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PSEB 10th Papers

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English X - Revision                                                             M.M. 25              
October

Q1. Objective type questions:                                                4x1=4
a) The drops were coming from the ______ of the Happy Prince.
b) Who ordered to pull down the statue of the Happy Prince?
i) Mayor ii) swallow iii) seamstress iv) playwright
c) Who was sent to bring the two most precious things from the city?
i) Mayor ii) God iii) angel iv) match-girl
d) The statue of Happy Prince was decorated with diamonds. (True/ false)

Q2. Answer the following questions in 15-20 words:             3x3=9
a) How was the statue decorated?
b) Why was the Happy Prince crying?
c) Why was the match girl crying?

Q3. Translate the following sentences from English to Punjabi.   4x1=4
a) Why are you weeping then?
b) It is very cold here.
c) There is not a single cloud in the sky.
d) My courtiers called me the Happy Prince.

Q4. a) Write the central idea of the poem ‘Character of a Happy Man’ in 30-50 words.                                                                                               3 marks
b) Name of the poet                                                                          1 mark

Q5. Translate the following sentences from Punjabi to English:   4x1=4












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 SUBJECT – ENGLISH                                              CLASS: 10th
Time Allowed: 1½ Hours                                    Total Marks: 45

Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1. Answer the following questions: (9×1=9 marks)
i. Where was the Swallow going? (The Happy Prince)
a) Persia b) Egypt c) Italy d) France

ii. The machine age gives us more hours of ______________. (worries, leisure)
(Where is Science Taking Us?)

iii. Fear is one of man’s most common enemies. (True / False) (Secret of Happiness)
iv. Della sold her hair for ___________ dollars. (A Gift for Christmas)
a)    twenty b) thirty c) forty d) fifty

v. Name the poet of the poem ‘Death the Leveller’.

vi. Who was Sir Pertab Singh? (A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh)

vii. __________bought the author’s paintings. (Bed No. 29)
a)    Saleem b) Naeem c) Rahim d) Kalam

viii. Miss Lotta Lauriere was an actress. (True / False) (One Thousand Dollars)

ix . Subiah was a ____________ merchant. (sugar / rice) (Half a Rupee Worth)

Section B – (Reading Skills)

2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follows:(5×2=10 Marks)

Early rising leads to health and happiness. The man who rises late can have little rest in the course of the day. Anyone who lies in the bed late is compelled to work till late hours in the evening. He has to go without the evening exercise which is so necessary for his health. In spite of all his efforts, his work will not produce as good results as that of an early riser. The reason for this is that he cannot take the advantage of the refreshing hour of the morning. Some people say that the quite hours of midnight is the best time for working. Several great thinkers say that they can write best only when they burn the midnight oil. Yet it is true that few men have a clear brain at midnight when the body needs rest and sleep. Those who work at that time soon ruin their health. Bad health must in the long run, have a bad effect on the quality of their work.

Questions:
(i) What leads to health and happiness?
(ii) What is the late riser compelled to do?
(iii) Why can’t we have a clear brain at midnight?
(iv) Complete the following sentences:
a. The man who rises late cannot take the advantage of …………
b. Some thinkers can write best when ……………………………
(v) Match the words in column A with their synonym in column B:

A                          B
compelled            benefit
necessary             destroy
advantage            forced
ruin                      essential
Section C – (English Textbooks)

English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

3. Answer any two of the following questions after reading the stanza: (2 x2=4 Marks)

In the first year of him that first
Was Emperor and King,
A rider came to the Rose-red House,
The house of Pertab Singh.

i. Name the poem and its poet.
ii. What was the name of Pertab Singh’s house?
iii. Who came to Pertab Singh?
4. What is the central idea of the poem ‘Death the Leveller’?

OR
What is the central idea of the poem ‘Character of a Happy Man? (1x3=3 Marks)

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

5. You are Rajiv Sharma, Head Boy of D.A.V. Public School, Ludhiana. Draft a notice for the House-Captains to attend a meeting with the Vice- Principal for the allocation of duties for maintaining discipline in the school.

