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Time: 3 hrs
Maximum Marks : 80
- This question paper is divided into three sections
- Section A : Reading
- Section B : Writing Skill and Grammar
- Section C : Literature : Textbooks and Long Reading Text (Novel)
- All the questions are compulsory.
- All the questions of a particular section must be attempted in the correct order
Section (A) Reading
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.
Poon Lim, BEM, was a Chinese sailor who survived a 133 days long ordeal in the South Atlantic alone. During World War II, a British merchant ship on which he worked was torpedoed by a German U-boat 750 miles east of the Amazon. As the ship was sinking, Poon Lim took a life jacket and jumped overboard before the ship’s boilers exploded.
After approximately two hours of thrashing in the water, he found no fellow survivors but an empty Carley float life raft and climbed onto it. Initially he kept himself alive by drinking the water and eating the food on the raft but later resorted to catching rainwater in a canvas tarp and fishing. When he captured a fish, he cut it open with a knife fashioned out of a biscuit tin and dried the fish on a hemp line over the raft.
On at least three occasions, Poon Lim was spotted by other vessels that passed nearby and once by an aircraft but luck eluded him each time. During his ordeal, he at first counted the days by tying knots in a rope, but later gave it up as useless and simply began counting full moons.
Poon Lim’s lonely journey across the Atlantic lasted 133 days before he reached land and a river inlet. A few days earlier, he had known that he was close to land because the colour of the water had changed, it was no longer the oceanic deep blue. Three Brazilian fishermen rescued him and took him to Belem, a seaport, three days later.
During his ordeal, Poon Lim had lost 9 kg, but was able to walk unaided upon being rescued. He spent two weeks in a Brazilian hospital and the British Council arranged for him to retrun to Britian via Miami and New York.When told that no one had ever survived longer on a raft at sea, Poon Lim replied, “I hope no one will ever have to break that record.”
He was bestowed a British Empire Medal (BEM) and the Royal Navy incorporated his tale into manuals of survival techniques.
- A……… enabled Poon Lim to stay afloat in the first few hours.
- Poon Lim found that is more useful than tying knots in a rope.
- After being rescued, Poon Lim was taken to a seaport named
- How did Poon Lim cut open fish he had caught?
- What was the likely reason for Poon Lim to resort to catching rainwater and fish?
- When did Poon Lim realise that he was near land?
- Why did Poon remark, “I hope no one will ever have to break that record”?
- What is unique about Poon’s adventure on the sea?
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.
In recent days, a lot of heat has been generated on the issue of using CNG as a transport fuel. While the pro-CNG group is thrilled by the Supreme Court directive for conversion of city bus fleet to CNG mode, the other group is eager to point out that diesel is a better option and CNG is not all that clean.
Petrol and diesel are the major liquid fuels used in automobiles. On the other hand, CNG is a gaseous fuel, which is a recent entrant in the transport sector. Petrol, diesel and CNG belong to the ‘hydrocarbon’ family. The quality and quantity of such end products are dictated by the nature of crude and the technologies used in refineries.
Both petrol and diesel have sulphur content in varying proportions. And this has a direct relationship with the emission characteristics. Presence of sulphur in fuel causes gaseous and particle emissions. Also, the after burner devices like catalytic converters and particulate traps, which are used to reduce the noxious exhaust from automobiles, cannot effectively function due to high sulphur content in the fuels. Also, the hydrocarbon fuels are inherently polluting in nature, the extent of which can be minimised but not eliminated.
The ratio between the carbon and hydrogen atom in hydrocarbons is closely related to the pollution potential of fuels. Petrol and diesel belong to the long-chain hydrocarbons with larger number of carbon atoms forming the chain with hydrogen atoms. On the other hand, the fuels like propane, LPG and CNG belong to the groups of short-chain hydrocarbons having lesser number of carbon atoms. Hence, the latter are less polluting. CNG has been used as an auto fuel in several countries. As of now, there are more than 1.2 million CNG driven vehicles in the world. Argentina, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and USA are among the countries where CNG is being used as an auto fuel for some years. In India, Mumbai has been the first to use CNG, mainly for taxis.
