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Q1.Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: (12 marks)
1 Life is full of surprises and so are people in their different ways. I remember Mr. Jones. He was only a junior master at Bishop Cotton School in Shimla. Most of his colleagues there looked upon him with a certain amusement coloured with disregard, for he was one of those rare people who didn’t believe in physical punishment and who refused to administer it.
2 Fifty years ago, beating was still the order of the day, specially in boarding schools. Those who broke the rules were beaten with a stout Malacca cane. Most teachers, even some prefects, were expected to cane the boys under their care or command and many of them did so. Not so Mr. Jones. He refused to cane anyone. As a result he was considered soft and old-fashioned although he was modern. This resulted in a loss of seniority and the chance of rising to any higher level of management in the school. Not that this bothered Mr. Jones. He had fought in the First World War and suffered at first-hand. Therefore, he saw no merit in causing pain to anyone least of all to a school boy. It made no sense to him.
3 On holidays, I would call on him to borrow books. He had a complete set of Dickens, and lent the volumes to me one at a time until I had gone through the entire works from Sketches by Boz to Our Mutual Friend. Reading became my religion; authorship my goal.
Write the answers in your own words unless the question specifically asks you to quote from the passage.
1. Pick out the sentence from the passage which suggests that Mr. Jones’s colleagues did not have a lot of respect for him. (1)
2. Why does the writer say that Mr. Jones was ‘one of those rare people’? What does that tell you about other teachers of the school? (1.5)
3. Why does the narrator call Mr.Jones old-fashioned and modern at the same time? (1.5)
4. Was Mr. Jones’s soft nature of any advantage to him in his job? Give two reasons. (1.5)
5. ‘It made no sense to him.’ What made no sense to Mr. Jones? Why? (1.5)
6. Give evidence to prove that Mr. Jones was an accessible and approachable teacher. (1)
7. How did Mr. Jones affect the writer’s future? (1)
8. Find words from the passage that mean the same as the following: (2)
9.Give a suitable title to the passage.
Q2.Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: (10 marks)
1.One morning, the Emperor of China was feeling tired and sleepy. He had a lot of work to do but he could not keep his eyes open. ‘Perhaps I’m sick,’ he said to his servant. ‘Get my doctor!’
2.When the doctor arrived, the Emperor said,’ I have many things to do today, but I can’t keep my eyes open. Can you help me?’The doctor took out some dry, dark leaves from his bag. ‘Great Emperor, would you like to chew some of these leaves? They will help you. They are called tea-leaves,’ said the doctor.
3.The Emperor began to chew the tea-leaves. ‘They don’t taste nice at all. They are uneatable,’ said the Emperor. ‘But they will help you stay awake, Great Emperor,’ said the doctor.
4.The Emperor was angry. ‘I’m the Emperor. If something doesn’t taste nice, I don’t chew it!’ shouted the Emperor. ‘If you don’t take your leaves away, I’ll cut off your head!’
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