CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 SA2 English Solved 2016 Set 6

                                                               SECTION A – Reading

1.      Read the following passage carefully.
1      When a storm with a wind speed of 92 km ph raged across Delhi, the first effect of it was be that power  went off. The city witnessed power cuts from four to seven hours after several transmission lines tripped  due to the devastating winds blowing across the city; Calling discoms was futile as telephone lines were  jammed or even get broken down due to the storm in several homes, the power back up too went off due  to such a long gap.
2      But the greatest danger came from the falling of roadside trees. Branches of trees fell like sticks, crushing cars  falling in their path. This was because several of these trees have now become old and unable to withstand  the fury of the storm. Their crowns are now too broad to carry the weight of their trunks. People too, were  left in a state of utter shock. Activists and tree experts blamed the falling of trees to the concrete choking  trees around the city, leaving them weak from inside. Also, the groundwater level is very deep and most of  the trees cannot soak the rain water as the concrete surround has blocked the entry of rainwater.
3      Another common casualty of the storm was the falling down of signage and scaffolding on passing traffic.  In the bargain the storm brought a ton of bricks as the pillars of the top floor collapsed/injuring people  below. In another bizarre happening a woman flew off the terrace of the home and hit a woman below.  Road signage collapsed and fell on parked cars.
4      The storm had been caused by a huger cumulonimbus cloud cell located over Delhi. The cell with a height  of 14 km, cut Delhi in half stretching from north-west to the north-east. South, southwest and west Delhi  areas fell in the tail end where the cloud managed to raise a lot of dust, but led to strong winds. In the  east, north east and northern parts, wind speed and squall was lower but these areas recorded rain.
Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a)      What was the wind speed of the storm and what was its effect?
(b)      What followed the power cuts?
(c)      What turned out to be the greatest danger? Why?
(d)      What reason was attributed to the falling of trees?
(e)      What reason are activists giving for the falling of trees?
(f)      Why can these trees not take in rainwater?
(g)      How was passing traffic affected by the storm?
(h)      How was the storm caused?

2.      Read the following passage carefully.
1      Formal menswear has always been branded as boring, whereas women’s formal wear is always in the forefront  when it comes to style. In recent times clothing brands have taken it upon themselves to cast aside the  sedate and boring label and take the innovative route. This has resulted in the creation of what is being  dubbed ‘smart clothes for men’.
2      Instead of the erstwhile rigidity of stitched-to-size, smart clothes, men now have a different take altogether.  These clothes are geared to adjust to the shape of the wearer’s figure. Hence the day is not far when a shirt  collar would automatically adjust itself to fit individual neck sizes and full size suits could be packed to the  size of a laptop. This will enable frequent flyers to travel light. To counter the menace of sweaty clothes,  smart clothing is being specially woven into dress shirts that help office goers remain fresh ail through the  summer.
3      The thrust towards creating this line of men’s clothing has been fueled by the greatest names in the  industry. Popular menswear brands are not stopping at innovative conveniences in formal wear, but are now  adopting a vigorous marketing campaign alongside. Continuous innovations have allowed these brands to  buck economic slowdown and grow their products in the last few years.
4      Realising the need to adapt to offer solutions that will suit Indian lifestyles, they are now geared into  making clothing lines that offer solutions to the Indian consumer. Hence with so many people flying abroad  for business, the Indian lightweight suit is crumple-free and a necessity for the Indian consumer. Others  manufacturers are flaunting lightweight suits that weigh less than 500 gm. Beyond the pale is a vast range  of ever-clean shirts and travel-friendly trousers.
5      Other fashion houses are concentrating their energies on materials, by developing innovative fabrics and  devising treatments. These include fabric that nourishes the skin of the wearer due to the aloe vera treatment  of the micro fibre.
6      The upwardly mobile male in the age group of 25-35 is the ideal consumer of these innovations as he is  the biggest category of spender in the formal menswear range. For them, the yardstick is hitched a notch  higher for not only do they demand all the above in their clothing but also a conscious striving after  functionality. No matter how innovative the suit might be, unless it is functional as well, buyers for it will  not be forthcoming.
2.1      Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
(a)      What is the trend in formal wear for men, currently? What is the result?
(b)      What is the innovation as regards men’s suits under the smart clothing label?
(c)      What are the changes in shirts for men?
(d)      Who is the buyer of this range?
2.2      Do as directed.
(a)      The term ‘branded’ in the passage denotes ….„……………………….. .
(i) putting a stamp on a product        (ii) having a new thing
(iii) a branch of the main office/product      (iv) made into a plait
(b)      The term ‘sedate’ is the opposite of………………………………
(i)      a second date        (ii)        sober
(iii)      exciting        (iv)        drowsy
(c)      The term ‘counter’ in the passage denotes …………………………….. .
(i)      oppose        (ii)        a board game
(iii)      a disc        (iv)        a person who        counts
(d)      The term ‘flaunting’ in the passage means………………………………
(i)      rising high        (ii)        floating in the        air
(iii)      growing in        size        (iv)        show off
                                            Section B – Writing & Grammar

