JNTU Previous year Question papers,B-Tech Supplementary Examinations English Aug/Sep-2008

JNTU Previous year Question papers,

B.Tech Supplementary Examinations


Aug/Sep-2008 Set-I

  1. Describe Kalam’s educational journey from Schwartz High School to MIT.

 2. (a) What is computer ethics?

(b) Do you feel that a research and analysis in computer ethics is necessary?


3. Why did the customer visit Datta’s shop?


4. C.V. Raman states that water, the most potent and the most wonderful thing on

the face of our earth, plays the leading role in the drama of life on the surface of

our planet. Elucidate.


5. Describe in detail the tough training that Kalpana Chawla underwent and the work

she as an astronaut did in NASA from 1995 to 2003.


6. Joe and Delia are made for each other. Substantiate.


7. (a) The spectacle these men presented would under other circumstances have been

so absurd as to make one laugh, but here it was tragic. Sitting in a tight little circle with their knees drawn up and their heads together, with the goats trying to crawl under them, they had that look of intense expectation on their screwed-up features that one sees on the faces of spectators waiting to hear a big gun go off. From the time we had first heard the tigress from the ridge, neither the men nor the goats had made a sound, beyond on suppressed cough. They were probably by now frozen with fear which they had every right to be and even if were, I take my hat off to those four men, who had the courage to do what I, had I been in their position, would not have dreamt of doing. For

seven days they had been hearing the most exaggerated and terrifying tales of this dreadful beast that had dept them awake the past two nights, an now, while darkness was coming on, and sitting unarmed in a position where they could see nothing, they were listening to the man-eater coming nearer and nearer; grater courage, and greater faith, it is not possible to conceive.

i. What was the spectacle that the men presented?

ii. What would their look of intense expectation suggest?

iii. What was the only sound that had been heard?

iv. Would the writer have sat down with the men?

v. What had they heard about the dreadful beast?

vi. Why does the writer praise their courage and faith?

vii. Suggest a reason why the men were sitting there with the goats?

viii. Did the men have fire-arms with them?

ix. Explain the meaning of the phrase frozen with fear?

(b) Using the table given below write a detailed paragraph. Transfer the information available in the tabular form to a descriptive paragraph . Interpret and infer messages from the figures. Put the information in logical continuity. Begin the paragraph with a topic sentence and follow it up with sentences that help expand, explain, elaborate , exemplify and give an overall picture. Production in India 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1969-97 1997-98 in million tons

Rice 57.06 48.98 59.01 60.80 62.22

Wheat 35.76 32.21 50.89 75.43 80.79

Sugarcane 25.11 24.10 28.08 29.31 30.08

Tea 15.88 20.11 25.77 30.80 48.92

Coffee 12.00 10.86 18.25 23.62 40.77


8. (a) Fill in the blanks with appropriate verb forms.

i. He (walk ) across the road when a bicycle hit him.

ii. If wishes (be ) horses, beggars would ride them.

iii. In this season, usually the day (dawn) at 6.00a.m.

iv. Neither of them (serve ) the mankind.

(b) Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition / article

i. The rich must have compassion the poor people.

ii. I am very curious about knowing the result.

iii. Every student must submit article on any subject

iv. I want to purchase audio system today.

(c) Add prefixes or suffixes to the given meanings

i. archy = without government

ii. script = written afterwards

iii. construct = act of constructing

iv. book = a small book

(d) Fill in the blanks with appropriate word choosing from the bracket.

i. He is of her victory in the elocution contest (zealous / jealous)

ii. No man will cheat others (decent / descent)

iii. The of the food was given off to the beggars (remainder /reminder)

iv. The enemy forces raised a of the fort, cutting off supply routes.

(siege / seize )

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