SECTION ‘B’ (SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS)
i) What was the manager’s reaction when the author told him that he would like to see him alone?
When the author told the manager that he would like to see him alone he astonished very much and looked at the author with some anxiety. He suspected him to be a detective who had some dangerous news to tell.
ii) What things of the village did Oliver Goldsmith remember after his village was deserted? .
The poet remembered his past days that he enjcyed at his village. His village was often remained prosperous and all the people of the village enjoyed the spring seasons. The villagers played many different games under the spreading trees. They were happy and rejoice because they often met together to enjoy their free labor day.
iii) How many characters are in the play “The Count’s Revenge”? Give their names.
There are eight characters in the play” The count’s Revenge”. Five of them are major and the three play minor roles in the drama. The major characters are as following.
Albert 🙁 A gentle young man)
Countess of Morcert or (Mercedes) (mother of Albert)
The count of Monte Cristo or Edmond Oan.es (friend of Albert)
Count of Morcert or Ferdenand Monde go (father of Albert)
Beauchamp (Editor of Paris news paper) and friend of Albert
iv) What are the three elements which contributed to the development of sciencel Explain with reference to ‘science and Society’?
The three most important characteristics of modern science are
1. Scientific attitude of mind
2. Development of wonderful instruments
3. Use of mathematics
v) Why was the life-boats accommodation for only 180 people after the collision with the rock?
When the Bir1<enhead struck against the rock most of the lifeboats were either damaged or destroyed. Only three lifeboats were in useful condition. Each lifeboat could carry only sixty passengers. Hence there was accommodation of only one hundred and eighty people.
vi) What made Quaid-e-Azam sad after the independence of Pakistan?
Our Quaid became sad after the independence of Pakistan because he believed in peaceful measures and was very sorry to see a long series of violence between Hindus and Muslims during partition days.
vii) What kind of people are eligible for living ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’?
According 9 +0 the poet in the forest life a man can be very happy because there are many beautiful scenes. These channs and attractions mace a person happy and peaceful. The birds sing melodious songs and sooth the soul of the listeners. The sight of the green trees in the forest can make a person happy and satisfied. On the other hand one can face some problems in the forest. These problems can be in the shape of rough weather and the shortage of food. There one has to eat whatever he found by his own efforts.
viii) Why was the UNO formed and what are its aims and objectives?
United Nations Organizations was founded in April 1945, just after the Second World War. DUt;ng the war there had been occurred a great destruction of life and property. Everyone cried for peace and brotherhood. So the great many people met together and founded the United Nations Organizations to stop wars and bring peace.
ix) What does the title of the play ‘Progress’ mean according to
The title of the play ‘Progress’ means an irony according to Mrs. Meldon. She seemed to be offended with wars and used this word in the negative sense that was progress in the field of science and technology but destructive in the sense of humanities. She doesn’t like the idea of mass killing or the idea of expeditious war. Some people might think it progress to make war horrible but Mrs. Meldon seemed to be against wars. She, therefore, was justified, to give the name of progress ironically.
x) How did the parents of Lucy Gray come to know about her death?
Although. it’s crystal clear that Lucy’s foot print were not visible after the middle of the bridge and she was thought to be died. In spite of this fact some people did not believe on her death. They are of the view that she is a living child and one can see her in lonesome wild. She looks ahead and sings a solitary song. One can hear her song when the wind blows.
xi) What does Ben Adhem ask the angel the second time? What
does the angel reply?
