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PSEB 8th Papers

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Revision paper
8thClass                        April to Sept.                          M.M. 25

1. Answer the following questions (any two) :             (2x2=4)
a) Who was Abdul Hamid?
b) Who was king’s favourite and why?
c) Why did daddy want to be an ice-cream man?
d) What are the different colors in our National Flag?

2. Mark as TRUE or FALSE (ANY TWO)                 (1X2=2)
a) Peacock is our National Bird.
b) Hermit answered all the questions by the king.
c) Once Daddy wanted to be dog.

3. Fill in the blanks with correct option:                      (1x2=2)
a) Mr. Varma was teaching _____ class (6th/ 7th/ 8th )
b) A _____ of a day is a Fairer far in May. (Rose/ Lily/Jasmine)
c) Angel was writing in a book ______ (silver/gold/iron)

GRAMMAR

4. a) Underline the verb:
Go to the market and buy apples.            (1)

b) Name the Underlined Noun:
Ram is a student of 8th std.             (1)

c)Underline the Pronoun:
I was waiting for him             (1)

d) Identify the type of sentence.
He does not go for morning walk. (Affirmative/Negative/Exclamatory)         (1)

5. Write an application to your Principal to exempt your school fee.     (4)

6. Write a paragraph on : (4)
a) A School Library OR
b) A Cricket Match

7. Translate the following in to English :           (4)















8. One Mark will be awarded for legible and beautiful handwriting.              (1)





SAMPLE PAPER ENGLISH                                      CLASS VIII

TIME: 3 hrs                                                        M.M-80

Three marks will be awarded for good handwriting.





Section-A

1. (a) Read the given passage and answer the question that follow:
Robin's aunt arrived from London/ She loved Robin and she knew his love for
books. she opened her bag. It was full of lovely books with colourful pictures.
She said, "Robin, I knew how sad you are. These books will perhaps help you
to be less sad."
Robin kissed his aunt and picked up one of the books. It was on robots.
Robin began to read the books. When he had finished, he said to his father,
"Papa, I want to start going to school. There I shall get some more books on
robots."

1. Why did Robin's aunt bring books for him? (2)

2. Did the books help Robin to be less sad? (2)

3. Choose 'True' and 'False' Statements: (1)
(i) Robin's aunt brought lovely books. _
(ii) There was a small picture of small robot in one of the books. _

4. Complete the following sentences: (2)
(a) Robin kissed his aunt and ___________
(b) The bag was full of ____________

5. Match the opposite words: (1)
finished - Coming
Going – started


Coconut is the most important nut in the world. Not only it is one of the
biggest of all nuts but almost all parts of the trees are useful to the man It is a
palm tree growing upto a height of hundred feet. The flash of green coconut is
used as a vegetable, the milk inside the young nut as a fresh drink. Rope
matting and brooms are made from the outside layers which protect the nuts.

(A) Which is the most important nut in the world? (2)

(B) Which part of the tree is useful to the man? (2)

(C) Write 'True/False against the right and wrong sentence. (1)
1) Palm tree can grow upto thousand feet
2) Almond is the most important nut in the world.

(D) Match the opposite of following words: (1)
Young - Outside
Inside – Old.

(E) Complete the following (2)
(i) _______ layer protects the nuts.
(ii) _______ are made.


Section-B
(Literature and Vocabulary)

2. Answer any three of the following questions. (3x2=6)
(i) Why do modern human beings seem very lazy?
(ii) How did Swami Vivekananda begin his speech?
(iii) What is special about the Bhangra dance?
(iv) What happened to Robin's mother?
(v) Who compiled the holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib?

3
(a) Give meanings of the following words (any 5)
Pretty, Gun, Famous, triangle,office, corner. (5)

(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable words: (5)
She deer, petrol, rose garden, Khalsa, robots
(i) In Anandpur Sahib the _______was founded by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
 (ii) Machines are given _________ to drink.
(iii) Chandigarh is known for its ___________.
(iv) _____________ are machines made of some metal.
(v) The ________was caught in a net.
(c) Make sentences form the following words: Age, Moon, Money (3)

(d) Match the following (5)
(i) Shravana - the fifth guru
(ii) General Dyer - The story of My Experiments with Truth
(iii) Sri Guru Arjun Dev ji - blind parents
(iv) Gandhiji - Jallianwala Bagh

4. Read the following stanza and answer the following question; (2x2=4)
"To-might will be a stormy night,
you to the town must go,
And take a lantern, Child, to light
your mother through the snow"

(a) (i) What was Lucy asked to do?
(ii) Why was the child asked to carry lantern with her?

