Unseen Passage is an important constituent of the reading section. Students may do practice through following examples to improve their performance.
Q 1. What does the author tell us about the financial condition of her parents?
Q 2. What value did the parents practise?
Q 3. What practice author evolved because of kindness of her parents?
Q 4. What kind of girl was the author?
Q 5. How many brothers author had? Write their names
Q 6. How do you know that author’s parents discriminated between sons and daughter?
Q 7. Why do the mountain people consider themselves to be born mountaineers?
Q 8. Why were foreigners drawn to the Himalayas?
Q 9. Which river was flowing near the town of author –
Q 10. Parents of author were
(I) Hard working
Which of above options are correct
(a) Only I
(b) I and II
(c) III and IV
(d) I, II and III
Q 11. Fill in the blanks
- I was __________ child in the family
- They considered themselves to be ___________ mountaineers.
Q 12. Which word in the last para mean ‘importance’?
|Gurgling||Sound of splash of water or bubbling|
|Essentials||Basic requirements, Necessities|
|Treasured||Important, Cherished, Valuable|
|Mountaineering||Art of mountain climbing|
|Preferential||Giving preference, Favoured|
|Backpackers||Those who carry luggage on their back|
|Seek||Search for, Try to find out,|
|Gigantic||Great, Infinite, Massive|
Q 1. What strategy do animals like deer, antelopes, etc adopt to drive away the panther?
Q 2. How do the panther and the game animals (deer, antelopes, etc) react to open spaces?
Q 3. What effect does the loud noise made by birds and animals have on the panther?
Q 4. How does the panther kill its prey?
Q 5. What is the meaning of word ‘shrill’ as used in first para
Q 6. What is the meaning of the word ‘condemnation’ as used in third para
Q 7. Fill in the blanks
(a) They curse the panther in their own ______________ voice.
(b) It stalks as close to its _______________ as it can manage.
|Nothing of that sort||None of that situation happens|
|Stand their ground||Stand there only|
|Stamping its feet||Hitting ground with feet|
|Shooing away||Drive away|
|shrill||Loud and high pitched voice|
|Brat||One who behave badly, Ill-mannered|
|Sticks to cover||Hides behind something|
|Game animal||Animals of prey, Animals that are hunted|
|Pandemonium||Uproar, Confusion, Mayhem|
|Chorus||Together, Something said or sung together|
|Finesse||Skill, Expertise, Grace|
|Contrary to||Opposite to|
|Dash||A quick run|