B.Com I (Regular / Private)
Guess Paper (2013)
Q1: Unseen Comprehension Passage.
READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE ANSWER THE BELOW. (15)
SOCIETY COMPRISES BOTH MEN AND WOMEN AND BOTH OF THEM ARE SPINAL CORDS OF THE SOCIETY. MEN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO FORMULATE AND MOULD THE SOCIET’ ACCORDING TO PREVAILING CONDITIONS SIMILAR IS THE CASE WITH PAKISTANI SOCIEETY.
ISLAM GIVES AN EQUAL STATUS TO WOMEN IN SOCIETY. AS SUCH A PAKISTANI WOMAN DEFINITELY PLAYS THE MOST DYNAMIC ROLE IN THE FORMULATION, SUCCESS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE SOCIETY. THEY ARE
NOT PASSIVE MEMBERS. IN FACT THEY PROVIDE FRESHNESS TO THE SOCIETY BY THEIR PRESENCE AND SERVICES. THANKS TO THEIR EFFORTS THAT THE SOCIETY ADOPTS NO CHANGE IT SELF ACCORDING TO THE CURRENTS OF THE TIME.
a) What is society comprises of? (04)
b) What are rules of men and women in the society? (04)
c) Give five nouns from the above passage. (04)
d) Give suitable title to the above passage. (03)
PARA 1: THE TEST OF GREA BOOK IS WHETHER M1E VIANT.TO READ IT ONLY ONCE OR MORE THAN ONCE. ANY REALLY GREAT BOOK THAT WE READ REPEATEDLY, WITH EVERY ADDITIONAL READING WE FIND NEW MEANINGS AND NEW BEAUTIES IN IT.
PARA 2: A BOOK THAT A PERSON OF At4CANDGOOO TASTES DOES NOT CARE TO READ MORE THAN ONCE IS PROBABLY NOT WORTH MUCH. BUT WE CANNOT CONSIDER THE JUDGMENT OF SINGLE INDIVIDUAL INFALLIBLE. THE OPINION THAT MAKES BOOKGREAT IS THE OPINION OF MANY.
PARA 3: FOR EVEN THE GREATEST ‘CRITICS’ ARE APT TO HAVE CERTAIN DULLNESS, CERTAIN IN APPRECIATION. A MAN MUST BE ABSOLUTELY OBJECTEVE TO UTTER THE TRUSTWORTHY ESTIMATE OF ANY BOOK. WE MAY DOUBT.THE JUDGMENT OF THE SINGLE CRITIC AT TIMES BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT POSSIBLE IN REGARDS TO THE JUDGEMENT OF GENERATIONS. EVEN IF WE CANNOT AT ONCE PERCEIVE ANY ANYTHING IN A BOOK WHICH HAS BEEN ADMIRED AND PRAISED FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS. WE MAY BE SURE THAT BY TRYING AND BY STLIDYING IT CAREFULLY WE SHALL AT LEAST BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE REASONS OFTHTS ADMIRATION AND PRAISE. THE BEST OF ALL LIBRARIES FOR A POOR MAN WOULD BE A LIBRARY ENTIRELY COMPOSED OF SUCH GREAT WORDS ONLY, BOOKS WHICH HAVE PASSED THE TEST TIME
a. For each of the following words/ phrases find words/ phrases in the passage with similar meaning.
i) Incapable of making mistakes (Para 1), ii) Having a tendency to do something (Para 3) iii) Unable to praise (Para 3), iv) Reliable (Para 3), v) To understand (Para 3)
b. What do we find by reading a great book?
c. How do we judge that a book is not worth much?
d. Can you consider the judgment of one single individual as final?
e. Suggest a suitable title for the passage.
Q2: WRITE THE SUMMARY OF THE PASSAGEGIVEN IN THE QUESTION No.01. (10)
Q3: READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE EXTRACTED FROM THE TEXT BOOK AND ANSWER THE QUESTION GIVEN BELOW. (10)
A. “PROBOTS WILL HAVE A MORE IMMEDIATE AND DIRECT EFFECT ON US THAN INDUSTRIAL ROBOT BECAUSE PROBOTS WILL ACTUALLY BE IN THE HOME DOING HOUSEHOLD CHORES, TEACHING THE CHILDREN, AND EVEN WALKING THE DOG. ALTHOUGH INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS WILL EVENTUALLY HAVE PROFOUND EFFECT ON BOTH LABOUR AND PRODUCTIVITY, IT SIMPLY WILL TAKE A LONGER TIME FOR THE FULL IMPACT TO BE FELT.”
a. Give the name of the reading text from which this passage has been taken.
b. What does probot mean?
c. Why will the effect of industrial robots be not as immediate as that of Probots?
d. Write True or False for the following ..
i) ‘Chores” means “Chorus” False
iii) Profound mean “deep” True
iii). Impact means “some thing very important” False
B. WHAT A LIBEL THAT REPUTATION IS. BY NATURE THEY ARE GENTLE AND INOFFENSIVE ANIMALS. THEY ARE ALMOST ENTIRELY VEGETARIAN AND SPEND THEIR DAYS EATING LEAVES ANDJUICY STEMS IN THE THICK FORESTS OF AFRICA. THEY LIVE IN FAMILY GROUPS, EACH RULED BYA BIG MALE WHO LOOKS AFTER AND PROTECTS HIS FAMILY WITH GREAT CARE. THEY ARE, IT IS. TRUE, IMMENSELY STRONG AND CAN RIP A PART BANANAS STEMS AND TEAR OFF BRANCHES OF TREES. AS: THEY NEED ‘TO DO IN ORDER TO FEED. BUT THEIR STRENGTH IS HARDLY EVER USED AGAINST OTHER ANIMALS.
