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Reading Worksheet 10 | CBSE | ICSE

Updated: Jun 10, 2022

Q1. Read the passage given below and write the option that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheets. 5 Marks


IMPROVING THE CHAOTIC TRAFFIC CONDITIONS OF DELHI

Delhi has one of the most complex traffic situations in the world. Bullock carts, tongas, cycle rickshaws and push carts vie with fast running cars and sometimes block the traffic for hours. Then there are three-wheelers which juxtapose anywhere and spring like mushrooms everywhere. The buses and trucks moving at an average speed of 40km. per hour cause enough accidents as well as traffic blocks. The pedestrians are another source of chaotic traffic conditions in the capital. The metro rail system has helped to reduce the traffic on city roads to some extent. Moreover, it has reduced the pollution level and the number of road accidents in the capital of the country. This system should be extended so as to provide point-to-point service to commuters. The number of vehicles must be reduced for the betterment of the traffic system in Delhi. Car pooling is a good option which people should follow. Many countries have a rule that personal vehicles (cars) having even registration numbers are allowed to ply on particular days in a week while vehicles having odd numbers are allowed to come out on other days. This system may prove very helpful in Delhi too. Auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are a big cause for traffic snarl ups in certain parts of Delhi. The government should make separate tracks for these vehicles. VIP movement in the capital causes the biggest- snarl ups in our traffic system. The government should self-regulate itself. A one-way traffic system may also prove a big blessing in the smooth flow of traffic in Delhi.


(a) Besides bullock carts, tongas, cycle rickshaws ___________ are slow moving means of transportation

(i) buses

(ii) trucks

(iii) three wheelers

(iv) push carts


(b) “This system should be expanded “ here this system refers to ______

(i) system of reducing the traffic

(ii) reducing pollution level

(iii) reducing the number of road accidents

(iv) the metro rail system


(c) The Government should make separate tracks for auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws since they are __________

(i) fast moving vehicles

(ii) helpful in smooth traffic movement

(iii) responsible for long and frequent traffic jams

(iv) most comfortable means of transportation


(d) The snarl-ups caused by VIP movement can be controlled by ______

(i) making laws

(ii) Making separate tracks for VIPS

(iii) self control on the part of the VIP/ government

(iv) all of these


(e) Word/ phrase in the passage which means the same as “to compete with something / somebody” is :

(i) complex

(ii) juxtapose

(iii) vie with

(iv) commuters


Q2. Read the poem given below and write the option that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheets.


Reading comprension on the poem 'This, too, will pass away'

Reading comprension on the poem 'This, too, will pass away'

Reading comprension on the poem 'This, too, will pass away'

(a) How does the peace destroying power of sorrow affects us ?

(i) makes us leave things we love

(ii) Sweeps away things we love

(iii) we cling to things we love

(iv) none of the above


(b) Sorrow has been compared to _____________

(i) mountains

(ii) river

(iii) ocean

(iv) earth


(c) What should we remember in moments of joy and happiness ?

(i) this time will last forever

(ii) this time is short lived

(iii) this time will never come again

(iv) this time will not change


(d) According to the poet what brings fame and glory ?

(i) money

(ii) noble deeds

(iii) hard work

(iv) flattery


(e) Which word/phrase in the poem means the same as “laughter”

(i) pleasure

(ii) mirth

(iii) flitting

(iv) import


Q3. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow. 5 M

Opening A Saving Bank Account

Banks play an important role in modern times. Besides providing jobs to millions of people banks lend money to people at an affordable rate of interest. Banks have helped various industries, especially housing and car manufacturing industries by financing the purchase of homes and cars. Moreover, banks help people, especially the retired ones as banks offer handsome interest on deposited money. These days people prefer to keep money in a bank as it is safe as well as profitable. The process of opening a saving bank account is quite simple. Go to a bank and obtain the prescribed printed form for opening an account. These days photographs are essential. Paste two passport size photographs on the space provided for this purpose. Fill in the other particulars on the form and appended card. You have to put your signature at certain places. The signatures on the card are termed specimen signatures and referred to for comparison every time you withdraw money from the bank. You need an account holder of the bank to introduce you. Then you go to the deposit counter and deposit the money mentioning „New Account‟. Then you will be issued a pass-book and cheque book. You can deposit money in your account now or withdraw it by filling a withdrawal form or cheque.


1. How are Bank's quite useful in the modern times ?

2. How are Banks especially helpful to retired people ?

3. What all is required to open a bank account ?

4. Why is it essential to give specimen signatures ?

5. Find a word or phrase in the passage which means “a series of things/ activities done in order to achieve a particular result”.



 
Answer Key
Q1.

1. Push carts

2. Metro rail system

3. responsible for long and frequent traffic jams

4. Self control on the part of the VIPs / government

5. juxtapose


Q2.

1. Sweeps away things we love

2. River

3. This time is short lived

4. Hard work

5. Mirth


Q3.

1. Provide jobs lend money, handsome interest

2. Good returns for the money deposit money is safe

3. Fill form attach two photographs, get someone to introduce you.

4. They are referred to for comparison every time you withdraw money

5. process




 

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