Exam Pack 09 English CBSE

Stories

How I taught my Grandmother to Read
  1. Triveni – Kannada writer
    1. Writing style
      1. Simple
      2. Dealing with the ordinary people’s complicated life
    2. Kaashi Yatre – Triveni’s best seller
      1. An orphan girl
      2. An old lady
  2. Grandmother
    1. An ardent reader
      1. She started liking Kaashi Yatre
      2. She got each episode read out by Triveni
    2. Craving for literacy
  3. Sudha Murthy – Narrator
A Dog Named Duke
  1. Duke – Doberman Pincher
  2. Chuck Hooper
  3. Marcy Hooper
The Man who knew too Much
  1. Private Quelch – “Professor”
  2. Sergeant
    1. Instruction on rifle
    2. Muscle velocity – “around 2000 meter/second.”
  3. Corporal Turnbull
Keeping it from Harold
  1. Harold Bramble
    1. Ideal student
    2. Best at poetry
  2. Bill Bramble – ‘Young Porky.’
    1. He was going to play his final tournament.
  3. Mrs. Bramble
  4. Major Percy Stokes – Mrs. Bramble’s brother.
  5. Jerry Fischer – Bill’s trainer
    1. He trained Bill at White Hart
Best Seller – O. Henry
  1. John A Pescud – An employee of Cambria Steel Works, Pittsburgh.
  2. Jessy Allyns – Daugter of Colonel Allyn
    1. Jessie was returning from Illinois and going to her Virginia house, USA.
    2. John A Pescud met Jessie at Cincinatti Station. He fell in love with her so he wished to talk to her.
    3. The train reaches Louisville Station. Jessy changes train. John follows her.
    4. Then at Shelbyville Station. Jessy changes train. John follows her.
    5. Then Frankfurt Station. Jessy changes train. John follows her.
    6. Next Lexington Station. Jessy changes train. John follows her.
    7. Then Powhatan Jn. Jessy changes train. John follows her.
    8. Later Pulaski City. Jessy changes train. John follows her..
    9. And finally Elm-croft, Virginia. Jessy changes train. John follows her.
  3. Colonel Allyns.
  4. O Henry – the narrator.
  5. Rose Lady and Travelyan

Poems

Brook
  1. The Brook Begins its Journey
  2. The Brook flows down to its destination
  3. The Brook is tired but it cannot stop.
  4. The Brook joins the Brimming River – its destination.
Seven Ages
  1. Age One – Infant
    1. Cry and vomit
    2. No proper sight,
    3. No hearing,
    4. No smell;
    5. totally dependent on mother or nurse
  2. Age Two – School Boy
    1. Unwilling to school;
    2. lazy;
    3. slow
  3. Age Three – Lover
    1. Falling in love with someone;
    2. Growing sad at the loss of the lover
  4. Age Four – Soldier
    1. In conflict with everything –
      1. family,
      2. society,
      3. people,
      4. system;
    2. Not aware of the consequences;
      1. Style;
      2. Adventurous;
      3. Risky
  5. Age Five – Wise man
    1. No more romantic;
    2. Sharp eyes
    3. Advising his children;
    4. Speaks of morals;
    5. Fond of eating;
    6. Glutton
  6. Age Six – Comedian
    1. Memory loss;
    2. Laughing stock
  7. Age Seven – Dying Man
    1. Once again dependent;
      1. No sight,
      2. No memory;
      3. Not able to hear
Oh, I wish I’d looked after me Teeth

Plays

Villa For Sale
  1. Juliette
  2. Maid
  3. Jeanne
  4. Gaston
  5. Mrs. Al Smith
Bishop’s Candlesticks
  1. The Bishop
  2. Persome – Bishop’s sister
  3. The Convict – Jean val Jean
  4. Marie – Maid
  5. Mere Gringoire  – an old, ‘lazy’ lady
  6. Baliff  – An officer
  7. Gendarmes – Police officers

Grammar

  1. Editing / Omission
  2. Unjumble
  3. Gap Filling

Next – Writing Section

Article – 150 Words – 8 marks
  1. Write an article on ‘how much is the optimum use of mobile phones and internet.’
Diary – 150 Words – 8 marks
Story – 200 Words – 12 marks

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