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M.C.Q.
SET-I

Ques 1: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the answers from given options.
Martin king Luther was born on January 15, 1929. His family lived on the outskirts of Atlanta. The fact that be could not play with White children or that he bad to offer a seat to a white child 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 completed his studies at More House College, and then earned a doctor's degree in Theology at Boston University. In 1995, King married Alabama Soprano Coretta Scott. That very year he became a pastor and preached his first sermon 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 Blacks their due. He felt that the blacks have immensely contributed towards the building of America, and there was no reason why they should not be treated ·with respect.
Ques (i) As a boy Martin was disturbed ..............
(a) When the white children played better than him
(b) When he was not permitted to play with white children
(c) When he saw poor on the road .
(d) All of the above

Ques (ii) Bessie smith died of ..............
(a)   a serious accident
(b)   lack of timely treatment
(c)   want of the blood
(d)   all of the above

Ques (iii) No hospital was ready to admit Bessie smith because ..............
(a) She was poor
(b) She had no money
(c) She was a black lady
(d) She was in a foreign country

Ques (iv) Martin King Luther decided to follow the path of non-violence because ...........
(a) He was a priest
(b) He was greatly impressed by Mahatma Gandhi's success in the political field and the power of ahimsa
(c) He had no army to fight a war
(d) He was afraid of the White Americans

Ques (v) The word 'immensely'means
(a) Slowly
(b) Narrowly
(c) Enormously
(d) Shortly

Ques (vi)Read the following and tick the correct option. The teacher said, "The earth moves around the sun."
(a) The teacher said that the earth moved round the sun
(b) The teacher explained that the earth moves around the sun
(c) The teacher told that the earth was moving round the sun

Ques (vii) Tick the Past Perfect Continuous tense
(a) She had been taking the medicine regularly
(b) She had taken the medicine regularly .
(c) She has peen taking the medicine regularly

Ques (viii) In the poem 'Harry Pushed Her', his sister was
(a) Twenty two years old
(b) Twenty three years old
(c) Twelve years old

Ques (ix) 'Cricket for the Crocodile' is written by
(a) Ruskin bond
(b) Vikram Seth
(c) Munshi Prem Chand

Ques (x) In the play the 'The Quality of Mercy' who says these lines :
 "You take my life when you do take the means whereby I live"
(a) Shylock
(b) Antonio
(c) Duke

M.C.Q.
SET-II

Ques 2: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow
In future, education by correspondence will gain more ground and take a stronger hold. Sitting comfortably in your favorite armchair at home, you will be able to listen to the best authorities on any subject as if you were actually present in the lecture-hall ,and do so at the time of your liking because lectures will be all pre recorded and played back on request. Something has already been done in this direction-- before long you will be able to buy an adapter for your home TV, which will playback video records. These may well be lectures needed. for students of correspondence courses or anyone who wishes to learn something new.
Also "canned" lectures will surely cut down the numbers of "live" one at normal colleges and universities, and they will be of best quality.
A real breakthrough in the educational field will, however, come when teaching will be used to meter out information.
(sources : Things to Come)
Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate options from the ones given below :
Ques (i) Which of the following best summarizes the main idea of the passage?
(a) Education by correspondence
(b) How TV and computers will change the modes of learning
(c) Revolution that has taken place in the field of education.

Ques (ii) 'Canned food' is food preserved in a sealed can. What does the phrase 'canned lectures' mean?
(a) Lectures in the lecture- hall
(b) Video- recorded lectures
(c) Lectures in written form

Ques (iii) The expression 'teaching computers' means:
(a) Computers would replace human lectures
(b) Computers will be taught
(c) Computes will help teachers.

Ques (iv) Meter out' means:
(a) To bill as per use
(b) To store
(c) To play back

Ques (v) The new modes of learning offer the learner the following advantage according to the passage
(a) Allows you to have leisure time.
(b) Learning comfortably at home.
(c) Gives you ample time for outing.

Ques (vi) Choose the correct Phrasal verb :
Ashita .............. the candle
(a) blew out
(b) blew through
(c) blew off

Ques (vii) Choose the correct indirect form of the sentences:
She said to Rashi "Where were you last night?"
(a) She said to Rashi where she was last night.
(b) She asked Rashi that where she was last night
(c) She asked Rashi where she was the previous night.

