Compulsory English Model Question for SEE
SEE English Model Question SET – I
Grade – X
Students are required to show creativity in the answers wherever applicable.
- Read the part of the poem given below and do the tasks. 5
I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor bought too long a day;
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.
I remember, I remember
The roses, red and white,
The violets, and the lily-cups–
Those flowers are made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,–
The tree is living yet!
I remember, I remember
Where I was used to swing,
And through the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.
A. Match the words in column A with their meaning in column B. 3×1=3
- peep person’s mind, feeling, and character
- laburnum a small tree with bunches of yellow flowers
- spirit to look quickly and secretly at something
thin or narrow.
B. Answer the following questions. 2×1=2
- What is the poem about?
- What does the poet remember in the third stanza?
- Read the following text and do the tasks. 10
“Yogmaya had a two-pronged agenda, not just one,” explained Manamaya. “Her first target was the cultural and religious oppression of the time. Her second object was our ruler, the Prime Minister, who along with his generals allowed corruption and inequality to prevail. Our master, Shakti Yogmaya, showed us how these two evils are intertwined, and she feared neither.”
Yogamaya launched a brilliant and daring political campaign from her base in the hills of East Nepal. It took place during the 1930s, and ended in 1940 with her death, along with sixty-eight of her followers who one by one followed her into the thundering current of the Arun River. After leading a campaign for reform and justice, Yogmaya finally confronted the ruler with an ultimatum: “If you do not grant us justice, we will die,” she declared. Juddha Shamsher responded by sending his army to round up the protesters. The tragedy that resulted remains a stain on the government.
The Nepalese authorities covered up the episode and banned all mention of her. Her campaign was thoroughly expunged from the nation’s historical record and almost lost to its political consciousness. But the powerful verses composed by Yogmaya, the hazurbani, survived. And there lies the story.
A. Complete the following sentences with the correct information from the text above. 5×1=5
- The first target of Yogmaya was………………………
- Yogmaya’s political campaign took place during ………….and ended in…………
- The campaign was for……………. and …………..
- The tragedy of the campaign remained a…………. on the government.
- The powerful …………….composed by Yogmaya still survives.
B. Answer the following questions. 5×1=5
- Who is Yogmaya?
- What were the two main reasons that made Yogmaya a rebel?
- What was Yogmays’ demand for the government?
- How did Juddha Shumber react to the campaign?
- What was the tragedy during the campaign?
3. Read the advertisement and answer the questions given below: 10
A well-established Boarding school invites applications for the post of Accountant Teacher to be posted in our secondary school of Lalitpur. The candidates should be energetic, young, and dedicated.
He/She must pose the Qualification of Bachelor level from the discipline of Business/Commerce/Economics with a minimum of 50% marks.
The Candidates must be fluent in both English and Nepali. He/She must have 2 years of working experience in any business firm. Nepali citizens are given much preference.
Candidates must have working experience of two years in academic institutions. Only selected candidates will be called for written and oral tests.
The Remuneration for this particular post is Negotiable.
Interested and deserving candidates are requested to drop their hand-written application, full bio-data, two recent passport-sized photos, and copies of testimonials by the 29th of March to the following address
ABC Secondary School
P.O. box 6506 Kathmandu, Nepal
A. Answer the following questions: (5×1=5)
- What is the advertised post?
- What is the required academic qualification of the candidate?
- Who will be called for the written test and interview?
- What else should the candidate submit along with the application?
- What is the deadline to apply?
B. Fill in the gaps with appropriate words from the above passage: (5×1=5)
- Interested candidates may apply for the post of Account Teacher with a hand-written application, full bio-data, P/P sized photos and …………………………..
- Candidates must have…………………in academic institutions.
- Candidates should have scored at least ……..………..marks in aforesaid disciplines.
- The working school is located in………………….
- ……………….candidates are given importance.
- Read the text and do the tasks. 15
Genocide is a crime on a different scale from all other crimes against humanity and it implies an intention to completely exterminate the chosen group; genocide is therefore the greatest of the crimes against humankind. The massacres that transpired in Rwanda Less than four years ago possess every quality attributed to the ramifications of genocide. There, in the clearest case of genocide since Hitler, a cast slaughter occurred which claimed the lives of more than 8000,000 Rwandans.
