Unseen Passage for Class 7

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Unseen passage for class 7 with question and answer

1. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

1.“What a very peculiar name!” Sir William Jones pondered the name of the ship that had carried him for five months from England to India. He and his wife Anna Maria were now travelling up Hugli, on their way to Calcutta.

2. India was so new to them-her skies, seas, birds and animals were so alien, “Oh! Look, there’s a tiger, come down to drink water from the river!” Anna Maria had pointed out with awe and delight. She was excited as her husband decided to move to this new country. For Sir William Jones, this journey satisfied a deep-seated longing, for he had an obsession with this land. India- her literature, beauty and history had attracted him for years.

3. Indeed the whole of Asia, and many were the hours he had spent, reading every book he could lay his hands on. Yet, to his starved mind, there seemed to be so little material. He began to prepare a document, setting out everything he wished to study.

4. “The history of the ancient world, traditions, modern politics and geography of Hindustan,” he added, ‘’Indians, agriculture, medicine, wild life, natural products of India……” the list went on.

I. On the basis of your reading, answer the questions that follow:
a) What did Sir William Jones find peculiar?
(i) the people in the ship
(ii) name of the ship
(iii) the language
(iv) food

b) He had an obsession with this land. Which land is referred to here?
(i) India
(ii) America
(iii) Britain
(iv) Russia

c) How long were the husband and wife travelling by ship?
(i) five years
(ii) two months
(iii) five months
(iv) two years

d) How did Anna Maria feel during their travel?
(i) depressed
(ii) delighted
(iii) bored
(iv) none of the above

II. Complete the statements suitably:
a) Sir William Jones and his wife were travelling_____________________________
b) Sir William decided to move to India as he had____________________________
c) India’s _______________________ attracted him very much.
d) The journey to India was a ___________ to William Jones.

III. Choose ONE word from the passage which means the same as the following.
a) creature from outside world (para 2)
b) a yearning desire (para 2)

Suggested answer for above questions:

  1. I. Choose the correct option
    a) (ii) name of the ship
    b) (i) India
    c) (iii) five months
    d) (iv) none of the above

II. Complete the statements suitably:
a) up Hoogli, on their way to Calcutta.
b) as he had an obsession with this land .
c) literature , beauty and History
d) deep seated longing

III. a similar meaning
a) alien
b) longing

2. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

1. The sports tournament, jousting, was being held in a large field outside the town of Ashby. The opponents waited for the signal to begin. “Let go!” called out the judge. The Knights and the Challengers rushed towards each other and met in the middle with a thunderous sound. But the fight was soon over. The Challengers had an easy win. They struck their opponents to the ground almost at once. A second party of knights fought with the Challengers but they were also easily defeated. There followed a long pause. The viewers grew impatient waiting for other knights to come forward. The whispers of disappointment grew. “We’ve come so far to see so little,” complained the people. “Young men are not so brave as they used to be,” grumbled the old knights.

2. Suddenly, a trumpet sounded and a young knight came forward mounted on a black horse. Everyone wondered who he was. On his shield was the picture of a tree pulled up by the roots. The unknown knight rode straight to the tent of Bois-Guilbert and struck his shield with the point of his spear. The people fell silent. The trumpets sounded and the judge gave the knights the signal to begin.

3. The two knights galloped towards each other and started the fight with a clash of spears. Both their spears broke and rocked the riders in their saddles but they managed to remain seated.

I. Based on your reading of the passage, answer the following questions briefly.
a) What sporting event was being held and where?
b) Of the Challengers and the Knights who was stronger? How do you know?
c) Why did the crowd grow impatient and start complaining after the second round of the fight?
d) How can you tell that Bois-Guilbert and the unknown knight were both strong fighters?

II. Complete the following sentences.
a) The old knights grumbled that _______.
b) The shield of the unknown knight had _______.
c) The unknown knight challenged Bois–Guilbert to a fight by riding __.

