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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 6

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1. In ancient Chinese history, there were lots of heroes, but most of them were men. China was a patriarchal society where men's social status was higher than women's in the ancient time of China. Women couldn't join the army and were only allowed to do household chores. Hua Mulan felt she didn't fit into the stereotypical nature of being subservient and coy as a female. As a teenager Mulan struggled to find her own identity and also wanted to be accepted for the way she was. Mulan was more interested in learning sword fights and war stories rather than wearing pretty dresses.
2. Ancient China of Mulan was raging in constant wars, so the royal administration requested all the men to join the army. Mulan's father though very old, still wanted to protect his country. Mulan couldn't bear to see her aged father join the army with a limping leg, an injury he got from previous wars. She gave up her identity as a woman, cut her hair and joined the army as a boy. Long hair signify female beauty and grace but Mulan gave it all up to protect her father.
3. Not only was Mulan giving up her identity as a girl but she was risking her life by lying to those in power. Had her identity been revealed before she could show her worth at the battlefield, Mulan would have been sentenced to death for treason. Mulan who was already good in sword fights and martial arts did not falter or feared being amongst trained male soldiers. She managed to earn the respect and acknowledgement from her fellow soldiers and generals by being outstanding on the battlefield.
4. After her real identity was exposed, Mulan was only kicked out of the army and not sentenced to death because she saved Shang, the prince earlier. Her prowess on the battlefield in a way saved her own life. After that a series of incidents made Mulan return to save the emperor and combat against the Shan Yu, the celebrated villain, with the help of her allies.
5. Mulan was branded as the Savior of China and received the highest praise from the emperor, her allies, and the Chinese people as a whole. She returned home to her parents with Shan Yu's sword and a medallion from the emperor. She presented those items to her father in an extremely formal way, since she feared rejection from her family due to her previous acts of dishonor. To her surprise, her father enveloped her in a tight hug and told her that she is accepted and loved for who she is. This alleviated her insecurities that were present in the beginning of the story, in which she felt that she couldn't be her true-self due to societal and cultural standards. By finding and becoming her true self, she was able to complete her hero's journey.

Being caught for pretending to be a boy meant Mulan __________.

Awould be asked to leave the army
Bto pay fine for her army expenses
Cwould be tried for treason
Dwould be made to serve the kingdom for life


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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 7

Read the passage and answer the question that follow.

Some virus experts might not consider viruses to be alive. Yet viruses can reproduce. To do so, they hijack the cells of a host. They borrow the "machinery" in the host's cells to copy the virus' genetic code. Those host cells may spit out hundreds or thousands - even millions - of copies of the original virus. These new viruses then go on to infect more cells. Maybe the host will also sneeze out the viruses or otherwise release some to infect other potential hosts. And those hosts might be anything from people or plants to bacteria.
But each time a virus is copied, there's some risk the host's cell will make one or more errors in the genetic code of that virus. These are known as mutations. Each new one alters the genetic blueprint of the virus a bit. Mutant viruses are known as variants of the original.
Many mutations won't affect how a virus works. Some might be bad for the virus. Others might improve how well the virus can infect a cell, or help the virus evade its host's immune system. A mutation might even allow the virus to resist the effects of some therapy. Scientists refer to such new-and-improved variants as strains.
And although coronavirus variants made news throughout much of the COVID-19 pandemic, any virus runs the risk of spawning new variants through mutation.
Indeed, mutations are one basis of evolution. Mutationsthat don't benefit an organism (or virus), often die out. But those that make an organism more fit - better adapted to its environment - tend to become more dominant.
Scientists refer to some new versions of the coronavirus as "variants of concern". Compared to the original virus, these variants might infect or spread between people more easily, respond less well to treatments or impair how well vaccines work against the virus. A more serious class of viruses are so-called "variants of high consequence".
Treatments or precautions work far less well against these viruses than they had against earlier forms of the virus. For instance, the new variants might resist current vaccines. They may not show up well in current tests. They might even ause more severe disease.


Variants of viruses can also impact the efficacy of ________.

Ainfected
Bspread
Cvaccines
Dillness


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