Subject: English, asked on 13/12/19

Q2 Read the passage carefullyThe Road to Success

1. The Road to success is not straight; there is a curve called failure, a loop called confusion, speed bumps called friends, caution lights called family, and you will have flats called jobs. But, if you have a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, insurance called faith, and a driver called God, you will make it to a place called success! 2. In spite of all our planning and preparation, unexpected challenges are certain to arise. The bumps in the road are unavoidable, but you’ll never get to your destination if you aren’t willing to drive over them. The difference between a disaster and triumph lies in whether or not you’re prepared and willing to weather the storm. If you’re ready, those bumps will become stepping-stones. 3. The key thing to realize is that working harder is same as working smarter. How do you work smarter? You just need to have the right skills. People want improved circumstances and better life without an improved self. They want victory without paying the price or making efforts. It really cannot happen without the other. Any improvements that have not been generated by improving yourself are superficial and short-lived. If you want to have a better future, you have to change yourself. Stop worrying about the various challenges that will come your way. Just believe in yourself and use them as stepping-stones. 4. “Success” is getting whatever you want out of life without violating the rights of others.” It is not an accident. Success is the result of our attitude and our attitude is a choice. Hence success is a matter of choice and not chance. 5. Today success represents a holistic and positive attitude to life. Attitude is everything. Success is not restricted within some kind of brick and mortar premises. It assumes the individuality of a complete act executed with perfection; material achievements do not define life. We don’t remember sports stars for the products they endorse but the spirit of achievement they represent. In the abundance of positive attitude underline the grandeur of a truly rewarding rich life. 6. Success can be measured from two standpoints—the external and the internal. Externally it is the measure of a job well done and recognition. Internally it the feeling of achievement and wholeness derived from the completion of a task or fulfillment of desire.

 2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above extract, answer the following questions in 30-40 words each: (a) What qualities lead one to the place called success? (b) What is the difference between disaster and triumph? (c) How can one have a better future? (d) Describe two ways to measure success. 2.2 On the basis of your reading of the above extract, answer the following: (a) The synonym of ‘victory’ as given in paragraph 2 is ____________ (i) Planning (ii) Preparation (iii) Triumph (iv) Challenges (b) The synonym of ‘surplus’ as given in paragraph 5 is ______________ (c) The antonym of ‘Defeat’ as given in paragraph 6 is _____________ (i) Recognition (ii) Achievement (iii) Completion (iv) Success 2x4=8 1x4=4 Page | 4 (d) The antonym of ‘deep’ as given in Paragraph 3 is ____________

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​

Subject: English, asked on 9/5/16

1. Read the passage and complete the sentences given below the passage by choosing the most appropriate option from those given.

Travelling is a pleasure. Particularly for the young, the desire to see new places and get the feel of a new environment makes travel a wonderful experience. Rut do we make it trouble-free for others?
Don’t start a conversation with the co-passenger without first knowing his willingness to converse with you. He/she might like to read or have a nap and not necessarily be in a mood to
talk.
Place your baggage in the rack above your seat. Don’t encroach upon another’s space. Also wait till the plane! bus/ train comes to a stop to pull your luggage out.
Be eco-friendly— remember that the place where you stand had been visited and has to be visited by thousands more. Carry a plastic bag for waste on sight seeing trips; you can empty it later in a dustbin. “Sustainable Tourism’ is the only way to protect the resource and beauty of the earth.
It’ you want to enjoy the hospitality of friends or relatives residing in the place you visit, inform them in advance. Don’t drop in like a bolt from the blue.
Be considerate towards your hosts. Help your host/ hostess in domestic chores. 
Go in seeing trips without troubling them to come to your help. Use your own toiletries and towels. Use the telephone of your host sparingly and only when necessary. Don’t interfere in their
domestic affairs unless you are asked to join. Don’t expect your host to attend to your needs all the time.
I . Travelling gives us happiness because . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
a. we see hills
b. we see oceans
c. we see new places
d. of better weather conditions
2. We should not bother our fellow passengers by......................
a talking needlessly
b. taking their reading material
c. taking their sleeping space
d. not puling their luggage out
3. Being eco-friendly in the passage implies........
a. planting trees
b. not wasting things
c. not littering the place
d. being kind to your hosts
4. One can be considerate towards the hosts by...........
a. not visiting them
b. carrying plastic bags
e. not overstaying
d. not expecting too much

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