CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 2 2013 (8). 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)
1. Read the passage carefully.
Tribals, gypsies and aboriginals (generally grouped as Adivasis or the original inhabitants) are a vanishing lot. They walk and talk differently, do not conform to our ways of life, occupy territory that we need badly for our needs and development - the cards are all against them. Yet, they have some special talents and ways that we can take cues and learn to use to advantage, if only we treat them well and attempt to understand them. The Nari kuravas are expert foresters and forages, the Bhils are experts in what we call as sustainable way of life; they make a hundred useful things from leaves, roots, shoots and barks, and materials from small game animals. Some tribes are expert metallurgists while some others find medical use in many a herb and shrub. These discoveries, crafts and skills that they have learnt over generations of living as one with nature - skills and innovations that modern man can admire and learn from.For eight months of the year, the Moken live off the sea, depending upon an amazing number of organisms therein. They use nets, traps, spears and harpoons, and spend a lot of time diving and staying under water. No snorkel, no sea goggles, no air cylinders, or flippers for them - thy make do as is, or at best use primitive gear. During the monsoon season they move ashore and live in temporary thatched huts, trading with the local people.
Complete the statements given below by choosing the most appropriate options:
(i) The Adivasis have learnt the art of living as
(a) they have felt the need for it.
(b) they live in harmony with nature.
(c) they have been taught in their schools
(d) they are civilized
(ii) The Bhils are experts in .
(a) hunting and catching wild animals
(b) gathering wild fruits and vegetables
(c) making a hundred useful things from plants
(d) farming and horticulture
(iii) If they are treated well and people try to understand them better .
(a) we can learn a lot from them
(b) one can learn to be contented
(c) they would become civilized
(d) the adivasis would become educated
(iv) 'The aboriginals are a vanishing lot' would mean .
(a) they are shifting all the time
(b) they are fast disappearing
(c) are leaving the country
(d) are available all the time
(v) They can be called competent and skilled because .
(a) they make the best use of resources available.
(b) they can read and write.
(c) they are receiving education,
(d) they have pursued some business or the other.
Please click the link below to download pdf file of CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 2 2013 (8).
Click for more English Study Material ›