CBSE Class 10 English Unseen Passage E

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A blind elephant named Suzy, formerly one of India’s 67 remaining circus elephants, has been rescued and is on her way to the Elephant Care and Conservation Centre, run by Wildlife SOS. The road journey will take several days, and she is being escorted by two veterinarians, several para-vets and six elephant workers in a convoy prepared with food and medicine for any eventuality. Her rescue is the first in a campaign to make elephants performing in circuses a thing of the past in India.

Suzy is blind in both eyes and suffered a lot of neglect at the circus where she was forced to perform. She was chained most of the time with little or no exercise. Her dental health appears to be severely compromised, as indicated by the undigested food in the dung that was examined by a team from Wildlife SOS. She has lots of abscesses, injuries and chronic issues that need veterinary intervention. Her age appears to be much more than what was mentioned in the ownership certificate. From close observation of the stereotypic behaviour displayed by Suzy, it was evident to elephant experts that she was subjected to mental torture and continuous chaining and confinement.

Initially, Suzy was shifted to a temporary holding facility of the forest department in Tirupati Zoo, where she was provided veterinary intervention that saved her life. It then took several weeks to get the paperwork and transport documentation to shift Suzy from the temporary holding facility to her final home, where she will receive veterinary care and lifetime support.

The Wildlife SOS team of elephant experts travelled from the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura to Tirupati Zoo in Andhra Pradesh state to rescue Suzy in cooperation with the State Forest Department. The team reached the location several days prior to the rescue to make the elephant comfortable for the journey. Finally, on the 5th of February, Suzy’s journey started off at 4 a.m. when a team loaded her into the truck and began the drive to Mathura.

Geeta Seshamani, Co-Founder of Wildlife SOS, said, “Suzy’s plight is typical of many captive elephants in the streets and animals being used for performances. We hope the case of Suzy will highlight this issue and will create awareness amongst the public who will not pay for elephant rides and to watch elephants perform in circuses or for touristic activities, we will also encourage people to report to us any such elephant seen in any part of India with pain or injury.

1.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following questions: 

1.“Her rescue is the first …..” who has been rescued and from whom? In what sense is her rescue the ‘first’ of its kind?

2.What health problems does the rescued animal have? What kind of care does she need?

3.What preparations were made for Suzy’s rescue?

4.Why did the rescue take more time than it should have?

5.How can people help save other animals from the cruelty that the rescued elephant was subjected to? 

1.2 Complete any two of the following statements briefly: 

1.Undigested food in the animal’s dung suggested that she ………………… 

2.Suzy’s unstable mental health was indicated by ………………… 

3.“We hope the case of Suzy will highlight this issue”. (Paragraph 5) The ‘issue’ referred to here is ……………… 

1.3 Find words/phrases in the passage that mean the same as the following. Attempt any two: 

1.An event or emergency situation (paragraph 1) 

2.Of long duration or very serious (paragraph 2) 

3.Bad, difficult or unfortunate condition or situation (paragraph 5) 

1.1 Suggested answers for the above given questions: 

1.The blind elephant, named Suzy has been rescued and from circus by the elephant care and conservation centre, run by wildlife SOS. Her rescue is first of its kind as it was to make to save elephant and stop them from performing in circus. 

2.The rescued animal Suzy was blind in both eyes. She was claimed most of the times and with little or no exercises. Her dental health was severely compromised. She had tools of abscesses, injuries and chronic issues. Her age appeared to be much made than what was mentioned in the ownership certificate. She went through mental torture and continuous chaining and confinement. She needs veterinary intervention.

3.Suzy was shifted and provided veterinary intervention which saved her life. Several weeks were spend to get the paperwork and transport documentation to shift Suzy from temporary holding facilities to her final home where she received veterinary care and lifetime support.

4.The rescue took more time than it should have as the SOS team of elephant experts travelled from elephant conservation and care centre in Mathura to Tirupati Zoo in Andhra Pradesh state to rescue Suzy in cooperation with the state forest department. Team reached at the location several days prior to rescue and make the elephant comfortable for journey. At 4:00 a.m. the truck begins to drive to Mathura.

5.People can help save other animals from the cruelty by not paying for elephant rides and by not watching any performance in circuses or for touristic activities. People must be encouraged to report to wildlife SOS if they witness any pain or injury on any elephant. 

1.2 Suggested answers for the above given questions: 

1.  Was suffering from dental problems.

2.Close observation of stereotypic behaviour. 

3.Captivates of animals for the purpose of making money by riding, making them to perform in the circuses.. 

1.3 Suggested answers for the above given questions

1.An event or emergency situation means 

2.Of long duration or very serious means severely. 

3.Bad, difficult or unfortunate condition or situation means plight.

More Class 10 English Unseen Passage

A great defect of our civilisation is that it does not know what to do with its knowledge. Science has given us powers fit for the Gods, yet we use them like small children. For example, we do not know how tp manage our machines. Machines were made to be mans servants. Yet he has grown so dependent on them that they are in a fair way to become his masters. Already most men spend most of their lives looking after and waiting upon machines. And the machines are very stern masters. They must be kept at the right temperature. And
if they do not get their meals when they expect them, they grow sulky and refuse to work or burst with rage and blow up and spread ruin and destruction all round them. So we have to wait upon them very attentively and do all that we can to keep them in a good temper. Already we find it difficult either to work or play without the machines and a time may come when they will rule us altogether, just as we rule the animals.
And this brings me to the point where I want to ask, what we do with all the time which the machines have saved for us and the new energy they have given us? On the whole, it must be admitted, we do very little. For the most part we use our time and energy to make more and better machines which will give us still more time and still more energy, and what are we to do with them? The answer I think is that we should try to become more civilised. For, the machines themselves and the power which the machines have given us are not civilisation, but aids to civilisation. But being civilised means making and liking beautiful things, thinking freely and living rightly and maintaining justice. Man has a better chance today to do these things than he ever had before; he has more time, more energy, less to fear and less to fight against. If he will give his time and energy, which his machines have won for him, to making more beautiful things, to finding out more and more about the universe, to removing the causes of quarrels between nations, to discovering how to prevent poverty, then I think our civilisation would undoubtedly be greater, as it would be more lasting than it has ever been.
 
a. What is the defect of our civilisation?
Ans.a. Science has given humans abundant powers which have the potential fit for the Gods, but we use them for our petty chores and problems. We do not know how to use them for bigger and better purposes.

 

b. How can we say that the machines are demanding?
Ans.b. Machines have now become the masters of man. They demand extensive maintenance and proper usage. On our failure to do so, machines may refuse to work and burst in rage.

 

c. What does being civilised mean? How should we use the extra time we have now?
Ans.c. Being civilised means making and liking beautiful things, thinking freely and maintaining justice. We should use our extra time and energy in trying to become more civilised.

 

d. Man has a better chance to be civilised now. Support the statement.
Ans.d. Man has a better chance to be civilised now because he has more time and energy which the machines have saved for him, less to fear and less to fight against. Thus, he can utilise these resources for betterment of humankind and removing the causes of quarrels between nations.

 

e. Which word in paragraph 1 means 'violent behaviour
Ans. e. rage

 

f. Find the antonym of the word 'stern' from paragraph 1.
Ans.f. friendly
 
 
g. What were machines made to be?
Ans.g. Machines were made to be man’s servants

 

Ques.h. What does man do with all the time that machine has saved for him?
Ans.h. In the time that man has saved, be tries to make more and better machines which would give him more time and more energy

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