CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 SA2 English Solved 2016 Set 7

                                                                    SECTION A-Reading

1. Read the following passage carefully.
1      It is customary for the British monarch to ride in a gilded horse-drawn ornamental carriage for the opening  of the parliament. This year, the Queen rode a brand-new Australian built carriage, made to commemorate  her diamond jubilee. The coach, an exact copy of the earlier one, contains nearly a thousand years ‘of British  history in its various parts.
2      The State Coach is only the second new horse-drawn carriage to be built in more than a hundred years. The  crafting of this coach took ten years to complete. It contains wood from King Henry Ws flags    the Mary  Rose. The ship had sunk in 1545. Some more of the wood for the carriage has come from the  very apple  tree which had inspired the scientist Isaac Newton to discover the theory of gravity. The gil’JCd portions of  the carriage have been made from 400 books of gold leaf.
3      Apart form these fabulous components for building the carriage, the State Coach is alsc constructed with  parts of ships and metal from some of the greatest battles that England has won. The c.fjwn on the top of  the carriage has been carved from the oak that was used to build the HMS Victory, Ad miral Lord Nelson’s  flagship. In fact, it was this historic ship that in 1805, won the Battle of Trafalgar fc r Engiand. From the  famous Battle of Waterloo, in which England had defeated Napoleon’s forces, is a lead musket ball. This  piece of metal, from the casting of the Victoria Cross, has also been built into the cdadv The Victoria Cross  incidentally was given during the Second World War as the highest award of military honour, and not just  to British soldiers but to many soldiers of the Commonwealth, including India.
4      To make it a modern vehicle, the coach is fitted with six hydraulic stabilizers, covero a in gold leaf, to ensure  a smooth ride for the royal passengers. There are also electrically operated wind ows and heaters, as 21st  century inclusions.
Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a)      When does the British monarch ride in a horse-drawn coach?
(b)      What was unique about this year’s ride?
(c)      Give two details about the coach.
(d)      What two historic sources have been tapped for its wood?
(e)      How have its gilded portions been crafted?
(f)      How is the State Coach linked with Admiral Nelson?
(g)      Where has the historic metallic component of the coach been sourced from?
(h)      What are the modern components of the carriage?

2. Read the following passage carefully.
1 In a new finding, climate change has now become a national issue in America as a recent study has deduced  that warming-induced drought in the Middle East is leading to increased conflicts over food and water leading  to its consequences on America and the world. The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and acts as a catalyst for global political conflict This is the conclusion drawn up by US  experts, according to a government report. At the US Centre for Naval Analyses, the Military Advisory Board  found that climate change had induced drought in the Middle East, and Africa. The lack of food and water  was affecting the populations of these countries to take recourse to extreme measures. It was escalating  long standing ethnic tensions into violent clashes in the affected countries. In addition, the report predicted  that an increase in catastrophic weather conditions worldwide will create more demand for American troops  even as flooding and extreme weather, could damage naval ports and military bases.
2      According to official findings, the report signaled that it would influence American foreign policy as well.  The report visualizes situations caused by the massive dislocation or massive drying up of the waters of  the Nile, or of the major rivers of India and China. Pentagon officials also feel that the report would affect  military policy of their country as climate change is having an impact on national security., whether by increasing global instability or by opening up the Arctic, or by increasing sea level and storm surge close  to coastal installations. This is the first major study to draw the link between climate change and national  Security. Thus American leaders are delivering major speeches wherein they are linking up climate change  iskiies with that of national security. New regulations would also be put in place to cut pollution from coal  fired power options.
3      The report follows a recent string of scientific studies that warn that the effects of climate change are  already occurring and that more flooding, droughts, extreme storms, food and water shortages, and damage  to infrastructure will occur in the future. There is thus a link in some quarters between rising sea waters  and terrotjsm. These effects are stress multipliers that will aggravate stressors abroad,, such as poverty,  environmer^tal degradation, political instability and social tensions.
2.1      Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
(a)      What is the latest finding regarding climate change?
(b)      How was the lack of food and water affecting countries in the Middle East and Africa?
(c)      What is unique about the latest report on climate change?
(d)      What do recent scientific studies indicate?
2.2      Do as directed.
(a)      The term ‘accelerating’ used in the passage denotes………………………………….
(i) ability to go places        (ii) a hastening of matters
(iii) relating to access      (iv) slowing down of a process
(b)      The term ‘ethnic’ in the passage is used for………………………………… .
(i)      moral issues                                    (ii)        matters affecting decoration
(iii)      matters that are race-related        (iv)        a stylish matter
(c)      The word ‘dislocation’ used in the passage indicates…………………………………. ‘
(i)      a displacement of people        (ii)        a different location
(iii)      finding a new place          (iv)        ruling out a place
(d)      The term ‘aggravate’ in the passage indicates ………………………………….
(i) a grand situation                (ii) a grievous state of affairs
(iii) a worsening situation ‘    (iv) an improving of conditions

