CBSE Class 8 English Sample Paper Set U

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Section – A

(Reading)

1. Read the following passage carefully.

In a country as vast as ours, keeping a tab on every child is a Herculean task. Many children are still employed in factories while their childhood goes unnoticed. They wash utensils when they should be playing with dolls and get married even before they reach adolescence. Most children don’t know they are entitled to certain rights-child rights.

To spread awareness, Child Relief and You (CRY) has organized its annual street theatre festival Bal Natya Utsav at Dilli Haat. The three-day festival will end on November 14, in the form of short skits and plays performed by children attached to CRY projects, schools, colleges and different NGO’s such as Kutumb and Manzil. The skits will focus on the different aspects of child rights, its importance and gross violation in the country.

A two-day theatre workshop for the children of CRY donors was also organized. The workshop that ended on Sunday saw the participation of about 50 children of all ages. The workshop was conducted by Walter Peter of Theatre in Education (TIE), India Trust. The trust works with school conducting workshop for teachers. “In these workshops, we stress on personality development. Children learn how to be more confident through exercise of the body and mind,’’ said Peter, who has had a long association with the National School of Drama.

CRY has also launched a new ‘CRY Child Rights Band’ priced at Rs.65. proceeds from the sale of the band will go towards supporting child rights. The band is available in all Archies galleries.

On the basis of your reading of the above passage, complete the following statements by choosing the correct option. 5m

(i) Children are found employed in factories and getting married before adolescence. It shows ______.

(a) The way, they are being treated (b) the plight of the children

( c) their exploitation (d) that the society doesn’t think for them

(ii) CRY is an organization that _______________.

(a) Wants to bring peace and prosperity in India (b) believes in child exploitation

( c) works for child relief (d) works for the welfare of underprivileged children

(ii) The purpose of CRY for organizing the annual street theatre festival is ____________.

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