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Subject: English, asked on on 12/7/15
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Subject: English, asked on on 21/6/15
I)Read the following passage carefully and completethe following sentences:

Effective speaking depends on effective taking energy to concentrate on hearing and understanding what has been heard . incopent listeners fail in a number of ways. first they may drift and finally they let their personal feeling about the speaker or the subject override the significance of the message which is being sent
what can a listener do to be effective? the first key to effective listening is the art of concentration . if a positively wishes to concentrate on receiving a message his chances of success are high . it may need determination some speaker are difficult to follow either because of voice problem or because of the form in which they send a message .there is then a particular need for the determination of a listener to concentrate on what is being said .note-taking has been recommended as aid to the listener . it also helps the speaker . it gives him confidence when he sees that listenters are sufficiently interested to take notes ; the patterns of eye contact when the note-taker looks up can be very positive;and the speaker's timing is aided - he can see when a note-taker is writing hard and can then make effective use of pauses. posture too is important consider the impact made by a less competent listener who pushes his chair backwards. uprigh posture helps a listener's concentration. at the same time, it s seen by the speaker to be positive feature amongst his listeners. effiective listening skills have an impact on both the listener and the speaker.

(a)Effective listening skills form _________.
(b)Energy is needed to concentrate on _______.
(c)An ineffective listener fails to receive the correct message ________.
(d)Measure like good posture and note-taking should be adopted to be ______.
(e)Effective listening skills help ________.
Manas Jyoti Das asked a question
Subject: English, asked on on 23/12/13
Abraham Lincoln writes to the Headmaster of his son's school"He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also thatfor every scoundrel, there is a hero and that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicatedleader. Steer him away from envy, if you can, teach him the secret of quiet laughter... Teach him,if you can , the wonder of books... but also give him quiet time to ponder over the eternal mysteryof birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a green hillside.""In school, teach him that it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat... Teach him to have faith inhis own ideas, even if everyone tell him they are wrong... Teach him to be gentle with gentlepeople, and though with the tough. Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd wheneveryone is getting on the bandwagon. Teach him to listen to all men, but teach him also to filterall he has heard on the screen of truth, and take on the good that comes through it.""Teach him, if you can, how to laugh when he is sad... teach him there is no shame in tears.Teach him to scoff at cynics, and to beware of too much sweetness... Teach him to sell his brawnand brain to the highest bidders, but never to put a tag on his heart and soul. Teach him to closehis ears to the howling mob... and to stand and fight if he thinks he's right.""Teach him gently, but do not cuddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel. Let himhave the courage to be impatient... Let him have the patience to be brave. Teach him always tohave sublime faith in himself because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind."quesions-(1). Abraham Lincoln writes a letter to his son's headmaster because a. he wants his son to be educated in the best possible manner.b. he is very apprehensive about his son's welfare.c. he wishes to assert his views on education.d. he does not approve of the way the headmaster runs the school.(2). Reading books is important for students, but it is equally important...a. for them to be quiet, and to think and introspect.b. to make them appreciate the mysteries of nature.c. to make sure they listen to their fellow beings.d. to make them dedicated leaders.9(3). Students must understand the it is honorable to fail then to cheat becausea. they are being watched by God.b. by cheating they lose self-respect.c. they develop the habit of cheating.d. they will have to live with failure(4). Everyone is getting on the bandwagon. Here 'getting on the bandwagon' meansa. the name of a vehicle.b. joining popular and successful people.c. riding a wagon.d. chasing a wagon.(5). Abraham Lincoln does not want the headmaster to cuddle his son becausea. he is a ruthless father.b. he doesn't care for his son.c. the headmaster is very strict.d. he wanted his son to become strong.