3.With the help of the visual provided write an article in about 100-120 words on Success follows knowing your facts
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Or
Your neighbourhood is undergoing an acute shortage of drihking water. You are an engineer and have learnt that in some countries ATM machines are being adopted to vend drinking water. You would like the same to be installed  and operated in the locality. Write a letter in about 100-120 words’to the editor of the local newspaper Mohalla  Samachar’ urging the authorities to set up such a machine. Mention nqw it will be operated and who would be  running it. You can take the help of MCB unit ‘Environment’. Sign yourselr&s Pawan / Paakhi.

4. On the basis of the given outline, write a short story in about 150-200 words, on ‘Disco War’.

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7.      Rearrange the foilowingtwords to make – meaningful s&sSeffece.  
(a)      Lalima/newborn/is/the/named/calf  
(b)      world’s/cloned/she/calf/the/first/is/buffalo    
(c)      cell/donor/murrah/the/buffalo/taken/ear/from/was/a/the/of
                                       Section C – Literature textbooks and Long Reading Text

8.      Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow.
In mist or cloud, on mast or shrou;d,
It perched for vespers nine,
Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
Glimmered the white m oonshine”
(a)      Who is ‘It’ in the above lines?
(b)      ‘Vespers nine’ refers to……………………
(c)It was  a ‘boon for the sailors because………………….. •
Or
“Misto Hallock,” came from the halt outside, “Misto Haltock,f4s gwlne t’quit. I don’t like no hoodoos” And the steps retreated.
(a)      Who is the speaker of these lines?
(b)      What does the word ‘gwine’ here means?
(c)      Why had the speaker come to the author’s house?

9.      Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each.
(a)      What had Calpurnia seen in her dream?
(b)      What genre of stories does Jenkins want the narrator to write? Why?
(c)      How does the poet react after hitting the snake?
(d)      What for was the Patol Babu wanted by the film production company? Why did Nishikanto Babu suggest  his name?
(e)      When one of the boys said, ‘We are not complaining, sir,’ to the author what do you learn of their  character?

10. Answer the following question in about 80-100 words each.
The poem the Rime of the ancient mariner is a story in poem form. Elucidate.
Or
‘The memory of his guru made Patol Babu bow his head in obeisance.’ After reading this statement you began to pander if today’s children have the same level of respect and honour for their teacher. Write an e-mail to your friend  telling him that teachers are the nation-builders and they ought to be respected and honoured.

                                                            Attempt any one — Part A or Part B

                                                                                      Part A
11. Explain in detail about the shortage of food in the Annexe.
Or
Give a character sketch of Mr van Daan.
                                                                                        PartB
11. Compare and contrast Helen’s description of city life and country life.
Or
Draw a character sketch of Mr Hutton.

 

