CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 2 2013 (12)

CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 2 2013 (12). Students can download the last year question papers using the link below. Free download of examination question papers with solutions. Last 10 year question papers should be practised to get better marks in examinations.


(Reading - 20 Marks)

l. Read the passage given below  carefully  and complete the statements that   follow by choosing the best options :                                                       

A big reason for the drop in stomach cancer over the last  century is    refrigeration, which  has greatly  reduced the need for pickling  foods to preserve them.  Nitrates  are often used in pickling  for flavour  and to prevent bacterial growth.   However, nitrates are converted to cancer - causing  nitrosamines  during  digestion.    Vitamins  A and C, beta carotene and other antioxidants  can inhibit the cancer - causing  potential  of nitrosamines.    Eating  ample fresh vegetables  and fruits may counteract any risk from pickled foods. Smoking was once essential for preserving meat and fish. But hundreds of components have so far been identified in smoke including alcohols, acids, phenols and several other toxic  and possibly  even cancer-causing  substances. The  chemicals inhibit the growth  of bacteria and slow  the breakdown of fat.  But cured meats are high in nitrates,which  combine  with  amino  acids  during cooking  and digestion  to form cancer - causing nitrosamines.  The risk of cancer from nitrates is small, especially compared to the risk of coronary  disease from getting too much saturated fat - plentiful in smoked meat.  If you enjoy smoked or salted meats, make sure you eat them only occasionally  and in moderate amounts.

(1)    The advent of __________ brought about a change in preservation  of food

(a)    nitrates     

(b)    refrigeration       

(c)    vitamin A           

(d)    vitamin C

(2)    It is better not to consume smoked meat as it contains a lot of          .

(a)    vitamins                               

(b)    cancer causing  substances

(c)    saturated fat                         

(d)    amino  acids

(3)    'Inhibit'  means                .

(a)    prevent     

(b)    involve               

(c)    start                   

(d)    slow  down

(4)    Eating________can protect us from the risk of pickled  food.

(a)    good food     

(b)    fresh vegetables

(c)    vitamin tablets                     

(d)    boiled vegetables

(5)    The art of preserving  fish and meat was by               .

(a)    adding nitrates                      (b)    growing  bacteria

(c)    smoking it                        (d)    breaking it

2.      Read the passage given below carefully  and complete the statements that  follow it by choosing the correct options :                                                           

 For several centuries, two towns near the Olympic site,  Elis  and Pisa fought for the prestige  and power of controlling the games.  In the fourth  centruy BC, the dispute broke into open warfare, and there was a battle during  the  pentathlon.  But winning meant everything to the ancient Greeks and they only understood success.  There were no awards for second and third place in the ancient Olympics.  First place was only the first place.  The longest  race in the early games was only about five kilometers.    The race we call  the marathon  wasn't  created until some 2500 years later.    It was part of the programme of the first modern Olympics held in Athens in 1896 and commemorated that ancient  run.   The first Olympic marathons, from Athens in 1896 to Antwerp  in1920 were run at varying lengths, ranging from 39,996 to 42,750 metres. It wasn't until the 1924 games in Paris that it was decided  to adopt the  standard distance  of 42,195 metres used at the London Games in 1908, the exact distance from the start at WindsorCastle  to the White  City Stadium.

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