a. Identify the reading text from which the passage has been taken.
b. What is the family system of gorillas?
c. What is the true nature of gorillas?
d. For each of the following word or phrase find a word from the passage.
i) False and malicious: Libel
ii) Defend: Protect
iii) Fame: Reputation
iv) One who eats no meat: Vegetarian
c. THE CLASS, NUMBERING ABOUT15OSTbDENTS WAS COMPOSED LARGELY OF YOUNG MEN FROM THE
NEIGHBOURING TOWNS THEY WER:’RUDE, BOISTEROUS, AND RIOTOUS BEYOND COMPARISON. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, THE RESIDENTS OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SENT WRITTEN PROTEST TO THE COLLEGE, THREATENING TO HAVE THE COLLEGE INDICATED AS A NUISANCE IF THE DISTURBANCES DID NOT CEASE.
a Write the title of the text from which the above passage has been taken
b. What was the name of the college referred to?
c. Choose the best option for the following words.
d. ‘Boisterous”mean i. NOISY ii. Ill-Mannered iii. Non-Serious
e. “Indicated”mean: i. Indicated ii. Declared iii. ACCUSED
f. “Cease” means: i. Possess ii. STOP iii. Deceased
g. Write True or False for the following statements:
i. The writer is full of praise for the college students. False
ii. The residents of neighbourhood had already complained in writing about the student’s behaviour. True
iii. Only local young men were the students of the college. False
IMPORTAN1 TEXTS: (THE AGE OF THE PROBOT, THE DOOR SWINGS OPEN, GENTLE GIANTS)
Q4: ANSWER ANY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS (10)
1. Why did Mary and Bill not marry when they were young? What effect did this youthful break up have on each of them?
2. Did Mary and Bill both experience similar emotions when they met after several years?
3. Do you consider “Early Autumn” a realistic story? Give reasons to support your answer.
4. How does Laurie’s mother know that Charles was her son’s own creation?
5. What description of Charles does Laurie give to his father? What does this description tell us about the kind of person Laurie is?
6. What are some of the characteristics of Laurie? Point out some verbs, adverbs, and adjectives that indicate his actions and attitudes.
7. What is the surprise at the end of the story?
8. What role did Clovis Play in resolving Bertie s Problem’?
9. What was Bertie’s problem and how as it solved
10. What kind of person was Mrs Heasant? Does she learn a lesson in the end?
11. What is the difference in the description between the blind beggar and the insurance salesman? .
12. Do you think Mr. Parsons is blind? If yes, then how did he recognize who the beggar was? :
13. Why was the blind beggar always eager to narrate his tale of now how he lost his sight?
Q5 (A): INSERT SUITABLE ARTICLES WHERENECESSARY. (05)
His father is not only the Mayor of this town, he also runs a business. It is said that a few people are as successful as he is. Since x childhood had an interest in politics.
Q5 (B): FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE CORRECT TENSE OF VERBS GIVEN. (05)
Five years ago I (Pass) ___ my matriculation and now I __ (Join) a reputed firm. As my sister ____ (Like) Politics, she ___ (take) admission in the Mater of Politics next year. She ___ (become) a good politician in the next ten years or so.
Solution: Five years-ago I Passed my matriculation and now I have joined a reputed firm. As my sister Likes Politics, she will take admission in the Masters of Politics next year. She would become a good politician in the next ten years or so.
Q5 (c): FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH SUITABLE PREPOSITIONS. (05)
Because of growing concern on terrorism, the UN wilt call a conference in New York in 2011 which may mead the world particularly Pakistan to become a peaceful nation.
Q5 (D): CHPNGTHE VOICE. (DON’T MENTION THE AGENT IF NOT NECESSARY) (05)
Dogs guard the warehouse ___ last night a thief tried to get in. A dog saw him ___ and chased him ___. The watchman called the police ___ and the police arrested him ___.
1. Follow the rules.
2. The people made him king.
3. Students are doing a lot of work.
4. We made a plan.
5. She was singing a song.
Q5 (E): CHANGE THE FOLLOWING INTO INDIRECT SPEECH (05)
The traveler said to peasant. “Can you tell me the way to the nearest inn?” “Yes” said the peasant, “Do you want one in which you can spend the night?” “No” replied the traveler, I only wants a meal.”
Q5 (F): COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PHRASAL VERBS. (05)
a. His application for loan has been turned down. (Rejected)
b. She got out of the shock. (Recovered)
c. I advise to think it out/again carefully. . (Consider)
d. The manager’s signatures were left out from the letter. (Omit)
e. The government must carry on the rehabilitation plan for the flood victim. (Continue)
(Students are guided to practice all the exercise from notes and five years to accomplish perfection in Q. No 5)
Q5 (G): FTLL IN THE BLANKS WITH ADVERBS. (05)
At an immensely busy intersection a man’s car suddenly stopped. He tried hard but the car did not start, soon a driver from behind below the horn loudly.
Q6: WRITE AN ESSAY ON ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWINGS. (10)
War against Terrorism
Flood disaster/ Flood Victims
Women Status, Equality in Islam
Global Warming and its affects
Q7: PREPARE YOUR C.V AND A COVERING LETTER FOR THE POST OF ACCOUNTANT. (10)
LETTER TO EDITOR OF NEWSPAPFR ABOUT INSUFFICIENT SUPPLY OF WATER/ ABOUT THE WORSE LAW AND ORDER CONDITION N PAKISTAN PARTICULARLY IN KARACHI/ CORRUPTION IN THE ASSSTANCE OF FLOOD VICTIMS