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ENGLISH 
Time : 3 hrs. Class VIII 
General Instructions- 
• This paper is divided into four sections : 
 Section A  Reading 20 marks  
 Section B  Writing 25 marks 
 Section C  Grammar 20 marks 
 Section D  Literature 25 marks 
• All the questions are compulsory. 
• You may attempt any section at a time. 
• All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. 
• Please check that this question paper contains 07 printed pages. 
 
SECTION – A (Reading : 20 marks) 
A.1 Read the following passage carefully.  
 Let me Live 
In the serenity of lush green forests, Marcus was having a peaceful existence 
along with his two cubs and his tigress. He was enjoying his life in the forest 
with his fellow companions.  
Till one fine day when their peace was impeached upon by the poachers. The 
whole existence of species of animals was challenged, as now they had to watch 
their movement in their own homes. So much so, that Marcus lost his family in 
an escapade from the poachers ..... and now he was left alone.  
Another monster which caused havoc in his life was extreme hot and dry 
weather. 
As designed by fate, even Marcus wasn't spared. Monsters of Global Warming, 
Scarcity of Water and Loss of Habitat were lurking large on the forest. Marcus 
fell in a semi-conscious state. 
And were his prayers answered ??? .. YES ... one fine day the whole forest 
witnessed a row of cars and jeeps of some human species, who were dressed up 
as forest officers.  
They got down from their jeep and tended on Marcus, checked his heart beat 
and injected some medicine in his body to relieve his pain. They caressed his 
grieved body and tied his paws to lift him on a stretcher. He was put in their van 
and taken off for a new beginning .... yes he was taken to a new home in a 
wildlife sanctuary.  
 
 Complete the statements by choosing the appropriate option:  (1×5=5) 
 (a)  Marcus lived a serene life because  
 (i)   food was plenty  (ii) wildlife was undisturbed 
 (iii)  he ruled the forest  (iv)  (i) and (ii) 
 
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(1/7) 
 
ENGLISH 
Time : 3 hrs. Class VIII 
General Instructions- 
• This paper is divided into four sections : 
 Section A  Reading 20 marks  
 Section B  Writing 25 marks 
 Section C  Grammar 20 marks 
 Section D  Literature 25 marks 
• All the questions are compulsory. 
• You may attempt any section at a time. 
• All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. 
• Please check that this question paper contains 07 printed pages. 
 
SECTION – A (Reading : 20 marks) 
A.1 Read the following passage carefully.  
 Let me Live 
In the serenity of lush green forests, Marcus was having a peaceful existence 
along with his two cubs and his tigress. He was enjoying his life in the forest 
with his fellow companions.  
Till one fine day when their peace was impeached upon by the poachers. The 
whole existence of species of animals was challenged, as now they had to watch 
their movement in their own homes. So much so, that Marcus lost his family in 
an escapade from the poachers ..... and now he was left alone.  
Another monster which caused havoc in his life was extreme hot and dry 
weather. 
As designed by fate, even Marcus wasn't spared. Monsters of Global Warming, 
Scarcity of Water and Loss of Habitat were lurking large on the forest. Marcus 
fell in a semi-conscious state. 
And were his prayers answered ??? .. YES ... one fine day the whole forest 
witnessed a row of cars and jeeps of some human species, who were dressed up 
as forest officers.  
They got down from their jeep and tended on Marcus, checked his heart beat 
and injected some medicine in his body to relieve his pain. They caressed his 
grieved body and tied his paws to lift him on a stretcher. He was put in their van 
and taken off for a new beginning .... yes he was taken to a new home in a 
wildlife sanctuary.  
 
