B.Tech English 1st Year Previous Questions Papers – JNTU-H


Set No. 2

I B.Tech Examinations,December 2010

Answer any FIVE Questions

All Questions carry equal marks

1. Write a letter to the Sub Inspector of police about the theft of your bicycle. [15]

2. Write about C.V. Raman’s birth and college days. [15]

3. Write about Cuddalore experience of December 2004. [15]

4. Why according to Ray, Indian _lms deal more write moods and atmosphere rather

than grandeur and spectacle. [15]

5. (a) Write about the early life of Hargobindh Khorana?

(b) Who is Nerenberg? Write about his contribution towards science? [7+8]

6. Write about the narrator’s experience from the plumed jungle grass to the well.

[15]

7. (a) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets:

i. The secretary (work) here since2001.

ii. If wishes (be) horses, beggars would ride them

iii. When I entered the class, the attendance (take, already) by the

teacher.

iv. They (repair) the old bridge now.

(b) Write one word substitutes for the following:

i. Conversation between two or more persons

ii. Study of the earth

iii. A game or battle where no party wins

iv. A person’s _rst speech.

(c) Write synonyms for the following:

i. Ghetto

ii. Fact

iii. gaze

iv. appear.

(d) Write the meanings of the following idiomatic expressions and use them in

sentences of your own:

i. to have a soft spot for somebody

ii. Neck and neck

iii. Come o_ with ying colors.

8. \I began to be seriously alarmed”. – Why did the writer of the story \The Con-

noisseur” begin to be alarmed? [15]

Set No. 4

I B.Tech Examinations,December 2010

Answer any FIVE Questions

All Questions carry equal marks

1. Give details about the early life and education of Hargobindh Khorana. [15]

2. How was the normalcy restored after tsunami in Cuddalore? [15]

3. Write a letter to the editor of a news paper about the condition of open drains in

your locality. [15]

4. (a) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets :

i. The theme of the novel (reect) our culture.

ii. I (see) the bus pass a few minutes ago.

iii. When I saw her, she (play) chess.

iv. If he runs fast, he (catch) the train.

(b) Write one word substitutes for the following :

i. Conventional rules of personal behaviour in society

ii. Study of external form of plants

iii. Fear of the closed space

iv. The animals of a certain region.

(c) Write synonyms for the following :

i. Invective

ii. Intelligent

iii. Probability

iv. futile.

(d) Write the meanings of the following idiomatic expressions and use them in

sentences of your own :

i. Have second thoughts

ii. to be over the moon

iii. Bury the hatchet. [4+4+4+3]

5. How did the sick and orphans _nd solace in the presence of Mother Teresa? [15]

6. In the lesson \The Odds Against Us” what are the aspects of Indian _lmdom?

[15]

7. What was the result of the villagers not sharing their fears about the patch of grass

with the writer, Rudyard Kipling before he set out to hunt wild boar? Why did

they not share? [15]

8. \After all, Indians are highly talented in mathematics, and we have a large pool of

software talent. Let’s cash in on these”. Says Pitroda – Justify the context of this

quotaion. [15]

Set No. 1

I B.Tech Examinations,December 2010

Answer any FIVE Questions

All Questions carry equal marks

1. How did the writer feel about the tourist place, Ladakh? [15]

2. (a) What kind of life did Krishna lead in her childhood?

(b) \At the end of two weeks, I wished I had never seen Miss Krishna”. What

made the writer wish she had never seen Miss. Krishna? [7+8]

3. What are some of the speci_c acts of injustice against African Americans which

King cites in his speech? [15]

4. (a) A student intends to write Civil Services exam after graduation. He ap-

proaches his Professor for guidance. Build a dialogue on this situation.

(b) You are under lot of stress due to exams, you consult a counselor. Build a

dialogue on this situation. [8+7]

5. (a) How were the medical camps arranged by the district after tsunami in 2004?