Dhruwin Shah asked a question
Subject: English, asked on on 15/1/14

1 Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

India has deployed aerial drones over Kaziranga National Park in Assam state in a bid toprotect endangered one-horned rhinos from poachers.Kaziranga chief NK Vasu said the maiden drone flight on Monday was a milestone in wildlifeprotection.The park is home to two-thirds of the worlds one-horned rhino population and also has a largenumber of elephants, tigers and other wildlife.In recent months, rhinos have been killed in large numbers by poachers. Drones and othersuccessful anti-poaching measures have also been used by the WWF in nearby ChitwanNational Park in Nepal, where the hunting of one-horned rhinos has been drastically reduced.The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was up in the sky for 15 minutes. It landed safely, Mr.Vasu said. We hope this technology will go a long way in effective surveillance of the park.Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said this was the first time that drones had been usedfor wildlife protection anywhere in India.The UAVs will deter poachers who will now have to reckon with surveillance from air as wellas on ground, MrHussain said.The minister said it would now be possible to keep an eye on the remotest parts of the 480 sqkm (185 sq miles) park.The drones can fly a pre-programmed route at a maximum elevation of 200m (656ft) for up to90 minutes, officials say.They are light enough to be launched by hand and will be able to take images of the groundbelow with a still or video camera, they add.Twenty-two one-horned rhinos were killed in Kaziranga by poachers last year.In the first three years of this month, 16 rhinos have been killed, triggering a furore in Assamwhere the animal is seen as a symbol of regional pride and is also valued for drawing touriststo the state. A rhino census in Kaziranga last month said that there were about 2,300 of theanimals in Kaziranga. BBC NEWSRead the passage and answer the following questions:a) This passage states that drones .......... Andnot only for wars between nations.b) The drones will be able to do two things: they are1)2)c) 22 one horned rhinos killed by poachers meansd) The introduction of drones for surveillance is a -----------measure.(one word)e) The author states that there has been a public outburst because 16 rhinos werekilled-the term he uses is---------------f) This passage suggests that the greatest enemy of wildlife is ----------------g) The passage begins with the idea that drones will be a milestone in wildlifeprotection. This actually means that------h) An elevation is a term that tells us that---------------in the sky.
Suniti asked a question
Subject: English, asked on on 18/11/15
1. Read the poem given below and answer the questions;
Subramania Bharati

Wind, come softly.
Don’t break the shutters of the windows.
Don’tscatter the papers.
Don’t throw down the books on the shelf.
There, look what you did —you threw them all down.
You tore the pages of the books.
You brought rain again.
You’re very clever at poking fun at weaklings.
Frail crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters,
crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives,
crumbling hearts –
the wind god winnows and crushes them all.

He won’t do what you tell him.
So, come, let’s build strong homes,
Let’s join the doors firmly.
Practise to firm the body.
Make the heart steadfast.
Do this, and the wind will be friends with us.
The wind blows out weak fires.
He makes strong fires roar and flourish.
His friendship is good.
We praise him every day.
Wind, come softly.
Given below is the summary of the poem. Fill in the blanks with suitable words to complete the summary. Use only one word for each blank.
The poet begins by a) ___________to the wind to blow softly and not cause havoc by breaking window shutters, scattering paper or throwing books on the shelf. The poet b) ___________against the wind since it has torn the pages of the books and has brought rain again. The poet feels that the wind is extremely clever as it c) ____________fun of those who are weak. It does not like anything weak. Everything that d) _______easily be it houses, doors, wood or rafters, is e) _____________mercilessly by wind. Besides, it also crushes weak bodies, lives and hearts. The poet f) __________wind to a God who doesn’t do what people tell him to .The poet offers a g) ____________to help humanity. He appeals to people to be firm, positive and strong both physically as well as mentally. They must have a h) _____________heart if they want to be friends with wind. If we are strong then wind will not only i) _____________ us but also aid us in achieving success and in flourishing. It is j) __________to be friends with wind.

