Unseen Passage for Class 5 CBSE With Answers

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Unseen Passage for Class 5 CBSE With Answers Pdf

Read the passage given below and write the answer you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.

Unseen Passage for Class 5 CBSE Pdf – 1

Jellyfish Read the following passage carefully.

Jellyfish are not really fish. They have no heart, no brain, no kidney, no lungs or gills, no blood—- none of the organs we think are needed to live. They have a mouth, tentacles and tissues which digest food. Tentacles are body parts which are used by animals to feel, catch a prey or move.
Unseen Passage for Class 5 1

Jellyfish live in the sea and are found in all oceans. Some jellyfish live in fresh water. Jellyfish are mostly made up of water and their inside parts are held in place by a thin layer of skin. Jellyfish looks like umbrella. A group of jellyfish is called a ‘bloom’, ‘swarm’ or ‘smack’. Jellyfish eats plankton. Some sea turtles eat jellyfish.

A. On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, write ‘T’ for True and ‘F’ for False for the statements given below. Write your answers in the spaces given.
1. Jellyfish are not fish. ___________
2. Tentacles digest the food a jellyfish eats. ___________
3. Jellyfish breathe through gills. ___________
4. The word in the passage which means ‘part of the body’ is ‘organ’. ___________
5. Sea turtles eat Jelly fish. ___________

B. Taking information from the passage, complete the following web.
Unseen Passage for Class 5 2

C. Fill in the blanks with suitable words from the passage above.
1. Jelly fish looks like an ……………………
2. Group of Jelly fish is called ……………………

Unseen Passage for Class 5 CBSE Pdf – 2

Wood-Pecker
Read the following passage.

1. A wood-pecker is a small bird with a bunch of red feathers on its head. It has a very strong and sharp s beak. These birds are omnivorous and eat fruits, tree saps and insects. Woodpeckers are colourful and beautiful birds, well-known for pecking the wood of trees with their pointed beaks. And this unique characteristic of these birds does justice to their name: woodpecker. You will often see a wood-pecker making holes on a tree trunk.
Unseen Passage for Class 5 3

2. In order to make holes in tree trunks, it first finds a rotten tree trunk, it then clings to the bark. Next, it hits hard against the wood with its beak for hours. The wood-pecker then finds wood-lice or other insects. These insects are its food. The wood-pecker also digs holes in tree-trunks to make a nest.

A. On the basis of your reading of the passage, complete the following flow chart which tells us the steps taken by a wood-pecker to make hole. Use the words given in the bubbles to fill in the blanks. The first one has been done for you.

How a Wood-Pecker Makes a Hole
Step 1. Finds a rotten tree-trun
Step 2. a. _______________________________________
Step 3. b. _______________________________________
Step 4. c. _______________________________________
Unseen Passage for Class 5 4

B. Given below is a table about the wood-pecker. Taking information from the passage complete it by filling in the blanks with suitable words.

THE WOOD-PECKER
1. Size of Bird a. small and strong
2. Beak b.
3. On Head c.
4. Food d.
5. Unique feature e.
6. Builds Nest in f.

Unseen Passage for Class 5 CBSE Pdf – 3

Poem
Rain O Rain
Read the following poem carefully.
Unseen Passage for Class 5 5

Rain O Rain, come again,
Drive away sorrow and pain.
Make the air fresh
Make it full of sweet smell
Bring laughter and joy to all.
When it is raining the trees look so green.
Thick clouds cover the sun
Everybody on earth is having fun.
Whenever I get a chance,
I go out and dance.
And have lots of fun,
In the pouring rain,
Rain O Rain, come again.

A. On the basis of your understanding of the above poem, complete the following chart by filling in the spaces.
Unseen Passage for Class 5 6

B. Complete the following sentences briefly.
1. When it is raining some changes take place. These are :
a. ___________________________
b. ___________________________
c. Everyone has fun.
2. The poet dances in the rain whenever he
___________________________

Unseen Passage for Class 5 CBSE Pdf – 4

Rabindranath Tagore
Read the following passage carefully.

1. Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet, is one of the greatest writers of India. He was born in a rich, Bengali family in Calcutta. His father’s name was Devendranath Tagore.

2. Tagore was interested in writing stories and poems since his childhood. As an adult he wrote many novels, plays, poems and short stories. He received the Nobel Prize for his book Gitanjali, which is a collection of poems.

3. Rabindranath Tagore founded a school called ‘Shanti. Niketan’ and a university called “Vishwabharathi”. He has GITANJALI created our national anthem. His song ‘Golden Bengalis the national anthem of Bangladesh.
Unseen Passage for Class 5 7

A. On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, complete the table given below that gives us information about Rabindranath Tagore. Write your answers in the spaces provided.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE
a. Father’s Name a. ___________________________________________________
b. Family Details b. ___________________________________________________
c. Prize awarded c. ___________________________________________________
d. Founder of d. ___________________________________________________
e. Created the national anthem of e. ___________________________________________________

B. Complete the following statements by filling in the blanks with one word only.
1. Tagore was born in ___________
2. Tagore’s book, which is a collection of poems, is called ___________
3. He liked to write poems and stories since his ___________

Unseen Passage for Class 5 CBSE Pdf – 5

The Tiger
Read the following passage carefully.

1. There are five different kinds of tigers alive in the world today. They are the Siberian tiger, South Chinese tiger, Indo Endangered Chinese tiger, Bengal tiger and Sumatran Animal Facts tiger. Unlike lions, tigers prefer to live alone, except for mothers who live with cubs. They are the biggest cats in the world. The best known tigers are found in India and are called ‘The Royal Bengal Tigers!
Unseen Passage for Class 5 8

2. Wild tigers eat as much as 40 pounds of meat at one time. After that they do not eat for several days. A full grown tiger weighs about 230 kgs. and may be 10ft. long including its 3ft. long tail. They can run only short distances. They can run upto a speed of 35 miles per hour. Cheetahs run much faster because their bodies are slim and weightless. But a tiger’s body is heavy so they cannot run so fast.

3. Tigers hunt at night. They do not run after their prey but sneak up to their prey and then attack it. They are excellent swimmers.
4. Tigers are declared to be an endangered species. This is a result of poaching and a loss of habitat of tigers.

A. On the basis of your reading of the above passage, complete the following table.

TIGERS
1. Life style Live alone, except mothers who live with cubs.
2. Appetite a. ____________________________________________________________
3. Weight and Length b. ____________________________________________________________
4. Speed of running c. ____________________________________________________________
5. Hunting Habits d. (i) sneak upto prey and attack
(ii) ____________________________________________________________
6. Tigers found in India called (e) ____________________________________________________________

B. Taking information from the passage, complete the following statements as briefly as possible.
1. Two differences between the Tigers and Cheetahs are :
(i) Cheetahs run faster than tigers.
(ii) _____________________________________________________________________________
2. Poaching of tigers and a loss of their habitat have resulted in the tigers becoming ___________
________________________________________________________________________________
3. ‘The Royal Bengal Tiger’ found in India is known to be ___________
_______________________________________________________