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Section – A
A.1 Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the answers from the options given :
THE WIND AND THE SUN
THE WIND AND THE SUN were arguing as to who was the stronger.
“I am more powerful than you,” said the Sun.
“No you’re not,” said the Wind. “I am stronger, and I’ll prove it ! You see that man
over there with a cloak around his shoulders? I bet you. I can tear it off him quicker
than you can.”
“Done !” said the Sun.
The Wind tried first. It blew up a storm. It blew up a gale. It blew so hard that the man was almost swept off his feet, but he tied his cloak tightly around him. Finally the Wind gave up.
“You have a go !” he said to the Sun.
The Sun rose round, red, and brilliant, it blazed down mercilessly. The man began to sweat. The sweat rolled down his face and onto his neck and shoulders, and he began to feel very uncomfortable. Puffing with exertion, the man took off his cloak to cool down.
The Wind, defeated, blew away.
i) Who all were arguing ? (1)
a) The Sun and the Wind
b) The Moon and the Sun
c) The Wind and the Moon
d) The Wind and the Stars
ii) The man had the following around him. (1)
a) blanket b) bed sheet c) quilt d) cloak
iii) The bet between the sun and the wind was that - (1)
a) either of them could make the man wear the cloak
b) either of them could be slower in making the man remove the cloak
c) either of them could make the man remove the cloak quicker
d) neither of them could make the man do anything
iv) The wind blew up a - (1)
a) rain b) thunderstorm c) hail d) storm
v) When the wind blew, the man - (1)
a) tied his cloak tightly around himself b) loosened his cloak
c) removed the cloak d) retied his cloak tightly
A.2 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land. A flood from sea can be caused either by a heavy storm or high tides. The annual cycle of flood and farming was of great significance to many early farming cultures, most famously to the ancient Egyptians of the Nile river and to the Mesopotamians of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
Usually the low lying land gets hit by the floods. Floods become a major threat to the innumerable communities located near the coast.
Floods happen when soil and vegetation cannot absorb all the water. The water then gets collected in large quantities on the land and cannot be carried in the stream channels. The river floods usually result from heavy rains, sometimes combined with melting snow, which causes the river to overflow their banks. Flash floods are caused by excessive rainfall over a relatively small area. A flood can also be caused by blocked sewage pipes and waterways. Coastal areas are occasionally flooded by high tides caused by severe winds on ocean surface, or by tsunami waves caused by undersea earthquakes. Floods are the most frequent type of disaster worldwide.
i) A flood from sea can be caused by - (1)
b) heavy storm c) high tides d) both b and c
ii) A flood is an over flow of _______ that submerges land. (1)
a) water b) oil c) snow d) milk
iii) The river floods usually result from - (1)
a) melting snow b) heavy rains
c) both a and b d) none of the above
iv) ______ floods are caused by excessive rainfall over a relatively small area. (1)
a) river b) mountain c) sea d) flash
v) Floods become a major threat to the innumerable communities located near the _______ .
a) coast b) mountains c) plain d) plateaus
A.3 Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
ROLE OF THE COMPUTERS IN MARKETING
In this age of cut throat competition, marketing holds the key to success. Many good products have failed to take off due to poor marketing and quite a few mediocre products become very popular through strong marketing back-up. Marketing is a functional tool for sales promotion.
The scope of marketing is now changing with the advancement of information technology. The current advances in computer hardware and software and communication technology are causing waves in the information technology. The newly developed information system will help the marketers know the market trends and open up new markets. On the other hand, improvement in communication has changed the status of the customer. He is no more one of the herd buying what everyone is buying, but has become an individual who will buy on his own judgement.
In this changed environment, the age of one-way information flow from manufacturer to customers, (bombarding customers with information regarding product qualities and price) will not do. The need is for a two-way communication between them.
The future is likely to see changes in today’s organisational structure and the methodology of business with the merging of computers and communications.
Computer hardware today is so advanced and miniaturised that computers have become more powerful and compact. They can be battery operated and can be carried around in a briefcase (note book computers). They can be placed on an executive’s table to take care of his personal computing.
More importantly, computers need not be in one location nor do they require an army of programmers, engineers and operating staff. They can be placed alongside the user who then becomes part of the network and uses the computer as an aid to his management and decision making process. All this progress has brought, about incredible changes in marketing and sales operations.
a) What is marketing? (2)
b) What type of change is happening in marketing? (2)
c) What type of communication is needed between the manufactures and the customers?
d) Complete the following sentences: (3)
i) Computer hardware today is so advanced and miniaturised that ___________
ii) Many good products have failed to take off due to ___________
iii) The newly developed information system will help the marketers to know
e) Find a word from the passage which mean the same as ‘that cannot be believed’. (1)
Section – B (Writing – 25 marks)
B.1 You are the student editor of your school magazine. Write a notice in not more than 50 words inviting articles, stories, cartoons, poems etc. for the school magazine. The last day for submission is 15th September 2013. Put the notice in a box.
B.2 Recently, you have joined the hostel and have been allotted a common room where you have to stay with four students. Make a diary entry about your friends, hostel and food.
Read the following conversation and follow the instructions given at the end :
Mr. Rajesh – Good morning. Rajesh Arora speaking.
Miss Sunita – Oh ! Mr. Arora. How are you? What can I do for you?
Mr. Rajesh – I want to speak to Mr. Agarwal.
Miss Sunita – I am sorry, Mr. Agarwal has gone out of town for one day.
Mr. Rajesh – In fact, I have called to place an order for the supply of 125 laptops of Lenovo Company.
Miss Sunita – Oh ! That is very good. Anything else?
