Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 18


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. The stout old lady was walking in the middle of ___.
i) road ii) pavement iii) railway track iv) none of these (The Rule of the Road) 
ii. Phatik’s last words were ‘mother, ______ have come.’
i) friends ii) aunt and uncle iii) brother iv) holidays (The Home Coming)
iii. Moon is the satellite of ______.
i) universe ii) oceans iii) Mars iv) Earth (The Making of the Earth)
iv. 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)
v. Razia, the Tigress has ____ cubs. (Razia, the Tigress) 
vi. The author knew that Naeem was also blind. (True/ false) (Bed NO. 29)
vii. Subbiah was a rice merchant. (True/ false) (Half a Rupee Worth)

viii. Who was Miss Lotta Lauriere? (One Thousand Dollars)
ix. What was Watson by profession? (The Dying Detective) 
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)

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 are planets? (The Making of the Earth)   
ii. 'We should be a judicious mixture of both' what does the writer mean by the statement.
1. What does the policeman at 'Picadilly circus' symbolise?
2. What was the writer reading during the journey? (The Rule of the Road)
iii. Where were the drops coming from? (The Happy Prince)  
iv. What are machines doing for humans? (Where Is Science Taking Us?)   
v. Which is the greatest day in any individual’s life? (Secret of Happiness)   

(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)


List the material triumphs of Science and the non-material necessities to make the world a better place. (Where Is Science Taking Us?)

English Literature (Supplementary Reader)

4. Answer any three of the following questions in about 20-30 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)
i. What did Gillian talk to next? Why? (One Thousand Dollars)  
ii. When the Devil heard Pakhom’s musings, what did he decide? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)  
iii. What did Holmes ask Watson to do before leaving his room? (The Dying Detective)   
iv. Why did the boy not like diving? (Return to Air)   
v. Did the man wait for Subbiah for long? How do you know? (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)

 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.


In the first year of him that first
Was emperor and king;
A rider came to the Rose-red House,
The house of Pertab Singh.
1. Name the poem and the poet.
2. Who came to Pertab Singh’s house?
3. What was the house called?

What is the theme or central idea of the poem? (Razia, the Tigress)

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:

 Can you   this stick  (break, brake)

ii. Use the following idiom in a sentence of your own:
To beat about the bush

iii. Give one word for the following:
Objects having life

iv. Correct the sentence :
One must do his duty.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. What are the consequences of this abnormal power? 
ii. In the personality of every individual, there is a great reservoir of unused power. 
iii. One of these sermons was by Gilbert Chesterton.
iv. Only $1.87 to buy a present for Jim. 
v. Her eyes were shining brilliantly. 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਉਹ ਸਵੇਰ ਤੋਂ ਕਿੱਥੇ ਹੈ?/ वह सुबह से कहां है?   
ii. ਵੋਟਾਂ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਪਾਈਆਂ ਜਾਂਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ?/ वोट कैसे डाले जाते हैं?
iii. ਤੁਸੀਂ ਇੰਨੀ ਦੇਰ ਕਿਉਂ ਹੋ?/आप इतनी देर से क्यों रहे हैं?   
iv. ਦਿਨ ਕਿੰਨੇ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਹਨ!/ कितने सुंदर दिन हैं!
v. ਬੱਚਾ ਕਿੰਨਾ ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰ ਹੈ!/बच्चा कितना शानदार है!  
vi. ਹਾਏ! ਭਾਰਤ ਮੈਚ ਹਾਰ ਗਿਆ/ओह! भारत मैच हार गया।   

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

 It was imp who had stolen bread.
ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) The sun rise in the east. (to express general facts)   
b) Walk fast lest you miss the train. (shall/should)

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) First and foremost the blessings of civilization are d safety.    
b) Law protects us robbery and violence.    

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:

 He is the boy. He broke the window. [use who]
v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:

 you want to progress in life, you should have faith in your capabilities aspirations.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
My firm belief is that Harpreet will stand first.

vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:
They were eager........... the game.  (star)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:

 It is no use. Don't cry over spilt milk.

ix. Change the voice:
Who had been fined?
x. Change the narration:
The teacher said to Krish, "Where do you live?"

xi. Change the tense:
A spider over my body. Past Continuous Tense

xii. Punctuate the following:
ashoka the great declared buddhism as the state religion

9. (a) Advertise  

 Rakesh Sharma is a student of class X in Gandhi Public School, Agra. He has lost his pen during the lunch break. Draft a notice for the school notice board.

  (4 Marks)

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

 FASHION AMONG STUDENTS: Students …… very particular about fashions ….. ape actors and actresses …… competition among them ….. health clubs …… beauty parlours …… boutiques …… students are conscious regarding their physical looks …… put on expensive clothes …… nothing wrong in this …….. but they should not devote all their time and energy to fashions.

 FAST FOOD- A HEALTH HAZARD: Fast food ………. Quick and inexpensive …………… can buy just about anywhere …………. Much popular ……… inexpensive because made with cheap ingredients ……….. Unhealthy ……………. Can lead to health problems like heart diseases and obesity ………. Boycott the habit of eating fast foods. 

(c) Write a letter   
You are Monu and you live at 51 Central Town, Nangal. Write a letter to your father, who is away on a long tour, giving him home news.
Application to your Principal, requesting her to arrange for an educational trip.

  (7 Marks)