Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 8


Section A – (Objective Type Questions) 

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)

i. Who ordered to pull down the statue of the Happy Prince?
i) Mayor ii) swallow iii) seamstress iv) playwright (Happy Prince)
ii. Name two non-material things mentioned in the lesson.
11. According to the writer, Science is doing ‘less than nothing for material things’. ( True/ false) (Where Is Science Taking Us?)
iii. The author found an elephant when he flung open the door. ( True/ false) (Secret of Happiness)

iv. Razia was not afraid of poachers. (True/ false) (Razia, the Tigress)

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. Naeem was in the hospital when the author regained his eyesight. (True/ false) (Bed NO. 29)
 vii. Subbiah was buried under the bags and died. (True/ false) (Half a Rupee Worth)
 viii. Who was charged with the murder of his nephew?
i) Mrs Hudson ii) Morton iii) Smith iv) Watson (How Much Land Does a Man Need)

 ix. Holmes did not want Watson to touch his things. (True/ false) (The Dying Detective)

x. Sausage put his stamp collection in the tin. (True/ false) (Return to Air)
  Section B – (Reading Skills)

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

“ Brothers and sisters, the long night is at last drawing to a close. Miseries and sorrows are disappearing. Ours is a sacred country. She is gradually waking up, thanks to the fresh breeze all around. Are you prepared for all sacrifices for the sake of your motherland? If you are, then you can rid the land of poverty and ignorance. You should develop a strong physique. You should shape your mind through study and meditation. Only then will victory be yours. I loved my country dearly before I went to America and England. After my return, every particle of the dust of this land seems sacred to me. “ Do you know who carried this message to the whole continent of Asia? It was Swami Vivekanand. 

Answer the following questions briefly:

(a) How can you rid the land of poverty and ignorance?
(b) How can you shape your mind?
(c) Where did Swami Vivekananda carry the message?

(d) Complete the following sentences:(i) We should make sacrifices for the sake of…………..
(ii) India is gradually………………
(e) Who speaks the above lines?
(f) Name the places visited by Swami Vivekananda.

 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 was the swallow going? (The Happy Prince)
ii. Which is the greatest triumph of science? (Where Is Science Taking Us?)
iii. Which is the greatest day in any individual’s life? (Secret of Happiness) 

 iv. What were the two prized possessions of Jim and Della? (A Gift for Christmas)   

v. What caused desperation to gods?  (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)
  (b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)

Comment on the remark – ‘The living always think that gold can make them happy.’ (The Happy Prince)
Describe, in your own words, how the professor changed the total attitude of the student. (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. How did the author lose his eyesight?  (Bed No. 29)

ii. What is the meaning of the statement ‘Rice was in his blood’? (Half a Rupee Worth)
iii. Who else got the money and how much? (One Thousand Dollars)  

 iv. What did one woman say in defence of rural life? What was the counter argument? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)
v. Where did Holmes get the illness from? When did he get it? (The Dying Detective)
  English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

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

This man is free from servile bonds
Of hope to rise and fear to fall;Lord of himself, though not of lands;

And having nothing, yet hath all.  

1. What does the poet mean by ‘this man’?

2. What do ‘servile bonds’ refer to?

3. Explain the last line of the stanza.  

 The glories of our blood and state
Are shadows not substantial things;There is no armour against fate;Death lays his icy hands on kings.   

1. Name the poem and the poet.

2. What are not substantial things?

3. Explain the last line.  

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

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)   (3×1=3 Marks)

Section C – (Vocabulary)

 6. Do as Directed: (4×1=4 Marks)

i. Fill in the blank with a suitable word:
  Bad of drugs was soon felt. (affect, effect)  

ii. Use the following idiom in a sentence of your own:
Above board 

iii. Give one word for the following:
Something that can be heard 

iv. Correct the sentence :
There are plenty of fish here. 

 Section D – (Grammar and Composition) 

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)

i. Where shall I put up?
ii. You have quite drenched me.
iii. I want to go to Egypt.iv. “How cool I feel!” said the boy.
v. Will you stay with me one night longer?
 (b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਸਕੂਲ ਜਾਣ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਘੰਟੀ ਵੱਜੀ / ਵੱਜੀ ਸੀ./मेरे स्कूल पहुँचने से पहले घंटी बज गई थी।  

ii. ਕੀ ਡਾਕਟਰ ਦੇ ਆਉਣ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ ਮਰੀਜ਼ ਦੀ ਮੌਤ ਹੋ ਗਈ ਸੀ?/ क्या डॉक्टर के आने से पहले मरीज की मृत्यु हो गई थी?

iii. ਮੁੰਡੇ ਦੋ ਦਿਨਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਡਾਂਸ ਦਾ ਅਭਿਆਸ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਸਨ./लड़के दो दिनों से नृत्य का अभ्यास कर रहे थे।  

 iv. ਕੀ ਉਹ ਲੰਬੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੋਂ ਕੋਈ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਲਿਖ ਰਿਹਾ ਸੀ?/क्या वह लंबे समय से एक किताब लिख रहा था

 v. ਉਹ ਪਤੰਗ ਉਡਾਉਣਗੇ./वे पतंग उड़ाएंगे।  

vi. ਕੀ ਉਹ ਕੱਲ ਸਕੂਲ ਆਉਣਗੇ?/ क्या वे कल स्कूल आएंगे?  

 8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)

i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
Life in Chandigarh is very busy and people do not have time to spare. 

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) I take your leave? {can/may) (asking permission)   

b) I see my wife now, doctor? (can/could) (not very sure)    

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) It is essential to be equally well-versed  both the languages.

b) The married life  a girl depended the size  the dowry
 iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:

 The box is too heavy. No One can lift it. [use too….. to]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:

There is hardly any party or function music is not, played, we must enjoy it to forget our pains for some time.  vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
Ask Asha if Papa has come.
 vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:

I am afraid of   in the court. (appeal)

 viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:
  Mohan is trying. He wants to follow Gandhi ji.

ix. Change the voice:
She will water the plants.
x. Change the narration:
Sunita says, "I am doing my homework."

 xi. Change the tense:
He   his breakfast when I arrived. (finish).  (Past Perfect Tense)  

xii. Punctuate the following:
my sister is an ma b ed 

9. (a) Advertise   OR

You are Nimisha, Editor, School Magazine, Radha Vatika School, Khanna. Draft a notice inviting entries for the magazine from students. The last date is 10th of October.   (4 Marks)

 (b) Write a paragraph (any one): (5 Marks)  AN IDEAL CITIZEN: An asset to the nation …… law abiding citizen is a real patriot …… good civic sense …… loyal to family society and country …… makes proper use of his vote …… pays tax …… believes in world peace ….. He works for the welfare and up liftmen of his country …….  fights social evils …… must for the prosperity of a country. OR
 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.

 (c) Write a letter  

 You are Tanbir, living at G-312, Adarsh Colony, Moga. Write a letter of condolence to your Amrit on the death of his mother.

Letter to Shiba Herbal Cosmetics, Dariaganj, Delhi, complaining about the body lotion.  (7 Marks)