Gadchandur Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s
Mahatma Gandhi Junior College Gadchandur
First Unit Test 2022-2023
Subject: English Class XI
Class 11 English Unit Test 1
Q. 1. Read the extract and complete the activities.
I placed on the summit the offering to God that I had carried with me. This is in accord with my religion. Both my wife and are Buddhists. I could not knee because of my clothes and equipment. But I offered a silent prayer in my heart.
The offering were biscuits, candy and little blue pencil. My youngest daughter, Nima had given me the pencil before I left home. She asked me put it on top of the mountain as her offering. It was an ordinary blue pencil, not even long one, but it was her prized possessions.
As I put it down, I pointed it out to Hillary. He gave me big smile, showing that he understood.
Then got out the flags which had on piece of string about four feet long, fastened one end to my ice axe and Hillary took pictures as I held it up. As I had to bring my ice axe down with me, l buried one end of the string in the ice on the top, and the other in snow on the slope down below. When we left, they were lying flat against the summit.
I was very thirsty. I took out a water tumbler for a drink, but found the water in the metal container had frozen so I couldn’t quench my thirst. I ate some biscuits and offered some to Hillary.
A1. Flow chart
Complete the following flow chart.
Give the reason Tenzing Norgay offered a silent prayer.
A3. Point out
Point out the reaction of Hillary when Tenzing put a pencil on the summit as an offering. (2)
Write the antonyms of the following
a) ordinary b) frozen c)fastened d) prized
A5. Personal response
Express your views about mountaineer.
A6. Language study (Do as directed)
A.1) It was an ordinary blue pencil.
(Make it negative without changing the meaning.)
ii) Nima had given me the pencil
(Identify the tense)
B. Spot the error
1. I am smelling a rose.
Q.2. Read the Extract and complete the activities given below. (8)
Eight years have passed
Since I placed my cherry seed in the grass.
“Must have a tree of my own “, I said,
And watered it once and went to bed
And forgot but cherries have a way of growing,
Thought on one’s caring very much or knowing.
And suddenly that summer near the end of May,
It was very small, five months child,
Lost in the tall grass running wild.
Goat ate the leaves, the grass cutter Scythe
Split it apart and a monsoon blight
Shriveled the slender stem….. Even so,
Next spring I watched three new shoots grow,
A1. Complete the diagram
A2. Poetic devices.
Pick out the examples of alliteration and explain..
A3. Personal response.
Write your experience about tree conservation.
A4. Poetic creativity.
Here there every where
It’s gives sweet and juicy
Q3. Writing skills. Write any one of the following (4)
(2) Write an email informing your sister about annual college exhibition.
Class 11 English Unit Test 1