Answers

                                                      SECTION A-Reading

1. Read the following passage carefully.
1      It is customary for the British monarch to ride in a gilded horse-drawn ornamental carriage for the opening  of the parliament. This year, the Queen rode a brand-new Australian built carriage, made to commemorate  her diamond jubilee. The coach, an exact copy of the earlier one, contains nearly a thousand years ‘of British  history in its various parts.
2      The State Coach is only the second new horse-drawn carriage to be built in more than a hundred years. The  crafting of this coach took ten years to complete. It contains wood from King Henry Ws flags    the Mary  Rose. The ship had sunk in 1545. Some more of the wood for the carriage has come from the  very apple  tree which had inspired the scientist Isaac Newton to discover the theory of gravity. The gil’JCd portions of  the carriage have been made from 400 books of gold leaf.
3      Apart form these fabulous components for building the carriage, the State Coach is alsc constructed with  parts of ships and metal from some of the greatest battles that England has won. The c.fjwn on the top of  the carriage has been carved from the oak that was used to build the HMS Victory, Ad miral Lord Nelson’s  flagship. In fact, it was this historic ship that in 1805, won the Battle of Trafalgar fc r Engiand. From the  famous Battle of Waterloo, in which England had defeated Napoleon’s forces, is a lead musket ball. This  piece of metal, from the casting of the Victoria Cross, has also been built into the cdadv The Victoria Cross  incidentally was given during the Second World War as the highest award of military honour, and not just  to British soldiers but to many soldiers of the Commonwealth, including India.
4      To make it a modern vehicle, the coach is fitted with six hydraulic stabilizers, covero a in gold leaf, to ensure  a smooth ride for the royal passengers. There are also electrically operated wind ows and heaters, as 21st  century inclusions.
Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a)      When does the British monarch ride in a horse-drawn coach?
(b)      What was unique about this year’s ride?
(c)      Give two details about the coach.
(d)      What two historic sources have been tapped for its wood?
(e)      How have its gilded portions been crafted?
(f)      How is the State Coach linked with Admiral Nelson?
(g)      Where has the historic metallic component of the coach been sourced from?
(h)      What are the modern components of the carriage?
Ans.(a) The British monarch rides in a horse-drawn coach for the opening of the parliament
(b)      This year the Queen rode in an Australian built carriage that had been made to commemorate her diamond  jubilee.
(c)      The coach is the second coach built in the last 100 years and its crafting took ten years.
(d)      The wood for the coach has been taken from Henry VID’s flagship Mary Rose, as also the apple tree that had  inspired Isaac Newton.
(e)      The gilded portions have been made from 400 books of gold leaf.
(f)      The corwn on the top of the coach has been crafted from the oak of HMS Victory, Admiral Nelson’s warship.
(g)      The metallic component has been sourced from a lead musket used in the Battle of Waterloo, which is the  metal used to craft the Victoria Cross as well.

