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Section – A (Reading Skill)
A.1 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow : (5)
THE WHY OF BOOKS
Books are not a lie but true,
they give you the knowledge
of honesty and cruelty.
They tell us about history,
in which there is always a mystery,
they can make your career.
Which will not lead to any failure.
They give us a way and never say to away!
They are the oceans of wisdom,
which will make you one day
the master of kingdom.
Knowledge is big, like the sky,
which always goes high and high.
So book always lead to a right way,
and will never take you on a wrong way.
‘Coz they are your true friends.
Choose the most appropriate option :
a) What do books provide us ?
i) knowledge of honesty ii) knowledge of cruelty
iii) both (i) and (ii) iv) neither (i) nor (ii)
b) What do books tell us about?
i) History ii) Geography
iii) Mathematics iv) English
c) Books are the Vast
i) oceans of evil ii) oceans of wisdom
iii) oceans to do wrong deeds iv) oceans of cruelty
d) Books lead us to
i) a wrong path ii) a right path
iii) a crooked path iv) a thorny path
e) According to the poet books are our
i) true enemies ii) false enemies
iii) true friends iv) false friends
A.2 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. (5)
Mirrors have been used since ages. It is said that Archimedes used huge mirrors to focus the heat of the sun’s rays on the enemy ships to burn them. The same principle is used in solar cookers where mirrors are used to reflect and focus the sun’s rays on to cooking containers. Astronomers use huge concave mirrors to focus starlight. The mirrors used in telescopes are polished by giving a thin coat of silver or aluminum to the glass. With the telescopes, astronomers can see the heavenly bodies but even without the telescopes one can see the moon. A full moon shining overhead is a beautiful sight. But it is also a puzzle because if the sun and the moon both give the same sunlight, then why is the moonlight more pleasant?
The reason is that the moon reflects very little sunlight, in fact, only seven percent of the light is receives. The earth reflects about half of the radiation that it receives from the sun. Imagine how bright the earth must be looking from the moon? One can even read a book on the moon in the earth light. However, you do not have to travel all the way to the moon to realize how strong the earthlight is. Observe the crescent moon soon after the new moon. The bright crescent is illuminated by the sun. The rest of the moon is illuminated by earthlight. In other words, the light reflected by the earth is falling on the moon. This is being reflected back to us and is strong enough to show the moon faintly. As the crescent increases in size, this effect disappears.
Fresh snow is the best reflector of sunlight in nature. The bright light reflected by it can dazzle and harm your eyes. Mountaineers, therefore, use dark glasses.
a) Archimedes used mirrors to focus the heat of the sun’s rays :
i) to bake some pots ii) to create a warm environment
iii) to burn enemy ships iv) to boil water
b) Mirrors used in telescopes are polished by giving the glass a thin coat of :
i) gold ii) silver and gold
iii) silver or aluminium iv) tin and white paint
c) The principle of focusing the sun’s rays is used in :
i) solar cookers ii) radio
iii) public address system iv) computers
d) The bright light reflected by fresh snow can :
i) harm your body ii) dazzle and harm your eyes
iii) harm and dazzle your heart iv) dazzle and harm your liver
e) How much of the radiation received from the sun does the earth reflect?
i) about half ii) about one-fourth
iii) all of it iv) about three-fourth
A.3 Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow : (10)
1. Without oil the modern world could not exist. Oil is needed for travel, because it powers our motor cars, buses, trains, aeroplanes and ships. Oil helps machines of all kinds to run easily. Oil also gives us other substances, such as artificial rubber, artificial materials for clothing, and new materials for making things. Yet till a hundred years ago no one used oil for any of these purpose. In fact, no one knew that much oil existed.
2. Men do not make oil; they find it. They look for oil in many ways. They begin by making a map of the land where they are searching. Then they use the map to help them in choosing a site to explore with more care. They start their work by examining the rock from under the surface and come to know whether oil is likely to be underneath the rock.