3. The playground of your neighbourhood has been turned into a cultural stage for holding star nights and ticketed  shows. The children of the locality are left with no space for playing games and recreation. Write a letter to the Editor  of ‘Neighbourhood Lookout’ in about 10(M.20 words pointing out the difficulties faced by the community and the  long-term effects of narrowing down of public spaces, on community health and well being. Sign yourself as Param  Chand / Parmeshwari Chand.
Your class has recently visited the national Museum in New Delhi as part of the History Week celebrations at your school. Write an article for your school magazine describing the highlights of the National Museum in about 100120 words. You can take help from MCB unit ‘Travel and Tourism’. You are Aakash / Akanksha.

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The Louvre Museum in Paris was holding an International Students Week.

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7.      Do as directed.
(a)      Do you eat bread? (Change the voice of the sentence.)
(b)      Sarah said, ‘My mother is from Kolkata.'(Change into reported speech.)
(c)      Father told the watchman to let the visitors in. (Change into direct narration.)  
              Section C – Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text

8.      Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.
And now the Storm-blast came, and he    
Was tyrannous and strong:
He struck with his o’ertaking wings,    
And chased us south along.  
(a)      Which figure of speech is used in line 1?    
(b)      What had happened to the mariner’s ship?
(c)      What does the word ‘tyrannous1 mean?
 Or
‘O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times.
Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,
(a)      The expression thou bleeding piece of earth refers to ……………………..  
(b)      The speaker is meek and gentle with these butchers because……………………..
(c)      What is the meaning of ‘Prophecy’?

9.      Answer any four of the following questions        in 30-40 words each.    
(a)      “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings”.why does Ozymandias refer to himself as king of kings? what  quality of the king is revealed through this statement?    
(b)      Why does John wish he were dead?        
(c)      How do Brutus and Cassius respond to Antony’s speech?        
(d)      Does the poet in the poem ‘Snake’ agree with his voice initially?        
(e)      What genre of stories does Jenkins want the author to write? Why?        

10. Answer the following question in about 80-100 words each.
Patol Babu’s wife says, ‘Counting your chickens again before they’re hatched, are you? No wonder you could never   make a go of it.’ Do you feel that people who presume success before it comes to them are the ones whom success always alludes? Elaborate.
Or
‘Time is all powerful, time is sluttish.’ What does Shelley teach us about mighty rulers and the passage of time in Ozymandias.

                                                     Attempt any one — Part A or Part B

                                                                                 Part A    
11. What opinion does Anne form of herself in the chapters?      .
Or
Draw a character sketch of Anne’s friend Lies.  
                                                                                  Part B
11. How did Helen feel that a visit to Midway Plaisance was like the Arabian Nights?
Or
Draw a character sketch of Dr. Graham Bell.

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                                                                    SECTION A – Reading

