Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 19


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. What is liberty?
i) personal affair ii) social contract iii) both of these iv) none of these (The rule of the Road)
ii. The statue of Happy Prince was decorated with diamonds. (True/ false) (The Happy Prince) 
iii. What did Saint Dadhichi advise the gods to make? (Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)
i) an arrow ii) a sword iii) bones iv) none of these
iv. Ultimate fate of all human beings is _____.
i) old age ii) life iii) youth iv) death (Death the Leveller)
v. According to the priests, Pertab Singh lost his caste forever. (True/ false) (A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh) 
vi. Subbiah had_______ children.
i) two ii) three iii) four iv) five (Half a Rupee Worth)
vii. Robert Gillian received one million dollars from his uncle’s will. (True/false)  (One Thousand Dollars)
viii. Victor Smith killed Culverton Smith. (True/ false) (The Dying Detective)
ix. Pakhom was dead in the end. (True/ false) (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
x. Sausage put his stamp collection in the tin. (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. How did Della manage to buy the gift? (A Gift for Christmas)   
ii. Why did some scholars laugh at Ashtavakra? (Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)  
iii. Who was Phatik? (The Home Coming)  
iv. Define solar system? (The Making of the Earth)   
v. Who disturbed the writer during the journey? (The Rule of the Road)

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
 Why was The Prince called the Happy Prince? (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. Where did he go to get the rice? (half a Rupee Worth)  
ii. Did the author know that Naeem was also blind like him? Give reasons to support your answer. (Bed NO. 29)   
iii. Who has Miss Lotta Lauriere? Did she welcome Gillian’s coming? Was she happy with his offer? Give reasons for your answer. (One Thousand Dollars)   
iv. How did Pakhom manage to put together the money for buying the land? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)   
v. Who has Culverton Smith? Why did Holmes want him for the treatment of his disease? (The Dying Detective)  

English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

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

Scepter and crown
Must tumble down,
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked schtye and spade.

1. What are scepter and crown symbol of?
2. What happens to the scepter and the crown?
3. Who are made equal and with whom?


Beneath the morning stars they rode,
Beneath the evening sun,
And their blood sang to them as they rode
That all good wars are one.

1. Who were the riders?
2. How did he feel while riding together?
3. How did they feel about wars?


 . 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 was set free on   (bale, bail)

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

iii. Give one word for the following:

 A state where no government exists
iv. Correct the sentence :
I requested him help me.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. Where shall I put up? 
ii. “What a curious thing!” he cried. 
iii. You have rightly chosen.
iv. Where are we all going? 
v. This is the age of the machines 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਗੁੱਡ ਮਾਰਨਿੰਗ, ਸਰ!/ सुप्रभात, सर!   
ii. ਉਹ ਕਿੰਨਾ ਨਿਰਦੋਸ਼ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਹੈ!/वह कितनी मासूम लग रही है!  
iii. ਜਿਵੇਂ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਬੀਜੋਗੇ, ਉਸੇ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਵੱ .ੋਂਗੇ./ जैसा बोओगे वैसा काटोगे।      
iv. ਇਹ ਘਰ ਦੋਹਾਂ ਭਰਾਵਾਂ ਦਰਮਿਆਨ ਵਿਵਾਦ ਦਾ ਇੱਕ ਸੇਬ ਹੈ./यह घर दो भाइयों के बीच कलह का एक सेब है।     
v. ਬੱਚਾ ਕਿੰਨਾ ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰ ਹੈ!/बच्चा कितना शानदार है!     
vi. ਮੇਰੀ ਗੱਲ ਸੁਣੋ./ मेरी बात सुनो।      

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

 This pleased the devil even more.
ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) I sit here? (may/might)

b) He help you if you ask him. (will/shall)

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a)  Paul’s family  led a life tension and anxiety.  
b)  We belong  a country which is known its traditions cultures.  

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
He broke three windows. He did not get punishment. [use but]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:

 my knowledge is concerned I can only say nowadays, it has become difficult to make both ends meet.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
1.     Aren't you ashamed of what you have done?

vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:

The children seemed ................ on seeing the giant (frighte)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:

 Han does not accept bribes. He hates it.
ix. Change the voice:

  A noise was made by you.

x. Change the narration:
Ram said, “I will write the book."

xi. Change the tense:
The Nawab (die) years before his son took over. (Past Perfect Tense)  

xii. Punctuate the following:

 willi am the conqueror is remembered for his courage and fortitude

9. (a) Advertise  

 You are Mohan Kumar, sports secretary, Parvati Jain School, Jalandhar. Some old sports goods have to be put on sale to collect money for donation to the poor cancer patients. Draft a notice inviting the students to help by buying these goods.

  (4 Marks)

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

 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

 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.

(c) Write a letter   
Write a letter to your sister Muskan, giving her the details of a free medical camp that your grandmother organized recently. You are Anoushka and you live at 1441-Nai Abadi, Khanna.
Application to J.J Enterprises for employment as a computer operator.
  (7 Marks)