CBSE Class 10 English Question Paper 2021 Set 3 Solved

ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE

SECTION –A: READING 
 
Q1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
 
1. Sprouts relatively contain the largest amount of nutrients per unit of any food known to man. Sprouts produce a fountain of power for chemical changes. Enzymes are produced, starch get converted into glucose. Protein is transformed into amino acids and vitamin value increases. In fact, a new explosion of life force takes place. According to doctor Bailey of the University of Minnesota, U.S.A., the vitamin C value of wheat increases 600 percent in the early sprouting period. Doctor C.R Shaw of the University of Texas Cancer Center found that cancer was inhibited up to 90% when healthy bacteria was exposed to a cancercausing substance in the presence of a juice made from wheat sprouts.
 
(2) Enzymes which initiate and control almost every chemical reaction in our body are greatly activated in the sprouting process. Enzymes spark the entire digestive system to synthesize the nutrients in our food into blood. They are the key to longevity.
 
(3) Sprouts are enjoyed more when they are fresh. Mix sprouts with other food and dressings, according to your taste and enjoy eating them. But eat them you must, everyday! You will soon realize that making sprouts a part of your diet has
a dramatic effect on your health. With this life food, all the cells of your body become active and agile.
 
(4) The nourishment which develops as the sprouts grow is very stable and can be frozen or dried for future. Sprouted potato or tomato seeds are likely to be poisonous. Alfalfa and moong bean sprouts are excellent soft food. They are almost predigested and can be easily assimilated even by the children and the elderly. They contain every non-vitamin in perfect balance, necessary for the human body.
 
1.1 Attempt any eight of the following questions on the basis of the passage you have read.
 
a) Why are sprouts useful?
 
b) What happens in the early sprouting process?
 
c) What was the finding of Dr. C R Shaw?
 
d) What happens to the enzymes in the sprouting process?
 
e) How does your body become active and agile?
 
f) Which are excellent soft food?
 
g) What is the benefit of making sprouts a part of your diet?
 
h) Which sprouted seeds are poisonous?
 
i) Mention the importance of Alfalfa and moong bean sprouts.


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