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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – X 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Advance writing skills   25 marks 
Section C: Literature     25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
A Chimpanzee is one of the great apes and the nearest in intelligence to man. Scientist have 
examined its mental capacities and sent it into space in anticipation of man. Chimpanzees 
need little description. Being apes and not monkeys, they have no tails. Their arms are longer 
than their legs and they normally run on all fours. They can also walk upright with toes 
turned outwards. When erect they stand 3-5 ft. high. The hair is long and coarse, black except 
for a while patch near the rump. The face, ears hands and feet are bare and except for the 
black face, the flesh is coloured. 
Chimpanzees exhibit great concern for each other. When chimpanzees meet after having 
been apart they greet each other in a very human way by touching each other or even 
clasping hands. Chimpanzees have amazing social discipline. When a dominant male arrives, 
the rest of the chimpanzees hurry to pay respect to it. The dominant male is not allowed to 
wrest food from his inferiors. The members of a party also spend considerable amount of 
time grooming each other and themselves. Mothers go through the fur of their babies for any 
foreign particles, dirt, and ticks and they aid each other when they are injured. 
Chimpanzees are the best tools users apart from man. Sticks 2-3ft. long are picked off the 
ground or broken from branches and pushed into nests, then withdrawn and the honey or 
insects licked off. Stones are used to crack nuts or as missiles to drive humans and baboons 
away from its food. Chimpanzees are not only tool users but also toolmakers. They make 
their own rods by stripping the leaves off a twig or tear shreds off a grass stem. Baby 
chimpanzees learn all this by observing the older chimpanzees making and using them. So 
man is not the only toolmaker, merely better at it than his relatives. 
a) Chimpanzees are as _______________ as men. 
b) Chimpanzees greet each other by __________________ each other. 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – X 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Advance writing skills   25 marks 
Section C: Literature     25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
A Chimpanzee is one of the great apes and the nearest in intelligence to man. Scientist have 
examined its mental capacities and sent it into space in anticipation of man. Chimpanzees 
need little description. Being apes and not monkeys, they have no tails. Their arms are longer 
than their legs and they normally run on all fours. They can also walk upright with toes 
turned outwards. When erect they stand 3-5 ft. high. The hair is long and coarse, black except 
for a while patch near the rump. The face, ears hands and feet are bare and except for the 
black face, the flesh is coloured. 
Chimpanzees exhibit great concern for each other. When chimpanzees meet after having 
been apart they greet each other in a very human way by touching each other or even 
clasping hands. Chimpanzees have amazing social discipline. When a dominant male arrives, 
the rest of the chimpanzees hurry to pay respect to it. The dominant male is not allowed to 
wrest food from his inferiors. The members of a party also spend considerable amount of 
time grooming each other and themselves. Mothers go through the fur of their babies for any 
foreign particles, dirt, and ticks and they aid each other when they are injured. 
Chimpanzees are the best tools users apart from man. Sticks 2-3ft. long are picked off the 
ground or broken from branches and pushed into nests, then withdrawn and the honey or 
insects licked off. Stones are used to crack nuts or as missiles to drive humans and baboons 
away from its food. Chimpanzees are not only tool users but also toolmakers. They make 
their own rods by stripping the leaves off a twig or tear shreds off a grass stem. Baby 
chimpanzees learn all this by observing the older chimpanzees making and using them. So 
man is not the only toolmaker, merely better at it than his relatives. 
a) Chimpanzees are as _______________ as men. 
b) Chimpanzees greet each other by __________________ each other. 
 
 
 
