CBSE Past Year Paper Session (2019) Doc. Set - 1, English Class 8 Class 8 Notes | EduRev

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SECTION 'A'
READING (15 Marks)

Ques 1: Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Rabindranath Tagore was a poet, writer, musician and philosopher. He was born in 1861 in Calcutta (now Kolkata) to Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. Young Tagore was popularly called Rabi. Music was an important part of the Tagore family. Rabi too liked the poetry and music. He wrote his first poem 'Banphool' when he was just 15. It was later published in a magazine. Rabindranath Tagore had a keen interest in the folk music of Bengal. He used it in many of his songs. Our National Anthem 'Jana Gana Mana' was composed by him.
a. Who was Rabindranath Tagore? (2)
b. When and where was he born? (2)
c. Tagore's name during his youth was........................... (1)
d. Rabi liked ...................... from childhood. (1)
i. poetry and music
ii. fruits and flowers
iii. games and fun
e. The first poem that he wrote is .............................. (1)
f. The opposite of the word 'like' is .............................. (1)
i. unlike
ii. liking
iii. dislike
iv. liked

Ques 2: Look at the poster carefully and answer the questions that follow : (7 marks)
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a. When is Earth Day Celebrated? (1)
b. We can make homes only on..................... (1)
c. The Earth gives us : (1)
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d. Complete the degrees of comparison : (1)........................... more most
e. Give a rhyming word for 'Day'. (1)
f. What can we do to save this Earth. (Choose from the options) (1)
i. Cut trees to make homes
ii. Plant more and more trees
g. Unjumble the following : (1)
H R E T A

SECTION 'B'
WRITING (10 Marks)

Ques 3: You are Archit/Aniya. You have recently moved to a different city. Tell your friend about the new city you have shifted to. Choose answers from the hints given in the box : (5)
Dear Arun,
How are you? Hope you are fine. I am writing this letter to tell you that I have (a).....................to a new city. Actually, my father was transferred in a (b).....................I could not meet you. I am (c)........................ my new city to make you feel interested to visit me. It is very (d) .............................from where you are. It is very small and the air here is very fresh. There are green fields nearby. I am missing you a lot. Waiting to see you. Visit me (e)...................
Convery my regards to your parents.
Your loving friend
............................
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OR
You are Sharuya/Smita. You attended the birthday party of a close friend. Write a diary page expressing your feelings. Use hints from the box.
(friends, picture, games, ordered, relatives)
...................(Day and Date)
It was Saket’s birthday today. He had hosted a party at his home. All our
(a)....................and his (b)...................were invited. His father had (c)....................a big chocolate cake with a Spiderman's (d)..................... Saket likes Spiderman a lot. The party was organised by Saket’s elder brother. He was very happy. We played many (e)................. His mother had prepared delicious snacks for us. It was a memorable day.

Ques 4: Write a short paragraph on 'My Favourite Festival'. You may use the hints given in the box: (5)
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Complete the following story with the help of the given hints:
We had a long vacation after our (a)....................... exams. Days were long during the summer. I joined a Cricket Coaching Club just to learn some new (b)................. of cricket. I was a (c)................player but I wanted to be in the state team. I woke up early and warmed up before the coaching class. My cricket coach also praised my shots. I just needed to practise my bowling techniques. I practised continuously for a (d)...................... .It was the day of final selection. I gave my best My friends came running to me in the evening shouting with joy. Hey !! you are selected but he could not lie for long. He made me happy for some moments. Friends can be (e).................. .
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SECTION 'C'
GRAMMAR (10 Marks)

Ques 5: Fill in the blanks with appropriate conjunctions : (2)
1. He ran fast..................got the first position.
2. David waited................. Rahul did not come.
[Choose from: and, but]

Ques 6: Fill in the blanks with the correct degree of the Adjectives used: (2)
[Choose from: better, taller]
1. Rajesh is.................. than his brother.
2. He has a..................handwriting.

Ques 7: Fill in the blanks with correct options: (2)
[Choose from : burrow, nest]
1. The bird lives in a......................
2. The rabbit lives in a...................

Ques 8: Arrange the following words to form a correct sentence : (2)
1. is/feeling/well/not/she
2. favourite/red/her/is/colour

Ques 9: Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb : (2)
1. Hemant.................. Aditya everday. (teach)
2. Sagarika...............her mother just now. (help)

SECTION 'D'
LITERATURE (15 Marks)

Ques 10: Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow : (1*3=3)
Bepin Babu's car was safely parked in Bertram Street by the light house cinema. He told the driver as he got into the car.
a. In these lines who did Bepin Babu talk to?
b. Where was Bepin Babu's car parked?
c. Give the 1st form of the verb 'told'.

Ques 11: Read the following stanza and answer the questions that follow : (1* 3=3)
Please give me ride on your back !'
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.
I would sit quite still, and say nothing
but Quack.
a. Who is the speaker of these lines?
b. How would the speaker sit?
c. Find a word from the passage which rhymes with‘lay’.

Ques 12: Answer the following questions briefly : (1*6=6)
a. Who was bitten by a rattle snake?
b. Tick the correct answer :
Jody went to the forest :
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c. How does the duck feel in the pond?
1. Dull
2. Happy
3. Lonely
4. Miserable
d. What does the duck like about the Kangaroo?
Begin with : The Kangaroo can ...................................
e. What did Chuni Babu know about Bepin Banu?
f. Where did Bepin Babu go in October 1958?

Ques 13: Answer any one of the following in about 30-40 words : (3)
a. How did Jody save the fawn?
Hints : Brought it home -fed it-cared like mother.
OR
b. What was the Duck's request to the Kangaroo?
Hints : Lived in a pond -bored-see the world-Kangaroo back.

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