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C.L. EKANATH ENGLISH TEACHER GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (TQ)

PUBLISHED BY THE ENGLISH TEACHERS’ CLUB DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION CHITRADURGA


C.L.Ekanath is serving as an English Language Teacher in Government High School. He has underwent a 3-month training “Teacher Empowerment and Development” at Regional English Institute South India, Bangalore.

He underwent an ‘Advance Course’ conducted by RIESI,

Bangalore and CIEFL, at Hyderabad. He also underwent ‘Orientation Training’ and ‘A Role of Schools in Preserving Cultural Heritage of India’ conducted by CCRT, New Delhi. He has been given ‘BOLT’ award by Air India, Prajavani, Deccan Herald and Singapore Tourism Board in 2004 and he had an Educational Tour to Singapore. He presented a seminar paper on “Language Games as a Strategy of Teaching” in the National seminar on “English Language and the Young Learner” organized by RIESI, Bangalore in 2004.

He has worked as a Resource panel for a Self-Learning Material

“Swayameva” brought out by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyana State Project and DSERT Bangalore. He has worked as a resource person in many training hosted by DIET, CTE, DDPI Office, Chitradurga. Davanagere, Bellary, Shimoga, Bagalakot, Haveri, and other districts. He has prepared question papers focusing all aspects of English Language i.e., Prose, Poem, Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar, Composition and Comprehension as set by KSEEB, Bangalore, for each unit. Here, there are the Question Papers of 8 Unit Tests, 4 Tests, A Mid-term Examination of September-2010, a Preparatory Examination of – 2010 and 2 Model Question Papers. For each Unit a Design, Blue-Print, Question Paper, Scoring Key and Marking Scheme and Question-wise Analysis have been done. Scoring Key and Question-wise Analysis have been done only for one unit here. It is hoped that rest would be carried out by the teachers. Learners can be asked to write answers where the space provided. For long answers they can be asked to write answers on the back side of the paper. Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Chitradurga has published this in its blog in the interest of the Teaching Community and the Learners at the Secondary School Level. Questions given in the unit tests and tests can be modified according to the need of the class-room and evaluation can be done. It is hoped that this would help the teachers to train the learners focusing all aspects Second Language English. If language is taught well, surely language will take care of Examination. Expecting your valuable comments and suggestions. Happy Teaching!


GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – I (Handy Andy at the Post Office and the Dove) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 09 05 04 04 03 25

02.

Weightage to Objectives Knowledge Comprehension Expression Appreciation Total

Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

Marks 07 08 08 02 25

03.

Weightage to Types of Questions Multiple Choice (One Mark) Very Short Answer (One Mark) Short Answer (Two Marks) Short Answer (Three Marks) Long Answer (Four Marks) Long Answer (Five Marks) Total

Percentage 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

Marks 04 05 06 03 04 03 25

04.

Weightage to Difficulty Level Easy Average Difficult Total

Percentage 30 40 30 100

Marks 08 10 07 25


GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T) Name:……………………………………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Unit-Test - First Marks: 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x04=04

1. ‘Sweet little red feet, why should you die?’ The figure of speech used in this line is… A. Alliteration B. Metaphor C. Synecdoche D. Personification Ans: …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2. What a beautiful scene it is! The part of speech of the underlined word is… A. an adjective B. a verb C. an adverb D. a noun Ans: ………………………………………….……………………………...…………………………. 3. What did the postmaster ask Andy at first? The postmaster… A. wanted to know Andy’s real name. B. wanted to know if someone had known him. C. wanted someone to introduce Andy for him. D. wanted to know for whom he had come to collect letter for. Ans: ……………………………..……………………………………………………………………… 4. The poet John Keats was sad at the death of the bird dove because… A. he killed it himself. B. the dove didn’t live with him even though he took care of it C. the bird was thankless. D. he caged it in the cage. Ans: ……………………………………..…………………………………….………………………… Fill in the blank with suitable article:

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5. There is………………………………………………………...…bird in the cage. The bird is eating fruit. Fill in the blank with the appropriate tense form of verb given in brackets.

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6. As soon as the teacher……………………………...……………(enter) the classroom, we greet her/him. Match the following: ‘A’

1/2x02=01 ‘B’

:Answers:

7. (a) provoke (b) ignorant

(i) lacking knowledge (ii) gliding (iii) making someone angry Quote from memory: 02 8. I had……..…………………………………………………………………..……………………………. ………………………………….…………………………………………………………...…….grieving O, what ……………...………………………..………………………………………………………….. ……....……………...…………………………………..……………………………………..…weaving; Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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9. “He’ll murder me if I’m not back soon.” (a) Who does ‘He’ refer to here? Ans: …………........................... (b) When was this said? Ans:…....................................................................................................................... (c) Why would he be murdered? Ans:.................................................................................................. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Answer the following questions in two or three sentences:

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10. Why was the squire puzzled to see Andy happy?

………………………………..……………………………………………………………………………... ……………………………………………………...……………………………………………………………... …………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………...

11. Do you like the poem ‘The Dove’? Give reasons.

………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………... ………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………… Frame question to get underlined word as answer: 01x1=01

12. Dr. Manmohan Singh is the Prime- minister of India.Ans:……….……………...…..…………………… Use the following words to differentiate their meanings: 01x1=01 13. sun…………..………………………………………….son……...…………………………………………. Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences: 03x1=03 14. Describe Andy’s second visit to the post office. / Write the summary of the poem ‘The Dove’. 15. Imagine you are Bhavya/Bhaskara, Government High School, Hosadurga 03x1=03


Write a letter to your father describing your educational progress. (tests conducted – marks scored – efforts made – guidance given by teachers – friends co-operation) GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – I (Handy Andy at the Post Office and The Dove) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

Scoring Key and Marking Scheme QN

Objectives

01 02 03

Knowledge Knowledge Comprehension

04

Comprehension

05 06 07

Knowledge Comprehension Knowledge

08

Knowledge

09

Comprehension

10

Comprehension

11

Appreciation

12

Expression

13

Expression

14

Expression

Value Points C. Synecdoche A. an Adjective D. wanted to know for whom he had come to collect letter for. B. the dove didn’t live with him even though he took care of it. A Enters (a) Provoke=making someone angry (b) Ignorant=lacking knowledge I had a dove, and the sweet dove died; And I have thought it died of grieving O, what could it grieve for? it was tied, With a single thread of my own hand’s weaving; (a) The squire Egan (b) When Andy made a second visit to the post-office. (c) If he did not take letter soon. When Andy made an appearance before the squire with three letters, his face was beaming with delight. There was an air of superiority. Seeing this, the squire was puzzled. Yes, I like the poem ‘The Dove’. This poem brings out a message that freedom and love are equally important for the growth of a person. Who is the prime-minister of India? Meaningful structures:e.g., The sun gives out heat and light. Gandhiji was a son of Mohan Karama Chanda Gandhi When Andy made a second visit to the post-office the postmaster was very busy. Two persons were waiting at the counter. The postmaster was selecting the letters for each from a large parcel. Many customers were waiting to be served. The postmaster gave provoking answers. Andy picked up two letters secretly. Then, he paid eleven pence and got a letter. With three letters he went to the squire.

Compre hension

Expre ssion

Re Marks

01 01 01 01

01

01 01 01 02

01

01

02

½ ½ ½ 01

½ ½ ½ 01

01 01 01 02

01

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01 01 01

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01 01 01


15

Expression

Format Meaningful structures.

03

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – I (Handy Andy at the Post Office and The Dove) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

Questionwise Analysis Q N

Objectives

Specifi cations

Content Unit

Type of Qn.

