CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage H. Students should do unseen passages for Class 6 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:
But first-just what is an earthquake? And what causes it? In the early history of the earth, when it was cooling down, the rocks deep in the earth's crust created huge islands' which floated on the softer and hotter rocks below rather like wood floats on water. Slowly, these islands drifted apart to make the land-masses we know today as continents. But even now these 'islands' are not stable, and are still drifting very, very slowly. It is these imperceptible movements which create stresses in the rock, many miles below the surface. Ever so often, one of these stresses will break and on the surface the deep underground movement is felt as an earthquake.
There are three large regions in the world where earthquakes are most likely to happen. Scientists call them earthquake zones. The first runs along the east coast of the Asian continent up through Japan, across Alaska, then down the west coast of North America, crossing Mexico and ending somewhere in the Caribbean Sea. The second runs down the west coast of south of South America. The Third runs across the south of Europe and North Africa, through Greece and Turkey and into the middle of Asia.
Answer the following Question:-
1.Find the words from the passage which mean-
2.Which is the third earthquake zone?
3.Which is the second earthquake zone?
4.Which is the first earthquake zone?
5.Where have major earthquakes occurred?
6.How is earthquake caused?
7.What do these imperceptible movements create?
8.What do we know about these islands' even now?
9.By which name do we know these land masses?
10.What created huge 'islands'?
i.a violent movement of part of the earth's crust
ii.an area with particular characteristics
Suggested Answers to Passage:-
1.The rocks deep in the earth's crust created huge island.
2.We know these huge land masses by the name of continents.
3.Even now, we know about these islands' that they are still drifting very, very slowly.
4.These imperceptible movements create stresses in the rocks.
5.Earthquake is caused when one of the stresses breaks and deep underground movement is felt.
6.Major earthquakes have occurred in three large regions in the world.
7.The first earthquake zone runs along the east coast of the Asian continent up through Japan, across Alaska, then 8.down the west coast of North America, crossing Mexico and ending somewhere in the Caribbean Sea.
9.The second zone runs down the west coast of South America.
10The third earthquake zone runs across the south of Europe and North Africa, through Greece and Turkey and into the middle of Asia.
(i) earthquake (ii) zone