CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage B

CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage B. Students should do unseen passages for Class 5 English which will help them to get better marks in English class tests and exams. Unseen passages are really scoring and practicing them on regular basis will be very useful. Refer to the unseen passage below with answers.

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

Convicts! Contented, that didn't make sense, and I expressed my surprise.

'Yes, they were contented. Govindaraju insisted. 'If you had come in those days you wouldn't have known who was a convict and who was not. They wore ordinary clothes, and were paid a monthly wage of twelve rupees which was not bad at that time. All that marked them as prisoners were their number discs. In their free time they could play games, or go out for walks or go to the pictures. There was always a cinema house in Port Blair. A prisoner who showed good conduct for five years could bring out his family at government expense. For that he received an extra allowance of five rupees for the wife and two rupees for each child. Naturally they were contented. Prisoners couldn't hope for such things on the mainland. ‘But surely they had to do hard labour.’

 ‘It was manual labour mostly, but you must understand that most of the prisoners belonged to the labouring classes, and this type of work was no hardship for them. Middle-class prisoners were given easier jobs, working in offices and such things. If the man was a peasant he was given a piece of land, a pair of bullocks and a homestead.

Answer the following Question:-

1.What didn't make sense?
2.What wouldn't you have known if you had come in those days?
3.What was the monthly wage of the convicts?
4.In their free time what could the convicts do?
5.What was the facility to the prisoner with good conduct?
6.What did they surely have to do?
7.To which class did most of the prisoners belong to?
8.What jobs were given to middle class prisoners?
9.What was given to a man if he was a peasant?
10Find the words from the passage which mean:-

(i)Persons proved guilty and put into prison.

(ii)Persons descended from another.

Suggested Answers to Passage:-

1.Convicts or contended didn't make sense.
2.If you had come in those days you wouldn't have known who was a convict and who was not.
3.The monthly wage of the convicts was twelve rupees.
4.In their free time convicts could play games or go out for walks or go to the pictures.
5.The prisoner with good conduct could bring out his family at government expense.
6.They surely had to do hard labour.
7.Most of the prisoners belonged to the labouring classes.
8.Middle class prisoners were given easier jobs, working in offices and such things.
9.If the man was a peasant, he was given a piece of land, a pair of bullocks and a homestead.
(i) Convicts (ii) descendents.

 


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