Seen & Unseen Passage
Read the text and answer the question number 1.
Everyone wants to share their happiness with near and dear ones. That’s why people rush for their homes in spite of serious hazards. This is the pull of the roots. Do human beings have roots like the trees? The answer is ‘yes’ but unlike the roots of the trees they are invisible, they lie in our minds. It’s these roots that make a bond between us and family members, in-laws, friends, neighbors or even between us and the land where we were born grew up. Wherever we stay, we have a continuous pull of our roots. It’s our roots that develop our identity making us what we are. When we lose that bond, we become rootless. Human beings who do not have any root or contexts, are non-entity. In other words, they do not have their own identity. Such persons are devoid of values, humanity, and social responsibilities. They do not know where they are from or where they are heading towards. This often makes them feel empty and lost.
1. Fill in the each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text. 1×5=5
By nature human being loves (a) — to share this happiness with their near and dear ones. This (b) — feelings for each other lies in our heart. It always (c) — us to go back to our roots. It develops our (d) — and helps us to know who we are. If we deny our roots, we deny our (e)____.
Read the following text carefully passage and answer the questions 2 and 3.
It was late summer, 26 August 1910. A little girl was born to a rich Catholic merchant family of Albanian descent in a small town called Skopje, Macedonia. She was the youngest of the three siblings and was named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Who had known that this tiny, little girl would one day become the servant of humanity, love and serve the poorest of the poor and become the mother of humanity? Yes, we are talking about none other than Mother Teresa.
At the age of 12, she heard a voice from within her that urged her to spread the love Christ. She decided that she would be a missionary. At the age of 18 she left her paternal home. She then joined an Irish community of nuns called the Sisters of Loreto, which had missions in India.
After a few months of training at the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dublin. Mother Teresa came to India. On May 24, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun. From 1931 to 194, Mother Teresa taught geography and catechism (religious instruction) at St. Mary’s high school in Kolkata. However, the widespread poverty in Kolkata had a deep impact on Mother Teresa’s mind and in 1948 she received permission from her superiors to leave the convent and devote herself to work among the poorest of the poor in the slums in Kolkata.
2. Read the passage about Mother Teresa and complete the table below. 1×5=5
|She||(ii) ____||from within her||at the age of 12|
|She||taught geography and catechism||(iii) ____||from 1931 to 1948|
|(iv) ____||had a deep impact on Mother Teresa's mind|
|Mother Teresa||devoted herself to work among the poorest||in the slums of Kolkata||(iv) ____|
3. Write a summary of the above passage in not more than 90 to 100 words. 10
1. (a) ardently/greatly
2. (i) Scopje, Macedonia
(ii) heard a voice to spread the love of Christ
(iii) St. Mary’s high school in Kolkata
(iv) the prevailing poverty in Kolkata
(v) after leaving the convent in 1948
3. Mother Teresa, the servant of humanity, dedicated herself to serve the suffering humanity. When she was eighteen years old, she left home to join the community of nuns. There she received a training for some months and came to India. In Kolkata, she taught at a convent school for some years. Poverty in Kolkata shocked her greatly. She founded ‘Nirmal Hridoy’ for the dying and helpless people. She received the Noble Prize for peach in 1979 for her great service to humanity.