# TS 7th Class English Important Questions 7th Lesson The Wonderful World of Chess

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## TS 7th Class English Important Questions 7th lesson The Wonderful World of Chess

Section – A : Reading Comprehension (25 Marks)

Questions : 1 – 10, Marks : 15

Passage No. 1:

The knight (gurram) and the pawn (bantu) are very special in their own ways. The knight is the only piece that can jump over other pieces. He goes two squares forward (or backward) and one square sideways (to the left r to the right). The pawn, like a brave soldier, marches only forward. When It starts from the second row, it has the option of going one square or two squares forward.

However, after the first move, it can only move one square forward. The pawn has a special move. It can go one square diagonally when it captures one of his opponent’s men: even ifit is the mighty king. The pawn has another speciality. It is the only piece that can have promotion o any rank. This is possible only when it reaches any square on the first row of the opponent.

A player marches her chessmen and tries to capture the opponent’s king. If she does that,she calls out ‘checkmate’ and wins the game. It sounds simple, but ¡t is very, very complicated. Do you know how many ways are there to do that? Mathematicians say that around 100 unique games are possible in chess. Compare this jumbo number with the earlier number 264 – 1. How big is this? There aren’t even that many electrons in this universe.

Now, answer the following questions. Each question has four choices. Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (C) or (D) in your answer booklet. 5 × 1 = 5

Question 1.
What are the two pieces that are very special in their own ways ?
A) The king and the queen
B) The knight and the bishop
C)The pawn and the rook
D) The knight and the pawn
D) The knight and the pawn

Question 2.
How many squares can a pawn move forward, after the first move ?
A) two
B) one
C) three
D) any number
B) one

Question 3.
A player tries to catch the opponent’s _______
A) king.
B) queen.
C) knight.
D) pawn.
A) king.

Question 4.
How many, according to mathematicians, unique games are possible in chess ?
A) 264 – 1
B) 10120
C) 101200
D) 1012
B) 10120

Question 5.
Which piece can jump over other pieces ?
A) pawn
B) rook
C) knight
D) bishop
C) knight

Answer the following questions in two or three sentences, each. 5 × 2 = 10

Question 6.
What do Mathematicians say about chess ?
Mathematicians say that around 10120 unique games are possible in chess. There are not even that many electrons in this universe.

Question 7.
Which piece is like a brave soldier ? Why ?
The pawn is like a brave soldier because like a soldier, it marches only forward.

Question 8.
What option does the pawn have, when it starts from the second row ?
When the pawn starts from the second row, it has the option of going one square or two squares forward.

Question 9.
Can the pawn have promotion to any rank ? When is it possible ?
Yes, the pawn can have the promotion to any rank. This is possible only when it reaches any square on the first row of the opponent.

Question 10.
What is the special move of the pawn ? When does it have that special move ?
The special move of the pawn is it can go one square diagonally. The pawn goes one square diagonally when it captures one of his opponent’s men; even if it is the mighty king.

Passage No. 2:

This wonderful game of chess is a gift of India to the world. The Hindus believe that it was invented by Queen Mandodari, the wife of King Ravana. However, historian H.J.R.Murray holds that it was invented by a scholar from North-West India around fifth century. In those days it was called ‘chaturanga’ – the four divisions of the military. Legend has it that this inventor was ordered by the ruler to ask for a reward for his invention. He requested the king to give him I grain of rice for the, first square, 2 for the second one, 4 for the third one, and so on – doubling the number of grains continuously up to the 64th square. Everybody thought that he was a fool.

But when the royal accountants announced the quantity of rice that should be given to the inventor, everyone was awestruck. The figure was gigantic. No one had ever heard of such an enormous number. It was 18, 446, 774, 073, 709, 551, 615. The accountants told the king that it could not be paid even with all the rice available on earth. What a number! If you want an idea of how big this number is, imagine you have this much money. Then, if you spend one crore rupees every second of your life, it takes approximately 60,000 years for you to spend all the money.

Now, answer the following questions. Each question has four choices. Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (C) or (D) in your answer booklet. 5 × 1 = 5

Question 1.
‘ What does the word’ a westruck’ mean ?
A) stop being present
B) restricted
C) filled with feelings of admiration or respect
D) filled with feelings of jealousy and pride
C) filled with feelings of admiration or respect

Question 2.
The figure the accountants gave, was _______
A) ridiculous
B) gigantic
C) negligible
D) complicated
B) gigantic

Question 3.
Mandodar I was the wife of _______
A) King Rayana.
C) King Janaka.
D) King Dushyanta.
A) King Rayana.

Question 4.
Who believed Mandodarl invented chess?
A) Sikhs
B) Jams
C) Hindus
D) Arabs
C) Hindus

Question 5.
When the Inventor expressed the number of the grains he wanted, everybody thought that he was _______
A) a clever man.
B) a fool.
C’) a cunning man.
B) a fool.

Answer the following questions in two or three sentences, each, 5 × 2 = 10

Question 6.
What had no one ever heard of ?
What was that number ?
No one had ever heard of such an enormous number as that given by the inventor. The number was 18, 446, 774, 073, 709, 551; 615.