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Subject: English, asked on on 22/6/18
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Subject: English, asked on on 13/10/18
Section - A: Reading

1. Read the passage given below : 8


Globalization is the way to open businesses, improve technological growth, economy,?etc, at the international level for all countries. It is the way in which manufacturers and?producers of the products or goods sell their products globally without any restriction.?It provides huge profits to the businessmen as they get low cost labour in poor?countries easily. It provides a big opportunity to the companies to deal with the?worldwide market.

Globalization helps to consider the whole world as a single market. Traders are?extending their areas of business by treating the world as a global village. Earlier till?the 1990s, there was a restriction on importing certain products which were already?manufactured in India like agricultural products, engineering goods, food items and?toiletries. However, during the 1990s there was a pressure from the rich countries on?the poor and developing countries to allow them to spread their businesses by opening?their markets. In India the globalization and liberalization process was started in 1991.

After many years, globalization brought about a major revolution in the Indian market?when multinational brands came to India and started delivering a wide range of quality?products at cheap prices. Prices of good quality products came down because of the?cutthroat competition in the market.

Globalization and liberalization of the businesses in India have flooded the market?with quality foreign products but has affected the local Indian industries adversely to a?great extent resulting in the job loss to poor and uneducated workers. Globalization has been a bonanza for the consumers, however, a loss to the small-scale Indian?producers.

Globalization has had some very positive effects on the Indian consumer in all sectors?of society. It has affected the Indian students and education sector to a great extent by?making study books and a lot of information available over the internet. Collaboration?of foreign universities with the Indian universities has brought about a huge change in?the field of education.

Globalization of trade in the agricultural sector has brought varieties of quality seeds?which have disease resistance property. However, it is not good for the poor Indian?farmers because the seeds and agricultural technologies are costly.?It has brought about a huge revolution in the employment sector by the spread of?businesses like cottage, handloom, carpet, artisan carving, ceramic, jewellery, and?glassware etc.

Attempt any eight of the following questions : 1 ? 8 = 8

(a) What is globalization ?

(b) Write any two advantages of globalization.

(c) What was the pressure from the rich countries in the 1990?s ?

(d) What is the effect of multinational brands entering the Indian market ?

(e) How are the prices of quality products affected due to globalization ?

(f) How have the foreign products affected the local industry adversely ?

(g) What has been the impact of globalization on the Indian students ?

(h) Why has globalization had a negative effect on the poor Indian farmer ?

(i) How has the cottage industry benefited from globalization ?
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Subject: English, asked on on 10/1/17
Q.2. Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow by choosing the
 answers from the given options (1x5 = 5marks)
(1) Sprouts relatively contain the largest amount of nutrients per unit of any food known to man.
Sprouts produce a fountain of power for chemical changes. Enzymes are produced, starch get
converted into glucose. Protein is transformed into amino acids and vitamin value increases. In
fact a new explosion of life force takes place. According to doctor Bailey of the University of
Minnesota, U.S.A. the vitamin C value of wheat increases 600 percent in the early sprouting
period. Doctor C.R Shaw of the University of Texas Cancer Center found that cancer was
inhibited upto 90% when healthy bacteria was exposed to a cancer causing substance in the
presence of a juice made from wheat sprouts.
(2) Enzymes which initiate and control almost every chemical reaction in our body are greatly
activated in the sprouting process. Enzymes spark the entire digestive system to synthesize the
nutrients in our food into blood. They are the key to longevity.
(3) Sprouts are enjoyed more when they are fresh. Mix sprouts with other food and dressings,
according to your taste and enjoy eating them. But eat them you must, everyday! You will soon
realize that making sprouts a part of your diet has a dramatic effect on your health. With this life
food, all the cells of your body become active and agile.
(4) The nourishment which develops as the sprouts grow is very stable and can be frozen or dried
for future. Sprouted potato or tomato seeds are likely to be poisonous. Alfalfa and moongbean
sprouts are excellent soft food. They are almost predigested and can be easily assimilated even
by the children and the elderly. They contain every non vitamin in perfect balance, necessary for
the human body.
(a) Sprouts are useful because they ………………
(i) Contain largest amount of nutrients
(ii) Produce a fountain of power for chemical changes
(iii)Produce enzymes, convert starch into glucose
(iv) All of the above
(b) The vitamin C value of ……………. increases 600 percent in the early sprouting process.
(v) Nutrients (ii) wheat
(iii) Glucose (iv) Enzymes
(c) ………….. Seeds are likely to be poisonous when sprouted.
(vi) Alfalfa (ii) Moongbean
(iii) Potato and tomato (iv) None of the above
(d) ‘They’ are the key to longevity. Here ‘they’ refers to…………..
(i) Nutrients (ii) Vitamins
(iii) Sprouts (iv) Enzymes
(e) A word from the passage which means, to combine a large range of something is
(i) Contain (ii) Inhibited
(iii) Synthesize (iv) Assimilate​
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Subject: English, asked on on 20/4/14

