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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 English Language and Literature Paper 4
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Time: 3 Hours
Maximum Marks: 80
- The paper consists of 3 sections: A, B, C.
- Attempt all the questions.
- Don’t write anything on the question paper.
- Read each question carefully and follow the given instructions.
- All the answers must be correctly numbered and written in the answer sheet provided to you.
- Strictly adhere to the word limit given in the question paper. Marks will be deducted for exceeding the word limit.
- Ensure that questions of each section are answered together.
(Reading – 20 Marks)
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: (8)
1. A bookshop is not something you find in every Gali or mohalla these days. Books, which were once a staple diet for youngsters in their formative years, are fading out of their list of management.
2. Ask any youngster which is the latest book he has read and he will be baffled. Apart from a few consistent readers, other just befool themselves with a best-seller’s name or lament the curriculum load for justifying themselves, like this seventeen-year-old school goer who says, “I just read my physics book.”
3. Television has been blamed much for this calamitous situation, which is producing square¬faced people and a bookless society. Furthermore, today’s children are under pressure to be smart and popular, to succeed on a social level. Moreover, the computers, video games, Internet, swimming lessons, cricketing and every youngster’s passion for hour-long tete-a-tete or telephone with friends eat up all their leisure time.
4. A child who is constantly under pressure to live up to his parent’s expectations, at time unreasonable, does not like to throw himself into another set of books after the laborious school work unless the child comes from a family of readers where intoxicating works of Shakespeare and Dickens are just a matter of pulling them out from the shelves.
5. Many parents also believe that today’s children have become aware and demand logical reasoning for everything. They can no longer be fooled by fairy tales or animal stories, as they have seen no fairies, no animals except for those old tired ones in the city zoo.
1.1. On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any eight of the following questions in brief: (1 x 8 = 8)
(a) When the youngsters are asked about the latest book they have read, …………
(b) Today’s child is most interested in …………
(c) The reason for being in such a situation is …………
(d) The leisure time of youngsters has been replaced by …………
(e) Parents expectations have resulted in ………..
(f) Children are no longer interested in fairy tales because ………
(g) Parents believe that ……….
(h) Today’s children are ……..
(i) Find out the word which means ‘perplex’?
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: (12)
1. I was the last child of a small-time government servant, in a family of five brothers. My very earliest memory of my father is as that of a district employment officer in Koraput, Orissa. It was and remains as the back of beyond as you can imagine. There was no electricity; no primary school nearby and water did not flow out of a tap. As a result, I did not go to school until the age of eight; I was home-schooled.
2. My father used to get transferred every year. The family belongings fit into the back of a jeep, so the family moved from place to place; without any trouble, my mother would set up an establishment and get us going. Raised by a widow who had come as a refugee from the then East Bengal, she was matriculated when she married my father. My parents set the foundation of my life and the value system which makes me what I am today and largely defines what success means to me.
3. My father had been given a jeep by the government. There was no garage in the office, so the jeep was parked in our house. My father refused to use it to commute to the office. He told us that the jeep was an expensive resource given by the government; it was not ‘his jeep’ but the governments. Insisting that he would use it only to tour the interiors, he would walk to his office on normal days. He also made sure that we sat in the jeep only when it was stationary.
4. That was our early childhood lesson in governance, a lesson that corporate managers learn the hard way. Indeed, some never do.
5. The Jeep’s driver was treated with the respect due to any other member of my father’s office. As small children, we were taught not to call him by his name. We had to use the suffix ‘dada’ whenever we were to refer to him in public or in private. When I grew up to own a car and a driver by the name of Raju was appointed. I repeated the lesson to my two small daughters. They have, as a result, grown up to call Raju, ‘Raju Uncle’—very different from many of their friends who refer to their family drivers as ‘my driver’.
6. When I hear that term from a school or college-going person, I cringe. To me, the lesson was significant: You treat small people with more respect than big people. It is more important to respect your subordinates than your superiors.
2.1. On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following questions in brief: (2 x 4 = 8)
(a) What was the occupation of the author’s father?
(b) What difficulties did author face during his childhood?
(c) Who helped the author to lay the foundation in his life?
(d) Why did the kids treat the driver with respect?
