CBSE Class 7 English Sample Paper Set 8

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Section A

Reading

I. Read the following passage carefully : (10 Marks)

Without good health, life is hardly worth living. And certainly no one can study effectively over a long period who is fatigued, sluggish,  naemic or suffering from even a minor ailment.

The need for mental health is equally important. Mental health includes freedom from worry and anxiety, a sense of self worth and the ability to meet problems sensibly and rationally. Body and mind are closely interrelated and it is rightly said that a healthy mind can develop only in a healthy body. That means that we should pay enough attention to our habits of exercise, sleep, diet and to the physical environment in which we live. Exercise does not have to be in the form of strenuous games and sports. Not everyone has an aptitude for athletics. Even some light exercise like walking is enough to keep you and your body fit. No doubt, that very strenuous exercise fatigues the central nervous system and therefore reduces the capacity for mental work. But lighter and more moderate exercise has a beneficial effect on mental work.

Eight hours of sleep each night is required by the average teenager. There may be individual differences, but the vast majority takes between six and nine hours of sleep. Sleep enables the body to eliminate the toxic products which have accumulated during the day, repair the damage done to the tissues and to store up energy. The whole body is relaxed and rested in preparation for the next day’s activities.

Food provides energy for work and for the vital functions of the body. It supplies ‘fuel’ for the maintenance of body heat. In order to preserve health, a diet must contain proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and water, in proper proportions. The elements most likely to be deficient in diets are calcium and vitamins A and C.

Lack of energy and vitality are thought to result from mild vitamin deficiencies.

Therefore balanced diet must be taken and the food shouldn’t be eaten in hurry as it interferes with digestion.

Q.A.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage, complete the following sentences. (8 Marks)

(a) Two things that are included in mental health are

(i).......................... (ii)................................ 2

(b) We must pay enough attention to our habits of exercise, sleep,

diet and physical environment because........................... 1

(c) Very strenuous exercise should be avoided because............ 1

(d) .................. of sleep at night is required by an average teen. 1

(e) Two reasons why sleep is considered beneficial are-

(i)........................... (ii) ................................................... 2

(f) A diet containing proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and water in proper proportions is essential for...... 1

Q.A.1.2. Pick out words from the passage which mean. (2 Marks)

(i) disease (Para 1) ........................................ 1

(ii) tiresome (Para 3) ........................................ 1

Q.A.2 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet : (5 Marks)

Whales are normally gentle. They show every sign of wishing to spare man from harm. Many whales exhibit strong family ties. The young ones remain with their parents for up to 15 years or more. Like reindeer and other nomadic land mammals, such migrating species as humpbacks and grey whales live in herds, or pods, and travel seasonally between feeding and breeding grounds. In times of stress, whales look after one another. A group migrates at the speed of the slowest baby.

Maternal instincts are also highly developed. As a calf is born under water, the mother must get it to the surface before it drowns. Often another whale will help in such a situation. Mother whales behave like human beings. They have been seen fondling their babies. Their flippers are used like hands to clasp, coax and discipline their babies. __ Reader’s Digest (adapted)

a) Choose the correct option from those given below the following statements.

1. Whales are vicious.

2. Whales are being described as creatures who would not hurt anyone.

3. Whales would harm humans.

4. Whales welcome the company of humans in the sea.

(i) All are false. (ii) Only 2 is true.

(iii) All are true. (iv) Only 2 is false.

b) We know that whales show strong family ties because.

i. they do not always stay together.

ii. the young ones stay with their parents for up to 15 years.

iii. they are migratory creatures.

iv. they do not harm humans.

c) The fact that whales have been seen fondling their babies shows that whales.

(i) are maternal by nature. (ii) exhibit strong family ties.

(ii) behave like human beings. (iv) have the herd instinct.

d) When a calf is born underwater, the mother will nudge it to surface before it drowns which shows that

(i) whales usually help one another. (ii) whales are migratory creatures.

(iii) whales have maternal instincts. (iv) whales do hurt anyone.

e) The word stress means the same as

(i) sadness (ii) ailment

(iii) anger (iv) continuous feeling of worry

Q.A.3 Read the following passage carefully and answer vthe questions that follow.

Once a cat and a fox were strolling along together. As they walked on, they kept helping themselves to stray morsels of food, things to eat at regular intervals – a mouse, a fat chicken – they began an argument to while away the time between bites.

“Hunch, you think you are smart, don’t you ?” remarked the fox, “You are a fool so far as I am concerned ? Why, I know so many tricks that I have no count of them !”

“Well,” the cat retorted, “I admit there is only one trick that I know. But, let me tell you that my single trick is better than a thousand stupid tricks of yours!”

Just then, they heard the sound of a hunter’s horn and the yelping of a pack of hounds nearby. In an instant, the cat had climbed up a tree, and was well hidden among its leaves.

“This is my only trick”, the cat called out to the fox. “Now let us see how effective all your tricks are!” The fox could not decide which trick to try first.

He dodged here and there, with the hounds chasing him. He entered several burrows, but it was all in vain. The hounds soon caught him and put an end to the proud boaster and all his tricks.