OR
Draft an advertisement for ‘GALAXY HERBAL TOOTHPASTE’ giving necessary details. (4 Marks)

6. You are Jashan , living at 26-Gandhi Nagar, Fazilka. Write a letter to your younger brother, who is bookworm, persuading him to take part in games.

OR
Write a letter to your uncle thanking him for the birthday gift he has sent to you. You are Bhushan, living at 37, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. (7 Marks)

7. Translate the following sentences into English (any four): (4 Marks)









8. Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four): (4 Marks)
i. One night there flew over the city a little Swallow.
ii. The eyes of the Happy Prince were filled with tears.
iii. This is the age of the machine.
iv. There is the real escape from fear.
v. Della finished crying.
vi. Give me your watch.


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Pre-board Examination,

February,
         
ENGLISH X                                    TIME: 3 Hrs.                          M.M. 90

Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)

i.                   The _____ ordered to pull down the statue of the Happy Prince. (The Happy Prince)

ii. What did the author find when he flung open the door? (Secret of Happiness)
a) a cat       b) a lion      c) a chipmunk     d) dacoits

iii. How much brain power does an average man use? (Where is Science Taking Us?)
a) twenty percent c) forty percent
b) thirty percent d) fifty percent

iv. Jim bought a watch chain for Della as a Christmas gift. (true/ false) (A Gift for Christmas)

v. Who is the poet of the poem ‘Death the Leveller’?

vi. The author knew that Naeem was also blind. (True/ false) (Bed No. 29)

vii. Miss Lotta Lauriere was a theatre _______. (One Thousand Dollars)

viii. Subbiah could not manage to get rice during war. (True/ false) (Half a Rupee Worth)

ix. The Bashkirs had plenty of _______. (How Much Land Does a Man Need?)

x. Who killed Victor Smith? (The Dying Detective)

Section B – (Reading Skills)

2.     Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follows: (10 Marks)

My grandmother always went to school with me because the school was attached to the temple. The priest taught
us the alphabet and the Morning Prayer. While the children sat in rows on the either side of the verandah singing
the alphabet or the prayer in a chorus, my grandmother sat inside reading the scriptures. When we had both
finished, we would walk back together. This time the village dogs would meet us at the temple door. They followed
us to home growling and fighting with each other for chapattis we threw to them.

QUESTIONS:

1. Why did the grandmother always go to school with the author?                 2
2. What did the priest teach them?                                                           2
3. Where would the village dogs meet them?                                           2
4. Complete the following sentences.
i. My grandmother sat inside the school_________.                                1
ii. The dogs followed them __________.                                                  1

5. Match the words in column A with their antonyms in Column B: 2
A                                    B
finished                         came
meet                               learnt
went                               started
taught                            depart


or
Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow:
Boats sail on the river,
And ships sail on the sea;
But clouds that sail across the sky,
Are prettier than these.
There are bridges on the river,
As pretty as you please,
But the bow that bridges heaven,
And overtops the trees,
And builds a road from earth to sky,
Is prettier far than boats and these.
Questions:
1. Where do boats and ships sail? 2
2. Where does the rainbow build a road? 2
3. What is prettier than boats and ships? 2
4. Select the right answer:
(a)According to the poet, the…………..is the prettiest. 2
(1) brigdes (2) rainbow
(b) The rainbow bridges………………… 2
(1) river (2)heaven


Section C – (English Textbooks)

English Main Course Book – (Prose)

3.     (a) Answer any three of the following questions in about 15-20 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)

i. What is really needed in the world today? (Where is Science Taking Us?)
ii. How can we have real escape from fear? (The Secret of Happiness)
iii. What was the sacrifice of saint Dadhichi? (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thoughts and Practices)
iv. How was Earth formed? (The Making of the Earth)
v. Why couldn’t Phatik do well at school in Calcutta? ( The Home Coming)

(b) Answer the following question in about 30-50 words each: (1x5=5 Marks)

