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FOR 2000 AND 2001 BATCH Set no:

Code No: NR – 10101


I - B.Tech. Supplementary Examinations April/May 2003 1
ENGLISH
(Common to all branches)
Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
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1. Write an essay on the measures to be taken to check air and noise pollutions
in metropolitan areas. What is the impact of pollution on ozone depletion?

2. Give a detailed account of C V Raman and the phenomenon that influenced


Raman to take up research in optics.

3. Write any essay on Artificial Intelligence. If the trend towards it continues


how will it affect the human beings, classify the effects under some general
headings.

4. Write an essay on Homi Jehangir Bhaba and the new scientific culture
introduced by him.

5. Today solar energy is being considered as an alternative to energy from oil.


Compare the features of solar energy with those of energy from oil.

6. Write a general essay on the consequences that would lead to the 'Third
World War'.

7. Write a technical report on the feasibility of establishing a textile industry in


Hyderabad.

8. A) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions below:

Some fundamental discoveries were made in India during the first thirty
years of the twentieth century. Schools of research were coming up, albeit
slowly. But to a person of foresight it was evident that Independence was
just around the corner and a lot of effort would be needed to undo
the lethargy of centuries. Apart from the efforts of a handful of
extraordinary men, little had been done to take the message of modern
science to the masses.

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It is difficult to imagine the bleakness of the scientific setup before the war.
Today, India can boast of having the third largest pool of scientific and
technical manpower in the world. How did it all happen? The network of
scientific institutions, which now span the country, came into being only in
the fifties. They grew out of the efforts of many people, the foremost among
them being Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, a man with tremendous zeal, energy
and foresight.
Questions:
1. What happened during the twentieth century?
2. What was evident to a person of foresight?
3. Which word in the passage means 'lazy'?
4. Could the message of modern science reach the masses?
5. How was the scientific setup before the war?
6. What can India boast of?
7. When did the scientific institutions come into being?
8. Who was responsible for the scientific and technical manpower in
India?
B) Correct the following sentences:
(i) She is used to work hard.
(ii) I couldn't attend to the meeting.
(iii) This book comprises of five sections.
(iv) I suggest you to see a doctor.
(v) He described about the cricket match.
(vi) You should avail the offer.
(vii) You are more beauty than her.
(viii) We are awaiting for May.
C) Give meanings for the following idioms and use them in your sentences:

1. In the air.
2. Bell the cat.
3. Blow one's own trumpet.
4. A burning question.

D) Write the noun forms of the following verbs:


1. Pollute
2. Explode
3. Catalyse
4. Disinfect
5. Corrode
6. Refrigerate
7. Adhere
8. Absorb
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FOR 2000 AND 2001 BATCH

Code No: NR - 10101 Set no:


I - B.Tech. Supplementary Examinations April/May 2003

ENGLISH
(Common to all branches)
2
Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
---

1. Write about 'Mass Production' and 'Production by Masses'. Which of the


above would be helpful for the poor of the world? State reasons.

2. What is greenhouse effect? What probable climatic results will the


greenhouse phenomenon have? What are the economically feasible solutions
to the greenhouse problem?

3. Write a detailed essay on Jagadish Chandra Bose and his achievements.

4. Write about the two devices pedal power and wind power. Which of these
would be more suitable for use in rural India? State your reasons.

5. For Sahni the frontiers of the various sciences overlapped. In this context of
this statement, explain how Sahni used his knowledge of paleobotany to
solve geological and archaeological mysteries.

6. Write a technical report on the need to establish a Sports Complex in your


college.

7. Write a letter to your friend highlighting the importance of computer


education in today's world.

8. A) Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow based on
its content. Answer all questions following the passage on the basis of what
is stated or implied.

Pedalling is probably the most efficient use of the muscles of the human
body. Pedal power, using either a bicycle-like pedal arrangement or a treadle
mechanism, can be used to power a variety of agricultural equipment, water
pumps, grinders and electric generators.

