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HSC Examination- 2019 All Board Questions


1. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dhaka Board-2019]

(a)--- parliament house of Bangladesh is (b)---exquisitely designed building. In fact, it is (c)---wonder of modern architecture and technology. It is one of (d)---largest and most spectacular parliament buildings in (e)---world. It is (f)--- highly expensive building. (g)---maintenance cost of the parliament house is about 50 million taka per year. An American architect (h) ---Louis I Khan designed this (i) ---building. Everyday many (j)---visitor comes to visit the building.

2. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Rajshahi Board-2019]

The national flag represents (a)---independence of (b)---country. Ours is (c)---independent country. Hence, we have a national flag symbolizing our independence. (d)--- cloth of a national flag is made of (e)--- cotton, silk or linen. Our flag is rectangular in shape maintaining (f)--- ratio of its length and breadth 10: 6, There are different sizes of national flag. The background of our flag is green which symbolizes our life and energy. In the middle point of the flag there is (g)---blood-red circle representing our hard struggle and blood-shed. (h) - red circle also represents the heroic blood-shed of (i)--- martyrs. The national flag plays (j)---vital role in the life of a nation.


3. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dinajpur Board-2019; Barisal Board-2012]

Childhood or boyhood is (a)--- man's formative period. During this period (b)--- child receives training from its mother. (c)- mother's tender heart always looks to (d)---welfare and well-being of (e)---child. If during this period (f)---mother tries to bring (g)---child up carefully and according to her (h)--- best ideas (i)---child is sure to grow with its superiors, parents and teachers and love (j)--- all irrespective of caste, creed and colour.


4. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Jashore Board-2019; Dhaka Board-2015]

Industry is (a)---key to success in our life. (b)---industrious can prosper in life. (c)--- man who does not undertake (d)--- hard work can never go (e)---long way in (f)--- world. Many (g)---man is not aware of (h)--- significance of (i)---diligence for which. they cannot reap (j)---benefit of success.



5. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Cumilla Board-2019]

An honest man is true to his (a)--- words. He does not deviate from (b)--- path of honesty. He knows that true happiness consists of (c)--- honesty. He does not fall victim to (d)---greed. He does not hanker after (e)---worldly property. (f)---honest man abstains him from corruption. He does not mix with (g)---corrupted people. He is (h)---man who tries to get pleasure from good deeds. (i)---greed for wealth does not touch him. People should follow the path of (j)---honest people of the society.



6. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Chattogram Board-2019;Dhaka Board-2017]

What is patriotism? It is (a)--- noble virtue. It inspires (b)--- man to dedicate his life to the freedom and development of his (c)---country. (d)---man without patriotism is no better than (e)--- beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f)--- his countrymen. He thinks for (g)---betterment of his country. On (h)---contrary, (i)--- unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest. Those who die for (j)---country are true patriots.


7. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Sylhet Board-2019]

I have (a)---uncle who has just retired from (b)---army. He used to be (c)---ABI agent, and everybody says he has been an honest man all his life. As a child, I loved him for his stories. He once told me that he met (d)---one-eyed alien from (e)--- space. (f)--- alien did not need any oxygen. And it did not have (g)--- nose. I now understand that it was (h)--- hard story to believe. I am not sure he was telling me (i)---truth. May be he is not so (j)---honest, after all.


8. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Barishal Board-2019; Jashore Board-2015]

Mr. Bright is (a)--- European. As he is (b)---Englishman, he knows (c)-- English well. He is (d) – honourable to everyone though he is (e)--- one-eyed man. One day having (f)---SOS, he went to (g)---UŠA. His brother, Johnson living there joined (h)---Army last year. He is (i)---younger of the two brothers. When Mr. Bright met his brother, he could not but shed (j)---tears.


HSC Examination- 2018 All Board Questions


9. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [All Board Question-2018 (Ka Set)]

Bangladesh is (a)---independent country. We won freedom on (b)---December 16. 1971. This freedom was won as (c)---result of great sacrifice. (d)---great many people laid down their lives for (e)--freedom of the country. (f)--- man who loves his country is (g)-patriot. (h) - real patriot loves his country more than his life. Being patriot, we all should try to make (i)---effort for the welfare and (j)---progress of our motherland.


10. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [ All Board Question-2018 (Kha Set)]

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in (a)---village of Stratford-on-Avon in (b)---country of Warwickshire. His father John Shakespeare was (c)---farmer's son who came (d)--- Stratford about 1531, and began to prosper as (e)--- trader in corn, wheat, leather and agricultural products. His mother Mary Arden was (f)---daughter of (g)---prosperous farmer, descended form (h)---old family of mixed Anglo-Saxon and Norman blood. It is generally believed that neither (i)---poet's mother nor his father could read or write. In 1582, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the daughter of (j)---peasant family. She was eight years older than Shakespeare.


HSC Examination- 2017 All Board Questions


11. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dhaka Board-2017]

Patriotism is (a)--- noble virtue. It inspires (b)--- man to dedicate his life to the freedom and development of his (c)---country. (d)---man without patriotism is no better than (e)--- beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f)--- his countrymen. He thinks for (g)---betterment of his country. On (h)---contrary, (i)--- unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest. Those who die for (j)---country are true patriots.

12. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Rajshahi Board-2017;Barishal Board-2017]

Truthfulness is (a)--- greatest of all (b)--- virtues which make (c)--- man really great. If we do not cultivate the habit of speaking (d)--- truth, we cannot command (e)--- confidence of others. (f)--- might succeed once or twice by telling (g)--- lie but it never brings a good result. (h)---lie never lies hidden. Today or tomorrow it comes to light. Then (i)--- real character of ()--- liar is revealed and nobody believes him.


13. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dinajpur Board-2017]

What (a)--- surprise it was! Robin got (b)--- first prize in (c)--- competition. I was (d)---really amazed at his success. Of course he was trained by (e)--- expert coach for (f)--- time. He always obeyed (g)---instructions given by (h)--- coach. Even he was not found outside (i)--- camp during practice session. (j)---boy like him is always appreciated by the people.


14. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Jashore Board-2017]

The process of learning may very well be compared to (a))---undertaking of a journey. The learner or the student is (b))---journey taker or traveller. Just as a traveller has to undergo all (c))--- botherations of buying his ticket, booking his baggage, showing up his ticket, taking care of things, boarding a train or a bus and suffering every other item of (d))---tedious journey to reach his (e))---destination, so a learner has to mange his learning affair himself. It is (f))---labourious process and no one can do (g))--- labour for him and no one else can undertake (h))---journey for another. There is no trick or magic in it. It cannot be acquired at second hand. Just as a traveler, he can enquire here and there in case of doubt and difficulty. However, the journey is (i))---passenger's own concern. In (j))---same way, learning is entirely the concern of the student or the learner.


15. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Cumilla Board-2017]

In (a))---last 25 years (b))---world has lost one-third of its natural wealth, according to (c))--international conservation organization world wild fund. (d))---earth's forest, wetlands, seas and coasts are in (e))---worse state today than they were before. Forests are cut down. Moreover, they are being burnt indiscriminately resulting in (f))--- increase in carbon dioxide and ultimately in (g))---water level rising as a consequence of global warming. It is anticipated that (h))--- overwhelming environmental (j) )---catastrophe.



16. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Chattogram Board-2017]

'Rifle Roti Aurat' is (a)--- first Bengali novel on (b)--- Liberation War of Bangladesh. This unique novel is written by Anwar Pasha, (c)---professor of Bangla department at Dhaka University. He wrote this (d) --- novel between April and June in 1971. The main characters in this novel is Sudipta Shaheen who shares his dream of (e)--- new country. Professor Anwar Pasha was picked up from his Dhaka University residence two days before (f)---victory. Sensing imminent defeat, the member of (g)--- notorious killing squad Al-Badr picked up (h)--- novelist Anwar Pasha and many other intellectuals and brutally killed them. According to. (i)---Banglapedia, around 991 academics, 13 journalists, 49 physicians, 42 lawyers, and 16 other intellectuals were killed during (j)---Liberation War of Bangladesh.


17. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Sylhet Board-2017]

Robi is (a)---indigent boy. He comes of (b)---needy family. But he is diligent and upright. He has (c)--- unique vision for life. He believes that honesty is (d)---key to success. Moreover, he has (e)---deep sense of patriotism. Being imbued with these ideals, he shapes (f)---dream of his life. From (g)- dawn to dusk, he works hard. He never squanders time, wastes money and dissipates (h)---energy. His only aim is to reach (i)---apex of success. We need (j)---ideal boy like Robi.


18. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Barishal Board-2017]

Truthfulness is (a)--- greatest of all (b)---virtues which makes (c)---person really great. If we do not cultivate (d)--- habit of speaking (e)---truth, we cannot command (f)--- trust of others. The man whom nobody believes can never be famous in life. It may be that we may succeed once or twice by telling (g)---lie but it never brings about (h)--- good result. A lie never lies hidden. Today or tomorrow it comes to light. Then (i)--- real character of (j)---liar is revealed and nobody believes him.


HSC Examination- 2016 All Board Questions


19. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dhaka Board-2016]

Michael Madhusudan Dutt was (a)--- popular 19th century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in (b)--- in Sagardari on the (c)--- bank of (d)--- Kopotaksho river, (e)--- village in Keshobpur Upazilla under Jessore district. From (f)---early age, Dutt aspired to be (g)---Englishman in form and manner. Though he was born in (h)---sophisticated Hindu family, he took Christianity arousing (i)--- anger of his family. He contributed much to (j)---development of Bengali literature.



20. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Rajshahi Board-2016]

Every student wants to do better in (a)---examination. But it is not (b)---easy work. (c)--- student has to do something for this. From (d)---very beginning he must be serious. He should read (e)---texts again and again. He must not memorize (f)--- answer without knowing the meaning. He must not make notes from (g)---common source. He should have a good (h)---command over English. By doing all these things (i)---student can hope to make a good (j)---result.


21. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dinajpur Board-2016;Cumilla Board-2013; Dhaka Board-2010]

(a)---morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b)---simple exercise and good for health and (c)---mentality. In the morning (d)---air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e)---environment makes an effect on (f)---walker's health and mind. When (g)--- man enjoys (h)---beauties and solemnity of (i)---nature in (j)---morning.


22. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Jashore Board-2016]

Literacy as (a)--- skill was first institutionalized in Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt and China soon after (b)----- art of writing was invented. Education then was not for (c)--- general people but (d)---privilege for (e)--- chosen (f)---few who took on strategic roles in (g)---running of (h)--- state and in religion. In Greece, education became more widespread in about the 5th century BC. (i)--- Greeks, however, sent only their male children to school.


23. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Cumilla Board-2016]

My mother is (a) ---ideal housewife. She is (b)---affectionate lady. She manages (c)--- family very nicely. She hopes to see me happy at (d) cost of her own life. She does not enjoy (e)--- wink of sleep if I fall sick. She is very kind to (f)--- poor. She is also (g)---very religious lady. She advise us to follow (h)--- path of truth and honesty. (i)---woman like her is very rare. She bears a good moral (j) --- character.



24. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Chattogram Board-2016]


There is a saying that sincerity is (a) - key to success. (b) – person can prosper in life an by doing hard work. The man who does not follow (c) - rules of sincerity can never go (d) – long way in (e) – world. Many (f) – man is not conscious of (g)- importance of (h) - sincerity for which they don't have (i) - benefit of (j) - success. However, we should be sincere to our work if we want to achieve anything notable.


25. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Sylhet Board-2016]

Kamal is (a) ---HSC examinee of this year. He is not (b)--- attentive to his lessons. He is very weak in (c)--- English. Moreover, he is (d)---lazy. So his preparation in English is not good. (e)--- month ago before his examination he managed (f) short suggestion and learnt it. On (g)---day of examination he started for the examination hall (h)---bit earlier. He entered (i)---examination hall with (j)---trembling heart.



26. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Barishal Board-2016]

Once there lived (a)---poor cobbler. He had (b)---rich neighbour. (c)---neighbour possessed (d) ---ill-health. So, he was (e) ---angry man. He was always (f)---unhappy man, Once he used to think (g)---richest men to be (h)---happiest men in (i)---world. But his (j)---idea was wrong.



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HSC Examination- 2019 All Board Questions


1. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dhaka Board-2019]

(a)--- parliament house of Bangladesh is (b)---exquisitely designed building. In fact, it is (c)---wonder of modern architecture and technology. It is one of (d)---largest and most spectacular parliament buildings in (e)---world. It is (f)--- highly expensive building. (g)---maintenance cost of the parliament house is about 50 million taka per year. An American architect (h) ---Louis I Khan designed this (i) ---building. Everyday many (j)---visitor comes to visit the building.


Answer: (a) The; (b) an; (C) a; (d) the; (e) the; (f) a; (g) The; (h) x; (i) x; (j) a.


2. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Rajshahi Board-2019]

The national flag represents (a)---independence of (b)---country. Ours is (c)---independent country. Hence, we have a national flag symbolizing our independence. (d)--- cloth of a national flag is made of (e)--- cotton, silk or linen. Our flag is rectangular in shape maintaining (f)--- ratio of its length and breadth 10: 6, There are different sizes of national flag. The background of our flag is green which symbolizes our life and energy. In the middle point of the flag there is (g)---blood-red circle representing our hard struggle and blood-shed. (h) - red circle also represents the heroic blood-shed of (i)--- martyrs. The national flag plays (j)---vital role in the life of a nation.


Answer: (a) the; (b) a; (c) an; (d) The; (e) x; (f) the; (g) a; (h) The; (i) the; (j) a.


3. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dinajpur Board-2019; Barisal Board-2012]

Childhood or boyhood is (a)--- man's formative period. During this period (b)--- child receives training from its mother. (c)- mother's tender heart always looks to (d)---welfare and well-being of (e)---child. If during this period (f)---mother tries to bring (g)---child up carefully and according to her (h)--- best ideas (i)---child is sure to grow with its superiors, parents and teachers and love (j)--- all irrespective of caste, creed and colour.


Answer: (a) a; (b) a/the; (c) A/The; (d) the; (e) the/a; (f) the/a; (g) the/a; (h) x; (i) the/a; (j) x.


4. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Jashore Board-2019; Dhaka Board-2015]

Industry is (a)---key to success in our life. (b)---industrious can prosper in life. (c)--- man who does not undertake (d)--- hard work can never go (e)---long way in (f)--- world. Many (g)---man is not aware of (h)--- significance of (i)---diligence for which. they cannot reap (j)---benefit of success.


Answer: (a) the; (b) The; (c) A/The; (d) x; (e) a; (f) the; (g) a; (h) the; (i) x; (j) the.


5. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Cumilla Board-2019]

An honest man is true to his (a)--- words. He does not deviate from (b)--- path of honesty. He knows that true happiness consists of (c)--- honesty. He does not fall victim to (d)---greed. He does not hanker after (e)---worldly property. (f)---honest man abstains him from corruption. He does not mix with (g)---corrupted people. He is (h)---man who tries to get pleasure from good deeds. (i)---greed for wealth does not touch him. People should follow the path of (j)---honest people of the society.


Answer: (a) x; (b) the; (C) x; (d) x; (e) the/x; (f) An; (g) x/the; (h) a/the; (i) The; (j) the.


6. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Chattogram Board-2019;Dhaka Board-2017]

What is patriotism? It is (a)--- noble virtue. It inspires (b)--- man to dedicate his life to the freedom and development of his (c)---country. (d)---man without patriotism is no better than (e)--- beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f)--- his countrymen. He thinks for (g)---betterment of his country. On (h)---contrary, (i)--- unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest. Those who die for (j)---country are true patriots.


Answer: (a) a; (b) a; (c) x; (d) A/The; (e) a; (f) x; (g) the; (h) the; (i) an; (j) the.


7. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Sylhet Board-2019]

I have (a)---uncle who has just retired from (b)---army. He used to be (c)---ABI agent, and everybody says he has been an honest man all his life. As a child, I loved him for his stories. He once told me that he met (d)---one-eyed alien from (e)--- space. (f)--- alien did not need any oxygen. And it did not have (g)--- nose. I now understand that it was (h)--- hard story to believe. I am not sure he was telling me (i)---truth. May be he is not so (j)---honest, after all.


Answer: (a) an; (b) the; (c) an; (d) a; (e) the; (f) The/An; (g) a/x; (h) a; (i) the; (j) x/an.


8. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Barishal Board-2019; Jashore Board-2015]

Mr. Bright is (a)--- European. As he is (b)---Englishman, he knows (c)-- English well. He is (d) – honourable to everyone though he is (e)--- one-eyed man. One day having (f)---SOS, he went to (g)---UŠA. His brother, Johnson living there joined (h)---Army last year. He is (i)---younger of the two brothers. When Mr. Bright met his brother, he could not but shed (j)---tears.


Answer: (a) a; (b) an; (c) x; (d) x; (e) a; (f) an/the; (g) the; (h) the; (i) the; (j) x.


HSC Examination- 2018 All Board Questions


9. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [All Board Question-2018 (Ka Set)]

Bangladesh is (a)---independent country. We won freedom on (b)---December 16. 1971. This freedom was won as (c)---result of great sacrifice. (d)---great many people laid down their lives for (e)--freedom of the country. (f)--- man who loves his country is (g)-patriot. (h) - real patriot loves his country more than his life. Being patriot, we all should try to make (i)---effort for the welfare and (j)---progress of our motherland.


Answer: (a) an; (b) x; (C) a; (d) A; (e) the; (f) A; (g) a; (h) A; (i) an; (j) x.


10. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [ All Board Question-2018 (Kha Set)]

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in (a)---village of Stratford-on-Avon in (b)---country of Warwickshire. His father John Shakespeare was (c)---farmer's son who came (d)--- Stratford about 1531, and began to prosper as (e)--- trader in corn, wheat, leather and agricultural products. His mother Mary Arden was (f)---daughter of (g)---prosperous farmer, descended form (h)---old family of mixed Anglo-Saxon and Norman blood. It is generally believed that neither (i)---poet's mother nor his father could read or write. In 1582, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the daughter of (j)---peasant family. She was eight years older than Shakespeare.


Answer: (a) the; (b) the; (c) a; (d) x; (e) a; (f) the; (g) a; (h) an; (i) the; (j) a.


HSC Examination- 2017 All Board Questions


11. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dhaka Board-2017]

Patriotism is (a)--- noble virtue. It inspires (b)--- man to dedicate his life to the freedom and development of his (c)---country. (d)---man without patriotism is no better than (e)--- beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f)--- his countrymen. He thinks for (g)---betterment of his country. On (h)---contrary, (i)--- unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest. Those who die for (j)---country are true patriots.


Answer: (a) a; (b) a; (c) x; (d) The/A; (e) a; (f) x; (g) the; (h) x; () an; (j) the.


12. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Rajshahi Board-2017;Barishal Board-2017]

Truthfulness is (a)--- greatest of all (b)--- virtues which make (c)--- man really great. If we do not cultivate the habit of speaking (d)--- truth, we cannot command (e)--- confidence of others. (f)--- might succeed once or twice by telling (g)--- lie but it never brings a good result. (h)---lie never lies hidden. Today or tomorrow it comes to light. Then (i)--- real character of ()--- liar is revealed and nobody believes him.

Answer:(a) the; (b) x; (c) a; (d) the; (e) x/the; (f) The; (g) a; (h) A; (i) the; (j) the/a.


13. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dinajpur Board-2017]

What (a)--- surprise it was! Robin got (b)--- first prize in (c)--- competition. I was (d)---really amazed at his success. Of course he was trained by (e)--- expert coach for (f)--- time. He always obeyed (g)---instructions given by (h)--- coach. Even he was not found outside (i)--- camp during practice session. (j)---boy like him is always appreciated by the people.


Answer: (a) a; (b) the; (c) the; (d) x; (e) an; (f) the; (g) the; (h) the; (i) the; (j) A.


14. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Jashore Board-2017]

The process of learning may very well be compared to (a))---undertaking of a journey. The learner or the student is (b))---journey taker or traveller. Just as a traveller has to undergo all (c))--- botherations of buying his ticket, booking his baggage, showing up his ticket, taking care of things, boarding a train or a bus and suffering every other item of (d))---tedious journey to reach his (e))---destination, so a learner has to mange his learning affair himself. It is (f))---labourious process and no one can do (g))--- labour for him and no one else can undertake (h))---journey for another. There is no trick or magic in it. It cannot be acquired at second hand. Just as a traveler, he can enquire here and there in case of doubt and difficulty. However, the journey is (i))---passenger's own concern. In (j))---same way, learning is entirely the concern of the student or the learner.


Answer: (a) an/the; (b) a; (c) the/x; (d) a; (e) x; (f) a; (g) the; (h) the/a; (i) the/a; (j) the.


15. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Cumilla Board-2017]

In (a))---last 25 years (b))---world has lost one-third of its natural wealth, according to (c))--international conservation organization world wild fund. (d))---earth's forest, wetlands, seas and coasts are in (e))---worse state today than they were before. Forests are cut down. Moreover, they are being burnt indiscriminately resulting in (f))--- increase in carbon dioxide and ultimately in (g))---water level rising as a consequence of global warming. It is anticipated that (h))--- overwhelming environmental (j) )---catastrophe.


Answer: (a) the; (b) the; (c) the; (d) the; (e) a; (f) an; (g) x/the; (h) the; (i) an; (j) x.


16. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Chattogram Board-2017]

'Rifle Roti Aurat' is (a)--- first Bengali novel on (b)--- Liberation War of Bangladesh. This unique novel is written by Anwar Pasha, (c)---professor of Bangla department at Dhaka University. He wrote this (d) --- novel between April and June in 1971. The main characters in this novel is Sudipta Shaheen who shares his dream of (e)--- new country. Professor Anwar Pasha was picked up from his Dhaka University residence two days before (f)---victory. Sensing imminent defeat, the member of (g)--- notorious killing squad Al-Badr picked up (h)--- novelist Anwar Pasha and many other intellectuals and brutally killed them. According to. (i)---Banglapedia, around 991 academics, 13 journalists, 49 physicians, 42 lawyers, and 16 other intellectuals were killed during (j)---Liberation War of Bangladesh.