Marks

Difficulty Level

Time Required to Answer

Re Marks

01

Knowledge

Selects

VocabuLary Grammar Prose Poem Grammar Grammar Vocabulary Poem Prose Prose Poem

MCQ

01

Easy

01 Minute

-

MCQ MCQ MCQ VSA VSA SA

01 01 01 01 01 01

Easy Easy Average Easy Average Easy

01 Minute 01 Minute 01 Minute 01 Minute 01 Minute 02 Minutes

-

SA SA SA SA

02 03 02 02

Easy Average Average Average

04 Minutes 04 Minutes 03 Minutes 03 Minutes

-

Grammar

VSA

01

Difficult

02 Minutes

-

Vocabulary

VSA

01

Average

02 Minutes

-

Prose Composition

LA LA

03 03

Difficult Difficult

06 Minutes 08 Minutes

-

04 Minutes 45 Minutes

-

02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11

Knowledge Selects Comprehension Grasps Comprehension Reasons Knowledge Recalls Knowledge Recalls Knowledge RecogniSes Knowledge Recalls Comprehension Grasps Comprehension Reasons AppreAppreciation

12

Expression

13

Expression

14 15

Expression Expression

ciates Writes meaning ful sentence Writes meaning ful sentences

Writes

Writes format and meaning ful structures

Reading the Question Paper and Verifying Total 25 Marks

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Examination: Unit Test – II (Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, The Beggar Maid and Bheema sena the Blessed) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 08 05 02 03 04 03 25

02.

Weightage to Objectives Knowledge Comprehension Expression Appreciation Total

Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

Marks 06 08 09 02 25

03.

Weightage to Types of Questions Multiple Choice (One Mark) Very Short Answer (One Mark) Short Answer (Two Marks) Short Answer (Three Marks) Long Answer (Four Marks) Long Answer (Five Marks) Total

Percentage 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

Marks 03 05 08 03 03 03 25

04.

Weightage to Difficulty Level Easy Average Difficult Total

Percentage 30 40 30 100

Marks 08 10 07 25

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)


Name:……………………………………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Unit-Test - Second 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45 Marks:

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x02=02

1. Where……………….you go yesterday? The correct form of primary auxiliary needed to fill in the blank is: A. did B. does C. do D. is Ans:………………...……………………………… 2. Sarabhai’s father encouraged and provided him all the books and magazines that Vikram needed observing A. his achievements as a chairman of ISRO B. his interest in reading scientific discoveries and inventions C. his interest in science at High School D. his interest in launching satellites and studying cosmic rays Ans: ………………………………….…………….…………………………………………………….. Fill in the blank with a suitable conjunction: 01x1=01 3. Do you drink juice………………………………………………………………................... badami milk. Fill in the blank with the appropriate form of word given in bracket:

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4. There was an……………...………………………….……….(interest) programme on radio this morning. Match the following: ‘A’

5. (a) affluent (b) reprimand

1/2x02=01 ‘B’

:Answers:

(i) disapprove (ii) to be worthy of (iii) rich

Quote from memory:

02

6. In robe……………………………………….……………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………..…………………………………………………..….her way; “It is no ………………………..……………………….………………..……………………………….. ….…………………………… …………………………………..……….… ………………….…..day”. Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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7. “She was more fair than words can say.” (a) Who is the ‘she’ referred to? ........................................................................................................... (b) What does ‘fair’ mean?.................................................................................................................... (c) What does the statement mean? ...................................................................................................... ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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8. How did Sarabhai help his classmates at St. John’s College?....................................................................... …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ���………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 9. Why did Draupadi run to Bhima rapturously? …………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10. What qualities do you like in Dr. Vikram Sarabhai? ……....………………………..……………….…….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Use the following words to differentiate their meanings:

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11. meat……………….…………………………...…. meet………………………………………………… Combine using ‘neither…nor.’

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12. Shobha is not intelligent. She is not beautiful. Ans:……………………………...……………………..… Combine using ‘too…to.’

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13. Tea is very hot. I can’t drink it. Ans:…………………………………………...……………………..… Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences:

14. What makes you feel that Dr. Sarabhai was an ideal manager of human resources? OR Write the summary of “The Beggar Maid”.

03x1=03


Write two-three paragraphs on anyone of the following topics:

15. (a) Water Pollution

03x1=03

(b) Advantages and disadvantages of Television. (c) Value of Time

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – I (Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, The Beggar Maid and Bheema sena the Blessed ) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

Scoring Key and Marking Scheme QN

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

10

11 12 13 14

15

Objectives

Value Points

Compre hension

Expre ssion

Re Marks


GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – I (Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, The Beggar Maid and Bheema sena the Blessed ) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

Questionwise Analysis Q N

Objectives

Specifi cations

Content Unit

Type of Qn.

Marks

Difficulty Level

Time Required To Answer

Re Marks

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

-

Reading and verifying the Question Paper Total GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Test – I (Handy Andy at the Post Office,Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, The Dove, The Beggar Maid and Bheema Sena the Blessed) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

:D E S I G N:

Time: 45 Minutes.


01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 07 05 02 03 03 03 02 25

02.

Weightage to Objectives Knowledge Comprehension Expression Appreciation Total

Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

Marks 06 10 07 02 25

03.

Weightage to Types of Questions Multiple Choice (One Mark) Very Short Answer (One Mark) Short Answer (Two Marks) Short Answer (Three Marks) Long Answer (Four Marks) Long Answer (Five Marks) Total

Percentage 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

Marks 04 06 08 02 21/2 21/2 25

04.

Weightage to Difficulty Level Easy Average Difficult Total

Percentage 30 40 30 100

Marks 08 10 07 25

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T) Name:……………………………………..………Roll No……………………Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Subject: Second Language : English Time : 45 Minutes Test – First Marks: 25 I. Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided:

1x04=04

1. ‘As shines the moon in clouded skies’. The figure of speech used in this line is: A. Simile B. Metaphor C. Personification D. Alliteration Ans: ………....................……………... 2. Andy told his master’s name when the postmaster…… A. called his master a goose. B. told him that he won’t give him a letter.


C. told him that he never saw him before. D. called him a fool. Ans: ……………………………………………………………………….……………………………. 3. The poet fed the bird ‘Dove’ with: A. green peas B. white peas C. sweet fruits D. cashew nuts Ans:……………………………...…………………………………………...…………………………. 4. ‘one who studies human mind.’ The one word of this statement is… A. mind therapist B. psychologist C. mind reader D. mender Ans:………………………...…….. Fill in the blank with suitable preposition:

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5. She drinks a lot of coffee……….…...…………………...……………..……………………the evenings. Match the following: ‘A’

6. (a) contempt (b) generous

1/2x02=01 ‘B’

:Answers:

(i) ready to give help (ii) lack of knowledge (iii) lack of respect

Part:- B Quote from memory:

02

7. I had……………………………………….. …………………………………….grieving O, what ……………………………….……... …………………………..……….…weaving;

O R

So sweet a …………………………………… ……………………………………….been; Cophetua……………………………………… ……………………………………..my queen.

Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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8. “Your master must be as great a goose as yourself, to send such a messenger.” (a) Why was the messenger sent? ........................................................................................................ (b) What does ‘goose’ mean? …........................................................................................................... Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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9. How did Dr.Sarabhai’s father help him? Why? …………...………………………………………………………………..…………………………. ……………………….….…………………………………………………………………………………… ……….….…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10. Do you like the poem “The Beggar Maid”? Give reasons. ………….……………………………………………………………………………………………... ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11. Why did Draupadi want the Sougandhika flower? ………….……………………………………………………………………………………………... ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………. Change into Passive Voice: 12. Patel folded the letter. 01x1=01 Fill in the blank using the correct Question Tag: 13.Aruna is a good girl………………..? 01x1=01 Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences: 21/2x1=21/2 14. How can you say that Dr. Vikram Sarabhai was a kind-hearted teacher? ‘Andy was a man of simplicity.’ How? Read the given passage and answer the questions given below:02x1=02 Trees are woods plants with a thick stem or trunk. Large areas of land covered with woody plants are called forests. Trees are the largest living things on the Earth. They live longer than any animal. Most trees grow to more than seven metres high. The biggest trees are the giant sequoias of California. These trees can grow to over 100 metres around the trunk. The oldest trees are the Californian pines. Some of them are more than 4,500 years old.