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Code no: NR-10101 -2- Set No: 2

At the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, engineers


have developed a small, lightweight, inexpensive foot powered pump that
will lift large quantities of water several feet, using only moderate amounts
of human power. The operator simply stands on two footrests at either end
of the pump and rocks back and forth. This effect compresses a diaphragm
which forces water from the outlet valve. By operating the pump in a
rhythmic manner, a continuous flow of water is pumped.

Questions:
1. What is the main source of energy for pedal power?
2. For what purpose do we use pedal power?
3. What are the main features of foot-powered pump that developed at the
International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines?
4. How to draw water by using foot-powered pump?

B.) Each question below consists of a word printed in capital letters, followed
by five lettered words or phrases. Choose the lettered word or phrase that is
most nearly opposite (antonym) in meaning to the word in capital letters.

i) ABUNDANT
a. scarce
b. surplus
c. sumptuous
d. sufficient
e. stagnant

ii) ARTIFICIAL

a. fake
b. unnatural
c. natural
d. fabricated
e. absurd

iii) FORMER

a. later
b. next
c. previous
d. latter
e. farmer
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iv) SOPHISTICATED

a. simple
b. non-sophisticated c. modem
c. modern
d. natural
e. renewable

C) Write one word substitutes for the following sentences:


(i) The practice or condition of being married to only one person at a
time.
(ii) The Murder of one's ownmother.
(iii) Complete loss of consciousness.
(iv) One employed to drive a privately owned motor-car.

Put the accent or stress mark before the appropriate syllable in the following
words.

1. VIABLE
2. CUMULATIVE
3. TECHNOLOGY
4. HARMONY
5. APPROPRIATE

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FOR 2000 AND 2001 BATCH

Code No: NR - 10101 Set no:


I - B.Tech. Supplementary Examinations April/May 2003

ENGLISH
(Common to all branches)
3
Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
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1. Discuss the benefits conferred by technology on mankind and also the


problems created by it.

2. What is hybrid solar cooker and in what way is it different from ordinary
solar cooker? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the hybrid solar
cooker? What type of solar cooker do you recommend for the rural India
and state reasons for your recommendation

3. Write about the Gandhian technology of production by the masses. How is


mass production different from production by the masses? Explain.

4. What is the connection between ozone and ultra-violet radiation? How can
the ozone depletion be prevented?

5. Give a detailed account of Srinivasa Ramanujan and the part played by


hardy in his life.

6. Write a technical report for submission to the Board of Directors regarding


the market potential of an electronic equipment that you have designed.

7. Describe some of Bhatnagar' s efforts in using science to solve practical


problems. Write about his major achievements.
8. A) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
In the last century, the idea of nature conservation was virtually unknown.
To the British rulers, hunting was a form of sport. Well-known hunters used
to visit this country attracted by the profusion of wildlife. When these
veteran hunters went back, they wrote books describing their exploits. Two
or three rhinos or tigers before breakfast was hardly an exaggerated claim
for a trigger happy enthusiast. Remarks like these found in those memoirs
indicate how rich in forests and wildlife India must have been in those days.
It was an age when hunting for sport was not only considered manly but
also a status symbol for the upper middle-class Indian Salim Ali was born in
such a family. Having lost his parents very early, he and his eight brothers
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and sisters were brought up by a kind and loving uncle. The home
atmosphere shaped young Salim and prepared him for his future career. His
uncle Aminuddin, was an expert hunter and on very friendly terms with the
sport loving princely community. He was frequently invited to their hunting
parties. Salim used to admire his uncle, who presented the boy with an air
gun when he was nine. Salim gears up wanting to be an explorer and a big-
game hunter. In his childhood, he was used to outdoor life. With his cousins,
he roamed about the countryside shooting birds. In one of these outings
when he saw a dead sparrow with a yellow steak on its throat, his interest in
the study of birds was aroused.

Questions

1. Why were the British attracted to our country?


2. How can you say India was rich in forests and wildlife?
3. What was the opinion on hunting as a sport?
4. Who prepared Salim for his future career?
5. What did he want to be when he grew up?
6. What was presented to him by his uncle?
7. How did he spend his childhood?
8. What aroused his interest in the study of birds?