Answer: (a) the; (b) the; (c) a; (d) x; (e) a; (f) the; (g) the; (h) the; (i) x/the; (j) the.


17. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Sylhet Board-2017]

Robi is (a)---indigent boy. He comes of (b)---needy family. But he is diligent and upright. He has (c)--- unique vision for life. He believes that honesty is (d)---key to success. Moreover, he has (e)---deep sense of patriotism. Being imbued with these ideals, he shapes (f)---dream of his life. From (g)- dawn to dusk, he works hard. He never squanders time, wastes money and dissipates (h)---energy. His only aim is to reach (i)---apex of success. We need (j)---ideal boy like Robi.


Answer: (a) an; (b) a; (c) a; (d) the; (e) a; (f) the; (g) x; (h) x; (i) the; (j) an.


18. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Barishal Board-2017]

Truthfulness is (a)--- greatest of all (b)---virtues which makes (c)---person really great. If we do not cultivate (d)--- habit of speaking (e)---truth, we cannot command (f)--- trust of others. The man whom nobody believes can never be famous in life. It may be that we may succeed once or twice by telling (g)---lie but it never brings about (h)--- good result. A lie never lies hidden. Today or tomorrow it comes to light. Then (i)--- real character of (j)---liar is revealed and nobody believes him.

Answer: (a) the; (b) x/the; (c) a; (d) the; (e) the; (f) the; (g) a; (h) a; (i) the; (j) a.


HSC Examination- 2016 All Board Questions


19. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dhaka Board-2016]

Michael Madhusudan Dutt was (a)--- popular 19th century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in (b)--- in Sagardari on the (c)--- bank of (d)--- Kopotaksho river, (e)--- village in Keshobpur Upazilla under Jessore district. From (f)---early age, Dutt aspired to be (g)---Englishman in form and manner. Though he was born in (h)---sophisticated Hindu family, he took Christianity arousing (i)--- anger of his family. He contributed much to (j)---development of Bengali literature.


Answer: (a) a; (b) x; (c) the; (d) the; (e) a; (f) the/x; (g) an; (h) a; (i) x/the; (j) the.


20. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Rajshahi Board-2016]

Every student wants to do better in (a)---examination. But it is not (b)---easy work. (c)--- student has to do something for this. From (d)---very beginning he must be serious. He should read (e)---texts again and again. He must not memorize (f)--- answer without knowing the meaning. He must not make notes from (g)---common source. He should have a good (h)---command over English. By doing all these things (i)---student can hope to make a good (j)---result.


Answer: (a) the; (b) an; (c) a; (d) the; (e) the; (f) the; (g) a; (h) x; (i) the; (j) x.


21. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Dinajpur Board-2016;Cumilla Board-2013; Dhaka Board-2010]

(a)---morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b)---simple exercise and good for health and (c)---mentality. In the morning (d)---air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e)---environment makes an effect on (f)---walker's health and mind. When (g)--- man enjoys (h)---beauties and solemnity of (i)---nature in (j)---morning.


Answer: (a) x; (b) a; (c) x; (d) the; (e) x; (f) the; (g) a; (h) the; (i) x/the; (j) the.


22. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Jashore Board-2016]

Literacy as (a)--- skill was first institutionalized in Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt and China soon after (b)----- art of writing was invented. Education then was not for (c)--- general people but (d)---privilege for (e)--- chosen (f)---few who took on strategic roles in (g)---running of (h)--- state and in religion. In Greece, education became more widespread in about the 5th century BC. (i)--- Greeks, however, sent only their male children to school.


Answer: (a) a; (b) the; (c) the; (d) a; (e) the; (f) x; (g) the; (h) the/a; (i) the; (j) x.


23. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Cumilla Board-2016]

My mother is (a) ---ideal housewife. She is (b)---affectionate lady. She manages (c)--- family very nicely. She hopes to see me happy at (d) cost of her own life. She does not enjoy (e)--- wink of sleep if I fall sick. She is very kind to (f)--- poor. She is also (g)---very religious lady. She advise us to follow (h)--- path of truth and honesty. (i)---woman like her is very rare. She bears a good moral (j) --- character.

Answer: (a) an; (b) an; (c) the; (d) the; (e) a; (f) the; (g) a; (h) the; (i) A; j) X


24. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Chattogram Board-2016]


There is a saying that sincerity is (a) - key to success. (b) – person can prosper in life an by doing hard work. The man who does not follow (c) - rules of sincerity can never go (d) – long way in (e) – world. Many (f) – man is not conscious of (g)- importance of (h) - sincerity for which they don't have (i) - benefit of (j) - success. However, we should be sincere to our work if we want to achieve anything notable.


Answer: (a) the; (b) A; (c) the; (d) a; (e) the; (f) a; (g) the; (h) x; (i) the; (j) x


25. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Sylhet Board-2016]

Kamal is (a) ---HSC examinee of this year. He is not (b)--- attentive to his lessons. He is very weak in (c)--- English. Moreover, he is (d)---lazy. So his preparation in English is not good. (e)--- month ago before his examination he managed (f) short suggestion and learnt it. On (g)---day of examination he started for the examination hall (h)---bit earlier. He entered (i)---examination hall with (j)---trembling heart.


