Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 12


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. Machines give us more and more hours of ______. (Where Is Science Taking Us?)  
ii. Della sold her hair for ______ dollars. (A Gift for Christmas) 
iii. In ancient India, the woman was always considered a goddess. (True/ false) (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thought and Practices) 
iv. Everyone should have right to education. (True/ false) (Where the Mind is Without Fear) 
v. Ultimate fate of all human beings is _____.
i) old age ii) life iii) youth iv) death (Death the Leveller)
vi. Who did the author meet in the hospital ward?
i) Naeem ii) Bobby Gillian iii) Subbiah iv) Della (Bed NO. 29)
vii. The boy was called _____________.
a) flabby c) filthy b) sausage d) honest (Return to Air)
viii. Smith sent Holmes an infected sharp spring in ______.
i) a silver box ii) an ivory box iii) a golden box iv) a red box (The Dying Detective)
ix. Robert lost the money on races. (True/ false) (One thousand Dollars)
x. Subbiah was buried under the bags and died. (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)
Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the ten Sikh Gurus, was a great son of India. He led India to sublime heights of glory. He brought about moral resurgence and created order out of disorderly social conditions. He was a multi-faceted personality. He was a poet, a soldier, a statesman, a leader and a true socialist all in one. He put his life into the dying social order by giving it a wholly new outlook.

(1) Who was the last Sikh Guru?
(2) What did he do to improve the social order?
(3) How did he put his life into the dying social order?
(4) Complete the following sentences:
(a) Guru Gobind Singh was a ………………..of India.
(b) He was a great soldier…………….. and a true socialist.
(5) Match the words in column A with their meanings in column B:
A                                                       B
Glory                                               Lawless
Disorderly                                     High fame and honour

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. Where did the statue of the Happy Prince stand? (The Happy Prince)   
ii. What are machines doing for humans? (Where Is Science Taking Us?)  
iii. Which is the greatest day in any individual’s life? (Secret of Happiness)  
iv. Why was Della crying? (A Gift for Christmas)   
v. What caused desperation to gods? (Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)   

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
 Relate the incident of North Woods in your own words. (Secret of Happiness)


Why was Della pleased with her selection of the present for Jim? (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. Why was the boy called ‘Sausage’? (Return to Air)  
ii. What did he do before he lost his eyesight? (Bed NO. 29)   
iii. Those were the days when subbiah loathed the rice bags. Which were those days? Why did he dislike the rice then? (Half a Rupee Worth)   
iv. Was Gillian happy to get the dollars? (One Thousand Dollars)   
v. What did one woman say in defence of rural life? What was the counter argument? (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)
Who God doth and early pray
More of his grace than gifts to lend;
And entertains the harmless day
With a religious friend.

1. What does a happy person pray for?
2. What do you understand by the term harmless day?
3. How does a happy man spend his day?


Early or late
They stoop to fate,
And must give up their murmuring breath
When they pale captives creep to death.

1. Who stoop to death?
2. Which two words show that men don’t want to die?
3. What is meant by ‘pale captives’?

What is the theme or central idea of the poem?               Or

Write the summary of the poem in your own words. (Death the Leveller)

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)

  (3×1=3 Marks)

Section C – (Vocabulary)

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

 off your old shoes. (caste, cast)

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

 All of a sudden
iii. Give one word for the following:
A place for the storage of weapons

iv. Correct the sentence :

 We are the childrens of India.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. You have rightly chosen. 
ii. Bring me the two most precious things in the city. 
iii. Where shall I put up?
iv. I hope the town has made preparations. 
v. I don’t think I like boys. 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਮੇਰੀ ਗੱਲ ਸੁਣੋ./ मेरी बात सुनो।   
ii ਬੇਵਕੂਫ਼ ਨਾ ਬੋਲੋ./बकवास बात मत करो।
iii. ਇਹ ਪੱਤਰ ਪੋਸਟ ਕਰੋ./इस पत्र को पोस्ट करें।  
iv. ਆਪਣੀਆਂ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਖੋਲ੍ਹੋ./अपनी किताबें खोलें।
v. ਇਹ ਅੱਜ ਬਹੁਤ ਸੁਹਾਵਣਾ ਹੈ./ यह आज बहुत सुखद है।
vi. ਇਹ ਅੱਜ ਬਹੁਤ ਗਰਮ ਹੈ./आज बहुत गर्मी है।  

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:

 people go there to earn livelihood.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) How you do it ! (dare/need) (challenge)
b) Your headache also be due to some other problem. (can/could) (not very sure)

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) All the people felt grateful him his kindness.
b) He lived a life away worldly pleasures.    

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
A grammarian is a person. He makes simple things difficult [use who]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:
some time he told me the reason behind it.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
Tell me why you hate me.

vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:
This rent is quite reasonable for a well house. (fumish)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:
He stole the ornaments. He looked for a place to hide them.

ix. Change the voice:

  The boss has accepted my proposal.
x. Change the narration:
The judge said, “The accused was a victim of stupid fanaticism."

xi. Change the tense:
It in Shimla since morning. (snow) Future Perfect Continuous Tense

xii. Punctuate the following:
kashmir the switzerland of india is very beautiful

9. (a) Advertise  

You are Yogita, Head Girl of Shivalik Public School, Chandigarh. You have been asked to write a notice regarding a bicycle found in the school.

  (4 Marks)

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

 INAUGURATION OF COMPUTER WING IN OUR SCHOOL: New computer wing ………… inaugurated by Principal polytechnic college …………. Generous grants from N.G.O. ……….. organized a talk on role of computers ………….. Computers have revolutionized life ……… knowledge of the world thrown at man’s feet ……………. Urged the students to take maximum advantage of computer wing ……………… tea served …………… gave demonstration to handle the computer ………………. Students happy and proud.

 DISCIPLINE: Discipline is the backbone of character….. comes from the word ‘disciple’….. plays important role in family ….. in school …. in playground ….. in office ….. soldiers follow whatever is commanded …. even objects of nature follow discipline

(c) Write a letter   
Letter to a friend about your experience of a new school that you just joined.
 Letter to the Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Chandigarh, requesting him to install traffic lights at the crossing near your school.
  (7 Marks)

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