(e) Why did the author’s father refuse to use the Jeep to commute to the office?
2.2. On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following: (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) The author did not go to school until the age of eight due to the absence of ……….
(iii) nearby school
(b) The Jeep’s driver was treated ……….
(i) with respect
(iv) with contempt
(c) In paragraph 2, the word which means ‘to pass out from high school’ is ………..
(d) In paragraph 5, the synonym of important’ is ………..
(e) …………. are the persons having less power or authority.
(Writing & Grammar – 30 Marks)
You are Sonu/Vijay. You are the coordinator of the excursion party of Venkateshwar Study Centre, Delhi. Write a letter to the Manager Haldirams, Mumbai requesting him to supply 60 lunch packets for your excursion party which would be traveling by GT Express from Delhi to Pune. Your train would reach Mumbai at 11:45 am. Mention your coach number and other details. (100-120 words) (8)
You are Jiya Gulati of E-5, Kirti Nagar. You purchased an electric heater which started giving trouble after one month. Write a letter to the manufacturing company, Toshi Electrical Products complaining about the product and asking for a refund.
Write a story with the help of the hints given below in 150-200 words. (10)
Hints: A milkman Ramu / sells milk / daily add water / a boy noticed / thought to teach a lesson / Ramu felt sorry.
Develop a story with the help of the opening line.
Juhi and Rahul both were living at the hostel. Autumn break was about to start. Juhi reminded…
Fill in any four gaps by choosing the most appropriate words from the options given below. (1 x 4 = 4)
Of the seven hundred thousand villages (a) ………… India, Kritam was (b) ………. tiniest. The village consisted (c) ……….. less than thirty houses. Muni’s was the last house (d) ……… the fourth street beyond (e) ………. stretched the fields. In this prosperous days, Muni had owned a flock of sheep and goats.
(a) (i) in (ii) from (iii) at (iv) of
(b) (i) who (ii) the (iii) a (iv) an
(c) (i) in (ii) from (iii) with (iv) of
(d) (i) on (ii) of (iii) in (iv) at
(e) (i) when (ii) whose (iii) where (iv) which
The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction against any four lines of the passage. (1 x 4 = 4)
Rearrange any four of the following groups of words and phrases to form meaningful sentences: (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) human / also / plants / settlements / animals / can / forest / kill / spread / fires / and / and / to
(b) damage / human / they / property / and life / also / cause / to
(c) pollute / carbon-dioxide / air / they / by / huge / amounts / of / also / the / releasing smoke / and
(d) purposely / farming / forest / some / clear / for / fires / started / farmers / are / to / clear / land
(e) many / is / and / home / forest / a / animals / to / plants
(Literature : Textbook & Long Reading Text – 30 Marks)
Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow: (1 x 4 = 4)
Stop that sulking at once, Amanda!
You’re always so moody, Amanda!
Anyone would think that I nagged at you, Amanda!
(a) Who is the speaker here?
(b) What does she think about Amanda’s silence?
(c) What mistake does the mother commit with her?
(d) Is Amanda moody and sulking?
“Attention class, everyone back to their seat”. When the shuffling of feet had stopped and the room was still and quiet, Miss Mason said, “I have a letter from Wanda’s father that I want to read to you.”
Miss Mason stood there a moment and the silence in the room grew tense and expectant. The teacher adjusted her glasses slowly and deliberately.
(a) Who gave the order to the students?
(b) What special thing did the speaker want to tell the children?
(c) What did the speaker do after making the announcement?
(d) What kind of atmosphere was there in the room?
Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each: (2 x 4 = 8)
(a) What were the young seagull’s views regarding the sea? How did he change with time?
(b) Why did Mr. Keesing punish Anne Frank?
(c) Why did Mrs. Pumphrey send eggs and wine to the surgery? Who had taken them and why?
(d) Who was Henry? How did he help Ausable?
(e) Why did Lencho keep watching towards the northeast in the sky?
Answer any one of the following questions in about 100-120 words: (8)
During the journey to the tower, Valli had to interact with two passengers especially. Write about the same.
What social attitudes are presented in the story “Bholi”? How does Bholi’s teacher help her overcome these barriers?
