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SECTION – A : READING
1. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Getting a good night sleep can help you cope up with stress more effectively. But not getting enough sleep can cause more stress. Insomniacs have higher concentrations of stress hormones than others.
Women are prone to sleep disturbances. Their sleep problems frequently interfere with their daily activities.
Experts believe that sleep, especially deep sleep, enables our nervous system to function well. Without it, we lose our ability to concentrate, remember or analyze. Some experts speculate that during deep sleep, cells manufacture more proteins, which are essential for cell growth and repair of damage from things like stress and ultraviolet rays. Scientists believe that activity in the area of the brain that controls emotions and social interactions lessens during sleep and deep sleep may help people be emotionally and socially adept when awake.
Sleep may also help our brain to store a newly learned activity in its memory bank. In a study in Canada, students deprived of sleep after learning a complex logic game showed a 30 percent learning deficit when tested a week later compared with students not deprived of sleep.
1.1 On the basis of your reading answer the following questions:
a) How does a good sleep help us?
b) What can not getting sufficient sleep cause?
c) What do insomniacs have more than others?
d) What are women prone to?
1.2 Find the word from the passage that means the same as:
a) Denied b) Face
SECTION – B : WRITING AND GRAMMAR
2. Recently you celebrated Diwali with your friends and burnt many crackers on the same occasion with them. But now you have realized how it has effected the environment of your city.
Draft a poster promoting an Anti-Cracker Diwali in the future. (3 marks)
3. 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. (3 marks)
Children are fond to coconut. It is the a) __________ ________
biggest of all the nuts, and are indeed a wonderful b) __________ ________
fruit. It grows on a tall tree and is find c) __________ ________
in tropical countries round a seashore. The d) __________ ________
name was giving to it by the Portuguese because, e) __________ ________
with the three marks and eye-spots at the end, f) __________ ________
it looked something like a monkey’s face.
4. Rearrange the following words or phrases to form meaningful sentences: (2 marks)
a) Mother Teresa / greatest / one of the / was / time / of our / missionaries
b) dedicated / service of / entire life / the poorest of the poor / she / her / to the
Section - C : LITERATURE TEXTBOOK
5. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: (3 x 1 = 3 marks)
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our life sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time
a) What does the lives of great men remind us of?
b) How can we make our life sublime?
c) Explain the line ‘footprints on the sands of time’.
6. Answer the following questions in about 30 to 40 words each: (4 x 1 = 4 marks)
a) Why do people visiting bookshops prefer not to read short stories?
b) How do the villagers welcome the narrator after he killed the man-eater?
c) What was the side line business of the second hand bookshop?
d) How did Ramapuram tiger become a man-eater?
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