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Answer the following question in about 40-50 words.

When do the residents of Alsace realise how precious their language is to them?

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Chapter: [0.011000000000000001] The Last Lesson
Concept: The Last Lesson

Answer the following question in about 40-50 words.

What were Franz's feelings as he set out for school and why?

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Chapter: [0.011000000000000001] The Last Lesson
Concept: The Last Lesson

Read the given extract and answer the questions.

And in dark hutments, next to lines of flames of flickering oil lamps, sit boys and girls with their fathers and mothers, welding pieces of coloured glass into circles of bangles. Their eyes are more adjusted to the dark than to the light outside. That is why they often end up losing their eyesight before they become adults.
  1. Complete the sentence with reference to the extract: (1)
    Their eyes are more adjusted to the dark than to the light outside because ______.
  2. Which of the following would NOT be true? (1)
    1. The hutments were shining and inviting.
    2. The children's lives were as bleak as their surroundings.
    3. There were no electricity connections.
    4. The boys and girls had got used to the dark.
  3. The bangle workers lose their eyesight before they become adults because ______. (1)
    1. they already have poor eyesight
    2. they work in dim light
    3. they are married in childhood
    4. they are malnourished
  4. Which of the following most nearly means 'adjusted' in the context of the extract? (1)
    1. conditioned
    2. favoured
    3. accepted
    4. reconciled
  5. 'Flickering oil lamps' suggests ______. (1)
  6. What is the antonym from the extract of the word 'rarely'? (1)
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Chapter: [0.012] Lost Spring
Concept: Lost Spring

Answer the following in about 120-150 words.

'Lost Spring' and 'Indigo' bring out how the common man is a victim of exploitation. Explain.

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Chapter: [0.012] Lost Spring
Concept: Lost Spring

Answer the following question in about 40-50 words.

What vicious circle are the bangle-makers trapped in?

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Chapter: [0.012] Lost Spring
Concept: Lost Spring

Answer the following question in about 40-50 words.

What were Douglas's initial thoughts when he was pushed into the pool?

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Chapter: [0.013000000000000001] Deep Water
Concept: Deep Water

The iron master accuses the peddler of not being quite honest. What does the peddler say to justify the situation?

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Chapter: [0.013999999999999999] The Rattrap
Concept: The Rattrap

In Edla's dealing with the peddler, she was compassionate and generous. Discuss with reference to the story "The Rattrap".

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Chapter: [0.013999999999999999] The Rattrap
Concept: The Rattrap

Read the given extract and answer the questions.

“I am thinking of this stranger here,” said Edla. “He walks and walks the whole year long, and there is probably not a single place in the whole country where he is welcome and can feel at home. Wherever he turns he is chased away. Always he is afraid of being arrested and cross-examined. I should like to have him enjoy a day of peace with us here – just one in the whole year.”
  1. Complete the following sentence with the most appropriate option: (1)
    Edla wished the Pedlar to have a peaceful day because ______.
    1. the Pedlar had worked for Edla
    2. the Pedlar had not been released from jail
    3. the Pedlar had been staying at the forge
    4. the Pedlar had always been looked with suspicion
  2. Select a suitable word from the extract to complete the analogy. (1)
    single : multiple :: abroad : ______.
  3. In the above extract, Edla comes across as ______. (1)
    1. conscientious
    2. pretentions
    3. compassionate
    4. selfless
  4. Based on the above extract, choose the statement which is true. (1)
    1. Relationships are rattraps.
    2. Money is important in the world.
    3. Criminal is not born but made.
    4. Christmas is a time of charity.
  5. In the context of the given extract, which day is referred to in the expression 'just one in the whole year'? (1)
  6. What does the expression 'he is cross examined' suggest? (1)
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Chapter: [0.013999999999999999] The Rattrap
Concept: The Rattrap

Answer the following question in about 40-50 words.

Explain the metaphor of the rattrap.

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Chapter: [0.013999999999999999] The Rattrap
Concept: The Rattrap

Answer the following question in about 40-50 words.

Who was Edla Willmansson? Why did she visit the forge at night?

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Chapter: [0.013999999999999999] The Rattrap
Concept: The Rattrap

Gandhi not only alleviated the economic conditions of the Champaran people but also their social and cultural background. Justify.

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Chapter: [0.015] Indigo
Concept: Indigo

Answer the following question in about 40-50 words.

Describe the role of Raj Kumar Shukla in Indigo.

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Chapter: [0.015] Indigo
Concept: Indigo

Answer the following question in about 120-150 words.

"Civil disobedience had triumphed for the first time in modern India." When and how did it happen?

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Chapter: [0.015] Indigo
Concept: Indigo

The author has used gentle humour to point out human foibles. Pick out instances of this to show how this serves to make the piece interesting. 

