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English Language 3 Past Papers


Subject: English Language-III

Time Allowed: 10 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only. Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I Encircle the right answer, cutting and overwriting is not allowed. (1×10=10)

1. “But remember how you went eighty-seven days without fish and then we caught big ones every day for ______ weeks,”
a) Two b) Three
c) Four d) Five
2. Whose heart will beat for hours after he has been cut up and butchered?
a) Santiago b) Marlin
c) Shark d) Turtle
3. “Fish,” he said softly, aloud, “I’ll ______ with you until I am dead.”
a) Die b) Dance
c) Swim d) Stay
4. He cursed his left hand because it was ______
a) Injured b) Cramped
c) Bleeding d) Lazy
5. “Bad news for you, fish,” he said and shifted the line over the sacks that covered his shoulders. What was the bad news?
a) The fish had exhausted. b) The boy had come to help the old man.
c) His left hand was un-cramped d) The sharks had come to attack
6. Santiago remembered the time in the tavern at Casablanca when he had played the hand game with the great negro from Cienfuegos?
a) To frighten the Marlin b) To give himself confidence
c) To flatter himself d) To kill time.
7. In the return match Santiago won quite easily since he had broken the ______ of the negro from Cienfuegos in the first match.
a) Hand b) Heart
c) Leg d) Confidence
8. Hemingway says everything about Santiago is old except what?
a) His hands b) His face
c) His neck d) His eyes
9. Where does the story take place?
a) Cuba b) Puerto Rico
c) Canary Islands d) Marshall Islands
10. “But I will show him what a man can do and what a man ______”
a) Fights b) Eats
c) Does d) Endures


Subject: English Language-III

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 50


Part-II Give short answers of the following. (20)

Q#1: What is the logic of the old man going so far out in the sea?

Q#2: How does Santiago succeed in killing the marlin?

Q#3: Is Santiago a loser or winner in your opinion? :

Q#4: Describe the depth of the relationship of Santiago and Manolin.

Q#5: Discuss sea as a character in the novel ‘The Old Man and The Sea.’

Part-III Give brief answers of the following. (30)

Q#3: Write a letter to the editor of newspaper about the sale of sub-standard helmets in the market. OR

Write a letter to the editor of newspaper about the undue increase in the tuition-fee and other funds in private schools.

Q#4: Write an application with resume to the District Education Officer for the post of Elementary Teacher. OR

Write an application with resume to the Deputy Commissioner for the post of Data Entry Operator.

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