Question 7.
Who invented chess, according to the Hindus and according to H.J.R. Murray ?
According to the Hindus, chess was invented by Queen Mandodari, the wife of King Ravana. But according to H.J.R. Murray, chess was invented by a scholar from North-West India around 5th century.

Question 8.
What did the inventor request the king to give ? Do you think the king could give that ?
The inventor requested the king to give him 1 grain of rice for the first square, 2 for the second one, 4 for the third one, and so on – doubling the number of grains continuously up to the 64th square. I think the king could not give that.

Question 9.
Why do you think the king could not give the inventor the number of grains he wanted ?
The king could not give the inventor the number of grains he wanted because it was a gigantic number and it could not be paid even with all the rice available on earth,

Question 10.
What was ‘chess’ called in the days of Mandodari ? What did it mean ?
In the days of Mandodari, chess was called ‘chaturanga’, It meant the four divisions of the military.

Passage No. 3:

Kingdoms have vanished. Kings have gone. But one game they played remained with us; and probably remains with us forever: CHESS. It has won the hearts of Indians, Egyptians, Persians, Chinese, Japanese and every thinking animal on earth. What is it that made it so dear to our hearts? Different people give different reasons.
The benefits of playing chess are innumerable.

Some say it refreshes their mind while others say it improves their memory, concentration, and logical thinking. In fact, some experiments have proved that it does all these things. Since chess involves a number of calculations, it increases our mathematical abilities and problem solving skills. That is why it is taught as a school subject in as many as 30 countries including Venezuela, Iceland, and Russia. So, what are you waiting for? Start playing chess right away!

Now, answer the following questions. Each question has four choices. Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (C) or (D) in your answer booklet. 5 × 1 = 5

Question 1.
Chess has won the hearts of _______
A) Persians
B) Indians, Egyptians and Japanese
C) Chinese
D) All these
D) All these

Question 2.
What is made so dear to our hearts ?
A) Chess
B) Hockey
C) Kho – Kho
A) Chess

Question 3.
What does the word ‘vanished’ mean ?
A) appeared
B) fought
C) disappeared
D) reappeared
C) disappeared

Question 4.
Chess involves a number of _______
A) players.
B) calculations.
C) referees.
D) people.
B) calculations.

Question 5.
The benefits of chess are _______
A) numerable.
B) innumerable
C) limited.
D) a few.
B) innumerable

Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each. 5 × 2 = 10

Question 6.
In how many countries, now, chess is taught as a school subject ? Name a few countries.
Chess is taught asa school subject in as many as 30 countries. Some of them are Venezuela, Iceland and Russia.

Question 7.
Why is chess taught as a school subject in Russia ?
Chess is taught as a school subject in Russia because chess increases our mathematical abilities and problem solving skills.

Question 8.
Write some benefits that a person gets by playing chess.
Chess has many benefits.

1. It refreshes our mind.
2. It improves our memory, concentration and logical thinking.
3. It increases our mathematical abilities and problem-solving skills.

Question 9.
Which have vanished ? Who have gone ?
Kingdoms have vanished. Kings have gone.

Question 10.
What did kings leave for us ?
Does it remain with us forever ?
Kings have left the game of chess for Us. Yes, it remains with us forever.

Passage No. 4:

Just like any other game, chess is also governed by rules. The pieces or the chessmen like the rook, the knight, the bishop, etc., move on the board in quite a restricted way. The movement of each piece is important because if a piece can move to a square, it can capture the piece in that square, whoever it may be.

The king (raju) and the queen (mantri) can move in any direction. Nevertheless, the king cannot go beyond one square whereas the queen has no such restrictions.

The bishop (sakatu) and the rook (enugu) can move to any square provided it is on their path. The bishop goes diagonally whereas the rook goes straight.

Now, answer the following questions. Each question has four choices. Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (C) or (D) in your answer booklet. 5 × 1 = 5

Question 1.
Chess has _______
A) no rules.
B) rules.
C) 10 members, at least to play.
D) 11 players on either side.

Question 2.
Mantri is the other name for _______
A) rook
B) bishop
C) queen
D) pawn

Question 3.
Which of the following gives the meaning of the word, ‘restricted’?
A) very strict
C) unlimited
D) limited
D) limited

Question 4.
Which of the following is a correct statement?
A) The king cannot go beyond one square.
B) The bishop goes straight.
C) The queen cannot go beyond one square.
D) The rook goes diagonally.
A) The king cannot go beyond one square.

Question 5.
The word ’Nevertheless’ means _______
A) Not always less
B) However
C) That is why
D) Not in the way
B) However

Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each. 5 × 2 = 10

Question 6.
What is the special name given to the pieces, on the chess-board ? How do they move on the board ?
The special name to the pieces is ‘chessmen’. They move on the board in quite a restricted way.

Question 7.
Who Can move in any direction ? What is the difference between them ?
The king and the queen can move in any direction. The difference is – the king cannot go beyond one square whereas the queen has no such restrictions.

