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English

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CBSE Class 10

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 Multiple Choice QuestionsShort Answer Type

1.

Complete the following passage by choosing the correct options from the
options given below:                                                                   

Ahmad was afraid (a) __________ the animals residing (b) ____________the forest. Once he had a chance to go (c) __________ some brave boys (d) __________ a forest picnic.

(a) (i) of             (ii) from     (iii) to           (iv) off
(b) (i) at             (ii) in         (iii) into         (iv) on
(c) (i) along with  (ii) with     (iii) by           (iv) beside
(d) (i) to              (ii) on       (iii) in            (iv) at


a)    of
b)    at
c)    with
d)    on

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2.

There is one error in every line of the following passage. Write the incorrect
word and the correction in your answer sheet. Ensure that the correct word is
underlined. Do not copy the passage.
                                                                                  Incorrect       correct

Once, an ant which has come to drink at a                  (a) ________   _______
stream fell in the water and was carried                      (b) ________   _______
away by the swift current. It was in great danger for    (c) ________   _______
drowning. A dove, perch on a nearby tree                   (d) ________  _______
saw the ant’s danger and dropped a leaf into the water.
The ant climbed on to these and was carried to           (e) ________  _______
safety. Sometimes after this a hunter, creeping           (f) ________   _______
through the bushes, saw a dove asleep, and took        (g) ________   _______
a careful aim for the gun.                                          (h)________   ________     


     Incorrect                                Correct
(a) Has Come                              Had come
(b) In                                            Into
(c) For                                            Of
(d) Perch                                     Perching
(e) Ant’s                                      Ant in
(f) To these                                  This
(g) Sometimes                            Sometime
(h) Asleep                                   Sleeping

 

 

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3.

Read the extract and answer the following questions by choosing the most appropriate options:
I’ll tell you what I’ve got to do. On Monday next I’ve got to do three things.
 (i) These words are spoken by ___________ to ___________.
(ii) The listeners’ reaction to the speaker’s declaration is that they are
       ___________.
(iii) ___________ has made the speaker decide on three things.



(i) Mr. Abel Merryweather to his family
(ii) taken aback
(iii) When Abel Merryweather found out that there is a bidding war between his daughters regarding his property. He decided not to live as a dependant on either of his daughters.

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4.

You have been served with the following notes on ‘Kashmir’. Develop a paragraph in about 80 words on “Kashmir; the Paradise of India” using all these notes.                                                                                              


                                                 Kashmir

 

•                  Surrounded by mountains, snow-covered peaks,
                    beautiful lakes and gardens. 

•                  Kesar (saffron) grown on hilly terrain.

•                  Visited by tourists throughout the year.

•                  Kashmiri people keep Kangri to warm
                   themselves.

•                  Wicker work, Kashmiri embroidery, walnut
                   work— the chief handicrafts of Kashmiri people.

•                  Dal lake- the famous one—House boats.

•                  Kashmir—heaven created by God on earth.

•                  People—helpful—enjoy delicious food.

 

                          Kashmir; the paradise of India
The heaven of India, Kashmir is surrounded by mountains, snow-covered peaks, beautiful lakes and gardens. This place is visited by tourists throughout the year. Kesar (Saffron) is grown on hilly terrains of Kashmir. The Kashmiri people keep Kangri to warm themselves. The handicraft industry has flourished in Kashmir. Wicker work, Kashmiri embroidery, walnut work is among the main handicraft working of Kashmiri people. Dal Lake in Srinagar is famous one among lakes in valley, for house boats and shikara. The people living in Kashmir are helpful in nature and enjoy delicious food. It is rightly said by the people that Kashmir is a heaven created by god on earth.

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5.

Rearrange the following words and phrases to make meaningful sentences.
 (a) one computer/Internet allows/to send/messages/computer/to another
 (b) Net now/to converse/issue/debate/allows/or discus/people
 (c) all kinds/this/of files/network/stores
 (d) remote/it/on one/allows/computer/people/to connect/computer/to a



(a) Internet allows messages to send to one computer to another computer.
(b) Net now allows people to converse, debate or discuss issue.
(c) This network stores all kinds of files.
(d) It allows people to connect on one computer to a remote computer.

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6.

Read the extract and answer the following questions by choosing the   most appropriate options:
'Next night when the Nightingale
Shook her head and twitched her tail,
Closed an eye and fluffed a wing
And had cleared her throat to sing
She was startled by a croak’

(a) The Nightingale was eager to sing because _______
(i) the song was good
(ii) she wanted to gain applause
(iii) a solitary loon wept
(iv) the sumac tree was in full bloom

(b) She was startled by ___________
(i) the frog’s croak                  (ii) ladies with tiaras
(iii) Duck of Kent                     (iv) the toad

(c) She twitched her tail to _________
(i) earn money                        (ii) start vocal training
(iii) perfect her technique        (iv) sing a song


(a) she wanted to gain applause
(b) the frog’s croak
(c) sing a song

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7.

