Reading Test (Unseen Passage)

Section–A: Reading Test (Unseen Passage)

1: Read the following text carefully and answer questions 4 and 5:

The city with the highest temperature yesterday was Singapore. At noon the temperature in Singapore was 33°C and at midnight the temperature there was 25°C Tokyo had the second highest temperature. It was only 2°C lower than in Singapore at noon. The temperature in Rome at noon was 30°C, the same as in New York. However, New York’s temperature at midnight was one degree lower than Rome’s. The noon temperature in Cairo was 29°C, one degree higher than that in Hong Kong. The temperature at midnight in Paris was 11°C less than that at noon in Paris yesterday. Although Stockholm’s temperature at midnight was the same as the temperature at midnight in Paris, its noon temperature was 14°C. The coolest city was London, with a temperature of only 22°C at noon and 13°C at midnight.

The cities with the highest temperature had a lot of sunshine throughout the day. It was cloudy and dry at Stockholm, but it rained heavily in both London and Hong Kong.

(Adapted from Writing English language Test edited by J.B Heaton, 1989)

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage :

S = Sunny, C = cloudy, R = Rain
Name of the cities Noon Midnight  
Singapore 33°C (i) …….. S
Tokyo (ii) …….    
New York (iii) …….    
Cairo (iv) ……..   S
(v) ……. 14°C    

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     1. At noon, the temperature at Tokyo is 31°C.

     2. New York’s midnight temperature is as the same as the Rome’s.

     3. Hong Kong’s noon temperature was 30°C.

     4. The noon temperature of Paris was 11°C higher than the midnight temperature.

     5. It rained heavily at Stockholm.

2: Read the following text carefully and answer questions 4 and 5.

The greatest dramatist of English literature named Shakespeare was born and died at the same date. It was on the 23rd April. He was born on stratford on Avon. This is why he is called the ‘Bard of Avon’. He wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets. Spreads fame to his unrivalled knowledge of human nature and the sympathy and understanding with which he has painted almost every type and class of character.

This is a poem in which the poet’s love of nature has found an eloquent expression as has as an undertone, his deep concern for the limitations of human society. In the rough weather nature has no particular enmity towards man and it treats all equally. The forest is the place for one who is content with the small pleasures of life and has little ambition.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage :

Who Events Where/ how many Time/ what
Shakespeare was born (i) ……. on 23rd April
He is called   (ii) …….
He (iii) …… 154 Sonnets
He wrote (iv) ……. Plays
He died   (v) …….

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) Shakespeare is mostly known for his Sonnets.

     b) He was born in England.

     c) He wrote 37 dramas.

     d) His name and fame is still unrivalled.

     e) He painted only tragic type of character in his plays.

3: Read the following text carefully and answer questions 4 and 5:

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

     John Keats was not only a deeply thoughtful poet but also the most studious and inspired artist among the romantics of the 19th century. He was born on October 31, 1795. He lost his father at the age of nine. At fifteen he lost his mother.

     In 1811, John Keats became an apprentice to a surgeon at Edmonton. During 1815-17, he continued his studies at the London hospitals but he did not like medicine and he felt that he was born to be a poet. Finally, he returned to literature from surgery. He wrote several sonnets which, with all their maturities, did not attract much attention. It was followed in 1818 by the long narrative poem “Endymion” which received warm praise from his friends. He felt very depressed at the death of his brother Tom in the same year. Keats published one more volume, “Hyperion” and other poems in 1820.

     Keats had a pre-mature death. He was suffering from consumption. As a last hope, in September 1820, he left England for Italy with his friend Joseph Seven. He died in Rome at the age of twenty-six and was buried in the old Protestant cemetery.

     The first memorial to Keats was made in the Paris Church of Hampstead on July 16, 1994. In 1909, the house in which Keats died was opened as a “Keats-Shelley Memorial”. The Keats Museum was opened in 1931.

The name of events place Year
Became apprentice (i) ……  
(ii) …….. London hospitals  
Writing Endymion   (iii) ……
Going to Italy (iv) ……
Death (v) ………  

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) John Keats was a poet of the 18th century.

     b) When he was nine, his mother died.

     c) He was very shocked at the death of his brother.

     d) He left English for Italy in 1818.

     e) He died at the age of twenty-six.

4: Read the following text carefully and answer questions 4 and 5:

Joynul Abedin was born at a village in Kishoreganj in 1914. His father Tamijuddin was a police officer. He did not like hard and fast rule of school and so he drew pictures secretly. He had a great interest in art. So at the age of 15 he went to Calcutta to see Art school. At the age of 19 he was admitted into Calcutta Government Art College. In 1938 he became first class first in the Art College and in the same year he was awarded gold medal in All India Art Exhibition. He drew a lot of pictures of famine during the Second World war in 1943. His name and fame spread all over the world from then. In 1948 he founded the Dhaka Art Institution in Dhaka. He was appointed principal of this institution in 1949. This institution was shifted to the present Art institute building in 1956. By dint of his hard effort, within seven years this institution turned Charukala Mahabiddalova. He earned honorary doctorate in 1974 from Delhi University and in the same year he became National Professor of Bangladesh. He died on the 28th May in 1976 in Dhaka.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Who/ What Event/ Activities Where/ Institution When
Joynul Abedin was born (i) …… 1914
He admitted Calcutta Art College (ii) ….
He (iii) ……. All India Art Exhibition 1938
He founded (iv) ……. 1948
He (v) …… from Delhi University 1947

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) Joynul was very interested in music.

     b) He was admitted into Calcutta Government Art College in 1934.

     c) He earned Ph.D degree in 1974.

     d) Common people neglected in his art.

     e) His name and fame spread far and wide.

5: Read the following text carefully and answer questions 4 and 5:

Lord Byron was an English poet who lived from 1788 to 1824. His father, Captain John Byron, dies only three years after his birth. At the age of ten, after the death of his grand uncle, he inherited the family title and estate.

Byron attended a number of schools for his education and received his M.A. degree from Cambridge in 1808.

Byron left England in 1816, never to return and travelled to Geneva. His first collection of poems ‘Honours of Idleness’ appeared in 1807. Byron avenged himself in 1809 with his satire ‘English Bards and Scotch Reviewers’. He published first two parts of ‘Child Harold’ in March, 1812 which made him famous. The third part of ‘Child Harold’ was published in 1816 and fourth part 1818. In 1817 he complied and published an American Dictionary.

The first two parts of ‘Don Juan’ were published in 1819 and by 1823 the poem was published completely in six separate volumes. Apart from his literary career, in 1809 he took his seat in the House of Lords. In 1824 he formed ‘Byron Brigade” and gave large sums of money to the insurgent Greeks. But before any serious military action against the Turkish, he died.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Educational position/event Institution Achievement/ Activity Year
M.A (i) …… M.A degree in 1809
Composer   (ii) ……. in 1807
Complied and published   an American Dictionary (iii) ….
(iv) …… in the House of Lords   in 1809
  (v) ……. formed in 1824

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) Byron’s grand uncle died after ten years of his birth.

     b) Byron left England in 1816 in order to return soon.

     c) In 1817 he assembled an American Dictionary.

     d) Byron Brigade was made in 1824 under his guidance.

     e) Lord Byron financed insurgent Greeks.

6: Read the following text carefully and answer questions 4 and 5:

Every nation has its own parliament house. Like other nations of the world we also have a parliament house named Sangsad Bhaban. It is siutated at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka. It is a wonder of modern architecture and technology. It is one of the largest and most beautiful parliament buildings in the world. It was designed by Louis I Kahn, the famous American architect. This 155 fee high nine storied building is surrounded by an artificial lake called Crescent Lake. The structure has 1605 doors, 335 window, 365 ventilators and corridors totaling to a bewildering length of 41.6 kilometres. The house has 354 seats of MPs, 56 for guests, 40 for press people and 430 for spectators. It has three party rooms in each of which can sit 153 people. The whole place is air-conditioned and includes all modern facilities.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Information about our parliament house
Name of items height length number
The Sangsad Bhaban (i) …..    
The number of doors     (ii) ……
The length of corridors   (iii) …..  
(iv) ……     880
The number of party rooms     (v) ……

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) Our parliament house is located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka.

     b) It is the largest and most spectacular parliament building in the world.

     c) It is surrounded by a natural lake.

     d) It is surrounded by a natural lake.

     e) The parliament house of Bangladesh contains all modern advantages.

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The pioneer of Bangladeshi modern art, Zainul Abedin, was born in Kishoregonj on 29 December, 1914. He was a great artist of Bangladesh. He is widely acclaimed for his Bengal ‘Famine Sketches’. Through a series of sketches he showed the harsh famine of 1940 and its similar face through the skeletal figures of the people destined to die from starvation. He depicted these extremely shocking pictures with human compassion. He produces a series of brush and ink drawings which later became iconic images of human sufferings. He was graduated from the Government Art College and became first class first. He is considered the founding father of Bangladeshi art. For his outstanding talent in art, he is referred to as ‘Shilpacharya’. He founded the Folk Art Museum in Sonargaon and Zainul Abedin Shangrahashala in Mymensingh.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage :

Who/ What Even/ Information Where/ What When/ How
Zainul Abedin was born Kishoregonj (i) ……
The famine broke out (ii) …… 1904’s.
(iii) …… is called Shilpacharya  
(iv) …… was founded in Sonargoan in his life time.
Series of sketches (v) …… iconic images now a days.

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) Zainul Abedin was born in Kishoregonj on 29 December, 1912.

     b) He was a great teacher of art.

     c) A harsh famine took place in Bengal in 1942.

     d) He founded Shangrahasala in Mymensingh.

     e) He was a meritorious student.

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The Nobel Prize is the world’s most prestigious and important prize. It has been given since 1901. The prize is given to persons with outstanding contributions to physics, chemistry, literature, medicine peace and economics. Economics was added to the list in 1969 for the first time. The Nobel Prize was instituted by a man who was the inventor of dynamite. This scientist was Alfred Bernard Nobel. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 21, 1833 and he died in 1896. Tough he was a citizen of Sweden, he was educated in Russia. He earned a huge sum of money by selling dynamite. At the time of his death in 1896, Nobel left behind a huge amount of money. He also left a will indicating that the interest on this money should be given as prizes to persons for their outstanding contributions to physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. This prize was named as Nobel Prize. The first Nobel Prize was given to Roentgen on 10th December, 1901 for inventing X-ray.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Event Place Year/ time
Alfred Nobel was born (i) ……. 1833
(ii) …….   1969
Nobel received education (iii) ……  
(iv) ……..   at the time of his death
(v) ……. 1896  

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) The Nobel Prize is one of the most esteemed prizes of the world.

     b) From the very beginning Nobel Prize has been given in six fields.

     c) Alfred Bernard hails from Russia.

     d) He invented dynamite for the welfare of mankind.

     e) He left behind a small amount of money.

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Read the following text carefully and answer questions 4 and 5:

The moon is the earth’s nearest neighbour. When the moon is full, it looks very attractive. So, man has always dreamt of setting foot on it. The dream came true on July 20, 1969. Three American astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins, set out for the moon in a spaceship. They travelled at a great speed. Just 76 hours later they were orbiting the moon. After a while two of the astronauts, Armstrong and Aldrin, left their spaceship in a lunar landing craft and prepared to land on the moon. Armstrong was the first to climb out and set down. As his left foot touched the rough surface of the moon, he said, “That’s a small step for a man, one great leap for mankind.”

Just after twenty minutes Aldrin followed Armstrong and stepped on the moon. Both astronauts explored the area surrounding the landing craft. Then they took pictures, set up scientific equipment and collected sixty pounds of rocks and moon soil. They also set up a television camera on the moon so that the whole world could watch.

While they were busy with these activities. Michael Collins was in the main ship moving around the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon. then they boarded the landing craft and lifted off. They returned safely to the spaceship.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage :

Who/ What Activities When/ Time
The spaceship set out (i) ……..
(ii) …….. followed Armstrong just after 20 minutes
Both of them (iii) ……. on 20 July 1969
(iv) …….. was staying in the mainship other two were busy with work
Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin spent (v) …….

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) Edwin Aldrin was the first man who touched the rough surface of the moon.

     b) Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon.

     c) Michael Collins is the citizen of UK.

     d) The moon is very close to the earth.

     e) They set up television station on the moon.

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Rabindranath Tagore was one of the most leading poets in the history of the world literature. He was at the same time a poet, a novelist, a dramatist, a philosopher and a musician.

He was born in the renowned Tagore family in March, 1861. After the completion of his house education, he was sent to school. But he did not like institutional education. So arrangements were made at house for his proper education. In his thirteenth years, Rabindranath along with his father, went to visit the Himalayas. At the age of seventeen he was sent to London to study law. But he studied literature with Professor Henry Morely only for a few months and then returned home. Only at the age of eight he started composing poems. He wrote his poetic novel “Banaphul” at the returning from England, he began to write tirelessly in all branches of literature.

In 1911 he translated his poems of “The Gitanjali” into English which brought him the highest honour in the form of the Nobel Prize in 1913.

One year after his awarding of the Nobel Prize, he was made a Knight by the British Government which he rejected as a protest against the atrocities of British Government at Jalianwalabagh. The University of Oxford honoured him with D. Lit. in 1940. Earlier in 1921, he laid the foundation of Viswa Bharati. At the age of eighty, Rabindranath Tagore breathed his last.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Who/ what Fevent/ activity Where/ institute When
Rabindranath Tagore born (i) …….. 1861
He visited Himalayas (ii) …….
He (iii) …….. London 1878
He (iv) ……..   1911
Poems and essays publication journals (v) ……..

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) At the age of seventeen he was sent to the USA to study law.

     b) Banaphul is a drama written by Rabindranath Tagore.

     c) Rabindranath Tagore began to write in all branches of literature after coming back from America.

     d) He translated his poems of “The Gitanjali” into English in 1911.

     e) Tagore was awarded Nobel prize in 1913.

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John Donne was born in 1573 in London. His father was a rich merchant. He had a name and fame in his circle. But he died in 1576. John was at first educated as Catholic. He entered Oxford in 1584 and left it in 1587. Then he studied at Cambridge for three years. He was removed to London in 1591. He then entered Lincoln’s Inn to study law in 1592.When Donne came of age, he had a considereable fortune. Donne travelled Itally, Spain and on the continent between 1594 and 1596. He joined Essed Expedition to Cabiz in 1590. During this time he wrote several poems. His lyrical poetry was mainly the outcome of these years. In 1609 he began to compose his great prose work ‘Pseudo Martyz’. It was printed in 1610. In 1611 he wrote a satirical prose piece.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

The name of the events Place Year
Donne entered (i) ……… in 1584
(ii) …….. Lincoln’s Inn (iii) ………
Travelling (iv) ……… between 1594 and 1596
(v) ………. Essex Expedition to Cabiz  

5.  Read the passage again and find out the true and false statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) John Donne had studied for four years.

     b) He was born in Oxford.

     c) He was a son of a rich merchant.

     d) John Donne’s father was famous in his circle.

     e) His father died in 1573.

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Hazrat Mohammad (Sm) is the last prophet of Allah and the leader of all prophets. He is the greatest of all men and teachers even born on earth. He was born in the famous Quraish tribe of Mecca in 570 A.D. In his early life he passed through many sufferings. From his boyhood he was thoughtful, honest and truthful. So he was called Al Amin. Then the Arabs were very fierce and had fallen on the evil ways of life. In 595 A.D. he married a widow named Khadija (Rz). The Arabs were very furious when they heard about the new religion named Islam. So for the sake of religion he sent many of his followers to Madina and then in 622 A.D. he himself went there. But the Arabs attacked Madina several times to kill him and to wipe out Islam. At last the Prophet (Sm) conquered Mecca in 630 A.D. But the Prophet (Sm) did not punish the Arabs. He passed away in 632 A.D. at the age of 63. But his teachings will remain as long as the world lasts.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Who/ Where Event/ Activity When
Hazrat Mohammad (Sm) (i) ……… 570 A.D.
Mecca Conquered (ii) ……….
Hazrat Mohammad (Sm) (iii) ……… 632 A.D.
Hazrat Mohammad (Sm) (iv) ……… in 622 A.D.
(v) …….. married 595 A.D.

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give correct answer for the false statements:

     a) The boyhood of the prophet (Sm) was vey enjoyable.

     b) Nobody can be compared with Hazrat Mohammad (Sm).

     c) The Arabs eagerly accepted Islam.

     d) He sent his followers to Madina for their personal reason.

     e) Hazrat Mohammad (Sm) was called Al-Amin for his truthfulness.

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Kazi Nazrul Islam is our national poet. He was also a musician and revolutionary. He was always against fascism and oppession. He came of a poor family in 1899, West Bengal, India. At his six, Nazrul was admitted at a local maktab to receive religious education. He lost his fathe at the age of five. After his father’s death, he worked as a Muazzin at a local mosque. At the age of eleven, Nazrul showed his poetic genius. At the age of twelve, he fled from home to Asansol, Bihar and became a baker’s boy. A Muslim sub-inspector of police took this extraordinary boy to his village home in Mymensingh. From there, Nazrul went back to Asansol and joined Darirampur High School. When Nazrul was a boy of class X, the First World War borke out and he joined the army at the age of nineteen. After the war, he returned from the battle field and the began to write poems. He composed nearly 4000 songs too. His famous poem ‘Bidrohi’ was published in 1920. He was put into jail for writing a poem called ‘Agnibina’. But he did not stop writing. He wrote short stories, novels and essay. At the age of twentytwo, he edited the bi-weekly paper ‘Dhumketu’. At the age of 43, he began suffering from an unknown disease, losing his voice and memory. He died in 1976.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Who/ What Even/ Activity Where/ Place When/ Time
Kazi Nazrul Islam born (i) …… 1899
He (ii) ……   1904
He showed his poetic genius   (iii) ….
A police officer brought (iv) ……  
Nazrul started losing his voice   (v) ……

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) Kazi Nazrul Islam was very talented.

     b) Nazrul received his first education from a primary school.

     c) His father died in 1907.

     d) ‘Bidrohi’ is a renowned poem.

     e) Nazrul was the editor of ‘Dhumketu.’

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Henry Wordsworth Longfellow was born in 1807 at Portland. He began publishing poetry when he was thirteen years old. After studying at Bowdoin College he travelled abroad to equip himself for the work of professor of Modern Language at his college, a post which he accepted in 1829. In 1836 he was appointed to a similar position at Harvard and more travelling followed. He resigned his professorship in 1854 to devote himself entirely to poetry of which he had already produced a large amount. The most notable of his works are The pilgrimage, Beyond The See (1834-4835). Voices of the Night (1839), Evangeline (1847), The Song of Hiawatha (1855), The Countership of Miles Standish (1858), The Tales of Wayside (1863). H.W. Longfellow was a cheerful poet and composed over a variety of subjects. His lyrics are numerou, melodious and often marked by the feeling. He died in 1882.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

The name of events Place Year
Studying (i) …..  
Join as professor at Harvard   (ii) ……
(iii) ……   in 1854
(iv) ……   in 1839
Death   (v) ……

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) H. W. Longfellow was a novelist.

     b) His prominent work is the song of Hiawatha.

     c) He died at the age of sixty-five.

     d) The Tales of Wayside was published at the age of 58.

     e) He was a professor before his death.

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George Washington was the first president of the USA. He was born in 1732 in Virginia. His family used to cultivate tobacco in their estate in Virginia.

When he was twenty years old, he took over these estates and lived a comfortable life. In 1752, France and Britain started war. Then he left his estates and joined the English forces. He soon made a good name for himself as a brilliant officer. In 1773, the unpleasant incident known as Boston Tea Party took place between the Americans and British. Thirteen colonies joined into a congress in 1774. In 1775, some English troops were attacked and a war broke. In 1776, the colonies formally declared themselves independent, peace treaty was signed between America and the Britain in 1783. When England and France made peace, he went to his home of Virginia to live happily. In 1789, Washington became the first president of the United States.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Who/What Event Year Place
George Washington (i) …… in 1732 in Virginia
France and British started a war in 1752 (ii) ……
Boston Tea Party unpleasant incident (iii) …… in America and Britain
(iv) …… declared independence in 1776 in America
Washington became first president in 1789 (v) ……

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) In his early life, Washington was a politician.

     b) He led a comfortable life before the war broke.

     c) When a war was started between France and Britain, he joined the American force.

     d) He was acknowledged as an obedient officer.

     e) He was the pioneer president of the USA.

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The first World Cup Cricket tournament was held in England in 1975. The second and third tournaments were also held in England in 1979 and 1983 respectively. In 1987 Pakistan and India were the host countries. In 1992 Pakistan won the trophy from Australia and New Zealand. The first Asian test final match was held in 1999 in Bangladesh. Bangladesh got championship in ICC 1997 in Malaysia. The World Cup Tournament of 2003 was held in South Africa. Mini World Cup competition was held in Bangladesh in 1998. Bangladesh is now the 10th test playing country and will participate in every World Cup Cricket tournament.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Who/What Even Time/ Place
First World Cup cricket held (i) ……
Pakistan and India (ii) …… 1987
(iii) …… won the trophy 1992
Asian test final match held in Bangladesh (iv) ……
(v) …… got championship in ICC 1997

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answer for the false statements:

     a) Bangladesh was the host country of the first World Cup Cricket tournament.

     b) The first three World Cup Cricket tournaments were arranged and held in England.

     c) Now Bangladesh is a permanent participator in every world cup cricket.

     d) Bangladesh was the host country of the Mini World Cut in 1998.

     e) Bangladesh won the ICC championship held in Malaysia.

