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Madhyamik ABTA Test Papers 2024 : English Page 127

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ENGLISH (Second Language)

READING COMPREHENSION (SEEN)

1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

When the family has finished tea, and gathers round the fire, the cat casually goes out of the room. True life now begins for him. He saunters down his own backyard, springs to the top of the fence, drops lightly down to the other side. He trots across and skips to the roof of an empty shed. His movement [adsense1] becomes lithe and pantherlike. He looks keenly form side to side and moves noiselessly, for he has so many enemies dogs and small boys with stones.

On top of the shed, the cat arches his back and rakes his claws once or twice through the soft bark of the old roof. He stretches himself a few times to see if every muscle is in full working order. Then, drooping his head nearly to his paws, he sends across a call to his kindred. Before long they come, gliding, graceful shadows. No longer are they the meek creatures who an hour ago were mewing for fish-and milk. They are now grim fighters.

Just think how much more he gets out of his life than you do out of yours! And the sports they have, too! As they get older they go in for sport to the suburban backyards. These backyards that are dull to us, are to them hunting grounds where they have more gallant adventure than King Arthur’s knights ever had.

It is always spoken as a reproach against cats that they are more fond of their home than of the people in it. Naturally, the cat doesn’t like to leave his country, the land where all his friends are, and where he knows every landmark. Exiled in a new land, he would have to learn a new geography. So, when the family moves, the cat, if allowed, will stay at the old house and attach himself to the new tenants. He will give them the privilege of boarding him while he enjoys life in his own way.

 

A. Write the correct alternative in the given space to complete the following sentences:

(a) True life begins for the cat after he –

(i) goes out of the room (ii) comes back to the room (iii) meets the family in the room (iv) moves to a new place for living.

Answer: (i) goes out of the room

 

(b) The movement of the cat is –

(i) slow and noiseless (ii) slow but noisy (iii) quick but noiseless (iv) quick and noisy.

Answer: (iii) quick but noiseless

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(c) Exiled in a new land, the cat would have to learn a new –

(i) history (ii) geography (iii) culture (iv) manners.

Answer: (ii) geography

 

(d) The night adventure of the cat is compared to be

(i) as chivalrous as (ii) less chivalrous than (iii) far less chivalrous than (iv) more chivalrous than the king Arthur’s knights ever had.

Answer: (iv) more chivalrous than the king Arthur’s knights ever had.

 

(e) The sporting ground of the cat is – (i) the empty shed (ii) the inside portion of a house (iii) the new home (iv) the suburban backyards.

Answer: (iv) the suburban backyards.

 

B. Complete the following senctences with information from the text

(i) ______ are thought to be the enemies of the cat.

(ii) Leaving his friends the cat is unwilling to go with the family to a new place because ______ .

(iii) In order to test the working ability of his muscles the cat ______ .

Answer:

(i) Dogs and small boys with stones are thought to be the enemies of the cat.

(ii) Leaving his friends the cat is unwilling to go with the family to a new place because he doesn’t like to leave his country, the land where all his friends are, and where he knows every landmark.

(iii) In order to test the working ability of his muscles the cat stretches himself a few times and rakes his claws once or twice through the soft bark of the old roof.

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C. Fill in the chart with information from the text:

When What
(i)  (i) The shadows of the cats appear.
(ii) The family moves to a new place. (ii) 

Answer:

When What
(i) The cat sends across a call to his kindred (i) The shadows of the cats appear.
(ii) The family moves to a new place. (ii) The cat stays at the old house and attaches himself to the new tenants

 

2. Read the following lines and answer the questions that follow

They said: ‘We are the oak-trees and your own true family.
We are chopped down, we are torn up, you do not blink an eye.
Unless you make a promise now – now you are going to die.’

‘Whenever you see an oak-tree felled, swear now you will plant two.
Unless you swear the black oak bark will wirnkle over you
And root you among the oaks where you were born but never grew.’

This was my dream beneath the boughs, the dream that altered me.
When I came out of the oakwood, back to human company,
My walk was the walk of a human child, but my heart was a tree.

 

A. Tick (√) the right answer :

(a) “You do not blink an eye.” Here ‘you’ refers to

(i) only the poet (ii) Oak trees (iii) the old woman (iv) all human beings

Answer: (iv) all human beings

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(b) Inevitable death will come to the poet unless

(i) he finishes his dream (ii) he goes back to human company (iii) he pronises to plant trees (iv) he cuts tress.

