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Section- A

(Reading Skill: 10 Marks)

1. Read the following passage carefully:

The next time you take printouts unnecessarily or you throw a paper into the bin, think for a minute as to how many trees have been felled to manufacture something you use so often every day. Can you take out some time from your everyday routine and devote it to starting a simple recycling programme at your school or your neighbourhood? Not only would you save our planet from the torture of felling greenery, but you would also reduce generation and dumping of waste into the environment. Using recycled papers conserves natural resources. As our worldwide population grows, the strain on these resources becomes even greater. You can drastically reduce the number of trees cut down for manufacturing paper. In addition to saving landfill space, you cut down on your expenses of trash disposal. There is a reduction in air pollution caused due to incineration. Making papers from discards instead of trees not only saves forests, but it also reduces energy use by up to three quarters and requires less than half as much water. Items that are made of paper and may be recycled are called the loose paper, a few examples are paper bags, magazines, newspapers and cardboard egg-trays. A paper-recycling programme gives a positive image to large corporations or business organizations. Parents can teach their children the importance of recycled paper by bringing about simple changes in their lifestyle. Schools can also train students to make paper products like folders, penholders, material for the display board, lampshades, teaching/learning aids, etc. Students can creatively make their own cards, files, folders, invitation cards Certificates for the school. Working on a paper recycling plant demonstrates the concept of recycling waste into ‘wealth’. The real success of such programmes is visible in the seemingly simple acts like students exchanging books in a new academic session. indirectly saving paper and thereby, trees. This is amazing that only a single sheet is saved by each child, 40,000 trees could be saved per year by students only. Learning the facts about recycling paper will help you as you fulfil your part to keep the environment green. If we keep our minds focused on the desire to be friendly to our earth and her resources, recycling will become important. After a while, we will be in the habit of recycling the paper that we use in the course of a given day. On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer the following questions:

(a) Why do you need to think before you take printouts unnecessarily? 

Ans: We have to think before taking necessary print out, because –

(i) Printing paper and printing ink are not cheap. So we have to think carefully about the need of printout and avoid taking printout when it is not necessary to save money.

(ii) Printing paper is also paper made from trees. If we waste paper by taking out unnecessary print outs then we will indirectly encourage deforestation in our environment.

(b) Name some of the products that can be obtained from recycled paper.

Ans: Some of the products that can be obtained from recycled paper are-

(i) Paper bags.

(ii) magazines.

(iii) newspapers.

(iv) cardboard.

(v) egg-trays.

(c) How can parents and schools help in creating awareness about paper recycling?

Ans: The paper-recycling program gives a positive image to large corporations or business organizations. Parents can teach their kids the importance of recycled paper by making simple changes to their lifestyle. Schools can also train students to make paper products like folders, pen holders, materials for display boards, lampshades, teaching/learning aids etc.

(d) How can students help in saving trees indirectly?

Ans: Students can creatively create their own cards, files, folders, invitation cards and certificates for the school. Working on a paper recycling plant demonstrates the concept of recycling waste into ‘wealth’. The real success of such programs is visible in the exchange of books by the students in the new academic session, indirectly saving paper and thus, the simple tasks of looking like trees.

(e) Give a synonym of ‘conserve’.

Ans: Preserve.

(f) Find a word in the passage which means “the destruction of something, especially waste material by burning.”

Ans: Incineration.

Section – B

(Advanced Writing Skills: 25 Marks)

2. You are Gautam/Geeta, General Secretary of Radhakrishnan Guwahati. Your college is organizing an educational trip to Delhi during the summer vacations. Write a notice for the college notice board giving all the details of the trip. (Word Limit: 50 words).

Ans: Radhakrishnan College, Guwahati.


Educational Trip

It is informed to all the students that our college is organizing an educational trip to Delhi during the summer vacations. This Yatra will run from 1st July 2020 to 15th July 2020. The students will be accompanied by four teachers. The cost of transportation, boarding, accommodation and food will be Rs. 5000 per student. Interested students may submit their name along with passport size photograph, ID, father’s name, phone number and amount to the undersigned latest by 30 June 2002.

Your faithfully,

Geeta / Gautam

General Secretary of

Radhakrishnan College, Guwahati


Design a poster in not more than 50 words to create awareness about the safety measures to be taken during an earthquake.

Ans: Earthquake Preparedness Guide


(a) Planning:

(i) Know the earthquake hazards in your area.

(b) Familiarize yourself with the exit routes.

(c) Conduct and participate in regular earthquake drills.


(a) Stay calm:

(i) When you are inside, a structurally sound building or home stay there.

