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ICSE 2016 Preparatory Test Two
English 1 Grammar and Composition
Time: One hour Maximum Marks: 40
Read the following passage and answer the questions a, b, c and d that follow:
Have you ever wondered why soldiers are always clad in green? This is to enable them to camouflage themselves during wartime. Hiding in the jungles, their green attire blend into the surrounding trees and shrubs, making it difficult for the enemies to spot them.
Long before man make use of camouflaging, insects have already adopted the tactic of disguise to escape from the clutches of their predators. By having body colors close to those of the rocks and dried leaves, they catch less attention from the predators and hence escape from being pursued. However, this kind of disguise works only if the insects remain still in the presence of their predators.
Butterflies and moths have developed a variety of camouflage strategies since they are quite defenceless and their predators – birds are abundant in supply. Many moth caterpillars resemble dead twigs while the young of certain species of butterflies appear like bird droppings.… Read More “ICSE 2016 Preparatory Test Two English 1 Grammar and Composition”