Questions:- 15. (a). What are forests? (b) Where do we have the biggest and the oldest trees?

Imagine you are Bhuvan/Bhavya, Manasa High School, Mangalore. 16. Write a letter to your headmaster requesting to grant three days leave to attend your sister’s marriage. GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

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Examination: Test – I (Handy Andy at the Post Office,Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, The Dove, The Beggar Maid and Bheema Sena the Blessed ) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

Scoring Key and Marking Scheme QN

01

Objectives

Value Points

Compre hension

Expre ssion

Re Marks


02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

10

11 12 13 14 15

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Test – I (Handy Andy at the Post Office,Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, The Dove, The Beggar Maid and Bheema Sena the Blessed) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

Questionwise Analysis Q N

Objectives

Specifi Cations

Content Unit

Type of

Marks

Difficulty Level

Time Required

Re Marks


Qn.

to Answer

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

-

Reading the Question Paper and Verifying Total 25 Marks

45 Minutes

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – III (Swami Vivekananda, Motherand Bheema Sena the Blessed) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 06 06 02 04 04 03 25

02.

Weightage to Objectives Knowledge Comprehension Expression

Percentage 25 39 30

Marks 05 09 09


Appreciation Total

06 100

02 25

03.

Weightage to Types of Questions Multiple Choice (One Mark) Very Short Answer (One Mark) Short Answer (Two Marks) Short Answer (Three Marks) Long Answer (Four Marks) Long Answer (Five Marks) Total

Percentage 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

Marks 04 04 08 03 03 03 25

04.

Weightage to Difficulty Level Easy Average Difficult Total

Percentage 30 40 30 100

Marks 08 10 07 25

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T) Name:……………………………………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Unit-Test – Third 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45 Marks:

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x04=04

1. Narendranath first hear the name of Sri Ramakrishna from…………. A. his father B. his mother C. Prof. W.W.Hastie D. Prof. Wright Ans: ……………………...……………………………………………………………………………... 2. The poet’s mother……………………….. A. an ‘ideal’ woman as described in ancient literature B. calm, fair, dignified and spiritual C. an ordinary woman with all her frailties D. a ‘good’ wife worshipping the gods and listening to holy legends Ans:……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3. A person whom people believe that he has been sent by God to lead them. One word of this statement is: A. seer B. prophet C. messenger D. sender Ans:……………………………………………………..……………………………………………..… 4. We saw a wonderful scene. The word ‘wonderful’ is…. A. an adverb B. a verb C. an adjective D. a noun Ans:…………………...………… Fill in the blank with suitable article:

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5. One of the ladies was wearing………………………………………….………..…………evening dress. Fill in the blank with the appropriate word form given in the bracket.

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6. No one could have taken the ………………………………………….………..……....…(responsible) . Match the following: ‘A’

7. (a) disciple

1/2x02=01 ‘B’

(i) follower

:Answers:


(b) resolve

(ii) achiever (iii) decide firmly

Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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8. “I must, for it was I who was talking”. (a) Who do ‘I’ refer to? Ans: ………………….....……………..………………………………………... (b) When was this said? ………………...……………………..…..………………………………….….. (c) What does this show about the speaker? ……………………………………………………………... ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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9. How can you say that Narendra was an all rounder? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10. What qualities do you appreciate in the poet’s mother? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11. What was the special request made by Bhima to Hanuman? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Use the following as a noun and a verb:

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12. book : …….………………………………….book : ……...………….………………………..….…… Change into other degrees:

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13. No other state in India is as large as Rajastan. …...……………………………….………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences:

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14. How can you say that Narendra had a powerful concentration of mind? Or Write the summary of the poem “Mother”.

Write an essay on any one of the topic: -

15. (a) Dowry

3

(b) Population Explosion

(c) Newspaper

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – III (Swami Vivekananda, Mother and Bheema Sena the Blessed) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

Scoring Key and Marking Scheme QN

01 02 03 04 05 06 07

Objectives

Value Points

Compre hension

Expre ssion

Re Marks


08 09

10

11 12 13 14 15

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – III (Swami Vivekananda, Mother, and Bheema Sena the Blessed) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

Questionwise Analysis Q N

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11

Objectives

Specifi cations

Content Unit

Type of Qn.

Marks

Difficulty Level

Time Required to Answer

Re Marks


12 13 14 15

Reading the Question Paper and Verifying Total 25 Marks

05 45 Minutes

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – IV (A Magician with the Ball, Work is Worship and Bheema Sena the Blessed) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 06 06 02 03 04 04 25

02.

Weightage to Objectives Knowledge Comprehension Expression Appreciation Total

Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

Marks 06 08 09 02 25

03.

Weightage to Types of Questions Multiple Choice (One Mark) Very Short Answer (One Mark) Short Answer (Two Marks) Short Answer (Three Marks) Long Answer (Four Marks)

Percentage 15 18 30 15 12

Marks 04 05 06 06 04


Long Answer (Five Marks) Total 04.

Weightage to Difficulty Level Easy Average Difficult Total

10 100

25

Percentage 30 40 30 100

Marks 08 10 07 25

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T) Name:……………………………………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Unit-Test – Fourth 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45 Marks:

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x04=04

1. Cricket is popular in… A. the third world countries. B. the common wealth countries. C. the developing countries. D. the European countries. Ans:…..…..…………………..………………………………………………………………………...… 2. Tagore asks us to stop: A. doing socially useful productive work B. path making C. tilling the land D. chanting and singing Ans: ……….…………………………...………………..…...………………… 3. The word that takes the prefix ‘il’ is…... A. fortune B. luck C. legal D. moral Ans: ……..……..……………….....…………………………………...………………………………… 4. What………………you done with your friend? The primary auxiliary needed to complete the sentence is... A. do B. does C. did D. have Ans:…………………………..……………………….. Fill in the blank with correct preposition:

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5. We are going to tour……………………………………………………..…………..…....Sunday morning. Fill in the blank using suitable article:

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6. He was successful in winning …………………………….…………………………………...………race. Match the following: ‘A’

7. (a) passion (b) calibre

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:Answers:

(i) very strong and powerful (ii) a strong, deeply felt emotion (iii) the ability of a person

Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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8. “He was a technically perfect batsman”. (a) Who do ‘He’ refer to?…………………..…………...…………...…………………………………… (b) How did he play? ………………………..…………………………………………………………… (c) For which question did the speaker say this?................................................................................…... ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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9. How did B.S.Chandrashekhar achieve a great name as a bowler even with his disadvantage? ……...………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10. Where, according to Tagore, is God to be found and what advice does the poet give to the devotee? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………


………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11. In what way did Bheema come to be better equipped to face the enemies as a result of his meeting with Hanuman?……………..……………………………………..…………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Use the following words to differentiate:

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12. machine: …………………………………………………………………....………………...…………… mission:……………………………………………………………………………………………………. Change into indirect speech:

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13. Kumar said to me, “I have prepared a project work.”Ans…………….…………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences:

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14. Narrate B.S.Chandrashekhar’s career as a bowler. / Write the summary of the poem “Work is Worship”. 15. Imagine you are Harini/Harsha, Government High School, Challakere. Write a letter to the manager, Sapna Book Stall, Bangalore, requesting them to send Oxford Intermediate Dictionary. 04 GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – IV (A Magician with the Ball, Work is Worship and Bheema Sena the Blessed ) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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Examination: Unit Test – IV (A Magician with the Ball, Work is Worship and Bheema Sena the Blessed) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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05 Minutes 45 Minutes