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Dhaka is a very ancient and historical city. It came into limelight when Islam Khan made Dhaka the seat of provincial government in 1612. Present old Dhaka was once the heart of Dhaka city. It has been visited by many foreigners. Johnson Road, Minto Road, Fuller Road, North Brook Hall Road, Waizght etc. bear the memories of those foreigners. Dr. James Waiz, the civil surgeon of Dhaka, published a book, named “Note on the Races, Castes and Trades of the Eastern” in 1883. The foundation of Curzon Hall was laid by the then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon in 1904. Dhaka Collegiate School was the first govt. school in Dhaka which was established in 1835. After six years in the same building Dhaka College started its functioning.

In 1912 the then Viceroy, Lord Hardinge, announced the scheme for a University in Dhaka which was formally established nine years after the announcement.

The city has witnessed many ups and downs of history. The oppression of indigo planters led to the agrarian revolt in 1850 and in 1857 occurred the Sepoy Moement. The Language Moement took place in 1952 when Salam. Barkat. Rafiq and Jabbar laid down their lives. This movement ultimately paved the way for our War of Liberation in 1971.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Who/ What Event/Activity/ Status Place/ Institution Time/ Year
Islam Khan provincial capital Dhaka (i) ……
(ii) …… published   in 1883
Lord Curzon laying of fundation (iii) …… in 1904
Dhaka Collegiate School (iv) …… Dhaka in 1835
Lord Hardinge planning (v) …… in 1912

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) Lord Hardinge first declared the scheme of establishing a university in Dhaka.

     b) The university came into being after nine years of announcement.

     c) The Sepoy Movement took place in 1850.

     d) Salam and Barkat sacrificed their lives in the Sepoy Movement.

     e) The Sepoy Movement ultimately sowed the seeds of our Liberation War in 1971.

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 Read the following text carefully and answer the questions 4 and 5:

Charles Dickens was born on 17th February in 1812 at Port Sea. His father was a clerk in the Navy pay office. At the age of 3 his family moved to Chatham. By that time his father got promotion in his service. But when Dickens was only 12, his father was arrested for debt and taken to the Mrshel sea prison. The family had to fall in troubles. At the age of 12 Dickens was bound to take a job in Warren’s Black Factory owned by a relative. They had to live with hardship. Dickens again began his schooling but he left school again when he was 15. He took up the job of an office boy in a farm. At the same time he started learning short hand. In 1828 he left the job and became a shorthand writer. After two years he became a reporter of the press gallery of the ‘House Commons.’ At the age of 18 he began to write his first book “Sketched by Boz” which appeared in 1831. Later he became a famous writer. At the age of 58 he had a sudden stroke at dinner and died on 9th June.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage:

Who/What Event When/ Time
Charles Dickens (i) …… 1812
Family of Dickens moved to Chatham (ii) …….
(iii) …… arrested for debt 1828
A job in a factory (iv) …… 1824
Dickens’ first book (v) …… 1831

5.  Read the passage again and write true of false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements:

     a) Dickens was born in the 19th century.

     b) Dickens’ family fell in tropubles when he was 3.

     c) Dickens got a job in 1824.

     d) Dickens had a self-indulgent life.

     e) Dickens left his job when he was 16.

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Cricket is one of the most popular games, especially, One Day Cricket. The first One Day cricket was played in Australia. One Day World Cup Cricket Tournament was held first in England in 1975. The West Indies won the trophy. The 2nd and 3rd tournaments were also held in England in 1979 and 1983 respectiveky. In 1987 Pakistan and India were host countries. In 1992 Pakistan won the trophy from Australia and New Zealand. The first Asian Test Final match was held in 1999 in Bangladesh. Bangladesh became champion in ICC in 1996 in Malaysia. The world Cup Cricket Tournament of 1999 was held in England. Bangladesh participated in this tournament. It was the last tournament of the 20th century. Mini World Cup competition was held in Bangladesh in 1998. In 1996 Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka jointly arranged the tournament and Sri Lanka won the trophy.

4.  Complete the following table with information given in the passage. 1´5=5       

Who/What Event/Achievement Place/Country Time/Year
Cricket the first One Day (i) ………..  
One Day Tournament World Cup England (ii) ………..
(iii) ……….. trophy England in 1975
Bangladesh (iv) ……….. Malaysia in 1996
Mini World Cup held (v) ……….. in 1998

5.  Read the passage again and write whether the answer of the statement is true or false. Give answers for the false statements.                                              1´5=5

     (a) Cricket has become a buzzword in this locality.

     (b) The Bengalis have passion for cricket.

     (c) In 1996 three SAARC countries arranged a Mini World Cup competition separately.

     (d) Bangladesh became the unknown figure in the cricket world for playing ICC in 1996 in Malaysia.

     (e) The first Asian Final match was held in Bangladesh.

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the world is full of great men. They have come to different places of this world. Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah was one of those who contributed a lot towards the Bengali language and literature. He was the greatest scholar of Bengal. The great scholar was born at 24 Parganas in West Bengal on 10th July, 1885. He passed the Entrance Examination in 1904. He obtained his B.A. degree in 1910, M.A. in 1912 and B.L. in 1914. He joined the University of Dhaka in 1921 as a professor of Sanskrit and Bengali. He was awarded the Doctorate Degree from Sorborne University of Paris in 1928.

His ‘Bangla Shahitter Katha’ published in 1953 was the first well-arranged history of Bengali literature. In 1966 he was seriously ill and was in sick bed for about two and a half years. The great scholar breathed his last on 13 July, 1969 in Dhaka. We all remember him with gratitude and respect.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. 1´5=5

The name of events Place Year
Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah’s birth (i) …………  
Joined Dhaka University   (ii) …………
(iii) ………… Sorborne University of Paris  
‘Bangla Shahitter Katha’   (iv) …………
His death   (v) …………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.                                                       1´5=5

     (a) Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah was the greatest scholar of the world.

     (b) He was born on 10 June 1885.

     (c) He contributed a lot to the World Literature.

     (d) He received his M.A. in 1912.

     (e) He died in Dhaka.

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A recent data indicates the choice of professions among a group of students. At a glimpse, we notice the highest percentage of choice to be a physician. 35% of the students showed their interest in this profession. The next in the list is the choice of becoming an engineer. 20% of the students chose this profession. 15% of them chose teaching as the future profession. The number of students that chose practicing law was only 12%. 18% of the students wanted to be a successful businessman. This indicates how the youth think about their future.

4.  Complete the following table with information given in the passage. 1´5=5

Group of people Profession Percentage Ranking
Students physician (i) ………….. highest
The youth (ii) ………….. 20% (iii) …………..
Young people teaching 15% (iv) …………..
Young generation practising law (v) ………….. lowest

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.                                                       1´5=5

     (a) Student life is the best time of choosing a profession.

     (b) 12% of the students go for practising law.

     (c) The students are careless about their future.

     (d) Practising law is preferable to teaching.

     (e) None of the students wants to be a businessman.

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The greatest dramatist of English literature named Shakespeare was born and died on the same day. It was on the 23rd April, 1564 when he was born at Stratford on Avon. This is why he is called the ‘Bard of Avon’. He wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets. They spread fame to his unrivalled knowledge of human nature and the sympathy and understandings with which he painted almost every type and class of character.

In the poems, the poet’s love of nature has found an eloquent expression as has as an undertone, his deep concern for the limitations of human society. In the rough weather nature has no particular enmity towards man and it treats all equally.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. 1´5=5

Who Events Where/How many Time/What
Shakespeare was born (i) ………….. on 23rd April
He is called   (ii) …………..
He (iii) ………….. 154 Sonnets  
He wrote   (iv) …………..
He died   (v) …………..

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.                                                       1´5=5

     (a) Shakespeare is mostly known for his sonnets.

     (b) He was born in England.

     (c) He wrote 37 dramas.

     (d) His name and fame is still unrivalled.

     (e) He was a dramatist of the 16th century.

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Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah was a famous Bengali educationist, writer, philosopher and linguist. He was born on July 10, 1885 in the village Peyara, 24 Pargana, West Bengal. He passed his entrance exam in 1904 from Howrah Zilla School. In 1906 he passed the FA exam from Presidencey College, Kolkata. He received the BA degree with Honours in Sanskrit in 1910 from City College, Kolkata, MA in 1912 in comparative philology from the University of Kolkata. He also received a Ph.D from Sorborn University in 1928. He joined the University of Dhaka in 1921 as a professor of Sanskrit and Bengali. His Bangla Shahitter Katha published in 1953 was the first well arranged history of Bangali literature. In 1966 he was seriously ill and was in sick bed for about two and a half years. The great scholar breathed his last on 13 July 1969 in Dhaka.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. 1´5=5

Who/What Events/Activity Where/Institute When
Dr. Muhammad Sahidullah (i) ………….. West Bengal 1885
He received BA degree Kolkata City College (ii) …………..
He received Ph.D (iii) ………….. 1928
Shahidullah (iv) ………….. University of Dhaka 1921
Bangla Shahitter Katha published   (v) …………..

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give correct answers for the false statements.                                          1´5=5

     (a) Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah was a single linguist.

     (b) He passed most of his student life at Kolkata.

     (c) He was a professor of English and Bengali.

     (d) His Bangla Shahitter Katha was the latest writing of Bengali literature.

     (e) He died in Dhaka after the liberation of Bangladesh.

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It was Autumn, August 26, 1910. A little girl was born to an Albanian descent, rich Catholic merchant’s family in a small town called Skopje, Macedonia. She was the youngest of the three siblings and was named Agnes Gonxha Bojashiu. Who had known that this tiny, little girl would one day become the servant of humanity¾¾ love and serve the poorest of the poor and become the mother of humanity. Yes, we are talking about none other than Mother Teresa.

At the age of 12, she heard a voice from within her that urged her to spread the love of Christ. She decided that she would be a missionary. At the age of 18 she left her parental home. She then joined an Irish community of nuns called the Sisters of Loreto, which had missions in India.

After a few months of training at the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dublin, Mother Teresa came to India. On may 24, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun. From 1931 to 1948, mother Teresa taughts geography and catechism (religious instruction) at St. Mary’s high School in Kolkata (then Calcutta). However, the prevailing poverty in Kolkata had a deep impact on Mother Teresa’s mind, and in 1948 she received permission from her superiors to leave the convent and devote herself to work among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Kolkata.

4.  Complete the following table with the information from the given passage.

Who/What Events/Activity Where/Institute When
Mother Teresa birth Macedonia (i) ……………….
She left parental home (ii) ………………
Her (iii) ……………. India 1931
Learning geography and catechism (iv) …………….. 1931 to 1948
She started to serve the poor (v) ……………… 1948

5.  Read the following passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Mother Teresa’s ancestors came from Albania.

     (b) She was born in Albania.

     (c) She wanted to become a missionary at the age of 18.

     (d) Mother Teresa came to India with the Sisters of Loreto.

     (e) Mother Teresa devoted herself to work among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Kolkata.

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Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of modern age, was born of Jewish parents in Germany in 1879 A.D. At the age of twenty-one he graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Two years later he joined a service in Berne. He obtained his Doctorate in 1905 A.D. Four years after his Doctorate, he took the post of Associate Professor at the University of Zurich. He resigned the next year to become a full Professor at a German University. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. When Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Einstein was in America as a Visiting Professor. For Hitler’s cruelty to the Jews, he did not return to his homeland. Einstein became famous for his Theory of Relativity. At the request of a group of scientists he wrote to the American President Roosevelt to use atomic energy in bombs.

4.  From your reading of the above text complete the following table with the relevant information.

Who/What Events/Activity Place/Country Time/Year
Albert Einstein birth (i) ………………. in 1879
  graduation Federal Institute of Technology (ii) ………………
  (iii) ……………. Berne in 1902
Einstein Ph. D   (iv) ……………..
(v) ……………… awarded   in 1921

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. If false, give the correct answer.

     (a) Albert Einstein was born of Jewish parents.

     (b) He obtained Doctorate in 1805.

     (c) He resigned in 1912 to become a full Professor.

     (d) Hitler’s cruelty to the Jews prevented him from returning to his homeland.

     (e) American President Roosevelt was requested by Einstein to use atomic energy in bombs.

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Cricket is one of the most popular games, especially, One Day cricket. The first One Day cricket was played in Australia. One Day World Cup Cricket Tournament was held first in England in 1975. The West Indies won the trophy. The 2nd and 3rd tournaments were also held in England 1979 and 1983 respectively. In 1987 Pakistan and India were host countries. In 1992 Pakistan won the trophy from Australia and New Zealand. The first Asian Test Final match was held in 1999 in Bangladesh. Bangladesh became champion in ICC in 1996 in Malaysia. The world Cup Cricket Tournament of 1999 was held in England. Bangladesh also participated in this tournament. It was the last tournament of the 20th century. Mini World Cup competition was held in Bangladesh in 1998. In 1996 Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka jointly arranged the tournament and Sri Lanka won the trophy.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Events/Achievement Place/Country Time/Year
Cricket the first One Day (i) ……………….  
One Day Tournament World Cup England (ii) ………………
(iii) ……………. trophy England in 1975
Bangladesh (iv) …………….. Malaysia in 1996
Mini World Cup held (v) …………….. in 1998

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) The first Asian Test Final Match was held in Pakistan in 1890.

     (b) Bangladesh became runners up in ICC in 1996 in Malaysia.

     (c) The World Cup Cricket tournament of 1999 was held in Australia.

     (d) Mini World Cup competition was held in Bangladesh in 1998.

     (e) Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka jointly arranged Mini World Cup Competition in 1996.

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4   Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/achievement Place/Country Time/Year
Criket the first one day (i) …………… (ii) …………….
One day tournament World Cup England in 1975
(iii) …………….. World Cup England in 1996
Bangladesh (iv) ……………… Malaysia in 1998
Mini World Cup held (v) ………………  

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements.

     (a) The first Asian Test Final Match was held in Pakistan in 1890.

     (b) Bangladesh became runners up in ICC in 1996 in Malaysia.

     (c) The World Cup Cricket tournament of 1999 was held in Australia.

     (d) Mini World Cup competition was held in Bangladesh in 1998.

     (e) Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka jointly arranged Mini World Cup competition in 1996.

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The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10th, 1992. She was carrying 1316 passengers and a crew of 891. At that time, however, she was not only the largest ship that had been ever built, but also as unsinkable, for having 16 water-tight compartments. The tragic sinking of this great liner will always be remembered for she went down on her first voyage with heavy loss of life. Four days after setting out, while the Titanic was sailing across he icy waters of the North Atlantic, a huge ice-berg was suddenly spotted by a look-out. After the alarm had been given the great ship turned sharply to avoid a collision. Suddenly there was slight trembling sound from below, the captain went down to see what had happened. The noise had been so faint that no one thought that the ship had been damaged. Below, the captain realized to his horror that the Titanic was sinking rapidly, for five of her sixteen water tight compartments had already been flooded.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Events When/How/Number
The Titanic sailed away for New York (i) ……………..
(ii) …………….. started journey April 10, 1912
She was carrying (iii) ……………..
Her number of compartments (iv) ……………..
The ship was sinking rapidly (v) ………………

5.  Read the passage again and find out true and false statements. Give correct answers for the false statements.

     (a) The Titanic was a tiny ship.

     (b) She could not but sank on her first voyage.

     (c) The captain was horrified when he realized that the Titanic was going to sink.

     (d) The Titanic sank into South Atlantic.

     (e) There were thirteen thousand sixteen people on the Titanic.

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There are a good number of reasons why the students in Bangladesh fail in English. That English is a foreign language is the main reason. In other words, students do not have the right approach to English. Very few of them are earnest in learning English. What the students seek is to cross the barriers of examination. To most of them, learning is unpleasant and examination is fearful. Secondly, teaching of a foreign language becomes very difficult when the learners are not keen on the subject. In that situation, a teacher of English can hardly find out a technique suitable to all. They fail to motivate the learners, that they must master the four skills of language and that there is no easy way of learning a foreign language. In short, they fail to make language learning interesting. Moreover, textbooks for different classes are not suited to the stages and the standard of the learners. Finally, the form of the questions in the public examination induces cramming rather than learning the language. The faulty nature of question persuades the students to run after the so-called touch and pass systems. It is high time we did something to save the students from the disgrace of failure.

4.  Write down whether the statements are true or false. If false, give the correct information.

     (a) Most of the students are indifferent to their studies.

     (b) Textbooks are hardly suitable in the standards of the students.

     (c) The causes of failure are very few.

     (d) In most of the cases, the teachers are successful in reaching their goals.

     (e) It is the appropriate time to save the students from the disgrace of failure.

Read the passage carefully and answer the question following it.

The world is full of great men. They have come to different places of this world. Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah was one of those who contributed a lot towards the Bengali language and literature. He was the greatest scholar of Bengal. The greatest scholar was born at 24 Parganas in West Bengal on 10th July, 1885. He passed the Entrance Examination in 1904. He obtained his B.A. degree in 1910. M.A. in 1912 and B.L. in 1914. He joined the University of Dhaka in 1921 as a professor of Sanskrit and Bengali. He was awarded the Doctorate Degree from Sorborne University of Paris in 1928. His ‘Bangla Shahitter Katha’ published in 1953 was the first well-arranged history of Bengali literature. In 1966 he was seriously ill and wash in sick bed for about two and a half years. The great scholar breathed his last on 13 July, 1969 in Dhaka. We all remember him with gratitude and respect.                    

5.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

The name of events Place Year
Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah’s birth (i) ………………..  
Joined Dhaka University   (ii) ………………..
(iii) ……………….. Sorborne University of Paris  
Bangla Shahitter Katha   (iv) ………………..
His death   (v) ………………..

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The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10th, 1992. She was carrying 1316 passengers and a crew of 891. At that time, however, she was not only the largest ship that had been ever built, but also as unsinkable, for having 16 water-tight compartments. The tragic sinking of this great liner will always be remembered for she went down on her first voyage with heavy loss of life. Four days after setting out, while the Titanic was sailing across he icy waters of the North Atlantic, a huge ice-berg was suddenly spotted by a look-out. After the alarm had been given the great ship turned sharply to avoid a collision. Suddenly there was slight trembling sound from below, the captain went down to see what had happened. The noise had been so faint that no one thought that the ship had been damaged. Below, the captain realized to his horror that the Titanic was sinking rapidly, for five of her sixteen water tight compartments had already been flooded.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Events/Activity Where When/time
The Titanic maiden journey Southampton to (i) ………… 10-4-1912
(ii) …………   ob board then
The ship (iii) …………. North Atlantic 14-4-1912
Faint sound occurred (iv) ………… after collision
The captain (v) …………..   the sinking

5.  Read the passage again and find out true and false statements. Give correct answers for the false statements.

     (a) The Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10, 1912.

     (b) The Titanic collided with a huge ice-berg.

     (c) The Titanic was sailing across the hot water of the Pacific.

     (d) The noise of collision of the ship with the ice-berg was very loud.

     (e) The Titanic had twenty water-tight compartments.

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Robert Browning is one of the greatest Victorian poets. He is known as a psychological poet. He was born in Camber Well in the outskirts of London in 1812. From his home and from his first school at Poekham, he could see London, and the city light at night and the smoky Chimneys by day. His schooling was short and desultory, his education being attended to by private tutors and by his father. Like Tennyson, this boy found his work very early. Then he fell under the influence of Shelley and his first known work Pauline in 1833. In 1846, he suddenly became famous, not because he finished in that year his Bells and Pomegranates but because he closed to the best known literary woman in England, Elizabeth Barrett. Browning gave his best known volumes Dramatic Lyrics in 1842, Dramatic Romances and Lyrics in 1845 and Dramatic Persona in 1864. The Ring and the Book appeared in 1868, he had given to the world the noblest expression of his poetic genius. The death of Elizabeth Barrett is a great shock in his life. She suddenly died in 1861 and was buried in Florence. Browning’s famous line, “O lyric love, half angel and half bird”, may well apply to her frail life and aerial spirit. Browning died in 1886.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Events/Activity Where When
Robert Browning born (i) ………… in 1812
Robert Browning (ii) ………… Poekham  
(iii) …………. influence England in 1833
Elizabeth Barrett (iv) ………… England in 1846
Her demise and burial Florence (v) ………….

5.  Read the passage again and find out true and false statements. Give correct answers for the false statements.

     (a) Browning gave his best known volumes Dramatic Lyrics in 1830.

     (b) Browning published his Dramatic Persona in 1846.

     (c) Elizabeth Barrett died after suffering for many years.

     (d) The death of Elizabeth Barrett was a great shock to Browning’s life.

     (e) Browning expired in 1886.

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Mahatma Gandhi was born in Kathiawad on October 2, 1869 in an old Bania family. At 17 he passed his Matriculation Examination and proceeded to England in 1887 to qualify himself for the bar, leaving behind an infant son. After he was called to the bar in June, 1891 he sailed for home. In 1915 he went to Natal in South Africa and made his mark as a political leader fighting hard against the local Europeans for the just right of the Indians. In 1916 he championed the cause of the Champaran peasants against the white indigo-planters. His non-cooperation campaign of 1920, his salt Satyagraha of 1930 and finally his ‘Quit India Movement’ of 1942 were the noble moves on the political chess board of India, which made him the idol of the people. On January 30, 1948 on his way to a prayer meeting, the architect of India’s freedom met his death at the hand of a cruel assassin named Nathuram Godse.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Person Event/Activity Place/Country Year
Mahatma Gandhi (i) ………… Kathiawad in 1869
  matriculation   (ii) …………
  preparation for the bar (iii) …………. in 1887
(iv) ………… return homeland in 1891
  (v) ………….   in 1942

5.  Read the passage again and find out true or false beside the following statements. Give correct information for the false statements.

