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SECTION - A
(Reading - 20 Marks)
1. Read the following passage carefully:
I am very fond of atlases. As a child I used to find it difficult to lay my hands on an atlas. So when we started the Foundation at Infosys, I decided to distribute atlases free of cost to schools so that children could see the country and the world and the vastness of the planet they lived in. One day as I was coming back from my work at dusk I saw some cattle coming back after grazing. I smelled the wonderful aroma of fresh groundnuts in the air. A man was selling fresh groundnuts in front of the local school. It was quite irresistible. I decided to buy a kilo of groundnuts from him. The man, obviously a farmer was selling his product directly to customers passing that way.
He weighed a kilo and gave it to me loose. Take this and put it in your bag,' I was not carrying one so I asked him if he could get one from somewhere. He thought for a while and then turned to his assistant and said, "Run into the school, the classrooms are still open. There will be a big red book there, with thick pages. Tear out one page and get it. Before I could stop him the boy had run into the school. Soon he came back holding a colourful page and I was handed my groundnuts in it. I looked closely at the page and realised that it was from one of the atlases which I had gifted to the school some months back. I was shocked.
"Why did you tear the page from this book?" I asked. The man said," some lady gives these books free to the school. The Paper is nice and thick, so we use it sometimes for wrapping things." I was shocked. Sadly I looked at the page which bore the seal of our foundation too. Since then I decided to change my policy with regards to extending monetary help to needy. I decided to give only part help henceforth.
Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option from the ones given below:
(a) Why did the narrator distribute atlases in schools?
(i) She wanted all children to know the locations of different places in the world and the planet earth.
(ii) She could not afford to buy an atlas when she was a child.
(iii) She thought books were the best gift one could give to children.
(iv) Atlases had colourful and thick pages.
(b) The author says before she could stop him the boy had already run into the school. Why did she want to stop him?
(i) She decided to put the groundnuts in her handbag.
(ii) She was in a hurry and she felt the boy would take long to fetch the paper.
(iii) She realised at once that the boy would tear pages from a book which was not a good habit.
(iv) She felt that the boy would be punished if he was caught stealing.
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