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Examination: Test – II (Swami Vivekananda, A Magician with the Ball, Mother, Work is Worship and Bheema Sena the Blessed) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

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Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

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Percentage 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

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Percentage 30 40 30 100

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Name:…………………………..…………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Test – Second 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45 Marks:

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x01=04

1. Narendra’s father was a well known… A. doctor B. engineer C. lawyer D. teacher Ans: ……………………...………………………… 2. B.S. Chandrashekhar was a lover of… A. music B. film C. dance D. karate Ans: ………………….……………………………... 3. The poet’s mother……A. grew crops on a farm B. watered the plants of pepper, pea, millet and grain C. ploughed the field with her hand D. did all of the above Ans:………………………………………………………………………………………………...…… 4. ‘My mother black, prolific earth mother.’ The figure of speech used in this line is… A. Metaphor B. Simile C. Personification D. Euphemism Ans: …………………...……………… Fill in the blank with correct conjunction:

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5. Birds fly……...………………………………...……………………………………..…………..….... try. Fill in the blank using suitable word form of the word:

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6. Swami Vivekananda stressed the………...…………………………...……………(important) all religions. Match the following: ‘A’ ‘B’

7. (a) pious (b) glorious

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:Answers:

(i) very beautiful (ii) very big (iii) deeply religious

Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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8. “Put off thy holy mantle and even like him come down on the dusty soil.” (a) Who is the speaker? ………………….................................................................................................. (b) Who is he asking to put off the holy mantle?......................................................................................... (c) What is the opposite of ‘holy’?.............................................................................................................. Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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9. Why did the West Indian cricket players play as B.S. Chandrashekhar came? ……...…………...………………………………………………………………………………………. ………….…………….………………………………………………………………………………………. …………….………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10. What was the blessing of Hanuman to his brother as they parted? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………... ……………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11. Do you like the poem ‘Mother’? Give reasons. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Use the following word as a noun and a verb:

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12. look……………………………………………look……….……………………………..……...………. Combine using too…to:

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13. Kumar is very lazy. He can’t do the work. ……………………………………………..……………..…... Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences:

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14. How can you say that Narendra was truthful?/ Write the summary of the “Mother”. 15. Imagine you are Sumalatha/Sridhara, Government Composite High School, Hosur. Write a letter to your friend describing the Independence Celebrations in your school.

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Read the passage and answer the questions that follow:

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One day Sardar Patel was arguing a case before the judge with utmost concentration. He was still on his feet when an urgent telegram was handed to him. He glanced at the contents, folded it and put it in his pocket. It was only after he concluded his argument and sat down that those who were near him learnt about the content of the telegram. It said his wife was dead.


16. What was Sardar Patel doing when he received the telegram? 17. What did Patel do after glancing through the letter ? GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Test – II (Swami Vivekananda, A Magician with the Ball, Mother, Work is Worship and Bheema Sena the Blessed ) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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10

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Test – II (Swami Vivekananda, A Magician with the Ball, Mother, Work is Worship and Bheema Sena the Blessed) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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16 17 Reading the Question Paper and Verifying Total 25 Marks

04 Minutes 45 Minutes

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Examination: Unit Test – V (Kalpana the Star, God Moves in a Mysterious Way and At the High School) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

:D E S I G N: 01.

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30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

06 05 02 04 05 03 25

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Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

Marks 06 09 08 02 25

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Weightage to Types of Questions Multiple Choice (One Mark) Very Short Answer (One Mark) Short Answer (Two Marks) Short Answer (Three Marks) Long Answer (Four Marks) Long Answer (Five Marks) Total

Percentage 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

Marks 04 05 10 03 03 25

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Weightage to Difficulty Level Easy Average Difficult Total

Percentage 30 40 30 100

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T) Name:……………………………………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Unit-Test – Fifth 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45 Marks:

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x04=04

1. As a young girl, Kalpana Chawla would look up at the stars and wish that she… A. had a telescope B. had a spaceship C. could reach the sky D. could paint the stars Ans: ………………………...……………………………………………………………..……………. 2. God can ride upon…A. the sea B. the storm C. behind frowning providence D. feeble sense Ans: ………………………………………...………………………���………………………………... 3. ‘He hides his smiling face’. The figure of speech used in this line is...


A. Metaphor B. Alliteration C. Simile D. Personification Ans:……………………………………. 4. ‘people who do something for the love of it’… The one word of this sentence is: A. freelancer B. instructor C. amateur D. professional Ans:……………………......…………… Fill in the blanks with correct form of word:

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5. India has………...……………………………………………………………..…(democracy) government. Fill in the blanks with correct conjunction:

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6. Work hard…………………...…………………..………………………………...…………….you will fail. Match the following: ‘A’

7. (a) esteem (b) anticipation

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:Answers:

(i) shocking (ii) respectful (iii) expectation

Quote from memory:

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8. Judge …..……………………………….…………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………...…. grace Behind …………………………………………………….……………………………………….……... ……………………..………………………………………….…………………………………...…face. Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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9. “I’m going to be better than boys.” (a) Who do ‘I’ refer to? …..……………….................................................................................................. (b) How did the speaker become better than boys?....................................................................................... (c) What happened to the speaker?............................................................................................................... Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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10. What qualities do you get inspired from Kalpana Chawla? ………...…………………………………………………………………………………………...…. ………………..….…………………………………………………………………………………………...… .….…………….….………………………………………………………………………………………... …..... ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11. Why shouldn’t we judge God? …………..………………………………………………………………………………………………. ...………………... …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………… 12. How did Gandhiji get exemption from gymnastics? …………….……………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Use the following words to differentiate their meanings:

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13. weather ………………………………….…. whether …………….……………….…………………… Combine the following sentence using ‘too…to’ and ‘so…that…not’

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14. Coffee is very hot. He cannot drink it. Change into passive voice: 15. We are collecting greetings.

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16. Imagine you are Anupama/Akash, Sadvidya High School, Mysore. Write a letter to the editor, The Hindu, Bangalore, drawing attention to the bad roads in your locality. 04x1=04 GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – V (Kalpana the Star, God Moves in a Mysterious Way and At the High School) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – V (Kalpana the Star, God Moves in a Mysterious Way and At the High School ) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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16 Reading the Question Paper and Verifying Total 25 Marks

04 Minutes 45 Minutes

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – VI (What is Civilization? , Tartary and At the High School) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 06 06 02 04 05 02 25

02.

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Percentage 25 39 30

Marks 06 10 07


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06 100

02 25

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Percentage 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

Marks 04 05 10 03 03 25

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Weightage to Difficulty Level Easy Average Difficult Total

Percentage 30 40 30 100

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T) Name: ……………………………………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Unit-Test – Sixth 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45 Marks:

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x04=04

1. “Do you think it was a very civilized or sensible thing for people to kill each other like this?” The author here refers to: Ans:..………………………………………….………………………………… A. Englishmen killing Germans. B. savages fighting in the jungles. C. the World War. D. Germans killing Englishmen. 2. In ‘Tartary’ the Lord’s throne would be made of… A. ivory B. beaten gold C. silver D. copper Ans: …………………………………………….....……………………..………………………………… 3. The word which takes the prefix ‘non’ is: A. uniform B. vegetarian C. social D. important Ans:………………………………………………………………………..……………………………….. 4. I liked his friendly approach. The part of speech used in the underlined word is… A. a noun B. a verb C. an adjective D. an adverb Ans:……………..………………………………. Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition:

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5. The thieves quarreled…………………………………………………….……..……..……….....themselves. Fill in the blanks with correct article:

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6. Temperature is measured by……………………………………………………..…...…………thermometer. Match the following: ‘A’

