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Qn 1.

Comment on the relevance and appropriateness  of the title of  the story  The Best Investment I Ever Made and prepare a short write-up.       



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Qn 2.

Certain words are missing in the passage where the slash mark  is given. Choose appropriate words from the box given below and complete the passage.         

I realized (a) / fact that my American roommate must have heard a different version (b) / the story about us. A professor once told me that my novel (c) / not 'authentically African.' He continued that my characters were too much like him, (d) / educated and middle-class man.



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Qn 3.

I woke up when I heard a loud banging on the door. I…(a)…..some clothes and went downstairs. A sergeant of police was waiting for me outside. We……(b)…… to the next apartment. When we…(c)………. in the apartment we……(d)……….. a terrible scene. A young man was lying unconscious.

 put on 

 set out 

 turned up 

 came across 

 



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Qn 4.

Read the following letter written by the Sergeant of police to his wife. Some words are missing . Supply the missing words.                               

Dear Angelina,

How are you? Hope you (a) doing well. I write this letter (b) tell about a strange experience I had last night. I was (c) my usual night patrol. A lady (d) about 50 years came running to me and informed that a young boy had tried to commit suicide in the neighboring apartment. I rushed to the spot with (e) doctor who lives near by. There we saw a boy lying unconscious. We tried our  best to save him. When he became conscious he narrated the bitter experiences in (f) life. I will tell you the story in person.

 

 Let me conclude these  words for the time being.

 With love

Alfred

Of 

 The 

 on 

 are 

 a 

 To 

 his 



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Qn 5.

The NCC troop of your school has decided to honourMr John for his valuable contribution towards uplifting the maladjusted and  delinquent youths  in thesociety. The honorable Minister for Education has consented to be the chief guest of the function. You are the convenor of the programme. Prepare a notice inviting all the students and teachers to the programme.        



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Qn 6.

The title ‘The Best Investment I Ever Made’ is the most appropriate title I ever read. Do you agree with this statement? Substantiate your arguments and prepare a write up. 

 

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    Qn 7.

    The story ‘The Best Investment I Ever Made’ highlights the  dangers of drug abuse.Prepare a speech to be presented in the school assembly  on  the ill effects of drugs on the young generation.                                                    

     

     



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    Qn 8.

    Mr John in the story ‘The Best Investment  I Ever Made’  is a remarkable character, isn’t he? We get a clear picture about him from the vivid description given by the  narrator. Prepare a character sketch of Mr. John.

     

     

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      Qn 9.

      Prepare the profile of A J Cronin using the details given below.                                                

      Born: July 19, 1896,

      Birth place:Cardross,United Kingdom .

      Education: MBChB, MD, DPH, MRCP

      Spouse:  Agnes Mary Gibson 

      Famous as: novelist and physician.

      Major works:The Citadel, Hatter’s Castle, The Keys of the Kingdom,

      Awards: National Book Award for Fiction.

      Death: January 6, 1981

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      Qn 10.

      Complete the given conversation suitably.                              

           Mr. John: Hello good afternoon sir,

            A J Cronin:  Good afternoon.

      Mr. John:  I remember you ,You are Dr. A J Cronin, ……… (a)……………?

      A J Cronin:  Yes, I am. But I am sorry I can’t recall you.

      Mr. John: You ……(b)…… lived in London for some years, hadn’t you?

      A J Cronin:yes,                                            

      Mr. John:……………… (c)………………………………..?

      A J Cronin:   Yes,  Now I remember the boy who tried to commit suicide

      Mr. John:If you weren’t there at that time …………………………(d)……………..?.

      A J Cronin: That was my duty

      Mr. John:I owe my life to you sir.



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      Qn 11.

      The young doctor had just set up a practice in a working class district of London.The doctor was living alone in an apartment.He heard a loud banging on the door one night. It was a sergeant of police.

       

      Noun phrase

      Verb phrase

      The young doctor

      ……………(a)………………………

      ………………(b)………………

      was living alone in an apartment .

      He

      ………………(c)…………………….

      ……………………… (d)………………………

      was a sergeant of police.

       



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      Qn 12.

      Mr John introduced himself to the author and narrated the incident that took place twenty five years ago. Write the likely conversation between the two.  (Atleast six exchanges).          

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        Qn 13.

        A.J Cronin : What were you doing in New York?\

        John: I was busy in the rehabilitation camps.

        (a) A J Cronin  asked John———————-                                                         

        (b) John replied that————————       



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        Qn 14.

        Prepare the profile of W B Yeats using the details given below.                                                 6

        Born: June 13, 1865,

        Birth place:Sandymount, Republic of Ireland .

        Spouse:  Georgiana Hyde – Lees

        Famous as: Poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature.

        Major works:Celtic Twilight, The Tower, A Vision,

        Awards: Nobel Prize inLiterature .

        Death: January 28, 1939,