Subject

English

Class

CBSE Class 10

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 Multiple Choice QuestionsShort Answer Type

1.

Complete the paragraph given below by filling in each of the blanks with the help of the options that follow:
The butter (a) __________ melted. Onions and vegetables are (b) __________ in it for 3 minutes. Flour and stock are added. It is brought to a boil while (c) __________ continuously.
 

(a)

(i) be

(ii) is

(iii) are

(iv) being

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

(i) fried

(ii) fry

(iii) fries

(iv) frying

 (c)

(i) stir

(ii) stirring

(iii) stirs

(iv) stirred


(a) is

(b) fried

(c) stirring

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2.

Read the extract given below and answer briefly the questions that follow:
          He holds him with his skinny hand,
          "There was a ship," quoth he.
(i) Who does 'He' refer to in the above extract?
(ii) What do we know about the speaker's feelings?
(iii) Why is his hand called 'skinny'?


(i) 'He' refers to the mariner in 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.'
(ii) The speaker is eager to tell his story to the wedding guest.
(​ii) The mariner is an old man so he had skinny hands.

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3.

Read the conversation given below and complete the paragraph that follows. 

Jatin    :

  Will you come with me to watch a movie tonight?

David  :

   I would have but I need to finish my English homework.

Jatin    :

  Then I shall ask Ravi.

Jatin asked David if he would (a) _______________. David replied that he would have but (b) _______________. Jatin then said (c) _______________.


(a) go with him to watch a movie that night
(b) he needed to finish his English homework
(c) that he should ask Ravi

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4.

Last year your school appointed a new T.G.T. who came to teach you English in class 9. You are very impressed with her. Write a description of your T.G.T. (English) in about 100 words. You may use the clues given below:
• qualification, college/university
• personality
• attitude towards students
• manner of teaching
• problem solving
• course punctuality
• weak students


My Favourite Teacher
In my school there are many teachers. Each one teaches us different subjects. Although all of them are fairly good, there is one teacher whom I love and admire the most. Her name is Ms. Lily. She is the most pleasing personality that I have ever come across. She is an ideal teacher. She has all those qualities which a good teacher is expected to have. Ms. Lily is our English teacher. She loves the subject that she teaches and has an in-depth knowledge of it too. She has a master’s degree in English Literature and B.Ed. She teaches English almost as though it were a hobby class. She does not adopt the old methods of teaching. In fact we even forget at times that she is teaching us from our text books. She does not merely read from the book but gives us a concrete picture of everything, so that we see them before us. Ms. Lily gives personal attention to all the students. She is an ideal teacher and provides the students with a good role model. 

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5.

Complete the news items given below by choosing the correct options from those that follow:
(a) 15-year-old Ram ____________________ against robbers last night.

(i)  fights single-handedly
(ii) fought single-handed
(iii) will fight single-handed
(iv) has fought single-handed

(b) Delhi High Court​ ____________________ kite flying in urban areas is illegal.

(i)  declaring that
(ii) has declared that
(iii) declares that
(iv) will declare that

(c) A killer whale thrashed a trainer killing him ​ ____________________ a shocked crowd.

(i)  at front of
(ii) in view off
(iii) at the back of
(iv) in front of


(a) (ii) fought single-handed
(b) (iii) declares that
(c) (iv) in front of

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6.

Imagine you are Gitika. Road the following conversation and write a suitable message for your mother in 50-60 words:
Ankita  : Hi, didi ! I'm Ankita on the line. Is aunty at home?
Gitika   : No, she has gone to visit my grandparents. Is there any problem?
Ankita: No, I just wanted to inform her that we have a special havan tomorrow at 9 a.m. at our place. My mother has specially invited all of you.
Gitika   : Okay, Thanks! I'll inform her and we will definitely come.


MESSAGE

March 7, 2014
1 p.m.

Dear mom,

Mrs. Sharma’s daughter, Ankita called today. She has invited all of us to a special havan at their place at 9 a.m. tomorrow on behalf of her mother. I assured her that we would definitely attend the function.

Gitika

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7.

Your maid has 4 children ‒ 3 daughters and 1 son. All her daughters work as maids to earn money, while the son goes to a school and gets everything he desires. You feel pity for the girls and sad at the way our society treats girls. Write a diary entry in 50‒60 words.


 

Friday, 7 March 2014
10 a.m.

Dear diary,

Mother told me today that the maid, who works at our home has four children. She has a son and three daughters. Except for son, her all daughters are deprived of education and all the privileges. It really feels so bad to see such a plight of women in our country. When the parents cannot afford education for their kids, the son is always given preference over the daughter, if at all they try and send them to school. It is very painful to see that women’s education in India is still perceived as an unnecessary indulgence in many parts.


XYZ

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8.

Read the extract given below and answer briefly the questions that follow:
          Good countrymen, let me depart alone,
          And, for my sake, stay here with Antony:
(i) Identify the speaker of the above lines.
(ii) When and where were the above lines spoken?
(iii) Bring out the irony in the above extract.


(i) The speaker of the above lines is Brutus.
(ii) The above lines were spoken when Brutus was speaking at Caesar's funeral. As Brutus was about to step out of the pulpit, he spoke these words.
(iii) It is ironical that Brutus tells the citizens to listen to Antony for Brutus' sake because it was Brutus who had a hand in Caesar's murder and Antony took Caesar's revenge by unearthing Brutus's conspiracy.

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9.

In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each marked line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined. The first one is done as an example.
 

Kite flying was a popular sport that time 

e.g.

sport

at

that

and while the girls knitted and sewed

 

 

 

 

we boys climbed over the roofs enter

(a)

_______

_______

_______

the competition. We limited pocket-money

(b)

_______

_______

_______

and was not enough to buy all the

(c)

_______

_______

_______

material needed to make our kites.

 

 

 

 


Kite flying was a popular sport that time 

e.g.

sport

at

that

and while the girls knitted and sewed

 

 

 

 

we boys climbed over the roofs enter

(a)

roofs

to

enter

the competition. We limited pocket-money

(b)

we

had

limited

and was not enough to buy all the 

(c)

and

that

was

material needed to make our kites.

 

 

 

 

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10.

Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences:
(a) one of / that of reading / known to / is / greatest / the / pleasures / man /
(b) a rich variety / adventure and wisdom / the / world of books / has / of /
(c) own / you / book / convenience / can enjoy / a / at your /


(a) One of the greatest pleasures known to man is that of reading.
(b) The world of books has a rich variety of adventure and wisdom.
(c) You can enjoy a book at your own convenience.

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