This genocide is probably the greatest and the gravest crime against humanity in the second half of the twentieth century, and no group whether foreign or indigenous executed enough force to prevent this from occurring. The United States stood by and watched the horrific events unfold. The Clinton administration, facing what was the clearest case of genocide in 50 years, responded by downplaying the crisis diplomatically and impeding effective intervention by U.N. forces to stop the killing. A great crime against humanity did exist through the individual tortures, rapes, and slaughters of the Rwandans; but hidden in all of the turmoil and rage, was the crime of passivity and evasion in the United States’ response towards all of the crimes and suffering. One million Rwandan civilians were left to die, but that could have been significantly reduced with the initial intervention and side of the U.S. government.
Rwanda has been subjected to a number of historical events that have led up to its genocide. After WW I, they were put under a Belgian Trusteeship that imposed a rigid plan of racial classification, dividing the Rwandans into three distinct groups; the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa. The Hutu comprised about 84 per cent of the total population in Rwanda while the Tutsi were 15 per cent and the Twa represented a meagre 1 per cent of the population. The Belgians’ racist ideals provided a framework for the social classes that would exist in Rwanda. The Tutsi were deemed superior in all aspects to the Hutus and themselves. “Their racialization of the political reality was exploited.” According to the
Belgians, possessed politeness and greater intelligence that surpassed the levels that were inherent among the other tribes. The “whiteness”, including facial features, behavioural tendencies, and personality, reflected many characteristics of the white race.
The Belgians presented them with an opportunity for education and a Christian
upbringing. It was this intervention that sowed the seeds for future resentment among the clans. Disgruntled by their new low-level social status, resentment began to grow amongst the Hutu clan towards the Tutsi.
A. Answer the following questions. 5×1=5
- What is genocide?
- How many people lost their lives in the massacres of Rwanda?
- How did the rigid plan of racial classification divide the Rwandans?
- What is the claim of Belgians about Tutsi?
- How did the Clinton administration respond to the killing?
B. Match the words in column A with their meanings in the column. 5×1=5
Column A Column B
- ramification originating naturally in a particular place
- Indigenous displeasure of having been treated unfairly
- Turmoil a complex consequence of an action
- Surpassed a state of great disturbance
- Resentment be greater than
C. Write T for true and F for false statements. 5×1=5
- The greatest genocide occurred in Hitler’s time.
- Initially, America just witnessed the events.
- Rwandans were put under Belgian Trusteeship after WWII.
- The greatest population was of Two.
- The Belgians provided Twa with educational opportunities.
- Make a poster advising people to stay away from tobacco, smoking, and alcohol as they lead to addiction and poor health. 5
- Suppose your elder sister is going to be married next month. Write an informal letter of invitation to your friend. 5
- Compose a dialogue between two friends who are planning a vacation tour in a particular place. 6
- Write an essay on “Good manners” in about 200 words. Use the clues given in the box: 8
-ways to learn
-reasons of its necessity in life
-troubles in the absence
-your opinion on it.
- Reproduce the following sentences as indicated in the brackets. 6
- You’d better drink a lot of water………………….(into tag questions)
- Only he can play good cricket. (Change into a negative sentence)
- Priyasa said to me,” When will you submit your homework?” (into indirect speech)
- Rohit ……..(teach) in Kathmandu since 2006. ( into correct tense)
- Manoj sold his land and home in Hetauda. (into /No Question)
- They claim that prices have risen again. (into passive voice)
- Rewrite the following text choosing the correct words/phrases from the brackets. [Underline the Answer] (10×0.5=5)
Once three young European girls ……………..(visit, visited, will visit)our school. They were amazingly cute as if they were real fairies from heaven………..(where they, weren’t they, didn’t they). They came to us…………..(from, through, by)the District Red cross as volunteers. They were actually tourists. They set off to Europe on one month tour to Nepal just they…………….(have finished, had finished, finish)schooling there. One of the girls ………….(who, whom, whose)name was Kelly said, “My father is a film producer and ……………(he suggest, he suggested, he has suggested) us to visit Nepal as he has been there four times.” the other two were Linda and Eva. They…………….(sent, were sent, being sent) to different classes where they taught English pronunciation and language through games. They made students……(involve, involve, to involve )in activities. I found playing games and singing were…………(a, an, the) primary technique of teaching which is absolutely full of fun. Had they been here for two years, all the children ………..(will be, would be, would have been) fluent in English.
Once three young European girls visited our school. They were amazingly cute as if they were real fairies from heaven. They came to us through the District Red cross as volunteers. They were actually tourists. They set off to Europe on a one-month tour to Nepal just after they had finished schooling there. One of the girls whose name was Kelly said, “My father is a film producer and he suggested us to visit Nepal as he has been there four times.” The other two were Linda and Eva. They were sent to different classes where they taught English pronunciation and language through games. They made students involve in activities. I found playing games and singing were the primary technique of teaching which is absolutely full of fun. Had they been here for two years, all the children would have been fluent in English.
