Sample Paper - 10, English, Class 8 Class 8 Notes | EduRev

Sample Papers For Class 8

Created by: Vinay Thomas

Class 8 : Sample Paper - 10, English, Class 8 Class 8 Notes | EduRev

 Page 1


                                                               
                            (Class – VIII : ENGLISH) 
 
  
Time : 2 hr 30 min.           M.M. : 80 
Section A (Reading) 
A1 Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
There are two key objectives for Earth Hour. The first is to engage as many 
households, communities and business to turn their lights out for one hour on 
March 29, 2008 between 8 and 9 pm. The intent is for the event to be adopted by 
other residents, communities, business and governments around the world so they 
too can help change our planet for the better. The event itself will clearly 
demonstrate in participating cities, the connection between energy usage and 
climate change, showing that we as a broader community can address the biggest 
threat our planet has ever faced. 
Global warming is now the greatest threat the world has ever faced. Our continued 
reliance on electricity sourced from coal- fired power stations is causing a dramatic 
increase in the Earth?s temperature, resulting in rising sea levels, an increase in 
drought and severe storms, and massive changes to the environments we all rely on 
to survive. There is still time to change how our planet will look in the future, if we 
act now. For example, if all Australian households simply turned off unused lights 
and appliances on standby at the power point Australia?s emissions would be 
reduced by atleast five million tones per annum. The green house gas savings would 
be equivalent to taking 1.5 million cars off the road for a year. 
The most important thing to do on the night is turn off your lights between 8 pm 
and 9 pm. The main point of this campaign is to show people and companies how 
easy it is to take action to avoid global warming. This does not mean you have to 
turn off your fridge, but we do encourage you to join us by switching off and making 
a statement, as well as changing your habits in the long-term. 
 
  
A1.5 State whether the following statements are true or false:-   (4) 
(i) Earth Hour is an initiative taken to fight- Global warming. 
(ii) During Earth Hour all lights are to be switched off for an hour. 
(iii) Earth Hour is observed only by the Australians. 
(iv) Other electrical gadgets need not be switched off during Earth Hour. 
A1.6 Answer the following questions briefly:-      (4) 
(i) Earth hour demonstrated that individual action __________________ 
(ii) Earth Hour is observed by __________________ 
Page 2


                                                               
                            (Class – VIII : ENGLISH) 
 
  
Time : 2 hr 30 min.           M.M. : 80 
Section A (Reading) 
A1 Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
There are two key objectives for Earth Hour. The first is to engage as many 
households, communities and business to turn their lights out for one hour on 
March 29, 2008 between 8 and 9 pm. The intent is for the event to be adopted by 
other residents, communities, business and governments around the world so they 
too can help change our planet for the better. The event itself will clearly 
demonstrate in participating cities, the connection between energy usage and 
climate change, showing that we as a broader community can address the biggest 
threat our planet has ever faced. 
Global warming is now the greatest threat the world has ever faced. Our continued 
reliance on electricity sourced from coal- fired power stations is causing a dramatic 
increase in the Earth?s temperature, resulting in rising sea levels, an increase in 
drought and severe storms, and massive changes to the environments we all rely on 
to survive. There is still time to change how our planet will look in the future, if we 
act now. For example, if all Australian households simply turned off unused lights 
and appliances on standby at the power point Australia?s emissions would be 
reduced by atleast five million tones per annum. The green house gas savings would 
be equivalent to taking 1.5 million cars off the road for a year. 
The most important thing to do on the night is turn off your lights between 8 pm 
and 9 pm. The main point of this campaign is to show people and companies how 
easy it is to take action to avoid global warming. This does not mean you have to 
turn off your fridge, but we do encourage you to join us by switching off and making 
a statement, as well as changing your habits in the long-term. 
 
