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Parul Target Madhyamik 2024: English Model Set 2

Parul Target Madhyamik 2024: English Model Set 2

Section A: Reading Comprehension (Seen)

1. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
“I have a headache, sir.” Swami said.
“Then why did you come at all?”
This was an unexpected question from Samuel.
Swami said, “My father said I shouldn’t miss school, sir?”.
Samuel looked impressed. “Your father is quite right. We want more parents like him?” “Oh, you poor man!”, Swami thought, “you don’t know what my father has done to you?” “All right, go to your seat.”
Swami sat down, feeling sad. He had never met anyone as good as Samuel.
The teacher was inspecting the home lessons. To Swami’s thinking, this was the time when Samuel got most angry. But today Samuel appeared very gentle.
“Swaminathan, where is your homework?”
“I have not done my homework, sir,” Swami said. “Why-headache?” asked Samuel.
“Yes, sir.”
“All right, sit down,” Samuel said.
When the bell rang for the last period at 4.30, Swami picked up his books and ran to the headmaster’s room. He found the room locked. The peon told him the headmaster had gone on a week’s leave. Swaminathan ran away from the place.

A. Write the correct alternatives to complete the following sentences:

(i) Swami excused of having—

(a) toothache (b) headache (c) pain in throat (d) all these three

(b) headache

 

(ii) The question from Samuel was a/an—

(a) unexpected (b) expected (c) believable (d) unbelievable

(a) unexpected

 

(iii) Surprisingly, that day Samuel appeared—

(a) good (b) timid (c) sick (d) gentle

(d) gentle

 

(iv) The headmaster had gone for on a—

(a) day’s leave (b) month’s leave (c) week’s leave (d) year’s leave

(c) week’s leave

 

(v) The bell rang for the last period at—

(a) 4:30 AM (b) 4:00 PM (c) 5:00 PM (d) 4:30 PM

(d) 4:30 PM

 

B. Complete the following sentences with information from the text:

(i) Swami sat down and felt sad that ______

Swami sat down and felt sad that he had never met anyone as good as Samuel.

 

(ii) The bell for the last period at 4:30 and ______

The bell for the last period at 4:30 and Swami picked up his books and ran to the headmaster’s room.

 

(iii) According to Swami, Samuel got most angry ______

According to Swami, Samuel got most angry when inspecting the home lessons.

 

C. Answer the following questions:

(i) What, according to Swami, is the time when Samuel got most angry?

According to Swami, Samuel got most angry when he was inspecting the home lessons.

 

(ii) What did Swami do when the school was over?

When school was over, Swami picked up his books and ran to the headmaster’s room. However, finding it locked and learning that the headmaster had gone on a week’s leave, Swaminathan ran away from the place.

 

2. Read the poem and answer the questions given below:

Once I crept in an oakwood — I was looking for a stag. 
I met an old woman there — all knobbly stick and rag. 
She said: ‘I have your secret here inside my little bag’

Then she began to cackle and I began to quake.
She opened up her little bag and I came twice awake-
Surrounded by a staring tribe and me tied to a stake.
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.

A. Write the correct alternatives to complete the following sentences:

The poet visited oakwood for looking for a—

(a) lion (b) tiger (c) stag (d) horse

(c) stag

 

(ii)The poet was tied to a—

(a) stick (b) stake (c) tree (d) trunk

(b) stake

 

(iii) The oak trees are—

(a) chopped down   (b) torn up   (c) both (a) and (b)   (d) none

(c) both (a) and (b)

 

(iv)The tribe threatens the poet to make a—

(a) order (b) request (c) dream (d) promise

(d) promise

 

B. Answer the following questions:

(i) What did the old woman loudly say to the poet?

The old woman loudly said to the poet that she had his secret inside her little bag.

 

(ii) Why did the oak-trees make protest?

The oak-trees made protest because they were being chopped down and torn up, and the poet did not seem to care or react to their destruction.

