SECTION - A
Reading (20 marks)
Q. 1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : (12 marks)
1.1 Fill in the summary using a word only. (1×4=4 marks)
The author was (a) __________ about taking photographs and framing them. But she always (b)__________ whether her sons would ever look at them. She was full of (c) _________ when she pasted the pictures of her father’s last days in the album. She learnt that some pictures always (d)____________ . in one’s mind without a camera.
Complete the sentences given below.
1.2 The author’s sons enjoyed taking photographs while they (½×4=2 marks)
1.3 Two instances to show that the author’s son was averse to taking photographs are (1×2=2 marks)
1.4 Give words that mean the same as (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
Coorg regained independence
SECTION - B
Writing ( 30 marks)
Q. 3. You are Sumit/Sunita. You attended a science exhibition, ‘Self-sufficient India’. Write a postcard to your friend, Amit, 21, D.H. Eoad, Chennai in not more than 50 words about the exhibits and how you were benefited by them. Copy the format given below and write the postcard in your answer sheet. (5 marks)
Q. 4. The following is a telephonic conversation between Arun and Rakesh’s mother. As she was leaving home she leaves a message for her son. Write the message in not more than 50 words. (5 marks)
Arun : Can I speak to Rakesh ?
Rakesh’s mother : Rakesh is not at home. He has gone for tuition and will be back only at 6 p.m.
Arun : Can I leave a message ?
Mother : Oh, sure.
Arun : Please inform him that he has to stay back after class tomorrow for his
science project. Ram, Raghav and I are staying back. My father will
pick us up at 6 p.m.
Mother : I’ll inform him. Thank you.
Q. 5. You are Sharat/Sharon living at 22, Dalton Ganj, Kanpur. The following excerpt from an article made you aware of some of the problems faced by a modern city. (10 marks)
There are areas that need immediate attention if the city has to move forward. The blueprint of a modern city should have transportation facilities, mass housing projects, a scientific sewage system ... Taking ideas from the unit ‘Environment’ along with your own ideas, write a letter to the Editor, ‘The Herald’ in about 150 words on the problems faced by metropolitan cities and how the situation can be improved.
Q. 6. You are a member of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in your locality. The following Pie-chart reflects the attitude of the people towards animals. In response to this, write an article to be published in the forthcoming issue of ‘The Week’ on how animals are ill-treated and what can be done to prevent it. As Ramesh/Ranjini, write the article in 150 - 200 words. (10 marks)
(For Blind Candidates Only)
You are a member of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in your locality. Write an article to be published in the forthcoming issue of ‘The Week’ on how animals are ill-treated and what can be done to prevent it. As Ramesh/Ranjini, write the article in 150-200 words.
* 50% people believe animals are exploited for selfish ends
* 35% people have indifferent attitude towards animals
* 15% people believe, that animals are man’s slaves
SECTION - C
Grammar (20 marks)
Q. 7. Look at the notes given below and complete the following paragraph suitably. Do not add any new information. Write the answers against the correct blank numbers in your answer sheet. (1×4=4 marks)
|Cyclones - regular - nature - anger - Orissa devastated - 16,000 injured - four days - 15 million survivors - hell on earth|
Cyclones appear (a)_______________but this time the Bay of Bengal seems to be their favourite hunting ground. Nature turned her anger on Orissa on 29th October, 1999 (b) ______________ coastline belt with a super cyclone. It reached the shore at a wind speed of 220 km/hr and a huge tidal wave of salt water. It is estimated that over 25,000 people died and about 16,000 (c) _____________ . But for the 15 million people who (d) ____________________ , hell on earth had just begun.
Q. 8. 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.
Q. 9. In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined. The first one has been done for you as an example. (½×8=4 marks)
|The small town was the||e.g. was at the|
|foot of the mountains. Most the||(a)|
|people were farmers. There traders also||(b)|
|in the town. Though not rich were||(c)|
|happy contented. At one||(d)|
|time the peace broken by||(e)|
|several robberies. The people frightened.||(f)|
|The Mayor the town called for||(g)|
|a meeting discuss the matter.||(h)|
Q. 10. 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. 11. Read the conversation given below and complete the passage that follows. Write the answers against the correct blank numbers. Do not copy the whole sentences. (1×4=4 marks)
Customer : Can I have a small bottle of tomato sauce ?
Shopkeeper : Sorry, I have only big bottles.
Customer : When will it be available ?
Shopkeeper : I can give it to you tomorrow.
Customer : Thank you, then I will get it tomorrow.
The customer asked the shopkeeper (a) ____________________ of tomato sauce. The shopkeeper said that he only had big bottles of tomato sauce. The customer wanted to know (b) ______________________ . The shopkeeper said that (c) ___________________________ . The customer thanked him and said that (d) ___________________________ .
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.
It ate the food it ne’er had eat,
And round and round it flew.
The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
The helmsman steered us through !
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.
I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful -
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.
Q. 14. How do the superstitious villagers react when the narrator’s mother is stung by a scorpion ? Write your answer in 75 -100 words. (5 marks)
Q. 15. Scrooge had everything he wanted but was always gloomy and bitter. Bob Crachit, his underpaid clerk, was cheerful and happy. Compare and contrast the characters of Scrooge and Crachit as they appear in the play, “A Christmas Carol”. Answer in about 75 words. (5 marks)
Q. 16. “When we arrived we were like him — my first-born brother and I.” Describe the condition of the refugees in ‘The Ultimate Safari’ when they first arrived at the refugee camp. Write your answer in 50 - 75 words. (4 marks)
Q. 17. Reaching home in Bhubaneshwar after the partition of the property, Babuli feels calm and relieved. That night he makes a diary entry on his experiences in his village and what prompted him to pay the tribute to his brother. As Babuli, write the diary entry in 150 - 175 words. (8 marks)