  
A1.5 State whether the following statements are true or false:-   (4) 
(i) Earth Hour is an initiative taken to fight- Global warming. 
(ii) During Earth Hour all lights are to be switched off for an hour. 
(iii) Earth Hour is observed only by the Australians. 
(iv) Other electrical gadgets need not be switched off during Earth Hour. 
A1.6 Answer the following questions briefly:-      (4) 
(i) Earth hour demonstrated that individual action __________________ 
(ii) Earth Hour is observed by __________________ 
                                                              
                            
 
  
(iii) Global warming leads to ____________________ 
(iv) The main objective of Earth Hour is ______________________ 
A1.7 Fill in the blanks with one word only:-      (2) 
The key (i) _____________ of the Earth Hour was to engage all people around 
the world in saving the earth. It demonstrated that individual action can in 
the long run change the earth for better. The event wanted to show to the 
world that there is a (ii) ____________ between energy usage and climate 
change. We need to act because global warming is the greatest threat the 
world has ever faced.  
Our (iii) ___________ on coal- fired electricity has led to a dramatic increase 
in the Earth?s atmosphere. It is the time to act if we want to save the earth. 
More than switching off the lights it was an opportunity to help people make 
a statement and change their (iv) ___________ in the long run.  
 
A1.8 Find a word in the passage that means the following:    (2) 
(i) dependence (ii) huge 
A2. Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow. 
I?m so happy my teacher?s sick! 
And, boy, I?m feeling fine 
When someone licks the door right in, 
And there stands FRANKENSTEIN. 
She?s six foot eight, her dress is black, 
She?s wearing combat boots. 
I start to gasp, she growls and says, 
I?ll be your substitute. 
The teacher?s pet is whimpering; 
She doesn?t stand a chance. 
The smart kid stares and points and faints. 
The bully wets his pants. 
My name is Mrs Stein, she says, 
Page 3


                                                               
                            (Class – VIII : ENGLISH) 
 
  
Time : 2 hr 30 min.           M.M. : 80 
Section A (Reading) 
A1 Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
There are two key objectives for Earth Hour. The first is to engage as many 
households, communities and business to turn their lights out for one hour on 
March 29, 2008 between 8 and 9 pm. The intent is for the event to be adopted by 
other residents, communities, business and governments around the world so they 
too can help change our planet for the better. The event itself will clearly 
demonstrate in participating cities, the connection between energy usage and 
climate change, showing that we as a broader community can address the biggest 
threat our planet has ever faced. 
Global warming is now the greatest threat the world has ever faced. Our continued 
reliance on electricity sourced from coal- fired power stations is causing a dramatic 
increase in the Earth?s temperature, resulting in rising sea levels, an increase in 
drought and severe storms, and massive changes to the environments we all rely on 
to survive. There is still time to change how our planet will look in the future, if we 
act now. For example, if all Australian households simply turned off unused lights 
and appliances on standby at the power point Australia?s emissions would be 
reduced by atleast five million tones per annum. The green house gas savings would 
be equivalent to taking 1.5 million cars off the road for a year. 
The most important thing to do on the night is turn off your lights between 8 pm 
and 9 pm. The main point of this campaign is to show people and companies how 
easy it is to take action to avoid global warming. This does not mean you have to 
turn off your fridge, but we do encourage you to join us by switching off and making 
a statement, as well as changing your habits in the long-term. 
 
  
A1.5 State whether the following statements are true or false:-   (4) 
(i) Earth Hour is an initiative taken to fight- Global warming. 
(ii) During Earth Hour all lights are to be switched off for an hour. 
(iii) Earth Hour is observed only by the Australians. 
(iv) Other electrical gadgets need not be switched off during Earth Hour. 
A1.6 Answer the following questions briefly:-      (4) 
(i) Earth hour demonstrated that individual action __________________ 
(ii) Earth Hour is observed by __________________ 
                                                              
                            
 
  
(iii) Global warming leads to ____________________ 
(iv) The main objective of Earth Hour is ______________________ 
A1.7 Fill in the blanks with one word only:-      (2) 
The key (i) _____________ of the Earth Hour was to engage all people around 
the world in saving the earth. It demonstrated that individual action can in 
the long run change the earth for better. The event wanted to show to the 
world that there is a (ii) ____________ between energy usage and climate 
change. We need to act because global warming is the greatest threat the 
world has ever faced.  
Our (iii) ___________ on coal- fired electricity has led to a dramatic increase 
in the Earth?s atmosphere. It is the time to act if we want to save the earth. 
More than switching off the lights it was an opportunity to help people make 
a statement and change their (iv) ___________ in the long run.  
 
