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Subject: English, asked on 10/1/17

Q.2. Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow by choosing the
 answers from the given options (1x5 = 5marks)
ON SPROUTS
(1) Sprouts relatively contain the largest amount of nutrients per unit of any food known to man.
Sprouts produce a fountain of power for chemical changes. Enzymes are produced, starch get
converted into glucose. Protein is transformed into amino acids and vitamin value increases. In
fact a new explosion of life force takes place. According to doctor Bailey of the University of
Minnesota, U.S.A. the vitamin C value of wheat increases 600 percent in the early sprouting
period. Doctor C.R Shaw of the University of Texas Cancer Center found that cancer was
inhibited upto 90% when healthy bacteria was exposed to a cancer causing substance in the
presence of a juice made from wheat sprouts.
(2) Enzymes which initiate and control almost every chemical reaction in our body are greatly
activated in the sprouting process. Enzymes spark the entire digestive system to synthesize the
nutrients in our food into blood. They are the key to longevity.
(3) Sprouts are enjoyed more when they are fresh. Mix sprouts with other food and dressings,
according to your taste and enjoy eating them. But eat them you must, everyday! You will soon
realize that making sprouts a part of your diet has a dramatic effect on your health. With this life
food, all the cells of your body become active and agile.
(4) The nourishment which develops as the sprouts grow is very stable and can be frozen or dried
for future. Sprouted potato or tomato seeds are likely to be poisonous. Alfalfa and moongbean
sprouts are excellent soft food. They are almost predigested and can be easily assimilated even
by the children and the elderly. They contain every non vitamin in perfect balance, necessary for
the human body.
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(a) Sprouts are useful because they ………………
(i) Contain largest amount of nutrients
(ii) Produce a fountain of power for chemical changes
(iii)Produce enzymes, convert starch into glucose
(iv) All of the above
(b) The vitamin C value of ……………. increases 600 percent in the early sprouting process.
(v) Nutrients (ii) wheat
(iii) Glucose (iv) Enzymes
(c) ………….. Seeds are likely to be poisonous when sprouted.
(vi) Alfalfa (ii) Moongbean
(iii) Potato and tomato (iv) None of the above
(d) ‘They’ are the key to longevity. Here ‘they’ refers to…………..
(i) Nutrients (ii) Vitamins
(iii) Sprouts (iv) Enzymes
(e) A word from the passage which means, to combine a large range of something is
……………
(i) Contain (ii) Inhibited
(iii) Synthesize (iv) Assimilate​

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