CBSE Class 8 English Sample Paper Set R

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Section – A (Reading) 

Q.1 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in your answer sheet. 

It is probable that illness and infection caused by food contaminated with bacteria which produce diseases, have existed since the beginning of time. Drinking water can be made safe by treating it with chlorine. Milk can be made safe by heating it and then packing it in sterilised containers. But it is either very difficult or simply not possible to treat most of the things we eat, in either of these ways. All that can be done is either to prevent bacteria from entering the food, or to stop them form growing after they have entered. For a long time, it was believed that some substances called ptomaines were agents of food poisoning but it was finally discovered that these ptomaine found in rotten food, can be swallowed without the harmful effects that follows it. In 1888, about 60 people, all of whom had eaten meat taken from the same animal, were taken ill, and one man died. Dr. Gaertner, a German bacteriologist, was able to isolate the food poisoning bacteria (Salmonella) which had caused the outbreak; and put forward the theory that all food poisoning was due to the presence of such bacteria.

(a) According to the passage, which one of the following statements is not true?

(i) Illness and infection are caused by contaminated food.

(ii) Food is contaminated by bacteria which produce disease.

(iii) Food contamination is a new problem that people are facing.

(iv) Chlorine is used to clean the drinking water.

(b) According to the passage,

(i) Milk and water cannot be treated easily, in comparison with other eatables.

(ii) Milk and water can be treated easily in comparison of other eatables.

(iii) All eatables can be made safe from bacteria.

(iv) Chlorine is the best substance to treat the milk products.

(c) Mark the true statements.

1. Food is safe in a sterilised container

2. Food is contaminated if any bacteria enters it.

3. Ptomaine is the only bacteria that cause food poisoning

(i) Only 1 is true

(ii) Only 2 is true

(iii) Only 2 and 3 are true

(iv) Only 1 and 2 are true

(d) According to the passage, ptomaine

(i) Always cause food poisoning.

(ii) Can be swallowed without any harmful effect.

(iii) Make food safe.

(iv) Are not bacteria.

(e) Pick out the word from the passage that means the same as likely.
(i) Probable
(ii) Prevent
(iii) Isolate
(iv) Put forward
Q.2 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in your answer sheet: (5 Marks)
Pindari glacier is a range of four glaciers, namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni. To go to pindari glacier it is a 54 km. Trek and the walking part is normally covered in four days. In this trek, we cross many
mountains and forests and see a lot of wildlife. We were eight members in the team. The whole trip took us ten days in the mountains. Throughout the way our guide and my father explained to us about the
various features of the Himalayas we were passing through. We had to face bad weather for two days.
There was steep climb at some places and as we climbed up we were affected by high altitude sickness and lack of oxygen and we felt very tired.
Pindari glacier is surrounded on all sides by snow covered peaks such as Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Nanda Khat, Bailiuri and many more. This glacier is a frozen river of ice and settled in such a way that it looked like
a huge staircase. There I saw all physical features such as gorges, moraines, hanging valleys, etc.
(a) Pindari glacier is
(i) A glacier range of four mountains namely sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni.
(ii) A mountain speak surrounded by sunderdunga, Namik and Kafni
(iii) A range of four glaciers namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindar and Kafni.
(iv) A forest in the Himalayan region.
(b) Which one of the following statements is not true?
(i) Pindari is a mountainous area.
(ii) Its walking part is covered in four days.
(iii) There is no wildlife in the area.
(iv) Nanda Davi is very close to pindari.
(c) The temperature in the area is
(i) Normal
(ii) High
(iii) Below zero degree.
(iv) Low.
(d) A trip to pindari glacier
(i) Helps in understanding the natural geography.
(ii) Is an adventurous experience as one has to face bad weather and difficult treks.
(iii) Is very sickening as one is affected by sickness and lack of oxygen.
(iv) Is very informative as one learns many things about Himalayas.
(i) 1 and 2 are correct.
(ii) 3 and 4 are correct.
(iii) 1,2 and 4 are correct.
(iv) All are correct.
(e) Which word in the passage means the same as Characteristics?
(i) Gorge
(ii) Trek
(iii) Features
(iv) Altitude
Q. 3 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in your answer sheet: (5 Marks)
A new database for spoken English is being created at the Oxford University Phonetics Laboratory.
Professor John Coleman and his team are one of four teams to win the Digging into Data competition set up to encourage imaginative, forward-thinking research using large-scale computing in Humanities.
The resulting database will contain a years worth of spoken English and the project mining a year of speech will create the world’s largest searchable database of spoken English sound recordings. It will be a useful resource for anyone interested in spoken English not just phoneticians and linguists, but also many other kinds of people such as teachers of English language, social historians, and interested members of the public.
Professor Coleman said, in a world where there`s more multimedia available than text, audio searching is becoming a vital technology, even Google is moving into it now. We will provide the data so that it is searchable, but we can`t even begin to imagine the full questions about language that people will want to use it for.”
(a) The oxford University Phonetic Laboratory is creating
      i) A dictionary of spoken English.
    (ii) A database enabling people to search for spoken English sound recordings.
    (iii) A course material helpful for those who are interested in learning English.
    (iv) A Searchable information on language teaching.
(b) The main purpose of Digging into Data competition is
    (i) To collect data for the project.
    (ii) To encourage imaginative and forward-thinking research.
   (iii) To promote English as an international language.
   (iv) To develop study material for spoken English.
(c) The database complied by the OUPL will be helpful for
   (i) The phoneticians.
  (ii) Linguists.
  (iii) Students and teachers.
  (iv) All of the above.
(d) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, mark the statements which are correct.
   (1) There is not sufficient database for spoken English sounds.
   (2) The new project will soon be available on the internet.
   (3) There are more texts available than that of multimedia.
  (4) Audio searching is vital but not sufficiently available.
       (i) Only 1 and 2 are correct
      (ii) Only 1, 2 and 4 are correct.
      (iii) Only 3 are correct.
      (iv) All are correct.
(e) As linguist is related to a person who studies a language, similarly phonetics is related to be the
     (i) Study of sounds of a language.
    (ii) Study of spellings of a language.
    (iii) Grammar.
    (iv) Literature.

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