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SEE 2078 SET D (Gandaki Province)

Symbol No........                                                                                                          RE-101'D'

SEE 2078 (2022)


Reading and Writing

(Written Test)

Candidates are required to give their answer according to the given instructions.

Time: 2 hrs. 15 minutes                                                                                  Full Marks: 75

1. Read the poem and do the task. 5

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they

Out did the sparkling waves in glee:


A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed-and gazed-but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:


For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth

A. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives given. 5x1=5

a. What attracted the speaker at the lake?

i. daffodils        ii. the breeze

iii. the landscape iv. a cloud

b. What are the daffodils compared with?

i. trees by the lake                  ii. the stars in the milky way  

iii. milky way in the sky           iv. valleys and hills

c. What does the word 'glee' mean?

i. seriousness              ii. anger           iii. happiness   iv. movement

d. Why does the speaker feel happy even when he is lonely?

i. Because of the memory of the daffodils

ii. Because of the bliss of solitude

iii. As he sees the waves in the sea

iv. As he enjoys dancing

e. Which two moods has the poet mentioned in the poem?

i. cool and silent                      ii. happy and indifferent

iii. thoughtful and vacant        iv.angry and scared

2. Read the text and do the tasks.          10

The second day of Jitiya is called Upas. On this day, the married women fast the whole day. They go to the river, pond and well and make an idol of Jimutavahana made of kush (the holy grass), and worship the idol. The devotees get together and the ones who know about Jimutavahana, narrate his story. They neither drink a drop of water nor do they have some fruits during Astami. During fasting hours, they sing and dance too. Their song is called Darkatoni. Everyone, married or unmarried, can participate in singing and dancing.

The third or last day of Jitiya is called Parwan. The women wake up early in the morning and go to the river to take a bath. Then they return home and perform puja. After puja, they offer some fruits, milk and curd to Jimutavahana, a legendary deity, before they eat. Then only they take food and drink water. Afterwards the women complete their brata, then they sing and dance the whole day.

Why do the women remember Jimutavahana, the eagle and jackal during this festival? There is a popular story behind this. Jimutavahana had saved the life of a baby eagle. By fasting, the eagle ensured her offspring had a long life, whereas the jackal's offspring had a short life because the jackal did not fast. While celebrating Jitiya, women devotees make idols of the jackal and eagle with sand or cow dung, and red crimson is applied on their forehead. As the main part of the ritual, women worship nature. The celebration of Jitiya strengthens good relationships between different ethnic groups and creates harmony in a society. It creates social



A. Match the words in column 'A' with their meanings in column 'B'5x1=5

Column 'A'                             Column 'B'

a. Upas                        i. divine being

b. idol                           ii. unity; integration

c. Darkatoni                 iii. dark red in colour

d. deity                        iv. a religious song

e. solidarity                  v. a statue which is worshipped?

vi. the fasting day

B. Answer the following questions in short. 5x1=5

a. Why do women go to a river or a pond?

b. What things are offered to Jimutavahana?

c. What activity indicates that women's brata is over?

d. Why did Jackal's children have a short life according to the story?

e. What is the social importance of Jitiya festival?

3. Read the given notice and do the tasks. 10

Futsal league finals to be held in Pokhara from May 8


The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has announced to hold the 'A' Division National Futsal League finals from May 8 to 29 at the Pokhara Multipurpose covered hall in Kaski. The football governing body also signed a sponsorship deal worth Rs. 2.9 million for marketing promotion and event management with Turnpike Events Private Limited. ANFA Futsal Committee coordinator Ratna Kumar Shrestha and Turnpike chief executive Ukesh Lohani signed the memorandum of understanding at the ANFA headquarters, Satdobato on Sunday. The finals of the tournament will feature 10 teams. The participating teams will be selected through regional qualifiers. Top four teams will be picked from Bagmati provincial qualifiers, two each from Province 1 and Gandaki Province, one from Madhes province while there will be a single joint team from Lumbini province, Karnali province and Sudurpaschim province, according to ANFA. The qualifiers that started on February 7 will last till March 9. The participating teams of the finals will get Rs. 100,000 each from the football governing body as preparatory fees and each team should consist of 14 players and one coach, manager and physiotherapist. The winners of the tournament will get Rs 1 million and the runners up half the amount. The best goalkeeper, defender, winger, emerging player and best coach of the tournament would get Rs. 25,000 each. The man- of-the-match of each game would get Rs. 5,000.

A. Fill in the gaps with appropriate words/phrases from the text. 5x1=5

a. The finals of Futsal League are going to be held from

b. The tournament will be promoted by .........

c. Altogether of ......... teams will participate in the league.

d. The qualifier matches will be over by ........

e. Each participating team must include total of members.

B. Answer the following questions in short. 5x1=5

a. Where are the final matches of Futsal League going to be held?

b. How much money is going to be spent for promotion and management of the tournament?

c. What is the selection criteria of teams for the finals?

d. How many teams will be qualified from Gandaki Province for the finals?

e. What is the cash prize for the runner up of the tournament?

