1. Read the poem given below and answer the questions;
Wind, come softly.
Don't break the shutters of the windows.
Don't scatter the papers.
Don't throw down the books on the shelf.
There, look what you did - you threw them all down.
You tore the pages of the books.
You brought rain again.
You're very clever at poking fun at weaklings.
Frail crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters,
crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives,
crumbling hearts -
the wind god winnows and crushes them all.
He won't do what you tell him.
So, come, let's build strong homes,
Let's join the doors firmly.
Practise to firm the body.
Make the heart steadfast.
Do this, and the wind will be friends with us.
The wind blows out weak fires.
He makes strong fires roar and flourish.
His friendship is good.
We praise him every day.
Wind, come softly.
Given below is the summary of the poem. Fill in the blanks with suitable words to complete the summary. Use only one word for each blank.
The poet begins by a) ___________to the wind to blow softly and not cause havoc by breaking window shutters, scattering paper or throwing books on the shelf. The poet b) ___________against the wind since it has torn the pages of the books and has brought rain again. The poet feels that the wind is extremely clever as it c) ____________fun of those who are weak. It does not like anything weak. Everything that d) _______easily be it houses, doors, wood or rafters, is e) _____________mercilessly by wind. Besides, it also crushes weak bodies, lives and hearts. The poet f) __________wind to a God who doesn't do what people tell him to. The poet offers a g) ____________to help humanity. He appeals to people to be firm, positive and strong both physically as well as mentally. They must have a h) _____________heart if they want to be friends with wind. If we are strong then wind will not only i) _____________ us but also aid us in achieving success and in flourishing. It is j) __________to be friends with wind.
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the answers from the given options.
TRAVELLING THE INDIAN WAY
Pankaj Dovall TNN
Over the years, the Pope has been driven around in quite a few different vehicles, which most people refer to as the 'Popemobile.' The last time the Pope visited the United States, for instance, his ride was a modified Mercedes-Benz M Class SUV which had been specially modified to accommodate his needs. In fact, Mercedes- Benz has a long history of creating vehicles specially for the Pope, and now Piaggio has joined in as well. Piaggio's contribution, though, features just three wheels and is made from the rickshaw platform which is popular in India, where the vehicle was created.
The autorickshaw is now all set for a papal touch. Two made-in-Maharashtra threewheelers desi versions of the 'Popemobile', the specially-designed automobile used by the Pope at public appearances, is to whirr across the Vatican. The three-wheelers have been presented to the Pope by Italian automaker Piaggio which manufactures them at its Baramati plant. The Piaggio Ape Calessino vehicles, that carry special insignia of the Vatican city and are white in colour in line with papal requirements, were presented to Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican last week, marking one of the most visible Indian connections to the spiritual leader.
"These vehicles were given a complete look and feel of a Popemobile by putting a white coloured hood, white tyres, seat upholstery, and white body paint. The insignia on the doors is specially handcrafted. The entire vehicle was given a complete unique decor to suit the aura of His Holiness," Ravi Chopra, CMD of Piaggio's Indian subsidiary, told TOI. Chopra said the Pope gave the delegation an audience where they apprised him of the vehicles and where they were manufactured. "He enquired about India and expressed a desire to visit the country," Chopra said. But would the Holy father actually get to use the vehicles and why would he prefer a three-wheeler over his fleet of cars? Chopra is confident he will. "Just as a golf cart, they can be used by the Pope, may be for moving in the garden or some other purpose," he said.
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