English Communicative Past Year Paper SA-1(Set-2) - 2016, Class 10, CBSE Class 10 Notes | EduRev

Past Year Papers For Class 10

Created by: Vinay Thomas

Class 10 : English Communicative Past Year Paper SA-1(Set-2) - 2016, Class 10, CBSE Class 10 Notes | EduRev

 Page 1


 
 
 
 
YY-DRO-101 
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I, 2016 – 177 
SUBJECT – ENGLISH 
CLASS: X 
Time: 3 Hrs.           M.M: 70 
 
General Instructions: 
 The questions paper is divide into three sections. 
  Section A: Reading comprehension – 20 marks 
  Section B: Writing and Grammar – 25 marks 
  Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text – 25 marks 
1. Attempt all questions. 
2. You may attempt any section at any time. 
3. All question of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. 
 
SECTION A: (Reading 20 marks) 
1. The read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
CREDIT CARDS 
Ask people whether credit cards are necessity or a luxury and most would probably term 
them a necessity these days. Credit cards are considered a boon for the ready 
convenience. You do not have to worry about carrying enough cash, when you go 
shopping or to a restaurant, just flash your card, sign and walk out.  
 
But there are many who criticize credit cards that for the ‘easy money syndrome they 
generate. It is true that many people fall into debt trap-thanks to the extensive use to 
their cards. But if you are careful with your expenses, they can be handy thing to have. 
Hence you need to consider the term ‘responsible usage’ and understand the actual 
significance of living on credit. 
 
There’s one precaution we should add. Always settle a credit card bill in full for two good 
reasons. First and foremost, if you are not able to pay now, you should not have spent it in 
the first place. Second, the credit charges tend to be extremely high, ranging from 2 to 3 
% per month. 
 
There is no shortage of cards on offer. Almost every bank has launched a card; so the 
biggest hurdle you face is in trying to choose from amongst them. 
 
So how does one choose among the various card on the offer? The factors for choosing a 
card revolve around certain differentiating features that one card may offer and the 
others do not, like acceptability, eligibility, fees, other charges, credit period, cash 
advance etc. 
 
Cards which carry the Master of visa affiliation are more widely accepted across the 
country compared to Diners and American Express cards Similarly, global credit cards 
are valid even outside India, these cards would probably suit you the best, due to their 
Page 2


 
 
 
 
YY-DRO-101 
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I, 2016 – 177 
SUBJECT – ENGLISH 
CLASS: X 
Time: 3 Hrs.           M.M: 70 
 
General Instructions: 
 The questions paper is divide into three sections. 
  Section A: Reading comprehension – 20 marks 
  Section B: Writing and Grammar – 25 marks 
  Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text – 25 marks 
1. Attempt all questions. 
2. You may attempt any section at any time. 
3. All question of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. 
 
SECTION A: (Reading 20 marks) 
1. The read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
CREDIT CARDS 
Ask people whether credit cards are necessity or a luxury and most would probably term 
them a necessity these days. Credit cards are considered a boon for the ready 
convenience. You do not have to worry about carrying enough cash, when you go 
shopping or to a restaurant, just flash your card, sign and walk out.  
 
But there are many who criticize credit cards that for the ‘easy money syndrome they 
generate. It is true that many people fall into debt trap-thanks to the extensive use to 
their cards. But if you are careful with your expenses, they can be handy thing to have. 
Hence you need to consider the term ‘responsible usage’ and understand the actual 
significance of living on credit. 
 
There’s one precaution we should add. Always settle a credit card bill in full for two good 
reasons. First and foremost, if you are not able to pay now, you should not have spent it in 
the first place. Second, the credit charges tend to be extremely high, ranging from 2 to 3 
% per month. 
 
There is no shortage of cards on offer. Almost every bank has launched a card; so the 
biggest hurdle you face is in trying to choose from amongst them. 
 
So how does one choose among the various card on the offer? The factors for choosing a 
card revolve around certain differentiating features that one card may offer and the 
others do not, like acceptability, eligibility, fees, other charges, credit period, cash 
advance etc. 
 
Cards which carry the Master of visa affiliation are more widely accepted across the 
country compared to Diners and American Express cards Similarly, global credit cards 
are valid even outside India, these cards would probably suit you the best, due to their 
 
 
 
 
acceptability across various outlets. It’s all very well to be member of the plastic age. Like 
all good things in life, a credit card privilege has to be enjoyed. 
 