Answer: (iii) he pronises to plant trees

 

(c) “You do not blink an eye” means –

(i) you do not bother (ii) you do not sleep (iii) you do not open your eyes (iv) you do not close your eyes.

Answer: (i) you do not bother

 

(d) When the poet came out of the oakwood, his heart was that of a

(i) stag (ii) tree (ii) human child (iv) old woman.

Answer: (ii) tree

 

B. Answer the following questions:

(i) How were the oak-trees tortured in human hands?

Answer:  The oak-trees were tortured in human hands by being chopped down and torn up for their wood and bark.

 

(ii) What was the noble realization of the poet after his visit to the oakwoods?

Answer: The noble realization of the poet after his visit to the oakwoods was that he felt a kinship with the trees and a responsibility to protect them from destruction. He also understood the value of nature and its beauty.

 

READING COMPREHENSION (UNSEEN)

3. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

KOLKATA, April 9: The city saw its fifth deceased organ donation of the year on Saturday when the organs of a 23 year-old deceased donor were retrieved and transplanted in six patients. [adsense1] While four patients battling organ failure are looking forward to a fresh lease of life, two patients in Chennai stand to benefit by Neelsekhar Mandal’s organs, who was declared brain dead at Apollo Mutispeciality Hospital (AMH).

For the first time, the small bowel of a deceased donor was retrieved and harvested in Bengal. ROTTO (East), after contacting other states and NOTTO, allocated the small bowel to MGM Hospital in Chennai to be transplanted on an 8 years-old, the heart to a 47 year old male at Apollo Hospital, one kidney to a 54 year-old male at Apollo Hospital, another kidney to a 30 year-old male at Command Hospital and the lungs to a 59 year-old male at MGM Hospital in Chennai.

Mandal had sustained a grievous head injury in a road accident last Saturday. The resident of Kismat Radhakantapur in Paschim Midnapore’s Sonakhali was brought to AMH on April 2. Despite intensive support, Mandal, who just graduated in engineering, suffered brainstem death.

“Deb Prasad Mondal, who is a professor in IIT Rohtak and a cousin, got the family to agree to the donation,” said another cousin. Tarak Nath. Mandal’s father, Sekhar Ranjan, consented to the donation.

“He was a bright student and an only child to his parents. Despite the loss his parents are much at solace after donating his organs.”, said Prasenjit Bera, a family friend. “We salute the family who came forward to the donation.” said Indrajeet Tiwary, Head, Gastro Critical Care and Liver Trnasplant Unit at Apollo and also the Chairman of Bengal Organ Donation Society. “This is the first time that a small bowel has been harvested in the city,” said a source on ROTTO (East).

[Adapted from Hindusthan Times]

 

A. Tick the right answer:

(i) Neelsekhar Mandal was from

(a) Kolkata (b) Chennai (c) Purba Medinipur (d) Paschim Medinipur

Answer: (d) Paschim Medinipur

 

(ii) Who is the Chairman of Bengal Organ Donation Society?

(a) Deb Prasad Mondal (b) Tarak Nath (c) Indrajeet Tiwary (d) Prasenjit Bera.

Answer: (c) Indrajeet Tiwary

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(iii) Number of patients received Neelsekhar’s organs in Kolkata were –

(a) four (b) six (c) seven (d) two.

Answer: (a) four

 

(iv) In education Mandal was a –

(a) meritorious student (b) dull student (c) mediocre student (d) inattentive student.

Answer: (a) meritorious student

 

(v) Before Neelsekhar’s case the events organ donation happened in this year were

(a) five times (b) six times (c) four times (d) three times.

Answer: (a) five times

 

(vi) MGM Hospital is of situated in

(a) Paschim Medinipur (b) Chennai (c) Kolkata (d) Purba Medinipur.

Answer: (b) Chennai

 

B. Each of the following statements is either ‘True’ or ‘False’. Write ‘T for True and ‘F’ for ‘False’ in the boxes on the right-hand side. Also pick out suitable line(s) or phrase(s) from the passage in support of your answers:

(1) This is the first time the small bowel of a person was donated in Kolkata.

