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Sample question paper.

In the existing scheme of the question paper Students answer questions based on four unseen passages carrying five marks each –all the questions are MCQs.
The change proposed is that students be given two passages (carrying 5+5 marks) out of four which are based on MCQ responses. The other two should require effort on the part of the students to supply the responses.
In the proposed question paper scheme
Students will be expected to attempt four passages carrying five marks each.
Passage types will include literary, discursive or factual. One out of the four passages will be a poem.
Two out of four passages will have Multiple Choice Questions  carrying 5+5=10 marks
 Two out of four passages will have questions wherein students will be expected to supply the responses. This will carry 5+5=10 marks. Question types will be :
Sentence completion
Gap filling

Note: The weightage given to MCQs to be reduced from the existing 20 Marks in the Reading Section to 10 Marks

Section B–Writing: 20 marks (Question 5-7)—No change
The writing section comprises three writing tasks as indicated below:
Q 5 A short answer question of upto 80 words in the form of a Biographical Sketch (expansion of notes on an individual’s life or achievements into a short paragraph)/Data Interpretation, Dialogue Writing or Description (People, Places, Events).                                                                                         4 Marks
The question will assess students’skill of expressing ideas in clear and grammatically correct English, presenting ideas coherently and concisely, writing a clear description, a clear account of events, expanding notes into a piece of writing or transcoding information from one form to another.                                                                                 Q 6 A long answer question (minimum 120 words) in the form of a formal letter/ informal letter or an email.  The output would be a long piece of writing and will assess the use of appropriate style, language, content and expression.   
                                                                                                                 8 Marks

Q 7 A long answer question (minimum 150 words) in the form of a diary entry, article, speech, story or debate.                                                  8 Marks

Students’ skills in expression of ideas in clear and grammatically correct English, planning, organising and presenting ideas coherently by introducing, developing and concluding a topic, comparing and contrasting ideas and arriving at a conclusion, presenting an argument with supporting examples, using an appropriate style and format and expanding notes into longer pieces of writing and creative expression of ideas will be assessed.                           

Important Notes on Format and Word Limit:
Format will not carry any separate marks and in most cases, format will be given in the question paper.
The word limit given is the suggested minimum word limit.  No candidate may be penalised for writing more or less than the suggested word limit.  Stress should be on content, expression, coherence and relevance of the content presented.

Section C–Grammar: 20 marks-(Question 8-12)

In the existing scheme of the question paper Students answer five questions of four marks each –all MCQs that test various grammatical items in context.
The change proposed is that students be given two questions (carrying 4+4 marks) out of five which are based on MCQ responses. The other three should require effort on the part of the students to supply the responses.
In the proposed question paper scheme:
This section will carry five questions of four marks each
Out of five questions two questions (question 8 and 9) carrying 4 marks each ie total eight marks will have MCQs .The test types for MCQs include:
Gap filling
Sentence completion
Dialogue completion
Question 10, 11, and 12 will be based on response supplied by students.
These test types which will not be tested as MCQs include
Sentence reordering
Editing
Omission
Sentence transformation

Note : The weightage given to MCQs to be reduced from the existing 20 marks in the grammar section to 8 marks

Section D – Literature-20 Marks (Question 13-15)

In the existing scheme of the question paper students answer questions based on two extracts out of three for reference to context (Prose/poetry or play)  carrying three marks each(Total -6 Marks) –all MCQs.
The change proposed is that students be given one extract for reference to context (carrying 3 marks) out of two which is based on MCQ responses. The other extract should require effort on the part of the students to supply the responses.
In the proposed question paper scheme:
Q13 A One out of two extracts for reference to context with MCQs (based on poetry / prose/drama) .The extract will carry 3 marks.
B) One extract for reference to context (based on poetry / prose/drama) where students will be expected to supply the answer. The extract will carry 3 marks. (20-30 words each)       
                                                   6 Marks
Q14. Four out of five short answer type questions based on prose, poetry or plays of 2 marks each. The questions will not test recall but inference and evaluation. (30-40 words each)
                                              8 Marks
Q15.One out of two long answer type questions to assess personal response to text by going beyond the text/ poetry / prose/drama. Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across two texts will also be assessed. (120 words)
                                                                                                                  6 Marks
Note: The weightage given to MCQs to be reduced from the existing 06 Marks in the Literature Section to 3 Marks

 

 
   
Total No. of Marks   
Existing Weightage to MCQs   
Proposed Weighatage to MCQs      
Section A-Reading
    20 Marks    20 Marks    10 Marks      
Section B-Writing
    20 Marks    Nil    Nil      
SectionC-Grammar
    20 Marks    20 Marks    8 Marks      
SectionD-Literature
    20 Marks    6 Marks               3 Marks      
Total     80 Marks    46 Marks              21 Marks      
Percentage    57.5 %    26.25%     

SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER
CLASS IX
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT II
ENGLISH
Code No. 101
(COMMUNICATIVE)
MM: 80                                                                                                        Time 3 hrs.