plz answer this now i have test

Q1. Read the passage given below carefully : (10 Marks)A Rose For The QueenThere was not a man in the Mughal Empire who did not know of Jahangirs love for his queen, Noor Jahan. As was the custom of the time, Jahangir had many queens, all of them beautiful and talented. But Noor Jahan, the chief queen was special. She was the epitome of grace, beauty and talent. She was also an intelligent woman who understood statecraft and was unscathed by palace intrigues. Jahangir had found in her an invaluable friend and counsellor. She even shared his leisure pursuits, going so far as to accompany him on his hunting expeditions. In fact, Noor Jahan was an excellent shot and once, surprised and delighted her husband by bringing down a ferocious tiger with a single arrow. In appreciation of Noor Jahans accomplishment, Jahangir showered her with gifts. He took great pleasure in giving her anything she liked. And Noor Jahan liked a great many things shimmering silks embroidered with gold and silver and rainbow coloured threads, jewellery, etc. Once Jahangir gifted her an emerald which was the size of a small walnut. Another time, he gave her a cluster of rubies set in a pendant. Noor Jahan loved to design her own jewellery and some of it was elegant enough to be appreciated by the emperor as well. In an effort to give Noor Jahan, the best of everything, Jahangir took her to Kashmir every year. For two long months, they escaped the heat of the plains and enjoyed the beauty of nature.Noor Jahan loved these sojourns in Kashmir. She loved the sparkling streams and the beautiful, colourful flowers that bloomed all over the meadows and the hillsides. But there was one thing she loved in particular, and that was a rose that bloomed in summer, on a single bush, in a garden at the foot of a mountain in Kashmir. The wasnt white and it wasnt pink, but a bit of both. The petals had frilly, rose tinted edges that looked like the work of an artist with a clever brush. And its scent was out of this world. In Agra, all the year around, Noor Jahan waited for the day when she would go to Kashmir and set her eyes on the rose again.She craved to go to Kashmir and see that ethereally beautiful rose that had been planted in the gardens of Kashmir by one of the most famed gardeners. The rose only bloomed in the summer season and if one missed an opportunity, it would be the next year.I. Complete the following statements briefly : (1x6 = 6 Marks) Noor Jahan was a special queen because _______ .Jahangir had found in Noor Jahan a _______ .Jahangir gifted Noor Jahan ______ .Jahangir and Noor Jahan craved to escape to ______ .Noor Jahan loved the ______ in Kashmir.But Noor Jahans delight was the _____II. Answer the following questions briefly : (1x2 = 2 Marks)How was Noor Jahan known to be an intelligent woman?Describe the rose flower.III. Find the words in the passage which mean the same as the words (1x2 = 2 Marks) given below :(a). Unharmed (b). Getaway
Aakarshak Arora asked a question
Subject: English, asked on on 24/12/14
Q1. Read the following passage carefully: (5 marks)
I am very fond of atlases. As a child I used to find it difficult to lay my hands on
an atlas. So when we started the Foundation at Infosys, I decided to distribute
atlases free of cost to schools so that children could see the country and the world
and the vastness of the planet they lived in.
One day as I was coming back from my work at dusk I saw some cattle coming
back after grazing. I smelled the wonderful aroma of fresh groundnuts in the air.
A man was selling fresh groundnuts in front of the local school. It was quite
