English Writing Workshop Past Papers


Subject: Writing Workshop 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 correct option, cutting and overwriting is not allowed. (10)

1. Which among the following is/are a mode of writing.
a) Expository
b) Journalistic
c) Persuasive
d) All of the above
2. Inverted pyramid style of writing is followed in the print industry?
a) True b) False
3. Which among the following is/are a type of lead?
a) Summary
b) Descriptive
c) Question
d) All of the above

4. __________ is a creative and a subject article, which is designed to entertain and inform readers.
a) News story
b) Feature
c) Editorials
d) All of the above
5. __________ is an interesting story about a real incident or a person
a) Metaphors
b) Anecdotes
c) Feature
d) News Story
6. Which phrase describe a feature:
a) Hard news story
b) A soft news story
c) Short article
d) An accident based report
7. Your choice of source should be dependent on?
a) Popularity
b) Expertise
c) Availability
d) Appearance
8. What is a creative lead / story?
a) A story that keeps the reader’s interest
b) A story that losses interest
c) A serious story
d) A crime based story
9. A summary lead contains:
a) Most important facts of story
b) A direct quote
c) Political insight
d) Human rights angle
10. What is Soft News?
a) News based on opinions
b) Advice columns
c) Interesting / entertaining story
d) Popular story


Subject: Writing Workshop (MAS)

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 50



Part-II Give short details of each of them, each answer carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: Define an inverted pyramid technique of News writing.

Q#2: Differentiate between an Article and a Feature.

Q#3: What’s a format of a Talk Show?

Q#4: What are the types of a Feature?

Q#5: What is a Press Release? Define its significance.


Part-III Give brief answers, each answer carries equal marks. (30)

Q#1: Write a letter to editor based on any recent issue.

Q#2: Write in details what is an interview and define types of Interview.

Q#3: Write a Brief Essay on any of the following Social Issues.

  • Women Empowerment.
  • Child Abuse and Media.
  • Political Polarization and Media.
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