CBSE Class 8 English Question Paper Set E.You can download the past year question papers in pdf format with solutions from the links below. The students should practice the question papers of last year which will help them to understand the pattern on the papers and will help them to practice for the exams. You can download the question papers for last 10 years free by clicking links below. Refer to the extract below and download the full pdf file of question papers below.
SECTION A- READING
Q1.Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
There is only one natural satellite - the Moon. But there are many man-made or artificial satellites revolvingaround the Earth. Aryabhatta,IRS-IB and INSAT-2A are some Indian artificial satellites. They are more than 300 Km away from the earth. At this height, the Earth’s gravity and atmosphere do not affect them. Artificial satellites are of many kinds. Of them weather satellites send information and pictures of clouds, storms and ocean currents. They are used to predict the weather. This information is also used to warn people about storms, floods, forest fires etc. Communication satellites are used to transmit telephone conversation and TV programmes across the earth. They are helpful in sending messages through fax machines, using mobile phones and the internet. Science satellites send information about outer space. Astronomers study this data and get to know more about things in space. These satellites are launched into space by rockets. Once beyond the earth’s gravity and atmosphere, they are sent circling around the earth by the force of another rocket. There is nothing in space to obstruct the path or speed of those satellites. So they continue to keep going around the earth, just like the moon.
I. Answer the following questions briefly :
a. Name any two of the Indian artificial satellites.
b. Why are artificial satellites kept at a distance of more than 300 km away from the Earth?
c. In what ways are Communication Satellites useful?
d. How is the information sent by weather satellites used?
II. Find words/phrases from the passage which mean the same as the following :
i. force of attraction between an object and the earth
ii. body of water or air in motion
iii. block up/put something in the way of
iv. to send forth as a self-propelled vehicle
Q2. Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow:
I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard,
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word!
I didn’t ask for wealth or fame
( I knew you wouldn’t mind),
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far lasting kind!
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