The Question paper is divided into four sections:

Section A:           Reading                                         20 Marls
Section B:           Writing                                                           20 Marks
Section C:           Grammar                                                      20 Marks
Section D:           Literature                                                            20 Marks

General Instructions

All questions are compulsory
You may attempt any section at a time
All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order

SECTION – A
READING – 20 MARKS

Read the poem given below and complete the summary by filling in the
            appropriate word.  Supply only one word for each blank.       
                                                                            5 Marks

YOUNG, GIFTED BUT BLACK
When Mebula Ramsandra
Was three years old
His mother told him, that if he wanted
To be a big strong man
He’d have to drink all his milk —
And he did.
When Mebula Ramsandra
Was five years old
His teacher told him
That if he wanted
To go to a grammar school1
He’d have to try harder with his homework —
And he did.
When Mebula Ramsandra
Was fifteen years old
His lecturer told him
That if he wanted to be a lab technician
He’d have to go to University —
And he did.
So ten years later
When Mebula Ramsandra
Was twenty-five years old
A big, strong, clever, educated postgraduate —–
The man on the other end of the telephone said
If he wanted to work for him,
He’d have to be big, strong, clever, educated postgraduate —– and
White.

A young Mebula Ramsandra was advised by his mother to consume (a) _________ if he wanted to be big and strong. At the age of five his teacher warned him that if he didn’t put in (b) _______ work, he wouldn’t be able to go to Grammar School. When he was in his teens, he was told that he would have to go to University to be a lab (c) _________. After ten years his job application was rejected because he was (d) _______.  Surely the man on the other side of the telephone was (e) __________.

 
2. Read the passage and complete the sentences given below.              5 Marks
Massage can be a natural tranquilliser. It has been used in virtually every culture throughout history to relieve aches and pains, unknot tense muscles, and help the body– and the mind– to relax. There are several types of the massage, but the most popular are Oriental massage and Swedish massage. The chief difference between them is that some of the strokes in Swedish massage are designed to stimulate a rather than to relax the body.
It is unfortunate that many people who might benefit from massage never try it, dismissing it as a specialised treatment for athletes or disabled people or as an unjustifiable indulgence. If you think this way, you are missing out on something enjoyable. Any one can learn to give massage. It is a simple extension of warm human care and touch.
Professional masseurs and masseuses offer the benefit of both skill and experience. They should be trained in anatomy and physiology so that they can identify muscles that are in spasm or painful knots that have built up by misuse of the body. Experienced professionals generally understand the requirements of various body types and are able to choose strokes that the beneficial for the individual. During a typical one-hour session the routine builds subtly in intensity and then subsides.
1. Besides relieving pain, massage also (a) ________________________________________.
2. While the oriental massage focuses on (b) ____________________________________. some aspects of the Swedish massage are meant for (c) ______________________________.
3. Many people associate massage with pleasure, thinking that it is useful only for               (d) ________.
4. To identify painful muscles and knots, masseurs should have knowledge in                              (e) ____________. 
Q3 Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the answers from the given options.                                                                                 5 Marks
SPACE
“It scares me,” said Jack Hills, an astronomer at New Mexico’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. “It really does.” He and the rest of the world had good reason to be worried. Astronomer Brian Marsden, at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics had just announced that a newly discovered asteroid 1.6 km wide was headed for Earth and might pass as close as 48,000km in the year 2028. “The chance of an actual collision is small,” Marsden reported, “but not entirely out of the question.”
An actual collision? With an asteroid of that size? It sounded like the stuff of science fiction and grade-B movies. But front-page stories and TV newscasts around the world soon made clear that the possibility of a direct hit and a global catastrophe well within the lifetime of most people on Earth today was all too real.
Then suddenly, the danger was gone. Barely a day later, new data and new calculations showed that the asteroid, dubbed 1997 XF11, presented no threat at all. It would miss Earth by 1 million Km – closer than any previously observed asteroid of that size but a comfortable distance. Still, the incident focused attention once and for all on the largely ignored danger that asteroids and comets pose to life on Earth.
XF11 was discovered last Dec. 6 by astronomer Jim Scotti, a member of the University of Arizona’s Spacewatch group, which scans the skies for undiscovered comets and asteroids. Using a 77-year-old telescope equipped with an electronic camera, he had recorded three sets of images. The digitized images, fed into a computer programmed to look for objects moving against the background of fixed stars, revealed an asteroid that Scotti, in an e-mail to Marsden, described as standing out “like a sore thumb.”
   1. The world had reasons to worry because…………………….
a. it could come to an end
b. it would be hit by an asteroid
c. it might be hit by an asteroid
d. the astronomers had predicated a definite collision
 