Answer any one of the following questions in about 200-250 words: (10)
Describe the character of Anne Frank as the protagonist of’The Diary of a Young Girl’.
Describe the momentous event when the Frank family left their house on Merwedeplein.
Give a brief character of Kate Adams Keller.
Discuss the passionate outburst of Helen when she was handed a ragged doll by her aunt and a new doll by her teacher.
(a) they are baffled and they just take best seller’s name
(b) being smart and popular
(d) computers, games, internet, cricket, swimming etc.
(e) pressurizing the children
(f) they have not seen fairies or animals except for the ones in the city zoo
(g) today’s children have become aware and demand logical reasoning for everything.
(h) under pressure to be smart and popular to succeed on a social level.
2.1. (a) The author’s father was a small-time government servant. He was a district employment officer in Koraput, Orissa. He used to get transferred.
(b) The author faced many difficulties like they had no electricity and water until the age of eight, he could not go to school, until the age of eight, since there was no primary school nearby.
(c) The author’s parents helped him to lay the foundation of his life. His mother was raised by a widow who had come as a refugee from the then East Bengal.
(d) The kids treated driver with respect as they were taught not to call him by his name.
(e) The author’s father had been given a jeep by the government. There was no garage in the office, so the jeep was parked in his house. His father refused to use it to commute to the office. He told the author that the jeep was an expensive resource given by the government; it was not ‘his jeep’ but the governments.
2.2. (a) (iii) nearby school
(b) (i) with respect
(c) (iii) matriculate
(d) (iii) significant
(e) (iv) Subordinates
Venkateshwar Study Centre
12th July, 20xx
Sub: Order for Lunch Packets
This is to request you to kindly pack sixty lunch packets and deliver them at the Mumbai Railway Station. My excursion party from Delhi to Pune is traveling by Rajdhani which will halt at Mumbai for an hour. The train no. is 2416 and the coach is AC III tier and the compartment is A-3. The train will reach Mumbai at 11:30 am. Vegetarian food along with mineral water bottles is required. Partly payment can be made in advance and rest can be given on the delivery day. Please take care to send fresh food with napkins etc. Disposable plates, spoons, and glasses should also be provided. Kindly intimate the charges per packet and the menu.
H. No. E/5, Kirti Nagar
15th Dec., 20xx
Customer Service Manager
Toshi Electrical Products
7/A, Lajpat Rai Market
Sub: Complaint about a new electronic heater.
I wish to express my dissatisfaction about a Toshi Electronic heater which I purchased from Rahul Electronics, vide receipt no. B/1345, on 19th October, 20xx. For one month it worked properly. But after that, it started giving troubles like temperature control is faulty. Its temperature showing button is also unfunctional. Instead of giving red color on heating, it is giving green color. When I informed the manager of the store about it, he told me that he would be unable to replace it, even he could only get it repaired.
As the heater is needed on daily basis these days and getting it repaired will not prove feasible. The heater is under warranty period and it does not function as it should. So it is requested that the heater should be replaced with a new one or a full refund of ₹ 5030 should be made to me. I look forward to hearing from you within the next week.
Once there was a milkman called Ramu. He would carry milk daily to the market in the neighboring village. Early in the morning, he would fill half a can with milk and go straight to the river which flowed nearby. At the river, he would fill up the half the can with water. On the bank of the river, there was a huge banyan tree. Its branches hung over the water. After distributing milk from door to door, Ramu would again stop at the river, was the milk can and count his earnings of the day. This was his daily routine. A seven-year-old boy who lived nearby would watch milkman every day. One day, the boy decided to teach him a lesson.
That afternoon, the milkman stopped at the river as usual and kept his bag of money near the Banyan tree. He took the can to the river to wash it. The boy was hiding up amongst the branches of the tree. He came down quickly, took the bag and climbed back up the tree. When the milkman returned, he found his bag missing. He looked for it everywhere, but could not see it. Suddenly, he happened to look up and saw a pair of eyes looking him—a boy holding the bag and threw a coin into the water. The milkman quickly picked it up. He looked up and pleaded with the boy to return the bag. Again the boy refused. Finally, when the milkman was close to tears, and about to go away, the boy asked him if he would mix water in milk ever again. The milkman touched his ears and said, “Never! Never again!”. The boy threw down the bag. The milkman picked it up and ran away, as quickly as he could. Never again did he mix water in milk. He had learned his lesson.