Mr. Rajesh – Please tell him to meet me on Monday in my office between 2 and 5 PM.
Miss Sunita – O.K. Sir.
Mr. Rajesh – Thank you.
As Miss Sunita has to go to Haridwar for two days, she won’t be able to convey the message personally. So she writes the message on a notepad and leaves it on Mr.
Agarwal’s table. Write Miss Sunita’s message for Mr. Agarwal in about 50 words.
B.3 You are Radhika/Radhey. You have read the following information about earth.
Write an article on ‘Green Earth : Clean Earth’ by taking ideas from the given information. (word limit : 120 words)
Everyone can help in the protection of mother earth by :
* Conserving water * Saving energy
* Recycling waste * Saving paper
* Reducing CO2 emissions * Greening the Environment
B.4 You are Rohan. You feel disturbed because of the cutting down of trees in your locality. You decided to write a letter to the Editor of the local daily on ‘Deforestation’. Write the letter in 150-200 words.
Write a letter to your younger brother advising him to study hard for his exams and not to get distracted by spending too much time surfing on the internet.
Section – C (Grammar – 20 marks)
C.1 Edit the following paragraph. 
We do not knew exactly when ice-cream (a) _______ _______
was invented or that invented it. (b) _______ _______
It is said that Alexander the Great enjoy ice (c) _______ _______
with honey but nectar. In the first century (d) _______ _______
AD, the Roman Emperor, Nero got snow on the (e) _______ _______
mountains. Then fruits and juices are added (f) _______ _______
to the snow. Some people thought that it (g) _______ _______
was the Chinese who first make ice-cream. (h) _______ _______
C.2 In the given passage, one word is missing in each line. Find out and write the word along with the words which come before and after it.
The small town was the eg. was at the
foot of the mountains. Most the (a)____________
people were farmers. There traders also (b)____________
in the town. Though were not rich (c)____________
but happy contented. At one (d)____________
time the peace broken by (e)____________
several robberies. The people frightened. (f)____________
The Mayor the town called for (g)____________
a meeting discuss the matter. (h)____________
C.3 Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below. : Write the answers in your answer sheet:
Fashion is a term commonly used to (a)________ a style of clothing worn by a large number of people in a country. However, popular styles of furniture, homes and many other products (b)________ also fashion. The kinds of art, music, literature and sports that many people (c)________ can also be fashion. Thus a fashion is or reflects a form of behaviour (d)________ by most people in a society.
a) i) describe ii) to describe
iii) describing iv) described
b) i) are ii) have
iii) is iv) were
c) i) preferred ii) prefers
iii) prefer iv) will prefer
d) i) appreciate ii) liked
iii) disliked iv) accepted
C.4 Rearrange the following words and phrases to make meaningful sentences. 
a) without / is a / reading / of time / wastage / understanding
b) problems / while reading / face / you can
c) a dictionary / you should / for / words / consult / difficult
d) enjoy / sometime / you will / reading / after
C.5 i) Complete these sentences with the right form of the verbs. (4)
a) The bus had left by the time Jyoti got to the bus stop, so she decided ____________. (to walk / walking)
b) She promised ____________ (being / to be) on time for the next club meeting.
ii) Complete these sentences with the antonyms of the words in the brackets.
a) I always ____________ the way to the post office (recall).
b) Tara gently ____________ the bird & it swiftly flew away. (seize)
iii) Fill in the blanks with the correct heteronym.
a) Be careful. There is a nail on that bench and your jeans might _______.
b) A single ________ ran down Sarah’s cheek.
iv) Match the following.
i) inspire a) calm / quiet
ii) agitated b) relaxed
iii) tense c) discourage
iv) professional d) amateur
Section – D (Literature – 25 marks)
D.1 Read the following extracts and answer the questions by choosing the correct option.
“It said unto the forest ‘Shout !
Hang all you leafy banners out !’
It touched the wood bird’s folded wing,
And said, ‘O bird, awake and sing’.
And o’er the farms, ‘O chanticleer”,
Your clarion blow; the day is near’.
i) The leafy banners refer to the -
(a) branches with fruit (b) branches with flowers
(c) branches with leaves (d) branches with vegetables
ii) The bird’s wings are folded because it had been ________.
(a) sleeping (b) walking
(c) dancing (d) running
iii) In the above extract the poet describes the wind making up different things on
land announcing the arrival of ________.
(a) night (b) daybreak
(c) evening (d) afternoon
D.2 Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow: (3)
‘Sometimes at night, we would hear frantic cackling from the poultry house and in the morning there would be feathers lying all over the veranda’.
a) Why could the hens be heard cackling at night?
b) What does the narrator mean when he says that ‘there would be feathers
lying all over the veranda’?
c) Name the story and the author.
D.3 Answer the following questions. (any five) (10)
i) At what age did Matilda start reading? How did she learn to read?
ii) Was Mary all alone in the garden or was there someone with her?
iii) Why did Grandfather go in search of the Superintendent of the zoo?
iv) Why did the colour of the sky and the water turn black?
v) Why did the unicorn shudder?
vi) Why does the wind cross the churchyard with a sigh and tell it to stay quiet?
D.4 Answer the following questions. (any one) (3)
a) Did the exercise of digging and weeding make Mary happy or exhausted?
Explain with examples from the story.
b) Why did the speaker want to keep a strand of hair from the unicorn’s mane? How does it help him ‘dream the unicorn again’?
D.5 Imagine you are Ruskin Bond. Write a diary entry describing how you felt when Grandfather told you that Timothy is no more. (word limit 120 words)
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