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MOST LIKELY QUESTIONS MARCH/APRIL 2009 10th STANDARD

Subject: Second Language – English

Time: 2-30 Hours

BP 1

Marks: 100

General Instructions: 1. The questions-cum-answer booklet contains two Parts, Part-A and Part-B. 2. Part-A consists of 35 questions and Part-B consists of 25 questions. 3. Space has been provided in the question-cum-answer booklet itself to answer the questions. 4. Follow the instructions given in Part-A and write the correct answer in full in the space provided below each question. 5.For Part-B enough space for each question is provided. You have to answer the questions in the space provided. PART – A 35x1=35 Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/ incomplete statements. Only one of them is correct or most appropriate. Choose the most appropriate alternative and write it in the space provided below each question. 1. Andy picked ______ letters from the heap. A. two B. three C. four D. five Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 2. Andy went to the post office to _________ A. buy gun powder B. get tobacco C. get a letter D. to buy linen Ans.____________________________________________________________________ 3. Swami Vivekananda got an introductory letter from_______________ A. Dr. Barrows B. Prof. Wright C. Prof. W.W. Hastie D. Ramakrishna Ans. ___________________________________________________________________ 4. According to Chandra the finest bats man at the moment is _____________________ A. Ken Barrington B. Rahul Dravid C. Sachin Tendulkar D. M.S. Doni Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 5. The opposition started bowling intimidatingly at Chandra. They did so because_________ A. they wanted to prevent him from scoring centuries B. it is a practice among fast bowlers C. they wanted to frighten him and enjoy themselves in the process D. they wanted to hurt him so that his bowling became ineffective 6. Kalpana got her Ph.D from ____________ university. A. Oxford B. Punjab C. Colorado D. Texas Ans____________________________________________________________________ 7. Kalpana selected ______________ for her higher studies A. electrical engineering B. electronics engineering C. architecture D. aerospace engineering Ans. ________________________________________________________________ 8. ‘Multi’s de la guerre’ means______________________ A. Europeans B. Asians C. warriors D. war wounded people Ans____________________________________________________________________ 9. The best sign of civilization is_______ A. fine buildings B. fine books C. work together for the common good of all D. work individually Ans____________________________________________________________________ 10. The wedding of Shakuntala Damankar and Shankar Kurtakoti was interesting because___


A. about forty most wanted freedom fighters attended their wedding B. Kurtakoti was about to be arrested C. they got married in a temple D. they got married in prison Ans____________________________________________________________________ 11. Mahapanditji’s problem was____________________ A. hatching the boiled eggs B. sprouting the boiled beans C. empting the ocean with a wooden bowl D. marriage of Daksha Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 12. Daksha and her father lived in a ____________________ A. thatched hut B. mud house C. concrete house D. palace 13. The prize announced by the king was _________ A. his palace B. his kingdom C. any thing that she liked to take D. king himself Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 14. In the poem ‘Mother’ the poet’s mother was __________ A. pious woman B. an ordinary woman with all her frailties C. god fearing D. good looking woman Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 15. Why did the poet’s mother roam the villages? She roamed A. for runaway buffalo B. for her husband C. for coins D. to work in the fields Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 16. We should trust the God for his ______ A. gifts B. boons C. grace D. blessings Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 17. God hides his smiling face behind ________A. the clouds B. frowning providence C. the heaven D. the trees Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 18. The bed of the Lord of Tartary would be made of… A. beads B. silk C. ivory D. gold Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 19. The lord wishes to wear robe and scimitar __________ A. ere should wane the morning star B. ere should wane the evening star C. ere he should enter Tartary D. after seven zebras take him a round Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 20. When Bhima failed to move the monkey’s tail he _____________A. got angry B. bent his head in shame C. was distressed D. cursed himself about his strength Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 21. Bhima tried to frighten the monkey because it______A. asked him to move his tail B. advised him not to go further C. mocked at him D. had blocked his way Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 22. Gandhiji requested Mr. Gimi to exempt him from gymnastics because______ A. he did not like gymnastics B. he fest gymnastics had nothing to do with education C. he was physically weak D. he wanted to be free to serve his father Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 23. Gandhiji was allowed to skip a class because ________________ A. his father wrote a letter B. he got married C. he was an industrious student D. his teacher liked him Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 24. When Nino asked the Duchess to come down the tree, she ________________ A. soon came down B. climbed still higher C. didn’t reply D. began to weep Ans____________________________________________________________________


