CBSE English (Language-and-Literature) Guess Paper 2013, given here.
Read the passage given below and rite the option that you consider the most appropriate I your answer sheet:
Travelling in the weightlessness of space, Kalpana Chawala once said, with the poetic simplicity that comes naturally to an intrepid explore, “You are just your intelligence.” On that brilliant, breezy blue day over Cape Canaveral, Florida, as she hurtled back to Earth at 18 times the speed of sound, Chawla must have felt only brute force as the magnificent flying machine with over 2.5 million parts miraculously held together till then by magical dexterity burst apart.
As a white pulse of light shot through the sky 200,000 feet above the ground, the unassuming adventurer achieved immortality I sudden death. By the time the space shuttle Columbia or STS-107, to call it by its prosaic name exploded over Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, Chawla had clocked an incredible 760 hours in space. She had travelled 10.4 million km, as many as 252 times around the earth. Here was a brave heart, who really had gone the distance to fulfill her motto: Follow your dreams. For her scores of admirers in India, a number swollen by the tragedy of her death, 41 years old, Chawla‟s life was an example of a small-town, middle- class success. Having slept under a canopy of stars in Karnal, a sleepy town in Haryana, Tagore Bal Niketan School‟s most famous student became the first woman to study, aeronautical engineering at the decidedly unfashionable Punjab Engineering College (PEC). In a field where India has no markers, Chawala winged it alone without the benefit of the old school IIT tie or the comfort of a well known career path in Silicon Valley. An avid maker of aero models as a child, she considered it her birthright to be a resident of the Milky way, becoming the second Indian after IAF Officer, Rakesh Sharma, to cross the final frontier.
1. Kalpana Chawla once said , “you are just your intelligence” as
a. her flying machine had exploded
b. she was experiencing weighlessness
c. she felt intellectual pursuits were more important than physical pleasures
d. she thought intelligence was the key to success
2. Kalpana Chawla got immortality in death because------------------
a. she was an astronaut
b. she died suddenly
c. of her contribution to the space programme
d. her body remained in space