Solved papers for 10th Class English Solved Paper English - 2015

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  • question_answer1)

    Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:
                Orangutans require less food than humans. When Orangutans eat, they nibble mostly on ripe fruits, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, this diet doesn't diminish an orangutan's get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after a long night's sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These activities of the orangutans taken together add up to the same level of exercise performed by humans in physically demanding agricultural lifestyles.
                In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra where food availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruits from the garden, the pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade-off is, that low energy means, less energy is available to do things like grow and reproduce. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the wild only reproduce every seven to eight years.
                Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. These apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be endangered, with the Sumatran orangutans being critically endangered. Human activities have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.
                We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary history if we let them get extinct.
    (a)       According to Pontzer, orangutans mostly eat ................

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    Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:
                Orangutans require less food than humans. When Orangutans eat, they nibble mostly on ripe fruits, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, this diet doesn't diminish an orangutan's get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after a long night's sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These activities of the orangutans taken together add up to the same level of exercise performed by humans in physically demanding agricultural lifestyles.
                In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra where food availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruits from the garden, the pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade-off is, that low energy means, less energy is available to do things like grow and reproduce. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the wild only reproduce every seven to eight years.
                Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. These apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be endangered, with the Sumatran orangutans being critically endangered. Human activities have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.
                We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary history if we let them get extinct.
    (b)       It is seen that orangutans and humans do almost the same ................

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    Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:
                Orangutans require less food than humans. When Orangutans eat, they nibble mostly on ripe fruits, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, this diet doesn't diminish an orangutan's get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after a long night's sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These activities of the orangutans taken together add up to the same level of exercise performed by humans in physically demanding agricultural lifestyles.
                In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra where food availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruits from the garden, the pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade-off is, that low energy means, less energy is available to do things like grow and reproduce. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the wild only reproduce every seven to eight years.
                Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. These apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be endangered, with the Sumatran orangutans being critically endangered. Human activities have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.
                We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary history if we let them get extinct.
    (c)        Orangutans grow and reproduce slowly as they ................

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    Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:
                Orangutans require less food than humans. When Orangutans eat, they nibble mostly on ripe fruits, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, this diet doesn?t diminish an orangutan's get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after a long night's sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These activities of the orangutans taken together add up to the same level of exercise performed by humans in physically demanding agricultural lifestyles.
                In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra where food availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruits from the garden, the pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade-off is, that low energy means, less energy is available to do things like grow and reproduce. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the wild only reproduce every seven to eight years.
                Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. These apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be endangered, with the Sumatran orangutans being critically endangered. Human activities have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.
                We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary history if we let them get extinct.
    (d)       We do not want the orangutans to become extinct as ................

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    Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:
                Orangutans require less food than humans. When Orangutans eat, they nibble mostly on ripe fruits, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, this diet doesn't diminish an orangutan's get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after a long night's sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These activities of the orangutans taken together add up to the same level of exercise performed by humans in physically demanding agricultural lifestyles.
                In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra where food availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruits from the garden, the pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade-off is, that low energy means, less energy is available to do things like grow and reproduce. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the wild only reproduce every seven to eight years.
                Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. These apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be endangered, with the Sumatran orangutans being critically endangered. Human activities have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.
                We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary history if we let them get extinct.
    (e)        The word 'unpredictable' means to be ................

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    Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:
    Orangutans require less food than humans. When Orangutans eat, they nibble mostly on ripe fruits, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, this diet doesn?t diminish an orangutan?s get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after a long night?s sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These activities of the orangutans taken together add up to the same level of exercise performed by humans in physically demanding agricultural lifestyles.
    In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra where food availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruits from the garden, the pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade-off is, that low energy means, less energy is available to do things like grow and reproduce. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the wild only reproduce every seven to eight years.
    Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. These apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be endangered, with the Sumatran orangutans being critically endangered. Human activities have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.
    We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary history if we let them get extinct.
    (f) Orangutans are among ................ primates.