irresistible. I decided to buy a kilo of groundnuts from him. The man, obviously
a farmer was selling his product directly to customers passing that way.
He weighed a kilo and gave it to me loose. Take this and put it in your bag,‟ I
was not carrying one so I asked him if he could get one from somewhere. He
thought for a while and then turned to his assistant and said, Run into the
school, the classrooms are still open. There will be a big red book there, with
thick pages. Tear out one page and get it. Before I could stop him the boy had
run into the school. Soon he came back holding a colourful leaf and I was handed
my groundnuts in it. I looked closely at the leaf and realised that it was from one
of the atlases which I had gifted to the school some months back. I was shocked.
Why did you tear the page from this book? I asked.
The man said, some lady gives these books free to the school. The paper is nice
and thick, so we use it sometimes for wrapping things.
I was shocked. Sadly I looked at the leaf which bore the seal of our foundation
Since then I decided to change my policy with regards to extending monetary
help to the needy. I decided to give only part help henceforth.
Complete the following statements by selecting the most appropriate options
from the ones given below:
(a) The narrator distributed atlases in schools because __________ .
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(i) she wanted all children to know the locations of different places in
the world and the planet earth.
(ii) she could not afford to buy an atlas when she was a child.
(iii) she thought books were the best gift one could give to children.
(iv) atlases had colourful and thick leaves.
(b) The author says before she could stop him the boy had already run into
the school. She wanted to stop him because __________ .
(i) she decided to put the groundnuts in her handbag.
(ii) she was in a hurry and she felt the boy would take long to fetch the
(iii) she realised at once that the boy would tear leaves from a book
which was not a good habit.
(iv) she felt that the boy would be punished if he was caught stealing.
(c) The author changed her mind with respect to extending full help to the
poor and the needy. What made her change her mind was that
(i) she felt that the poor would become lazy if they got into the habit
of getting everything free.
(ii) she was a strict disciplinarian and did not like to spoil their habits.
(iii) she felt that any gift given totally free of cost lost its value even
amongst the most needy.
(iv) instead of giving help she thought it was better to give the poor
people suitable jobs instead.
(d) The word irresistible‟ in the passage means:
(i) cheap (ii) beautiful
(iii) precious (iv) tempting
(e) The lady and the groundnut seller reacted differently to the tearing of the
leaves from the atlas. The statement which best describes their reactions
is :
(i) Both were happy that their respective problems were solved
(ii) The lady appreciated the resourcefulness of the boy and the
groundnut seller.
(iii) The lady was shocked and clearly unhappy at the misuse of
atlases: the groundnut seller did not see any harm in tearing leaves
from books which had been given free of cost.
(iv) The groundnut seller tore the leaves reluctantly but the lady
assured him that there was no harm in doing it as those books
were donated free of
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Subject: English, asked on on 19/6/18
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Subject: English, asked on on 13/12/19
Q2 Read the passage carefullyThe Road to Success