 

Reading Comprehension (Unseen)

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

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose studied for only eight months with intense concentration and came out fourth in the Indian Civil Service (ICS) examination. But he had immense hatred against the British rulers who unleashed ruthless torture against innocent Indians. So, he did not join the ICS. Instead, he wrote to Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das for joining the freedom movement. Soon he became so popular that while he was abroad he was elected President of Haripura Congress in Gujarat in 1938. He was elected President at Tripuri Congress in Madhya Pradesh in 1939. The countrymen elected him to the post of Mayor of Calcutta in 1930, when he was in jail. Later he resigned the Presidentship of the Congress and established Forward Block within the Congress in May, 1939 to rally the youth behind his anti-British campaign in the country.

Subhas Chandra was not a man to appeal to the grace of the British ruler for the freedom of the country. He hated any idea of compromising with anything unjust or wrong. So, he started the vigorous campaign against the British Government in public. The foreign rulers sent him behind the bars but could not curb his indomitable spirit.

In the third week of January 1941 befooling the British Police Force he escaped from internment in his own house and went to Germany in disguise. From there he went to Japan travelling under waters in a submarine. From Japan he went to Singapore and built up Azad Hind Fouz and proclaimed the formation of the Azad Hind Government.

A. Write the correct alternatives to complete the following sentences:

(i) Subhas Chandra stood in the Indian Civil Service examination —

(a) First (b) Second (c) Third (d) Fourth

(d) Fourth

 

(ii) The countrymen elected Netaji to the post of Mayor of Calcutta in —

(a) 1938 (b) 1939 (c) 1930 (d) 1941

(c) 1930

 

(iii) Subhas Chandra wrote to Deshbandhu for joining to —

(a) social service (b) freedom movement (c) civil service (d) Indian army

(b) freedom movement

 

(iv) The foreign rulers could not curb Netaji’s —

(a) indomitable spirit (b) domitable spirit (c) spiritual spirit (d) patriotic spirit

(a) indomitable spirit

 

(v) Netaji started a vigorous campaign against the British Government —

(a) secretly (b) publicly (c) boldly (d) slowly

(b) publicly

 

(vi) In disguise Subhas Chandra went to —

(a) Japan (b) Singapore (c) Germany (d) France

(c) Germany

 

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. Provide suitable line(s) or phrase from the passage in support of your answers:

(i) Subhas became a freedom fighter instead of joining to. ICS.

Supporting sentence: ________

True

Supporting sentence: “But he had immense hatred against the British rulers who unleashed ruthless torture against innocent Indians. So, he did not join the ICS.”

 

(ii) Netaji was always eager to make compromise with the British Government.

Supporting sentence: ________

False

Supporting sentence: “He hated any idea of compromising with anything unjust or wrong.”

 

(iii) Finally the Azad Hind Government was formed.

Supporting sentence: ________

True

Supporting sentence: “From Japan he went to Singapore and built up Azad Hind Fouz and proclaimed the formation of the Azad Hind Government.”

 

C. Answer the following questions:

(i) Why did not Subhas Chandra join the ICS?

Subhas Chandra did not join the ICS because he had immense hatred against the British rulers who unleashed ruthless torture against innocent Indians.

 

(ii) What proved the popularity of Subhas Chandra?

The popularity of Subhas Chandra was proved by his election as President at Haripura Congress in Gujarat in 1938, at Tripuri Congress in Madhya Pradesh in 1939, and as Mayor of Calcutta in 1930, even when he was in jail.

 

(iii) Why did Subhas Chandra start a vigorous campaign against the British Government?

Subhas Chandra started a vigorous campaign against the British Government because he hated any idea of compromising with anything unjust or wrong.

 

(iv) How did Netaji manage to reach Japan?

Netaji managed to reach Japan by first escaping from internment in his own house and going to Germany in disguise. From there, he traveled under waters in a submarine to reach Japan.