A1.8 Find a word in the passage that means the following:    (2) 
(i) dependence (ii) huge 
A2. Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow. 
I?m so happy my teacher?s sick! 
And, boy, I?m feeling fine 
When someone licks the door right in, 
And there stands FRANKENSTEIN. 
She?s six foot eight, her dress is black, 
She?s wearing combat boots. 
I start to gasp, she growls and says, 
I?ll be your substitute. 
The teacher?s pet is whimpering; 
She doesn?t stand a chance. 
The smart kid stares and points and faints. 
The bully wets his pants. 
My name is Mrs Stein, she says, 
                                                              
                            
 
  
And every student cringes. 
She leans the door against the wall, 
She?s knocked it off its hinges. 
Now let?s begin. You there! Stand up! 
She looks me in the eye. 
I try to move, my legs won?t work. 
I know I?m going to die! 
Now get up to the board, she says. 
I?d like to see some action. 
Pick up the chalk, explain to us 
Division of a fraction. 
I think and think and croak, 
Invert and multiply. My turn is through.  
She points at each and pokes us out, 
Now you. Now you. Now you. 
We all get nailed this awful day. 
There?s nowhere we can hide 
The lunch bell rings, we cannot eat, 
We simply crawl outside. 
 
Our world is not the same without our teacher 
So listen to her and pray her health be fine, 
Or one day soon you?ll hear the words: 
My name is MRS STEIN  
A2.1 Answer the following questions by choosing an appropriate option from those 
given below:-          (4) 
(i) The poem is about the ______________. 
(a) substitute teacher 
(b) condition of the children 
(c) plight of the poet 
(d) day the regular teacher punished children 
(ii) Mrs Frankenstein is ______________. 
(a) short and puny 
(b) strict and exacting 
(c) dangerous and unkind 
(d) kind like their regular teacher 
Page 4


                                                               
                            (Class – VIII : ENGLISH) 
 
  
Time : 2 hr 30 min.           M.M. : 80 
Section A (Reading) 
A1 Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
There are two key objectives for Earth Hour. The first is to engage as many 
households, communities and business to turn their lights out for one hour on 
March 29, 2008 between 8 and 9 pm. The intent is for the event to be adopted by 
other residents, communities, business and governments around the world so they 
too can help change our planet for the better. The event itself will clearly 
demonstrate in participating cities, the connection between energy usage and 
climate change, showing that we as a broader community can address the biggest 
threat our planet has ever faced. 
Global warming is now the greatest threat the world has ever faced. Our continued 
reliance on electricity sourced from coal- fired power stations is causing a dramatic 
increase in the Earth?s temperature, resulting in rising sea levels, an increase in 
drought and severe storms, and massive changes to the environments we all rely on 
to survive. There is still time to change how our planet will look in the future, if we 
act now. For example, if all Australian households simply turned off unused lights 
and appliances on standby at the power point Australia?s emissions would be 
reduced by atleast five million tones per annum. The green house gas savings would 
be equivalent to taking 1.5 million cars off the road for a year. 
The most important thing to do on the night is turn off your lights between 8 pm 
and 9 pm. The main point of this campaign is to show people and companies how 
easy it is to take action to avoid global warming. This does not mean you have to 
turn off your fridge, but we do encourage you to join us by switching off and making 
a statement, as well as changing your habits in the long-term. 
 
  
A1.5 State whether the following statements are true or false:-   (4) 
(i) Earth Hour is an initiative taken to fight- Global warming. 
(ii) During Earth Hour all lights are to be switched off for an hour. 
(iii) Earth Hour is observed only by the Australians. 
(iv) Other electrical gadgets need not be switched off during Earth Hour. 
A1.6 Answer the following questions briefly:-      (4) 
(i) Earth hour demonstrated that individual action __________________ 
(ii) Earth Hour is observed by __________________ 
                                                              
                            
 
  
(iii) Global warming leads to ____________________ 
(iv) The main objective of Earth Hour is ______________________ 
A1.7 Fill in the blanks with one word only:-      (2) 
The key (i) _____________ of the Earth Hour was to engage all people around 
the world in saving the earth. It demonstrated that individual action can in 
the long run change the earth for better. The event wanted to show to the 
world that there is a (ii) ____________ between energy usage and climate 
change. We need to act because global warming is the greatest threat the 
world has ever faced.  
Our (iii) ___________ on coal- fired electricity has led to a dramatic increase 
in the Earth?s atmosphere. It is the time to act if we want to save the earth. 
More than switching off the lights it was an opportunity to help people make 
a statement and change their (iv) ___________ in the long run.  
 