Supporting sentence:

Answer: True

Supporting sentence: “This is the first time that a small bowel has been harvested in the city,” said a source on ROTTO (East).

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(ii) Neelsekhar Mandal was a medical student.

Supporting sentence:

Answer: False

Supporting sentence: Mandal, who just graduated in engineering, suffered brainstem death.

 

(iii) One kidney was donated to 59 year-old female patient at Apollo Hospital.

Supporting sentence:

Answer: False

Supporting sentence: One kidney to a 54 year-old male at Apollo Hospital, another kidney to a 30 year-old male at Command Hospital and the lungs to a 59 year-old male at MGM Hospital in Chennai.

 

C. Answer the following questions: 

(i) Name two cousins of Neelsekhar Mandal.

Answer: Deb Prasad Mondal and Tarak Nath.

 

(ii) How did Mandal suffer brain death?

Answer: Mandal suffered brain death after sustaining a grievous head injury in a road accident.

 

(iii) Where was Mandal admitted for treatment?

Answer: Mandal was admitted for treatment at Apollo Multispeciality Hospital (AMH).

 

(iv) Who was going to receive the small bowel of Neelsekhar Mandal?

Answer: An 8 year-old at MGM Hospital in Chennai was going to receive the small bowel of Neelsekhar Mandal.

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SECTION-B (Grammar and Vocabulary)

4. Write the correct alternative to fill in the blanks:

When Salim Ali ______ (returned/was returning/returns) home, he ______ (does/did/had done) a course in Zoology and ______ (appointed/had appointed/was appointed) as a guide at the museum of Bombay Natural History Society.

Answer: When Salim Ali returned home, he had done a course in Zoology and was appointed as a guide at the museum of Bombay Natural History Society.

 

5. Do as directed:

A. Fill in the blanks with appropriate article or preposition : 

And the engine was found ______ a disused well nearly with its back up. I prayed ______ heaven to save me from fresh complications. But ______ owner of the house, when he came round and saw what had happened, laughed heartily.

Answer: And the engine was found in a disused well nearly with its back up. I prayed to heaven to save me from fresh complications. But the owner of the house, when he came round and saw what had happened, laughed heartily.

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B. (i) The man said to me, “Do you know where he lives?” (Change the mode of narration)

Answer: The man asked me if I knew where he lived.

 

(ii) She failed twice in the exam. She will try again. (Join the sentences)

Answer: She will try again after failing twice in the exam.

 

(iii) You should have sympathy for the poor. (Use the adjective form of ‘sympathy’)

Answer: You should be sympathetic to the poor.

 

C. Choose the correct phrasal verbs from the list given below to replace the words underlined. Write the correct phrasal verbs in the boxes on the right-hand side changing the form where necessary. There is one extra phrasal verb in the list:

[List: put on, send off, take on, do away with]

(i) We should abolish our bad habits.

(ii) He pretended an air of innocence.

(iii) There was none to bid him good bye at the station. 

Answer:

(i) We should do away with our bad habits.

(ii) He put on an air of innocence.

(iii) There was none to send off him at the station.

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6. Given below are the meanings of four words which you will find in the passage in Question No.3. Find out words and write them in the appropriate boxes on the right-hand side:

(i) distributed

(ii) very serious

(iii)extracted something

(iv) gave permission.

Answer:

(i) distributed – allocated

(ii) very serious – grievous

(iii) extracted something – retrieved

(iv) gave permission – consented

 

SECTION-C (Writing)

7. As a member of ‘Kanyashree Club’ in your school, you have come to know one of your classmates is forcibly going to be married in her tender age. Now write a letter to the B.D.O of your area to take proper actions to prevent the marriage. Use the following points:

[Give your identy-name and address of the victim student – how you learnt it – inform about her disagreement to this marriage – her fear to share this news – she is willing to carry on her studies – request for necessary actions.]

Answer:

To
The B.D.O
Thakurpukur Mahestala
West Bengal

Subject: Request to prevent child marriage of a student

Respected Sir/Madam,

I am a member of the Kanyashree Club in XYZ High School. I have learnt that my classmate, Miss ABC, is being forced to marry at 15. She is in class 10.

