Solved papers for 10th Class English Solved Paper English - 2014

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  • question_answer1)

    Read the passage given below and answer the questions/complete the sentences that follow:
    Sniffer dog Tucker uses his nose to help researchers find out why a killer whale population off the northwest coast of the United State is on the decline. He searches for whale faeces floating on the surface of the water, which are then collected for examination. He is one of the elite team of detection dogs used by scientists studying a number of species including right whales and killer whales. 
    Conservation canines are fast becoming indispensable tools for biologists according to Aimee Hurt, associate director and co-founder of Working Dogs for Conservation, based in Three Forks, Montana.        
    Over the last few years, though, so many new conservation dog projects have sprung up that Hurt can no longer keep track of them all. Her organization’s dogs and their handlers are fully booked to assist field researchers into 2012.
    "Dogs have such a phenomenal sense of smell," explained Sam Wasser, director of the center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has worked with scat- detection dogs since 1997.
    Scientists have been using Conservation Canines in their research since 1997. These dogs have enabled them to non-invasively access vast amount of genetic and physiological information which is used to tackle conservation problem around the world. Such information has proved vital for determining the causes and consequences of human disturbances on wildlife as well as the action needed to mitigate such impacts.
    The ideal detection dog is extremely energetic with an excessive play drive. These dogs will happily work all day long, motivated by the expectation of a ball game as reward for sample detection. The obsessive high energy personalities of detection dogs also makes them difficult to maintain as pets. As a result they frequently find themselves abandoned to animal shelters facing euthanasia. The programme rescues these dogs and offers them a satisfying career in conservation research.
    (a) According to the text there are a few ................... detection dogs like Tucker.

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions/complete the sentences that follow:
    Sniffer dog Tucker uses his nose to help researchers find out why a killer whale population off the northwest coast of the United State is on the decline. He searches for whale faeces floating on the surface of the water, which are then collected for examination. He is one of the elite team of detection dogs used by scientists studying a number of species including right whales and killer whales. 
    Conservation canines are fast becoming indispensable tools for biologists according to Aimee Hurt, associate director and co-founder of Working Dogs for Conservation, based in Three Forks, Montana.        
    Over the last few years, though, so many new conservation dog projects have sprung up that Hurt can no longer keep track of them all. Her organization’s dogs and their handlers are fully booked to assist field researchers into 2012.
    "Dogs have such a phenomenal sense of smell," explained Sam Wasser, director of the center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has worked with scat- detection dogs since 1997.
    Scientists have been using Conservation Canines in their research since 1997. These dogs have enabled them to non-invasively access vast amount of genetic and physiological information which is used to tackle conservation problem around the world. Such information has proved vital for determining the causes and consequences of human disturbances on wildlife as well as the action needed to mitigate such impacts.
    The ideal detection dog is extremely energetic with an excessive play drive. These dogs will happily work all day long, motivated by the expectation of a ball game as reward for sample detection. The obsessive high energy personalities of detection dogs also makes them difficult to maintain as pets. As a result they frequently find themselves abandoned to animal shelters facing euthanasia. The programme rescues these dogs and offers them a satisfying career in conservation research.
    (b) Tucker sniffs for whale ...................

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions/complete the sentences that follow:
    Sniffer dog Tucker uses his nose to help researchers find out why a killer whale population off the northwest coast of the United State is on the decline. He searches for whale faeces floating on the surface of the water, which are then collected for examination. He is one of the elite team of detection dogs used by scientists studying a number of species including right whales and killer whales. 
    Conservation canines are fast becoming indispensable tools for biologists according to Aimee Hurt, associate director and co-founder of Working Dogs for Conservation, based in Three Forks, Montana.        
    Over the last few years, though, so many new conservation dog projects have sprung up that Hurt can no longer keep track of them all. Her organization’s dogs and their handlers are fully booked to assist field researchers into 2012.
    "Dogs have such a phenomenal sense of smell," explained Sam Wasser, director of the center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has worked with scat- detection dogs since 1997.
    Scientists have been using Conservation Canines in their research since 1997. These dogs have enabled them to non-invasively access vast amount of genetic and physiological information which is used to tackle conservation problem around the world. Such information has proved vital for determining the causes and consequences of human disturbances on wildlife as well as the action needed to mitigate such impacts.
    The ideal detection dog is extremely energetic with an excessive play drive. These dogs will happily work all day long, motivated by the expectation of a ball game as reward for sample detection. The obsessive high energy personalities of detection dogs also makes them difficult to maintain as pets. As a result they frequently find themselves abandoned to animal shelters facing euthanasia. The programme rescues these dogs and offers them a satisfying career in conservation research.
    (c) The dogs are special because they assist in research without ...................