7. (a) maimed (b) summon

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(i) call (ii) collect (iii) injured seriously

:Answers:


Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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8. “And ere should wane the morning star, I’d don my robe and scimitar”. (a) Who does ‘I’ refer to? Ans: …..……..……………………......................……..……………………….... (b) What time of the day does this line refer to? Ans:…….....………………………..…...…………………. (c) What does ‘ere’ mean? …………………………………..………………………..……………………... Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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9. What message does the author give us in the lesson ‘What is civilization’? …………….…………………..………………………………………………...…………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………… 10. How would be the evenings in Tartary? ……..………………………………………………………………………………...………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..................... ......................…. 11. Why did Gandhiji have regard for Krishnashankara Pandya? ………………………………………………………………………………………..…..................... Use the following word as a noun and a verb:

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12. dream(n)…………………………..……….…..dream(v).......................................................................... Change into indirect speech:

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13. He said, “I shall do my best tomorrow”. Ans: ….………….………………………………..……………… Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences:

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14. What do we understand about the countries that fight against one another? Write the summary of the poem Tartary. Read the given passage and answer the questions given below:-

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Trees are woods plants with a thick stem or trunk. Large areas of land covered with woody plants are called forests. Trees are the largest living things on the Earth. They live longer than any animal. Most trees grow to more than seven metres high. The biggest trees are the giant sequoias of California. These trees can grow to over 100 metres around the trunk. The oldest trees are the Californian pines. Some of them are more than 4,500 years old. 15. What are forests? …………………………………………………...………………………………………. 16. Where do we have the biggest and the oldest trees? ………………………………………………………… GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – VI (What is Civilization? ,Tartary and At the High School) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – VI (What is Civilization? , Tartary and At the High School) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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11 12 13 14 15 16 Reading the Question Paper and Verifying Total 25 Marks

04 Minutes 45 Minutes

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Test – III (Kalpana the Star, What is Civilization, God Moves in a Mysterious Way, Tartary and At the High School) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 07 05 02 03 03 03 02 25

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Weightage to Objectives Knowledge Comprehension Expression Appreciation Total

Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

Marks 06 10 07 02 25

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Percentage 15 18 30 15

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12 10 100

21/2 21/2 25

Percentage 30 40 30 100

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T) Name: ……………………………………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Test – Third 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45 Marks:

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x04=04

1. With reference to Kalpana Chawla which statement is right? A. Kalpana Chawla was very much interested in dancing, music and karate. B. In her drawing class Kalpana Chawla would fill her pages with houses and trees. C. Kalpana Chawla always bothered about home tuition and marks. D. Like other meritorious students Kalpana Chawla preferred Electricals and Electronics. Ans: …………………………..………………………………………………………………..………… 2. According to Nehru better sign of civilization is… Ans: ……………………………………………….… A. fine pictures B. fine buildings C. fine books D. unselfishness and working for common good of all 3. ‘My bed, my throne, my forest, and ‘my pools’ … dreams the poet in the poem ‘Tartary.’ Choose the one that matches appropriately with the above. A. fish, ivory, peacock and beaten gold. B. ivory, beaten gold, tiger and fish. C. beaten gold, ivory peacock and fish. D. beaten gold, ivory, fish and peacock. Ans: …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4. His purposes will ripen fast. The figure of speech used in this line is… A. Irony B. Simile C. Metaphor D. Personification Ans: …….………………………………... Fill in the blanks with appropriate conjunction:

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5. ………………………………………………………………..……Kirthan has money, he will give to me. Fill in the blanks using the correct form given in the bracket:

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6. Milk gives………………………………………………………………………..…..(strong) to our body. Match the following: ‘A’

7. (a) bother (b) slant

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:Answers:

(i) go quietly (ii) express sorrow (iii) worry too much

Quote from memory:

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8. God………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ………..…………………………………………………………………………………………perform; He………………………………………………………………………………………...……………… ………………………………….…………………………………………………………….……storm. Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

9. “And in my court should peacocks flaunt.”

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(a) Which poem in the line taken from? Ans: …...…..……..……………...………….....…………….... (b) Who does the word ‘my’ refer to? Ans:……………...………………………………………………. (c) What does ‘flaunt’ mean? ………………………...…..……………………………………………... Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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10. What qualities do you get inspired from Kalpana Chawla? 11. What does Gandhiji say about languages? Use the following to differentiate their meaning:

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12. live……...………………………..….…….……leave……………….…………………………………. Change into other degrees:

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13. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India. Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences:

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14. What is civilization according to Nehru? Explain. Write the summary of the poem“Tartary”. 15. Write an essay on any one of the following: (a) Global Warming (b) Use of Science Read given passage and answer the questions that follow:

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Aristotle was born in Stagira, a Greek outpost on the Macedonian coast. His father was a doctor at the court of Philip II of Macedon. When Aristotle was about 17, he left for Athens where he became a pupil of Plato. He stayed in Platos Academy in Athens for 20 years, first as a student and later as a teacher. Then he was invited back to Macedon to tutor Alexander, Philips son. 16. Who was the teacher of Aristotle? 17. What was Aristotle’s father? GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Test – III (Kalpana the Star, What is Civilization, God Moves in a Mysterious Way, Tartary and At the High School)

Class: 10th Standard

Second Language: English Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Test – III (Kalpana the Star, What is Civilization, God Moves in a Mysterious Way, Tartary and At the High School)

Class: 10 Standard th

Second Language: English Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

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45 Minutes

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test –VII (The Women Who Made Us Proud, Once Upon a Time and The Apple Tree Complex) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 06 06 02 03 05 03 25

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Weightage to Objectives Knowledge Comprehension Expression Appreciation Total

Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

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Weightage to Types of Questions Multiple Choice (One Mark) Very Short Answer (One Mark) Short Answer (Two Marks) Short Answer (Three Marks) Long Answer (Four Marks) Long Answer (Five Marks) Total

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T) Name: ……………………………………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Unit-Test – Seventh 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45 Marks:

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x04=04

1. Padmavathibai Burli used to tell her children to eat a little less because… A. she didn’t have enough food grains to cook food B. she wanted them to be at diet C. she wanted to serve the hungry freedom fighters D. they used to eat more food Ans: ………………………………………………………………………..…………...………………….. 2. In the poem “Once Upon A Time” the poet has learnt from… A. his friends B. the society C. his son D. himself Ans: …………………………………………………………..………………………..…...……………… 3. ‘ability to move or think quickly.’ One word of this statement is… A. calibre B. dareness C. agility D. studious Ans: ………..…………………………………… 4. ………..you going to meet the doctor today? The correct auxiliary needed to complete this sentence is… A. Are B. Is C. Were D. Am Ans: ………………………….....…………………… Fill in the blanks with appropriate article:

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5. She made me stand for…..…………………………………………...…………………………..long time. Fill in the blanks using the correct verb form given in the bracket:

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6. Yesterday a meeting was…..……………………………...…(arrange) to discuss Republic Day celebration. Match the following: ‘A’

7. (a) renowned (b) casualties

01x01=01 ‘B’

:Answers:

(i) support (ii) famous (iii) damage

Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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08. “I will use it for drying cow dung cakes.” (a) Who do ‘I’ refer to? Ans: …..……...……………………………………………...………………….... (b) What does ‘it’ refer to? Ans:…......................................………………………………………………. (c) Why would the speaker use it for drying cow dung cakes? …..……………………………………………………………................................................................ Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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09. How did Aruna Asaf Ali create a sense of defeat in the mind of the British? …………………...……………………………..……………………………………………………….. ….………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………... ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10. How did the people live in olden day live and how they are living presently? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………....... 11. How did Nino make the duchess stay on the tree? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Use the following word as verb and noun: 01x01=01 12. look :…………………………………………………………………………………………………… Change into other superlative degree:

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13. The Mango is sweeter than any other fruit. Ans:……………..…………………….. ……………………... Combine using ‘neither…nor’:

14. Kavitha is not intelligent. She is not cute.

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Ans: ….……………………....………………………………


Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences:

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15. How did Padmavathi Bai Burli serve the cause of call of mother India? Or Write the summary of the poem “Once Upon a Time.” 16. Imagine you are Pavithra/Pavan, St. Joseph Convent, Chikkamagaloor. Write a letter to the chief engineer, BESCOM about irregular supply of electricity in your locality. 03x01=03 GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test –VII (The Women Who Made Us Proud, Once Upon a Time and The Apple Tree Complex)

Class: 10 Standard th

Second Language: English Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test –VII (The Women Who Made Us Proud, Once Upon a Time and The Apple Tree Complex)

Class: 10 Standard th

Second Language: English Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – VIII (The King’s Greatest Prize, The Miser and His Gold and The Apple Tree Complex ) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

:D E S I G N:

Time: 45 Minutes.