What is the theme of the essay ‘The Rule of the Road’? (The Rule of the Road)
or
Why did the Mayor dislike the statue so much? (The Happy Prince)

English Literature (Supplementary Reader)

4.     Answer any three of the following questions in about 25-30 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)

i. Why could Naeem not get his treatment done?? (Bed No. 29)
ii. Besides selling rice what else did Subbiah do to earn more? (Half a Rupee Worth)
iii. What was the condition laid down by the lawyer? (One Thousand Dollars)
iv. What did Sausage do with the tin? (Return to Air)
v. What is the moral of the story ‘How Much Land Does a Man Need’?


English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

5.     (a) Answer any two of the following questions after reading the stanza:

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high,
Where knowledge is free,
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls.
Questions:                                        (2x2=4)
i. Name the poem and the poet.
ii. Why does the poet want knowledge to be free?
iii. What does the poet mean by narrow domestic walls?

(b) Answer any one of the following questions in 30 -50 words.
What lesson do you learn from the poem ‘Character of a Happy Man’?
or                                                                                   (1x3=3 Marks)

What was the problem that arose when the Englishman died? (A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh)

Section D – (Vocabulary)

6.     Do as Directed: (4×1=4 Marks)

i. Fill in the blank with a suitable word:
He fell a ______ to disease. (pray/prey)

ii. Use the following idiom in a sentence of your own:
All of a sudden

iii. Give one word for the following:
A boy who is going to be married
iv. Correct the sentence :
I know who are you.

Section E – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. I have come to bid you good bye.
ii. Where is Science Taking Us?
iii. This is a problem common to all of us.
iv. The stars twinkle, planets do not.
v. A boy of fourteen wants to fly and see the world.
vi. I shall follow my fancy and ask no man’s permission.

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four): (4×1=4 Marks)














8. Do as directed: (12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
Ram opened _____ bag and spread out ______articles.               1

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) How _____ you abuse your elder brother? (could/should)                 1

a)    You _____ not hurry; there is a plenty of time. (need/ may)

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions: 1
Positive thoughts are the wings ____success. One should always look ____the positive side of life.

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunctions:              1
_______ did I reach the station ______ the train left.

v. Identify the subordinate clause and name it: 1
We know where she lives.

vi. Complete the following sentence using the non-finite form of the verb given in the bracket: 1
Please make me ________ why the stars twinkle. (understand)

vii. Change the voice: 2
a) She will water the plants.
b) He may avoid you.

viii. Change the narration: 2
a) He said to me, “Practice is the key to success.”
b) The teacher said to the students, “Keep quiet.”

ix. Change the tense: 1
He has done his work. (Change into Present Continuous Tense)

x. Punctuate the following: 1
she is an american she is dutch

9. (a) Draft an advertisement for ‘UNIVERSE ACADEMY’.
or
You are Yogita, Head girl of the Shivalik Public School, Chandigarh. You have been asked to write a notice regarding
a bicycle found in the school. (4 Marks)

(b) Develop a paragraph of not more than 100 words based on the outline given below.
Food – A Health Hazard: Fast food………. quick and inexpensive……….. can buy just about anywhere ……….. much
popular………… inexpensive because made with cheaper ingredients……….. unhealthy………….can lead to health
problems like heart diseases and obesity………..boycott the habit of eating fast foods.
or                                   (5 Marks)
An ideal citizen: An asset to the nation…… law abiding citizen is a real patriot….. good civic sense…….loyal to
family, society and country…….makes proper use of his vote…….pays tax……believes in world peace…….he works for
the welfare and upliftment of his country……..fights against social evils……must for the prosperity of a country.

(c) You are Rohit Verma, living at 27-Gandhi Nagar, Panipat. Write a letter to your younger brother, who is a bookworm, persuading him to take part in games.
Or
Write a letter ordering some sports goods to the firm, M/s Avtar Singh and Sons at Jalandhar. You are Prabhjot Kaur, studying at Government High School, Nawan Shahar.                                   (7 Marks)


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