Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 10


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. Shivaji bowed his head before the ______.
i) man ii) woman iii) teacher iv) king (Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)

ii. How many years did the Earth take to cool down?
i) thousand ii) millions iii) hundred iv) none of these (The Making of the Earth)
iii. We should interfere in the liberty of others. (True/ false) (The Rule of the Road)
iv. Sir Pertab Singh’s friend was ______ soldier.
i) an Indian ii) a Chinese iii) an English iv) a Pakistani (A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh)

v. A happy man is afraid of death. (True/ false) (Character of a Happy Man)

vi. The instructor threw a tin in the pond. (True/ false) (Return to Air)
vii. Pakhom borrowed some money from his brother-in-law. (True/ false) (How Much Land Does a Man Need)

viii. To whom did Bobby Gillian give his one thousand dollars?
i) Butler ii) Miss Hayden iii) lawyers iv) Miss Lotta Lauriere (One Thousand Dollars)

ix. Holmes did not want Watson to touch his things. (True/ false) (The Dying Detective)
x. Subbiah was a rice merchant. (True/ false) (Half a Rupee Worth)

Section B – (Reading Skills)

2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (5×2=10 marks)
Sir Alexander Fleming was very humble and modest man. He found Penicillin by chance. He was very hard working. He tried all his life to fight for killing germs in human body. Before the invention of Penicillin, carbolic acid and sulfa drugs were used as disinfectants. These killed the germs of many diseases. But these also harmed the cells of human body. Penicillin saved the lives of millions of human beings.

1. What was the nature of Sir Alexander Fleming?
2. What did he find?
3. For which work did he devote all his life?
4. Complete the following sentences:
(a) Carbolic acid and sulfa drugs killed the ………….diseases.
(b) Penicillin saved the lives ………………….
5. Match the words in column A with their meanings in column B :
A                                             B
Humble                                 discovery
Invention                              noble

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. Describe the present Della bought for Jim. (A Gift for Christmas)     
ii. What did Lord Vishnu advise them? (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)  
iii. What were Phatik’s last words? (The Home Coming)  
iv. How can you distinguish between planets and stars? (The Making of the Earth)   
v. Why could the author not concentrate on the book while on the train? (The Rule of the Road)

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
Write a short note of about 100 words on the making of the earth. (The Making of the Earth)

Why does Bishamber want to take Phatik to Calcutta? (The Home Coming)

English Literature (Supplementary Reader)

4. Answer any three of the following questions in about 20-30 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)
i. Why did he not let Watson examine him? (The Dying Detective)
ii. What did Gillian do after getting the suggestion of Bryson?  (One Thousand Dollars)
iii. When the Devil heard Pakhom’s musings, what did he decide? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
iv. Besides selling rice what else did subbiah do to earn more? (Half a Rupee Worth)
 v. Where was Naeem when the author regained his eyesight? (Bed NO. 29)

English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

5. (a) Answer any two of the following questions after reading the stanza:(2×2=4 Marks)

Beneath the morning stars they rode,
Beneath the evening sun,
And their blood sang to them as they rode
That all good wars are one.

1. Who were the riders?
2. How did he feel while riding together?
3. How did they feel about wars?


The tigress Razia lives alone.
Her two little cubs haven’t been yet named.
Sheru barely played with them
And now he’s gone, O what a shame.

1. Name the poem and the poet
2. Who was Razia?
3. Who was Sheru?
4. What had Sheru done?
5. How many cubs do they have?

What is the central idea of the poem?
What is the summary of the poem?
What does the poet desire for his country? (Where the Mind Is Without Fear)

 What is the theme or central idea of the poem? (Razia, the Tigress)

  (3×1=3 Marks)

Section C – (Vocabulary)

6. Do as Directed: (4×1=4 Marks)
i. Fill in the blank with a suitable word:

 He noted it down in his    (diary, dairy)

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

 All Greek
iii. Give one word for the following:
A word the meaning of which is not clear

iv. Correct the sentence :

 He tried cross the river.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. Ashtavakra thundered back to the king. 
ii. One day a plan for new mischief entered his head.
iii. The boys puzzled for a moment.
iv. Search in the neighbourhood proved futile. 
v. The moon is called the satellite of the earth. 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਕਦੇ ਵੀ ਝੂਠ ਨਾ ਬੋਲੋ./ ​​कभी झूठ मत बोलो  
ii. ਧੋਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਸਵੇਰ ਤੋਂ ਕੱਪੜੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਧੋ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ./धोबी सुबह से कपड़े नहीं धो रहा होगा।
iii.  ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾਂ ਸੱਚ ਬੋਲੋ./हमेशा सच बोलें।
iv. ਭੈੜੀ ਸੰਗਤ ਤੋਂ ਬਚੋ./बुरी संगति से बचें।
v. ਚੁੱਪ ਰਹੋ/मौन रखें।  
vi. ਉਸਨੂੰ ਬੋਲਣ ਦਿਓ./उसे बोलने दो।  

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
She was looking very beautiful  attire.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) Duty be done. (should/must) (greater determination)
b) I wish he stand first. (will/would) (to express a wish)   

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a)  The Gita gives us a message  universal brotherhood.  
b) . I looked the portrait  a lady hanging the wall.    

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
This is the house Ramesh built it [use that]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:

 The day is not far everybody would like to drink deep from its ocean.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:

 I know that she loves music.
vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:

 I noticed your friend with a gambler.
viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:
He stole the ornaments. He looked for a place to hide them.

ix. Change the voice:
You cannot always expect such wonders.

x. Change the narration:
The old man said. "I am very sorry to tell you that it is true."

xi. Change the tense:
Malcom closed his eyes.  Future Indefinite Tense

xii. Punctuate the following:

 we bought apples oranges peaches and bananas

9. (a) Advertise  

You are Raghav, Secretary, Dramatics Club, of Victor Model School, Jalandhar. Draft a notice informing the students about the Inter State Dramatics Competition to be held at Deshbhagat Hall on 27 March.

  (4 Marks)

(b) Write a paragraph (any one): (5 Marks)

 DRUG ADDICTION: Addiction to drugs is invitation to death ……………. youth most affected …………….. waste their money and precious energy ……………….. sometimes steal ………………. become violent …………… become criminals ……………….. loose sense of good and bad …………. Immediate steps needed.


SCENE AT A POLLING BOOTH: The election day …… full of excitement ….. My school ….. polling centre …… feverish activity….. rush of voters …… cars, mini-buses used to bring candidates from homes …… free drinks offered to voters …. polling officer enquired the names of voters ….. Verified identity cards …… after casting votes, ink mark put on voter’s left forefinger….. booth closed at 5.

(c) Write a letter   
Letter to younger sister discribing your visit to some historical building.

 Letter to the manager, Rajindra Book Depot, Patiala, to send you some books.

 (7 Marks)

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