A. Pick the option you consider the most appropriate and write it in your answer sheet: (5 Marks)

(a) The cat and the fox

(i) were friends. (ii) were enemies.

(iii) were rivals. (iv) were pets in a family.

(b) An argument

(i) is always cordial. (ii) always results in heated exchanges .

(iii) ends in a violent fight. (iv) gives no result.

(c) Which one of the following is not true ?

i. One single trick is enough if it is used at the right time.

ii. Knowing many tricks does not help.

iii. Knowledge of too many tricks leads to confusion.

iv. The cat knew many tricks but used only one.

(d) According to the story,

i. the cat was more intelligent than the fox.

ii. the fox was more intelligent than the cat.

iii. both were equally intelligent.

iv. the fox was in the habit of boasting.

(e) Which word/ phrase in the passage means the same as ‘spending time’?

(i) while away (ii) strolling

(iii put an end (iv) to stray

Section B- Writing

B.1 You are Kavita/Kunal, the head boy/head girl of your school. Draft a notice to be put up on the school notice board inviting participation for the inter-school English Elocution Competition to be organized in your school on the topic “Freedom is life” Put the notice in a box. (4 Marks)

B.2 Imagine you are a great lover of nature . Today, while walking across a green field, you saw many wonderful scenes and realized that nature is full of surprises.

Write a dairy entry expressing your feelings in not more than 200 words. The following clues may help you - refreshing meadows, beautiful flowers,

swaying trees, colourful butterflies, chirping birds, soothing streams etc.

B.3 Recently one of the old buildings in your colony caught fire. Luckily no casualty took place but it caused a great loss of property. It took two hours to put out the fire. Write a letter to your grand father narrating the incident. Your letter should not exceed 200 words.

Content (4 Marks)

Fluency (2 Marks)

Accuracy

Section C Grammar

C.1 Use the correct form of the verbs given in brackets to complete the following sentences. (5 Marks)

a) If you take a taxi, you ________ (reach) there on time.   a) Will reach

b) You________ (not get) into so much trouble with your boss, if you had reached office on time.   b) would not have got

c) You will meet more people if you_________ (go) out more often.    c) go out

d) The phone bell was ringing when I__________ (reach) home.    d) reached

e) When we reached the station, the train _______ already ________ (leave).   e) had, left

C.2 Fill in each of the following blank with one suitable word. (5 Marks)

a) Mary is wearing a hat ________ is too big for her.

b) Do you know the woman __________ is playing the piano?

c) The stranger asked me __________ I lived.

d) A new word record has been set ________ him.

e) The boy cried loudly________ he was badly injured.

C.3 Match the items in column A with those in column B (3 Marks)

1. fuel - lighted matchstick   

2. oxygen - coal

3. heat - air

C.4 Complete each of the following words filling in the blanks appropriately.

1. c - n f - ss   = confess

2. s – othe –     = smother

3. s - rp - ise     = surprise

C.5 The words in the following sentences have been jumbled up. Arrange them so as to get meaning sentences. (4 Marks)

a) different places / their young ones / birds choose / to lay / and bring up / their eggs.

Birds choose different places to lay their eggs and bring up their young ones.

b) kept warm / to be / the eggs need / to hatch.

The eggs need to be kept warm to be hatch

c) construct some / so most birds / sort of nest.

So most birds construct some sort of nest.

d) can vary widely / the materials / and the locations / they use / they choose.

The materials they use and the locations they choose can vary widely.

Section D

D.1 Read the following stanza from the poem and answer the questions that follow: 4 Marks

He got out the ladder

From the garden shed

It slipped, He landed

In the flower bed.

1. Whom does ‘he’ refer to in these lines ? (1)

i. Dad (1)

2. What does he bring and from where ? (1)

ii. the ladder from the garden shed(1)

3. What happened to father when he started climbing the ladder ? (2)

iii. He landed in the flowerbed (2)

D.2 Read the following stanza carefully and answer the questions that follow:

(4 Marks)

A dandelion whose fuzzy head

was golden days ago

Has turned to airy parachutes

That flutter when you blow.

1. Name the poem and the poet.

2. Who has fuzzy head ?

3. How has it turned ?

4. When does it flutter ?

D.3 (a) What do you understand by the “flash point” of a fuel ? (2 Marks)

(b) What special treatment did the chain receive ? (2 Marks)

a) Every fuel has a particular temperature at which it begins to burn . This temperature is called flash point.

b) (i) He tightened it till it would not move

(i) He loosened it until it was twice as loose as it was before.

D.4 (a) Why did Abu Khan’s goats want to run away ? what happened to them in the hills ? (2 Marks)

a. (i) because they loved freedom .

(i) They were killed by a wolf

who lived in the hills.

(b) Why was everyone in the control room greatly excited ? (2 Marks)

b. because the big T.V.screen showed a dot, which was taught to be a space craft, it was heading towards them

D.5 What makes cricket a unique and popular game? (4Marks)

or

How can you say that Chandni was exceptionally bold, brave and lovable?

Do you consider her a winner?

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