8th Class English Sample Paper English Sample Paper - 2

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    Read the following passage carefully:
    Fifty years ago people ate ice cream only in summer. Now it is eaten all the year around. It originated in the Orient, centuries before English schoolboys first tasted it. Macro Polo saw people eating ice cream there and brought back the idea to Italy. From Italy the idea was carried to France. It became very popular in France with the rich, and an effort was even made to keep the recipe a secret from the common people. But / of course/ they soon learnt about this delicious new food and ice cream became popular with everyone. Soon it spread all over the world the first factory to manufacture ice cream was started in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1851. However, the real development of ice cream business didn't take place until after 1900 with new developments in refrigeration.
    The basis of all ice cream is cream, milk or milk solids, sugar, and sometimes eggs. Vanilla, chocolate, berries, fruit ingredients, and nuts are added as flavors. This is the usual proportion of ingredients in ice cream: about 80 to 85 percent cream and milk products, 15 percent sugar, half to four and a half percent flavoring, and three-tenths of one percent stabilizer.
    A small amount of gelatin is used in order to retain the smoothness of the ice cream by preventing the formation of ice crystals.
    When you eat a third of a pint of vanilla ice cream, you are getting about as much calcium, protein, and vitamin B as are in half a cup of whole milk/and as much vitamin A and calories as are in one cup of milk.
    (i) On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions:    
    (a) When and how did ice cream originate?
    (b) How did ice cream become popular across the world?
    (c) Where was the first ice cream factory started?
    (d) Why didn't the ice cream business pick up?
    (e) What ingredients go into the making of an ice cream?
    (f) What gives smoothness to ice cream?
    (g) What nutritional values does ice cream have?
    (h) Write a word that is similar to 'proportion'.


    (a) Ice-cream originated in the Orient, centuries before English school boys first tasted it.                                 
    (b) Marco Polo saw people eating ice cream and brought back the idea to Italy.                                             
    (c) The first ice cream factory started in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1851.                                                         
    (d) The ice-cream business didn?t pick up due to lack of refrigerators.                                                            
    (e) Cream, milk or milk solids, sugar, and sometimes eggs, vanilla, chocolate, berries, fruit ingredients and nuts are the ingredients used in the making of ice cream.                                                                                         
    (f) A small amount of gelatin gives smoothness to ice cream.                                                                       
    (g) Ice cream has calcium, protein, Vitamin B and Vitamin A.                                                                     
    (h) share/quantity/ratio/size/degree                                                                                                    (Any one)


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