1.      Read the following passage carefully.
1      When a storm with a wind speed of 92 km ph raged across Delhi, the first effect of it was be that power  went off. The city witnessed power cuts from four to seven hours after several transmission lines tripped  due to the devastating winds blowing across the city; Calling discoms was futile as telephone lines were  jammed or even get broken down due to the storm in several homes, the power back up too went off due  to such a long gap.
2      But the greatest danger came from the falling of roadside trees. Branches of trees fell like sticks, crushing cars  falling in their path. This was because several of these trees have now become old and unable to withstand  the fury of the storm. Their crowns are now too broad to carry the weight of their trunks. People too, were  left in a state of utter shock. Activists and tree experts blamed the falling of trees to the concrete choking  trees around the city, leaving them weak from inside. Also, the groundwater level is very deep and most of  the trees cannot soak the rain water as the concrete surround has blocked the entry of rainwater.
3      Another common casualty of the storm was the falling down of signage and scaffolding on passing traffic.  In the bargain the storm brought a ton of bricks as the pillars of the top floor collapsed/injuring people  below. In another bizarre happening a woman flew off the terrace of the home and hit a woman below.  Road signage collapsed and fell on parked cars.
4      The storm had been caused by a huger cumulonimbus cloud cell located over Delhi. The cell with a height  of 14 km, cut Delhi in half stretching from north-west to the north-east. South, southwest and west Delhi  areas fell in the tail end where the cloud managed to raise a lot of dust, but led to strong winds. In the  east, north east and northern parts, wind speed and squall was lower but these areas recorded rain.
Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a)      What was the wind speed of the storm and what was its effect?
(b)      What followed the power cuts?
(c)      What turned out to be the greatest danger? Why?
(d)      What reason was attributed to the falling of trees?
(e)      What reason are activists giving for the falling of trees?
(f)      Why can these trees not take in rainwater?
(g)      How was passing traffic affected by the storm?
(h)      How was the storm caused?
Ans.(a) The wind speed of the storm was 92 km ph and it affected the power supply of Delhi.
(b)      Following the power cuts, several transmission lines tripped and as telephone lines were jammed or even get  broken down discoms could not be reached.
(c)      The greatest danger turned out to be the falling of roadside trees, causing great danger to cars on the road.
(d)      The trees fell because several of them have now become old and their crowns are now too broad to carry  the weight of their trunks.
‘(e) According to activists and tree experts the falling of trees was because the concrete surrounds of the trees was choking them, leaving them weak from inside.
(f)      The trees are unable to take in rainwater because groundwater level is very deep and the concrete surround  of the trunks has blocked the entry of rainwater.
(g)      Passing traffic was affected by falling of signag and scaffolding and the coming down of bricks from construction  sites.
(h)   The storm was caused by a huger cumulonimbus cloud cell located at a height of 1.4 km above Delhi.

2.      Read the following passage carefully.
1      Formal menswear has always been branded as boring, whereas women’s formal wear is always in the forefront  when it comes to style. In recent times clothing brands have taken it upon themselves to cast aside the  sedate and boring label and take the innovative route. This has resulted in the creation of what is being  dubbed ‘smart clothes for men’.
2      Instead of the erstwhile rigidity of stitched-to-size, smart clothes, men now have a different take altogether.  These clothes are geared to adjust to the shape of the wearer’s figure. Hence the day is not far when a shirt  collar would automatically adjust itself to fit individual neck sizes and full size suits could be packed to the  size of a laptop. This will enable frequent flyers to travel light. To counter the menace of sweaty clothes,  smart clothing is being specially woven into dress shirts that help office goers remain fresh ail through the  summer.
3      The thrust towards creating this line of men’s clothing has been fueled by the greatest names in the  industry. Popular menswear brands are not stopping at innovative conveniences in formal wear, but are now  adopting a vigorous marketing campaign alongside. Continuous innovations have allowed these brands to  buck economic slowdown and grow their products in the last few years.
4      Realising the need to adapt to offer solutions that will suit Indian lifestyles, they are now geared into  making clothing lines that offer solutions to the Indian consumer. Hence with so many people flying abroad  for business, the Indian lightweight suit is crumple-free and a necessity for the Indian consumer. Others  manufacturers are flaunting lightweight suits that weigh less than 500 gm. Beyond the pale is a vast range  of ever-clean shirts and travel-friendly trousers.
5      Other fashion houses are concentrating their energies on materials, by developing innovative fabrics and  devising treatments. These include fabric that nourishes the skin of the wearer due to the aloe vera treatment  of the micro fibre.
6 The upwardly mobile male in the age group of 25-35 is the ideal consumer of these innovations as he is  the biggest category of spender in the formal menswear range. For them, the yardstick is hitched a notch  higher for not only do they demand all the above in their clothing but also a conscious striving after  functionality. No matter how innovative the suit might be, unless it is functional as well, buyers for it will  not be forthcoming.
2.1      Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
(a)      What is the trend in formal wear for men, currently? What is the result?
(b)      What is the innovation as regards men’s suits under the smart clothing label?
(c)      What are the changes in shirts for men?
(d)      Who is the buyer of this range?
2.2      Do as directed.
(a)      The term ‘branded’ in the passage denotes ….„……………………….. .
(i) putting a stamp on a product        (ii) having a new thing
(iii) a branch of the main office/product      (iv) made into a plait
(b)      The term ‘sedate’ is the opposite of………………………………
(i)      a second date        (ii)        sober
(iii)      exciting        (iv)        drowsy
(c)      The term ‘counter’ in the passage denotes …………………………….. .
(i)      oppose        (ii)        a board game
(iii)      a disc        (iv)        a person who        counts
(d)      The term ‘flaunting’ in the passage means………………………………
(i)      rising high        (ii)        floating in the        air
(iii)      growing in        size        (iv)        show off
Ans.2.1 (a) The current trend in formal menswear is a shift from being boring. Clothing brands have cast aside the‘boring’ label and take the innovative route. This has resulted in the creation of formal menswear, dubbed ‘smart clothes for men’.
(b)      Under the smart clothing label suits for Indian men, suits will be adjusted to pack into a laptop size. Also,  frequent flyers can now avail of lightweight suits that weigh less than 500 gm and crumple-free.
(c)      Shirts for men under this label will have adjustable collars that will adjust to fit to the size of an individual’s
collar. The dress shirt material will fend off sweat and will be aloe vera treated in the micro fibre of the clothing.  
(d)      Its customers are upwardly mobile young Indians aged 25-35 who are the biggest spenders on the formal  menswear range. Their demand for products that are both innovative and functional are being met by  this range.
2.2 (a) (i)        (b) (iii)    (c) (i)        (d) (iv)
                                            Section B – Writing & Grammar