1. The Road to success is not straight; there is a curve called failure, a loop called confusion, speed bumps called friends, caution lights called family, and you will have flats called jobs. But, if you have a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, insurance called faith, and a driver called God, you will make it to a place called success! 2. In spite of all our planning and preparation, unexpected challenges are certain to arise. The bumps in the road are unavoidable, but you’ll never get to your destination if you aren’t willing to drive over them. The difference between a disaster and triumph lies in whether or not you’re prepared and willing to weather the storm. If you’re ready, those bumps will become stepping-stones. 3. The key thing to realize is that working harder is same as working smarter. How do you work smarter? You just need to have the right skills. People want improved circumstances and better life without an improved self. They want victory without paying the price or making efforts. It really cannot happen without the other. Any improvements that have not been generated by improving yourself are superficial and short-lived. If you want to have a better future, you have to change yourself. Stop worrying about the various challenges that will come your way. Just believe in yourself and use them as stepping-stones. 4. “Success” is getting whatever you want out of life without violating the rights of others.” It is not an accident. Success is the result of our attitude and our attitude is a choice. Hence success is a matter of choice and not chance. 5. Today success represents a holistic and positive attitude to life. Attitude is everything. Success is not restricted within some kind of brick and mortar premises. It assumes the individuality of a complete act executed with perfection; material achievements do not define life. We don’t remember sports stars for the products they endorse but the spirit of achievement they represent. In the abundance of positive attitude underline the grandeur of a truly rewarding rich life. 6. Success can be measured from two standpoints—the external and the internal. Externally it is the measure of a job well done and recognition. Internally it the feeling of achievement and wholeness derived from the completion of a task or fulfillment of desire.

 2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above extract, answer the following questions in 30-40 words each: (a) What qualities lead one to the place called success? (b) What is the difference between disaster and triumph? (c) How can one have a better future? (d) Describe two ways to measure success. 2.2 On the basis of your reading of the above extract, answer the following: (a) The synonym of ‘victory’ as given in paragraph 2 is ____________ (i) Planning (ii) Preparation (iii) Triumph (iv) Challenges (b) The synonym of ‘surplus’ as given in paragraph 5 is ______________ (c) The antonym of ‘Defeat’ as given in paragraph 6 is _____________ (i) Recognition (ii) Achievement (iii) Completion (iv) Success 2x4=8 1x4=4 Page | 4 (d) The antonym of ‘deep’ as given in Paragraph 3 is ____________
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Subject: English, asked on on 24/5/18
Here’s why effective communication is important. In a large organization, when a CEO addresses a live webcast — a must in today’s day and age — even a single question from an employee, no matter how unimportant it might be, will resonate across centres. It then becomes absolutely necessary for the leader to respond in a precise and unambiguous manner and use the platform to deliver his message across to the people. When the spotlight is on the leader, onlookers will hold on to every word he or she utters. Rhetoric can make many a hero. Usage of words chosen to deliver a message is equally important. “Communication is not about company information. It’s more like, if you want to drink water, do I presume you want to drink Coke,” an HR head once remarked. If strategy is important, what’s even more critical is communication of the strategy. One can either be vague and leave it to the imagination of others or be precise without any obscurity. Either way, depending on what the situation demands, it’s a leader’s call and he or she can be sure, people are going to judge. The importance of effective communication is not restricted to the leadership level alone. Companies are looking at innovative and effective ways to communicate with employees and also enable employee-to-employee communication, what one can term as E-2-E. So there are Facebook like tools that are being created to encourage active discussion among employees, irrespective of where they are based. It also ensures any gap in communication is bridged and there are no excuses at that. An engineering company I know uses SMS as a means to communicate with employees. They started this practice even when others were just about warming up to sending mailers to meet their communication needs. Others may take a cue from this and start using platforms like WhatsApp, who knows. The fact is companies are using technology in a big way because they understand that the biggest challenge today is communicating with the Gen-Yers and Gen-Xers. The logic is simple: if the new generation is used to modes like ATM and online shopping, how can archaic communication methods work? Effective communication can work at multiple levels in an organization like training, learning and development, education opportunities, among others. Moreover, in a chaotic world, the only thing that will work is sane communication. If communication fails, organizations rather risk of falling into a trap where ideas emerge from all corners but don’t get executed. So when it comes to people matters, silence is not always golden. 2.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer the following questions briefly:
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Subject: English, asked on on 7/8/18

Read the following passage carefully :

Crown prince Jung Jung Bahadur grew taller and stronger day by day. No other miracle marked his childhood days apart from the event already described. The boy drank the milk of an English cow, was brought up by an English nanny, tutored in English by an Englishman, saw nothing but English films-exactly as the crown princes of all the other Indian states did. When he came of age at twenty, the State, which had been with the Court of Wards until then, came into his hands.