01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 07 05 02 04 04 03 25

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Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

Marks 07 08 08 02 25

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Weightage to Types of Questions Multiple Choice (One Mark) Very Short Answer (One Mark) Short Answer (Two Marks) Short Answer (Three Marks) Long Answer (Four Marks) Long Answer (Five Marks) Total

Percentage 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

Marks 04 05 06 03 04 03 25

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Weightage to Difficulty Level Easy Average Difficult Total

Percentage 30 40 30 100

Marks 08 10 07 25

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T) Name: ……………………………………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Unit-Test – Eighth 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45 Marks:

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x04=04

1. What did the king send to Daksh? He sent... A. a basket full of boiled beans. B. a pot full of wisdom C. a bundle of cotton. D. a pot full of boiled eggs Ans:…………………………………………..……….………………...……………………………..…… 2. The neighbours who came running did not know… A. who the miser was B. where the miser was C. what was the miser doing. D. why the miser was shouting.


Ans: …………………………………………………………………………….………………………….. 3. The word which takes the prefix ‘dis’ in the following is… A. like. B. regular. C. respect. D. responsible. Ans:…………...…………………....……... ………... 4. “something good mentioned in an official record about someone.” One word of this statement is… A. citation B. presentation. C. donation. D. gift Ans:……………………..……………………..…… Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition:

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5. The girls sat………………………….……………………………………..…....the tree and had their food. Fill in the blanks using the correct word form given in the bracket:

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6. …..…………………………………..…………………………....…(necessary) is the mother of invention. Match the following: ‘A’

7. (a) august (b) generosity

01x01=01 ‘B’

:Answers:

(i) fill with gladness (ii) act of being generous (iii) respected

Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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8. “My whole kingdom is proud of you, pretty lady.” (a) Who do ‘My’ refer to? Ans:…..........................………………………..………………………...……… (b)Who does ‘pretty lady’ refer to? Ans:…..........................………………………………………...……… (c) Why was his whole kingdom proud of the pretty lady?............................................................................ ………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………. Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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09. Why did the call the farmer ‘foolish’?? ……………………………………………..………………………………………………………….. ….…………………………...…………………………………………………………………………...……... …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……… 10. Why does the poet say the robber was ‘bold’? ……………………..…………………………………………………………………………..……… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……… 11. How did Nino try to settle things? ………………………………………………………………………………………………...………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……… Use the following words to differentiate their meanings:

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12. hole – whole: ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Change into passive voice:

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13. The farmer sows the boiled beans……………….………………………...………………………………… Complete the following sentence using appropriate question tag:

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14. The king was immensely happy.…………..…….………………………...………………………………? Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences:

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15. How did Daksha win over the king? Or Narrate the summary of the poem “The Miser and His Gold” in your own words. 16. Write an essay on any one of the following: (a) National Integration and its importance (b) Radio

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – VIII (The King’s Greatest Prize, The Miser and His Gold and The Apple Tree Complex ) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Unit Test – VIII (The King’s Greatest Prize, The Miser and His Gold and The Apple Tree Complex )

Class: 10th Standard

Second Language: English Marks:25

Questionwise Analysis

Time: 45 Minutes.


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04 Minutes 45 Minutes

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: IV Test (The Women Who Made Us Proud, The King’s Greatest Prize, Once upon a Time, The Miser and His Gold and The Apple Tree Complex ) Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:25

Time: 45 Minutes.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 07 05 02 03 03 03 02 25

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25 39 30 06 100

06 10 07 02 25

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Percentage 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

Marks 04 06 08 02 21/2 21/2 25

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Percentage 30 40 30 100

Marks 08 10 07 25

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T) Name: ……………………………………Roll No…………………………….Date……………………………….

Class: 10th Standard Minutes Test – Fourth 25

Subject: Second Language : English

Time : 45 Marks:

Four alternatives are suggested for each question or incomplete statement. Choose the best answer and write answer in the space provided: 01x01=04

1. The problem of Mahapanditji was…A. to stop all the rivers flowing into the ocean using a bundle of cotton B. to empty the ocean using a small wooden bowl. C. to sow boiled beans to get a rich crop. D. to hatch boiled eggs into chicken. Ans:……………………………..……………..……….………… 2. The only pleasure of the miser was… A. to see the empty whole everyday. B. to call the robber. C. to clutter before the whole. D. to see the treasure in whole. Ans: ……………………………………………..…….…………………………………………………… 3. ‘for my laugh in the mirror shows only my teeth like a snake’s bare fans. The figure of speech used in this line is… A. Simile B. Metaphor C. Alliteration D. Irony Ans:…………............................................ 4. November 14 is celebrated as a day of children in our country. The Parts of Speech of the underlined word is… A. an adjective B. an adverb C. a noun D. a pronoun Ans:…..……………………..…… Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition:

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5. Amulya reads English………………………………………………………….……………two hours a day. Fill in the blanks using the correct verb form given in the bracket:

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6. Parents should…………………………………….…………...…..(education) their children to behave well. Match the following: ‘A’

7. (a) oblige (b) frightened

01x01=01 ‘B’

(i) afraid (ii) accept a request

:Answers:


(iii) reject a request Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

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8. “I permit you to take anything that you like, from my palace.” (a) Who do ‘I’ refer to? Ans: ……..……...…………………………………………...………………….... (b)Why was the permission granted? Ans:…........................……………………...………………………. Answer the following question in two or three sentences:

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09. What qualities do you like in Kashibai? ……………………………………..……………………………...………………………………….….. ….……………………………………………………………………..…………………………...................... 10. Why is the poet disgusted with the present life? ……………………………………………..…………………..………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………… 11. How does Nino try to convince the Duchess that country life is good for living? ………..……………………………………………………………...…………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………… 12. Do you think the miser a wise man? Give reasons for your answer. ………..……………………………………………………………...…………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………… Frame question to get underlined word as answer:

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13. Aruna Asaf Ali unfurled the tricolour at the Gawali Tank Maidan. Answer the following question in about six-eight sentences:

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14. What did the king say about the pandit? Or “Padmavathibai led a silent agitation herself.” What was the agitation? How did she help the freedom fighters? 15. Imagine that you are Bhuvana/Bharath, Dharmasagara High School, Gadag. Write a letter to your father about your studies, using the clues given below.(About your school….your teachers…. your 21/2x01=21/2 friends…performance in test…preparation for the public examination… about your purpose etc., Read given passage and answer the questions that follow:

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The highest mountain in the World, Mount Everest in Nepal was named after, and in honour of Sir George Everest, who was a British Surveyor General. In 1852, he found it to be the highest peak in the world, during the Great Survey of India. The height of Mt. Everest is 8848mts. Before this, it was known as Peak XV amongst Westerners. 16. In whose honour was Mount Everest named after? 17. What is the height of Mt. Everest? GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Test – IV (The Women Who Made Us Proud, The King’s Greatest Prize, Once upon a Time, The Miser and His Gold and The Apple Tree Complex ) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Test – IV (The Women Who Made Us Proud, The King’s Greatest Prize, Once upon a Time, The Miser and His Gold and The Apple Tree Complex ) Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:25 Time: 45 Minutes.

