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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 3

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 7

Read the following stories and answer the questions that follow :
Once there was a miser who sold all his possessions and, with the money, bought a great lump of gold. He dug a deep hole at the edge of the garden, and there he buried his gold. Once a day, thereafter, the miser went to the garden, dug up his gold, and embraced it lovingly.
One of the miser’s workmen wondered why his master spent so much time in the garden. One day, he hid behind a tree and soon discovered the secret of the hidden treasure. That night, when the miser was fast asleep, the workman crept into the garden and stole the lump of gold.
When the miser found that his gold was gone, he tore his hair and cried aloud in his despair. A neighbour came running to see what was the matter, and the grief-stricken miser told him what had happened. Then the neighbour said, “Pray stop your weeping. Go and find a stone. Place the stone in the hole and imagine that it is your lump of gold. The stone will serve your purpose, for you never meant to use the gold anyway.”
“To a miser, what he has is of no more use than what he has not.”
Choose the most appropriate title for this story.

A ‘Gold and Stone’
B ‘The Miser and His Gold’
C ‘The Miser and His Neighbour’
D ‘The Miser and His workman’


It can be a and b

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Class : Class 8
It can be both A and B

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 6

Fill in the blanks with suitable adverbs from the alternatives given below :
December is the season of music. The people of Chennai celebrate it __?__. Lovers of classical music and dance soak in this ____ intense atmosphere for fifteen days. Even non-resident Indians ____ visit Chennai during this part of the year. This season of music closes with the New Year.

A extravagantly
B extravagant
C with extravagance
D extremely


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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 2

Look at the given picture carefully and complete the paragraph by choosing the most appropriate conjunctions :

This is the picture of a classroom. There is a chair ________ a table for the teacher. A student is cleaning the table ______, the other is cleaning the blackboard All the four students are working, _______, there is no teacher in the room. Their classroom looks good _____?______ they clean it daily. The principal ________ the teacher are happy with the students.

A but
B and
C because
D so


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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 9

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.
You might not think of plants as particularly talkative, but they can communicate surprisingly well with each other, especially when faced with danger. According to a recent study in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science, injured plants send out emergency signals to alert their neighbours to start building up their defenses against threats. The research began after a University of Delaware plant specialist agreed to mentor a 16-year-old named Connor Sweeney on a research project. The excited high school student got to work immediately, spending all his free time, including weekends and summer breaks, in the lab at the university.
He first had to grow plants, known as mustard weed, for use in experiments which is not actually as easy as it sounds. He placed the seeds in Petri dishes and test tubes filled with jelly to promote growth. The seeds generally germinated about six days later and began to change into delicate three-inch saplings with bright green leaves.
After the plants had grown to a sufficient size, Sweeney sliced a leaf in two places -copying an insect bite- to see how it would begin the repair process. The following day, the young researcher was surprised to find that while the injured plant remained unchanged, the roots of the neighbouring young mustard weed had grown considerably longer and even had sideways offshoots. Sweeney then repeated the experiment multiple times to check the findings. To his surprise the results were the same! To see what was making the roots grow in these different ways, the university scientists conducted further tests and discovered that the injured plants were releasing chemicals to warn their neighbours of the impending danger. They believe that the healthy plant was growing its roots to absorb more nutrients to strengthen its defenses. As a result, the two scientists began looking for compounds that plants make to increase growth. Sure enough, each time an injured plant sent out a warning, the neighbouring mustard weeds began producing and using plant growth hormones.
The researchers were not sure why the plants actually communicated with each other. But the evidence from their research suggested that there was something more to look into. The plants were clearly in communication, and although it was originally thought that plants were always in competition with each other, this now seems not to be the case, or at least the relationships between them is different to what we as humans see as competition. Although this was not the first study that has analysed plants 'talking' to one another, it was the first to recognise how they communicate. In previous studies done on trees, scientists discerned that when warned about a possible insect attack, nearby uninjured trees begin producing large amounts of bug-repelling chemicals to ward off the attack. These are amazing observations that seem almost fictional. The idea that the plants around us are in constant communication with each other and there needs to be further research to find out if different species of plant can communicate or to see if they 'speak different languages'.
How long did it take for the experiment to work?

A6 days
B2 days
COvernight
DImmediately


its not written overnight

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 4

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.
Travelling was always something Peter had wanted to do and as he got older he began to plan. He decided that he must leave his home in Asia to get a good sense of the world. He thought that he should probably try and visit each continent. He sat down in front of his laptop and listed the continents: Oceania, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica. Some of the continents he knew, but he was shocked to see that the closest continent he could visit was Africa. He had thought that it was a long way away.
It looked like planning this would be fun. When he looked at different maps of the world it turned out that there were different quantities and names of the continents which confused him a lot. Before he continued he asked his father's advice about how many continents there were. His father told him that for them, in their schools, they were taught that there were 7 continents. And although some other countries taught that there were 6 or 5, and that he should stick to what he understood for this project of his.
For the purpose of travel, Peter decided that he would use the system he knew, and this meant he would have to visit 6 more continents. He looked at the maps of the world and decided that he could go and visit his uncle in Africa and then his sister and her family in Europe really easily. He took this idea to his father who agreed with him although he thought it would be simpler to go east to Oceania. Peter knew that this was just because Oceania was where his father had always wanted to go because his brother lived there.

Which continent was closet to where Peter lived?

AEurope
BAsia
CAfrica
DSouth America


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Class : Class 6

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Class : Class 4
B is where he lived

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Class : Class 6
b

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Class : Class 5

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Class : Class 4

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Class : Class 2

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Class : Class 3
The correct answer is option C.

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