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1. Read the following passage carefully:
Born on March 21,1916 Bismillah khan belonged to a family of professional shehnai players. At the age of six, he moved to Benaras where his maternal uncle Ali Bux introduced him to the nuances of playing the simple reed instrument, the shehnai. For years to come the temple of Balaji and Mangla Maiya and the banks of the Ganga became the young apprentice’s favourite haunt where he could practise for hours in solitude. The flowing water of the Ganga inspired him to improvise and invent ragas that were earlier considered to be beyond the range of the shehnai.
His first award came at the age of 14, as the best performer at the All India Music Conference in Allahabad in 1930. In 1937, his exploits saw him bagging three medals at the Music Conference in Calcutta. On the first Independence Day, 15th August 1947, he played the shehnai for free India from the ramparts of Delhi’s Red Fort at the invitation of the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru .Awards and recognitions came thick and fast. He participated in the World Exposition in Montreal, in Cannes Art Festival and in the Osaka Trade Fair. An auditorium was named after him in Teheran-Tahar Mosiquee Ustaad Bismillah Khan. The World Music Institute celebrated his 80th birthday in New York.
Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most
appropriate in your answer sheet:
(a) Bismillah Khan was born on…. (1)
(i) 16th March 1921 (ii) 21st March 1916
(ii) 19th March 1916 (iv) 21st March 1921
(b) He was introduced to the ‘shehnai’ by his ---------------- (1)
(i) Paternal uncle (ii) brother-in-law (iii) Maternal uncle (iv) Grandfather
(c ) He made innovations with the ‘shehnai’ as he was inspired by ---------------- (1)
(i) His uncle (ii) The flowing Ganges (iii) By his mentors (iv) All of the above
(d) At the music conference in Calcutta, he was given ----------------- (1)
(i) Four medals (ii) Two medals (iii) Five medals (iv) Three medals
(e) Apprentice here means ------------------------- (1)
(i) A person who works for somebody (ii) An employee at an office
(iii) A person who is learning a skill (iv) A person working in a hospital
2. Read the poem carefully and answer the questions given below by choosing the most appropriate option from the following:
THE LAMP LIGHTER
My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky;
It’s time to take the window to see Leerie going by:
For every night at tea time and before you take your seat,
With lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street.
Now Tom would be a driver and Maria go to sea,
And papa’s a banker and as rich as he can be:
But I, when I’m stronger and choose what I’m to do,
Oh Leerie, I’ll go round at night and light the lamps with you!
For we are very lucky, with a lamp before the door;
And Leerie stops to light as he lights so many more;
An O! Before you hurry by with ladder and with light,
O Leerie, see a little child and nod to him tonight!
(a) It is ---------------- (1)
(i) Morning time (ii) evening time (iii) noon (iv) dawn
(b) The child is about to have his ---------------- (1)
(i) breakfast (ii) lunch (iii) dinner (iv) tea
(c ) He lights the lamp with ---------------- (1)
(i) a matchstick (ii) his lantern (iii) a lighter (iv) another lamp
(d) The poet wants to become ---------------- (1)
(i) Postman when he grows up
(ii) Leerie when he grows up
(iii) A street wanderer when he grows up
(iv) A cleaner when he grows up
(e ) The poet wants Leerie ---------------- (1)
(i) To help him
(ii) To meet him everyday
(iii) To come to his house
(iv) To see and nod to him tonight
3. Read the following passage carefully:
PROTECT HERITAGE TREES IN CIVILISATIONAL INTEREST
1. Trees are the best friends of man, for they provide him protection from the harshness of nature, be it rains or sunlight. Trees have their historic, scientific, medical and religious uses. When an apple fell on Newton’s head, it led to the discovery of the theory of gravitation, helping invention of aircraft. Over two millennia ago, Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya. A descendant of the same tree at the same spot attracts millions of pilgrims and tourists every year.
2. The Forest Research Institute at Dehradun, which has a unique museum of trees, was instrumental in preserving the Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya. Its expertise also helped in preserving other ancient trees in the precincts of the Sai Baba temple at Shirdi in Maharashtra. It was, perhaps, these achievements that fetched the institute and the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) the contract to save 131 trees in the 800-year-old Ta Prohm temple in Cambodia, known for the trees that surround it.
The ASI had earlier done a good restoration job in the Angkor Wat temple complex in the country. A tree, believed to be as old as the Golden Temple at Amritsar and situated close to its sanctum sanctorum and another one at Ochira in Kerala under which ‘Parabrahmam’ is believed to be situated are called heritage trees.
3.1 Answer the following questions briefly: (1x4 = 4)
(a) What are the various ways in which trees are useful to man?
(b) Why is the Bodhi Tree famous even today?
(c) Who got the contract of saving trees in Cambodia?
(d) Mention any twoindian heritage trees.
3.2 Say whether the following statements are true(T) or false(F) (1x3 = 3)
(a) According to this passage man has to take care of trees.
(b) The Forest Research Institute is in Pune.
(c) Inside the Golden Temple there is a tree that was planted about 50 years ago.