A1.8 Find a word in the passage that means the following:    (2) 
(i) dependence (ii) huge 
A2. Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow. 
I?m so happy my teacher?s sick! 
And, boy, I?m feeling fine 
When someone licks the door right in, 
And there stands FRANKENSTEIN. 
She?s six foot eight, her dress is black, 
She?s wearing combat boots. 
I start to gasp, she growls and says, 
I?ll be your substitute. 
The teacher?s pet is whimpering; 
She doesn?t stand a chance. 
The smart kid stares and points and faints. 
The bully wets his pants. 
My name is Mrs Stein, she says, 
                                                              
                            
 
  
And every student cringes. 
She leans the door against the wall, 
She?s knocked it off its hinges. 
Now let?s begin. You there! Stand up! 
She looks me in the eye. 
I try to move, my legs won?t work. 
I know I?m going to die! 
Now get up to the board, she says. 
I?d like to see some action. 
Pick up the chalk, explain to us 
Division of a fraction. 
I think and think and croak, 
Invert and multiply. My turn is through.  
She points at each and pokes us out, 
Now you. Now you. Now you. 
We all get nailed this awful day. 
There?s nowhere we can hide 
The lunch bell rings, we cannot eat, 
We simply crawl outside. 
 
Our world is not the same without our teacher 
So listen to her and pray her health be fine, 
Or one day soon you?ll hear the words: 
My name is MRS STEIN  
A2.1 Answer the following questions by choosing an appropriate option from those 
given below:-          (4) 
(i) The poem is about the ______________. 
(a) substitute teacher 
(b) condition of the children 
(c) plight of the poet 
(d) day the regular teacher punished children 
(ii) Mrs Frankenstein is ______________. 
(a) short and puny 
(b) strict and exacting 
(c) dangerous and unkind 
(d) kind like their regular teacher 
                                                              
                            
 
  
(iii) To get nailed means ______________. 
(a) to be given chance 
(b) to be severely punished 
(c) to be slapped 
(d) to be scolded  
(iv) The regular teacher is _____________. 
(a) strict 
(b) understanding and not too strict 
(c) always partial 
(d) hardly ever absent 
A2.2 Given below is a summary of the poem. Fill in the blanks with suitable words 
to complete the summary.         (4) 
 
The poet was very happy because their teacher was (i) __________.  
A (ii) _________ teacher walked into the class. She introduced herself to the 
class as (iii) __________. Everyone got threatened by her appearance. Even 
the teacher?s pet began (iv) __________. She started the class and asked the 
poet to stand up. She asked him to pick up a chalk and (v) __________ to the 
class the division of a fraction. On that day they were all (vi) ___________ so 
badly that everyone wanted to hide their face. When the bell rang for lunch, 
they all  
(vii) __________ out of the class. They found their world was not the same 
without their teacher, hence they all (viii) ___________ that she might keep 
good health or they will have to face the substitute teacher again.   
                                                         Section B (Writing) 
B.1 Indian Red- Cross Society is organizing a one- day blood donation camp in your 
school. Write a notice for the school board inviting volunteers. Also mention that the 
blood collected will be sent for the treatment of cancer patients at Rajeev Gandhi 
Cancer Institute. You are Rohit, President, Cultural Club of your school.  (5) 
 
B.2 Sahil has come from the village to visit his cousins in the city. He writes back home 
to his friend, describing his experience of city life. Write out his letter.   (8) 
 
Page 5


                                                               
                            (Class – VIII : ENGLISH) 
 