(h)The carriage is fitted with hydraulic stabilizers, electrically operated windows and heaters.
2. Read the following passage carefully.
1 In a new finding, climate change has now become a national issue in America as a recent study has deduced  that warming-induced drought in the Middle East is leading to increased conflicts over food and water leading  to its consequences on America and the world. The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and acts as a catalyst for global political conflict This is the conclusion drawn up by US  experts, according to a government report. At the US Centre for Naval Analyses, the Military Advisory Board  found that climate change had induced drought in the Middle East, and Africa. The lack of food and water  was affecting the populations of these countries to take recourse to extreme measures. It was escalating  long standing ethnic tensions into violent clashes in the affected countries. In addition, the report predicted  that an increase in catastrophic weather conditions worldwide will create more demand for American troops  even as flooding and extreme weather, could damage naval ports and military bases.
2      According to official findings, the report signaled that it would influence American foreign policy as well.  The report visualizes situations caused by the massive dislocation or massive drying up of the waters of  the Nile, or of the major rivers of India and China. Pentagon officials also feel that the report would affect  military policy of their country as climate change is having an impact on national security., whether by increasing global instability or by opening up the Arctic, or by increasing sea level and storm surge close  to coastal installations. This is the first major study to draw the link between climate change and national  Security. Thus American leaders are delivering major speeches wherein they are linking up climate change  iskiies with that of national security. New regulations would also be put in place to cut pollution from coal  fired power options.
3      The report follows a recent string of scientific studies that warn that the effects of climate change are  already occurring and that more flooding, droughts, extreme storms, food and water shortages, and damage  to infrastructure will occur in the future. There is thus a link in some quarters between rising sea waters  and terrotjsm. These effects are stress multipliers that will aggravate stressors abroad,, such as poverty,  environmer^tal degradation, political instability and social tensions.2.1      Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
(a)      What is the latest finding regarding climate change?
(b)      How was the lack of food and water affecting countries in the Middle East and Africa?
(c)      What is unique about the latest report on climate change?
(d)      What do recent scientific studies indicate?
2.2      Do as directed.
(a)      The term ‘accelerating’ used in the passage denotes………………………………….
(i) ability to go places        (ii) a hastening of matters
(iii) relating to access      (iv) slowing down of a process
(b)      The term ‘ethnic’ in the passage is used for………………………………… .
(i)      moral issues                                    (ii)        matters affecting decoration
(iii)      matters that are race-related        (iv)        a stylish matter
(c)      The word ‘dislocation’ used in the passage indicates…………………………………. ‘
(i)      a displacement of people        (ii)        a different location
(iii)      finding a new place          (iv)        ruling out a place
(d)      The term ‘aggravate’ in the passage indicates ………………………………….
(i) a grand situation                (ii) a grievous state of affairs
(iii) a worsening situation ‘    (iv) an improving of conditions
Ans. 2.1  (a)      The latest finding regarding climate change has made it into a national issue in America. The study also  concludes that drought-induced climate change poses a risk to national security and acts as a catalyst  for global political conflict.
(b)      Scarcity of food and water in affected parts of the Middle East and Africa, faced the risk of ethnic tensions  escalating into violent clashes, leading to more demand for American troops even as flooding and extreme  weather could damage naval ports and military bases.
(c)      In the latest report, for the first time, US national security has been linked with climate change. Its leaders  are delivering major speeches linking the two issues. Also, measures to cut pollution from coal based  power options are on board.
(d)      Recent scientific studies indicate that rising sea waters may have a link with terrorism. These effects  are stress multipliers that will aggravate stressors abroad, such as poverty, environmental degradation,  political instability and social tensions.
2.2 (a) (ii)        (b) (iii)        (c) (i)        (d) (iii)3.With the help of the visual provided write an article in about 100-120 words on Success follows knowing your facts
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Your neighbourhood is undergoing an acute shortage of drihking water. You are an engineer and have learnt that in some countries ATM machines are being adopted to vend drinking water. You would like the same to be installed  and operated in the locality. Write a letter in about 100-120 words’to the editor of the local newspaper Mohalla  Samachar’ urging the authorities to set up such a machine. Mention nqw it will be operated and who would be  running it. You can take the help of MCB unit ‘Environment’. Sign yourselr&s Pawan / Paakhi.
Ans.                                                Success Follows Knowing Your Facts
                                                                                 by ABC
The time-honoured saying that success is 99% perspiration leaves out an essential component. The ‘perspiration’ has to be directional and goal-oriented. Hence in order to achieve our goals we must set our sights on concentrating  our energies towards finding relevant facts about the success that we dream of.
During our student years, it is important to realise where our aptitudes lie. That does not presuppose that we neglect other areas and interests altogether, but stresses that we look for facts and openings that relate to our  areas of interest and develop skills and choices within those parameters. For instance, if one is good at drawing  and sketching, to enhance one’s skills in that line, one could join hobby classes or interact with artists in our spare  time. Also, counsellors and teachers are the guides to help us locate those sources of information which will help  us on the path to achieving our goals.
Or
House No; 44
Opposite Jawahar Basti  
P D Puram
28 July 20XX
Gurgaon  
The Editor
The Mohalla Samachar
Sir
Subject: Installing of ATM machines for water in Jawahar Basti
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper I wish to draw the attention of the readers to the acute water shortage faced by resident of Jawahar Basti. The problem can be diffused with the installation of ATM machines  for vending drinking water to the residents for a nominal fee. As an engineer I have been privy to such technology  which has been found highly successful in countries like Nigeria, where residents of colonies now access water  from the local ATMs.
These machines will cut costs dramatically as trucks will no longer be necessary to bring water to the residents To operate the machines residents will be sold swipe cards and the cash collection and running of the machines  can be given over to the community elders who will ensure that the machines are not vandalized. They can earn  from the profits, giving them an incentive to carry out their task.
Yours faithfully Paakhi
(a concerned citizen)4. On the basis of the given outline, write a short story in about 150-200 words, on ‘Disco War’.
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Ans.                                                                      Disco War
The female performers were as renowned for their music as they were for their professional jealousies. But this time they had agreed to perform on the same platform, much to the delight of their audiences. While one of them  belted out robust, rustic numbers accompanied on the dholak and the kartal, the other sang lilting melodies of  the yesteryears with an orchestra of string instruments. The evening was just warming up and the organisers were  pleased.
The chief guest had arrived a few minutes later but the organizers were told that he had just five minutes to spare, as he was scheduled to catch a flight back to his constituency. The organizers informed the performers about the  change, and that is when the trouble flared up.
The two singers began arguing as to who should perform before the chief guest for those five minutes. They soon came to blows with the two performers pulling at each others’ hair. The accompanists also joined in the fray and  used their instruments as missiles to attack their competitors. The audience was aghast. Absolute pandemonium  broke loose and the security personnel, realizing that matters could turn ugly, whisked away the minister.
The show was halted and the two performers realizing their folly hung their heads in shame.
Or
The troupe of twenty scouts pitched their two-bed tents on the lawns and set about lighting lanterns as they were not permitted a camp fire. They pulled out their guitars and began a round of Antakshari using film numbers as  their cue. Their instructor taught them how to climb the trees in the back garden and they took a round of the  herb garden to identify various medicinal plants growing there. The head gardener told them about the curative  uses of the plants. The highlight of the day was the arrival of a space scientist from ISRO who showed them how  to use a telescope to spot satellites in the night sky. Even the President strolled across to their camp and joined  them in the satellite spotting.
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cbse-sample-papers-for-class-10-sa2-english-solved-2016-set-7-t-7-67.      Rearrange the foilowingtwords to make – meaningful s&sSeffece.  
(a)      Lalima/newborn/is/the/named/calf  
(b)      world’s/cloned/she/calf/the/first/is/buffalo    
(c)      cell/donor/murrah/the/buffalo/taken/ear/from/was/a/the/of
Ans.  (a) The newborn calf is named Lalima.
(b)      She is the world’s first cloned buffalo calf.
(c)      The donor cell was taken from the ear of a murrah buffalo.
                                       Section C – Literature textbooks and Long Reading Text

