Sample Question of English First Paper for Class 9-10 and SSC

Sample Question of English First Paper for Class 9-10 and SSC 



Full Marks-100; Time-3 Hours

[Answer all the questions. Figures in the margin indicate full marks.]

Read the passage. Then answer the question below: 

21 February is a memorable day in our national history. We observe the day every year as International Mother Language Day. The day is a national holiday. On this day, we pay tribute to the martyrs who laid down their lives to establish Bangla as a state language in undivided Pakistan in 1952. This is known as the Language Movement. 

The seed of the Language Movement was Sown on 21 March 1948 when Mohammad Ali Zinnah, the then Governor General of Pakistan, at a public meeting in Dhaka declared that Urdu would be the only official language of Pakistan. The declaration raised a storm of protest in the eastern part of the country. The protest continued non-stop, gathering momentum day by day. It turned into a movement and reached its climax in 1952. The government outlawed all sorts of public meetings and rallies to prevent it. The students of Dhaka University defied the law and they brought out a peaceful protest procession on 21 February 1952. When the procession reached near Dhaka Medical College, the police opened fire on the students, killing Salam, Rafiq, Barkat and Jabbar. This enkindled the sparks of independent movement of Bangladesh.

  1. Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives.

(i) 21 February is a memorable day for all the Bangladeshis because on this day in 1952:

(a) Urdu was declared as the only state language of Pakistan.

(b) Bangla was declared a state language of Pakistan.

(c) some great people laid down their lives to establish Bangla as a state language.

(d) students protested against Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s declaration of Urdu as the only state language of the country.


(ii) The seeds of the Language Movement were sown by:

(a) Salam (b) the martyrs (c) Jinnah (d) the students


(iii) The phrase “storm of protest” means:

(a) mild protest (b) strong protest (c) moderate protest (d) symbolic protest


(iv) The gap between the beginning and the climax of Language Movement was:

(a) 2 years (b) 3 years (c) 4 years (d) 5 years


(v) The greatest outcome of the Language Movement is:

(a) the status of Bangla as a state language (b) the independence of Bangladesh

(c) the International Mother Language Day (d) mass protest all over the country


(vi) Salam and Barkat were the citizens of:

(a) Bangladesh (b) Nepal (c) India (d) Pakistan


(vii) The Pakistani government declared Bangla as a state language because it was:

(a) compelled to do so (b) requested to do so

(c) urged to do so (d) advised to do so


  1. Answer the following questions.

(a) Why is 21 February a national holiday?

(b) What is “undivided Pakistan”?

(c) Why did Pakistani government outlaw meetings and rallies in 1952?

(d) Why did the police kill Salam, Rafiq, Barkat, Safiur and Jabbar?

(e) How is Language Movement related to the independence of Bangladesh?

  1. Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text. [Unit-12; Lesson-1(B)]
Everyone wants to share this happiness with their near and dear ones. So most of the people, who are living outside their home for different reasons have a strong desire to get back home during the Eid vacation. As a result, there is a mad rush in the buses, trains, or launches for the home-bound people. This often causes transport accidents that take away many lives. However, it cannot stop people’s desire to meet their family, in-laws, or friends. What makes people rush for their homes in spite of serious hazards? This is the pull of the roots. Do human beings have roots like the  trees? The answer is ‘yes’ but unlike the roots of the trees they are invisible, they lie in our minds. It’s these roots that make a bond between us and family members, inlaws, friends, neighbours or even between us and the land where we were born and grew up. In that sense our families, land of birth, relatives, our culture, traditions, or surroundings are our roots. And wherever we stay, we have a continuous pull of our roots. It’s our roots that develop our identity making us what we are. When we lose that bond, we become rootless. Human beings who do not have any root or contexts, are non entity. In other words, they do not have their own identity. Such persons are devoid of values, humanity, and social responsibilities. They don’t know where they are from, and/or where they are heading towards. This often makes them feel empty and lost.

By nature, human beings love (a) ————– to share their feelings with near and dear ones. This invisible (b) ————— for each other lies in our hearts. It always pulls us to (c) ————- back to our root. It develops our identity and (d) ————– us to know who we are. If we deny our root, we will deny our existence. So, we can’t but (e) ————- our roots.