25. Clariotta was on strike because _____ A. she did not like country life B. her father treated her badly C. she did not like the new house D. she could not adjust to city life Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 26. ‘My mother, black, prolific earth mother’. The figure of speech used in this line is __ A. Simile B. Personification C. Alliteration D. Metaphor Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 27. ‘One who does something first.’ One word of this statement is__________________ A. beginner B. pioneer C. trend-setter D. starter Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 28. There is a separate lane for enter and ______ The opposite of the underlined word to be filled in the blank is… A. inquire B. outside C. exit D. extrance Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 29. Abhinav Bindra was born in an ‘affluent’ family. Here affluent means ________ A. rich B. poor C. educated D. ordinary Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 30. Militants exploded a bomb on a railway track________Hajaribagh and Malegao. The conjunction needed to fill in the blank is… A. that B. between C. where D. and Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 31. The word, which does not rhyme with ‘head’, is _____ A. said B. led C. plead D. bread Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 32. He has made a wonderful achievement in his life____ The correct question tag needed to complete this statement is________A. hasn’t he? B. had he? C. have he? D. hadn’t he? Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 33. Last year I used to play cricket., but now I______playing Hockey. The primary auxiliary needed to fill the blank is……. A. am B. was C. Has D. Did Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 34. I am reading a book of stories.. The passive form of this statement is… A. A book of stories is read by me. B. A book of stories was read by me. C. A book of stories is being read by me. D. A book of stories was being read by me. Ans.____________________________________________________________________ 35. If you call me now,___ The correct form of statement needed to complete this statement is ______ A. I shall come B. I could come C. I would come D. I should come Ans:____________________________________________________________________ ***

PART –B 36. Quote from memory: I had……………………………. ………..………………………grieving O. …………………………………… ……………………………………tied,

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with ………………………………… ……………………………………die? OR Within …………..…..………………………… ……………………………………….treasure He ………………………………….…………… ………………..pleasure. Now……………………………………………….… …………… bold,

..………………………..... ……………………..…………..

Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow: 3x3=09 37. “Have you seen God?” a. Who asks this question? ________________________________________________________________________ b. Who do ‘you’ refer to? _______________________________________________________________________ c. What answer was given to this question? ________________________________________________________________________ 38. “ I will use it for drying cow dung cakes” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? _______________________________________________________________________ b. What does ‘it’ refer to? _______________________________________________________________________ c. who is the sentence said to? _____________________________________________________________________ 39. “I came every day to see it, and now what can I do?” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? _______________________________________________________________________ b. What does ‘it’ refer to? ________________________________________________________________________ c. What had happened to ‘it’? ________________________________________________________________________

Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each: 7x2=14 40. Why did the post master call Andy’s master a goose? ________________________________________________________________________ 41. How did Chandrashekar achieve a great name as a bowler even with his disadvantage? _______________________________________________________________________ 42. How was Kalpana different from girls of her age? ________________________________________________________________________


43. Why do many Europeans think that they are civilized according to the author? ________________________________________________________________________ 44. How do you say that Daksha was very intelligent? ________________________________________________________________________ 45. What made Cophetua swore a royal oath to marry the beggar maid? ________________________________________________________________________ 46. Do you like the poem ‘Once Upon A Time’? Why? ________________________________________________________________________ Answer the following questions in six to eight sentences: 2x4=08 47. Describe Andy’s second visit to the post office. OR How can you say that Dr. Sarabhai was a kind-hearted teacher? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 48. Write the summary of the poem “Work is Worship” OR Write the summary of the poem “Tartary”

_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Rewrite as Directed: 2x2=04 49. Use the following words in sentences to differentiate their meanings: a. Wander _______________________________________________________________ b.Wonder________________________________________________________________ 50. Use the following phrasal verbs in your own sentences: a. look for ______________________________________________________________ b. give up ______________________________________________________________ Fill in the blanks choosing the correct prepositions given in the bracket (for, in, on, at) 1x2=02 51. Someone turned……..…….a light ………………...the hall and opened the door. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct verb forms given in the bracket: 1x2=02 52. Ashoka………………... (be) a king. He………………………(defeat) the Kalinga. Change into other degrees: 1x2=02 53. Sachin is the best bats man. _________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Change into indirect speech: 1x2=02 54. Kiran said to me, “where are you going?” ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 55. Expand the following outline into a readable story: 1x4=04 Flock of sparrows in village--one old sparrow among them--young sparrows do not respect old sparrow - -one day they find a lot of grain on the ground--old sparrow warns it is a


trick--young sparrows do not listen- -go to grain --get caught in net--old sparrow advise-pretend to be dead when hunter arrive--the young do so--hunter removes net--sparrows saved.

