MSBTE 1st Semester English Sample Question Paper

MSBTE English First Semester Sample Question Paper
Course Name : All Branches of Diploma in Engineering and Technology.
Semester : First
Subject Title : English
Time : 3 Hrs. Marks: 100
Instructions: 1] All the Questions are compulsory.
2] Figures to the right indicate Full marks.
Q.1 A] Answer any EIGHT of the following: [ 16 Marks]
1] How did Shaw come out of his nervousness?
2] What is unintelligible according to A.G.Gardiner?
3] What is essential for happiness, peace and prosperity?
4] Why did Herman stay with his mother?
5] What is the principle of Ruskin Bond’s book “Unto His Last”?
6] Who were Kiran Bedi’s Role Model?
7] Who inspired Kalpana Chawla?
8] Which areas did Kiran Bedi prefer to work in?
9] What is the technical definition of Fuel?
10] How were Mrs. Gamp’s curls?
Q.1 B] Answer any THREE of the following in 5-6 sentences each [12 Marks]
1] Describe the incident that took place in the town hall of Dover.
2] Explain in short, what Dr. Kalam meant by “A Nation Of Billion People”
3] Give an account of the encounter between the grandfather and the cops
4] How was the Singer sewing machine invented?
Q.2 A] Answer any ONE of the following in 150 words [08 Marks]
1] “Pioneers Don’t Have Role Models,” Explain giving two examples of your own.
2] Explain the impact of Fossil Fuels on the Environment.
3] Narrate Bedi’s contribution to society at large. 12004
Q.2 B] Give the meaning of any Four of the following words: [04 Marks]
Synthesis, congestion, advent, eradicate, emolument, pioneer.
Q.3] Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below: [10 Marks]

A man or woman makes a direct contact with society in two ways: as a member of some familial, professional or religious group, or as a member of a crowd. Groups are incapable of being as moral and intelligent as the individuals who form them: a crowd is chaotic, has no purpose of its own, and is capable of anything except intelligent action and realistic thinking. Assembled in a crowd, people loose their powers of reasoning and their capacity for moral choice. Their suggestibility is increased to the point where they cease to have any judgment or a will of their own. They become very excitable; they loose all sense of individual or collective responsibility. They are subjected to sudden excesses of rage, enthusiasm and panic. In a word, a man in a crowd behaves as though he had swallowed a large dose of some powerful intoxicant. He is a victim of what I have called ‘herd poisoning’. Herd poison is an active, extravagant drug. The crowd intoxicated individual escapes from responsibility, intelligence and morality into a kind of frantic, animal mindlessness.
1] Which idea is predominantly expressed in this passage? (01)
2] Mention the two ways in which a man or woman makes direct contact with society. (02)
3] What is “Herd Poison”? (01)
4] How does the author describe the chaotic behavior of man? (01)
5] Mention two extreme behavioral patterns of man. (01)
6] With whom is a man in a crowd compared? Why? (02)
7] Give the meanings of the following words: Panic, Extravagant. (01)
8] They are subjected to sudden excess of rage. (Add a Question Tag) (01)
Q. 4 A] Do as directed. [Any Ten] [10 Marks]
1] Our classrooms are swept by the students. [Change the Voice]
2] She speaks too fast to be understood. [Remove Too.]
3] There is nothing better than a busy life. [Add a Question Tag]
4] Every Dark Cloud has a Silver Lining. [Make Negative.]
5] Hardly anyone —– (wear) hats these days. They —- (go) out of fashion.
(Write the correct form of verb)
6] What a beautiful night! (Make Assertive)
7] The Times Of India is more popular than any other newspaper. (Change the degree)
8] I will talk to him only if he apologies. [Rewrite using Unless]
9] She is —– artist married to —– European Engineer. (Insert appropriate articles)
10] The horse reared. The rider fell. (Join the sentence with an appropriate conjunction)
11] Wisdom is better than riches. [ Make Interrogative]
12] She is very beautiful. [ Make Exclamatory]
4.B] Insert Appropriate Prepositions. [06 Marks]
(Into, at, an, on, by, in, for, after, due)
1. We keep our hats and scarf’s — the drawer.
2. He didn’t go out of the house —- his illness.
3. At present our home is —- London.
4. We poured the coffee — the cups.
5. They moored the boat — the Jetty.
6. I went to Mumbai —- taxi.
Q.4.C] Change the following into Indirect speech [Any Two] [04 Marks]
1. He said, “Will you be there tomorrow? “
2. “Shall I lock the car or leave it unlocked?” He said.
3. Ram said, “I have just heard the news.”
Q.5.A] Develop into a well-organized paragraph [75 words] [Any One] [06 Marks]
1. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
2. The importance of time management.
3. Fast food is bad for health.
Q.5.B. Classify the following words under the given heads.[Any Four] [04 Marks] (Noun, Verb, Adverb, Adjective)
Impudence, Provincial, Disable, Wind-bag, Stair- case, Nickel.
Q.5.C. Correct the errors in the following sentences. [04 Marks]
1. One should keep his promise.
2. He is working as the Principal from 1998.
3. He is taller to me.
4. The train leave the station before I reached there.
Q.6.A] Give the Antonyms of the following words. [02 Marks] Arrival, attract.
Q.6. B] Give the Synonyms for the following words. [02 Marks] Polite, Lazy.
Q.6.C] Fill in the blanks with appropriate Homophones [04 Marks]
1. Hari was told to deposit the —-. (check, cheque)
2. Seema will be returning from Mumbai after a —. (week, weak)
3. The —- wheel of my car is punctured. (rear, rare)
4. He ___ with the blue pen ( write, right)
Q.6. D] Read the given text and using the contextual clues, supply the missing word from the list provided. [04 Marks]
[Plantation, tropics, imagine, planter, overcome, temperate, farmers, delightful]
People who like bananas probably —— that a banana —— would be a very —– place in
which to live, and so, it is for people who know and understand the vagaries of the —–. The
banana—must meet and —– difficulties of which the —– in the —– regions have no idea.
E] Punctuate and rewrite the following sentences. [04 Marks]
1. good heavens no she replied that is impossible
2. good-bye she said see you later shall ring you up if I need anything
3. the teacher asked the students have you read the article effective communication
4. as soon as you find the hotel call me up and give me the address John said

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