But everyone in the kingdom remembered the astrologers prediction. Many continued to discuss the matter. Slowly it came to the Maharajas ears.

There were innumerable forests in the Pratibandapuram State. They had tigers in them. The Maharaja knew the old saying, You may kill even a cow in self-defence. There could certainly be no objection to killing tigers in self-defence. The Maharaja started out on a tiger hunt.

The Maharaja was thrilled beyond measures when he killed his first tiger. He sent for the State astrologer and showed him the dead beast.

What do you say now ? he demanded.

Your majesty may kill ninety-nine tigers in exactly the same manner. But the astrologer drawled.

But what ? Speak without fear.

But you must be very careful with the hundredth tiger.

What if the hundredth tiger were also killed ?

Then I will tear up all my books on astrology, set fire to them, and..


I shall cut off my tuft, crop my hair short and become an insurance agent, the astrologer finished on an incoherent note.

From that day onwards it was celebration time for all the tigers inhabiting Pratibandapuram. The State banned tiger hunting by anyone except the Maharaja. A proclamation was issued to the effect that if anyone dared to fling so much as a stone at a tiger, all his wealth and property would be confiscated.

The Maharaja vowed he would attend to all other matters only after killing the hundred tigers. Initially the king seemed well set to realise his ambition.

Not that he faced no dangers. There were times when the bullet missed its mark, the tiger leapt upon him and he fought the beast with his bare hands. Each time it was the Maharaja who won.

At another time he was in danger of losing his throne. A high-ranking British officer visited Pratibandapuram. He was very fond of hunting tigers. And fonder of being photographed with the tigers he had shot. As usual, he wished to hunt tigers in Pratibandapuram. But the Maharaja was firm in his resolve. He refused permission. I can organize any other hunt. You may go on a boar hunt. You may conduct a mouse hunt. We are ready for a mosquito hunt. But tiger hunt ! Thats impossible!

The British officers secretary sent word to the Maharaja through the dewan that the durai himself did not have to kill the tiger. The Maharaja could do the actual killing. What was important to the durai was a photograph of himself holding the gun and standing over the tigers carcass. But the Maharaja would not agree even to this proposal. If he relented now, what would he do if other British officers turned up for tiger hunts? Because he prevented a British officer from fulfilling his desire, the Maharaja stood in danger of losing his kingdom itself.

1. Answer the following questions briefly :

(a) What kind of films did the crown prince see ?

(b) When did the state come into the Kings hands ?

2. Complete the given passage with suitable words.

The King was in (a) of losing his kingdom. A high-ranking (b) officer visited Pratibandapuram. He wanted to (c) tigers. But the Maharaja was (d) in his resolve.

3. Find the words from the passage that mean the following :

(i) succumbed (ii) stopped by law

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Section (A) Reading

the passage given below and answer the questions that follow

practised in Kerala Though claims of its heavenly

exiblence Kalari is considered to be the most complete and seientific martial art and is

mother of all

martial arts Bodhidharma, a Buddhist mank from India, introduced

Kalari into China and Japat

e is the fact that it is much more than a martial art

of Kalari learns philosophy, medicine. attack and sell del ence and above all

w to avoid confrontations where he has to attack somebody or defend himsel

even learns to treat the injuries
causes to his opponetir while or defending
the body An advanced student would learn about Marma points or pressure po
at the rinin place could cripple or kill a person. T

ressure points various illnesses. Chinese artal ure is also based on these
make a person drop dead
includes and Mantra through which a look could

ereason r Kalari being more than a mere martial art can be attributed to the fact that

it. Their has
mind and body to the student to make him a complete man rather than just turu out
century not have a strong central rule, whi

to began constantly at war with each other avoid unnecessary bloodshed
and fight a system where one Kalari warrior from each side would represent his king
the other The winner would have his king This an
13th and of how respectable and practitioners of were between
16th centuries.