     (a) Gandhi joined the bar in England.

     (b) Gandhi was a bachelor while he was studying law in England.

     (c) Gandhi fought for the local Europeans in Natal, South Africa.

     (d) Nathuram Godse was a profound lover of Gandhi’s policy.

     (e) Gandhi fruitfully promoted the cause of the Champaran peasants.

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Humayun was the eldest son of Babar. He was born in 1508 and breathed his last in 1556. He was appointed the governor of Badakshan at the age of 20. On the eve of the battle of Panipath in 1526, he was sent against Hamid Khan who was defeated near Hissar Firoza. After a year he was sent to Badakshan. He returned to Agra in 1529 and ordered to manage his jaigir of Sambal.

After the death of Babar, Humayun ascended the throne on December 30, 1530. He had to face many difficulties at the time of his accession to the throne. One year after the death of his father he besieged the fort of Kalinjar. The siege lasted for many months and Humayun was forced to make peace. He defeated the Afghans in August 1532 in the battle of Dadrash. After defeating the Afghans, he besieged the fort of Chunar under Sher Khan in the same year. The siege lasted for four months starting from September. He accepted purely a perfunctory submission there. After his return from Chunar, Humayun wasted two years in feasts and festivities at Agra and Delhi.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Name of the events Place Year
Humayun’s birth   (i) ………….
He defeated Hamid Khan (ii) ………… in 1526
His accession to the throne   (iii) ………….
His return (iv) ………… in 1529
The defeat of the Afghans Dadrash (v) …………..

5.  Read the passage again and find out true or false beside the following statements. Give correct information for the false statements.

     (a) Humayun died in 1556.

     (b) He was appointed the governor of Delhi at the age of 20.

     (c) Sher Khan was defeated by Humayun at Chunar.

     (d) Humayun faced a lot of problems when he ascended the throne.

     (e) He besieged the fort of Chunar under Hamid Khan.

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Jibanananda Das was born in a small town of Barisal in 1899. He took his Master’s Degree in English at the age of 22. The next year he started his teaching career as a Professor of English at the Calcutta City College. He lost the job in 1928 on the charge of publishing a poem in the Parichaya Patrika. But two years after he joined the Ramjash College, Delhi but returned to his place of birth the next year. He got an appointment in Brajamohan College, Barisal in 1935. In 1947 when the partition was made, Jibanananda Das left Bangladesh for India. In West Bengal he started editing the Swaraj Patrika. In 1951 he joined the Khargpur College. He was awarded Rabindra Purashkar in 1953. He met with a tram accident on the 14th October, 1954 and was hospitalized. After a few days he passed away on October 22, 1954.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/activity Where When
Jibanananda Das born (i) …………. in 1899
Jibanananda M.A English (ii) …………
Career (iii) …………. Calcutta City College in 1922
  Migration (iv) ………… in 1547
(v) ………….. award   in 1953

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false next to each statement. If false, give the correct answer.

     (a) Jibanananda Das got an appointment at Dhaka College, Dhaka in 1935.

     (b) Jibanananda Das left Bangladesh before partition in 1947.

     (c) Jibanananda Das started editing the Swaraj Patrika in New Delhi.

     (d) Jibanananda Das joined Khargpur College in 1951.

     (e) Rabindra Purashkar was awarded to Jibanananda Das in 1953.

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Flight Lieutenant Birshreshtha Matiur Rahman was a pilot in the Pakistan Air Force when the Liberation War broke out. He was born on 29 October 1941 at his parental house at Aga Sadeq Road in Dhaka. After completing his twelfth class course into Pakistan Air Force Public School at Sargodha in West Pakistan he entered Pakistan Air Force Academy. He was commissioned in June 1963 and posted at Raisalpur in West Pakistan. He successfully completed the conversion course in Karachi before he was appointed a Jet Pilot in Peshawar. During the Liberation War in 1971 in the Morning of 20 August Pilot officer Minhaz Rashid was scheduled to fly in a ST 33 aircraft with Matiur Rahman as his trainer. During the training Matiur Rahman attempted to take control of the aircraft into his own hand, but failed. The plane crashed near the Indian border. Matiur’s dead body was found near the crash sight. He was buried at the graveyard of the fourth class employees at the Masrur Airbase. He was awarded the highest state honour `Birshreshtha’ in recognition of his patriotism and sacrifice for the nation.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where When
(i) ………… born Aga Sadeq Road, Dhaka 29 October 1941
He completed twelfth course (ii) ……….  
He (iii) ………….   June 1963
(iv) ……….. crashed near the Indian border  
He (v) …………. at the Masrur Airbase  

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Matiur Rahman was a martyred freedom fighter.

     (b) He was awarded the highest state honour for his extraordinary performance in his job.

     (c) He died in India.

     (d) He died before the War of Liberation.

     (e) Birshreshtha Matiur Rahman was a true patriot.

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National Professor Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim, physician, teacher, organizer, was born in Murshidabad, India on 31 December 1911. He spent major part of his life in the Government Health Services in 12 different key positions after getting the MB degree in 1938. He received MRCP in 1949. He was made FCCP in 1950. He founded the Diabetic Association in Dhaka in 1956. He also founded its branches in Karachi and Lahore, West Pakistan in 1964. He established BIRDEM (Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders), in 1980. In recognition of his contributions in the health and social sectors, Mohammad Ibrahim received numerous prizes, medals and honours from different organizations. Some of such awards are Independence Day Gold Medal (1979), Mahbub Ali Khan Memorial Trust (1985), Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Memorial Trust (1989).

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When
Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim born Murshidabad India (i) ………..
He (ii) ………….   1964
He founded the Diabetic Association (iii) ………… 1956
(iv) ………… was established   1980
He received Independence Day Gold Medal Dhaka (v) …………

5.  Read the passage again and write ÔtrueÕ or Ôfalse beside the following statements. Give correct answer for the false statements.

     (a) Mohammad Ibrahim was a government service holder.

     (b) BIRDEM was founded in 1956.

     (c) He was the founder of Diabetic Association in Dhaka.

     (d) He was born in Dhaka.

     (e) He was awarded Independence Day Gold Medal in 1985.

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Begum Rokeya was born in 1880 at Pairabond, a village in the district of Rangpur. Her family was very conservative. Yet she received her education in English and Bengali  from her elder brother, Ibrahim Saber.

In 1896, at the age of sixteen, Rokeya was married to Shakhawat Hossain. Shakhawat was pleased to see the eagerness of his wife for education. In 1909, Shakhawat Hossain died. After the death of her husband Rokeya started the Shakhawat Memorial Girls’ School at Bhagalpur. But the local people opposed it. She therefore, left Bhagalpur for Calcutta and in 1911, she started the Shakhawat Memorial Girls’ School in Calcutta with only 8 female students. In 1917 Lady Chemsford, wife of the then Viceroy of India, visited the school. It was then upgraded to a High English School. In 1931, three girl students appeared at the Entrance Examination under the Calcutta University.

The school still stands at the heart of the city of Calcutta. In 1916, Begum Rokeya established the Muslim Mahila Samity. Begum Rokeya was a writer also. Through her pen she tried to awaken the Muslim women of the Indian subcontinent. In 1932, on the 9th December, Begum Rokeya died at the age of 52. At her death the country plunged into a deep grief.

4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Institute When
Begum Rokeya (i) …………. Pairabond in 1880
Rokeya & Shakhawat married   (ii) …………..
Chemsford (iii) ………… Shakhawat Memorial Girls School in 1917
(iv) …………. Entrance Examination Calcutta University in 1931
Muslim Mahila Samity (v) ………….. Calcutta in 1916

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answer for the false statements.

     (a) Shakhawat was only supportive to his wife’s education not to her sperading of it.

     (b) Rokeya’s husband died in 1911.

     (c) Shakhawat Memorial Girls’ School still stands at the nucleus of the city of Dhaka.

     (d) Local people did not try to thwart the proposal of Rokeya to establish Shakhawat Memorial Girls’ School.

     (e) At Rokeya’s death the country was fallen into a deep grief.

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Mother Teresa, the servant of humanity, was born on August 26, 1910 in Mecedonia. She was the youngest of the three siblings. At the age of 12, she felt an urge to spread the love of Christ and so she decided to become a missionary. In 1928 she left home and joined the sisters Loreto, an Irish community of nuns which had missions in India. After receiving training for some months she came to India. On May 24, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun. Then Mother Teresa taught Geography and religion at St. Mary’s High School in Kolkata. However poverty in Kolkata moved her and she left the convent in 1948 to work for the poor. She founded the home for the dying and sick helpless in kolkata and named it Nirmal Hriday.

She along with her fellow nuns gathered the dying people and brought them to his home. Mother Teresa received the Nobel Prize for peace in 1979 for the love and compassion for humanity.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where When
Mother Teresa born (i) ………… 1910
She felt an urge to spread “the love” of Christ ´ (ii) …………..
Nirmal Hriday a home for the dying and sick (iii) ………….. ´
She (iv) …………… India 1931
The Nobel Prize awarded for her love for humanity ´ (v) ……………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the statements. If false, give the correct answer.

     (a) Mother Teresa was a Muslim woman.

     (b) She was born in Mecedonia.

     (c) “Nirmal Hriday” was in Mecedonia.

     (d) She got the Nobel  Prize for treatment.

     (e) Mother Teresa was a student of St. Mary’s High School in Kolkata.

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Thomas Hardy is one of the greatest Victorian novelists. He was born in 1828. He is both a poet and novelist. He began as a poet but his early verses found no publisher. He wrote novels then again turned to poetry with the turn of century when his last novel Jude and Obscure met with harsh criticism. As a matter of fact, Hardy the novelist belongs to the Victorian age and Hardy the poet belongs to the twentieth century. His first novel, ÒDesperate Remedies” was published in 1871. ÒTess o f the d’Urbervilles’ is his masterpiece. It’s a tragedy for the heroine Tess, a pure woman who is the victim of chances, coincidences and social prejudices. Actually, Hardy was a pessimist in his expression as in his tone.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Happenings/Where When
Thomas Hardy Victorian novelist (i) ………… 1840
His first verses found no publisher (ii) ………….
(iii) ………… represents two ages (iv) …………
His first novel (v) ………… 1871

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the statements. If false, give the correct answer.

     (a) Hardy is a writer of melancholic mood.

     (b) He started his career as a playwright.

     (c) He was born in the twentieth century.

     (d) As a poet he became successful at his first attempt.

     (e) Fatalism belongs to Hardy’s attitude.

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George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856. At his ten he was sent to school, but he received from there a scanty education. Most of his cultural background he owed to his mother. At the age of fifteen Shaw worked for five years as a clerk in a land-agent’s office. Then he went to London with his mother where he now and then earned a few shilling. Here he became an active member of the Fabian Society which was founded in 1884. from 1873 to 1883 Shaw tried to become a novelist by writing four novels. But they were a failure and this failure made him a playwright. His play ÔWidowers Houses’ published in 1892, made a mild hit.

Afterwards Shaw wrote play after play. Among them ÔArms and the Man’ (1894), ÔCandida (1894), ÔMan and Superman’ (1903), ÔSaint Joan’ (1923) are famous. In 1925 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his great contribution in literature. Three weeks after his ninety-fifth birthday George Bernard shaw died.

4.  Complete the table below with information from the above passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Year/When
George Bernard Shaw born (i) ………..
Widowers’ Houses (ii) ………… 1892
(iii) ………….. publication 1894
Shaw founding the Fabian Society (iv) ………….
Shaw (v) ………… 1925

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Shaw owed to his mother for his academic education.

     (b) He wrote four dramas from 1873 to 1883.

     (c) School had a poor impression on him.

     (d) He received Nobel Prize at the age of ninety-five.

     (e) Shaw was more than a novelist than a playwright.

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4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage :

Who/What Event/Activity Year/When
George Bernard Shaw born (i) …………..
Widower’s Houses (ii) …………… 1893
(iii) ……………. publication 1895
Shaw founding the Fabian Society (iv) ……………
(v) ………….. got Nobel Prize 1925

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) George Bernard Shaw learnt his cultural education from his mother.

     (b) He went to London with his father.

     (c) Shaw wrote dramas from 1873 to 1883.

     (d) His play ‘Widower’s Houses’ made a big hit.

     (e) He died after getting the Nobel Prize.

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4.  Compete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Institute When
George Bernard Shaw born Dublin (i) ………..
Shaw sent (ii) ……………… 1866
Widower’s Houses (iii) ……………   1893
(iv) …………….. publication   1895
(v) ……………… got Nobel Prize   1925

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) George Bernard Shaw is an English writer.

     (b) He had a good education at school.

     (c) His play ‘Widowers Houses’ was a great success.

     (d) He was awarded the Nobel Prize in the 20th century.

     (e) He lived a long life.

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Our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was born of a poor parents in 1899. He used to lead a bohemain life. He completed his primary education in 1909 and joined a local ‘Maktab’ as a teacher in the same year. Nazrul again got himself admitted in Mathrun School of Bardwan in class six. But he could not prosecute his studies for financial crisis and left for Asansole. He had to work there for his livelihood in a bread factory. In Asansole Nazrul came in contact with a police Sub-inspector, Kazi Rafizullah. Nazrul requested him to make arrangements for his education. In 1914 Kazi Rafizullah sent Nazrul to his village home at Kazirshimla in Mymensingh. There he got admitted in Darirampur High School in class seven. Nazrul read in that school only for one year and left kazirshimla. On returning home Nazrul got himself admitted in Raniganj Siarsole High School in class eight in 1915 and continued his studies till 1917. While he was a student of class ten in 1917, he joined the Army putting an end to his formal education. After the Second World War Nazrul came back to Calcutta in 1920.

At the age of 22 he edited the biweekly paper “Dhumketu”, He was sent to Jail for writing “Agnibina.” But he did not stop writing. His contribution to Bengali literature is unfathomable. But it was a pity that our beloved poet had an attack of a strange disease in 1942 which made him silent and self-forgetful. He was sent to England in 1952 for treatment but of no use. One year after the independence he was brought to Bangladesh and since then until his demise in August 26. 1976 he lived in Bangladesh.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Event/Time Where
Kazi Nazrul Islam (i) ………… 1899  
He completed primary education (ii) ………….  
He worked in a bread factory   (iii) …………
He (iv) ………… 1915 Raniganj
He joined Army (v) ……….  

5.  Read the passage again and write True or False. If false, give the correct intormation.

     (a) Nazrul’s childhood was full of struggling.

     (b) Nazrul was a student of class seven in Mathrun School of Bardwan.

     (c) Kazi Rafizullah was a police Inspector.

     (d) Nazrul studied up to class ten.

     (e) He was brought to Bangladesh before independence.

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Bangladesh has about 700 big and small rivers. Some big rivers are the Padma, the Brahmaputra, the Jamuna, the Meghna, the Karnaphuli, the Tista and the Sungu etc. Most of these rivers originated from the Himalayas, Tibbet, the Borak river of Assam and the hills of Lusai. The Padma is one of the largest rivers of Bangladesh and its total area is 31,188 square kilometers. The Padma is originated at Gangotri Glacier of the middle of the Himalayas. The Bhagirathi, the Hugli, the Isamoti are the branch rivers of the Padma. The Karnaphuli is the main river of the southeast region of Bangladesh. It originated at the mountain of Lusai. Kaptai, Halda, Kasalot are the branch rivers of Karnaphuli. The Jamuna originated at the Manos Sarabor of Tibbet. The branch rivers of Jamuna are Dhaleshwari, Buriganga, and Karotoa. The Meghna originated from the river Borak of Assam in Naga Monipur Zone. The rivers Titas, Gomoti are the branch rivers of the Meghna. The Tista originated in the hilly area of Sikkim.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Name of the river Originated from Branch rivers
Padma Gangotri Glacier (i) ………………
Karnaphuli (ii) ………………. Kaptai, Halda
Jamuna The Manos Sarabor of Tibbet (iii) ………………
Meghna (iv) ………………… Titas, Gomoti
(v) …………….. Hilly area of Sikkim  

5.  Read the passage again, write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Bangladesh is a land of rivers.

     (b) The Padma is a small river in Bangladesh.

     (c) The Padma originated from the river Borak of Assam.

     (d) The Jamuna is the biggest river of the south-east region of Bangladesh.

     (e) Titas, Gomoti are the branch rivers of the Meghna.

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The planet Mercury, the Venus, the Earth, the Mars differ from one another in terms of their sizes and distances from the star sun. While Mercury is 58 million kilometers away from the sun, Fenus is 100 million kilometers. While that of Mercury is 4840 kms, the Earth is almost the same size as of Venus having a diameter of 12756 kms. But it is farther from the sun. It is 50 million kms. Mars is much smaller in size than either the Venus or the Earth, having a diameter of 6753 kms. It is also much farther from the sun than the three other planets. The distance between the sun and Mars is 226 million kilometers.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Planet Away from the sun (km) Diameter
Mars 226 million kms (i) ………………
Venus (ii) ……………. 12756 kms
(iii) ………………. 50 million kms (iv) ………………
(v) ……………….. 58 million kms 4840 kms

5.  Read the passage again and write if the following statements are true or false. If false, give the correct answer.

     (a) The sun is the biggest of all planets.

     (b) The planet Venus is the farthest planet from the sun.

     (c) The planet Mars is the nearest planet from the sun.

     (d) The Earth is the same in size as Mars.

     (e) The planets are different from one another in terms of their diameter.

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The pastime habits of students of classes 9-10 and classes 5-6 vary in a great extent. From a survey report. we can notice that 30% of students in classes 9-10 like games and sports as their most favourite pastime which is the 4th option chosen by classes 5-6 students. Watching television is the second choice (27%) by the first group in contrast to 34% of the second group. It should be noted that watching television is the first choice of the second group. It is interesting that both groups like reading books or magazines. 23% students for classes 9-10 take it as their favourite pastime; the number is 21% for classes 5-6 students. Young kids have greater fascination for playing games on the computer. It is chosen by 28% students of classes 5-6 in contrast to 20% of students of classes 9-10. Finally, it can be said that the influence of television has impact on both the groups but the more they grow up, the more they prefer outdoor games and sports.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Name of class Favourite Percentage Option
Classes 9-10 games and sports 30% (i) ………….
Classes 5-6 (ii) ………….   4th
(iii) ………….. watching television 27% 2nd
Classes 9-10 reading books or magazines (iv) …………..  
(v) …………… playing games on the computer 28%  

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statement.

     (a) Reading books is liked by all the students of classes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10.

     (b) Pastime is similar to hobby.

     (c) Watching television is the 2nd favourite pastime of the students of classes 5 & 6.

     (d) According to the survey 30% students of 9 & 10 like games and sports as their most favourite pastimes.

     (e) With the growth of age, students like indoor games and sports.

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The world is full of great men. They have come to different places of this world. Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah was one of those who contributed a lot towards the Bengali language and literature. He was the greatest scholar of Bengal. The greatest scholar was born at 24 Parganas in West Bengal on 10th July, 1885. He passed the Entrance Examination in 1904. He obtained his B.A. degree in 1910. M.A. in 1912 and B.L. in 1914. He joined the University of Dhaka in 1921 as a professor of Sanskrit and Bengali. He was awarded the Doctorate Degree from Sorborne University of Paris in 1928. His ‘Bangla Shahitter Katha’ published in 1953 was the first well-arranged history of Bengali literature. In 1966 he was seriously ill and wash in sick bed for about two and a half years. The great scholar breathed his last on 13 July, 1969 in Dhaka. We all remember him with gratitude and respect.                    

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

The name of events Place Year
Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah passed the Entrance Exam   (i) ………….
His birth (ii) …………..  
(iii) ………………   1921
He was awarded the Doctorate degree from (iv) …………..  
(v) ………….   1953

 5. Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah contributed a lot to Urdu literature.

     (b) He was born on the 10th July 1875.

     (c) He received his M.A. in 1912.

     (d) He was the greatest scholar of England.

     (e) We consider Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah one of the greatest men of the world.

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Alexander Fleming was born in Dyrshire on August 6, 1881 in Scotland. He was the 3rd of the four children. He attended a medical college in London and graduated in medicine in 1906. Fleming assisted in battle field hospitals during the World War I from 1911 to 1918. There he observed many people dying of infection. Once the war was over, Fleming looked for medicine that would heal infection. Then he came back to his laboratory and carried out a lot of experiment to get a cure for infection. At last he was successful in his mission. At last he invented Penicillin in 1928. He died in 1955 in London.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event Where When
Fleming born (i) ……………. 1881
He got admitted in a medical college (ii) ……………  
He graduated in medicine London (iii) ………………
He (iv) …………….. ……………………. 1928
He (v) ……………… London 1955

5.  Write true or false. If false, give the correct information.

     (a) Alexander Fleming was born in England.

     (b) He was graduated in medical science.

     (c) Penicillin is a cure for infection.

     (d) Penicillin is used for killing virus.

     (e) He worked in battle field during the First World War.

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Jonathan Swift was born of English parents in Dublin in 1667. He was educated at Kilkenny School and Trinity College, Dublin. Between 1689 and 1699 he was more or less continuously a member of the household of his kinsman Sir William Temple, a civilized man. During these years Swift read widely. About 1696-97 he wrote his powerful satire on corruptions in religion and learning which were published in 1704 and reached their final form only in the fifth edition of 1710. Temple’s death in 1699 left Swift without resources. In 1701 he received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Dublin University. In March 1726 he paid his first visit to England since 1714, bringing with him the manuscript which he began in 1721. Swift, who is one of the greatest writers of prose, died in 1745.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where When
Jonathan Swift born Dublin (i) ……………
Jonathan Swift (ii) ………….. Kilkenny School & Trinity College, Dublin  
(iii) …………… published   in 1704
Doctor of Divinity achievement (iv) …………… in 1701
Jonathan Swift died   (v) ……………

5.  True/False? If false, give the correct answer.

     (a) Temple’s death was a great shock to Jonathan Swift.

