CBSE Class 8 English Sample Paper Set X

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Section A


A1 Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

There are two key objectives for Earth Hour. The first is to engage as many households, communities and business to turn their lights out for one hour on March 29, 2008 between 8 and 9 pm. The intent is for the event to be adopted by other residents, communities, business and governments around the world so they too can help change our planet for the better. The event itself will clearly demonstrate in participating cities, the connection between energy usage and climate change, showing that we as a broader community can address the biggest threat our planet has ever faced.

Global warming is now the greatest threat the world has ever faced. Our continued reliance on electricity sourced from coal- fired power stations is causing a dramatic increase in the Earth‟s temperature, resulting in rising sea levels, an increase in drought and severe storms, and massive changes to the environments we all rely on to survive. There is still time to change how our planet will look in the future, if we act now. For example, if all Australian households simply turned off unused lights and appliances on standby at the power point Australia‟s emissions would be reduced by atleast five million tones per annum. The green house gas savings would be equivalent to taking 1.5 million cars off the road for a year.

The most important thing to do on the night is turn off your lights between 8 pm and 9 pm. The main point of this campaign is to show people and companies how easy it is to take action to avoid global warming. This does not mean you have to turn off your fridge, but we do encourage you to join us by switching off and making a statement, as well as changing your habits in the long-term.

A1.5 State whether the following statements are true or false:- (4)

(i) Earth Hour is an initiative taken to fight- Global warming.

(ii) During Earth Hour all lights are to be switched off for an hour.

(iii) Earth Hour is observed only by the Australians.

(iv) Other electrical gadgets need not be switched off during Earth Hour.

A1.6 Answer the following questions briefly:- (4)

(i) Earth hour demonstrated that individual action __________________

(ii) Earth Hour is observed by __________________

(iii) Global warming leads to ____________________
(iv) The main objective of Earth Hour is ______________________
A1.7 Fill in the blanks with one word only:-
(2) The key (i) _____________ of the Earth Hour was to engage all people around the world in saving the earth. It demonstrated that individual action can in the long run change the earth for better. The event wanted to show to the world that there is a (ii) ____________ between energy usage and climate change. We need to act because global warming is the greatest threat the world has ever faced.
Our (iii) ___________ on coal- fired electricity has led to a dramatic increase in the Earth‟s atmosphere. It is the time to act if we want to save the earth. More than switching off the lights it was an opportunity to help people make a statement and change their (iv) ___________ in the long run.
A1.8 Find a word in the passage that means the following: (2)
(i) dependence
(ii) huge
A2. Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.
I‟m so happy my teacher‟s sick!
And, boy, I‟m feeling fine
When someone licks the door right in,
And there stands FRANKENSTEIN.
She‟s six foot eight, her dress is black,
She‟s wearing combat boots.
I start to gasp, she growls and says,
I‟ll be your substitute.
The teacher‟s pet is whimpering;
She doesn‟t stand a chance.
The smart kid stares and points and faints.
The bully wets his pants.
My name is Mrs Stein, she says,
And every student cringes.
She leans the door against the wall,
She‟s knocked it off its hinges.
Now let‟s begin. You there! Stand up!
She looks me in the eye.
I try to move, my legs won‟t work.
I know I‟m going to die!
Now get up to the board, she says.
I‟d like to see some action.
Pick up the chalk, explain to us
Division of a fraction.
I think and think and croak,
Invert and multiply. My turn is through.
She points at each and pokes us out,
Now you. Now you. Now you.
We all get nailed this awful day.
There‟s nowhere we can hide
The lunch bell rings, we cannot eat,
We simply crawl outside.
Our world is not the same without our teacher
So listen to her and pray her health be fine,
Or one day soon you‟ll hear the words:
My name is MRS STEIN
A2.1 Answer the following questions by choosing an appropriate option from those given below:- (4)
(i) The poem is about the ______________.
(a) substitute teacher
(b) condition of the children
(c) plight of the poet
(d) day the regular teacher punished children
(ii) Mrs Frankenstein is ______________.
(a) short and puny
(b) strict and exacting
(c) dangerous and unkind
(d) kind like their regular teacher
(iii) To get nailed means ______________.
(a) to be given chance
(b) to be severely punished
(c) to be slapped
(d) to be scolded
(iv) The regular teacher is _____________.
(a) strict
(b) understanding and not too strict
(c) always partial
(d) hardly ever absent
A2.2 Given below is a summary of the poem. Fill in the blanks with suitable words to complete the summary. (4)
The poet was very happy because their teacher was (i) __________.
A (ii) _________ teacher walked into the class. She introduced herself to the class as (iii) __________. Everyone got threatened by her appearance. Even the teacher‟s pet began (iv) __________. She started the class and asked the poet to stand up. She asked him to pick up a chalk and (v) __________ to the class the division of a fraction. On that day they were all (vi) ___________ so badly that everyone wanted to hide their face. When the bell rang for lunch, they all
(vii) __________ out of the class. They found their world was not the same without their teacher, hence they all (viii) ___________ that she might keep good health or they will have to face the substitute teacher again.
Section B (Writing)
B.1 Indian Red- Cross Society is organizing a one- day blood donation camp in your school. Write a notice for the school board inviting volunteers. Also mention that the blood collected will be sent for the treatment of cancer patients at Rajeev Gandhi Cancer Institute. You are Rohit, President, Cultural Club of your school. (5)
B.2 Sahil has come from the village to visit his cousins in the city. He writes back home to his friend, describing his experience of city life. Write out his letter
B.3 State the meaning of the following proverbs: (2)
(i) Diamond cuts diamond.
(ii) Better lose the saddle than the horse.
B.4 Complete the following proverbs: (2)
(i) ______________________ as love.
(ii) A fault _______________________.
Section-C (Grammar)
C1. Fill in the blanks with one of the words given in the brackets:- (4)
(v) Neither the stars nor the moon __________ shining today. (is/ are)
(vi) A series of lectures __________ delivered on environmental pollution.(was/ were)
(vii) He as well as his friends __________ been asked to stay back after school
(has/ have)
(viii) The rise and fall of tides __________ due to influence of the moon. (is/ are)
donate     repair    interact
call        break      have
(i) Will you help me ___________ this mixer grinder?
(ii) The driver suggested __________ journey at Bilaspur and __________ tea there.
(iii)The pitch was unplayable. So the umpires decided __________ off the match.
(iv) It was kind of you ___________ so liberally to the Prime Minister‟s Relief Fund.
(v) Thank you so much, gentleman. I thoroughly enjoyed __________ with you.
C3. Join the following pairs of sentences according to the instructions given in the brackets:- (4)

(i) We got the news of India winning the series. We were thrilled. (Use infinitive)
(ii) Mrs. Raman cooked the dinner. Then she began to wait for the guests.
(Use a participle)
C2. Fill in the blanks with the –ing or to- infinitive form of the verb. Take verbs from the box given below:-
(iii) He is a small child. He won‟t be able to face the situation. (Use a participle)
(iv)She drank lots of black coffee. She wanted to keep awake. (Use infinitive)
C4. Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunctions:- (4)
(i) The new Principal turned out to be __________ more efficient __________ more patient than her predecessor.
(ii) The old lady could not decide ___________ it was mere coincidence __________ God had come to help her.
(iii)You can take a break ___________ you are feeling tired.
(iv)He is not ___________ narrow- minded __________ you think.
(v) He has been given two promotions this year, __________ he is not satisfied

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