CBSE Class 7 English Unseen Passage A

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Read the following the Passage:-

After the emperor had left, a crowd of people came to see me. I was a novelty in that island because these people had never seen someone of my size before. Some of the tiny people aimed arrows at me. One arrow nearly shot into my eye. These people were handed over to me to punish as I pleased.

To give them a fright. I Pretended I was going to eat one of them, and I put the others in my pocket. When I took out my penknife, they were terrified but I cut the cords of each of these tiny people and put them on the ground. People went to tell the Emperor who in return of my kindness to his people decided that I would not be killed.

On the Emperor's orders, six cows and forty sheep were to be milked every day to provide me with milk. My clothes were to be made by three hundred tailors and I was to have six hundred attendants to look after me. I was to be taught the local language by six teachers.

Answer the following questions:-

1.Why did a crowd of people come to see the author?
2.Where did the arrow shoot the speakers?
3.How did the author frighten the people who were shooting arrows at h
4.How did the speaker terrify the little people?
5.What did the Emperor decide?
6.Write the word from the passage which means 'very small'
7.Write the word from the passage which means ‘give'.

Suggested Answer of the above question:-

1.A crowd of people came to see the author because he was a novelty in that island. These people had never seen someone of the author's size.
2.The arrow shot the speaker nearly into his eyes.
3.The author frightened the people who were shooting arrows at him by Pretending that he was going to eat one of them and put the others in his pocket.
4.The speaker terrified the little people by taking out his penknife.
5.The Emperor decided not to kill him.
6.Tiny
7.Provide


Read the following Passage:-

Books are the chief carriers of civilization: because of them, ideas live and spread. How important book s are, you can judge from the fact that very hot countries as it is well-known, are slow in becoming civilized in the modern sense. There are many reasons for this, but one of the most important is that the white ants which live in tropics eat up all the books. For example, in tropical South America, there are practically no books, more than forty y years or fifty years old. Where there are no books, there are no records and no literature; the ideas and knowledge of one generation can only be handed down by word of mouth, and it is much more difficult for the race to progress and become civilized. But it is not use having books unless people can read them, and learning to read is a part of what is called education.

Answer the following Questions:-

1.How are books important as chief carriers of civilization?
2.Why are very hot countries slow in becoming civilized?
3.Why are there no old books in South America?
4.How does the lack of books affect the progress of civilization?
5.Is it enough to have books for becoming civilized?
6.Find out from the passage the word which means 'pieces of writing valued as works of art’.
7.Pick out from the passage the word which is opposite of 'ignorance’.

Suggested answers of the above Questions:-

 

1.Books are the chief carriers of civilization because ideas live and spread because of them.
2.One of the reasons is that white ants which live in tropics eat up all the books. And books are the chief carriers of civilization.
3.There are no old books in South America because white ants have eaten them up.
4.When there are no books, there are no records and no literature and ideas, and knowledge of one generation can 5.be handed down by word of mouth. This retards growth of civilization.
6.It is not enough to have books to become civilized. Ability to read them is more important and is a part of education.
7.Literature
8.Knowledge


Read the following Passage:-

Man is made up of many qualities, both good and bad, and among the latter is anger. The nature of every human being is such that anything that hurts his sentiments, or goes against his principles, excites his anger. The evils which result from anger are many.

Under its influence a man loses his power of reasoning and judgement. Not being able to keep control over himself when angry, he does not know what he is doing or saying. Under its influence a man so much puts off his balance that he forgets his duty towards his superiors and may even go to the extent of saying things which are extremely insulting to them.

When anger gets the better of man, he is capable of committing the worst crimes and there is nothing to be surprised if under its evil influence he commits murder.

Answer the Following Questions:-

1.What is man made up of?
2.What excites man's anger?
3.How does anger affect man?
4.What can a man do to his superiors under the influence of anger?
5.Which line of the passage shows that 'anger is the mother of evils’?
6.Find out from the passage the word which means 'the strong feeling that you have when something has appened that you do not like’.
7.Pick out from the passage the word which is opposite of inferiors’.

Suggested answers of the above passage: -

 

1.Man is made up of many qualities, both good and bad.
2.Anything that hurts a man's sentiments or goes against his principles, excites his anger
3.Under the influence of anger a man loses his power of reasoning and judgement.
4.He can forget his duty towards his superiors and be insulting to them.
5.The evils which result from anger are many." This line of the passage shows that 'anger is the mother of evils.
6.Anger
7.Superiors


Read the following Passage:-

We should remember that a contented mind and healthy living can help to keep us free from many diseases. In some ways, it is easier for the people in developing nations to achieve positive health, because they have more close-knit social systems, with better communication people, than do many people in wealthy and developed nations.

