NCTB সিলেবাস অনুযায়ী এইচএসসি English for Today বইয়ে বেশকিছু নতুন টপিক যুক্ত করা হয়েছে। কোর্সটিকায় আমরা নতুন যুক্ত হওয়া প্যাসেজের আলোকে Model Question প্রকাশ করেছি। এরই ধারাবাহিকতায় এই পোস্টে তোমরা the unforgettable history model question সম্পর্কে জানতে পারবে। এই প্যাসেজটি নেওয়া হয়েছে, Unit-1 এর Lesson-1 থেকে। সম্পূর্ণ Model Question টি তোমরা উত্তরসহ পাবে।
the unforgettable history model question
PART-1: READING TEST [60 Marks]
1. Read the passage and answer the questions A and B. U-1, L-1 (B)
I stand before you today with a heart overflowing with grief. You are fully aware of the events that are going on and understand their import. We have been trying to do our best to cope with the situation. And yet, unfortunately, the streets of Dhaka, Chattogram. Khulna. Rajshahi and Rangpur are awash with the blood of our brothers. The people of Bengal now want to be free, the people of Bengal now want to live, and the people of Bengal now want their rights.
What have we done that was wrong? After the elections, the people of Bangladesh voted as one for me, for the Awami League. We were to sit in the National Assembly, draft a constitution for ourselves there, and build our country; the people of this land would thereby get economic. political, and cultural freedom. But it is with regret that I have to report to you today that we have passed through twenty-three tragic years; Bengal’s history of those years is full of stories of torture inflicted on our people, of blood shed by them repeatedly. Twenty-three years of a history of men and women in agony!
The history of Bengal is the history of a people who have repeatedly made their highways crimson with their blood. We shed blood in 1952; even though we were the victors in the elections of 1954 I we could not form a government then. In 1958 Ayub Khan declared Martial Law to enslave us for the next ten years. In 1966 when we launched the six point movement our boys were shot dead on 7 June. When after the movement of 1969 Ayub Khan fell from power and Yahya Khan assumed the reins of the government he declared that he would give us a constitution and restore democracy: we listened to him then. A lot has happened since and elections have taken place.
I’ve met President Yahya Khan. I’ve made a request to him not only on behalf of Bengal but also as the leader of the party which has the majority in Pakistan: I said to him: “You must hold the session of the National Assembly on 15 January.” But he did not listen to me. He listened to Mr. Bhutto instead. At first he said that the meeting would take place in the first week of March. We said. “Fine, we will be taking our seats in the Assembly then.” I said we will carry out our discussions in the Assembly. I went so far as to say that if anyone came up with an offer that was just, even though we were in the majority we would agree to that offer.
A. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives:
(a) The word ‘inflict’ mentioned in the passage means ___.
(b) When did Ayub Khan fall from power?
i. in 1958
ii. in 1959
iii. in 1966
iv. in 1969
(c) According to the speech the word ‘import’ refers to ___
iv. foreign product
(d) The word category of ‘awash’ in the passage means ___.
(e) What is meant by martial law?
i. A situation in which the army controls an area instead of the police, especially because of fighting against the government.
ii. A situation in which the police control everything.
iii. A condition in which people don’t care about law.
iv. A condition in which there is no rule of law.
(f) The speaker had the majority but he wanted to have a ___ with the Pakistani rulers.
i. friendly atmosphere
ii. fruitful discussion
iii. political encounter
iv. secret meeting
(g) What does ‘crimson’ refer to?
iv. dark red
(h) Why did president Yahya not listen to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman?
i. because he did not like Sheikh Mujib
ii. because he wanted to make Bhutto President
iii. because he did not want to give the seats which were won by Awami League
iv. because he wanted to break Pakistan
(i) The history of twenty-three years is full of___.
i. mystery and joy
ii. grief and achievement
iii. pain, pangs and plight
iv. confusion and conflict
(j) The word ‘restore’ mentioned in the passage means___.
i. . found
B. Answer the following questions:
a. “I stand before you today with a heart overflowing with grief. Who is the speaker here? Can you explain the reason of his hiart being one flowed with grief?
b. Do you know the period mentioned as the twenty-three tragic years? Why was the period termed as tragic? Explain in your own words.
c. We shed blood in 1952. What was the reason behind the bloodshed? Can you specify the date with the outcome of the bloodshed?
d What is six-point movement and what compelled the speaker to launch six-point movement?
e. What is Assembly? How did Awami League gain the majority in the Assembly?
