Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 3


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
          i.   What did Jim buy for Della as a Christmas gift?
         i) jeans ii) set of combs iii) watch iv) watchman (Gift for Christmas)

         ii.  _____ values are needed in the world today. (Secret of Happiness)

        iii. Phatik’s aunt welcomed Phatik in her home. (True/ false) (The Home Coming)
        iv. Everyone should have right to education. (True/ false) (Where the Mind Is Without Fear)

       v. Razia, the Tigress has ____ cubs.
i) two ii) three iii) four iv) five (Razia, the Tigress)

vi.   Pakhom was a very _____ man.
i) helpful ii) greedy iii) kind iv) selfish (How Much Land Does a Man Need)

vii.  The boy was called _____________.
a) flabby c) filthy b) sausage d) honest (Return to Air)

         viii. Who did the author meet in the hospital ward?
i) Naeem ii) Bobby Gillian iii) Subbiah iv) Della (Bed NO. 29)
ix. Subbiah died in a road accident. (True/ false) (Half a Rupee Worth)

x. Robert Gillian offered a ______ to Miss Lotta Lauriere. (One Thousand Dollars)

Section B – (Reading Skills)

2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (5×2=10 marks)
Dr C.V. Raman was a genius who won the Nobel Prize for Physics, using simple equipment barely worth Rs.300. He was the first Asian scientist to win the Nobel Prize. He was a man of boundless curiosity and a lively sense of humour.
His spirit of enquiry and devotion to science laid the foundation for scientific research in India. And he won honour s a scientist, and affection as a teacher and a man. Raman was studious. He kept in touch with the latest developments in science in the world around him. He had personal contacts with many scientists. He used to read new books and research papers from different centres. “The equipment which brought me the Nobel Prize did not cost more than three hundred rupees. A table drawer can hold all my research equipment,” he used to say with pride. It was his conviction that if the research worker is not inspired from within, no amount of money can bring him or her success in research.

Answer the following questions briefly:
(a) What kind of a man was Dr. C.V.Raman?
(b) What is he famous for?
(c) What was his conviction?
(d) Complete the following sentences:
(i) The equipment that won him the Nobel Prize……….
(ii) A research worker is successful only if he is………...
(e) Match the words in column A with their antonyms in column B
A                                                       B
Affection                                        failure
Success                                           dislike

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. Why could the author not concentrate on the book while on the train? (The Rule of the Road)
iii. Who did the gods go in desperation? (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)
 iv. How did Della manage to buy the gift? (A Gift for Christmas)
 v.   What are the consequences of war? (Where Is Science Taking Us)

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
1.     “I cannot choose but weep.” Why did the Happy Prince say so? (The Happy Prince)

1.      Write a short note of about 100 words on the making of the earth. (The Making of the Earth)

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 one woman say in defence of rural life? What was the counter argument? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
ii. Why was the boy called ‘Sausage’? (Return to Air)
 iii. What did Gillian talk to next? Why?  One Thousand Dollars
iv. Where did the man go after waiting for a long time? Where was he taken and by whom? (Half a Rupee Worth)
 v. Why could Naeem not get his treatment done? (Bed No. 29)

English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

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

Some men with swords may reap the field,
And plant fresh laurels where they kill;
But their strongs nerves at last must yield;
They tame but one another still.

1. What do some men do with swords?

2. What do they fail to do?

3. Explain the last line.


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’?


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


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:

 Lata is my.....friend. (dear, deer)

ii. Use the following idiom in a sentence of your own:
An eye wash

iii. Give one word for the following:
A written declaration made on oath in the presence of a magistrate or a government official

iv. Correct the sentence:
Bible is holy book.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. The moon is called the satellite of the earth.
ii. The boys puzzled for a moment.
iii The other planets have also got their satellites.
iv. I’m going to walk where I liked.
v. This does not belong to me. 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਅੱਜ ਰਾਤ ਬਾਰਿਸ਼ ਹੋ ਸਕਦੀ ਹੈ./आज रात बारिश हो सकती है।   
ii. ਉਹ ਇੱਥੇ ਰਹਿੰਦਾ ਸੀ./वह यहां रहते थे।
iii. ਸਖਤ ਮਿਹਨਤ ਕਰੋ ਤਾਂ ਕਿ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਅਸਫਲ ਨਾ ਹੋਏ./कठिन परिश्रम करें आपको असफल होना चाहिए।  
iv. ਸਾਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਦੇਸ਼ ਦੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਕਰਨੀ ਚਾਹੀਦੀ ਹੈ./हमें अपने देश की सेवा करनी चाहिए।
v. ਸਭ ਨੂੰ ਜਲਦੀ ਜਾਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਰ ਜਾਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ./सभी को जल्द या बाद में मरना होगा।  
vi. ਕੀ! ਮੈਂ ਅਮੀਰ ਸੀ./ ऐसा होता! मैं अमीर था।   

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
Mr. Sharma was happy to see  girls in  joyful mood.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
1.     a) He help you if you ask him. (will/shall)
b) You complete your homework now. (should / must) (compulsion)  

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) Paul wanted to bring luck _ the family.   
b) Now women are conscious  their position society.    

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:

 Ram is very rich. He is a miser.  [use although]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:
I was young, I used to travel a lot. now I ante it is difficult for me to show as much zeal I had in I can still do many things, there are certain things are beyond my reach now.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
That Mohan was a doctor was not known to me.

vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:
She bade us Say. (go)

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:
  We expect happy news.
x. Change the narration:
He will say, "I do not know you."

xi. Change the tense:

1.      What you now?                             (do) Present Continuous

xii. Punctuate the following:

 ramesh the director of the company has gone to delhi

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)

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.

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   
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 Bank Manager asking for loan for higher studies.

  (7 Marks)