Question 8.
Why is the movement of each piece important ?
The movement of each piece is important because if a piece can move to a square, it can capture the piece in that square, whoever it may be.

Question 9.
Do you like chess ? Have you ever played chess ?
Yes, I like chess. I have played chess many times.

Question 10.
How does the bishop go ?
How does the rook go ?
The bishop goes diagonally.
The rook goes straight.

Passage No. 5:

Each district and state has a chess association, which conducts training camps and tournaments. The state associations are affiliated to All India Chess Federation, which in turn is affiliated to the World Chess Federation. It is also called FIDE. It acts as the governing body of international chess competitions. It gives a rating to every player in the world, depending upon the number of games won, drawn or lost- the greater the rating the better the player.

If you are on the lookout, you will find many invitation tournaments conducted at school, village, mandal, district and state levels. You can rise to the ranks of an International Grandmaster, (or simply ‘Grandmaster’ as is used nowadays) by winning more and more games and becoming a Candidate Master, then an FIDE Master, and then an International Master.

Now answer the following questions. Each question has four choices. Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (C) or (D) In your answer book. 5 × 1 = 5

Question 1.
Each district conducts _______
A) Physical tests.
B) Debate competitions.
C) Training camps.
D) Training camps and tournaments.
D) Training camps and tournaments.

Question 2.
The greater the rating, _______ the better.
A) the best
B) the better
C) the good
D) the less
B) the better

Question 3.
Which are conducted at schools?
A) State-level competitions
B) National-level tests
C) Invitation tournaments
D) Chess-training camps
C) Invitation tournaments

Question 4.
What is used now a days?
A) Grandmaster
B) International Grandmaster
C) FIDE Master
D) Candidate Master
A) Grandmaster

Question 5.
Which acts as the governing body of international chess competitions?
A) FIDE
B) All India Chess Federation
C) District Chess Federation
D) State Chess Federation
A) FIDE

Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each. 5 × 2 = 10

Question 6.
What is FIDE ? What does it act as ?
FIDE is the World Chess Federation. It acts as the governing body of international chess competitions.

Question 7.
To which level can one rise as a chess player ? What is it now used as, nowadays ?
As a chess player, one can rise to the ranks of International Grandmaster. Nowadays it is used as ‘Grandmaster’.

Question 8.
What will you find, if you are on the lookout ?
If we are on the lookout, we will find many invitation tournaments conducted at school, village, mandal, district and state levels.

Question 9.
What are affiliated to All India Chess Federation ? What are affiliated to the World Chess Federation ?
The State Associations are affiliated to All India Chess Federation. All India Chess Federation is affiliated to the World Chess Federation.

Question 10.
Which gives a rating to every chess player ? On what does the rating depend upon ?
The World Chess Federation or FIDE gives a rating to every chess player. The rating depends upon the number of games won, drawn or lost.

Questions : 11 – 16, Marks : 10

Passage No. 1:

Soon after proving her excellence at the national level, Koneru entered the International Chess Circuit. After taking the world by storm by clinching the World Chess titles in the Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 age groups, Humpy got an International Master title in the year 1999, at the age of 12 years. Further, she achieved her 3rd Grandmaster norm in the Elekes Memorial Grandmaster Tournament held at Budapest, Hungary. Koneru created a world record by earning the International Grandmaster title at the age of 15 years 1 month and 29 days. She broke Judit Polgar’s record to achieve the feat, and became the youngest woman ever to have earned the coveted title. Later, Hou Yifan broke Humpy’s record by earning the title at the age of 14 years 6 months in the year 2008. Koneru Humpy has been the First Indian Woman to have received an International Grandmaster title in the game of chess.

Fill in the blanks in the following. 2 × 1 = 2

Question 11.
Humpy got an International Master title in _______
1999

Question 12.
Humpy broke _______ record.
Judit Polgar’s

Now, answer the questions in complete sentences. 4 × 2 = 8

Question 13.
How did Koneru Humpy take the world by storm ?
Koneru Humpy took the world by storm by clinching the World Chess titles in the Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 age groups.

Question 14.
When did Humpy get an International Master title ? At what age did she get it ?
Humpy got an International Master title in the year 1999. She got it at the age of 12 years.

Question 15.
Where did she get her 3rd Grandmaster norm ? In which tournament did she get ?
Koneru got her third Grandmaster norm at Budapest, Hungary. She got it in the Elekes Memorial Grandmaster Tournament.

Question 16.
Who broke Humpy’s record ? Ai what age did she break ? When did she break ?
Hou Yifan broke Humpy’s record. She broke it at the age of 14 years 6 months in the year 2008.

Passage No. 2:

My name is Health and my husband’s name is Strength. The world is our home. We have two daughters. Their names are Games and Sports. They are twins. They look alike. People often mistake Games for Sports and Sports for Games. But if you observe carefully, you will know who is who.

Sports has grace and dignity in every moment and she likes a lot of physical activity. She is not proud, but she doesn’t like the company of others much. Therefore, you hardly find anybody with her except on festive occasions.

