8th Class English Sample Paper English Sample Paper - 10

  • question_answer Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: Vegetables are important part of human diet. The green vegetables consist of leaves, buds, young shoots and often the entire plant. We should eat a lot of vegetables. They contain plenty of vitamins, certain proteins, cellulose and water. Vegetables are some of the easiest food to digest when properly prepared. Researchers have found that regular and more use of vegetables can help in preventing serious health hazards like cancer, heart disease and obesity. Vegetables are not only a rich source of essential nutrients but also act as a good source of anti-oxidant agent. Cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, pumpkin, capsicum, broccoli, green beans/ spinach, mustard leaves, peas and tomatoes are some of the vegetables which have very good nutritional value. Apart from their consumption as a dish, some other of these like onion, garlic, coriander, mint, radish and cucumber are also used as household health remedies. Due to increased use of pesticides, all the Vegetables should be sufficiently washed before cooking or eating raw.                                                                                          
    Answer the following questions:
    (a) Why should we eat vegetables?
    (b) According to some researches vegetables can help in_______
    (c) Name some of the vegetables which are also used as health remedies.
    (d) Why vegetables should be washed before eating?
    (ii) Find the antonym of;
    (a) irregular          
    (b) decrease.                                                                                                                                          
    (iii) Find the synonym of:
    (a) important                 
    (b) good.

    Answer:

    (i) (a) We should eat vegetables as they contain plenty of vitamins, certain proteins, cellulose and water.
    (b) Preventing serious health hazards like cancer, heart disease and obesity.                                         
    (c) Onion, garlic, coriander, mint, radish and cucumber.
    (d) Due to increased use of pesticides, vegetables should be washed before eating.
    (ii) (a) regular               
    (b) increase                                                                                           
    (iii) (a) essential            
    (b) rich


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