  
Time : 2 hr 30 min.           M.M. : 80 
Section A (Reading) 
A1 Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
There are two key objectives for Earth Hour. The first is to engage as many 
households, communities and business to turn their lights out for one hour on 
March 29, 2008 between 8 and 9 pm. The intent is for the event to be adopted by 
other residents, communities, business and governments around the world so they 
too can help change our planet for the better. The event itself will clearly 
demonstrate in participating cities, the connection between energy usage and 
climate change, showing that we as a broader community can address the biggest 
threat our planet has ever faced. 
Global warming is now the greatest threat the world has ever faced. Our continued 
reliance on electricity sourced from coal- fired power stations is causing a dramatic 
increase in the Earth?s temperature, resulting in rising sea levels, an increase in 
drought and severe storms, and massive changes to the environments we all rely on 
to survive. There is still time to change how our planet will look in the future, if we 
act now. For example, if all Australian households simply turned off unused lights 
and appliances on standby at the power point Australia?s emissions would be 
reduced by atleast five million tones per annum. The green house gas savings would 
be equivalent to taking 1.5 million cars off the road for a year. 
The most important thing to do on the night is turn off your lights between 8 pm 
and 9 pm. The main point of this campaign is to show people and companies how 
easy it is to take action to avoid global warming. This does not mean you have to 
turn off your fridge, but we do encourage you to join us by switching off and making 
a statement, as well as changing your habits in the long-term. 
 
  
A1.5 State whether the following statements are true or false:-   (4) 
(i) Earth Hour is an initiative taken to fight- Global warming. 
(ii) During Earth Hour all lights are to be switched off for an hour. 
(iii) Earth Hour is observed only by the Australians. 
(iv) Other electrical gadgets need not be switched off during Earth Hour. 
A1.6 Answer the following questions briefly:-      (4) 
(i) Earth hour demonstrated that individual action __________________ 
(ii) Earth Hour is observed by __________________ 
                                                              
                            
 
  
(iii) Global warming leads to ____________________ 
(iv) The main objective of Earth Hour is ______________________ 
A1.7 Fill in the blanks with one word only:-      (2) 
The key (i) _____________ of the Earth Hour was to engage all people around 
the world in saving the earth. It demonstrated that individual action can in 
the long run change the earth for better. The event wanted to show to the 
world that there is a (ii) ____________ between energy usage and climate 
change. We need to act because global warming is the greatest threat the 
world has ever faced.  
Our (iii) ___________ on coal- fired electricity has led to a dramatic increase 
in the Earth?s atmosphere. It is the time to act if we want to save the earth. 
More than switching off the lights it was an opportunity to help people make 
a statement and change their (iv) ___________ in the long run.  
 
A1.8 Find a word in the passage that means the following:    (2) 
(i) dependence (ii) huge 
A2. Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow. 
I?m so happy my teacher?s sick! 
And, boy, I?m feeling fine 
When someone licks the door right in, 
And there stands FRANKENSTEIN. 
She?s six foot eight, her dress is black, 
She?s wearing combat boots. 
I start to gasp, she growls and says, 
I?ll be your substitute. 
The teacher?s pet is whimpering; 
She doesn?t stand a chance. 
The smart kid stares and points and faints. 
The bully wets his pants. 
My name is Mrs Stein, she says, 
                                                              
                            
 
  
And every student cringes. 
She leans the door against the wall, 
She?s knocked it off its hinges. 
Now let?s begin. You there! Stand up! 
She looks me in the eye. 
I try to move, my legs won?t work. 
I know I?m going to die! 
Now get up to the board, she says. 
I?d like to see some action. 
Pick up the chalk, explain to us 
Division of a fraction. 
I think and think and croak, 
Invert and multiply. My turn is through.  
She points at each and pokes us out, 
Now you. Now you. Now you. 
We all get nailed this awful day. 
There?s nowhere we can hide 
The lunch bell rings, we cannot eat, 
We simply crawl outside. 
 