A. Answer the following questions.             (1*8= 8) 
 1. Why are credit cards considered to be a boon? 
 2. How much are the credit card charges? 
    3. Name one factors for choosing a credit card. 
 4. Which cards are more widely accepted? 
 5. Name other two credit cards which are also accepted. 
 6. Which cards are suitable for people who travel within or outside India? 
 7. What is the biggest hurdle when it comes to choosing of credit cards? 
 8. Why do some people fall into debt because of credit cards? 
 
2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (12) 
Clean the Ganges 
Prime Minister Narender Modi’s ambitious initiative to clean up the river Ganga has 
attracted interest from Germany, which is keen on providing its expertise to carry out the 
multibillion dollar project. The Modi government is determined to clean up the Ganga 
which has become heavily polluted due to industrial and human waste. It has allocated Rs 
2,037 crore for task in its Union Budget presented last month. 
 
German Deputy General Michael Ott said that there is an improved sentiment in the 
country, which makes it an attractive destination for Germany to do business with. Apart 
from other sectors, we would like to assist the government in cleaning up the Ganga, 
which is an ambitious project of the new government. He said that since his country has 
the experience in this after it cleaned the longest European river, the 1,232 km Rhine, it 
can provide its expertise to the modi government to take up the mammoth task. 
 
The Rhine, which was the most polluted river in the Europe, is so clean today that the 
water can be used for drinking as well. The government has created a separate ministry, 
the Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry and its also planning to set up an NRI fund to boost the 
Ganga cleaning efforts. The army has also proposed to set up a task force under a retired 
Lieutenant General with a team of 40 officers who would help in cleaning the holy river. 
Over 2500 km long Ganga river flows through one of the most densely populated regions 
of the Gangetic Plains, supporting a population of over 400 million almost a third of the 
national population. 
 
Germany is also keen on investing in water waste and sewage treatment as well as 
renewable power sector, apart from education and healthcare. 
 
A. Answer the following questions:              (2*4=8) 
 1. Why is Germany keen on helping India in Cleaning the Ganges? 
 2. What steps have been taken for cleaning Ganges? 
 3. What else is Germany interested in investing in India? 
 4. How long is the Ganges? How many people does it support? 
Page 3


 
 
 
 
YY-DRO-101 
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I, 2016 – 177 
SUBJECT – ENGLISH 
CLASS: X 
Time: 3 Hrs.           M.M: 70 
 
General Instructions: 
 The questions paper is divide into three sections. 
  Section A: Reading comprehension – 20 marks 
  Section B: Writing and Grammar – 25 marks 
  Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text – 25 marks 
1. Attempt all questions. 
2. You may attempt any section at any time. 
3. All question of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. 
 
SECTION A: (Reading 20 marks) 
1. The read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
CREDIT CARDS 
Ask people whether credit cards are necessity or a luxury and most would probably term 
them a necessity these days. Credit cards are considered a boon for the ready 
convenience. You do not have to worry about carrying enough cash, when you go 
shopping or to a restaurant, just flash your card, sign and walk out.  
 
But there are many who criticize credit cards that for the ‘easy money syndrome they 
generate. It is true that many people fall into debt trap-thanks to the extensive use to 
their cards. But if you are careful with your expenses, they can be handy thing to have. 
Hence you need to consider the term ‘responsible usage’ and understand the actual 
significance of living on credit. 
 
There’s one precaution we should add. Always settle a credit card bill in full for two good 
reasons. First and foremost, if you are not able to pay now, you should not have spent it in 
the first place. Second, the credit charges tend to be extremely high, ranging from 2 to 3 
% per month. 
 
There is no shortage of cards on offer. Almost every bank has launched a card; so the 
biggest hurdle you face is in trying to choose from amongst them. 
 
So how does one choose among the various card on the offer? The factors for choosing a 
card revolve around certain differentiating features that one card may offer and the 
others do not, like acceptability, eligibility, fees, other charges, credit period, cash 
advance etc. 
 
Cards which carry the Master of visa affiliation are more widely accepted across the 
country compared to Diners and American Express cards Similarly, global credit cards 
are valid even outside India, these cards would probably suit you the best, due to their 
 
 
 
 
acceptability across various outlets. It’s all very well to be member of the plastic age. Like 
all good things in life, a credit card privilege has to be enjoyed. 
 
