CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage A

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Buddha walked on fearlessly. Angulimala ran as fast as he could but he could not catch up with him. He swore and shouted at Buddha, but Buddha smile kindly at him and continued to walk through the forest. This went on for several hours and Angulimala was at last tired and sat down. Buddha stood in front of him. His face was shining with kindness for the robber.

"Who are you, man?" asked Angulimala. "Why do you travel through this forest alone? Aren't you afraid of Angulimala? Why couldn't I catch you? What magic do you possess?

Buddha replied gently, "I'm a friend of yours and I've come to the forest to help you. I've come to save you from further sin. I'm not afraid of you because I love you as I love all other men. My magic is the magic of kindness for all living creatures."

These noble words touched the cruel heart of Angulimala and he fell at the feet of Buddha.” O Lord save me!" he said sobbing. "I am the Buddha am the greatest sinner on earth". He cried bitterly and tears flowed from his eyes in two unending streams.

Answer the following Question:-

1.Why was Angulimala tired?
2.In what manner did Buddha stand before the robber?
3.Which contrast does the author present in this passage?
4.What was Buddha's reply when Angulimala asked who he was?
5.What was the magic with Buddha, according to Buddha himself?
6.Why did Angulimala, the robber fall at the feet of Buddha?
7.What did the robber say sobbingly? Before the robber?
8.Who are the two talkers in this passage?
9.How does this passage end?
10.Find the words from the passage which mean:-

(i)The quality of being kind

(ii)A person who steals from a person using violence or threats.

Suggested Answers to Passage:-

1.Angulimala was tired because for several hours he ran as fast as he could to catch up with Buddha.
2.Buddha stood before the robber with the face shining with kindness.
3.The contrast is that the robber swears and shouts at Buddha while he smiles kindly at the robber
4.Buddha's reply was that he was a friend of his and he had come to save him from further sin.
5.Buddha's magic was the magic of kindness for all living creatures.
6.Angulimala fell at the feet of Buddha because the noble words touched his cruel heart.
7.The robber sobbingly said that he was the greatest sinner on earth and appealed to save.
8.Buddha and Angulimala are the two talkers.
9.This passage ends pathetically with tears of gratitude in Angulimala's eyes.
(i) kindness (ii) robber


Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below:

Discipline teaches us self-control, self-restrain and respect for laws. It produces a sense of duty. There is discipline in heavenly bodies, stars and planets. The ordered growth and decay show that there is discipline everywhere in nature. The school and colleges cannot run without discipline. Discipline makes us civilized.

We learn to respect the views and rights of others. Games and sports make the players disciplined. Discipline stands for law and order. A well-disciplined person always does his work (duty) honestly. If there is no discipline in society, people shall do as they please and that may be harmful for the society.

Where there is no discipline, there is disorder. Without order and discipline there can be no peace in the society. Discipline keeps us within limits.

Answer the following questions:

Tick the correct alternative

1.Discipline teaches us-

a.self-control
b.respect for laws
c.self-restrain
d.All of the above

1.Discipline stands for-
a.law and order
b.law and power
c.order and power
d.power
2.What does discipline teaches us?
3.What shows that there is discipline everywhere in nature?
4.What makes people civilised?
5.How do games and sports help players?
6.What does a well-disciplined person always do?
7.What will happen if there is no discipline in the society?
8.How can there be peace in the society?
9.Write the meaning of ‘decay’ according to this passage?

Suggested Answers to Passage:-

 

1.(d) All of the above
2.(a) law and order
3.Discipline teaches us self-control, self-restrain and respect for laws.
4.The ordered growth and decay show that there is discipline everywhere in nature.
5.Discipline makes people civilised.
6.Games and sports help the players to get disciplined.
7.A well-disciplined person always does his work honestly.
8.If there is no discipline in the society, people shall do as they please and that may be harmful for the society.
9.There can be peace in the society by order and discipline.
10.In this passage ‘decay’ means ‘death’.