8.      Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow.
In mist or cloud, on mast or shrou;d,
It perched for vespers nine,
Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
Glimmered the white m oonshine”
(a)      Who is ‘It’ in the above lines?
(b)      ‘Vespers nine’ refers to……………………
(c)It was  a ‘boon for the sailors because………………….. •
Or
“Misto Hallock,” came from the halt outside, “Misto Haltock,f4s gwlne t’quit. I don’t like no hoodoos” And the steps retreated.
(a)      Who is the speaker of these lines?
(b)      What does the word ‘gwine’ here means?
(c)      Why had the speaker come to the author’s house?
Ans.  (a) ‘It’ in above lines referred to ‘the albatross’.
(b)      …nine evenings, calculated by nine evenings of church services.
(c)      …it had brought luck and the sailors could move out of the land of mist and snow.
Or
(a)      Gladolia is the speaker of these lines.
(b)      ‘Gwine’ means ‘going’.
(c)      The speaker was employed as a cook in the author’s house.

9.      Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each.
(a)      What had Calpurnia seen in her dream?
(b)      What genre of stories does Jenkins want the narrator to write? Why?
(c)      How does the poet react after hitting the snake?
(d)      What for was the Patol Babu wanted by the film production company? Why did Nishikanto Babu suggest  his name?
(e)      When one of the boys said, ‘We are not complaining, sir,’ to the author what do you learn of their  character?
Ans.  (a) Calpurnia saw Caesar murdered in her dream. She saw a lioness giving birth to her young one, The graves  were opening wide and ghosts were screaming.
(b)      People are fond of reading thrilling, spine-chilling ghost stories full of supernatural happenings and horror.  His ghost stories were very successful so Jenkins, his publisher kept on pestering him for more such stories.
(c)      After hitting the snake the poet is full of remorse and regret. He had hit a beautiful creature which had not  harmed him in any way. He said that his act was mean and petty.
(d)      Patol Babu was wanted by the film production company to do the role of an absentminded pedestrian in his  fifties, who clashes with the hero of the film while the latter is crossing a road. Nishikanto Babu suggested  his name because Patol Babu was in his fifties and had a lot of acting experience.
(e)      The boys were extremely hardworking and never liked to show how much they were suffering. They portrayed  strong family ties and valued each others’ company. They made little sacrifices willingly, were cheerful despite  trouble, believing in the virtue of self-reliance.