   2. The news that soon came as a relief was that………………….
a. there was no asteroid
b. the asteroid would disintegrate in space
c. it would cross the earth at a safe distance
d.  it would be too small to cause harm
 
   3. The asteroid XF11was discovered when…………………………..
a. Jim Scotti observed the sky
b. Scotti saw it through a telescope
c. Marsden discovered it through the computer
d. Jack Hills observed the sky
 
  4. The astronomer, described the asteroid as standing out “like a sore thumb”
       because………………
a. it was not a pleasant sight
b. it was noticeable in an unpleasant way
c. it was threatening and ugly
d. it had become huge as it neared the earth

 5. The word in the second paragraph that means disaster is………………….
a. collision
b. dubbed
c. catastrophe
d. danger

Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the  answer from the given options:                                                                              5 Marks
Coded Messages
Arabic mathematicians made tremendous contributions to cryptanalysis — the science of decoding scrambled messages. Their interest stemmed partially from their religion.
The holy Koran contains revelations made by the Prophet Mohammed. The text contained dictated messages that the Prophet had received from the archangel Gabriel. However, these revelations were not necessarily placed in the order in which the Prophet had received them. To deduce the order of the revelations and place them in chronological context, Muslim scholars determined that some passages contained words coined more recently, and some contained words that were older.
Then, they counted the frequencies of words in each revelation, paying attention to the frequencies of modern and ancient words. Passages which contained a greater frequency of modern words were considered to have been written later.
In the ninth century, an Arab mathematician called Al-Kindi employed a similar technique to break encrypted messages — frequency analysis. Letters are ranked according to how commonly they occur. Then, the encrypted message is taken, and the most frequent letter appearing in the code is noted. The code is then compared to the language, and using the correspondence in rank, the encrypted message can be unscrambled. He described this in a book — A manuscript on deciphering cryptographic messages.
 1. The art of deciphering scrambled messages has its roots in………………
a. cryptanalysis
b. Arabic language
c.  religion
d. Mathematics

 2.  The Holy Koran documents the messages of …………………..
a. The Prophet Mohammed
b. Archangel Gabriel
c. Arabic hymns
d. Muslim Scholars

 3. Placing the text of Koran in a sequential order was done……………..
a. by determining the chronological order of events
b.with the help of Arabic mathematicians
c. by using the frequency of modern and ancient words
d. by breaking the cryptic code contained in the messages

4.  Al-Kindi’s contribution has been acknowledged in the field of……..
a. encrypting messages
b. cryptanalysis
c. language analysis
d. preparing a manuscript
 
5. The word in the last paragraph that means ‘coding of a clear text’ is…………
a. deciphering
b. encrypted
c. revelation
d. scrambled

SECTION – B WRITING
20 MARKS

5. One hundred persons each in three age groups were interviewed on their musical
    preferences.  All the persons did not have interest in music.  Of those who did like
    music, there was much variation in their tastes.  On the basis of the information given
    in the table below about musical preferences of the people in the three age groups,
   write a paragraph in about 80 words about the popular forms of music and how the
    taste in music differs with age.        
                                        4 Marks

 
Age
Form    15-20    21-30    31+      
Classical    6    4    17      
Pop    7    5    5      
Rock    6    12    14      
Jazz    1    4    11      
Hip-Hop    9    3    4      
    29    28    51       
                 

6. While reading a magazine you came across the following article

You are an educationist and feel that Environmental Education imparted in schools, need reorientation. The stress should not be on preserving Nature for human use, but for protecting animals and plants for their own sake. Based on the information given above and ideas from the Unit Environment, write a letter to the editor of a national daily in about 120 words on the subject and give it a suitable title.                               8 Marks      
 

7. Look at the picture given below and write in 150 words a story that begins
“I didn’t tell my Dad about the green monster I found at the bottom of the garden because… 
               8 Marks         

SECTION – C GRAMMAR
20 MARKS

Choose the most appropriate option from the ones given below to complete the following passage.  Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number.  Do not copy the whole passage.                    (4 Marks)
 
Since the beginning of human existence, people (a) ______________________ over the world have expressed their emotions and ideas (b) ________________ the medium of dance.  The word ‘folk’ means people.  Folk dances express the moods and feelings of (c) ___________________ common people.   Different regions (d) _____________ India have their own dances.   (e) ______________ dance is accompanied by music and songs of the region to (f) ______________ it belongs.  (g)______________ recent times folk dances have gained (h) ___________________ popularity, partly because of films and television shows.

