CBSE Class-10 Question Papers for IOP/Comptt Examination 2017
All India Scheme, (English Language And Literature)
CBSE Class-10 Question Papers for IOP/Cmptt Examination : English Language And Literature (Set -1)
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – II
(English Language And Literature)
Time allowed : 3 hours
Maximum Marks : 70
General Instructions :
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections :
Section A : Reading 20 marks
Section B : Writing and Grammar 25 marks
Section C : Literature 25 marks
(ii) All questions are compulsory.
(iii)Marks are indicated against each question.
SECTION – A
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : 1 x 8 = 8
This incident occurred when Bapu was practising law in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. His office was three miles from his house. One day a colleague of his, Mr. Polak, asked Gandhiji’s thirteen-year old son, Manilal to go and get him a book from the office. But Manilal completely forgot till Mr. Polak reminded him that evening. Gandhiji heard about it and sent for Manilal. He said, ‘Son, I know the night is dark and the way is long and lonely. You will have to walk nearly six miles but you gave your word to Mr. Polak. You promised to get him his book. Go and get it now’.
Ba and the family were upset when they heard of Bapu’s decision. The punishment seemed very severe. Manilal was only a child, the night was dark and the way lonely. He had only forgotten a book after all. It could be brought the next day. This was what they all felt, but no one had the courage to say anything. They knew that once Bapu’s mind was made up, nobody could change it.
At last Kalyan Bhai plucked up courage. “I’ll get the book,” he offered. Bapu was gentle but firm, but the promise was made by Manilal. “Very well, Manilal will go but let me go with him,” Kalyan Bhai pleaded. Bapu agreed to this and Manilal set off with Kalyan Bhai to get the book. The kind and gentle Bapu could be firm as a rock at times. He saw that Manilal kept his word and did as he had promised.
(a) When the incident took place what was Gandhiji doing ?
(b) What did Mr. Polak ask Manilal to do ?
(c) What did Gandhiji ask Manilal to do ?
(d) Why were Ba and the family upset ?
(e) Why did the family not do anything ?
(f) What did Kalyan Bhai offer ?
(g) What was Gandhiji’s response to his offer ?
(h) What does this incident tell us about Gandhiji ?
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : 12
(1) Elephants wanting to feed on crops are often hit by electric current from the electric fencing around the farms, while farmers without any electric protection around their lands suffer huge crop damage. A new idea to use bees to prevent both the loss of elephant lives and the loss of crops seeks to change the way the problem of man-animal conflict is solved. Dr. Lucy King’s ‘Elephants and Bees Project’ has helped reduce such conflicts.
(2) Dr. King heads the Nairobi-based ‘Save the Elephants’ (STE) charity’s ‘Human- Elephant Co-Existence Program’ and its ‘Elephants and Bees Project’, which is active in 11 countries mainly in Africa, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The project has also been adopted in Karnataka’s North Kanara district by the non-profit Wildlife Research Conservation Society (WRCS). “A beehive fence is made up of interlinked real beehives, and ‘dummy’ beehives hung 10 metres apart and interlinked with a plain piece of fencing wire that, if disturbed, causes the whole fence to swing and bees come out of their hives to stop crop-raiding elephants,” Dr. King told The Hindu in an email interview.
(3) According to Dr. King, elephants are wary of bees. “My studies have shown that elephants will run from the sound of disturbed African bees as they fear being stung around the sensitive parts of their body, like the eyes, inside the mouth, and up the trunk,” she said. She said that STE’s studies has found that the fences are effective in 80 per cent of cases, but male elephants are more likely to take the risk of bee attacks, especially in a herd, and cause damage. While Dr. King’s work focuses mainly on Africa, she said that each project was different and beehives were being used for different purposes. For example, “South Africa and Gabon are using beehives to protect important tree species from being damaged by elephants,” said Dr. King, who completed her D. Phil on the project from Oxford University.