________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

56. Imagine that you are Akshay/Adithi, Government High School, Davanagere 1x5=05 Write a letter to your friend describing your school Annual Day function using the clues. (programmes arrange---guest---prize distribution----guests speech---cultural programmes arranged) OR Write a letter to the editor of an English daily, regarding bad condition of the roads in your locality using the clues. (Roads with gutters---effects on the vehicles---accidents happened--victims.) _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 57. Write two paragraphs on ANY ONE of the following: 1x5=05 a. Air pollution b. Population Explosion c. Role of Mass in controlling Terrorism _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow: 2x2=04 There was a king in China who used to spend hours in his uniform, parading before a mirror in his room. He would remain secluded in his palace, admiring himself, while his subjects starved to death and his kingdom went to ruin. One night, a courtier gathered a group of palace attendants and, while the king slept, cut a window on the wall where the king’s mirror had hung. The next morning, when the king dressed himself in his sparkled medals, he walked to where the mirror had been and saw to his amazement the unending procession of his people passing on the street. He saw starving children reaching into garbage cans for crusts. He saw sick and maimed men and women. He tore off his medals, called for simple clothes and went out mingling with the people. His whole outlook on life changed when he stopped looking into mirror at only himself. Questions: 58. Why did the people cut a window on the wall? 59. When was the king’s outlook on life changed?

MOST LIKELY QUESTIONS MARCH/APRIL 2009 10th STANDARD Time: 2-30 Hours

Subject: Second Language – English BP 2

Marks: 100

General Instructions: 1. The questions-cum-answer booklet contains two Parts, Part-A and Part-B. 2. Part-A consists of 35 questions and Part-B consists of 25 questions. 3. Space has been provided in the question-cum-answer booklet itself to answer the


questions. 4. Follow the instructions given in Part-A and write the correct answer in full in the space provided below each question. 5.For Part-B enough space for each question is provided. You have to answer the questions in the space provided. PART – A 35x1=35 Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/ incomplete statements. Only one of them is correct or most appropriate. Choose the most appropriate alternative and write it in the space provided below each question. 1. Andy’s master’s name was __________. A. Squire Egan B. Handy Andy C. Squire O’ Grady D. Mr. Durfy Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 2. Andy’s master was __________ when he brought three letters A. very happy B. puzzled C. negligent D. curious Ans.____________________________________________________________________ 3. Dr. Vikram established first launching station at_______________ A. Bangalore B. Ahmadabad C. Thumba D. Sriharikota Ans. _______________________________________________________________ 4. Incident in which a research student burnt up an electric meter shows that Vikram was A. great scientist B. ideal manager C. kind hearted teacher D. arrogant Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 5. B.S. Chandrashekar took _______ wickets A. 247 B. 347 C. 500 D. 547 Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 6. Columbia space shuttle, in which Kalpana was one of the crew, had_________members. A. four B. five C. six D. seven Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 7. Kalpana’s husband worked as ______ A. an astronaut B. a free-lance flying instructor C. a pilot D. a captain Ans____________________________________________________________________ 8. Civilization is the reverse of ______________________ A. civil war B. society C. culture D. barbarism Ans____________________________________________________________________ 9. ‘What is civilization?’ is written by_______ A. Gandhiji B. Tagore C. Nehru D. Nethaji Ans____________________________________________________________________ 10. The armoury at Chitagong was attacked by ___ A. Preetilata Waddedar B. Aruna Asaf Ali C. Kashi Bai D. Shakuntala Damankar Ans____________________________________________________________________ 11. Padmavathibai Burli used to tell her own sons to eat a little less because____________ A. they were poor B. she wanted to save the food C. freedom fighter could be fed D. they can become freedom fighters Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 12. Mahapanditji was sent to the court by ____________________ A. King of Kashmir B. King of Kalinga C. King of Magadha D. King of China 13. In the beginning of the play the farmer was worried because _________