Answer: (a) an; (b) x; (c) x; (d) x; (e) A; (f) a; (g) the; (h) a; (i) the; (j) a.


26. Filling the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks are not require an article. Put a cross (x) in those blanks.. [Barishal Board-2016]

Once there lived (a)---poor cobbler. He had (b)---rich neighbour. (c)---neighbour possessed (d) ---ill-health. So, he was (e) ---angry man. He was always (f)---unhappy man, Once he used to think (g)---richest men to be (h)---happiest men in (i)---world. But his (j)---idea was wrong.


Answer: (a) a; (b) a; (c) The; (d) an/x; (e) an; (f) an; (g) the; (h) the; (i) the; (j) x.




Articles Worksheet for HSC Examination -5.1


1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

Truthfulness is (a) __ greatest of all (b) __ virtues which makes (c) __ person really great. If we do not cultivate (d) __ habit of speaking (e) __ truth, we cannot command (f) __ trust of others. The man whom nobody believes can never be famous in life. It may be that we may succeed once or twice by telling (g) __ lie but it never brings about (h) __ good result. A lie never lies hidden. Today or tomorrow it comes to light. Then (i) __ real character of (j) __ liar is revealed and nobody believes him.



2. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

Michael Madhusudan Dutt was (a) __ popular 19th century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in (b) __ Sagardari on (c) __ bank of (d) __ Kopotaksho river, (e) __ village in Keshobpur Upazilla under Jessore district. From (f) __ early age, Dutt aspired to be (g) __ Englishman in form and manner. Though he was born in (h) __ sophisticated Hindu family, he took Christianity arousing (i) __ anger of his family. He contributed much to (j) __ development of Bengali literature.


3. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

My mother is (a) __ ideal housewife. She is (b) __ affectionate lady. She manages (c) __ family very nicely. She hopes to see me happy at (d) __ cost of her own life. She does not enjoy (e) __ wink of sleep if I fall sick. She is very kind to (f) __ poor. She is also (g) __ very religious lady. She advises us to follow (h) __ path of truth and honesty. (i) __ woman like her is very rare. She bears a good moral (j) __ character.


4. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

Every student wants to do better in (a) __ examination. But it is not (b) __ easy work. (c) __ student has to do something for this. From (d) __ very beginning he must be serious. He should read (e) __ texts again and again. He must not memorize (f) __ answer without knowing the meaning. He must not make notes from (g) __ common source. He should have a good (h) __ command over English. By doing all these things (i) __ student can hope to make a good (j) __ result.



5. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross mark (×) in those blanks:

(a) __ morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b) __ simple exercise and good for health and (c) __ mentality. In the morning (d) __ air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e) __ environment makes an effect on (f) __ walker's health and mind when (g) __ man enjoys (h) __ beauties and solemnity of (i) __ nature in (j) __ morning.


6. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

Literacy as (a) __ skill was first institutionalized in Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt and China soon after (b) __ art of writing was invented. Then education was not for (c) __ general people but (d) __ privilege for (e) __ chosen (f) __ few who took on strategic roles in (g) __ running of (h) __ state and in religion. In Greece, education became more widespread in about the 5th century BC. (i) __ Greeks, however, sent only their (j) __ male children to school.


7. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

There is a saying that sincerity is (a) __ key to success. (b) __ person can prosper in life by doing hard work. The man who does not follow (c) __ rules of sincerity can never go (d) __ long way in (e) __ world. Many (f) __ man is not conscious of (g) __ importance of (h) __ sincerity for which they don't have (i) __ benefit of (j) __ success. However, we should be sincere to our work if we want to achieve anything notable.


8. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

Kamal is (a) __ HSC examinee this year. He is not (b) __ attentive to his lessons. He is very weak in (c) __ English. Moreover he is (d) __ lazy. So his preparation in English is not good. (e) __ month ago before his examination he managed (f) __ short suggestion and learnt it. On (g) __ day of examination he started for the examination hall (h) __ bit earlier. He entered (i) __ examination hall with (j) __ trembling heart.


9. Fill in the blanks with articles. Use cross (×) mark where an article is not necessary:

Once there lived (a) __ poor cobbler. He had (b) __ rich neighbour. (c) __ neighbour possessed (d) __ ill-health. So, he was (e) __ angry man. He was always (f) __ unhappy man. Once he used to think (g) __ richest men to be (h) __ happiest men in (i) __ world. But his (j) __ idea was wrong.


10. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

Industry is (a) __ key to success. (b) __ industrious can prosper in life. (c) __ man who does not undertake (d) __ hard-work can never go (e) __ long way in (f) __ world. Many (g) __ man is not conscious of (h) __ importance of (i) __ diligence for which they can't reap (j) __ benefit of success.


11. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

(a) __ discipline is seen even in (b) __ nature. Every morning (c) __ sun rises in (d) __ east. Day follows (e) __ night, birds sing and (f) __ plants blossom. Everywhere in (g) __ nature, there is (h) __ harmony. If there was no discipline in (i) __ nature, there would have been (j) __ chaos everywhere.


12. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

Long long ago, (a) __ mirror was found in (b) __ paddy field by (c) __ farmer. Neither this farmer nor anybody else in (d) __ area had ever seen (e) __ mirror. So, when (f) __ farmer looked into (g) __ mirror, he was surprised to see (h) __ man looking straight at him. Now, this farmer very much resembled his father who had died (i) __ years ago. He thought that it was his father inside it and saluted him with (j) __ love and respect.



13. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks. [DjB-Suggestion 2023]

Ferdousi, (a) __ great poet, began to write (b) __ Shahnama and the Sultan promised him (c) __ piece of gold for each (d) __ verse. (e) __ epic contained sixty thousand (f) __ verses. But instead of gold coins, he offered the poet only sixty thousands silver (g) __ coins. So, the poet refused to accept the silver coins and left the court with (h) __ broken heart. He was (i) __ aggrieved man. Later on, the Sultan realised that he had made (j) __ blunder.


14. 21. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

Mr. Bright is (a) __ European. As he is (b) __ English man, he knows (c) __ English well. He is (d) __ honourable to everyone though he is (e) __ one-eyed man. One day having (f) __ SOS, he went to (g) __ USA. His brother Johnson living there joined (h) __ Army last year. He is (i) __ younger of the two brothers. When Bright met his brother, he could not but shed (j) __ tears.


15. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

Television is (a) __ part and parcel of modern life. At present we can enjoy various TV channels through satellite. Among these, (b) __ Discovery Channel is my favourite one. This TV channel is very interesting and attractive. I think both (c) __ young and (d) __ old get pleasure from this channel. When I watch this TV channel, I forget (e) __ everything of practical life. The introducer narrates everything in (f) __ most appropriate way. He turns our attention to (g) __ unknown and mysterious world of (h) __ history and animals (i) __ sea-view is excellent. I think it attracts (j) __ attention of all kinds of viewers.


16. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

Life is full of (a) __ unfavourable circumstances. (b) __ great men in (c) __ world bravely faced (d) __ adverse situations. These situations bring out (e) __ man's latent qualities. (f) __ people in such circumstances learn many virtues like fortitude and bravery. Only (g) __ virtuous and brave men can conquer (h) __ obstacles of life. (i) __ adverse situations have glorified (j) __ mind and character of great men.


17. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

The process of globalisation obviously requires (a) __ common language for international (b) __ communication. For many different reasons, English has achieved (c) __ prestige of being that (d) __ language because it is (e) __ international language. It is no longer (f) __ unique possession of the British or the Americans or other native-speakers, but (g) __ language that belongs to (h) __ world's people. This phenomenon has led to (i) __ bewildering variety of (j) __ English around us.


18. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

(a) __ idle man and (b) __ active man cannot be equal. We know (c) __ story of (d) __ ant and (e) __ grasshopper. (f) __ ant was industrious. On the other hand, the grasshopper was really (g) __ lazy. The ant knew that (h) __ industrious shine. On (i) __ contrary, (j) __ lazy suffer in life.


19. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

(a) __ 16th December is (b) __ red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day, we achieved (c) __ freedom at the cost of (d) __ bloody battle and Bangladesh came into (e) __ being and made a place in (f) __ world map as (g) __ independent country. Every year this day is celebrated in (h) __ enthusiastic atmosphere. We remember (i) __ great sacrifice of our heroic sons who died for this country. We also pay (j) __ great tribute to them.


20. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

Poverty is (a) __ acute problem in (b) __ LDC like Bangladesh. Many people live below (c) __ poverty line here. They regard (d) __ poverty as (e) __ great evil. It degrades (f) __ dignity of (g) __ individual as well as (h) __ nation. But (i) __ poverty alleviation is (j) __ mammoth task.


21. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

Patriotism is a noble (a) __ virtue. It inspires (b) __ man to shed his blood for his (c) __ country. (d) __ man without patriotism is no better than (e) __ beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f) __ all. He thinks for (g) __ welfare of his country. On (h) __ other hand, (i) __ unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest. Those who died for (j) __ country are true patriots.


22. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

Recently a detective watched (a) __ well dressed woman who always went into (b) __ large store on Monday morning. One Monday, there were fewer people in the shop. So it was easier for (c) __ detective to watch her. The woman first bought (d) __ few small articles. After (e) __ little time, she chose one of the most expensive dresses in the shop and handed it to (f) __ assistant who wrapped it up for her as quickly as possible. Then the woman simply took the parcel and walked out of the shop. When she was arrested, it was discovered that (g) __ sales assistant was her (h) __ daughter. The girl gave her (i) __ expensive dress once (j) __ week.


23. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

Though newspaper is not always (a) __ unmixed blessing, it is (b) __ most useful thing in our life. We rarely think of (c) __ day without reading (d) __ newspaper. Reading newspapers is one of (e) __ good habits of a man. We shall be like (f) __ frog in a dark well if we neglect developing this habit. However, some people prefer (g) __ electronic media to reading (h) __ newspaper. But (i) __ newspaper offers more to its readers than (j) __ electronic media.


24. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

(a) __ morning walk is (b) __ good habit for all classes of (c) __ people. It is (d) __ simple exercise and good for health and (e) __ mentality. In the morning, (f) __ air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (g) __ environment makes (h) __ effect on (i) __ nature in (j) __ morning.



25. Use articles in the following passage where necessary. Put a cross (×) where an article is not needed:

Mosquito menace is one of (a) __ most talked topics. (b) __ fear and nuisance of mosquito is called (c) __ mosquito menace. For (d) __ city dwellers it is (e) __ constant nuisance. Particularly at (f) __ night, it becomes more when thousands of mosquitoes start singing around (g) __ us. Even during daytimes, we are not free from (h) __ attack of mosquitoes. To prevent (i) __ nuisance caused by mosquitoes, we have to be alert and work in (j) __ assorted efforts.