A. Answer the following questions.             (1*8= 8) 
 1. Why are credit cards considered to be a boon? 
 2. How much are the credit card charges? 
    3. Name one factors for choosing a credit card. 
 4. Which cards are more widely accepted? 
 5. Name other two credit cards which are also accepted. 
 6. Which cards are suitable for people who travel within or outside India? 
 7. What is the biggest hurdle when it comes to choosing of credit cards? 
 8. Why do some people fall into debt because of credit cards? 
 
2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (12) 
Clean the Ganges 
Prime Minister Narender Modi’s ambitious initiative to clean up the river Ganga has 
attracted interest from Germany, which is keen on providing its expertise to carry out the 
multibillion dollar project. The Modi government is determined to clean up the Ganga 
which has become heavily polluted due to industrial and human waste. It has allocated Rs 
2,037 crore for task in its Union Budget presented last month. 
 
German Deputy General Michael Ott said that there is an improved sentiment in the 
country, which makes it an attractive destination for Germany to do business with. Apart 
from other sectors, we would like to assist the government in cleaning up the Ganga, 
which is an ambitious project of the new government. He said that since his country has 
the experience in this after it cleaned the longest European river, the 1,232 km Rhine, it 
can provide its expertise to the modi government to take up the mammoth task. 
 
The Rhine, which was the most polluted river in the Europe, is so clean today that the 
water can be used for drinking as well. The government has created a separate ministry, 
the Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry and its also planning to set up an NRI fund to boost the 
Ganga cleaning efforts. The army has also proposed to set up a task force under a retired 
Lieutenant General with a team of 40 officers who would help in cleaning the holy river. 
Over 2500 km long Ganga river flows through one of the most densely populated regions 
of the Gangetic Plains, supporting a population of over 400 million almost a third of the 
national population. 
 
Germany is also keen on investing in water waste and sewage treatment as well as 
renewable power sector, apart from education and healthcare. 
 
A. Answer the following questions:              (2*4=8) 
 1. Why is Germany keen on helping India in Cleaning the Ganges? 
 2. What steps have been taken for cleaning Ganges? 
 3. What else is Germany interested in investing in India? 
 4. How long is the Ganges? How many people does it support? 
 
 
 
 
\
 
B. Tick the correct options.               (1*4=4) 
 (i) The synonym of “ambitious” is: 
 (a) sudden 
 (b) dull 
 (c) determined 
 (d) dusky 
 
 (ii) The antonym of “densely” is: 
 (a)heavily 
 (b) sparsely 
 (c) exceedingly 
 (d) commonly 
 
 (iii) The word ‘assist’ can be replaced with: 
 (a) acid 
 (b) show 
 (c) snub 
 (d) deal 
 
 (iv) The word ‘determined’ can be replaced with: 
 (a) conjure 
 (b) assist 
 (c) clamour 
 (d) resolute 
 
SECTION B (Writing 25 marks) 
3. Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily expressing your concern over the 
problems that India faces because of “Brain Drain. “Also give some suggestions to 
overcome this problem. Write the letter in about 100 words taking help from the 
points given below. 
  
* Flow of intelligence from developing to developed countries. 
* Good jobs 
* Attractive salaries 
* Better living standard 
* Scope of promotion 
       OR 
 Write an article on the Health Hazards caused by Junk Food, in about 100-200 
wordstaking help form help form the points given below. 
* Lack of concentration 
* Headaches 
* Increased Irritability 
* Early Fatigue. 
Page 4


 
 
 
 
YY-DRO-101 
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I, 2016 – 177 
SUBJECT – ENGLISH 
CLASS: X 
Time: 3 Hrs.           M.M: 70 
 
General Instructions: 
 The questions paper is divide into three sections. 
  Section A: Reading comprehension – 20 marks 
  Section B: Writing and Grammar – 25 marks 
  Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text – 25 marks 
1. Attempt all questions. 
2. You may attempt any section at any time. 
3. All question of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. 
 
SECTION A: (Reading 20 marks) 
1. The read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
CREDIT CARDS 
Ask people whether credit cards are necessity or a luxury and most would probably term 
them a necessity these days. Credit cards are considered a boon for the ready 
convenience. You do not have to worry about carrying enough cash, when you go 
shopping or to a restaurant, just flash your card, sign and walk out.  
 