(ii) If you are outside, move to an open area.

(b) If you are in a moving vehicle, stop and get out!

(c) Do not attempt to cross bridges, over passes, or flyovers which may have damaged.


Be prepared for aftershocks. Once the shaking stops, take the fastest and safest way out of the building.

3. A team of twenty students from Japan visited your school as part of a cultural exchange programme. A special welcome assembly was organized for them. Write a report about the same in 100-125 words for your school magazine.

Ans: Visitors from Nippon-Koku

By XYZ, Cultural Secretary

ABC School, June 13: ABC School experienced a Red Letter Day on June 13. It witnessed the memorable visit of twenty students from Japan, who visited the school as part of the cultural exchange programme. A special reception was organized for him by the school authority and the school’s cultural club.

Many dignitaries were invited to welcome the foreign students. The officer-in-charge of the Japanese Embassy was invited as the chief guest. He gave the most inspiring speech first in Japanese and then in English. Our Principal delivered the welcome address. Four students of class IX welcomed the students in Indian style.

A cultural program was organized in honor of the students. One student danced solo, the school choir sang several songs. The students of junior class presented Japanese folk dance.

The school captain read an excerpt from the book “Japanese Wife”. Overall it was a grand event, a true cultural exchange.


The students of the local college have organized a campaign on ‘Say no to Plastic’ in your town. Prepare a report in 100-125 words to be published in an English daily.

Ans: “Say No to Plastic

Date: 13th February, 2020

Last week local college students started a campaign on ‘Say No to Plastic’. The main objective of the campaign was to make people aware about the bad effect of polythene bags on the environment, humans and animals.

The campaign was led by the Principal of the college. Apart from this, there were many such teachers who came to give tremendous support to the program. The campaign carried out several activities. Starting with the principal’s speech, he apprised the students about the harmful effects of using polythene. He highlighted the ill effects of polythene bags. The principal, along with other teachers, loved to suggest alternatives to plastic.

Then he swore an oath to the people that he would not use poly bags.

The students took out a rally in the city carrying placards with various slogans. They were enthusiastic and it seemed to be a very successful campaign.

Reported by


English Daily.

4. You are Rekha/Ramesh of Barpeta. You have seen an advertisement for the post of a sports teacher in Lakhimpur High School. Write a letter to the President of the Managing Committee of the school applying for the post. Give your detailed bio-data as well. 10

Ans: To,

The President The Managing Committee,

High School, Lakhimpur

Dated: Barpeta, 20th March, 2020

Sub: Application for the post of Sports teacher


I am sending this application inviting applications for the post of Sports Teacher in response to your advertisement in the Assam Tribune on March 12, 2020.

I hope you will call me for interview and if selected I will try my best to prove worthy of your selection.

I enclose my resume in a separate sheet along with it.

Enclose – 6 (six)         

Your sincerely,

                                                                                                            Rekha Das/ Ramesh Das Barpeta


Name: Rekha Das/ Remesh Das

Father’s Name: Sri Kamalakanta Das

Address: House No.-20, J. B. Road, Barpeta Tiniali, Barpeta

Date of Birth: 21 March, 1991

Nationality: Indian

Educational Qualification: (a) HSLC, 2007, Barpeta High School, Barpeta 1st Division, 65% marks

(b) HS (Arts) 2009, Barpeta H.S. School 1st Division, 69% marks

(c) BA in Physical Education with 64% marks From Barpeta Physical Education, Barpeta

Experience: 3 years as physical Instructor, Guwahati Physical Institute, Guwahati

Languages: Assamese, English and Hindi.


You are Gaurav / Garima, a resident of Guwahati. Write a letter to the editor of a local daily expressing your views against the insensitive use of loudspeaker during festival.

Ans: To

The Editor

G.S. Road, Guwahati – 781005


I would like to draw the attention of the concerned experts to the growing issue of noise pollution. It promotes a loss of arousal, rest and calmness. It is destructive to the physical and emotional well-being of individuals. Not a single day passes when no one can escape the noisy atmosphere. Blaming loudspeakers during religious gatherings, birthday parties or wedding ceremonies adds to the noise in the area. Patients are unable to fall asleep in the blink of an eye. Due to loud noise, the attention of the students gets affected and thus there is a direct impact on their health and studies. I request the officials to take corrective steps in this regard and direct the use of loudspeakers at the lower level. This will surely bring relief to all. I hope my voice reaches the authorities and the residents will be protected.

Your Sincerely,



Section – C

(Grammar: 20 Marks)

5. Change the form of the narration in the following sentences:

(a) Alexander said to Porus, “How do you desire to be treated?” He answered, “Like a king”.

