Ques 1: Read the following passage carefully.
1. Few guessed that this quiet, parentless girl growing up in New York City would one day become the First Lady of the United States. Even fewer thought she would become an author and lecturer and a woman much admired and loved by people throughout the world.
2. Born Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in 1884 to wealthy, but troubled parents who both died while she was young, Roosevelt was cared for by her grandmother and sent to school in England. In 1905, she married her distant cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She and her husband had six children. Although they were wealthy, her life was not easy and she suffered several personal tragedies. Her second son died when he was a baby. In 1921, her strong athletic husband was stricken with polio, which left him physically disabled for life.
3. Eleanor Roosevelt was a remarkable woman who had great intelligence and tremendous strength of character. She never let things get her down. She nursed her husband back to good health and encouraged him to remain in politics. She then helped him to become Governor of New York, and in 1933, President of the United States.
4. While her husband was President, she took a great interest in all the affairs of the country. She became her husband's legs and eyes; she visited prisons and hospitals; she went down into mines, up scaffoldings and into factories. Roosevelt was tireless and daring. During the depression she travelled all over the country bringing goodwill, reassurance and help to people without food and jobs. During World War II she visited American soldiers in camps all over the world. The United States had never known a First Lady like her.
5. Roosevelt also kept in touch with the American people through a daily newspaper column called 'My Day'. She broadcast on the radio and delivered lectures, all first for a First Lady.
1.1 On the basis of your understanding of the above passage answer the following questions: (any eight)
(a) How was Eleanor Roosevelt's personality in contrast to what she became?
(b) Apart from being the First Lady what else did she have to her credit?
(c) What challenges did she face in her personal life but remained unfazed?
(d) Eleanor was a strong woman who helped her husband become the President of America. How?
(e) What does the statement: 'she became her husband's legs and eyes' mean?
(f) What was her special contribution during the depression?
(g) How did she motivate soldiers during World War II?
(h) What did she do for the first time for a First Lady?
(i) What side of her personality is reflected in this passage?
Ans: (a) Eleanor Roosevelt was a quiet and parentless girl who grew up to be The First Lady of the United States, an author and lecturer who was much admired and loved by people throughout the world.
(b) Apart from being The First Lady of the United States, she was also an author and lecturer who was much admired and loved by people throughout the world.
(c) She was born to wealthy but troubled parents who both died while she was young. Her second son died when he was a baby and her athletic husband was stricken with polio, which left him physically disabled for life. However, despite all this, she remained unfazed.
(d) Eleanor nursed her husband back to good health and encouraged him to remain in politics. She then helped him to become Governor of New York, and in 1933, President of the United States.
(e) ‘She became her husband’s eyes and legs’ means that she visited the prisons and hospitals, went down into mines, up scaffoldings and into factories on behalf of her husband and saw everything herself.
(f) During the depression she travelled all over the country bringing goodwill, reassurance and help to people without food and jobs.
(g) During World War II she visited American soldiers in camps all over the world to motivate them.
(h) She kept in touch with American people through a daily newspaper column called ‘My Day’. She broadcast on the radio and delivered lectures, all first for a First Lady.
(i) This passage tells us that she was a strong headed and benevolent woman.
Ques 2: You are Ambica / Mohit, Librarian, High Scope Public School, Hauz Khas, Delhi. Write a letter to Jindal Publishers, Pratap Vihar, Delhi to place an order for English to Hindi dictionaries, illustrated children's encyclopedia, fiction books etc. for your school library. Request them for a catalogue, discount offered, mode of payment and time taken for delivery. (100-120 words)
High Scope Public School,
March 2' 2019
Subject - Purchase of Books
I wish to place a bulk order for the supply of books for the school library for the academic session 2019-2020. The particulars of the books and their quantity to be supplied are given below:
S.no. Particulars Quantity
1. English to Hindi Dictionary 10
2. Hindi to English Dictionary 10
3. Illustrated Children's Encyclopedia 15
4. Art and Craft Books 20
5. Fiction Books 10
Kindly provide the catalogue with the books and also give details about the discount. Do let us know the date by which you will deliver these books and about the mode of payment that you would prefer. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Good health plays an important role in the life of a student. Students should not neglect their health. Good health is essential for good performance in studies as well. Health should always be on priority. It is an utmost important thing that students should remain healthy for their bright future and moreover to perform nicely in their examinations.