(b) Answer the questions (any two) (2x2=4)
(i) What does the poet crave and why?
(He That is Down Needs Fear No Roll)
(ii) Why could lucy not reach the town? (Lucy Gray)
(iii) What do you think could have happened to lucy? (Lucy Gray)

5. Do as directed
(a) Conjugate the following (Any two) (2)
Fold, Work, Tell

(b) Change the tenses into given form (2)
(1) Indu is making a dress for herself. (Past Perfect Tense)
 (2) The train leaves the station at 12:30 am (simple Future Tense)

(c) Fill in the blanks with suitable adverbs: (2)
(i) He works ___________ (presently, carefully)
(ii) She is _______clever (much, very)

(d) Pick out the gerunds: (1)
(i) Swimming is a good exercise
(ii) He is fond of riding

(e) Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners (2)
(i) I bought _______bicycle.
(ii) She is _________intelligent girl.

(f) Pick out the subject and Predicate in the following sentences. (2)
(i) The rose smells sweet.
(ii) He plays cricket.

(g) Change the following into interrogative sentences. (2)
(i) He has done wrong.
(ii) Meera was writing a letter.

(h) Change the voice of the following sentences (2)
(i) Harish plays cricket.
(ii) The Principal punished the boys.

6. Suppose you are Manpreet. Your address is 36, Nehru Nagar, Khanna. Write a letter to your friend inviting him to your sister's wedding. (6)
OR
Imagine you are Satwant Kaur, a student of XYZ school, Amritsar. You cannot take the examination, because of marriage of your elder sister. Write an application to your Headmistress, requesting her to exempt you from the
examination.

7. Develop the following paragraph with the help of given hints.
Hint:- A useful public servant-khaki uniform red turban- leather belt –a staff in hand
looks very active- does many jobs- maintains law and order- controls traffic –
patrols at nigh catches the thieves –saves life and property- helps the needysettles the disputes of the people – a hard risky life- people should co-operate with him the present government is improving his lot.

OR

Complete the following dialogue (6)

Suppose a friend of your came to see you at your house. He wants to know
about your science teacher. complete the dialogue by writing questions your
friend asked.

Q 1 ........................
Ans. Mrs. Shekhar teaches us science
Q 2 ........................
Ans. He is forty years old.
Q 3 ........................
Ans. He is M.Sc., B.Ed.
Q 4 ........................
Ans. He teaches us in a very interesting way.
Q 5 ........................
Ans. All the students appreciate his teaching.
Q 6 ........................
Ans. No, he does not punish the students.
Q 7 ........................
Ans. Yes, he takes interest in co-curricular activities
Q 8 ........................
Ans. Yes, he is a good speaker too.
Q 9 ........................
Ans. No, he neither drinks nor smokes.
Q 10 ........................
Ans. Yes, all the students respect him.

8. You have found a purse lying in one of the lawns of your school. Write a notice asking the owner of the purse to contact you.
OR
Explain the following newspaper headlines in 10-15 words each (4)
(i) Aid not Reaching Earthquake Hit People.
(ii) Six held for stealing vehicles.


SAMPLE PAPER  ENGLISH                            CLASS-VIII
Time- 3 hrs                                                M.M-80
Three marks will be awarded for good handwriting

SECTION-A

1. (a) Read the given passage and answer the question that follow:
Robin left for Japan on the first of July. He was received at the airport by Mrs. Yamawaki. She was a pretty lady with bright black eyes and curly hair. She took Robin home where he met kitaro, Mrs. Yamawaki's son. Kitaro was
twelve years old. He could not speak English; Robin promised to teach him
English while kitaro said he would teach Robin Japanese. The next morning,
Mrs. Yamawaki took Robin to their robot factory He was introduced to the
workers.

(a) Where did Robin leave on first of July? (2)

(b) Who received Robin at the airport? (2)

(c) Choose the true and false Statements. (1)
(i) Kitare was Mrs. Yamawaki's son._
(ii) Mrs. Yamawaki was a pretty lady._

(d) Complete the following sentences.
(i) Kitaro was _____years old. (2)
(ii) Robin was introduced _______.

(e) Match the opposite words. (1)
Pretty - dull
Bright - ugly.

1. (b) Read the given passage and answer the question that follow:
Once upon a time there was a king. He always complained that he was sick. He would often call doctors form every part of his kingdom. But they didn't find anything wrong with him. One day a wise man told him that he could recover from his sickness if he wore a shirt of a happy man. The king ordered his man to find such a man but unable to find. Everyone had some problem or the other. At last the king's men found a beggar who was singing and dancing happing. They asked him to give his shirt and offered a lot of money in exchange.

(i) What did the king always complain? (2)

(ii) What did the king order his men? (2)

(iii) Match the following words (2)


4. Complete the following sentences: (2)
(i) Everyone had some__________________
(ii) At last the king's men found a beggar who was______________________
SECTION-B
(Literature and Vocabulary)
2. Answer any three of the following questions. (3x2=6)

(i) How did saint Ravidas pass the last days of his life?

(ii) What has made it possible to kill the pain of operations?

(iii) What did the Swami say he was proud of ?

(iv) What did Sharavana do for his parents?

(v) What are Jalandhar and Ludhiana famous for?

(3) (a) Give meanings of the following words (Any 5)
look, where, under, farmer, watch, thing

(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable words: (5)
Water, machines, examination, Bhangra, sling

(i) Shravana carried them on his shoulders by means of ____________.
 (ii) There is an incident which occurred at the ____________ during my first
year at the high school.
(iii) ___________ were made to be man's servant.
(iv) The golden temple is surrounded by_____________
(v) The ___________dance is full of energy.

(c) Make sentences from the following words: soon, please, jump. (3)

(d) Match the following (2)
(i) Amritsar - Sher-e-Punjab
(ii) Lata Lajpat Rai- sports goods.
(iii) The Khalsa- The Golden Temple.
(iv) Jalandhar- Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji

4 (a) Read the following stanza and answer the following questions: (2x2=4)
How shall I pay him back again
for all he did to me?
Oh, gold is great but greater for
Is heavenly sympathy.
(1) What is the poet's problem?
(2) What according to the poet is greater than gold?

(b) Answer the questions (any two) (2x2=4)
(i) Why could the poet stand erect and why? (Sympathy)
(ii) What does the poet crave and why?
(He That is Down Needs Fear No Fall)
(iii) Why could Lucy not reach the town? (Lucy Gray)

5(a) Change the tense into given form. (2)
(i) Gurman is going to meet me (Past continuous Tense)
(ii) Jashan washes the car (Future continuous Tense)

 (b) Fill in the blanks with suitable adverbs: (2)
(i) He walks very____________ (bitterly, quickly)
(ii) She is _______________ better than Varun (Very, much)

(c) Pick out the gerunds : (2)
(i) Gurdeep is fond of singing.
(ii) She is good at spelling

(d) Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners (2)
(i) Veena is ____________good doctor.
(ii) ____________Taj is a beautiful building

(e) Change the following negative sentences into Positive sentences: (2)
(i) I do not eat bananas.
(ii) Rama did not call him

(f) Pick out the subject and Predicate in the following sentences: (2)
(i) We play.
(ii) Harmeet died of hunger.

(g) Change the voice. (2)
(i) I like ice-cream.
(ii) He will help me.

(h) Conjugate the following (any two) (2)
(i) walk _________
(ii) look __________
(iii) Good________

(6) Suppose you are Raj Kumari. You are a student of X Class of Govt. Girls sen. School, Kotkapura. Your father has been transferred to Chandigarh. Write an application to your Principal requesting him to issue you a school leaving certificate. (6)
OR
Suppose you are Baljit, you live at 6, Soni street, Khanna. Your friend Daljit
has lost his mother. Write a letter of condolence to him

7. Develop the following paragraph with the help of given hints. (6)
Hints- Last Sunday- my friend met with an accident-I went to the hospital a big hospital many wards-in the special ward-the ward neat and clean the nurses looked very active dressed in white-he was lying in a bed-bandaged simple fracture- was cheerful- stayed with him for one hour- came back.

OR

Complete the following dialogue
Suppose you were travelling in a bus and your pocket was picked. Your father
wants to know about it. Complete the dialogue by writing questions your father
asked.
Ques. 1 ..........................
Ans. The money was in the purse.
Ques. 2 .........................
Ans. There were five hundred rupees in the purse.
Ques. 3 ..........................
Ans. I put in the inner pocket of my coat.
Ques. 4 ..........................
Ans. When I got down from the bus I found my pocket picked.
Ques. 5 ..........................
Ans. Yes, I informed the police
Ques. 6 ..........................
Ans. They said they try to find out the pickpocket.
Ques. 7 ..........................
Ans. I come home in taxi
Ques. 8 ..........................
Ans No, I do not know anyone who travelled with me.
Ques. 9 .......................... ?
Ans. No, I have no hope of getting the money back.
Ques. 10 ..........................
Ans. I blame nobody for the loss.