Ans: Alexander asked Porus how he desired to be treated. Porus replied that like a king.

(b) The boys exclaimed in joy that they had all passed the test and that they would celebrate their success the next day.

Ans: The boy said, “Hurrah! We have all passed the test and we shall all celebrate our success tomorrow.”

6. Change the voice of any three of the following sentences:

(a) The nurse is looking after this little girl.

Ans: The little girl is being looked after by the nurse.

(b) Morning shows the day.

Ans: It is said that morning shows the day.

(c) The glass has not been broken by anybody.

Ans: Nobody broke the glass.

(d) What causes an earthquake?

Ans: What is an earthquake caused by?

(e) The ground has to be cleared by us.

Ans: We have to clear the ground.

(f) The Governor gave him a reward.

Ans: He was given a reward by the Governor.

7. Rewrite any five of the following sentences using the verbs given in brackets in their correct tense forms:

(a) My brother (practise) law these days.

Ans: My brother is practicing law these days.

(b) The patient (die) before the doctor reached.

Ans: The patient had died before the doctor reached.

(c) You (sleep) when I entered the room.

Ans: You were sleeping when I entered the room.

(d) She (come) here the day after tomorrow.

Ans: She will come here the day after tomorrow.

(e) They (win) the match.

Ans: They have won the match.

(f) We (visit) the Taj Mahal last year.

Ans: We visited the Taj Mahal last year.

8. Rewrite any four of the following sentences filling in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:

(a) The ship is sailing _______the shore.

Ans: The ship is sailing towards the shore.

(b) Cut the rope _______a knife.

Ans: Cut the rope with a knife.

(c) I am taller than you ________two inches.

Ans: I am taller than you by two inches.

(d) There was a bridge ________the river.

Ans: There was a bridge across the river.

(e) We depend _______you.

Ans: We depend on you.

(f) He begged _______help from me.

Ans: We begged of help from me.

(g) I do not believe _______his honesty.

Ans: I do not believe in his honesty.

9. Rewrite any four of the following sentences as directed:

(a) Why waste time in this fruitless occupation? (Make it assertive)

Ans: This fruitless occupation is time wasting.

(b) It is often difficult to speak the truth. (Make it negative without changing the meaning)

Ans: It is not often easy to speak the truth.

(c) Being ill, he could not attend school. (Make it a compound sentence)

Ans: He could not attend the school as he was ill.

(d) On seeing the lion, he ran away. (Make it a complex sentence).

Ans: As soon as he saw the lion, he ran away.

(e) The students who are good do their homework. (Make it a simple sentence)

Ans: Good students do their homework regularly.

(f) Atul is the best boy in the class. (Change it into positive degree)

Ans: No other boy in the class is as good as Atul.

Section – D

(Text Books: 45 Marks)

10. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow:

(a) “Now we will count to twelve

and we will all keep still.

For once on the face of the Earth

let’s not speak in any language,

let’s stop for one second,

and not move our arms so much.”


(i) How long does the poet want to stay still?

Ans: The poet wants to stay still until he counts up to twelve.

(ii) Why does he ask us to keep still and not use any language?

Ans: He asks us to keep still and not to speak in any language so that our distinction on the basis of language disappears.

(iii) What does the poet mean by ‘not move our arms so much?

Ans: By ‘not move our arms so much’ the poet asks us to stop fighting and quarrelling among ourselves.


(b) “Sometimes I feel myself I can hardly bear

The thought of so much childish longing in vain,

The sadness that lurks near the open window there,

The waits all day in almost open prayer

For the squeal of brakes, the sound of a stopping car.”


(i) What is the childish longing that the poet refers to? Why is it ‘in vain’?

Ans: The poor people’s uncertain and futile expectation for the city money is the childish longing. It is in vain as the rich city people do not have generosity to help them.

(ii) Who waits near the open window?

Ans: Generous traveller waits near the open window.

(iii) What does the person waiting near the open window pray for?

Ans: The person waiting near the open window pays for a generous traveller stopping at the stand to buy something and paying a generous amount to alleviate the distress of the people.

11. Answer any three of the following questions in 30-40 words:

(i) What is the message that Keats wants to convey through “A Thing of Beauty”?

Ans: Poetry gives the message that the object of beauty is everlasting happiness. It is beyond time. It will never disappear. There is power in beauty. To remove darkness and negativity and help us – survive when the great nature lacks’. It highlights the fact that beauty is not only physical but also spiritual and seems to flow down from heaven in the form of an ‘immortal drink’ made for man.

