SECTION - A
Reading (20 marks)
Q. 1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : (12 marks)
1.1 Complete the sentences given below : (1×3=3 marks)
1.2 Fill in the blanks : (1×5=5 marks)
The lady of the house kept her (a)_____________ spick and span. She made sure that the fence looked (b)_____________ for the sake of others. This shows the (c)____________ of the lady. She realised that being better was the best way to (d)______________ with change. The meeting with the lady brought about a welcome (e) __________________ in the narrator.
1.3 Find words from the passage that mean the same as the following : (1×4=4 marks)
Q. 2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : (8 marks)
2.1 Complete the following : (1×4=4 marks)
2.2 Complete the table given below. (1×4=4 marks)
Recorded history of Coorg available from
Coorg regained independence
SECTION - B
Writing (30 marks)
Q. 3. You are Rashmi/Rahul, the President of the Social Service Club of Vidyamandir School. You are organizing a visit to ‘Abhaya’, a nearby orphanage. Write a notice in not more than 50 words for your school notice board inviting names of the students who want to go and encouraging other students to make contributions. (5 marks)
Q. 4. You are Amrita/Amal, living at 14, Jagatpuri, Dhanbad. You missed the Amritsar Mail. Send a telegram to your father, Mr. Ram Lal, 21, Mall Road, Amritsar informing him that you are taking the train two days later. Write the telegram in not more than 25 words. Copy the following format in your answer sheet. (5 marks)
|NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ADDRESSEE|
(NOT TO BE TELEGRAPHED)
Q. 5. You are Rohit/Rhea, 15, Dilshad Garden, Delhi. You happened to overhear the following conversation between two elderly people. (10 marks)
Mr. Sharma : The youngsters of today are prone to illness at a very young age.
Mr. Varma : Their lifestyles are to be blamed. They are very career conscious and often neglect their health.
Taking ideas from the unit on ‘Health and Medicine’ along with your own ideas, write a letter to the editor of a newspaper in about 150 words on the need to be mentally and physically fit to lead a happy life.
Q. 6. You are Nisha/Nishant. As Secretary of the Literary Club of your school, you have been asked to deliver a speech on the importance of reading. The following histogram clearly states how irrelevant reading has become for the present generation. Taking ideas from the histogram along with your own ideas, write the speech in about 150 words. (10 marks)
(For Blind Candidates Only)
You are Nisha/Nishant. As Secretary of the Literary Club of your school, you have been asked to deliver a speech on the importance of reading. Reading has become irrelevant for the present generation. Write the speech in about 150 words.
SECTION - C
Grammar (20 marks)
Q. 7. Look at the notes given below. Use the information to complete the paragraph by writing suitable words or phrases in each space. Do not add any new information. Write only the correct answers against the correct blank numbers in your answer sheet. (1×4=4 marks)
|Corals - rain forests of seas - rise in temperature - damages them -
inability to gather nutrients - carbon in atmosphere - another danger -
marine life among reef - fallen
Coral reefs (a)___________________________________ . They are damaged (b) ______________________ . So they are (c) ______________________ nutrients. Carbon build-up is even more (d) ____________________ than rise in temperature. This has led to the fall in marine life.
Q. 8. Complete the following passage with one word in each blank. Write the correct answers against the correct blank numbers. Do not copy the whole sentences. (½×8=4 marks)
One of the most significant pilgrim centres (a) __________________ the country, Varanasi, (b) _______________________ famous for its temples and ghats. It is located (c) _____________________ the river Ganges. The waterfront is decorated (d) ________________ hundreds of lovely ghats, (e) ___________________ city houses the famous Kasi Viswanath Temple. Pilgrims flock the ghats (f) _________________ the ritual bath. A popular belief is that (g)____________________ who die in Varanasi are liberated (h) ___________________ the cycle of birth and death.
Q. 9. Given below are instructions to draw a circle. Use these to complete the paragraph that follows. Write correct answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. Do not copy the whole sentences. (1×4=4 marks)
Take a compass and insert a pencil into the provided hole and tighten it.
Keep the pointed end of the compass on one end of a scale.
Extend the arm, having the pencil, to the required length to obtain the radius.
Then keep the pointed end of the compass at the required point.
Rotate the arm having the pencil about the pointed arm to obtain a circle.
A compass is taken and a pencil is inserted into the provided hole and tightened. The pointed end of the compass (a) _____________ . The arm having (b) _______________ to obtain the radius. The pointed end of the compass (c) _______________ . The arm having the pencil (d) _______________ about the pointed arm to obtain a circle.
Q. 10. In the passage given below there is an error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct blank number in your answer sheet. Underline the word you have supplied. The first one has been done for you. ( ½×8=4 marks)
|I still cherished the first||cherished - cherish|
|six months on the organization||(a)|
|where I began I career. I felt||(b)|
|a sense to belonging there. I met||(c)|
|different people who made our||(d)|
|stay at a work-place memorable.||(e)|
|That is the power of the good orientation||(f)|
|programme. It educate employees||(g)|
|on various importance issues.||(h)|
Q. 11. Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done for you as an example. Write the answers against the correct blank numbers in your answer sheet. (1×4=4 marks)
in the / is swimming / with tremendous / one sport / potential / country /
One sport in the country with tremendous potential is swimming.
SECTION - D
Literature (30 marks)
Q. 12. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow. Write the answers in your answer sheet in one or two lines only. Number the answers correctly.
I would ne’er have striven
As thus with thee in prayer in my sore need.
Oh, lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud!
I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!
Q. 13. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow. Write the answers in your answer sheet in one or two lines only. Number the answers. correctly.
At length did cross an Albatross,
Through the fog it came,
As if it had been a ‘Christian soul’,
We hailed it in God’s name.
Q. 14. What explanation did Brutus give for murdering Caesar ? How was he able to win the hearts of the Roman mob ? Answer in 75 - 100 words. (5 marks)
Q. 15. “You are wrong, Ebenezer. I am the ghost of Jacob Marley.” Why did the ghost appear to Scrooge ? What advice did it give him ? Answer in about 75 words. (5 marks)
Q. 16. Babuli’s wife seems to be unperturbed by the partition. Write a brief character sketch of Babuli’s wife as she appears in the lesson, ‘The Tribute’. Write your answer in 50 - 75 words. (4 marks)
Q. 17. You are Lakshmi Das. The night after you visit Ali’s grave you make a diary entry about this extraordinary man and your relationship with him. Write it in 150 - 175 words. (8 marks)