Suggested answer for above questions:

  1. I. a) jousting – large field – outside the town of Ashby.
    b) The Challengers – as they had an easy win – struck their opponents to the ground almost at once. The second party was also defeated.
    c) –because – long pause – waiting for other knights to come forward.
    d) – galloped towards each other and started the fight – clash of spears-spears broke – rocked the riders – saddles – remained seated.

II. a) the young men were not so brave as they used to be.
b) the picture of a tree pulled up by its roots.
c) straight to his tent and striking his shield with the point of his spears

3. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Children should be educated without pressure and then should enter into adulthood free from damaging effects of tradition and fear. Free expression of thought should be given to the children. A child once asked Krishnamurthy, “Is it your hobby to give lecture? Don’t you get tired of talking? Why are you doing this?” Krishnamurthy replied, “I’m glad you asked that question. You know, if you love something, you never get tired of it. I mean, love in which there is no desire of wanting something out of it. If you are talking and you are getting something out of it like money, reward, sense of your importance; then there is weariness. Then it has no meaning because it is only self-fulfillment, but if there is love in your hearts, it is like a fountain, always giving fresh water.”

On the basis of your reading, choose the correct alternative.
1) Children should be educated without

(i) money
(ii) pressure
(iii) fear
(iv) books

2) If you ______ something, you never get it.
(i) love
(ii) hate
(iii) expression
(iv) joy

3) Children should be given __ type of expression.
(i) complex
(ii) busy
(iii) free
(iv) damaging

4) _____ quality of Krishnamurthy excited the children.
(i) fun loving
(ii) listening
(iii) lecturing
(iv) talking

5) ‘Weariness’ means __
(i) anger
(ii) tiredness
(iii) joy
(iv) happiness

Suggested answer for above questions:

I. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: ( 5 marks
(ii) pressure
(i) love
(iii) free
(iv) talking
(ii) tiredness

4. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

In 1912 the British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his men were caught in a fierce blizzard and perished while returning to their base camp after reaching the South Pole. Their tent buried under snow, was discovered the following day by Sir Ernest Shakleton. Scott was found holding in his dead hand an unfinished letter addressed to his author friend, James Barrie. After describing their blizzard as an impending doom, Scott wrote that he and his colleagues were spending their time singing songs and pleasant conversation. Below these lines he had written in bold letters one word – COURAGE. When he returned to England, Shakleton handed over the letter to Sir James Barrie who read it and kept it in a box.

A few years later, Sir James developed a defect in his right hand because of which he could not hold a pen. The author was in despair because he felt he would never be able to write again. One day in a very sad and hopeless mood, he took out Scott’s letter and read it again. It lifted his spirits and set him thinking. If Scott and his men could remain cheerful in the face of certain death, could he not learn to face adversity bravely? He picked up his pen and began practicing with his left hand. In a few weeks he could write perfectly well with it.

Answer the following questions.

  1. What happened to Robert Scott and his men?
  2. How did Scott and his colleagues spend their time?
  3. What did Sir Ernest Shakleton give Sir James Barrie?
  4. Why was Sir James in despair?
  5. Which lines in the passage set Sir James Barrie thinking?

Suggested answer for above questions:

1.Robert Falcon Scott and his men were caught in a fierce blizzard and perished while returning to their base camp after reaching the South Pole

2. he and his colleagues were spending their time singing songs and pleasant conversation.

3.Shakleton handed over the letter to Sir James Barrie

4. Sir James developed a defect in his right hand because of which he could not hold a pen. The author was in despair because he felt he would never be able to write again.

5.If Scott and his men could remain cheerful in the face of certain death, could he not learn to dace adversity bravely?

5. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

In May 1905, When Jawaharlal Nehru was 15, he set sail for England along with his parents. On a May day towards the end of the month they reached London. While he was in the train from Dover to London, he read about the great sea victory at Tushima. He was in high spirits because the very next day happened to be Derby Day and they went to see the race. He remembers meeting M.A Ansari soon after his arrival in London. He was a surgeon at that time in London. Nehru was then a smart clever young man with a record of brilliant academic achievements behind him. He was a little fortunate in finding a vacancy at Harrow school for he was slightly above the usual age for entry, being 15. His family

returned to India after some months. Nehru had never been left among strangers and all by himself. He felt lonely and home sick, but not for long. He managed to fit himself to some extent in the life at school. Work and play kept him busy. He was never an exact fit. Every time, he had a feeling that he was not one of them and felt that others thought the same about him. He believed that everyone recognized him as not a shirker.