 Complete the statements by choosing the appropriate option:  (1×5=5) 
 (a)  Marcus lived a serene life because  
 (i)   food was plenty  (ii) wildlife was undisturbed 
 (iii)  he ruled the forest  (iv)  (i) and (ii) 
 
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(b) When poachers entered the forest they  .  
 (i) threatened the lives of animals  (ii)  killed Marcus 
 (iii)  challenged the animals   (iv)  saved the family of Marcus 
c)  Marcus, the grand tiger, was a victim of  
 (i)  loss of habitat and water   (ii)  thirst  
 (iii)  poachers   (iv)  loss of greenery 
d) Eventually Marcus was rehabilitated in the – 
 (i) forest  (ii) zoo 
 (iii) wild life sanctuary  (iv) circus 
e) The word ‘escapade’ in the story means – 
 (i) daring and adventurous act  (ii) escape 
 (iii) capture  (iv) trap 
A.2 Read the following poem carefully.  
 Mountain Story 
"A boy and his father were walking on the mountains.  
Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"  
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain:  
"AAAhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"  
Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"  
He receives the answer: "Who are you?"  
And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"  
The voice answers: "I admire you" 
Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"  
He receives the answer: "Coward!"  
He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"  
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."  
Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"  
The voice answers: "You are a champion!"  
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.  
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.  
It gives you back everything you say or do.  
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.  
If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.  
If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.  
This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;  
Life will give you back everything you have given to it." 
YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU. 
(Source – Indianchild.com) 
 
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(1/7) 
 
ENGLISH 
Time : 3 hrs. Class VIII 
General Instructions- 
• This paper is divided into four sections : 
 Section A  Reading 20 marks  
 Section B  Writing 25 marks 
 Section C  Grammar 20 marks 
 Section D  Literature 25 marks 
• All the questions are compulsory. 
• You may attempt any section at a time. 
• All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. 
• Please check that this question paper contains 07 printed pages. 
 
SECTION – A (Reading : 20 marks) 
A.1 Read the following passage carefully.  
 Let me Live 
In the serenity of lush green forests, Marcus was having a peaceful existence 
along with his two cubs and his tigress. He was enjoying his life in the forest 
with his fellow companions.  
Till one fine day when their peace was impeached upon by the poachers. The 
whole existence of species of animals was challenged, as now they had to watch 
their movement in their own homes. So much so, that Marcus lost his family in 
an escapade from the poachers ..... and now he was left alone.  
Another monster which caused havoc in his life was extreme hot and dry 
weather. 
As designed by fate, even Marcus wasn't spared. Monsters of Global Warming, 
Scarcity of Water and Loss of Habitat were lurking large on the forest. Marcus 
fell in a semi-conscious state. 
And were his prayers answered ??? .. YES ... one fine day the whole forest 
witnessed a row of cars and jeeps of some human species, who were dressed up 
as forest officers.  
They got down from their jeep and tended on Marcus, checked his heart beat 
and injected some medicine in his body to relieve his pain. They caressed his 
grieved body and tied his paws to lift him on a stretcher. He was put in their van 
and taken off for a new beginning .... yes he was taken to a new home in a 
wildlife sanctuary.  
 
 Complete the statements by choosing the appropriate option:  (1×5=5) 
 (a)  Marcus lived a serene life because  
 (i)   food was plenty  (ii) wildlife was undisturbed 
 (iii)  he ruled the forest  (iv)  (i) and (ii) 
 
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(b) When poachers entered the forest they  .  
 (i) threatened the lives of animals  (ii)  killed Marcus 
 (iii)  challenged the animals   (iv)  saved the family of Marcus 
c)  Marcus, the grand tiger, was a victim of  
 (i)  loss of habitat and water   (ii)  thirst  
 (iii)  poachers   (iv)  loss of greenery 
d) Eventually Marcus was rehabilitated in the – 
 (i) forest  (ii) zoo 
 (iii) wild life sanctuary  (iv) circus 
e) The word ‘escapade’ in the story means – 
 (i) daring and adventurous act  (ii) escape 
 (iii) capture  (iv) trap 
A.2 Read the following poem carefully.  
 Mountain Story 
"A boy and his father were walking on the mountains.  
Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"  
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain:  
"AAAhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"  
Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"  
He receives the answer: "Who are you?"  
And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"  
The voice answers: "I admire you" 
Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"  
He receives the answer: "Coward!"  
He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"  
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."  
Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"  
The voice answers: "You are a champion!"  
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.  
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.  
It gives you back everything you say or do.  
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.  
If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.  
If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.  
This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;  
Life will give you back everything you have given to it." 
YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU. 
(Source – Indianchild.com) 
 
