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DISTRICT LEVEL PREPARATORY EXAMINATION-20I.4


Max. Marks:
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Time :3.15 Hours


NOTE :
i. Follow the presuibed limit while answering

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ii. Write the correct question number as it appears on the question paper
iii. One mark questions attempted more than once shsll be awarded zero.

100

io. Eor multiple choice questions, choose the correct answer and rewrite it.
Answer the following in a word a phrase or a sentence each :
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1. What, according to Blandford, had renewed his strength and skill ?
2. When Juliane Koepcke regained consciousness she saw
a. her mother sitting next to her.
- b. herself alone in the jungle.
c. the man who was sitting next to her mother
3. What reminded Tansukh of the emptiness of his life ?
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4. ltVhat do 'rosy lips and cheeks' refer to in Sonnet 116 ?
5. \Mhich part oi the machine did Mary hicie inside Ann's wooden doll ?
6. In 'The Rabbit', the people were disappointed because
a. the rabbit was quite ordinary.
b. the rabbit was not found.
c. they were not allowed to see the rabbit.
7. Name the disease which prevented Baba Amte from sitting.
8. hr 'The Travel Bureau 1 ,the womiul puts her maps u*uy-ut
lFillin the blank with right words from the poem. ]
9. \tVhat was Rukmini Devi's memorable role as a Raiya Sabha member ?
L0. who do live apart in a fellowless firmament according to the speaker in 'The House by the side
of the Road' ?
LL. \tVhat point did Melkkoran look strange in a land where all men wore their hair knotted in
kuduma ?
12. In ' I am not that woman ', what is the impact of the weight of customs and traditions on the
woman ?
II. Answer any Eight of the following choosing at least two from poetry in a paragraph of 80-100
words each:
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1"3. \tvhat attracted Blandford to Hollis after his reading ' Of Human Bondage,?
14. Describe the growth of children as brought out in:the poem' Life's neginning ,.
15. How did the girl's decision to stay in the hut for the night prove to be iortunate for her in ,Girl
Against the Jungle'?
16. \Mhy did Tansukh think that it wasoa wonderful oppofrunity to wash off his sins when the
old man came to him ? Was he succeeded ?
17. How did Mary save Joe and her family from the enraged mob ?
18. Write a note on the arrangements made for the people to watch the rabbit.
19. Bring out the two contrasting images of the lady presented in 'The Travel Bureau,.
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20. Rukmini Devi Anmdale was not only a leading exponent of Indian art but also a fearless
crusader for social change. Explain.
21. lMhy did Kuruman Panikkari want to have a glass tree in the place of the Champaka tree ?
22.lMhat kind of education is to be imparted in sihools accordini to Sophia Skoufaki ?
m. Answer the following in about 200 words.
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23. 'lThe union of true minds crosses all lirnitations. " How does the poet prove this in 'Sonnet

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as an illustration of Baba,s slogan ,Igork
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in accepting new ideas and resists even those
changes that ar
advantageous to man ". Ciitically
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statement
with
reference
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IV' Read the folrowing passage rnd ansiue.
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'Ih-e Eskimos
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are descendents of hunter, ,rt o *orred
from
siberia
into
Northem
end of the last Ice Age about 12000
Canada at th
years ago. They still live in this area
where there are arctic weathe
conditions for eight to nine months
or tnu y;r. L,, ,:rch a climate it is r,oiporrrule
to develop agriculturr
The traditional Eskimo economy
was thereiore based or, r*o basic activities.
The
first
was ristring throug
holes in the ice or on the open water;;;;
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rtq was
vvqD rturllulg
hunting sea marunars such as whales an,
seals and of land mammars such
as caribou.
until about 1960 the Eskimos lived a traditional
life, grouped in small communities, each
containing about fifty people' Their
on
homes were snow houses ur,Jt"rrL,
the latter made from caribou skinr
The traded furs withlocalirading
companies. to obtain
like strong wooden sledges.
In 1960 the Canadian govemment took an equipment
interest
in
the Eskimos. It loaned money for fisl
freezing plants and fishing uout"''
This was intended to develop
and sirengthen the economy. It arsr
provided schools and health clinics'
These were staffeJ uy gorru**"^t
t"u.r*rs and nurses. unfortunatery
modemization has-brought social
problems 4". rr," r".]t r".io* of
these is alcohol abuse.
24. Where did the Eskimos) ancestors
come from?
25- How rong ago did the hunters
migrate to Northem Canada?
26. Arctic weather prevails in the
Esklmo hnd fo, _----'----.----a) 8 to.9
b) one year c) uncertain uayD
days
-*oltl,
,un1 can,t the
Eskimos develop agriculture----LrLqut
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28' what was the first basic u.orro-iJuctivity
of the Eskimos ?
29' Name any one of the sea marunals
hunted by the Eskimos.
30' How many people would be
there in a traditional
-'--^""' Eskimo community?
31. What were the Eskimo tents
maJe ;ii
32. \Alhat did the Eskimos trade
furs for?
33' IAtrhat is the serious problem-brought
into the Eskimo rand by Modernization?
V 34. Report the followi.g .oorru."itior, ,
Mary : Hob said they would stop your work.
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in brackets and filt in the blanks. Reanange thi
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A) 39. Read the following passage and make notes by drawing


and filling in the boxes given
below :
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Blood Pressure is necessary for blood to flow fro*
heart through the arteries. Blood pressure
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has two forms' 14/hen the heart contracts, blood reaches
its highest- systolic pressure. when the heart
relaxes between beats, the pressure falls to its lowest
- diitoric pi*u. ntood pressure is normally
measured in millimetres of mercury' An instrument
leown as sphygmtmanometer is normally used. For a
the pressure is about 110 mm/hg svstolic anizs
**zng diastolic, which is usuauy
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B)

40. Write a letter of application rn response


to the following advertisemerit which appeared
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"The India4 National News,idated 5*,
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Assistant Quality Controliers
U 9 . _Fluency in Kannada and English.
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Between 18 and 25
The Divisional Manager,
BFC Company, pvt. Ltd.,

C) 41. Imagine

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120 words using the

following hints to introduce the

Annual Day celebration.

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go"rt to ihe audiurce on the occasion of its
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Name
: Dr. C. Shivaprakash
Home town
: Channapahra
Educational qualifications
: M.A., Ph.D.
Profile : Started career as a Lecturer in a Private college-worked for 2 years-- honoured
with Doctorate in Philosophy from Bangalore University-- appointeJas Assistant professor at Govt. First
grade college, Mysore-interested in social service and sports.--- hor,o,rr"d by various social organisations

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Recently some research students made a survey to know how college students spend their leisure time.
Based on the information given in the Bar c\art below,
a report in about 120 words.

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Smoking is injurious to healih. If (i) leads to pain and stiffness in the leg while wutkir,g.
Drugs for this problem are of no use.
W $) cannot cure it. worn"n who (iii)smoke duriig pr"grr*.y u[
exposed to many problems. Passive smoking is equally darigerous. /fs (iv) impact
is deadly.

i)It
:
ii) They
iii) who
iv) Its

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B) Rewrite the sentences
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43. The Prime Minister condemned the acts of the terrorists with skong
words (-ly ).
44. These skills can be used to communicate (-ive).
C) wtiictr collocation more acceptable? I^{rite the correct answer :
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45. Do me a favour / makeme a favour
46. Give cash / Pay cash
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