3. The playground of your neighbourhood has been turned into a cultural stage for holding star nights and ticketed  shows. The children of the locality are left with no space for playing games and recreation. Write a letter to the Editor  of ‘Neighbourhood Lookout’ in about 10(M.20 words pointing out the difficulties faced by the community and the  long-term effects of narrowing down of public spaces, on community health and well being. Sign yourself as Param  Chand / Parmeshwari Chand.
Your class has recently visited the national Museum in New Delhi as part of the History Week celebrations at your school. Write an article for your school magazine describing the highlights of the National Museum in about 100120 words. You can take help from MCB unit ‘Travel and Tourism’. You are Aakash / Akanksha.
Ans.
 Mohalla Mohanpur  Badaun
The Editor
The Neighbourhood Lookout
Main Road
Badaun
10 June 20XX Sir
Subject: Encroachment of public parks for ticketed cultural performances
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to bring to the notice of the readers the menace of hiring out residential parks for ticketed performances. Since a month the neighbourhood park opposite Mohalla  Mohanpur has been turned into an open-air stage for holding star nights and ticketed cultural performances by  visiting troupes.
These performances continue late into the evening causing much disquiet in the locality and gross inconvenience to the residents. Police security and public numbers have swelled exorbitantly making the area vulnerable. Cases  of minor thefts, altercations between the organisers and neighbourhood representatives are becoming common  occurrences.
Most importantly, these makeshift venues have deprived children of a safe playing area and they are now forced to make the streets and footpaths their playground. This is a serious hazard to their lives and the safety of motorists.
It is urged that immediate remedial steps are taken by the concerned authorities .
Yours faithfully
Param Chand/Parmeshwari Chand
                                                                                   Or
                                                             A Visit to the National Museum
                                                                              by Akanksha
The National Museum at New Delhi is a virtual brick-and-mortar history book as the museum houses artifacts covering 5000 years of Indian history. Located at the junction of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road, its red sandstone  structure was planned under the Gwyer Committee that had been set up in 1946. It was inaugurated on Independence  Day, 1949, by the then Governor-General of India, C Rajagopalachari.
The artifacts at the museum are now housed according to different segments or galleries, but the most fascinating segment of the museum for us was the Indus Valley civilization gallery as we are currently studying about that  time. Seeing the pottery, jewellery and figurines of the period made us realize how advanced the people of that  civilization were. Our teacher pointed out Chola and Satavahana relics as we would be studying about them in the  next term.
We emerged from this two-storey treasury of more than 200,000 artefacts feeling proud to be Indian.

