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									                               MODEL QUESTION PAPER

                                           CLASS X
SUBJECT : ENGLISH (F.L.)                                                        TIME: 3 HRS
                                                                                Max. Marks: 100
This paper consists of four sections
Section A _ Text and Supplementary                               40 Marks
Section B - Reading                                              20 Marks
Section C - Grammar                                              20 Marks
Section D - Writing                                              20 Marks

General Instructions
   1. All questions are compulsory
   2. Do not write anything in the question paper.
   3. All the answers must be correctly numbered as in the question paper.
   4. Ensure that questions for each section are answered together.
   5. Adhere to the word limit given in each question

1. (A)     With reference to the text complete the following in not more than 10 words
           each : (Do not copy the stem)                                                      (5)
           (i)    The plump physique of the baker’s family proved that______________.
           (ii)   The young sea-gull made an attempt to fly when it saw_____________.
           (iii) Anne kept a diary because __________________.
           (iv) Lencho did not want the rest of the money sent through the mail
                  as _________________.
           (v)    According to Nelson Mandela a real brave person is one who

1. (B)     Answer any four of the following question in about 15-20 words each:               (8)
           (i)    Why does Mandela think that the oppressor is not free?
           (ii)   Why did the narrator risk flying his old Dakota into the storm clouds?
           (iii) What careful plans did Valli make for her first journey?
           (iv) Why did Maddie decide not to write the note to Peggy?
           (v)    How did Anne explain her talking habit?
1. (C)       Read the following extracts carefully and answer the questions that follow in
             not more than 30 words each:                                                    (4)

             (i)    “This, I was to learn, is a characteristic of otter”
                    How did Mijbil spend his time in the bathroom?
             (ii)   “Oh, unhappy man that I am! I’ll shoot myself”
                    What has made Chubukov unhappy?

1. (D)       Replace the underlined words/ phrases with words/ phrases similar in
             meaning and rewrite the sentences. If necessary, reframe the sentence.          (4)
             (i)    Everybody praised Maria for her exquisite embroidery.
             (ii)   Sam was incredulous when he heard about the promotion he was getting.
             (iii) I took into confidence my best friend, when I was in difficulty.
             (iv) The colour of the costumes caught my eye.

2. (A)       Answer the following in about 30 words each:                                    (4)

      (i)    How did Custard prove to be braver than the rest ?
      (ii)   Why does Walt Whitman feel it is easier to be with animals than humans ?

2. (B).      Read the extracts given below and answer the following questions.               (6)

      (i)    He should be lurking in shadow,
             Sliding through long grass
             Near the water hole
             Where plump deer pass.

                    a)    Why does the Tiger remain near the water hole ?                    (1)
                    b)    What should be the natural habitat of the Tiger ?                  (1)
                    c)    How does the Tiger terrorise the village ?                         (1)

      ii)    The leaves strain toward the glass
             small twigs stiff with exertion
             long – cramped boughs shuffling under the roof
             like newly discharged patients
             half – dazed, moving
             to the clinic doors.
                a) What does the poet compare their branches to ?                              (1)
                b) Why do the leaves strain toward the glass ?                                 (1)
                c) Name the figure of speech underlined in the above extract.                  (1)

3.           Answer any three of the following in about 50 words each.                         (9)
      (i)    How did Anils nature help to change the character of the thief?
     (ii)    Why do you think Bholi felt a new hope and a new life after meeting her new
     (iii)   Is the title “A Question of trust” suitable to the story. Justify your answer.
     (iv)    How could Matilda avoid the ruin that she had to face?
      (v)    What was Mr. Herriots opinion about tricki’s trouble?

                                            Section B
4.           Read the following extract and answer the questions set below it:-

       1)    When Shrawan Kumar was twelve years of age, he was sent to a local
             Gurukul. He did very well there. Clearing the course of five years in just
             three years, he earned the laurels of his guru who recommended him to be
             sent to the Gurukul run by the renowned sage Vashishta in the suburb of
             Ayodhya bordering the jungle.

