8th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Read the following passage carefully:
    People moan about poverty as a great evil and it seems to be an accepted belief than if people had plenty of money, they would be happy, and get more out of life. As a rule there is more genuine satisfaction in life and more is obtained from life in the humble cottage of the poor man than in the palace of rich men, who are attended by servants and governesses at a later stage. At the same time I am glad to think they do not know what they have missed.
    It is because I know how sweet and happy and pure the home of honest poverty is, how free from
    Perplexing care and social envies and jealousies, how ?loving, and united the members are in the common interest of supporting the family that I sympathize with the rich man's boy and congratulate the poor men's son. It is for these reasons that from the ranks of the poor so many strong eminent self-reliant men have always sprung. If you read the list of the "Immortals who were not born to die." You will find that most of them have been poor                 
    (i) What is the popular motion about poverty?
    (ii) Where can one get more genuine satisfaction in life?
    (iii) Why does the author pity the rich man's boy?
    (iv) How has the author compared rich with poor?
    (v) What is his conclusion?
    (vi) People moan about poverty. (Frame a wh _ type question?
    (vii) Find out other words in the passage with similar meanings to:
    (a) Confusion                            
    (b) Self dependent.

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    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:                                                                 
    Long, long ago, in a big forest, there were many trees. Among the cluster of trees, there was a very tall pine tree. He was so tall that he could talk to the stars in the sky. He could easily look over the heads of the other trees. One day late in the evening, the pine tree saw a ragged, skinny girl approaching him.
    He could see her only because of his height. 'Die little girl was in tears. The pine tree bent as much as he could and asked her: "What is the matter? Why are you crying???
    The little girl, still sobbing, replied, "I was gathering flowers for a garland to offer goddess Durga, who I believe, would help my parents to overcome their poverty and I have lost my way," The pine tree said to the little girl, "It is late in the evening. It will not be possible for you to return to your house, which is at the other end of the forest. Sleep for the night at this place." The pine tree pointed out to an open cave-like place under him. The little girl was frightened of wild animals. The girl quickly crept into the cave-like place. The pine tree was happy and pleased with himself. He stood like a soldier guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flowers lay withering on the ground. The pine tree understood what was going on in the girl's mind. He wrapped his branches around the nearby flower trees and shook them gently. The little girl's eyes brightened. But a great surprise awaited her. The pine tree brought out a bag full of gold coins which had been lying for years in the hole in its trunk and gave it to the girl. With teary eyes she thanked her benefactor and went away.
    (i) Answer the following questions:                                         
    (a) Why was the girl crying?
    (b) Where did the pine tree want the little girl to sleep for the night?
    (c) Why was the little girl disappointed when she looked at the flowers and what did the tree do to make her happy?
    (d) What lesson does this short story teach us?

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  • question_answer3)    Do as directed:           (a) What is meant by the word 'cluster'? (Para 1)

    A) group              

    B) team

    C) class                       

    D) party

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  • question_answer4) (b) What is meant by the word 'approaching'? (Para 1)

    A) calling                       

    B) touching

    C) coming close      

    D) running towards

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  • question_answer5) (c) What is meant by the word 'wild'? (Para 2)

    A) cunning                     

    B) dirty

    C) unpolished               

    D) dangerous

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  • question_answer6) (d) What is meant by the word 'withering'? (Para 2)

    A) shrinking         

    B) shrunk

    C) colourless                 

    D) unhappy

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  • question_answer7) You have lost your water bottle in school premises. Write a notice of about 50 words for your school notice board giving the description of the bottle. You are Sahil/Sneha a student of class of VIII of Sarvodaya School, Ramesh Nagar.          

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    Write a letter to your younger sister advising her to work hard for upcoming annual exam. You are Dinesh/Divya.                                                                     
    Last day you enjoyed the birthday party of your close friend. You had lot of fun there. Write a diary entry describing you experience.

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    Read the outlines of a story given below. Write it in full using these outlines and your own ideas.
    Assign a suitable title to it:    
    Outlines:-A small boy?live with mother ? develops the habit of stealing ? Mother does not check ___develops the habit when grows ? caught ? punished.
    Complete the story on the basis of the given beginning:
    Ramu was a porter. He was a very honest boy. One day an old man hired him to carry the luggage to his house. On reaching his home the old man gave Ramu................

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    Fill in the blanks with correct form of the verbs given in the brackets:                                                                   
    (i) The sum rises in the east and ________ (set) in the west.
    (ii) I _______ (do) a lot of work yesterday in the west.
    (iii) Neha _______ (like/likes) to drink milk.
    (iv) Children _________ (was shouting / were shouting) when the teacher entered in the class.

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    Change the following sentences into indirect speech:                                                                                    
    (i) I said, "Kamini is not well."
    (ii) The teacher said/' Honesty is the best policy."
    (iii) "Where is my umbrella? ?? she asked.
    (iv) Mother said to me, "Please tidy your room."

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    Rearrange the following words / phrases to form meaningful sentence.                                               
    (i) keeps us / healthy / balanced diet / and /fit
    (ii) the doctor / keeps / an apple / day / away / a
    (iii) think /I / am / he / than / older / a little / is /I
    (iv) never / our / objected to / the book / reading / has / he

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    Read the following stanza carefully and answer the questions given below:                                              
    But to go to school in a summer morn,
    O 'it drives all joy away under a cruel eye outworn
    The little ones spend the day,
    In sighing and dismay.
    (i) What drives away all the joy?
    (ii) What does 'cruel eye outworn' refer to?
    (iii) How do the little ones spend the day?
    (iv) Name the poem and the poet?

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    Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:                                                            
    He came out of the station, took a taxi and drove around the town for a while. He realized that the streets, the buildings the hotels, the bazaars, the Morabadi Hill-with none of these he had the slightest acquaintance. Would a trip to Hudroo Falls help?
    (i) Who came out the station?
    (ii) What did he realise after driving around the town?
    (iii) What did he want to confirm after visiting the Hudroo Falls?
    (iv) 'Acquaintance' means __________.

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    Answer any four of the following questions:                                      
    (i) What did the animals do before the giant waves slammed into the coast of India and Sri Lanka?
    (ii) Why did prophet and wizard not guess about the magic in the poet's eye?
    (iii) How does Macavity break the law of gravity?
    (iv) Why was the letter written? What was the wonderful thing that had happened?
    (v) What all things did Parimal Chose tell Benin Babu to remind him of his visit to Ranchi?

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    Answer any four of the following questions:                                    
    (i) Did Sir John buy Chrismas presents on December 15? How did Dutta Da get to know about it?
    (ii) Why had Velu run away from home?
    (iii) What did oldest coin tell him?
    (iv) What had happened in the Sappleton family as narrated by the niece?
    (v) What did sisters advise the Princess to do about her bird?

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    Answer any one of the following:                                                              
    Write briefly the incident of Gathgergold's return to the valley.
    Begin like this: My name is Gather gold. I left the valley of the Great Stone Face fifty years ago. I am now going back home. Will the people of the valley welcome me? Do they know that I am very rich?
    Do you think Jaya is a brave and sensitive child with a sense of humour. Find instances of her courage, kind nature and humour in the text.

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