English Language and Literature Past Year Paper SA-1(Set-2)- 2016, Class 10, CBSE Class 10 Notes | EduRev

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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I (2016 – 17) 
ENGLISH (Language & Literature) 
Class: X 
Maximum Marks: 70                Time: 3 hours 
 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
 Section A : Reading    20 Marks 
 Section B : Writing & Grammar   25 Marks 
 Section C: : Literature & Long Reading Text 20 Marks 
 
SECTION A 
(Reading: 20 Marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:     (8) 
Orung – utans require less food than humans. When they do eat, orangutans nibble 
mostly on ripe fruit, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, 
this diet doesn’t diminish an ornagutan’s get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after 
a long night sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and 
outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These 
activities of the orangutans, taken together add up to the same level of exercise 
performed by humans is physically demanding agricultural lifestyles. 
In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumarta where food 
availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruit from the garden, the 
pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade – off is, that low energy is available to do 
things like growing and reproducing. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, 
which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its 
genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the 
wild only reproduces every seven to eight years. 
Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated 
tools and construct elaborate sleeping nest each night from branches and foliage. These 
apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be 
distinctive culture within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be 
endangered, with the Sumatran orangutan being critically endangered. Human activities 
have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild 
orangutan populations include poaching organisations are dedicated to the survival of 
orangutans in the wild. 
We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary 
history if we let them get extinct. 
(a) According to the passage orangutans mostly eat _____________. 
(b) It is seen that orangutans and humans do almost the same __________. 
(c) Orangutans grow and reproduce slowly as they ____________. 
(d) We do not want the orangutans to become extinct as _______________. 
(e) Find a word in Para 2 which means the same as ‘not foressen.’ 
(f) Orangutans are among _________ primates. 
(g) ______ are the critically endangered species. 
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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I (2016 – 17) 
ENGLISH (Language & Literature) 
Class: X 
Maximum Marks: 70                Time: 3 hours 
 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
 Section A : Reading    20 Marks 
 Section B : Writing & Grammar   25 Marks 
 Section C: : Literature & Long Reading Text 20 Marks 
 
SECTION A 
(Reading: 20 Marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:     (8) 
Orung – utans require less food than humans. When they do eat, orangutans nibble 
mostly on ripe fruit, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, 
this diet doesn’t diminish an ornagutan’s get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after 
a long night sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and 
outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These 
activities of the orangutans, taken together add up to the same level of exercise 
performed by humans is physically demanding agricultural lifestyles. 
In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumarta where food 
availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruit from the garden, the 
pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade – off is, that low energy is available to do 
things like growing and reproducing. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, 
which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its 
genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the 
wild only reproduces every seven to eight years. 
Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated 
tools and construct elaborate sleeping nest each night from branches and foliage. These 
apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be 
distinctive culture within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be 
endangered, with the Sumatran orangutan being critically endangered. Human activities 
have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild 
orangutan populations include poaching organisations are dedicated to the survival of 
orangutans in the wild. 
We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary 
history if we let them get extinct. 
(a) According to the passage orangutans mostly eat _____________. 
(b) It is seen that orangutans and humans do almost the same __________. 
(c) Orangutans grow and reproduce slowly as they ____________. 
(d) We do not want the orangutans to become extinct as _______________. 
(e) Find a word in Para 2 which means the same as ‘not foressen.’ 
(f) Orangutans are among _________ primates. 
(g) ______ are the critically endangered species. 
 
 
 
 
(h) There is a severe decline in the population of orangutans because of ___________. 
 
2. Read the passage carefully.        (12) 
 Malnourishment in the United States 
1. Malnourishment in the United Stated is caused mainly by the consumption of 
unhealthy, Cheap foods that are low in nutrition and stuffed with calories and fat. This 
eventually leads to obesity. As surprising as it may seem, one of the factors affecting 
obesity is poverty. As a matter of facts, there can be no doubt that poverty are 
interconnected. Provided more attention is focused on this link, the health of the 
Americans can be improved. 
 