Games, unlike her sister, likes the company of others. You will find at least 2 or 3; and sometimes, as many as 11 people with her. They talk to each other, encourage one another, and enjoy themselves by taking sides and playing against each other. One day Games told me that she wanted to marry Pleasure, who loved her so much.

I remember his name. He is the son of my close relative Entertainment.

Fill in the blanks in the following. 2 × 1 = 2

Question 11.
_______ likes a lot of physical activity.
Sports

Question 12.
Games wanted to marry
Games

Now, answer the questions in complete sentences. 4 × 2 = 8

Question 13.
‘I remember his name.’
Who does ‘I’ refer to ?
Whose name does the person remember ?
‘I’ refers to ‘Health’. She knows the name of ‘Pleasure’ who loved Games so much.

Question 14.
Who is ‘Entertainment’ ?
What is the name of his son ?
‘Entertainment’ is the close relative of ‘Health’. Pleasure is the son of Entertainment.

Question 15.
How many daughters do Health and Strength have ? What are their names ?
Health and Strength have two daughters. Their names are Games and Sports.

Question 16.
What does’Games’like ?
How many people will you find with her ?
‘Games’ likes the company of others. We will find at least 2 or 3 ; and sometimes, as many as 11 people with her.

Passage No. 3:

I like to think chess is a courteous game,
I play it with family and friends..
I like to think chess is a peaceful game,
Nobody gets hurt when it ends.

I never distract my opponent,
I don’t want to act like a pest.
I hope they behave in the very same way,
So both of us play at our best.

I know chess is not really gentle,
It’s more like a war or a fight.
I always shake hands at the start and the end,
So we can stay friends day and night,
On the board we’re enemies,
Off the board we’re friends.
On the board there’s never peace,
But that is just pretend.

On the board we’re enemies,
Off the board we ’re friends.
On the board there’s never peace,
But off the board I hope for peace that never, never ends.

Question 11.
The players are enemies
A) off the board.
B) at school
C) on the board.
D) after the play
C) on the board.

Question 12.
What is like a war or a fight ?
A) Chess
B) Weight-lifting
C) Swimming
D) Skipping
A) Chess

Now, answer the questions in complete sentences. 4 × 2 = 8

Question 13.
What does the poet like to think chess is ? Who does he play it with ?
The poet likes to think chess is a courteous game. He plays it with family and friends.

Question 14.
Which is not really gentle ?
How is it more like ?
Chess is not really gentle.
Chess is more like a war or a fight.

Question 15.
I never distract my …………….
Who does he never distract ?
What does the word ‘distract’ mean ?
He never distracts his opponent. The word ‘distract’ means ‘take somebody’s attention away from what they are trying to do !

Question 16.
Why is chess a peaceful game ?
Mention the names of two great chess players.
Chess is a peaceful game because nobody gets hurt when it ends. Viswanathan Anand and Koneru Humpy are great chess players.

Passage No. 4:

Very long ago, there lived a huge apple tree offering tasty apples to the people. A little boy became a close friend to the apple tree. The boy used to play with the tree by climbing the branches, sleeping under the shadow, plucking apples, etc. Every day he visited the tree, and ate apples. The apple tree was so kind to the boy and enjoyed spending time with the little boy.

The boy joined school and did not spend time with the apple tree. After several months, the boy came to the tree. The tree was so happy to see the boy and asked him to play with it.

The boy said that he was not a little one to play with the trees. But he had another request to the tree. The boy told the tree that he needed toys to play with, but his parents had no enough money to buy toys for him. Then the tree replied, “Deary boy, I don’t have any money to buy toys for you can pick the apples and sell them to get money for the toys.” The boy picked apples and went away, happily.

The tree was eagerly waiting for the boy’s return, but the boy did not return for several years.
The tree was so said that it did not produce any apples since then.

Fill in the blanks in the following. 2 × 1 = 2

Question 11.
The things that the boy needed were ……………….
toys

Question 12.
The tree was waiting for the boy’s return ………………..
eagerly

Now, answer the questions in complete sentences. 4 × 2 = 8

Question 13.
Who was the tree kind to ?
What did the tree enjoy ?
The tree was kind to the boy. The tree enjoyed spending time with the boy.

Question 14.
When the boy told the tree that he needed money to buy toys, what did the tree tell him?
The tree told him that it did not have any money to buy toys for him. It asked him to pick up its apples and sell them to get money for the toys.

Question 15.
Why was the tree sad ?
What did riot it do then ?
The tree was sad because the boy did not return. Then it did not produce any apple.

Question 16.
Where did the boy join ?
Did he spend any time with the tree, then ?
The boy joined a school. He did not spend any time with the tree, then.

Passage No. 5:

Choose the correct answer from the four choices given below the question. 2 × 1 = 2

Question 11.
Which disease do old people suffer from, below 10% ? ( B )
A) Sleep disorders
B) Diabetes
C) Urinary problems
D) Cold and cough
B) Diabetes

Question 12.
What is the female percentage, suffering from sleep disorders ?
A) 32
B) 36
C) 32.67
D) 48.67
C) 32.67

Now, answer the questions in complete sentences. 4× 2 = 8

Question 13.
What does the given table indicate ?
The given table indicates the common health problems of the rural elderly in Telangana.

