english model paper class -10th / 2017 mp boardSandeep Khare
Model test paper
English (general)-class 10th
Time-3 hrs marks-100
———————————————————————————————————————- Q.1-Read the following passage carefully and answer the question given below- 5
Trees are importance not only to man but also to birds and animals. The branches give shelter to human beings, birds and animals. Forest gives shelter to numerous wild animals. We value trees for their usefulness and beauty.They give us wood for fuel, building houses,making furniture etc.besides this they refresh our eyes and our mind. In ancient times,the Rishis had their Ashramas.Birds and animals lived there too. Thus the pupils got a chance to live amidst nature and learn to love its beauty.Today we do not have this close relation.
Questions-(a) Where did Rishis have their Ashramas ?
(b) How are trees useful to birds and animals ?
(c) Why do we value trees ?
(d) Give one word for ‘A large number of ’ from the passage.
(e) Give the adjective form of ‘beauty’. ?
Q. 2 Read the following passage carefully and answer the question given below- 5
Helen Keller lost her eyesight and hearing at the age of two . because of an illness.She became deaf .She also lost the ability to speak ,for we learn to speak by imitating what we hear ,At first it seemed impossible that she would ever understand others or be understood by them .Hers was thus a lonely world . she was helped by a wonderful teacher Miss Sullivan who had herself been blind as a child but recovered her sight after an operation .MissSullivan volunteered to help Hellen later went to a university and even gained a degree . She then spent the rest of her life working to help the blind and deaf .
Questions- (a)When did Helen Keller lose her eyesight and hearing ?
(i) at birth (ii)at the age of two (iii)at the age of four
(b)How do we learn to speak ?
(c)How did Miss Sullivan help Helen ?
(d)What did Helen do for the blind and deaf ?
(e)Which word in the passage means “one who is unable to see”
(i)deaf (ii)sight (iii)blind
Q.3 Read the following passage carefully and answer the question given below- 5
Language is a wonderful gift given to man . No animal possesses this gift but they have their own way of expressing themselves .When a rabbit sees an enemy it runs away into its hole . its tail, which is white ,bobs up and down as it runs . The other rabbits see it and run too. They know that there is a danger . When a cobra is angry ,it raises its hood and makes itself look fierce .This warns other animals . When a bee has found some food ,it goes back to hive.It can not tell the other bees where the food is by speaking to them, but it does a kind of dance in the air. Some animals say thinks by making sounds. A dog barks when a stranger comes near.
Questions (i) How does a rabbit react when it sees an enemy?
(ii) How does a rabbit give a signal of danger?
(iii) How does a cobra give a warning of attack to other animals?
(iv) Pick out a word from the passage which means ‘cautions’
(a)bobs (b)dances (c)warns
(v) What does a dog do when a strangers come near?
Q.4 Write an application to your principal for school leaving certificate and character certificate 6
Write a letter to your friend asking him to come and spend some days during summer vacation with you
Q.5 Read the following passage carefully. Make notes and summarize then .supply a title also. 4+3
Education is not an end but a means to an end . in other words, we do not educate children only for the purpose of educating them, our purpose is to fit them for life. As soon as we realize the fact, we will understand that it is very important to choose a system of education which will really prepare children for life. It is not enough just to choose the first system to education one finds or to continue with ones old system of education without examining it to see. Whether it, in fact, is suitable or not.