In Delhi, the switch to CNG was directed by the Supreme Court. For various reasons, it has not been possible to achieve the target. Lack of CNG kits, dispensing outlets, long filling time and of course, initial expenditure to be incurred on CNG conversion, are among the reasons cited for hesitation in switching over to CNG buses.
- What is the main point of similarity between CNG, petrol and diesel?
- What happens as a consequence of high sulphur content in the fuels?
- How are fuels like propone, LPG and CNG less polluting?
- Why do people hesitate in switching over to CNG?
- Which word in paragraph 2 means the same as‘a new joiner’?
- Which word in paragraph 3 means the same as ‘poisonous’?
- The word in paragraph 2 which is a synonym of the word ‘determined’ is
- The word in paragraph 3 which is a synonym of the word ‘basically’ is
Section (B) Writing Skill and Grammar
You are Natasha/Naresh, a student of class IX-A. You have been selected for the school cricket team. Write your experience and feelings in form of a diary entry in 100-120 words based on the clues in the box given below using ideas from the MCB Unit ‘Sports and Games’ and your own ideas.
Selected for school cricket team – will play in tournament – presented watch – father recognized my skill in cricket – my feelings and resolution :
You are Smriti/Suraj, Head Girl/Head Boy of the school. On the occasion of Children’s Day, you have to write an article on the topic, ‘Lost Childhood’. Using the ideas from the clues given below, together with your ideas, and from the MCB unit ‘Children’, write the article.
Children in the developing world – one in three inadequate shelter – one in five no clean: drinking water – 121 million do not attend school – 2 million die due to lack of vaccination – divert 0.5% of military spending – every child immunized for ten years
Write a short story in 200-250 words based on the following clues.
i Train journey with father and baby – train reaches past midnight – cold and foggy I husband not on platform – fearsome looking porter approaches – father looks for i husband – baby likes porter – I am scared – father and husband come – porter refuses j payment – blesses child
Write a story in 200-250 words beginning with the following line and give it a suitable title.
Jyoti was a teenager who used to live with her mother. Her father worked in another city. One day, a stranger……
Fill in the blanks with the word that you consider to be the most appropriate.
Tokyo was shaken by its (a) …..earthquake in the last four years today, but escaped
(b)…… little damage because it (c)……. far beneath the floor of the Pacific Ocean.
In the following passage one word has been omitted in each line. Identify the missing word and write them in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. The first one has been done as an example.
I went to mv friend last week 9 am and returned after week at 9 am
two hours. Actually, I wanted his scooter a day. But
I was shocked he politely refused to oblige me.
I did not speak even a single word on subject and hastened to go back.
Whenever I think the matter, I feel ashamed of my inability own a scooter
when all my friends own a car.
Perhaps, I mistaken in assessing what true friendship is.
It a lesson in my life and I was supposed
not forget it if I wanted success.
Read the conversation and complete the passage given below.
Doctor How are you feeling now?
Raghu Much better, sir.
Doctor Are you taking the medicines regularly?
Raghu Yes, sir.
The doctor asked Raghu (a)……. Raghu replied that (b)……much better. The doctor
further asked Raghu (c)……. the medicines regularly. Raghu replied in the affirmative.
Section (C) Literature (Textbooks)
Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.
The field and the cloud are lovers And between them I am a messenger of mercy.
I quench the thirst of the one;
I cure the ailment of the other.
- How is the rain a messenger of mercy?
- What is the meaning of the last two lines of the extract?
- Why is the rain sent from heaven?
Why is the rain called divine in the poem?
I can tell by just looking at you that it would suit you admirably, as you suit it, if you will permit me to say so.
- Who is speaking these words to whom in the above extract?
- What do these words reveal about the character of the speaker?