Ben Adhem asks the angel the second time to the spirit to write him as one who loved God’s creature. The angel wrote and vanished. The next night when the vision showed the list. the name of Abou Ben Adhem was led all the rest
xii) What did the ‘Abpot of Canterbury’ say after hearing King John’s questions? “
The Abbot could not answer of-the questions. It was his illiterate shepherd who answered of the questions. On the first question he answered the king that their prophet was sold on thirty pence among the evil Jews. He prized him twenty-nine. a penny less then with Jesus who was betrayed by the false Jews. On the second question the shepherd replied that he could possibly travel among the whole world if he starts his journey early in the morning and travel with the pace of the sun. In this way he will take not more than twenty four hours time to circle around the whole world. On the third question of the king the shepherd answerer’ him that the king was thinking about him to be the Abbot but in reality he was his poor shepherd. He was advised by his lord abbot to go there and answer the questions.
xiii) Do you agree that Mrs. Meldon Has justified in killing her own brother? Comments.
Mrs. Meldon was a bereaved lady whose husband and son had been died in a war. She was very much against of wars and the killing of people. When she came to know .hat her brother had invented a dangerous bomb which could destroy millions of people she requested him to destroy it. He called her mad by her behavior and tried to persuade her but in vain. When she destroyed all the equipments and the formulas of the bomb he told her that it made no difference as he had all in his mind. Mrs. Meldon had no other choice but to kill him. She killed him and destroyed his formula for the safety of humanity.
xiv) Fill in the blanks with correct form of verbs, articles and preposition where necessary:
• The sky was dark and it seemed that the storm was coming.
• Send this letter to my address.
• Salma was absent from college since last Monday. She will come tomorrow.
xv) Match any Two idioms or phrases of Column ‘A’ with their .
Interpretations In column , an use In your own sentences:
SECTION ‘C’ (DETAILED – ANSWER QUESTIONS)
Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your Concern over the increasing incidents of mobile snatching in the city
Dated: March 18th, 2010.
Subject: Street Crimes in Karachi.
I wish to draw the attention of law and order authorities towards the increasing incidents of mobile snatching in Karachi. They have been on a rise in the last couple of years. As the facts and figures indicate youngsters are mostly found involved in this incidents.
There are. many reasons for this. One being that people have become very materialistic nowadays. They want to have everything that they see others possessing no matter how they get it. Secondly, as observed there is a poverty in our country which leads the minds towards criminal activities especially youngsters who are blaming the system of the country and unemployment. Parents don’t have time for their children anymore and hence there is no guidance for them at home and they are let loose
It is the need of the day for the police to take strict measures against incidents of mobile snatching in Karachi. It is also the parent’s responsibility to keep a check on their children’s activities.
Please print this letter and oblige
Write a moral story based on any One of the following morals:
Honesty is the Best Policy
There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to court. The judge asked. the farmer if he was using any measure. The farmer replied, “Urhonor, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.” The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter” The farmer replied “Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him tr,e same weitJht in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.,”‘(‘Jh;:jit~ the moral of the story? We get back in life what we give to others. W~enever you take an action; ask yourself this question – Am I giving fair value for the wages or money I hope to make?’Honesty and dishonesty become a habit. Some people practice dishonesty and can lie with a straight face. Others lie so much that they don’t even know what the truth is anymore. But who are they deceiving? Themselves — more tlian anyone else. Honesty can be put across gently. Some people take pride in being brutally honest. It seems they are getting a bigger kick out of the brutality than the honesty. Choice of words and tact are important.
Pride hath a fall
Once there was a quarrel between the sun and the wind. Eacn boosted of its own power. Soon they saw a traveller going on the road. They decided to test their strength on him. It was agreed lhat whosoever would make the traveller take off his coat would be adjudged as the victor and stronger of the two. The wind tried her might first as the wind blew, the traveller clasped his coat to his body because he was feeling cold.
Now it was the turn of the Sun. The sun shone very brightly. In this scorching heat of the sun, the traveller began to feel restless. He was feeling very hot. So, he took off his coat, drank some water and set under a shady tree for rest. Thus, the wind failed in making the traveller take off his coat but the sun succeeded.