Q.6 write essay “wonders of science – 7
Q.7 Fill in the blanks- – 10
(i) You are sitting ………. Sohan and mohan. (between /among)
(ii) Ramesh is a rich person ……. Not happy. (and/but/or)
(iii) …….. there is life, there is hope. (as long as /as soon as)
(iv) We ……… obey traffic rules. (should/must/shall/will)
(v) ………… dogs seldom bite. (bark/barking)
(vi) I cannot jump ………..I have pain in my stomach (As/because/while )
(vii) The train had arrived ……….. we reached the station. (after/before)
(viii) …….. man who was sitting on the bench is my uncle. (a/an/the)
(ix) He promised ……….the money (to return/return/returns)
(x) After ………….. difficulties he succeeded at last. (some/any/ few/ much)
Q.8 Do as directed (any five) -5
(I ) He saved money, his aim was to buy a new car. (rewrite using to infinite )
(ii) He watch television. (correct the sentence)
(iii) The two friends found a pot,
The pot contained 100 gold coins. (combine using ‘which’ )
(iv) My friends go to school. (change into past indefinite)
(v) He has seen this film. (change into passive voice)
(vi) My friend hopes this ,
He will get first division . (combine with using ‘noun clause’)
Q.9 Translation (any five) -5
(i) मेरे गाव में एक पुराना मंदिर है
(ii) कल सुवह बहुत तेज बारिश हो रही थी
(iii) क्या आप अंग्रेजी बोल सकती है
(iv) राम के चार भाई है
(v) मैंने आज एक फिल्म देखी
(vi) बच्चे अपना गृहकार्य नहीं करते है
(vii) उसने मुझे अपने घर नहीं बुलाया
Q.10 Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions given below it- 5
That night, I was sleeping in the passage room. When I woke up in the morning I found my elder brother’s blanket on me added to mine. Early at dawn he had left for fields without a blanket on his shoulders. If he had been asked why, he would have surely sad in his usual manner that he did not feel tha cold. Now I have a comfortable income. Yet it had never occurred to me to think of buying any warm cloth for my elder brother.
Questions -(A) ‘The time of the day when light first appears ‘ is called –
(i ) morning (ii) dawn (iii)day
(B) From which lesson has the extract been taken ?
(C) The writer of the lesson is –
(i) A.P.J Abdul Kalam (ii)Pt. Nehru (iii) Das Benhur
(D) What had never occurred to the writer ?
Q.11Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions given below it- 5
Bhagat singh is jusly remembered as ‘Shaheed-e-Azam’ by his greatful country men for making the supreme sacrifice. He infused life into the youth and became their hero. “it has increased our power for wining freedom for which Bhagat Singh and his comrades ,” said Mahatma Ghandhi.” Their magnificent courage and sacrifice has been an inspiration to the youth of india ,” said Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the then president of the Indian National Congress, in his tribute. These valiant young men died so that India may live.
Questions- (A) The meaning the word ‘sacrifice ’ is –
(i)offering (ii)kill (iii) burn
(B) Bhagat Singh is known as-
(i) hero (ii)great leader (iii)Shaheed-e-Azam
(C) Who was the president of National Congress ?
(D) What did Mahatma Ghandhi say in his tribute ?
Q.12 Answer the following (any three) 5
(i) What qualities did the coach notice in mamta ?
(ii) Why did Pt. Nehru write ‘The Discovery of India’ ?
(iii) What was the decision in the case of Kubuddhi & Subuddhi ?
(iv) Why did Guru Nanak spend the in the open ?
Q.13 How did the boy make himself able to walk and run 4
Why did Pratap Singh call Bhama Shah ‘The Savior of Mewar’ ?
Q.14 Read the following extract from a peom carefully and answer the questions- 3
The hand of peace is frank and warm
And soft as ring dove’s wing,
And he who quells and angry thought
Is greater than a king.
(i) The hand of peace is as soft as – (A) silk (B) dove’s wing
(ii) ‘Warm ’ means – (A)cool (B) pleasantly hot
(iii) Name the poem .
Q.15 what does the wind always do ? 3
What things should be adopted in our life according to the poet ?
Q.16 Answer the following question (any two) 4
(i) What does the speaker want the lord to do at first ?
(ii) What happens when the poet looks at the children playing ?
(iii) What does the poet say about the memories of the dead people ?
Q.17 Answer any three of the following questions- 9
(i) How did the commander help the soldier ?
(ii) Why was the king surprised ?
(iii) Who was Ashoka ?
(iv) What do you mean by a book worm ?
Q.18 Answer any two of the following questions- 6
(i) Why did Panna Dhai sacrificed her son ?
(ii) Why did Ghandhi ji travel third class ?
(iii) Why did the woman start running ?