 
c) Like man, chimpanzees are _________________ 
d) Chimpanzees ________________ tails. 
e) Baby chimpanzees learn all by _____________. 
f) Chimpanzees have amazing _______________. 
g) The dominant male chimpanzees is not allowed ________________. 
h) The word ‘wrest’ means _________________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Evelyn Glennie was born in 1965 and grew up on a farm near Aberdeen in Scotland. She 
loved playing music, and her ambition was to become a solo percussionist. She started 
having problems with her ears asn began to lose her hearing. By the time she was twelve, she 
was deaf. She couldn’t hear at all. Evelyn became very angry. It seemed to her that she would 
never fulfill her dream of being a great musician. 
After a while Evelyn stopped being angry and instead found ways of adapting her playing to 
suit her deafness. At the age of sixteen she became the first deaf student at the Royal 
Academy in London. She went on to make lots of CDs and is now famous for being the world’s 
only full time solo percussionist. Evelyn likes to play unusual instruments and has over a 
thousand, some of which she had made herself. She likes to play with musicians from all over 
the world, and requests composers to create music especially for her. An example of this is a 
piece which was compound for her by the jazz composer Diango Bates, which uses kitchen 
pots and pans an instruments. 
When Evelyn performs she doesn’t wear shoes or shocks. This is to enable her to feel the 
music through the floor and her body. .usually, percussionists play at the back of the 
Orchestra, Evelyn plays at the front so that she can lip – read signals from the conductor. 
Glennie has said that she doesn’t want an operation to cure her deafness; she likes being who 
she is and doesn’t want to change the way she works. Like many other courageous people, 
she tries hard to help others. She has helped many deaf children by giving them an 
opportunity to learn a musical instrument. 
a) What was Gennie’s ambition? 
b) Why did she become very angry? 
c) What is she now famous for? 
d) Why does she not wear does or socks when she performs? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘ambition’? (para 1) 
i. goal in life 
ii. hope 
iii. employment 
iv. success 
f) What is meant by the word ‘usual’? (para 2) 
i. uncommon 
ii. unknown 
iii. employment 
iv. uncover 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – X 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Advance writing skills   25 marks 
Section C: Literature     25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
A Chimpanzee is one of the great apes and the nearest in intelligence to man. Scientist have 
examined its mental capacities and sent it into space in anticipation of man. Chimpanzees 
need little description. Being apes and not monkeys, they have no tails. Their arms are longer 
than their legs and they normally run on all fours. They can also walk upright with toes 
turned outwards. When erect they stand 3-5 ft. high. The hair is long and coarse, black except 
for a while patch near the rump. The face, ears hands and feet are bare and except for the 
black face, the flesh is coloured. 
Chimpanzees exhibit great concern for each other. When chimpanzees meet after having 
been apart they greet each other in a very human way by touching each other or even 
clasping hands. Chimpanzees have amazing social discipline. When a dominant male arrives, 
the rest of the chimpanzees hurry to pay respect to it. The dominant male is not allowed to 
wrest food from his inferiors. The members of a party also spend considerable amount of 
time grooming each other and themselves. Mothers go through the fur of their babies for any 
foreign particles, dirt, and ticks and they aid each other when they are injured. 
Chimpanzees are the best tools users apart from man. Sticks 2-3ft. long are picked off the 
ground or broken from branches and pushed into nests, then withdrawn and the honey or 
insects licked off. Stones are used to crack nuts or as missiles to drive humans and baboons 
away from its food. Chimpanzees are not only tool users but also toolmakers. They make 
their own rods by stripping the leaves off a twig or tear shreds off a grass stem. Baby 
chimpanzees learn all this by observing the older chimpanzees making and using them. So 
man is not the only toolmaker, merely better at it than his relatives. 
a) Chimpanzees are as _______________ as men. 
b) Chimpanzees greet each other by __________________ each other. 
 
 
 
 
c) Like man, chimpanzees are _________________ 
d) Chimpanzees ________________ tails. 
e) Baby chimpanzees learn all by _____________. 
f) Chimpanzees have amazing _______________. 
g) The dominant male chimpanzees is not allowed ________________. 
h) The word ‘wrest’ means _________________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Evelyn Glennie was born in 1965 and grew up on a farm near Aberdeen in Scotland. She 
loved playing music, and her ambition was to become a solo percussionist. She started 
having problems with her ears asn began to lose her hearing. By the time she was twelve, she 
was deaf. She couldn’t hear at all. Evelyn became very angry. It seemed to her that she would 
never fulfill her dream of being a great musician. 
After a while Evelyn stopped being angry and instead found ways of adapting her playing to 
suit her deafness. At the age of sixteen she became the first deaf student at the Royal 
Academy in London. She went on to make lots of CDs and is now famous for being the world’s 
only full time solo percussionist. Evelyn likes to play unusual instruments and has over a 
thousand, some of which she had made herself. She likes to play with musicians from all over 
the world, and requests composers to create music especially for her. An example of this is a 
piece which was compound for her by the jazz composer Diango Bates, which uses kitchen 
pots and pans an instruments. 
When Evelyn performs she doesn’t wear shoes or shocks. This is to enable her to feel the 
music through the floor and her body. .usually, percussionists play at the back of the 
Orchestra, Evelyn plays at the front so that she can lip – read signals from the conductor. 
Glennie has said that she doesn’t want an operation to cure her deafness; she likes being who 
she is and doesn’t want to change the way she works. Like many other courageous people, 
she tries hard to help others. She has helped many deaf children by giving them an 
opportunity to learn a musical instrument. 
a) What was Gennie’s ambition? 
b) Why did she become very angry? 
c) What is she now famous for? 
d) Why does she not wear does or socks when she performs? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘ambition’? (para 1) 
i. goal in life 
ii. hope 
iii. employment 
iv. success 
f) What is meant by the word ‘usual’? (para 2) 
i. uncommon 
ii. unknown 
iii. employment 
iv. uncover 
 
 
 
 
g) Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘happy’? (para 1) 
i. solo 
ii. angry 
iii. hearing 
iv. helpless 
h) Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘disable’? (para3) 
i. enable 
ii. retain 
iii. keep 
iv. draw 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. Write an article in about 120 words on ‘The Wonders of Science’. Use the hints given below, 
along with ideas from the MCB unit. ‘Science’. You are Vikram / Vinita. 
• We see progress in every field. 
• From the kitchen to the space station 
• Transport and communication – simple and quick 
• See more people – make more friends 
• Information and entertainment all at once 
• Life made easy and comfortable 
• Science indeed is a marvel and a boon 
4. Ritu is taking part in a story writing completion. She is practicing it but gets stuck. Help her 
to finish it. (150-200 words) 
On hearing a noise, Sheema ran outside her house and there she saw a snake charmer 
surrounded by a group of children. 
5. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word / 
phrases from the given options. 
The only things that helps us to overcome life’s tragedies (a) ______________ time. With time, the 
scars (b) _________________ life tend to disappear. It acts as a healer and helps us to forget 
(c)_______________ forgive. 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) are is was will be 
(b) is in for to 
(c) but or not and 
 
6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the 
incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct question number. 
Error Correction 
The year 2012 marks the 50
th
 anniversary for  e.g.  for of 
the James Bond films. The fast James Bond  a) _____ _____ 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – X 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Advance writing skills   25 marks 
Section C: Literature     25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
A Chimpanzee is one of the great apes and the nearest in intelligence to man. Scientist have 
examined its mental capacities and sent it into space in anticipation of man. Chimpanzees 
need little description. Being apes and not monkeys, they have no tails. Their arms are longer 
than their legs and they normally run on all fours. They can also walk upright with toes 
turned outwards. When erect they stand 3-5 ft. high. The hair is long and coarse, black except 
for a while patch near the rump. The face, ears hands and feet are bare and except for the 
black face, the flesh is coloured. 
Chimpanzees exhibit great concern for each other. When chimpanzees meet after having 
been apart they greet each other in a very human way by touching each other or even 
clasping hands. Chimpanzees have amazing social discipline. When a dominant male arrives, 
the rest of the chimpanzees hurry to pay respect to it. The dominant male is not allowed to 
wrest food from his inferiors. The members of a party also spend considerable amount of 
time grooming each other and themselves. Mothers go through the fur of their babies for any 
foreign particles, dirt, and ticks and they aid each other when they are injured. 
Chimpanzees are the best tools users apart from man. Sticks 2-3ft. long are picked off the 
ground or broken from branches and pushed into nests, then withdrawn and the honey or 
insects licked off. Stones are used to crack nuts or as missiles to drive humans and baboons 
away from its food. Chimpanzees are not only tool users but also toolmakers. They make 
their own rods by stripping the leaves off a twig or tear shreds off a grass stem. Baby 
chimpanzees learn all this by observing the older chimpanzees making and using them. So 
man is not the only toolmaker, merely better at it than his relatives. 
a) Chimpanzees are as _______________ as men. 
b) Chimpanzees greet each other by __________________ each other. 
 
 
 
 
c) Like man, chimpanzees are _________________ 
d) Chimpanzees ________________ tails. 
e) Baby chimpanzees learn all by _____________. 
f) Chimpanzees have amazing _______________. 
g) The dominant male chimpanzees is not allowed ________________. 
h) The word ‘wrest’ means _________________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Evelyn Glennie was born in 1965 and grew up on a farm near Aberdeen in Scotland. She 
loved playing music, and her ambition was to become a solo percussionist. She started 
having problems with her ears asn began to lose her hearing. By the time she was twelve, she 
was deaf. She couldn’t hear at all. Evelyn became very angry. It seemed to her that she would 
never fulfill her dream of being a great musician. 
After a while Evelyn stopped being angry and instead found ways of adapting her playing to 
suit her deafness. At the age of sixteen she became the first deaf student at the Royal 
Academy in London. She went on to make lots of CDs and is now famous for being the world’s 
only full time solo percussionist. Evelyn likes to play unusual instruments and has over a 
thousand, some of which she had made herself. She likes to play with musicians from all over 
the world, and requests composers to create music especially for her. An example of this is a 
piece which was compound for her by the jazz composer Diango Bates, which uses kitchen 
pots and pans an instruments. 
When Evelyn performs she doesn’t wear shoes or shocks. This is to enable her to feel the 
music through the floor and her body. .usually, percussionists play at the back of the 
Orchestra, Evelyn plays at the front so that she can lip – read signals from the conductor. 
Glennie has said that she doesn’t want an operation to cure her deafness; she likes being who 
she is and doesn’t want to change the way she works. Like many other courageous people, 
she tries hard to help others. She has helped many deaf children by giving them an 
opportunity to learn a musical instrument. 
a) What was Gennie’s ambition? 
b) Why did she become very angry? 
c) What is she now famous for? 
d) Why does she not wear does or socks when she performs? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘ambition’? (para 1) 
i. goal in life 
ii. hope 
iii. employment 
iv. success 
f) What is meant by the word ‘usual’? (para 2) 
i. uncommon 
ii. unknown 
iii. employment 
iv. uncover 
 
 
 
 
g) Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘happy’? (para 1) 
i. solo 
ii. angry 
iii. hearing 
iv. helpless 
h) Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘disable’? (para3) 
i. enable 
ii. retain 
iii. keep 
iv. draw 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. Write an article in about 120 words on ‘The Wonders of Science’. Use the hints given below, 
along with ideas from the MCB unit. ‘Science’. You are Vikram / Vinita. 
• We see progress in every field. 
• From the kitchen to the space station 
• Transport and communication – simple and quick 
• See more people – make more friends 
• Information and entertainment all at once 
• Life made easy and comfortable 
• Science indeed is a marvel and a boon 
4. Ritu is taking part in a story writing completion. She is practicing it but gets stuck. Help her 
to finish it. (150-200 words) 
On hearing a noise, Sheema ran outside her house and there she saw a snake charmer 
surrounded by a group of children. 
5. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word / 
phrases from the given options. 
The only things that helps us to overcome life’s tragedies (a) ______________ time. With time, the 
scars (b) _________________ life tend to disappear. It acts as a healer and helps us to forget 
(c)_______________ forgive. 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) are is was will be 
(b) is in for to 
(c) but or not and 
 
6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the 
incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct question number. 
Error Correction 
The year 2012 marks the 50
th
 anniversary for  e.g.  for of 
the James Bond films. The fast James Bond  a) _____ _____ 
 
 
 
 
movie title ‘Dr. No’ was released in 1962.   b) _____ _____ 
Numerous events was held for fans    c) _____ _____ 
over the world.      d) _____ _____ 
7. Rearrange the following jumbled words / phrases to make meaningful sentences. 
a) do not – turn off / they have used it / in public places / people-often / the tap after 
b) to dirty / the tap / they do not / believing it / want to touch 
c) automatic taps were / this problem / with / to deal / introduces 
 
Section – C 
(Literature and Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
The old man, shivering at times but fixed of purpose, plodded on till he came out of the town 
gate on to straight road. Along this he now went at a somewhat shower face, supporting 
himself on his old staff. 
a) Who was the old man why was he shivering? 
b) Where was he going so early? 
c) Why was he going there? 
Or 
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Now the nightingale inspired, 
Flushed with confidence, and fired 
With both art and adoration 
Sang – and was a huge sensation 
Animals for miles around 
Flocked towards the magic sound, 
And the frog with great precision 
Counted heads and charged admission. 
a) What made the nightingale become a huge sensation? 
b) What does the phrase, ‘flushed with confidence’ mean? 
c) Which quality of the frog in evident in this extract? 
9. Answer the following questions in 30-40 words: 
a) How did the boys make themselves useful to the narrator? 
b) In what ways are wars wasteful? 
c) What does Mrs. Slater want to do better than the Jordans? 
d) Why did Mrs. Packletide want to shoot a tiger? 
10. The woman in the poem The Mirror associates youth with beauty and feels she will lose her 
beauty as she gets older. Keeping this in view write an article on ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of 
beholder’. 
Or 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – X 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Advance writing skills   25 marks 
Section C: Literature     25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
A Chimpanzee is one of the great apes and the nearest in intelligence to man. Scientist have 
examined its mental capacities and sent it into space in anticipation of man. Chimpanzees 
need little description. Being apes and not monkeys, they have no tails. Their arms are longer 
than their legs and they normally run on all fours. They can also walk upright with toes 
turned outwards. When erect they stand 3-5 ft. high. The hair is long and coarse, black except 
for a while patch near the rump. The face, ears hands and feet are bare and except for the 
black face, the flesh is coloured. 
Chimpanzees exhibit great concern for each other. When chimpanzees meet after having 
been apart they greet each other in a very human way by touching each other or even 
clasping hands. Chimpanzees have amazing social discipline. When a dominant male arrives, 
the rest of the chimpanzees hurry to pay respect to it. The dominant male is not allowed to 
wrest food from his inferiors. The members of a party also spend considerable amount of 
time grooming each other and themselves. Mothers go through the fur of their babies for any 
foreign particles, dirt, and ticks and they aid each other when they are injured. 
Chimpanzees are the best tools users apart from man. Sticks 2-3ft. long are picked off the 
ground or broken from branches and pushed into nests, then withdrawn and the honey or 
insects licked off. Stones are used to crack nuts or as missiles to drive humans and baboons 
away from its food. Chimpanzees are not only tool users but also toolmakers. They make 
their own rods by stripping the leaves off a twig or tear shreds off a grass stem. Baby 
chimpanzees learn all this by observing the older chimpanzees making and using them. So 
man is not the only toolmaker, merely better at it than his relatives. 
a) Chimpanzees are as _______________ as men. 
b) Chimpanzees greet each other by __________________ each other. 
 
 
 
 
c) Like man, chimpanzees are _________________ 
d) Chimpanzees ________________ tails. 
e) Baby chimpanzees learn all by _____________. 
f) Chimpanzees have amazing _______________. 
g) The dominant male chimpanzees is not allowed ________________. 
h) The word ‘wrest’ means _________________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Evelyn Glennie was born in 1965 and grew up on a farm near Aberdeen in Scotland. She 
loved playing music, and her ambition was to become a solo percussionist. She started 
having problems with her ears asn began to lose her hearing. By the time she was twelve, she 
was deaf. She couldn’t hear at all. Evelyn became very angry. It seemed to her that she would 
never fulfill her dream of being a great musician. 
After a while Evelyn stopped being angry and instead found ways of adapting her playing to 
suit her deafness. At the age of sixteen she became the first deaf student at the Royal 
Academy in London. She went on to make lots of CDs and is now famous for being the world’s 
only full time solo percussionist. Evelyn likes to play unusual instruments and has over a 
thousand, some of which she had made herself. She likes to play with musicians from all over 
the world, and requests composers to create music especially for her. An example of this is a 
piece which was compound for her by the jazz composer Diango Bates, which uses kitchen 
pots and pans an instruments. 
When Evelyn performs she doesn’t wear shoes or shocks. This is to enable her to feel the 
music through the floor and her body. .usually, percussionists play at the back of the 
Orchestra, Evelyn plays at the front so that she can lip – read signals from the conductor. 
Glennie has said that she doesn’t want an operation to cure her deafness; she likes being who 
she is and doesn’t want to change the way she works. Like many other courageous people, 
she tries hard to help others. She has helped many deaf children by giving them an 
opportunity to learn a musical instrument. 
a) What was Gennie’s ambition? 
b) Why did she become very angry? 
c) What is she now famous for? 
d) Why does she not wear does or socks when she performs? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘ambition’? (para 1) 
i. goal in life 
ii. hope 
iii. employment 
iv. success 
f) What is meant by the word ‘usual’? (para 2) 
i. uncommon 
ii. unknown 
iii. employment 
iv. uncover 
 
 
 
 
g) Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘happy’? (para 1) 
i. solo 
ii. angry 
iii. hearing 
iv. helpless 
h) Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘disable’? (para3) 
i. enable 
ii. retain 
iii. keep 
iv. draw 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. Write an article in about 120 words on ‘The Wonders of Science’. Use the hints given below, 
along with ideas from the MCB unit. ‘Science’. You are Vikram / Vinita. 
• We see progress in every field. 
• From the kitchen to the space station 
• Transport and communication – simple and quick 
• See more people – make more friends 
• Information and entertainment all at once 
• Life made easy and comfortable 
• Science indeed is a marvel and a boon 
4. Ritu is taking part in a story writing completion. She is practicing it but gets stuck. Help her 
to finish it. (150-200 words) 
On hearing a noise, Sheema ran outside her house and there she saw a snake charmer 
surrounded by a group of children. 
5. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word / 
phrases from the given options. 
The only things that helps us to overcome life’s tragedies (a) ______________ time. With time, the 
scars (b) _________________ life tend to disappear. It acts as a healer and helps us to forget 
(c)_______________ forgive. 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) are is was will be 
(b) is in for to 
(c) but or not and 
 
6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the 
incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct question number. 
Error Correction 
The year 2012 marks the 50
th
 anniversary for  e.g.  for of 
the James Bond films. The fast James Bond  a) _____ _____ 
 
 
 
 
movie title ‘Dr. No’ was released in 1962.   b) _____ _____ 
Numerous events was held for fans    c) _____ _____ 
over the world.      d) _____ _____ 
7. Rearrange the following jumbled words / phrases to make meaningful sentences. 
a) do not – turn off / they have used it / in public places / people-often / the tap after 
b) to dirty / the tap / they do not / believing it / want to touch 
c) automatic taps were / this problem / with / to deal / introduces 
 
Section – C 
(Literature and Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
The old man, shivering at times but fixed of purpose, plodded on till he came out of the town 
gate on to straight road. Along this he now went at a somewhat shower face, supporting 
himself on his old staff. 
a) Who was the old man why was he shivering? 
b) Where was he going so early? 
c) Why was he going there? 
Or 
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Now the nightingale inspired, 
Flushed with confidence, and fired 
With both art and adoration 
Sang – and was a huge sensation 
Animals for miles around 
Flocked towards the magic sound, 
And the frog with great precision 
Counted heads and charged admission. 
a) What made the nightingale become a huge sensation? 
b) What does the phrase, ‘flushed with confidence’ mean? 
c) Which quality of the frog in evident in this extract? 
9. Answer the following questions in 30-40 words: 
a) How did the boys make themselves useful to the narrator? 
b) In what ways are wars wasteful? 
c) What does Mrs. Slater want to do better than the Jordans? 
d) Why did Mrs. Packletide want to shoot a tiger? 
10. The woman in the poem The Mirror associates youth with beauty and feels she will lose her 
beauty as she gets older. Keeping this in view write an article on ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of 
beholder’. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
Imagine yourself to be the Nightingale (The Frog and the Nightingale). You realise how 
foolish you were not to recognize your capabilities and tried to emulate the frog. Write a 
letter to your friend ‘Cuckoo’ describing your feelings. 
11. Describe the incidents from ‘Diary of a Young Girl’ to prove that the Gestapo were ruthless. 
Or 
Discuss Mr. Van Daan and Mrs. Van Dann’s attitude towards war. 
12. Elaborate how and when did Helen realize that she was different from other people? 
Or 
Helen found new surprises during Christmas with Ms. Sullivan. Discuss the characterisitics of 
Ms. Sullivan in the light of this statement. 
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