Question 14.
Who suffer less from B.P / Hepertension, male or female ? What is their percentage?
Female suffer less, from Hypertension. Their percentage is 12.67.

Question 15.
From which disease most people suffer ? What is that percentage ?
Most people suffer from Body / Joint pains. The percentage is 52.

Question 16.
Whose percentage (Male / Female) is less with regard to Piles ? Whose percentage is more with regard to Dental problems ?
With regard to piles, the percentage of male is less. With regard to Dented problems, the percentage of male is more.

Passage No. 6:

Koneru Humpy is an Indian chess player, and the best woman at the chess board that the nation has ever produced. Among the female chess players of India, she is considered to be on par with Vishwanathan Anand She, holds the World No. 2 rank (Judit Polgar is No. 1) among the female chess players.

She was born on the 31st of March. 1987 at Gudiyada, Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Her father, Koneru Ashok worked as a lecturer in chemistry.

He was a wonderful chess player, who won the South India Open Championship in 1985.Young Humpy got attracted towards the game at a very young age of just 5 years. Her father soon spotted her extraordinary skills in the game and realized she could become a great player if conditioned properly. Ashok took the bold decision of giving up his job to concentrate fully upon Humpy’s chess career.

Fill in the blanks in the following. 2 × 1 = 2

Question 11.
_______ won the South India Open Championship in 1985.
Koneru Ashok, Father of Koneru Humpy.

Question 12.
The bold decision taken by Ashok was _______
Giving up his job.

Now, answer the questions in complete sentences. 4 × 2 = 8

Question 13.
Among the female chess players, who holds the World No. 1 rank and who holds the World No. 2 rank ?
Among the female chess players, Judit Polgar holds the World No. 1 rank. Koneru Humpy holds the World No. 2 rank.

Question 14.
What was the decision of Humpy’s father ?
Why did he take that decision ?
Humpy’s father took the bold decision of giving up his job. He took that decision because he wanted to concentrate fully upon Humpy’s chess career.

Question 15.
Who was Humpy’s father ? What was he ?
Koneru Ashok was Humpy’s father. He was a lecturer in chemistry.

Question 16.
When and where was Humpy born ? What was she good at ?
Koneru Humpy was born on the 31st of March, 1987 at Gudivada, Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. She was good at playing chess.

Section – B: Vocabulary and Grammar (20 Marks)

Questions : 17 – 21, Marks : 5

Passage No. 1:

For showing extraordinary talent as a chess player and making the nation proud several times at the international level, Koneru Humpy has been honoured with a number of awards and recognitions. To: commend her exceptional skills and achievements,the Government of India bestowed upon her the coveted Arjuna Award in the year 2003. Further, in the year 2007 she was awarded with the prestigious Padma Shri Award. Humpy was also conferred upon the Raja-Lakshrnl Award in the year 2008 by Raja-Lakshmi Foundation of Chennal.

Now, answer the following questions. Each question has four choices. Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (C) or (D) in your answer booklet. 5 × 1 = 5

Question 17.
The present simple tense (V1) form of ‘bestowed’ is _______
A) bestow
B) bestowing
Q bestowen
D) bestower
A) bestow

Question 18.
The antonym of ‘exceptional’ is _______
A) normal / ordinary
B) different
C) same
D) unusual
A) normal / ordinary

Question 19.
For ‘showing’ extraordinary _______
The synonym of the underlined word is _______
A) exhibiting
B) existing
C) understanding
D) cheating
A) exhibiting

Question 20.
What is the meaning of ‘several’ ?
A) seven
B) all
C) many
D) a few
C) many

Question 21.
What is the suffix part in the word ‘exceptional’?
A) except
B) – al
C) – l
D) ex-
B) – al

Passage No. 2:

It was evening 6 o’ clock. Rajesh was walking on road. He found a beautiful black purse. There were ten thousand rupees in the purse. He looked around. No one was there. After waiting for some time he started walking on the pavement to the police station. On the way he saw a crowd on the road. Rajesh went there. A man was asking about his purse. He was very decent. After the confirmation with the details of the purse, Rajesh gave the purse to the man. He thanked Rajesh and offered him one thousand rupees but Rajesh refused the money. All the people who gathered there, praised him very much for his honesty. His heart filled with self-satisfaction.

Now, answer the following questions. Each question has four choices. Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (C) or (D) in your answer booklet. 5 × 1 = 5

Question 17.
What is the meaning of ‘looked around’?
A) searched
B) found
C) saw
D) circled
A) searched

Question 18.
What is the antonym of ‘beautiful’?
A) nice
B) ugly
C) pretty
D) handsome
B) ugly

Question 19.
Pick out the past form ‘praise’ from the passage.
A) praised
B) has praised
C) is praised
A) praised

Question 20.
What is the synonym of ‘gave’ from the passage?
A) handed over
B) took
D) gathering
A) handed over

Question 21.
What is the meaning of ‘decent’?
A) happy
B) respectable
D) responsible
B) respectable

Passage No. 3:

One day, as I was taking my evening walk, I (17) found her with a young and energetic boy called confidence. He is the son of iny (18) distant relative from my husband’s side. “They will make a good couple,” I thought. Soon they were married. Confidence, my (19) son-in-law, is very much interested in giving (20) children fancy names. I can never tell you all the names unless you give me (21) time.