8. You have found a purse lying in one of the lawns of your school. Write a notice asking the owner of the purse to contact you. (4)\
OR
Explain the following newspaper headlines in 10-15 words each.
(i) seven held for stealing vehicles.
(ii) In laws held in dowry case__

 













Lazy and drowsy after a big meal, a Lion was napping under a shady palm tree when a Mouse scampered across his nose and woke him up. The Lion went “Roarrrr!” leapt up, and with his paw he pinned the mouse’s tail.
“You ruined my nap!” said the Lion. “So now you get to be my dessert.”
The Mouse trembled with fear when the huge Lion’s eyes glared at him and the Lion flicked his long tongue across his teeth.
“Please, sir,” said the Mouse, “if you will spare my life, you can be sure that I’ll repay your kindness and do you a favor when you need one.”
i. After a big meal the lion felt drowsy and what?
a. lazy
b. angry
c. forgetful
d. sick

ii. What part of the mouse does the lion put his paw on to trap him?
a. tail
b. nose
c. ear
d. foot

iii. The lion said the mouse ruined his what?
a. nap
b. dinner
c. hunt
d. party

iv. The lion told the mouse: Now you get to be my what?
a. dessert
b. teacher
c. toy
d. pillow

v. How did the mouse feel when the huge lion’s eyes glared at him?
a. afraid
b. sleepy
c. happy
d. sad




i. Which animal is the king of the forest?
a. tiger
b. lion
c. elephant
d. horse

ii. Which is our National Animal?
a. tiger
b. lion
c. elephant
d. horse

iii. I am full of strength. I have a trunk. I have tusks too. Who am I?
a. lion
b. tiger
c. giraffe
d. elephant

iv. I have a long neck. I have dark brown spots on my body. I eat only plants. Who am I?
a. lion
b. tiger
c. giraffe
d. elephant

v. The animals that live in water are called?
a. aquatic
b. terrestrial
c. fish
d. birds





3. Read the following conversation carefully and answer the questions that follow:          (5×1= 5 marks)
Ramesh : Did you visit the book fair in PragatiMaidan?
Rajan : No. Did you?
Ramesh : Yes, I went there yesterday.
Rajan : Did you buy any books?
Ramesh : Yes, I bought books of science fiction.
Rajan : Well, What sort of science fiction books did you buy?
Ramesh : Stories about space and UFOs.
Rajan : Were there books of all the subjects?
Ramesh : Yes, books of all the subjects were available there.
Rajan : What is the last date of the fair
Ramesh : Till 30th of this month.
Rajan : Then I will definitely go there and buy some good books.

i. Ramesh and Rajan are talking about...
a) films
b) fair
c) concert
d) drama

ii. The fair is in ....
a) Green Park
b) Swami Maidan
c) PragatiMaidam
d) Gandhi Maidan

iii. Ramesh bought books of .....
a) ghost stories
b) comics
c) film stories
d) science fiction

iv. The date of the fair is..... of this month.
a) 25th
b) 20th
c) 30th
d) 21st

v.Rajan will definitely go and buy......
a) some eatables
b) some papers
c) some books
d) some magazines

Section-B (Literature and Vocabulary)
4. Answer any three of the following questions: (3×2= 6 Marks)
i. Where is the village named Cheema situated? (Abdul Hamid)
ii. What made the courtiers sad? (Say No)
iii. Where did the hermit live? (Three Questions)
iv. Why is the hunting of peacocks prohibited in our country? (Our National Symbols)
v. How can you say that the Punjabis are self-respecting people? (The Punjab: A Glimpse)

5. Give the meanings of any four of the following words in Punjabi / Hindi: (4×1=4 Marks)
 glimpse, sage, vanished, symbol, favourite, brave

6. Fill in the blanks with suitable words: (4×1=4 Marks)
folk, independent, Param Vir Chakra, Witty
i. Abdul Hamid was awarded ……….
ii. Gopal, the barber, was very______.
iii. Bhangra is the _________ dance of Punjab.
iv. India became an ……………… country in 1947

7. Make sentences from the following words (any three): (3×1=3 Marks)
country, energy, sage, watchman, brave

8. Match the words in column A with same meanings in column B: (4×1⁄2 =2 Marks)
A                                                                             B
award                                                                   freedom
independence                                                  quickly
immediately                                                       trust
believe                                                                 prize





9. Read the following stanza and answer the questions (any two): (2×2=4 Marks)
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold:

i. Name the poem and its poet.
ii. The poet prays: ‘May his tribe increase!’ Why does the poet make this prayer?
iii. What did Abou see when he woke up from his dream?