       2)    When Shantvan heard about it, he was supremely delighted. “I knew my son!
             He is good at every thing he does. He is quite robust and powerful, and a
             devoted son. Lord Shambu! You really granted me a gem of a son!” Gyanvati
             was also overjoyed to hear about her son’s unique achievement. “My darling
             son is as intelligent as Lord Ganesh, and as brave as Lord Skand! Lord
             Shankar has given us his two sons rolled into one! Really, we are the blessed
             ones.” Now they were not at all sorry for their becoming blind. “If I had a
             thousand eyes I would have sacrificed all of them for getting such a son. He is
             very kind, submissive and obedient. And how intelligent he is!”
    3)   But when Shrawan learnt about his going to Ayodhya for further education,
         he flatly refused. “How can I go, leaving my blind parents. Now both of
         them are physically quite weak and can’t do their daily chores without my
         help. I won’t go!”

4. (A)   With reference to the passage, do as directed :                                (3)
         (i)    Which word in paragraph 2 is similar in meaning to “outstanding.”
         (ii)   Find a word in the passage opposite in meaning to “domineering.”
         (iii) Which phrase in the passage is similar in meaning to “be praised for.”

4. (B)   On the basis of your reading the passage, choose the correct alternative &
         write the appropriate letter only. ( Do not copy the stem.)                    (4)
         (i)    His guru complemented him for _______________________________.
                (a) completing his study course in three years .
                (b) looking after his blind parents.
                (c) being strong and healthy.
                (d) being respectful and obedient.

         (ii)   Shantvan was very happy to hear ______________________________.
                (a) about his son’s success in school.
                (b) of a cure for his blindness.
                (c) the news of his son’s selection.
                (d) of his son’s unique achievement.

         (i)    In their joy his parents forgot that ______________________________.
                (a) they were quite poor
                (b) their life did not match the sage’s
                (c) they were both blind
                (d) their son could memorise the Vedas.

         (ii)   Shrawan refused to go since __________________________________.
                (a) he could not leave his parents.
                (b) there would be no one to care for his parents.
                (c) he could not take his parents with him.
                (d) his parents did not allow him to go .
5.      Read the following passage and complete the tree diagram given below.
        Write the answers with their corresponding letters. Do not draw the figure.                (6)

     1) The world longest snake is the resticulated Python, which lives in part of
        Southeast Asia. It grows to an amazing 10 meters. The Anaconda which lives in
        South American rainforest, is heavier than the Python but not quite as long.
        Pythons and Anacondas are not poisonous snakes. They kill with their teeth or by
        crushing their prey to death. A Python lies in wait for it’s prey, then creeps up
        and wraps it’s victims in the powerful coils of it’s body until it is suffocated. The
        saw-scaled Carpet Viper is probably the world’s most dangerous snake. It is
        extremely aggressive and it’s poison can kill humans. The saw- scaled Carpet
        Viper lives in Africa & Asia.

     2) The fastest moving snakes on land is thought to be the Black Mamba which lives
        in Africa. Rattlesnakes makes their rattling noise to warn their enemies to stay
        well away.

     3) There are about 2,700 species of snakes in the world. They live on all continents
        except Antarctica. There are no snakes in Ireland or New Zealand. All snakes are

     4) Snakes shed their skin or moult to allow for growth or because their skin gets
        worn and damaged.

     5) There are 47 species of snakes that spend their whole lives in the sea. They eat
        fish and other sea creatures such as shrimp and all are extremely poisonous. The
        beaked sea snakes has the deadliest poison of all snakes.


                     a                                                              f

                  Anaconda             b                     Land                            g

              c          - Live -          d
                                                     h         i      j         k       - Food -    l

               e                    Longest
6.       Read the following passage and answer the questions set below it:
         Childhood is a great time, yet how often one hears children wishing they were
         grown up, and old people wishing they were young again. Each age has it’s
         pleasures and pains, and the happiest person is the one who enjoys what each age
         gives him without wasting his time in useless regrets.