(b) Elucidate how the philanthropic agencies helped the people of Cuddalore dur-

ing 2004 tsunami and how did Anu George, the district collector take care of

drinking water facilities for the people of Cuddalore? [15]

6. (a) Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word from the brackets:

i. The (roots/ routes) of success are always bitter, but the fruits

are sweet.

ii. The teacher tried to (illicit/ elicit) views from the students.

iii. The verbal ( dual/duel) between the two lead to chaos.

iv. He takes (cereals/ serials) for lunch.

(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets:

i. Harish with his left hand. (write)

ii. When I met him last, he (learn) Spanish for ten months.

iii. I (type) 6 letters so far.

iv. Susheela (go) for a walk every morning.

(c) Write one word substitutes for the following:

i. Fear of animals

ii. Cruel killing of a large number of people

iii. Initiate others to cause amusement

iv. One who cures eye diseases.

(d) Write ANTONYMS for the following:

i. Exclude

ii. Quickly

iii. Frustration. [4+4+4+3]

7. How does Pitroda want to modernize India? [15]

8. How did Kennedy stress the change in the areas of human rights, unity of Americans

and international relations in his speech? [15]

Set No. 3

I B.Tech Examinations,December 2010

Answer any FIVE Questions

All Questions carry equal marks

1. Write a report on the industrial tour undertaken by your college. [15]

2. (a) Describe how Amartya submitted his report on his research for a competitive

prize fellowship at Trinity College?

(b) Discuss how Amartya rendered his services at Delhi School of Economics?

[8+7]

3. Describe Sam Pitroda’s accomplishments. [15]

4. How did the writer discover that Ladakh had contact with other parts of the world?

[15]

5. What steps were to be taken to overcome racial inequality in America by civil rights

activists in 1963 as suggested by Martin Luther King Jr? [15]

6. (a) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets:

i. Last evening at 8 O’ clock, I . (study)

ii. She fell down, while she (cross) the road.

iii. Our visitors yesterday. (arrive)

iv. The dish (taste) delicious.

(b) Write one word substitutes for the following:

i. Fear of dead bodies

ii. A building where dead bodies are kept before burial

iii. Belief that there are many Gods

iv. One who pretends to be what he is not.

(c) Write ANTONYMS for the following:

i. Adversary

ii. Barren

iii. Satisfaction

iv. Immense.

(d) Write the meanings of the following idiomatic expressions and use them in

sentences of your own:

i. to be over the moon

ii. Cast pearls before swine

iii. Bag and baggage. [4+4+4+3]

7. What were the divine qualities manifested in Mother Teresa? [15]

8. How did the speech of Kennedy motivate the American public to pick up the set-

down torch of the previous generation and bear the burden of giving back to their

nation? [15]

Set No. 2

I B.Tech Examinations,May 2011

Answer any FIVE Questions

All Questions carry equal marks

1. \The dark blue of the deep sea has nothing to do with the colour of water but

is simply the blue of the sky seen in reection”. Explain the statement through

Raman’s scienti_c achievements. [15]

2. How was the disaster management dealt by Anu George? [15]

3. (a) Fill in the blanks with appropriate word choosing from the bracket:

i. Would you like a seat by the (aisle/isle) or would you prefer to

be by the window.

ii. Why you are in such a (foul/fowl) temper this morning.

iii. They pulled out of the deal at the last minute leaving us (hi/high)

and dry.

iv. There will be new (curbs / kerbs) on drink-driving from next

week.

(b) Correct the following sentences:

i. I and Shashi went to the exhibition.

ii. I shall inform you when my sister will come here.

iii. He is younger than me.

iv. The population of Chennai is greater than Hyderabad.

(c) Write one word substitutes for the following:

i. Fear of heights

ii. Rule by privileged class

iii. Study of coins

iv. A speech made without preparation.

(d) Write ANTONYMS for the following:

i. Ghetto

ii. background

iii. success

iv. strict. [15]

4. (a) How did Iyer describe undeveloped \Paradise” and what were the facilities

available at hotels in Leh for the tourists ?