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The Louvre Museum in Paris was holding an International Students Week.
Ans.It was 5.05 p.m. when the storm broke over the city. Immediately, we were left with no power and the television  blanked out. I would miss the crucial match telecast live from the stadium. I rang up the complaints department,  but the telephone lines were jammed. Was everyone in the country glued to their sets watching Renaldo perform  miracles?
In the twilight, I heard voices outside. It was our neighbours who had come out into the open and were chatting with other neighbours. Before long, there were people from every house gathered in the open space. Bholu’s  grandfather, Dadaji, began to narrate stories about how they used to study under lantern lights and how instead of  electricity bulbs they had used gas lights. Soon, other elders began narrating their escapades and my grandmother  spoke about how she learnt making chapattis.
The thought reminded us about dinner, but every house reported a partially cooked meal. Then the vote was taken to pool all the food together and hold a pot luck party. There was sambar and idli from one home and parathas  from another, while aunty Mary served us a delicious slices of cake and my grandmother pulled out some special  treat. We snored and dosed all night under a cool star-lit sky.
Or
While visiting Paris I had taken a day off to see the Louvre Museum on my own. At the ticket counter, one of the officials, casually enquired if I knew about ‘The Three Ladies’ housed in the museum. I recalled what our art teacher  had told us about Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci which was on display at the Louvre.
“One of them is Mona Lisa,’ I shot off.
The official smiled. ‘The other two?’ he enquired.
I recalled that these museums had plenty of Roman and Greek sculptures and the most well known was the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
‘What about the third lady?’ enquired the official.      .
We had read the story in class about the unfortunate man who thought himself to be the lost arms of the statue of Venus de Milo and I made her my third choice.
‘Bravo Monsieur’beamed the official.’You win a free pass to the Museum’
At once the whole place erupted with claps as tourists and officials shouted their congratulations in Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian and French. I acknowledged the congratulations with a Namaskar

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7.      Do as directed.
(a)      Do you eat bread? (Change the voice of the sentence.)
(b)      Sarah said, ‘My mother is from Kolkata.'(Change into reported speech.)
(c)      Father told the watchman to let the visitors in. (Change into direct narration.)  
Ans.(a) Is bread eaten by you?
(b)      Sarah said that her mother was from Kolkata.
(c)      Father told the watchman, ‘Let the visitors in.’
              Section C – Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text

8.      Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.
And now the Storm-blast came, and he    
Was tyrannous and strong:
He struck with his o’ertaking wings,    
And chased us south along.  
(a)      Which figure of speech is used in line 1?    
(b)      What had happened to the mariner’s ship?
(c)      What does the word ‘tyrannous1 mean?
 Or
‘O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times.
Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,
(a)      The expression thou bleeding piece of earth refers to ……………………..  
(b)      The speaker is meek and gentle with these butchers because……………………..
(c)      What is the meaning of ‘Prophecy’?
Ans.(a) The figure of speech used in lines is personification.
(b)      The mariner’s ship was caught in a storm.    
(c)      The word’tyrannous’means’devastating’.  
Or
(a)Caesar’s dead body.  
(b)he wants to avenge Caesar’s death.
(c)’Prophecy’means a’prediction’or’foretelling’.

9.      Answer any four of the following questions        in 30-40 words each.    
(a)      “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings”.why does Ozymandias refer to himself as king of kings? what  quality of the king is revealed through this statement?    
(b)      Why does John wish he were dead?        
(c)      How do Brutus and Cassius respond to Antony’s speech?        
(d)      Does the poet in the poem ‘Snake’ agree with his voice initially?        
(e)      What genre of stories does Jenkins want the author to write? Why?        
Ans.(a) Ozymandias thought himself to be a powerful king, a ruler of the earth. He considered himself to be immortal  and thought that nothing could destroy him. His false sense of pride and power are reflected in these lines.
(b)John’s wife Lavinia had told him that she was going back to her grandmother and her lawyer would  communicate with him later. Actually she was upset about the previous night’s events. While asking questions using an Ouija board, the ghost of Helen appeared and told him that he was a traitor and had deceived  someone. This instigated Lavinia and she threatened to leave him.        _
(c)      Brutus was a close associate and friend of Caesar’s. He was a republican and a great patriot To him, his  country and countrymen held great importance. But, he was a gullible person who couldn’t judge people.  He easily believed Cassius when he told him that Caesar was a threat to Rome as he was an ambitious man  and he wanted to make Romans his slaves. So, for the love of his country and countrymen Brutus killed Caesar.
(d)      Lawrence was most distrustful of the voices of his education. He therefore, didn’t agree with his voice initially  that the snake should be killed. He went along with his conscience which said that the snakie was a guest at  his water trough.
(e)      Jenkins wanted the author to write short stories about supernatural things. He had desired such stories as  the reading public were keen to read stories that gave them ‘the horrors’ and the ghost characters in the  author’s stories appeared live propositions.