         Childhood is a time when there are no great responsibilities to make life difficult.
         If a child has good parents, he is fed, looked after and loved, no matter what he
         does. In addition, life always presents new things to the child – things that have
         lost their interest for older people because they are too insignificant. A child
         finds pleasure in playing in the rain, or in snow. But a child has his pains. He is
         not free to do as he wishes. He is constantly being told not to do things, or being
         punished for what he has done wrong.

         When the young man starts to earn his own living, he becomes free from the
         discipline of school and parents, but at the same time he is forced to accept
         responsibilities. If he spends most of his time in playing about in the way that he
         used to as a child, he will go hungry. And if he breaks the laws of society he may
         go to prison. If however, he works hard and keeps out of trouble, he can get
         immense pleasure of seeing himself progress in life

6. (A)      With reference to the passage answer as directed. Write your answer only.           (2)
            (i)    Find a word from the passage which means “of little importance”.
            (ii)   Which word from the passage is opposite to “not often”.

6. (B)      In each of the following choose the appropriate alternative and write the letter
            against its corresponding number.                                                   (2)
            (i)    To a child, life is a challenge since ____________________
                   (a) he has no responsibilities..
                   (b) he is free to do as he wishes.
                   (c) he is always faced with new experiences.
                   (d) his life is now progressing.
         (ii)   A young man sees himself climbing the ladder of success when
                he ____________________.
                (a) begins to earn his own living
                (b) accepts the laws of society
                (c) is hardworking and trouble free
                (d) is a disciplined person

6. (C)   Read the following summary of the passage and fill in each blank with one
         word only. Write you answers with the corresponding numbers.                           (3)

         Every stage of life has its __(1)____ and sorrows.         (2)     is found if one
         accepts what life has to offer. Childhood is the   __(3)         time in life for it
         __(4)___ responsibilities. It is only when he starts working that he learns to
         be ___(5)__ for his own actions .As a result, he will see his life___(6___ due
         to his hard work.

                                      SECTION C

7. (A)   Fill in the blanks with the suitable missing word. Write your answer against
         the number of the blank                                                                (3)

         Over the years animals and plants have played __(1)____ important part
         __(2)__ the world of nature. They have become perfectly balanced. But
         man, __(3)____       is greedy, has upset __(4)___ balance by cutting down
         trees __(5)____ driving animals __(6)____ from their homes.

7. (B)   What would you say if you were the speaker in the following situation?                 (4)
         You are the Assistant Librarian and a student comes to inquire about the
         rules. Tell him / her what he / she should / shouldn’t do.
         Frame four sentences using each of the given modal only once: may, mustn’t,
         can’t, should.
7 (C)    Given below are a set of instructions for making sandwiches. Use these to
         complete the paragraph that follows.     Write the correct answer with the
         correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence.                           (3)

            Crumble 100 gm cheese with a fork

            Chop one onion and one capsicum fine

            Peel and grate half a cucumber

            Add tomato ketchup, salt & pepper to taste. Mix well.

            Take the required slices of bread.

            Spread the mixture on the bread

         Cheese is crumbled with a fork, onion and capsicum          1       fine. The
         cucumber        2   and    3      salt, pepper and tomato ketchup      4   to
         the mixture. The required slices of bread      5        and the mixture    6
         on the bread.

7. (D)   Do as directed without changing the meaning of the sentences given.             (4)

   (i)   She is very stubborn. She won’t do as told.
         (Combine without using a connective)
         She won’t ____________________________________.
   (ii)    You will be beaten if ___________________________________.
           (Complete with a suitable clause)

   (iii)   He is too poor to buy a warm coat for winter.
           He is _______________________________________________.
           (Replace too with so …………..that)

   (iv)    The cheque had arrived. This made the man jump with joy.
           (Combine the sentence by nominalising the verb)
           The ________________________________________________.

7. (E)     Report what was said by Nikhil and Delita, using appropriate reporting verbs.   (3)
           “What are you doing this evening?”
           (Delita to Nikhil)

           “I am going to the Science Exhibition with my friends.”
           (Nikhil to Delita)

           “Could I come along with you?”
           (Delita to Nikhil)

7. (F)     Fill in the blanks using the suitable verb forms of the verbs given in the
           bracket. Write your answer against the number of the blank.                     (3)
           (walk, see, hurt, bleed, call, give)
           While I __(1)__ home from school, I __(2)__ an old man crying. He __(3)__
           his leg and it __(4)__. He __(5)__ out to me: “Madam, please __(6)__ me
           some money.”

