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Summative Assessment – I, 2011
Class - X
Q1. Read the following passage carefully:
When I came home from the hostel for the first time, I was looking quite pulled down and pale. There I had lost interest in food and this naturally showed in my lacklustre face and sunken eyes. I must have looked like a rogue when I stepped out of the tonga for, my father, from the terrace, showered me with his patent set of four-letter words,”You buffoon”, good-for-nothing fellow”, etc. He was an officer, yet his stock of four-letter words was rather limited and so he welcomed me with a softer set of words and did not care to see me again. But after the vacation when I set off for the hostel, there was a servant walking with me with a huge tin of home-made ghee and a large sack of super–fine rice. He cooked my food separately in the hostel. By and by I grew pink and hefty. I generally survived on rice and slept a lot. Once I slept for thirty-six hours at a stretch. Having a short nap after the breakfast is my hobby almost. For that I have been missing my lunch too.
(a) When he returned home from the hostel the narrator looked_____________.
(i) worthless (ii) depressed
(iii) angry (iv) downish
(b) The narrator had come home because of ____________.
(i) home-sickness (ii) vacation
(iii) bad health (iv) his marriage
(c) After vacation he left for the hostel in the company of _______________.
(i) an orderly (ii) a cook
(iii) a servant (iv) the owner
(d) Soon __________ became his hobby.
(i) to have a long sleep after lunch
(ii) to miss his lunch once a week
(iii) to go for a long walk
(iv) to enjoy short sleep after breakfast
(e) Opposite in meaning to the word `hefty‟ is ____________.
(i) wounded (ii) wretched
(iii) destitute (iv) weak
Q2. Read the following passage carefully:
Many animals are able to communicate with each other very well - but none of them can talk as we do. That is, no animal uses words. Birds cry out and make sounds that other birds understand. Smells, movements, and sounds are used for communication by animals, through which they express joy or anger or fear. Human speech is a very complicated process, which no animal can perform. One reason is that in a very special way we use a whole series of organs to produce the sounds we want to make when we utter words. The way our vocal cords are made to vibrate, the way the throat, mouth and nasal cavities are adjusted, the way the lips, teeth, lower jaw, tongue, and palate are moved – just to make vowel and consonant sounds, is something animals can‟t do. They cannot produce a whole series of words to make a sentence. And there is another, perhaps more important reason why animals can‟t talk. Words are only labels for object actions, feelings, expressions and ideas. For example, the word „bird‟ is a label for a living flying object. Other words describe its colour, shapes, flying and singing. Still other words would be used to tell what the speaker thinks or feels about the bird or its actions. For human beings, therefore, the use of words means the use of labels or symbols, and then organizing them in a certain way to communicate something. This requires a degree of intelligence and logical thinking that no animals have. So they can‟t talk the way people do.
1. Communication in animals is made through :
(a) smells, movements and sounds
(b) smells, hopping and flying
(c) smells, sitting and running
(d) smells, sitting and eating
2. The emotions which are expressed by birds are :
(a) joy, love, hate
(b) joy, jealousy or zeal
(c) joy, fear or anger
(d) joy, cry or anger
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