Here is the English question paper for Senior Intermediate students of Andhra Pradesh. The model question paper will give you an understanding of the nature of the questions asked in the Intermediate Public Examinations (IPE).
Intermediate Public Examinations – March 2013
English Paper – II (Second Year) Model Question Paper
Time: 3 Hours – Max. Marks: 100
SECTION – A
I. Annotate any two of the following. 2 × 4 = 8
a. “To be a successful writer, you must write interestingly.”
b. “What are they coming for? They have not been here for ages.”
c. “Our shastras enjoin upon every individual to perform umbrella dan on every possible occasion.”
d. “See”, said he, “that’s the man who did not grudge his only crust!”
II. Annotate any two of the following. 2 × 4 = 8
a. “So show me, son how to laugh, show me how
b. “No bother with anything else So that for good I know who I am.”
c. “Glad in the freedom of school let out, came the boys like a flock of sheep.”
d. “When I can see few men in need I then have the power to help by deed.”
III. Answer any two questions in about 75 words. 2 × 4 = 8
a. “How is it true that the husbands of Mrs.Slater and Mrs. Jordan are men with no individuality?
b. What, according to ecologists, is the solution to the deteriorating ecosystem?
c. What is the ‘Cult of Coziness’ and how does it apply to the use of language?
d. Describe Gandhi’s initial infatuation for the European style of living.
IV. Answer any two questions in about 75 words. 2 × 4 = 8
a. How does the poet W.H.Davies describe village life in the poem ‘In the Country’?
b. What are the different ways in which the poet V.S.Kumar is identified in his country?
c. Describe the condition of the old woman as she stood at the crossing in the severe cold.
d. How is the virtuous soul different from the other items compared in the poem ‘Virtue’?
V. Answer any one of the following questions in about 150 words. 1 × 8 = 8
a. Describe the role played by Miles Hendon in the novel ‘The Prince and the Pauper’.
b. Sketch the character of Tom Canty.
c. What part does the Royal Seal play in determining the identity of the true king in the novel?
SECTION – B
VI. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions. 5 × 1 = 5
There are many types of problem molecules in the body, and each type is specific to its function. For example, proteins such as keratin and collagen give strength and elasticity to hair, as well as to skin and tendons; haemoglobin and myoglobin are the oxygen-binding proteins of the blood and the muscle, respectively; and ovalbumin, the principal protein of egg white is responsible for the setting and foaming properties of eggs. A particularly important group of proteins known as enzymes directs all the body cells to produce chemical reactions. These reactions provide the basis of
every type of cell activity, including growth, repair, the production of energy and the excretion of waste products.
1. How are proteins understood to have been classified into different types?
2. What is the function of enzymes?
3. Point out the purpose of haemoglobin and myoglobin.
4. What is egg white primarily inclusive of?
5. From the passage it is clear that there are several types of proteins that …
a. are found in all organisms.
b. carry out specific tasks.
c. have interchangeable functions.
VII. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions. 5 × 1 = 5
The next instant, the woman struggled past the guards and embraced and kissed his leg, crying, “O, my child! My darling!” lifting towards him, a face full of joy and love.
The very next moment, a guard roughly caught hold of her and flung her back into the crowd, even as Tom Canty uttered the words, “ I don’t know you, woman!” The deeply wounded and heartbroken look that crossed her face struck Tom Canty’s entire being with shame and sorrow. It consumed his pride and turned his grandeur to
ashes. He was filled with remorse and all he could think of was, “I wish to God, I were free of my imprisonment!” The procession moved on.
1. Who does the expression ‘My darling!’ refer to?
2. Whose look is described as wounded and heartbroken in the context?
3. Why was he filled with remorse at the moment?
4. What was the procession about?
5. Name the author of the passage.
VIII. Read the following advertisement and answer the questions that follow. 5 × 1 = 5
1. What does the advertisement speak about?
2. What is the name of the campaign to popularize HIV testing?
3. How can we say that the campaign was a great success?
4. What is the total increase in the number of testing centres for HIV?
5. The aim of the advertisement is …..
a. to encourage people to get HIV/AIDS.
b. to encourage people to get themselves tested for HIV/AIDS.
c. to be bold and not care about HIV/AIDS.
IX. Read the following pie chart and answer the questions that follow. 5 × 1 = 5
1. How many TV Channels are shown in the diagram?
2. Which is the most preferred TV Channel for watching news?
3. If there are 1,000 viewers, how many will watch India TV?
4. What is the percentage of viewers who watch Zee News?
5. State which of the following statements is correct.
a. The viewership of Aaj Tak is double that of Zee News.
b. The viewership of Aaj Tak is double that of India TV.
c. The viewership of Aaj Tak is half that of NDTV.
