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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: 
Man’s urge to communicate with his associates brought about speech and writing. But it was 
only when was developed an aesthetic sense and sought for beauty, rhythm and dynamism in 
the hand-written words that a whole new field, hitherto unknown, began to emerge. The 
word calligraphy is a composite adaptation of two Greek words: kallos (beauty) and graphein 
(to write) 
It is primarily an art and perhaps one of the most intimate, spontaneous and personal 
expressions, reflecting lucidly, the artist-calligrapher’s moods. Like any other form of art, 
calligraphy too has always been influenced by the cultures and traditions of a certain age. 
Although the basic forms of letters remain the same, the approach to render them has 
constantly altered, matching the moods of people and time. Whatever the mood and time; in 
calligraphy, the layout or the composition is very important. The composition should be 
balanced and ought to have a visual rhythm. The freedom and spontaneity of pen-strokes 
combined with the discipline of keeping each individual letter legible an elegant, demands of 
the creative calligrapher, a balanced personality. 
Like any other creative activity good calligraphy is the concentrated mind , a trained hand 
and a feeling heart. 
a) The art of calligraphy is the result of man’s _______________ associates. 
b) Calligraphy is an art which best expresses the artist’s _________ 
c) The influence of cultures and traditions on the art of calligraphy is seen in their __________ 
art. 
d) Approach to calligraphy has changed _______________ and time. 
e) A concentrated mind, a trained hand and a feeling heart are required for ____________ 
f) The word from the passage which mean ‘clear enough to read’ is___________ 
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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: 
Man’s urge to communicate with his associates brought about speech and writing. But it was 
only when was developed an aesthetic sense and sought for beauty, rhythm and dynamism in 
the hand-written words that a whole new field, hitherto unknown, began to emerge. The 
word calligraphy is a composite adaptation of two Greek words: kallos (beauty) and graphein 
(to write) 
It is primarily an art and perhaps one of the most intimate, spontaneous and personal 
expressions, reflecting lucidly, the artist-calligrapher’s moods. Like any other form of art, 
calligraphy too has always been influenced by the cultures and traditions of a certain age. 
Although the basic forms of letters remain the same, the approach to render them has 
constantly altered, matching the moods of people and time. Whatever the mood and time; in 
calligraphy, the layout or the composition is very important. The composition should be 
balanced and ought to have a visual rhythm. The freedom and spontaneity of pen-strokes 
combined with the discipline of keeping each individual letter legible an elegant, demands of 
the creative calligrapher, a balanced personality. 
Like any other creative activity good calligraphy is the concentrated mind , a trained hand 
and a feeling heart. 
a) The art of calligraphy is the result of man’s _______________ associates. 
b) Calligraphy is an art which best expresses the artist’s _________ 
c) The influence of cultures and traditions on the art of calligraphy is seen in their __________ 
art. 
d) Approach to calligraphy has changed _______________ and time. 
e) A concentrated mind, a trained hand and a feeling heart are required for ____________ 
f) The word from the passage which mean ‘clear enough to read’ is___________ 
 
 
 