(3/7) 
 Now choose the correct option. (1×5=5) 
 a) While walking on the mountain the son _______. 
 i)  screams ii) falls iii) answers iv) smiles 
b) To his surprise, the son hears the voice _______. 
 i)  yelling ii) explaining iii) repeating iv) asking 
c) His father explains that an echo _______. 
 i) give you back everything you say 
 ii) improves your competence 
 iii) creates more love in your heart 
 iv) is a reflection of you 
d) Our life is a reflection of how we _______ towards others. 
 i) improve ii) act. iii) respond iv) answer 
e) The word in the passage that means ‘efficiency’ is – 
 i) coincidence ii) reflection iii) response iv) competence 
 
A.3 Read the following passage carefully.  
 Ex-spiker first Indian amputee on Everest 
Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player who had lost one of her 
legs after being thrown off a moving train, created history on Tuesday by 
becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest.  
Twenty five years old Sinha reached the 8,848 metre-high summit of the world's 
highest peak at 10.55am on Tuesday, as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition 
from the Tata Group, an official of the Tourism Ministry of Nepal said.  
Sinha, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, was pushed out of the 
general compartment of Padmawati Express for resisting a chain-snatching 
attempt, while travelling from Lucknow to Delhi on April 12, 2011.  
She was hit by a passing train and was seriously injured. She was hospitalized 
with serious leg and pelvic injuries and in a bid to save her life, doctors had to 
amputate her left leg below the knee.  
In an interview to an Indian TV channel before leaving for her expedition, Sinha 
recollected how she had decided to get her life back right in the hospital when 
she was recovering.  
"At that time everyone was worried for me. I then realised, I had to do something 
in my life so that people stop looking at me with pity. I read about people scaling 
the Mt Everest. I spoke to my older brother and my coach who only encouraged 
me," she had told NDTV.  
Overcoming the scars of the accident and defying all odds, Arunima started 
training at the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) camp in Uttarkashi last 
year under the guidance of Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Mt 
Everest.  
On Monday two 21-year-old Indian sisters scripted history by becoming the first 
twins ever to conquer the summit of Mount Everest together.  
Tashi and Nancy Malik from Dehradun achieved this feat along with other 
record-makers, including the first women from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to 
have climbed the peak. 
 
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ENGLISH 
Time : 3 hrs. Class VIII 
General Instructions- 
• This paper is divided into four sections : 
 Section A  Reading 20 marks  
 Section B  Writing 25 marks 
 Section C  Grammar 20 marks 
 Section D  Literature 25 marks 
• All the questions are compulsory. 
• You may attempt any section at a time. 
• All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. 
• Please check that this question paper contains 07 printed pages. 
 
SECTION – A (Reading : 20 marks) 
A.1 Read the following passage carefully.  
 Let me Live 
In the serenity of lush green forests, Marcus was having a peaceful existence 
along with his two cubs and his tigress. He was enjoying his life in the forest 
with his fellow companions.  
Till one fine day when their peace was impeached upon by the poachers. The 
whole existence of species of animals was challenged, as now they had to watch 
their movement in their own homes. So much so, that Marcus lost his family in 
an escapade from the poachers ..... and now he was left alone.  
Another monster which caused havoc in his life was extreme hot and dry 
weather. 
As designed by fate, even Marcus wasn't spared. Monsters of Global Warming, 
Scarcity of Water and Loss of Habitat were lurking large on the forest. Marcus 
fell in a semi-conscious state. 
And were his prayers answered ??? .. YES ... one fine day the whole forest 
witnessed a row of cars and jeeps of some human species, who were dressed up 
as forest officers.  
They got down from their jeep and tended on Marcus, checked his heart beat 
and injected some medicine in his body to relieve his pain. They caressed his 
grieved body and tied his paws to lift him on a stretcher. He was put in their van 
and taken off for a new beginning .... yes he was taken to a new home in a 
wildlife sanctuary.  
 
