B.1. (i) (c) A rare dish   (ii) (c) chocolate cake
B.2. The kids are little brats who always keep complaining about the food served to them and are very choosy about the food they want to eat. All the healthy food served to them is a strict no-no. These picky, whining and persnickety nature of the kids turns them into  undesirable guests.
B.3. (i) please (ii) away (iii) more (iv) guests

A.1. (i) (c) boldly and happily     (ii) (a) hold friends
A.2. We should be our best in all that we say and do, i.e. we should put in maximum efforts in every way no matter what the situation is.
A.3. (i - c), (ii - a), (iii - d), (iv - b)

A.1. (i) to never allow the children near the television set    (ii) an idiotic thing
A.2. The children have been gaping at the screen. They are lazy and they sit as if they are hypnotised by the junk that is shown on the T.V.
A.3. And stare until their eyes pop out. / A dozen eyeballs on the floor.

B.1. (i) True   (i) False
B.2. The elders let go of frivolous things and they retain things that are dear to them.
B.3. The figure of speech we come across here are exclamation and interrogation.

B.1. (i) tomorrow’s greedy fight    (ii) our future generations
B.2. Due to our heavy dependence on electronic products, the pollution level has increased at an alarming rate. This is now endangering every living species on earth, be it plants, animals, or mankind.
B.3. The rhyme scheme of the given extract is irregular.

A.1. (i) wind
(ii) woods
A.2. (i - c), (ii - d), (iii - a), (iv - b)
A.3. (c) Personification

(VII) Answers:
B.1. (i - c), (ii - d), (iii - a), (iv - e)
B.2. The poet says that man has ignorantly ruined this planet earth due to his selfishness. Still the solution lies in our hands. If we take care to rebuild our planet, we may be able to save it from perishing any further.
B.3. (b) Alliteration

(VIII) Answers:
B.1. (i) grinning
(ii) blood
(iii) Gardens
(iv) Troubled
B.2. Through unity our country shall rise to dream, to work hard and to build or create a new nation.
B.3. The rhyme scheme of the poem is irregular.

(IX) Answers:
A.1. (i) (b) the night before
(ii) (a) moors
(iii) (c) hare
(iv) (d) raindrops
A.2. The sky rejoices in the morning’s birth, the grass is bright with raindrops on the moors and the hare runs in merriment splashing mist with her dancing feet which glitters in the sun and follows the hare wherever she runs.
A.3. night - bright, floods - woods, chatters - waters, birth - mirth, sun - run (ANY TWO)