Our world is not the same without our teacher 
So listen to her and pray her health be fine, 
Or one day soon you?ll hear the words: 
My name is MRS STEIN  
A2.1 Answer the following questions by choosing an appropriate option from those 
given below:-          (4) 
(i) The poem is about the ______________. 
(a) substitute teacher 
(b) condition of the children 
(c) plight of the poet 
(d) day the regular teacher punished children 
(ii) Mrs Frankenstein is ______________. 
(a) short and puny 
(b) strict and exacting 
(c) dangerous and unkind 
(d) kind like their regular teacher 
                                                              
                            
 
  
(iii) To get nailed means ______________. 
(a) to be given chance 
(b) to be severely punished 
(c) to be slapped 
(d) to be scolded  
(iv) The regular teacher is _____________. 
(a) strict 
(b) understanding and not too strict 
(c) always partial 
(d) hardly ever absent 
A2.2 Given below is a summary of the poem. Fill in the blanks with suitable words 
to complete the summary.         (4) 
 
The poet was very happy because their teacher was (i) __________.  
A (ii) _________ teacher walked into the class. She introduced herself to the 
class as (iii) __________. Everyone got threatened by her appearance. Even 
the teacher?s pet began (iv) __________. She started the class and asked the 
poet to stand up. She asked him to pick up a chalk and (v) __________ to the 
class the division of a fraction. On that day they were all (vi) ___________ so 
badly that everyone wanted to hide their face. When the bell rang for lunch, 
they all  
(vii) __________ out of the class. They found their world was not the same 
without their teacher, hence they all (viii) ___________ that she might keep 
good health or they will have to face the substitute teacher again.   
                                                         Section B (Writing) 
B.1 Indian Red- Cross Society is organizing a one- day blood donation camp in your 
school. Write a notice for the school board inviting volunteers. Also mention that the 
blood collected will be sent for the treatment of cancer patients at Rajeev Gandhi 
Cancer Institute. You are Rohit, President, Cultural Club of your school.  (5) 
 
B.2 Sahil has come from the village to visit his cousins in the city. He writes back home 
to his friend, describing his experience of city life. Write out his letter.   (8) 
 
                                                              
                            
 
  
B.3 State the meaning of the following proverbs:      (2) 
(i) Diamond cuts diamond. 
(ii) Better lose the saddle than the horse. 
B.4 Complete the following proverbs:        (2) 
(i) ______________________ as love. 
(ii) A fault _______________________. 
. 
 
Section-C (Grammar) 
C1. Fill in the blanks with  one of the words given in the brackets:-               (4) 
(v) Neither the stars nor the moon __________ shining today.  (is/ are) 
(vi) A series of lectures __________ delivered on environmental pollution.(was/ 
were) 
(vii) He as well as his friends __________ been asked to stay back after school 
 (has/ have) 
(viii) The rise and fall of tides __________ due to influence of the moon. (is/ are) 
 
C2. Fill in the blanks with the –ing or to- infinitive form of the verb. Take verbs from 
 the box given below:-          (3) 
 
 
donate   repair     interact  
call   break     have 
 
 
(i) Will you help me ___________ this mixer grinder? 
(ii) The driver suggested __________ journey at Bilaspur and __________ tea  there. 
(iii) The pitch was unplayable. So the umpires decided __________ off the match. 
(iv) It was kind of you ___________ so liberally to the Prime Minister?s Relief  Fund. 
(v) Thank you so much, gentleman. I thoroughly enjoyed __________ with you. 
C3. Join the following pairs of sentences according to the instructions given in the 
 brackets:-            (4) 
(i) We got the news of India winning the series. We were thrilled. (Use infinitive) 
(ii) Mrs. Raman cooked the dinner. Then she began to wait for the guests. 
 (Use a participle) 
Read More

Complete Syllabus of Class 8

Dynamic Test

Content Category

Related Searches

Important questions

,

Objective type Questions

,

ppt

,

past year papers

,

Sample Paper - 10

,

practice quizzes

,

Class 8 Class 8 Notes | EduRev

,

Sample Paper - 10

,

shortcuts and tricks

,

English

,

Class 8 Class 8 Notes | EduRev

,

Viva Questions

,

Summary

,

Exam

,

MCQs

,

Class 8 Class 8 Notes | EduRev

,

Sample Paper

,

mock tests for examination

,

Sample Paper - 10

,

Extra Questions

,

video lectures

,

Free

,

Previous Year Questions with Solutions

,

pdf

,

study material

,

English

,

Semester Notes

,

English

;