Now, answer the following questions. Each question has four choices. Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (C) or D) in your answer booklet. 5 × 1 = 5

Question 17.
Pick out the simple present tense (V1) form of the underlined word.
A) founder
B) founded
C) find
D) finder
C) find

Question 18.
What is the antonym of the underlined word ?
A) near
B) big
C) far
D) unknown
A) near

Question 19.
Choose the plural form of ‘son-in-law’.
A) daughter – in – law
B) sons – in – law
C) sons – in – laws
D) fatner – in – law
B) sons – in – law

Question 20.
What is the singular form of ‘Children’ ?
A) Child
B) Childs
C) Childish
D) Childly
A) Child

Question 21.
Pick out the synonym of the underlined word.
A) more
B) less
C) plenty
D) Sufficient
D) Sufficient

Passage No. 4:

The inventor (17) requested the king to give him 1 grain of rice for the first square, 2 for the second one, 4 for the third one and so on – doubling the number of grains (18) continuously up to the 64th square. Everybody (19) thought that he was a fool. The (20) figure of the quantity of rice that should be given to the inventor was (21) gigantic.

Question 17.
Write the antonym of the underlined word.
Antonym of ‘requested’ is ‘ordered’ or ‘commanded’.

Question 18.
What is the suffix in the underlined word?
ly’ is the suffix in ‘continuously’.

Question 19.
Write the simple present tense (V1) form of the underlined verb.
The V1 form of ‘thought’ is think.

Question 20.
Give a synonym of the underlined word.
Synonym of ‘figure’ is ‘number’.

Question 21.
What is the meaning of the underlined word?
The meaning of ‘gigantic’ is ‘enormous’ or ‘extremely large’.

Passage No. 5:

It is a well known fact that for each and every religious or family function, (17) loud speakers are played. They are played throughout the day as well as the night. They cause a lot of nuisance. They create noise pollution. They do not (18) allow students to concentrate on their studies and (19) sick people to have some sleep. It’s time the Police Department took steps In this regard and stopped the playing of loud speakers (20) indiscriminately. I hope all will (21) agree with me.

Now ailswer the following questions. Each question has four choices. Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (C) or (D) in your answer book. 5 × 1 = 5

Question 17.
What is the underlined word?
A) Simple
B) Complex word
C) Compound word
D) Compound – complex word
C) Compound word

Question 18.
Choose the synonym of the underlined word.
A) disallow
B) prohibit
C) exit
D) permit
D) permit

Question 19.
What is the meaning of the underlined word?
A) ill-healthy
B) healthy
C) elderly
D) old people
A) ill-healthy

Question 20.
What is the ‘prefix’ in the underlined word?
A) in –
B) – ly
C) dis
D) ately
A) in –

Question 21.
Which is the antonym of ‘agree’?
B) refuse
C) accept
D) confess
B) refuse

Questions : 22 – 26, Marks : 5.

Complete the passage choosing the right word from those given below It. Each blank is numbered and for each blank four choices (A), (B), (C) and (D) are given.

Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (C) or(D) In your answer booklet. 5 × 1 = 5

Passage No. 1:

Just like any other game, chess is also governed _______ (22) rules. The pieces or the chessmen like the rook, the knight, the bishop, etc _______ (23) on the board in quite _______ (24) restricted way. The movement of each piece _______ (25) important because if a piece can move to a square, it can capture the piece in that square, (26) it may be.

Question 22.
A) with
B) by
C) in
D) without
B) by

Question 23.
A) move
B) moves
C) moved
D) moving
A) move

Question 24.
A) an
B) a
C) the
D) any
B) a

Question 25.
A) was
B) were
C) is
D) are
C) is

Question 26.
A) whoever
B) whenever
C) wherever
D) however
A) whoever

Passaae No. 2:

One day Guravaiah and Guruvardhan _______ (22) hunting. They went deep _______ (23) the forest. There _______ (24) saw _______ (25) extremely large and beautiful stag _______ (26) was eating behind some trees.

Question 22.
A) go
B) goes
C) went
D) gone
C) went

Question 23.
A) into
B) in
C) at
D) for
A) into

Question 24.
A) he
B) they
C) him
D) them
B) they

Question 25.
A) a
B) some
C) an
D) the
C) an

Question 26.
A) which
B) why
C) where
D) when
A) which

Passaae No. 3:

A relative came to see Hanumanu _______ (22) the country. He _______ (23) a duck. Hanumanu was grateful. He has _______ (24) duck cooked and shared it with _______ (25) his guest. The relative felt _______ (26).