B) Give the antonyms for the following words and use them in sentences of
your own:

1. Exclude.
2. Construct.
3. Busy.
4. Abundant.

C) Each question below consists of a word printed in capital letters, followed


by four lettered words or phrases. Choose the lettered word or phrase that is
similar (Synonym) in meaning to the word in capital letters.

1. ADAPT
a. Agree c. Arrange
b. Adjust d. Utilise

2. TEDIUM,
a. Intolerance c. Boredom
b. Passivity d. Impatience
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3. MORALE
a. Dedication c. Amelioration
b. Association d. Gumption

4. INCANDESCENT
a. Glaring c. Dazzling
b. Bright d. Gloomy

5. RETARD
a. Arrest c. Defuse
b. Discontinue d. Delay

6. COPIOUS
a. Moderate c. Abundant
b. Sufficient d. Imitative

7. FATAL
a. Calamitous c. Damaging
b. Injurious d. Unhealthy

8. RECEPTIVE
a. Reliable c. Vulnerable
b. Plausible d. Acceptable

D.) Supply correct articles to the following:


1. He is -------- French man.
2. -----apple-------day keeps the doctor away.
3. It is -------fools paradise.

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FOR 2000 AND 2001 BATCH


Code No: NR - 10101 Set no:
I - B.Tech. Supplementary Examinations April/May 2003

ENGLISH
(Common to all branches)
4
Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
---
1. What are the various themes of science fiction? Do you think that science
fiction could have any harmful effects on society? State reasons for your
answer.

2. Write an essay on Vikram Sarabhai and the role played by him on the
progress of India in the field of space technology.

3. Training forms the axle of the industrial wheel. What are the different
methods and objectives of training?

4. Give a description of the present state of the Cooum and suggest ways of
solving the problem posed by the Cooum.

5. In context of Haldane's opinion of Salim Ali, write an essay on Ali's work in


ornithology.

6. Write a general essay on the advancement of Technology and its impact on


our country.

7. Write a technical report on the need to restructure the augmentation of water


supply in your native place.

8. A) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
In the moment of patriotic fervour, Prafulla Chandra Ray had written
Science can wait, Swaraj cannot'. But what happened in Bengal in the first
quarter of the present century clearly showed that there was no conflict
between the two. There was a great nationalist upsurge at this time, spurred
on by Lord Curzon's partition of Bengal. In spite of all the unrest however
science in India was making headway in an ill-equipped laboratory at
Bowbazar Street, and later at a Dhaka University.
C. V Raman and S.N. Bose, working in primitive conditions, produced work
that put India on the world map almost overnight.
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Code no: NR-10101 -2- Set No: 4


Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was born in 1888 in Tiruchirappalli. His
father taught physics and mathematics in a college so Raman had the
advantage of a scientific background. As a child, Raman was considered
exceptional for his age. He completed school at the age of thirteen,
graduated from Madras Presidency College with Physics and received a
distinction in his M.A. His creative mind was already asserting itself. Even
before he got his M.A. he had his first research paper published in the
prestigious "Philosophical Magazine".
Questions:
1. What did Prafulla Chandra Ray say?
2. What happened in Bengal in contradiction?
3. How was India progressing in spite of the unrest?
4. Who put India on the world map?
5. When was C.V. Raman born?
6. What was the scientific background for Raman?
7. How was he at studies?
8. When was his first paper published?
B) Correct the following Sentences:
(i) Being a very hot day I stayed indoors.
(ii) She refused to marry with him.
(iii) He stressed on the importance of careful driving.
(iv) He told to me about his misfortunes.
(v) Jyothi is my cousin sister.
(vi) I have two brother-in-laws.
(vii) When can you reach there.
(viii) Its time we start.
C) Give meanings for the following Idioms:
1. Crocodile tears.
2. Burn one's fingers.
3. Have cold feet.
4. Call a spade a spade.

D) Choose the correct one-word substitute to the following sentences:


1. One engaged to be married.
a. widow b. widower c. betrothal d. fiancée
2. The act of killing a new born child.
a. Fratricide b. Infanticide c. Matricide d. Patricide
3. A place for keeping pigs.
a. Hutch b. Stadium c. Sty d. Hotel
4. A place where fruit trees are grown.
a. Garden b. Park c. Colony d. Orchard.

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