     (b) Sir William Temple died in 1699.

     (c) Jonathan Swift paid his first visit to England in 1720 since 1701.

     (d) Jonathan Swift expired in 1721.

     (e) Jonathan Swift is one of the greatest dramatists in English literature.

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Ferdousi, the great poet had a very set hand. He informed the Sultan of writing something remarkable. Then he began to write “The Shahnama” in honour of Sultan Mahmud. The Sultan promised to pay him a piece of gold coin for each verse, but when the epic was finished, it was found to contain sixty thousand verses. When the epic was taken to him the Sultan now offered Ferdousi only sixty thousand pieces of silver coins instead of gold coins. The poet refused to accept. The Sultan repenting sent him sixty thousand pieces of gold coins but his messengers arrived too late. When they reached the poet’s house, they met the dead body being carried out for burial. Then, the messengers came back to the palace. They reported to the Sultan. The Sultan sat grave. He did not tell anything to anybody. Last of all he called his courtiers and asked them to accompany him. The Sultan went there. He expressed his deep shock for the departed poet.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage :

Name Event/Activity What/Why
Ferdousi wanted to write (i) …………..
The Shahnama (ii) ………… in honour of Sultan Mahmud
(iii) ………… promised to give a golden coin for each verse
The epic contained (iv) …………..
(v) …………. went to the dead body to express his deep shock

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements :

     (a) Ferdousi could not finish “The Shahnama” before his death.

     (b) The Sultan at last kept his word.

     (c) Ferdousi received the gold coins at last.

     (d) The messengers could not give the gold coins to Ferdousi.

     (e) The Sultan took Ferdousi’s death very easily.

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Kazi Nazrul Islam (24 May, 1899-29 August, 1976) known popularly as Nazrul, was a Bengali poet, musician and revolutionary who pioneered poetic works exposing intense spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression. His poetry and nationalist activism earned him the popular title of Bidrohi Kobi” Accomplishing a large body of acclaimed works through his life, Nazrul is officially recognized as the national poet of Bangladesh. Born into a Bengali Muslim family, Nazrul received religious education and worked as a muazzin at a local mosque. He learned of poetry, drama, and literature while working with theatrical groups. After serving in the British Indian Army, Nazrul established himself as a journalist in Kolkata. He assailed the British Raj in India and preached revolution through his poetic works, such as “Bidrohi” and “Bhangar Gaan,” as well as his publication “Dhumketu.” His impassioned activism in the Indian independence movement often led to his imprisonment by British authorities. While in prison, Nazrul wrote the “Rajbandir Jabanbandi”, exploring the life of the downtrodden masses of India, Nazrul worked for their emancipation. Nazrul’s writings explore them such as love, freedom, and revolution. He opposed all bigotry, including religious and gender. Throughout his career, Nazrul wrote short stories, novels, and essays but he is best known for his poems, in which he pioneered new forms such as Bengali ghazals. Nazrul, wrote and composed music for his nearly 4000 songs, collectively known as Nazrul Geeti. At the age of 43, he began suffering from an unknown disease, losing his voice and memory. It caused Nazrul’s health to decline steadily and forced him to live in isolation for many years. Invited by the government of Bangladesh, Nazrul and his family moved to Dhaka in 1972 where he died in 1976.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event Time/Place
Kazi Nazrul born (i) …………………
He (ii) ………………. at a local mosque
(iii) ……………… ruled India nearly 200 years
Nazrul’s poetry was written (iv) ……………..
This great poet (v) ……………….. 1976

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Many people rebelled against fascism and oppression before Nazrul.

     (b) Bidrohi is a poem.

     (c) Nazrul could not write anything in prison.

     (d) The number of songs written by Nazrul is more than 3,000.

     (e) Nazrul could not speak after he was 43.

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Bangladesh is an independent country. It came into being in 1971. It did not come automatically. In 1947 Pakistan became independent consisting of East and West Pakistan. Bangladesh was then East Pakistan. From the very beginning West Pakistan tried to exploit us. They tried to deprive us of the mother language. In 1952 we established our right through Language Movement. Later the election of 1954, the Education Movement of 1962, Mass Movement of 1969 and the Election of 1970 were our glorious achievements. In 1971 the military govt. did not transfer the power to the majority party. Rather on 25th March 1971 the Pak Army started killing Bangalees brutally. As a result, our War of Freedom began. On 17 April, Acting Govt. of Bangladesh was formed at Meherpur. The members of Army, Navy, Police, E.P.R. of East Pakistan and young people joined the freedom fight. After nine months of struggle we were able to achieve complete independence defeating the Pakistan Army on 16 December, 1971. The 16th December is our Victory Day.

4.  Complete the following table with the information from the given passage.

Who/What Where How/By When
Independence in Bangladesh glorious (i) …………
(ii) ……….. Bangladesh   1952
Acting Govt. of Bangladesh (iii) ………….   17 April
16th December Bangladesh (iv) …………….  
Mass Movement Bangladesh glorious (v) ……………..

5.  Read the following passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Bangladesh became independent in 1952.

     (b) After independence of Pakistan, Bangladesh was then a part of Pakistan and named East Pakistan.

     (c) From the beginning West Pakistan tried to support us.

     (d) The movements of 1952, 1962, 1969 and 1971 were very important for achieving our independence.

     (e) 16 December, 1971 is our Victory Day.

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When William Shakespeare was a small boy, no one could have guessed that he would become the most famous writer of all time. His books have been translated into dozens of languages and his plays have been performed in almost all the countries of the world. And yet, in spite of his fame, our knowledge of much of his life remains extremely limited.

Although by tradition his birth is celebrated on 23rd April. 1564, the exact date of his birth is unknown. Nor do we know very much about his childhood. We can only assume that he lived with his family in Stratford and went to the local grammar school. At the age of eithteen, he married Anne Hathway, a farmer’s daughter who was eight years older than he was. They had three children during the next three years. From then on, there is a gap of about seven years in our information about William. According to some people, he became a sailor. Others say that he had troubled with the police and had to leave Stratford and go to London to avoid arrest. What we know is that in 1592 he was a well known actor and playwright. In 1594, he joined a new theatre company which performed at the Globe Theatre. The theatre was in the openair and performance took place in the afternoon if it did not rain. Of all his plays, “The Tempest” is said to be his greatest. It was finished in 1612 and is the last play he wrote. After writing it, he retired to Stratford as a rich and famous man. He lived there quietly until his death on 23rd April, 1616, the same day as his traditional birthday.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Events/Activity Where/Whom When
William Shakespeare birth Stratford (i) …………………..
He married (ii) ………….. 1582
He (iii) ………………..   1592
He died (iv) ………….. 1616
The Tempest completed   (v) ……………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) The supposed birthday of William Shakespeare is 23rd April, 1564.

     (b) Shakespeare had three children.

     (c) Anne Hathaway was the daughter of a farmer.

     (d) Shakespeare joined the Globe Theatre Company in 1592.

     (e) His writings have been translated into many languages.

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Cricket is one of the most popular games. The first World Cup Cricket tournament was held in England in 1975. The West Indies won the trophy. The 2nd and the 3rd tournaments were also held in England in 1979 and 1983 respectively. The West Indies and India won these two World Cup Tournaments respectively. In 1987 Pakistan and India were the host countries and Australia and New Zealand. The World Cup Cricket Tournament of 1999 had been held in England. Bangladesh participated in this tournament for the first time. It was the last tournament of the 20th century.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

What/Events When Were/Venue Winner
1st World Cup Tournament 1975 England the West Indies
2nd World Cup 1979 England (i) ……………
3rd World Cup 1983 (ii) ……………. India
4th World Cup 1987 India and Pakistan (iii) ……………..
5th World Cup 1992 (iv) ………………. Pakistan
Bangladesh first participated in World Cup (v) ………….. England  

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. If false, give the correct information.

     (a) The West Indies was the host country of the first World Cup Cricket Tournament.

     (b) The West Indies won the first and the Second World Cup Cricket.

     (c) Australia won the World Cup Cricket in England.

     (d) Australia and New Zealand were the host countries of 4th World Cup Cricket Tournament.

     (e) Bangladesh participated in the World Cup in 1999.

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Sultan Mahmud, son of Subuktagin was born in 971 AD. He began to invade India in 1000 AD. The early wars were against Jaypal and other kings of the Punjab. In 1008 AD he won a great victory over Anandapal, Jaypal’s son. It is said that he led 17 campaigns in India. Of the India provinces he conquered, he retained only the Punjab. He died in 1030.

Twenty years after his death a new Muslim kingdom grew up in the hills of Ghor. Soon after a war broke out between Ghazni and Ghor in which Ghazni was captured and burnt. A little later 1173 AD Sultan Ghiasuddin of Ghor annexed Ghazni and Kabul and placed them in charge of his brother Muhammad of Ghor. He took Multan and Sindh. He captured Lahore in 1186. Four years after capturing Lahore he first invaded the Gangetic basin. As he advanced towards Delhi, he was met and defeated by Prithiraj at a battle in the Punjab but Muhammad returned the very next year.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event Time
Sultan Mahmud (i) ……………. 971 AD
(ii) ……………… invaded by Mahmud 1000 AD
Anandapal defeated by Sultan Mahmud (iii) ………………
Sultan Ghiasuddin (iv) …………… 1186
(v) ……………… invaded by Ghiasuddin 1186

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. If False, give the correct answer.

     (a) Sultan Mahmud started invading India in 971 AD.

     (b) Sultan’s early wars took place in Punjab.

     (c) Sultan led more than 27 campaigns in India.

     (d) Lahore was occupied by Mohammad of Ghor.

     (e) Finally, Prithiraj was defeated by Muhammad.

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris was named after Gustave Eiffel, a Frenchman who built the Tower. He was born in a prosperous family in 1832. He graduated from the Central School of Engineering in Paris and went to work for a railway construction company. For years Gustave made plan after plan of dams, factories, stations and structures of great size. All over Europe engineers copied them. In the middle of 1880, a group of French industrialists persuaded the government to organize a World Fair in Paris. Gustave Eiffel proposed a 989 feet tower of iron as a symbol of the exhibition. The construction of Tower began in January 1887. Forty engineers and designers under Eiffel’s direction worked for two years. The tower was completed in March, 1889. It was the highest structure yet made by men. No such building had ever been constructed before. It is still regarded as one of the wonders of the world. About a million of people visit the Tower annually. The Empire State Building of New York, Buckingham Palace of London are such magnificent buildings.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/Person Events/Activity Institute/Place/Country When/Year
Gustave Effiel born (i) ………….. in 1832
(ii) …………… graduation Central School of Engineering  
  (iii) ……….. Paris Mid-1990s
The tower construction Paris (iv) ……………
One million people (v) ………….. the site every year

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Eiffel worked for a railway construction company.

     (b) Engineers all over the world copied Eiffel’s constructions.

     (c) Some French industrialists persuaded the govt. to hold a World Fair in Paris.

     (d) The construction of Eiffel Tower began in January 1987.

     (e) The tower is still one of the wonders of the world.

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A recent data indicates the choice of professions among a group of students. At a glimps, we notice the highest percentage of choice to be a physician. 35% of the students showed their interest in this profession. The next in the list in the choice of becoming a computer programmer, 20% of the students chose this profession. 15% of them chose teaching as the future profession. The number of students that chose practising law was only 12%. Among all the choices, the most intriguing and interesting choice was to be an entrepreneur. 18% of the students wanted to be future entrepreneurs. This indicates how the youth perceive the possibilities in future.

4.  Complete the following table with the information from given in the passage.

Group of people Profession Percentage Ranking
Students physician (i) ……………… highest
The youth (ii) …………… 20% 2nd highest
Young generation teaching (iii) …………….  
Young people entrepreneur 18% (iv) ………..
The youth (v) ………….   lowest

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Most of the students want to be a teacher.

     (b) Less than 20% students want to be a computer programmer.

     (c) Teaching is preferable to practising law.

     (d) 15% of the students want to be a teacher.

     (e) The students are careless about their possibilities in future.

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Begum Rokeya was born in 1880 at Pairabond, a village in the district of Rangpur. Her family was very conservative. Yet she received her education in English and Bengali from her elder brother, Ibrahim Sabir.

In 1896, at the age of sixteen, Rokeya was married to Shakhawat Hossain. Shakhwat was pleased to see the eagerness of his wife for education. In 1909, Shakhawat Hossain died. After the death of her husband Rokeya started the Shakhawat Memorial Girls’ School at Bhagalpur. But the local people opposed it. She therefore, left Bhagalpur for Calcutta and in 1911, she started the Shakhwat Memorial Girls’ School in Calcutta with only 8 female students. In 1917 lady Chamsford, wife of the then Viceroy of India, visited the school. It was then upgraded to a High English School. In 1931, three girl students appeared at the Entrance Examination under the Calcutta University.

The school still stands at the heart of the city of Calcutta. In 1916, Begum Rokeya established the Muslim Mahila Samity. Begum Rokeya was a writer also. Through her pen she tried to awaken the Muslim women of the Indian subcontinent. In 1932, on the 9th December, Begum Rokeya died at the age of 52. At her death the country plunged into a deep grief.

4.  Complete the following table with the information from the given passage.

Who/What Events/Activity Where/Institute When
Begum Rokeya (i) ………….. Pairabond in 1880
Rokeya Shakhawat married   (ii) …………
(iii) ………… visited Shakhwat Memorial Girls’ School in 1917
Three girl students (iv) …………. Calcutta University in 1931
Muslim Mahila Samity (v) …………..   in 1916

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the following statements.

     (a) Rokeya received her education from a well-known school.

     (b) Shakhawat was very pleased to see the eagerness of his wife for education.

     (c) With the help of her husband, Rokeya started the Shakhwat Memorial Girls’ School at Bhagalpur.

     (d) Local people supported Rokeya to establish the school.

     (e) Shakhwat Memorial Girls’ School still stand at the heart of the town of Bhagalpur.

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4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Events/Activity Where/Institute When
Begum Rokeya (i) ……… Pairabond in 1880
Rokeya and and Shakhawat married   (ii) …………..
Chemsford (iii) ………… Shakahwat Memorial Girls’ School in 1917
(iv) ………….. Entrance Examination Calcutta University in 1931
Muslim Mahila Samity (v) ……………. Calcutta in 1916

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give correct answers for the false statements.

     (a) Shakhawat was very pleased to see the interest of his wife for education.

     (b) Rokeya’s husband died in 1909.

     (c) With the help of her husband, Rokeya started the Shakhawat Memorial Girls’ School at Bhagalpur.

     (d) Local people co-operated Rokeya to establish the school.

     (e) She was a poetess.

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Jibanananda Das was born in a small town of Barisal in 1899. He took his master’s Degree in English at the age of 22. The next year he started his teaching career as a Professor of English at the Calcutta City College. He lost the job in 1928 on the charge of publishing a poem in the Parichaya Patrika. But two years after he joined the Ramjash College, Delhi but returned to his place of birth the next year. He got an appointment in Brajamohan College, Barisal in 1935. In 1947 when the partition was made, Jibanananda Das left Bangladesh for India. In West Bengal he started editing the Swaraj Patrika. In 1951 he joined the Kharagpur College. He was awarded Rabindra Purashkar in 1953. He met with a tram accident on the 14th October, 1954. He was hospitalized. After a few days he passed away on October 22, 1954.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Events/Activity Where When
Jibanananda Das born (i) ……….. 1899
Kibanananda M.A English (ii) ……………..
Career (iii) ……………… Calcutta City College in 1922
  Migration (iv) ………….. in 1947
(v) …………… award   in 1953

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Jibanananda Das got an appointment at Dhaka college in 1935.

     (b) Jibanananda Das left Bangladesh before partition in 1947.

     (c) Jibanananda Das started editing the Swaraj Patrika in New Delhi.

     (d) Jibanananda Das Joined the Kharagpur College in 1951.

     (e) Rabindra Purashkar was awarded to Jibanananda Das in 1953.

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Hazrat Omar (R) was a great Caliph of the Muslim world. He was a kind-hearted and just ruler. Usually, he went round different places at night to see for himself the conditions of his people. He did it in disguise. One night the Caliph was walking alone as usual. Suddenly, he heard some noise while he was passing by a hut. He went near the hut and found some children sitting around a big pot. Their mother was cooking something in the pot. The children were hungry and they were crying for food. “What are you cooking?” the Caliph asked. The woman looked at his face helplessly and did not say anything. Then the Caliph found out that there was no food inside the pot. She was just boiling water. He was very sorry. He quickly came back to the “National Store,” took a bag of flour and carried it himself to the woman. “Thank you, stranger,” said the woman. “Thank you for your help. The Caliph should be as kind as you.”

In fact, the woman did not know that the stranger was the Caliph himself.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

A B
Hazrat Omar (R) (i) ……………….
(ii) ………………… a kind-hearted ruler
Supervise the subjects (iii) ………………….
(iv) …………………….. a poor woman’s house
The stranger (v) ………………..

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give correct answers for the false statements.

     (a) Hazrat Omar (R) was walking in disguise.

     (b) The children were crying for their mother.

     (c) The woman was cooking food for her children.

     (d) Hazrat Omar (R) gave the woman some flour from the national store.

     (e) Hazrat Omar (R) was not sorry for the woman.

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John Donne was born in 1573 in London. His father was a rich merchant. He had a name and fame in his circle. But he died in 1576. He was at first educated as Catholic. He entered Oxford in 1584 and left it in 1587. Then he studied at Cambridge for three years. He was removed to London in 1591. He then entered Lincoln’s Inn to study law in 1592. He left Lincoln’s Inn in 1594. When Donne came of age, he had a considerable fortune. Donne travelled Italy, Spain and on the continent between 1594 and 1597. He joined Essex Expedition to Cabiz in 1590. During this time he wrote several poems. His lyrical poetry was mainly the outcome of these years. In 1609 he began to compose his great prose work ‘Pseudo Martyz’. It was printed in 1610. In 1611 he wrote a satirical prose piece.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

The name of events Place Year
Donne entered (i) …………… in 1584
(ii) ………………. Lincoln’s Inn (iii) ………………….
Travelling (iv) ………………. between 1594 and 1597
(v) ……………… Essex Expedition To Cadiz in 1590

5.  Read the passage again, write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) John Donne had studied at Cambridge for four years.

     (b) He was born in Oxford.

     (c) He was the son of a rich merchant.

     (d) John Donne’s father was famous in his circle.

     (e) His father died in 1573.

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Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of modern age, was born of Jewish parents in Germany in 1879 A.D. At the age of twenty-one he graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Two years later he joined a service in Berne. He obtained his Doctorate in 1905 A.D. Four years after his Doctorate he took the post of Associate Professor at the University of Zurich. He resigned the next year to become a full Professor at a German University. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. When Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Einstein was in America as a Visiting Professor. For Hitler’s cruelty to the Jews, he did not return to his homeland. Einstein became famous for his Theory of Relativity. At the request of a group of scientists he wrote to the American President Roosevelt to use atomic energy in bombs.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Activity/Events Place/Country Time/Year
Albert Einstein birth (i) …………… in 1879
  graduation Federal Institute of Technology (ii) ……………..
He joined (iii) ………….. Berne in 1902
He requested to the American President to (iv) …………. atomic energy   Nobel Prize in     (v) ………..

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Albert Einstein is the greatest scientist of modern age.

     (b) He received the Nobel Prize in 1920.

     (c) He resigned from the post of associate professor.

     (d) Albert Einstein was born in Paris.

     (e) He graduated from the Institute of Technology.

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4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the text passage.

Who/What Activity/Events Place/Country Time/Year
Albert Einstein birth (a) ……….. 1879
His graduation   (b) …………….
  (c) ………………. Berne 1902
(d) …………….. was received Berne 1905
(e) ……………… was awarded   1921

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give correct answer of the false statements.

     (a) Albert Einstein is the greatest scientist of modern age.

     (b) He had his graduation from the Federal Institute of Technology.

     (c) He resigned the post of Associate Professor to become the Chancellor.

     (d) Hitler’s cruelty to the Jews prevented him from returning to his homeland.

     (e) President Roosevelt requested Einstein to use atomic energy in bombs.

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Dhaka is an old and historical city. It came into limelight when Islam Khan made Dhaka the seat of provincial government in 1612. It bears the testimony of many historical names like Johnson Road, Minto Road, Fuller Road, North Brook Hall, Waizghat, etc. The foundation of Curzon Hall was laid by the then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon in 1883. Dhaka Collegiate School was established in 1835. In 1912 the Lord Hardinge announced the scheme of the University in Dhaka that established after nine years of his announcement. The Language Movement was started from Dhaka and became serious in 1952 and Dhaka finally became the capital of Independent Bangladesh in 1971.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Dhaka became provincial capital by (i) …………………..
The historical names are (ii) ………………..
(iii) ……………… established Collegiate School
In (iv) ………………. Dhaka University was established
Language Movement (v) ……………… in 1952

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false about the following statements. Give correct answer of the false statements.

     (a) Dhaka is a new city.

     (b) Dhaka University was established in 1921.

     (c) Language Movement took place in 1969.

     (d) Dhaka became the first capital in 1971.

     (e) Dhaka city is related with many historical names.