She confided in me as a friend. She does not want to marry and wants to continue her education. She dreams of becoming a teacher. However, she fears [adsense3]to share this with anyone else, as her parents may punish or harm her. She is also scared of the consequences of refusing the marriage, such as stigma, violence, or abandonment.

I request you to intervene and stop this child marriage. It is a violation of human rights and a serious threat to the girl’s health, education, and future. It is also illegal under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. You have the power and the responsibility to protect Miss ABC and other girls like her.

Please stop this marriage before it is too late. Please also ensure that she gets counselling and support. Please also help her to pursue her studies and aspirations.

I am attaching a copy of her school identity card and Aadhaar card for your reference. Thank you for your attention and cooperation.

Yours sincerely,
PQR
Kanyashree Club Member
XYZ High School

 

8. Write a paragraph using the following flow-chart on ‘How Online Shopping Is Done’.

[Log in to a website or an app – search a product – select the product – add it to the cart – continue other shopping – go to the cart-place order and select address – check payment options – confirm – log out.]

Answer:

Online shopping is a convenient way of buying products from home. To do online shopping, you need to follow these steps:

– First, log in to a website or an app that sells the product you want. You can use your email, phone number, or social media account to log in.
– Next, search for the product using the search bar or the categories. You can also filter the results by price, rating, brand, or other features.
– Then, select the product by clicking on it. You can also read the description, reviews, and specifications to ensure it meets your needs.
– After that, add the product to the cart by clicking on the ‘Add to Cart’ button. You can also continue your shopping and add more products to the cart if you want.
– When you are done, go to the cart by clicking on the ‘Cart’ icon. You can also review your order, change the quantity, or remove any product from the cart if you want. [adsense1]
– Next, place your order and select your delivery address by clicking on the ‘Place Order’ button. You can also choose your preferred delivery date and time if available.
– Then, check the payment options and select the one that suits you best. You can pay by credit card, debit card, net banking, UPI, or cash on delivery. You can also apply any coupon or promo code if you have one.
– After that, confirm your order by clicking on the ‘Confirm’ button. You will also receive an order confirmation email or message with your order details and tracking number.
– Finally, log out from the website or the app by clicking on the ‘Log Out’ button. You can also rate and review the product and the service after you receive your order.

 

9. Write a report on an avalanche hit in about 100 words for newspaper with the help of the following information. Give a suitable headline of the report.

[Incident Avalanche hit. Place: The 14th Mile Point on Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Sikkim. Date: 4 April, 2023. Time: Around 11:30 A.M.. Casualties: 7 tourists killed, 23 rescued from under the snow, 8 critical, actual number of victims unclear. Cause: Due to heavy snowfall tourists restriction after 13th Mile Point, some tourists violated it, mass of snow fell on tourists and cars. Rescue operation: Locals started first, then army and state disaster management teams joined, injured admitted to army and state hospitals, an additional 350 stranded tourists and 80 vehicles rescued and brought to Gangtok, operation hampered for bad weather.]

Answer:

# Avalanche kills 7 tourists, injures 23 in Sikkim

An avalanche hit the 14th Mile Point on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Sikkim on 4 April, 2023, around 11:30 A.M., killing seven tourists and injuring 23 others. The actual number of victims is still unclear.

The avalanche was caused by heavy snowfall that led to the restriction of tourists beyond the 13th Mile Point. However, some tourists violated the restriction and ventured further, triggering a mass of snow that fell on them and their cars.

The rescue operation was initiated by the locals, who were later joined by the army and the state disaster management teams. The injured were admitted to the army and the state hospitals, while eight of them were in critical condition. An additional 350 stranded tourists and 80 vehicles were rescued and brought to Gangtok. The rescue operation was hampered by the bad weather conditions.

The state government has announced compensation for the families of the deceased and the injured. The authorities have also warned the tourists to follow the safety guidelines and avoid risky areas.

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আরও পড়ুনঃ 

Madhyamik ABTA Test Papers 2024 Bangla Solution

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Madhyamik ABTA Test Papers 2024 History Solution 

Madhyamik ABTA Test Papers 2024 Geography Solution

Madhyamik ABTA Test Papers 2024 Physical Science Solution

Madhyamik ABTA Test Papers 2024 Mathematics Solution 

Madhyamik ABTA Test Papers 2024 Life Science Solution 

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