BEST OF LUCK
SEE English Model Question SET – II
Sub.:- Compulsory English
Read the poem and do the activities that follow. (5)
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as far,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black,
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and, I
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost
- Chose the best alternative to complete the following sentences:- (2×1=2)
- a) The meaning of the word ‘sigh’ is …..
- i) a deep and long breath ii) laugh iii) weep
- b) The poem is about a ….. that the speaker has faced.
- i) dilemma ii) road iii) forest
- Answer the following questions:- (3×1=3)
- a) Which road does he choose to travel?
- b) What do you think ‘the roads’ refer to?
- c) Why did the speaker stand at a place for a long time?
- Read the text and do the activities that follow:- (10)
I entered the building and as instructed by the curator, I bought a ticket and hired a special hand machine that will play the recorded voice to explain to me everything in English. Asa, I passed the administrative building, I came across a beautiful garden; it was full of pointed shapes of fir and pine trees, giving the best proof of French topiary. Far away stood other trees like walnut, juniper and yew, birds chirruped from the top. Among the topiary art stood a huge black bust, on top of which lay a drooping figure of Rodin. Not Rodin himself but a magnificent sculpture of him. It is commonly known as Rodin’s Thinking Man. The Thinking Man squatted on a large and tall marble slap, in a half-bent posture and reflective mood. This is one of the masterpieces in modern art, an incomparable work. Rodin’s pensive mood is remarkable.
Three years ago I visited a smaller museum in Baltimore; Sewa had joined me from Illinois. In the very small museum, Rodin’s copy too was quite small, Rodin’s little thinker in Baltimore was a black metal work, just a replica. I remember writing an article which reminds us of our visit to Baltimore, and van Gogh’s Irises. It got published in Antarderisti edited by Jyoti Ghimire of the USA.
A. Match the words/phrases in Column A with appropriate information in Column B. (5×1=5)
|Column A||Column B|
|a) special hand machine||i) is in Baltimore|
|b) Antarderisti||ii) the masterpiece|
|c) replica of Rodin||iii) edited by Jyoti Ghimire|
|d) beautiful garden||iv) explained everything in English|
|e) magnificent sculpture||v) Known as Rodin’s Thinking Man.|
|vi) pointed shapes of fir and pines|
B. Answer the following questions: (5×1=5)
a) What is remarkable about Rodin’s Thinking Man?
b) Why did the narrator buy a special hand machine?
c) How was the garden of the museum?
d) Where did the narrator find another small sculpture of Rodin?
e) How did the writer get into the museum?
2. Read the text and do the activities that follow:- (10)
A well-established English medium school is seeking dynamic, energetic and well qualified candidates for the following posts:
1. Academic Incharge: Full Time – 1
2. Secondary level Science teacher: Full time – 1
3. Public Relation officer: Part Time – 3
(Fluency in spoken English is a must. Eligible, enthusiastic and passionate Nepali individuals are requested to send their scanned handwritten application with a copy of academic qualifications, CV and supporting documents, and a recent pp size photograph by 20th March 2023 to the following address.
Sagarmatha Secondary School
Tilang – 5, Solukhumbhu
Telephone enquiry will not be entertained. Only short-listed applicants will be called for an interview.
A. Fill in the blanks with suitable words/phrases from the text. [5×1=5]
- The announcement is made for ……… different posts.
- Candidates must have ….. years of experience to be eligible to apply for the academic charge.
- The academic qualification for the secondary level science teacher is……… in science.
- The application should reach by …….. .
- The school is located in ………… .
B. Answer the following questions. [5×1=5]
- What is the academic qualification required for the post of ‘Academic Incharge’?
- What traits other than academic qualification and experience should the candidates possess?
- What should the applicants submit along with their application?
- How can an applicant deliver his/her application?
- Who will be called for the interview?
3. Read the text and do the activities that follow:- (15)
Newborn babies do not know if they are boys or girls, but it does not take them long to find out. They very quickly learn the way that their society expects males and females to behave and think. That is, they learn their gender roles.
From the moment of birth, babies are usually treated according to their gender. In many other countries, baby girls tend to be dressed in pink clothing and baby boys in blue. Baby girls are handled more gently than boys. Girls are cuddled and kissed while boys are bounced around and lifted high in the air. Girls are given dolls, whereas boys are given cars, trucks and building blocks. Mothers think a lot about how pretty their girls should look, but they are less connected about their little boys’ appearance.