- Why is the speaker speaking these words?
- Is the speaker ultimately able to accomplish her purpose in speaking these words?
Answer any four of the following questions in about 30-40 words each.
- How does the grandmother show respect to her teacher?
- Justify the title of the poem ‘The Solitary Reaper’.
- What impact did the choice of the ‘other road’ make on the poet’s life?
- Describe Harold Bramble briefly.
- Why does the convict enter the Bishop’s house? How is he treated by the Bishop?
Answer any one the following questions in about 100-120 words.
In a fit of rage, we become impulsive and irrational. Decisions taken at this moment are normally
regretful. Justify this viewpoint in reference to ‘Lord Ullin’s Daughter’ highlighting the values required to be more thoughtful in taking decisions.
‘Best Seller’ reveals the hypocrisy of John Pescud. Why do people say something and practice something else? How can this be avoided?
Long Reading Text (Novel)
Answer any one of the following questions in about 150-200 words from the novel of your choice.
How did Gulliver reach the flying island?
Analyse the character of Gulliver after reading parts III and IV of Gulliver’s Travels.
Three Men in a Boat
Describe the humorous anecdote of uncle Podger, in which he creates a lot of commotion and confusion in the house while attempting to hang a picture on the wall.
What impression do you form of Harris in the latter part of the novel?
- life jacket
- counting full moons
- Poon Lim cut open fish he had caught with a knife made out of a tin can.
- The likely reason for Poon Lim to resort to catching rainwater and fish was to quench his thirst and feed his hunger pangs.
- Poon Lim realized that he was near land as the colour of the water had changed and it was no longer the oceanic deep blue.
- Poon made this remark as he did not want anyone to face the ordeal of being left alone for so long in the ocean.
- The unique thing about Poon’s adventure is the fact that no one had survived longer on a raft at sea.
(i) The main point of similarity between CNG, petrol and diesel is that they belong to the hydrocarbon family.
(ii) Due to the presence of high sulphur content in the fuels, the after burner devices which are used to reduce the noxious exhaust from automobiles do not function effectively.
(iii) Fuels like propane, LPG and CNG are less polluting as they belong to short-chain hydrocarbons having less number of carbon atoms.
(iv) People hesitate in switching over to CNG because of lack of CNG Kits, dispensing outlets, long filling time and initial expenditure involved in conversion to CNG.
(v) ‘Entrant’ in paragraph 2 means the same as a new Joiner.
(vi) ‘Noxious’ in paragraph 3 means the same as ‘poisonous’.
(vii) dictated (viii) inherently
Wednesday, 10th November, 20XX
It was the happiest moment of my life today when in the morning, after an hour long anticipation, I saw my name on the list of players selected to represent the school in the Inter-School Cricket Tournament.
A cherished dream came true as I thanked God and touched the silver wrist watch on my hand. The precious little gift from my father was a token of his recognition of my cricketing abilities. I have decided to spend my free time in net practice and not waste it on unimportant activities, as directed by my father. Good night!
Children are like tender buds. When they blossom, the nation progresses. However, the condition of children in the developing world today is pathetic. In developing countries, one in every three children has inadequate shelter, one in five does not have clean drinking water and one in every seven doesn’t have access to healthcare. Around 121 million children, most of them girls, do not attend school. Every year 2 million children under the age of five die due to lack of vaccination.
‘ If only 0.5% of global military spending is diverted to the immunization of children, every child in the world would be immunized for the next ten years.
Let us pledge to safeguard the future of our children.
When I got down from the train with my father and my baby, it was half an hour past midnight and the night was cold, dark and foggy. My husband was nowhere in sight. A well-built and fearsome looking man approached us and offered to carry our bags.
Leaving us with the man, my father went to look for my husband. Just then my baby, who had been sleeping in my arms, awoke and turned to look at the porter. He gave her a playful smile and held out his arms. She smiled back and twisted herself out of my arms into his.