Question 22.
A) from
B) on
C) over
D) into
A) from

Question 23.
A) brings
B) bring
C) brought
D) bringing
C) brought

Question 24.
A) any
B) a
C) an
D) the
D) the

Question 25.
A) his
B) he
C) they
D) their
A) his

Question 26.
A) happy
B) happily
C) happyful
D) happying
A) happy

Passage No. 4:

The little Humpy showed _______ (22) remarkable prowess as _______ (23) excellent chess player as soon as she _______ (24) playing the game. She caught everybody’s attention _______ (25) the first time _______ (26) she won the Under 8 National Chess Championship in the year 1995.

Question 22.
A) our
B) her
C) their
D) she
B) her

Question 23.
A) an
B) a
C) the
D) any
A) an

Question 24.
A) begins
B) begin
C) begun
D) began
D) began

Question 25.
A) to
B) for
C) at
D) on
B) for

Question 26.
A) where
B) why
C) when
D) who
C) when

Passage No. 5:

Kingdoms have vanished and kings have _______ (22). But one game they played remained _______ (23) us; and probably remains with _______ (24) forever : CHESS. _______ (25) has won _______ (26) hearts of Indians.

Question 22.
A) go
B) went
C) goes
D) gone
D) gone

Question 23.
A) by
B) with
C) on
D) into
B) with

Question 24.
A) we
B) them
C) us
D) our
C) us

Question 25.
A) we
B) they
C) you
D) It
D) It

Question 26.
A) the
B) a
C) an
D) some
A) the

Questions : 27 – 31, Marks : 10

Rewrite the following passage given below. Five sentences in the passage are numbered (27 – 31) at the beginning. Each of the five sentences has an error. Correct and rewrite them in the answer booklet. 5 × 2 = 10

1. (27) The benefits of chess is innumerable. (28) Some say it refreshes their mind while others say it improves its memory. (29) Some experiment have proved that it does all these things. (30) Chess increases our mathematical abilities but problem solving skills. (31) That is why it is thought as a school subject in many countries.
27)The benefits of chess are innumerable.
28) Some say it refreshes their mind while others say it improves their memory,
29) Some experiments have proved that it does all these things.
30) Chess increases our mathematical abilities and problem solving skills.
31) That is why it is taught as a school subject in many countries.

2. (27) At Doha Asian Games 2006, Koneru Humpy make the nation proud by bagging two Gold Medals in the Individual as well as Team Event of Chess. (28) Humpy has broken the world record seat by Susan Polgar. (29) Koneru Humpy is a Indian chess player. (30) she is the better woman at the chess board that the nation has ever produced. (31) She holds the World No. 2 rank between the female chess players.
27) At Doha Asian Games 2006, Koneru Humpy made the nation proud by bagging two Gold Medals in the Individual as well as Team Event of Chess.
28) Humpy has broken the world record set by Susan Polgar.
29) Koneru Humpy is an Indian chess player.
30) She is the best woman at chess board that the nation has ever produced.
31) She holds the World No. 2 rank among the female chess players.

3. ‘Health is Wealth’. (27) If we understand this well, we can kept ourselves fit. (28) Apart from a balanced diet, Sports and Games are necessarily to maintain good health. (29) So, study on the morning as the mind is fresh then. (30) After you return from school, play for about one or two hours as the mind is tried then. Always remember the proverb, ‘All study and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. (31) This proverb applies to all of we. .
27) If we understand this well, can keep ourselves fit.
28) Apart from a balanced diet, Sports and Games are necessary to maintain good health.
29) So, study in the morning as the mind is fresh then.
30) After you return from school, play for about one to two hours as the mind is tired then.
31) This proverb applies to all of us.

4. Long ago, people happily lived under the rule of a king. (27) One day, the king decided to go on a travel to visit places of historical important and pilgrim centres at distant places. (28) He travelled there by foot and interacted with his poeple. (29) People at those places were so happy that their king is so kind. (30) After several weaks, the king returned to his palace. (31) The king had a intolerable pain in his feet.
27) One day the king decided to go on a travel to visit places of historical importance and pilgrim centres at distant places.
28) He travelled there on foot and interacted with his people.
29) People at those places were so happy that their king was so kind.
30) After several weeks, the king returned to his palace.
31) The king had an intolerable pain in his feet.

5. On a very bright sunny day, Hanumayamma went to her friend, Sitarama Kalyani’s village by bus. (27) She was to attended a marriage function there. (28) Sitarama Kalyani is waiting for Hanumayamma at the bus-stop. The bus came. (29) Hanumayamma got of the bus and met her friend. (30) She was very tiresome since she made a long journey. (31) Sitarama Kalyani offered Hanumayamma some coconut water to drink but Hanumayamma asked she for some cool drink.
27) She was to attend a marriage function there.
28) Sitarama Kalyani was waiting for Hanumayamma at the bus-stop.
29) Hanumayamma got off the bus and met her friend.
30) She was very tired since she made a long journey.
31) Sitarama Kalyani offered Hanumayamma some coconut water to drink but Hanumayamma asked her for some cool drink.