3. To find out how deeply the oil is buried they need to know how far under the surface the rock is. If everything seems hopeful the men now decide to drill down through the rock. In this way they will find out whether oil really does lie underneath it. Often this test-well, as it is called, is far away from any town and there is much work to do before any drilling starts. Houses and roads must be built for the people coming to drill the test-well. Then the big derrick that carries the drill must be put up. This derrick is a strong framework of steel about 45 metres high. The drill is raised and lowered from inside the derrick.
4. Drilling for oil often means making a well that goes very deep into the earth. Such deep wells have never been made until modern times. The rate of drilling depends upon the kind of rock being drilled: it can be as fast as 60 metres an hour. Drilling is usually done on dry land, but we can also drill the rock under lakes or seas by putting the derrick on a special platform above the water.
Read the above passage carefully & answer the questions that follow:
i) How is oil useful to machines? (2)
ii) How do men go about looking for oil? (2)
iii) Drilling for oil often means ___________. (1)
iv) The rate of drilling depends upon ___________.
v) Drilling is usually done on ___________. (1)
vi) To find out how deeply the oil is buried we need to ___________. (1)
vii) Find the words from the passage which mean :
a) make a hole (para 3)
b) a kind of crane with a movable pivoted arm. (para 3)
Section – B (Writing Skill – 25 marks)
B.1 You are the Cultural Secretary of your school. Your school is organizing an Inter House Debate Competition in the school auditorium. Write a notice in not more than 50 words inviting the willing students to participate in the same. Provide all necessary details.
Read the telephonic conversation:
Gopalan : Hello, is it 27541485?
Lakshmi : Yes.
Gopalan : Is Mr. Raman at home?
Lakshmi : No, he isn’t.
Gopalan : Gopalan here. You are Mr. Raman’s daughter, aren’t you?
Lakshmi : Yes. Would you like to leave a message?
Gopalan : Yes. Mr. Bhaskar fell over and injured his leg this morning. He is in
Apollo Hospital. The doctor has said it is a fracture.
Lakshmi : Oh, sorry !
Gopalan : He has to be in hospital till tomorrow.
Lakshmi : I will pass on the message. I think Daddy will see Mr. Bhaskar this
evening. Bye, uncle.
Gopalan : Bye.
Lakshmi has to go to her friend’s house before her father is back.
Write the message she would write for her father in not more than 50 words.
B.2 You are Ritika / Rishabh. You recently shifted to a new place. Write an email to your friend Asha / Ashu explaining her/him about the new place, home and people around. Write an email in not more than 80 words using the hints given below.
• House near market place.
• park nearby
• will srart going school from next week
B.3 You are Archana / Abhinav. Write a speech on ‘value of travelling’ to be delivered in the morning assembly. You may take help of the following points.
• travel part of life
• earlier – travel for food and shelter;
now leisure – enriching experience
• gives exposure to new ideas, traditions and culture
B.4 You are Tanupriya / Tarang living in Ashok Vihar, Delhi. You are disgusted on seeing how the animals are being ill treated by the animal owners. Write a letter to the editor giving few suggestions to check this evil. You can make use of the hints given below. (word limit 120)
• animals being ill treated by the animal owners
• cruelty on caged animals
• poorly fed
• laws passed to make animals safe
You are Sohan / Sheetal. Your friend wishes to fly to United States for a job. Write a letter to him/her about Brain Drain and ask him/her to contribute to his/her mother country. You may take help of the hints given below. (word limit 120).
• brain drain : loss of precious manpower of a nation
• India major victim
• dynamic people wish to leave India and fly away
• all professionals like fleeing to developed countries
• it is not easy to go and adjust in a new country
Section – C (Grammar : 20 marks)
C.1 The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line.
Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given
below against the correct blank number.
Yoga is a scientific system for physical a) ________ ________
and mental practices that orginate in b) ________ ________
India much than three thousand c) ________ ________
years ago. Its purpose was to help d) ________ ________
each one of we achieve our highest e) ________ ________
potential or to experience enduring health f) ________ ________
and happiness. The words yoga means g) ________ ________
“to join together”, and it bring the body h) ________ ________
and mind together.
C.2 In the following passage, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and after it in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Ensure that the word that poems your answer is underlined.