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions/complete the sentences that follow:
    Sniffer dog Tucker uses his nose to help researchers find out why a killer whale population off the northwest coast of the United State is on the decline. He searches for whale faeces floating on the surface of the water, which are then collected for examination. He is one of the elite team of detection dogs used by scientists studying a number of species including right whales and killer whales. 
    Conservation canines are fast becoming indispensable tools for biologists according to Aimee Hurt, associate director and co-founder of Working Dogs for Conservation, based in Three Forks, Montana.        
    Over the last few years, though, so many new conservation dog projects have sprung up that Hurt can no longer keep track of them all. Her organization’s dogs and their handlers are fully booked to assist field researchers into 2012.
    "Dogs have such a phenomenal sense of smell," explained Sam Wasser, director of the center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has worked with scat- detection dogs since 1997.
    Scientists have been using Conservation Canines in their research since 1997. These dogs have enabled them to non-invasively access vast amount of genetic and physiological information which is used to tackle conservation problem around the world. Such information has proved vital for determining the causes and consequences of human disturbances on wildlife as well as the action needed to mitigate such impacts.
    The ideal detection dog is extremely energetic with an excessive play drive. These dogs will happily work all day long, motivated by the expectation of a ball game as reward for sample detection. The obsessive high energy personalities of detection dogs also makes them difficult to maintain as pets. As a result they frequently find themselves abandoned to animal shelters facing euthanasia. The programme rescues these dogs and offers them a satisfying career in conservation research.
    (d) The ideal detection dog ...................

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions/complete the sentences that follow:
    Sniffer dog Tucker uses his nose to help researchers find out why a killer whale population off the northwest coast of the United State is on the decline. He searches for whale faeces floating on the surface of the water, which are then collected for examination. He is one of the elite team of detection dogs used by scientists studying a number of species including right whales and killer whales. 
    Conservation canines are fast becoming indispensable tools for biologists according to Aimee Hurt, associate director and co-founder of Working Dogs for Conservation, based in Three Forks, Montana.        
    Over the last few years, though, so many new conservation dog projects have sprung up that Hurt can no longer keep track of them all. Her organization’s dogs and their handlers are fully booked to assist field researchers into 2012.
    "Dogs have such a phenomenal sense of smell," explained Sam Wasser, director of the center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has worked with scat- detection dogs since 1997.
    Scientists have been using Conservation Canines in their research since 1997. These dogs have enabled them to non-invasively access vast amount of genetic and physiological information which is used to tackle conservation problem around the world. Such information has proved vital for determining the causes and consequences of human disturbances on wildlife as well as the action needed to mitigate such impacts.
    The ideal detection dog is extremely energetic with an excessive play drive. These dogs will happily work all day long, motivated by the expectation of a ball game as reward for sample detection. The obsessive high energy personalities of detection dogs also makes them difficult to maintain as pets. As a result they frequently find themselves abandoned to animal shelters facing euthanasia. The programme rescues these dogs and offers them a satisfying career in conservation research.
    (e) The dog expect ................... as a reward of their hardwork.

