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N5UCIWM 
Gyan Sagar Public School 
Summative Assessment – I (2016 – 2017) 
English Communicative 
Class – X 
Time: 3 Hours                 Maximum Marks: 70 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into three sections. 
 Section A  :  Reading    20 Marks 
 Section B  :  Writing and Grammar  25 Marks 
 Section C  : Literature   25 Marks 
 
Section A: Reading (20 Marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:      (8) 
A chimpanzee is one of the great apes and the nearest in intelligence to man. Scientists have 
examined its mental capacities and sent it nots space in anticipation of man. Chimpanzees 
need little description. Being apes and not monkeys, they have no tails. Their arms are 
longer that their legs and they normally run on all fours. They can also walk upright with 
toes turned outwards. When erect they stand 3-5 ft high. The hair is long and coarse, black 
excerpt for a while patch near the rump. The face, ears hands and feet are bared and except 
for the black face, the flesh is coloured. 
Chimpanzee exhibit great concerns for each other. When chimpanzees meet after having 
been apart they greet each other in a very human way by touching each other or even 
clasping hands. Chimpanzees have amazing social discipline. When a dominant male 
arrives, the rest of the chimpanzees hurry to pay respects to it. The dominant male is not 
allowed to wrest food from his inferiors. The members of a party also spend considerable 
amount of time grooming each other and themselves. Mothers go through the fur of their 
babies for any foreign particles, dirt, and tricks and they aid each other when they are 
injured. 
Chimpanzees are the best tools users apart from man. Sticks 2-3 ft long are picked off the 
ground or broken from branches and pushed into nests, then withdrawn and the honey or 
insects licked off. Stones are used to crack nuts or as missiles to drive humans and baboons 
away from its food. Chimpanzees are not only tool user but also toolmakers. They Make 
their own rods by stripping the leaves off a twig or tear shreds off a grass stem. Baby 
chimpanzees learn all this by observing the older chimpanzees making and using them. So 
man is not the only toolmakers, merely better at it than his relatives. 
(a)  Chimpanzees are as ________ as men. 
(b) Chimpanzees greet each other by ________ each other. 
(c) Like man, chimpanzees are ___________. 
(d) Chimpanzees ____________ tails. 
(e) Baby chimpanzees learn all by _________. 
(f) Chimpanzees have amazing ____________. 
(g) The dominant male chimpanzee is not allowed __________ 
(h) The word ‘wrest’ means ___________. 
 
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N5UCIWM 
Gyan Sagar Public School 
Summative Assessment – I (2016 – 2017) 
English Communicative 
Class – X 
Time: 3 Hours                 Maximum Marks: 70 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into three sections. 
 Section A  :  Reading    20 Marks 
 Section B  :  Writing and Grammar  25 Marks 
 Section C  : Literature   25 Marks 
 
Section A: Reading (20 Marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:      (8) 
A chimpanzee is one of the great apes and the nearest in intelligence to man. Scientists have 
examined its mental capacities and sent it nots space in anticipation of man. Chimpanzees 
need little description. Being apes and not monkeys, they have no tails. Their arms are 
longer that their legs and they normally run on all fours. They can also walk upright with 
toes turned outwards. When erect they stand 3-5 ft high. The hair is long and coarse, black 
excerpt for a while patch near the rump. The face, ears hands and feet are bared and except 
for the black face, the flesh is coloured. 
Chimpanzee exhibit great concerns for each other. When chimpanzees meet after having 
been apart they greet each other in a very human way by touching each other or even 
clasping hands. Chimpanzees have amazing social discipline. When a dominant male 
arrives, the rest of the chimpanzees hurry to pay respects to it. The dominant male is not 
allowed to wrest food from his inferiors. The members of a party also spend considerable 
amount of time grooming each other and themselves. Mothers go through the fur of their 
babies for any foreign particles, dirt, and tricks and they aid each other when they are 
injured. 
Chimpanzees are the best tools users apart from man. Sticks 2-3 ft long are picked off the 
ground or broken from branches and pushed into nests, then withdrawn and the honey or 
insects licked off. Stones are used to crack nuts or as missiles to drive humans and baboons 
away from its food. Chimpanzees are not only tool user but also toolmakers. They Make 
their own rods by stripping the leaves off a twig or tear shreds off a grass stem. Baby 
chimpanzees learn all this by observing the older chimpanzees making and using them. So 
man is not the only toolmakers, merely better at it than his relatives. 
(a)  Chimpanzees are as ________ as men. 
(b) Chimpanzees greet each other by ________ each other. 
(c) Like man, chimpanzees are ___________. 
(d) Chimpanzees ____________ tails. 
(e) Baby chimpanzees learn all by _________. 
(f) Chimpanzees have amazing ____________. 
(g) The dominant male chimpanzee is not allowed __________ 
(h) The word ‘wrest’ means ___________. 
 