Moral: So it is rightly said that Pride hath a fall
Write an essay on any One of the following topics:
Target Killings: the most acute problem of Karachi
In Pakistan, targeted killings have been a rising form of violence and have contributed to security instability in the country. They have become common and have gained attention especially in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and economic capital and also in Quetta, the capitai of the southern province of Baluchistan. Police and law enforcement agencies have sometimes come under criticism for tleir ineffectiveness in locating the perpetrators and investigating tneir motives. For most part, targeted killings in Karachi have been att-ibuted to politicai, r””i~iui.Js and ethnic reasons. There are speculatn-ns about the killing but no real proof has been found against any party.
Karachi is a cosmopolitan city and consists of many ethnic communities; the city’s demographics play an important role in its politics. Ethnic politics have resulted in sporadic violence throughout Karachi’s history, often leading to bloody conflicts. Following the Partition of India anti the independence of Pakistan in 1947, Muslim immigrants from areas constituting modern-day India migrated in large numbers to the newly-created Muslim nation of Pakistan and became settled in Karachi, the historical capital of the Sindh province. These migrants had educated middle-class to upper-class backgrounds and came from cultured families; they came to be known as Muhajir people (Muhajir meaning “immigrant”). They dominated much of Karachi’s businesses, something which was resented by a portion of the province’s native Sind hi people and radical Sindhi nationalists. After the breakaway of East Pakistan in 1971 and the formation of Bangladesh, Pakistan accepted a large number of Biharis (known as “Stranded Pakistanis”) loyal to the country, trapped in Bangladesh and offered them citizenship. The Bihari migrants assimilated into the diverse Urduspeaking Muhajir population. Some Bengalis in Pakistan also stayed behind. The Pashtuns (Pakhtuns or Pathans), originally from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and northern Balochistan, are now the city’s second largest ethnic group in Karachi after Muhajirs. With as high as 7 million by some estimates, the city of Karachi in Pakistan has the largest concentration of urban Pakhtun population in the world, including 50,000 registered Afghan refugees in the city. As per current demographic ratio Pashtuns are about 25% of Karachi’s population
Karachi’s status as a regional industrial centre attracted migrants from other parts of Pakistan as well, including Punjab, Balochistan and Pashtun migrants from the frontier regions. Added to this were Iranians
Merits and Demerits of Internet
See on PaGe # 18.
The best medium of Education: English or Urdu
A language is a systematic means of communication by the use of sounds or conventional symbols. It is the code we all use to express ourselves and communicate to others. It is a communication by word of mouth. It is the mental faculty or power of vocal communication. It is a system for communicating ideas and feelings using sounds, gestures, signs or marks. Any means of communicating ideas, specifically, human speech, the expression of ideas by the voice and sounds articulated by the organs of the throat and mouth is a language. This is a system for communication. A language is the written and spoken methods of combining words to create meaning used by a particular group of
Language, so far as we know, is something specific to humans, that
is to say it is the basic capacity that distinguishes humans from all other living beings. Language therefore remains potentially a communicative medium capable of expressing ideas and concepts as well as moods, feelings and attitudes
Written languages use symbols (characters) to build words. The entire set of words is the language’s vocabulary. The ways in which the words can be meaningfully combined is defined by the language’s syntax and grammar. The actual meaning of words and combinations of words is defined by the language’s semantics.
The latest and the most advanced discoveries and inventions in science and technology are being made in the universities located in the United States of America where English language is the means of scientific discourse
The historical circumstances of Pakistan (having been ruled by the British for over two centuries) have given the Pakistani’s an easy access to mastering English language, and innumerable opportunities for advancement in the field of science and technology.
English language comes to our aid in our commercial transactions throughout the globe. English is the language of the latest business management in the world and Indian proficiency in English has brought laurels to many Indian business managers. English is a means not only for international commerce; it has become increasingly essential for inter-state commerce and communication
English language is one tool to establish our viewpoint. We can learn from others experience. We can check the theories of foreigners against our experience. We can reject the untenable and accept the tenable. We can also propagate our theories among the international audience and readers. We can make use of English to promote our worfdview and spiritual heritage throughout the globe.