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I. Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow: (12 marks)
1. Ever since Raju could remember, his cousin Sally from America had adorned the photo frame on top of the TV set. She was a tiny little baby in the picture, wrapped in a thick, pink sweater. She wore soft, furry, rabbit shoes. Raju was fascinated by those shoes; they looked too good to be worn for something as silly as walking on the road.
2. He could hardly make out Sally’s features. She was too small and too far away for him to imagine what she would look like now. Every day, grandma would wipe the dust off the photo frame and tell Raju that one day, he too should go to America and become a doctor. He could stay in Sally’s place and eat bread-butter-jam; he'd wear a coat-suit and maybe even - she would giggle at this point - have an American lady for a wife.
3. Grandma had been jumpy all morning. Sally and her parents (his uncle and aunt whom he'd never seen) were coming to visit them that weekend.
4. When Papa came home that night from his tailor shop, Raju sat on his knee and asked him, "Will Sally stay here for long?" No, said papa.
5. "But they will visit?" he asked.
6. "Yes, and they will bring you lots of presents! So remember to be a good boy and don't eat with your hands!" said mummy.
7. "What's wrong with eating with my hands?"
8. "Don't argue. I've asked papa to stitch a new shirt for you, you must wear it and make a good impression," said Mummy in a voice that told Raju she would allow no disagreements.
9. "If they like you, maybe they will take you to America with them, would you like that?" asked papa, pinching his cheek. "I don't want to go to America," Raju declared. "I want to grow up and become a bus conductor. Then I'll make every bus stop for mummy when she's coming back from the market!"
10. Silly boy!" laughed mummy. "You must study hard and try to win a scholarship like your uncle...If you stay here..." Her eyes swept across the room sadly.
11. It was important that he impress Sally, Raju realised.
12. Grandma was in the kitchen making ladoos. Her plump arms went round and round as she shaped the ladoos into perfect spheres.
13. Raju looked at the lizard on the wall thoughtfully. In movies, whenever someone important came, they would be given a big red chair to sit on. With silver armrests. There was no such chair in his house. He must, he decided, prepare an honourable seat of welcome for the guests.
14. He ran out of the kitchen and hurriedly put on his chappals. Then, armed with his multicoloured umbrella, Raju marched to his father's tailor shop.
15. "What are you doing here?" asked papa."Busy" said Raju and climbed the stairs with his jaws set. Papa looked on in amusement as he gathered the coloured bits of cloth leftover from his stitching. Maroon, red, green, ahh... that golden zari, peacock-blue... Raju picked up as many strips as he could without speaking a word. Then, he walked back home slowly, taking care not to drop anything. Every time mummy sent him to the nearby store to buy eggs or vegetables, he always dropped at least one packet on the road. He would then wipe off the dust on his shorts, but mummy somehow always found out!
16. When he reached, he put the pieces of cloth under the old Oxford English dictionary (the most effective paperweight at home) and dragged the small stool from the kitchen. A small, grand seat for Sally, he thought. Maybe she could rest her rabbit shoes on them.
17. He took the pieces of cloth and started work seriously. He tied orange, white, and green on one leg (to stand for India), and blue, white, and red on another (to stand for America). For the other two legs, he tied bright colours alternating with zari. When Raju finished, he called grandma to admire his handiwork.
18. He watched her face anxiously.
19. "Wah wah! A seat fit for a raja!" grandma laughed aloud.
20. Really?" asked Raju, he wanted to be sure. Absolutely sure.
21. "Really!" said grandma again and thumped him on the back.
Write the answers in your own words.