 Complete the statements by choosing the appropriate option:  (1×5=5) 
 (a)  Marcus lived a serene life because  
 (i)   food was plenty  (ii) wildlife was undisturbed 
 (iii)  he ruled the forest  (iv)  (i) and (ii) 
 
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(b) When poachers entered the forest they  .  
 (i) threatened the lives of animals  (ii)  killed Marcus 
 (iii)  challenged the animals   (iv)  saved the family of Marcus 
c)  Marcus, the grand tiger, was a victim of  
 (i)  loss of habitat and water   (ii)  thirst  
 (iii)  poachers   (iv)  loss of greenery 
d) Eventually Marcus was rehabilitated in the – 
 (i) forest  (ii) zoo 
 (iii) wild life sanctuary  (iv) circus 
e) The word ‘escapade’ in the story means – 
 (i) daring and adventurous act  (ii) escape 
 (iii) capture  (iv) trap 
A.2 Read the following poem carefully.  
 Mountain Story 
"A boy and his father were walking on the mountains.  
Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"  
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain:  
"AAAhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"  
Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"  
He receives the answer: "Who are you?"  
And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"  
The voice answers: "I admire you" 
Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"  
He receives the answer: "Coward!"  
He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"  
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."  
Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"  
The voice answers: "You are a champion!"  
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.  
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.  
It gives you back everything you say or do.  
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.  
If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.  
If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.  
This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;  
Life will give you back everything you have given to it." 
YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU. 
(Source – Indianchild.com) 
 
(3/7) 
 Now choose the correct option. (1×5=5) 
 a) While walking on the mountain the son _______. 
 i)  screams ii) falls iii) answers iv) smiles 
b) To his surprise, the son hears the voice _______. 
 i)  yelling ii) explaining iii) repeating iv) asking 
c) His father explains that an echo _______. 
 i) give you back everything you say 
 ii) improves your competence 
 iii) creates more love in your heart 
 iv) is a reflection of you 
d) Our life is a reflection of how we _______ towards others. 
 i) improve ii) act. iii) respond iv) answer 
e) The word in the passage that means ‘efficiency’ is – 
 i) coincidence ii) reflection iii) response iv) competence 
 
A.3 Read the following passage carefully.  
 Ex-spiker first Indian amputee on Everest 
Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player who had lost one of her 
legs after being thrown off a moving train, created history on Tuesday by 
becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest.  
Twenty five years old Sinha reached the 8,848 metre-high summit of the world's 
highest peak at 10.55am on Tuesday, as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition 
from the Tata Group, an official of the Tourism Ministry of Nepal said.  
Sinha, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, was pushed out of the 
general compartment of Padmawati Express for resisting a chain-snatching 
attempt, while travelling from Lucknow to Delhi on April 12, 2011.  
She was hit by a passing train and was seriously injured. She was hospitalized 
with serious leg and pelvic injuries and in a bid to save her life, doctors had to 
amputate her left leg below the knee.  
In an interview to an Indian TV channel before leaving for her expedition, Sinha 
recollected how she had decided to get her life back right in the hospital when 
she was recovering.  
"At that time everyone was worried for me. I then realised, I had to do something 
in my life so that people stop looking at me with pity. I read about people scaling 
the Mt Everest. I spoke to my older brother and my coach who only encouraged 
me," she had told NDTV.  
Overcoming the scars of the accident and defying all odds, Arunima started 
training at the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) camp in Uttarkashi last 
year under the guidance of Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Mt 
Everest.  
On Monday two 21-year-old Indian sisters scripted history by becoming the first 
twins ever to conquer the summit of Mount Everest together.  
Tashi and Nancy Malik from Dehradun achieved this feat along with other 
record-makers, including the first women from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to 
have climbed the peak. 
 