                                        SECTION D
8. (A)     Recently a survey was conducted among parents whose children are in
           secondary section of the school. The question asked was: “Should school
           students be allowed to ride motorbikes ?”                                       (3)
           The result of the survey are shown in the pie chart given below.
         Write a report of the results in two paragraphs. Add your own opinion about
         the matter. (80 words)

                                                A - not in favour.
                                                B - no restrictions.
                                                C - not on the main roads.
                            D                   D - with a parent as pillion rider.

8. (B)   Read the following telephonic conversation between Gina and Seema on
         April 9th. After that call Gina leaves for her tutorial classes . Before going out
         she leaves a message for her sister Fatima. Write the message in not more
         than 50 words.                                                                       (4)

         Gina   : Hello!
         Seema : May I speak to Fatima?
         Gina   : She is not at home. May I know who is speaking?
         Seema : This is Seema her classmate.
         Gina   : I am her sister Gina. Any message?
         Seema : Please tell her that our “Busy Bees” club has decided to go for a
                    picnic to Bondla on Sunday at 8 a.m. We’ll proceed from the church
                    square where the bus will be ready. She must be in time for the bus.
         Gina   : OK . I’ll tell her. Anything else?
         Seema : Please ask her to bring all the requirements as assigned to her at the
                    previous meeting.
         Gina   : OK
         Seema : Thank you, good bye!
         Gina   : Bye

9.       You are Rohit Dessai residing at Gopi Apartments, Quepem. Write a letter to
         the Editor of a local daily complaining about the nuisance caused by stray
         dogs in your locality. Also suggest measures to curb this nuisance (80 words)        (5)
10.   Write an article for your school magazine on “Youth and Sports”.            (8)
      Use the points given below. You may include your own ideas. (250 words)
      -   importance of sports
      -   role of our youth in sports
      -   advantages of participation
      -   suggestion for improvement


10.   Write an article for your class wall paper on “Water Harvesting.” Use the
      points given below. You may include you own ideas. (250 words)

      -   Harvest water
      -   Use less water
      -   Store in ponds and tanks
      -   Recycle

                                      Weightage of Marks and Term Wise Distribution of Topics

      Sub: English (F.L.) Class X Year 2007 – 2008 onwards

  Chapter No./                Term             Name of the Topic                     Periods    Marks   Remarks
  Lesson/Section                                                                     allotted
SECTION –A (TEXT)               1      PROSE
                                       1. Letter to God
                                       2. Nelson Mandela
                                       3. Two stories about Flying
                                       4. From the Diary of Anne Frank
                                       5. The Hundred Dresses – I
                                       6. The Hundred Dresses – II                     32        21
                                       7. Glimpses of India
                                          I   - A Baker from Goa
                                          I   - Coorg
                                          III - Tea from Assam

                                      Weightage of Marks and Term Wise Distribution of Topics

      Sub: English (F.L.) Class X Year 2007 – 2008 onwards

  Chapter No./                Term             Name of the Topic                       Periods    Marks   Remarks
  Lesson/Section                                                                       allotted
SECTION –A (TEXT)               1      POETRY
                                       1. Dust of Snow
                                       2. Fire And Ice
                                       3. A Tiger in the Zoo
                                       4. The Ball Poem
                                       5. Amanda!
                                       6. Animals
                                       7. The Trees
                                       8. Fog
                                                                                         12         8

                                       Not : Evaluation will include
                                       comprehension, interpretation of themes
                                       and ideas contained in the text and figures
                                       of speech i.e. simile, metaphor, alliteration
                                       Repetition and Personification for

Sub: English (F.L.) Class X Year 2007 – 2008 onwards

   Chapter No./                Term             Name of the Topic     Periods    Marks   Remarks
  Lesson/Section                                                      allotted
                                                                        12         6


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