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04 Minutes 45 Minutes

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

10th STANDARD MID-TERM EXAMINATION SEPTEMBER - 2010

Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:100

Time: 2.30 Hours.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

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Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

Marks 25 39 30 06 100

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Percentage 15 18 30 15 12

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10 100 Percentage 30 40 30 100

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GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

10th STANDARD MID-TERM EXAMINATION SEPTEMBER - 2010 Time: 2.45 Hours. General Instructions:-

Subject: Second Language – English

Marks: 100

i. This is a question cum answer paper booklet ii. Space is provided to write answers below each question. Answer should be written within the space provided. iii. The question paper has 54 questions including the matching type question. iv. Candidate should not write the answer with pencil. Answer written with pencil will not be evaluated. v. In case of multiple choice, fill in the blanks and matching questions, scratching, rewriting and marking is not allowed. Answers with such errors will not be evaluated. 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. 1x15=15

1. The postmaster called Andy’s master… A. a goose B. a bear

C. a bitch

D. a swan

Ans:_____________________________________________________________________ 2. “He came into the squire’s presence, his face beaming with delight.” What made him feel delighted? A. He had brought two extra letters and tricked the postmaster B. He had not paid any money to the postmaster. C. The postmaster had given him the letter for four pence. D. At last he got the letter for the squire. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 3. Vikram Sarabhai got his Ph.D. for his work on cosmic rays from the……University. A. Colorado B. Cambridge C. Mysore D. Oxford Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 4. Narendranath was a student of… A. Mathematics B. physics C. Economics D. Philosophy Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 5. Narendranath visited Sri Ramakrishna to….. A. establish the Ramakrishna Mission. B. obtain his permission to go to America. C. get permission to become a monk. D. get satisfactory answers to his questions. Ans:____________________________________________________________________


6. B. S. Chandrashekhar is a lover of… A. reading B. music

C. commerce

D. psychology

Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 7. According to B. S. Chandrashekhar, Rahul Dravid is the greatest batsman at the moment because… A. he was the captain of Indian Cricket Team for several years. B. he is an all rounder and he is considered as the great wall of India. C. all the bowlers in the world respect him. D. he is technically perfect and highly dependable. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 8. The poet John Keats tied the ‘Dove’ with his own hand’s……. A. tailoring B. dyeing C. weaving D. painting Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 9. The poet’s mother spent her youth… A. lazily B. working hard C. hardly working D. blissfully Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 10. Tagore asks us to stop… A. chanting and singing B. doing socially useful productive work C. tilling the land D. cutting stones Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 11. ‘a person who has been selected to attend a conference.’ The one word of this statement is… A. an attendar B. an employee C. a presenter D. a delegate Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 12. The word which takes the prefix ‘in’ in the following is... A. manage B. sincere C. regular D. respect Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 13. What………..you doing there? The correct auxiliary needed to fill the blank is… A. are B. does C. did D. do Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 14. Common salt is obtained from the sea. The part of speech of the underlined word is… A. pronoun B. verb C. adjective D. adverb Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 15. ‘Sweet little red feet why should die?’ The figure of speech used in this line is… A. simile B. metaphor C. personification D. synecdoche Ans:___________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank with correct preposition

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16. We are going to tour………………………………………….……………Sunday morning. Ans: ____________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank with suitable article.

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17. Meera Kumar is………………………...…………………………speaker of the Lok Sabha. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank with the appropriate conjunction. 1x1=01

18. There are two…………..…………………………...……three who can be called experts? Ans:____________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank choosing the verb form given in the bracket.

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19. Last week a meeting was………...……(arrange) to discuss on the Republic Day Celebration. Ans:___________________________________________________________________ _ Fill in the blank choosing the correct form of word given in the bracket.

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20. What……………………………………………..……(treat) did you get from your friends? Ans:___________________________________________________________________ _ Match the words in column ‘A’ with their meanings in column ‘B’ ‘A’

21. (a) appeal (b)pious (c) generous (d) pretty (e) affluent

‘B’

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:Answers:

(i) fine (ii) rich (iii) lacking knowledge (iv) deeply religious (v) ready to give help (vi) a hurt bitch (vii) very powerful (viii) request

Quote from memory:

04

22. I had___________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________grieving O, what__________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________weaving; Sweet___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________, why? OR One____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________mien. So______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________been; Cophetua________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ queen!” Answer the following questions in two or three sentences:

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23. Why did Andy come back to the square without a letter? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 24. What qualities do you like in Dr. Vikram Sarabhai? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________


________________________________________________________________________ 25. Why didn’t the teacher punish Narendranath? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 26. What qualities of Narendranath impressed you? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 27. What made Chandra feel nervous in the initial stages of his international career? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 28. Do you like the poem “The Beggar Maid”? Give reasons. _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 29. What message does the poem ‘Work is Worship” convey? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 30. Why was Bheema ashamed of himself? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 31. How did Draupadi get to see the beautiful flower? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 32. In what way did Bheema come to be better equipped to face the enemies as a result of his meeting with Hanuman? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:

3x5=15

33. “The gentleman paid the four-pence postage.” a. Who does ‘the gentleman’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ b. How much did the gentleman pay for a letter? _____________________________________________________________________ c. When was this said? _____________________________________________________________________


34. “Immediately there was thunderous applause from the vast audience.” a. Why was there a thunderous applause? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ b. How long did it go on? _____________________________________________________________________ c. Who was ‘the vast audience’ referring to? _____________________________________________________________________ 35. “I have a passion for the game.” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ b. What is the game referred here? _____________________________________________________________________ c. For which question was it a response? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 36. “And I have thought it died of grieving” a. Who does ‘it’ refer to? ______________________________________________________________________ b. What was the reason for its grieving? ______________________________________________________________________ c. When did the poet say so? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 37. “Our master himself has joyfully taken upon him the bonds of creation:” a. Who does ‘our master’ refer to? ______________________________________________________________________ b. In what work does our master involve? ______________________________________________________________________ c. How does our master’s work inspire us? ______________________________________________________________________ Answer the following question in a paragraph each:

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38. How can you say that Dr. Vikram Sarabhai was an ideal manager of human resources? Or What makes to feel that Narendranath had a powerful concentration of mind? _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________


__________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 39. Describe the character of the poet’s mother in the poem ‘Mother’. Or Write the summary of the poem ‘Work is Worship.’ _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Re-write as directed: Combine using ‘neither…nor.’

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40. Sandya doesn’t act. She doesn’t sing. ________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Frame question to get underlined word as answer:

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41. The sun temple is at Konark. ________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Use the following pairs of words to differentiate their meanings:

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42. week – weak ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Use the following word first as noun and then as verb:

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43. brush ___________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Change into other degrees:

44. The Bhakra Nangal is the highest dam in India.

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________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Change into indirect speech:

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45. Giri said to me, “I have addressed a meeting.” ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Combine using first as ‘too…to’ and then as ‘so…that…not’

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46. Tanuja is very short. She can’t play basket ball. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Imagine you are Sowmya/Samarth, Government High School, Hubli.