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Before Helen Keller was two years old, she lost her sight and hearing. She lived in a world of confusion until the arrival of Anne Mausfield Sullivan, the woman who was to change Helen’s life. On March 3, 1887, Miss Sullivan arrived at the Keller’s home. It was three months before Helen’s seventh birthday. Miss Sullivan worked closely with her new student. At times, the teacher became frustrated, eventually; Miss Sullivan’s efforts were rewarded. The deaf and blind Helen Keller learned to communicate verbally.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

A B
(i) ……………… has no power of sight and hearing
Sullivan arrived at Helen’s home (ii) …………………
Helen Keller’s teacher (iii) ……………….
(iv) ……………….. Keller became able to communicate
(v) ………………… was intimate with Helen Keller

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Helen Keller was blind since her birth.

     (b) Anne Sullivan was Helen Keller’s teacher.

     (c) Sometimes Sullivan became frustrated.

     (d) Sullivan arrived at Keller’s home on March 3, 1887.

     (e) Finally, Helen Keller was able to communicate verbally.

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Suchitra Sen, a legendary Indian actress, was born on 6 April, 1931 in Pabna, Bangladesh. Her father Karunamoy Dasgupta was the headmaster of the local school and her mother Indira Devi was a homemaker. She was their fifth child and third daughter. She received her formal education in Pabna. Partition threw off her family to West Bangal. She was the first Indian actress to receive an award at an International Film Festival. She was awarded the Padmashri, one of the highest civilian awards in India at the age of 41. From 1979 on, she retreated herself from public life. In 2005, she refused the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. In 2012, she was conferred the West Bengal Government’s highest honour : Bangla Bibhushan. She departed on 17 January, 2014 in Kolkata, India.

4.  Complete the following table with the information from the given passage.

Who/What Information Where/Place When/Time
Suchitra Sen born (i) ……………… 6 April, 1931
Padmashri (ii) …………….. India  
(iii) …………. threw her off West Bengal  
Suchitra retreated herself   (iv) ………………….
She departed (v) …………….. 2014

5.  Write true or false beside the following statements. Give the correct answer for the false statements.

     (a) Suchitra Sen was the third child of her parents.

     (b) Suchitra was awarded Padmashri in 1974.

     (c) Dadashaheb Phalke is the highest civilian award in India.

     (d) Suchitra’s father taught in a college.

     (e) She breathed her last in Kolkata.

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Liberation does not descend upon people. People must raise themselves to it. It is a fruit that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. That freedom means freedom only from foreign domination is an out-worn idea. It is not merely the government that should be free but people themselves should be free and freedom has no real value for the common men and women unless it also means freedom from want, freedom from disease, freedom from ignorance. This is the main talk which confronts us if we are to take our rightful place in the modern world. We can’t hold the clock back and therefore, it is we who must go forward at a double pace bending all our resources and all our energies to this great purpose.

4.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give the correct answer in case of false statements.

     (a) Liberation comes to people automatically.

     (b) Freedom from foreign rule is a modern idea.

     (c) Freedom from want, disease, ignorance is a real freedom.

     (d) We have to use all our resources to have the fruits of freedom.

     (e) We can’t take time back.

5.  Complete the following table with the information give in the passage.

Who/What Activity Whom/When/How/What
(1) Liberation (i) ……………….. people automatically
(2) Freedom can’t be enjoyed (ii) ………………..
(3) Freedom means (iii) ……………….
(4) We (iv) ………………. at double pace
(5) We (v) ………………. by any means

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     Charles Dickens was born on 17th February in 1812 at Port Sea. His father was a clerk in the Navy pay office. At the age of 3 his family moved to Chatham. By that time his father got promotion in his service. But when Dickens was only 12 his father was arrested for debt and taken to the Marshal Sea Prison. The family had to fall in troubles. At the age of 12 Dickens was bound to take a job in Warren’s Black Factory owned by a relative. They had to live with hardship, Dickens again began his schooling but he left school again when he was 15. He took up the job of an office boy in a farm. At the same time he started learning shorthand. In 1828 he left the job and became a shorthand writer. After two years he became a reporter of the press gallery of the House of Commons. At the age of the 18 he began to write his book Sketched by Boz which appeared in 1831. Later he became a famous writer. At the age of fifty-eight he had sudden stork at dinner and died on 9th June.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event Time
Charles Dickens i……………………………. 1812
Family of Dickens moved to Chatham ii…………………………
iii…………………………… arrested for debt 1828
A job in a factory iv……………………………. 1824
Dickens’ first book v……………………………. 1831

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Dickens was born in the 19th century.

     b) Dickens family fell in troubles when he was 3.

     c) Dickens got a job in 1824..

     d) Dickens had a luxurious life.

     e) Dickens left his job when he was 16.

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     Abul Fazl, educationist and writer, was born on 1 July 1903 in the village of Keochia in the Satkania Upazila of Chittagong district. His father, Moulvi Fazlur Rahman was an Imam of Chittagong Jame Masjid. He completed his B.A. from Dhaka University in 1928. In 1930 he did his BT from Teachers Training College in Dhaka. He completed his masters in Bangla Language and literature from Calcutta University in 1940. He worked as a teacher of Bangla in Krishnanagar College and Chittagong College. In 1973 he was made Vice-chancellor of Chittangong University. In 1975 he joined as the advisory council of the Government of Bagladesh as a member in-charge of education and culture, but resigned on 23 June, 1977. Abul Fazl wrote novels, short stories, play, memories, travels etc. His contribution to Bangla literature earned him the Bangla Academy Award 1962, the President’s Award (1963), the Adamje Literary Award 1966 etc. He died on 4 May 1983 in Chittagong.

     4.    Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Year Event Place
1928 (i)…………………. Dhaka University
(ii)…………….. completed MA Calcutta University
1973 was made Vice-Chancellor (iii)…………………..
4 May 1983 died (iv)……………………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Abul Fazl was an imam.

     b) He was the Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka Varsity.

     c) He hailed from Chittagong.

     d) He breathed his last in Dhaka.

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     4.    Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Time Event Place
(i)……………… Abul Fazl’s was born Keochia village of Satkania Upazila
1928 (ii)………………………….. Dhaka University
(iii)…………….. completed MA Calcutta University
1937 was made Vice-chancellor (iv)………………….
4 May 1983 died (v)………………….

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Abul Fazl’s father was a teacher.

     b) He was the Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University.

     c) He was given Bangla Academy Award for his contribution to education.

     d) He hailed from Chittagong.

     e) He breathed his last in Dhaka.

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     The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10th, 1992. She was carrying 1316 passengers and a crew of 891. At that time, however, she was not only the largest ship that had been ever built, but also as unsinkable, for having 16 water-tight compartments. The tragic sinking of this great liner will always be remembered for she went down on her first voyage with heavy loss of life. Four days after setting out, while the Titanic was sailing across he icy waters of the North Atlantic, a huge ice-berg was suddenly spotted by a look-out. After the alarm had been given the great ship turned sharply to avoid a collision. Suddenly there was slight trembling sound from below, the captain went down to see what had happened. The noise had been so faint that no one thought that the ship had been damaged. Below, the captain realized to his horror that the Titanic was sinking rapidly, for five of her sixteen water tight compartments had already been flooded.

     4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Subject Information
Southampton, New York (i)……………………………
(ii)………………………… 1316
Crew (iii)………………………….
(iv)……………………….. 16
Titanic sank (v)……………………………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) There were 1315 people on the Titanic.

     b) The Titanic sank on her second voyage.

     c) The Titanic sailed from New York.

     d) The Titanic reached the North Atlantic after four days.

     e) The tragic sinking of this great liner will always be remembered.

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     William Wordsworth was born in 1770 at Cockermouth Cumberland Hills in England. He was one of the greatest poets of the Romantic Period (1798-1832). He was a great admirer of the French Revolution in his early life. He published in 1798 jointly with his friends Samuel Tailor Coleridge a volume of verses called Lyrical Ballads. He is the author of a poetical autobiography- The Prelude.

     4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who Event/Activity Where/Institute When/Time
William Wordsworth born England (i)……………….
He playing key role (ii)…………. 1798-1832
He (iii)……………. French Revolution in his early life
He published a volume of verses (iv)……………………
He (v)………………. Lyrical Ballads 1798

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) William Wordsworth was an English poet.

     b) He was born in the seventeenth century.

     c) He loved French Revolution.

     d) He is regarded as the greatest Romantic poet.

     e) He along with Tailor Coleridge wrote Lyrical Ballads in 1798.

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     The First World Cup Cricket Tournament was held in England in 1975. The Second and third tournaments were also held in England in 1979 and 1987 respectively. In 1983 Pakistan and India were the host countries. In 1992 Pakistan won the trophy from Australia and New Zealand. The First Asian Test Final Match was held in 1999 in Bangladesh. Bangladesh got chmpionship of ICC trophy in 1997 which was held in Malaysia. The World Cup tournament of 2003 was held in South Africa. Mini World Cup competition was held in Bangladesh in 1998. Bangladesh has got test status in ICC on 26 June, 2000. So Bangladesh in now the 10th Test Playing country and will participate in World Cup tournament.

     4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event Time/Place
First World Cup Cricket held (i)……………………
Pakistan and India (ii)………………….. 1987
(iii)……………………. won the trophy 1992
Asian Test Final held in Bangladesh (iv)………………….
(v)……………………. got championship in ICC 1997

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Bangladesh is the 1st test playing nation.

     b) Bangladesh won the ICC Trophy in 1997.

     c) England was the host of first Three World Cups.

     d) Since Bangladesh is an Asian country, its participation in World Cup is permanent.

     e) Australia won the World Cup in 1992.

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4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event Time/Place
First World Cup cricket held (i) ……………..
Pakistan and India (ii) ………………. 1987
(iii) …………… won the trophy 1992
Asian test final match held in Bangladesh (iv) …………..
(v) …………… got championship in ICC 1997

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Bangladesh was the host country of the first World Cup Cricket tournament.

     (b) The first three World Cup Cricket tournaments were arranged and held in England.

     (c) Now Bangladesh is a permanent participator in every world cup cricket.

     (d) Bangladesh was the host country of the Mini World Cup in 1998.

     (e) Bangladesh won the ICC championship held in Malaysia.

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     4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Place/ Institution Position Achievement/Activity Year
Calcutta Govt. Art School student (i)………………. in 1938
    picture of famine (ii)…………….
Dhaka Art Institution (iii)……………   in 1949
Delhi University   (iv)……………… in 1974
(v)……………… Visiting Professor   in 1973

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Joynul was greatly interested in art.

     b) Joynul was admitted to Calcutta Govt. Art College when he was a child.

     c) He was appointed Principal of Dhaka Art Institute in 1949.

     d) He retired from Delhi University in 1974.

     e) Joynul breathed his last in 1976.

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Jibanananda Das was born in a small town of Barisal in 1899. He took his master’s Degree in English at the age of 22. The next year he started his teaching career as a Professor of English at the Calcutta City College. He lost the job in 1928 on the charge of publishing a poem in the Parichaya Patrika. But two years after he joined the Ramjash College, Delhi but returned to his place of birth the next year. He got an appointment in Brajamohan College, Barisal in 1935. In 1947 when the partition was made, Jibanananda Das left Bangladesh for India. In West Bengal he started editing the Swaraj Patrika. In 1951 he joined the Kharagpur College. He was awarded Rabindra Purashkar in 1953. He met with a tram accident on the 14th October, 1954. He was hospitalized. After a few days he passed away on October 22, 1954.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

The name of the events Place Year Achievement
Jibanananda Das born (i)…………… in 1989
He M.A English (ii)………….
Career (iii)…………… Calcutta City College in 1922
  migration (iv)…………… in 1947
(v)………… awarded   in 1953

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Jibanananda Das got an appointment at Dhaka College, Dhaka in 1935.

     b) Jibanananda left Bangladesh before partition in 1947.

     c) He started editing the Swaraj Patrika in new Delhi.

     d) He joined the Kharagpur College in 1951.

     e) Rabindra Purashkar was awarded to him in 1953.

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The world’s largest human national flag was made up of 27,117 participants at the National Parade Ground in Dhaka, Bangladesh on the 16th December, 2013. The event was organized by Robi Axiata Ltd. in partnership with Bangaldesh Army. Volunteers from the Bangladesh Army, school-children and general people comprising mostly youths and enthusiastic professionals were brought together in attempt to break the previous record held by Pakistan. The Bangladesh national flag was created with red and green parades, which were held above the heads of the participants.

The Guinness World Records authorities have officially certified Bangladesh’s human flag made up of 27,117 people. The main objective of the attempt was not only to celebrate Victory Day in a glorious fashion but also to show the world inner strength and unity of the people of Bangladesh. Pakistan regained the Guinness World Record of making the largest human flag with participation of 29,040 people at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore on The 16th February 2014.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Events Time/When Place/Where
Robi Axiata Ltd. & Bangladesh Army (i)……………. (ii)…………… National Parade Ground, Dhaka
(iii)…………………. certified officially after the 16th December 2013  
(iv)…………………. regained the Guinness World Record the 16th February 2014 (v)…………….

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) The event was held on the Independence Day of Bangladesh.

     b) The flag was created with festoons.

     c) The Guinness World Record was a trivial achievement.

     d) Most of the participants were young.

     e) The participation was mandatory.

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     The White House has stood as a symbol of the presidency for over 200 years. The White House began construction in 1792 and concluded in 1800. Even though George Washington was the first President, he did not live in the White House. He just oversaw the entire construction of it. John Adams and his family were the first presidential family to live in the White House. The White House has 132 rooms. There are 16 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms and 6 levels.

     4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/What When/How long
John Adams lived (i)…………………..  
(ii)…………… started construction   in 1792
The White House has (iii)………………… rooms for sleeping
The construction ended   (iv)…………………
The building (v)……………. as presidential palace for over 200 years

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) John Adams was the first President.

     b) The construction works took 8 years.

     c) George Washington looked after the construction of the White House.

     d) The White House has not yet got 100 years old.

     e) The presidents of the country live in the White House without their families.

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     Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir was an officer in the Bangladesh Army during the 1971 Liberation War. He was born on 7 March 1949 at Rahimganj village under Babuganj Upazilla in Barisal district. He finished his HSC from the Barisal BM College. In 1967 he took admission in the Department of Statistic at the University of Dhaka. On 5 October 1967 he joined the armed forces as a cadet at the Pakistan Military Academy. He obtained commissioned rank in the Engineering corps in 1968. He was promoted to the rank of captain on 30 August 1970. He was an officer in sector 7 of the Mukti Bahini. He was given the responsibility to fight at the Chapai Nawabganj border at Rajshahi district. On 14 December he was killed in an attempt to breakthrough enemy defences on the bank of the Mohananda River. He was buried near Shona Masjid premises. In recognition of his valour and sacrifice in the War of Liberation Mohiuddin Jahangir was awarded with the highest state honour of Birshrestha.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When
Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir (i)…………… Rahimgonj village under Babugonj Upazilla, Barisal 7 March 1949
He (ii)……………….. Barisal BM College  
He (iii)………………. Statistic Department in Dhaka Universtity 1967
He obtained commissioned rank   (iv)…………….
He was killed (v)………………. 14 December 1971

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir was a freedom fighter.

     b) He was a student of Dhaka University.

     c) He fled away from the war field.

     d) He was a betryer.

     e) He was a pilot officer.

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4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When
Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir (i) ……………… Rahimgonj village under Babuganj Upazilla. 7 March 1949
He (ii) ……………… Barisal BM College  
He (iii) …………….. Statistic department in Dhaka University 1967
He obtained commissioned rank   (iv) …………….
He was killed (v) …………….. 14 December 1971

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir was a freedom fighter.

     (b) He was a student of Dhaka University.

     (c) He fled away from the war field.

     (d) He was a betraya.

     (e) He was a pilot officer.

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     Alexander Fleming was born in Dyrshire on August 6, 1881 in Scotland. He was the 3rd of the four children. He attended a medical college in London and graduated in medicine in 1906. Fleming assisted in battle field hospitals during the World War I from 1911 to 1918. There he observed many people dying of infection. Once the war was over, Fleming looked for medicine that would heal infection. Then he came back to his laboratory and carried out a lot of experiment to get a cure for infection. At last he was successful in his mission. At last he invented Penicillin in 1928. He died in 1955 in London.

     4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who Event When/Time
Alexander Fleming born (a)………………. century.
Penicillin discovered at the age of (b)…………
(c)……………. worked in battlefield hospitals seven years.
He (d)…………. at the age of 25
He breathed his last (e)………………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) He graduated in medicine at the age of 26.

     b) At last he came out victorious in his mission.

     c) Heart disease was the cause of his death.

     d) His observation was wrong.

     e) Penicillin is a cure for infection.

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     The Chinese usually pass their free time visiting the parks. In China there are a lot of nice, clean parks for people to spend their time in. The Japanese love to spend their free time in games and sports. Baseball, golf and martial arts such as judo and karate are favourite sports to men. In Canada, skiing is a popular sport in which people spend their free time during the winter. In summer they love to go fishing, boating or swimming in places where there are large lakes or sea beaches. The Germans like to pass their leisure by traveling. They want to have a trip outside the country just for pleasure and relaxation. However, whatever the country is one leisure activity is common to people of all the countries i.e. watching television.

     4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Complete name Pastime-1 Pastime-2
China (i)……………………… watching TV
(ii)……………….. games and sports  
Canada skiing (iii)………………..
(iv)………………. travelling (v)…………………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) The Chinese love visiting parks in their pastime.

     b) There are a few parks in China to spend free time.

     c) Men are fond of playing baseball, gold, judo, karate etc. in China.

     d) In summer, Canadian people love to go fishing in the pastime.

     e) Watching television is a common leisure activity in Germany.

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     Bangladesh is an independent country. It came into being in 1971. It did not come automatically. In 1947 Pakistan became independent consisting of East and West Pakistan. Bangladesh was then East Pakistan. From the very beginning West Pakistan tried to exploit us. They tried to deprive us of the mother language. In 1952 we established our right through Language Movement. Later the election of 1954, the Education Movement of 1962, Mass Movement of 1969 and the Election of 1970 were our glorious achievements. In 1971 the military govt. did not transfer the power to the majority party. Rather on 25th March 1971 the Pak Army started killing Bangalees brutally. As a result, our War of Freedom began. On 17 April, Acting Govt. of Bangladesh was formed at Meherpur. The members of Army, Navy, Police, E.P.R. of East Pakistan and young people joined the freedom fight. After nine months of struggle we were able to achieve complete independence defeating the Pakistan Army on 16 December, 1971. The 16th December is our Victory Day.

     4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

What/Event Where How/by When
Independence Bangladesh glorious (i)……………….
(ii)…………. Bangladesh   1952
Acting Govt. of Bangladesh (iii)………………..   17 April
16th December Bangladesh (iv)……………  
Mass Movement Bangladesh glorious (v)……………..

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Bangladesh was under domination of Pakistan before 1971.

     b) We fought against Pakistan for nine months.

     c) Our war of independence was the outcome of their exploitation.

     d) Bangladesh became independent in 1952.

     e) From the beginning West Pakistan tried to support us.

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     In 1912 an American shipping company launched a new ship called the Titanic. It was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of that time. It weighed 46,000 tones and could carry about 2,200 passengers. Experts said that nothing could sink it. It was definitely unsinkable. On April 14, 1912 the ship sailed on its first voyage across the Atlantic from Southampton in England to New York in the United States with 2,224 passengers- men, women and children. On April 15, just before midnight, the ship struck and iceberg. The iceberg tore a great hole in the ship’s side and unsinkable ‘Titanic’ began to sink.

     4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

A B
The launching year of Titanic (i)……………..
(ii)………………… 46,000 tones
The date of the first voyage of the Titanic (iii)……………….
(iv)……………… 2,224
The Titanic sank on (v)…………………..

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) The ‘Titanic’ was unsinkable.

     b) The ‘Titanic’ was sailing from east to west.

     c) It sailed from New York to Southampton.

     d) The ‘Titanic’ was made by an English company.

     e) Nothing could sink the ‘Titanic’.

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     Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in Kentucky. When he was seven years old his family moved to Indiana. In 1830, the family moved to Illinis. As a boy, Abraham Lincoln loved books. He always borrowed books from his neighbors. He read them for a short time and then took them back to their owners. He grew very tall. He was 6¢8¢¢ tall. He weighed 180 pounds. Lincoln studied law in his free time. He was also interested in politics. He ran for political office. He lost in 1832. Later, he was elected to the Illinois legislature 4 time-in 1834, 1836, 1838, and 1840. People in the legislature make the laws. He became president of the United States in 1861. He was 16th president of the U.S. There was a war between the North and the North won the war. There were salves in the South. Slaves work for no money. They must work. They are not free to do what they want. Lincoln set the slaves free in 1863. He let them go so they did not have to be slaves anymore. Lincoln is famous for that.

     4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Time Place
Abraham Lincoln (i)……….. 1809 Kentucky
Lincoln’s family moved (ii)…………. to Indiana
He (iii)…………. 1861 (iv)………..
(v)…………….. got free 1861 United States

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) A cabin is a palatial building.

     b) The neighbours of Abraham Lincoln were reluctant to lend him books.

     c) Abraham Lincoln had no interest in politics.

     d) Abraham Lincoln raised his voice for the slaves.

     e) The then American slaves were set free under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln.