Juhi and Rahul both were living at the hostel. Autumn break was about to start. Juhi reminded Rahul time and again to start packing this suitcase two days in advance. They had to go to their parents during their autumn break and were supposed to leave at a particular time. But Rahul paid no head to her, thinking that there would be enough time later. Juhi was very good at all the things, be it studies, or sports. But her younger brother Rahul was just opposite. He was very lazy. Juhi was fed up with his baits, but all in vain.
Finally, the day of departure dawned. The taxi that was to take them to the station would come at ten. Rahul’s eyes opened at 9.00 am. Juhi was calling him to come to breakfast in fifteen minutes. Now panicky, Rahul hurriedly shoved a few clothes, his comb, and mobile charger into a suitcase. By the time they finished breakfast, the taxi had arrived when they got to their home, Rahul found that he had forgotten to bring woolen clothes, his novel and the present he had gift-wrapped for his mother. He had to buy these from the nearby shop. Juhi told him, “That is why they say, tomorrow never comes. And haste always makes waste.”
(a) (i) in
(b) (ii) the
(c) (iv) of
(d) (iii) in
(e) (iv) which
(a) act acts
(b) evil evils
(c) is are
(d) with to
(e) create creates
(a) Forest fires kill plants and animals and can also spread to human settlements.
(b) They also cause damage to human life and property.
(c) They also pollute the air by releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide and smoke.
(d) Some forest fires are started purposely by fanners to clear land for farming.
(e) A forest is home to many animals and plants.
(a) The speaker is Amanda’s mother.
(b) The speaker, i.e. Amanda’s mother thinks that Amanda is sulking and being moody. She is also indifferent.
(c) The mother is nagging here.
(d) Amanda is neither moody nor sulking. She is just indifferent and uninterested on her mother’s instructions.
(a) Miss Mason gave the order to the students.
(b) The special thing that Miss Mason wanted to tell the children was that she had received a letter from Wanda’s father.
(c) The speaker, i.e. the teacher stood quietly and adjusted her glasses slowly and deliberately.
(d) The atmosphere in the room was silent and tense.
(a) The young seagull was afraid of the vast sea, at first and when he fell down, he thought it to be like land. He tried to walk on the waves but his legs sank. It terrified him. When he did not sink, he was no more afraid of the sea.
(b) Mr. Keesing was Anne’s maths teacher. He was quite strict. She was weak in maths. Moreover, she used to talk a lot in his period. He warned her many times. She did not check her talkativeness. Therefore, he punished her to quieten her and to make her concentrate on the lessons.
(c) Mrs. Pumphrey called up the vet many-a-times a day. She wandered around ‘the surgery’. She sent two dozens of eggs and wine for Tricki, to help him recover fast. The vet and his staff had taken them as Tricki did not need those things.
(d) Henry was a waiter in the hotel Ausable was staying. He only bought the ordered drinks to Ausable. However, Ausable used his knocking at the door to terrifying Max by announcing the arrival of the police which provoked him to jump out of the window. Thus he used it to his advantage.
(e) Lencho was a hard-working farmer. He was poor. He worked in his fields like an ox. He knew his field deeply. He knew that his field needed a downpour. It was necessary for a good crop. He saw huge clouds coming from the northeast. So he kept watching towards the north-east direction in the sky.
Valli boarded the afternoon bus and was on her way. She stood up and saw palm trees, mountains, sky, green fields, and the grasslands. Suddenly she was startled when she heard a voice called her ‘listen to child’. It was an elderly man who was deeply concerned for her. He advised her to sit down but she did not like to be called herself a child. Then the bus stopped at the next stand. Some new passengers got on. There came an elderly woman. She sat beside Valli and questioned if she was walking alone. Valli disliked big holes in her ears and the ugly earrings. She was chewing the betel-nut and its juice was about to spill over her lips at any moment. Valli disliked her altogether.