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(b) What was Namgyal’s opinion regarding the people of Leh and describe the

Tse-Chu festival. [8+7]

5. In the lesson \The Odds Against Us” what are the aspects of Indian _lmdom?

[15]

6. Give an account of the Luther King’s aim in saying that \We must forever conduct

our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline”. We must not allow our

creative protest to degenerate into physical violence? [15]

7. (a) How do we come to know that Miss Krishna is a kleptomaniac of good taste?

(b) \Miss Krishna was an irritating guest”. How did she irritate the writer?[7+8]

8. The District Collector, Kurnool, is concerned about the rapid increase in the

number of road accidents in the district. The Chairman, Muncipal Corporation,

Kurnool, has been asked to submit a report investigating the causes and suggesting

measures to improve the situation. [15]

Set No. 4

I B.Tech Examinations,May 2011

Answer any FIVE Questions

1. Enumerate Sir C. V. Raman’s scienti_c achievements from 1888 to 1970. [15]

2. How was the gargantuan task of relief operations carried out in 2004 in Cuddalore?

[15]

3. \Some _ne summer day, however, if the wind is favourable, _les of old newspapers

and a box of matches will make clear the mystery of Bubbling Well Road”. – What

was the mystery of the bubbling well road according to Rudyard Kipling? [15]

4. According to Ray what is wrong with Indian Films? [15]

5. What were the roles played by Rathan Lal, Mr. Mahan Singh, Roger J. S. Beer,

Sir Alexander Tood, and Dr. Gordon. M. Shrum in Khorana’s life? [15]

6. (a) A student intends to write Civil Services exam after graduation. He ap-

proaches his Professor for guidance. Build a dialogue on this situation.

(b) You are under lot of stress due to exams, you consult a counselor. Build a

dialogue on this situation. [8+7]

7. Enumerate the signi_cant incidents in Teresa’s life? [15]

8. (a) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets.

i. If I sell this car, I a Santro. (buy)

ii. I all the plays of Shakespeare.(read)

iii. The Joint Director (work) here since 2001.

iv. The Manager (speak) to me before he left for England.

(b) Write one word substitutes for the following.

i. Able to live both on land and in water

ii. Study of human mind and behavior

iii. Belief that there is God in all things

iv. Killing a man

(c) Write synonyms for the following.

i. Forebear

ii. Proclaim

iii. Astonishment

iv. Texture

(d) Write the meanings of the following idiomatic expressions and use them in

sentences of your own

i. Kick the bucket

ii. the best of both worlds

iii. Cut both ways

iv. A stumbling block [15]

Set No. 1

I B.Tech Examinations,May 2011

Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 75

All Questions carry equal marks

 

1. (a) Fill in the blanks with suitable articles/ prepositions:

i. The children visited sacred place.

ii. Finding myself short money, I wrote my uncle

help.

iii. You must apologise him the wrong you have done.

iv. This is historic occasion.

(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets:

i. I about him before I went to England. (hear)

ii. He (play) the whole day and now he is tired.

iii. My sister never (drink ) tea.

iv. If he runs fast, he (catch) the train.

(c) Write one word substitutes for the following:

i. Rule by rich people

ii. Belief that there is god

iii. Fear of strangers/ foreigners

iv. One who loves mankind.

(d) Write ANTONYMS for the following:

i. Acquit

ii. Active

iii. background

iv. Harsh. [15]

2. Write about Sam Pitroda’s life from 1942 to 1995. [15]

3. What is the Miss Krishna’s opinion of her mother? Had she built any negative

thoughts about her mother? Describe the early life of Miss Krishna. [15]

4. \The inaugural address of Kennedy is widely considered to be among the best

presidential inauguration speeches in American history” – Justify. [15]

5. (a) How do Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet connect Ladakh?