 

Section B: Grammar & Vocabulary

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

Mr. Bose who ______ (have been/is being / has been) absent from his office for two weeks ______ (will visit / visited / had visited) the doctor last Thursday. The doctor ______ (advised/ had advised / will advise) him complete bed rest.

Mr. Bose who has been absent from his office for two weeks visited the doctor last Thursday. The doctor advised him complete bed rest.

 

5 A. Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles and prepositions:

The earth is the only planet ______ the solar system that harbours life. But during ______ last two or three decades it has been showing unmistakable signs ______ ill health.

The earth is the only planet in the solar system that harbours life. But during the last two or three decades it has been showing unmistakable signs of ill health.

 

B. Do as directed:

(i) Whom did you see in the office?  [Change the voice]

By whom was you seen in the office?

 

(ii) The old man said, “Alas! I am undone.”  [Change the mode of narration] 

The old man exclaimed with sorrow that he was undone.

 

(iii) Kolkata is one of the biggest cities in India.  [Change into positive degree]

Very few cities in India are as big as Kolkata.

 

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 forms, where necessary. There is one extra phrasal verb in the list:

(i) Extinguish the lamp before going to bed.

(ii) The strike was withdrawn.

(iii) The baby resembles to its father.

[List: break out, take after, call off, put out]

(i) Put out the lamp before going to bed.

(ii) The strike was called off.

(iii) The baby takes after its father.

 

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

(i) something that cannot be suppressed by force ______

indomitable spirit

 

(ii) a foreign country ______

Germany

 

(iii) a person without any crime or offence ______

innocent Indians

 

(iv) in the condition of camouflage ______

in disguise

 

Section C: Writing Skill

7. Write a letter to your friend telling him about your experience of visiting a place of historical interest. Use the following points: (within 100 words)

[Points: Date of visit—place of visit—companions-mode of transport—worth-seeing places—your impressions.]

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Postal Code
Date

Dear Friend,

I hope this letter finds you in good health. I wanted to share with you my recent visit to a place of historical interest. On the 15th of this month, I visited the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra. I was accompanied by a few of our mutual friends and we traveled by train, which was an adventure in itself.

The Taj Mahal, as you know, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and it certainly lived up to its reputation. The white marble mausoleum, the lush gardens, and the Yamuna River flowing nearby created a breathtaking view.

The visit left an indelible impression on me. The grandeur and beauty of the monument, its intricate designs, and the story behind its construction reminded me of the rich history and heritage of our country. It was a humbling experience and made me appreciate the architectural brilliance of our ancestors.

I wish you could have joined us. I am sure you would have enjoyed it as much as I did. Looking forward to more such adventures together.

Best,

[Your Name]

 

8. Read the following outline and describe how rain is formed. (within 100 words)

[Points: Water from water bodies heated up—rises as vapour-contact cold air-condensing—forming of tiny droplets—formation of cloud-gets heavier—falling down as rain.]

Rain is formed through a process called the water cycle. Water from various sources like rivers, lakes, and oceans gets heated up by the sun and evaporates, rising up into the atmosphere as water vapor. When this water vapor comes into contact with cold air, it cools down and condenses, forming tiny droplets. These droplets come together to form clouds. Over time, these droplets within the clouds combine and get heavier. When they become too heavy to float in the air, they fall down as rain, completing the cycle.

 

9. Write a paragraph (within 100 words) on “Your Daily Life”, based on the following points: 

[Points: Introduction—leaving bed-necessary morning works—breakfast and study—ready for school—activities at school—back to home-study at night—routine on holidays.]

My daily life is a series of well-established routines. I start my day early, leaving my bed at dawn. After completing necessary morning tasks like brushing and bathing, I have breakfast while studying for school. Once ready, I head to school where I engage in various academic and extracurricular activities. After school, I return home and take a short rest before resuming my studies. At night, I review what I’ve learned during the day and prepare for the next. On holidays, my routine changes slightly, allowing me more time for leisure activities and relaxation.

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