Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 5


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i.  From where do the planets get light? (The Making of the Earth)

ii. Phatik’s last words were ‘mother, ______ have come.’
i) friends ii) aunt and uncle iii) brother iv) holidays (The Home Coming)

iii. Who was losing in the battle between gods and demons?  (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thought and Practices) 
iv.  What lives after death?
i) name ii) good deeds iii) fame iv) glory (Death the Leveller)

v. The poet prays for a land where _____ is without fear.
i) mind ii) body iii) knowledge iv) truth (Where the Mind Is Without Fear)

vi. The author was a _______ before he lost his eyesight. (Bed NO. 29) 

vii. Duck-diving means diving into water in the manner of a _____.
i) fish ii) duck iii) crocodile iv) turtle (Return to Air)
viii. How much land did Pakhom manage to buy from estate owner? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
ix. Smith sent Holmes an infected sharp spring in ______.
i) a silver box ii) an ivory box iii) a golden box iv) a red box (The Dying Detective)

x. Who was 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)
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 in the bed late 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 the advantage of the refreshing hour of the morning. Some people say that the quite hours of midnight is 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 that few men 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 the long run, have a bad effect on the quality of their work.

(i) What leads to health and happiness?
(ii) What is the late riser compelled to do?
(iii) Why can’t we have a clear brain at midnight?
(iv) Complete the following sentences:
a. The man who rises late cannot take the advantage of …………
b. Some thinkers can write best when ……………………………
(v) 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. What were the two prized possessions of Jim and Della? (A Gift of Christmas) 
ii. Define solar system? (The Making of the Earth)
iii. What were Phatik’s last words? (The Home Coming)   
iv. What is there in the personality of every man? (Secret of Happiness) 
v. What has happened to the ethics and morals in the modern world? (Where Is Science Taking Us)

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
 What is the message conveyed by the author? (The Happy Prince)
Relate the incident of North Woods in your own words. (Secret of Happiness)

English Literature (Supplementary Reader)

4. Answer any three of the following questions in about 20-30 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)
i. Who was Mrs. Hudson? Why did she go to Watson’s house? (The Dying Detective Singh)
ii. What happened to Sausage when he tried duck-diving the first time?  (Return to Air)
iii. On what condition did the chief agree to sell land to Pakhom.  (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
iv. Who else got the money and how much? (One Thousand Dollars)
  v.  Where did the man go after waiting for a long time? Where was he taken and by whom? (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)

Your heads must come
To the cold tomb:
Only the actions of the just
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.

1. What is that which must happen?
2. What is ‘cold tomb’ a symbol of?
3. What idea does the poet want to convey?


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?
4. How long had Pertab Singh been the king?

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

  (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:

 At par
iii. Give one word for the following:
A government by one person or one party

iv. Correct the sentence:
She is a M. A.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. I hope the town has made preparations.
ii. It is a fine position with plenty of fresh air. 
iii. Where are we all going?
iv. What had happened? 
v. I wanted to get out of there. 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਮੈਂ ਇੱਕ ਪੱਤਰ ਲਿਖ ਰਿਹਾ ਹਾਂ/ मैं एक पत्र लिख रहा हूं।   
ii. ਮੁੰਡੇ ਸ਼ੋਰ ਮਚਾ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ./लड़के शोर मचा रहे हैं।  
iii. ਕੀ ਚਪੜਾਸੀ ਘੰਟੀ ਵਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ?/चपरासी घंटी बजा रहा है?  
iv. ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਆਪਣੀਆਂ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵਿਗਾੜ ਰਹੇ ਹੋ?/क्या आप अपनी किताबें खराब कर रहे हैं?
v. ਮੈਂ ਆਪਣਾ ਕੰਮ ਪੂਰਾ ਕਰ ਲਿਆ ਹੈ./मैंने अपना काम पूरा कर लिया है।  
vi. ਉਸਨੇ ਇਸ ਪਾਠ ਨੂੰ ਸੋਧਿਆ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ./उसने इस पाठ को संशोधित नहीं किया है।  

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
father was very fond of visiting place.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) He told me that he return to his native land soon. (will/would)
b) Mohan still be lying in bed. (will/must) (habitual prediction)

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) It is essential to be equally well-versed  both the languages.   
b) One should translate words and ideas  precision.    

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:
I narrated the incident my mother, she was disappointed to hear it.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
That Mohan will stand first is certain.

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

 Please make me why the stars twinkle. (understand)
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:

  They did not listen to me.

x. Change the narration:

 Bimla says, "Manju wrote a poem."

xi. Change the tense:
We for you for two hours. (wait) Present Perfect Continuous Tense

xii. Punctuate the following:
he asked me why i was crying

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)

 SCENE AT A POLLING BOOTH: The election day …… full of excitement ….. My school ….. polling centre …… feverish activity….. rush of voters …… cars, mini-buses used to bring candidates from homes …… free drinks offered to voters …. polling officer enquired the names of voters ….. Verified identity cards …… after casting votes, ink mark put on voter’s left forefinger….. booth closed at 5.


SCIENCE FAIR IN OUR SCHOOL: Inaugurated by the District Education Officer ………….. 120 items on display …………. Most of them working models ……….. showed newness …………… everyone fascinated ………………. Students explained with confidence ………….. Teachers had worked hard …………. Appreciated.

(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.
 You are Prakash of 53- Vikaspuri, New Delhi. Recently you purchased an Inkjet Printer which is not working properly. Write a letter of complaint to M/s British Electronics Corporation, Meera Bagh, New Delhi asking for replacement immediately.
 (7 Marks)