Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 15

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Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. The signs of richness were everywhere in their house. (True/ false) (A Gift for Christmas)  
ii. Some scholars laughted at Ashtavakra’s _________.
i) joke ii) friend iii) luck iv) deformed body (Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)

iii. Phatik wanted to move a _____ from its place. (The Home Coming) 
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. To whom does the poet pray in this poem?
i) people ii) king iii) God iv) none of them (Where the Mind is Without Fear)
 
vi. Sausage brought a ____ from under the water.
i) tin box ii) fish iii) duck iv) pearl (Return to Air)
  
vii. Pakhom borrowed some money from his brother-in-law. (True/ false) (How Much Land Does a Man Need) 
viii. Where did Subbiah’s wife take the man? (Half a Rupee Worth)  
ix. Naeem urged the author to re-start______.
i) dancing ii) singing iii) studying iv) painting (Bed NO. 29)

x. Holmes got the illness from some______.
i) Chinese sailors ii) Indian sailors iii) English sailors iv) Russian sailors (The Dying Detective)
 

Section B – (Reading Skills)

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



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. Is liberty a personal affair? Explain why? (The Rule of The Road)   
ii. Where was the swallow going? (The Happy Prince)  
iii. What are the consequences of war? (Where Is Science Taking Us?)  
iv. How can weak personalities become strong? (Secret of Happiness)   
v. What were the two prized possessions of Jim and Della? (A Gift for Christmas)   

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
 Write a short note on the sufferings of the poor people in the city. (The Happy Prince)

OR
 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. Who else got the money and how much? (One Thousand Dollars)  
ii. 4 When the Devil heard Pakhom’s musings, what did he decide? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)   
iii. Why did he not let Watson examine him? (The Dying Detective)   
iv. Where did sausage reach while swimming? (Return to Air)   
v. Why could Naeem not get his treatment done? (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)

 Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arm towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason
Has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habits.

1. What words does the poet want to come out from the depth of truth?
2. What does the poet want his people to strive for?
3. How could the country become a symbol of perfection?


OR
 ‘God only knows,’ said Pertab Singh,
‘That which I lose to-day:
And without me no hand of man,
Shall bear my friend away.’
1. Name the poem and the poet.
2. How did they feel over this loss?
3. What did he decide to do?


(b)  

Write a note on the central idea of the poem.
Or
Write a summary of the poem in your own words.
Or
How does a man become really happy? (Character of a Happy Man)

OR

. What is the central idea of the poem?
Or
What is the summary of the poem?
Or
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:

 Do not ....in the class. (doze, dose)

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

iii. Give one word for the following:
A list of things to be discussed at meeting

iv. Correct the sentence :
She found me lie on the ground.



Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. We’ve got liberty now. 
ii. You may not think so. 
iii. The earth took much less time to cool.
iv. Bishamber tried to calm her. 
v. Phatik, I have sent for your mother.

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਜਿਵੇਂ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਬੀਜੋਗੇ, ਉਸੇ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਵੱ .ੋਂਗੇ./ जैसा बोओगे वैसा काटोगे।   
ii. ਇੱਕ ਖਾਲੀ ਭਾਂਡਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਸ਼ੋਰ ਮਚਾਉਂਦਾ ਹੈ./एक खाली बर्तन बहुत शोर करता है।
iii. ਬਿਸਤਰੇ ਤੋਂ ਜਲਦੀ ਅਤੇ ਜਲਦੀ ਉੱਠਣਾ, ਆਦਮੀ ਨੂੰ ਸਿਹਤਮੰਦ ਅਮੀਰ ਅਤੇ ਬੁੱਧੀਮਾਨ ਬਣਾਉਂਦਾ ਹੈ./बिस्तर पर जल्दी उठना और जल्दी उठना, एक आदमी को स्वस्थ और बुद्धिमान बनाता है।   
iv. ਚੈਰੀਟੀ ਘਰ ਤੋਂ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ./दान घर पर शुरू होता है।  
v. ਖੂਨ ਪਾਣੀ ਨਾਲੋਂ ਸੰਘਣਾ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ./ रक्त पानी से अधिक गाढ़ा होता है।   
vi. ਖੰਭਾਂ ਦੇ ਪੰਛੀ ਇਕੱਠੇ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਨ./ पंछियों के झुंड के झुंड एक साथ।   

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
Mr. Sharma was happy to see  girls in  joyful mood.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) Ram take exercise daily. (must/should) (less determination)   
b) You not waste your time. (should/must)  (more forceful) 

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) Some people are   the habit  day-dreaming.    
b) They find themselves lost dreams most the time.   

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
She is good. She is beautiful. [use as as]


v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:
there is a need to control population we want our country to move towards the path of development


vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
Life is what you make it.

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:

 The Chairman tried it. He wanted to put him off.

ix. Change the voice:

  I know his ways.

x. Change the narration:

She said, “I may go there."

xi. Change the tense:
Do you know what (happen) to his leg? Present Perfect Tense


xii. Punctuate the following:

 sita is dancer gita a singer

9. (a) Advertise  

OR
You are Nirvan, President, History Society of Megha Public School. You plan to organize an educational tour to Goa during the summer vacation. Prepare a notice for the school notice board mentioning the schedule and expenses of the tour.

  (4 Marks)

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

 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 ………

OR

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 the younger….. talk less and listen more……take turn in queue …… civility of behaviour is a moral obligation ……. bad manners create bitterness

(c) Write a letter   
You are Rohit Verma, living at 27-Gandhi Nagar, Panipat. Write a letter to your younger brother, who is a book worm, persuading him to take part in games.

OR
 Letter to a editor to create awareness among the masses about pollution hazards.

 (7 Marks)




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