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    Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:
                Orangutans require less food than humans. When Orangutans eat, they nibble mostly on ripe fruits, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, this diet doesn't diminish an orangutan's get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after a long night's sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These activities of the orangutans taken together add up to the same level of exercise performed by humans in physically demanding agricultural lifestyles.
                In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra where food availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruits from the garden, the pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade-off is, that low energy means, less energy is available to do things like grow and reproduce. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the wild only reproduce every seven to eight years.
                Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. These apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be endangered, with the Sumatran orangutans being critically endangered. Human activities have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.
                We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary history if we let them get extinct.
    (g)        ................ are the critically endangered species.

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    Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:
                Orangutans require less food than humans. When Orangutans eat, they nibble mostly on ripe fruits, along with smaller portions of leaves and seeds. Even in captivity, this diet doesn't diminish an orangutan's get up and go attitude. They wake up early, after a long night's sleep. Then they spend the day socializing, exploring their indoor and outdoor enclosures. They also regularly engage in games with researchers. These activities of the orangutans taken together add up to the same level of exercise performed by humans in physically demanding agricultural lifestyles.
                In the wild, orangutans live in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra where food availability is highly variable and unpredictable. Like fresh fruits from the garden, the pickings are often feast or famine. But the trade-off is, that low energy means, less energy is available to do things like grow and reproduce. So orangutans grow slowly and reproduce slowly, which is evolutionarily risky because an orangutan might die before it passes on its genes. Human mothers can have a child every two to four years, but orangutans in the wild only reproduce every seven to eight years.
                Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. These apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations. Both orangutan species are considered to be endangered, with the Sumatran orangutans being critically endangered. Human activities have caused severe decline in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.
                We will lose much information about our closest relatives and our own evolutionary history if we let them get extinct.
    (h)       There is a severe decline in the population of orangutans because of ................

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    Read the passage given 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 flowers for a garland for goddess Durga, who I believe, 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 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 litttle 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 soldier guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing as a guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of the flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flowers lay withered 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 given 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 flowers for a garland for goddess Durga, who I believe, 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 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 litttle 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 soldier guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing as a guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of the flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flowers lay withered 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 given 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 flowers for a garland for goddess Durga, who I believe, 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 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 litttle 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 soldier guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing as a guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of the flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flowers lay withered 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 given 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 flowers for a garland for goddess Durga, who I believe, 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 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 litttle 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 soldier guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing as a guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of the flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flowers lay withered 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 the story teach us?

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    Read the passage given 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 flowers for a garland for goddess Durga, who I believe, 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 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 litttle 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 soldier guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing as a guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of the flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flowers lay withered 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 options provided:
    (a)       What is meant by the word, 'cluster'? (Para 1)           (i)  group             (ii) team             (iii) class             (iv) party
     

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    Read the passage given 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 flowers for a garland for goddess Durga, who I believe, 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 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 litttle 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 soldier guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing as a guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of the flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flowers lay withered 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 options provided:
    (b)      What is meant by the word, 'approaching'? (Para 1)           (i) calling             (ii) touching             (iii) coming close             (iv) running towards
     

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    Read the passage given 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 flowers for a garland for goddess Durga, who I believe, 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 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 litttle 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 soldier guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing as a guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of the flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flowers lay withered 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 options provided:
    (c)      What is meant by the word, 'wild'? (Para 2)           (i) cunning             (ii) dirty             (iii) unpolished             (iv) dangerous
     

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    Read the passage given 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 flowers for a garland for goddess Durga, who I believe, 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 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 litttle 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 soldier guarding the place. The little girl woke up in the morning and was amazed to see the pine tree standing as a guard outside the cave. Then her gaze travelled to the heap of the flowers that she had gathered the previous night. The flowers lay withered 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 options provided:
    (d)       What is meant by the word, 'withered'? (Para 2)           (i) dead             (ii) shrunk             (iii) colourless             (iv) unhappy
     

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    Underage driving is not safe, i.e., below 18 years of age. We should follow the traffic rules. Write an article, in about 100-120 words, bringing out the risks involved.

