ssc english 1st paper question Unit 3

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SSC Preparetion 2023

English 1st paper

Read the Passage then answer the questions below:

May Day or International Workers Day is observed on May 1 all over the world today to commemorate the historical struggle and sacrifices of the working people to establish an eight-hour workday. It is a public holiday in almost all the countries of the world.

Since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and the US, the workers in mills and factories had been working a long shift, fourteen or even more hours a day.

On May 1st in 1886, inspired by the trade unions, half of the workers at the McCormic Harvester Company in Chicago went on strike demanding an eight-hour workday. Two days later, a workers’ rally was held near the McCormic Hervester Company and about 6000 workers had joined it. The rally was addressed by the labour leaders. They urged the workers to stand together, to go on with their struggle and not to give in to their bosses. Just at this moment some strikebreakers started leaving the meeting place. The strikers went down the street to bring them back. Suddenly about 200 policemen attacked them with clubs and revolvers. One striker was killed instantly, five or six others were seriously wounded and many of them were badly injured.

The events of May 1, 1886 is a reminder that workers will continue to be exploited until they stand up and speak out to gain better working conditions, better pay and better lives.

1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives.

a) International Workers Day is observed on ―.

(i) May 10   (ii) May 01   (iii) June 26     (iv) July 25

b) The objective of May Day was to establish ― workday.

(i) a six-hour            (ii) an eight-hour         

(iii) an eighteen-hour   (iv) a seven-hour

c) The workers had been working 14 or even more hours a day since ― Revolution.

(i) Green    (ii) French  (iii) Industrial   (iv) European

d) The events of ― was a reminder.

(i) May 1, 1886        (ii) May 1, 1868          

(iii) June 1, 1886          (iv) June 1, 1868

e) The ― were working fourteen or even more bours a day.

(i) students  (ii) farmers  (iii) doctors  (iv) workers

f) About ― workers joined the rally.

(i) 600  (ii) 6000     (iii) 1600     (iv) 160

g) The rally was addressed by the ―.

(i) labourers             (ii) political leaders     

(iii) labour leaders        (iv) public leaders

h) What is the synonym of “inspire”?

(i)  strike   (ii) struggle (iii) fight   (iv) motivate

j) Whom does trade union represent?

(i) labourers             (ii) workers     

(iii) labour leaders        (iv) Teachers

  • Answer the following questions. 2×6 = 12
  • What lesson do you get from the events of 1 st May 1886?
  • Why is May Day observed today?
  • How many workers were killed and injured?
  • What was the demand of the workers?
  • How long did the working people have to work since industrial revolution?

Read the Passage then answer the questions below:
21 February has been observed as Shaheed Dibosh every year throughout the country in remembrance of the martyrs of language movement of 1952. The occasion begins at the early hours of the day with mourning songs that recall the supreme sacrifices of our language martyrs. People wear black badges and go to the Shaheed Minar barefoot in procession, singing mourning songs. They place wreaths at the Minar. Many of them visit the graves of the martyrs at Azimpur graveyard and pray for them. They also attend various programmes organised in remembrance of the language martyrs.The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) on 17 November in 1999 proclaimed February 21 as the International Mother Language Day in recognition of the sacrifices of the martyrs for the rightful place of Bangla. The day is now annually observed worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

3. Fill in each gaps with suitable words.

21st February is (a) – as international mother language day not only in Bangladesh but also the world wide. We (b) – the day as shaheed dibosh every year. The people of Bangladesh observe the day with (c) – songs to (d) – respects to the martyrs. They go to the shaheed minar (e) – wearing the black badges.  

4. Write a paragraph about any one of the following

(a) Global warming

(b) School Megazine