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions/complete the sentences that follow:
    Sniffer dog Tucker uses his nose to help researchers find out why a killer whale population off the northwest coast of the United State is on the decline. He searches for whale faeces floating on the surface of the water, which are then collected for examination. He is one of the elite team of detection dogs used by scientists studying a number of species including right whales and killer whales. 
    Conservation canines are fast becoming indispensable tools for biologists according to Aimee Hurt, associate director and co-founder of Working Dogs for Conservation, based in Three Forks, Montana.        
    Over the last few years, though, so many new conservation dog projects have sprung up that Hurt can no longer keep track of them all. Her organization’s dogs and their handlers are fully booked to assist field researchers into 2012.
    "Dogs have such a phenomenal sense of smell," explained Sam Wasser, director of the center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has worked with scat- detection dogs since 1997.
    Scientists have been using Conservation Canines in their research since 1997. These dogs have enabled them to non-invasively access vast amount of genetic and physiological information which is used to tackle conservation problem around the world. Such information has proved vital for determining the causes and consequences of human disturbances on wildlife as well as the action needed to mitigate such impacts.
    The ideal detection dog is extremely energetic with an excessive play drive. These dogs will happily work all day long, motivated by the expectation of a ball game as reward for sample detection. The obsessive high energy personalities of detection dogs also makes them difficult to maintain as pets. As a result they frequently find themselves abandoned to animal shelters facing euthanasia. The programme rescues these dogs and offers them a satisfying career in conservation research.
    (f) ................... of these dogs make it difficult to keep them as pets.

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions/complete the sentences that follow:
    Sniffer dog Tucker uses his nose to help researchers find out why a killer whale population off the northwest coast of the United State is on the decline. He searches for whale faeces floating on the surface of the water, which are then collected for examination. He is one of the elite team of detection dogs used by scientists studying a number of species including right whales and killer whales. 
    Conservation canines are fast becoming indispensable tools for biologists according to Aimee Hurt, associate director and co-founder of Working Dogs for Conservation, based in Three Forks, Montana.        
    Over the last few years, though, so many new conservation dog projects have sprung up that Hurt can no longer keep track of them all. Her organization’s dogs and their handlers are fully booked to assist field researchers into 2012.
    "Dogs have such a phenomenal sense of smell," explained Sam Wasser, director of the center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has worked with scat- detection dogs since 1997.
    Scientists have been using Conservation Canines in their research since 1997. These dogs have enabled them to non-invasively access vast amount of genetic and physiological information which is used to tackle conservation problem around the world. Such information has proved vital for determining the causes and consequences of human disturbances on wildlife as well as the action needed to mitigate such impacts.
    The ideal detection dog is extremely energetic with an excessive play drive. These dogs will happily work all day long, motivated by the expectation of a ball game as reward for sample detection. The obsessive high energy personalities of detection dogs also makes them difficult to maintain as pets. As a result they frequently find themselves abandoned to animal shelters facing euthanasia. The programme rescues these dogs and offers them a satisfying career in conservation research.
    (g) These dogs find a career in ...................

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions/complete the sentences that follow:
    Sniffer dog Tucker uses his nose to help researchers find out why a killer whale population off the northwest coast of the United State is on the decline. He searches for whale faeces floating on the surface of the water, which are then collected for examination. He is one of the elite team of detection dogs used by scientists studying a number of species including right whales and killer whales. 
    Conservation canines are fast becoming indispensable tools for biologists according to Aimee Hurt, associate director and co-founder of Working Dogs for Conservation, based in Three Forks, Montana.        
    Over the last few years, though, so many new conservation dog projects have sprung up that Hurt can no longer keep track of them all. Her organization’s dogs and their handlers are fully booked to assist field researchers into 2012.
    "Dogs have such a phenomenal sense of smell," explained Sam Wasser, director of the center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has worked with scat- detection dogs since 1997.
    Scientists have been using Conservation Canines in their research since 1997. These dogs have enabled them to non-invasively access vast amount of genetic and physiological information which is used to tackle conservation problem around the world. Such information has proved vital for determining the causes and consequences of human disturbances on wildlife as well as the action needed to mitigate such impacts.
    The ideal detection dog is extremely energetic with an excessive play drive. These dogs will happily work all day long, motivated by the expectation of a ball game as reward for sample detection. The obsessive high energy personalities of detection dogs also makes them difficult to maintain as pets. As a result they frequently find themselves abandoned to animal shelters facing euthanasia. The programme rescues these dogs and offers them a satisfying career in conservation research.
    (h) The word 'euthanasia' means ...................