10. Answer the following question in about 80-100 words each.
Patol Babu’s wife says, ‘Counting your chickens again before they’re hatched, are you? No wonder you could never   make a go of it.’ Do you feel that people who presume success before it comes to them are the ones whom success always alludes? Elaborate.
Or
‘Time is all powerful, time is sluttish.’ What does Shelley teach us about mighty rulers and the passage of time in Ozymandias.
Ans.Value Points:
•      Man should believe not in word but in actions.
•      We should prove our mettle through our deeds.
•      One’s work is an evidence of our hard work and potential.
•      One who speaks but doesn’t act is a shallow person with no capability.
•      We should be eager to do our jobs and involve ourselves totally in the task assigned to us.
Or
P.B. Shelley’s reflective sonnet captures the theme of the impermanence of time and the mutability of life and transience of power. As a romantic, Shelley felt the poet should be an arbiter of mortality and political order. Thus  his verses communicate the fallacy of many a powerful ruler that they will be immortalized in history. Ozymandias  was a powerful Egyptian Pharaoh, once worshipped as a God, now long dead and his mighty statue has broken  and isolated in the desert. Time destroys everythings, nothing remains forever. The beauty of Shelley’s language  which conveys both meaning and image, ‘boundless and bare lone and level, evoke the empty expanse of the  desert and a forgotten time.

                                                     Attempt any one — Part A or Part B

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11. What opinion does Anne form of herself in the chapters?      .
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Draw a character sketch of Anne’s friend Lies.  
Ans.Anne felt that she was the best and sharpest critic of her own work. She was confident about assessing what was  well-written and what was not She bemoaned the fact that she couldn’t draw. She wanted to be a working lady.  She wanted to develop her art of writing and express all that was in her. She could shake off everything if she wrote:  her sorrows disappeared, her courage was reborn. Anne felt that she had an indefatigable spirit. She felt that she  was a curious girl who wanted to know a lot about the unexplored world. She felt that she was very talkative too.  She found herself moody at times. She thought that she had a good presence of mind but at the same time she  felt she was not as intelligent as her sister Margot. She felt she was not as beautiful as Margot. But Anne had high  aspirations in her life. She didn’t want to sit at home doing nothing. She wanted to go to Paris and move around  the world.
Or
Anne and Lies were good friends who went to school together. They both had to leave the Montessori school and join the Jewish school. Lies and her parents couldn’t manage to go into hiding. They were sent to Westerbork and  later on in the concentration camps, Lies’ mother fell ill and her father also died. Lies got to know that in the next  block of her camp some prisoners were brought and Margot and Anne Frank were among them. Lies went over  the barbed wire and went to meet Anne. Both of them were very weak and cried upon seeing each other. She got  a little extra food and clothing across the fence to Anne.
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11. How did Helen feel that a visit to Midway Plaisance was like the Arabian Nights?
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Draw a character sketch of Dr. Graham Bell.
Ans.The ‘Arabian Nights’ relates the stories of love and adventure. They are full of novelty and interest. Helen could cover different places at one place. She saw India with its Shivas and Elephant Gods. There was the land of the  Pyramids concentrated in a model, Cairo with it mosques and its long processions of camels. There were the lagoons  of Venice also. She went on board a Viking ship which lay a short distance from the little craft. She touched the  diamonds and everything fascinated her, especially the French bronzes. “They were so lifelike, I thought they were  angel visions which the artist had caught and bound in earthly forms”. A little distance from the ship there was a  model of the Santa Maria, which she also examined. The captain showed her Columbus’s cabin and the desk with  an hour-glass on it. The small instrument impressed her the most because it made her think how weary the heroic  navigator must have felt as he saw the sand dropping grain by grain while desperate men were plotting against  his life. She was fascinated with everything as it was like a dream. So, she said that Midway Pleasance was like the  Arabian Nights.
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Helen Keller held Dr Graham Bell in high esteem. Keller sensed Bell’s tender disposition. As a child, Helen felt tenderness and sympathy for Dr. Bell. He was a wonderful person with wonderful achievements. He was admired  by all. ‘The Story of My Life’, is dedicated to him. Keller met him first when she was six years old. She was brought  to him by her parents for advice on how to teach her. Dr Bell guided them to contact the Perkins Institution for  the blind. They followed his advice. There was a good bond of friendship between Dr. Bell and Helen Keller. He  remained a friend to Anne Sullivan also. He accompanied them on a trip to the World Fair. Dr Bell had a humorous  and poetic side too. His dominating passion was his love for children.
 

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