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256 Reliable Series "Are these the flowers you picked for me?

" She smiled, «I found'em, out by the tree. I picked'em because they ere pretty like you. I knew you would like'em, especially the blue." I said, «Daughter, I'm sorry for the way I acted today; I shouldn't have yelled at you that way." She said, «Oh, Mom, that's okay. I love you any way." I said, "Daughter, I love you too, and I do like the' flowers, especially the blue." Questions: (1) Why did the mother feel very small ? (1) (2) Whom do you like more - the mother or the daughter? Justify your answer in one sentence. (1) (3) Name and explain the figure of speech in the following line: ''they're pretty like you." (1) (4) What lesson does the extract convey? (1) (B) Read the following extract and answer the questionsgiven below. (4) What makes a nation's pillars high And its foundations strong? What makes it mighty to defy -The foes that round it throng? It is not gold. Its, kingdoms grand Go down in battle shock; Its shafts are laid on sinking sand, Not on abiding rock. Is it the sword? Ask the red dust Of empires passed away; The blood has turned their stones to rust, Their glory to decay. Questions: (1) What story will t.he ''passed away empires" tell? (1) (2) How can you contribute in your own way to make the foundation of your nation strong? (1) (3) Find out an example of mataphor from the poem. (1)

yet glad at heart. because they were vexed. . The girl carried the tulips away. it was well that they could not speak. and then rose again up to the blue sky. Rapid Reading and Composition I . it looked over to the other flowers in the garden. one after another. But the tulips stood more stiffly than ever. At sunset it folded its petals and fell asleep and dreamt all night of the sun and the little bird. "Ugh!" sighed the daisy. "that is terrible. sang to it. It was certainly more than a quarter of an hour before the daisy recovered its senses. with a large sharp knife." . (4) How happy the daisy was! No one has the least idea. (1) I SECTION C . (A) Imagine yourself as the daisy and narrate the events of the following extract. She went to the tulips and began cutting them off.(4) What purpose does the rhetorical question serve in the poem? Justifythe answer. they understood its joy. surely tkey had witnessed its pleasure and the honour that had been done to it. The peonies were sulky. now they are done for. otherwise they would have given the daisy a good lecture: The little flower could very well see that they '!Jere ill at ease and pitied them sincerely. Half ashamed. The daisy was glad that it was outside and only a small flower-it felt very grateful. SJwrtly after this a girl came into the garden. The bird kissed it with its beak. their faces were pointed and red.