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    Read the passage gives below and answer the questions that follow:
    Long, long ago in a big forest there were many trees. Among the cluster of trees there was a very tall pine tree. He was so tall that he could talk to the stars in the sky. He could easily look over the heads of the other trees. One day late in the evening the pine tree saw a ragged, skinny girl approaching him. He could see her only because of his height. The little girl was in tears. The pine tree bent as much as he could and asked her: "What is the matter? Why are you crying?"
    The little girl, still sobbing replied, "I was gathering flower for a garland for Goddess Durga, who I belive, would help my parents to overcome their poverty and I have lost my way." The pine tree said to the little girl. It is late in the evening. "It will not be possible for you to return to your house which is at the other end of the forest. Sleep for the night at this place."
    The pine tree pointed out to an open cave like place under him. The little girl was frightened of wild animals. The girl quickly crept into the cave like place. The pine tree was happy and pleased with himself. He stood like a solider guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flower lay withering on the ground. The pine tree understood what was going on in the girl's mind. He wrapped his branches around the nearby flower trees and shook them gently. The little girl's eyes brightened. But a great surprise awaited her. The pine tree brought out a bag full of gold coins which had been lying for years in the hole in its trunk and gave it to the girl. With teary eyes she thanked her benefactor and went away.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following questions briefly.
    (a) Why was the little girl crying?

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    Read the passage gives below and answer the questions that follow:
    Long, long ago in a big forest there were many trees. Among the cluster of trees there was a very tall pine tree. He was so tall that he could talk to the stars in the sky. He could easily look over the heads of the other trees. One day late in the evening the pine tree saw a ragged, skinny girl approaching him. He could see her only because of his height. The little girl was in tears. The pine tree bent as much as he could and asked her: "What is the matter? Why are you crying?"
    The little girl, still sobbing replied, "I was gathering flower for a garland for Goddess Durga, who I belive, would help my parents to overcome their poverty and I have lost my way." The pine tree said to the little girl. It is late in the evening. "It will not be possible for you to return to your house which is at the other end of the forest. Sleep for the night at this place."
    The pine tree pointed out to an open cave like place under him. The little girl was frightened of wild animals. The girl quickly crept into the cave like place. The pine tree was happy and pleased with himself. He stood like a solider guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flower lay withering on the ground. The pine tree understood what was going on in the girl's mind. He wrapped his branches around the nearby flower trees and shook them gently. The little girl's eyes brightened. But a great surprise awaited her. The pine tree brought out a bag full of gold coins which had been lying for years in the hole in its trunk and gave it to the girl. With teary eyes she thanked her benefactor and went away.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following questions briefly.
    (b) Where did the pine tree want the little girl to sleep for the night?

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    Read the passage gives below and answer the questions that follow:
    Long, long ago in a big forest there were many trees. Among the cluster of trees there was a very tall pine tree. He was so tall that he could talk to the stars in the sky. He could easily look over the heads of the other trees. One day late in the evening the pine tree saw a ragged, skinny girl approaching him. He could see her only because of his height. The little girl was in tears. The pine tree bent as much as he could and asked her: "What is the matter? Why are you crying?"
    The little girl, still sobbing replied, "I was gathering flower for a garland for Goddess Durga, who I belive, would help my parents to overcome their poverty and I have lost my way." The pine tree said to the little girl. It is late in the evening. "It will not be possible for you to return to your house which is at the other end of the forest. Sleep for the night at this place."
    The pine tree pointed out to an open cave like place under him. The little girl was frightened of wild animals. The girl quickly crept into the cave like place. The pine tree was happy and pleased with himself. He stood like a solider guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flower lay withering on the ground. The pine tree understood what was going on in the girl's mind. He wrapped his branches around the nearby flower trees and shook them gently. The little girl's eyes brightened. But a great surprise awaited her. The pine tree brought out a bag full of gold coins which had been lying for years in the hole in its trunk and gave it to the girl. With teary eyes she thanked her benefactor and went away.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following questions briefly.
    (c) Why was the little girl disappointed when she looked at the flowers and what did the tree do to make her happy?

