8th Class English Sample Paper English Sample Paper - 9

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    Read the following passage carefully: 
    The sky blazed with stars. Presently the moon rose. The sight of bear tricks in the dust-the squire front paw and long back one with the shaggy claws-made him glance round uneasily. He had once seen a man who had been mauled by a bear all his face torn away. He quickened his steps.
    Soon/ on a cliff above a river-bed Sher Singh knew he could go no further without rest. He set Kunwar down gently. Suddenly all Sher Singh's muscles, shrinking back to their natural position, thrilled with piercing pain, he lay against a tree with his eye shut, recovering.
    It was then he herd the jostle and squeal, of elephants. Below him on each side of the shallow river-bed, the elephants travelled. He could see the cows and babies and one great old tusker. He was playing his trunk to and fro to learn whatever the breeze could tell him, and suddenly he hesitated.
    Sher Singh chilled with fright, with Kunwar to carry, to carry, he could neither climb nor run. Prayer after prayer fled up from his frightened spirit.
    The tusker snorted, trumpeted, shook his head. Suddenly, he hurried on angrily up the river-bed, and all the herd with him. They disappeared.
    (i) On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions:
    (a) Sher Singh was walking at night time Give two examples as evidence to this.
    (b) Why did Sher Singh chill with fright?
    (c) What kind of story is it?
    (d) The sky blazed with stars. (Frame a wh?type question)
    (e) Sher Singh was tired. Give words/phrases to support your answer.
    (f) Write the meaning of Tied'
    (g) Which animal is referred to as 'tusker'?
    (h) How do you come to know that Sher Singh was walking through a jungle?

    Answer:

    (a) The sky blazed with stars and the moon rose.
    (b) Sher Singh chilled with fright as he could neither climb nor run with Kunwar, and he had seen the elephant coming.                                                                                                                                    
    (c) It is an adventurous story.                                                                                                                  
    (d) What did the sky blaze with?                                                                                                               
    (e) He could go no further without rest, lay against a tree.                                                                            
    (f) Ran away.                                                                                                                                        
    (g) Elephant                                                                                                                                          
    (h) We know it because there were bear tracks in the dust, and below the cliff on each side of the shallow river-bed, a herd of elephants were present.                                    


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