 
g) The word ‘lucidly’ means ________________ 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
“Something is coming uphill”, said Mother Wolf, twitching one car. “Get ready.” The bushes 
rustles a little in the thicket and Father Wolf dropped on his haunches under him, ready for 
his leap. Then, if you had been watching, you would have seen the most wonderful thing in 
the world – the wolf checked in mid-spring. He made his leap before he saw what he was 
jumping at, and then he tried to stop himself. The result was that he had shot up straight into 
the air for four or five feet, landing almost where he had left the ground. “Man” he snapped. 
“A man’s cub. Look!” 
Directly in front of him, holding on a low branch, stood a naked brown body baby who could 
just walk – as soft and as dimpled a little atom as ever came to a wolf’s cave at night. He 
looked up into Father Wolf’s face and laughed. 
“Is that a man’s cub?” said Mother Wolf. “I have never seen one. Bring it here. How little! How 
naked! How bold!” she said softly. The baby was pushing his way between the cubs to get 
close to the warm hide. “Aha! He is taking his meal with the others. And so this is a man’s cub. 
Now, was there ever a wolf that could boast of a man’s cub among her children?” 
“I have heard now and again of such a thing, but never in our pack or in my time,” said Father 
Wolf. “He is altogether without hair, and I could kill him with a touch of my foot. But see, he 
looks up and is not afraid.” 
The moonlight was blocked out of the mouth of the cave, for Shere Khan’s great square head 
and shoulders were thrust into the entrance. Tabaqui, behind him, was squeaking. “My lord, 
my lord, it went in here!” 
“Shere Khan does us great honor,” and Shere Khan. “Its parents have run off. Give it to me.” 
a) Why did Father Wolf drop on his haunches? 
b) Why did he stop in the middle of his jump? 
c) What did a man’s club look like? 
d) What did it do to keep itself warm? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘bold’?(para3) 
(i) Brave 
(ii) Smart 
(iii) Bright 
(iv) Thrust 
f) What is meant by the word ‘spring’?(para1) 
(i) Coil 
(ii) Jump 
(iii) Cushion 
(iv) Bed 
g) What is meant by the word ‘altogether’?(para4) 
(i) Combined 
(ii) Cleverly 
(iii) Completely 
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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: 
Man’s urge to communicate with his associates brought about speech and writing. But it was 
only when was developed an aesthetic sense and sought for beauty, rhythm and dynamism in 
the hand-written words that a whole new field, hitherto unknown, began to emerge. The 
word calligraphy is a composite adaptation of two Greek words: kallos (beauty) and graphein 
(to write) 
It is primarily an art and perhaps one of the most intimate, spontaneous and personal 
expressions, reflecting lucidly, the artist-calligrapher’s moods. Like any other form of art, 
calligraphy too has always been influenced by the cultures and traditions of a certain age. 
Although the basic forms of letters remain the same, the approach to render them has 
constantly altered, matching the moods of people and time. Whatever the mood and time; in 
calligraphy, the layout or the composition is very important. The composition should be 
balanced and ought to have a visual rhythm. The freedom and spontaneity of pen-strokes 
combined with the discipline of keeping each individual letter legible an elegant, demands of 
the creative calligrapher, a balanced personality. 
Like any other creative activity good calligraphy is the concentrated mind , a trained hand 
and a feeling heart. 
a) The art of calligraphy is the result of man’s _______________ associates. 
b) Calligraphy is an art which best expresses the artist’s _________ 
c) The influence of cultures and traditions on the art of calligraphy is seen in their __________ 
art. 
d) Approach to calligraphy has changed _______________ and time. 
e) A concentrated mind, a trained hand and a feeling heart are required for ____________ 
f) The word from the passage which mean ‘clear enough to read’ is___________ 
 
 
 
 
g) The word ‘lucidly’ means ________________ 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
“Something is coming uphill”, said Mother Wolf, twitching one car. “Get ready.” The bushes 
rustles a little in the thicket and Father Wolf dropped on his haunches under him, ready for 
his leap. Then, if you had been watching, you would have seen the most wonderful thing in 
the world – the wolf checked in mid-spring. He made his leap before he saw what he was 
jumping at, and then he tried to stop himself. The result was that he had shot up straight into 
the air for four or five feet, landing almost where he had left the ground. “Man” he snapped. 
“A man’s cub. Look!” 
Directly in front of him, holding on a low branch, stood a naked brown body baby who could 
just walk – as soft and as dimpled a little atom as ever came to a wolf’s cave at night. He 
looked up into Father Wolf’s face and laughed. 
“Is that a man’s cub?” said Mother Wolf. “I have never seen one. Bring it here. How little! How 
naked! How bold!” she said softly. The baby was pushing his way between the cubs to get 
close to the warm hide. “Aha! He is taking his meal with the others. And so this is a man’s cub. 
Now, was there ever a wolf that could boast of a man’s cub among her children?” 
“I have heard now and again of such a thing, but never in our pack or in my time,” said Father 
Wolf. “He is altogether without hair, and I could kill him with a touch of my foot. But see, he 
looks up and is not afraid.” 
The moonlight was blocked out of the mouth of the cave, for Shere Khan’s great square head 
and shoulders were thrust into the entrance. Tabaqui, behind him, was squeaking. “My lord, 
my lord, it went in here!” 
“Shere Khan does us great honor,” and Shere Khan. “Its parents have run off. Give it to me.” 
a) Why did Father Wolf drop on his haunches? 
b) Why did he stop in the middle of his jump? 
c) What did a man’s club look like? 
d) What did it do to keep itself warm? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘bold’?(para3) 
(i) Brave 
(ii) Smart 
(iii) Bright 
(iv) Thrust 
f) What is meant by the word ‘spring’?(para1) 
(i) Coil 
(ii) Jump 
(iii) Cushion 
(iv) Bed 
g) What is meant by the word ‘altogether’?(para4) 
(i) Combined 
(ii) Cleverly 
(iii) Completely 
 