With very little by way of resources or sophisticated medical facilities we can achieve positive health for the majority of individuals in our communities. This does not mean that we do not need medical care. We definitely need proper medical care under certain Circumstances. We need proper vaccination and immunisation against infectious diseases proper treatment of diseases by medical and surgical intervention required proper maternal care before and after child birth and regular medical checks after the age of forty years.

Answer the following Questions:-

1.Why is it easier for the people in developing nations to achieve positive health?
2.What kind of medical care do we need?
3.What is necessary for a mother?
4.Why do we need proper vaccination?
5.What do we need after the age of forty years?
6.Find out from the passage the word which means 'the act of giving a vaccine by injection’.
7.Give from the passage the word which is opposite of paternal

Suggested answers of the given passage:-

 

1.People in the developing nations find it easier to achieve positive health because they have more close-knit social systems, with better communication people, than do many people in wealthy and developed nations.
2.We need proper vaccination and immunisation, treatment of diseases, proper maternal care and regular medical checks after the age of forty.
3.A proper maternal care is necessary for a mother before and after child birth.
4.We need proper vaccination against certain infectious discuses.
5.We need regular medical checks after the age of forty years
6.Vaccination
7.Maternal


Read the following Passage:-

There is a great deal of violence in the world. There is physical violence and also Inward violence. Physical violence is to kill another, to hurt other people consciously, deliberately or without thought, to say cruel things, full of antagonism and hate, and inwardly, inside the skin, to dislike people, to hate people, to criticise people. Inwardly, we are always quarrelling, battling, not only with others, but with ourselves. We want people to change; we want to force them to our way of thinking.

The ultimate violence is war the killing for ideas, for so-called religious principles, for nationalities, the killing to preserve a little piece of land. To do that, man will kill, destroy, maim and also be killed himself. There is enormous violence in the world, the rich wanting to keep people poor and the poor wanting to get rich and in the process hating the rich.

Answer the following Questions:-

1.Describe the types of violence briefly.
2.Which is the ultimate violence and what is its cause?
3.What do we always do inwardly?
4.How do we want to change people?
5.What do the rich want?
6.Find out from the passage the word which means 'behaviour which damages somebody physically.’
7.Give from the passage the word which is opposite of ‘outwardly’.

Suggested answers of the above passage:-

1.There are two types of violence- physical violence and inward violence.

Physical violence is to kill or hurt another.

Inward violence is to hate people, criticise people by others cruel things.

2.The ultimate violence is war. There are wars for ideas, of land nationalities or for a piece.

3.We are always battling, quarrelling not only with

4.We want people to change by force to our way of thinking.

5.The rich want to keep people poor.

6.Violence

7.Inwardly


Read the following Passage:-

Life is hard', I tell myself, as I stand before the mirror and watch acne, that dreaded scum of a disease, playing havoc with my face. I wish I could drive the pimples out with a wave of the hand. Then I tell myself that acne is a temporary ravage that makes life a little less comfortable for a teenager. But it is sure sign of a child moulting into an adult.

Life is tough, I turn away from the mirror, when it strikes me like a bolt of lightning. My voice has turned rough, almost raucous. It grates, if I may add. Where has my sweet, soft voice gone? Have I caught a cold? Such gruffness goes hand in hand with a cold. But, the common cold and I have nothing to do with each other, at least at this moment. "Is there an uncommon cold?" a light banter lifts my spirits.

Answer the following Questions:-

1.What does acne do to the writer's face? How does he reconcile himself to acne?
2.When does he find life tough?
3.What goes hand in hand with a cold?
4.Does the writer have a common cold at the moment?
5.What is the banter involved in the question, "Is there an uncommon cold?"
6.Find out from the passage the word which means 'sounding loud and rough
7.Give from the passage the word which is opposite of 'permanent`.

Suggested answer of the above passage:-

 

1.Acne plays havoc with the writer's face. It makes life a little less comfortable for him. The fact that it is a temporary ravage, reconciles him to it.
2.His voice has turned rough. This is in addition to the acne on his face. Both the conditions make his life tough.
3.Gruffness goes hand in hand with a cold.
4.No, He has no common cold at the moment.
5.He has no common cold at the moment. It means he must be suffering some uncommon cold. There is no such 6.cold.
7.Raucous
8.Temporary

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