Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 16


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. A reasonable consideration for the _______ of others is the foundation of social conduct.
i) Duties ii) friends iii) rights iv) relatives (The Rule of the Road)
ii. The planets twinkle at night. (True/ false) (The Making of the Earth)
iii. Phatik’s uncle lived in ______.
i) Mumbai ii) Dehradun iii) Calcutta iv) Chandigarh (The Home Coming) 
iv. Sir Pertab Singh lived in _____ House.
i) Red-rose ii) Black-rose iii) Rose-red iv) Rose-blood (A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh)
v. Razia was not afraid of poachers. (True/ false) (Razia, the Tigress)

vi. Subbiah died in a road accident. (True/ false) (Half a Rupee Worth)
vii. Robert Gillian offered a ______ to Miss Lotta Lauriere. (One Thousand Dollars)
viii. Holmes did not want Watson to touch his things. (True/ false) (The Dying Detective)
ix. How much land did Pakhom manage to buy from estate owner? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
x. The instructor threw a tin in the pond. (True/ false) (Return to Air)

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. What did Lord Vishnu advise them? 9Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)   
ii. Why were Phatik and his friends annoyed with Makhan? (The Home Coming)  
iii. How can you distinguish between planets and stars? (The Making of the Earth)  
iv. What is the basis of social contract? (The Rule of the Road)   
v. Why did the swallow put up between the feet of the Happy Prince? (The Happy Prince)

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
Give an example to prove that in ancient India, there was no discrimination on the basis of caste. (Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)


Who is responsible for Phatik’s death? (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. Besides selling rice what else did subbiah do to earn more? (Half a Rupee Worth)  
ii. Why was old Bryson not serious in giving suggestion to Gillian? What suggestion did he give? (One Thousand Dollars)   
iii. The estate-owner, on whose land Pakhom was tenant, sold her land. Who bought the land? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
iv. Till when was Watson asked to stay in Holme’s house? (The Dying Detective)   
v. What did Sausage do with the tin-box? (Return to Air)

English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

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

‘What need, what need? said Pertab Singh,
And bowed his princely head.
‘I have no caste, for I myself
Am bearing forth the dead.

1. What need does Pertab Singh refer to?
2. Who came forward to carry the bier?

3. Whose bier was it?

 Your heads must come
To the cold tomb:
Only the actions of the just
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.

1. What is that which must happen?

2. What is ‘cold tomb’ a symbol of?

3. What idea does the poet want to convey?

What is the central idea of the poem? (A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh)

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:
At large

iii. Give one word for the following:
State of growth between boyhood and youth

iv. Correct the sentence :
I have only finished two stories.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. Uncle, when can I go home? 
ii. The next morning Phatik was nowhere to be seen. 
iii. The moon is called the satellite of the earth.
iv. The other planets have also got their satellites. 
v. I’m going to walk where I liked. 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਮੇਰੇ ਪਿਤਾ ਸਾਰੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਵਿਚ ਹਨ./ मेरे पिता परिवार में सभी में हैं।   
ii. ਮੇਰੀ ਧੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਅੱਖ ਦਾ ਸੇਬ ਹੈ./मेरी बेटी मेरी आँख का सेब है।  
iii. ਇਹ ਘਰ ਦੋਹਾਂ ਭਰਾਵਾਂ ਦਰਮਿਆਨ ਵਿਵਾਦ ਦਾ ਇੱਕ ਸੇਬ ਹੈ./यह घर दो भाइयों के बीच कलह का एक सेब है।   
iv. ਉਸ ਦਾ ਭਾਸ਼ਣ ਪਿੰਡ ਵਾਸੀਆਂ ਲਈ ਸਾਰੇ ਯੂਨਾਨੀ ਸੀ./उनका व्याख्यान सभी ग्रीक ग्रामीणों के लिए था।  
v. ਆਪਣੇ ਖੁਦ ਦੇ ਕਾਰੋਬਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਯਾਦ ਕਰੋ./अपने काम से काम रखो।   
vi. ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਗੁਲਾਬ ਦਾ ਬਿਸਤਰੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ./जीवन गुलाबों का बिस्तर नहीं है।   

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
May God give her wisdom and strength to fight odds of life!

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) If wishes were horses, beggars ride. (will/would)     
b) I take her out, mother? (can/could) (more polite)

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) This habit has injured the feelings many and has turned friends enemies.
b) Dreams have been the topic discussion  men centuries.    

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
It rains. We shall stay indoors. [use if]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:

 I was pained to hear about your problem, you should not worry I am always there to help you.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
It seems that it will rain soon.

vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:
Every miser hates  money. (spend)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:
Mohan did not look at the girls. He avoided it.

ix. Change the voice:
The teacher will punish the naughty boys.

x. Change the narration:

 Rohit said "I can catch the train."
xi. Change the tense:
You  this book since January. (write) Present Perfect Continuous Tense

xii. Punctuate the following:
she is a phd student

9. (a) Advertise  

You are Manav Shukla, the secretary, Help All Club of the Navodya Vidyalya, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. Prepare a notice for the school students to help the victims of Kashmir Earthquake with money, medicine, food and clothes.

  (4 Marks)

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

 Good manners: oil the machine of life …. earn us respect ….’please’ and ‘thank you’ settle bitter quarrels …. should be observed …… respect elders… polite to the 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   
You are Rajiv, living at Queens Hostel, International School, New Delhi. Write a letter to your father requesting him to permit you to join an educational tour to South India conducted by your school.

Letter to the Editor of a newspaper suggesting how the problem of begging can be stopped.

  (7 Marks)

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