(b) Elucidate about motorable pass and the guiding principle at high altitude

according to the author? What animals and trees did the writer _nd in the

Nubra valley? [7+8]

6. You are a recent graduate of Engineering. Apply for the post of Software Engineer-

ing advertised by TCS in the Times of India dated 25-05-2007. Draft a Resume

along with a covering letter to the Human Resource Manager. [15]

7. Explain the meaning of the lines

\…let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from

every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s

children black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics

- will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: `Free

at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” [15]

8. Explicate the human touch during the operations of Cuddalore in December 2004?

[15]

Set No. 3

I B.Tech Examinations,May 2011

Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 75

Answer any FIVE Questions

1. Discuss the pleasures of living in a village as against a city. [15]

2. Describe Raman’s life from 1917 to 1970. [15]

3. How did Cuddalore face the intense havoc of tsunami 2004 and how was the nor-

mally restored? [15]

4. (a) Enumerate the animals and trees in the Nubra Valley and also the landscape

of the Nubra Valley and Diskit Gompa.

(b) Write about \Gompa” and \Shangri – La”. [8+7]

5. \She put the cup and saucer back into the bag and I noticed there was not even

a bulge” – Why did the writer particularly mention there was not even a bulge?

What do you know about the character of Miss Krishna? [15]

6. (a) Fill in the blanks with suitable articles/ prepositions:

i. Our college starts 10 o’clock the morning.

ii. He always travels train.

iii. We are awaiting result.

iv. This is unfortunate incident.

(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets:

i. The train (leave) the platform an hour ago.

ii. He felt that he by the shop-keeper. (cheat)

iii. I my work before you came. (do)

iv. Last year, Harsha (learn) Spanish for 3 years.

(c) Write one word substitutes for the following:

i. Get something back

ii. Lie and wait to make a surprise attack

iii. Living by eating both vegetables and esh

iv. One who knows many languages.

(d) Write ANTONYMS for the following:

i. possible

ii. clockwise

iii. Bless

iv. Bend. [15]

7. How should a director be directed in showing a story for a _lm? [15]

8. Write about Rudyard Kipling’s mood in Bubbling Well Road? [15]

Set No. 2

I B.Tech Regular Examinations,June 2010

Answer any FIVE Questions

1. Write a letter to a publishing house ordering books you want. [15]

2. Describe the journey of Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu from 1910 to 1946. [15]

3. What are the di_erent environs and surroundings of Heaven’s Gate? [15]

4. (a) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets.

i. Harish with his left hand. (write)

ii. I a letter from my brother yesterday. (receive)

iii. When I reached the meeting hall the president (already start)

his lecture.

iv. If Ravi (play) sensibly, we would have won the match.

(b) Write one word substitutes for the following.

i. Approved by all

ii. Study of human races

iii. Doubting the existing ideas

iv. A speech made to oneself

(c) Write synonyms for the following

i. Elegant

ii. Vanity

iii. Abate

iv. Tyranny

(d) Write the meanings of the following idiomatic expressions and use them in

sentences of your own.

i. Between the devil and the deep sea

ii. Beat about the bush

iii. Bring to book

iv. Back to square one [15]

5. What does Satyajit Ray say about the budget of Indian _lms? [15]

6. How did Amartya relate philosophy with economics and how did it help in research?

[15]

7. What inference was King making about the progress of African Americans to enter

the mainstream of American life in the one hundred years which followed the end

of slavery? [15]

8. How does Pitroda want to modernize India? [15]

Set No. 4

I B.Tech Regular Examinations,June 2010

Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 75

Answer any FIVE Questions

1. Sketch the character of Miss Krishna. [15]

2. Write about C. V. Raman’s school and college days. [15]

3. Write a letter to the editor of a news paper about the condition of open drains in

your locality. [15]

4. (a) How do Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet connect Ladakh?

(b) Elucidate about motorable pass and the guiding principle at high altitude

according to the author? What animals and trees did the writer _nd in the

Nubra valley? [7+8]

5. What steps were to be taken to overcome racial inequality in America by civil rights

activists in 1963 as suggested by Martin Luther King Jr? [15]

6. (a) How did Amartya utilize the opportunity after he had got elected to Fellow-

ship?

(b) Describe the incident when he was appointed to a chair in Economics at Ja-

davpur University? [7+8]

7. How does Kennedy in his speech counter balance idealism with a mood of critical

urgency? [15]

8. (a) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets:

i. I Raju for a long time. (see)

ii. Rajender usually (sit) at the back of the class.

iii. If I am invited, I (attend) the function.

iv. Akbar (rule) India long ago.