4. Read the following text and do the tasks.         15

Gorillas are gentle giants and display many human-like behaviours and emotions, such as laughter and sadness. In fact, gorillas share 98.3% of their genetic code with humans, making them our closest cousins after chimpanzees and bonobos. The largest of the great apes, gorillas are stocky animals with broad chests and shoulders, large human-like hands, and small eyes set into hairless faces. The two gorilla species live in equatorial Africa, separated by about 560 miles of Congo Basin forest.

Each has a lowland and upland subspecies. Gorillas live in family groups of usaully five to 10, but sometimes two to more than 50, led by a dominant adult male or silverback who holds his position for years. The bond between the silverback and his females forms the basis of gorilla social life. Females become sexually mature around seven or eight years old but don't begin to breed until a couple of years later. Males are mature at an even greater age. Once a female begins to breed, she is likely to give birth to only one baby every four to six years and only three or four over her entire lifetime. This low rate of reproduction makes it difficult for gorillas to recover from population.declines. Both gorilla species have been decreasing in numbers for decades, and a 2010 United Nations report suggests that they may disappear from large parts of the Congo Basin by the mid-2020s.

Conservation efforts by WWF, other organizations, and governments are making a difference for gorillas. New protected areas are being designated for some gorilla populations, and the population of mountain gorillas has continued to increase in recent years, leading to its downlisting from Critically Endangered to Endangered in November 2018.


Gorillas share 98.3% of their DNA with humans, making them our closest cousins after chimpanzees and bonobos. These charismatic, intelligent animals often surprise us with behaviours and emotions so similar to our human experience.

A. Match the words in column 'A' with their meanings in column 'B'. 5x1=5

Column 'A'                 Column 'B'

a. genetic                    i. at risk of no longer existing

b. subspecies              ii. to reproduce young ones

c. breed                       iii. a group into which animals, plants, etc. that have similar characteristics

    are divided

d. designate                 iv. a class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities

e. endangered             v. relating to, or produced by genes; genic

vi. to choose or name somebody for a particular job or position

B. Write 'True' for true statements and 'False' for false ones. 5x1=5

a. Gorillas are similar to human beings in terms of their physical features.

b. Chimpanzees and bonobos are closer to humans than gorillas.

c. Silverback is the female head of the gorilla family.

d. Low reproduction rate is one of the reasons gorilla population decline.

e. There are positive signs about the conservation of gorilla.

C. Answer the following questions in short. 5x1=5

a. Describe the physical features of the gorilla.

b. Mention the sub-types of gorilla.

c. When are gorillas likely to become extinct form Congo Basin?

d. What is the result of the conversation efforts by WWF, other organizations and governments?

e. What makes gorilla so close to humans?


5. Imagine one of your friends scored GPA 4.0 in SEE. Write a formal message of congratulations on behalf of your school. Consider the following points. (In about 100 words) 5

-Name of the student - Diligent student - SEE 2076, Proud of her/him - Keep it up


6. Write a readable story with the help of the outlines given below and give a suitable title and a moral. 5

Two cats quaralling over a piece of bread ....... asks monkey to decide ..... monkey says each should have half ....... breaks bread in two ....... parts not equal......... monkey bites off bit from large part ...... too much so bites bit off other part ........ at last each all the bread ....... cats

protest..... no bread left ........ monkey says bread is his fee as judge of ……...... the case moral.


7. Compose a dialogue between two friends who are talking about the library in their school. Write at least six exchanges. 6


8. Write a review of a book which you have recently read. Write it in about 200 words. 8


9. Reproduce the following sentences as indicated in the brackets. 6x1=6

a. Urmila rarely goes to school, ........... ? (Supply the correct question tag)

b. Prasamsha did it well. (Change into negative)

c. Dinesh has been teaching here for 15 years. (Change into 'how long' question)

d. Schools and colleges....... (be) closed for months due to COVID-19. (Supply the appropriate form of verb given in the brackets)

e. Puran said, "I never drink coffee." (Change into indirect speech)

f. That pot was broken by Hari. (Change into active voice)

10. Choose and copy the best answers to complete the text below. (Rewriting is not compulsory.) 10x0.5=5

Once a wolf had ...(a)... (a/an/the) bone stuck in his throat. He tried hard but could not pull it out. He asked every animal he met but none ...(b)... (was/were/are) ready to pull it out. At last, he saw a crane. He had a long beak, ...(c)... (hasn't he/isn't he/didn't hê)? The wolf requested the crane...(d)....(to help him/if he helped him/that he helped him). The crane was afraid ...(e)... (for/of/with) thrusting his beak into the wolf's mouth. The wolf promised a handsome reward to the crane for the work. The crane...(f)... (is tempted/tempted/was tempted) by that offer. Then he thrust his long beak into the wolf's mouth and picked the bone out. The wolf...(g)... (feels/felt/has felt) great relief. Then, the crane asked for the reward. The wolf said, "I didn't bite off your head as you put it into my mouth." That was your reward. The wolf added, "If you want life, get away from me." The wolf made the crane ...(h)... (feel/to feel/ felt) sorry. The poor crane could do nothing ...(i)... (although/because/ since) he was angry with the wolf. If the wolf ...(j)... (reward/rewarded/ had rewarded) the crane, he would have been grateful to him.

SEE QUESTIONS 2078 (English 101)




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