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Reading Skill Worksheet 8 | CBSE | ICSE

Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow by writing the options that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet. 5 Marks

Q1. We often find ourselves in situations where it feels easier to say `yes‟ and to agree to the other person‟s opinion. However, we end up making mistakes on account of this tendency to agree on everything. So saying no is an important skill which helps one make decisions that work for you. Every person has his/her point of view. This opinion needs to be respected. You can think for yourself. You can have a stand also. Do not deny your ability to think through things and put forth your view. It is not always a bad thing to be different from the others. Do not follow others blindly. Decisions need to be based on one‟s individual personality, needs and ways of coping with situations. Do not be aggressive or restless when trying to express yourself. Be confident about your ability to say `no‟. Rely on your ability to determine what is right and what is wrong. Work towards what you feel is right. Prioritise in a way that is based on your individual assessment of yourself and your life and not on what others around you think. While it is important to learn to refuse to do or agree to something, it is essential to recognize that it is not always prudent to dismiss someone‟s point of view outright. So, listen and evaluate and make decision keeping yourself in mind. If you are unsure about what you should do, then talk to other people. Your family in particular would be able to guide you.

(a) We often make mistakes of ___________.

(i) saying yes to everyone (ii) saying no to everyone (iii) agreeing with everyone (iv) disagreeing with everyone

(b) We should not follow the views of the other people ____________.

(i) easily (ii) hardly (iii) blindly (iv) sprightly

(c) It is very important to learn to _____________.

(i) fuse (ii) muse (iii) defuse (iv) refuse

(d) Whenever we are confused about any decision in life, you can take help of your ___________ (i) guides (ii) teachers (iii) family (iv) friends

(e) A word from the passage that means `careful‟ is _________________ (i) prudent (ii) aggressive (iii) recognize (iv) evaluate

Q2. Read the extract given below and write the options that you consider the more appropriate to answer the questions / complete the sentences. 5 Marks

(a) Who is ''I‟ in the above lines ?

(i) one of the peasants (ii) the poet (iii) one of the villagers (iv) the mother

(b) Why did the poet remember that particular night?

(i) it was a dark night (ii) it rained heavily that night (iii) his mother was stung by a scorpion (iv) it was his first encounter with a scorpion

(c) The scorpion was hiding behind a ___________ in the house.

(i) sack of grain (ii) sack of millet (iii) sack of wheat (iv) sack of rice

(d) The peasants repeated the name of God to _____________

(i) comfort the mother (ii) console the poet (iii) paralyse the scorpion (iv) None of the above

(e) Trace the word from the extract which means `evil‟

(i) diabolic (ii) swarms (iii) paralyse (iv) poison

Q3. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

Baisakhi is an important festival in northern India for several communities. On this day in 1699, Akal Khalsa was established by the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Thus a new religious order known as Sikhism emerged on this day. New year in the solar calendar also begins this day. Hindu legend associated with Baisakhi is that Goddess Ganga descended to earth on this day. Arya Samaj was also founded this day by Swamy Dayanand Saraswati in 1875. Buddhists believe on this day Gautam Buddha achieved enlightenment at Gaya, under a Mahabodi tree. In Punjab particularly, Baisakhi also marks the beginning of the harvesting season. Farmers start cutting their crops on this day. Since agriculture constitute an over whelming majority occupation of the people, they get up early and after taking bath in holy water, wear new clothes and visit nearby gurudwaras. They express their gratitude to the almighty for the bountiful crop and pray for having a better crop next time. They participate in religious functions specifically held and receive parshada. It is followed by Guru ka Langer – community feast to the people. Men and women dance and sing over the rhythmic beat of dholak accompanying the dance. These dances are known as bhangra and giddha. A Baisakhi procession led by five elder Sikhs is taken out in all the major places. It symbolises universal brotherhood.

(a) Who was the tenth Guru of the Sikhs ?

(b) When did the Ganga descend on the earth ?

(c) Where did Gautam Buddha achieve enlightenment ?

(d) What do you understand by `Guru ka Langer‟.

(e) Find the word in the passage which means `''thankfulness‟.

Answer Key

Q1. (a) (iii) agreeing with every one (b) (iii) blindly (c) (iv) refuse (d) (iii) family (e) (i) prudent

Q2. (a) (ii) the poet (b) (iii) his mother was stung by a scorpion (c) (iv) a sack of rice (d) (iii) paralyse the scorpion (e) (i) diabolic

Q3. (a) Guru Gobind Singh (b) On the day of the Baisakhi (c) Under a Mahabodi tree in Gaya (d) a community feast (e) gratitude



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