1. Give evidence from the second paragraph to show that the grandmother is fond of her American relatives. (1)
2. What is grandmother’s dream for Raju? (1)
3. Mention any two arrangements that Raju and his family make for their American relatives. (2)
4. Why is everyone preparing so well for the visit of their American relatives? Give two reasons. (2)
5. Raju is a very caring boy. Do you agree? Give evidence from the passage to prove your point. (1)
6. Raju is a very creative child who knows how to make the most of what is available. Do you agree? Give reasons. (1.5)
7. Give two pieces of evidence to prove that Raju’s family thought highly of their American relatives. (1.5)
8. Find out words from the passage that mean the same as the following: (2.5)
(a) Decorate (paragraphs 1 – 4)
(b) nervous and anxious (paragraphs 2 – 7)
(c) something one has made especially using one’s artistic skills (paragraphs 15 to 21)
(d) to hit something/someone hard (paragraphs 15 to 21)
II. Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow: (10 marks)
1. At the edge of his field, underneath a shelter of cane leaves, Halku lay on a bamboo cot wrapped up in his old shawl, shivering. Underneath the cot his friend, Kalu the dog, was whimpering with his muzzle pressed into his belly. Neither was able to sleep.
2. Halku curled up, and said, ‘Cold, Kalu? Didn’t I tell you, in the house you could lie in the paddy straw? So why did you come out here? Now you’ll have to bear the cold. You thought I was coming out here to eat puris and sweets and you came running on ahead of me. Now you can moan all you want.’
3. Kalu wagged his tail without getting up, prolonged his whimpering into a long yawn, and was silent.
4. Halku reached out his hand and patted Kalu’s cold back. ‘From tomorrow on stop coming with me or the cold will get you. We’ll get through the night somehow. This is the reward you get for farming. While we do the hard work somebody else gets the joy of it.’ Kalu looked at him with eyes overflowing with love.
5. ‘You have to put up with one more cold night. Tomorrow I will spread some straw. You won’t feel the cold.’
6. Kalu put his paws on Halku’s knees and brought his muzzle close. Halku felt his warm breath.
7. Halku lay down. Like some kind of witch the cold weather continued to torment him.
8. When he could no longer bear it, he gently picked Kalu up and got him to fall asleep in his lap. The dog’s body gave off some kind of stink but Halku, hugging him tight, experienced a happiness he hadn’t felt for months. Kalu probably thought he was in heaven, and in Halku’s innocent heart there was no dislike of his smell. He embraced him with the very same affection he would have felt for his brother. He was not crippled by poverty yet. Rather it was as though this singular friendship had opened all the doors to his heart and brilliantly lit up every atom of it.
Write the answers in your own words.
1. ‘Neither was able to sleep’ (para 1). Why? (1)
2. Halku doesn’t seem to be well-off. How do you know? Explain why he is poor. (2)
3. Do you think it was just for ‘puris and sweets’ that Kalu accompanied Halku in the cold? Give a suitable reason. ? (1)
4. Where does Halku seem to be hurt and helpless? Why does he feel so? (2)
5. Read the last paragraph and explain why Kalu probably thought he was in heaven. (1)
6. How do we know that Halku loves his dog a great deal? Give two examples of how he shows his love. (2)
7. Find the words in the passage which mean the same as the following: (1)
a) Crying softly
b) Severe mental or physical suffering
SECTION B - LITERATURE (25)
1. Ravanna accused Ram of being arrogant and proud. Do you think he was right in accusing him? Why/why not? Give appropriate reasons. (2)
2. ‘Too much killing’ gives us a deep insight into how insensitive we are to animals. Do you agree? Justify your answer with suitable examples. (2)
3. The dog spoke about values such as kindness to be taught as part of the school curriculum. How far do you agree? (2)
4. Mareecha did not want to be a part of Ravanna’s plan. Why? Explain giving two suitable reasons. (1.5)
5. What is the basic difference between hunting by human beings and hunting by animals? (1.5)
6. After reading the lesson, ‘Ravanna’ describe how you feel about Ravanna. Answer in about 40 words. (1.5)
7. Do you think Mr L spoke things which are both relevant and practical? Give reasons. (1.5)
8. What kind of life did Perseus decide to choose after Pallas Athene came in his dream and why? (2)
9. Give an example each of Perseus’ acts of chivalry (Chivalry means ‘polite and kind behaviour that shows a sense of honour, especially by men towards women’) and courage. (2)
10. Which characters in the play ‘The Three Japanese folk plays’ exhibit foolishness? Give suitable examples. (2)
11. Polydectes was both cunning and cruel. Do you agree? Give suitable reasons to support your answer. (2)
12. Give two examples of greed from the play ‘The Three Japanese folk plays’. (2)
PART C (Answer any three)
13. How did the lady in the poem ‘Death of the Lady’ try to escape her death? Did she succeed in doing so? (1)
14. Is ‘The Akond of Swat’ a mysterious character? Why? (1)
15. Do you think that ‘Barbara Allen’ is a sad poem? Why? (1)
16. Do you think the soldier in the poem ‘Soldier, Soldier’ was dishonest? Why? (1)
SECTION C – GRAMMAR (23)
