Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 4


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. Who was sent to bring the two most precious things from the city? (The Happy Prince)
i) Mayor ii) God iii) angel iv) match-girl
ii.  The son of the seamstress was crying because he wanted to go to Egypt. (True/ false)
(The Happy Prince)

iii.  Who declared to give sermon against fear? (Secret of Happiness)
i) professor of Psychology ii) Gilberton Chesterton iii) Author iv) Kagawa

iv. A happy man is afraid of death. (True/ false) (Character of a Happy Man)
v. Sir Pertab Singh lived in _____ House.
i) Red-rose ii) Black-rose iii) Rose-red iv) Rose-blood (A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh)

vi. Naeem urged the author to re-start______.
i) dancing ii) singing iii) studying iv) painting (Bed NO. 29)

vii. Holmes got the illness from some______.
i) chinese sailors ii) Indian sailors iii) English sailors iv) Russian sailors (The Dying Detective)
viii. The instructor threw a tin in the pond. (True/ false) (Return to Air)
ix. The bashkirs had plenty of ______.
i) cattle ii) money iii) land iv) gold (How Much Land Does a Man Need)

x. Robert Gillian received one million dollars from his uncle’s will. (True/false) (One Thousand Dollars)

Section B – (Reading Skills)

2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (5×2=10 marks)
Early rising leads to health and happiness. The man who rises late can have little rest in the course of the day. Anyone who lies late in bed is compelled to work till late hours in the evening. He has to go without the evening exercise which is so necessary for his health. In spite of all his efforts, his work will not produce as good results as that of an early riser. The reason for this is that he cannot take advantage of the refreshing morning hours. Some people say that the quiet hours of midnight are the best time for working. Several great thinkers say that they can write best only when they burn the midnight oil. Yet it is true to say that few men can have a clear brain at midnight when the body needs rest and sleep. Those who work at that time soon ruin their health. Bad health must, in long run, have a bad effect on the quality of their work.

Answer the following questions briefly:
(a) What leads to health and happiness?
(b) What is a late riser compelled to do?
(c) Why can’t we have a clear brain at midnight?
(d) Complete the following sentences:
(i) The man who rises late cannot take advantage of the……………
(ii) Some thinkers can write best when they…………………….
(e) Match the words in column A with their synonym in column B:
A                                                       B
Compelled                                     benefit
Necessary                                      destroy
Advantage                                      forced
Ruin                                                 essential

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? (The Happy Prince)
ii. Is liberty a personal affair? Explain why? (The Rule of the Road)  
iii. What was the new mischief Phatik thought of?  (The Home Coming)
iv. Define solar system? (The Making of the Earth)
v. What was the sacrifice of saint Dadhichi? (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
 Why does Bishamber want to take Phatik to Calcutta? (The Home Coming)

 Why, according to the author, should those people be ashamed of themselves who believe in female foeticide? (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thought and practices)

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 he do before he lost his eyesight? (Bed No. 29)
ii. Why did Holmes pretend to be ill? What did he do and say to appear ill? (The Dying Detctive)
iii. Those were the days when subbiah loathed the rice bags. Which were those days? Why did he dislike the rice then? (Half a Rupee Worth)
 iv. What was the condition laid down by the lawyer? (One Thousand Dollars)
v. What did one woman say in defence of rural life? What was the counter argument? (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)

 How happy is he born or taught
That serveth not another’s will;
Whose armour is his honest thought,
And simple truth his utmost skill.

1. Name the poem and the poet.
2. What is the armour of a happy man?
3. What is his utmost skill?

 Who envies none whom chance doth raise
Nor vice; who never understood
How deepest wounds are given with praise;
Nor rules of state, but rules of good.

1. Who does a happy man envy?
2. What does a happy man not understand?
3. What does a truly happy person rule over?

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)


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:

 off your old shoes. (caste, cast)

ii. Use the following idiom in a sentence of your own:
Again and again

iii. Give one word for the following:
One who does not believe in God

iv. Correct the sentence :
The sun rises in east.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. My hair grows so fast.   
ii. Jim had not yet seen his beautiful present.   
iii But he never lost his calm.   
iv. There is the real escape from fear.    
v. You are greater than you think.   

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਅਪਮਾਨ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਹਿੰਮਤ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰਦਾ./मैं तुम्हारा अपमान नहीं करूंगा
ii. ਅਸੀਂ ਕ੍ਰਿਕਟ ਖੇਡਦੇ ਹਾਂ./हम क्रिकेट खेलते हैं।
iii. ਮੇਰੀ ਘੜੀ ਸਹੀ ਸਮਾਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਰੱਖਦੀ./मेरी घड़ी सही समय नहीं रखती है
iv. ਧਰਤੀ ਸੂਰਜ ਦੁਆਲੇ ਘੁੰਮਦੀ ਹੈ./पृथ्वी सूर्य के चारों ओर चक्कर लगाती है।
v. ਉਹ ਕਦੋਂ ਸੌਂਦੇ ਹਨ?/ वे बिस्तर पर कब जाते हैं?

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
In my last summer vacation I went to historical place.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) You be in the school by 11 o'clock (should/must) (order)
b) Rita speak English fluently. (can /would) (showing ability)

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) They compete  men every field.    
b) Today the woman has broken out the four walls her house and has started marching ahead   life.   

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
It rains. We shall stay indoors. [use if]

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:
Where the boys will stay is not yet known.

vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:
I find the word 'psychology difficult (spell)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:
He stood aside. He was waiting for orders.

ix. Change the voice:

  Does Raghu speak the truth?
x. Change the narration:
The teacher says, "I am on leave."

xi. Change the tense:
We (know) each other for the past ten years.  Present Perfect Tense

xii. Punctuate the following:
the rich and the poor the high and the low the weak and the strong visit this temple

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)

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 cousin Pulkit inviting him to spend his winter break with you. You are Rohan and you live at 24 Mall Road Shimla.
 Letter ordreing some sports goods to the firm. You are Prabhjot Kaur, studying at Government High

 (7 Marks)