Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 6


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. The son of the seamstress was crying because he wanted to go to Egypt. (True/ false) (Happy Prince)
ii. Modern drugs have decreased the average span of life of human beings. (True/ false) (Where Is Science Taking Us?)
iii. Which age group is overcrowded today?  (Where Is Science Taking Us?)
iv. To whom does the poet pray in this poem?
i) people ii) king iii) God iv) none of them (Where the Mind Is Without Fear)
v. According to the priests, Pertab Singh lost his caste forever. (True/ false) (A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh)
vi. According to the priests, Pertab Singh lost his caste forever. (True/ false) (Half a Rupee Worth)
vii. Sausage brought a ____ from under the water.
i) tin box ii) fish iii) duck iv) pearl (Return to Air)
viii. Pakhom was dead in the end. (True/ false) (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
ix. Victor Smith killed Culverton Smith. (True/ false) (The Dying Detective) 
x. The author knew that Naeem was also blind. (True/ false) (Bed NO. 29)

Section B – (Reading Skills)

2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (5×2=10 marks)

Each one of us should have a hobby. Sometimes boys and girls are
encouraged in schools to take up hobbies. They work at certain things in
schools such as collecting stamps, or carpentry, but this so-called hobby is a thing for schools only. They do not pay any attention to it at their homes.
Sometimes this is because of poverty, sometimes because of lack of interest. But a hobby is not really a hobby unless we are so interested in it that we want to carry it whenever we have spare time. According to the dictionary, a hobby is a favourite subject or occupation that is not one’s main business. It is something in which we are more interested than in anything else.

Answer the following questions:
(a) What is the dictionary meaning of a hobby?
(b) When does a hobby become a thing for schools only?
(c) Name the hobbies mentioned in the passage.
(d) Complete the following sentences:
(i) We should carry on our hobby whenever we have………………..
(ii) Sometimes students cannot pay attention to their hobbies due
(e) Match the words in column A with their antonyms in column B:
A                                             B
Interested                            discourage
Lack                                       disinterested
Spare                                     have
Encourage                            occupied

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. What are planets? (The Making of the Earth)
iii. What are machines doing for humans? (Where is Science Taking Us?)
iv. What are the different types of fears experienced by people? (Secret of Happiness)    
v. Why was Della crying? (A Gift for Christmas)   

(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)


Write, in brief, the message given by Mr. Kagawa. (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 did the meet in the hospital ward? Why was he there? (Bed No. 29)
ii. Why did Holmes pretend to be ill? What did he do and say to appear ill? (The Dying Detective)
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. Was Gillian happy to get the dollars? (One Thousand Dollars) 
v. What did Sausage do with the tin-box? (Return to Air)   

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?


Whose passions not his masters are;
Whose soul is still prepared for death;
Untied unto the world with care
Of public fame or private breath.

1. What is a happy man not afraid of?
2. What is a happy man not slave of?

What is the theme or central idea of the poem? (Razia, the Tigress)
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)

  (3×1=3 Marks)

Section C – (Vocabulary)

6. Do as Directed: (4×1=4 Marks)
i. Fill in the blank with a suitable word:

 She gave to a baby girl. (birth, berth)

ii. Use the following idiom in a sentence of your own:
In the air

iii. Give one word for the following:
A word opposite in meaning

iv. Correct the sentence:
He kept me in dark.

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.Twenty dollars a week doesn’t go far. 
iii. Expenses had been greater than she had calculated.
iv. The entire universe is one family. 
v. This does not belong to me. 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਕੀ ਬਰਸਾਤੀ ਮੌਸਮ ਸੈੱਟ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ?/क्या बरसात का मौसम निर्धारित किया गया है?   
ii. ਉਹ ਕਦੇ ਵੀ ਆਗਰਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਗਿਆ./वह कभी आगरा नहीं गया।  
iii. ਇਹ ਸਵੇਰ ਤੋਂ ਹੀ ਬੂੰਦਾਂ ਪੈ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ./सुबह से ही बूंदाबांदी हो रही है।   
iv. ਮੈਂ ਇਸ ਸਕੂਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਦਸ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਪੜ੍ਹਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹਾਂ./मैं इस स्कूल में दस साल से पढ़ा रहा हूँ।
v. ਕੀ ਸਵੇਰ ਤੋਂ ਹੀ ਬਿੱਲੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਕੁੱਤਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਬਾਰਿਸ਼ ਹੋ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ?/क्या सुबह से बिल्लियों और कुत्तों की बारिश हो रही है?   
vi. ਕੀ ਮਾਲੀ ਸਵੇਰ ਤੋਂ ਹੀ ਪੌਦਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਪਾਣੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਦੇ ਰਿਹਾ?/क्या माली सुबह से पौधों को पानी नहीं दे रहा है?  

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
Our class teacher organized  birthday party home.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) That be the postman. (will/must) (prediction)   
b) I smell a fire burning. (can/will) (showing ability)   

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) Positive thoughts are the wings success.    
b) We should not let negative thoughts come are mind.  

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
Mohan came kite. Ram came late. [use and]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:
I was coming back to my house, I met a stranger was carrying a basket with him.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:

 What cannot be cured must be endured.
vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:
The medicine is too bitter (take)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:

 He stood aside. He was waiting for orders.
ix. Change the voice:
He helped his father in his old age.
x. Change the narration:
He said, "Man is mortal."

xi. Change the tense:
Meera (turn) and..... (move) to the door. Past Indefinite

xii. Punctuate the following:
the sun having risen we started our journey

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)

A VISIT TO A BOOK FAIR: Last Sunday….. with friends ….. visited a book fair …… a spectacle to watch …. many publishing houses displayed their books …. I bought some …… had tea and snacks…..even small children
Enthusiastic …… bought a book for my younger brother ….. returned happy and contented.

DRUG ADDICTION: Addiction to drugs is invitation to death ……………. youth most affected …………….. waste their money and precious energy ……………….. sometimes steal ………………. become violent …………… become criminals ……………….. loose sense of good and bad …………. Immediate steps needed.

(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.

 You placed an order with M/s Readymade Woollens Ludhiana for the supply of ladies cardigan, but they have delayed the execution of the order. Write a letter to cancel the order. You are Nirmal Jain, Proprietor, Nirmal and Sons, Sangrur.

  (7 Marks)