SECTION – C
X. Write a letter to your friend discussing your future plans and intentions at the moment.
Hints: professional courses – common entrance test – coaching in Hyderabad – combined study among friends with similar interests and aspirations – strenuous hours of hard work – confidence – make a name for parents – service to society being a proud citizen of this country — peaceful life. or 1 × 5 = 5
Write a letter to the Sub-Inspector of your town requesting him
to keep vigilance on the ragging taking place in your college.
Hints: ragging – bad cult – test of patience and sensitive feelings
of students – sadistic tendency – collapse of dreams of students
and parents – nuisance – fear of entering educational institutions
– should be nipped in the bud – for healthy atmosphere.
XI. Write a short paragraph of about 50 words describing
briefly the process of ‘Sorting and Delivery of Letters by
the Postman’. 1 × 4 = 4
or Write a short paragraph of about 50 words describing
the process of ‘Preparing Idlies’.
XII. Write a report on the following in about 75 words. 1X 5 = 5
i. On the blood donation camp held by Student Organizations
in your town on the occasion of the Republic Day.
ii. On the family serials telecast by different TV channels in
routine corrupting the young minds in particular and all the
viewers in general.
XIII. Read the following hints and prepare curriculum vitae. 1 x 4 = 4
Hints: Commerce Graduates with Degree or Diploma in Office
Management required as Accounts Assistants – Computeracy
and Good Communication Skills in English essential – Apply
through C.V. to Infotech Ltd., # 480, Anna Salai, Chennai -35.
XIV. Imagine you are Mr. Bhaskar. You have Savings
Account of SBI bearing No.38496 at Malakpet Branch.
Withdraw an amount of Rs.5,000/- by filling the form. 1 x 4 = 4
XV. Complete the dialogue given below suitably. 1 x 3 = 3
Teacher: Mr.Tarun, what do you know about prepositions?
Tarun: Well, I know that they usually come before a noun sir.
Teacher: Very good. Which do you find the most difficult?
Teacher: The thing to remember is that ‘in’ usually means
inside a place or a position.
Teacher: Ah, you see ‘in’ means you are there inside however
‘into’ means you enter as: You go into the room.
Teacher: It’s O.K. Sit down. You can clear your doubts with me.
XVI. Read the following passage and make notes. 1 x 5 = 5
Classical Indian music is unique because it not only entertains
but also provides food for the soul – meditation and peace. It has
its origin in the Vedas and there is no end to its growth. That is one reason the West is fascinated by its sound. The beauty lies in the concept of freedom within a discipline. Unlike Western music,
where musicians play to written compositions, Indian musicians
improvise within the parameters of a raga. Westerners are
intrigued and amazed by the extempore improvisations we do on
stage. That is why Indian music is in demand in the export market.
The credit goes to Pandit Ravi Shankar who is the pioneer in
shaping the foreign market. His instrument, the sitar, became
synonymous with Indian music. In fact, the beetles queued upto
him to learn the sitar. The tabla too is special to Indian music.
The sound it produces is unique. It has been used even in
Hollywood movies. Innovations in the guitar have led to the creation
of an Indian instrument called Mohan Veena. The number
of musical instruments in India is uncountable because every
region has its own instrument and each one produces a different
sound. The quality of a musical note is different for each
musician because he puts his soul and style into the note.
XVII. Match the words in Column A with their meanings / definitions in Column B. 5 x 1 = 5
Column A – Column B
1. breakfast ( ) a. a combination of breakfast and lunch
2. feast ( ) b. the first meal of the day
3. dinner ( ) c. special meal eaten in the office
4. banquet ( ) d. a formal word for lunch
5. brunch ( ) e. a formal meal for a large number of people
( ) f. a large special meal at a celebration
g. the main meal in the evening
h. food that is carried in tiffin box
XVIII. Pick any five of the following words and say if they are
mono, di or tri syllabic words. 5 x 1/2 = 2 1/2
1. study 2. panic 3. exam 4. computer 5. beautiful
6. school 7. photo 8. honour 9. lemon 10. enjoyment
XIX. Mark the stress for any five of the following words. 5 x 1/2 = 2 1/2
1. consult 2. beauty 3. mention 4. spectacular 5. direction
6. travel 7. fruitful 8. nutrition 9. carelessness 10. lethargic.