2. According to the statistics, about two – thirds of all American adults and more than 
one-tenth of American children are either overweight or obese. One-tenth of families 
suffer from food insecurity, obesity, and hunger, which take place when access to 
nutritionally satisfactory and safe food is either restricted or unstable. At first glance it 
seems illogical that scarcity of food should result in overweight people. Nevertheless, 
children from families with low income are about 2.6 times as likely as children from rich 
families to get obese. It means that poor citizens are in some kind of unfavourable 
condition when it comes to obesity. 
 
3. The reality is that not all American households have the financial capabilities to 
provide satisfactory housing, transportation, commodities, medical assistance, education, 
food, and clothing that all families need. Many families often have to buy less healthy 
cheaper foods instead of healthy but more expensive ones. Unfortunately, usually the 
most inexpensive options available to these people are foods with low nutritional value 
as to calories content. That it why lower income families are at the highest disadvantage 
of malnutrition. 
 
4. It has been revealed by a recent study that such health problems linked to obesity, like 
hypertension and diabetes, are more widespread among people with low income. Each 
year about $70 billion is spent on health – care due to obesity. Obesity, the condition of an 
abnormal accumulation of body fat, has a negative effect on different body systems 
(psychological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, musculoskeletal, neurological, 
cardiovarscular, and endocrine). Solving the obesity problem can save heath care money 
which could be used for improvement of the living conditions of low income citizens by 
paying for their housing or college education, for instance. 
 
2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions given 
below:  
 (a) What are the causes of malnutrition bring in the lives of human beings? 
 (b) What ill effect can malnutrition bring in the lives of human beings? 
 (c) How can the health care money be used for the benefit of people? 
(d) Why do you think lower income families are at the highest disadvantages of 
malnutrition? 
  
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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I (2016 – 17) 
ENGLISH (Language & Literature) 
Class: X 
Maximum Marks: 70                Time: 3 hours 
 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
 Section A : Reading    20 Marks 
 Section B : Writing & Grammar   25 Marks 
 Section C: : Literature & Long Reading Text 20 Marks 
 
SECTION A 
(Reading: 20 Marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:     (8) 
Orung – utans require less food than humans. When they do eat, orangutans nibble 
mostly on ripe fruit, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, 
this diet doesn’t diminish an ornagutan’s get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after 
a long night sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and 
outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These 
activities of the orangutans, taken together add up to the same level of exercise 
performed by humans is physically demanding agricultural lifestyles. 
In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumarta where food 
availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruit from the garden, the 
pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade – off is, that low energy is available to do 
things like growing and reproducing. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, 
which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its 
genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the 
wild only reproduces every seven to eight years. 
Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated 
tools and construct elaborate sleeping nest each night from branches and foliage. These 
apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be 
distinctive culture within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be 
endangered, with the Sumatran orangutan being critically endangered. Human activities 
have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild 
orangutan populations include poaching organisations are dedicated to the survival of 
orangutans in the wild. 
We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary 
history if we let them get extinct. 
(a) According to the passage orangutans mostly eat _____________. 
(b) It is seen that orangutans and humans do almost the same __________. 
(c) Orangutans grow and reproduce slowly as they ____________. 
(d) We do not want the orangutans to become extinct as _______________. 
(e) Find a word in Para 2 which means the same as ‘not foressen.’ 
(f) Orangutans are among _________ primates. 
(g) ______ are the critically endangered species. 
 
 
 
 
(h) There is a severe decline in the population of orangutans because of ___________. 
 
2. Read the passage carefully.        (12) 
 Malnourishment in the United States 
1. Malnourishment in the United Stated is caused mainly by the consumption of 
unhealthy, Cheap foods that are low in nutrition and stuffed with calories and fat. This 
eventually leads to obesity. As surprising as it may seem, one of the factors affecting 
obesity is poverty. As a matter of facts, there can be no doubt that poverty are 
interconnected. Provided more attention is focused on this link, the health of the 
Americans can be improved. 
 