(b) Write one word substitutes for the following:

i. A man who is not seen before

ii. Study of birds

iii. Doubting the goodness of people

iv. Killing oneself.

(c) Write synonyms for the following:

i. Momentous

ii. Steep

iii. reverence

iv. lucid.

(d) Write the meanings of the following idiomatic expressions and use them in

sentences of your own:

i. Draw the line at something

ii. As di_erent as chalk from cheese

iii. A bed of roses

iv. To run like clockwork. [15]

Set No. 1

I B.Tech Regular Examinations,June 2010

Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 75

Answer any FIVE Questions

1. \The dark blue of the deep sea has nothing to do with the colour of water but

is simply the blue of the sky seen in reection”. Explain the statement through

Raman’s scienti_c achievements. [15]

2. Briey describe the achievements in Khorana’s life. [15]

3. \To enter jungle-grass is always an unwise proceeding but I went” Why did the

author get into the jungle grass? What did he experience? [15]

4. (a) Discuss the issue of delayed arrivals of trains with your friend.

(b) Discus with your father about the clothes and fashion in your college. [7+8]

5. According to Ray what is wrong with Indian Films? [15]

6. (a) How were the medical camps arranged by the district after tsunami in 2004?

(b) Elucidate how the philanthropic agencies helped the people of Cuddalore dur-

ing 2004 tsunami and how did Anu George, the district collector take care of

drinking water facilities for the people of Cuddalore? [15]

7. (a) What made Agnes to become a nun?

(b) When did Mother Teresa start the Missionaries of Charity and what was its

primary objective? [8+7]

8. (a) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets.

i. He felt that he by the shop-keeper. (cheat)

ii. Abhi for a walk every morning. (go)

iii. Prahlada and Tobit (arrive ) ten minutes ago.

iv. Salomi (su_er) from fever for a week.

(b) Write one word substitutes for the following.

i. Able to know what is advantageous

ii. Study of human society

iii. Looking at the positive side

iv. A speech made without preparation

(c) Write synonyms for the following

i. Adversary

ii. Manacles

iii. Feeble

iv. Meticulous

(d) Write the meanings of the following idiomatic expressions and use them in

sentences of your own

i. One’s cup of tea

ii. Cast pearls before swine

iii. blow hot and cold

iv. be on cold nine [15]

Set No. 3

I B.Tech Regular Examinations,June 2010

Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 75

Answer any FIVE Questions

1. \Money is the root of all evil”. Give your opinion. [15]

2. Write about Mother Teresa’s life history. [15]

3. What is the bottom line of the story Bubbling Well Road? [15]

4. Write about Holley, Nirenberg and Hargobindh Khorana and their achievements.

[15]

5. In the lesson \The Odds Against Us” what are the aspects of Indian _lmdom?

[15]

6. How according to pitroda can IT impact the nation? [15]

7. (a) How did Amartya realize the dangers of narrowly de_ned identities and divi-

siveness in communitarian politics?

(b) Explain the protest saying that, \New Professor” has been `just snatched from

the cradle’ in light of the lesson on Amartya Sen. [7+8]

8. (a) Fill in the blanks with suitable form of the verb given in brackets :

i. Arun in the pool for _ve hours. (swim)

ii. If he asked me, I (help) him.

iii. When Lalit (teach), all the boys remained silent.

iv. The boy met with an accident while he (cross) the road.

(b) Write one word substitutes for the following :

i. Ability to endure

ii. Study of insects

iii. Looking at the negative side

iv. That which can be eaten.

(c) Write synonyms for the following :

i. Howl

ii. Substitute

iii. Probe

iv. broad.

 (d) Write the meanings of the following idiomatic expressions and use them in

sentences of your own :

i. Face the music

ii. to ru_e someone’s feathers

iii. Climb onto the bandwagon

iv. Bag and baggage. [15]

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