 
 
 
(iv) Quiet 
h) What is the opposite of the word ‘uphill’? 
(i) Bottom 
(ii) Plain 
(iii) Valley 
(iv) Downhill 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. You recently visited an important historical monument. You were shocked to find it in a state 
of utter neglect. Taking help from unit, ‘Travel and Tourism’, the clues given below and with 
your own ideas, write a letter to the ‘editor of a leading newspaper in 100-120 words, 
highlighting, the poor condition of important archeological and heritage sites. Point out the 
lack of essential services, the poor state of maintenance and its misuse by people. 
Give suggestions for improving the situation. Clues –  
• Lack of maintenance 
• Poor security 
• Funds not properly used 
• Dumping garbage 
• Graffiti 
4. With the help of the given hints in 150-200 words write an inspiring story and also give a 
suitable title. 
Life – journey – one must move on – Rohit – shattered – when lost his parents – accident – 
regains faith in life – when – meets orphans in an orphanage – learns to enjoy life – takes 
pledge – to serve the mankind. 
5. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word / 
phrases from the given options. 
The FBI field office is a four storey brick fortress (a) _____________ the southern shore of Lake 
Pontchartrain. We stop at the heavy iron gate (b) ______________ show an armed guard our 
credentials. One inside, we hurry (c) ________________ to the vestibule where a woman awaits 
us. 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) at  on  towards for 
(b) that  for as to 
(b) through in by outside 
 
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. 
The first on has been done as an example. 
Error Correction 
Your time was limited, so don’t waste  e.g. was in 
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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: 
Man’s urge to communicate with his associates brought about speech and writing. But it was 
only when was developed an aesthetic sense and sought for beauty, rhythm and dynamism in 
the hand-written words that a whole new field, hitherto unknown, began to emerge. The 
word calligraphy is a composite adaptation of two Greek words: kallos (beauty) and graphein 
(to write) 
It is primarily an art and perhaps one of the most intimate, spontaneous and personal 
expressions, reflecting lucidly, the artist-calligrapher’s moods. Like any other form of art, 
calligraphy too has always been influenced by the cultures and traditions of a certain age. 
Although the basic forms of letters remain the same, the approach to render them has 
constantly altered, matching the moods of people and time. Whatever the mood and time; in 
calligraphy, the layout or the composition is very important. The composition should be 
balanced and ought to have a visual rhythm. The freedom and spontaneity of pen-strokes 
combined with the discipline of keeping each individual letter legible an elegant, demands of 
the creative calligrapher, a balanced personality. 
Like any other creative activity good calligraphy is the concentrated mind , a trained hand 
and a feeling heart. 
a) The art of calligraphy is the result of man’s _______________ associates. 
b) Calligraphy is an art which best expresses the artist’s _________ 
c) The influence of cultures and traditions on the art of calligraphy is seen in their __________ 
art. 
d) Approach to calligraphy has changed _______________ and time. 
e) A concentrated mind, a trained hand and a feeling heart are required for ____________ 
f) The word from the passage which mean ‘clear enough to read’ is___________ 
 
 
 