2. According to the statistics, about two – thirds of all American adults and more than 
one-tenth of American children are either overweight or obese. One-tenth of families 
suffer from food insecurity, obesity, and hunger, which take place when access to 
nutritionally satisfactory and safe food is either restricted or unstable. At first glance it 
seems illogical that scarcity of food should result in overweight people. Nevertheless, 
children from families with low income are about 2.6 times as likely as children from rich 
families to get obese. It means that poor citizens are in some kind of unfavourable 
condition when it comes to obesity. 
 
3. The reality is that not all American households have the financial capabilities to 
provide satisfactory housing, transportation, commodities, medical assistance, education, 
food, and clothing that all families need. Many families often have to buy less healthy 
cheaper foods instead of healthy but more expensive ones. Unfortunately, usually the 
most inexpensive options available to these people are foods with low nutritional value 
as to calories content. That it why lower income families are at the highest disadvantage 
of malnutrition. 
 
4. It has been revealed by a recent study that such health problems linked to obesity, like 
hypertension and diabetes, are more widespread among people with low income. Each 
year about $70 billion is spent on health – care due to obesity. Obesity, the condition of an 
abnormal accumulation of body fat, has a negative effect on different body systems 
(psychological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, musculoskeletal, neurological, 
cardiovarscular, and endocrine). Solving the obesity problem can save heath care money 
which could be used for improvement of the living conditions of low income citizens by 
paying for their housing or college education, for instance. 
 
2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions given 
below:  
 (a) What are the causes of malnutrition bring in the lives of human beings? 
 (b) What ill effect can malnutrition bring in the lives of human beings? 
 (c) How can the health care money be used for the benefit of people? 
(d) Why do you think lower income families are at the highest disadvantages of 
malnutrition? 
  
 
 
 
 
 
2.2 Answer the following questions by selecting the correct options:  
 (a) Find the word in Para 2 which means the same as ‘unreasoning’. 
 (i) interconnected 
 (ii) illogical 
 (iii) unstable 
 (iv) unfavourable 
 
 (b) Find the antonym of ‘dissipation’ in para 4. 
 (i) accumulation 
 (ii) paving 
 (iii) inexpensive 
 (iv) restriction 
  
 (c) Find the word in Para 3 which means the same “supply” 
 (i) Need 
 (ii) Provide 
 (iii) Aply 
 (iv) Content 
 
 (d) Find the word in Para 3 which the same as ‘help’. 
 (i) content 
 (ii) assistance 
 (iii) Scarcity 
 (iv) satisfaction 
 
SECTION B 
(Writing & Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. In about 100 – 120 words, write a letter to the editor of a local daily, expressing your 
views on the subject “value system is the backbone of an individual’s character”. (5) 
 
4. Write a story in about 150 – 200 words which begins as the following: 
 Mathematics is a nightmare for me. I have always been a laughing stock in the class full of 
Einsteins and Aryabhatts. But one day……       (10) 
 
5. Choose the most appropriate options from the one given below to complete the 
following passage. Write the answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank 
numbers. Do not copy the whole passage. 
 For more (a) ________ four exhausting years, the Polish-born Marie Curie and her husband 
Pierre worked in a large dilapidated wooden shed (b) ________ their Paris lodgings. It was 
here that they discovered the radioactive element that they named ‘radium’ (c) ________ 
the Latin word radius meaning a ‘ray’. 
 (a) (i) there (ii) then (iii) than (iv) their 
 (b) (i) under (ii) near (iii) over (iv) above 
 (c) (i) from  (ii) for  (iii) by  (iv) as 
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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I (2016 – 17) 
ENGLISH (Language & Literature) 
Class: X 
Maximum Marks: 70                Time: 3 hours 
 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
 Section A : Reading    20 Marks 
 Section B : Writing & Grammar   25 Marks 
 Section C: : Literature & Long Reading Text 20 Marks 
 