(ii) What do the young sprinting trees signify in the poem, “My Mother at Sixty-Six”?

Ans: The young sprinting trees signifies youth and vigour. Looking out from a fast moving car the young trees outside seemed sprinting backward fast.

(iii) Why has the mother been compared to the ‘late winter’s moon’ in the poem, “My Mother at Sixty-Six”?

Ans: The poet compares her mother’s face with the late winter’s moon because her face looks as pale and dull as the moon in the winter season veiled behind fog and mist.

(iv) What is the ‘sadness’ that the poet refers to in the poem “Keeping Quiet”?

Ans: The sadness refers to in the poem is the sadness of being single minded in the pursuit of material advancement and of never understanding ourselves and thus of being threatened by death.

(v) What is ‘in the news’ as mentioned in the poem “A Roadside Stand”?

Ans: There was talk that these poor farmers (pathetic kin) would be settled in villages where they could easily have access to cinema and shops. In fact the ‘greedy good doers’ were helping these ‘pathetic relatives’ for their own benefit and gain.

12. Answer any five of the following questions:

(a) What, according to M. Hamel, is the great trouble with Alsace?

Ans: According to M. Hamel, the greatest fault of Alsace was that they were procrastinators who kept everything for later dates.

(b) What does Mukesh want to become?

Ans: Mukesh wants to become a motor mechanical.

(c) Where was the original home of Saheb’s family?

Ans: The original home of Saheb was in Dhaka.

(d) Why was Gandhi visiting Lucknow in 1916?

Ans: Gandhi visited Lucknow in 1916 to attend the Annual Convention of Indian National congress.

(e) For whom does Sophie ask Danny Casey an autograph?

Ans: Sophie asked Danny Casey an autograph for her younger brother Derek.

(f) What work does Geoff do?

Ans: Geoff is working as an apprentice mechanic, travelling to his work each day to the far side of the city.

(g) What position did John Rowntree hold before leaving Shillong a few days after Independence?

Ans: Senior Conservator of the Forests of Assam.

13. Answer any five in 30-40 words:

(a) Why did Wachter, the blacksmith, tell Franz that he would reach school in ‘Plenty of time’?

Ans: When Franz was on his way to school one morning, he saw a crowd in front of the bulletin board in the town hall. Seeing him running for his class, the blacksmith called him and said that he did not need to run so fast as he would get enough time to get there.

(b) Give a brief description of Seemapuri.

Ans: Seemapuri is on the outskirts of Delhi which was a forest till 1971 when migrants from Bangladesh illegally occupied it. More than 10,000 of them now live in mud huts with tin and tarpaulin roofs with no sewage, drainage, running water and other amenities of civilized life. They are all rag pickers and they have been living for more than thirty years without any identity, without permits but with ration cards, which enroll their names in the voter list and enable them to buy food grains . For them to survive, food is more important than identity. And to survive in Seemapuri means to be scattered.

(c) Was Saheb happy with his job at the tea stall?

Ans: When Saheb was asked if he liked his job in a tea shop, his face turned black, indicating that he was not happy. The steel canister he was carrying seemed heavier than the plastic bag he was carrying as the rigpicker. The bag was his. The canister belonged to the owner of the tea shop. Sir was no longer their owner.

(d) Why was Professor Malkani’s action of offering shelter to other dreams does Sophie have besides had a Gandhi “extraordinary’?

Ans: Professor Malkani was a teacher in a government school. In those days it was an extraordinary thing for a government official to give refuge to a lawyer to home-rule or show sympathy to India.

(e) What other dreams does Sophie have besides had a boutique?

Ans: Sophie always dreams of big and beautiful things. Apart from dreaming of having her own boutique, she often dreams of becoming an actress and having a boutique as a side business. She also dreams of becoming a fashion designer.

(f) Why was Sophie fascinated by Danny Casey? Was it a one-sided affair?

Ans: Sophie was fascinated by Danny Casey because he was young, tall and handsome. Yes, it was a one-sided affair.

(g) Write, in brief, the scene observed by the author from the veranda of his bungalow on the bank of the Brahmaputra.

Ans: From the verandah of his bungalow, Rowntree had a splendid view of the Brahmaputra River and its shipping, beyond which lay the Himalayas. In the foreground was the island of Peacock, with the dome of a Hindu temple visible through the trees.

14. Answer any one of the following questions in 80-100 words:

(a) How does M. Hamel make the people realize how they, the students and he have been responsible for not learning their language well?

Ans: M. Hamel made people realize how he, the students and all of them were responsible for not learning their language properly. He did not blame his students alone for the poor education. He also held himself responsible for this.

