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Question number: 8

» Grammar

Appeared in Year: 2015

One Liner Question▾

Write in Brief

Rewrite the following sentences after correcting the grammatical errors in each: (1 mark)

I’m afraid he did a mistake in the calculation.

Question number: 9

» Grammar

Appeared in Year: 2015

One Liner Question▾

Write in Brief

Make sentences using the following words in such a way that the meaning of each word is clear in the context: (2 Mark)

Knotty/Naughty

Question number: 10

» Grammar

Appeared in Year: 2015

One Liner Question▾

Write in Brief

Rewrite the following sentences after correcting the grammatical errors in each: (1 mark)

He asked the gardener whether either of the ladies were at home.

Question number: 11

» Grammar

Appeared in Year: 2015

One Liner Question▾

Write in Brief

Rewrite the following sentences as directed: (2 Mark)

It is very hot outside. You cannot go out. (Rewrite using ‘so’)

Question number: 12

» Essay Writing

Appeared in Year: 2015

Essay Question▾

Describe in Detail

Write an essay in about 600 words on any one of the following topics: (10 Mark)

Women should find their voice for security, progress and empowerment

Explanation

  • The word ‘empowerment’ means, to give power or authority to something or someone. The words women empowerment means giving women the power and the authority to make and take their own decisions for their personal and sometimes even social benefits.
  • An independent or a modern day woman is not accepted… (585 more words) …

Question number: 13

» Grammar

Appeared in Year: 2015

One Liner Question▾

Write in Brief

Rewrite the following sentences after correcting the grammatical errors in each: (1 mark)

The new bridge had been opened six months ago.

Passage

Read the following passage and answer the questions given below: (10×5 = 50 Mark)

All of us are now aware of the threats facing the earth of the degradation that man is causing to his own environment. We know that the global temperature is rising, that the ozone layer is being disrupted, that the groundwater level is going down alarmingly. We also know that our air, water and soil are being increasingly polluted, that our forests are being steadily depleted. Our earth is becoming more and more uninhabitable.

Why is this so? The most important reason is that our concept of development is unscientific and illogical. Our development has made life more complicated and difficult for us. In fact, it is over-exploitation of our natural wealth that has resulted in the many unsolvable problems we now have, problems of pollution of air, water and soil.

The natural resources of our earth are being exploited by the developed nations to such an extent that it becomes almost impossible for the rest of the world to meet even their basic needs. The developed nations do this for the sake of change and novelty and this craze has given rise to ‘a throwaway culture’. They throw away not only cups and plates, paper and clothes and foodstuffs, furniture and cars, but even their homes and old people. This attitude of the developed countries has wrought havoc not only to them but to the poor, backward nations too; for this is the model of development the developed countries place before them.

Development does not mean piling up luxuries; development does not mean having more and more automobiles on your roads; development does not mean making air, water and soil more polluted; development doesn’t mean more and bigger buildings. The mad rush to catch up with the artificial speed of high competition is not development.

Let us take the example of a small State. Kerala was one of the most beautiful places on the earth, all lush green with the Sahya Mountains on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Forty-four river and an intricate network of lakes and Streams and backwaters and two regular rainy seasons kept this land cool and prosperous. Here we had our own system of agriculture, our own seed and manuring and our own watering methods.

Then came development. The groves were cut down and cash crops were sown. The ponds were filled up because it considered wastage of land. The people were told that their local seeds were no good and were given high-yielding varieties. Cow dung and leaf manure were also considered primitive. At subsidized rate chemical fertilizers and pesticides were given. The chemical manure was considered excellent and pesticides a boon. It took time for the people to understand that the chemical fertilizers are not wonderful and that the pesticides do not know when to stop killing. Even the friendly moths, the beneficial bacteria, the earthworm, field spiders and the grasshoppers are wiped out. The soil and water and the network of streams and canals have become polluted.

Likewise, in the name of development we have cleared most of our precious lands. Felling and encroachment, the so-called developmental activities and big dams have almost wiped them out. We have at present not more than 5 % good forest in Kerala.

Question number: 14 (1 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension

Appeared in Year: 2015

Short Answer Question▾

Write in Short

How did the so-called development affect the people of Kerala?

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