When the ruled they were unable nd the nuances of this art and
scared by the lethal skill of its practitioners, banned it
in India

Kalari being practised in Kerala from the 13th century, makes it

(ii) Why
were Kalari practitioners highly respected?

iii) Why did the British ban Kalari?

How does Kalari make
a student a complete man?

How is Kalari more than a martial art?

(vi) Kalaripayattu

(vin An advanced student of Kalari is taught

viii To whom does he refer in the third line of the second paragraph?

Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.

Indians are high on the emotional quotient and anything that strikes the emotional chord
is an instant hit in India. The success of reality shows in India can be attributed to a great

extent to this weakness. The relief that these shows provide from the saas baru soaps is
mother reason for their immense popularity. The potential of reality shows was exploited
by various television channels. Adun Banega Cronpari calapulted Star TV to the num

one position similarly, Sony's popularity saw a huge rise after it launched In
it was reality
television that wrote the destiny of television channel Star One. Its two
realities shows The Great Indirut Laughter Challe
Nacir Balive
popularity to the channel Reality shows not only changed the destin

television but also of many ordinary p
People like
Kunal Ganiawala.
Sunidhi Chauhan, a Ghos
and Debojit a
some of the coesitul finds of reality
Kartik Nayak asked a question
Subject: English, asked on on 28/5/15
Write a summary about the following passage:

1.An overall poll conducted by the BBC has concluded that Sir Isacc Newton was the “Greatest Briton” of all time, followed by Churchill and Princess Diana.

2. Newton’s enormous scientific achievements seem to have influenced the outcome; while in the case of Churchill, it was his leadership qualities during World War II.

3. Ranking Diana third has destroyed the credibility of the whole exercise. Her charm, kindness and involvement in charitable causes contributed greatly to make her an icon all over the world. But that is where the admiration for her has to stop.

4. However, I was shocked to find Shakespeare, the greatest genius of all time, had been relegated to the status of a ‘runner up’! There is also no justification to deny Darwin his rightful place, in as much as his contribution to biology is as significant as Newton’s is to physics! For all these reasons, opinion polls of these kinds are unreliable, misleading and invite ridicule.

5. Take a look at Shakespeare’s enormous vocabulary. He employed 9, 36, 433 words in his writings, out of which 27, 780 are different words. The average person uses less than 1,000 words in writing, a little more than that in speech and has a recognition vocabulary of about 5,000 words. Some of the greatest writers may have twice this capability.

6. Today English has a total vocabulary of 2 million words followed by German as a pathetic second with 1, 86,000 words, Russian with 1,36,000 words, French with 1,26,000 words. Thus, Shakespeare in the 16th century used five times the number of words in modern German!

7. Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in history. His plays have been translated into 50 languages. In the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations containing about 20,000 quotations, Shakespeare alone monopolizes a staggering 60 pages (10 percent ). He coined 1700 new words. Many of the phrases and terms created by him are in daily use. Some of them have been used as titles for books and movies.

8.The vastness of vocabulary and the ability to see the relationship between words is one of the major factors in measuring genius. Shakespeare excelled any other human being in this aspect. His encyclopedic knowledge of science, history, mathematics, classical literature, sociology, psychology, law, Latin, French politics, music and art acquired by studying books relating to almost every mental discipline and observing the habits and style of life of various sections of people, all around him enabled him to draw ideas generously from all those sources for being used in his plays.

9.The lyrical grandeur of his language covers every known figure of speech from metaphor to simile, hyperbole to hendiadys. The alchemic process in the crucible of Shakespeare’s brain transformed emotions like ambition, frustration, jealousy, greed, romantic love, joy and sorrow he found all around him in people into rich gold of his ever-lasting plays. Hence there is no emotion or activity or situation in the human condition that is not found in his plays. ( 476 words CBSE 2004)
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