CBSE Class 6 English Question Paper SA 1 2012

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Sub: English

Class VI

Max. Time 3 h. Max. Marks:60

Section A (Reading)

Q.1 Read the following passage carefully and answer the following questions.

A certain number of ladies and gentlemen from the United States of America came out to India on a pleasure trip. Among the many cities that they visited, Calcutta was the one that left an impression on their minds which lasted for a long time. They arrived at Calcutta-the biggest city in the countryabout the middle of the month of October in the year 1929. At this time of the year almost all the Hindus in the Presidency of Bengal are busy with ‘Durga puja’. The party of Americans saw that a great many of the shops were closed. Almost all government offices, schools, and colleges were also closed on account of Durga Puja holidays. On the last day of these holidays the tourists were amazed to see an extraordinarily large crowd of men, women and children consisting of more than a hundred thousand individuals, forming a procession and following a big idol which appeared to be made of silver and bedecked in jewels which must have a cost a very large sum of money. This was the idol of the goddess Durga. The Americans took a very keen interest in the procession which impressed them deeply. They expressed their great sincere admiration for the devotion and faith of the worshippers of the goddess Durga. But they could not understand why such a beautiful idol, had cost the Bengalis so much money, and which they held in high esteem, should have been thrown into the river Hooghly.

A. Tick the correct alternative 

1. From which country the visitors come to India?

a) U.K. b) U.S.A c)U.A.E

2. Which Indian City left long impression on them?

a) Calcutta b) Mumbai c) Orissa

3. When did the tourists reach the City?

a) October 1929 b) November 1929 c) October 1919

4. In which river, the idols of goddess Durga is thrown?

a) Ganga b) Yamuna c) Hooghly

5. Whose idol was being taken in the procession?

a) Goddess Kali b) Goddess Durga c) Goddess Amba

6. Calcutta is the ………………………….. in the country.

a) The largest city

b) The hottest city

c) The biggest city

B. Answer the following questions in short. 

1. Why were the tourists amazed?

2. Why were the schools, offices and the colleges closed

Q2. Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions.

When you look at a running horse, you know immediately that it is alive. A beach pebble, by contrast, is non-living. What distinguishing the two is life, or the state of being alive. Biology is the study of life and living things, and it can be divided into two main fields; Zoology and Botany. People who study Biology are known as biologists; the living organisms they study range from animals such as horses to microorganisms such as green algea. All use energy obtained from food and released by respiration in order to

fulfill their natural processes. Biology covers a number of different studies. Ecology examines how living things interact and where they live. Physiology looks at how organisms work. Genetics is concerned with how characteristics inherited from one generation to next. Other branches include Anatomy, Taxonomy, Microbiology and Parasitology. There are around 2 million species of living organisms, and biologists classify them into groups. The largest and most general group is called a kingdom. There are five kingdoms: Monera(bacteria) protista(Protozoa and algae) , Fungi, Plantae(plants) and Animalia(animals)

A. Choose the correct answers. 

1.People who study biology are known as

a. Ecologist b. biologist c. zoologists

2. …………………..examines how living things interact and where they live.

a. zoology b. biology c. ecology

3. …………………. looks at how organisms work.

a. Physiology b. microbiology c. Biology

4. There are ………………….species of micro organisms.

a. 1 million b.2 million 3 million

5. The largest and most general group is called a …………………………….

a. state b. kingdom c. country

6. The synonym of ‘gained ‘ is

a. contrast b. released c. obtained

B. Answer the questions in brief. 

1. What is biology all about?

2. Name the two fields of Biology.

3. What do we learn from the genetics?

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