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In 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg on its first tirp across the Atlantic and it sank four hours later. At that time the Titanic was the largest ship that had ever travelled on the sea. It was carrying about 2,224 people. But it had taken life boats for only 1,178 people. When the passengers tried to leave the ship, only 51 of them were able to get for help. It arrived two hours after the great ship had submerged and it had saved 705 people. Some of the survivors had been in the icy water for hours when they were saved. Most of them had not lived that long. 1502 people had lost their lives. Through the whole tragedy, the Californian was only ten miles away. Its officers were closed enough to see the Titanic but they could not understand the situation. They never received the Titanic call for help and they did not come to rescue the passengers.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event Time/Place
The Titanic launched first voyage (1)……………..
2,224 people (2)…………….. in the Atlantic
(3)……………. arrived to help Titanic (4)……………
651 people (5)……………… life boats

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) The Titanic sank within few minutes of its hitting the iceberg.

     b) There were sufficient life boats for the passengers.

     c) The Titanic was the largest ship before 1912.

     d) Some passengers were saved by Carpethian.

     e) The Californian could not receive the Titanic call.

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One of the most well known satirists in English literature, Jonathan Swift was born on November 30, 1667 eight months after his father’s death. When he was just three years old, his mother returned to her relatives in England, leaving him in the care of an uncle. At the age of fourteen he was sent to Trinity College in Duhlin. He graduated in 1686 from the college and went to England the same year.

Swift’s uncle died in 1688 and was now left to live on his own effort. In the following year he was offered as a literary assistant of Sir William Temple, a retired diplomat. Between 1691-94 he wrote his early verses which were received favourably.

During 1696-99 he wrote “A Tale of a Tub” which was published anonymously in 1704. In the summer of 1699 he became secretary to the Earl of Berkely.

His  book “Gulliver’s Travels” appeared in 1726 which was an instant success. The last years of Swift’s life were full of sadness. He was mostly ill but was active most of 1730. It was only after his stroke in 1739, he retired and the end of his life came six months after his stroke. He was buried in St. Patricks Cathedral by the side of Stella Johnson who had died in 1728.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When
Janathan Swift born   (i)…………….
He went (ii)………….. 1681
He went London (iii)………….
He (iv)…………. London 1689
“Gulliver’s Travels” appearing   (v)……………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Stella Johnson died in 1726.

     b) His last life was full of enjoyment.

     c) He spent his childhood with his uncle.

     d) His father was alive when he was born.

     e) He breathed his last in 1739.

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     Cricket is one of the most popular games, especially, One Day cricket. The first One Day cricket was played in Australia. One Day World Cup Cricket Tournament was held first in England in 1975. The West Indies won the trophy. The 2nd and 3rd tournaments were also held in England 1979 and 1983 respectively. In 1987 Pakistan and India were host countries. In 1992 Pakistan won the trophy from Australia and New Zealand. The first Asian Test Final match was held in 1999 in Bangladesh. Bangladesh became champion in ICC in 1996 in Malaysia. The world Cup Cricket Tournament of 1999 was held in England. Bangladesh also participated in this tournament. It was the last tournament of the 20th century. Mini World Cup competition was held in Bangladesh in 1998. In 1996 Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka jointly arranged the tournament and Sri Lanka won the trophy.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Creation Where/Place Year/Time
Cricket the first One Day (i)…………  
One Day Tournament World Cup England (ii)…………..
(iii)……………. trophy England in 1975
Bangladesh (iv)………… Malaysia in 1996
Mini World Cup held (v)……….. in 1998

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) The first Asian test final match was held in Pakistan in 1890.

     b) Bangladesh became runners up in ICC in 1996 in Malaysia.

     c) The World Cup Cricket Tournament of 1999 was held in Australia.

     d) Mini World Cup competition was held in Bangladesh in 1998.

     e) Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka jointly arranged Mini World Cup competition in 1996.

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     The solar system is very mysterious. The planet Mercury, the Venus, the Earth and the Mars differ from one another in terms of their sizes and distances from the Star-Sun. While Mercury is 58 million kilometers away from the Sun, Venus is 100 million kilometers away from it. However, the planet Venus is larger in size. Its diameter is 1228 km while that of Mercury is 4840 kilometers. The Earth is almost the same size as of Venus, having a diameter of 12756 kilometers. But it is farther from the Sun. It is 50 million km. Mars is much smaller in size than either Venus or the Earth, having a diameter of 6742 kms. It is also much farther from the Sun than three other planets. The distance between the Sun and Mars is 226 million kilometers.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Planet Away from the Sun (Km) Diameter
(1)………………. 226 million 6742 kms
Venus 100 million (2)……………
Earth (3)…………….. 12756 kms
(4)……………… 58 million (5)………………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) The Mars is much bigger in size than the Venus.

     b) The diameter of the earth is 12756 kms.

     c) Among the planet mentioned in the passage the earth is the smallest in size.

     d) The Sun is a big planet.

     e) Among the planet Mercury, the Venus, the Earth and the Mars, the Mars is nearest from the Sun.

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     Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of modern age, was born of Jewish parents in Germany in 1879 A.D. At the age of twenty-one he graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Two years later he joined a service in Berne. He obtained his Doctorate in 1905 A.D. Four years after his Doctorate, he took the post of Associate Professor at the University of Zurich. He resigned the next year to become a full Professor at a German University. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. When Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Einstein was in America as a Visiting Professor. For Hitler’s cruelty to the Jews, he did not return to his homeland. Einstein became famous for his Theory of Relativity. At the request of a group of scientists he wrote to the American President Roosevelt to use atomic energy in bombs.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Activity/Events Place/Country Time/Year
Albert Einstein birth (a)…………….. in 1879
He joined a service in Berne (b)………….
He (c)…………. at the University of Zurich in 1909
(d)……………… became the chancellor Germany in 1933
He resigned the post of Associate Professor at the University of Zurich (e)…………………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Albert Einstein is the greatest scientist of the last century.

     b) He resigned the post of Associate Professor to become the Chancellor.

     c) He took the Noble Prize at the age of 40.

     d) Theory of Relativity brought popularity for him.

     e) At the age of 25 he obtained his Doctorate.

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Bangladesh is an independent country. It came into being in 1971. It did not come automatically. In 1947 Pakistan became independent consisting of East and West Pakistan. Bangladesh was then East Pakistan. From the very beginning West Pakistan tried to exploit us. They tried to deprive us of the mother language. In 1952 we established our right through Language Movement. Later the election of 1954, the Education Movement of 1962, Mass Movement of 1969 and the Election of 1970 were our glorious achievements. In 1971 the military govt. did not transfer the power to the majority party. Rather on 25th March 1971 the Pak Army started killing Bangalees brutally. As a result, our War of Freedom began. On 17 April, Acting Govt. of Bangladesh was formed at Meherpur. The members of Army, Navy, Police, E.P.R. of East Pakistan and young people joined the freedom fight. After nine months of struggle we were able to achieve complete independence defeating the Pakistan Army on 16 December, 1971. The 16th December is our Victory Day.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

The name of events Place Year/Time Achievement
The language movement   (i) ………..  
(ii) ………….   in 1969  
Pakistan   (iii) …………. became independent
Formation of acting Govt. of Bangladesh Mujib Meherpur (iv) …………..  
    16 December 1971 (v) …………..

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Mother Language Day is observed only in Bangladesh.

     (b) The Language Movement took place in 1969.

     (c) Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan till 1970.

     (d) Pakistan authority tried to use force in order to establish Urdu in our country.

     (e) Pakistan defeated us in the war.

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     Our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was born of a poor parents in 1899. He used to lead a bohemain life. He completed his primary education in 1909 and joined a local ‘Maktab’ as a teacher in the same year. Nazrul again got himself admitted in Mathrun School of Bardwan in class six. But he could not prosecute his studies for financial crisis and left for Asansole. He had to work there for his livelihood in a bread factory. In Asansole Nazrul came in contact with a police Sub-inspector, Kazi Rafizullah. Nazrul requested him to make arrangements for his education. In 1914 Kazi Rafizullah sent Nazrul to his village home at Kazirshimla in Mymensingh. There he got admitted in Darirampur High School in class seven. Nazrul read in that school only for one year and left kazirshimla. On returning home Nazrul got himself admitted in Raniganj Siarsole High School in class eight in 1915 and continued his studies till 1917. While he was a student of class ten in 1917, he joined the Army putting an end to his formal education. After the Second World War Nazrul came back to Calcutta in 1920.

     At the age of 22 he edited the biweekly paper “Dhumketu”, He was sent to Jail for writing “Agnibina.” But he did not stop writing. His contribution to Bengali literature is unfathomable. But it was a pity that our beloved poet had an attack of a strange disease in 1942 which made him silent and self-forgetful. He was sent to England in 1952 for treatment but of no use. One year after the independence he was brought to Bangladesh and since then until his demise in August 26. 1976 he lived in Bangladesh.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

The name of events Place Year
Nazrul’s birth   (i) ……………
(ii) ……………..   in 1909
Working in a bread factory (iii) ……………..  
Getting into class (iv) ……………..  
Joined the Army   (v) …………….

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answer for the false statements.

     (a) Nazrul was eleven years when his father died.

     (b) He had to struggle hard after his father’s death.

     (c) He joined the Army after completing study.

     (d) Nazrul joined a local Maktab as a student.

     (e) He studied up to class eight.

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Kazi Nazrul Islam (24 May, 1899-29 August, 1976) known popularly as Nazrul, was a Bengali poet, musician and revolutionary who pioneered poetic works exposing intense spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression. His poetry and nationalist activism earned him the popular title of Bidrohi Kobi” Accomplishing a large body of acclaimed works through his life, Nazrul is officially recognized as the national poet of Bangladesh. Born into a Bengali Muslim family, Nazrul received religious education and worked as a muazzin at a local mosque. He learned of poetry, drama, and literature while working with theatrical groups. After serving in the British Indian Army, Nazrul established himself as a journalist in Kolkata. He assailed the British Raj in India and preached revolution through his poetic works, such as “Bidrohi” and “Bhangar Gaan,” as well as his publication “Dhumketu.” His impassioned activism in the Indian independence movement often led to his imprisonment by British authorities. While in prison, Nazrul wrote the “Rajbandir Jabanbandi”, exploring the life of the downtrodden masses of India, Nazrul worked for their emancipation. Nazrul’s writings explore them such as love, freedom, and revolution. He opposed all bigotry, including religious and gender. Throughout his career, Nazrul wrote short stories, novels, and essays but he is best known for his poems, in which he pioneered new forms such as Bengali ghazals. Nazrul, wrote and composed music for his nearly 4000 songs, collectively known as Nazrul Geeti. At the age of 43, he began suffering from an unknown disease, losing his voice and memory. It caused Nazrul’s health to decline steadily and forced him to live in isolation for many years. Invited by the government of Bangladesh, Nazrul and his family moved to Dhaka in 1972 where he died in 1976.

4.  Complete the following table with the information from the given passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Place/Time
Kazi Nazrul born (i) ……………….
He (ii) ………………. at a local mosque
(iii) …………….. ruled India nearly 200 years
Nazrul’s poetry was written (iv) ………………
This great poet (v) ………………. 1976

5.  Read the passage again and write whether the statements are true or false. If false, wtite the correct answer.

     (a) Many people rebelled against fascism and oppression before Nazrul.

     (b) ‘Bidrohi’ is a poetry.

     (c) Nazrul could not write anything in prison.

     (d) The number of music written by Nazrul is more than 3,000.

     (e) Nazrul could not speak after he was 43.

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     The Chinese usually pass their free time visiting the parks. In China there are a lot of nice, clean parks for people to spend their time in. The Japanese love to spend their free time in games and sports. Baseball, golf and martial arts such as judo and karate are favourite sports to men. In Canada, skiing is a popular sport in which people spend their free time during the winter. In summer they love to go fishing, boating or swimming in places where there are large lakes or sea beaches. The Germans like to pass their leisure by traveling. They want to have a trip outside the country just for pleasure and relaxation. However, whatever the country is one leisure activity is common to people of all the countries i.e. watching television.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Country-name Pastime-1 Pastime-2
China (i) …………… watching TV
(ii) ……………. games and sports  
Canada skiing (iii) …………….
(iv) …………… travelling (v) ………………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answer for the false statements.

     (a) The Chinese love visiting parks in their pastime.

     (b) There are a few parks in China to spend free time.

     (c) Men are fond of playing baseball, golf, judo, karate etc. in China.

     (d) In summer, Canadian people love to go fishing in their pastime.

     (e) Watching television is a common leisure actvity in Germany.

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The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10th, 1992. She was carrying 1316 passengers and a crew of 891. At that time, however, she was not only the largest ship that had been ever built, but also as unsinkable, for having 16 water-tight compartments. The tragic sinking of this great liner will always be remembered for she went down on her first voyage with heavy loss of life. Four days after setting out, while the Titanic was sailing across he icy waters of the North Atlantic, a huge ice-berg was suddenly spotted by a look-out. After the alarm had been given the great ship turned sharply to avoid a collision. Suddenly there was slight trembling sound from below, the captain went down to see what had happened. The noise had been so faint that no one thought that the ship had been damaged. Below, the captain realized to his horror that the Titanic was sinking rapidly, for five of her sixteen water tight compartments had already been flooded.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where When/Time
The Titanic maiden journey Southampton to (i) ………… 10-4-1912
(ii) ………….   on board then
The ship (iii) …………… North Atlantic 14-4-1912
Faint sound occurred (iv) …………….. after collision
The captain (v) …………….   the sinking

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answer for the false statements.

     (a) The Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10,1912.

     (b) The Titanic collided with a huge ice-berg.

     (c) The Titanic was sailing across the hot water of the Pacific.

     (d) The noise of collision with the ice-berg was very loud.

     (e) The Titanic had twenty water-tight compartments.

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The Nobel Prize is the world’s most prestigious and important prize. It has been given since 1901. The prize is given to persons with outstanding contribution to Physics. Chemistry, Literature, Medicine, Peace and Economics. Economics was added to the list in 1969 for the first  time. The Nobel Prize was instituted by a man who was the inventor of dynamite. This scientist was Alfred Bernard Nobel. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 21, 1833 and he died in 1896. Though he was a citizen of Sweden he was educated in Russia. He earned a huge  sum of money by selling of dynamite. At the time of his death Nobel left behind a huge amount of money. He also left a will indicating that the interest on this money should be given to persons for their outstanding contribution to the subjects mentioned above.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Name of the events Place Year
Alfred Nobel was born (i) ……………..  
Nobel Prize was instituted   (ii) ……………..
Economics was added to the list   (iii) ……………..
Alfred received education (iv) ………………  
(v) ………………   in 1901

5.  Read the passage again and write whether the following statement is true or false. If false, give the correct answer.

     (a) Alfred Nobel dedicated all the money earned by selling dynamite for Nobel Prize.

     (b) The Nobel Prize was named after the name of Alfred Nobel.

     (c) Alfred invented dynamite for the welfare of mankind.

     (d) Economics was added to the list before Alfred’s death.

     (e) Alfred Nobel hails from Russia.

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Sofia is 24 years old and works as a nurse in a private clinic in Dhaka. At present, she lives with a relative. She has been looking for somewhere to live for about a month. So far she has been unsuccessful and has been sleeping on the floor of her relative’s house.

Softa’s parents live in a rural area just outside Dhaka. Sofia wants to be independent. She wants to lead a life of her own. Everyday she looks through the advertisements in the newspaper. She asks other staff in the clinic to help her find accommodation. She reads the newspaper ‘The lttefaq’ everyday and looks through the to rent and flats to share page very carefully. She has been to see a number of different places in different parts of Dhaka. Each time she has been disappointed for one reason or another.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Sofia Information
Age  
Profession  
Working place  
Living place  
Desire  

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Sofia works in a state run clinic.

     (b) At present she lives with her kith and kin.

     (c) Sofia faces accommodation problem in her relative’s house.

     (d) Sofia’s parents live in urban area.

     (e) Accommodation problem is very acute in Dhaka.

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Dr. Abdur Rahman Khan’s scademic career was not very bright in his early life but he finished it with a shining excellence. He presently works at a renowned hospital in Dhaka as the chief cardiac surgeon and heart specialist. he was a student of Selim Nazir High Schoo, Pabna. He was an SSC, science candidate in 1978 but did not appear in the exam out of fear that he might fail. However, he passed it in the next year under Rajshahi Board with a poor first division. Then he admitted himself in Haji Muhammad Muhsin College, Khulna, Appearing in the exam in science in 1981 under Jessore Board, he passed it with the same result. In the same year he admitted himself in Dhaka Medical College under Dhaka University and studied there for seven years and completed his MBBS. Then he went to England and obtained MS (CTS) in cardiology from Cardiff University School of Medicine, England. Now, he is a world class cardiac surgeon serving the nation.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage :

Degree Year Board/University Group Result
SSC (a) ……………. Rajshahi Science 1st Division
HSC 1981 Jessore Science (b) ……………
MBBS (c) ……………. Dhaka Medical College (d) ……………. passed
MS (CTS) 1994 (e) ……………. Cardiology obtained

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answer for the false statements.

     (a) Dr. Abdur Rahman Khan failed in SSC in 1978.

     (b) Mr Khan is a heart specialist.

     (c) He has foreign degree in cardiology.

     (d) He made an outstanding result in the school ending examination.

     (e) He studied in DMC under DU.

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Socrates was a great philosopher. He was a great teacher too. He lived in Athens in Greece. About 2500 years have passed simne he died. This great man was the wisest philosopher and teacher of his time. However he did not die a natural death. He was killed by the rulers of Athens. Socrates was born in 459 BC in Athens. It was the home of sculpture. Probably his father was a sculptor. He helped his father in his work. He wanted to spread knowledge among the people. To educate the people was the mission of his life. He would often go out in the street of Athens. He would stop the passers-by at different places in the streets of Athens and ask them simple questions. If their answers were wrong. he would correct them.

Socrates soon became very popular with the young people who learnt from him. But some men in the authority became jealous of the popularity of Socrates among people. They brought two charges against him. One was that he was educating the traitors. The other was that he was corrupting the young men of Athens. Finally he was killed by drinking a cup of juice of Hemlock.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where When
Socrates was born (i) ………….. in 459 BC
(ii) ………….. full of sculpture    
(iii) …………. the mission of Socrates    
The cause of jealousy (iv) ……………    
Socrates death (v) …………….    

5.  Read the passage again and write True or false beside the following statements. Give correct answers for the false statements.

     (a) Socrates was only a philosopher.

     (b) He was born in 459 A.D in Paris.

     (c) His father was a sculptor.

     (d) Socrates was very popular among young people.

     (e) He died a natural death.

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Adraham Lincoln was the 16th President of America. he was born in 1809 in Kentucky, USA in a very poor family. Poverty barred his formal education. When Abraham Lincoln was eight years old, their family moved to Indiana. He spent his early life doing all sorts of job as a log chopper, boatman and village postmaster. He used to work all day long in the forest cutting down trees. But he had a strong desire to study. Through study he made himself self-educated. When he reached the age of twenty-one, his father sent him on a journey to New Orleans was two thousand miles away from his home-town. Lincoln and one of his friends went on the journey  together by boat. It was very famous for slave business.  However he did not like the place because of this business and moved to Illinois to find a job.Self-educated Lincoln started practising law there, later on, he involved himseelf in politics. He was elected the Legislator of Illinois at the age of twenty five. Then he became the 16th President of the USA in 1860. He is one of the three best presidents of the USA.

4.  Compete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Year (a) …………… 1817 (c) …………… 1834 (e) ………….
Event birth of Abraham Lincoln (b) ………… went on a long boat journey to New Orleans (d) ………… became the 16th President of the USA

5.  Read the passage again and write true  or false beside the following statements. Give correct answers for the false statements.

     (a) Abraham Lincoln could not get fromal education due to his poor financial condition.

     (b) Lincoln spent luxurious life in his early days.

     (c) Lincoln was very interested to study.

     (d) Lincoln preferred slave business.

     (e) At Illinois, Lincoln started practising law.

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     More than one hundred seventy years ago, there lived in France one of the greatest soldiers called Napoleon Bonaparte. He was born in 1769 and died in 1821. When he was young, he joined the French army as an ordinary soldier. He rose quickly to a high position in the army by dint of his good work and courage. He grew very powerful and soon became the greatest man in the country. He fought several wars with the neighbouring countries and won victories over them. In 1804 he declared himself emperor.

     France under him was very powerful. He chose the officers who worked with him very carefully. He himself worked hard and made them work hard. He was strict to them when there was no need to be so. But he was kind to them when there was need to be strict. He looked his men and paid them well.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event Time
Napoleon Bonaparte was born in (i)………………
He declared himself emperor in (ii)………………
(iii)…………………. under him was powerful  
He (iv)……………….. in (v)…………………

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Napoleon Bonaparte was the greatest soldier of France.

     b) He died in 1769.

     c) He rose quickly to a high position in the army by dint of his good work and cowardice.

     d) France was very dominant under him.

     e) He was kind to the officers when there was no need to be strict.

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Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah (1885-1969), educationist, writer and Philologist, was born at Peyara village of 24 pargana in West Bengal on 10 July 1885. His father, Mafiz Uddin Ahmed, was a warden at the shrine of Pir Gorachand. Dr. Shahidullah learnt Urdu, Parsian and Arabic at home and Sanskrit at school. He passed the Entrance Examination in 1904. He obtained his B.A. degree in 1910, M.A. in 1912 and B.L. in 1914. He joined the University of Dhaka in 1921 as a Professor of Sanskrit and Bengali. He was awarded the Doctorate degree from Sorborne University, Paris, in 1928. His “Bangla Sahitter Katha” published in 1953, was first well arranged history of Bengali Literature. Muhammad Shahidullah played an important role in the Language Movement. Apart from research works, he wrote for children. He also translated and edited a number of books. He was awarded the ” Pride of Performance” award by the Pakistan government. He was made Professor Emeritus by the University of Dhaka (1967) and awarded “Knight of Orders of Art and Letters” by the French Government (1967) for his lifetime achievement in research on language and literature. In 1967 he was seriously ill and was in sick-bed for about two and a half years. He died in Dhaka on 13 July, 1969 and was huried on the campus of Shahidullah Hall of the university.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Institute When
Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah born (i) …………….. 1885
He received BA degree (ii) …………….. 1910
He (iii) ……………… the University of Dhaka 1821
Shahidullah seriously ill was in sick-bed (iv) ………………
Bangla Sahitter Katha published   (v) ……………….

