Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 7


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. What is liberty?
i) personal affair ii) social contract iii) both of these iv) none of these (The Rule of The Road)
ii. Phatik’s aunt welcomed Phatik in her home. (True/ false) (The Home Coming)
iii. The drops were coming from the ______ of the Happy Prince. (The Happy Prince) 
iv. A happy man is afraid of death. (True/ false) (Character of a Happy Man)

v. Sheru was an expert on _____.
i) hunting ii) winds iii) racing iv) aiming at birds (Razia, the Tigress)
vi. The author regained his eyesight after the ________.
i) first operation ii) second operation iii) third operation iv) fourth operation (Bed NO. 29)

vii. Where did Sausage reach while diving? (Return to Air)

viii. How much land did Pakhom manage to buy from estate owner? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
ix. The blind man was selling ____ on the walkside.
i) books ii) pencils iii) pens iv) notebooks (One Thousand Dollars)

x. Subbiah’s profit ______ during the war.
i) increased ii) decreased iii) go down iv) did not change (Half a Rupee Worth)

Section B – (Reading Skills)

2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (5×2=10 marks)
Ashoka the most trusted son of Bindusara and grandson of Chandragupta
Maurya, was a brave soldier. He was the most famous of the Mauryan kings and was one of the greatest rulers of India. Ashoka extended the Maurya Empire to the whole of India, reaching out even into Central Asia. Ashoka succeeded in conquring Kalinga after a bloody war in which 100,000 men were killed, 150,000 injured and thousands were captured and retained as slaves.
The sight of the slaughter involved in his conquest deeply affected his mind. This was a turning point in his life. He renounced war and sought peace in Buddha’s preachings of love and non-violence. He also gave up hunting and become a strict vegetarian.

Answer the following questions briefly:
(a) What was the name Ashoka’s grandfather?
(b) What happened in the war of Kalinga?
(c) What changes came in Ashoka’s life after the war?
(d) Who was the greatest ruler of India?
(e) Complete the following sentences:
(i) Ashoka was one of the………………..
(ii) For Ashoka war of Kalinga was a………………
(iii) The extent of Ashoka’s empire was spread over to……….
(f) Match the words in column A with their synonyms in column B:
A                                             B
Famous                                 give up
Involved                               well-known
Conquest                    takeover
Renounce                             drawn-in

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. Describe the poverty of the house. (A Gift for Christmas) 
ii. Who did the gods go in desperation? (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thought   and Practices)
iii. Why were Phatik and his friends annoyed with Makhan? (The Home Coming)  
iv. Define solar system? (The Making of the Earth) 
v. What is there in the personality of every man? (Secret of Happiness) 

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
 Expenses had been greater than she had calculated. Why? (A Gift for Christmas)
1.     “I cannot choose but weep.” Why did the Happy Prince say so? (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. What did the two woman discuss? Were they related to each other? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)  
ii. Who was Mrs. Hudson? Why did she go to Watson’s house? (The Dying Detective Singh)
iii. What did he do before he lost his eyesight? (Bed No. 29)
iv. How did Subbiah manage to get rice during the drought? (Half a Rupee Worth)
v. What was the condition laid down by the lawyer? (One Thousand Dollars)

English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

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

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?


Who God doth and early pray
More of his grace than gifts to lend;
And entertains the harmless day
With a religious friend.

1. What does a happy person pray for?

2. What do you understand by the term harmless day?

3. How does a happy man spend his day?

What is the theme or central idea of the poem?               Or

Write the summary of the poem in your own words. (Death the Leveller)

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:

 He noted it down in his    (diary, dairy)

ii. Use the following idiom in a sentence of your own:
At a discount

iii. Give one word for the following:

 Life story of a person written by himself
iv. Correct the sentence :
She can't help laugh.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. Why are you weeping then?
ii. It is very cold here.
iii. There is not a single cloud in the sky.
iv. My courtiers called me the Happy Prince.
v. What had happened?

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਮੈਂ ਕੱਲ੍ਹ ਆਪਣੇ ਦੋਸਤ ਦੇ ਘਰ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ./मैं कल अपने दोस्त के घर गया था।   
ii. ਉਹ ਕੱਲ੍ਹ ਨੂੰ ਮਾਰਕੀਟ ਨਹੀਂ ਗਏ./वे कल बाजार नहीं गए थे।
iii. ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਆਪਣਾ ਸਮਾਂ ਬਰਬਾਦ ਕੀਤਾ?/क्या आपने अपना समय बर्बाद किया?   
iv. ਅਸੀਂ ਚਾਹ ਲੈ ਰਹੇ ਸੀ./हम चाय ले रहे थे।  
v. ਉਹ ਕ੍ਰਿਕਟ ਨਹੀਂ ਖੇਡ ਰਹੇ ਸਨ/वे क्रिकेट नहीं खेल रहे थे।  
vi. ਕੀ ਉਹ ਸਕੂਲ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਸਨ?/क्या वे स्कूल जा रहे थे?   

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:

 We always stay at uncle's place whenever we go to Chandigarh.
ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) Diana have suffered badly after the car crash. (must/shall) (supposition)
b) I like to have a cup of coffee. (will/would) (wish)

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) God is too great to ask the price the gifts He has bestowed us.
b) One should translate words and ideas  precision.  

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
He is the boy. He broke the window. [use who]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:

Music is said to be food for the soul. does it give relaxation to our mind help us to forget our sorrows and worried, of day-to-day life ?
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:
thieves in her house, she started (see, show)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:
I saw a gentleman. He was sitting next to me

ix. Change the voice:
The children were collecting stamps.
x. Change the narration:
Rekha said, “The first bank of Panipat was fought in 1526.”

xi. Change the tense:
I  the truth. (speak) Past Continuous Tense

xii. Punctuate the following:
tibet the roof of the world is an old land

9. (a) Advertise  

R. K. M. Public School, Ajmer is organizing a summer camp in school for a month. The activities include theatre workshop and pottery making. Draft a notice for the interested students to get registered by paying a fee of Rs. 1000 to the school clerk. You are J.J.Singh, in-charge of the Art and Craft Department of the school.

  (4 Marks)

(b) Write a paragraph (any one): (5 Marks)

 OUR SCHOOL ANNUAL INSPECTION:  Conducted by District Education Officer….. reached with team before morning assembly……. escorted by Principal ……. we sang National Anthem …… show of P.T. with drum …… our academic records were checked…… impressed by our science and computer laboratories …… visited sports room …… art and craft room …… Vice-Principal read the annual report …… highly satisfied.

 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: Living in polluted world ………………….. air water food etc. ……………. everything polluted ………….. scientists listed the dangers of environmental pollution ……………… all governments worried ……………. man himself responsible …………….. use of fertilizers ……………. nuclear testing …………… contaminating water …………….. several deadly diseases …………… an immediate control must

(c) Write a letter   
Letter to younger brother scolding him for neglecting studies.

 Imagine you are Rahul of Laxmi Bai Depot and you live Gandhi Nagar, Muktsar. Your house number is 765. You want to buy some books. Write a letter to the manager, Lyall Book Depot, Ludhiana, ordering some sports goods.

  (7 Marks)