Monday, 13 January 2020

Class 14 Sample Paper 14


Section A – (Objective Type Questions)

1.     Answer the following questions: (10×1=10 marks)
i. Who was sent to bring the two most precious things from the city?
i) Mayor ii) God iii) angel iv) match-girl (The Happy Prince)
ii. What is liberty? (The Rule of the Road) 
iii. Shivaji bowed his head before the ______.
i) man ii) woman iii) teacher iv) king (Some Glimpses Ancient Indian Thought and Practices) 
iv. What lives after death?
i) name ii) good deeds iii) fame iv) glory (Death the Leveller)
v. Sheru was an expert on _____.
i) hunting ii) winds iii) racing iv) aiming at birds (Razia, the Tigress)
vi. Where did Sausage reach while diving? (Return to Air)
vii. Subbiah’s profit ______ during the war.
i) increased ii) decreased iii) go down iv) did not change (Half a Rupee Worth)
viii. The author regained his eyesight after the ________.
i) first operation ii) second operation iii) third operation iv) fourth operation (Bed NO. 29)
ix. Who was Miss Lotta Lauriere? (One Thousand Dollars)
x. Pakhom was a very _____ man.
i) helpful ii) greedy iii) kind iv) selfish (How Much Land Does a Man Need)

Section B – (Reading Skills)

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

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

(b) Answer the following question in about 40-50 words each: (5×1=5 Marks)
 Write a few words on the happy family of the sun. (The Making of the Earth)


What is the theme of the essay 'The Rule of the Road'? (The Rule of the Road)

English Literature (Supplementary Reader)

4. Answer any three of the following questions in about 20-30 words each: (3×3=9 Marks)
i. Pakhom listened to the woman’s chatter. He started brooding and reached a conclusion? (How Much Land Does a Man Need)  
ii. What was Holmes’s condition when Watson saw him? (The Dying Detective)   
iii. What happened to Sausage when he tried duck-diving the first time? (Return to Air)   
iv. When did the author regain his confidence and how? (Bed NO. 29)   
v. 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)  

English Main Course Book – (Poetry)

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

 Sheru was an expert on winds,
Knew how they traversed dale and hill,
And where they put up for the night
When no leaf stirred and all was still.

1. Who was Sheru?
2. What special knowledge did he have?
3. What does the word ‘they’ here refer to?

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls.

1. Name the poem and the poet?
2. Why does the poet want knowledge to be free?
3. What does the poet mean by ‘narrow domestic walls’?

 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:

 Lata is my.....friend. (dear, deer)

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

 Apple of one's eye
iii. Give one word for the following:
The crime of setting things on fire

iv. Correct the sentence:

 Please attend your lesson.

Section D – (Grammar and Composition)

7. (a) Translate the following sentences into Punjabi/Hindi (any four) : (4×1=4 Marks)
i. So you have been hitting Makhan again. 
ii. Phatik answered indignantly. 
iii. Ashtavakra thundered back to the king.
iv. They are too nice to use just at present. 
v. Then you will have total peace of mind. 

(b) Translate the following sentences from Punjabi/Hindi to English (any four):
(4×1=4 Marks)
i. ਭਾਰਤ ਤਿਉਹਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਧਰਤੀ ਹੈ./भारत त्योहारों का देश है।  
ii. ਮੈਂ ਅੱਜ ਠੀਕ ਨਹੀਂ ਹਾਂ./मैं आज अच्छी तरह से महसूस नहीं कर रहा हूं।
iii. ਉਹ ਸਾਰੇ ਚਮਕ ਸੋਨੇ ਦੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਹਨ./ वह सब चमकती सोना नहीं है।   
iv. ਭੌਂਕਦੇ ਕੁੱਤੇ ਬਹੁਤ ਘੱਟ ਦੰਦੇ ਹਨ./भौंकने वाले कुत्ते शायद ही कभी काटते हैं।  
v. ਨਬੀ ਨੂੰ ਉਸਦੀ ਆਪਣੀ ਧਰਤੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਾਨਤਾ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ./ एक नबी को अपनी भूमि में मान्यता नहीं है।   
vi. ਇੱਕ ਰੋਲਿੰਗ ਪੱਥਰ ਕੋਈ ਕਾਈ ਨਹੀਂ ਇਕੱਠਾ ਕਰਦਾ./एक रोलिंग पत्थर कोई काई नहीं इकट्ठा करता है।   

8. Do as directed: (12×1=12 Marks)
i. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:
We didn't face difficulty there because we had visited place  a time.

ii. Fill the blanks with suitable modal:
a) I am sure it be cured. (can/may) (very sure)
b) I go to the bazaar today. (may/can) (not very sure)

iii. Fill the blanks with suitable prepositions:
a) One must not blind oneself the reality. 
b) Paul’s family  led a life tension and anxiety  

iv. Combine the following sentence with suitable conjunction:
The beggar sits there. The two roads meet there. [use where]

v. Fill in the blank with suitable connectors:
the population increases, resources start decreasing.

vi. Identify the subordinate clause and name it:
My fear was that Mohan would reach late.

vii. Complete the following sentence using the infinitive form of the verb given in the bracket:
Do you want  my address ? (know)

viii. Combine the sentence by using non-finite:

 Mohan is trying. He wants to follow Gandhi ji.

ix. Change the voice:

  Do not insult your elders.
x. Change the narration:
The Chief Election Commissioner said, "All elections will have been over by the middle of January."

xi. Change the tense:
1.     They to London next week.          (go) Present Continuous

xii. Punctuate the following:

 do as I tell you said the magician

9. (a) Advertise  

You are the President of Lila Resident Association, Tilak Nagar, Delhi. You want to hold a meeting against the frequent power failure in the colony. Write a notice inviting the residents of the colony to attend the meeting.

  (4 Marks)

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

 SMALL FAMILY IS A HAPPY FAMILY: The cost of living is high in today’s world …………… all countries facing population problems …………….. India has limited resources ………. Stress should be laid on family planning ……………. Spread of education ………… less children …………. Good citizens …………… proper diet …………. Thus have children by choice and not by chance.

 MY MOTHERLAND: India is my motherland…. also the motherland of many saints and sages……. warriors…..oldest civilization…… biggest democracy…… torch bearer of the world peace process……. Different religions and cultural backgrounds……. unity in diversity…….progress in science…… nuclear power state…… heritage……. natural resources…….. hard-working people…….. proud of my motherland

(c) Write a letter   
You are Jasbir and you live at New Janta Nagar, Sahnewal. Write a letter to your friend Jyoti congratulating her on her grand success in the matriculation examination.
Are Raman. You live in Gali Ram Nath, Malerkotla. Write a complaint to the health officer of your town about the insanitary condition of your street.

  (7 Marks)

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