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Gautam asked a question
Subject: English, asked on on 19/2/19
Section A - Reading

(15 Marks)

1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow-

With its interesting history and dedicated residents, Tombstone has become an
important tourist destination in the U. S.

The San Pedro valley of Southern Arizona, U. S., was ruled by the Apaches and
they were led by great warriors. Their animosity towards the settlers was no secret
But the settlers were adventurous, defying all risks and Continued to explore the
land prospecting for gold and mineral ore. One such prospecftor was Edward
Lawrence Schieffelien, from Pennsylvania, a amn of indomitable spirit.
Schieffelien spent years exploring and travelled from Idaho and ultimately reached
the San Pedro valley. Hiding himself from the Apaches in teh lonely desolate
mountains, he starved and faced death many times over. But he continued with
his quest. When he reached the San Pedro valley one of his comrades commented,
"You keep fooling around out there amougst the Apaches and the only rock you
will find will be you will find will be your tombstone." Turning a deaf ear to this
warning Schief felien continued his search and finally fortune smiled on him. He
found an entire silver lode. He decide to name his first silver claim"Tombstone"
keeping in mind what his comrade had told him. Soon the town came to be known
as Tombstone keeping in mind what his comrade had told him. Soon the town
came to be known as Tombstone.

By 1880, Tombstone became a flourishing town, notorious for its saloons like the

Crystal Palance and Big Nose Kate's and gambling houses. The Tombstone Epitah,
a daily begun by John. P Clum, continues to be in business. News of the riches

of Tombstone spread far and it became a place of easy target for the unscupulousS.

A gang of outlaws who operated along the Mexican borders stole cattle robbed
stagecoaches and buseed teamsters.

The government decided to resolve the lawlessness and posted a police team of
four, headed by Virgil Earp whose first job was to get Clanton, a member of the
gang g. The result was the notorious Earp-Clanton gunfight at OK Corral
Today, visitors to OK Corral see life-size replicas of the fighters. A photo gallery
gives you an idea of how the place was in the 1880s and Apache chief Geronimo
takes the visitor through the colourful pas of Tambstone.

Everyday, the gunfight at OK Corral is enacted by the Boothhill Gunslingers. The
funds raised from these shows go to charity the Tombstone Cowboys perform a
comedy and their slogan is "we guarantee you'll laugh or we'll shoot you". The
Six Gun City wild west show takes you through the historic events of the town.
The gunfights at Allen Street are also a major touriest it of the cowboys lingers
on. This is a town "Too tough to Die". Shops sell cowboy paraphernalia-stetsons,
long boots leather pants.

In 1882 there was a devastating fire and the estimated loss of property was more
than half a million in dollars. The mines produced millions of dollars in silver and
gold but had to be abandoned due to under ground water seepage in 1886. but
the story ot Tombstone did not end. Through hard work and dedication the residents
put it on the touriest map and today it is one of the major attractions of the U. S.
A. Write the options you consider the most appropriate in your answersheet.

a) The Apaches treated the settlers as

(i) their mothers
(ii) their friends
(iii) their enemies
iv) their neighbours.
b) Basic items for cowboys sold at shops are -
(i Gums, cows and pants
(ii) stetsons, long boots and leather pants.
(iii) stetsons, gums and long boots
(iv) Gums, leather pants and long boots.
(B) Answer the following questions briefly-
(a) Why did the settlers take the risk and explore the land?
(b) Why did Schieffelien hide himself in San Padro valley?
(c) Why did Schiffelien call his first silver code on Tomstone?
(d) How did Tombstone Epitaph help the outlaws?
(e) How did the government try to resolve the lawlessness?
(f) Why were the mines of gold and silver abandoned?
(g) Find out a word from the passage which means the same sons as 'Famous for mischiefs'.

(h) Find out a word from the passage which means the opposite of 'minor'
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