SECTION A 
(Reading: 20 Marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:     (8) 
Orung – utans require less food than humans. When they do eat, orangutans nibble 
mostly on ripe fruit, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, 
this diet doesn’t diminish an ornagutan’s get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after 
a long night sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and 
outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These 
activities of the orangutans, taken together add up to the same level of exercise 
performed by humans is physically demanding agricultural lifestyles. 
In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumarta where food 
availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruit from the garden, the 
pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade – off is, that low energy is available to do 
things like growing and reproducing. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, 
which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its 
genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the 
wild only reproduces every seven to eight years. 
Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated 
tools and construct elaborate sleeping nest each night from branches and foliage. These 
apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be 
distinctive culture within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be 
endangered, with the Sumatran orangutan being critically endangered. Human activities 
have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild 
orangutan populations include poaching organisations are dedicated to the survival of 
orangutans in the wild. 
We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary 
history if we let them get extinct. 
(a) According to the passage orangutans mostly eat _____________. 
(b) It is seen that orangutans and humans do almost the same __________. 
(c) Orangutans grow and reproduce slowly as they ____________. 
(d) We do not want the orangutans to become extinct as _______________. 
(e) Find a word in Para 2 which means the same as ‘not foressen.’ 
(f) Orangutans are among _________ primates. 
(g) ______ are the critically endangered species. 
 
 
 
 
(h) There is a severe decline in the population of orangutans because of ___________. 
 
2. Read the passage carefully.        (12) 
 Malnourishment in the United States 
1. Malnourishment in the United Stated is caused mainly by the consumption of 
unhealthy, Cheap foods that are low in nutrition and stuffed with calories and fat. This 
eventually leads to obesity. As surprising as it may seem, one of the factors affecting 
obesity is poverty. As a matter of facts, there can be no doubt that poverty are 
interconnected. Provided more attention is focused on this link, the health of the 
Americans can be improved. 
 
2. According to the statistics, about two – thirds of all American adults and more than 
one-tenth of American children are either overweight or obese. One-tenth of families 
suffer from food insecurity, obesity, and hunger, which take place when access to 
nutritionally satisfactory and safe food is either restricted or unstable. At first glance it 
seems illogical that scarcity of food should result in overweight people. Nevertheless, 
children from families with low income are about 2.6 times as likely as children from rich 
families to get obese. It means that poor citizens are in some kind of unfavourable 
condition when it comes to obesity. 
 
3. The reality is that not all American households have the financial capabilities to 
provide satisfactory housing, transportation, commodities, medical assistance, education, 
food, and clothing that all families need. Many families often have to buy less healthy 
cheaper foods instead of healthy but more expensive ones. Unfortunately, usually the 
most inexpensive options available to these people are foods with low nutritional value 
as to calories content. That it why lower income families are at the highest disadvantage 
of malnutrition. 
 
4. It has been revealed by a recent study that such health problems linked to obesity, like 
hypertension and diabetes, are more widespread among people with low income. Each 
year about $70 billion is spent on health – care due to obesity. Obesity, the condition of an 
abnormal accumulation of body fat, has a negative effect on different body systems 
(psychological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, musculoskeletal, neurological, 
cardiovarscular, and endocrine). Solving the obesity problem can save heath care money 
which could be used for improvement of the living conditions of low income citizens by 
paying for their housing or college education, for instance. 
 
2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions given 
below:  
 (a) What are the causes of malnutrition bring in the lives of human beings? 
 (b) What ill effect can malnutrition bring in the lives of human beings? 
 (c) How can the health care money be used for the benefit of people? 
(d) Why do you think lower income families are at the highest disadvantages of 
malnutrition? 
  
 
 
 
 
 
2.2 Answer the following questions by selecting the correct options:  
 (a) Find the word in Para 2 which means the same as ‘unreasoning’. 
 (i) interconnected 
 (ii) illogical 
 (iii) unstable 
 (iv) unfavourable 
 
 (b) Find the antonym of ‘dissipation’ in para 4. 
 (i) accumulation 
 (ii) paving 
 (iii) inexpensive 
 (iv) restriction 
  
 (c) Find the word in Para 3 which means the same “supply” 
 (i) Need 
 (ii) Provide 
 (iii) Aply 
 (iv) Content 
 
 (d) Find the word in Para 3 which the same as ‘help’. 
 (i) content 
 (ii) assistance 
 (iii) Scarcity 
 (iv) satisfaction 
 
