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Reading Worksheet 9 | CBSE | ICSE

Updated: May 26, 2022

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


There is a story of a Japanese philosopher who would only accept specially selected pupils who would convince him that they would do justice to his teachings. One would – be pupil was received by the great teacher and left alone in a room completely bare except for a little table bearing a glass bowl containing a single goldfish. About half an hour later the teacher returned and asked the young man what he had learned. The lad looked round the bare room in surprise and admitted that he had learned nothing. There upon the teacher gave him a pad of paper and a brush and ink and left him without further words for another half an hour. On his second return he found the lad had drawn a picture of the goldfish and could tell him the number and shape of the fins, the scales and in fact, gave a complete and accurate description of the goldfish. He was accepted as a pupil.


(a) Why did the philosopher select pupils after testing them ?

(i) he wants them to learn nothing

(ii) he wants them to do justice to his teachings

(iii) he wants them to do injustice to his teachings

(iv) he wants them to learn from other teachers.


(b) Where did the philosopher leave his would be pupil ?

(i) in a bare room

(ii) in a bare classroom

(iii) in a bare garage

(iv) in a bare godown


(c) The boy saw a glass bowl on the table which contained __________.

(i) a starfish (ii) a golden fish (iii) a pomfret (iv) a gold fish


(d) What did the boy do the second time with paper and ink ?

(i) he ate the gold fish

(ii) he put the gold fish on the paper

(iii) he threw the gold fish

(iv) he drew the picture of the gold fish on the paper.


(e) Trace a word from the passage that means `careful and exact’.

(i) accurate (ii) scales (iii) complete (iv) shape


Q2. Read the poem given below and write the option that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheets. 5 Marks











(a) What happened to the house after the death of poet’s grandmother ?

(i) the poet renovated the house

(ii) the house became silent

(iii) the tenants started living there

(iv) the builders bought the house


(b) The poet is unable to read the books there as they___________.

(i) have disappeared

(ii) are damaged

(iii) have been donated to a library

(iv) are surrounded by snakes


(c) The poet wants to get back to the house ___________

(i) to meet her grandmother

(ii) to get love of grandmother

(iii) to remember her grandmother

(iv) to sell the house


(d) Why was the poet proud in living that house once ?

(i) got love and care of her grandmother there

(ii) got a chance to meet strangers there

(iii) got a chance to see the dogs around the house

(iv) got a chance to see the snakes around the books


(e) Find a word from the extract that means `look very carefully’.

(i) despair (ii) brooding (iii) peer (iv) frozen


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


For the last fifty years, the globe has been warming up. It is true that the average temperature rise is only about two degrees, but that has been enough to start the glaciers receding in many parts of the world. A rise of one degree per generation is a large increase. Nature seldom moves as swiftly as this. We may have been helping her. To a very large extent, the temperature of the earth is determined by the amount of solar heat which the atmosphere can keep. The air above us acts like the glass in a green house, trapping many of the heat waves which would otherwise bounce back into space. Carbon dioxide (CO2 ) in the air is mostly responsible for the `green house effect’. It is a gas produced by all our countless fires, furnaces and internal combustion engine.


(a) What has happened as a result of the warming of the globe ?

(b) What determines the temperature of the earth ?

(c) What is the green house effect ?

(d) Which gas is responsible for the green house effect ?

(e) Trace a word from the passage which means `world – wide’.



 

Answer Key

Q1.

(a) (ii) he wants them to do justice to his teachings

(b) (i) in a bare room

(c) (iv) a goldfish

(d) (iv) he draw the picture of the goldfish on the paper

(e) (i) accurate


Q2.

(a) (ii) the house became silent

(b) (iv) are surrounded by snakes

(c) (iii) to remember her grandmother

(d) (i) got love and care of her grandmother there

(e) (iii) peer


Q3.

(a) rise of temperature, melting of glaciers etc.

(b) by the amount of solar heat

(c) to trap heat waves to control them so that they do not go back into the space.

(d) carbon dioxide-CO2

(e) globe





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