Articles Worksheet for HSC Examination -5.1


1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

Truthfulness is (a) __ greatest of all (b) __ virtues which makes (c) __ person really great. If we do not cultivate (d) __ habit of speaking (e) __ truth, we cannot command (f) __ trust of others. The man whom nobody believes can never be famous in life. It may be that we may succeed once or twice by telling (g) __ lie but it never brings about (h) __ good result. A lie never lies hidden. Today or tomorrow it comes to light. Then (i) __ real character of (j) __ liar is revealed and nobody believes him.

Answer: (a) the; (b) ×; (c) a; (d) the; (e) the; (f) the; (g) a; (h) a; (i) the; (j) a.


2. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

Michael Madhusudan Dutt was (a) __ popular 19th century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in (b) __ Sagardari on (c) __ bank of (d) __ Kopotaksho river, (e) __ village in Keshobpur Upazilla under Jessore district. From (f) __ early age, Dutt aspired to be (g) __ Englishman in form and manner. Though he was born in (h) __ sophisticated Hindu family, he took Christianity arousing (i) __ anger of his family. He contributed much to (j) __ development of Bengali literature.

Answer: (a) a; (b) ×; (c) the; (d) the; (e) a; (f) an; (g) an; (h) a; (i) the/×; (j) the.


3. 10. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

My mother is (a) __ ideal housewife. She is (b) __ affectionate lady. She manages (c) __ family very nicely. She hopes to see me happy at (d) __ cost of her own life. She does not enjoy (e) __ wink of sleep if I fall sick. She is very kind to (f) __ poor. She is also (g) __ very religious lady. She advises us to follow (h) __ path of truth and honesty. (i) __ woman like her is very rare. She bears a good moral (j) __ character.

Answer: (a) an; (b) an; (c) the; (d) the; (e) a; (f) the; (g) a; (h) the; (i) A; (j) ×.


4. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

Every student wants to do better in (a) __ examination. But it is not (b) __ easy work. (c) __ student has to do something for this. From (d) __ very beginning he must be serious. He should read (e) __ texts again and again. He must not memorize (f) __ answer without knowing the meaning. He must not make notes from (g) __ common source. He should have a good (h) __ command over English. By doing all these things (i) __ student can hope to make a good (j) __ result.

Answer: (a) the; (b) an; (c) A; (d) the; (e) the; (f) an; (g) a; (h) ×; (i) a; (j) ×.


5. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross mark (×) in those blanks:

(a) __ morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b) __ simple exercise and good for health and (c) __ mentality. In the morning (d) __ air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e) __ environment makes an effect on (f) __ walker's health and mind when (g) __ man enjoys (h) __ beauties and solemnity of (i) __ nature in (j) __ morning.

Answer: (a) ×; (b) a; (c) ×; (d) the; (e) ×; (f) the; (g) a; (h) the; (i) ×; (j) the.


6. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

Literacy as (a) __ skill was first institutionalized in Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt and China soon after (b) __ art of writing was invented. Then education was not for (c) __ general people but (d) __ privilege for (e) __ chosen (f) __ few who took on strategic roles in (g) __ running of (h) __ state and in religion. In Greece, education became more widespread in about the 5th century BC. (i) __ Greeks, however, sent only their (j) __ male children to school.

Answer: (a) a; (b) the; (c) the; (d) a; (e) the; (f) ×; (g) the; (h) the; (i) The; (j) ×.


7. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

There is a saying that sincerity is (a) __ key to success. (b) __ person can prosper in life by doing hard work. The man who does not follow (c) __ rules of sincerity can never go (d) __ long way in (e) __ world. Many (f) __ man is not conscious of (g) __ importance of (h) __ sincerity for which they don't have (i) __ benefit of (j) __ success. However, we should be sincere to our work if we want to achieve anything notable.

Answer: (a) the; (b) A; (c) the; (d) a; (e) the; (f) a; (g) the; (h) ×; (i) the; (j) ×.


8. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks:

Kamal is (a) __ HSC examinee this year. He is not (b) __ attentive to his lessons. He is very weak in (c) __ English. Moreover he is (d) __ lazy. So his preparation in English is not good. (e) __ month ago before his examination he managed (f) __ short suggestion and learnt it. On (g) __ day of examination he started for the examination hall (h) __ bit earlier. He entered (i) __ examination hall with (j) __ trembling heart.

Answer: (a) an; (b) ×; (c) ×; (d) ×; (e) A; (f) a; (g) the; (h) a; (i) the; (j) a.


9. Fill in the blanks with articles. Use cross (×) mark where an article is not necessary:

Once there lived (a) __ poor cobbler. He had (b) __ rich neighbour. (c) __ neighbour possessed (d) __ ill-health. So, he was (e) __ angry man. He was always (f) __ unhappy man. Once he used to think (g) __ richest men to be (h) __ happiest men in (i) __ world. But his (j) __ idea was wrong.

Answer: (a) a; (b) a; (c) The; (d) ×; (e) an; (f) an; (g) the; (h) the; (i) the; (j) ×.


10. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

Industry is (a) __ key to success. (b) __ industrious can prosper in life. (c) __ man who does not undertake (d) __ hard-work can never go (e) __ long way in (f) __ world. Many (g) __ man is not conscious of (h) __ importance of (i) __ diligence for which they can't reap (j) __ benefit of success.

Answer: (a) the; (b) The; (c) A; (d) ×; (e) a; (f) the; (g) a; (h) the; (i) ×; (j) the.


11. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

(a) __ discipline is seen even in (b) __ nature. Every morning (c) __ sun rises in (d) __ east. Day follows (e) __ night, birds sing and (f) __ plants blossom. Everywhere in (g) __ nature, there is (h) __ harmony. If there was no discipline in (i) __ nature, there would have been (j) __ chaos everywhere.