(a) (i) all                            (b) (i) in
     (ii) whole                                         (ii) into   
     (iii) much                                         (iii) through   
     (iv) more                                 (iv) of

(c) (i) the                            (d) (i) at
     (ii) a                                 (ii) of
     (iii) an                                 (iii) for
     (iv) some                                 (iv) from

(e) (i) Each                             (f) (i) what
     (ii) All                                 (ii) which
     (iii) Whole                                        (iii) who   
     (iv) Many                                        (iv)whose

(g) (i) Of                            (h) (i) great
     (ii) For                                 (ii) for
    (iii) In                                  (iii) much
    (iv) Until                                 (iv) many

9.  Given below are some tips on how to improve your memory. Read the given hints and complete the passage by filling in the gaps choosing the answers from the given options.     (1 × 4 = 4 Marks)
How to Improve Your Memory
•    Exercise your brain.
•    Reduce stress.
•    Create vivid, memorable images.
•    Repeat things you need to learn.
•    Group things you need to remember.
•    Try meditation.

    There are some simple steps that can help you to improve your memory. The first step   (a) ……………………………… with things like crossword puzzles, chess etc. The second step is (b) ………………………………. lives because stress can cause us to forget things. The next step (c)…………………………………… which will help us to remember things. Another method involves repeating things that we want to learn and (d)……………………. so that we do not forget them easily. Finally, the most important method is to try meditation.

(a) (i) being to exercise your brain                                 (ii) is to exercise one’s brain
     (iii) is to exercise your brain                                     (iv) being exercising the brain

(b) (i) to reduce stress in your                                        (ii) reducing stress in one’s
     (iii) reduction of stress in one’s                                (iv) to reduce stress in our

(c) (i) is creating vivid and memorable images              (ii) is to creating vivid and memorable
                                                                                              images
     (iii) creating vivid and memorable images                (iv) creation of vivid and memorable
                                                                                               images                         

(d) (i) to group things together                                     (ii) group things together
    (iii) to be grouping things together                          (iv) grouped things together

10. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line.  Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct question number.  Remember to underline the word you have supplied.      (½ x8=4 Marks)
Often these days we hear and speak of the conquered                        (a) _______   _________              
 in nature, ‘the taming of a river’, ‘the war against insects’                (b)_______   _________
and so on. Often these phrases being used without consciously         (c) _______  _________
 attaching any value to them, but those have an                              (d)_______   _________
underlying attitude of hostile towards Nature and Nature’s                 (e)_______   _________
 creatures, a viewpoint which seeming to assume                      (f)________  _________
Nature as an enemy that needs to being vanquished.                     (g) _______   _________
Alternatively, Nature is seen merely as the ‘resource’ to be         (h) _______   _________
‘exploited’

11. Look at the words and phrases below.  Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences.  Write the correct sentences in your answer sheet.  
            (1 × 4 = 4 Marks)
one / fell / day / a / farmer’s / will / donkey / into / down / a
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well.

(a) the / farmer / know / to / didn’t / do / cried / animal/the / and / what
(b) invited / he / neighbors / all / help / his / to / him
(c) what / donkey / the / didn’t / at first / realize / was / happening
(d) he / everybody’s / to / then / amazement / down/ quietened

12. Read the following conversation and complete the passage given below.                                                      (lx4=4 Marks)
Customer:    Can I have a small bottle of tomato sauce?
Shopkeeper:     Sorry, I have only big bottles.
Customer:     When will it be available?
Shopkeeper:     I can give it to you tomorrow.
Customer:       Thank you, then I will get it tomorrow.

