CBSE Class 8 English Sample Paper Set M

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1.Read  the  passage  carefully  and answer  the questions  that follow  by choosing  the answers from given  options.

Martin king Luther  was born  on  January  15,  1929.  His family  lived  on  the outskirts  of Atlanta. The fact thatbe could not play withWhite children or that he bad tooffer a seat to  a white child disturbed him.When he waseight years old, his father a Baptist pastor, told  thefamily a  sad  story: Bessie Smith, a  great singer, met with  an accident.  Anambulance  rushed her tothe nearest hospital, but she wasnot admitted because she was a Black.  The ambulance  tookher from one hospital toanother, but she could not find a place for herself·  because these hospitals were only for  theWhites. Shedied for  wantof blood. From that day,  Martin Luther Kingdreamt of  becoming a liberator of the Blacks.

Kingcompleted his studies  atMore  House College, and then earned a doctor's  degree in Theology  at Boston  University. In 1995,  King married  Alabama  Soprano  Coretta  Scott. That very year he became a  pastor  andpreached his first sermon  inthe Baptist Church  of  Atlanta. Asa  young  man  he  wasgreatly impressed by  Mahatma  Gandhi'ssuccess  in  the political field and  'the  power of ahimsa'.  King decided  tofollow  thepath of non-violence  andget  millions of  Blacks  their due.  Hefelt  that  theblacks  have  immensely contributed  towards the building of America ,and there was no reason whythey should not be treated  ·with respect. 

(1)  Asa boy Martin was disturbed . .. ...... . ....

(a) When the whitechildren played better than him 

(b)  When he wasnot permitted to play with whitechildren 

(c) When he saw poor on theroad 

(d)  Allof  the  above

(2)  Bessie smith died of ............. .

(a) a serious accident

(c)  wantof theblood

(b) lack of timely treatment 

(d) all of the above

(3)  Nohospital was ready toadmit Bessie smith because  .. ........... .

(a)  She  waspoor  (b)  Shehad no  money

(c)  She  wasa black lady  (d)  She  was ina foreign  country

(4)  Martin  KingLuther decided  tofollow the path of non-violence  because  ........ ..... . 

(a)  He wasa  priest

(b)  He  was greatly  impressed  by  Mahatma Gandhi's success  in  the political  field and thepower of ahimsa

(c)  Hehad no army tofight a war

(d)  He wasafraid of theWhite Americans 

(5) .  The word  'immensely'  means

(a)  Slowly

(c)  Enormously

(b)  Narrowly

(d)  Shortly

(6)  Read  thefollowing  andtick thecorrect option.

The teacher said, "The earth moves around the sun."

(a)  The  teacher said that theearth moved round  the  sun

(b) The teacher explained that theearth moves around  the sun

(c) The teacher  toldthat theearth wasmoving round the sun

(7)  Tick  thePast Perfect Continuous tense 

(a)  Shehad been taking themedicine regularly

(b)  Shehad taken themedicine regularly  .

(c)  Shehas peen taking themedicine regularly

(8)  In the poem 'Harry  Pushed Her',  his sister was

(a) Twenty two years old  (b) Twenty three years old

(c)  Twelve  years old

(9) . 'Cricket  for  theCrocodile' iswritten by

(a) Ruskin  bond

(c)  Munshi Prem Chand

(b) Vikram Seth

(I0)    Inthe play the'The  Qualityof Mercy' whosays these lines : 

"You take mylife  whenyou do take themeans whereby I live" 

(a)  Shylock  (b)  Antonio

(c)  Duke

1.  Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow 

In future, education  by  correspondence  willgain  more  ground  and take  a  stronger  hold. Sittingcomfortably  inyour favorite armchair at home, you  willbe able  tolisten  to  the best authorities on  any  subject  as  ifyou were actually present  in  the lecture-hall,and do  so  at the time  of  your  liking because  lectures  will  be  all  pre  recorded  and  played  back  on  request. Something has already been done in this direction--before long you  willbe able  to  buy  anadapter  for  your  home  TV, which  willplayback  video  records .These may  well  be lectures  needed. for  students  of  correspondence  courses  or  anyone  who wishes  to  learn something new. 

Also "canned"  lectures  willsurely  cutdown the numbers of "live"  one  atnormal colleges anduniversities, andthey willbe of best quality .   .

A real  breakthrough  in  the educational  field  will, however, come  when  teaching  will  be used tometer out information.

( sources :Things toCome)

Answer the  following questions  byselecting the  most  appropriate options from  the  ones given below  :

(1)  Which of  thefollowing best summarizes  themain idea of the passage? 

(a) Education by correspondence 

(b)  How  TVand computers will change themodes of learning

(c) Revolution thathas taken place inthe field of education.

(2)  'Canned food'  is food preserved  in a  sealed  can.What  does  the phrase  'canned lectures'  mean?

(a)  Lectures in  the  lecture-hall 

(b)  Video- recorded lectures 

(c)  Lectures in written form 

(3)  The expression  'teaching  computers'  means: 

(a)  Computers  wouldreplace human  lectures 

(b) Computers  willbe taught

(c)  Computes  willhelp teachers. 

(4)  Meter out'  means:

(a)  Tobill asper use

(c)  Toplay  back

(b)  To  store

(5)  The  new  modes  of  learning  offer  thelearner  the following  advantage according  to the passage

(a)  Allowsyou tohave leisure time. 

(b)  Learning comfortably at home. 

(c)  Givesyou ample time for outing.

(6)  Choose  thecorrect Phrasal verb :

Ashita .............. the candle

(a)  blew out

(c)  blew  off

(b) blew  through

(7)  Choose  thecorrect indirect form of the sentences  : 

Shesaid  toRashi "Where  were you last night?" 

(a)    Shesaid  toRashi where she waslast  night.

(b)  Sheasked Rashi that where she waslast  night

(c)  She  asked Rashi where she was  theprevious  night. 

(8)  The narrator's  attitude  tohis elder brother is that of

(a)  awe  (b)  hatred

(c)  disrespect

(9) The author of the 'Cricket  with  theCrocodile'  is

(a)  Vikrarn Seth  (b) Ruskin  bond

(c)  Antoine  DeSaint Exupery

(  I0)  'It  was so absurd.' What does absurd mean?

(a)  Unseen  (b)  Unusual

(c)  Abnormal

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