Initially Nehru was put in a lower grade because of his poor knowledge of Latin, but he was pushed higher up soon. In many subjects, especially in general knowledge he was ahead of those of his age.

On the basis of your reading,

  1. State if the following statements are True or False:
    i) Nehru witnessed the great sea victory at Tushima. _
    ii) M.A. Ansari was a surgeon in a London hospital._____

2) Fill in the blanks:
i) Nehru went from Dover to London by _
ii) Nehru was on high spirits on reaching London because _____

3) Choose the correct alternative:
i) Nehru considered himself fortunate in finding a vacancy at Harrow because
a) his parents were with him.
b) he was above the usual age of entry.
c) he knew Latin

ii) At Harrow, Nehru felt
a) lonely and homesick.
b) happy and excited
c) happy to be away from home.

4) Give one word for –
i) A person whom you do not know. _________

Suggested answer for above questions:

  1. State if the following statements are True or False:
    i) False
    (ii) True
    (iii) true

2) Fill in the blanks:
(i) train
(ii) it was Derby Day
(iii) general knowledge

3) Choose the correct alternative:
i) b) he was above the usual age of entry
ii) a) lonely and homesick.

4) Give one word for –
(i) stranger
(ii) high spirits

6. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

1. When Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, his parents probably never considered that their newborn would one day become the 16th President of the United States, nor that his birthday would help inspire a national holiday. Unlike many of his predecessors, Abraham Lincoln came from humble beginnings. He was born to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln who lived in a log cabin in Kentucky.

2. Lincoln’s grandfather had been killed by Native Americans and his father was an uneducated labourer, who had to work hard to find steady work and take care of his family. After finally earning enough to purchase three farms in Kentucky, his family was forced out of the land and moved to Indiana. From his father, Lincoln learned to move on in the face of trouble. In fact, Thomas Lincoln had to move on multiple times in his life. Abraham’s mother died in 1818 after becoming ill. Even though she died when he was only nine-years-old, she also had lessons to teach the young Abraham about honesty and determination.

3. When he was a young man, his family moved to Illinois. Abraham had little formal education while growing up. He loved to read, so he educated himself. He studied law by reading law books. He became a lawyer in 1837 in Springfield, Illinois.

A. Complete the statements by choosing the correct option.

  1. Abraham’s parents never thought that ________________________
    a) their son would one day become the 16th President.
    b) they would fall in trouble.
    c) they can overcome adversity.
  2. Abraham’s father purchased _______________________________
    a) Kentucky.
    b) Indiana.
    c) three farms in Kentucky.
  3. Abraham’s father taught him to _____________________________.
    a) move on in the face of trouble
    b) be honest and determined.
    c) work as a labourer.
  4. The love for reading, made Abraham ________________________
    a) read many books.
    b) to study law.
    c) to move to Springfield.

B. Find the word from the passage which mean-

  1. “ancestors” ( para 1) –________
  2. “a person associated with the place by birth” (para 2)-_____

C. On the basis of your reading of the given passage complete the following-

  1. Abraham’s mother taught him about________________________________________________
  2. After earning enough, his family was_______________________________________________

D. State whether the statements are True or False.

  1. Abraham’s grandfather was an uneducated labourer- ________
  2. When Abraham was young, his family moved to Kentucky ____

E. On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer the following question.

  1. Who was Abraham’s father? What did he do to take care of his family?
  2. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Suggested answer for above questions:

  1. A 1- a, 2-c, 3-a, 4-b
    B 1- predecessors 2. native
    C 1. ………honesty and determination.
  2. …….. forced out of the land and moved to Indiana.
    D 1. False 2. False
    E Thomas Lincoln was his father who lived in a log cabin in Kentucky. He was an uneducated labourer, who had to work hard to find steady work and take care of his family.

7. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

1. Mona doesn’t like to ask people for help. But it is hard to perform daily activities on her own. She is almost 13, yet she is no larger than a 5- year-old. Mona has trouble keeping her balance and can’t walk very far. When she uses a wheelchair, she can’t push it herself. Fortunately, Mona has a wonderful service dog named Sam. A service dog is a dog that has been trained to assist someone who has a physical problem.

Sam lets Mona lean on him when she walks. He also pulls her wheelchair and turns lights on and off. When Mona drops something, Sam picks it up. He even pulls her socks off at night. Sam also helps Mona with everyday tasks at school. He carries her books from class to class in a special backpack. He puts Mona’s completed assignments in her teachers’ homework trays. In the lunchroom he throws away her trash. 2. Besides making Mona less dependent on other people, Sam helps her lead a fuller life. Mona’s classmates flock around Sam like geese. This has helped her make friends. Sam also helps Mona be more active. With his aid, she raised over 500 Rials in a walk-a-thon for her local humane society. Because of Sam, Mona doesn’t have to ask people for help. Sam brings her closer to other kids. And he also helps her contribute to her community.

A. On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer the following questions.

  1. Why is it difficult for Mona to perform daily activities on her own?
  2. How is Mona fortunate?
  3. How does Sam help Mona with her daily chores at school? (Give any two examples).
  4. What do you understand by “A service dog”?
  5. How did Mona raise over 500 Rials?

B. Find one word from the passage which means each of the following.

  1. “ lend a hand to , do someone a service” ( para 1) –________
  2. “ make a donation of” (para 2)-_____

C. Fill in the blanks with appropriate words from the passage-

  1. Mona doesn’t have to seek people’s _. Sam helps her to her community.

Suggested answer for above questions:

  1. A 1. ………..as she has trouble keeping her balance and can’t walk very far. When she uses a wheelchair, she can’t push it herself.
  2. Mona is fortunate to have a service dog named, Sam.
  3. …………..carries her books from class to class, puts her completed assignments in her teachers’ s homework trays, in the lunchroom he throws away her trash. (any 2)
  4. A service dog is a dog that has been trained to assist someone who has a physical problem.
    5………raised over 500 rials in a walk-a-thon for her local humane society.
    B 1. assist 2. contribute
    C 1.help, contribute

8. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

The most important thing is that we should have freedom of thought. It is not as easy as it sounds. For everyone likes to have this freedom for himself. But is not ready to give it to others when they express different opinions. It usually happens in a particular case when the differences of opinion arise on such important matters as religion or politics. But if we refuse to let other people hold their opinion on these matters and specially if we try to force them to accept our own progress is impossible. If everyone went on thinking the same things as his ancestors thought progress would come to an end because as the Buddha said “What a man thinks, he becomes”. So if we think exactly what our forefathers thought, we shall remain in the condition in which they were. Our thoughts depend a good deal upon what we read and what we talk about. Therefore if we want to think new thoughts, we must try to study all sides of the topic that comes before us and not to be content only with what we read in newspapers or what others say.

a) We do not get easily ready to give freedom to those people who
i. express different opinion on religion or politics
ii. express same opinion on religion or politics
iii. want to spread hatred among different communities
iv. express personal opinion on great personalities

b) If all of us start thinking in the way our ancestors thought, our progress would
i. take speed
ii. come to an end
iii. be appreciated
iv. none of the above

c) Our thoughts are influenced by
i. what we read
ii. what we talk
iii. iii. both (a) & (b)
iv. neither (a) & (b)

d) Our thoughts should not be based upon mere
i. newspapers or what others say
ii. books we read
iii. what our family say
iv. personal opinion

e) The word ‘ancestors’ means
i. generation to come
ii. those who do good to others
iii. great persons
iv. forefathers

9. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Once Akbar decided to hold a grand feast. He personally invited his courtiers and many others. It was a feast to be remembered and talked about. Attending a grand feast was worth walking even a hundred miles. Obviously, everybody flocked to the place. It was indeed a feast fit for Gods. All kinds of dishes and food delicacies were served. All the courtiers vied with one another to catch the emperor’s eye. As usual Akbar’s eye was on his favourite Birbal. He made Birbal sit next to him. He enjoyed the meal thoroughly as Birbal entertained him with his witty stories throughout the meal.