Twenty years ago, kids in school never even e.g. school had never
heard the internet. The internet is a vast resource (a) __________
for types of information. It is like a giant bulletin (b) __________
board that the whole world uses ! But anyone can put (c) __________
anything the internet, you have to be careful (d) __________
You must use your best judgement browsing it. (e) __________
And you can’t rely on strangers you meet the (f) __________
internet. You must very careful about all those (g) __________
things or you can put yourself trouble. (h) __________
C.3 Rearrange the following words and phrase to form meaningful sentences. (4)
a) stands / the Yamuna / on the banks / of / the Taj Mahal
b) by / Mumtaz / Emperor Shah Jahan / was built / in memory of / his wife / it
c) can result / or fire / electrical faults / in shock
d) the sun / on the earth / for life / is necessary.
C.4 Do as directed. (4)
a) Fill in the blanks using because of / despite / in spite of
(i) The passengers were annoyed __________ the delay in the arrival of the train.
(ii) We managed to reach the theatre on time __________ the traffic.
b) Complete the sentences in the third conditional with suitable main clauses.
(i) If I had not taken the clothes in, __________.
(ii) If you had stayed at home, __________.
c) Complete these sentences with right form of the adjective given in the brackets.
(i) Arun is __________ (forgetful) than I am.
(ii) Hanif’s stamp collection is __________ (good) than Zoya’s.
d) Complete the sentences with the right form of the verb.
(i) The boy and his friend __________ (want) to learn tennis.
(ii) Different kinds of sweets __________ (be) available in that shop.
C.5 Read the following paragraph carefully and fill in the blanks with appropriate form of verbs. Choose the correct alternatives from the options given below.
Last month my daughter (a) __________ her birthday. Early in the morning a yajna
(b) __________ by the family priest before she (c) __________ her friends for the
dance and tea-party. All the friends (d) __________good presents for her. Her uncle
also (e) __________ a birthday gift for her. All the children (f) __________ for
some time before the cake (g) __________. She (h) __________ a piece of cake to each one of her friends.
(a) i) celebrate ii) celebrates
iii) celebrating iv) celebrated
(b) i) was performed ii) is performed
iii) were performed iv) are performed
(c) i) invite ii) invited
iii) invites iv) inviting
(d) i) bring ii) brings
iii) bought iv) will buy
(e) i) send ii) sent
iii) sending iv) will sent
(f) i) dance ii) dances
iii) dancing iv) danced
(g) i) is cut ii) are cut
iii) was cut iv) were cut
(h) i) distributed ii) distribute
iii) distributes iv) distributing
Section – D (Literature - 25 marks)
D.1 Read the given extract and answer the questions. (3)
Now the name of the little black kitten was Ink
And the little grey mouse, she called her Blink,
And the little yellow dog was sharp as Mustard,
But the dragon was a coward & she called him custard.
a) The dragon was a _______.
i) sharp ii) coward
iii) brave iv) active
b) The colour of kitten was –
i) Yellow ii) white
iii) grey iv) black
c) Who was as sharp as mustard –
i) kitten ii) mouse
iii) dog iv) dragon
D.2 Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow : (3)
“Just happened, just like that. It’s terrible.
But you come by this afternoon for the party. We’ll cheer her up”.
a) Who said this and to whom?
b) Who is ‘her’?
c) What does ‘just happened’ refer to?
D.3 Answer the following questions in brief. (any five) (10)
a) Who was Jimmy? How was he connected to Todd’s father’s ranch?
b) What happened when lear went to stay with his eldest daughter?
c) Describe Custard the dragon.
d) Why did the photographer’s assistant use the figure of a clown with cymbals?
e) What does the poet mean by ‘the wind of our song’ and ‘the dew of our song’?
f) Why was Anna so worried about Nana Marie?
D.4 Answer the following questions. (any one) (3)
a) How did Holmes explain that Mortimer was young and could not have been on the staff of the hospital?
b) Do you think the Tale of custard the Dragon can be called a ballad? What are the characteristics of the ballad found in this poem?
D.5 Imagine you are the Earl of Kent. Write a letter to Cordelia describing the present state of misery of King Lear in about 100 words.
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