Read the passage given below carefully and answer the questions that follow:
- Depending on the degree of fermentation, processed tea is called White, Green, Oolong and Black. White tea is produced when two leaves and a bud are picked just before sunrise to preserve the moisture in the leaf. This tea is characterized by a delicate flavour with very little colour. It is highly priced because a day’s picking yields only about 1-2 kg per person.
- Green tea is produced by steaming the leaves to destroy the enzymes that might otherwise ferment the leaves. The leaves are then rolled either by hand or by mechanical rollers, to bring out the juices in the leaves. The rolled leaves are then fired to dry them. The process of producing green tea is very difficult.
- Oolong tea is partially fermented tea. It was first produced about 400 years ago in the Fujian Province at the end of the Ming Dynasty. Oolong tea is produced in many other parts of the world. Oolong tea from the Indian estates of Darjeeling is very popular.
- The process of producing Oolong tea begins with picking of the two leaves and a bud, early in the morning. The leaves are then partially dried indoors to promote fermentation. When the leaves start turning red, they are rubbed repeatedly by hand or mechanically to generate flavour and aroma, and are finally dried over charcoal. The final stage involves blending.
- Black tea is of two types – Orthodox and CTC. Orthodox tea has the appearance of a leaf either whole or broken. CTC tea tends to be in the form of round globules. CTC is an acronym for Crush, Tear and Curl. CTC tea is highly popular in India. Most people who drink tea prefer to go with a certain brand because of familiarity of taste and aroma. In order to maintain that kind of consistency, tea companies tend to blend teas from various sources until they arrive at their brand’s trademark features.
A1. Choose the correct answer from the options given below:
a. CTC stands for…
1. Control, Tear and Cook
2. Control, Tear and Curl
3. Control, Tear and Crush
4. Crush, Tear and Curl
b. The Green tea leaves are steamed so as to
1. give it a darker green colour
2. bring out the aroma
3. make it stronger by fermentation
4. to destroy the enzymes
c. People prefer drinking a particular kind of tea that
1. has a familiar taste
2. the aroma appeals to them
3. they like the brand
4. all of the above
d. The final stage in the process of producing Oolong tea involves
2. mechanically drying to generate aroma
3. drying over charcoal
4. roasting the leaves to get the red colour
A2. Complete the following sentences: -
1. White tea is highly priced because _____________________________________________
2. Oolong tea originated _______________________________________________________
A3. Find words from the passage which mean the same as the following: -
- very fine in texture or structure (para 1)___________________
- support or actively encourage (para 4)_________________
- knowledge of something. (para 5) _____________________
A4. Give the passage a suitable title.
SECTION B: WRITING
B.1.Question is not reflected as textbooks have changed. However, weightage of the question is given.
Section C: GRAMMAR
C.1. Complete the following sentences using suitable Relative Clauses.
1. The Natural Museum of History_____________________________
2. Mrs. Balakrishnan, ____________________________
3. These three books__________________________________
4. The laundry service _______________________________
5. My uncle ______________________________
C.2 In each line one word has been omitted. Write the missing word along with the word which comes before and after it. Underline the word which forms your answer.
Let us assume that average student (a)..................
changes the refill his ballpoint pen (b)..................
once a month. No student uses same (c)...................
pen all through the year it breaks (d)................
easily and can easily misplaced (e).................
Section D: Literature
D.1 Question is not reflected as textbooks have changed. However, weightage of the question is given.
D.2. Short answer questions-
D3. Question is not reflected as textbooks have changed. However, weightage of the question is given.
Value Based Question: