English Communicative Past Year Paper SA-1(Set-4)- 2014, Class 9, CBSE Class 9 Notes | EduRev

Class 9 : English Communicative Past Year Paper SA-1(Set-4)- 2014, Class 9, CBSE Class 9 Notes | EduRev

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Summative Assessment-1 Examination 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – IX 
 
 Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text  25 marks 
 
General Instructions: 
1. All questions are compulsory. 
2. You may attempt any section at a time. 
3. All questions of the particular section must be attempted in the correct order 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading) 
1. Read the passage carefully. 
Martin Luther King, one of the greatest men ever to walk on this earth, started the defence 
force with which the America Blacks got their rights and gained freedom from the distressing 
racial discrimination. 
Martin was born on January 15, 1929. His family lived on the outskirts of Atlanta. The fact 
that he could not play with White children, or that he had to offer a seat in the bus to a White, 
disturbed him. When he was eight years old, his father a Baptist pastor, told the family a sad 
story: Bessie Smith, a great singer, met with an accident. An ambulance rushed her to the 
nearest hospital, but she was not admitted because she was a Black. The ambulance took her 
from one hospital to another, but she could not find a place for herself because these 
hospitals were only for the Whites. She died for want of blood. From that day, Martin Luther 
King dreamt of becoming a liberator of the Blacks. 
King competed his studies at More House College, and then earned a doctor’s degree in 
theology at Boston University. In 1955, King married Alabama Soprano Coretta Scott. That 
very year he became a pastor and preached his first semon in the Baptist Church of Atlanta. 
As a young man, he was greatly impressed by Mahatma Gandhi’s success in the political field 
and the power of ahimsa. King decided to follow the path of non-violence and get millions of 
Black their due. He felt that the Blacks and immensely contributed towards the building of 
America, and there was no reason why they should not be treated with respect. King drew 
national  attention in 1956. Since the Blacks were not permitted to sit in the same buses as 
the Whites, he led a boycott of public buses in Montgomery. A year later, after many arrests 
and threats, the US Supreme Court gave a ruling that racial segregation of public transport 
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Summative Assessment-1 Examination 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – IX 
 
 Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text  25 marks 
 
General Instructions: 
1. All questions are compulsory. 
2. You may attempt any section at a time. 
3. All questions of the particular section must be attempted in the correct order 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading) 
1. Read the passage carefully. 
Martin Luther King, one of the greatest men ever to walk on this earth, started the defence 
force with which the America Blacks got their rights and gained freedom from the distressing 
racial discrimination. 
Martin was born on January 15, 1929. His family lived on the outskirts of Atlanta. The fact 
that he could not play with White children, or that he had to offer a seat in the bus to a White, 
disturbed him. When he was eight years old, his father a Baptist pastor, told the family a sad 
story: Bessie Smith, a great singer, met with an accident. An ambulance rushed her to the 
nearest hospital, but she was not admitted because she was a Black. The ambulance took her 
from one hospital to another, but she could not find a place for herself because these 
hospitals were only for the Whites. She died for want of blood. From that day, Martin Luther 
King dreamt of becoming a liberator of the Blacks. 
King competed his studies at More House College, and then earned a doctor’s degree in 
theology at Boston University. In 1955, King married Alabama Soprano Coretta Scott. That 
very year he became a pastor and preached his first semon in the Baptist Church of Atlanta. 
As a young man, he was greatly impressed by Mahatma Gandhi’s success in the political field 
and the power of ahimsa. King decided to follow the path of non-violence and get millions of 
Black their due. He felt that the Blacks and immensely contributed towards the building of 
America, and there was no reason why they should not be treated with respect. King drew 
national  attention in 1956. Since the Blacks were not permitted to sit in the same buses as 
the Whites, he led a boycott of public buses in Montgomery. A year later, after many arrests 
and threats, the US Supreme Court gave a ruling that racial segregation of public transport 
 
 
 
 
was unlawful. This victory taught the Blacks the power of non-violence. After 1957, kind 
began visiting various places to deliver lectures. Soon he became a powerful orator, drawing 
the attention of people the world ever. 
King continued the fight, a peaceful fight, demanding the rights of the Blacks. In 1964, he was 
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1967, King led many peaceful demonstrations against the 
Vietnam war and in 1968 he declared a Poor People’s Campaign. On April 4, of that very year, 
while planning a demonstration of striking sanitation workers, he was shot dead by an 
assassin. 
So, it was really a sad end of one of the greatest votaries of non-violence in recent times. 
Martin Luther for a cause for the rights of millions of American Blacks. His sacrifices didn’t go 
in vain. 
The American Blacks ultimately got their genuine rights and gained freedom from the hateful 
racial discrimination. 
 
Answer the following questions briefly. 
a) Why is Martin Luther King one of the greatest men that America has produced? 
b) Name two things that disturbed King when he was still a child. 
c) Why was Bessle Smith not admitted in any hospital? 
d) Why did king lead a boycott of public buses in Montgomery in 1956? 
e) In which year was King awarded with Nobel Peace Prize? 
f) When was King shot dead? 
g) Why did Martin Luther King sacrifice his life? 
h) Did King’s sacrifice go in vain? Why/ why not? 
 
2. Read the passage carefully. 
I. India sells the largest number of branded drugs in the world, almost 60,000 in all. By 
volume India is ranked 4
th
 and comprises 8 percent of the global pharma market. This 
scenario becomes scary given that spurious and substandard drugs are a thriving 
parallel industry in our country. “When manufacturers sell chalk as life-saving drugs, 
such criminals should be given the death sentence,” says Dr. P.K. Dave President of 
National Academy of Medical Sciences, Delhi and former Director of AIIMS. 
II. Self-medication with genuine drugs also has disastrous fallouts. “I’ve lost count of how 
many patients come to us, when water crosses head level,” says Dr. Dave. While Dr. 
Simran Nundy, consultant gastrointestinal surgeon at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 
observes: “Patients come to me, after six months of taking antacids, to find they’re not 
suffering from indigestion but cancer of the stomach or gastric tract.” Most medical 
experts say pill name-dropping is common. But besides superficial awareness patients 
know little about dosage, duration and more importantly, side effects. In Calcutta, Dr. 
Krishnangshu Ray, head of pharmacology at NRS Medical College and Hospital, agrees: 
“There’s a drug culture in our state where people assume they know which drug to 
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Summative Assessment-1 Examination 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – IX 
 
 Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text  25 marks 
 
General Instructions: 
1. All questions are compulsory. 
2. You may attempt any section at a time. 
3. All questions of the particular section must be attempted in the correct order 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading) 
1. Read the passage carefully. 
Martin Luther King, one of the greatest men ever to walk on this earth, started the defence 
force with which the America Blacks got their rights and gained freedom from the distressing 
racial discrimination. 
Martin was born on January 15, 1929. His family lived on the outskirts of Atlanta. The fact 
that he could not play with White children, or that he had to offer a seat in the bus to a White, 
disturbed him. When he was eight years old, his father a Baptist pastor, told the family a sad 
story: Bessie Smith, a great singer, met with an accident. An ambulance rushed her to the 
nearest hospital, but she was not admitted because she was a Black. The ambulance took her 
from one hospital to another, but she could not find a place for herself because these 
hospitals were only for the Whites. She died for want of blood. From that day, Martin Luther 
King dreamt of becoming a liberator of the Blacks. 
King competed his studies at More House College, and then earned a doctor’s degree in 
theology at Boston University. In 1955, King married Alabama Soprano Coretta Scott. That 
very year he became a pastor and preached his first semon in the Baptist Church of Atlanta. 
As a young man, he was greatly impressed by Mahatma Gandhi’s success in the political field 
and the power of ahimsa. King decided to follow the path of non-violence and get millions of 
Black their due. He felt that the Blacks and immensely contributed towards the building of 
America, and there was no reason why they should not be treated with respect. King drew 
national  attention in 1956. Since the Blacks were not permitted to sit in the same buses as 
the Whites, he led a boycott of public buses in Montgomery. A year later, after many arrests 
and threats, the US Supreme Court gave a ruling that racial segregation of public transport 
 
 
 
 
was unlawful. This victory taught the Blacks the power of non-violence. After 1957, kind 
began visiting various places to deliver lectures. Soon he became a powerful orator, drawing 
the attention of people the world ever. 
King continued the fight, a peaceful fight, demanding the rights of the Blacks. In 1964, he was 
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1967, King led many peaceful demonstrations against the 
Vietnam war and in 1968 he declared a Poor People’s Campaign. On April 4, of that very year, 
while planning a demonstration of striking sanitation workers, he was shot dead by an 
assassin. 
So, it was really a sad end of one of the greatest votaries of non-violence in recent times. 
Martin Luther for a cause for the rights of millions of American Blacks. His sacrifices didn’t go 
in vain. 
The American Blacks ultimately got their genuine rights and gained freedom from the hateful 
racial discrimination. 
 
Answer the following questions briefly. 
a) Why is Martin Luther King one of the greatest men that America has produced? 
b) Name two things that disturbed King when he was still a child. 
c) Why was Bessle Smith not admitted in any hospital? 
d) Why did king lead a boycott of public buses in Montgomery in 1956? 
e) In which year was King awarded with Nobel Peace Prize? 
f) When was King shot dead? 
g) Why did Martin Luther King sacrifice his life? 
h) Did King’s sacrifice go in vain? Why/ why not? 
 
2. Read the passage carefully. 
I. India sells the largest number of branded drugs in the world, almost 60,000 in all. By 
volume India is ranked 4
th
 and comprises 8 percent of the global pharma market. This 
scenario becomes scary given that spurious and substandard drugs are a thriving 
parallel industry in our country. “When manufacturers sell chalk as life-saving drugs, 
such criminals should be given the death sentence,” says Dr. P.K. Dave President of 
National Academy of Medical Sciences, Delhi and former Director of AIIMS. 
II. Self-medication with genuine drugs also has disastrous fallouts. “I’ve lost count of how 
many patients come to us, when water crosses head level,” says Dr. Dave. While Dr. 
Simran Nundy, consultant gastrointestinal surgeon at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 
observes: “Patients come to me, after six months of taking antacids, to find they’re not 
suffering from indigestion but cancer of the stomach or gastric tract.” Most medical 
experts say pill name-dropping is common. But besides superficial awareness patients 
know little about dosage, duration and more importantly, side effects. In Calcutta, Dr. 
Krishnangshu Ray, head of pharmacology at NRS Medical College and Hospital, agrees: 
“There’s a drug culture in our state where people assume they know which drug to 
 
 
 
 
take. This is a dangerous habit which accounts for at least 15 to 20 percent of 
complicated cases.” 
III. Besides, no drug, not even an over the counter (OTC) medicine is totally safe. Aspirin 
on an empty stomach may lead to severe gastritis. Even paracetamol, considered the 
safest painkiller, when taken in high doses or for prolonged periods, can cause liver 
damage. Then there’s carelessness. Dr. Gupta observes: “People take cough 
suppressant for a cough with sputum, which in fact requires an expectorant. Or, they 
consume antibiotics without a doctor’s prescription for viral fever, allergic cold, dry 
cough, flu or sore throat, which do not require any antibiotic.” Self-medication of 
antibacterial drugs can be dangerous. Frequent treatment with cirprofloxacin for 
undiagnosed-diarrhoea is one of the most common reasons for emergence of typhoid 
germs that are resistant to this drug. 
IV. What makes us such willing pill-swallowers? Dr. Wishvas Rane, Pune based health 
activist, asserts: “Most viral conditions are self-limiting; 80 percent get cured on their 
own. This pill-popping attitude is nurtured by pharmaceutical firms.” This is 
particularly true in our unique pharma-sales culture where buying pills. Dr. Ashish 
Sabherwal, Joint Secretary, Indian Medical Association in Delhi, points out: “Patients 
just want momentary relief and aren’t willing to get to the root the problem, so pills 
are eaten like peanuts.” 
V. Another reason for spiraling self-treatment is that general practitioners of GPs, 
doctors who have shone the torch down our throats from our toothless babyhood to 
our aiming adulthood, are gradually vanishing. 
VI. In real life, we patients do not have a family friend and a philosopherour GPs know us 
by blood group, allergies, medical history and emotional upheavals. Hesitant about 
dashing off to intimidating. ENT specialist when we have throat trouble, we just check 
with the chemist. That could be a dose for disaster. 
 
(A) Answer the following questions briefly: 
(i) Why do people indulge in self medication 
(ii) Why can self-medication have dangerous results? 
(iii) What is the effect of an aspirin on our health when taken on an empty stomach? 
(iv) What does the habit of taking paracetamol for prolonged periods and in high 
dosage cause? 
(B) Find a word in the passage which conveys similar meaning as the following: 
(i) Fake (Para I) 
(ii) Most obvious/easily understood (Para II) 
(iii) Sensitivity (Para V) 
(iv) Result (Para II) 
 
Section B 
(Writing and Grammar) 
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Summative Assessment-1 Examination 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – IX 
 
 Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text  25 marks 
 
General Instructions: 
1. All questions are compulsory. 
2. You may attempt any section at a time. 
3. All questions of the particular section must be attempted in the correct order 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading) 
1. Read the passage carefully. 
Martin Luther King, one of the greatest men ever to walk on this earth, started the defence 
force with which the America Blacks got their rights and gained freedom from the distressing 
racial discrimination. 
Martin was born on January 15, 1929. His family lived on the outskirts of Atlanta. The fact 
that he could not play with White children, or that he had to offer a seat in the bus to a White, 
disturbed him. When he was eight years old, his father a Baptist pastor, told the family a sad 
story: Bessie Smith, a great singer, met with an accident. An ambulance rushed her to the 
nearest hospital, but she was not admitted because she was a Black. The ambulance took her 
from one hospital to another, but she could not find a place for herself because these 
hospitals were only for the Whites. She died for want of blood. From that day, Martin Luther 
King dreamt of becoming a liberator of the Blacks. 
King competed his studies at More House College, and then earned a doctor’s degree in 
theology at Boston University. In 1955, King married Alabama Soprano Coretta Scott. That 
very year he became a pastor and preached his first semon in the Baptist Church of Atlanta. 
As a young man, he was greatly impressed by Mahatma Gandhi’s success in the political field 
and the power of ahimsa. King decided to follow the path of non-violence and get millions of 
Black their due. He felt that the Blacks and immensely contributed towards the building of 
America, and there was no reason why they should not be treated with respect. King drew 
national  attention in 1956. Since the Blacks were not permitted to sit in the same buses as 
the Whites, he led a boycott of public buses in Montgomery. A year later, after many arrests 
and threats, the US Supreme Court gave a ruling that racial segregation of public transport 
 
 
 
 
was unlawful. This victory taught the Blacks the power of non-violence. After 1957, kind 
began visiting various places to deliver lectures. Soon he became a powerful orator, drawing 
the attention of people the world ever. 
King continued the fight, a peaceful fight, demanding the rights of the Blacks. In 1964, he was 
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1967, King led many peaceful demonstrations against the 
Vietnam war and in 1968 he declared a Poor People’s Campaign. On April 4, of that very year, 
while planning a demonstration of striking sanitation workers, he was shot dead by an 
assassin. 
So, it was really a sad end of one of the greatest votaries of non-violence in recent times. 
Martin Luther for a cause for the rights of millions of American Blacks. His sacrifices didn’t go 
in vain. 
The American Blacks ultimately got their genuine rights and gained freedom from the hateful 
racial discrimination. 
 
Answer the following questions briefly. 
a) Why is Martin Luther King one of the greatest men that America has produced? 
b) Name two things that disturbed King when he was still a child. 
c) Why was Bessle Smith not admitted in any hospital? 
d) Why did king lead a boycott of public buses in Montgomery in 1956? 
e) In which year was King awarded with Nobel Peace Prize? 
f) When was King shot dead? 
g) Why did Martin Luther King sacrifice his life? 
h) Did King’s sacrifice go in vain? Why/ why not? 
 
2. Read the passage carefully. 
I. India sells the largest number of branded drugs in the world, almost 60,000 in all. By 
volume India is ranked 4
th
 and comprises 8 percent of the global pharma market. This 
scenario becomes scary given that spurious and substandard drugs are a thriving 
parallel industry in our country. “When manufacturers sell chalk as life-saving drugs, 
such criminals should be given the death sentence,” says Dr. P.K. Dave President of 
National Academy of Medical Sciences, Delhi and former Director of AIIMS. 
II. Self-medication with genuine drugs also has disastrous fallouts. “I’ve lost count of how 
many patients come to us, when water crosses head level,” says Dr. Dave. While Dr. 
Simran Nundy, consultant gastrointestinal surgeon at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 
observes: “Patients come to me, after six months of taking antacids, to find they’re not 
suffering from indigestion but cancer of the stomach or gastric tract.” Most medical 
experts say pill name-dropping is common. But besides superficial awareness patients 
know little about dosage, duration and more importantly, side effects. In Calcutta, Dr. 
Krishnangshu Ray, head of pharmacology at NRS Medical College and Hospital, agrees: 
“There’s a drug culture in our state where people assume they know which drug to 
 
 
 
 
take. This is a dangerous habit which accounts for at least 15 to 20 percent of 
complicated cases.” 
III. Besides, no drug, not even an over the counter (OTC) medicine is totally safe. Aspirin 
on an empty stomach may lead to severe gastritis. Even paracetamol, considered the 
safest painkiller, when taken in high doses or for prolonged periods, can cause liver 
damage. Then there’s carelessness. Dr. Gupta observes: “People take cough 
suppressant for a cough with sputum, which in fact requires an expectorant. Or, they 
consume antibiotics without a doctor’s prescription for viral fever, allergic cold, dry 
cough, flu or sore throat, which do not require any antibiotic.” Self-medication of 
antibacterial drugs can be dangerous. Frequent treatment with cirprofloxacin for 
undiagnosed-diarrhoea is one of the most common reasons for emergence of typhoid 
germs that are resistant to this drug. 
IV. What makes us such willing pill-swallowers? Dr. Wishvas Rane, Pune based health 
activist, asserts: “Most viral conditions are self-limiting; 80 percent get cured on their 
own. This pill-popping attitude is nurtured by pharmaceutical firms.” This is 
particularly true in our unique pharma-sales culture where buying pills. Dr. Ashish 
Sabherwal, Joint Secretary, Indian Medical Association in Delhi, points out: “Patients 
just want momentary relief and aren’t willing to get to the root the problem, so pills 
are eaten like peanuts.” 
V. Another reason for spiraling self-treatment is that general practitioners of GPs, 
doctors who have shone the torch down our throats from our toothless babyhood to 
our aiming adulthood, are gradually vanishing. 
VI. In real life, we patients do not have a family friend and a philosopherour GPs know us 
by blood group, allergies, medical history and emotional upheavals. Hesitant about 
dashing off to intimidating. ENT specialist when we have throat trouble, we just check 
with the chemist. That could be a dose for disaster. 
 
(A) Answer the following questions briefly: 
(i) Why do people indulge in self medication 
(ii) Why can self-medication have dangerous results? 
(iii) What is the effect of an aspirin on our health when taken on an empty stomach? 
(iv) What does the habit of taking paracetamol for prolonged periods and in high 
dosage cause? 
(B) Find a word in the passage which conveys similar meaning as the following: 
(i) Fake (Para I) 
(ii) Most obvious/easily understood (Para II) 
(iii) Sensitivity (Para V) 
(iv) Result (Para II) 
 
Section B 
(Writing and Grammar) 
 
 
 
 
3. Write an article for your school magazine on the topic. ‘To use latest technology the right 
way, is in the hands of youth of today’ in about 120 words discouraging the misuse of 
technological products like cell phones and highlighting the need to use them intelligently. 
Take ideas from the information give below: 
DON’T USE MOBILE PHONES 
• While driving 
• Inside an aircraft 
• When in an ICU 
• When near a heart patient 
• At a petrol station- it is enough to ignite the flammable 
vapours present in the air 
 
4. Write a story on the given outline. 
An old lady becomes blind-calls in a doctor- agrees to pay large fee 
it cured, but nothing if not doctor calls daily – covets lady’s 
furniture – delaying the cure every day takes away some of her 
furniture – at last cures her – demands his fees – lady refuses to pay, 
saying cure is not complete – doctor brings a court case – judge asks 
lady why she will not pay – she says sight not properly restored – 
she cannot see all her furniture – judge gives verdict in her favour – 
moral. 
 
5. Complete the paragraph given below with one word. 
Millions of people (i) _____________ trouble getting enough sleep. Recent research links lack (ii) 
______________ sleep to health problems ranging (iii) ______________ hypertension to weight gain. 
You may have (iv) _________________ medication. You may learn how to stay (v) ___________________ 
from caffeine and nicotine. You are probably wise not to eat too big a meal a couple of hours 
(vi) ___________________ going to sleep. 
6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the 
incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given below against the correct 
blank. 
Incorrect  Correct 
For the first time on Australia e.g.   on     in  
robots will be used for served  (a) ________  __________ 
meals to patients on posh new  (b) ________  __________ 
plates at one of Sydney’s hospital.  (c) ________  __________ 
Accordingly to media reports, its  (d) ________  __________ 
officials has changed its menu  (e) ________  __________ 
served to the patients since nutritious (f) _________  __________ 
is crucial to good health, or shall  (g) _________  __________ 
also have robots delivered meals  (h) _________  __________ 
to patients by the end of next year. 
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Summative Assessment-1 Examination 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – IX 
 
 Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text  25 marks 
 
General Instructions: 
1. All questions are compulsory. 
2. You may attempt any section at a time. 
3. All questions of the particular section must be attempted in the correct order 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading) 
1. Read the passage carefully. 
Martin Luther King, one of the greatest men ever to walk on this earth, started the defence 
force with which the America Blacks got their rights and gained freedom from the distressing 
racial discrimination. 
Martin was born on January 15, 1929. His family lived on the outskirts of Atlanta. The fact 
that he could not play with White children, or that he had to offer a seat in the bus to a White, 
disturbed him. When he was eight years old, his father a Baptist pastor, told the family a sad 
story: Bessie Smith, a great singer, met with an accident. An ambulance rushed her to the 
nearest hospital, but she was not admitted because she was a Black. The ambulance took her 
from one hospital to another, but she could not find a place for herself because these 
hospitals were only for the Whites. She died for want of blood. From that day, Martin Luther 
King dreamt of becoming a liberator of the Blacks. 
King competed his studies at More House College, and then earned a doctor’s degree in 
theology at Boston University. In 1955, King married Alabama Soprano Coretta Scott. That 
very year he became a pastor and preached his first semon in the Baptist Church of Atlanta. 
As a young man, he was greatly impressed by Mahatma Gandhi’s success in the political field 
and the power of ahimsa. King decided to follow the path of non-violence and get millions of 
Black their due. He felt that the Blacks and immensely contributed towards the building of 
America, and there was no reason why they should not be treated with respect. King drew 
national  attention in 1956. Since the Blacks were not permitted to sit in the same buses as 
the Whites, he led a boycott of public buses in Montgomery. A year later, after many arrests 
and threats, the US Supreme Court gave a ruling that racial segregation of public transport 
 
 
 
 
was unlawful. This victory taught the Blacks the power of non-violence. After 1957, kind 
began visiting various places to deliver lectures. Soon he became a powerful orator, drawing 
the attention of people the world ever. 
King continued the fight, a peaceful fight, demanding the rights of the Blacks. In 1964, he was 
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1967, King led many peaceful demonstrations against the 
Vietnam war and in 1968 he declared a Poor People’s Campaign. On April 4, of that very year, 
while planning a demonstration of striking sanitation workers, he was shot dead by an 
assassin. 
So, it was really a sad end of one of the greatest votaries of non-violence in recent times. 
Martin Luther for a cause for the rights of millions of American Blacks. His sacrifices didn’t go 
in vain. 
The American Blacks ultimately got their genuine rights and gained freedom from the hateful 
racial discrimination. 
 
Answer the following questions briefly. 
a) Why is Martin Luther King one of the greatest men that America has produced? 
b) Name two things that disturbed King when he was still a child. 
c) Why was Bessle Smith not admitted in any hospital? 
d) Why did king lead a boycott of public buses in Montgomery in 1956? 
e) In which year was King awarded with Nobel Peace Prize? 
f) When was King shot dead? 
g) Why did Martin Luther King sacrifice his life? 
h) Did King’s sacrifice go in vain? Why/ why not? 
 
2. Read the passage carefully. 
I. India sells the largest number of branded drugs in the world, almost 60,000 in all. By 
volume India is ranked 4
th
 and comprises 8 percent of the global pharma market. This 
scenario becomes scary given that spurious and substandard drugs are a thriving 
parallel industry in our country. “When manufacturers sell chalk as life-saving drugs, 
such criminals should be given the death sentence,” says Dr. P.K. Dave President of 
National Academy of Medical Sciences, Delhi and former Director of AIIMS. 
II. Self-medication with genuine drugs also has disastrous fallouts. “I’ve lost count of how 
many patients come to us, when water crosses head level,” says Dr. Dave. While Dr. 
Simran Nundy, consultant gastrointestinal surgeon at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 
observes: “Patients come to me, after six months of taking antacids, to find they’re not 
suffering from indigestion but cancer of the stomach or gastric tract.” Most medical 
experts say pill name-dropping is common. But besides superficial awareness patients 
know little about dosage, duration and more importantly, side effects. In Calcutta, Dr. 
Krishnangshu Ray, head of pharmacology at NRS Medical College and Hospital, agrees: 
“There’s a drug culture in our state where people assume they know which drug to 
 
 
 
 
take. This is a dangerous habit which accounts for at least 15 to 20 percent of 
complicated cases.” 
III. Besides, no drug, not even an over the counter (OTC) medicine is totally safe. Aspirin 
on an empty stomach may lead to severe gastritis. Even paracetamol, considered the 
safest painkiller, when taken in high doses or for prolonged periods, can cause liver 
damage. Then there’s carelessness. Dr. Gupta observes: “People take cough 
suppressant for a cough with sputum, which in fact requires an expectorant. Or, they 
consume antibiotics without a doctor’s prescription for viral fever, allergic cold, dry 
cough, flu or sore throat, which do not require any antibiotic.” Self-medication of 
antibacterial drugs can be dangerous. Frequent treatment with cirprofloxacin for 
undiagnosed-diarrhoea is one of the most common reasons for emergence of typhoid 
germs that are resistant to this drug. 
IV. What makes us such willing pill-swallowers? Dr. Wishvas Rane, Pune based health 
activist, asserts: “Most viral conditions are self-limiting; 80 percent get cured on their 
own. This pill-popping attitude is nurtured by pharmaceutical firms.” This is 
particularly true in our unique pharma-sales culture where buying pills. Dr. Ashish 
Sabherwal, Joint Secretary, Indian Medical Association in Delhi, points out: “Patients 
just want momentary relief and aren’t willing to get to the root the problem, so pills 
are eaten like peanuts.” 
V. Another reason for spiraling self-treatment is that general practitioners of GPs, 
doctors who have shone the torch down our throats from our toothless babyhood to 
our aiming adulthood, are gradually vanishing. 
VI. In real life, we patients do not have a family friend and a philosopherour GPs know us 
by blood group, allergies, medical history and emotional upheavals. Hesitant about 
dashing off to intimidating. ENT specialist when we have throat trouble, we just check 
with the chemist. That could be a dose for disaster. 
 
(A) Answer the following questions briefly: 
(i) Why do people indulge in self medication 
(ii) Why can self-medication have dangerous results? 
(iii) What is the effect of an aspirin on our health when taken on an empty stomach? 
(iv) What does the habit of taking paracetamol for prolonged periods and in high 
dosage cause? 
(B) Find a word in the passage which conveys similar meaning as the following: 
(i) Fake (Para I) 
(ii) Most obvious/easily understood (Para II) 
(iii) Sensitivity (Para V) 
(iv) Result (Para II) 
 
Section B 
(Writing and Grammar) 
 
 
 
 
3. Write an article for your school magazine on the topic. ‘To use latest technology the right 
way, is in the hands of youth of today’ in about 120 words discouraging the misuse of 
technological products like cell phones and highlighting the need to use them intelligently. 
Take ideas from the information give below: 
DON’T USE MOBILE PHONES 
• While driving 
• Inside an aircraft 
• When in an ICU 
• When near a heart patient 
• At a petrol station- it is enough to ignite the flammable 
vapours present in the air 
 
4. Write a story on the given outline. 
An old lady becomes blind-calls in a doctor- agrees to pay large fee 
it cured, but nothing if not doctor calls daily – covets lady’s 
furniture – delaying the cure every day takes away some of her 
furniture – at last cures her – demands his fees – lady refuses to pay, 
saying cure is not complete – doctor brings a court case – judge asks 
lady why she will not pay – she says sight not properly restored – 
she cannot see all her furniture – judge gives verdict in her favour – 
moral. 
 
5. Complete the paragraph given below with one word. 
Millions of people (i) _____________ trouble getting enough sleep. Recent research links lack (ii) 
______________ sleep to health problems ranging (iii) ______________ hypertension to weight gain. 
You may have (iv) _________________ medication. You may learn how to stay (v) ___________________ 
from caffeine and nicotine. You are probably wise not to eat too big a meal a couple of hours 
(vi) ___________________ going to sleep. 
6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the 
incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given below against the correct 
blank. 
Incorrect  Correct 
For the first time on Australia e.g.   on     in  
robots will be used for served  (a) ________  __________ 
meals to patients on posh new  (b) ________  __________ 
plates at one of Sydney’s hospital.  (c) ________  __________ 
Accordingly to media reports, its  (d) ________  __________ 
officials has changed its menu  (e) ________  __________ 
served to the patients since nutritious (f) _________  __________ 
is crucial to good health, or shall  (g) _________  __________ 
also have robots delivered meals  (h) _________  __________ 
to patients by the end of next year. 
 
 
 
 
7. Read the conservation given below and complete the paragraph that follows. 
Berry: Daddy I am the happiest girl in the world. 
Daddy: Have you won a million dollar lottery? 
Berry: No! I have got something much better. 
Berry screamed with joy that (a) ______________. Her father asked (b) ______________ a million 
dollar lottery. She replied that (c) ______________ something much better. 
 
Section C 
(Literature Textbook and Long Reading Text) 
8. Read the extract and answer the following questions. 
With many a curve my banks I fret 
By many a field and fallow 
And many a fairy foreland set 
With willow-weed and mallow 
a) What does the word ‘foreland’ mean? 
b) Which poetic device is used in the last line? 
c) What type of fields are described in the above extract? 
Or 
That was month ago and how I have only one thought, that is to get the wretched place off my 
hands. I would sacrifice it at any price. 
a) Who is the speaker of the above lines? 
b) What do you mean by ‘wretched place’? why does the speaker call the place wretched? 
c) Who is the speaker taking to? 
9. Answer the following questions in 30-40 words each. 
a) Why did the grandmother depend on her granddaughter to know the story? 
b) Why was the poet fascinated by the solitary reaper’s song? 
c) Describe the two roads that the author comes across. 
d) What did Lord Ullin see on reaching the shore? How did he react to the situation? 
10. Charles Hooper’s life is as much a source of inspiration for the normal people as it is for the 
physically challenged ones. Do you agree? What values can be learnt from his life? 
Or 
The poem “The Road Not Taken” teaches us the importance of making the best use of time 
and opportunity. Elaborate 
11. Attempt any one part 
Part – A 
What treason and capital crimes was Gulliver charged with? What punishment was proposed 
for him by the admiral and the treasure? 
   Or 
Write a character sketch of Glumdalclitch. 
   Part – B 
Why did the narrator think it was exciting to be towed by girls? 
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