Vocabulary Test for HSC 2013 (Practice Sheet)

(1) Unit-1. Lesson-1
Zinnia is a member of a (a) ——- family. She has gone through the letter written by Nazneen (b) ——- in the Rising Sun. She is conscious of Nazneen’s problems. But things are not so (c) ——- in a small family as Nazneen thinks to be. Zinnia knows that (d) ——- can be awfully boring in a nuclear family. Zinnia (e) ——- a private room of her own but (f) ———- she is not happy. Her parents (g) ——- busy all the time with their work. Her only brother, a university student, leaves the house for university and (h) ——- late in the evening. Everybody is too tired to talk when they get back. Even at home they are busy with their personal matters. So, Zinnia (i) ——— lonely and is therefore not happy (j) ——- in a small family.

Ans: (a) nuclear, (b) published, (c) easy, (d) life, (e) owns, (f) still, (g) remain, (h) returns, (i) feels, (j) living

If you have a (a) ——- map you will find that Kenya is an (b) ——- African country. And its capital is Nairobi. But from the map, you cannot know the social, (c) ——— and political conditions of this country. Nor can you learn about the (d) ——— system and religious customs. But from different other sources such as (e) ——-, books, etc. you can know all these things. You can learn about the age old custom of (f) ——- which is now yielding to the practice of (g) ——-. You can know the various (h) ——- that are taking place in Kenya. You can also know about the urbanization, about the high (i) ——- cost in the capital and the high educational (j) —— in the good schools of Nairobi.

Ans: (a) world, (b) east, (c) economic, (d) social, (e) newspaper, (f) polygamy, (g) monogamy, (h) changes, (i) living, (j) expense.

(3) Unit-1. Lesson-3
A modern Kenyan who left his village (a) ——- ago and settled in the (b) ——, often faces a dilemma. Most often he cannot (c) ——— whether he will do something or not for his family (d) ——- back in the village. As he cannot completely forget or (e) —— his relation with his village, he has to (f) —— his brothers or relatives who are living in the village. In some cases, some modern Kenyans (g) ——- in city (h) ——- two families one in the village and the other in the city. In such cases, they have to (i) ——- both these households and this situation (j) —— a great dilemma for them.

Ans: (a) long, (b) capital, (c) decide, (d) having, (e) give up, (f) help, (g) setting, (h) have, (i) maintain, (j) poses.

(4) Unit-1. Lesson-3
Polygamy, the (a) ——- system of marriage in Kenya, is disappearing day by (b) ——. The main (c) ——- behind this change is that the light of modern (d) ——- is reaching there. That is, with the advent of the (e) ——- world, Kenyan people are becoming (f) ——- of the advantages and (g) ——- of the practice of polygamy. Another cause is the urbanization. From the remote villages, Kenyans are (h) ——- to the cities and realize the changing (i) —— of the whole world. For all these factors, Kenyans now prefer (j) ——- to polygamy.

Ans: (a) traditional, (b) day, (c) reason, (d) society, (e) modern, (f) conscious, (g) disadvantages, (h) rushing/moving, (i) patterns, (j) monogamy

(5) Unit-1. Lesson-5
Mark, relationships, nuclear, socialising, disintegration, associatione, arneconomy, psychology, welfare, facility, important.

The present age is (a) ———— not only by the (b) ———— of the family as an economic and (c) ———— institution but also by its increasing importance as an arrangement for (d) ———— and raising children and for the (e) ——— support of adults. There has been a wide (f) ———- of large kin groups and an intensification of (g) ———— within the (h) ———-family. Moreover, the world is seeing an increasing (i) ———— of women with (j) ———— and out of -home activities.

Ans. (a) marked, (b) importance, (c) welfare, (d) socialising, (e) psychological, (f) disintegration, (g) relationships, (h) nuclear, (i) association, (j) earning

(6) Unit-1. Lesson-5
The family life (a) —— from the beginning of human history. The family of Adam and Eve was the first (b) ——- in history. But in the past, families were (c) —— than they are today. Families were closer to (d) —— other also. Besides, household (e) —— were done by (f) —— and outdoor (g) —— by men. But things are now (h) ——-. Nowadays people are too (i) ——- and have less time for the (j) —— of the family.

Ans: (a) has started, (b) one, (c) larger, (d) each, (e) chores, (f) women, (g) activities, (h) changing, (i) busy, (j) offspring

(7) Unit-1. Lesson-5
Kinship is (a) —— in the sense that (b) —— of relationship is getting loose. (c) ——- families are breaking down. Besides, the effect of industrialization and (d) ——- detoriorates the family bond. Both husband and wife (e) —— outside the house. So they do not (f) ——- much (g) —— for engaging themselves in the house. (h) —— they do not take care (i) —— their offsprings. As a result, family bondage is breaking (j) ———.

Ans: (a) declining, (b) bondage, (c) Extended, (d) urbanisation, (e) work, (f) have, (g) time, (h) Besides, (i) of, (j) off.