Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Neil A. Armstrong commanded for SSC Exam

Full Marks-100
(N.B. The Figures in the margin indicate full marks)
Part-A : Reading Test
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it.
Neil A. Armstrong commanded the Gemini 8 mission and became the first human to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11. He was born inWapakoneta,Ohio, onAugust 5, 1930. He received a Bachelor of Science degree fromPrudueUniversityand a Master of Science degree from theUniversityofSouthern California.
Armstrong joined the Navy and flew as a naval aviator from 1949 to 1952. In 1955 he joined the National Advisory Committee for Flight Propulsion Laboratory and later was transferred to the High Speed Flight station at Edwards Air Force Base,Californiaas a civilian pilot for NACA and NASA. Among the Aircrafts he tested was the x-15 rocket plane.
OnJuly 16, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins departed for the moon. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin landed their lunar Module in the moon’sSeaofTranquility. Armstrong and then Aldrin, stepped on to the surface and became the first human to leave their footprints in the lunar dust. They explored the surface and gathered moon rocks for over two hours. The next day they fired off the surface and rejoined Collins in the orbiting mothership.
1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives.            1´5=5
a. Neil Armstrong was the chief of —.
(i) Apollo 11
(ii) The Gemini 8 mission
(iii) a civilian pilot
(iv) an naval aviator
b. Neil Armstrong joined the national advisory committee when he was —.
i) 26 ii) 27 iii) 25 iv) 24
c. The co-astronauts of the mission were —.
i) Armstrong and Collins
ii) Armstrong and Aldrin
iii) Aldrin and Collins
iv) Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins
d. When two people were gathering moon rocks another was in the —.
i) orbiting
ii) doing other works
iii) motherland
iv) mothership.
e) What is the meaning of ‘explored’ written in the passage?
i) to examine
ii) examined throughly
iii) travel to learn
iv) traveling for discovering
2. Write, whether the statements are true or false. If false, give the correct answer.         1´5=5
a) Neil Armstrong worked as a naval aviator for about 5 years.
b) The main spaceship of their mission was Lunar Module.
c) Apollo 11 was the name of a space craft.
d) It was Mike Collins who followed Neil Armstrong to step on the moon.
e) Two astronauts collected moon rocks above two hours.
3. Fill in each gap in the following passage with a suitable word from the box. There are more words than necessary.             0.5´10=5
It was Neil Armstrong who first (a) ¾ on the moon. He (b) ¾ Apollo 11, the space craft which was used to reach the moon. It was on July 16, 1969 (c) ¾ the 3 astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins (d) ¾ for the moon by Apollo 11 (e) ¾ four days, Armstrong and Aldrin (f) ¾ their Lunar Module in the moon’s Sea of Tranquility. Then (g) ¾ stepped on the surface of the moon and (h) ¾ their footprints in the lunar dust as the first human
(i) ¾. After (j) ¾ the surface of the moon they gathered moon rocks for over two hours.


4. Read the passage in ‘A’ again. Now write a paragraph on ‘the life of Neil Armstrong’ based on the information about the passage use the clues given in the box below. Write the information in a logical sequence as it appears in the text. The paragraph should not exceed 70 words.            5
first man g degree g master degree g civilian pilot g NACA g important role g true.

5. Answer the following questions in your own words.   5
a. When did the astronauts depart for the moon?
b. What did the astronauts do on the moon for over two hours?
c. What was Mike Collins doing while two astronauts were exploring on the moon surface?
d. When did Armstrong and Aldrin rejoin with Mike Collins?
e. How long did the astronauts stay on the moon?
6. Fill in each gap with a suitable word of your own, based on the information from the text in ‘A’.          0.5´10=5
In the history of science and technology (a) ¾ foot on the moon surface is an epoch making step. It is also a (b) ¾ achievement for human being. Neil Armstrong (c) ¾ with his two astronauts started for the moon (d) ¾July 16, 1969(e) ¾ four days on the spaceship they reached at the (f) ¾ area. Two of them stepped their (g) ¾ on to the moon surface one after one and another was in the mainship. (h) ¾ moon rocks over two hours they became ready to start their (i) ¾ journey and (j) ¾ with Collins in the orbiting mothership.
7. Read the passage in A again. Imagine, you are Mike Collins. Now write in about 70-80 words how you made the historic journey to the moon with other astronauts.         5
8. Write the main ideas of the passage in your own words is not more than five sentences.          5
Part B : Vocabulary Test
9. Fill in each gap with a suitable word from the box. There are more words than necessary.      1´10=10
Global warming is a growing concern at the moment over the world. It is (a) ¾ up bad impacts on the world (b) ¾. In recent years there have been many alarming reports that world’s climate is (c) ¾ a significant change. All these (d) ¾ provide strong (e) ¾ that world temperatures are (f) ¾ steadily. This situation of this earth’s (g) ¾ caused by increased amount of particular (h) ¾ especially carbon dioxide. Most climatologists (i) ¾ that the greenhouse effect is the likely cause of (j) ¾ warming.
10. Fill in each gap with suitable words. Use only one word for each gap.          1´10=10
Compulsory primary education (a) ¾ education for all children. Its (b) ¾ is to ensure education to all rich and poor.Bangladeshis a (c) ¾ country in the field of literacy. So, it is (d) ¾ to the people of the country to try for it. The Government of Bangladesh (e) ¾ undertaken some steps to (f) ¾ out illiteracy. It has already (g) ¾ more primary schools, (h) ¾ more teachers, established more (i) ¾ institutions (PTI). So, we should be (j) ¾ to give help to the nation for ensuring compulsory primary education.
Part-C : Writing Test
11. Read the following table and make 10 meaningful sentences.            1´10=10
12. Re-arrange the following sentences according to sequences are re-write them in a paragraph.           1´10=10
a. Only at the age of eight he started composing poems.
b. When he was 17, he was sent toLondonto study law.
c. Rabindranath was born in the renowned Tagore family in March 1861.
d. His poems and essays were being published in journals when he was 16.
e. After the completion of his house education he was sent to school.
f. He wrote his poetic novel “Banaphul” at the age of 15.
g. But, he did not like institutional education.
h. He studied literature with professor Henry Morely only for a few months and then returned home.
i. In his 18th year Rabindranath went to visit theHimalayasalong with his father.
j. So, arrangements were made at house for his proper education.

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