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Man Proposes , God Disposes

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                                                      DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL KALINGA
                                                                  MONDAY TEST  
                                                                    CLASS-VIII          
SUBJECT-ENGLISH                                                                                                               M.M: 20
DATE:-17.12.12                                                                                                                 DURATION-50 MINS.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:- All questions are compulsory. Attempt any section first . Answers of the section attempted are to be written in a sequence. Complete one section before proceeding to the next section. Present a neat paper.  
                                                                SECTION A: READING-[5]
1.READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT FOLLOW
  Punctuality is a necessary habit in all public affairs of a civilised society. Without it nothing could ever be brought to a conclusion, everything would be in a stage of chaos. Only in a sparsely populated rural community is it possible to disregard it. In ordinary living there can be some tolerance of unpunctuality . The intellectual, who is working on some abstruse problem , has everything coordinated and organised for the matter in hand. He is therefore forgiven, if late for the dinner party. But people are often reproached for unpunctuality when their only fault is cutting things fine. It is hard for energetic, quick minded people to waste time , so they are often tempted to finish a job before setting out to keep an appointment. If no accidents occur on the way like punctured tyres, diversion of traffic, sudden descent of fog, they will be on time. They are often more industrious and more useful citizens than those who are never late. The over punctual can be as much a trial as others as...

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