 
g) The word ‘lucidly’ means ________________ 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
“Something is coming uphill”, said Mother Wolf, twitching one car. “Get ready.” The bushes 
rustles a little in the thicket and Father Wolf dropped on his haunches under him, ready for 
his leap. Then, if you had been watching, you would have seen the most wonderful thing in 
the world – the wolf checked in mid-spring. He made his leap before he saw what he was 
jumping at, and then he tried to stop himself. The result was that he had shot up straight into 
the air for four or five feet, landing almost where he had left the ground. “Man” he snapped. 
“A man’s cub. Look!” 
Directly in front of him, holding on a low branch, stood a naked brown body baby who could 
just walk – as soft and as dimpled a little atom as ever came to a wolf’s cave at night. He 
looked up into Father Wolf’s face and laughed. 
“Is that a man’s cub?” said Mother Wolf. “I have never seen one. Bring it here. How little! How 
naked! How bold!” she said softly. The baby was pushing his way between the cubs to get 
close to the warm hide. “Aha! He is taking his meal with the others. And so this is a man’s cub. 
Now, was there ever a wolf that could boast of a man’s cub among her children?” 
“I have heard now and again of such a thing, but never in our pack or in my time,” said Father 
Wolf. “He is altogether without hair, and I could kill him with a touch of my foot. But see, he 
looks up and is not afraid.” 
The moonlight was blocked out of the mouth of the cave, for Shere Khan’s great square head 
and shoulders were thrust into the entrance. Tabaqui, behind him, was squeaking. “My lord, 
my lord, it went in here!” 
“Shere Khan does us great honor,” and Shere Khan. “Its parents have run off. Give it to me.” 
a) Why did Father Wolf drop on his haunches? 
b) Why did he stop in the middle of his jump? 
c) What did a man’s club look like? 
d) What did it do to keep itself warm? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘bold’?(para3) 
(i) Brave 
(ii) Smart 
(iii) Bright 
(iv) Thrust 
f) What is meant by the word ‘spring’?(para1) 
(i) Coil 
(ii) Jump 
(iii) Cushion 
(iv) Bed 
g) What is meant by the word ‘altogether’?(para4) 
(i) Combined 
(ii) Cleverly 
(iii) Completely 
 
 
 
 
(iv) Quiet 
h) What is the opposite of the word ‘uphill’? 
(i) Bottom 
(ii) Plain 
(iii) Valley 
(iv) Downhill 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. You recently visited an important historical monument. You were shocked to find it in a state 
of utter neglect. Taking help from unit, ‘Travel and Tourism’, the clues given below and with 
your own ideas, write a letter to the ‘editor of a leading newspaper in 100-120 words, 
highlighting, the poor condition of important archeological and heritage sites. Point out the 
lack of essential services, the poor state of maintenance and its misuse by people. 
Give suggestions for improving the situation. Clues –  
• Lack of maintenance 
• Poor security 
• Funds not properly used 
• Dumping garbage 
• Graffiti 
4. With the help of the given hints in 150-200 words write an inspiring story and also give a 
suitable title. 
Life – journey – one must move on – Rohit – shattered – when lost his parents – accident – 
regains faith in life – when – meets orphans in an orphanage – learns to enjoy life – takes 
pledge – to serve the mankind. 
5. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word / 
phrases from the given options. 
The FBI field office is a four storey brick fortress (a) _____________ the southern shore of Lake 
Pontchartrain. We stop at the heavy iron gate (b) ______________ show an armed guard our 
credentials. One inside, we hurry (c) ________________ to the vestibule where a woman awaits 
us. 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) at  on  towards for 
(b) that  for as to 
(b) through in by outside 
 
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. 
The first on has been done as an example. 
Error Correction 
Your time was limited, so don’t waste  e.g. was in 
 
 
 
 
it living anyone else’s life. Don’t be   a) _____ _____ 
trapped with dogma – which is living with  b) _____ _____ 
a result of other people’s thinking. Don’t  c) _____ _____ 
let the noise of others’ opinion drown away d) _____ _____ 
your own inner voice. 
7. Read the dialogue given below and complete the passage that follows. Write the answers 
against the correct blank numbers. 
Mother: What are you doing in the kitchen? 
Reena:  I am busy helping Ramya. 
Mother: And what work does Ramya have there? 
Reena:  She is eating the jalebis that you made for the guests. 
Mother was waiting for the guests. Suddenly she heard a noise in the kitchen. She called out 
to her daughter Reena and asked (i) __________. Reena put her head out of the door and said 
that (ii) ________________. Mother wondered (iii) _________________. Reena then replied that she 
was eating jalebis that mother had made for the guests. 
 