3.3 Find words from the passage that mean the same as given below: (1 x 3 = 3)
(a) roughness (para 1)
(b) something that has developed from something in the past. (para 1)
(c )being one of its kind (para 2)
SECTION B- Writing (25 marks)
4. You are Sunil / Geeta, the head boy/head girl of your school. Your school is planning a summer camp for all the students of classes VI-IX during the vacations. Write a notice informing students about the same. (4)
5. Given below is the outline of a story. Use the outline to write the story. (6)
Three friends set out – in search of a job – pass through a forest – find a bag of money – decide to divide it equally – one goes to the city to fetch food – mixes poison in the food – the other two kill him on his return – eat the poisoned food, die – no one gets the treasure.
6. You are Sumit, living at C- 25 ,Shastri Road , New Delhi. Write a letter to the editor of a leading newspaper about the need to control the air pollution in your area.
7. Exercise is important for one and all. What do you think about this? Write an article for your school magazine on the topic ‘Importance of Exercise’? You are Archit . (8)
SECTION C- Grammar (20 marks)
8. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line.
Write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct question no. An example is shown. (4)
In a certain village, in the village of La Ma at (a) at in
Spain,there lived the gentleman of about (b) ________ ________
50 years of age.He was tall and thin and has (c) ________ ________
giant features. At one time he is rich, (d) ________ ________
but now he was poor,where he had sold all his (e) ________ ________
property at buy books. He loved reading and (f) ________ ________
spending all him time among his beloved books. (g) ________ ________
The stories he read are all about adventure. (h) ________ ________
He was interested at such stories. (i) ________ ________
9. Choose the best word from the options given in bracket to complete the following passage : (4)
Climate Change (a) ________ (is, was, will, has) one (b) _______ (at, on, with, of) the
most (c) ________ (hot, hoted, hotly, hoting) contested environmental debates of our
time. (d) ________ (Will, Can, Have, Has) the West Antarctic ice sheet melt entirely?
Will the Gulf Stream ocean current (e) ______ (was, be, is, are) disrupted? May be.May
be not. (f) _______ ( Neither, Either, Or, As) way, Antarctica is a crucial element (g)
________ (in, with, on, at) this debate. If we want to study and examine the Earth’s
past, present (h) ______ (both, and, at, also) future, Antarctica is the place to go.
10. Re-arrange the following words / phrases to make meaningful sentences : (4)
(a) nurse / symbol / is / a / of / humanity / service / a / and
(b) frequently / she / seen / hospitals / is / in
(c) attentive / she / her / very / remains / duties / to
(d) She / popularly / is / as / known / sister
11. Fill in the blanks with a / an / the : (4)
(a) We enjoyed our holiday. _______ hotel was very nice
(b) Can I ask ______ question ?
(c) You look very tired. You need _______ break.
(d) Rita is _______ interesting person. You must meet her.
12. Do as directed : (4)
(a) People who live in glass houses ______ not throw stones on others. ( use should / ought to / must appropriately in the blank )
(b) You are required to keep all the doors open, not _______? ( Fill in the blank with the opposite of the italicised word )
(c) It’s not difficult to see ______ your plan. Anyone can see your motive. ( Use through / acrossin the blank )
(d) It is obvious that the work has not been done in a prope rway (Add –ly to the italicised word and rewrite the sentence using the new word. )
SECTION D - Literature (25 marks)
13 (A). Read the following extract and answer the questions by choosing the most appropriate option from those given below: (3)
So when he wiggles in the grass
I’ll stand aside and watch him pass
And tell myself, “There’s no mistake
It’s just a harmless garden snake!”
(a) Who is ‘he’ in the above stanza?
(i) Poet (ii) snake (iii) poet’s friend (iv) poet’s father
(b) Which word describes the movement of the snake?
(i) Wiggles (ii) Aside (iii) Stand (iv) Watch
(c) Why will the poet stand aside and give the snake pass?
(i) Because the snake is harmless
(ii) Because the snake is poisonous
(iii) Because the poet is afraid of the snake
(iv) Because the poet is very gentle
13(B).Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow : (3)
Unlike Golf and Tennis, Cricket has refused to remake its tools with industrial or manmade materials: plastic, fibre glass and metal have been firmly rejected.
But in the matter of protective equipment, cricket has been influenced by technological change. The invention of vulcanised rubber led to the introduction of pads in 1848 and protective gloves soon after wards, and the modern game would be unimaginable without helmets made out of metal and synthetic lightweight materials.
(a) In what respect does cricket differ from golf and tennis?
(b) What does ‘protective equipment’ refer to?
(c) When were pads introduced in this game?
13 (C). Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow : (3)
Mr. Wonka said, “So once again I rolled up my sleeves and set to work. Once again I squeezed my brain, searching for the recipe … I had to create age… to make people old… old, older, oldest… ‘Ha-ha! I cried, for now the ideas were beginning to come.
“What is the oldest living thing in the world? What lives longer than anything else?”
(a) Who was Mr. Wonka?
(b) What did he want to invent?
(c) What was his first step to make a new tonic?
14. Answer any four of the following questions : (8)
(a) Why did the customer free the imprisoned doves in the story ‘I want something in a cage’?
(b) Why did Abbu Khan’s goats want to run away? What happened to them in the hills?
(c) When was the bear tied up with a chain? Why?
(d) What made grandfather decide to transfer Timothy to the zoo?
(e) How does Tilloo manage to find his way to the ‘forbidden passage’?
15. Imagine you are the author in the story ‘A Bicycle in Good Repair’. Write a diary entry expressing your reaction when your Bicycle was damaged by your friend.
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