Sunday, February 10, 2013

English Final Model Test for SSC Exam

Time-3 hours Full marks-100

Part-A (Reading Test) —40 marks
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it [1-8].
In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Women’s Day was observed across the United States on 28 February, 1909. In 1910, the Socialist International meeting in Copenhagen established a Women’s Day, international in character, to honour the movement for women’s rights and to assist in achieving universal suffrage for women. The proposal was greeted with unanimous approval by the conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, which included the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament. No fixed date was selected for the observance.As part of the peace movement brewing on the eve of World War 1, Russian women observed their first International Women’s Day on the last Sunday in February, 1913. Elsewhere in Europe, on or around 8 March of the following year, women held rallies either to protest the war or to express solidarity with their sisters.
Since those early years, the International Women’s Day has become important all over the world for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conference, has asked for coordinated efforts to demand women’s rights and participation in the political and economic process. Increasingly, the International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women’s rights.
1. Choose the best answers from the alternatives. 1×5 = 5
(a) Finnish Parliament is the parliament of—.
(i) American country (ii) European country
(iii) African country (iv) Asian country
(b) Russian women observed their first International Women’s Day — the World War 1. (i) immediately before (ii) two years before (iii) after (iv) in the middle of
(c) The International Women’s Day is observed across the world for — the rights of women. (i) protecting (ii) consolidating (iii) safeguarding (iv) strengthening
(d) “The International Women’s Day” movement got momentum from—
(i) Copenhagen (ii) Russia
(iii) America (iv) Finnish Parliament
(e) When and why women held rallies in Europe? (i) March 8, 1913, to protest the war (ii) March 8, 1914, to express solidarity with their sisters (iii) March 8, 1913, to express solidarity with their sisters (iv) both (i) and (iii)
2. Write whether the following statement are true or false. If false, give the correct answer. 1×5 = 5
a) History of the Women’s right is made of the bravery and distinguished work of ordinary women.
b) Women from all walks of life fought to have political emancipation.
c) The first International Women’s Day was observed on 28 February, 1909.
d) Actually the day when the International Women’s Day was observed was not mentioned.
e) In Europe the International Women’s Day was observed on 8 March.
3. Fill in gap in the following passage with a suitable word from the list. 0.5×10 = 5
arranged—coordinated—establish—decision—globally—known—observance—declaration—observed—selecting—taken—fixed
According to a (a) — given by the Socialist Party of America the first National Women’s Day was (b) — across the USA in 1909. But the (c) — of observing the International Women’s Day was (d) — first in Copenhagen Conference (e) — by the Socialist International, without (f) — a particular date for the (g) — . At present the day is celebrated (h) — asking for (i) — efforts of the women to (j) — their rights widely and perfectly.
4. Read the passage in ‘A’ again. Now, write a paragraph based on the foundation of International Women’s Day. Use the clues in the list below. The paragraph should not exceed 70 words. 5
declaration—movement—meeting—observed
determination—right—progress—established
5. Read the passage in a A again. Now answer the following questions in your own words. 1×5 = 5
a) Why is the Women’s Day observed now?
b) Why did the Socialist International establish a Women’s Day?
c) What was the outcome of the Copenhagen meeting?
d) Who declared the women’s day?
e) What were the demands of the Women?
6. Fill in gap with a suitable word from the text. 0.5×10 = 5
In 1910, The Socialist International (a) — in Copenhagen established a Women’s Day which was (b) — in character to (c) — the (d) — for women’s rights. Achieving (e) — suffrage (f) — women was also its goal. The (g) — of over 100 women from 17 countries including the first three (h) — elected to the Finnish parliament with (i) — approval decided to (j) — in achieving that goal.

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