Section – C : Conventions of Writing (5 Marks)

Question : 32, Marks : 5

Read the following passage taken from your textbook and rewrite it with proper punctuation. 5 Marks

Question 1.
it has won the hearts of indians japanese egyptians Persians Chinese and evfery thinking animal on earth what is it that made it so dear to our hearts different people give different reasons.
It has won the hearts of Indians, Japanese, Egyptians, Persians, Chinese and every thinking animal on earth. What is it that made it so dear to our hearts ? Different people give different reasons.

Question 2.
he is the son of my distant relative from my husbands side they will make a good couple soon they were married in a very big place called olympiad
He is the son of my distant relative from my husband’s side. “They will make a good couple,” I thought Soon they were married in a very big place called Olympiad.

Question 3.
Koneru humpy is an indian chess player and the best woman at the chess board that nation has produced, among the female chess players pf India she is considered to be on par with Vishwanathan Anand she holds the World no 2 rank among the female chess players
Koneru Humpy is an Indian chess player and the best woman at the chess board that nation has ever produced. Among the female chess players of India, she is considered to be bn par with Vishwanathan Anand. She holds the World No. 2 rank among the female chess players.

Question 4.
hello Tirupafhi Nagalakshmi where are you going asked her neighbour Venkata Narasamma I’m going to the market replied Tirupathi Nagalakshmi will you bring me tomatoes asked Venkata Narasamma OK but how much asked Nagalakshmi one kilo said Venkata Narasamma
“Hello! Tirupathi Nagalakshmi! where are you going ?” asked her neighbour, Venkata Narasamma. “I’m going to the market,” replied Tirupathi Nagalakshmi. “Will you bring me tomatoes ?” asked Venkata Narasamma. “0,K but how much ?” asked Nagalakshmi. “One kilo,” said Venkata Narasamma.

Question 5.
My friend, Guruvardhan said chess increases our mathematical abilities and problem solving skills I agree with him chess is taught as a school subject in Venezuela Iceland and russia what are you waiting for start playing chess right away
My friend, Guruvardhan said, “Chess increases our mathematical abilities and problem solving skills.” I agree with him. “Chess is taught as a school subject in Venezuela, Iceland and Russia. What are you waiting for ? Start playing chess right away!”

Section – D: Creative Writing (20 Marks)

Question : 33, Marks : 12

1. Your school has formed a cricket team. You are the captain of the team. You need good cricket bats,balls, pads, etc.
Write a letter to DRONA SPORT’s AGENCY, Kanchan Bagh, New Delhi. 12, placing an order for the Items of cricket game, which you want to buy for the team.

15 July, 20xx.

From
xxxxxxx
Z.P.H. School,
Karlmnagar (District),
Telangana.

To
The Manager,
Messers Drona Sports Agency,
Kanchanbagh,
New Delhi – 12.

Sir,

I am’the recently elected captain of our school cricket team. We need the following equipment. Please send them by Railway parcel to the address mentioned above as early as possible. An advance of Rs. 2000/- is sent herewith through the Jank cheque bearing the No. 064357 dated 14th July 20xx.

 Items Quantity Cricket bats 6 Balls 10 Pads 5 pairs Gloves 5 pairs Stump sets 3

I request you to allow us some commission as ours is a school team.
Thanking you, sir, I remain

Yours faithfully,
xxxxxx.

4th line,
Behind Sivalayam,
Sampath Nagar,

My dear Tirupathi Guruvardhan,

I am fine and doing my part well. I hope the same with you theve. In this letter, I would like to tell you about my favourite game.

Cricket grew out of many stick-and-ball games played in England, 500 years ago. By the seventeenth century, cricket had evolved enough to be recognisable as a – distinct game. One of the peculiarities of cricket is that a test-match can go on for five days and still end in a draw. The specific length of the pitch is 22 yards. The stumps must be 22 inches high and the bail across them is six inches. The ball must be between five and six ounces. But the size and shape of the cricket ground is not fixed.

The most important tools of the game – bat, wickets, bails are made of natural materials. Even today both bat and ball are hand made. Each team consists of 11 players. Of them, one is wicket-keeper cum batsman, some are only batsmen, some bowlers arid some are all-rounders. The captain of the team who wins the toss decides whether to bat first or field first.

Television coverage changed cricket. It expanded the audience for the game by beaming cricket into small towns and villages.

xxxxxxx

To
T. Venkata Guruvardhan,
S/o Mohan Rao,
Near Sri Kodandaramaswamy temple,
Alampur (Post),
Mahaboobnagar (dt).

Question : 34, Marks : 8

1. Prepare a poster on ‘Dance Competition’, using the following information.

Name of the school : Z.P.H.S. Kusumanchi
Event : Dance Competition
Apply : before 3rd Oct., 20xx
Competition held on : 6th Oct, 20xx
Venue : School auditorium
Contact : xxxxxxx
Secretary, Z.P.H.S,
Kusumanchi.
Mobile No. 80xxxxxx71
Kusumanchi, Khammam Dist.

Poster:

2. You are Kallem Sivaramakrishna Prasad, the Sports Secretary of Z.P.H. School, Vanasthalipuram. Your school is organising Annual Sports Meet next week.
Write a notice to be put on the school notice board.