Now I was really scared. What if he ran away with my baby? After I gave him a scared look, he mumbled that though everyone was scared of him, my innocent baby had accepted him. He had tears in his eyes. I didn’t know what to say.
At that moment, my father returned with my husband. The man gave my baby to me and carried our bags to the car. He refused to take any payment. Coming up to me, he placed his hand on my baby’s head for a moment as if to say, ‘God bless you’ and walked away.
A Brave Girl
Jyoti was a teenager who used to live with her mother. Her father worked in another city. One day, a * stranger visited their house when she was alone at home. He told her that he was from a courier agency and had come to deliver a packet which was in her name. Jyoti opened the gate to take the packet. The man realized that Jyoti was all alone in the house and, taking advantage of the situation, locked the door and caught hold of her. Jyoti began crying loudly. She suddenly remembered her mother’s words of not losing her presence of mind in a problematic situation. She started looking around the room for something with which to hit the stranger. When she could not find anything, she bit him. The man cried out loudly and let go of her arm.
Jyoti found her mother’s saree and tied it around the stranger without losing time. While the stranger cried for help, Jyoti called the police and her neighbors. They helped Jyoti to keep the man tied up. The police reached soon and arrested the man. All of them praised Jyoti for fighting bravely with the stranger and patted her on the back.
(a) how he was feeling now.
(b) he was
(c) if he had been taking
- The rain is a messenger of mercy between the field and the cloud because it reduces the
cloud’s load of water (its ailment) while watering the field (quenching its thirst), thus showing mercy
- The two lovers, the field and the cloud, both need the rain. When the rain pours down, both the lovers are satisfied as the cloud is unburdened while the field is watered.
- The rain is sent from heaven to decorate the fields, valleys and gardens, embracing the flowers and trees as well as acting as a messenger of mercy between the field and cloud.
The rain is called divine in the poem because it gives life to all the objects in nature when it falls.
- Juliette is speaking these words to Jeanne and Gaston.
- It reveals that Juliette is a good saleswoman and is an expert in the art of flattering others.
- The speaker, Juliette, is speaking these words so that Jeanne and Gaston will buy the villa.
Yes, Juliette is able to accomplish her purpose of selling the villa, as Gaston purchases it to sell it to Mrs Al Smith at a higher price.
- The grandmother showed respect to her teacher by touching her feet. She said that as a student it is her duty to respect her teacher irrespective of the gender and age of her teacher.
- The title is apt for the poem The Solitary Reaper’ as describes the singing of a reaper who is alone. She is reaping the harvest and singing while she is alone, without anybody near her. Her song is the only thing that could be heard by the poet.
- The poet took some time in deciding which road to take. The poet’s choice shaped his life in a different manner than what he had expected and so he had a shade of regret about his choice. He realised that his life would not have been as it was presently if he had made the other choice.
- Harold Bramble is the son of Mr and Mrs Bramble. He is a prodigious student who brought up in a very protective environment. He is devoted to his books and is also a good singer in the church choir.
- The convict enters the Bishop’s house to get food as he was hungry and had not eaten anything for three days. He is treated like a friend by the Bishop who trusts him and offers him a food and a place to rest during the night.
It is true that in a fit of rage (anger), we become impulsive and irrational. Our mind is swayed (guided) by anger and we lose control over it. As a result, decisions taken at this moment are normally regretful. Such rash decisions lead to only disastrous results. The lovers instead of trying to convince Lord Ullin, eloped (ran away). They should have handled the situation with patience and confidence.
A little thought and rational thinking could have saved their lives. On the other hands, Lord Ullin, too, reacted violently. He should not have been stubborn (rigid). If he had been a little more forgiving and less rigid, his daughter’s life could have been saved.
We, thus, learn that one needs to be more thoughtful in taking decisions. Lack of vision and foresight (ability to see something beforehand) can lead to tragedies. One needs to have patience and not take rash decisions which will always lead to disastrous results.
