Class 11 Compulsory English Final Exam Question Paper Collection from Jhapa 2078
SET A DEVI SECONDARY SCHOOL Sub Code: 0031
Class : XI Time : 3 hrs
Subject : Compulsory English FM : 75
[Candidates are required to give their answer in their own words as for as practicable the figure on the right side indicates full marks.]
- Read the following text and do the tasks. (15)
Soil is your garden’s natural growing medium so it’s vital for the hearth and successful growth of your plants and crops that you keep it well maintained. Soil is basically rock that’s been ground down by the effects of the weather over a long period of time and made fertile by decayed organic matter (derived from dead insects and leaves). There are hundreds of different soil types but they can broadly be classified as sandy, loamy, clay, referring to their basic texture. It is the texture that affects the drainage aeration and nutrient content of the soil and you may have to take steps to improve on this in certain types of soil.
Take a handful of soil and run a small amount between your forefingers and thumb. Although all soil contains varying proportions of sand, silt and clay, your reading will be able to tell the difference between the main types.
Sandy soil feels gritty when dry and even its wet particles will not stick together.Loans on the other hand can be modified in the hand when moist, but aren’t at all sticky and gritty and are fairly loose when dry. Clay soil is sticky and smooth when wet, but becomes polished when rubbed and baked hard when dry.
A loamy soil is a well-balanced amalgamation of sand, silt and clay which combines excellent drainage with sufficient moisture retention to assure good growing conditions for most plants.It’s fairly easy to look after although loamy soils do benefit from regular applications of well-rotted organic matter to prevent getting tightly packed.
The particle consistency of sandy soil doesn’t hold water well with the result that plant foods are often taken away by rain before they can do any good. Again, well- rotted organic matter can be added to bind the soil particles together.
Clay soil is most difficult to work usually becoming waterlogged, so they are virtually impossible to dig. Artificial drainage will probably be the first step in improving the texture of the soil and various additives will break down the structure to make. Use of its excellent food stocks.
There are various methods of improving your soils texture. Essentially this requires regular applications of a well-rotted organic substance called humans which is obtained from decayed plant and animal matter (manure, compact, and seaweed each provides ample sources).
The presence of chalk in soil can also affect the growth of plants. Some prefers slightly acid (chalk-free) soils, while others grow more successfully in alkaline, chalky soils. Most fruits and vegetables however, grow better in neutral soil.
Although benefiting the soil in some ways, compost, manure and fertilizers can actually add to its acidity as organisms break then down. Over-acid soils can be treated with applications of line- either hydrated (slaked) line or ground limestone is your best choice.
To apply line, sprinkle it on the broken to soil and mix it lightly but doesn’t dig in, leave to wash down by rain. Apply line every other year if needed be.
Answer the following questions by choosing the most appropriate option. (5×1=5)
A) We should keep soil well maintained as…
a) It absorbs and retains water.
b) It responds to the effect of weather.
c) It raises water table.
d) It is the garden’s natural growing medium.
B)Soil is divided into various types on the basis of ………………
C) Loamy soil is the best for plant growth because …… ……… ….
a) It is a well-balanced mixture of sand, silt, and clay.
b) It has weak drainage and retention.
c) Its texture responds slowly to decayed organic matter.
d) lt gets tightly packed unless looked after well
D) Clay soils are the most different to work as … ……….
a) Clay don’t hold water well.
b) Clay usually become waterlogged.
c) Clay soil particles are not held together.
d) Clay require natural drainage and additives.
E) Soil must be tested before growing fruits and vegetables because ……
a) They need alkaline soil.
b) They prefer slightly acidic soil.
c) They grow better in neutral soil.
d) They flourish in over-acidic soil.
Complete the following sentences: (Not more than four words) (5×1=5)
a) Soil is ….. due to decayed matter.
b) Soil is the texture that ….. nutrient content of the soil.
c) Soil contain ….that differentiate the types.
d) —- doesn’t hold the water.
e) Presence of ….. affect the growth of plants.
Answer the following questions. (5×1=5)
a) Which soil is the best for plant growth? Why?
b) What do you know about clay soil?
c) Why should soil be tested before growing fruits and vegetables?
d) How can texture of soil be improved?
e) Write similar meaning to collection or accumulation.
2. Write short answer to the following questions. (5×2=10)
(i) What is the relationship between the portrait painter and its subject? (The Oval Portrait)
(ii) Why did Jonathan think of himself as extraordinarily lucky? (Civil Peace)
(iii) According to Lapena, what is the importance of the oral tradition? (Sharing Tradition)
(iv) Why does Wasserkopf demand a refund of his tuition fee from the school? (Refund)
(v) What is the speaker’s attitude towards war? (The Gift in Wartime)
3. Write long answers to the following questions. (2×5=10)
(i) What are the different stages of human life according to Shakespeare? (All the World’s a Stage)
(ii) Discuss the story ‘Two Little Soldiers’ as a series of dramatic scenes.
4. How did you spend your lockdown time? What have you learned from lockdown? 7
5. Stating suitable qualification and experience, write a letter of application for the post of a primary level English teacher. 8
6. All children have the right to quality education. Write an essay on the role of the parents and the government to ensure this right of education to the children. 10
7. Do as indicated in brackets and rewrite the sentence. (10 x1=10)
a) It was raining very …. (heavy/heavily). (Choose the best option)
b) He …. (be) too busy in the office yesterday.(put the verb in correct form)
c) Are the news on at five or six? (Correct the sentence)
d) Look! That man tries to open the door of her car.(correct the underline verb in the correct form)
e) I …. get up early tomorrow. I’ve got a lot to do.(put had better or should)
f) It was raining. We still went to the park. (in spite of)(combine the sentences using the words given in the bracket)
g) This smartphone takes great photos.I bought it last week.(Join the sentences with appropriate relative clause)
h) You are feeling sick. (Express your wish)
i) Have you ever …. to London? (use been or gone)
j) You … live in Kathmandu? (Rewrite the sentence using ‘used to’)
8. Do as instructed. (5xl=5)
a) Arrange the following words as per the order in a dictionary.
terminal, terminate, terminology, termite
b) Classify the underlined words into different word class.
I have never been to Japan.
c) Change the following into indirect speech.
Samita said, “I travel a lot in my job”.
d) Change the following sentences into passive.
Somebody is following us.
e) Fill in the gaps with suitable article.
ls he working as … university professor?
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