But there are many who criticize credit cards that for the ‘easy money syndrome they 
generate. It is true that many people fall into debt trap-thanks to the extensive use to 
their cards. But if you are careful with your expenses, they can be handy thing to have. 
Hence you need to consider the term ‘responsible usage’ and understand the actual 
significance of living on credit. 
 
There’s one precaution we should add. Always settle a credit card bill in full for two good 
reasons. First and foremost, if you are not able to pay now, you should not have spent it in 
the first place. Second, the credit charges tend to be extremely high, ranging from 2 to 3 
% per month. 
 
There is no shortage of cards on offer. Almost every bank has launched a card; so the 
biggest hurdle you face is in trying to choose from amongst them. 
 
So how does one choose among the various card on the offer? The factors for choosing a 
card revolve around certain differentiating features that one card may offer and the 
others do not, like acceptability, eligibility, fees, other charges, credit period, cash 
advance etc. 
 
Cards which carry the Master of visa affiliation are more widely accepted across the 
country compared to Diners and American Express cards Similarly, global credit cards 
are valid even outside India, these cards would probably suit you the best, due to their 
 
 
 
 
acceptability across various outlets. It’s all very well to be member of the plastic age. Like 
all good things in life, a credit card privilege has to be enjoyed. 
 
A. Answer the following questions.             (1*8= 8) 
 1. Why are credit cards considered to be a boon? 
 2. How much are the credit card charges? 
    3. Name one factors for choosing a credit card. 
 4. Which cards are more widely accepted? 
 5. Name other two credit cards which are also accepted. 
 6. Which cards are suitable for people who travel within or outside India? 
 7. What is the biggest hurdle when it comes to choosing of credit cards? 
 8. Why do some people fall into debt because of credit cards? 
 
2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (12) 
Clean the Ganges 
Prime Minister Narender Modi’s ambitious initiative to clean up the river Ganga has 
attracted interest from Germany, which is keen on providing its expertise to carry out the 
multibillion dollar project. The Modi government is determined to clean up the Ganga 
which has become heavily polluted due to industrial and human waste. It has allocated Rs 
2,037 crore for task in its Union Budget presented last month. 
 
German Deputy General Michael Ott said that there is an improved sentiment in the 
country, which makes it an attractive destination for Germany to do business with. Apart 
from other sectors, we would like to assist the government in cleaning up the Ganga, 
which is an ambitious project of the new government. He said that since his country has 
the experience in this after it cleaned the longest European river, the 1,232 km Rhine, it 
can provide its expertise to the modi government to take up the mammoth task. 
 
The Rhine, which was the most polluted river in the Europe, is so clean today that the 
water can be used for drinking as well. The government has created a separate ministry, 
the Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry and its also planning to set up an NRI fund to boost the 
Ganga cleaning efforts. The army has also proposed to set up a task force under a retired 
Lieutenant General with a team of 40 officers who would help in cleaning the holy river. 
Over 2500 km long Ganga river flows through one of the most densely populated regions 
of the Gangetic Plains, supporting a population of over 400 million almost a third of the 
national population. 
 
Germany is also keen on investing in water waste and sewage treatment as well as 
renewable power sector, apart from education and healthcare. 
 
A. Answer the following questions:              (2*4=8) 
 1. Why is Germany keen on helping India in Cleaning the Ganges? 
 2. What steps have been taken for cleaning Ganges? 
 3. What else is Germany interested in investing in India? 
 4. How long is the Ganges? How many people does it support? 
 
 
 
 
\
 
B. Tick the correct options.               (1*4=4) 
 (i) The synonym of “ambitious” is: 
 (a) sudden 
 (b) dull 
 (c) determined 
 (d) dusky 
 
 (ii) The antonym of “densely” is: 
 (a)heavily 
 (b) sparsely 
 (c) exceedingly 
 (d) commonly 
 
 (iii) The word ‘assist’ can be replaced with: 
 (a) acid 
 (b) show 
 (c) snub 
 (d) deal 
 
 (iv) The word ‘determined’ can be replaced with: 
 (a) conjure 
 (b) assist 
 (c) clamour 
 (d) resolute 
 
SECTION B (Writing 25 marks) 
3. Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily expressing your concern over the 
problems that India faces because of “Brain Drain. “Also give some suggestions to 
overcome this problem. Write the letter in about 100 words taking help from the 
points given below. 
  
