Sunday, 12 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 1


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

 1. Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)i. The son of the seamstress was crying because he wanted to go to Egypt. (True/ False) (The Happy Prince)
ii. Which age group is overcrowded today? (Where is Science Taking Us?)
 a) childhood b) middle age group
c) upper age group d) none of these
iii. Who was losing in the battle between gods and demons?
 (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)
iv. A happy man envies _________. (Character of a Happy Man)
 a) none b) his friends
c) everyone d) the rich
v. Everyone should have the right to education. (True/ False) (Where the Mind is Without Fear)
vi. The author was a _______ before he lost his eyesight. (Bed No. 29)
vii. Subbiah was a rice merchant. (True/ false) (Half a Rupee Worth)
viii. Holmes got the illness from some______. (The Dying Detective)
 a) chinese sailors b) Indian sailors
c) English sailors d) Russian sailors
ix. How much land did Pakhom manage to buy from estate owner?
 (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
x. The boy was called _____________. (Return to Air)
 a) flabby b) filthy
c) sausage d) honest

Section B – (Reading Skills) 2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (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.
(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 – (Prose) 3. (a) Answer any three of the following questions in about 15-20 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)
i. What is the greatest triumph of Science? (Where is Science Taking Us?)
ii. How can weak personalities become strong? (The Secret of Happiness)
iii. How did Jim manage to buy the gift for Della? (A Gift for Christmas)
iv. Define ‘Solar System’. (The Making of the Earth)
v. Who was Phatik? ( The Home Coming)
 (b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)Describe the happy family of sun. (The Making of the Earth)
Why was the Prince called the Happy Prince? (The Happy Prince )
 English Literature (Supplementary Reader) 4. Answer any three of the following questions in about 20-30 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)i. Why could not Naeem get his treatment done? (Bed No. 29)
ii. How did Subbiah manage to get rice during the drought? (Half a Rupee Worth)
iii. Why was Robert Gillian not happy with the money given to him? (One Thousand Dollars)
iv. What is duck diving? How is it taught? (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:(2×2=4 Marks)

 Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls;
i. Name the poem and its poet.
ii. What does the poet mean by ‘narrow domestic walls’?
iii. What does the poet pray for his countrymen?
 How happy is he born or taught
That serveth not another's will;
Whose armour is his honest thought
And simple truth his utmost skill!
Whose passions not his masters are,
Whose soul is still prepared for death;

i. Name the poem and its poet.
ii. What does the poet mean by
 'Whose armour is his honest thought
And simple truth his utmost skill' ?
iii How does a man become really happy?
 (b) What lesson do you learn from the poem ‘Death, the Leveller’?
What is the central idea of the poem ‘A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh’? (3×1=3 Marks)

Section C – (Vocabulary) 6. Do as Directed: (4×1=4 Marks)i. Fill in the blank with a suitable word:
 Do not ___________ in the class. (doze/dose)

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

A bosom friend
iii. Give one word for the following:
 Medicine to counteract the effect of poison
iv. Correct the sentence :
 Lara has some grey hair.
 Section D – (Grammar and Composition) 7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)i. The eyes of the Happy Prince were filled with tears.
ii. This is the age of the machine.
iii. I didn’t want to die.
iv. You have liberty to laugh at me.
v. Phatik refused to move.
 (b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):(4×1=4 Marks)
i. A`j rwq vrKw ho skdI hY[ / आज रात बाररश हो सकती है।
ii. DrqI sUrj duAwly GuMmdI hY[पृथ्वी सूर्य के चारों ओर घूमती है।iii. muMfy Sor mcw rhy hn[ / लड़के शोर मचा रहे हैं।iv. burI sMgq qoN bco [/ बुरी संगतत से बचें।
v. AsIN cwh pI rhy sI[/ हम चार् पी रहे थे [
vi. auh kdy Awgrw nhIN igAw hY[ / वह कभी आगरा नहीं गर्ा है।

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)

i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
 Chandigarh is _____________ capital of Punjab. It is _______favourite city.
ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) I _______ like to have a cup of coffee. (will, would)
b) He _____ run five miles in an hour. (can, may)
 iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) He is popular ________ men and women of the city.
b) Mr. Smith is known ____ me.
 iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
 He did not come to school. He was ill. (because)
v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:
 ______ I was nine years old, my grandmother would tell me a story ______ I went to sleep.
 vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
 He lost the book which I had given him.
vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:
 _________ is injurious to health. (smoke)
viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:
 The thief saw the policeman. He ran away.
ix. Change the voice:

 He had never told a lie.
x. Change the narration:
 The teacher said to the boys, “Man is mortal.”
xi. Change the tense:
 We play Cricket. (Change into Present Continuous Tense)
xii. Punctuate the following:
 harpreet is a student of khalsa college amritsar
 9. (a) Advertise ‘Orient Pen’
Rakesh Sharma is a student of class X in Gandhi Public School, Agra. He has lost his pen during the lunch break. Draft a notice for the School Notice Board. (4 Marks)
 (b) Write a paragraph (any one): (5 Marks) Good Manners: Good manners oil the machine of life………… earn us respect…….. ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ settle bitter quarrels……….. should be observed………… respect elders……….. be polite to younger………… talk less and listen more………..take turn in queue…………… civility of behaviour is a moral obligation……….. bad manners create bitterness.

An Indian Festival: India……. Known for festivals…….Diwali………Hindu festival ……….. Lord Rama’s return from exile……….. people clean their houses and shops ………. Light their houses………send greetings………. Presents………. Worship Goddess Laxmi……………………….children explode crackers ………. Some people gamble.
 (c) Write a letter of condolence to your friend, Amrit, on the death of his mother. You are Jeevan living at Prem Nagar, Ambala.
You are Manpreet living at Adarsh Vihar, New Delhi. Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper suggesting him how the problem of begging can be solved. (7 Marks)