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Ques 1: a fox ____ hungry ____ went into a garden ____ looking for food ____ a grapevine ____ ripe grapes ____ jumped to pluck ____ couldn't reach ____ fell down ____ jumped again ____ fell down ____ tried a gain and again ____ failed ____ said grapes are sour ____ don't like them.


OR

Complete the story in 150-200 words which begins as the following:

Ram and Mohan, two brothers, studied in a village school. One day they were returning from the school. On the way there was a forest ...... ...... .......

Ans: Once upon a time, a hungry fox was roaming around here and there searching for food. In his search he came to a garden where he saw a grape-vine laden with bunches of grapes they looked quite ripe and juicy. But the bunches were too high for him. To catch them, he jumped as high as he could. But he failed to reach them. He made another bold attempt, but was unlucky for the second time. He tried for the third time and failed again. After number attempts and failures,. He was forced to give up trying anymore, he just walked away and instead of accepting his failure, he remarked "the grapes appeared to be ripe and juicy, but now I see them to be quite sour."
This story, thus, proves that, people generally hate what they can't get.

 Or 

Ram and Mohan, two brothers, studied in a village school. One day they were returning from the school. On the way there was a forest. Ram was getting late to reach home asked Mohan if they could take a shorter route that passes through the forest. Mohan showed his apprehension saying that he had heard a lot of horror stories about the forest. One of his friends has told him that a white coloured creature roams in the forest and attack people. Hearing this, Ram laughed and asked Mohan to stop believing in these false stories. Ram somehow managed to take the forest route along with Mohan. On their way, they suddenly heard the loud trumpet of an elephant. There was standing a rarely found white elephant. Mohan got scared feeling that the elephant might be wild and will attack them. Ram asked Mohan not to run as this could lead to the elephant to get angry. Holding the hand of Mohan, Ram approached the elephant. Fortunately, he was carrying two bananas in his school bag. He gave it to the animal which made the cute elephant like the two individuals. Mohan also showed his love to the elephant by patting on his neck. The brothers became friends with the elephant and named it 'Dodo'. Now, Ram and Mohan always take the forest route to meet their new friend and play with it.

Ques 2:Complete the paragraph given below by filling in the blanks with the help of options that follow:    (3)

Everyone is not in a position to (a) __________________ the family and start living in a (b) __________________ room on the banks (c) __________________ the Ganga.

(a) (i) leave
(ii) leaves
(iii) left
(iv) leaving

(b) (i) small
(ii) smaller
(iii) smallest
(iv) little

(c) (i) on
(ii) in
(iii) of
(iv) off 

Ans: (a) leave
(b) smaller
(c) of 

Ques 3: The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error and its correction as shown in the example.   (1 × 4 = 4)

 

  ErrorCorrection
We, there in India have so manye.g.therehere
religions, we ate so many different(a)____________________
foods, we wear so much different(b)____________________
kinds of dresses. Still we are much(c)____________________
united than any other country on the world(d)____________________

Ans: 

 ErrorCorrection
We, there in India have so manye.g.therehere
religions, we ate so many different(a)____ate___________eat_____
foods, we wear so much different(b)____much__________many______
kinds of dresses. Still we are much(c)___kinds___________kind______
united than any other country on the world(d)____of__________in______
 


Ques 4: Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences.  (3)

(a) brains of dogs / US / a university / studied the / in the /.
(b) dogs used / like the humans / showed that / their brains / the study /.
(c) understand words / part of / is used to / their brains / the left /.

Ans: (a) A university in the US studied the brains of dogs.
(b) The study showed that dogs used their brains like the humans.
(c) The left part of their brains is used to understand words. 
 

Ques 5: Answer the following question in 80-100 words :   (4)


Whenever we want to achieve something difficulties always come in our way. What did Valli have to do to go and ride in a bus?

 Or

Education is always a great asset in the life of a woman. How did Bholi, an educated girl, face the challenge posted by Bishambar's greed?

Ans: Yes, it is true that whenever we want something, difficulties do come come on our way. Achieving goals require perseverance. Valli wanted to ride the bus, however, she did not have the money to do. The challenge in front of her was to arrange for the required amount of money. Valli had carefully saved whatever stray coins came her way, resisting every temptation to buy peppermint s, toys, balloons, and the like. Finally, she had saved sixty paise. At the village too she made the best efforts to save as much money as possible. She was tempted to ride the merry-go-round as she had the money. However, she suppressed her strong desire and saved the money for the bus ride. 
Or
Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women. Offering girls basic education is one sure way of giving them much greater power of enabling them to make genuine choices over the kinds of lives they wish to lead. This is exactly what happened with Bholi. At first, Bholi had agreed to marry an old man because of her father's honour, thereby placing her family's interest over her own. However, later she refused to marry him because she saw how mean, greedy and contemptible he was. By demanding a hefty dowry, Bshamber took advantage of her bad looks and the desperateness of her father to get her married. This is why she rejected the marriage and silenced everybody who called her shmaeless. 