The customer asked the shopkeeper (a) ……………………..  . The shopkeeper said that he only had big bottles of tomato sauce. The customer wanted to know (b) ……………………..  . The shopkeeper said that (c) ……………………..  .. The customer thanked him and said that (d) ……………………..  .
SECTION – D LITERATURE
20 MARKS

13. A Read the extract and answer the following questions by choosing the most
      appropriate option.                                                                          (1×3=3 Marks)                    

 I touch gently at the windows with my
Soft fingers, and my announcement is a
Welcome song. All can hear, but only
The sensitive can understand.

(a) When the speaker taps at the windows____
(i) people welcome the speaker
(ii) people sing songs in praise of the speaker
(iii) people enjoy the sound made on the windows
(iv) flowers and fields sing a song

(b) Only the sensitive can understand________
(i) the song of the rain
(ii) the joy of the rain
(iii) the rain’s sighs
(iv) the rain’s affection

(c) The song of the Rain is a/an_______________ poem.
narrative
autobiographical
biographical
satirical
OR

 “You are like a child. I can’t trust you out of my sight. No sooner is my back turned than you get that little minx Marie to sell the silver salt-cellars.”

(a) The listener got Marie to sell the silver salt-cellars as
(i) he needed the money to pay the rent
(ii) he needed to help Marie pay her rent.
(iii) Mere Gringoire needed money to pay her rent.
(iv) the bailiff had to be paid.

(b) The speaker’s tone is ____________
(i) gentle
(ii) furious
(iii) sad
(iv) reproachful

(c)  She did not want the salt-cellars sold as ___________________
(i) they had been in their family for years
(ii) she wanted to eat salt out of silver salt cellars.
(iii) they were very rare and expensive
(iv) her mother had given them to her
13 B. Read the lines given below and answer the questions that follow.
     (1×3=3 Marks)
“Good-luck to you, Trevelyan,” I said. “And may you get the petunias for your 
              princess!”

(a) Why does the narrator call the listener Trevelyan?
(b) Why does the narrator refer to petunias?
(c) What is the tone of the speaker in the above lines?

14. Answer any four of the following questions.  (30-40 words each)
                                                                                                         (2×4=8 Marks)
 (a) Private Quelch is equally unpopular among his friends as well as superiors. 
     Comment.
 (b) In what ways is Pescud like the hero of a romantic novel?
 (c) In what ways do the parishioners take advantage of the Bishop’s kindness?
 (d) In what sense are men and women merely players on the stage of life?
 (e) Why does the narrator from the poem ‘Oh,I wish I’d looked after me teeth’ say it
      is a ‘time of reckonin’ for her now?

15. As Harold, write a diary entry about your feelings on learning that your father is the
      famous boxer Porky and how your classmates have changed after learning this.    
 (6 Marks)

OR

How did the Bishop react on learning about the betrayal by the convict? What does it reflect about him?

SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER
    CLASS IX
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT II
ENGLISH
Code No. 101
COMMUNICATIVE

                                       Marking Scheme

      SECTION – A READING
      20 MARKS

Q1.     Objective: Local and global comprehension of a poem.
            Marking:  5 marks – 1 mark for each correct answer. 
No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes.                                                
milk
hard
technician
black
biased/ prejudiced/ racial/ white

Q2.    Objective: To identify the main points of the text.
    Marking: 5 marks – 1 mark for each correct answer. 
No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes.
       
helps the body and the mind relax/ relaxes the body and the mind
relaxing the body
stimulating the body
athletes or disabled people     
anatomy and physiology

Q3.    Objective: To identify the main points of the text.
    Marking: 5 marks – 1 mark for each correct answer. 
No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes.          
it might be hit by an asteroid
it would cross the earth at a safe distance
Scotti saw it through a telescope
it was noticeable in an unpleasant way
catastrophe

Q4.    Objective: To identify the main points of the text.
    Marking: 5 marks – 1 mark for each correct answer. 
No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes.        
religion
Archangel Gabriel
by using the frequency of modern and ancient words
cryptanalysis
encrypted
SECTION B WRITING
20 MARKS

Q5.            Objective:    To interpret the data given and write a coherent paragraph.
                  Marking:    4 marks
                  Content:     2 marks
                  Expression (Fluency & Accuracy): 2 marks                   

   Under content credit should be given for the candidate’s creativity in presenting ideas. 
   However, some of the following points may be included.
Popular forms of music
Pattern among the three age groups
Comparison
Conclusion

Q6.        Objective:    To write in a style appropriate to a formal letter.
        Marking:     8 marks
Content:      4 marks
Fluency:      2 Marks
Accuracy:    2 Marks

   Under content credit should be given for the candidate’s creativity in presenting ideas. 
   However, some of the following points may be included.

