Homeworks for Class 7 - ENGLISH for the autumn 2017


KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA KANJIKODE

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT- I

CLASS VII                                                                                                        TIME: 2 ½ HRS

SUB: ENGLISH                                                                                             MAX. MARKS: 60

Section A- Reading

1. Read the following passage carefully:                                                              (8 marks)

1. The Greek god, Hercules, was not only known for his strength but also for his athletic prowess.  To encourage people to visit the temple at Olympia, Hercules held many athletic events. These included spear throwing, wrestling, boxing and chariot races. Hercules was the umpire for the games and would award a crown of olive leaves to the winner.  During the games, one group of people stood out. They were called the Spartans and they were known for being great athletes. During the Olympic Games, they won the majority of the awards. As a result, they were put in charge of defending the temple at Olympia.

2. The Olympic Games brought a lot of attention to the temple. People left offerings at the temple shrines and those offerings were used to beautify the temple and make it more ornate. Many processions were also held in honor of the gods during the Olympic Games. The temple was decorated with sculptures and paintings from famous artists who donated their time and talents. One of the most famous sculptures was a statue of the god Jupiter.

 3. The Olympic Games were held every four years. The people counted down the days until the Games. Men practised for the games as much as possible. For over a thousand years, the games took place every year and became the way for the temple of Olympia to make a name for itself.

Based on your reading of the passage complete the following sentences briefly:

                                                                                                                       (8 marks)                                                   

a)      Hercules conducted athletic events at Olympia to …………………………………….

b)      ……………………………………….were some of the events conducted at the temple of Olympia.

c)      The reward given to the winner at the games was ………………………………. .

d)     The Spartans were put in charge of the defending the temple at Olympia because …………………………………. .

e)       The offerings at the temple shrines were used for ……………………………….……

f)       The Olympic Games were held every ………………………… years.

g)      A word from paragraph 1 which means ‘ability’ or ‘strength’ is ……………………..

h)      A word from paragraph 3 which means ‘to perform an action repeatedly in order to gain some skill’ is ……………………………..

       2.  Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (7marks)                                                               1. Baisakhi, which occurs on April 13 (and rarely on April 14), marks the beginning of the year. It is also called a harvest festival. The rabi crop is ready for harvest; the fields are lush green and heavy with grains; it is a season of plenty. Naturally the mood of the people in the villages is one of joy. What better things to do than to celebrate, to sing and dance? That’s what Baisakhi is all about; it is a community festival. The men and women dance the robust and energetic bhangra and giddha.

2. People wear bright coloured traditional dresses for the festival. Traditionally the festivities take place on the banks of rivers. People eat ‘rotis’ made out of freshly ground atta along with ghee and jaggery. On the whole, it is a day of merry-making and feasting. A bonfire is lit and dances are performed around it.

2. a. Answer the following questions briefly:                                                              (5 marks)

a.       When does Baisakhi occur? What does it mark?                                     (1)

b.      Why is Baisakhi called a harvest festival?                                               (1)

c.       Mention any two things that people do on Baisakhi?                               (2)

d.      Where do the festivities take place?                                                          (1)

2. b. Find words from the passage which mean the following:                                 (2 marks)

     (i)  covered thickly with grass or other small plants.      (paragraph 1)

     (ii) broken into very fine pieces or powder                     (paragraph 2)                                                      

Section B- Writing & Grammar

3.  You are Ankur /Athira ,Secretary of the Arts Club of your school. Write a notice to be put up for the school Notice Board announcing the details of an Inter-House Painting Competition to be conducted in your school in connection with the Children’s Day celebrations.            (5 marks)

4. Write a letter to your friend congratulating him on getting first prize in an Inter-School Quiz Competition.                                                                                                                    (6 marks)

5. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line, which has been underlined. Write the correction in your answer paper against the correct question number. The first one has been done as an example.                                                                            (3 marks)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

My big brother were five years older than me,

(a)    but only three grades ahead. She had begun his

(b)   studies at the same age as I had, but he does not like

(c)    the idea of proceeding hastily in a important

(d)   matter like education. He wanting to lay a firm

(e)    foundation for it. So he took two year for completing

(f)     one year’s work, sometimes he even take three.

eg:    were                was                                                         

6. Choose the best option and complete the following passage:                              (3 marks)

Nobody knows (i)…………. (what / who  /why) we sleep but we all (ii)……………… (need / needs / needed /was) to sleep. There are no rules about how much sleep (iii)………………… (being / is / are /) necessary, but an average adult sleeps (iv)…………….( in / for / of) seven hours. Babies (v)…………..(sleep / sleeps / slept)for at least eighteen hours a day. There are various (vi)…………………(cause / causes / causing) for sleeplessness.

7. Do as directed:                                                                                                           (5 marks)

(a) “Your majesty, you seem to have forgotten something” said Gopal.

Gopal told the king ……………………………………………………………………….

(Fill in the blanks by changing into indirect speech)

(b) Exercise regularly. You will be fit and strong. (Rewrite as a single sentence using ‘if’ in the beginning)

(c) He will help you to complete the notes ……………………………{if you want to / if you want him to /if you don’t want to}(Choose the correct option)

(d) The rich have no right to ………………………{look up / look into / look down} on the poor. (Choose the correct option)

(e) Hemant is listening to the sound of the rain outside. {Frame a question to get the underlined phrase as the answer.}

 

 

Section C- Literature

8. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:                        (3 marks)

“And if I dared to set foot inside

He’ll jump out and chop off my head”

(a) Identify the speaker.

(b)Who will jump out and chop off the head?

(c)Who has given the speaker this information?

9. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:                        (3 marks)

“You have achieved the impossible once again”

(a)    Identify the speaker.

(b)   What was achieved and who achieved it?

(c)    How was the impossible achieved?

10. Answer any seven of the following questions briefly:                                         (14 marks)

(a) Why did the bearded man ask for the king’s forgiveness?

(b) What makes Mridu conclude that the beggar had no money to buy the chappals?

(c) How does the rebel behave in the company of dog lovers?

(d) What did the dog do to lead the farmer to the gold?

(e) Finding twigs for Kari took a long time. Why?

(f) In what ways is the ant’s life peaceful?

(g) A camel can live without water for days together. How?

(h) Why did Golu go to the river?

(i) What are some of the signs of approaching winter referred to in ‘The Cop and The Anthem’?

           

11. What values do we learn from the story of the old couple in ‘The Ashes that Made the Trees Bloom’? What lesson does the story of the greedy neighbours teach us?  (4 marks)  

                                  

 

                          

 

 

 

 

 



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