Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 10 Sample Paper 9


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. We should have faith that ____ is always with us.
i) God ii) somebody iii) everyman iv) nobody (Secret of Happiness)
ii. All the hollows of the earth were filled with _____ when it rained heavily.
i) dust ii) snow iii) water iv) light (The Making of The Earth)
iii. Phatik’s uncle lived in ______.
i) Mumbai ii) Dehradun iii) Calcutta iv) Chandigarh (The Home Coming)

iv. Sir Pertab Singh’s friend was ______ soldier.
i) an Indian ii) a Chinese iii) an English iv) a Pakistani (A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh)

v. 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)

vi. Subbiah’s profit ______ during the war.
i) increased ii) decreased iii) go down iv) did not change (Half a Rupee Worth)
vii. Sausage put his stamp collection in the tin. (True/ false) (Return to Air)
viii. Robert Gillian received one million dollars from his uncle’s will. (True/false) (One Thousand Dollars)
ix. Pakhom borrowed some money from his brother-in-law. (True/ false) (How Much Land Does a Man Need)

x. What was Watson by profession? (The Dying Detective)

Section B – (Reading Skills)

2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (5×2=10 marks)
The sure way of making and keeping good friends is to be a good listener. Take care to listen to the person with interest. Also make sure that when you speak yourself, you say as much as is needed to open up some fresh topic for the other person to start conversation. People do not like to be interrepted by others while speaking. Most of the friendships begin by little acts of kindness, sympathy and understanding to lonely folk. Sincerity is the keynote of friendship. Sincerity includes loyalty, sympathy and trust. A common interest will draw you very close to someone.

1. How can you make good friends?
2. What is the keynote of friendship?
3. Complete the following sentences:
(a) People do not like to …………………. By friends.
(b) Speak as much as is …………… open up some fresh conversation.
4.. Match the words in column A with their meanings in column B:
A                                    B
Start                              faith
Trust                            begin

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 was the new mischief Phatik thought of? (The Home Coming)   
ii. What are planets? (The Making of the Earth)
iii. What was the status of women in ancient India? (Some Glimpses of Ancient Indian Thought and Practices)  
iv. How did Della manage to buy the gift? (A Gift for Christmas)
v. How can weak personalities become strong? (Secret of Happiness)   

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
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)  


How does Phatik feel when he is at Calcutta? (The Home Coming)   

English Literature (Supplementary Reader)

4. Answer any three of the following questions in about 20-30 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)
i. What happened when the author’s second operation failed? Who consoled him then? (Bed No. 29)  
ii. How did his profits increase during the war? Did he follow the rules laid down by the government? How did he tackle the officers? (Half a Rupee Worth)
iii. Why was old Bryson not serious in giving suggestion to Gillian? What suggestion did he give?   (One Thousand Dollars)
iv. Pakhom listened to the woman’s chatter. He started brooding and reached a conclusion? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)   
v. What was Holmes’s condition when Watson saw him? (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)

 Scepter and crown
Must tumble down,
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked schtye and spade.

1. What are scepter and crown symbol of?
2. What happens to the scepter and the crown?
3. Who are made equal and with whom?

 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?

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 is in the  of having sweets after meals. (custom, habit)

ii. Use the following idiom in a sentence of your own:
As easy as ABC

iii. Give one word for the following:

 Representative of a government with full authority
iv. Correct the sentence :

 It is no use to cry over spilt milk.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. There are troublesome times ahead. 
ii. He used the familiar illustration of the burning glass.
iii. And the next day would be Christmas.
iv. Della finished crying. 
v. This does not belong to me. 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i.  ਉਹ ਆਪਣਾ ਸਬਕ ਸਿੱਖ ਰਹੇ ਹੋਣਗੇ./ वे अपना सबक सीख रहे होंगे।
ii. ਕੀ ਤੁਹਾਡੀ ਮਾਂ ਖਾਣਾ ਪਕਾ ਰਹੀ ਹੋਵੇਗੀ?/ क्या तुम्हारी माँ खाना पका रही होगी?
iii. ਮੈਂ ਉਦੋਂ ਤਕ ਸੜਕ ਪਾਰ ਕਰ ਲਵਾਂਗਾ./मैंने तब तक सड़क पार कर ली होगी।  
iv. ਕੀ ਉਹ ਮੇਰੇ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਸਕੂਲ ਪਹੁੰਚੇਗਾ?/क्या वह मुझसे पहले स्कूल पहुँच गया होगा?  
v.  ਮੈਂ ਦੋ ਘੰਟੇ ਪੜ੍ਹ ਰਿਹਾ ਹਾਂ./मैं दो घंटे से पढ़ रहा हूँ।
vi. ਕੀ ਉਹ 1995 ਤੋਂ ਜਲੰਧਰ ਵਿਚ ਰਹਿ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ?/ क्या वह 1995 से जालंधर में रह रहा होगा?  

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
I have friend who looks as stupid as  owl.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) I like to have a cup of coffee. (will/would) (wish)   
b) that I were rick! (will/would) (a wish)   

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) People used to go to see a cricket test match  thousands.  
b) This kind  cricket has certainly caught the fancy the people.    

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
The sum is very difficult. We cannot solve it. [use so……that]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:
Education has become a part of everybody's life.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:

 Can you tell me why Mohan is absent today?
vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:
He decided  his income by a privet tuition. (increase, take)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:
You should not blow horn near a hospital. It is forbidden.

ix. Change the voice:
Columbus discovered America.

x. Change the narration:
He says, “I will be coming home."

xi. Change the tense:
1.     We …..(wait) for you for ten hours when you came. Past Perfect Continuous Tense

xii. Punctuate the following:
she is no doubt the happiest girl under the sun

9. (a) Advertise  

A notice is to be prepared for putting up on the students’ notice board informing them about the school inspection to be held on 16th April, 20…. .It is from Seema  Mittal, Principal, Government School, Sirhind.

  (4 Marks)

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

 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

 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.

(c) Write a letter   
Write a letter to your uncle thanking him for the lovely birthday gift he has sent you on your birthday. You are Bhushan living at 37, Civil Lines, Ludhiana.

Letter to book shop telling them about the damaged ordered books. Ask for replacement of the books.
  (7 Marks)