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Chapter: [0.016] Poets and Pancakes
Concept: Poets and Pancakes

Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:

The make-up department was first headed by a Bengali who became too big for a studio and left. He was succeeded by a Maharashtrian who was assisted by a Dharwar Kannadiga, an Andhra, a Madras Indian Christian, an Anglo-Burmese and the usual local Tamils. All this shows that there was a great deal of national integration long before A.I.R. and Doordarshan began broadcasting programmes on national integration. This gang of nationally integrated make-up men could turn any decent-looking person into a hideous crimson-hued monster with the help of truck-loads of pancake and a number of other locally-made potions and lotions.
  1. How was there national integration long before A.I.R. and Doordarshan in the make-up department? (1)
    1. The staff consisted of a Bengali, a Maharashtrian, a Dharwar Kannadiga, an Andhra, a Madras Indian Christian, an Anglo-Burmese and Tamils.
    2. They recited slogans of national integration.
    3. The staff studied make-up techniques of various states.
    4. Their clients were from various states.
  2. Select a suitable word from the extract to complete the analogy: (1)
    front : rear :: ravishing : ______
  3. Select the correct option to fill in the blanks: (1)
    The make-up artists could tum ______ looking people into ______ looking men and women.
    1. ordinary; pleasant
    2. ugly; good
    3. pleasant; ugly
    4. monstrous; beautiful
  4. The word 'pancake' in the extract most nearly means ______. (1)
    1. brand name
    2. lemon cake
    3. savoury
    4. preservative
  5. Based on the above extract, choose the statement that is true for the make-up department. (1)
    1. The make-up artists were welcomed by the actors.
    2. The make-up artists were poorly paid.
    3. The work done by the make-up artists was not appreciated.
    4. The department exhibited national integration.
  6. Bring out the irony in the above given extract. (1)
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Chapter: [0.016] Poets and Pancakes
Concept: Poets and Pancakes

Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:

Similarly, we have a lot of empty spaces in our lives. I call them interstices. Say you are coming over to my place. You are in an elevator and while you are coming up, I am waiting for you. This is an interstice, an empty space. I work in empty spaces. While waiting for your elevator to come up from the first to the third floor, I have already written an article!
  1. Umberto Eco was ______. (1)
    1. a professor of semiotics, an author
    2. an interviewer, a novelist
    3. a journalist, a professor
    4. a publisher, an author
  2. Rationalise, to support the given statement: (1)
    Similarly, we have a lot of empty spaces in our lives.
  3. Rewrite the sentence by replacing the underlined phrase with its inference: (1)
    I call them interstices.
  4. On the basis of the extract, study the two statements, I and II given below: (1)
    I. Umberto Eco works even in the spare time between activities.
    II. Umberto Eco does not like to be interviewed.
    Choose the most appropriate option:
    1. I can be inferred from the extract, but II cannot.
    2. I cannot be inferred from the extract, but II can.
    3. I and II are true.
    4. II is the reason for I.
  5. Replace the underlined word with its antonym from the extract. (1)
    Umberto Eco does not like to waste time. He writes an article while he is proceeding to the elevator.
  6. Umberto Eco's views on his manner of work, are based on ______. (1)
    1. facts
    2. an interview
    3. his blog
    4. hypothesis
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Chapter: [0.017] The Interview
Concept: The Interview

Answer the following question in about 40-50 words.

Why did Sophie wish to delve more deeply in 'her brother's affections'?

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Chapter: [0.018000000000000002] Going Places
Concept: Going Places

Read the given extract and answer the questions.

The clerk figured the fare – he glanced at my fancy hat band, but he figured the fare – and I had enough for two coach tickets, one way. But when I counted out the money and looked up, the clerk was staring at me. He nodded at the bills. ‘‘That ain’t money, mister,’’ he said, ‘‘and if you’re trying to skin me, you won’t get very far,’’ and he glanced at the cash drawer beside him. Of course the money was old-style bills, half again as big as the money we use nowadays, and different-looking.
  1. Why did Charley ask for two tickets? (1)
  2. Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option: (1)
    When Charley offered money to the booking clerk, the latter stared at Charley because the booking clerk ______.
    1. thought it wasn't money
    2. did not trust Charley
    3. thought Charley was trying to tease him
    4. thought that Charley had given him less money
  3. Select the option that best describes Charley in this extract. (1)
    He is ______.
    1. a cheat
    2. gullible
    3. an opportunist
    4. an escapist
  4. 'If you're trying to skin me' suggests ______. (1)
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Chapter: [0.020099999999999996] The Third Level
Concept: The Third Level

Answer the following in about 120-150 words.

How has human civilization impacted our environment? Comment with reference to the lesson "Journey to the End of the Earth".

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Chapter: [0.0203] Journey to the End of the Earth
Concept: Journey to the End of the Earth
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