No. of Printed Pages : 4 FEG-1
BDP / BCA / BTS
FEG-1 : FOUNDATION COURSE IN
Time : 2 hours Maximum Marks : 50
Note : Answer all the questions.
1. Read the passage given below and answer the
questions that follow :
Eight years might have passed since the visit to
Baku that gave Narendra Modi the idea, but his
chess initiative is still a good one. For one, it has a
sound basis. Baku has produced eight
grandmasters through the years, including one of
the game's all - time greats, Garry Kasparov. This
has been possible only because the children in the
city are introduced to chess at an early age. And
more importantly, various studies have shown
that chess does indeed have a link with certain
aspects of a child's general Intelligence level,
quantifiable as IQ.
The skills required to learn and play the
game have a direct link to basic mental abilities;
how to make difficult abstract decisions
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independently; faster creative thinking enhance
memory, language and mathematical abilities,
and develop analytical skills to name just a few.
The benefits of ensuring that schools
introduce their students to chess are thus obvious.
The costs involved on the other hand, are
negligible. As far as equipment goes, chess sets
are all that is required, which are inexpensive
compared to the paraphernalia needed to play
any other popular sport such as cricket or hockey.
Training teachers is not difficult either with 1200
already having been trained in Gujarat.
All schools already have physical training
classes. Incorporating chess into them will ensure
that there is no extra load on the children.
Supplementing education and physical sports
with an extra curricular activity of this kind will
go a long way towards fostering well rounded
development. If in the process, the unhealthy
dominance of certain sports that cripples the
growth of all others can be tempered, that is all to
(a) Read the following statements and say
which statements are true and which are
false : 5x1=5
(i) The idea of introducing chess in
schools has been introduced by the
CM of Bengal.
(ii) Garry Kasparov is the great chess
(iii) The game of chess has an indirect link
with the child's intelligence.
(iv) The chess game does not incur much
(v) It is difficult to train teachers in chess.
(b) (i) What reason has been given by the
writer to substantiate that the idea of
introducing chess is good ? 5x2=10
(ii) When are children introduced to chess
in Baku ?
(iii) What mental abilities are developed
through chess ? Mention any two.
(iv) What is one main benefit of
introducing chess in the school
(v) In which period is chess proposed to
be introduced ?
2. Do as directed : 2x5=10
(a) "I plan to visit Singapore next month." said
(Change into indirect speech)
(b) Subhash cooks good food.
(Change the voice)
(c) He had utilised his time in reading. He
remained depressed and lonely.
(Combine the above sentences into one using
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(d) He is going Agra a
(use appropriate prepositions)
(e) Genes carry information of all
proteins needed by organisms to
3. Correct the following sentences : 5x1=5
(a) A pair of jean is lying on the bed.
(b) Pooja is eating a burger and she is loving it.
(c) Miki is more intelligent then Manish.
(d) More girls than boys was learn in Delhi in
(e) Many school children is dying due to flu.
4. Write an essay in about 200 words on any one of 10
the following topics :
(a) Exercise or yoga should form part of daily
routine to keep fit.
(b) The hobby my mother pursued.
(c) A friend in need is a friend indeed.
(d) Right to Education bill will accelerate India's
5. Write a dialogue in about 150 words on any one 10
of the following situations :
(a) Your father wants to hire a farm - house for
the wedding of your sister, but you are in
favour of a banquet hall.
(b) Ajay wants to watch a movie in a multiplex
but Manish wants to go to the mall for