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    Sunita accepted a challenge that she would write such an emotional story that would extract the last drop of tears from the eyes of the readers; but saying is easier than doing. Help Sunita complete the story in about 150-200 words.
    In a village there lived a girl named Radhika. Though it was difficult for the family to make both ends meet, somehow they were satisfied, but destiny willed otherwise. One day ...........

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    Read the paragraph given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words/phrases from the given options.
    Infancy is not what it is meant to be. The child seems happy all the time to the adult, because the adult knows that the child is untouched by the real problem of life; if the adult (a) ................ similarly untouched, he is sure that he would be happy But children, not knowing that they (b) .................. an easy time, have a good many hard times. Growing and learning and obeying the rules of their elders, of fighting against them, (c) ................ not any things to do.
    (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
    (a) is were had will be
    (b) will have are are having have
    (c) were will have are

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    In the paragraph given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after in your answer sheet. The first one has been done as an example.
        Before Omitted After
    Vickey bent low, slipped the window and e.g. Slipped To the
    Looked out. Down smooth drive, nearly (a) __________ _________ _________
    Out of sitght, was a vehicle didn't recognize (b) __________ __________ _________
    He knew something bad was going to happen. (c) __________ _________ _________
    He kept fingers crossed            (d) __________ _________ _________
     

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    Read the conversation given below and complete the paragraph that follows:
    Martha : Why are you spraying wax on your car types?
    Jhumru : It makes the rubber last longer and prevents it from drying.
    Martha : Martha (looking amused); Like putting1 lotion on your skin.
    Jhumru : Yes, exactly. Now I see you are beginning to get the point.
    Martha asked her husband (a) ................. Jhumru explained that it made the rubber last longer and (b) .................. Martha was amused and asked if it was like putting lotion on one?s skin. Jhumru agreed and commented that then he could see that (c) ..............

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    Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow:
                They greeted us with friendly faces.
                'I thought you picked fruit 'for a living', I said.
    (a)       Who are 'they'?
    OR
                Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
                Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
    (a)      Why do princess get monuments made?
     

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    Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow:
                They greeted us with friendly faces.
                'I thought you picked fruit 'for a living', I said.
    (b)       Why did 'they' greet the narrator in a friendly way?
    OR
                Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
                Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
    (b)       Why won't monuments outlive this rhyme?
     

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    Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow:
    They greeted us with friendly faces.
    ?I thought you picked fruit ?for a living?, I said.
    (c) What does the phrase, ?for a living? mean?
    OR
    Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
    Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
    (c) What does the word ?gilded? mean?

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    Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
    (a) How did the boys make themselves useful to the narrator?

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    Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
    (b)       Why did the frog call the nightingale a 'brainless bird'?
     

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    Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
    (c)        What did Victoria consider as 'pinching'? What does this show about her personality?
     

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    Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
    (d)       What impression do you form about Coachman Ali on reading the story, 'The Letter'?
     

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    Answer the following question in about 80- 100 words.
                'There are limits beyond which repressed emotions become dangerous.'
                The above statement refers to Loona Bimberton. Keeping this in view, write a letter to a friend, as Loona, describing your feelings at the success of Mrs. Packletide at shooting a tiger.
    OR
                The poem, 'The Frog and the Nightingale' exposes the role of critics towards fresh talent. After reading the poem you were quite disturbed. Write a letter to a friend mentioning how negative criticism can hamper the growth of genuine talent.
     

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  • question_answer30)

    Answer the following questions in about 150-200 words.
                The inhuman attitude of the Germans, during the Second World War, is revealed through 'Diary of a young Girl.' Comment.
    OR
                'Anne is constantly compared to Margot and she detests it. She does not want to be like Margot at all'. What does it show about the attitude of Anne?
    OR
                What did the family think when they heard hammering outside? How did Anne react to it?
    OR
                Ms. Sullivan was both a teacher and friend. Write an incident to illustrate the statement.
     

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