Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 11


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. The drops were coming from the ______ of the Happy Prince. (The Happy Prince)  
ii. Modern drugs have decreased the average span of life of human beings. ( True/ false) (Where Is Science Taking Us?) 
iii. Who declared to give sermon against fear?
i) professor of Psychology ii) Gilberton Chesterton iii) Author iv) Kagawa (Secret of Happiness) 
iv. A happy man obeys the rules of _____.
i) traffic ii) king iii) goodness iv) government (Character of a Happy Man)

v. Razia, the Tigress has ____ cubs.
i) two ii) three iii) four iv) five (Razia, the Tigress)
vi. Naeem was in the hospital when the author regained his eyesight. (True/ false) (Bed NO. 29)
vii. Subbiah was a rice merchant. (True/ false) (Half a Rupee Worth) 
viii. Robert lost the money on races. (True/ false) (One Thousand Dollars)  
ix. The boy was called _____________. (Return to Air) 
x. The two women discussing about village and town life were_________.
i) friends ii) sisters iii) neighbours iv) enemies (How Much Land Does a Man Need)

Section B – (Reading Skills)

2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (5×2=10 marks)
Subhash Chandra was a great Indian. He was bold and courageous. He was a man of firm determination. He believed in action, not in passive resistance. He was extremely sensitive where dignity and self respect of the country was concerned. His life was a glowing tribute to his dedication and self-sacrifice for the country.

1. Who was Subhash Chandra?
2. What did he do for his country during his life?
3. Complete the following sentences :
(a) Subhash Chandra believed ……………..
(b) His life was ………………his dedication.
4. Match the words in column A with their meanings in column B
A                                    B
Bold                              related
Concerned                  showing no fear

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. Who disturbed the writer during the journey? 9The Rule of the Road)   
ii. Why did some scholars laugh at Ashtavakra? (Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)  
iii. How had Jim managed to buy the gift for Della? (A Gift for Christmas)
iv. What is there in the personality of every man? (Secret of Happiness)
v. What has happened to the ethics and morals in the modern world? (Where Is Science Taking Us?) 

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
 What does the practice of ‘langar’ stand for? Explain. (Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)  


Why does the storywriter call Jim ‘a poor fellow’? (A Gift for Christmas)

English Literature (Supplementary Reader)

4. Answer any three of the following questions in about 20-30 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)
i. How did the author lose his eyesight? (Bed NO. 29)  
ii. How did Subbiah manage to get rice during the drought? (Half a Rupee Worth)   
iii. Who gave one thousand dollars Gillian? Why? (One Thousand Dollars)   
iv. What did the two woman discuss? Were they related to each other? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)   
v. Who was Mrs. Hudson? Why did she go to Watson’s house? (The Dying Detective)  

English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

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

 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.

1. Name the poem and the poet.

2. What is the armour of a happy man?
3. What is his utmost skill?*

 The glories of our blood and state
Are shadows not substantial things;
There is no armour against fate;
Death lays his icy hands on kings.

1. Name the poem and the poet.

2. What are not substantial things?
3. Explain the last line.


Write a note on the central idea of the poem.
Write a summary of the poem in your own words.

How does a man become really happy? (Character of a Happy Man)

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:

 He was set free on   (bale, bail)

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

iii. Give one word for the following:
Place for keeping birds

iv. Correct the sentence :

 She is so nice.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. Why are you weeping then?
ii. There is not a single cloud in the sky.
iii. What had happened?
iv. You are greater than you think.
v.Twenty dollars a week doesn’t go far.

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਮੇਰੇ ਲਈ ਇੱਕ ਗਲਾਸ ਪਾਣੀ ਲਿਆਓ./ मुझे एक गिलास पानी लाओ।  
ii. ਮੈਨੂੰ ਜਾਣ ਦਿਓ./मुझे जाने दो।   
iii. ਰੌਲਾ ਨਾ ਪਾਓ./शोर मत करो।  
iv. ਆਓ ਸੈਰ ਲਈ ਚੱਲੀਏ./आइए हम सैर करें।
v. ਚਲੋ ਸੂਰਜ ਵਿਚ ਬੈਠੋ./हम धूप में बैठते हैं। 
vi. ਆਪਣਾ ਸਮਾਂ ਬਰਬਾਦ ਨਾ ਕਰੋ./अपना समय बर्बाद मत करो।   

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
I have visited this city times.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) We respect our elders. (should/must) (to express duty in a more determined sense)   
b) I to clear the exam this year. (need/dare)

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) They compete  men every field. They no longer depend others.
b) Today the woman has broken out the four walls her house and has started marching ahead   life.    

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
He left the job Tell me the reason. [use why]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:

 the need of the hour is to spread education in every nook and corner nobody is left without its mark.

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:
It is easier  than (says,)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:
I saw a gentleman. He was sitting next to me

ix. Change the voice:

  Somebody had stolen my camera.

x. Change the narration:
She said to me, "You managed that very nicely."

xi. Change the tense:

 I boarded a plane. Future Continuous
xii. Punctuate the following:
unless you work hard you cant stand first

9. (a) Advertise  

You are Munish, the Head Boy of Karnal Public school, karnal. Write a notice for the school notice board. Inviting the students to participate in the Annual Sports day.

  (4 Marks)

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

 SCIENCE FAIR IN OUR SCHOOL: Inaugurated by the District Education Officer ………….. 120 items on display …………. Most of them working models ……….. showed newness …………… everyone fascinated ………………. Students explained with confidence ………….. Teachers had worked hard …………. Appreciated.


SCENE AT A RAILWAY STATION: Spend some time at the railway station ….. like watching trains….before the arrival of a Train …. Growing excitement and activity ….. Some in great hurry ….. some unhappy at the departure of loved ones ….. coolies run …… vendor boys move in and out of the train …… jostling and elbowing ….. after the train has left …. platform gives a deserted look.

(c) Write a letter   
Letter to mother telling her about your stay with your uncle and aunt.

  You are Pramod Kumar living at G-576, Niwas Puri, Delhi. There is no shed at the bus stand in your colony causing hardships to people in bad weather. Write a letter to the chairman, Delhi Transport Corporation, requesting him to make necessary arrangements.

(7 Marks)