* Flow of intelligence from developing to developed countries. 
* Good jobs 
* Attractive salaries 
* Better living standard 
* Scope of promotion 
       OR 
 Write an article on the Health Hazards caused by Junk Food, in about 100-200 
wordstaking help form help form the points given below. 
* Lack of concentration 
* Headaches 
* Increased Irritability 
* Early Fatigue. 
 
 
 
 
4. Complete the story in 150-200 words with a suitable title and moral.   (10) 
It was a hot Day. A blind man was crossing the road, suddenly a car came………………….. 
Once upon a time in a big forest, a group of trees were having a meeting. Being the 
oldest tree, the Banyan tree was asked to speak first. He began……. 
 
5. Fill in the blanks with the most suitable words:        (3) 
 I came to India (i) _________  a short trip only., one week (ii) _________ left to return to 
America. Everybody wanted to spend time with me (iii) _________ how to spend; (iv) 
_________ we decided to watch (v) _________ Movie. We (vi) _________ a lot. 
  
6. In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the 
missing word along with the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against 
the correct blank number. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is 
underlined. The first one has been done for you as an example.      (4) 
 The small town was the     was  at  the 
 Foot of the mountains. Most the  (a) _________ _________ _________ 
 People were famers. There traders also (b)  _________ _________ _________ 
 In the town. Though not rich were  (c)  _________ _________ _________ 
 Happy contented. At one   (d)  _________ _________ _________ 
 Time the peace was taken by several robberies. 
 
7. Rearrange the following words to make meaningful sentences.      (3) 
 (a) our/ is/ talented swimmers/ full of/ country 
 (b) not/ utilized/ potential/ fully/ their/ is 
 (c) academic subjects/ other activities/ take precendence/ over/ in schools. 
 
SECTION C: (Literature and Long Reading Text 25 matks) 
8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.     (3) 
 “The whole universe is built up through love and the grief of separation is inescapable.” 
 (a) When did the speaker acquire this philosophy? 
 (b) What pain has the speaker gone through? 
 (c) Write the meaning of the word, “inescapable.” 
       OR 
 That’s not much to boast about: 
 Said the heartless frog without 
 Proper training such as I  
 And few others can supply 
 You’ll remain a mere beginner 
 But with we you’ll be a winner 
 (a) How does the frog claim to improve the nightingale’s song? 
 (b) Why is the frog considered to be heartless? 
 (c) Give the antonym of the word “heartless” 
 
 
 
Page 5


 
 
 
 
YY-DRO-101 
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I, 2016 – 177 
SUBJECT – ENGLISH 
CLASS: X 
Time: 3 Hrs.           M.M: 70 
 
General Instructions: 
 The questions paper is divide into three sections. 
  Section A: Reading comprehension – 20 marks 
  Section B: Writing and Grammar – 25 marks 
  Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text – 25 marks 
1. Attempt all questions. 
2. You may attempt any section at any time. 
3. All question of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. 
 
SECTION A: (Reading 20 marks) 
1. The read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
CREDIT CARDS 
Ask people whether credit cards are necessity or a luxury and most would probably term 
them a necessity these days. Credit cards are considered a boon for the ready 
convenience. You do not have to worry about carrying enough cash, when you go 
shopping or to a restaurant, just flash your card, sign and walk out.  
 
But there are many who criticize credit cards that for the ‘easy money syndrome they 
generate. It is true that many people fall into debt trap-thanks to the extensive use to 
their cards. But if you are careful with your expenses, they can be handy thing to have. 
Hence you need to consider the term ‘responsible usage’ and understand the actual 
significance of living on credit. 
 
There’s one precaution we should add. Always settle a credit card bill in full for two good 
reasons. First and foremost, if you are not able to pay now, you should not have spent it in 
the first place. Second, the credit charges tend to be extremely high, ranging from 2 to 3 
% per month. 
 
There is no shortage of cards on offer. Almost every bank has launched a card; so the 
biggest hurdle you face is in trying to choose from amongst them. 
 