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    Read the passage gives below and answer the questions that follow:
    Long, long ago in a big forest there were many trees. Among the cluster of trees there was a very tall pine tree. He was so tall that he could talk to the stars in the sky. He could easily look over the heads of the other trees. One day late in the evening the pine tree saw a ragged, skinny girl approaching him. He could see her only because of his height. The little girl was in tears. The pine tree bent as much as he could and asked her: "What is the matter? Why are you crying?"
    The little girl, still sobbing replied, "I was gathering flower for a garland for Goddess Durga, who I belive, would help my parents to overcome their poverty and I have lost my way." The pine tree said to the little girl. It is late in the evening. "It will not be possible for you to return to your house which is at the other end of the forest. Sleep for the night at this place."
    The pine tree pointed out to an open cave like place under him. The little girl was frightened of wild animals. The girl quickly crept into the cave like place. The pine tree was happy and pleased with himself. He stood like a solider guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flower lay withering on the ground. The pine tree understood what was going on in the girl's mind. He wrapped his branches around the nearby flower trees and shook them gently. The little girl's eyes brightened. But a great surprise awaited her. The pine tree brought out a bag full of gold coins which had been lying for years in the hole in its trunk and gave it to the girl. With teary eyes she thanked her benefactor and went away.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following questions briefly.
    (d) What lesson does this short story teach us?

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    Read the passage gives below and answer the questions that follow:
    Long, long ago in a big forest there were many trees. Among the cluster of trees there was a very tall pine tree. He was so tall that he could talk to the stars in the sky. He could easily look over the heads of the other trees. One day late in the evening the pine tree saw a ragged, skinny girl approaching him. He could see her only because of his height. The little girl was in tears. The pine tree bent as much as he could and asked her: "What is the matter? Why are you crying?"
    The little girl, still sobbing replied, "I was gathering flower for a garland for Goddess Durga, who I belive, would help my parents to overcome their poverty and I have lost my way." The pine tree said to the little girl. It is late in the evening. "It will not be possible for you to return to your house which is at the other end of the forest. Sleep for the night at this place."
    The pine tree pointed out to an open cave like place under him. The little girl was frightened of wild animals. The girl quickly crept into the cave like place. The pine tree was happy and pleased with himself. He stood like a solider guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flower lay withering on the ground. The pine tree understood what was going on in the girl's mind. He wrapped his branches around the nearby flower trees and shook them gently. The little girl's eyes brightened. But a great surprise awaited her. The pine tree brought out a bag full of gold coins which had been lying for years in the hole in its trunk and gave it to the girl. With teary eyes she thanked her benefactor and went away.
    Choose the most appropriate meaning of the given words from the option provided.
    (a) What is meant by the word 'cluster'?
    (i) group
    (ii) team
    (iii) class
    (iv) party
     