Read the extract and answer the following questions by choosing the   most appropriate options:
‘And for Loona Bimberton, she refused to look at an illustrated paper for weeks and her letter of thanks for the gift of a tiger-claw brooch was a model of repressed emotion.’

(a) Loona didn’t look at papers for weeks because ______.
(i) they praised Packletide 
(ii) she lost her brooch
(iii) Packletide killed a tiger
(iv) Loona could not kill a tiger

(b) Who gave her the gift?
(i) Miss Mebbin                    
(ii) Mrs Packletide
(iii) Algerian aviator
(iv) the villagers

(c) Her emotions were “repressed” because _________
(i) she was an emotional person
(ii) she was envious of Miss Mebbin
(iii) she was a paid companion
(iv) she was envious of Mrs Packletide




(a) they praised Packletide
(b) Mrs Packletide
(c) she was envious of Mrs Packletide

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8.

Look at the notes given below and complete the paragraph that follows
by choosing the correct options:   

 

facts about ants - amazing - more so - their names - ants’ brain -
processing power - like a computer - some birds - drop ants inside their
feathers - reason - the ants squirt formic acid - it removes the parasites -
crazy ants - habit of running here and there erratically - weaver ants -
famous - communication and nest building behaviour.


The facts about ants are simply amazing. The ant’s brain (a)________ Some birds drop ants inside their feathers because (b)__________ .Crazy ants have the (c)___________ .Weaver ants are well known for their (d)____________ .

(a) (i) had a processing power like a computer.
     (ii) has a processive power like a computer.
    (iii) having being a processing power like a computer.
    (iv) haven’t a processing power like a computer.

(b) (i) the formic acid squirted by the ants will not remove parasites.
     (ii) the formic acid squirted by the ants removes parasites.
     (iii) the formic acid squirted by the ants helps to change the colour of the parasites.
    (iv) the formic acid squirted by the ants is used by the parasites.

(c) (i) habit of running here and there erratically.
     (ii) habit of running here and there happily.
    (iii) habit of sleeping all the time.
    (iv) habit of jumping from the nests.

(d) (i) communication and creativity.
     (ii) communication and nest building behaviour.
    (iii) communication and ability to kill parasites.
     (iv) communication and parenting.

 


a)    having being a processing power like a computer.
b)    the formic acid squirted by the ants removes parasites.
c)    habit of running here and there erratically.
d)    communication and nest building behaviour.

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9.

Read the following poem carefully:                                         
The Leader
Patient and steady with all he must bear,
Ready to meet every challenge with care,
Easy in manner, yet solid as steel,
Strong in his faith, refreshingly real,
Isn’t afraid to propose what is bold,
Doesn’t conform to the usual mould,
Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight won’t do,
Never backs down when he sees what is true,
Tells it all straight, and means it all too.

Going forward and knowing he’s right,
Even when doubted for why he would fight,
Over and over he makes his case clear
Reaching to touch the ones who won’t hear.
Growing in strength, he won’t be unnerved,
Ever assuring he’ll stand by his word.
Wanting the world to join his firm stand,
Bracing for war, but praying for peace,
Using his power so evil will cease:
So much a leader and worthy of trust,
Here stands a man who will do what he must.

 

On the basis of your reading of the above poem, complete the following
statements:
(1) This poem is about the qualities a ____________ should possess.
(2) ‘Doesn’t conform to the usual mould’ suggests that the person being
      described has qualities ___________.
(3) The leader would fight bravely but at the same time pray for ___________.
(4) Using his power so evil will cease: Here ‘cease’ means to ___________.
(5) A true leader is a man who can be ___________.

 

 


1)    Leader
2)    Fighter
3)    Peace
4)    Stop
5)    Trust worthy

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10.

Read the following conversation and fill in the blanks to complete the passage given thereafter:                                                                    
Bryan: I stayed up all night yesterday to watch a James Bond movie
Marathon.
Wife: It’s more than clear from your swollen eyes, Bryan. What’s so special
about the Marathon?
Bryan: It brought back memories of my youth.
Wife: Were you a spy, Bryan?
Bryan: No, I was a ticket collector at a cinema complex.
As Bryan’s wife brought him his morning tea, he yawned and
announced that (a) __________ to watch a James Bond movie
Marathon. She was not amused to hear this. Handing him the tea, she casually
remarked (b) __________ and wanted to know what was so special about the
Marathon. Bryan took a sip and said that (c) __________ in order to tease him, she
asked him sarcastically (d)__________. Bryan smiled and replied that he had
been a ticket collector at a cinema complex.


(a) I stayed up all nights yesterday.
(b) It’s more than clear from your swollen eyes.
(c) It brought back memories of my youth.
(d) Were you a spy, Bryan?

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