SECTION B 
(Writing & Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. In about 100 – 120 words, write a letter to the editor of a local daily, expressing your 
views on the subject “value system is the backbone of an individual’s character”. (5) 
 
4. Write a story in about 150 – 200 words which begins as the following: 
 Mathematics is a nightmare for me. I have always been a laughing stock in the class full of 
Einsteins and Aryabhatts. But one day……       (10) 
 
5. Choose the most appropriate options from the one given below to complete the 
following passage. Write the answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank 
numbers. Do not copy the whole passage. 
 For more (a) ________ four exhausting years, the Polish-born Marie Curie and her husband 
Pierre worked in a large dilapidated wooden shed (b) ________ their Paris lodgings. It was 
here that they discovered the radioactive element that they named ‘radium’ (c) ________ 
the Latin word radius meaning a ‘ray’. 
 (a) (i) there (ii) then (iii) than (iv) their 
 (b) (i) under (ii) near (iii) over (iv) above 
 (c) (i) from  (ii) for  (iii) by  (iv) as 
 
 
 
 
 
6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write 
the incorrect word and the correction against the correct number blank number in 
your answer sheet as given in the example.         (4) 
         Incorrect correct 
 Today girl have broke the five foot barriers e.g. broke  broken 
 And on some cases are atmost a half  (a)  __________ __________ 
 Foot taller than their grandmothers. They  (b) __________ __________ 
 Average height in more communities now  (c) __________ __________ 
 Exceeds 5 ft. 8 inches. This is mainly due from (d) __________ __________ 
 Better dietary habits.     
 
7. Read the dialogue given below and then complete the report that follow. Write 
your answer in your answer sheet against the correct blanks number.     (3) 
 Eshana: Has Isha wished you today? 
 Jasleen: No, I think she has forgotten. 
 Eshana: It is bad to forget classmates on their birthday. 
 Jasleen: I don’t feel bad. 
 Eshana: You have a big heart. 
 
 Eshana asked Jasleen (a) __________. Jasleen said that she had probably forgotten. Eshana 
commented (b) __________. Jasleen ignored her comment and said that she didn’t feel bad. 
Eshana complimented her saying that (c) __________. 
 
SECTION C 
(Literature & Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
8. Read one of the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:    (3) 
 He saw his two brothers and his sister lying on the plateau dozing with their heads sunk 
into their necks. His father was preening the feather on his white back. Only his mother 
was looking at him. 
 (i) How did the seagull feel looking at his family? 
 (ii) What was the family of the seagull doing? 
 (iii) Why could the seagull not be a part of the group? 
      OR 
 The village constable was secretly sent for. Instead of waiting for the constable, Mrs. Hall 
went to the scientist, who had somehow mysteriously appeared from his empty bedroom. 
 (a) Who sent for the village constable and why? 
 (b) What trouble the lady? 
 (c) What does the word ‘mysteriously’ mean? 
 
9. Answer the following questions in about 30 – 40 words.       (8) 
 (i) Explain the statement: ‘I was very happy to go behind the strange aeroplane like an    
obedient child. 
 (ii) What is the poet trying to convey through the poem, ‘Dust of snow’? 
 (iii) Why did Hari Singh tell a lie about cooking? 
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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I (2016 – 17) 
ENGLISH (Language & Literature) 
Class: X 
Maximum Marks: 70                Time: 3 hours 
 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
 Section A : Reading    20 Marks 
 Section B : Writing & Grammar   25 Marks 
 Section C: : Literature & Long Reading Text 20 Marks 
 