Students should always eat breakfast, never skip meals and snack regularly to avoid hunger. Students should be able to balance their meals by ensuring the proper amounts of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy and proteins while leaving sugary and fatty foods by the wayside.
Keeping your body healthy and in shape is important. Therefore, exercise daily. Walk to your classes, take a class that involves physical fitness orcheck out the student facilities your campus offers for students to utilize. It is really important to have enough sleep and a good amount of sleep. It is really important to wash your hands before and after meals.
Always drink a lot of Water. Staying hydrated will give you more energy throughout the day, reinvigorates your body, stops you from overeating and aids in concentration.
Ques 3: Develop a short story in 150-200 words with the help of given beginning. Suggest a suitable title also.
It was a lovely rainy day. I was enjoying a cup of tea while sitting on the balcony of my Ist floor flat. Suddenly I felt dizzy and the cup feel from my hand I ............
Ans: Not-So-Lovely Rainy Day
It was a lovely rainy day. I was enjoying a cup of tea while sitting on the balcony of my Ist floor flat. Suddenly I felt dizzy and the cup fell from my hand and I was becoming unconscious. My vision started getting blurry and I wanted to call my mother for my help. But, I couldn't speak and as a result, I fainted.
Later on, I found myself lying on a bed. It was 12 O'clock by the wall clock. A nurse was standing by my side and my mother was talking with my father. As they saw me, they became happy. I was told that I fainted because of low blood pressure. My mother bought freshly chopped fruits for me and a glass of juice as directed by the doctor. The nurse arranged my pillow to set my neck. I ate the fruits slowly and sipped the juice after the intake of fruits.
I was feeling better by the evening because of the medicines and the proper care taken by my parents and the nurse.
Reena, a 10-year-old brave girl lived in a slum with her relatives. One day when she was alone at home she heard some noise outside the door. She heard some boys discussing a robbery in the society nearby. She was scared to go out and confront them since she was alone at home and had to look after the relatives' place. So, she decided to think out a way by which she can take care of the place she is into and prevent the robbery in society.
She tried to connect with her friends who were there in the slum by calling out their names loud from the window. They heard her and came to her place, She told them the entire story and they all geared up to prevent the robbery and decided to get them caught red-handed so that they would be punished for their actions and would learn a lesson before doing any such act ever in their future. Reena called up the security guard of the society and told him the plans of the boys from the slum areas. She told him the entire plan to catch them, red-handed.
The boys went to society as sales boys and they tried executing their plans. But, before they could run away with all the things, they were caught by the police and were punished for their robbery act.
Reena was later awarded a bravery award by the President of the Society and was praised by everyone in her slum and by her relatives as well. All her friends and family members and even the society members were happy that robbery was prevented and no harm was done to anyone.
Ques 4: Fill in any four of the following blanks choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below. Write the answers in your answer-sheet against the correct blank numbers.
He will fly (a) _____________ Madras (b) ____________ 7th December. The plane (c) ___________ reach Madras (d) __________ 11:00 am. He (e) _____________ Stay at Hotel Plaza.
Ans: a) iii) to
b) i) on
c) iii) will
d) ii) at
e) ii) will
Ques 5: The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along with its correction in the space provided. Do any four.
|More than two-thirds in the world's||e.g.||in||of|
|large cities are on areas sensitive||(i)||__________||__________|
|over global warming and rising sea level||(ii)||__________||__________|
|Millions of people face a risk||(iii)||__________||__________|
|of being swamp by floods||(iv)||__________||__________|
|and storms according by a study.||(v)||__________||__________|
Ques 6: Rearrange any four of the following words/phrases to make meaningful sentences.
a) democracy / is very / important / of the press / in a / freedom
b) abused / times / is / many / but / it
c) biased / sometimes / presents / is / opinion / media / a
d) to have / necessary / press / therefore / a responsible / it is
e) can be / society / a / only then / fearless / imagined
Ans: a) Freedom of the press is very important in a democracy.
b) But it is abused many times.
c) Sometimes media presents a biased opinion.
d) Therefore it is necessary to have a responsible press.
e) Only then a fearless society can be imagined.