Section – C 
(Literature and Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
“The whole universe is built up through love and the grief of separation is inescapable.” 
a) When did the speaker acquire this philosophy? 
b) What pain has the speaker hone through? 
c) What does the word ‘inescapable’ mean? 
Or 
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Now the frog puffed up with rage. 
“Brainless bird-you’re on the stage, 
Use your wits and follow fashion. 
Puff your lungs out with your passion”. 
a) Why was the frog puffed up with rage? 
b) Give the opposite of ‘Brainless’? 
c) What happened when the nightingale puffed up her lungs? 
9. Answer the following questions in 30-40 words: 
a) Why were the two boys living in the streets of Verona? 
b) How do wars affect the monuments erected by great-men to be remembered after their 
death? 
c) Bring out the irony in the title, ‘The Dear Departed’. 
d) What is the theme of the sonnet, “Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments”? 
10. In the poem, Mirror, the woman is trying to make a distinction between a ‘false’ outer self of 
appearance, and a ‘true’ inner self. As the woman write a letter to your friend contemplating 
on the importance of Self-Awareness. 
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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: 
Man’s urge to communicate with his associates brought about speech and writing. But it was 
only when was developed an aesthetic sense and sought for beauty, rhythm and dynamism in 
the hand-written words that a whole new field, hitherto unknown, began to emerge. The 
word calligraphy is a composite adaptation of two Greek words: kallos (beauty) and graphein 
(to write) 
It is primarily an art and perhaps one of the most intimate, spontaneous and personal 
expressions, reflecting lucidly, the artist-calligrapher’s moods. Like any other form of art, 
calligraphy too has always been influenced by the cultures and traditions of a certain age. 
Although the basic forms of letters remain the same, the approach to render them has 
constantly altered, matching the moods of people and time. Whatever the mood and time; in 
calligraphy, the layout or the composition is very important. The composition should be 
balanced and ought to have a visual rhythm. The freedom and spontaneity of pen-strokes 
combined with the discipline of keeping each individual letter legible an elegant, demands of 
the creative calligrapher, a balanced personality. 
Like any other creative activity good calligraphy is the concentrated mind , a trained hand 
and a feeling heart. 
a) The art of calligraphy is the result of man’s _______________ associates. 
b) Calligraphy is an art which best expresses the artist’s _________ 
c) The influence of cultures and traditions on the art of calligraphy is seen in their __________ 
art. 
d) Approach to calligraphy has changed _______________ and time. 
e) A concentrated mind, a trained hand and a feeling heart are required for ____________ 
f) The word from the passage which mean ‘clear enough to read’ is___________ 
 
 
 
 
g) The word ‘lucidly’ means ________________ 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
“Something is coming uphill”, said Mother Wolf, twitching one car. “Get ready.” The bushes 
rustles a little in the thicket and Father Wolf dropped on his haunches under him, ready for 
his leap. Then, if you had been watching, you would have seen the most wonderful thing in 
the world – the wolf checked in mid-spring. He made his leap before he saw what he was 
jumping at, and then he tried to stop himself. The result was that he had shot up straight into 
the air for four or five feet, landing almost where he had left the ground. “Man” he snapped. 
“A man’s cub. Look!” 
Directly in front of him, holding on a low branch, stood a naked brown body baby who could 
just walk – as soft and as dimpled a little atom as ever came to a wolf’s cave at night. He 
looked up into Father Wolf’s face and laughed. 
“Is that a man’s cub?” said Mother Wolf. “I have never seen one. Bring it here. How little! How 
naked! How bold!” she said softly. The baby was pushing his way between the cubs to get 
close to the warm hide. “Aha! He is taking his meal with the others. And so this is a man’s cub. 
Now, was there ever a wolf that could boast of a man’s cub among her children?” 
“I have heard now and again of such a thing, but never in our pack or in my time,” said Father 
Wolf. “He is altogether without hair, and I could kill him with a touch of my foot. But see, he 
looks up and is not afraid.” 
The moonlight was blocked out of the mouth of the cave, for Shere Khan’s great square head 
and shoulders were thrust into the entrance. Tabaqui, behind him, was squeaking. “My lord, 
my lord, it went in here!” 
“Shere Khan does us great honor,” and Shere Khan. “Its parents have run off. Give it to me.” 
a) Why did Father Wolf drop on his haunches? 
b) Why did he stop in the middle of his jump? 
c) What did a man’s club look like? 
d) What did it do to keep itself warm? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘bold’?(para3) 
(i) Brave 
(ii) Smart 
(iii) Bright 
(iv) Thrust 
f) What is meant by the word ‘spring’?(para1) 
(i) Coil 
(ii) Jump 
(iii) Cushion 
(iv) Bed 
g) What is meant by the word ‘altogether’?(para4) 
(i) Combined 
(ii) Cleverly 
(iii) Completely 
 