10. Answer the following question in about 80-100 words each.
The poem the Rime of the ancient mariner is a story in poem form. Elucidate.
Or
‘The memory of his guru made Patol Babu bow his head in obeisance.’ After reading this statement you began to pander if today’s children have the same level of respect and honour for their teacher. Write an e-mail to your friend  telling him that teachers are the nation-builders and they ought to be respected and honoured.
Ans.In ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,’ Coleridge draws our attention not only to the Ancient Mariner’s story, but  to the act of storytelling itself. The Ancient Mariner’s tale comprises so much of the poem that moments that  occur outside of it often seem like interruptions. We are not only Coleridge’s audience, but the Ancient Mariner’s.  Storytelling is a preventative measure in the poem, used to dissuade those who favour the pleasures of society (like  the Wedding Guest and, presumably, ourselves) from disregarding the natural and spiritual worlds. The poem can  also be seen as an allegory for the writer’s task. Coleridge uses the word “teach” to describe the Ancient Mariner’s  storytelling, and says that he has a “strange power of speech.” In this way, he compares the protagonist to himself:  both are gifted storytellers who impart their wisdom to others. By associating himself with the Ancient Mariner,  Coleridge implies that he, and by extension all writers, are not only inspired but compelled to write. According to  this interpretation, the writer writes not to please himself or others, but to satiate a painful urge. Inherent in the  writer’s task is communication with others, whom he must warn lest they suffer a similar fate. Just as the Ancient  Mariner is forced to balance in a painful limbo between life and death, the writer is compelled and even condemned  to balance in the liminal space of the imagination “until [his] tale is told.” Like a writer, he is equally enthralled and  pained by his imagination. Both are addicts, and storytelling is their drug; it provides only momentary relief until  the urge to tell returns. In modern psychological terms, the Ancient Mariner as well as the writer relies on “the  talking cure” to relieve themselves of their psychological burden.
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Value Points:
•      Many cases of students harassing their teachers.
•      Teachers are our friends, philosophers and guides.
•      Teachers are nation-builders.
•      They nurture new green sprouts, encourage them and lead them.
•      They help them grow through all the phases and emerge as winners.

                                                            Attempt any one — Part A or Part B

                                                                                      Part A
11. Explain in detail about the shortage of food in the Annexe.
Or
Give a character sketch of Mr van Daan
Ans.  There were periods in which the residents had nothing to eat but one particular dish or kind of vegetable. They  had nothing but endive for a long time, day in day out: endive with sand, endive without sand, stew with endive,  boiled or baked in a casserole. Then it was spinach and that was followed Kohlraki, salsify, cucumbers, tomatoes,  saw-sprout, etc. their weekly menu consisted of kidney beans, pea soup, potatoes with dumplings, rotten carrots  and kidney beans. They had acute shortage of bread. They survived in the Annexe with whatever they got to eat.  They had to eat a lot of sauer kraut for lunch and dinner daily. They didn’t get fresh vegetables every day. For  supper they had beans, pea soup, rotten carrots, beans, etc. In the evening they had potatoes with gravy substitutes,  beetroot salad or dumplings made from government flour, water and yeast. They were as hard as stones. Each  week there was a slice of liver sausage and jam on the bread.
Or
Mr. Van Daan was a businessman and a friend of Otto Frank. He also went into hiding with the Franks. Being a Jewish German refugee, they had to hide themselves in the Annexe. Mr van Daan didn’t get^along well with his  wife and they often had fierce quarrels but they made up with each other soon. After the residents of the secret  Annexe were arrested, he died in a gas chamber in Auschwitz towards the end of 1944.
                                                                                        PartB
11. Compare and contrast Helen’s description of city life and country life.
Or
Draw a character sketch of Mr Hutton.
Ans.Helen felt that in the country one sees only nature’s fair works and one’s soul is not saddened by the cruel struggle for mere existence that goes on in the crowded city. She felt that good people in the cities lived in fine houses  whereas the poor people lived in dirty streets. Helen found that city life was torturous because of the unending  noises. She found that the slum dwelling children in the city were ugly, withered and broken. Their struggle to  survive was endless. The sun and the air are God’s free gift but these unfortunate creatures were denied both  these blessings. They lived in darkness and breathed foul air all the time. For Helen, the lakes, woods, fields and  meadows of the country were there to endure forever. She could discern the differences between the cities and  the country quite keenly. It was more than noticing just a mere difference between walking on city streets and  country roads. The rumble and roar of the city smote the nerves of her face and the ceaseless tramp of the unseen  multitude was fretful to her along with the discordant cacophony of noises. The grinding of the heavy wagons on  hard pavements and the continuous clanging of machinery characterised city life.
Or
Helen met Mr. Hutton in New York. He was one of Helen’s benefactors. The Huttons were very close to Helen. Helen met many distinguished persons in New York in the house of her good friend Mr Lawrence. To Helen, it was  a great privilege to visit him in his lovely home. She loved to see their library and read the beautiful thoughts and  sentiments gifted friends had written for them. She felt that Mr. Hutton had the faculty of bringing out one’s best  and kindest thoughts. He was very generous, sweet natured, a good friend in all sorts of weather.

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