A. the king ordered him to the prison B. the king gave the boiled eggs to hatch C. ordered to send his daughter to the court D. The king did not accepted his mangoes Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 14. In the poem ‘Mother’ the poet’s mother would burn and flare when __________ A. she was humiliated by her equals B. her husband asked her to work in the field C. her son went wild and the husband elsewhere D. her calf dead Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 15. In the poem ‘Mother’ the mother was thrilled to A. children’s kicks B. husband’s kicks C. calf’s kicks D. cow’s kicks Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 16. God can ride on A. a horse B. a bike C. storm D. sea Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 17. We cannot judge the God because ________A. He is very strong B. we have feeble sense C. He kills us D. we are living on the earth Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 18. The poet wants to relearn how to laugh from A. his friends B. his mother C. his father D. his son Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 19. In ‘Once Upon A Time’ the poet’s own laugh in the mirror looks like__________ A. devils laugh B. childish C. snake’s bare fangs D. weeping of small children 20. Bhima went in search of Sougandhika flower because________ A. he wanted to please Draupadi B. the flowers attracted him C. Dharmaraya wanted them D. Hanuman called him Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 21. Bhima did not want to jump over the monkey because______________ A. it was very old B. scriptures forbid it C. it was very big D. had blocked his way Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 22. Gandhiji liked to sit in Persian class because _______________ A. Samakrit teacher was lenient and Samskrit was easy. B. His friends compelled him C. Persian teacher was lenient and Persian was easy D. the head master advised him to sit Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 23. Gandhiji had lost one years, as a student, because ________________ A. he failed in the exams B. he was absent for gymnastics class C. he was a dunce D. of his marriage Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 24. Margarita did not informed Nino about Clariotta’s strike over phone because ________ A. there was no phone connection B. such incidents were common C. she wanted to join the strike D. Clariotta told her not to tell Ans____________________________________________________________________ 25. Clariotta says she could not wear good clothes because. _____ A. there was six inches of mud out side B. nobody observes them C. weather was not good D. she was on strike Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 26. ‘Sweet little red feet , why should you die?” The figure of speech used in this line is __ A. Simile B. Personification C. Synecdoche D. Metaphor Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 27. ‘one who travels in the space craft.’ One word of this statement is…… A. doctor B. astronaut C. psychologist D. scientist Ans:____________________________________________________________________


28. The king thought that his courtiers were wise but they were ______ in reality. The opposite of the underlined word to be filled in the blank is… A. lazy B. foolish C. brilliant D. ordinary Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 29. All the players expressed their jubilation after the historical victory ________ A. great sorrow B. astonishment C. extreme happiness D. a sense of defeat Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 30. How beautiful was the beggar maid___ The correct punctuation mark to be used here is A. full stop B. comma C. exclamatory mark D. question mark Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 31. The word, which does not rhyme with ‘debt’, is _____ A. let B. doubt C. set D. net Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 32. She is a wonderful player, ____ The correct question tag needed to complete this statement is________ A. wasn’t she? B. had she? C. isn’t she? D. didn’t she? Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 33. Last week I used to read poetry, but now I______reading a short story. The primary auxiliary needed to fill the blank is……. A. am B. was C. Has D. Did Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 34. Students donated blood. The passive form of this statement is… A. Blood is donated by students. B. students were donated by blood. C. A student donated blood D. Blood was donated by students Ans.____________________________________________________________________ 35. If you work hard ___ The correct form of statement needed to complete this statement is…… A. you may fail B. you will get a job C. We would be grateful D. We will give you better work Ans:____________________________________________________________________ ***

PART –B 36. Quote from memory: Her arms……………………………. ………..………………………say Bare-footed. …………………………………… ……………………………………Cophetua. In ………………………………… ……………………………………way; OR Judge …………..…..………………………… ……………………………………….grace; Behind ………………………………….…………… ………………..face.

