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31661115 General English Group1

31661115 General English Group1

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SAE-10.1
2008
GENERALENGLISH
Time:
3
HoursMax.Marks:150
Note:
Attempt
all
thequestions.
1..
Readthepassagegivenbelowandanswerthequestionsthatfollow:
20
At
TheBoardless
therewasconstantspeculationaboutSelvi'searlylife.VarmaheardatthegossiptablethatSelvihadbeenbroughtupbyhermotherinabackrowofVinayakMudaliStreet,inasmallhousewithtilesfallingoff,withnotenoughcashathometoputthetilesback
on
theroofandhadlearntmusicfromher,practisingwithherbrotherandsisteraccompanyingheron,theirinstruments.AtthistimeMohanhadaphotostudioonMarketRoad.OnceSelvi'smotherbroughtthegirlto·bephotographedforaschoolmagazineaftershehadwonthefirstprizeinamusiccompetition.ThereafterMohanvisitedthemcasuallynowandthenasasortofwell-wisherofthefamily,satinthesinglechairtheirhomeprovided,drankcoffee,andgenerallybehavedasabenigngodtothatfamilybyhisadviceandguidance.SometimeshewouldrequestSelvitosing,andthendramaticallyleavethechairandsitdownonthefloor
cross-legged
withhiseyesshut,inanattitudeoftotalabsorptioninhermelody,toindicatethatinthepresenceofsuchaninspiredartistitwouldbeblasphemoustosithighinachair.
(i)
WhatwasSelvi'swork?
(ii)
Howmanypersonsarereferredtointheparagraph?Whoarethey?(iii)Whycouldthehousenotberepaired?(iv)WhotaughtSelvimusic?(v)HowdidMohanmeetSelvi?(vi)WhydidSelvi'smothertakeherfor
a
photograph?(vii)Howdowe-knowthattheyhadverylittlefurnitureinthehouse?(viii)WhatwastherelationshipofMohanwiththefamily?(ix)WhatwasthereactionofMohantoSelvi'ssinging?(x)Inthelastsentencetowhomdoesthephrase'inspiredartist'refer?
SAE-l0l
P.T.O.
 
2.Readthepassagegivenbelowandmakeaprecisofitinone-thirditsoriginallength.Giveanappropriatetitleforthepassage.Photoaxisistheautomaticmovementofanorganismeithertowardsorawayfromalight.Haveyoueverseenmothsflockingtothenearestsourceofbrightlight,andwonderedwhythiswasso?Well,nowyouknowthatthesourceofthisphenomenonliesinphotoaxis.Creatureslikecockroachesandmothsmakeabeelineforthenearestsourceoflight,nomatterhowdangerousthatsourcemightbe.ButterfliesandmothscomefromaninsectgroupcalledLepidoptera,thefourthlargestinsectgroupin.termsofspeciesdiversity.ThenameLepidopterameans'scalewings'andmothsfitthisdescriptionwonderfullyastheirwingsarecoveredwiththousandsoftinyscalesthatarelessthan
1/100th
ofaninchwide.Mothshavebeenaroundforabout140millionyearsandstudiestellusthattheyaresensitivetoparticularwavelengthsoflight.Forinstance,awhitelightwillattractmoremothsthanayellowlight.Scientificresearchhasshownthatsometypesofmothsareknowntomigrate,andtheydependonthenightskyfornavigation.Infact,studieshaveshownthatmothsmightusethemoonasthecentralreferencepointsothattheymovethroughthenightfollowingthe.moon'spathacrossthenightsky.Mothscan'tdistinguishbetweenthemoonandanyothersourceoflight-thatiswhytheyaregenerallyconfusedwhentheyendupnearanothersource,likealightbulborafire.So,iftheyareconfused,whydomothsstayflutteringaroundlights?Thisisbecauseamoth'seyescontainlightsensorswhichtheyadjustaccordingtothe\amountoflightthatthesesensorsdetect.Butoncetheycometooclosetoa
""
brightlight,themoth'seyesensorsexperiencedifficultygoingbackintothedark,asthetinycreatureisrenderedblindforawhile.3.Rearrangethefollowingsentencesinsequentialordertoformameaningfulandcoherentparagraph:
10
(i)
,I:
WhenshewastakentoMadrasthedoctorstriedhardtostopthegrowthoftheinfection.
(ii)~\
Thefamilyhadgonetherefortheirannualpilgrimage.(iii)1Abouteightyea~sago,Sudhawasapromisingseventeen-year-olddancer.(iv)Finally,theywereforcedtoamputateher·rightlegfromabouteightcentimetresbelowtheknee.(v)Intheterriblemonthsthatfollowed,Sudha'ssearchbegan~tofinda.wayofdancingagain.
SAE-.101
2
 
(vi)'i-Shehadgivenmorethaneightyperformances.
(viir;
Perhaps,shewasnottreatedproperlyatthelocalhospitaltowhichshewasrushed.(viii)~Then,onedayshewasinjuredinaroadaccidentabouttwenty-fivekilometresfromTiruchchirappalli,TamilNadu.(ix)
=t
Inanycase,herinjuriesresultedingangrenousinfection.(x)«AlmosteveryoneintheaudienceknewthestoryofSudha'scourage.
4.
Correctany
ten
ofthefollowingsentences
20
(i):
Itisnoworever.
(ii),
Passengersshouldreachthestationlatesthalf-an-hourbeforethetraintime.(iii)BecauseofherillnessRadhahadtokeepawayfromoffice.(iv)ThereisinterestingprogrammeonTVat8pmtonight.
(v).
Pleasecollectallyourpersonalthingbeforeleaving.(vi),Madhusudhanwokeupwhenhehearanoisefromthenextroom.(vii).Thecarpenterhasdoagoodjob.(viii).Thetruckwasoverloadwithcoal.(ix)SudhakarisMinister'sright-handedman.(x)\.,Canyoupleaseguidedmetothepostoffice
?
(xi)Rajuwas,workinthatcompany.lastyear.(xii):Oneofthefileismissing.
5.
Givesynonymsofany
ten
ofthefollowing
10
(i)~begin
(ii)_
expand(iii)pleased
(iv)
grow(v)-foolish'(vi)attach(vii).inform
SAE-101
3
P.T.O.

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