Ques (viii) The narrator's attitude to his elder brother is that of
(a) awe
(b) hatred
(c) disrespect

Ques (ix) The author of the 'Cricket with the Crocodile' is
(a) Vikrarn Seth  
(b) Ruskin bond
(c) Antoine De Saint Exupery

Ques (x) 'It was so absurd.' What does absurd mean?
(a) Unseen
(b) Unusual
(c) Abnormal

Section-A :Reading

Ques 3: Read the following passage carefully :
SHOES FOR SUMMERY SOULS
You are off to work. The sun is high and the tar is melting under your feet even at 9: 30 a.m. The queue at the bus stop is as long as the faces of commuters. The first thing that comes to your mind is walking comfort. Clearly, tight shoes, leather soles of impermeable speakers can choke your feet and make your life miserable. "The best recourse to beat the city's heat is to wear airy, comfortable shoes made of Polyurethane (PU) or Tetra Polyurethane soles that enable your feet to breathe. PU soles not just impart flexibility to the shoe, they are lighter in weight and don't compromise on durability either. Mesonite sheet soles, on the other hand, lend a good shape to the shoe and are fashionable rather than comfortable," explains Rajiv Sethi, proprdtor.
Vamson shoes, who specializes in high- quality fashionable footwear acquired from shoe­ making centers like Agra, Kolkata, Kanpur and Mumbai. "We try and get the most contemporary designs popular in the fashion capitals of the world and make them r.-..-ailable to consumers before other shoe showrooms do that. We are not so hot on big brands, which take a lot of time to innovate and catch up with the latest trend," says Sethi.
In summer, it makes a better sense to wear moccasins and slip -ons and the design which is in vogue at the moment is the broad- toe. For men, Vanson stock shoes from the Agra based Valentino and Lico style, besides their own brand Dely's. If you want to b casual, nothing like more native sensibility to let your feet breathe. There are ethnic options like majoris, jhutis and Peshawari sandals.
For women, one of the hottest selling designs is the platform heel with an Ostrich leather look. The sole is primarily raisin and non leather, while the upper could be anything from cloth to plastic, to Nubuck (animal leather turned inside out)." We have over 400 designs ) which cater to the most eclectic tastes," claims Sethi.
One of the most comfortable footwear articles in summer is a sandal. This year with the pre- monsoon showers lashing the city, it makes sense to go in for water resistant sandals, which look funky too, There's Lee Cooper that makes some interesting sandals in buff leather with PU soles with straps. that can be easily detached to turn into chappals.
Vansons does not hanker after big brands. If it's trendy, hot and happening, they will get it for you from Agra, Kanpur or Mumbai or replicate it in the city itself. "Our motto is to ' being the world to your feet ,"concludes Sethi.

Ques 1: (i) Complete the following sentences (1+1=2)
(a) Do not buy shoes which are ...................... but not .......................
(b) In hot and humid weather people are advised to wear ......................
(ii) How does Vanson shoes beat its competitors? (1)
(iii) Give two features of uncomfortable shoes. (2)
(iv) Describe  the most popular footwear among women.(2)
(v) Find a word in the passage which means the following­ (2)
(a) belonging to the same or present time (Para 2)
(b) not following one style but choosing from a wi.de variety (Para 4)

Ques 2: Read the  poem  below  and answer the question that follow : (7 Marks)
"An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog"
Good people all, of every sort,
Give ear unto my song;
And if you find it wondrous short,
It cannot hold you long.

In Islington there was a man,
. Of whom the world might say
That still a godly race he ran,
Whene'er he went to pray.

A kind and gentle heart he had,
To comfort friends and foes;
The naked every day he clad,
When he put on his clothes.

And in that town a dog was found,
As many dogs there be,
Both mongrel, puppy, whelp and hound,
And curs of low degree.

This dog and man at first were friends;
But when a pique began,
The dog, to gain some private ends,
Went mad and bit the man.

Around from all the neighboring streets
The wondering neighbors ran,
And swore the dog had lost his wits,
To bite so good a man.

The wound it seemed both sore and sad
To every Christian eye;
And while they swore the dog was mad,
They swore the man would die.

But soon a wonder came to light,
That showed the rogues they lied:
The man recovered of the bite,
The dog it was that died.

-Oliver Goldsmith

Ques 2(i): Complete the summary of the poem by filling up the blanks : (6)
There once lived a man in Islington who was very (a)............... in word an4 deed. In the same (b)............... there lived a (c)............... dog as well. Although they were both (d)............... yet once after an (e)..............., the dog (f)............... the man. The entire (g)............... was surprised by the dog's (h)............... and thought that the man (i)................ However, a (j)............... thing happened. The man (k)............... but (1)............... .

