Ques1: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 have lost your original certificates of class X and XII. You want to get their duplicates issued but you do not know the procedure. Write a letter to the Chairman, CBSE, Preet Vihar enquiring about the fee to be deposited, mode of payment, time taken by the board for issuing duplicate certificates and any other formalities. You are Tarun / Taruna, 7/9, Kunj Apartments, Shimla (100-120 words).
More and more people are used to carrying mobile phones to their workplace. However, the use of mobile phones can be dangerous at certain times and places. Write an article on the topic, 'Mobile Phone Manners.' Take hints from the information that follows:
The Government on Thursday banned the use of cellular phones at petrol pumps as they could ignite the flammable vapours present in the air.
Don't use mobiles
Inside an aircraft
When in an ICU
If you are near a heart patient or someone who has pacemaker
7/9, Kunj Apartments
2 March' 2019
Subject: Details for the issuing of duplicate certificates and any other formalities
I was a student at XYZ school. I had completed my schooling in the year 2015. I am now preparing for a job interview and I need all my certificates of class X and XII. But, I have lost my original certificates of class X and XII. I would like to inquire about the procedure for the issuing of the duplicate certificates and the other formalities attached with it. Please fill me with the required information about the fees and mode of payment for the issue of duplicate certificates. I would also like to know the time that will be taken by the board for issuing duplicate certificates.
I request you to reply as soon as possible. I will be very grateful to you.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Last Sunday I along with my friends decided to go to the riverside for a picnic. We planned to spend the whole day there, but........... Give it a suitable title also.
With the help of the following cues, develop a short story along with a title in 150-200 words:
A cap seller carrying a bundle of caps ........... sleeps under a tree............ puts the bundle beside him ........... some monkeys take away the caps ............ wakes up ........ finds monkeys wearing caps ..... angry ...... throws his own cap....... monkeys throw their caps ........ collects ........happy.
Ans: Last Sunday I along with my friends decided to go to the riverside for a picnic. We planned to spend the whole day there, but an unfortunate event took place. We got an unknown call from somebody who introduced himself as our well-wisher. He cautioned us to avoid staying for a longer duration at the riverside for a picnic because there was a fear of a crocodile near the riverside. But, we were not sure whether it was a hoax or real news. Nonetheless, there was no chance of taking a risk.
Hearing this news, we all became tensed and started looking for an alternative location for the picnic. But, we had already travelled for four hours to reach this destination and then the fear of crocodile was making us tremble with fear. All our excitement and happiness was reduced to zero and we couldn't think of anything better than keeping all our things back in the car and making our way towards our respective homes.
Therefore, the day which was supposed to be a happy and exciting one turned out to be a sheer waste for all of us and we all returned back with a sad face cursing the very presence of crocodile near the riverside.
Fill in any four of the following blanks choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below each. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers.
Birds and animals live in the lap (a) ______ nature and can predict the likely changes accurately. Swallows usually fly high (b) _______ the sky. But during a storm, they come down (c) ________ fly close to the ground. If they fly low you (d) _________ be sure of strong winds. Even a toad can be (e) ______ reliable weatherman.
Ans: a) ii) of
b) i) in
c) iv) and
d) i) would
e) iii) the
Ques 4: The following paragraphs 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.
|Then pleasure in being outdoors||e.g.||in||of|
|is fundamental for human||(i)||____||____|
|happiness. There are so much||(ii)||____||____|
|to learn and it is an constant||(iii)||____||____|
|source of delight to know more on the||(iv)||____||____|
|flora and fauna around. One discover||(v)||____||____|
|how exciting the world is.|
Ques 5: Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each:
i. How did Kisa Gotami realise that life and death is a normal process?
ii. Why did Maddie write a note to Peggy and then tore it?
iii. How can you say that Horace Danby was good and respectable but not completely honest?
iv. What difficulty do the crew of the space probe face on the Earth?
v. What was the most fascinating thing that Valli saw on the street?
Ans: i) Kisa Gotami understood that death is common to all and that she was being selfish in her grief. She understood this only the second time because it was then that she found that there was not a single house where some beloved had not died. First time round, she was only thinking about her grief and was therefore asking for a medicine that would cure her son. When she met the Buddha, he asked her to get a handful of mustard seeds from a house where no one had died. He did this purposely to make her realize that there was not a single house where no beloved had died, and that death is natural. When she went to all the houses the second time, she felt dejected that she could not gather the mustard seeds. Then, when she sat and thought about it, she realized that the fate of men is such that they live and die. Death is common to all. This was what the Buddha had intended her to understand.
(ii) Maddie wanted Peggy to stop making fun of Wanda hence, she wrote a note to her but then she thought that the note would annoy Peggy and she would start teasing her instead and thus, she tore the note.
(iii) Horace Danby was considered a kind and honest man, but he was not entirely honest. Fifteen years ago, he had been imprisoned for stealing rare books. He was not a typical thief; he stole only once a year. And he stole to fulfil his desire to acquire rare books. He did not steal again and again, he wasn’t a repeat offender. He stole only to buy rare books.
(iv) The crew of the space probe landed in a public library. It was a strange place for them as the crew had no idea about books. They thought it to be a storage barn.
(v) The bus service running between her village and the nearest town was the most fascinating thing for Valli. The bus which passed the street every hour had a new set of passengers in it and watching them gave her immense joy.