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Ashoka was a great emperor. He was Extremely brilliant and fearless in his childhood. He thought that the duty of a great king was to protect the people and safeguard their rights. He gave protection to the public and made arrangement for justice. He instructed his officials to behave properly with the public.

He engraved the message of justice and non-violence on pillars and installed them at different places. Some of the pillars still us about his greatness. He opened hospitals for the infirm and the old where good treatment was given to the patients. He also opened hospitals for animals. He was really great as he advocated pity mercy for all living creatures.

Answer the following questions:

Tick the correct alternative:-

1.Ashoka engraved pillars for

1.becoming great and famous
2.establishing his supremacy
3.spreading the message of justice and non-violence
4.getting praise from public

1.Find words from the passage which mean the same as

a.Advised
b.Weak

1.How was Ashoka in his childhood?
2.What did Ashoka think about the duty of a king?
3.What does King Ashoka instructed to their officials?
4.What message did he engrave on pillars?
5.What did he do for the old and the infirm?
6.Where did he install the engraved pillars?
7.‘He was really great .............’ How?
8.Write opposite from the passage for the following words:

a.Injustice
b.Violence

Suggested Answers to Passage:-

1.(c) spreading the message of justice and non-violence.
2.(a) instructed

a.infirm

 

3.In his childhood Ashoka was a brilliant and fearless child.
4.About the duty of a king, Ashoka thought to protect the people and safeguard their rights.
5.King Ashoka instructed his officials to behave properly with the public.
6.He engraved on pillars the message of justice and non-violence.
7.He opened hospitals for the infirm and the old where good treatment was given to the patients.
8.He installed them at different places.
9.By advocating pity and mercy for all living creatures, he was really great.
(a) Justice (b) Non-violence


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In many countries only one language-mostly the mother-tongue—is enough to satisfy the need for expression of their inhabitants. In India, however, the position is more complicated. Here an educated man is called upon to master more than one language. There is, first of all the language that he learns on his mother's lap, and through which he expresses his first need and feelings. Naturally, it is in this that he gains the most proficiency, But, since India is a very large country, we really need an extra language as a means of communicating with states other than our own.

It is for this reason that many people want a lingua franca for India but even this is not enough. On top of this, an educated Indian requires the mastery of an international language, one that is widely understood and is used in the dealings of one country with another. Ideally speaking then, the educated Indian should be able to read and write in three languages and, moreover, should be able to express himself in all the three with ease and fluency. As our contact with the English language has been long and it is the most widely used language in the world, it is in our own interest to be proficient in this language.

Answer the following Question:-

1.For what is mother-tongue enough?
2.What is the position in India?
3.What is a lingua franca?
4.What does an educated Indian require?
5.How many languages does an educated Indian master?
6.Which is the international language?
7.Which language is mother-tongue?
8.Why do many people want a lingua franca for India?
9.How is it in our own interest to be proficient in English?
10.Find words from the passage which mean-

1.a system of words and their use

Suggested Answers to Passage:-

 

1.Mother-tongue is enough to satisfy the need for expression.
2.The position in India is more complicated
3.A lingua franca is a language for all the citizens.
4.An educated Indian requires the mastery of an international language.
5.An educated Indian masters three languages.
6.English is the international language.
7.Mother-tongue is that one learns on his mother's lap.
8.People want so to communicate with states other than their own.
9.It is in our own interest because it is the most widely used language in the world.
(a) language (b) proficiency


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The camel is the oldest of domestic animals. It has been used for thousands of years by the desert people of Africa and Asia to supply many of their needs. On the fertile edges of the desert, camels pull ploughs turn wheels to irrigate the fields and carry goods to market, in the desert itself, they are still almost the only means of transport.

They supply food, milk and clothing in the form of wool and leather. This useful animal is well adapted to life in harsh, arid lands. The Arabian camel has one hump, the Bactrian camel has two. The hump is, in fact, a store of fat which is used as a source of energy when food and water are scarce. When it does drink, the camel can take up to 100 litters of water in ten minutes.