After the meal, different fruits were served. Akbar and Birbal sat conversing together over a bowl of dates. While talking they kept throwing the date seeds under their chairs. Noticing the piles of dates under Birbal’s chair Akbar got an idea and thought of having fun at Birbal’s expense. He slowly pushed his heaps of seeds into that of Birbal’s with his foot. Birbal did not notice Akbar doing that.

Suddenly, pretending to be surprised Akbar spoke loudly, “Birbal! I did not know you were so greedy. Is it wise to eat so many dates?” There was a hush. Everybody stopped talking and turned to look at Birbal. Birbal peeped under his chair and saw a huge heap of date seeds while there was nothing under the king’s chair. He understood it to be Akbar’s pranks. Akbar was waiting to see as to how Birbal would tackle the embarrassing situation.

Unnerved, Birbal turned towards Akbar and answered loud enough for everyone to hear. Your majesty, I admit I am a greedy man. But I have eaten only the fruit having thrown away the seeds while you have eaten the seeds along with the fruits. Now, it was Akbar’s turn to get embarrassed. As usual, Birbal had the last laugh.

a) Akbar invited his courtiers and many others to attend :
i. his son’s wedding ceremony
ii. the concert organized on the eve of Eid
iii. a grand feast organized by him
iv. his birthday party

b) The courtier’s only desire was to
i. catch the emperor’s eye
ii. talk with the emperor
iii. sit next to the emperor
iv. taste all the dishes

c) Akbar saw under Birbal’s chair:
i. a white cat
ii. a pile of dates
iii. a pile of date seeds
iv. a pile of different fruits

d) What was Akbar’s prank?
i. He put his heap of date seeds into Birbal’s plate
ii. He took away all date seeds from Birbal
iii. He put a few date seeds into Birbal’s pocket
iv. He pushed his heap of date seeds under Birbal’s chair

e) The word ‘embarrassed’ means:
i. felt proud
ii. felt ashamed
iii. made fun
iv. Insulted

10. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Trees are of importance not only to man but also to birds and animals. The branches of trees give shelter to millions of birds and forests give shelter to numerous wild animals. We value trees not only for their usefulness but also for their beauty. They have a way to refreshing the eye and also refreshing the mind. Perhaps that is why the rishis of olden days were drawn to the forests, and they and their people chose to going to forest homes in company of Nature. In modern times when Rabindranath Tagore started a school, he too chose a place full of trees and called it Shanti Niketan or the home of peace.

Once upon a time large areas of India were covered with forests full of numerous kinds of trees. As the population grew, trees began to be cut down for man’s use. That is how the wonderful forest described in our ancient poems came to be destroyed, and a great part of our forest wealth was lost. Now we are trying to replace this loss, and our government wants trees to be planted all over the country. A new festival called ‘Van Mahotsava’ has been started for this purpose. Since trees are the country’s wealth we must consider it our sacred duty to protect them. We should plant new trees wherever we can and look after them well.

a. How are trees important for birds and animals?
b. Why did the rishis in olden days make forests their homes?
c. Mention the reason that became the cause for the destruction of the wonderful forest?
d. How can we replace the loss of forests?
e. What is meant by ‘Shanti Niketan’ ? Who started it?

11. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

ATITHI DEVO BHAVAH New Delhi: Atithi Devo Bhavah. To make visitors to the city feel welcome during the Commonwealth Games, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) is set to train taxi and auto drivers, CISF personnel posted at monuments, dhaba owners, hotel staff etc. Participants will be taught English as well as courtesy and ways to communicate with tourists. At present, there is a shortage of trained guides in the city and with Commonwealth Games drawing close; the issue has to be addressed promptly.