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His……………………………………………….… …………… hour;

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Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow: 3x3=09 37. “Arrah, Sir, why would I let you be cheated?” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? ________________________________________________________________________ b. Who do ‘you’ refer to? _______________________________________________________________________ c. Why did the speaker say so? ________________________________________________________________________ 38. “ Have an aim in life. Work hard with dedication determination and perseverance” a. Who gives this advice? ________________________________________________________________________ b. What question was this answer to? ________________________________________________________________________ c. What is the meaning of ‘perseverance’? ________________________________________________________________________ 39. “Why pretty thing! Could you not live with me?” a. What does ‘pretty thing’ refer to? ________________________________________________________________________ b. What happened to it? ________________________________________________________________________ c. Why couldn’t ‘it’ live with him? _________________________________________________________

Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each: 7x2=14 40. How did Dr. Vikram Sarabhai prove that he deserved the post of chairman of The Atomic Energy Commission? ________________________________________________________________________ 41. Why did Kalpana marry Harrison? How did he encourage her? _______________________________________________________________________ 42. Why cont we consider the countries involved in the Great War are civilized?? ________________________________________________________________________ 43. How was Shakuntala Damankar able to inspire young men and women? ________________________________________________________________________ 44. How did Daksha become King’s greatest prize? ________________________________________________________________________ 45. Do you like the poem ‘Work is Worship’? Why? ________________________________________________________________________ 46. Do you think the miser was a wise man? Give reasons. _______________________________________________________________________


Answer the following questions in six to eight sentences: 2x4=08 47. Give an instance to show that Narendra had a powerful concentration of mind. OR How did Daksha win over the king? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 48. Write the summary of the poem “The Dove” OR Write the summary of the poem “Tartary” _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Rewrite as Directed: 2x2=04 49. Point out the difference in the meaning of the words: story-storey _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 50. Use the following word as Noun and Verb: cage _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blanks choosing the correct prepositions given in the bracket (at, in, with, of) 1x2=02 51. She drinks a lot………………..…………..coffee…………….……………….the evenings. Fill in the blanks choosing the article given in the bracket: ( a, an, the) 1x2=02 52. Put ____ one rupee coin in ___ box to listen to your favourite song Change into other degrees: 1x2=02 53. Mullayyanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka. _________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Change into indirect speech: 1x2=02 54. The Teacher asked, “Write five sentences on this model” ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 55. Expand the following outline into a readable story: 1x4=04 A lion in the forest__ Killed many animals___ animals called a meeting ___ request not to kill animals__ suggested a condition__ lion agreed __ the turn of the rabbit__ told __met another lion___ lion jumped into the well. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________


56. Imagine that you are Manjunath/ Geetha, Government Composite High School, Holalkere 1x5=05

Write a letter to your father informing about your preparation for I P.U.C Entrance Examination. (guidance of your teacher—hours of study—---your plan and your effort to secure good marks—teachers and friends co-operation) OR Write a letter to your headmaster requesting him to issue Transfer Certificate and Character Certificate. (you have passed SSLC—you need TC and Character Certificate for further education— expecting early response—expressing oblige) _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 57. Write two paragraphs on ANY ONE of the following: 1x5=05 A Small Family is a Happy Family b. Role of Mass Media in Educating the Mass c. Save Forests, Save Life ________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow: 2x2=04 Once there was a king named Midas. He lived with his only daughter. One afternoon, he went for a walk in his garden. There he saw a man sleeping. The kind king did not punish the man. A fairy who saw this was very happy with the king. She said, “You are very kind. So, I will grant you one wish.”


The king asked, “Can everything I touch turn into Gold?” “Yes,” said the Fairy and waved her magic want Then, King Midas touched the flowers, statues and trees of his garden. They turned into gold at once. He was very happy. After sometime, he felt hungry. He went to the good on the table and touched it. It turned into gold. Midas was sad. Then, he saw his daughter running towards him. He opened his arms to hold her. She turned into gold at once! He was very sad. He cried bitterly and ran into the garden. He then called out for the fairy. The Fairy appeared before him. King Midas asked the Fairy, “Can I take my wish back? I want to see everything normal as before. “Why not?” said the Fairy and waved her magic wand. Everything turned into normal as before. King Midas held his daughter in his arms. He was filled with joy. Questions: 58. Why did the Fairy grant a wish to the king, Midas? 2 _________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 59. What made the king, Midas to take back his wish? 2 ________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Prepared by H.N. Hemantharaju, English Teacher, Govt. Boys Junior College, High School Section, Chitradurga C.L. Ekanath, English Teacher, Govt. High School, Inally Kurubarahaty, Chitradurga Taluk Chitradurga Distrisct English Teacher’s Club, Chitradurga


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