Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SUMMATIVE PAPER-II-2013 CLASS : IX (What Is Man Without the Beasts?)


Academic standards:
1.       Reading & Responding :  Tasks no 1 & 5
2.       Conventions of writing : Tasks  no  4
3.       Vocabulary : Tasks no : 2
4.       Grammatical  awareness : Tasks no 6
5.       Creative writing : 3 ,7,8 &9

Read  the  following  passage.
People choose different ways to protect the environment .Here is a speech delivered by a Red Indian Chief Seattle more than a century ago to save his land. Chief Seattle has become world famous for a moving speech he made in 1854, just before his lands were taken from him and his people. Seattle’s words resonate very well in the environmental community, and are in fact considered to be something like ‘a gospel of the greens’.

“How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the Earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clear and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memories of the red man.

Task -1

Answer the quest ions.                                                    3 X 2 ½ = 7 1/2


Why did the Chief Seattle become world famous?

2.    Is
it possible to sell the sky and warmth of the land ? If “yes” or “no”, how can you say?

3.    What are the different ways to protect the environment? Explain.



Write the synonyms to any five underlined  words from  the above passage.                                                                               10 M




Prepare a speech on “ Environment  protection”.                                  10 M


Task – 4

Edit the passage.   ( use punctuations,tense, articles, prepositions where necessary)                                                                                              5 M

It’s not funny she said  even mummy says he should have been a brigadier It was on the tip of his tongue to made a witty remark (‘Perhaps that’s why he’s still a colonel’), but he did not want to give offence. They stand on either side of the wall, appraising each other. What stopped the narrator from making an witty comment. Why.  ‘Well,’ she said finally. ‘If you don’t want to buy the house, what are you looking at?’ ‘I used for live here once.’ ‘Oh’ ‘Twenty-five years ago. As a boy, As a young man.... And then my grandmother died, and we sold the house and went away.


Task – 5

Read the following passage.

You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the Earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the Earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know - the Earth does not belong to man - man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected . Whatever befalls the Earth - befalls the sons of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life - he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. Even the white man, whose God walks and talks with him as friend to friend, cannot be exempt from the common destiny. We may be brothers after all. We shall see. One thing we know, which the white man may one day discover - Our God is the same God. You may think now that you own Him as you wish to own our land, but you cannot. He is the God of man, and His compassion is equal for red man and the white. The Earth is precious to Him, and to harm the Earth is to heap contempt on its creator. The whites too shall pass, perhaps sooner than all other tribes.

Answer the following questions.                                                         3 X 21/2= 71/2

1.    What is to be taught to the children?

2.    How is the earth  useful to human beings?

3.    What is the opinion of the  white about God?

Task- 6

Prepare  five possible questions with the help of task -5 paragraph.             10 M






Task- 7

Describe  any one  picture in your own words.                                                             Environment



Task – 8

Prepare  a profile of Chief Seattle.                                                                             10 M

            A chief to the Duwamish people his native name is closer to Si'ahl. The city found in the state of Washington is named after him. He is famous for having made a speech that was generally in favor of being responsible to the environment and to have respect of the land rights of his people.
It is said he was born in 1780, on the Black River near what is now the city of Kent. He was just a young man when he earned the reputation of being both a warrior and a leader because of the many defeating ambushes that he led. He and his group primarily attached the S'Klallam and the Chimakum along the Green River up from the foothills of the Cascades.
At just about six feet he was considered both broad and tall for a Puget Sound native and there for given the nickname, Le Gros or The Big One by the traders with the Hudson Bay Company. His spouse name is La-Dalia olahi.He also became known as an orator because of his articulate address regarding relations between the Native Americans and the Europeans.
He was baptized Noah into the Roman Catholic Church. In March of 1854 he gave a speech to a great number of people just outside of Seattle in regards to Native lands. He spoke while resting his hand on the Governor and it has been translated several times. He reportedly thanked the Europeans for their generosity and also asked to have guaranteed access to the Native American burial grounds. He died on June 6th 1866.

Task- 9                                                                                                                        10 M

Prepare a possible conversation  between the two friends about environment.