 
 
 
 
2.  Read the passage given below:         (12) 
Vegetarianism promotes a natural way of life. But despite its implicit message of universal 
love and non-violence it has spread, as it should have. This may be because it is usually an 
inward looking habit and is best cultivated in the mind. 
Leading a vegetarian way of life helps the animal kingdom to co-exist with man. The 
animals supply milk, manure and energy. This has been central to the Indian culture for 
thousands of years. A vegetarian life style is natural, multifaceted and helps prevention of 
aliments in a healty way. Food and health are closely related. 
In India, a vegetarian is usually a lacto-vegetarian. In the western world vegetarians are 
subdivided as “vegans”, lacto-vegetarians who use dairy products of the vegetable kingdom 
and lacto-ova-vegetarians. The last category includes eggs in addition to dairy products. 
The western science considers food as something to sustain only the human body, whereas 
the Indian science considered food as something which sustains not only the body, but also 
maintain the purity of heart, mind and the soul. Thus an item of food which is injurious to 
body or satisfies the taste. Indian food science does not give much importance to protein 
or even to the balanced diet but it gives importance to food that increases the strength of 
the body and its virility. 
Vegetarian food provides an infinite variety of flavours, whereas no vegetarian food has 
hardly any taste of its own. In facts non-vegetarian foods have to be seasoned with 
ingredients from the vegetable kingdom to make them palatable. 
In most sport disciplines, vegetarians lead in endurance tests. “You are what you eat” and 
it is a fact that it is the food that makes the man. The food we eat, its quality, quantity, its 
timing and combination is of utmost importance to healthy life. 
More and more intellectuals in UK, France and Israel are turning to vegetarian diet not only 
on ethical and humanitarian grounds, but also for health and ecological reasons. 
 
2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions given below: 
(a) Why has vegetarian not spread? 
(b) How are vegetarians classified in the western world? 
(c) What does Indian science consider necessary for food intake, besides sustaining the 
body? 
(d) Why are intellectuals turning vegetarians? 
2.2 Answer the following questions by selecting the correct options: 
 (a) Write the antonym of implicit. 
  (i) excessive 
  (ii) explicit 
  (iii) expressive 
  (iv) exquisite 
 (b) Find the word in the passage that means same as ‘pleasant to taste’. 
   (i) pleasant 
  (ii) pungent 
  (iii) palatable 
  (iv) persuasive 
 (c) What does the word, ‘endurance’ mean? 
   (i) entreaty 
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N5UCIWM 
Gyan Sagar Public School 
Summative Assessment – I (2016 – 2017) 
English Communicative 
Class – X 
Time: 3 Hours                 Maximum Marks: 70 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into three sections. 
 Section A  :  Reading    20 Marks 
 Section B  :  Writing and Grammar  25 Marks 
 Section C  : Literature   25 Marks 
 
Section A: Reading (20 Marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:      (8) 
A chimpanzee is one of the great apes and the nearest in intelligence to man. Scientists have 
examined its mental capacities and sent it nots space in anticipation of man. Chimpanzees 
need little description. Being apes and not monkeys, they have no tails. Their arms are 
longer that their legs and they normally run on all fours. They can also walk upright with 
toes turned outwards. When erect they stand 3-5 ft high. The hair is long and coarse, black 
excerpt for a while patch near the rump. The face, ears hands and feet are bared and except 
for the black face, the flesh is coloured. 
Chimpanzee exhibit great concerns for each other. When chimpanzees meet after having 
been apart they greet each other in a very human way by touching each other or even 
clasping hands. Chimpanzees have amazing social discipline. When a dominant male 
arrives, the rest of the chimpanzees hurry to pay respects to it. The dominant male is not 
allowed to wrest food from his inferiors. The members of a party also spend considerable 
amount of time grooming each other and themselves. Mothers go through the fur of their 
babies for any foreign particles, dirt, and tricks and they aid each other when they are 
injured. 
Chimpanzees are the best tools users apart from man. Sticks 2-3 ft long are picked off the 
ground or broken from branches and pushed into nests, then withdrawn and the honey or 
insects licked off. Stones are used to crack nuts or as missiles to drive humans and baboons 
away from its food. Chimpanzees are not only tool user but also toolmakers. They Make 
their own rods by stripping the leaves off a twig or tear shreds off a grass stem. Baby 
chimpanzees learn all this by observing the older chimpanzees making and using them. So 
man is not the only toolmakers, merely better at it than his relatives. 
(a)  Chimpanzees are as ________ as men. 
(b) Chimpanzees greet each other by ________ each other. 
(c) Like man, chimpanzees are ___________. 
(d) Chimpanzees ____________ tails. 
(e) Baby chimpanzees learn all by _________. 
(f) Chimpanzees have amazing ____________. 
(g) The dominant male chimpanzee is not allowed __________ 
(h) The word ‘wrest’ means ___________. 
 