1. There are 12 errors in the given passage. Underline the errors and rewrite the passage correctly.
Last year in a month of October, a group for students from our school go to Mumbai by air and I was one of those student. We book our seats a few days in advance. We felt very nervous or exited because we has no experience of air travel. We asked all sorts from questions like ‘How did a airplane looked from inside.’
(a) Fill in the blanks using the first type of conditional. (1/2 X 8 = 4)
1. I will visit the zoo if I __________ time. (has)
2. If I have money, I ___________ a suitable present for you.(buy)
3. If I tell the truth, no one ____________ me. (believe)
4. If she arrives in time, we _____________ to the theatre. (go)
5. The match will be cancelled if ____________. (rain)
6. If you aren’t careful, you _______________ your dress. (spoil)
7. You ______________ ill if you starve. (fall)
8. If the weather ______________, we will go to the park. (good)
(b) Complete the following sentences using the first conditional type: (1X3 = 3)
1. If you aren’t healthy, _________________________
2. She will look very beautiful _____________________________
3. If I study hard, ___________________________
3. Put the verbs given in brackets in the correct tense. (1/2 X 16 = 8)
(i) Son: What ________ (be) you _________ (do) mother?
Mother: Why are you late? I _________ (wait) for half an hour. I ___________ (make) some cookies for you.
Son: Ah, wonderful! I am hungry. I ________ (not eat) anything for four hours.
(ii) Rajesh _______________ (sleep) for an hour now. I ______________ (ask) him to get up since then but he has hardly paid attention to my request. Now, I __________ (frustrate) and ______________ (decide) to go alone.
(iii) The match __________ (start) when we ______________ (reach) the stadium. I was tired as we ___________ (wait) there for my friend to arrive with the passes for the match.
(iv) Ashok ___________(finish) his assignment soon. By this time next year he __________ (take) his university degree. He and his family ___________ (go) to spend this one year in anticipation. His parents are sure that he _____________ (go) to succeed.
4. Fill in the following blanks using since/for wherever suitable: (1/2 X 4 = 2)
a) He has been living here _____________ 1950.
b) I haven’t worn this dress ______________ two years.
c) He hasn’t been here ___________ months.
d) I have been waiting for my friend’s call ____________ yesterday morning.
SECTION – D (COMPOSITION)
Write a paragraph of about 20 lines on any one of the following topics: (10)
• Write the points neatly before you write the paragraph.
• The paragraph must be indented or it will be marked zero.
• Be original and creative.
1) Write a story beginning with ‘I opened my window and saw a sight that ........’
2) An animal that I want to be ............
3) My encounter with a tiger
4) The best adventure I have ever had
5) The day I felt sorry for my friend
SECTION – E (SUPPLEMENTARY TEST- OLIVER TWIST)
Answer ANY EIGHT of the following questions:
1. Why did Fagin and Bill want Nancy to go to the police station? Did she agree?
2. Why did Fagin select Oliver for the robbery?
3. Why did Oliver decide to do when he got to know that Sikes and Toby were going to commit a robbery?
4. What were the contents in the bag that old Sally gave to Mrs. Bumble? What did the Monk do with that bag?
5. Why did Nancy go to meet Rose and Mr. Brownlow?
6. How was Monks related to Oliver?
7. What plan did the boys of the workhouse make in order to have more food?
8. What did Charlotte give Oliver to eat at Mr. Sowerberry’s house? Did he eat that food?
9. How did the bookstall owner help Oliver when he was arrested?
10. Why did Fagin take Oliver to Bill Sikes’ house?
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