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answer of the false statements.

     (a) Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah obtained MA Degree in 1910.

     (b) He passed Entrance in 1906.

     (c) “Bangla Sahitter Katha” is the name of a magazine.

     (d) Shahidullah contributed a lot to Bengali Language and Literature.

     (e) Shahidullah translated and edited a number of magazines.

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     Joynul Abedin was born at a village in Kishoreganj in 1914. His father Tamij Uddin was a police officer. He did not like hard and fast rule of the school and drew pictures secretly. He had a great interest in art. So at the age of 15 he went to Calcutta to see Art School. At the age of 19 he was admitted into Calcutta Government Art College. In 1938 he became first class first in the art college and in the same year he was awarded gold medal in All India Art Exhibition. He drew a lot of pictures of famine during the Second World War in 1939. His name and fame spread all over the world from then. In 1948 he founded the Dhaka Art Institution in Dhaka. He was appointed Principal of this institution in 1949. This institution was shifted to the present Art Institute Building in 1956. By dint of his hard effort, within seven years this institute turned into Charukala Mahabiddalaya. He retired from this institute in 1973. He earned honorary doctorate in 1974 from Delhi University and in the same year became National Professor of Bangladesh. He died on the 28th May in 1976 in Dhaka.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

The name of the events Place Year Achievement
(i)………………. Kishoreganj 1914  
Visit Art School (ii)………………    
(iii)…………………. Dhaka 1948  
Turned into Charukala Mahabiddalaya   (iv)………………..  
He earned Delhi University 1974 (v)………………..

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false. Give answer for the false statements.

     a) Joynul was keenly interested in art.

     b) Joynul ws admitted into Calcutta Govt. College.

     c) Dhaka Art Institute was set up in 1948.

     d) He was awarded gold medal in 1939.

     e) He passed away in 1976.

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The Sumerians built the first cities in the world in about 3200 B.C. The biggest city was called Ur. They traded their grains, pottery and art work of metal stone and wood. The priests of the Sumerians invented writing to keep records of what they bought and sold. They invented baskets, wheels and carts, sails and rud boats. They invented clocks, some were sundials, other used water dripping from a pot.

The Sumerians counted 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in and hour and 360o, in a circle. They counted their grain in units of 10s. Everyone had to give one- tenth of their harest to the government.

4.  Complete the table with the information given in the passage.

Inventions/building Importance Tools Year
The first cities of the world to flourish building (i) ……………
(ii) ……………… keeping record recorder  
Sundial (iii) …………… circular object  
(iv) …………… to count time (v) ……………..  

5.  Write whether the following statements are true of false. If false, give the correct answer.

     (a) The Sumerians were good traders.

     (b) They invented single type of clock.

     (c) They gave one-fifth of their profit to the government.

     (d) They were the first who built the first cities in the world.

     (e) The Sumerian civilization is at least 3200 years old.

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Aesop (620 – 564 BCE) was in Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables. Although his existence remanins uncertain and (if they ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. Scattered details of Aeson’s life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states, Older spellings of his name have included Esop (e) and Isope. A later tradition (dating from the Middle Ages) depicts Aesop as a black Ethiopian. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included several works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs.

The name of Aesop is as widely known as any that has come down from Graeco-Roman antiquity [yet] it is far from certain whether a historical Aesop ever existed…in the latter part of the fifth century [BC] something like a coherent Aesop legend appears, and Samos seems to be its home. The earliest Greek sources, including Aristotle, indicate that Aesop was born around 620 BC in Thrace at a site on the Black Sea coast which would later become the city Mesembria. A number of later writers from the Roman imperial period (including Phaedrus, who adapted the fables into Latin) say that he was born in Phrygia. The 3rd-century piet Callimachus Called hi, “Aesop of Sardis”, and the later writer Maximus of Tyre called him “the sage of Lydia.”

4.  Fill in the blanks with the correct information from the passage.

Who/What/When Event/Description Where/Time
According to the sources (i) ……………? (ii) ……………..?
Phaedrus adapted the fables (iii) …………….?
(iv) ……………. called him Aesop of Sardis  
By nature his fables have (v) ………………..?  

5.  Write whether the sentences are true or false. If false, write the sentences with correct information.

     (a) Although his existence remains uncertain and (if they were existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales discredited to him were gathered across the centuries.

     (b) Most of the tales are personified by animals and inanimate objects.

     (c) Scattered details of Aesop’s life can be found in present day sources.

     (d) An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly scientific version of his life.

     (e) Older spellings of his name have included Aesop (e) and Aesope.

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Shelly was born on August 4,1792 at Sussex in England. At the age of twelve he was sent to Eton, one of the best schools in England where he began to write. At the age of eighteen his first work was published. The same year he entered into the University of Oxford. But next year he was expelled from Oxford for writing pamphlet named, “The Necessity of Atheism”. He married Westbrook in 1812. Two years after their marriage a daughter was born to them. When he was twenty-three, his grandfather died and he inherited a vast property. Shelley is known for his lyric poetry. His famous lyric “Ode to the West Wind” was written in 1819. Next year both the poem “The Cloud” and “To a Skylark” were written. He died a premature death only at the age of thirty by a boat capsize.

4   Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Year Event Where/Why
1792 was born 1. ……………..
2. ……………. admitted to school ‘Eton’ 3. ……………..
4. ……………. entering into Oxford University to study
1811 was expelled from Oxford University 5. ……………..

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answer for the false statements.

     (a) Shelley was awarded by the Oxford authority for writing “The Necessity of Atheism.”

     (b) Shelley married Harried West brook at the age of twenty.

     (c) Shelley became the owner of a vast property after his grandfather’s death.

     (d) Shelley is famous for his lyric poetry.

     (e) Shelley died in 1823.

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Satyajit Roy, the world famous film director, was born on May 2, 1921. His father, Sukumar Roy was a famous poet in child literature and his mother Suprabha Devi was a pious lady. The name of the newborn baby was Prasad but afterwards he was named Satyajit. His nick name was Manik and really he was a jewel among so many Indian pebbles. His father died a premature death at the age of about 36. He was admitted to class VI in Ballygunj Govt. High School in 1932 and passed Matriculation Examination in 1936. He passed B.A. Exam. from Presidency College in 1940. Satyajit Roy was a man of versatile genius. He got art education at Shantiniketan in 1940. A good many memorable films were released under his direction. Among them ‘Pather Panchali’ was released in 1955 and awarded President’s Gold Medal and 12 international awards. The other two of the trilogy ‘Aparajita’ and ‘Apur Sangsar’ were released in 1956 and 1959 respectively. ‘Mahanagar’ was released in 1963, ‘Charulata’ in 1964, ‘Gupi Gain Bagha Bain’ in 1969, ‘Ashani Sanket’ in 1972 and ‘Sonar Kella’ in 1974. His last film ‘Aguntuk’ was released in 1991. He was honoured with so many awards in his native country and abroad. He was awarded ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 1965 and ‘Magsaysay’ in 1967. He was awarded ‘Lajiyan de Nar’ by Mitterand, the President of France. The highest award of the film world ‘OSCAR’ was awarded by the Academy of Motion Pictures, U.S.A. in 1992. He obtained ‘Bharat Ratna’ in the same year. He breathed his last on the 23rd April in 1992. We pay our heartiest homage to his world famous artist.

4.  Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

Name of the films Released Awards Year
Pather Panchali in 1955 (i) ………………. in 1955
(ii) ……………… in 1956 Padma Bhushan in 1965
Apur Sangsar in 1959 (iii) ……………. in 1967
Mahanagar in 1963 OSCAR (iv) ……………..
Ashani Sanket (v) …………….. Bharat Ratna in 1992

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.

     (a) Satyajit’s father was a poet in folk literature.

     (b) Satyajit’s father died early.

     (c) Satyajit had education on Art at Shantiniketon.

     (d) Gupi Gain & Bagha Bain was released in 1991.

     (e) His best film Aguntak was released in 1991.

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Naval architects never claim that a ship is unsinkable, but the sinking of the passenger-and-car ferry Estonia in the Baltic surely should have never happened. It was well designed and carefully maintained. It carried the proper number of lifeboat. It had been thoroughly inspected the day of its fatal voyage. Yet hours later, the Estonia rolled over and sank in a cold, stormy night. It went down so quickly that most of those on board, caught in their dark, flooding cabins, had no chance to save themselves: Of those who managed to scramble overboard, only 139 survived. The rest died of hypothermia before the rescuers could pluck them from the cold sea. The final death toll amounted to 912 souls. However, there were an unpleasant number of questions about why men in the prime of life while most of the dead were women, children and elderly.

4   Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.

A B C
Estonia (i) …………… well designed
Shipwreck died 912 surviye (ii) ……………..
Estonia passenger ferry (iii) ……………..
Estonia (iv) ……………… not unsinkable
The sea was cold (v) ……………….

5.  Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give answer for the false statements.

     (a) Naval architects believe that a ship can be sunk.

     (b) The ferry Estonia had insufficient lifeboats.

     (c) Estonia was a well-organized ship.

     (d) All the passengers died when Estonia sank.

     (e) Women, children and old people became the worst sufferers.

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Albert Einstein was born as the first child of Jewish parents in Ulm. Germany on March 14,1879. In November 1881 Albert’s sister Maria was born. A short time later the Einstein family went to Munich, another city of Germany, where Albert first attended elementary school and Luitpold grammar school. He was an average student but was very interested in science and mathematics. He did not like lessons in grammar school as they were held with strict discipline and as he was forced to learn. When he turned 15, he left school without any degree and followed his family to Milan, Italy. Then he attended a school in Aarau, Switzerland. From 1895 to 1896 he successfully took his A-level and began to study in Zurich. His ambition was to obtain the diploma in mathematics and physics. He successfully finished his studies in July, 1900. In 1905 he published several of his important works including the most famous formula of the world E=Mc2. In 1903 he married his college mate. In 1909 he became professor of Theretical physics at he University of Zurich. In 1914 Einstein was called to Berlin to work there on theory of Physics. In 1921 he received the Nobel Prize for physics. Einstein spent the last years of his life in Princetion, USA. He died on April 18, 1955.

4   Complete the table below with information from the above passage.

Who/What/Name of events Place Year/Time Achievement
Born (i) ……………….    
Finished studies   (ii) ………………  
(iii) ………………..   in 1909  
World War I broke out   (iv) ………………  
    In 1921 (v) ……………..

5.  Write whether the following statements are true or false. If false, give the correct answer.

     (a) Einstein’s family moved to Munich after the death of Maria.

     (b) Albert first attended elementary school at Ulm.

     (c) Albert was a normal student at school.

     (d) Albert became the professor of Mathematics.

     (e) Einstein spent the last years of his life in America.

Answer: Unseen Passage

Question Type 45

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4.  (i)  25°C;  (ii) 31°C;  (iii) 30°C;  (iv) 20°C;  (v) Stockholm.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. It’s one degree lower than Rome’s.

     (c) False. It’s 28°C.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. It was cloudy.

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4.  (i)  at Stratford on Avon; (ii) the bird of Avon; (iii) wrote; (iv) 37; (v) on 23rd April.

5.  (a) False. Shakespeare is mostly known for his plays.

     (b) True.

     (c) True

     (d) True.

     (e) False. He painted almost every type and class of character in his plays.

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4.  (i)  to a surgeon at Edmonton; (ii) continued his studies; (iii) in 1818; (iv) in September 1820; (v) in Rome.

5.  (a) False. John Keats was a poet of the 19th century.

     (b) False. When he was nine, his father died.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. He left England for Italy in 1820.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Kishoreganj; (ii) 1933; (iii) was awarded gold medal; (iv) the Dhaka Art Institution; (v) earned honorary doctorate.

5.  (a) False. Joynul was very interested in art.

     (b) False. He was admitted into Calcutta Government Art College in 1933.

     (c) False. He earned honorary doctorate in 1974.

     (d) False. Common people were honoured in his art.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Cambridge; (ii) Honours of Idleness; (iii) 1817; (iv) took his seat; (v) Byron Brigade.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. Byron left England in 1816 never to return and travelled to Geneva.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  155 feet; (ii) 1605; (iii) The number of seats; (v) 3.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. It is surrounded by an artificial lake called crescent lake.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Kishoregonj; (ii) Bengal; (iii) Zainul Abedin; (iv) Folk Art Museum; (v) became.

5.  (a) False. Zainul Abedin was born in Kishoregonj on 29 December, 1914.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. A harsh famine took place in Bengal in 1940.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Stockholm, Sweden; (ii) Economics was added to the list of Nobel Prize; (iii) Russia; (iv) Nobel left behind a huge amount of money; (v) Alfred Nobel died.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. At the beginning Nobel prize was given in five field. The Economics prize was introduced later.

     (c) False. Alfred Nobel hails from Stockholm, Sweden.

     (d) False. He invented dynamite for money.

     (e) False. He left behind a huge amount of money.

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4.  (i)  July, 1969; (ii) Edwin Aldrin; (iii) landed on the moon; (iv) Michael Collins; (v) 21 hours and 36 minutes.

5.  (a) False: Neil Armstrong was the first man who touched the rough surface of the moon.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. Michael Collins is the citizen of USA.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. They set up a television camera on the moon.

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4.  (i)  in the Tagore family; (ii) 1874; (iii) was sent to; (iv) translated “The Gitanjali” into English; (v) 1877.

5.  (a) False. At the age of seventeen he was sent to the UK to study law.

     (b) False. Banaphul is a poetic novel written by Rabindranath.

     (c) False. Rabindranath Tagore began to write in all branches of literature after coming back from England.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Oxford; (ii) He entered; (iii) 1592; (iv) Italy, Spain and on the continent; (v) He entered.

5.  (a) False. John Donne had studied at Cambridge for three years.

     (b) False. He was born in London.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. His father died in 1576.

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4.  (i)  was born; (ii) 630 A.D.; (iii) passed away/died; (iv) went to Madina; (v) Hazrat Mohammad (Sm).

5.  (a) False. The boyhood of the Prophet (Sm) was very pitiable.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. The Arabs opposed Islam furiously.

     (d) False. He sent his followers to Madina for the sake of religion.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i) West Bengal, India; (ii) lost father; (iii) in 1910; (iv) Mymensingh; (v) in 1942.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. Nazrul received his first education from a local maktab.

     (c) False. His father died in 1904.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Bowdoin College; (ii) 1836; (iii) He resigned his professorship; (iv) Voices of the Night was published; (v) 1882.

5.  (a) False. H.W. Longfellow was a poet.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. He died at the age of 75.

     (d) False. Correct answer : The Tales of Wayside was published at the age of 56.

     (e) False. He resigned his professorship before his death.

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4.  (i)  born; (ii) France and England; (iii) 1773; (iv) The colonies; (v) the USA.

5.  (a) False. He was a tobacco cultivator in their estate in Virginia.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. When a war took place between France and Britain, he joined the English force.

     (d) False. He was acknowledged as a brilliant officer.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  1975; (ii) host countries; (iii) Pakistan; (iv) 1999; (v) Bangladesh.

5.  (a) False. England was the host country of the first World Cup Cricket Tournament.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  1612; (ii) A book by Dr. James Waiz; (iii) Curzon Hall; (iv) first govt. school; (v) Dhaka University.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. The Sepoy Movement occurred in 1857.

     (d) False. Salam and Barkat laid down their lives in the Language Movement.

     (e) False. The Language Movement ultimately paved the way for our Liberation War in 1971.

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4.  (i)  birth; (ii) 1815; (iii) His father; (iv) was compelled to take; (v) appeared.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. Dickens family fell in troubles when he was only 12.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. Dickens had a hard life.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Australia; (ii) 1975; (iii) The West Indies; (iv) Champion in ICC; (v) Bangladesh.

5.  (a) True.     (b)   True.

     (c) False. In 1996 three SAARC countries arranged a Mini World Cup competition jointly.

     (d) False. Bangladesh became the familiar figure in the cricket world for playing ICC in 1996 in Malaysia.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  24 Parganas; (ii) 1921; (iii) Awarded the Doctorate Degree; (iv) 1953; (v) 1969.

5.  (a) False. Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah was the greatest scholar of Bengal.

     (b) False. He was born on the 10th July 1885.

     (c) False. He contributed a lot to the Bengali Language and Literature.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  35%; (ii) engineer; (iii) second; (iv) third; (v) 12%.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. The students are careful about their future.

     (d) False. Teaching is preferable to practicing law.

     (e) False. 18% of the students want to be a successful businessman.

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4.  (i)  At Stratford-on-Avon; (ii) The Bard of Avon; (iii) wrote; (iv) 37 plays; (v) on 23rd April.

5.  (a) False. Shakespeare is mostly known for his plays.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. He was dramatist of the 17th century.

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4.  (i) was born; (ii) 1910; (iii) Sorborn University; (iv) joined as a professor; (v) 1953.

5.  (a) False. Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah was a multiple linguist.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. He was a professor of Sanskrit and Bengali.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. He died in Dhaka before the liberation of Bangladesh.

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4.  (i)  August 26, 1910; (ii) at the age of 18; (iii) initial vows as a nun; (iv) St. Mary’s High School in Kolkata; (v) in the slums of Kolkata.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. She was born in Skopje, Macedonia.

     (c) False. She wanted to become a missionary at the age of 12.

     (d) True.  (e)   True.

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4.  (i)  Germany; (ii) 1900 A.D; (iii) job/service; (iv) 1905; (v) Nobel Prize.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. He obtained Doctorate in 1905.

     (c) False. He resigned in 1910 to become a full Professor.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Australia; (ii) 1975; (iii) The west Indies; (iv) Champion in ICC; (v) Bangladesh.

5.  (a) False. The first Asian Test Final Match was held in Bangladesh in 1999.

     (b) False. Bangladesh became champion in ICC in 1996 in Malaysia.

     (c) False. The World Cup Cricket Tournament of 1999 was held in England.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  in Australia; (ii) 1975; (iii) The West Indies; (iv) Champion in ICC; (v) in Bangladesh.

5.  (a) False. The first Asian Final Match was held in Bangladesh in 1999.

     (b) False. Bangladesh became champion in ICC in 1996 in Malaysia.

     (c) False. The World Cup Cricket Tournament of 1999 was held in England.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  April 10, 1912; (ii) The Titanic; (iii) 1316 passengers and a crew of 891; (iv) 16 watertight; (v) for five of the sixteen compartments had already been flooded.

5.  (a) False. The Titanic was the largest ship at that time.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. The Titanic sank into the North Atlantic.

     (e) False. There were two thousand, two hundred and seven people on the Titanic.

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4.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. The causes of failure are many.

     (d) False. In most of the cases, the teachers are unsuccessful in reaching their goals.

     (e) True.

5.  (i)  24 Parganas, West Bengal; (ii) in 1921; (iii) He was awarded the Doctorate Degree; (iv) in 1953; (v) in 1969.

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4.  (i)  New York; (ii) 1316 passengers & 891 crew; (iii) collided; (iv) below; (v) realized.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. The Titanic was sailing across the icywater of the North Atlantic.

     (d) False. The noise of collision of the ship with the ice-berg was very faint.

     (e) False. The Titanic had sixteen water-tight compartments.

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4.  (i)  Camber Well; (ii) first schooling; (iii) Shelley & Pauline; (iv) relationship; (v) 1861.

5.  (a) False. Browning gave his best known volumes Dramatic Lyrics in 1842.

     (b) False. Browning published his Dramatic Persona in 1864.

     (c) False. Elizabeth Barrett died suddenly.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  birth; (ii) 1886; (iii) England; (iv) Mahatma Gandhi; (v) Quit India Movement.

5.  (a) False. Gandhi joined the bar in India.

     (b) False. After passing Matriculation, Gandhi went to England to study law.

     (c) False. Gandhi fought against the local Europeans for the just right of the Indians.

     (d) False. Nathuram Godse severely hated Gandhi’s policy.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  in 1508; (ii) Panipath; (iii) 1530; (iv) to Agra; (v) 1532.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. He was appointed the governor of Badakshan at the age of 20.

     (c) False. Hamid Khan was defeated by Humayun near Hissar Firoza.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. He besieged the fort of Chunar under Sher Khan.

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4.  (i)  Barisal; (ii) 1921; (iii) Professor; (iv) India; (v) Rabindra Purashkar.

5.  (a) False. Jibanananda Das got an appointment at Brajamohan College, Barisal in 1935.

     (b) False. Jibanananda Das left Bangladesh when the partition was made in 1947.

     (c) False. Jibanananda Das started editing the ZSwaraj Patrika in West Bengal.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Birshreshtha Matiur Rahman; (ii) Pakistan Air Force Public School at Sargodha; (iii) was commissioned;  (iv) The plane; (v) was buried.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. He was awarded the highest state honour  in recognition of his patriotism and sacrifice for the nation. (c) False. He died near the Indian border in Pakistan.

     (d) False. He died during the War of Liberation.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i) 31 December, 1911; (ii) founded the branches of the Diabetic Association; (iii) Dhaka; (iv) BIRDEM; (v) 1979.

5.  (a)          True.

     (b)          False. BIRDEM was founded in 1980.

     (c)           True. (d) False. He was born in Murshidabad, India.

     (e)          False. He was awarded Independence Day Gold Medal in 1979.

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4.  (i)  was born; (ii) 1896; (iii) visited; (iv) Three girl students; (v) was established

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. Her husband died in 1909.