(4/7) 
a) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, complete the following 
statements. 
(1×6=6) 
 (a) Arunima Sinha, a former national volleyball player, became __________ 
(b) Arunima was pushed out of the Express train as she __________ 
(c) To save her life, doctors __________ 
(d) Recovering in the hospital itself __________ 
(e)  She was trained by Bachendri Pal who is __________ 
(f)  Tashi and Nancy Malik became the __________ 
 
b) Fill in the blanks with one word only. (1×3=3) 
 The (i)_________ of the accident could not let down the (ii)_________ 
of Arunima Sinha, which she overcame by (iii)_________ Mt. Everest. 
 
c) Find a word in the passage that means. (1) 
 a journey made for a particular purpose - _______________________________  
 
SECTION – B (Writing – 25 marks) 
 
B.1 Dr. Ravi Ranjan, the famous doctor, will be visiting R.D.P. School to acquaint 
the students with the causes of growing problems of obesity and high blood 
pressure in school children. As the school doctor, Abla Narula, draft a notice to 
inform the students about the seminar that will be held on Sunday from 9 am to  
1 pm. (word limit 50 words) 
(5) 
B.2 Write an e-mail to your friend telling why he/she should vote for your favourite 
candidate Mihir/Mahua as Headboy/Headgirl for the students’ council. (word 
limit 100-120 words) 
Help box -  * name  *  good student * loving to younger ones 
   * positive attitude * respectful to elders   * born leader  
(5) 
 OR  
 Your mother is ill today. You cook dinner for the entire family and surprise 
everyone. Make a diary entry expressing your joy & commitment in about 120 
words. 
Hints -  * secret * three to four dishes * mom very happy 
   * Aunt Nisha helped  * could not believe their eyes 
 
B.3 Inspite of being the capital city, New Delhi is still short of many civic amenities. 
Based on some of the issues given below, as Aman, the secretary of RWA, 
Pitampura, write a letter to the Editor of the Hindustan Times, New Delhi. The 
letter should also include suggestions to sort out the problems. (word limit 150-
180 words) 
* Traffic jams at peak hours * Pavement markets – a hindrance 
* Overcrowded and unsafe buses * people disobeying traffic rules 
 * poor road conditions – during rainy season. 
(7) 
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(1/7) 
 
ENGLISH 
Time : 3 hrs. Class VIII 
General Instructions- 
• This paper is divided into four sections : 
 Section A  Reading 20 marks  
 Section B  Writing 25 marks 
 Section C  Grammar 20 marks 
 Section D  Literature 25 marks 
• All the questions are compulsory. 
• You may attempt any section at a time. 
• All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. 
• Please check that this question paper contains 07 printed pages. 
 
SECTION – A (Reading : 20 marks) 
A.1 Read the following passage carefully.  
 Let me Live 
In the serenity of lush green forests, Marcus was having a peaceful existence 
along with his two cubs and his tigress. He was enjoying his life in the forest 
with his fellow companions.  
Till one fine day when their peace was impeached upon by the poachers. The 
whole existence of species of animals was challenged, as now they had to watch 
their movement in their own homes. So much so, that Marcus lost his family in 
an escapade from the poachers ..... and now he was left alone.  
Another monster which caused havoc in his life was extreme hot and dry 
weather. 
As designed by fate, even Marcus wasn't spared. Monsters of Global Warming, 
Scarcity of Water and Loss of Habitat were lurking large on the forest. Marcus 
fell in a semi-conscious state. 
And were his prayers answered ??? .. YES ... one fine day the whole forest 
witnessed a row of cars and jeeps of some human species, who were dressed up 
as forest officers.  
They got down from their jeep and tended on Marcus, checked his heart beat 
and injected some medicine in his body to relieve his pain. They caressed his 
grieved body and tied his paws to lift him on a stretcher. He was put in their van 
and taken off for a new beginning .... yes he was taken to a new home in a 
wildlife sanctuary.  
 
