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1. Read the following passage. (3 × 1 = 3 M)

Example - 1

His disability came without any medical explanation − a rare occurrence called Phocomelia − and Nick and his parents spent many years asking
why this cruel trick would happen to them.

'My mother was a nurse and she did everything right during pregnancy but she still blamed herself', he said. (Attitude is Altitude)

Now, answer the following questions:
1. Who is the person suffering from the disability?
2. What is his mother?
3. What is the name of the disease of rare occurrence?

Answers
1. Nick 2. Nurse 3. Phocomelia

Example - 2

Nick's father was a computer programmer and accountant and he taught his little son how to type with his toe at just 6 years old. His mum invented a special plastic device that meant he could hold a pen and pencil. (Attitude is Altitude)

Now, answer the following questions:
1. What was Nick's father?
2. What did he teach Nick?
3. What device did his mother invent?

Answers

1. Nick's father was a computer programmer and accountant.
2. He taught how to type with his toe.
3. His mother invented a special plastic device.

2. Read the following lines. (2 × 1 = 2 M)

Example - 1

After spending a leisurely Sunday at home, the very thought of returning to work on Monday is tiring. Lethargy creeps in if the holiday continues
over an extended period. That is how I felt when I was preparing to return to my place of work after spending six months at home.
(The Journey)

Now, answer the following questions:
1. Which day he spent at home?
2. How many months did he spend at home?
Answers: 1. A Sunday 2. Six Months

Example - 2

I protested. How could I allow my old father to carry my trunk? What would people think? What would they say? But I failed to dissuade him. It was decided that father would carry the chest.
(The Journey)

Now, answer the following questions:
1. Who does 'I' refer to in the passage?
2. What was decided in the end?

Answers
1. Young man
2. It was decided that father would carry the chest.

3. Read the following lines. (3 × 1 = 3 M)

Example-1

The motivation to succeed comes from the burning desire to achieve a purpose. Napoleon Hill wrote, 'Whatever the mind of man can conceive
and believe the mind can achieve'. (Every Success Story ...)

Now, answer the following questions:
1. What happens if one has the burning desire to achieve a purpose?
2. Where should the seed of achievement be sown according to Napoleon Hill?
3. What is important to achieve a purpose?

Answers
1. The motivation to succeed comes
2. The mind 3. Burning desire

Example-2

Setbacks are inevitable in life. A setback can act as a driving force and also teach us humility. In grief you will find courage and faith to overcome the setback. We need to learn to become victors, not victims. Fear and doubt short-circuit the mind. (Every Success Story ...)

Now, answer the following questions:
1. What are inevitable in life?
2. How do we overcome the setback?
3. What are the two factors that short circuit the mind?

Answers
1. Setbacks
2. With courage and faith
3. Fear and doubt

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