Ques 6: Answer the following question in 150-200 words:     (10)


How did Miss Sullivan help Helen Keller when she was studying at Cambridge School?

Or
Attempt a character sketch of Mr. Gilman.
Or
Describe the difference between Anne's and Margot's feelings for Peter.
Or
Why did Anne like her father more than she liked her mother?

Ans: Miss Sullivan had taken Helen by the hand across the fields where men were preparing the earth for the seed, to the banks of the Tennessee River. Sitting on the warm grass, she began the first lessons for Helen in the beneficence of nature. Helen learned how the sun and rain make the ground give life to trees that are not only pleasant to the sight but also good for food, how birds build their nest and thrive from land to land. Also, how every creature finds food and shelter. As Helen's knowledge of these things grew, she felt more and more the delight of the world she lived in. Long before she learned to do a sum in arithmetic or describe the shape of the earth, Miss Sullivan had taught her to find the beauty in the fragrant woods, in every blade of grass and in the curves and dimples of her baby sister's hand. She linked her earliest thoughts with nature and made her attuned to the beauty that abounds in the world. Her teaching methods were not par for the course but they believed in the natural capabilities of nature to educate the sportive Helen as the girl herself was so eager to learn from anything around her. Miss Sullivan understood the true capabilities of her student and designed her teaching methods accordingly.

OR

Mr. Arthur Gilman was the principal of Cambridge school of young Ladies. He was a kind and able teacher. Helen entered Cambridge School, to be prepared for Radcliffe.Out of generosity he let Mildred, Helen's sister, study at Cambridge. He was present for Helen as teacher, Interpreter and mentor. He took time out to read Shakespeare's "As you like it" with her. He was a teacher who made study interesting for Helen. However, due to different opinion on Helen's preparing period for college, and misunderstanding with Miss Sullivan, their friendship came to an end.

OR

Anne valued his friendship with Peter because he had reached a part of her that no one had ever reached before except in her dreams. He had taken hold of her and turned her inside out. The flippancy and petulance which was characteristic of Anne had been quieted by Peter's solid and calming influence. As she says that everyone needs a little quiet time to put themselves right again, changing her irrevocably. There relationship was not of a romantic nature but one of solidarity and comfort in such trying times as the one they were currently living in. Anne's loneliness was so overpowering that it did not matter to her that their intimacy could be looked upon as inappropriate,all that mattered to her was the comfort she found in Peter. They provided solace,comfort and companionship to each other, hence Peter was indispensable to Anne at that point.

Margot seemed unperturbed by Anne and Peter's developing friendship, she did not want Anne to feel sorry for her because she was used to being the odd one out. In her letter to Anne, Margot wrote that their friendship had made her a little jealous but this jealousy was neither directed towards Anne nor Peter. She was sorry that she had not found anyone with whom she could share her thoughts and feelings. She also felt that this situation would remain unchanged even in the future. Margot could not have gotten as far with Petter as Anne had because she needed to feel very close to the person before she could unburden her heart. She'd want to have the feeling that the other person understood her thoroughly even if she didn't say much. For this reason it would have to be someone intellectually superior to her and in this case Peter did not fit the description. So she reassured Anne that there was no need for reproach herself thinking that she was taking away something Margot was entitled to because that was farthest from the truth.

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Anne adored her father, she refers to him as the most adorable father she had ever seen. Her father loved Anne for being the person she was, defending his daughter but also reprimanding her when it was necessary. He was also quite protective towards her and interested in the little things that she was interested in. Her father had brought Anne's entire postcard and movie-star collection to the Anne without waiting for his daughter to ask him to do. He was very concerned about their lives in the annex, especially in their personality development and education. They work0ed on projects together like making the family tree and also took a keen interest in supplying her with all the paraphernalia required to continue her studies. She called him Pim which was the pet name for Father. Anne admired her father for handling situations and people with a saintly patience, whether in the family or outside of it and also for being so supportive of her. Her father believed in her and had it not been for him then she would have given up on herself a long time ago. He would intervene and uphold her right to refuse a dish if she did not wish to eat it, he would defend his daughter's upbringing when it was brought to question saying that she had learned not to respond to other people's interminable taunts and sermons. Anne engaged in a lot of activities with her father but she was not quite comfortable when it came to unburdening her heart to her father. The level of intimacy was as father and daughter and not that of friendship which could enable her to say anything to him. There was a sense of alienation she felt because of the gap in understanding between them. Her father was an honest and simple man who could not understand the intricate nuances that defined the personality of a growing young woman, especially one so astute, perceptive and mature as Anne. 

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