So how does one choose among the various card on the offer? The factors for choosing a 
card revolve around certain differentiating features that one card may offer and the 
others do not, like acceptability, eligibility, fees, other charges, credit period, cash 
advance etc. 
 
Cards which carry the Master of visa affiliation are more widely accepted across the 
country compared to Diners and American Express cards Similarly, global credit cards 
are valid even outside India, these cards would probably suit you the best, due to their 
 
 
 
 
acceptability across various outlets. It’s all very well to be member of the plastic age. Like 
all good things in life, a credit card privilege has to be enjoyed. 
 
A. Answer the following questions.             (1*8= 8) 
 1. Why are credit cards considered to be a boon? 
 2. How much are the credit card charges? 
    3. Name one factors for choosing a credit card. 
 4. Which cards are more widely accepted? 
 5. Name other two credit cards which are also accepted. 
 6. Which cards are suitable for people who travel within or outside India? 
 7. What is the biggest hurdle when it comes to choosing of credit cards? 
 8. Why do some people fall into debt because of credit cards? 
 
2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (12) 
Clean the Ganges 
Prime Minister Narender Modi’s ambitious initiative to clean up the river Ganga has 
attracted interest from Germany, which is keen on providing its expertise to carry out the 
multibillion dollar project. The Modi government is determined to clean up the Ganga 
which has become heavily polluted due to industrial and human waste. It has allocated Rs 
2,037 crore for task in its Union Budget presented last month. 
 
German Deputy General Michael Ott said that there is an improved sentiment in the 
country, which makes it an attractive destination for Germany to do business with. Apart 
from other sectors, we would like to assist the government in cleaning up the Ganga, 
which is an ambitious project of the new government. He said that since his country has 
the experience in this after it cleaned the longest European river, the 1,232 km Rhine, it 
can provide its expertise to the modi government to take up the mammoth task. 
 
The Rhine, which was the most polluted river in the Europe, is so clean today that the 
water can be used for drinking as well. The government has created a separate ministry, 
the Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry and its also planning to set up an NRI fund to boost the 
Ganga cleaning efforts. The army has also proposed to set up a task force under a retired 
Lieutenant General with a team of 40 officers who would help in cleaning the holy river. 
Over 2500 km long Ganga river flows through one of the most densely populated regions 
of the Gangetic Plains, supporting a population of over 400 million almost a third of the 
national population. 
 
Germany is also keen on investing in water waste and sewage treatment as well as 
renewable power sector, apart from education and healthcare. 
 
A. Answer the following questions:              (2*4=8) 
 1. Why is Germany keen on helping India in Cleaning the Ganges? 
 2. What steps have been taken for cleaning Ganges? 
 3. What else is Germany interested in investing in India? 
 4. How long is the Ganges? How many people does it support? 
 
 
 
 
\
 
B. Tick the correct options.               (1*4=4) 
 (i) The synonym of “ambitious” is: 
 (a) sudden 
 (b) dull 
 (c) determined 
 (d) dusky 
 
 (ii) The antonym of “densely” is: 
 (a)heavily 
 (b) sparsely 
 (c) exceedingly 
 (d) commonly 
 
 (iii) The word ‘assist’ can be replaced with: 
 (a) acid 
 (b) show 
 (c) snub 
 (d) deal 
 
 (iv) The word ‘determined’ can be replaced with: 
 (a) conjure 
 (b) assist 
 (c) clamour 
 (d) resolute 
 
SECTION B (Writing 25 marks) 
3. Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily expressing your concern over the 
problems that India faces because of “Brain Drain. “Also give some suggestions to 
overcome this problem. Write the letter in about 100 words taking help from the 
points given below. 
  
* Flow of intelligence from developing to developed countries. 
* Good jobs 
* Attractive salaries 
* Better living standard 
* Scope of promotion 
       OR 
 Write an article on the Health Hazards caused by Junk Food, in about 100-200 
wordstaking help form help form the points given below. 
* Lack of concentration 
* Headaches 
* Increased Irritability 
* Early Fatigue. 
 
 
 
 
4. Complete the story in 150-200 words with a suitable title and moral.   (10) 
It was a hot Day. A blind man was crossing the road, suddenly a car came………………….. 
Once upon a time in a big forest, a group of trees were having a meeting. Being the 
oldest tree, the Banyan tree was asked to speak first. He began……. 
 
