then he washed his hands and face and drank his fill.


A. Tick () the correct alternative :

(i) It was -------------------- season.

(a) spring

(b) summer

(c) rainy 

(d) winter


(ii) He was

(a) fine

(b) thirsty

(c) tired

(c) both thirsty and tired


B. Write 'T' for true and 'F' for false statements in the boxes given on right hand side :

(i) The Persian wheel was there in the middle of a desert. F

(iii) After reaching the shade of the big tree, the boy found the clouds. F


C. Complete the following sentences with information from the given text :

(i) The boy thought that the clouds would not have disappeared if he had stayed awake.

(ii) When he walked between the fields his body was on fire.

D. Find out the words nearest in meaning with the followings from the given passage :


(i) a small piece : patch

(ii) to his satisfaction : his fill


2. Read the following stanza and answer the questions given below :

From the earth's loosened mould

The sapling draws its sustenance, and thrives;

Though stricken to the heart with winter's cold,

The drooping tree revives.


A. Answer the following questions in complete sentence :

(i) Who is the poet of this extract ?

Ans.>  Intizar Hussain is the poet of this extract.

(ii) How does the sapling thrive ?

Ans.> The sapling thrives with its sustenance.




3. Do as directed :


(1) They were playing football. (Change it into Present Perfect Continuous Tense)

Ans.> They have been playing football.


(ii) Was he drinking milk ? (Change the Voice)

Ans.> Was milk being drunk by him ?


(iii) You have done it ! (Identify the type of sentence)

Ans.> Exclamatory Sentence


(iv) He (has) a nice doll. (Say if the verb in the bracket is a Principal verb or an Auxiliary verb)

 Ans.> Auxiliary verb


(v) She cannot read English. (Change the Voice by using passive modal)

Ans.> English cannot be read by her.

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