Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 17


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. ______ in God gives us real peace of mind.*
i) fear ii) hatred iii) faith iv) anger (Secret of Happiness)
ii. Science has helped man to live_____.
i) forever ii) no more iii) longer iv) a short life (Where Is Science Taking Us?)
iii. The planets twinkle at night. (True/ false) (The Making of the Earth) 
iv. A happy man is afraid of death. (True/ false) (Character of Happy Man)
v. The poet prays for a land where _____ is without fear.
i) mind ii) body iii) knowledge iv) truth (Where the Mind is Without Fear)
vi. The author was a _______ before he lost his eyesight. (Bed NO. 29)  
vii. The blind man was selling ____ on the walkside.
i) books ii) pencils iii) pens iv) notebooks (One Thousand Dollars)
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. Duck-diving means diving into water in the manner of a _____.
i) fish ii) duck iii) crocodile iv) turtle (Return to Air)
x. The bashkirs had plenty of ______.
i) cattle ii) money iii) land iv) gold (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)

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 has happened to the ethics and morals in the modern world? (Where Is Science Taking Us?)   
ii. What are the different types of fears experienced by people? (Secret of Happiness)  
iii. Describe the present Della bought for Jim. (A Gift for Christmas)  
iv. What was the sacrifice of saint Dadhichi? (Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)   
v. What were Phatik’s last words? (The Home Coming)   

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
Write a few words on the happy family of the sun. (The Making of the Earth)

 Liberty is not a personal affair only but a social contract Explain in 50-60 words (The Rule of the Road)

English Literature (Supplementary Reader)

4. Answer any three of the following questions in about 20-30 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)
i. Who arrested Smith? What were the charges against him? (The Dying Detective)  
ii. A trader told Pakhom something about the land of Bashkirs. What was it? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)   
iii. Why was the boy called ‘Sausage’? (Return to Air)   
iv. What did Gillian do after getting the suggestion of Bryson? (One Thousand Dollars)   
v. How much rice did Subbiah agree to sell the man and for how much? (Half a Rupee Worth)

English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

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

 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’?


This man is free from servile bonds
Of hope to rise and fear to fall;
Lord of himself, though not of lands;
And having nothing, yet hath all.

1. What does the poet mean by ‘this man’?
2. What do ‘servile bonds’ refer to?
3. Explain the last line of the stanza.

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 theme or central idea of the poem?               Or

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

  (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 is in the  of having sweets after meals. (custom, habit)

ii. Use the following idiom in a sentence of your own:
Behind one's back

iii. Give one word for the following:
A carriage for the sick and wounded

iv. Correct the sentence :
I don't blame to you.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. This does not belong to me. 
ii. The entire universe is one family. 
iii. Phatik Chakravarti was the ring-leader amongst the boys of his village.
iv. The boys puzzled for a moment. 
v. But Phatik was a little frightened. 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਝਾੜੀ ਬਾਰੇ ਕੁੱਟੋ ਨਾ; ਬਿੰਦੂ ਤੇ ਆਓ./ झाड़ी के बारे में मत मारो; सीधा मुद्दे पार आओ।  
ii. ਭਾਰਤ ਛਾਲਾਂ ਮਾਰ ਕੇ ਅੱਗੇ ਵੱਧ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ./ भारत छलांग और सीमा से आगे बढ़ रहा है।
iii. ਉਸਨੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਮਤਰੇਈ ਮਾਂ ਦੀ ਮੌਤ 'ਤੇ ਮਗਰਮੱਛ ਦੇ ਹੰਝੂ ਵਹਾਏ./उसने अपनी सौतेली माँ की मृत्यु पर मगरमच्छ के आँसू बहाए।   
iv. ਉਹ ਸੁਣਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਮੁਸ਼ਕਲ ਹੈ./वह सुनने में कठोर है।  
v. ਤੁਸੀਂ ਕੀ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੇ ਹੋ?/आप क्या चाहते हैं?  
vi. ਪੌਦਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਕੌਣ ਪਾਣੀ ਦੇ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ?/पौधों को पानी कौन दे रहा है?   

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
He saw no one.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) I come in, sir? (may/can) (more formal) 
b) It rain today. (may/might) (less uncertain) 

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) We should not quarrel each disputes man and man, right has taken the palace  might.  
b) Many of us act thinking.  

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:

 Mohan came kite. Ram came late. [use and]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:
my means are limited, I will try to help you much I can.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
Things are not what they appear to be.

vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:
You are requested me. (help)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:

 The old man took the trouble of it. He explained the matter in detail.
ix. Change the voice:

  Your behaviour displeased me.
x. Change the narration:
He said, "I will never forget you."

xi. Change the tense:
While the girls (sing) we (dance). Past Indefinite

xii. Punctuate the following:
gitanjali was composed by tagore

9. (a) Advertise  

Being a secretary of Sai Baba Society, Somesh Vihar, Delhi, prepare a notice for the residents of the colony giving hints for prevention against Dengue fever.

  (4 Marks)

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

 MY MOTHERLAND: India is my motherland…. also the motherland of many saints and sages……. warriors…..oldest civilization…… biggest democracy…… torch bearer of the world peace process……. Different religions and cultural backgrounds……. unity in diversity…….progress in science…… nuclear power state…… heritage……. natural resources…….. Hard-working people…….. Proud of my motherland

 SMALL FAMILY IS A HAPPY FAMILY: The cost of living is high in today’s world …………… all countries facing population problems …………….. India has limited resources ………. Stress should be laid on family planning ……………. Spread of education ………… less children …………. Good citizens …………… proper diet …………. Thus have children by choice and not by chance.

(c) Write a letter   
Write a letter to your cousin Pulkit inviting him to spend his winter break with you. You are Rohan and you live at 24 Mall Road Shimla.

Application to the principal asking her to arrange for special coaching classes in English.

  (7 Marks)

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