Ques 7: Answer the following question in 200-250 words:
How did Kitty help Anne overcome her loneliness?
What is the main theme of 'The Diary of a Young Girl'?
"The best and most beautiful things in the world can't be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." Justify the famous quote of Helen Keller.
Helen had a great love for animals and birds. Write about this aspect of her character.
Ans: Isolation and loneliness are all pervasive in the lives of the annex members, especially the young adults like Anne, Peter and Margot for whom it characterized their formative years. The loneliness of human existence, the solitary struggle of every individual to live from day to day and acute alienation felt by them was doubled for them by the vendetta against them on the grounds of ethnicity. Anne’s overpowering loneliness makes her realize that one could be lonely even when surrounded by the people they loved. She felt distanced from the rest of her family and unable to communicate even though they were supportive and caring. She developed an intense and compelling need for solitary existence which stemmed from the fact that being in company brought on a paradoxical loneliness. This sense of alienation manifested itself because people were too caught up in their own troubles to be responsive towards others. Peter was a departure from that acute loneliness she suffered, his company was conducive to her temperament and they both ended up confiding in each other. Her diary, Kitty, was a like a friend to her, one to whom she could unburden the most intimate thoughts of her heart without being censured. The writings are in the mode of frank and intimate conversations with a dear friend. The diary was like Anne's secret confidante with whom she not only shared the daily occurrences of her life but also her innermost thoughts and feelings.
The horror of the war is indeed one of the major themes of the 'Diary of a Young Girl'. The diary is written with World War II at the backdrop. Due to the war, families like Franks and Van Daans have to suffer. At least they have been fortunate enough to make plans for hiding, there are other Jews that have been less fortunate. they have been terminated by the nazis or sent to concentration camps. Food, shelter and clothing are tough to come by. Everybody lives in constant fear and danger: The Franks and Van Daans are perpetually scared of getting caught, the non-Jews too suffer due to shortage of food and other amenities. The adults discuss their prospects after the war and Anne's diary documents every battle and landing during the Allies' progress against the Germans.
Love, knowledge, affection, loyalty, happiness, these are the things which are not tangible and elude our visual or tactile sense. But as Helen observes, the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller could not see or hear but her achievements belie her physical limitations. Her intellectual capabilities and aesthetic sensibilities could not be constrained by her physical disadvantages, her thirst for knowledge was unquenchable and her love of life, human or natural, boundless. It is interesting and inspiring to read the story of her life because she triumphed against all adversities, overcoming them with grace and learning from her mistakes. Nothing could stop her from charting the course of her life and it is a lesson for us in overcoming our obstacles.
Helen was very close to nature. Helen loved nature, and for her it was her favourite companion, as it gave her solace. Even as a child, she learnt most from nature and it was this love and understanding of the beauty of nature that Miss Sullivan utilised to educate her. There are instances when Helen describes how Miss Sullivan used to take her for walks wherein she used to teach her geography and other things using nature as a medium. Most of the most vivid memories of her childhood were related to nature, for example being stuck in the storm, realising what words meant when she associated water, experiencing snow for the first time etc. Hence it is safe to say that Helen shared a deep bond with nature. Helen's great love for animals is evident in her affinity towards books such as "The Jungle Book" and "Wild Animals I Have Known" where she felt a genuine interest in the animals themselves because they were real and not caricatures of men. On another note, as a deaf and blind child, Helen understood the beauty of mute creatures like birds and animals who might not have been able to speak but had a voice of their own. She enjoyed spending her time in their company or even reading about them.