(ii) Find words in the poem which mean the opposite of the following: (1)
(a) Saint
(b) Friends

Section-B :
Writing (24 Marks)

Ques 3: Given below is some information about John Bernoulli, a famous mathematician. Use the information to write a biography of the mathematician in about 100 -125 words. (6 Marks)

John Bernoulli- birth in Basel , Switzerland July 27, 1667- introduced to the field by brother, Jakob, a professor of mathematics- Johann, a master in his field-169l. l692- academic recognition in Paris - expand calculus- solve many problems- died - January 1, 1748, in Basel , Switzerland


Ques 4: Your colony is organizing 'Diwali Mela' . The profit will be donated to 'Care India Foundation' an organization that helps the weaker sections of society Draft an attractive poster to promote the sales. (5 Marks)

Ques 5: Read the telephonic conversation between Sudha and her neighbor's brother Arun who lives in Kalka. Sudha is leaving for her college and will not be able to meet her neighbor. Sudha leaves a message for him. Write this message not using more than 50 words. Put the message in a box. (5 Marks)
Arun Is it 24344567?
Sudha Yes may I know who is speaking?
Amn Mr. R K. Mittal is your neighbor. I am his brother Arun from Kalka. Will you please pass on my message to him?
Sudha Most gladly.
Arun Tomorrow, I am coming to Delhi by the Himalayan Queen. Please ask my brother to come to the railway station with a car. I am coming with heavy luggage. Don't be late,
Sudha I will deliver your message to him.
Anm Thanks a lot.

Ques 6: Longer and hotter summers and erratic monsoons every year pose the threat of water famine in many states. The only viable solution to the problem is not to let the rain water go waste. Write an article for the school magazine on the 'Need of rain Water Harvesting'(150-200 Words)(8 Marks)

Section-C :Grammar
(16 Marks)

Ques 7: Change the following into Indirect speech (4 marks)
(a) The employer said to him, "What salary do you expect?"
(b) He said , "You may take Geeta's help."
(c) The man said to his servant, "Didn't you set the alarm."
(d) The staff secretary said. "Let's note down our suggestions."

Ques 8: Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. (4 marks)
(a) yawn/ ever I you! do?
(b) has yawned/ have you/ just after/ found yourself 7 yawning/someone else?
(c) a behavior pattern/in human adults I found especially I it is
d) the same behavior/ chimpanzees show/ the interesting news/ now/ is that

Ques 9: (1) Fills in the blanks using Infinitives or Gerunds. Add an appropriate preposition wherever required. (2 marks)
(a) Parrnit loves to go-( surf)
(b) My" friends invited me ............ the summers at her home in Kolkata. (spend)
(c) I didn't believe my sister's story about ............ a snake in the bed. (fmd)
(d) Do you mind ............ for a few more minutes. (wait)
(2) Fill in the blanks with the Infinitive or Gerund form of the verb given (2marks)
I enjoy (a).................. ( drive) but don't like anyone (b).................. (overtake) me from the wrong side. I think (c).................. (drink) and driving should not mix. Drivers today also face difficulty as there is less space for (d).................. (park)

Ques 10: Add question tags to each ofthe.f6llowing : (4 Marks)
(a) You know him ............. .
(b) Your sister taught you o sing .............
(c) You will come with me today .............
(d) You are looking weak .............

Section-D:
Literature (24 Marks)

Ques 11: Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow : (3 marks)
'Yes yes yes that's old hat
said sir leap, I know all that.
Keep your stale advice, He smiled:
Seriously- I am not a child.
(a) Identify the poem and the poet. (1)
(b) What is the 'stale advice' in the above lines? (1)
(c) Name the poetic device used in the poem. Give example from the lines above? (1)

Ques 12: Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow : (4 marks)
"Thou shall have nothing but the forfeiture
To be so taken at thy peril, Jew"
(a) Name the author and the lesson (1)
(b) Who is the 'Jew' in the above lines (1)
(c) Who says these lines and why? (2)

Ques 13: Answer the following questions in brief : (5*2 =10 marks)
(a) Explain the significance of the word 'pushed' with the reference to your reading of the poem. 'Harry Pushed Her'
(b) Nakoo is a crocodile having human characteristics. Explain with the help of at least two examples from the story.
(c) Did the narrator and his brother share the same attitude towards studies? Give reasons for your answer.
(d) What was the result of the mosquito's bite? What does this tell you about the mosquito?
(e) . 'It is far more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others.' Is the king able to judge himself rightly? Why/ Why not?

Ques 14: Answer any one of the following question in 150 words : (7 marks)
Imagine you are the narrator from 'My Elder Brother'. Write a letter to a friend telling him how important it is to have an elder brother.
OR
Imagine you are Shylock from 'The Quality of Mercy'. Make an entry in your diary describing the events in courtroom and the lesson you have learnt.

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