 Complete the statements by choosing the appropriate option:  (1×5=5) 
 (a)  Marcus lived a serene life because  
 (i)   food was plenty  (ii) wildlife was undisturbed 
 (iii)  he ruled the forest  (iv)  (i) and (ii) 
 
(2/7) 
(b) When poachers entered the forest they  .  
 (i) threatened the lives of animals  (ii)  killed Marcus 
 (iii)  challenged the animals   (iv)  saved the family of Marcus 
c)  Marcus, the grand tiger, was a victim of  
 (i)  loss of habitat and water   (ii)  thirst  
 (iii)  poachers   (iv)  loss of greenery 
d) Eventually Marcus was rehabilitated in the – 
 (i) forest  (ii) zoo 
 (iii) wild life sanctuary  (iv) circus 
e) The word ‘escapade’ in the story means – 
 (i) daring and adventurous act  (ii) escape 
 (iii) capture  (iv) trap 
A.2 Read the following poem carefully.  
 Mountain Story 
"A boy and his father were walking on the mountains.  
Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"  
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain:  
"AAAhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"  
Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"  
He receives the answer: "Who are you?"  
And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"  
The voice answers: "I admire you" 
Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"  
He receives the answer: "Coward!"  
He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"  
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."  
Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"  
The voice answers: "You are a champion!"  
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.  
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.  
It gives you back everything you say or do.  
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.  
If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.  
If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.  
This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;  
Life will give you back everything you have given to it." 
YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU. 
(Source – Indianchild.com) 
 
(3/7) 
 Now choose the correct option. (1×5=5) 
 a) While walking on the mountain the son _______. 
 i)  screams ii) falls iii) answers iv) smiles 
b) To his surprise, the son hears the voice _______. 
 i)  yelling ii) explaining iii) repeating iv) asking 
c) His father explains that an echo _______. 
 i) give you back everything you say 
 ii) improves your competence 
 iii) creates more love in your heart 
 iv) is a reflection of you 
d) Our life is a reflection of how we _______ towards others. 
 i) improve ii) act. iii) respond iv) answer 
e) The word in the passage that means ‘efficiency’ is – 
 i) coincidence ii) reflection iii) response iv) competence 
 
A.3 Read the following passage carefully.  
 Ex-spiker first Indian amputee on Everest 
Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player who had lost one of her 
legs after being thrown off a moving train, created history on Tuesday by 
becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest.  
Twenty five years old Sinha reached the 8,848 metre-high summit of the world's 
highest peak at 10.55am on Tuesday, as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition 
from the Tata Group, an official of the Tourism Ministry of Nepal said.  
Sinha, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, was pushed out of the 
general compartment of Padmawati Express for resisting a chain-snatching 
attempt, while travelling from Lucknow to Delhi on April 12, 2011.  
She was hit by a passing train and was seriously injured. She was hospitalized 
with serious leg and pelvic injuries and in a bid to save her life, doctors had to 
amputate her left leg below the knee.  
In an interview to an Indian TV channel before leaving for her expedition, Sinha 
recollected how she had decided to get her life back right in the hospital when 
she was recovering.  
"At that time everyone was worried for me. I then realised, I had to do something 
in my life so that people stop looking at me with pity. I read about people scaling 
the Mt Everest. I spoke to my older brother and my coach who only encouraged 
me," she had told NDTV.  
Overcoming the scars of the accident and defying all odds, Arunima started 
training at the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) camp in Uttarkashi last 
year under the guidance of Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Mt 
Everest.  
On Monday two 21-year-old Indian sisters scripted history by becoming the first 
twins ever to conquer the summit of Mount Everest together.  
Tashi and Nancy Malik from Dehradun achieved this feat along with other 
record-makers, including the first women from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to 
have climbed the peak. 
 