Pescud asserts that he dislikes stories of romance in which people behave differently from how people behave in real life. However, towards the end of the story, we realise that Pescud himself has done what is often shown in romance novels. This reveals his hypocrisy. Most people say something and practice something else because they are afraid to face reality. They fear that if they state clearly what they intend to do, they may be ridiculed or censured. At other times, hypocrisy is practiced either in ignorance or to win somebody’s favor. We can avoid becoming hypocrites by saying only what we are sure of doing. We should rid ourselves of false prestige by becoming simple, truthful and clear-hearted.
After being left to drift out into the sea, Gulliver discovered several islands to the South-East. He was smart enough to observe his location before the pirates had taken over the ship. After he was at some distance from the ships, he noticed a few islands through his pocket-glass. He reached the nearest of those islands. The next day, he sailed to various islands one by one. On the fifth day, he reached the last island and found a small creek on this land. He lodged his provisions in a cave and passed his night in it.
Next morning he came out of the cave and took a walk. He found an island in the air, inhabited by men, who were able to raise or lower or put it into progressive motion, as they pleased. Some people were walking on the island and the island could be raised and lowered as needed. Gulliver called and shouted out to the crowd! He saw a few people running in great haste, up some stairs, to the top of the island. The people had heard Gulliver and pulled him up by a chair.
Gulliver is the son of a middle-class family in Nottingham shire, England. He has studied medicine both in England and Holland. He works as a surgeon. His heart is filled with an adventurous streak which makes him take dangerous expeditions even when he has escaped death a few times; a quality which can account for his bravery also. He has a good memory and can speak many languages. He is quite dexterous also, which is clear from the fact that he spends considerable amount of time learning about the methods of the beings he spends his time with, particularly with the Houyhnhnm’s during his fourth voyage, with whom he spent a few years.
However, there are many flaws in his character. First of all, in order to satiate his thirst for adventure, Gulliver fails to take care of his family. I ie is absent for periods stretching over many years at a time and never feels guilty about it. He is also quite gullible and is prone to impressions. Even after getting manipulated several times throughout his voyages, he fails to learn. He even thinks that immortality is bliss, in his third voyage, which turns out to be a totally misconceived notion.
Three Men in a Boat
The narrator’s Uncle Podger always created a commotion in his house whenever he undertook to do ‘ even a small job. Once a picture had come from the frame maker and it was to be put up on the wall. Uncle Podger sends girl to buy nails and then sent a servant after her to tell the size of the nails. As his son Tom hands over the picture to him, Uncle Podger drops it and, while trying to save the glass, injures himself. Two people hold his chair, the third would help him climb up on it, a fourth would hand him a nail and the fifth the hammer. As he tried to strike the nail in the wall, the nail fell down. When that is found, the hammer falls and when that is found, Uncle Podger himself falls down, hitting the piano. With the first blow of the hammer, he smashed his thumb and dropped the hammer on somebody’s toes. On another try, the whole of the nail goes into the wall and has to be pulled out with force. With much struggle, the picture was finally hung and Uncle Podger took pride in his efficiency and willingness to do the job.
Harris, like the narrator, is a hypochondriac. He believes that he has fits of giddiness. He could not see much romanticism in the world around him. He likes drinking and J mentions many incidents which can vouch for that. Also, like J, he hates working hard.
Harris is a boastful person who liked to make a huge fuss about his work. This is clear from the egg episode. He is also more aggressive than the other two. He is outspoken and does what he wants to do.
He was a terrible singer but nothing could stop him from singing if he was in the mood. Hence, he is a person overtly confident of his abilities but ends up making a total mockery of himself. The Hampton Court Maze story is also one such incident that proves this point.
He is very fond of eating. He had a strange fascination for cemeteries and tombs and would like to visit graveyards, unlike the narrator. However, he sometimes makes very sensible remarks which surprise J. It was his idea to not camp out on rainy days.
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