SECTION A 
(Reading: 20 Marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:     (8) 
Orung – utans require less food than humans. When they do eat, orangutans nibble 
mostly on ripe fruit, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, 
this diet doesn’t diminish an ornagutan’s get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after 
a long night sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and 
outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These 
activities of the orangutans, taken together add up to the same level of exercise 
performed by humans is physically demanding agricultural lifestyles. 
In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumarta where food 
availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruit from the garden, the 
pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade – off is, that low energy is available to do 
things like growing and reproducing. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, 
which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its 
genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the 
wild only reproduces every seven to eight years. 
Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated 
tools and construct elaborate sleeping nest each night from branches and foliage. These 
apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be 
distinctive culture within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be 
endangered, with the Sumatran orangutan being critically endangered. Human activities 
have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild 
orangutan populations include poaching organisations are dedicated to the survival of 
orangutans in the wild. 
We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary 
history if we let them get extinct. 
(a) According to the passage orangutans mostly eat _____________. 
(b) It is seen that orangutans and humans do almost the same __________. 
(c) Orangutans grow and reproduce slowly as they ____________. 
(d) We do not want the orangutans to become extinct as _______________. 
(e) Find a word in Para 2 which means the same as ‘not foressen.’ 
(f) Orangutans are among _________ primates. 
(g) ______ are the critically endangered species. 
 
 
 
 
(h) There is a severe decline in the population of orangutans because of ___________. 
 
2. Read the passage carefully.        (12) 
 Malnourishment in the United States 
1. Malnourishment in the United Stated is caused mainly by the consumption of 
unhealthy, Cheap foods that are low in nutrition and stuffed with calories and fat. This 
eventually leads to obesity. As surprising as it may seem, one of the factors affecting 
obesity is poverty. As a matter of facts, there can be no doubt that poverty are 
interconnected. Provided more attention is focused on this link, the health of the 
Americans can be improved. 
 
2. According to the statistics, about two – thirds of all American adults and more than 
one-tenth of American children are either overweight or obese. One-tenth of families 
suffer from food insecurity, obesity, and hunger, which take place when access to 
nutritionally satisfactory and safe food is either restricted or unstable. At first glance it 
seems illogical that scarcity of food should result in overweight people. Nevertheless, 
children from families with low income are about 2.6 times as likely as children from rich 
families to get obese. It means that poor citizens are in some kind of unfavourable 
condition when it comes to obesity. 
 
3. The reality is that not all American households have the financial capabilities to 
provide satisfactory housing, transportation, commodities, medical assistance, education, 
food, and clothing that all families need. Many families often have to buy less healthy 
cheaper foods instead of healthy but more expensive ones. Unfortunately, usually the 
most inexpensive options available to these people are foods with low nutritional value 
as to calories content. That it why lower income families are at the highest disadvantage 
of malnutrition. 
 
4. It has been revealed by a recent study that such health problems linked to obesity, like 
hypertension and diabetes, are more widespread among people with low income. Each 
year about $70 billion is spent on health – care due to obesity. Obesity, the condition of an 
abnormal accumulation of body fat, has a negative effect on different body systems 
(psychological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, musculoskeletal, neurological, 
cardiovarscular, and endocrine). Solving the obesity problem can save heath care money 
which could be used for improvement of the living conditions of low income citizens by 
paying for their housing or college education, for instance. 
 
2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions given 
below:  
 (a) What are the causes of malnutrition bring in the lives of human beings? 
 (b) What ill effect can malnutrition bring in the lives of human beings? 
 (c) How can the health care money be used for the benefit of people? 
(d) Why do you think lower income families are at the highest disadvantages of 
malnutrition? 
  
 
 
 
 
 
2.2 Answer the following questions by selecting the correct options:  
 (a) Find the word in Para 2 which means the same as ‘unreasoning’. 
 (i) interconnected 
 (ii) illogical 
 (iii) unstable 
 (iv) unfavourable 
 
 (b) Find the antonym of ‘dissipation’ in para 4. 
 (i) accumulation 
 (ii) paving 
 (iii) inexpensive 
 (iv) restriction 
  
 (c) Find the word in Para 3 which means the same “supply” 
 (i) Need 
 (ii) Provide 
 (iii) Aply 
 (iv) Content 
 
 (d) Find the word in Para 3 which the same as ‘help’. 
 (i) content 
 (ii) assistance 
 (iii) Scarcity 
 (iv) satisfaction 
 
SECTION B 
(Writing & Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. In about 100 – 120 words, write a letter to the editor of a local daily, expressing your 
views on the subject “value system is the backbone of an individual’s character”. (5) 
 