5. Fill in the blanks with the most suitable words:        (3) 
 I came to India (i) _________  a short trip only., one week (ii) _________ left to return to 
America. Everybody wanted to spend time with me (iii) _________ how to spend; (iv) 
_________ we decided to watch (v) _________ Movie. We (vi) _________ a lot. 
  
6. In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the 
missing word along with the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against 
the correct blank number. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is 
underlined. The first one has been done for you as an example.      (4) 
 The small town was the     was  at  the 
 Foot of the mountains. Most the  (a) _________ _________ _________ 
 People were famers. There traders also (b)  _________ _________ _________ 
 In the town. Though not rich were  (c)  _________ _________ _________ 
 Happy contented. At one   (d)  _________ _________ _________ 
 Time the peace was taken by several robberies. 
 
7. Rearrange the following words to make meaningful sentences.      (3) 
 (a) our/ is/ talented swimmers/ full of/ country 
 (b) not/ utilized/ potential/ fully/ their/ is 
 (c) academic subjects/ other activities/ take precendence/ over/ in schools. 
 
SECTION C: (Literature and Long Reading Text 25 matks) 
8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.     (3) 
 “The whole universe is built up through love and the grief of separation is inescapable.” 
 (a) When did the speaker acquire this philosophy? 
 (b) What pain has the speaker gone through? 
 (c) Write the meaning of the word, “inescapable.” 
       OR 
 That’s not much to boast about: 
 Said the heartless frog without 
 Proper training such as I  
 And few others can supply 
 You’ll remain a mere beginner 
 But with we you’ll be a winner 
 (a) How does the frog claim to improve the nightingale’s song? 
 (b) Why is the frog considered to be heartless? 
 (c) Give the antonym of the word “heartless” 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Answer the following questions in 30 to 40 words. (Any four)      (8) 
(a) Describe the symbolic significance of the comparison between the woman and the 
terrible fish as given in ‘Mirror”? 
(b) Why does Mrs. Slater decide to shift the bureau from grandfather’s room before the 
arrival of the Jordan? How does Henry react to the suggestion? 
(c) What impression do you form of the postmaster after reading the story, “The letter”? 
(d) How did she Miss Mebbin Manage to get her week end cottage? Why did she plant so 
many tiger lilies in the garden? 
(e) Describe how poetry survives all wars and destruction. (Not Marble, Nor the Glided 
Monuments) 
 
10. Answer any one of the following questions in about 80 to 100 words.      (4) 
 Nightingale could not see through the game plan of the frog. What trail is highlighted in
 the poem which you need to follow to live a comfortable life”? 
       OR 
Victoria Slater is truly attached to her grandpa. As she sees the elders in her family 
quarrel over inheritance, she is bewildered and upset by their attitude. As Victoria, write 
a dairy entry outlining the incident and your feelings. Also write about what values-she 
draws from hers parents. 
 
11. Answer any one of the questions in about 150-200 words.      (10)  
 Mrs. Sullivan was as remarkable as her student. Elaborate. 
      OR 
 Draw a character sketch of Arthur H Helen. 
      OR 
 What effect does living in the Annexe have no Anne Frank? 
      OR 
 “But enough about my illness, I am fit as a fiddle again.” What does it tell us about Anne? 
Read More
Offer running on EduRev: Apply code STAYHOME200 to get INR 200 off on our premium plan EduRev Infinity!

Complete Syllabus of Class 10

Dynamic Test

Content Category

Related Searches

Important questions

,

ppt

,

CBSE Class 10 Notes | EduRev

,

Extra Questions

,

Class 10

,

Free

,

Previous Year Questions with Solutions

,

mock tests for examination

,

past year papers

,

video lectures

,

pdf

,

English Communicative Past Year Paper SA-1(Set-2) - 2016

,

Class 10

,

practice quizzes

,

English Communicative Past Year Paper SA-1(Set-2) - 2016

,

Objective type Questions

,

English Communicative Past Year Paper SA-1(Set-2) - 2016

,

Exam

,

Sample Paper

,

study material

,

Semester Notes

,

Viva Questions

,

CBSE Class 10 Notes | EduRev

,

Summary

,

shortcuts and tricks

,

MCQs

,

Class 10

,

CBSE Class 10 Notes | EduRev

;