With hundreds of historical sites to visit and each monument boasting its own unique history, foreign nationals are often left to fend for themselves and depend on tourist books and brochures for information. Language is another problem. Quite a contrast to facilities offered in tourist sites in western countries, where trained guides-proficient in several languages-are easily available to aid visitors apart from group-guided trips at regular intervals. Although the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) plans to introduce audio guide services in five languages at some world heritage sites, our experts point that not a single monument or tourist place in the city has an interpretation centre where tourists can come and get all information pertaining to a particular site. ASI is also in the process of bringing out more brochures and guides for foreign visitors in the city. Experts say such facilities are crucial if the government wants to promote Delhi as a ‘heritage city’. Various agencies like INTACH are also involved in the plans.

Under ITDC’s plans, etiquette training for the Games will also be provided to residents who offer rooms to foreigners under Delhi government’s bed and breakfast scheme. “House-owners will be given hospitality related training and a brief of Indian tourism scenario. Most visitors generally question their hosts on information about the city so they will be provided information on the golden triangle- Delhi, Agra and Jaipur as well as where tourists should go visiting in Delhi,” said an official.

(a) What are the initiatives to be taken up by the India Tourism Development Corporation to make the visitors feel welcome during the Commonwealth Games?
(b) How have the western countries managed to offer aid and better facilities to their tourists?
(c) What steps have been taken by ASI to promote Delhi as a heritage site?
(d) What are the plans of ITDC for training residents who offer rooms to foreigners?
(e) Apart from the guides and the guided tours, Archeological Survey of India has expressed the need for establishing __ at historical sites to help tourists.
(f) Give the synonym of the word „leaflets‟ from the passage.
(g) Give the antonym of the word „negligently‟ from the passage.
(h) Give the noun form of „promote‟.

12. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Perhaps the concept of a holiday is as old as the creation of man itself. The Bible tells that God created the world for 6 days and took rest on the 7th day. Since God created man in his image, man also thought it worthwhile to earmark one day of the week as a day for rest. Apart from religious considerations, holidays have always charmed mankind in all countries and all cultures of the world.

One day weekend or two days weekend in a week may be inventions of the modern man in an industrial age, but days of festivities following the sowing or harvesting of crops are regularly enjoyed by agricultural communities since times immemorial. Many dances and folk songs have evolved around such festivities. When we mention holidays we usually refer to summer, autumn and winter vacation enjoyed by the students, or weekends or spans of leave enjoyed by working people away from their day- to- day work. Such holidays work as a wonderful tonic to fight mental fatigue.

Torn away from the workplace, the mind finds rest and recuperation in pleasant and congenial surroundings. Some people undertake excursions to pleasure resorts on hills or beaches while others visit places of historical importance or pilgrimage. Still others visit their relations or friends to renew ties and bonds of affection and to spend time together in groups or play. Whatever be the mode of spending holidays if it is spent in open, healthy surroundings and in company of agreeable people, it surely breaks the monotony of daily existence and refreshes the mind. It induces a sense of enthusiasm and vitality in one’s outlook. If imaginatively planned, holidays can be a source of great pleasure and excitement. Most of the city dwellers lead a regimented and mechanical existence shuttling between place of work or study or their residence. They have very few intimate friends or relations to mix with and get emotional sustenance from. Holidays provide an excellent opportunity to visit intimate friends and relatives. Picnics and excursions can not only bring you relaxation but can also cement the bonds of affection by engaging in collective activities. During holidays, you can change the routine of waking up and going to sleep. Summer noons can be spent partly in catching up with your sleeping time. You can get up early and go for long walks if possible by the river- side or near some park. You may like to spend part of your holidays in planned inactivity. You can while away time looking at flowers or birds. You may read fiction for pure delight.