M. Hamel blamed the residents of Alsace and Lorraine for their indifferent attitude towards learning French. They preferred to go to the fields, mills etc. to earn money instead of going to their school. He also admitted that he did not teach the French language seriously, as he gave his students holidays when they wanted to enjoy leisure activities such as fishing and gardening.


(b) Write briefly on the hazard of working in the glass bangles industry.

Ans: Poor workers in the glass bangles industry work hard in potentially dangerous working conditions while welding. The furnaces they operate in have very high temperatures and lack proper ventilation. Working continuously in low light conditions, without any protective eye gear, makes them blind.

15. Answer any one of the following questions in 125-150 words:

(a) Compare and contrast the stories of Zitkala-Sa and Bama.

Ans: “Childhood Memories” presents two autobiographical episodes from the lives of two women from marginalized communities, who look back on their childhoods, and reflect on their relationships with mainstream culture. The first account is of a red Indian woman and the second is of a contemporary Dalit woman from Tamil Nadu.

Both the stories of Zitkala – Sa and Bama are based on their childhood experience, otherwise they are not very similar. While Bama’s experience is that of a victim of a horrific caste system, zitkala—a bit of a racial attitude difference—is more likely to be the result. She protests and fights against cutting her long, wavy hair because her mother has told her that only mourners wear short hair and timid shingles wear hair. There is no indication of any racial angle or prejudice behind his long hair cut in his description of the episode.

But the story of Bama records the spirit of rebellion and anger against the age-old caste system and untouchability prevalent in India. He has seen how even the elders of his community are humiliated by the upper caste zamindars. They are not allowed to touch the upper caste people or the food they eat, as their touch pollutes everything.


(b) Give an elaborate account of the celebration associated with Uruka, the important part of Magh Bihu.

Ans: Magh Bihu or Maghar Domahi is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam, India, which marks the end of the harvesting season in the month of Magha (January–February). It is the Assam celebration of Makar Sankranti, with a week-long feast.

The night before Magh Bihu is called Uruka, it is the night of feasts. Villagers build bamboo huts called “Bhelagho” or community kitchens and begin preparations. Various dishes, vegetables, meat items and sweets like pitha, laru are prepared from sesame, jaggery and coconut. The next morning, the community gathers to light the Meiji, a large bonfire, and pray for a better harvest in the coming year. Offerings are made to the sacred fire and people later indulge in a traditional Jolpan breakfast. Indigenous games such as Dhop game, pot breaking, egg fight and buffalo fight are also a part of the celebrations. Community fishing by tribes can also be observed in large wetlands.

16. Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words:

(a) How did the hundredth tiger take its revenge on the tiger king?

Ans: The Maharaja received a wooden but thick gift of a tiger from a shop made by an unskilled carpenter. On its surface were small silver pieces of wood. While playing with a tiger along with his son, a murderer got stabbed in his right hand. He pulled it out but the infection spread to his entire hand. After the operation, the doctors said, “The operation is successful but the Maharaja is dead. Thus, a small toy-tiger caused the death of the tiger king and took revenge on the king.

(b) Why did the messenger come to Dr. Sadao?

Ans: The general was very ill. He was in pain and needed immediate medical attention. They only trusted Sadao’s healing abilities. By his order the messenger came to Dr. Sadao.

(c) How did Mr. Lamb try to give courage and confidence to Derry?

Ans: Mr Lamb told Derry how to fix his physical deformity. The lamb called him blessed because he had two hands, two legs, ears, eyes, one brain and one tongue, except for the burnt face. Lamb also tells her a story from “The Beauty and the Beast”. He also told Derry several points about moving on with the world despite his physical disability. Thus, Mr Lamb tried to instil courage and confidence in Derry.

(d) Why did it take Bama to reach home in 30 minutes instead of 10 minutes?

Ans: On the way back home from school, Bama took 30 minutes instead of 10 minutes as she observed different activities on her way back home. The acting monkey, the snake charmer, the cyclist who had not got off his bike for three days.

(e) How did Annan explain the elder man’s action to Bama?

Ans: Anna told Bama that he was born in a community of untouchables. He was never given respect, honour, recognition and respect. He advised him that if he studies hard and carefully, he can go a long way. He encouraged Bama to study hard to gain respect and friends.

(f) What are the different sports held on the occasion of Magh Bihu or Maghar Domahi?

Ans: Various sports organized on the occasion of Magh Bihu or Maghar Domahi are buffalo-fight, egg-fight, rooster-fight, nightingale fight etc.

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