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Time :3 Hours This paper consists of 4 sections : Section A Reading Section B Writing Section C Grammar Section D Literature Total General Instructions 1. 2. 3. Attempt all questions Do not write anything in the question paper. 20 marks 30 marks 20marks 30 marks 100 marks


All answers must be correctly numbered as in the question paper and written in the answer sheet provided to you.

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Attempt all questions in each section before going on to the next section. Read each question carefully and follow the instructions. Strictly adhere to the word limit given with each question. Marks will be deducted for exceeding the word limit. SECTION A (READING) 8 marks


Read the following poem carefully. THE WORLD

Great, wide, beautiful, wonderful World, With the wonderful water round you curled, And the wonderful grass upon your breastWorld, you are beautifully drest.
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The wonderful air is over me, And the wonderful wind is shaking the tree, It walks on the water, and whirls the mills, And talks to itself on the tops of the hills, You friendly Earth, how for do you go, With the wheat-fields that nod and the rivers that flow, With cities and gardens, and cliffs, and isles And people upon you for thousands of miles? Ah! you are so great, and I am so small, I tremble to think of you, World, at all; And yet, when I said my prayers to-day, A whisper inside me seemed to say, You are more than the Earth though you are such a dot: You can love and think, and the Earth cannot!

On the basis of your understanding of the poem above, complete the following sentences. a. b. The I refers to ..and the you refers to the .in the poem. Pick out and write any two words from the poem that refer to the greatness of the earth. c. i. ii. iii. iv. d. 2. Pick out and write the words from the poem that refer to the followingThe green grass of the earth Whisper of the wind .. Fear in the speaker Oceans surrounding the earth . You are more than the Earth, though you are such a dot because. (1) (12) (1) (4) (2)

Read the passage given below and answer the question tat follows :

1. Although everybody has a creative spark, the potential is not always fully utilized. How does one recognize those who are developing their creative energies to the fullest? Mad painters and tormented poets are only comic stereotypes of the creative personality. The

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essential traits of creativity are found among a wide variety of less conspicuous creators, people in all walks of life. Unfortunately, the structure of our social and educational environment does not always promote its growth. 2. Generally speaking, creative people often believe their purpose in life is to discover and implement the interrelatedness of things, to make order out of disorder. They also see problems where others see none and question the validity of even the most widely accepted answers. Creative persons are compulsive problem seekers, not so much because they thrive on problems, but because their senses are attuned to a world that demands to be put together, like a jigsaw puzzle scattered on a table. 3. Several tests now in use reveal that highly creative people are much more open and receptive to the complexities of experience than are less creative people. The creative temperament has a tendency to break problems down into their most basic elements and then reconstruct them into whole new problems, thereby discovering new relationships and new solutions. 4. Highly creative people arent afraid to ask what may seem to be nave or silly questions. They ask questions like, why dont spiders get tangled up in their own webs? and, why do dogs turn in circles before lying down? Such questions may seem childlike, and in a way they are. Children have not yet had their innate creative energies channeled into culturally acceptable directions and can give full rein to their curiosity the absolute prerequisite for full creative functioning, in both children and adults. 5. Unlike children, creative people appear to have vast stores of patience to draw upon. Months, years, even decades can be devoted to a single problem. 6. The home that encourages inquisitiveness contributes to creative development The teacher who stresses questions rather than answers and rewards curiosity rather than restricting a child to be creative. 7. To be extremely intelligent is not same as to be gifted in creative works. The Quiz Kids are often referred to as geniuses. They would undoubtedly score high in memory functions .But it is doubtful whether they are also fluent in producing ideas.

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8. Contrary to popular myths that glorify youth, more creative achievements are likely to occur when people grow older. While memory may falter with age, creativity is ageless. 2.1 a. b. On the basis of your reading above complete the following sentences Every person is not able to use his / her creativity fully because of the Three qualities of highly creative people that we get to know form the passage are : i. c. d. (i) (ii) ii. iii. (8)

The most essential prerequisite for full creative functioning is . The Quiz Kid may be great in but they cannot be called creative unless they can a. b. Teachers can promote creativity among students by. Growing older does not affect creativity Pick out and write words / phrase from the passage in support of this view. ..

2.2 i. ii. iii. iv.

Find words / phrases from the passage which mean the same: Noticeable (Para 1) Natural and instinctive (Para 4) Curiosity (Para 6) Become weak (Para 8)


SECTION B (WRITING) 3. You are Geetanshu, the Head Girl / head Boy of Blossoms Public school, Chandigarh. Write a notice in about 50 words informing the students of classes IX and X about an inter-class debate competition to be held in the school in the first week of April. Give the necessary details. Put the notion in a box. 4. (5)

Ramesh rang up Arjun. As Arjun was not at home, his cousin Raju talked to him. Since Raju was going out he left a message. Read their conversation and write the message in not more than 50 words. Ramesh : Hello, can I speak to Arjun? Raju : Arjun is not at home. May I know who speaking? I am his cousin, Raju. (5)

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Ramesh : I am Ramesh, Arjuns classmate. Could you tell him that tomorrows extra class is cancelled as Mr. Anil, the chemistry teacher is ill? Also tell him to bring the practical record for submission on Monday. Raju : I will surely pass the information.