Bholi’s teacher has indeed played a commendable job. She gave such encouragement to Bholi which made her face the world. When Bholi was brought to the school, she could hardly speak her name. The teachers provided all help to her and inspired her. She developed the qualities of confidence. It was her efforts which made her challenge the dowry seeker. This story plays a very important role in giving a message to those people who keep their daughter uneducated. The society should understand that education can do any wonders and can help us to do away with a curse like dowry. Bholi has shocked the world with her confidence and such serials should be telecast to change the attitude of the people.
Anne was thirteen years old when she started writing her diary. She felt that her friends and family all misunderstood her. Thus she turned to the diary as a new friend and confident. Counting on the diary to be the sympathetic, nonjudgmental ear she has been unable to find elsewhere. She had an elder sister Margot who was considered more beautiful, talented and intelligent than her. Though she had friends but felt more comfortable in the company of the diary.
When she went into hiding in the Annexe. Anne felt that her mother was cold and callous and felt that the other adults considered her a nuisance. She named it ‘Kitty’ indicating that she considered it a close friend. Anne recorded her feelings, thoughts and emotions of every stage of her life. She accounted for her fear and despair due to war. As she matures she longs for a male company. She comes closer to Peter and considers him a close friend. As the years passed she became an emotionally independent young woman from an obstinate girl. She accepted her mistakes and was sorry to develop an intimacy with Peter. Her negative inclinations took an optimistic stand. Her mature philosophies made the diary, a true masterpiece.
The Frank family were planning on going into hiding on July 16th but had to leave early because of Margot’s call up. The hiding place was in Frank’s office building at 263 Prinsengracht. Anne described the office building and office space. She even made a floor plan of the place. The place was called the Secret Annexe. They left their house on Merwedeplein very early on the morning of July 6,1942. They walked from Merwedeplein to the Secret Annexe on Prinsengracht Canal, a distance of about two and a half miles. On their journey they got sympathetic looks from people who dare not offer them a lift. The yellow star spoke for itself. The only goodbye Anne gave was to Moortje, the cat. The Frank family left a letter for the neighbors to take care of Moortje. It was purring heavily when the family started their journey. They were walking in the rain each of them with a school bag and a shopping bag filled with various items to the brim. The yellow star worn by the Franks showed that they were Jews and the Jews could not be offered help. They had to suffer because they were Jews. When they arrived at the house their rooms were full of boxes and all their stuff. When Margot and Mrs Frank rest, Anne and her father cleaned the place up and improved the blackout curtains. The whole day, they unpacked boxes and put up many things at different places and finally sank into clean beds that night.
Kate Adams Keller was the second wife of Helen Keller’s father. She was beautiful, tall and fair complexioned with chiseled features and blue eyes. She was a very loving and caring mother. She was intelligent widely read and possessed an excellent memory. She wanted her daughter Helen to be educated and ready to go to any length to help her. She was greatly admired in her home city of Memphis, not only for her good looks but also for liveliness, witty conversation and knowledge of books and literature. She was interested in current affairs and was an enthusiastic supporter of votes for women. She had the courage to fight the adverse circumstances. Helen was a wild child but Kate was sure of some change in Helen. She wanted to give her maiden name to Helen. Her husband’s death created problems but she did not lose hope. Like every mother, she tried her best for Helen to stand on her feet. She had great patience. She never interfered with the innovative methods of Miss Sullivan’s teaching and provided all the support.
Helen had a favorite doll whose name was Nancy. Helen would pet her and maltreat her whenever she was angry. Nancy often became the target of her outburst. Nancy’s condition was bad, due to Helen’s behavior. Helen had many other more beautiful dolls but Nancy remained her favorite. Helen would rock her in the cradle and be most possessive of it. Helen carried her doll wherever she went.
Her aunt made a doll for Helen, but Helen found it abnormal to play with a doll without eyes. Somehow she pulled two beads off her aunt’s cape and demanded that they are sewn as eyes of the doll. Helen was over joyous.
Another occasion was a morning after Anne Sullivan arrived. She led her into her room and gave her a doll. She slowly spelled into her hands the word d-o-l-l. Helen found his finger play quite interesting and soon this method brought good results as she learned a great many words. But her confusion that mug and water were different words drove her into a passionate outburst and she dashed the new doll upon the floor and it broke into fragments. But on her return from the good house, she was changed soul who realized her mistake. The mystery of language gave new hope to Helen.
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