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    Read the passage gives below and answer the questions that follow:
    Long, long ago in a big forest there were many trees. Among the cluster of trees there was a very tall pine tree. He was so tall that he could talk to the stars in the sky. He could easily look over the heads of the other trees. One day late in the evening the pine tree saw a ragged, skinny girl approaching him. He could see her only because of his height. The little girl was in tears. The pine tree bent as much as he could and asked her: "What is the matter? Why are you crying?"
    The little girl, still sobbing replied, "I was gathering flower for a garland for Goddess Durga, who I belive, would help my parents to overcome their poverty and I have lost my way." The pine tree said to the little girl. It is late in the evening. "It will not be possible for you to return to your house which is at the other end of the forest. Sleep for the night at this place."
    The pine tree pointed out to an open cave like place under him. The little girl was frightened of wild animals. The girl quickly crept into the cave like place. The pine tree was happy and pleased with himself. He stood like a solider guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flower lay withering on the ground. The pine tree understood what was going on in the girl's mind. He wrapped his branches around the nearby flower trees and shook them gently. The little girl's eyes brightened. But a great surprise awaited her. The pine tree brought out a bag full of gold coins which had been lying for years in the hole in its trunk and gave it to the girl. With teary eyes she thanked her benefactor and went away.
    Choose the most appropriate meaning of the given words from the option provided.
    (b) What is meant by the word 'approaching'?
    (i) calling
    (ii) touching
    (iii) coming close
    (iv) running towards
     

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    Read the passage gives below and answer the questions that follow:
    Long, long ago in a big forest there were many trees. Among the cluster of trees there was a very tall pine tree. He was so tall that he could talk to the stars in the sky. He could easily look over the heads of the other trees. One day late in the evening the pine tree saw a ragged, skinny girl approaching him. He could see her only because of his height. The little girl was in tears. The pine tree bent as much as he could and asked her: "What is the matter? Why are you crying?"
    The little girl, still sobbing replied, "I was gathering flower for a garland for Goddess Durga, who I belive, would help my parents to overcome their poverty and I have lost my way." The pine tree said to the little girl. It is late in the evening. "It will not be possible for you to return to your house which is at the other end of the forest. Sleep for the night at this place."
    The pine tree pointed out to an open cave like place under him. The little girl was frightened of wild animals. The girl quickly crept into the cave like place. The pine tree was happy and pleased with himself. He stood like a solider guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flower lay withering on the ground. The pine tree understood what was going on in the girl's mind. He wrapped his branches around the nearby flower trees and shook them gently. The little girl's eyes brightened. But a great surprise awaited her. The pine tree brought out a bag full of gold coins which had been lying for years in the hole in its trunk and gave it to the girl. With teary eyes she thanked her benefactor and went away.
    Choose the most appropriate meaning of the given words from the option provided.
    (c) What is meant by the word 'wild'?
    (i) cunning
    (ii) dirty
    (iii) unpolished
    (iv) dangerous
     

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    Read the passage gives below and answer the questions that follow:
    Long, long ago in a big forest there were many trees. Among the cluster of trees there was a very tall pine tree. He was so tall that he could talk to the stars in the sky. He could easily look over the heads of the other trees. One day late in the evening the pine tree saw a ragged, skinny girl approaching him. He could see her only because of his height. The little girl was in tears. The pine tree bent as much as he could and asked her: "What is the matter? Why are you crying?"
    The little girl, still sobbing replied, "I was gathering flower for a garland for Goddess Durga, who I belive, would help my parents to overcome their poverty and I have lost my way." The pine tree said to the little girl. It is late in the evening. "It will not be possible for you to return to your house which is at the other end of the forest. Sleep for the night at this place."
    The pine tree pointed out to an open cave like place under him. The little girl was frightened of wild animals. The girl quickly crept into the cave like place. The pine tree was happy and pleased with himself. He stood like a solider guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flower lay withering on the ground. The pine tree understood what was going on in the girl's mind. He wrapped his branches around the nearby flower trees and shook them gently. The little girl's eyes brightened. But a great surprise awaited her. The pine tree brought out a bag full of gold coins which had been lying for years in the hole in its trunk and gave it to the girl. With teary eyes she thanked her benefactor and went away.
    Choose the most appropriate meaning of the given words from the option provided.
    (d) What is meant by 'the word withering'?
    (i) dead
    (ii) shrunk
    (iii) colorless
    (iv) unhappy
     

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    You are Kritika / Karan. Write a letter to the editor of a leading newspaper voicing your concern about the increasing number of drug users in our country. Using the notes given below, write your letter in about 100-120 words to highlight the dangers of this new age social evil.
    Notes
    Why drug abuse? - No single reason - addicts start out of curiosity - for pleasure - to get over boredom - depression symptoms - loss of interest in sports daily routine, appetite - puffy eyes -unclear vision - mood change - temper tantrums - STRIKE DRUGS BEFORE THEY STRANGLE YOU.
     

