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H.S. First year Examination
Full Marks --100
Pass marks- -30

Time – 3hrs

1. Read the following passage carefully and answer the question that follow :-
Child Labour has been sought in the country since the middle of the 19 th century when
factories first made an apearence. Since children in the most industries provide the same productivity as
adults, and in several cases even more , but at a far lower cost, they were soon recognized as a means to
lower overheads and increase profits. However, as the industrial revolution progressed , gradually the
people became aware of the torture the were subjecting their children to-both mentally and physically.
But, even the country continued to progress at various levels, it lagged behind in terms of the wherewithal
and prosperty needed to take c are of the new social relations which had sprung up. With the result that
wages for workers were abysmally low and it was difficult for a family to survive on man’s wages. This is
when human resources became the only true assets families had and every pair of working hands,
including those of children, was engaged in earning a livelihood.

And once child labour had made an appearance in the job market, employees vsoon began to prefer
working children to working adults, for not only could they give the same output as an adult worker art a
much lower cost but were also more nimble and agile and more amenable to discipline. Today, child
labour has become a vested interest for studies have revealed that child labour intensive areas are also
high adult unemployment zones. So it is not as if adult workers are not available. They arte available,
only the employers prefer children because their high profits depend largely on child labour.

However , it would be unfair to categories child labor as purely a medium of exploitation. The object
poverty existing in the country has made it a necessary evil gravitated by the economic compulsions of
the parents or guardians. A study conducted revealed that 80% of the children in villages are forced to
work out of economic necessity while another conduct on the urban child labor force disclosed that 88%
of the children came to work due to poverty, 3% due to neglect of parents, 5% due to the sudden death of
parents and 4% due to parental compulsions.

It is indeed lamentable that poverty even compels parents and guardians to barter their children for
money. A number of young children are sold by their parents or pledged as bonded labor.

Answer the following :-

a) Give a suitable tittle to the given passage. 3

b) Write a summary of the above passage. 9
2. A young boy was passing along a lane in Varanasi. He had some Fruits in his hands. A number of
monkeys followed him. Soon they become to bold that They tried to snatch away the fruits. The boy
began to run in fear. This only made the monkeys bolder still. They ran after the boy and were about to
fall upon him. Just then ,the boy heard a voice,‖ Don’t run away, my boy. This only puts you in greater
danger. Face the monkeys and they will stop‖. Looking up the boy saw a sanyasi close by. He took heart
and turned to face the monkeys. They stopped at once. He moved a steps towards them, and they fell
back. He then walked on with deep into the boy’s mind. In after times he became famous as Swami
Vivekananda. He would then speak of the incident very often. He taught , ― Be not afraid of anything .
The moment you fear you are gone . It is fear that is the cause of misery in the world.

a. Who was the young boy and what did he have in his hands? 2
b. What happened when he began to run? 2
c. What was the lesson he learnt ? 2
d. Find the true statements: 1x2=2
1. The boy had some books in his hands.
2. He learnt to fight against monkeys.
3. The boy learnt a great and useful lesson in life from a sanyasi’s advice.
e. Find words or phrase in the passage meaning: 1x2=2
1. Attack
2. Take quickly in a rude or eager manner

3. You are Mukesh/Mona .You get an opportunity to attend a seminar on ―the impotance of
industrialization‖ organized by chambers of commerce, Dibrugarh. Prepare a report on the seminar is not
more than 120 word’s on the basis of the hints given below in the input. 4

A SEMINAR – The importance of Industrialization- conducts by chamber of commerce, Dibrugarh-

eminent Industrialists and entrepreneurs spoke- no harm to environment- Development of economy.

4. Write an article on ―cricket world cup 2011‖ to be published in a popular newspaper. Make use of hints
given below in the input to enhance your composition. 8

Cricket world cup – evolution and past history – CWC 2011 jointly organized by India ,Bangladesh, Sri
lanka - participating countries – venues- India’s chances- Probable Star

5. You are Azhar/ Anisha.Write an application for the post of an account in Assam Secretariat, Dispur.
Giving your detailed BIO- DATA. 8

6. Fill in the blanks :- 1x5=5

a. ------------ Brahmaputra flows through Assam. (with determiner)

b. ----------- blind can be trained. ( with determiners)

c. She ------------ (meet) me tomorrow. (tense)

d. I------------- (work) in this office for two more years. (tense)

e. Lif is ------------ (noun clouse)

7. Rewrite as directed:- 1x5= 5

a. He failed --------------- (miserable/ miserably). (Choose correct word)

b. This man is too weak to walk. ( use so—that)

c. One day when I was very young. I broke a window. (edit the sentence)

d. London is the biggest city in the world. ( change the degree of comparision)

e. We are travelling by train. (Add a tag)

8. Write the summary of the poem ―A Photograph‖ 5

9. Question any five 2x5= 10

a. What was Albert’ theory of education?

b. Why is a age of (11) eleven so important for the poet ?

c. What were Ranga’s views on the selection of a bridge?

d. What does the phrase ― her barred face identity mask ―—mean ?

e. Give the synonym of the word ― Birth place‖.

f. What is Mrs. Fitzerad’s parting advice to Mrs. Reardon ?

10. Answer any three. 3x3=9

a. How does the rain benefits the earth ?

b. Explain the concept of ― Shanshiri‖ ?

c. According to Markus Notton what are the three hallmarks of growing up ?

d. How is the father’s helplessness brought out in the poem father to son?

11. Answer any four. 4x4=16

a. Bring out the distinctive traits of the two ladies in ― Mother’s day‖.

b. How does a Melon became a rular of the state?

c. Contrast the Chinese view of art with the European view with examples.
d. When did my childhood go ?
Was it when I found my mind was really mine.
To use whichever way I choose.
Producing thoughts that were not of those other people.
But my own, and mine alone
Was that the day!
*What did the poet discover with his growing up?
e.I don’t understand this child

Through we have lived together now

In the same house for years.

* Do you think the poet’s problem is exclusively personal or is it universal?

12. Paulami and priyanka are neighbours.They often meet in Saint Mary‖s School where their childrens
study. Constuct a dialogue between them. 10

Paulami—hello Priyanka nice to see you again. How‖s life?

Pryanka—Fine ! and what about you?


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