CBSE Class 7 English Sample Paper Set M. It’s always recommended to practice as many sample papers as possible before the examinations. Students can download the sample papers and also question papers of previous years to practice and score better marks in examinations. Refer to other links too for more sample papers.
Section – A
A.1 Read the following passage carefully. (5)
Nehru said, 'I like being with children and talking to them and, even more, playing with them. If you were with me, I would love to talk to you about this beautiful world of ours, about flowers, trees, birds, animals, stars, mountains, glaciers and all the other beautiful things that surround us in the world. We have all this beauty all around us and yet, we, who are grown-ups, often forget about it and lose ourselves in our arguments or in our quarrels. We sit in our offices and imagine that we are doing very important work. I hope you will be more sensible and open your eyes and ears to this beauty and life that surrounds you. Can you recognize the flowers by their names and the birds by their singing? How easy it is to make friends with them and with everything in nature, if you go to them affectionately and with friendship. Grown-ups have a strange way of putting themselves in compartments and groups. They build barriers of religion, caste, colour, party, nation, province, language, customs of rich and poor. Thus they live in prisons of their own making. Fortunately, children do not know much about these barriers, which separate. They play and work with each other and it is only when they grow up that they begin to learn about these barriers from their elders. I hope you will take a long time in growing up.'
Chacha Nehru loved flowers as much as he loved children. In his most familiar photograph he is always wearing a red rose close to his heart. The story goes that he started to and eventually got accustomed to tucking the flower to his jacket, when a little girl courageously came too close and tucked it on his jacket at a function. In fact, he often compared the two saying that children were like the buds in a garden who needed to be cared, nurtured and loved, as they were the future and foundation of a nation.
Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.
i) The barriers that adults build are -
a) barriers of knowledge b) colour, religion and caste
c) barriers of ego d) all of the above
ii) Adults live in -
a) prisons of their own making b) their homes
c) the ego spaces they create d) houses made of glass
iii) What do ‘Grown-ups’ do ?
a) grown-ups lose themselves in arguments or in quarrels.
b) they think they know everything
c) they don't think like children
d) they do not appreciate things around
iv) He started wearing a red rose in his coat -
a) because he liked red roses b) his family wanted him to wear it
c) a child put it for him in a party d) it made him look smart
v) Nehru compares children to -
a) flowers b) buds
c) birds d) everything nice that is around
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