2. Read the following text and make a flow chart showing the activities and achievements of Nelson Mandela. (No. 1 has been done for you)
Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to a multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world. Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule. Mandela never lost his resolve to fight for his people’s emancipation. He was determined to bring down apartheid while avoiding a civil war. His prestige and charisma helped him win the support of the world.
“I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I will fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.” Mandela said in his acceptance speech on becoming South Africa’s first black president in 1994… “The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come.”
“We have, at last, achieved our political emancipation.”
In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an honor he shared with F.W. de Klerk, the white African leader who had freed him from prison three years earlier and negotiated the end of apartheid.
1. Guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to a multi-racial democracy
3. Write a summary of the following text.
We spend money for different reasons. We buy foods, clothes or everyday essentials, pay for different services, entertain people, travel to places. help others in need or invest in business and thus spend money every day. In fact, spending is a part of our life.
Spending may make us happy or unhappy depending on how and why we spend. When we spend money on things that we need and within our limit, it is good. When it becomes a compulsive behaviour, it makes life stressful. Unnecessary spending or spending beyond one’s means has some bad effects. For one thing, it may lead to financial ruin or debt, and for another.
It may create unhappiness within families. People who overspend are never satisfied with what they have. They always rush for brands, fashion items, designer clothes etc. Over a period of time it becomes all addiction which may eventually create psychological problems.
4. Read the following text and fill in the blanks with suitable word from the box. There are more words than needed. Make of any grammatical change if necessary
It seems hard to believe that I’ve been in Savar for a whole month now! I promised to write and tell you how I was getting on. So here goes. When I first got here I (a ) __ couldn’t get used to the slow pace of life. Now, (b) __ I am learning to take things easy I am (c) __ to feel at home. You can’t imagine how beautiful (d) __ university campus is. It’s very large, very green and (e) __ the best campus in the country. It’s simply wonderful. My (f) __ impression of the students and teachers here is that (g) __ are really friendly and helpful. And the library is (h) __ As you know. I am staying in a hall (i) __ residence but life here is so different particularly if (j) __ are used to home comforts.
5. Fill in the gaps using suitable words.
Natural disaster (a) __ throughout the world in recent years. The main reason behind this is greenhouse effect or (b) __ of the air (c) __ the earth. Global warming is melting the (d) __ ice of polar regions and of the peaks of (e) __ mountains. Consequently the (f) __ of sea water has alarmingly increased. Cyclones and tidal bores (g)__ inundating and destroying the coastal regions to a large extent. Climatologists (h)__ that in the last 185 years 99 cyclone hit the coastal (i) __ and off shore islands of our country causing irrecoverable loss (j) __ life and properties.
6. The following sentences are jumbled. Re-write them in the proper order and in a continuous paragraph to make a story.
(a) He enrolled at the Islamia College, a well-respected college affiliated to the University of Calcutta.
(b) Mujib became politically active when he joined the All India Muslim Federation in 1940.
(c) Two years later he took admission in class four at Madaripur Islamia High School.
(d) He returned to school after four years owing to the severity of the surgery and slow recovery.
(e) He joined the Bengal Muslim League in 1943.
(f) In 1929, Mujib entered into class three at Gopalganj Public School.
(g) In 1946 he became the general secretary of the Islamia College Students’ Union.
(h) However, Mujib was withdrawn from school in 1933 to undergo eye surgery.
(i) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in Tungipara, a village in Gopalganj District.
(j) He was the third child in a family of four daughters and two sons.
PART-II: WRITING TEST [40 Marks]
7. The bar graph shows the gender-wise position of receiving vaccines in Bangladesh. Now, analyse the graph focusing the important aspects.
8. Complete the following story following the clue.
Once there was a very powerful man in a city. He had everything at his disposal. He always boasted of his money and power. There lived another man in the same city, who had neither power nor money, but what he had was immense love from the commoners who used to call him a saint. a great lover of man. There began a rivalry between these two over a simple thing….
9. Suppose, you are Belal and your friend is Badsha. He is interested to know the importance of keeping safe distance and wearing mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, write a letter to your friend about the fact.
শিক্ষার্থীরা, এখানে আমরা Unit-1 এর Lesson-1 থেকে পূর্ণাঙ্গ Model Question টি শেয়ার করেছি। উপরে দেওয়া Answer Sheet অপশনে ক্লিক করে তোমরা the unforgettable history model question এর উত্তর সংগ্রহ করতে পারো।