Q4 Read the following passage carefully: (5 Marks)

Ask any parent anywhere on the planet and they will tell you that there is nothing sinister, nothing as singularly depressing as Arpita’s copy.

Now this is not just a copy where a tidy conscientious child writes in copious details about everything, taking care to label things in boxes and uses eighteen different coloured pencils while describing ‘My favourite holiday’. This is actually a sinister plot hatched to make your parenting skills look bad by rival parents with way too much time, patience and colouring ability on their side. The child is merely an instrument; it is the parents who are graded.

The whole school evaluation process grades parents with a bewilderingly complex classification that involves stars, smileys, goods, very goods, keep it up. Are two smileys better than a ‘good’ and a ‘keep it up’? And what about Arpita? What has she got?

Today the child is seen as an entity that is moldable and the role of the parent is to build a person out of a child. This puts tremendous responsibility on parents who believe that their actions determine their child’s future and hence every small step becomes a BIG PROJECT where a minor mistake would make your child a dribbling sociopath tomorrow.

Hence the persistent belief that enough is not being done for the child inspite of the unfortunate truth that more than enough is being done to him. Children need to perform in order to make parents feel good about themselves. In that sense, not much has changed; children still become instruments for the realisation of some parental goals. If earlier getting Into Science was enough to make parents proud, now almost nothing is good enough. Ninety per cent is too little and one extra-curricular activity too basic. And yes, there is always an Arpita lurking somewhere with her wretched copy.

Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option from the ones given below :

1) The aspect of parenting that has not changed over the years is

a)Expectations from children by society

b)Belief that nothing has changed

c)Parents using children to realize their dreams.

d)Parents doing the school assignments for their children

 

2) The word ‘sinister’ in Para 1 means:

a)Sinful

b)Complex

c)Evil

d)Bad

 

3) The role Arpita plays in the writer’s life is that of

a) someone who provides inspiration

b)somebody who depresses her

c)someone who pressurises her to do well

d)someone who competes with the writer

 

4)  The writer is critical of the parents because

a)they take their role very seriously

b)nothing satisfies them

c)at every step, they worry about their child’s future

d)all of the above

 

5) The tone of the passage is

a)encouraging

b)remorseful

c)mocking

d)sympathetic

 

 

  Q4 Read the following passage carefully: (5 Marks)

Ask any parent anywhere on the planet and they will tell you that there is nothing sinister, nothing as singularly depressing as Arpita’s copy.

Now this is not just a copy where a tidy conscientious child writes in copious details about everything, taking care to label things in boxes and uses eighteen different coloured pencils while describing ‘My favourite holiday’. This is actually a sinister plot hatched to make your parenting skills look bad by rival parents with way too much time, patience and colouring ability on their side. The child is merely an instrument; it is the parents who are graded.

The whole school evaluation process grades parents with a bewilderingly complex classification that involves stars, smileys, goods, very goods, keep it up. Are two smileys better than a ‘good’ and a ‘keep it up’? And what about Arpita? What has she got?

Today the child is seen as an entity that is moldable and the role of the parent is to build a person out of a child. This puts tremendous responsibility on parents who believe that their actions determine their child’s future and hence every small step becomes a BIG PROJECT where a minor mistake would make your child a dribbling sociopath tomorrow.

Hence the persistent belief that enough is not being done for the child inspite of the unfortunate truth that more than enough is being done to him. Children need to perform in order to make parents feel good about themselves. In that sense, not much has changed; children still become instruments for the realisation of some parental goals. If earlier getting Into Science was enough to make parents proud, now almost nothing is good enough. Ninety per cent is too little and one extra-curricular activity too basic. And yes, there is always an Arpita lurking somewhere with her wretched copy.

Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option from the ones given below :

1) The aspect of parenting that has not changed over the years is

a)Expectations from children by society

b)Belief that nothing has changed

c)Parents using children to realize their dreams.

d)Parents doing the school assignments for their children

 

2) The word ‘sinister’ in Para 1 means:

a)Sinful

b)Complex

c)Evil

d)Bad

 

3) The role Arpita plays in the writer’s life is that of

a) someone who provides inspiration

b)somebody who depresses her

c)someone who pressurises her to do well

d)someone who competes with the writer

 

4)  The writer is critical of the parents because

a)they take their role very seriously

b)nothing satisfies them

c)at every step, they worry about their child’s future

d)all of the above

 

5) The tone of the passage is

a)encouraging

b)remorseful

c)mocking

d)sympathetic

 

 

  Q4 Read the following passage carefully: (5 Marks)

Ask any parent anywhere on the planet and they will tell you that there is nothing sinister, nothing as singularly depressing as Arpita’s copy.

Now this is not just a copy where a tidy conscientious child writes in copious details about everything, taking care to label things in boxes and uses eighteen different coloured pencils while describing ‘My favourite holiday’. This is actually a sinister plot hatched to make your parenting skills look bad by rival parents with way too much time, patience and colouring ability on their side. The child is merely an instrument; it is the parents who are graded.

The whole school evaluation process grades parents with a bewilderingly complex classification that involves stars, smileys, goods, very goods, keep it up. Are two smileys better than a ‘good’ and a ‘keep it up’? And what about Arpita? What has she got?

Today the child is seen as an entity that is moldable and the role of the parent is to build a person out of a child. This puts tremendous responsibility on parents who believe that their actions determine their child’s future and hence every small step becomes a BIG PROJECT where a minor mistake would make your child a dribbling sociopath tomorrow.

Hence the persistent belief that enough is not being done for the child inspite of the unfortunate truth that more than enough is being done to him. Children need to perform in order to make parents feel good about themselves. In that sense, not much has changed; children still become instruments for the realisation of some parental goals. If earlier getting Into Science was enough to make parents proud, now almost nothing is good enough. Ninety per cent is too little and one extra-curricular activity too basic. And yes, there is always an Arpita lurking somewhere with her wretched copy.

Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option from the ones given below :

1) The aspect of parenting that has not changed over the years is

a)Expectations from children by society

b)Belief that nothing has changed

c)Parents using children to realize their dreams.

d)Parents doing the school assignments for their children

 

2) The word ‘sinister’ in Para 1 means:

a)Sinful

b)Complex

c)Evil

d)Bad

 

3) The role Arpita plays in the writer’s life is that of

a) someone who provides inspiration

b)somebody who depresses her

c)someone who pressurises her to do well

d)someone who competes with the writer

 

4)  The writer is critical of the parents because

a)they take their role very seriously

b)nothing satisfies them

c)at every step, they worry about their child’s future

d)all of the above

 

5) The tone of the passage is

a)encouraging

b)remorseful

c)mocking

d)sympathetic

 

 

 

Dear Student,

These are questions based on your reading and comprehension abilities. This would enhance your creative skills and thus, needs to be attempted on your own. However, here are the solutions to the questions catering to the given reading comprehension.

1. c) Parents using children to realize their dreams.

2. d) Bad

3. c) Someone who pressurises her to do well

4. b) Nothing satisfies them

5. c) Mocking

Hope these helped!

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i dont noe .. did it randomly ..

1 is c

2 is b

3 is b

4 is d

5 is c ..... sum pf dem r right !! lol

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