Ramesh : Thank you, Raju. 5 You are Puneet of class IX. The following Photo advertisement caught your attention in a newspaper. You decide to make the school population aware of the pollution caused by plastic bags. Prepare a speech you intend to deliver in the morning assembly the next day giving useful suggestions. Draft the speech in about 150-175 words. (10)

Hints made of harmful chemicals things in them become unhealthy check drainage animals may eat, stuck in their bodies not easy to kill them

Anushka come across the following news report: 465 child workers who are suspected of being employed in various Industrial units in Madanpura, Central Mumbai were resumed by NGOs

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This chilling news report on children working in hazardous industries brings out the fact that Child labour is still rampant in many part of India. She decides to write a letter to the Editor of a leading newspaper giving her strong views on the evils of child labour. Using your own ideas and taking ideas from the unit Children write the letter on her behalf in about 150-175 words. SECTION C (GRAMMAR) 7. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each of the line against which a blank is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given below against the correct blank number. The passenger were waiting at the Passengers Station when five policemen rushing into difference compartments of a train. After sometimes, one of them comes with two young man and Soon the other policeman joined him. The men which had been arrested was caught for theft. They had steeled two cars and a motorcycle. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) .... . . .. .. .. .. . .. . Ex. (4) Passenger (10)

8. Fill in the blanks using only one word in each blank. The first one has been done as an example. Write your answer against the correct blank number. (4)

It is fun living near the seaside. One can go to (a) .beach (b) a picnic. Sailing in boats and water surfing (c) .. two activities (d) ..young people really enjoy. The sunrise (e). The sunset make beautiful lights. Those (f).. have seen the sunrise say that (g) .is a heavenly sight and a marvellous experience. Even the sunset (h)

.worth watching.

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9. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The fist one has been done for you as an example. Write the answers in your answer sheet. Example : Wheel is / mans / the / invention / greatest / perhaps. The wheel is perhaps mans greatest invention. a. b. c. d. very difficult / it was / to travel / earller / long distances / backs / their belongings / travelers /m carried / their / on few / take rest / there / places / were /on the / to / way people / to travel / therefore / very / dared / only / adventurous (4)


Read the news item given below. Use the information in the headline to complete the sentences. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentences a. BAN ON SMOKING Smoking all public places. b. OLD BUILDING DEMOLISHED Keeping in mind the dilapidated condition of the .yesterday. c. M.B.A. CLASSES TO BEGIN ON 20 th SEPT The center co-ordinator informed ..20 th sept. d. AIR DECCAN ADDS NEW FLIGHT Air Deccan on Friday announced of a second flight to the Delhi Delhi Dehradun sector. (4)


Read the conversation given below and complete the paragraph. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. Mukesh : Reema, what are you doing? Reema : Papa, I am doing my homework. What the matter? Mukesh : I need this medicine urgently. Reema : Im just going to bring it. (4)

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Mukesh asked Reema .She respectfully replied that .homework. When she asked .Mukesh told her that medicine urgently. Reema told him that she was just going to bring that. SECTION D (LITERATURE) 12. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow. Write the answers in one or two lines in your answer sheet. I wind about, and in and out With here a blossom sailing And here and there a lusty trout And here and there a grayling a. I wind about and in and out- What kind of a picture does this line create in your mind? (1) b. c. Name the different thing that can be found floating in the brook. What poetic device has the poet used in the poem? (1) (1) (3)

13. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow. Write the answers in one or two lines in your answer sheet O haste tree, haste! the lady cries, Though tempests around us gather, III meet the raging of the skies But not an angry father. a. b. c. Who is the lady in these lines? Why does she prefer meeting the raging skies to meeting angry father Why has the word haste been repeated in the first line? OR Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth (3)

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a. b. c.

What does a yellow wood suggest? What filled the post with regret? What choice did the poet have to make?


In the poem I cannot Remember My Mother thought the child says, I cannot remember my mother but everything around him reminds him of his mothers presence Comment. Write your answer in 50-75 words. OR The poem The Solitary Reaper is rich in visual imagery. Discuss in 50-75 words. (4)


Describe how the Bishop changes the heart of the convict in not more than 75 words. OR Why has Mirabai been called by the Rana? What does he ask her to do when she presents herself before him? Answer in not more than 75 words. (4)


I have no secrets and I sent no answer her visit was in vain and she look nothing to those greedy ears which ache for evil news of me a. Who speaks these lines and to whom? b. Whose visit is being referred to here? What was the purpose of this visit? (2) (2)


Do you agree with the appropriateness of the title of the story The Pendulum? Why? Why not? Write your answer in about 50-75 words. OR The woman in a White Sari was a stranger to Arun at the beginning of the story, but Arun developed a liking for her what made him woman? Answer in about 50-75 words. (4)


Kamakshi is finally married in The Missing Mail Kamakshi receives a letter form her mother after a month of her marriage highlighting the role played by Thannapa in Kamakshis marriage. yourself as kamakshis mother and write the letter in not more than 175 words. OR

Imagine you are Madam Loisel. Write a diary entry expressing your feelings on realising that the ten yours of hard work and pain had been completely unnecessary and could have been avoided using 150-175 words. (8)

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