  1. Read the passage from the membership of a reading club. Complete the following table with information from the passage.
Pathok Club Aims at developing reading habit among community people irrespective of age. It is open 12 hours a day starting from 8:00 am. The subscription fee varies for the different age groups. It you are between 5 to 17, you will have the junior membership. It requires Tk. 200 for a 3 month and Tk. 300 for a 6 month memberships. Annual membership, which will allow one additional facility like free entry to the movie show every week, can be obtained for Tk. 600. The membership charges for adult age group (18 to 50) are quarterly Tk. 300 and half yearly Tk. 500. Annual membership charge is Tk. 300 more than the 6 month membership fee and it comes with the facility to access the movie library. Senior membership is for people above 50 who have to pay Tk. 100 quarterly and Tk. 200 half yearly. Yearly membership for them is Tk. 300, which also them free access to the movie library along with home delivery and pick up facilities.

 Sample Question of English First Paper for Class 9-10 and SSC 

Pathok Club details
Objective Cultivating reading habit
Opening hours From 8:00 am to (1) ……… pm
Membership type Age group (in years) Subscription charge and facilities
Quarterly Half yearly Annually Additional facilities for annual members
(2) …………….. 5-17 Tk. 200 Tk. 300 Tk. 600 Access to movie show
Adult 18-50 Tk. 300 Tk. 500 (3) Tk. — (4) …………………
Senior (5) ……………. Tk. 100 Tk. 200 Tk. 300 Free access to movie library and home service


  1. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.


  1. Match the parts of sentences given in column ‘A’ , ‘B’ and ‘C’ to write five complete sentences.
Column A Column B Column C
(a) Mount Everest which is in

(b) It was named after an Englishman

(c) Climbing mountains like Everest

(d) In spite of all the difficulties and dangers the daring

(e) After two months of difficult and dangerous climbing

(i) George Everest who surveyed

(ii) Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top on May 10 and

(iii) mountaineers are not daunted because

(iv) is difficult and dangerous because

(v) the Himalayan Mountains to the North of India between Tibet and Nepal

(i) the Himalayas in 1841.

(ii) mountains always look exciting and challenging to them.

(iii) is the highest mountain in the world.

(iv) have gone into history as the first to conquer the highest mountain in the world.

(v) there is snow all over and there might be snow slides and cracks under the ice and snow.

Sample Question of English First Paper for Class 9-10 and SSC 

  1. Put the following parts of the story in the correct order to make the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written.

(a) The fox said, “What a noble advice it is!” Then he carried the turtle to the river and let it go.

(b) The fox began to shout, “You are OK, come now, dear. But the turtle raised his neck and said, “Here are more cunning animals than you.”

(c) The turtle began to make more distance and by noticing it tears came to the fox’s eyes.

(d) The shouting of the fox got gradually softer.

(e) Once a hungry fox captured a turtle to eat and said, “How hard your body is!

(f) The fox said, “I am here, don’t waste my time. Come quick while you are soft enough.”

(g) The turtle began to dive and make a great distance between them.

(h) The cunning turtle said, “Let me go to the river to soften my body.”

Sample Question of English First Paper for Class 9-10 and SSC 

  1. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on Global Warming.

(a) What is global warming?

(b) What are the causes of global warming?

(c) What are the effects of global warming?

(d) What should we do to stop it?

(e) Why do we need a green environment?


  1. Read the beginning of a story below. Add at least ten sentences to complete the story.

It was on the first day of Boishakh. Dulal came out of his house in the morning with all his family members. Their first destination was the Ramna Park. In the park, there were people of all ages. Dulal could see a group of foreigners too. One of them had a camera and he was clicking all the way. All of a sudden, he came near Dulal ……………………………………………

  1. The graph below shows the number of computer owners by gender in a city named ‘X’ from the year 2012 to 2016. Describe the chart in 150 words. you should highlight and summarize the information given in the chart.
Sample Question of English First Paper for Class 9-10 and SSC
Sample Question of English First Paper for Class 9-10 and SSC
  1. Suppose, you are Rayan/Afsana. Yesterday something amazing happened to you which you can’t help but share with your friend, Abrar/Pranto. Now, write an email to Abrar/Pranto sharing the incident.
  1. Farheen is a 15-years old girl. She wants to go to Cox’s Bazar with her parents after her final exam. Her father tells her to book rooms in Sea Star Hotel over telephone. Write a short dialogue that Farheen might have with the hotel receptionist.

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