Value Points:
The need to save the environment has caught the attention of many
This is a positive step towards conservation
On the other hand disheartening to see people talking about saving nature only because human beings are affected
People are worried about depletion of resources as they would have to learn to manage without things
The concern is not so much for the nature as for their own comfort
The need is for reorientation of the education imparted in schools
We need to bring a new approach, a new perspective
The educators have to come forward to chalk out new policies
Need is also to create sensitivity and change the attitude of people

Q7.        Objective: To write a story using the given beginning of the story.
       Marking:    8 marks
Content:    4 marks
 Fluency:    2 marks
Accuracy:    2 marks

Value Points:              
Since the question demands originality, creativity, there can be no fixed answer.
However due weightage should be given to both these aspects besides the following:
Effective and proper use of the trigger.
Proper extension of the idea into a plot.
Effective development and conclusion/ ending.
Creation of interesting character(s) and incidents.

SECTION C GRAMMAR
20 MARKS

Q8. Marks 4 – Half mark for each correct answer.
all
through
the
of
Each
which
In
much    
   

Q9. Marks 4 – One mark for each correct answer.
is to exercise your brain
to reduce stress in your                  
is creating vivid and memorable image
to group things together

Q10. Marks 4 – Half mark for each correct answer.
conquered        conquest
in            of
being            are
those            they
hostile            hostility
seeming        seems
being            be
the            a

Q11.  Marks 4 – One mark for each correct answer.
(a) The animal cried and the farmer did not know what to do.
(b) He invited all his neighbors to help him.
(c) At first, the donkey did not realize what was happening.
            (d) Then, to everybody’s amazement, he quietened down

Q12.  Marks 4 – One mark for each correct answer.
if he could have a small bottle of tomato sauce
when it would be available
he could give it to him  the next day
then he would get it the next day

SECTION D LITERATURE
20 MARKS

Q13 A) Song of the Rain
    Marking:    3 marks – one mark for each correct answer.
people welcome the speaker
the song of the rain
autobiographical
OR
    The Bishop’s Candlesticks 
    Marking:    3 marks – one mark for each correct answer.
Mere Gringoire needed money to pay her rent
reproachful
they had been in their family for years

        B) Best Seller
        Marking:    3 marks – one mark for each correct answer.
The listener claims he does not like Bestsellers but has acted like the hero of one.
The listener is going to great pains to try and acquire the flowers for his wife
Ironic/ Mocking/ Satirical

Q14.         Marking:     2 marks for each answer.   (2×4 = 8 marks)
       Value Points:
He is unpopular because he flaunts his superiority—no friends—colleagues avoid him
     Superiors angry, consider him proud and insolent—punish him by giving him extra
     Duties (The Man who Knew Too Much)

Falls in love with a girl who is socially far above his status
      Follows her over a great distance and goes to great pains to marry her (Best
      Seller)

         c)   Call him whenever in need of his prayers/ unmindful of his comfort
Ask him for financial help whenever they need it (The Bishop’s Candlesticks)

             d)   Enter the stage at birth and on their death they leave it.
       Play their roles on the stage depending upon their age and the special     
                  characteristics attached to each age. (The Seven Ages)    
 
      e)  Indulged herself on sweets earlier
           Has toothache now/ paying for her carelessness and indulgence. (Oh, I Wish I’d
           Looked After Me Teeth)

Q15. (Keeping It from Harold)
    Marking:    6 marks
    Value Points:
What an extraordinary thing happened today
Can’t believe that my dad is the famous Boxer!
How could they keep it away? Imagine them trying to hide!
I am feeling so tall, proud that I know young Porky personally
My friends were really surprised when I told them
All this time they thought I was a softy!  Now they know.
All these days I wondered about dad’s profession
I am so proud of him

OR
(The Bishop’s Candlesticks)
The Bishop for a moment was taken aback
Never thought that someone would abuse his hospitality
The pain was more for the personal attachment
The candle stand  was a remembrance of his mother
Soon recovered, his goodness coming to the rescue
Realized that the convict’s need was more than his
Forgave him in his heart
In spite of his sister provoking him, he did not rise to the bait
His behaviour reflects his character
Personal response giving reasons (agree or disagree with the Bishop’s stand giving reasons for the same)

Note:    1. 4 marks for content – eight value points to be included – half mark for
                each value point
2 marks for expression as shown below:
·    2 marks-Effective Organisation with very few errors.
·    1 mark-Some weaknesses in Organisation; fairly frequent language errors
·    0 mark-Poor Organisation; many language errors  

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