10. Answer any two of the following questions: (2×2=4 Marks)
i. What was the angel’s reply? (Abou Ben Adhem)
ii. When could the poet stand erect and why? (Sympathy)
iii. Who has no pride (He That Is Down Needs Fear No Fall)

Section-C (Grammar and Composition)
11. Do as directed: (16 Marks)
(a) Choose the correct option to determine which part of speech the underlined word belongs to: (2)
i. Honesty is the best policy.
(a) noun (b) verb (c) adjective (d) preposition
ii. Hurrah! We have won the match.
(a) noun (b) adjective (c) adverb (d) interjection

(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable degree of adjective: (2)
i. Ram is ______________ than his sister. (intelligent)
ii. Mohan is the ____________ boy in his class. (tall)

 (c) Change the tenses into given form: (2)
i. I see an elephant. (Past Indefinite Tense)
ii. We are doing it now. (Past Continuous Tense)

(d) Change the voice of the following sentences: (2)
i. Kapil Dev broke the record.
ii. Will she speak the truth?

(e) Fill in the blanks with suitable adverbs: (2)
i. He was ________________ beaten. (severe)
ii. He works _____________. (careful)

(f) Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners: (2)
i. I read _______ Tribune daily. (a / the)
ii. I have _________ friends. (a few / much)

(g) Change the following sentences as given in the bracket: (2)
i. She had a black car. (Interrogative)
ii. She milked a cow. (Negative)

(h) Pick out the Gerunds: (2)
i. He likes playing.
ii. We took part in boating.

12. Letter/ Application Writing (5 Marks)
Suppose you are Raj Kumari. You are a student of X Class of Govt. Girls sen. School, Kotkapura. Your father has been transferred to Chandigarh. Write an application to your Principal requesting him to issue you a school leaving certificate.
OR
Suppose you are Manpreet. Your address is 36, Nehru Nagar, Khanna. Write a letter to your friend inviting him to your sister's wedding.
13. Complete the following paragraph in 80-100 words: (5 Marks)
[ A Journey by Train: Travelled from Chandigarh to Delhi train ___ reached before time ___ bought a ticket ______comfortable seat_____ trees_____ houses running backwards ____ stopped at Ambala____ took tea ____ reached Delhi _______ sigh of relief)
OR


You gave some clothes for dry cleaning. Your suit was spoiled. You went to the dry cleaner and made the complaint. The answers you gave are given below. Complete the dialogue, writing the questions the dry cleaner asked you.
Q. 1.   ………………………………………………………..
Ans. No, I have come to complain about my suit.
Q. 2.   ………………………………………………………..
Ans. I gave my suit to your servant for dry cleaning.
Q. 3.   ………………………………………………………..
Ans. It has been completely spoiled.
Q. 4.   ………………………………………………………..
Ans. I bought It last month.
Q. 5.   ………………………………………………………..
Ans. I spent one thousand rupees on it.
Q. 6.   ………………………………………………………..
Ans. You should pay me seven hundred rupees.
Q. 7.   ………………………………………………………..
Ans. You alone are responsible for this damage.
Q. 8 ………………………………………………………..
Ans. Because you are the owner of this shop.
Q. 9.   ………………………………………………………..
Ans. No, I want it immediately.
Q.10.   ………………………………………………………..
Ans. If you do not pay the money. I will inform the police.

14. (a) Notice Writing: (3 Marks) 
(a) You are Mohan Lal, the Sports Secretary of your school. Your school is organising the Annual Sports meet next week. Write a notice in about 50 words to be put up on the school notice board to this effect.
OR
(b) Explain the following newspaper headlines in 10-15 words:
i. New Grades for School Teachers.
ii. Australia Beat India in the Opening Match.



15. Translate any three of the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi: (3×1=3 Marks)
i. Soldiers are fighting at the border
ii. They were jealous of Gopal.
iii. I was only a mediocre student.
iv. You should learn to be a good human being
v. It’s a small town.
vi. To err is human.

16. Translate any three of the following sentences into English: (3×1=3 Marks)















17. Marks for good handwriting. (3 Marks)





Amrit / English Master / GHS Bagga Kalan, ASR



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