 
 
 
 
2.  Read the passage given below:         (12) 
Vegetarianism promotes a natural way of life. But despite its implicit message of universal 
love and non-violence it has spread, as it should have. This may be because it is usually an 
inward looking habit and is best cultivated in the mind. 
Leading a vegetarian way of life helps the animal kingdom to co-exist with man. The 
animals supply milk, manure and energy. This has been central to the Indian culture for 
thousands of years. A vegetarian life style is natural, multifaceted and helps prevention of 
aliments in a healty way. Food and health are closely related. 
In India, a vegetarian is usually a lacto-vegetarian. In the western world vegetarians are 
subdivided as “vegans”, lacto-vegetarians who use dairy products of the vegetable kingdom 
and lacto-ova-vegetarians. The last category includes eggs in addition to dairy products. 
The western science considers food as something to sustain only the human body, whereas 
the Indian science considered food as something which sustains not only the body, but also 
maintain the purity of heart, mind and the soul. Thus an item of food which is injurious to 
body or satisfies the taste. Indian food science does not give much importance to protein 
or even to the balanced diet but it gives importance to food that increases the strength of 
the body and its virility. 
Vegetarian food provides an infinite variety of flavours, whereas no vegetarian food has 
hardly any taste of its own. In facts non-vegetarian foods have to be seasoned with 
ingredients from the vegetable kingdom to make them palatable. 
In most sport disciplines, vegetarians lead in endurance tests. “You are what you eat” and 
it is a fact that it is the food that makes the man. The food we eat, its quality, quantity, its 
timing and combination is of utmost importance to healthy life. 
More and more intellectuals in UK, France and Israel are turning to vegetarian diet not only 
on ethical and humanitarian grounds, but also for health and ecological reasons. 
 
2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions given below: 
(a) Why has vegetarian not spread? 
(b) How are vegetarians classified in the western world? 
(c) What does Indian science consider necessary for food intake, besides sustaining the 
body? 
(d) Why are intellectuals turning vegetarians? 
2.2 Answer the following questions by selecting the correct options: 
 (a) Write the antonym of implicit. 
  (i) excessive 
  (ii) explicit 
  (iii) expressive 
  (iv) exquisite 
 (b) Find the word in the passage that means same as ‘pleasant to taste’. 
   (i) pleasant 
  (ii) pungent 
  (iii) palatable 
  (iv) persuasive 
 (c) What does the word, ‘endurance’ mean? 
   (i) entreaty 
 
 
 
 
  (ii) toleration 
  (iii) detachment 
  (iv) discrimination 
 (d) What does the word, ‘ethical’ mean? 
  (i) cruel 
  (ii) severe 
  (iii) chaste 
  (iv) moral 
 
Section B: Writing and Grammar (25 Marks) 
3. The Indian metropolitan cities have also become centres of air pollution. Air-pollution 
leads to breathing problems, skin diseases, and so on. Write an articles, in about 100 – 200 
words, to spread awareness about the health hazards caused by air pollution.     (5) 
 
4. Write the story in about 150 – 200 words beginning with the following line. Give it a 
suitable title.            (10) 
‘The moment I rose up to take the book from my table, I felt a sudden jerk…’ 
 
5. Read the paragraph given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate 
words/phrases from the given options.          (3) 
High school is a critical time in the life of young people. On (a) ________ one hand, teenagers 
are eager to enjoy their freedom and independence, while on the other hand, they must be 
disciplined enough to keep (b) ________ priorities straight. In my opinion, the family, the peer 
group and the school impact high school students the (c) ___________ at this vulnerable time. 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) a the an  no article 
(b) Their  the our There 
(c) best highest most Max 
 
6. The following paragraph has not edited. There is one error in each line. Write the 
error and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. The 
first one has been done as an example.          (4)
         Error  correction 
Not further from his grandmother’s residence was the  e.g. further far 
Windmill, who operate on a new plan. Issac  (a) ____________ ____________ 
Spent hours examining it’s parts. While the mill  (b) ____________ ____________ 
Was a rest, the peers in its internal machinery, to  (c)  ____________ ____________ 
Satisfy their curiosity.     (d) ____________ ____________ 
 