4. Write a story in about 150 – 200 words which begins as the following: 
 Mathematics is a nightmare for me. I have always been a laughing stock in the class full of 
Einsteins and Aryabhatts. But one day……       (10) 
 
5. Choose the most appropriate options from the one given below to complete the 
following passage. Write the answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank 
numbers. Do not copy the whole passage. 
 For more (a) ________ four exhausting years, the Polish-born Marie Curie and her husband 
Pierre worked in a large dilapidated wooden shed (b) ________ their Paris lodgings. It was 
here that they discovered the radioactive element that they named ‘radium’ (c) ________ 
the Latin word radius meaning a ‘ray’. 
 (a) (i) there (ii) then (iii) than (iv) their 
 (b) (i) under (ii) near (iii) over (iv) above 
 (c) (i) from  (ii) for  (iii) by  (iv) as 
 
 
 
 
 
6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write 
the incorrect word and the correction against the correct number blank number in 
your answer sheet as given in the example.         (4) 
         Incorrect correct 
 Today girl have broke the five foot barriers e.g. broke  broken 
 And on some cases are atmost a half  (a)  __________ __________ 
 Foot taller than their grandmothers. They  (b) __________ __________ 
 Average height in more communities now  (c) __________ __________ 
 Exceeds 5 ft. 8 inches. This is mainly due from (d) __________ __________ 
 Better dietary habits.     
 
7. Read the dialogue given below and then complete the report that follow. Write 
your answer in your answer sheet against the correct blanks number.     (3) 
 Eshana: Has Isha wished you today? 
 Jasleen: No, I think she has forgotten. 
 Eshana: It is bad to forget classmates on their birthday. 
 Jasleen: I don’t feel bad. 
 Eshana: You have a big heart. 
 
 Eshana asked Jasleen (a) __________. Jasleen said that she had probably forgotten. Eshana 
commented (b) __________. Jasleen ignored her comment and said that she didn’t feel bad. 
Eshana complimented her saying that (c) __________. 
 
SECTION C 
(Literature & Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
8. Read one of the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:    (3) 
 He saw his two brothers and his sister lying on the plateau dozing with their heads sunk 
into their necks. His father was preening the feather on his white back. Only his mother 
was looking at him. 
 (i) How did the seagull feel looking at his family? 
 (ii) What was the family of the seagull doing? 
 (iii) Why could the seagull not be a part of the group? 
      OR 
 The village constable was secretly sent for. Instead of waiting for the constable, Mrs. Hall 
went to the scientist, who had somehow mysteriously appeared from his empty bedroom. 
 (a) Who sent for the village constable and why? 
 (b) What trouble the lady? 
 (c) What does the word ‘mysteriously’ mean? 
 
9. Answer the following questions in about 30 – 40 words.       (8) 
 (i) Explain the statement: ‘I was very happy to go behind the strange aeroplane like an    
obedient child. 
 (ii) What is the poet trying to convey through the poem, ‘Dust of snow’? 
 (iii) Why did Hari Singh tell a lie about cooking? 
 
 
 
 
 (iv) How did Ausable show presence of mind to get rid of the intruder? 
10. Answer one of the following questions in about 80 – 100 words.   (4) 
 ‘And stares with his brilliant eyes ‘At the brilliant star.’ We can no longer do that. How do 
we feel about the ‘tigers in the zoo’? You can even imagine yourself in captivity. 
       OR 
 Herriot enjoyed the lavish meal during Tricki’s stay but still he felt compelled to inform 
Mrs. Pumphrey about the recovery of Tricki. Why did he not keep Tricki for a longer time? 
Did he feel concerned for Mrs. Pumphrey? Did he break the trust of others? Discuss the 
value he possessed in 80 – 100 words. 
 
11. Answer one of the following questions in about 80 – 100 words.   (10) 
 Describe the differences that Anne’s mother had with Mrs. Van Daan, in your own words. 
      OR 
 Write a character sketch of Henk in your own words. 
      OR 
 Explain in about 100 – 200 words about Helen’s experience with the horse – shoe crab 
given by Miss Sullivan. 
      OR 
 How does Helen describe Mr. Irons? 
 
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