Maximum Marks: 20
(i) All questions are compulsory. The marks alloted for each questions are given at the same
(ii) Write your name, enrolment number, AI name and subject on the top of the first page of the
answer sheet.

1) Answer any one of the following questions in about 40-60 words:

a) Why did the monkey make fun of the squirrel? Why do you think the work of the squirrel
was as important as the work of the monkey?

b) What has the poet in ‘Once Upon a Time’ forgotten and what is his desire?

2) Answer any one out of the following questions in about 40–60 words.

a) The Mac Donalds lived next door. They had five children. Looking through a hole in the
fence, the little girl saw them playing ‘tag’ in the evening. The father with baby Mao on
his shoulders, the little girls hanging on to his coat pockets ran round and round, the
flower beds shaking with laughter.
i) Kezia observes Mac Donalds family. What impact does it leave on her mind?
ii) Suggest two synonyms of ‘hole’.
b) And I have learned too
to laugh with only my teeth
and shake hands without my heart.
I have also learned to say, ‘Goodbye’,
when I mean ‘Good-riddance’;
to say ‘ Glad to meet you’,
without being glad; and to say ‘It’s been
nice talking to you’, after being bored.
a) Which learnings by the father refer to emotionless relationships?
b) Select any two phrases that show the contrast between intention and action.

3) Answer any one of the following questions in about 40-60 words.
a) Apart from having medicinal values Neem tree is eco and agro friendly. How?

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b) One of the visions of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for India was ‘freedom’. What according to
you is the importance of freedom?

4) Answer any one of the following questions in about 100 to 150 words.
a) Read the following information about Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and develop a few
paragraphs on him. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
• Jawaharlal Nehru, by name Pandit (Hindi: “Pundit” or “Teacher”) Nehru (born
November 14, 1889, Allahabad, India—died May 27, 1964, New Delhi)
• First Prime Minister of independent India (1947–64)
• Established parliamentary government
• He was also one of the principal leaders of India’s independence movement in the
1930s and 40s.
b) Normally in a joint family, the role of an elderly person is to make the family atmosphere
warm and friendly. What does the grandmother suggest the little girl to have a friendly
relationship with her parents? Do you think one-side effort can save any relationship?
What in your opinion is more appropriate?

4) Answer any one of the following questions in about 100-150 words.
a) Read the following information about Saina Nehwal and develop 5-6 paragraphs on her.
• Famous Badminton Player of India
• Born on 17th March 1990, Hisar, Haryana
• Schooling at Campus School, Hisar
• First Indian woman to reach the Quarter finals in Olympics
• Won many awards — Bronze, Silver and Gold
• World No. 1 Rank — 6th April 2015
b) Normally all parents love their children and want them to be good, capable and successful
human beings but their attitudes and approaches remain different. Compare and contrast
the approaches of Mr. Donald and Kezia’s father in bringing up their children. Who do
you approve of? Give reasons.

6) Prepare any one project out of the following in about 500 words.
a) You have read about the neem tree, how its different parts are used as home remedies for
various ailments. There are many more medicinal trees and plants that might be easily
available in and around your houses. Find out about twelve more such trees and write at
least 3 ways in which each of them can be used.

b) You are a regular listener of the personal contact programme broadcasts over Mukta
Vidya Vani (MVV). Refer to four MVV lessons you have heard recently. Write your
views regarding the usefulness of these programmes for self-study purpose and for
improving your performance in examinations. Give your suggestions on the treatment of
grammar elements in these lessons. Prepare a chart on the aforementioned.

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