7. Rearrange the following words/phrases to make meaningful sentences.     (3) 
(a) are/elephants/land animals/largest/on Earth/the 
(b) peace loving/animal/is/a/it/mild and 
(c) more easily/that is why/domesticated/it/trained and/can be 
 
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N5UCIWM 
Gyan Sagar Public School 
Summative Assessment – I (2016 – 2017) 
English Communicative 
Class – X 
Time: 3 Hours                 Maximum Marks: 70 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into three sections. 
 Section A  :  Reading    20 Marks 
 Section B  :  Writing and Grammar  25 Marks 
 Section C  : Literature   25 Marks 
 
Section A: Reading (20 Marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow:      (8) 
A chimpanzee is one of the great apes and the nearest in intelligence to man. Scientists have 
examined its mental capacities and sent it nots space in anticipation of man. Chimpanzees 
need little description. Being apes and not monkeys, they have no tails. Their arms are 
longer that their legs and they normally run on all fours. They can also walk upright with 
toes turned outwards. When erect they stand 3-5 ft high. The hair is long and coarse, black 
excerpt for a while patch near the rump. The face, ears hands and feet are bared and except 
for the black face, the flesh is coloured. 
Chimpanzee exhibit great concerns for each other. When chimpanzees meet after having 
been apart they greet each other in a very human way by touching each other or even 
clasping hands. Chimpanzees have amazing social discipline. When a dominant male 
arrives, the rest of the chimpanzees hurry to pay respects to it. The dominant male is not 
allowed to wrest food from his inferiors. The members of a party also spend considerable 
amount of time grooming each other and themselves. Mothers go through the fur of their 
babies for any foreign particles, dirt, and tricks and they aid each other when they are 
injured. 
Chimpanzees are the best tools users apart from man. Sticks 2-3 ft long are picked off the 
ground or broken from branches and pushed into nests, then withdrawn and the honey or 
insects licked off. Stones are used to crack nuts or as missiles to drive humans and baboons 
away from its food. Chimpanzees are not only tool user but also toolmakers. They Make 
their own rods by stripping the leaves off a twig or tear shreds off a grass stem. Baby 
chimpanzees learn all this by observing the older chimpanzees making and using them. So 
man is not the only toolmakers, merely better at it than his relatives. 
(a)  Chimpanzees are as ________ as men. 
(b) Chimpanzees greet each other by ________ each other. 
(c) Like man, chimpanzees are ___________. 
(d) Chimpanzees ____________ tails. 
(e) Baby chimpanzees learn all by _________. 
(f) Chimpanzees have amazing ____________. 
(g) The dominant male chimpanzee is not allowed __________ 
(h) The word ‘wrest’ means ___________. 
 
 
 
 
 
2.  Read the passage given below:         (12) 
Vegetarianism promotes a natural way of life. But despite its implicit message of universal 
love and non-violence it has spread, as it should have. This may be because it is usually an 
inward looking habit and is best cultivated in the mind. 
Leading a vegetarian way of life helps the animal kingdom to co-exist with man. The 
animals supply milk, manure and energy. This has been central to the Indian culture for 
thousands of years. A vegetarian life style is natural, multifaceted and helps prevention of 
aliments in a healty way. Food and health are closely related. 
In India, a vegetarian is usually a lacto-vegetarian. In the western world vegetarians are 
subdivided as “vegans”, lacto-vegetarians who use dairy products of the vegetable kingdom 
and lacto-ova-vegetarians. The last category includes eggs in addition to dairy products. 
The western science considers food as something to sustain only the human body, whereas 
the Indian science considered food as something which sustains not only the body, but also 
maintain the purity of heart, mind and the soul. Thus an item of food which is injurious to 
body or satisfies the taste. Indian food science does not give much importance to protein 
or even to the balanced diet but it gives importance to food that increases the strength of 
the body and its virility. 
Vegetarian food provides an infinite variety of flavours, whereas no vegetarian food has 
hardly any taste of its own. In facts non-vegetarian foods have to be seasoned with 
ingredients from the vegetable kingdom to make them palatable. 
In most sport disciplines, vegetarians lead in endurance tests. “You are what you eat” and 
it is a fact that it is the food that makes the man. The food we eat, its quality, quantity, its 
timing and combination is of utmost importance to healthy life. 
More and more intellectuals in UK, France and Israel are turning to vegetarian diet not only 
on ethical and humanitarian grounds, but also for health and ecological reasons. 
 