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    Write a story in 150-200 words beginning with the following line and give it a suitable title.
    Night before the zonal debate competition ... everyone
    was fast asleep, while I was practicing ....... suddenly,

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    Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word/phrases from the given options.
    What we call life is a very complex affair. It is not simply eating, reproducing and finally dying. Every creature (a) ......... these. Man has to lead a highly complicated life. It is like (b) ............. through a maze and coming out. He is ail economic being and a social animal. He has to earn, make a home, look after his people and attend (c) ........... his obligations to the society and the Government. So, in order to be successful he has to develop certain qualities.
      (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
    (a) is doing will do does do
    (b) gone going went making
    (c) for into all to
     

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    In the following passage one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and after it. The first one has been done as an example.
    Space shuttle Atlantis which is orbiter
    began its first flight October 1985 and
    retired recently after completing last flight
    in July 2011. weighed around 80 tonne. It
    spent 306 days, 14 hours 12 minutes
    43 seconds in space.
    e.g. ___is___ ___an___ ___orbiter___
    (a) ___________ ___________ ___________
    (b) ___________ ___________ ___________
    (c) ___________ ___________ ___________
    (d) ___________ ___________ ___________
     

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    Rearrange the following jumbled words/phrases to make meaningful sentences.
    (a) inside/grandeur/the palace hall/it was/all
    (b) interwoven/pearls/were/flower garlands/ sparkling/with
    (c) wooden stage/painted backcloth/the/ decorated/with a/was
     

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    Read the extract given below and answer the question that follow:
    He smiled uncomfortably. 'Just plans sir' he answered in a low voice.
    (a) Who is 'he' in the above lines?
    OR
    Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
    "It didn't take you long to start dividing my things between you."
    (a) Who speaks these words and to whom?
     

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    Read the extract given below and answer the question that follow:
    He smiled uncomfortably. 'Just plans sir' he answered in a low voice.
    (b) Why did 'he' smile uncomfortably?
    OR
    Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
    "It didn't take you long to start dividing my things between you."
    (b) What things are being referred to?
     

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    Read the extract given below and answer the question that follow:
    He smiled uncomfortably. 'Just plans sir' he answered in a low voice.
    (c) What are the 'plans' being talked about?
    OR
    Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
    "It didn't take you long to start dividing my things between you."
    (c) Why did they start dividing the things?
     

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    Answer the following question in 30-40 words each:
    (a) Why did Mrs. Packletide give up big game shooting?
     

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    Answer the following question in 30-40 words each:
    (b) What does the woman search for in the mirror everyday?
     

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    Answer the following question in 30-40 words each:
    (c) What are the three things that the grandfather plans to do on Monday?
     

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    Answer the following question in 30-40 words each:
    (d) How does Louisa Mebbin exploit the incident of killing the tiger to her greatest advantage?
     

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    Answer the following questions in 80-100 words:
    The poem 'The Frog and the Nightingale' tells us how simple and genuine talent is exploited by people for their personal gains. Write a letter to the poet Vikram Seth mentioning how deeply you were touched by the poem and how beautifully it exposes the bitter truth of life.
    OR
    The poet in the poem 'Not Marble nor the Gilded Monuments' reveals the stark reality that everything comes to an end gradually by the impact of time. Keeping this in view, write an article on the topic 'Time Works Wonders.'
     

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    Human spirit to live triumphs in every circumstance' Discuss in detail in light of 'The Diary of a Young Girl.'
    OR
    What impression do you form of Gestapo on its way of handling the Jews after reading 'The Diary of a Young Girl'.
     

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    What was the writer experience at the World Fair like? Explain in your own words.
    OR
    It was through nature that Helen learnt the lessons of life. Discuss the role of nature as a teacher
     

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