I. State whether the following statements are true or false:-
(i) Holidays in agricultural communities is a long and leisurely affair.
(ii) City dwellers get ample time to spend with friends and relations.
(iii) Holidays help us recuperate both physically and mentally.
(iv) One should follow a strict routine during holidays.

II. Complete the following sentences from the passage briefly:-
(i)The concept of holidays is as old as the creation of man because .
(ii) Holidays help us to ______.
(iii) Life in the city is often _.
(iv) Other than relaxation, picnics and excursions also help us
.

III. Complete the summary given below using information from the passage. Use only one word in each of the blank:
This article is about the importance of (i) _ in our life. Holidays have charmed mankind since ancient times. A holiday works as a wonderful (ii) _ to fight against mental tiredness. A picnic or an excursion in the company of (iii) people takes away the monotony of life. Holidays can be a source of great (iv) _ and excitement.

IV Find words from the passage which mean the same as the following :
i. tiredness
ii pleasing or suited to your taste

13. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

There are two key objectives for Earth Hour. The first is to engage as many households, communities and business to turn their lights out for one hour. The intent is for the event to be adopted by other residents, communities, business and governments around the world so they too can help change our planet for the better. The event itself will clearly demonstrate in participating cities, the connection between energy usage and climate change, showing that we as a broader community can address the biggest threat our planet has ever faced. Global warming is now the greatest threat the world has ever faced. Our continued reliance on electricity sourced from coalfired power stations is causing a dramatic increase in the Earth’s temperature, resulting in rising sea levels, an increase in drought and severe storms, and massive changes to the environments we all rely on to survive. There is still time to change how our planet will look in the future, if we act now.

For example, if all Australian households simply turned off unused lights and appliances on standby at the power point Australia’s emissions would be reduced by atleast five million tones per annum. The green house gas savings would be equivalent to taking 1.5 million cars off the road for a year. The most important thing to do on the night is turn off your lights between 8 pm and 9 pm. The main point of this campaign is to show people and companies how easy it is to take action to avoid global warming. This does not mean you have to turn off your fridge, but we do encourage you to join us by switching off and making a statement, as well as changing your habits in the long-term.

I. State whether the following statements are true or false:-
(i) Earth Hour is an initiative taken to fight- Global warming.
(ii) During Earth Hour all lights are to be switched off for an hour.
(iii) Earth Hour is observed only by the Australians.
(iv) Other electrical gadgets need not be switched off during Earth Hour

II. Complete the following sentences from the passage briefly:-
(i) Earth hour demonstrated that individual action ______
(ii) Earth Hour is observed by ______
(iii) Global warming leads to ________
(iv) The main objective of Earth Hour is __________

III. Complete the summary given below using information from the passage. Use only one word in each of the blank:
The key (i) _ of the Earth Hour was to engage all people around the world in saving the earth. It demonstrated that individual action can in the long run change the earth for better. The event wanted to show to the world that there is a (ii) _ between energy usage and climate change. We need to act because global warming is the greatest threat the world has ever faced. Our (iii) on coal- fired electricity has led to a dramatic increase in the Earth’s atmosphere. It is the time to act if we want to save the earth. More than switching off the lights it was an opportunity to help people make a statement and change their (iv) _ in the long run

IV. Find words from the passage which mean the same as the following :
i. danger
ii. absence of rainfall for a long time

14. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Art and Literature of the highest type cannot flourish in a world where men are increasingly becoming machines and society a rocket. The works of our famous literary men are hard and objective, forceful and penetrating. By submitting to scientific modes of thinking, they help improve our knowledge and sharpen our sensibility. But they fail to provide us with an affirmation of the meaning of life, an enchantment of invisible mystery, which is the sanction of the value.