2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions given below: 
(a) Why has vegetarian not spread? 
(b) How are vegetarians classified in the western world? 
(c) What does Indian science consider necessary for food intake, besides sustaining the 
body? 
(d) Why are intellectuals turning vegetarians? 
2.2 Answer the following questions by selecting the correct options: 
 (a) Write the antonym of implicit. 
  (i) excessive 
  (ii) explicit 
  (iii) expressive 
  (iv) exquisite 
 (b) Find the word in the passage that means same as ‘pleasant to taste’. 
   (i) pleasant 
  (ii) pungent 
  (iii) palatable 
  (iv) persuasive 
 (c) What does the word, ‘endurance’ mean? 
   (i) entreaty 
 
 
 
 
  (ii) toleration 
  (iii) detachment 
  (iv) discrimination 
 (d) What does the word, ‘ethical’ mean? 
  (i) cruel 
  (ii) severe 
  (iii) chaste 
  (iv) moral 
 
Section B: Writing and Grammar (25 Marks) 
3. The Indian metropolitan cities have also become centres of air pollution. Air-pollution 
leads to breathing problems, skin diseases, and so on. Write an articles, in about 100 – 200 
words, to spread awareness about the health hazards caused by air pollution.     (5) 
 
4. Write the story in about 150 – 200 words beginning with the following line. Give it a 
suitable title.            (10) 
‘The moment I rose up to take the book from my table, I felt a sudden jerk…’ 
 
5. Read the paragraph given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate 
words/phrases from the given options.          (3) 
High school is a critical time in the life of young people. On (a) ________ one hand, teenagers 
are eager to enjoy their freedom and independence, while on the other hand, they must be 
disciplined enough to keep (b) ________ priorities straight. In my opinion, the family, the peer 
group and the school impact high school students the (c) ___________ at this vulnerable time. 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) a the an  no article 
(b) Their  the our There 
(c) best highest most Max 
 
6. The following paragraph has not edited. There is one error in each line. Write the 
error and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. The 
first one has been done as an example.          (4)
         Error  correction 
Not further from his grandmother’s residence was the  e.g. further far 
Windmill, who operate on a new plan. Issac  (a) ____________ ____________ 
Spent hours examining it’s parts. While the mill  (b) ____________ ____________ 
Was a rest, the peers in its internal machinery, to  (c)  ____________ ____________ 
Satisfy their curiosity.     (d) ____________ ____________ 
 
7. Rearrange the following words/phrases to make meaningful sentences.     (3) 
(a) are/elephants/land animals/largest/on Earth/the 
(b) peace loving/animal/is/a/it/mild and 
(c) more easily/that is why/domesticated/it/trained and/can be 
 
 
 
 
 
Section C: Literature (25 Marks) 
8. Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow:    (3) 
There was a pause. Nicola was glaring at his young brother in vexation. “We could not think 
of troubling you, sir.” 
(a) Why was Nicola glaring at his younger brother? 
(b) What favour did his younger brother ask of the narrator? 
(c) What does the word, ‘vexation’ mean? 
OR 
But it flickers. 
Faces and darkness separate us over and over. 
Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me,  
Searching my reaches for what she really is. 
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon. 
(a) What does ‘us’ in the second line refer to? 
(b) What is the woman searching for in the lake? 
(c) What is meant by ‘my reaches’? 
 
9. Answer the following questions in a about 30-40 words each.      (8) 
(a) What is the theme of the poem, ‘Not Marble, nor the Glided Monument’s? 
(b) What motivated Mrs. Packletide to deviate towards the foot steps of Nimrod? 
(c) How do you know that Ali was a familiar figure at the post office? 
(d) Mrs. Jordan says that she has a feeling that father has not paid his insurance premium. 
How do all react to it? 
 
10. Answer one of the following question in about 80 – 100 words:      (4) 
‘Henry, I’ve been thinking about the bureau of grandfather’s that’s in his bedroom. You 
know I always wanted to have it after he died’. Victoria is deeply anguished at her mother’s 
remarks. As Victoria write a letter to a friend expressing your feeling your on how your 
mother is behaving in a greedy manner highlighting the value her mother should have 
possessed. 
OR 
Our self-image is often based on what others make us believe we are. With reference to the 
poem, The frog and the Nightingale, write an article on ‘Poor self-image can be self-
destructive.’ 
 
11. Answer one of the following questions in about 150 – 200 words:    (10) 
Apart from her father, why couldn’t Anne have comfortable relationship with anyone? 
OR 
How did Anne feel about her grandmother? 
OR 
What was the cause of relentless vexation of the writer’s parents and what did her father 
do for the treatment of her illness? 
OR 
Draw up a character sketch of Helen as a little girl before she started her education in a 
formal way.  
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