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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

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Class : Class 6
answer should be 'D'

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 2

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.
THE GARDEN
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful garden. In the garden, there were many colourful flowers such as red roses, yellow daisies and white lilies along with many stones. Everyday the flowers would smile at the children who came to play in the garden. They would dance in the breeze and spread their fragrance. But the stones, they just stood still.
One evening, after everyone had left the garden, the flowers began discussing this among themselves. The red rose said, ‘These stones do nothing. We always do the work.’ The yellow daisy added, ‘You’re right, my friend! They should work as well.’ The white lily listened to them but didn’t say a word. Soon, they all fell asleep. The Lord of the garden heard this and decided to do something. The next morning, the flowers woke up to a loud noise. The stones were moving. As they moved, they pushed the flowers and damaged the grass. The flowers began to scream, ‘Help, help, somebody help. These stones are going to kill us.’ The white lily spoke up, ‘Why are you screaming? They are working. You should be happy.’ The red rose cried out, ‘Yes, we did. But we’re sorry now because they are hurting us. Oh! Please make them stop.’
The Lord of the garden heard their cries and stopped the stones from moving.
The yellow daisy said, ‘I’m happy to do all the work. I’ll never complain anymore.’
Breeze means a ______________ wind.

Astrong
Blight
Ctight
Dhigh


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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 8

Choose the correct word/phrase to complete each sentence.

My dad's new job is in an office that is to his last one it is very different inside.

Anear, but
Bby, which
Cover, though
Dright, so


The blanks in which the words should be filled are missing. See below:My dad's new job is in an office that is ______ to his last one, ______ it is very different inside.If these are the blanks given, the correct answer is indeed option (A).

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 4

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Class : Class 4
C - Annihilated, As it fits the best

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 6

Read the following stories and poetry and answer the questions choosing the most appropriate option :
King without wits
All the animals of the forest gathered to elect their new king.
They chose the monkey because they were amused by his antics. The fox was very disappointed at not being chosen and waited for a chance to get it. One day, he found a piece of meat on a path. He realised at once it was the bait for a trap. But off he went to the monkey and offered to show him where it was, as a sign of his loyalty. The monkey king at once fell into the trap and the fox burst out laughing.
‘With so few wits, you cannot even rule yourself; let alone animals.’
Which word in the story mean ‘food which is put ot catch animals’?

A Bait
B Trap
C Burst
D Coits


dddddd

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Class : Class 6
a

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Class : Class 6
atalia

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

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Class : Class 5
Answer is C

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 7

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Class : Class 3

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 8

Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow :
When I’m An Old Lady

When I’m an old lady, I’ll live with each kid, And bring so much happiness just as they did. I want to pay back all the joy they’ve provided. Returning each deed. Oh, they’ll be so excited! I’ll write on the walls with reds, whites and blues, And bounce on the furniture wearing my shoes, I’ll drink from the carton and then leave it out. I’ll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they’ll shout. When they’re on the phone and just out of reach, I’ll get into things like sugar and bleach. Oh, they’ll snap their fingers and then shake their head, And when that is done, I’ll hide under the bed. When they cook dinner and call me to eat, I’ll not eat my green beans and salad or meat. I’ll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table, And when they get angry I’ll run if I’m able. I’ll sit close to the T.V., through the channels I’ll click I’ll cross both eyes just to see if they stick I’ll take off my socks and throw one away, And play in the mud till the end of the day. And later in bed, I’ll lay back and sigh, I’ll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes. My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping. And say with a groan, “She’s so sweet when she’s sleeping!”
–Barbara Hall
What is the meaning of “snap fingers”?

A Show anger
B Show affection
C Show happiness
D Show desperation


I think that the answer of this question is option (A). In this poem, 'snap fingers' is most likely meant to 'show anger'. The sentence before the sentence containing the phrase 'snap fingers' indicated that the old lady, Barbara Hall, plans to get into things like sugar and bleach when her children are out of reach. Eating things like sugar, and especially bleach, is harmful. When a person is taking care of another person, he/she generally shows anger to prevent the person they are taking care of from performing harmful acts. Additionally, the sentence after the sentence containing the phrase 'snap fingers' shows that the old lady hides under the bed when her children (who take care of her) snap their fingers. A child (metaphor for 'old lady') gets scared and hides under a bed if his/her parents (metaphor for 'old lady's children') show anger at his/her mischief. Option (D) is illogical, as no person scolding the person they are taking care of would show desperation. Sure, they might be desperate, but to show desperation is to reveal a weakness, which the person under their care could recognize and exploit, thus performing more mischief. Thus, the gesture of 'snap fingers' does not show 'desperation', even if it might have been instigated by desperation. Option (A) and option (C) are also not options, as any sane person would not show affection or happiness when the person under their care is eating sugar, or drinking bleach. Thus, for all these reasons, I think option (A) is the correct answer.

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