(4/7) 
a) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, complete the following 
statements. 
(1×6=6) 
 (a) Arunima Sinha, a former national volleyball player, became __________ 
(b) Arunima was pushed out of the Express train as she __________ 
(c) To save her life, doctors __________ 
(d) Recovering in the hospital itself __________ 
(e)  She was trained by Bachendri Pal who is __________ 
(f)  Tashi and Nancy Malik became the __________ 
 
b) Fill in the blanks with one word only. (1×3=3) 
 The (i)_________ of the accident could not let down the (ii)_________ 
of Arunima Sinha, which she overcame by (iii)_________ Mt. Everest. 
 
c) Find a word in the passage that means. (1) 
 a journey made for a particular purpose - _______________________________  
 
SECTION – B (Writing – 25 marks) 
 
B.1 Dr. Ravi Ranjan, the famous doctor, will be visiting R.D.P. School to acquaint 
the students with the causes of growing problems of obesity and high blood 
pressure in school children. As the school doctor, Abla Narula, draft a notice to 
inform the students about the seminar that will be held on Sunday from 9 am to  
1 pm. (word limit 50 words) 
(5) 
B.2 Write an e-mail to your friend telling why he/she should vote for your favourite 
candidate Mihir/Mahua as Headboy/Headgirl for the students’ council. (word 
limit 100-120 words) 
Help box -  * name  *  good student * loving to younger ones 
   * positive attitude * respectful to elders   * born leader  
(5) 
 OR  
 Your mother is ill today. You cook dinner for the entire family and surprise 
everyone. Make a diary entry expressing your joy & commitment in about 120 
words. 
Hints -  * secret * three to four dishes * mom very happy 
   * Aunt Nisha helped  * could not believe their eyes 
 
B.3 Inspite of being the capital city, New Delhi is still short of many civic amenities. 
Based on some of the issues given below, as Aman, the secretary of RWA, 
Pitampura, write a letter to the Editor of the Hindustan Times, New Delhi. The 
letter should also include suggestions to sort out the problems. (word limit 150-
180 words) 
* Traffic jams at peak hours * Pavement markets – a hindrance 
* Overcrowded and unsafe buses * people disobeying traffic rules 
 * poor road conditions – during rainy season. 
(7) 
(5/7) 
 
B.4 Imagine that you are asked to make a speech on ‘The significance of the 
Tricolour’ on the republic day. Use the clues given below to prepare the same. 
(word limit – 200 words) 
* equal bars of horizontal colour * saffron stands for courage 
* white symbolizes peace  * green is prosperity 
* chakra – unlimited motion * chakra is taken from the Ashoka Pillar 
(8) 
 OR  
 Taking help from the hints given below, write a story and give it an appropriate 
title. 
two thieves – see white statue in a shop window- break in at night – steal – an 
open tempo – escape – rain on way – reach hideout – no statue – white salt – 
melted. (word limit 200 words) 
 
 
SECTION – C (Grammar : 20 marks) 
 
C.1 In the given passage, there is an error in each line. Underline the error 
and write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct blank 
number. One is done for you. 
(½×8=4) 
  Incorrect Correct  
 Dance was a simple way was is  
 to released emotions. It helps a)_____ _____  
 you to circulated your emotional b)_____ _____  
 energy. This way you feels more c)_____ _____  
 relaxed. On physical level dance provide d)_____ _____  
 the benefits of exercise. And emotionally, it help e)_____ _____  
 people feels more joyful and confident. f)_____ _____  
 It allowed them to control anger. g)_____ _____  
 It reduce stress by increasing circulation h)_____ _____  
 and relaxing muscles.    
C.2 Fill in the blanks with the correct form of verbs given in the bracket. (½×8=4) 
 I (a)__________ (travel) to Mumbai to visit the superstar Shahrukh Khan. Being 
a clever person that I am, I (b)__________ (disguise) myself as a producer and 
walk into his house. After receiving the directions from the guard, I 
(c)__________ (step) into Shahrukh’s drawing room and (d)__________ 
(surprise) him with a healthy pat on his shoulder. Then of course, I will be polite 
and (e)__________ (deliver) the usual compliments that cinestars are so used to. 
Over a cup of coffee, which of course Shahrukh (f)__________ (ask) his cook to 
bring for us, I (g)__________ (tell) him the truth. What do you think Shahrukh 
(h)__________ (do) when he comes to know of the truth? 
 
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