They suffer from a secret sterility, as the seeds of creative life are not deposited in them. There is a fundamental difference between Science and Art. The creative artist deals with the solitary side of human life, where each individual works out his unique vision. In regard to scientific invention, we feel that they could be replaced. That America devised the atom bomb is an accident. Britain, Russia, Germany, or even Japan, could have done it. If Columbus would not have lived, America would still have been discovered. If Vasco – da -Gama had not routed the cape and opened a sea-route to India, someone else would have done it. But if Kalidas had not lived, there would have been no Abhijnan Shakuntalam. Without Shakespeare, there would have been no Hamlet. These geniuses took up themes from earlier literatures and impregnated them with their own intensity, masterpieces of literature and miracles of art are irreplaceable in an absolute sense, for they are the products of a unique union of the universe with the personality of their authors. The union has existed only once, and yet has universal authority. There are institutes for scientific research, but we cannot have institutes for training poets and prophets. For science is a co-operative enterprise, the work of many minds, while art is the work of a solitary genius.

a.) Why can’t art and literature flourish in the world?
b.) What is the fundamental difference between science and art?
c.) Complete the following sentences :
i.) America was discovered by ______________
ii.) Scientific invention and discoveries can be__________________________.
iii.) Shakespeare was a great _________________.
iv.) Vasco-de-Gama routed the cape and _______________.
d.) Find the word similar to the word ‘progress’ from the passage.
e.) Find the word similar to the word ‘deep’ from the passage.
f.) Give the synonym of the word ‘significant’ from the passage.
g.) Give the antonym of the word ‘common’ from the passage.

15. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

In civilized life, there is a rule against violence, against taking the law into our own hands, it is a rule which most of us observe, indeed that a great number of people go through life accepting orderliness and non-violence as a part of the scheme of nature, but when an individual comes into their midst who refuses to observe the current rules and follows the simple rule that might is right, the law abiding members of society do not know what to do and look on in helpless, bewildered confusion.

The last two world wars did something to alter man’s attitude towards the rules of life but much less than what might have been expected. Men went into the fighting line not because ‘Man is a fighting animal ; but because they were law abiding citizens, obediently doing what the state told them to do. It was the duty of the soldier to commit violence upon his country’s enemies : but he did these things under orders and the doing of them hardly impaired his normal law-abidingness.

Considering the fact that, for many years half the grown-up men in Europe were engaged in trying to murder one another, one can only be astonished that the post-war increase in crimes of violence has not been vastly greater. That, it has not, is a proof of how deeply the habit of playing according to rules has become ingrained in us.

a.) What is the rule of the civilized society?
b.) What does the phrase ‘might is right’ mean?
c.) What was the effect of the last two world wars on mankind?
d.) What was the duty of a soldier? Is it justified?
e.) Find the word similar to the word ‘perplexed’ from the passage.
f.) Find the word similar to the word ‘change’ from the passage.
g.) Give the synonym of the word ‘evidence’ from the passage.
h.) Give the antonym of the word ‘perfect’ from the passage.

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Q.1: How will I prepare myself to solve the unseen passage for class 7?


Answer: In the Exam, you will be given a small part of any story and you need to answer them to score good marks in your score. So firstly understand what question is being asked. Then, go to the passage and try to find the clue for your question. Read all the alternatives very carefully.Do not write the answer until you feel that you have selected the correct answer.

Q.2: What precaution should we take before writing the answer in the unseen passage for class 7?


Answer: Do not try to write the answer without reading the passage Read all the alternatives very carefully, don’t write the answer until you feel that you have selected the correct answer. Check your all the answers to avoid any mistake

Q.3: How do we score high marks in unseen passage for class 7?


Answer: Study the question before reading the passage. After that, read the passage and highlight the word which you find related to the question and a line before that word and one after that. With this strategy, you will be able to solve most questions and score higher marks in your exam.

Q.4: What is the difference between seen and unseen passage​ for class 7?


Answer: A Seen passage is a passage that you have already read and know what is in it.While in the unseen passage, you are not familiar with the passage and don’t know what is in it.

Q.5 How do I manage time in unseen passage for class 7?


Answer: Take a clock and set the time in which you should just complete all questions.If you can’t complete the passage in that time.don’t worry, find that part in which you take a long time to solve the question. By doing this, you can easily manage your time to solve the question of passage.