     (c) False. Shakhawat Memorial Girls’ School still stands at the heart of the city of Calcutta.

     (d) False. Local people thwarted Rokeya to establish the school.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Mecedonia; (ii) 1922; (iii) Kolkata; (iv) took her initial vows as a nun; (v) 1979.

5.  (a) False. Mother Teresa was a Christian woman.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. Nirma Hriday was in Kolkata.

     (d) False. She got Nobel Prize peace.

     (e) False. Mother Teresa was a teacher of St. Mary’s High School in Kolkata.

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4.  (i)  was born; (ii) at the beginning of his poetic career; (iii) Thomas Hardy; (iv) as a poet and novelist;
(v) Desperate Remedies.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. He started his career as a poet.

     (c) False. He was born in the nineteenth century.

     (d) False. He became unsuccessful at his first attempt.

     (e) False. Pessimism belongs to Hardy’s attitude.

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4.  (i)  July 26, 1856; (ii) published; (iii) Arms and the Man; (iv) in 1884; (v) was awarded the Nobel Prize.

5.  (a) False. Shaw owed to his mother for his cultural background.

     (b) False. He wrote four novels from 1873 to 1883.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. He received Nobel Prize at the age of sixty-nine.

     (e) False. Shaw was more than a playwright than a novelist.

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4.  (i)  July 26, 1856; (ii) published; (iii) Candida; (iv) 1884; (v) George Bernard Shaw.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. He went to London with his mother.

     (c) False. From 1873 to 1883 Shaw wrote four novels.

     (d) False. His play ‘Widowers Houses’ made a mild hit.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  1856; (ii) to school; (iii) published; (iv) Candida; (v) For great contribution to literature George Bernard Shaw.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. He had a scanty education at school.

     (c) False. ‘Widower’s Houses’ made a mild hit;

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  was born; (ii) in 1909; (iii) in Asansole; (iv) got admitted in Siarsole High School; (v) in 1917.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. Nazrul was a student of class six in Mathrun School of Bardwan.

     (c) False. Kazi Rafizullah was a police Sub-Inspector.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. He was brought to Bangladesh after independence.

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4.  (i)  the Bhagirathi, the Hugli, the Isamoti; (ii) at the mountain of Lusai; (iii) Dhaleshwari, Buriganga and Karotoa; (iv) Borak of Assam in Naga Monipur Zone; (v) Tista.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. The Padma is one of the largest rivers of Bangladesh.

     (c) False. It is originated at Gangotri Glacier of the middle of the Himalayas.

     (d) False. The karnaphuli is the biggest river of the south-east region of Bangladesh.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  6753 kms; (ii) 100 million kms; (iii) The Earth; (iv) 6753 kms; (v) Mercury.

5.  (a) False. The sun is the biggest of all stars

     (b) False. The planet Mars is the farthest planet from the sun.

     (c) False. The mercury is the nearest planet from the sun.

     (d) False. The Earth is almost the same in size as Venus

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  most favourite; (ii) games and sports; (iii) classes 9-10; (iv) 20%; (v) classes 5-6.

5.  (a) False. Reading books is liked by 23% students of classes 9-10 and 21% students of classes 5-6.

     (b) True.

     (c) False Watching television is the most favorite pastime of the students of classes 5 & 6.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. With the growth of age, students prefer outdoor games.

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4.  (i)  1904; (ii) 24 Parganas in West Bengal; (iii) Joined the University of Dhaka; (iv) Sorborne University of Paris; (v) Bangla Shahitter Katha.

5.  (a) False. He contributed a lot to the Bengali literature.

     (b) False. He was born on the 10th July 1885.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. He was one of the greatest scholars of Bengal.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Dyrshire in Scotland; (ii) in London; (iii) in 1906; (iv) invented; (v) died.

5.  (a) False. Alexanader Fleming was born in Scotland.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. Penicillin is used for killing bacteria.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  1667; (ii) education; (iii) Satire on corruption; (iv) Dublin University; (v) 1745.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. Jonathan Swift paid his first visit to England in 1726 since 1714.

     (d) False. Jonathan Swift expired in 1745.

     (e) False. Jonathan Swift is one of the greatest prose-writers in English literature.

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4.  (i)  The Shahnama; (ii) was written; (iii) Sultan Mahmud; (iv) sixty thousand verses; (v) The Sultan.

5.  (a) False. Ferdousi finished the ‘Shahnama’ before his death.

     (b) False. The Sultan at last did not keep his word.

     (c) False. Ferdousi could not receive the gold coins before his death.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. The Sultan was very shocked at Ferdousi’s death.

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4.  (i)  On 24 May 1899; (ii) worked as a muazzin; (iii) The British; (i) in prison; (v) died in.

5.  (a) False. Nazrul rebelled against fascism and oppression.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. In prison, Nazrul wrote the ‘Rajbandir Jabanbandi’.

     (d) False. The number of songs written by Nazrul is nearly 4000.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  1971; (ii) Language Movement; (iii) Meherpur; (iv) defeating the Pakistan Army; (v) 1969.

5.  (a) False. Bangladesh became independent in 1971.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. From the beginning West Pakistan tried to exploit us.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  1564 (ii) Anne Hathway; (ii) well known actor and playwright; (iv) Stratford; (v) 1612.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. In 1592, he was a well known actor and playwright.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  the West Indies; (ii) in England; (iii) Australia; (iv) Australia and New Zealnd; (v) 1999.

5.  (a) False. England was the host country of the first World Cup Cricket Tournament.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. Australia won the World Cup Cricket in India and Pakistan.

     (d) False. India and Pakistan were the host countries then.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  born; (ii) India; (iii) 1000 AD; (iv) captured Lahore; (v) Lahore.

5.  (a) False. Sultan Mahmud started invading India in 1000 AD.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. Sultan led 17 campaigns in India.

     (d) False. Lahore was occupied by Sultan Ghiasuddin of Ghor.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  prosperous family of France; (ii) Gustave Eiffel; (iii) The World Trade Fair; (iv) January 1887 to March 1889; (v) visit.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. Engineers all over Europe copied Eiffel’s constructions.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. The construction of Eiffel Tower began in January 1887.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  35%; (ii) computer programmer; (iii) 15%; (iv) 3rd highest; (v) practicing law.

5.  (a) False. Most of the students want to be a physician.

     (b) False. 20% of the students want to be computer programmer.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. They are careful about their possibilities in future.

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4.  (i)  born; (ii) 1896; (iii) Chamsford; (iv) Entrance Examination; (v) established.

5.  (a) False. Rokya received education from his elder brother.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. After the death of her husband, Rokeya started the Shakhawat Memorial Girls’ School at Bhagalpur. (d) False. Local people opposed Rokeya to establish the school.

     (e) False. Shakhawat Memorial Girls’ School still stands at the heart of the city of Calcutta.

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4.  (i)  was born; (ii) 1896; (ii) visited; (iv) Three students; (v) established.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. After the death of her husband, Rokeya started the Shakhawat Memorial Girls’ School at Bhagalpur. (d) False. Local people opposed Rokeya to establish the school.

     (e) False. She was a writress.

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4.  (i)  Barisal; (ii) 1921; (iii) Professor; (iv) India; (v) Rabindra Purashkar.

5.  (a) False. Jibananda Das got an appointment at Brajamohan College, Barisal in 1935.

     (b) False. Jibananda Das left Bangladesh when partition was made in 1947.

     (c) False. Jibananda Das started editing the Swaraj Patrika in West Bengal.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  a great Caliph of the Muslim world; (ii) Hazrat Omar was (R); (iii) walking alone at night in disguise; (iv) Children crying for food; (v) the Caliph himself.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. The children were crying for food.

     (c) False. The woman pretended cooking food for her children.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. Hazrat Omar (R) was sorry for the woman.

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4.  (i)  Oxford; (ii) Studying law; (iii) 1592; (iv) Italy and Spain; (v) His joining.

5.  (a) False. John Donne had studied at Cambridge for three years.

     (b) False. He was born in London.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. His father died in 1576.

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4.  (i)  Germany; (ii) 1900 (iii) a service; (iv) use; (v) 1921.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. He received the Nobel Prize in 1921.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. Albert Einstein was born in Germany.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Germany; (b) 1900; (c) Joined a service; (d) His Doctorate; (e) Nobel Prize.

5.  (a) True

     (b) True.

     (c) False. He resigned the post of Associate Professor to become a full professor.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. Einstein requested President Roosevelt to use atomic energy in bombs.

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4.  (i)  1612; (ii) Johnson Road, Minto Road, Fuller Road, North Brook Hall, Waizghat; (ii) In 1835; (iv) 1921;(v) started from Dhaka.

5.  (a) False. Dhaka is an old and historical city.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. The Language Movement took place in 1952.

     (d) False. Dhaka finally became the capital of Independent Bangladesh in 1971.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Helen Keller; (ii) On March 3, 1887; (iii) became frus treted at times; (iv) The deaf and blind; (v) Miss Sullivan.

5.  (a) False. Helen Keller became blind before she was two years old.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Pabna, Bangladesh; (ii) One of the highest civilian awards; (iii) Partition; (iv) 1979; (v) Kolkata, India.

5.  (a) False. Suchitra Sen was the fifth child of her parents.

     (b) False. Suchitra Sen was awarded Padmashri in 1972.

     (c) False. The Padmashri is one of the highest civilian awards in India.

     (d) False. Suchitra’s father taught at a school.

     (e) True.

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4.  (a) False. Liberation does not come to people automatically. People must raise themselves to it.

     (b) False. It is an outworn idea.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

5.  (i)  does not descend upon. (ii) until it is be earned. (iii) freedom from want, disease and ignorance. (iv) must go forward. (v) can’t hold the clock back.

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4.  (i)  born; (ii) 1815; (iii) Charles Dickens father; (iv) in Warren’s Black Factory; (v) appeared.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. Dickens’ family fell in troubles when he was 12.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. Dickens had a struggling life.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  completed his B.A; (ii) 1940; (iii) Chittagong University; (iv) Chittagong.

5.  (a) False. Abul Fazl was an educationist and writer.

     (b) False. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Chittagong University.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. He breathed his last in Chittagong.

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4.  (i)  1903; (ii) completed BA; (iii) Abul Fazl; (iv) Chittagong University; (v) Chittagong.

5.  (a) False. Abul Fazl’s father was an Imam of Chittagong Jame Mosjid.

     (b) False. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Chittagong University.

     (c) False. He was given Bangla Academy Award for his contribution to literature.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. He breathed his last in Chittagong.

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4.  (i)  the great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton. (ii) She was carrying; (iii) 891;
(iv) Watertight compartments; (v) on her maiden voyage with heavy loss of lives.

5.  (a) False. There were 2207 people on the Titanic.

     (b) False. The Titanic sank on her first voyage.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  1770; (ii) in Romantic Period; (iii) was a great admired; (iv) in 1798; (v) published.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. He was born in the eighteenth century.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. He is regarded as one of the greatest Romantic poets.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  in 1975; (ii) were the host countries; (iii) Pakistan; (iv) in 1999; (v) Bangladesh.

5.  (a) False. Bangladesh is the 10th test playing nation.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. Since Bangladesh is the test playing country, its participation in the World Cup is permanent.

     (e) False. Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992.

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4.  (i)  1975; (ii) host countries; (iii) Pakistan; (iv) 1999; (v) Bangladesh.

5.  (a) False. England was the host country of the first World Cup Cricket Tournament.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  first class first; (ii) 1939; (iii) Principal; (iv) honorary doctorate; (v) Dhaka University.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. Joynul was admitted to Kolkata Govt. Art College when he was 19 years old.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. He earned honorary doctorate in 1974 from Delhi University.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Barisal; (ii) 1921; (iii) started teaching; (iv) to India; (v) Rabindra Purashkar.

5.  (a) False. Jibanananda Das got an appointment at Brajamohan College, Barisal in 1935.

     (b) False. Jibanananda Das left Bangladesh after the partition in 1947.

     (c) False. He started editing the Swaraj Patrika in West Bengal.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  made the world’s largest human national flag; (ii) on 16 December, 2013; (iii) The Guinness World Records authorities; (iv) Pakistan; (v) at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore.

5.  (a) False. The event was held on the Victory Day of Bangladesh.

     (b) False. The flag was created with red and green parades.

     (c) False. The Guinness World Record was a great achievement.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. The participation was optional.

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4.  (i)  The White House; (ii) George Washington; (iii) 16; (iv) 1800; (v) has stood as a symbol.

5.  (a) False. George Washington was the first President.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. The White House has got over 200 years old.

     (e) False. The presidents of the country live in the White House with their families.

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4.  (i)  was born; (ii) finished HSC; (iii) was admitted; (iv) in 1968; (v) on the bank of the Mohananda River.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. He did not flee away from the war field.

     (d) False. He was a real patriot.

     (e) False. He was an army officer.

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4.  (i)  was born; (ii) finished his HSC; (iii) was admitted; (iv) 1968; (v) on the bank of the Mohananda River.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. He fought bravely against the enemies and was killed

     (d) False. He was a patriot.

     (e) False. He was an officer in the Bangladesh Army.

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4.  (i)  18th; (b) 47; (c) Alexander Fleming; (d) graduated in Medicine; (e) 1955.

5.  (a) False. He graduated in Medicine at the age of 25.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. Heart failure was the cause of his death.

     (d) False. His observation was right.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  visiting the parks; (ii) Japanese; (iii) fishing; (iv) Germany; (v) watching television.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. there are a lot of nice, clean parks in China to spend free time.

     (c) False. Men are fond of playing baseball, golf, judo, karate etc. in Japan.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. Watching television in a common leisure activity all over the world.

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4.  (i)  1971; (ii) Language Movement; (iii) Meherpur; (iv) Defeating Pak army; (v) 1969.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. She became independent in 1971.

     (e) False. They always tried to exploit us.

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4.  (i)  1912; (ii) Titanic weighed; (iii) April 14, 1912; (iv) The number of the passengers of the Titanic; (v) April 15, 1912.

5.  (a) False. According to the expert, the Titanic was unsinkable. But it sank.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. It sailed from Southampton to New York.

     (d) False. The Titanic was made by an American shipping company.

     (e) False. The experts opined that nothing could sink the Titanic.

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4.  (i)  was born; (ii) 1816; (iii) became president; (iv) the United States; (v) The slaves.

5.  (a) False. A cabin is a small home.

     (b) False. The neighbours of Abraham Lincoln were willing to lend him books.

     (c) False. Abraham Lincoln had interest in politics.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (1) 1912; (2) were carried; (3) The Carpethia; (4) after two hours. (5) were able to get into.

5.  (a) False. It sank four hours later.

     (b) False. It had taken life boats only for 1178 people.

     (c) False. She was the largest ship in 1912.

     (d) False. It had saved 705 lives.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  1667; (ii) Trinity College in Dublin; (iii) 1686; (iv) a literary assistant of Sir William Temple, a retired diplomat; (v) 1726.

5.  (a) False. Stella Johnson died in 1728.

     (b) False. His last life was full of sadness.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. His father was dead when he was born.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Australia; (ii) 1975; (iii) The West Indies; (iv) became champion; (v) Bangladesh.

5.  (a) False. The first Asian test final match was held in Bangladesh in 1999.

     (b) False. Bangladesh became champion in ICC in 1996 in Malaysia.

     (c) False. The World Cup Cricket Tournament of 1999 was held in England.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  1.  The Mars; 2. 1228 km; 3. 50 million kms; 4. The Mercury; 5. 4840 kilometers.

5.  (a) False. Mars is much smaller in size than the Venus.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. Among the planets mentioned in the passage, the Mercury is the smallest in size.

     (d) False. The Sun is a big star.

     (e) False. The Mars is much farther from the sun than three other planets.

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4.  (i)  In Germany; (b) in 1902; (c) took the post of Associate Professor; (d) Hitler; (e) in 1910.

5.  (a) False. Albert Einstein is one of the greatest scientists of modern age.

     (b) False. He resigned the post of Associate Professor to become a full professor at a German University.

     (c) False. He was awarded the Nobel Prize at the age of 42.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. At the age 26 he obtained his Doctorate.

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4.  (i)  1952; (ii) Mass Movement; (iii) 1947; (iv) 17 April 1971; (v) Victory Day.

5.  (a) False. It is observed worldwide.

     (b) False. The Language Movement took place in 1952,

     (c) False. Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan till 1971.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. We defeated Pakistan in the war.

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4.  (i)  1899; (ii) Completing primary education; (iii) Asansole; (iv) Raniganj Siarsole High School; (v) 1917.

5.  (a) False. Nazrul was nine years when his father died.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. He joined the Army putting an end to his formal education.

     (d) False. Nazrul joined a local Maktab as a teacher.

     (e) False. He studied upto class ten.

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4.  (a) 25 May 1899; (ii) worked as a Muazzin; (iii) The British; (iv) before the age of 43; (v) died.

5.  (a) False. Nazrul rebelled against fascism and oppression at first.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. Nazrul wrote the ‘Rajbandir Jabanbandi’ in prison.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  visiting the parks; (ii) Japan; (iii) fishing, boating or swimming; (iv) Germany; (v) Watching television.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. There are a lot of parks in China to spend free time.

     (c) False. Men are fond of playing baseball, golf, judo, karate etc. in Japan.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  New York; (ii) 1316 passengers & 891 crew; (iii) collided; (iv) below; (v) realized

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) False. The Titanic was sailing across the icy-water of the North Atlantic.

     (d) False. The noise of collision of the ship with the ice-berg was very faint.

     (e) False. The Titanic had sixteen watertight compartments.

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4.  (i)  Stockholm, Sweden; (ii) 1896; (iii) 1969; (iv) Russia; (v) Nobel Prize has been given.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) True.

     (c) True

     (d) False. It was added in 1969 after his death.

     (e) False. He hails from Sweden.

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4.  (a) 24 years old; (b) a nurse; (c) in a private clinic in Dhaka; (d) with a relative in Dhaka; (e) to be independent.

5.  (a) False. Sofia works in a private clinic in Dhaka.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. They live in a rural area just outside Dhaka. (e) True.

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4.  (a) 1979; (b) 1st Division; (c) 1988; (d) Medicine and Surgery; (e) Cardiff University School of Medicine, England.

5.  (a) False. He did not appear at the exam in that year.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. He passed with a poor first division.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Athens; (ii) Athens; (iii) To educate the people; (iv) the popularity of Socrates; (v) by drinking a cup of juice of hemlock.

5.  (a) False. Socrates was not only a great philosopher but also a teacher.

     (b) False. Socrates was born in 459 BC in Athens.

     (c) True.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. He was killed by making him drink a cup of juice of hemlock.

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4.  (a) 1809; (b) Abraham’s family moved to Indiana; (c) 1830; (d) elected the legislator of Illinois; (e) 1860.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. Lincoln spent miserable life in his early days.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. He disliked slave business.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  1769; (ii) 1804; (iii) France; (iv) died; (v) 1821.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. He died in 1821.

     (c) False. He rose quickly to a high position in the army by dint of his good work and courage.

     (d) True.

     (e) False. He was kind to the officers when there was need to be strict.

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4.  (i)  Peyara village of 24 Pargana; (ii) 1910; (iii) joined; (iv) in 1967; (v) in 1953.

5.  (a) False. Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah obtained M.A. Degree in 1912.

     (b) False. He passed the Entrance in 1904.

     (c) False. “Bangla Sahitter Katha” was the first well arranged history of Bengali literature.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Birth of Joynul Abedin; (ii) Calcutta; (iii) Founded the Dhaka Art Institute; (iv) 1956; (v) honorary doctorate.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. Joynul was admitted into Calcutta Govt. Art College.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. He was awarded gold medal in 1938.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  3200 B.C.; (ii) The priests of the Sumerians; (iii) used water dripping from a pot; (iv) Clock; (v) grains.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. They invented clocks of them some were sundials, others used water dripping from pot.

     (c) False. They gave one-tenth of their profit to the government.

     (d) True.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Aesop was a fabulist or story teller; (ii) Ancient Greek; (iii) Phrygia; (iv) the 3rd century poet; (v) moral.

5.  (a) False. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if they ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries.

     (b) False. Many of the tales are personified by animals and inanimate objects.

     (c) False. Scattered details of Aesop’s life can be found in ancient sources.

     (d) False. It tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Sussex; (ii) 1804; (iii) England; (iv) 1810; (v) Writing pamphlet named, “The Necessity of Atheism”.

5.  (a) False. Shelley was expelled by the Oxford authority for writing “The Necessity of Atheism.”

     (b) True.    (c)   True   (d)   True.

     (e) False. Shelley died in 1822.

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4.  (i)  President’s Gold Medal and 12 international awards. (ii) Aparajita; (iii) Magsaysay; (iv) in 1992; (v) in 1972.

5.  (a) False. Satyajit’s father was a poet in child literature.

     (b) True.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. Gupi Gain & Bagha Bain was released in 1959.

     (e) False. His last film Aguntak was released in 1991.

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4.  (i)  passenger-and-car ferry; (ii) 139; (iii) sank; (iv) was; (v) stormy.

5.  (a) True.

     (b) False. The ferry Estonia had sufficient lifeboats.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. Of all the passengers only 139 survived.

     (e) True.

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4.  (i)  Ulm, Germany; (ii) 1900; (iii) Became professor of theoretical physics at the University of Zurich; (iv) 1914; (v) received Nobel Prize.

5.  (a) False. Einstein’s family moved to Munich after the birth of Maria.

     (b) False. Albert first attended elementary school in Munich.

     (c) True.

     (d) False. Albert became the professor of theoretical physics.

     (e) True.

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