When they start to talk, children are taught the difference between the words “he” and “she” and between “him” and “her”. There are also differences in the way parents talk to their children. Parents use words about feelings and emotions more with girls than with boys; by age 2, girls use these words more than boys do. Furthermore, mothers and fathers talk differently, because of their socialization. Mothers tend to talk more politely (Could you turn off the TV, please) and fathers tend to use more direct language (Turn off the TV). By age 4, girls and boys have learned to imitate these conversational styles. Girls are generally taught to be “ladylike” – polite and gentle.
A. Complete the following sentences using the appropriate words from the text: (5×1=5)
a) Children very quickly learn the way that their society expects males and females to think and …..
b) In many countries baby boys tend to be dressed in ….. clothing.
c) Children are taught the difference between ‘he’ and ‘she’ when they …..
d) Polite and ….. are the features being ladylike.
e) Mother and father speak differently because of …..
B. Write T for true and F for false statements:- (5×1=5)
a) It takes babies a long time to determine whether they are boys or girls.
b) Babies are generally treated according to their gender from their birth.
c) Mothers are more concerned about the appearance of their daughters than their sons.
d) Parents talk to their children in the same way irrespective of their gender.
e) Mothers talk more politely than fathers.
C. Answer the following questions: (5×1=5)
a) What is meant by gender role?
b) How are the boys and girls different in the case of their playthings?
c) What sorts of words do parents use with their girl children?
d) How do fathers talk with their children?
e) What aspect of the baby girls gets more attention than that of baby boys?
5. Write a message of condolence on behalf of your school to be published in a local newspaper using the clues given in the box below: (5)
Suresh Sibakoti ….. 16 years ….. a student of grade ten ….. monitor of your class/hardworking and social ….. died in road accident ….. sadly missing.
6. Write a news story based on the clues given in the box below: (5)
A bus (Na 4 Kha 7380) ….. Wednesday morning ….. heading to Dhangadi from Pokhara ….. 31 passengers ….. Plummets into the Kali Gandaki river ….. near Malunga ….. Siddhartha Highway ….. seven spot death ….. one at the hospital ….. 23 injured ….. 5 serious ….. treatment at hospitals in Palpa ….. heavy truck from opposite direction collides with the bus ….. both drivers into custody.
7. A student is trying to get new library membership. Compose a dialogue between the student and a librarian in at least six exchanges. 
8. Write a letter to the editor of an English newspaper drawing the attention of the parents and concerned authorities about the growing problems of drug addiction among teenagers. (8)
9. Reproduce the following sentences as indicated in brackets. [6×1=6]
- The managers ignore it, …… ? (Supply the correct question tag)
- His teacher knows what to do. (Change into negative)
- Your new friends are chatting online now. (Change into yes/no question)
- When the teacher came in, all the students ….. (make) …….. noise. (Put the verb in brackets in the correct tense)
- He said, “I have been playing football for three hours.” (Change into indirect speech)
- Did she cook dinner? (Change into passive)
10. Choose and copy the best answers. (Rewriting is not compulsory)[10×0.5=5]
The Bermuda Triangle (a)….. (where/which/what) is also known as the devil’s Triangle, is (b)….. (the/a/an) area located on the northwestern Atlantic. It is an extremely dangerous area (c)….. (for/by/to) one to enter. Several aircraft and surface vessels (d)….. (believed/are believed/have believed) to have vanished in weird ways at The Bermuda Triangle. Important things in society (e)….. (have/has/are) shown some of these disappearances (f)….. (could have been/can be/must be) by the law of physics, paranormal, or actions of aliens. The April 1962 issue of American Legion Magazine covered the disappearance of Flight 19. The issue stated that the crew leader was heard saying, “ (g)….. (We don’t know where we are/They didn’t know where they were/They haven’t known where they were).” This statement makes us (h)….. (wonder/to wonder/wondered) what might have happened to the crew. If they (i)….. (had/had had/would have) a natural disaster, they would not have made such a statement. There are mysteries in nature, (j)….. (isn’t there/doesn’t there/aren’t there) ?
The Bermuda Triangle, which is also known as the devil’s Triangle, is an area located in the northwestern Atlantic. It is an extremely dangerous area for one to enter. Several aircraft and surface vessels are believed to have vanished in weird ways at The Bermuda Triangle. Some of these disappearances could have been explained by the law of physics, paranormal, or actions of aliens. Important things in society have shown that there are mysteries in nature, aren’t there? The April 1962 issue of American Legion Magazine covered the disappearance of Flight 19. The issue stated that the crew leader was heard saying, “We don’t know where we are.” This statement makes us wonder what might have happened to the crew. If they had had a natural disaster, they would not have made such a statement.
All The Best