Sunday, 12 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 2


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

 1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)

i.   The drops were coming from the ______ of the Happy Prince. (Happy Prince)          

ii.  Name two non-material things mentioned in the lesson. (
           WHERE IS SCIENCE TAKING US?)           

iii.  The author found an elephant when he flung open the door. ( True/ false) (SECRET OF HAPPINESS)          

iv.  A happy man envies _________.
i) none ii) his friends iii) everyone iv) the rich (Character of a Happy Man)           v.  Ultimate fate of all human beings is _____.
i) old age ii) life iii) youth iv) death (Death the Leveller)            

vi.   Naeem was in the hospital when the author regained his eyesight. (True/ false)
 (Bed NO. 29)           

vii. Subbiah was a rice merchant. (True/ false) (Half a Rupee Worth)

viii. Robert lost the money on races. (True/ false) (One Thousand Dollars)       

ix. Victor Smith killed Culverton Smith. (True/ false) (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)One evening a boy of eight was out for a walk with his father. There was also an elderly man with his father. Chatting they walked on and went beyond the village. The green crops delighted their eyes. The elders were walking along the edge of a field. Not hearing the footsteps of the boy, the father looked back. The boy was sitting on the ground and seemed to be planting something.The father became curious. “What are you doing?” said he. “Look father I shall grow guns all over the field,” was the innocent reply of the boy. His eyes shone with the strong faith that guns would grow in the field. Both the elders were struck with wonder at the little boy’s words. The boy was Bhagat Singh who later fought like a hero for India’s freedom and sacrificed his life.
 Answer the following questions briefly:

(a) Where were the elders walking?
(b) What was the boy doing?
(c) What faith did the boy have?
(d) Complete the following sentences

:(i) Father looked back because……………..
(ii) Bhagat Singh sacrificed his life for ……………………
(e) Match the words in column A with their synonyms in column B:A                                                                          B

Surprise                                                   Inquiring        
Curious                                                    Wonder   

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. Where did the statue of the Happy Prince stand? (Happy Prince)
ii. What are machines doing for humans? (Where Is Science Taking Us)

iii. What is there in the personality of every man? (Secret of Happiness)

iv. Why was Della crying? (A Gift for Christmas)

v.   Who was Phatik? (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)
Comment on the remark – ‘The living always think that gold can make them happy.’(The Happy Prince) 

 English Literature (Supplementary Reader)

 4. Answer any three of the following questions in about 20-30 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)

i. How did the author lose his eyesight? (Bed No. 29)
ii.   Besides selling rice what else did subbiah do to earn more? (Half a Rupee Worth)
iii. How much rice did Subbiah agree to sell the man and for how much? (Half a Rupee Worth)
iv. Who gave one thousand dollars Gillian? Why?   (One Thousand Dollars)
v. What did the two woman discuss? Were they related to each other? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)   

English Main Course Book – (Poetry) 

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

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

 What is the theme or central idea of the poem?               


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:
To come to light iii. Give one word for the following:
Something written by an unknown person iv. Correct the sentence :
The flowers are beautiful thing. 

Section D – (Grammar and Composition) 

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)

i. I didn’t want to die

.ii. I wanted to get out of there.

iii Three times Della counted it

.iv. The tiny curls made her look like a boy.
v. This does not belong to me.  

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਮੈਂ ਇਸ ਰਕਮ ਨੂੰ ਹੱਲ ਕਰ ਸਕਦਾ ਹਾਂ./  मैं इस राशि को हल कर सकता हूं।ii. ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਕਿਸੇ ਚੰਗੇ ਡਾਕਟਰ ਦੀ ਸਲਾਹ ਲੈਣੀ ਚਾਹੀਦੀ ਹੈ. / आपको किसी अच्छे डॉक्टर से सलाह अवश्य लेनी चाहिए।iii. ਮੈਂ ਇਸ ਰਕਮ ਨੂੰ ਹੱਲ ਕਰ ਸਕਦਾ ਹਾਂ./  मैं इस राशि को हल कर सकता हूं।   iv. ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਕਿਸੇ ਚੰਗੇ ਡਾਕਟਰ ਦੀ ਸਲਾਹ ਲੈਣੀ ਚਾਹੀਦੀ ਹੈ./आपको किसी अच्छे डॉक्टर से सलाह अवश्य लेनी चाहिए।v. ਸਾਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਮਾਪਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਕਹਿਣਾ ਮੰਨਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ./हमें अपने माता-पिता की बात माननी चाहिए। 

 8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)

i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
Mt Sharma went to bazaar and bought   honey from shop 

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a)  I see my wife now, doctor? (can/could) (not very sure)
 b)  I take your leave? {can/may) (asking permission)

 iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a)   The dowry system degenerated an evil custom.

b)   Cricket is a game known its wonderful glories.

 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:
  did I reach the station the train left. I do not know  it happened with me.  vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:

She is the girl who helped me.
 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:
Mohan is trying. He wants to follow Gandhi ji.  

ix. Change the voice:
   She will water the plants.x. Change the narration:
Sunita says, "I am doing my homework." 

xi. Change the tense:
  Who (swim) in the pond every day?(Present Indefinite. Tense)xii. Punctuate the following:

  my sister is an ma b ed

 9. (a) Advertise  

You are Rajiv Sharma, Head Boy of D.A.V. Public School, Ludhiana. Draft a notice for the House-Captains to attend a meeting with the Vice-Principal for the allocation of duties for maintaining discipline in the school.
  (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 OR

 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 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
Write a letter to a bookseller complaining against the wrong supply of a book. You are Jatinder Singh living at 21, Model Town, Nakodar.  (7 Marks)