 
 
 
(iv) Quiet 
h) What is the opposite of the word ‘uphill’? 
(i) Bottom 
(ii) Plain 
(iii) Valley 
(iv) Downhill 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. You recently visited an important historical monument. You were shocked to find it in a state 
of utter neglect. Taking help from unit, ‘Travel and Tourism’, the clues given below and with 
your own ideas, write a letter to the ‘editor of a leading newspaper in 100-120 words, 
highlighting, the poor condition of important archeological and heritage sites. Point out the 
lack of essential services, the poor state of maintenance and its misuse by people. 
Give suggestions for improving the situation. Clues –  
• Lack of maintenance 
• Poor security 
• Funds not properly used 
• Dumping garbage 
• Graffiti 
4. With the help of the given hints in 150-200 words write an inspiring story and also give a 
suitable title. 
Life – journey – one must move on – Rohit – shattered – when lost his parents – accident – 
regains faith in life – when – meets orphans in an orphanage – learns to enjoy life – takes 
pledge – to serve the mankind. 
5. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word / 
phrases from the given options. 
The FBI field office is a four storey brick fortress (a) _____________ the southern shore of Lake 
Pontchartrain. We stop at the heavy iron gate (b) ______________ show an armed guard our 
credentials. One inside, we hurry (c) ________________ to the vestibule where a woman awaits 
us. 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) at  on  towards for 
(b) that  for as to 
(b) through in by outside 
 
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. 
The first on has been done as an example. 
Error Correction 
Your time was limited, so don’t waste  e.g. was in 
 
 
 
 
it living anyone else’s life. Don’t be   a) _____ _____ 
trapped with dogma – which is living with  b) _____ _____ 
a result of other people’s thinking. Don’t  c) _____ _____ 
let the noise of others’ opinion drown away d) _____ _____ 
your own inner voice. 
7. Read the dialogue given below and complete the passage that follows. Write the answers 
against the correct blank numbers. 
Mother: What are you doing in the kitchen? 
Reena:  I am busy helping Ramya. 
Mother: And what work does Ramya have there? 
Reena:  She is eating the jalebis that you made for the guests. 
Mother was waiting for the guests. Suddenly she heard a noise in the kitchen. She called out 
to her daughter Reena and asked (i) __________. Reena put her head out of the door and said 
that (ii) ________________. Mother wondered (iii) _________________. Reena then replied that she 
was eating jalebis that mother had made for the guests. 
 
Section – C 
(Literature and Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
“The whole universe is built up through love and the grief of separation is inescapable.” 
a) When did the speaker acquire this philosophy? 
b) What pain has the speaker hone through? 
c) What does the word ‘inescapable’ mean? 
Or 
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Now the frog puffed up with rage. 
“Brainless bird-you’re on the stage, 
Use your wits and follow fashion. 
Puff your lungs out with your passion”. 
a) Why was the frog puffed up with rage? 
b) Give the opposite of ‘Brainless’? 
c) What happened when the nightingale puffed up her lungs? 
9. Answer the following questions in 30-40 words: 
a) Why were the two boys living in the streets of Verona? 
b) How do wars affect the monuments erected by great-men to be remembered after their 
death? 
c) Bring out the irony in the title, ‘The Dear Departed’. 
d) What is the theme of the sonnet, “Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments”? 
10. In the poem, Mirror, the woman is trying to make a distinction between a ‘false’ outer self of 
appearance, and a ‘true’ inner self. As the woman write a letter to your friend contemplating 
on the importance of Self-Awareness. 
 
 
 
 
Or 
The poem is a portrayal of a woman’s journey as reflected through a mirror. The irony is that 
the truth is cruel and she feels dejected and heart broken. Write a letter to your friend 
describing your feelings. 
Attempt either question no. 11 or 12. 
11. What makes you think that Anne was becoming desperate and hopeless with each passing 
day in spite of her strong will power? 
Or 
Write a detailed character-sketch of Mr. Kleimen and Mr. Kugler as described by Anne in the 
diary. 
12. What was the abstract idea that Helen came to understand? How did she get to understand 
it? 
Or 
Arthur H. Keller was a good father and husband. Discuss. 
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