The camel has broad, soft feet for a steady grip in the sand. A thick skin protects it from the fierce daytime sun and bitterly cold nights. The camel's eyes have three eyelids to help keep out sand; its ears and nose are also adapted to keep out sand storms.

Camels stand about two meters high at the shoulder and weigh 500-800 kilos Often called 'The ships of the desert', they can carry loads of 200 kilos and more, travelling up to 160 kilometre a day.

Camels eat grass, dates and grain when available. Deep in the desert they survive on dry leaves, seeds and bones.

Answer the following Question:-

1.Find the words from the passage which mean:-
2.What has been told about its food?
3.What is its load carrying and travelling capacity?
4.What information is given about its height and weight?
5.How are its eyes, ears and nose useful?
6.What is informed about its feet and skin?
7.What is the use of the hump?
8.What do they supply?
9.How is it useful on the fertile edges of the desert?
10.For what has the camel been used?

i.of home or household
ii.a baron uninhabited sandy area. 

Suggested Answers to Passage:-

 

1.Camel has been used to supply many of the needs of the desert people of Africa and Asia.
2.On the fertile edges of the desert, camels pull ploughs, turn wheels to irrigate fields and carry goods to market.
3.They supply food, milk and clothing in the form of wood and leather.
4.Hump is a store of fat used as a source of energy when food and water are scarce.
5.It has broad, soft feet for a steady grip and thick skin protects from heat and cold.
6.Its eyes had three eyelids to help keep out sand; ears and nose are also adapted to keep out sand storms.
7.Camels stand about 2 meters high at the shoulder and weigh 500-800 kilos.
8.They can carry loads of 200 kilos and travel upto 160 kilometres á day.
9.Camels eat grass, dates and grain when available. Deep in the desert, they survive on dry leaves, seeds and bones.
(a) Domestic (b) desert.


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All the housewives who went to the Kalpatharu Supermarket in Bangalore had one great ambition to be the lucky customer who did not have to pay for her shopping. For this was what the notice just inside the entrance promised. It said Remember, once a week, one of our customers gets free goods. This may be your lucky day!

For several weeks Mrs. Batliwala hoped, like many of her friends, to be the lucky customer. Unlike her friends, she never gave up hope. Her kitchen was full of things which she did not need. Her husband failed to dissuade her. She dreamed of the day, when the manager of the Supermarket would approach her and say: "Madam, this is your lucky day. Everything in your basket is free.

One Saturday morning, Mrs. Batliwala finished her shopping and left the Supermarket. But soon she discovered that she had forgotten to buy tea. She rushed back, got the tea and went towards the Cash-desk. As she did so, she saw the manager of the Supermarket come up to her. Madam', he said, holding out his hand, '1 want to congratulate you! You are our lucky customer and everything you have in your basket is free!"

Answer the following Question:-

1.Find the words from the passage which mean:-
2.Who failed to dissuade her?
3.What did the notice promise?
4.Who had one great ambition?
5.What did Mrs. Batliwala get as a lucky customer?
6.Why did the manager congratulate Mrs. Batliwala?
7.Why did Mrs. Batliwala go to the Supermarket again on the last day of the week?
8.Why did Mrs. Batliwala buy things which she did not need?
9.What happened on lucky days?
10.It said. What does 'It' stand for?

i.a large self service store selling food stuffs and household articles
ii.a strong desire.

Suggested Answers to Passage:-

 

1.'It' stands for the notice.
2.One of the customers got free goods.
3.Because she always hoped to be the lucky customer one day.
4.She went to buy tea.
5.Because she was the lucky customer of the day.
6.She got tea only.
7.All the housewives who went to Kalpatharu Supermarket in Bangalore had one great ambition.
8.The notice promised that one of their customers gets free goods once a week.
9.Batliwala's husband failed to dissuade her
(a) Super market (b) ambition.

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