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47. Write a letter to your friend describing him/her about the Independence Day celebrations arranged in your school (preparation – speeches made – cultural programmes organized- events) OR Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the condition of roads and drainages system in your locality using the clues.(conditions of road – reasons – drainage system – effects - suggestions) _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________


__________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Write two paragraphs on ANY ONE of the following:

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48. (a) Water Pollution (b) Computers (c) Time Management _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________


__________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow:

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In a cave, near the city of Ekachakra, there lived a strong and cruel rakshasa named Bakasura. Every week the people of this city had to give the rakshasa meat, rice, curds and other kinds of food. The food was taken in a card drawn by two bullocks and driven a villager. The rakshasa would eat all the food, the bullocks and the human being too. The people of Ekachakra were greatly troubled by the rakshasa and lived in constant fear of him. Once the Pandavasa came to Ekachakra dressed like brahmanas to escape from Kauravas. They learnt about Bakasura and decided to free the people of this city from this cruel rakshasa. The next week, they decided to send Bheema, the strongest of all Pandavas, to the cave of Bakasura along with the flood. Fearless Bheema stropped the cart in front of the cave and began to eat the food meant for the rakshasa. Seeing this, Bakasura got very angry and pounced on Bheema. A great fight started between the two. But Bheema had superhuman powers. He lifted the mighty rakshasa over his shoulders and threw him down on the ground. All the bones of the rakshasa were broken and he was killed. The people of Ekachakra were delighted to be free of the rakshasa Bakasura. They expressed their sincere gratitude of Bheema. Questions:-

49. Who was Bakasura? ______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 50. What had to the people give Bakasura every week? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 51. Why did the Pandavas come to Ekachakra? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________


52. How did Bheema help the people of Ekachakra to be happy? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 53. Why did Bakasura get angry? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 54. What is the story about? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ************************************************************************

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Examination: Mid-Term Examination Septermber - 2010 Second Language: English th Class: 10 Standard Marks:100 Time: 2.30 Hours.

Scoring Key and Marking Scheme QN

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Value Points

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Expre ssion

Re Marks


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39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54


GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

Class: 10th Standard

Mid- Term Examination September – 2010 Second Language: English Marks:100

Time: 2.30 Hours.

Questionwise Analysis Q N

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39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 Time for reading the Question Paper and Verifying Total


GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

10th STANDARD PREPARATORY EXAMINATION - JANUARY - 2010

Second Language: English Class: 10th Standard

Marks:100

Time: 2.30 Hours.

:D E S I G N: 01.

Weightage to Content Prose Poetry Supplementary Reading Vocabulary Grammar Composition Comprehension Total

Percentage 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

Marks 30 21 06 13 14 10 06 100

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Weightage to Objectives Knowledge Comprehension Expression Appreciation Total

Percentage 25 39 30 06 100

Marks 25 39 30 06 100

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Weightage to Types of Questions Multiple Choice (One Mark) Very Short Answer (One Mark) Short Answer (Two Marks) Short Answer (Three Marks) Long Answer (Four Marks) Long Answer (Five Marks) Total

Percentage 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

Marks 15 18 30 15 12 10 100

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Weightage to Difficulty Level Easy

Percentage 30

Marks 30


Average Difficult Total

40 30 100

40 30 100

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL – AINAHALLI-KURUBARA HATTI- CHITRADURGA (T)

10th STANDARD PREPARATORY EXAMINATION JANUARY - 2010 Time: 2.30 Hours. Subject: Second Language – English Marks: 100 School:………………………………………………………..Roll No:………...…………………………….. Name:……………………………………………………..… Date:…………………………………………..

General Instructions:i. The questions-cum-answer booklet contains 54 Questions.

ii. Space has been provided in the question-cum-answer booklet itself to answer the questions. iii. Follow the instructions given in each question and write the correct answer in full in the space provided below each question. iv. Answer neatly and legibly. Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/ incomplete statements. Choose the most appropriate alternative and write it in the space provided below each question. 1x15=15

1. Durfy bought a letter from the postmaster paying… A. three-pence B. eleven-pence C. four-pence

D. five-pence

Ans:_____________________________________________________________________ 2. Andy told his master’s name when the postmaster…… A. called his master a goose. B. told him that he won’t give him a letter. C. told him that he never saw him before. D. called him a fool. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 3. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai set up the first rocket launching station at… A. Thumba B. Sriharikota C. Trivendrum D. French-Gayana Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 4. Narendranath visited Sri Ramakrishna….. A. to establish the Ramakrishna Mission. B. to obtain his permission to go to America. C. to get permission to become a monk. D. to get satisfactory answers to his questions. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 5. B. S. Chandrashekhar was a fan of…. A. Sunil Gavaskar B. Rahul Dravid C. Mukesh. D. Ken Berrington. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 6. With reference to Kalpana Chawla which statement is right? A. Kalpana Chawla was very much interested in dancing, music and karate. B. In her drawing class Kalpana Chawla would fill her pages with houses and trees. C. Kalpana Chawla always bothered about home tuition and marks. D. Like other meritorious students Kalpana Chawla preferred Electricals and Electronics. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 7. According to Nehru the Europeans think that the Asians are…


A. well educated.

B. more civilized.

C. quite barbarous.

D. good cultured.

Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 8. The poet John Keats tied the bird with a… A. piece of thread. B. roll of rope. C. piece of string. D. piece of cloth. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 9. In the poem “Mother,” the poet’s mother saved coins….. A. in the treasure. B. in a knot of cloth. C. in the bank D. in the hole. Ans:_________________________________________________________________ 10. According to Rabindranath Tagore God can be found in… A. deep devotion B. prayer C. temples D. hard work Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 11. ‘one who has noble aims for future.’ The one word of this statement is… A. astronomer B. visionary C. astronaut D. nobler Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 12. The word which takes the prefix ‘non’ in the following is... A. vegetarian B. sincere C. noble D. social Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 13. How…….men in olden days make use of the trees? The correct auxiliary needed to fill the blank is… A. was B. does C. did D. do Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 14. Physics is an interesting branch of science. The part of speech of the underlined word is… A. pronoun B. verb C. adjective D. noun Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 15. ‘I had a dove and the sweet dove died.’ The figure of speech used in this line is… A. simile B. alliteration C. personification D. synecdoche Ans:___________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank using the correct preposition. 1x1=01 16. I made this cake specially………………………………………...………….your birthday. Ans: ____________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank using the correct article. 1x1=01 17. Trees are ………………………………………….……largest living things on the Earth. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank using the correct conjunction. 1x1= 01 18. Braille is a system of reading ………………………………………...writing for the blind. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank choosing the verb form given in the bracket. 1x1=01 19. Lila is the teacher who……………………………………...………….(teach) us English. Ans:___________________________________________________________________ _


Fill in the blank choosing the correct form of word given in the bracket. 1x1=01 20. Smoking is……………………………………………...……………….(injure) to health. Ans:___________________________________________________________________ _ Match the words given in column ‘A’ with their meanings given in column ‘B’ 1x5=05 ‘A’ ‘B’ Answers: 21. (a) appeal (i) understand completely _________________________________ (b) assimilate (ii) ready to give help (c) calibre (iii) ability of a person _________________________________ (d) stunned (iv) old and torn (e) hag (v) request _________________________________ (vi) an ugly woman (vii) a feeling of great joy __________________________________ (viii) shocking _________________________________ Quote from memory: 04 22. Her_________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________say Barefooted_______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________Cophetua. In______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________way; “It____________________________________________________________________, ____________________________________________________________________day? OR God____________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________perform; He____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________storm; Judge___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________grace; Behind__________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________face.


Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow: 3x5=15 23. “That old cheat beyond in the town – wanting to charge double for it.” a. Who does ‘that old cheat’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ b. What does ‘it’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ c. When was this said? _____________________________________________________________________ 24. “Yes, I have. If you wish I can show you.” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ b. Who do ‘you’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ c. For which question was it a response? _____________________________________________________________________ 25. “I have a passion for the game.” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ b. For what does the speaker have a passion? _____________________________________________________________________ c. What does ‘passion’ mean? _____________________________________________________________________ 26. “Why, pretty thing! Could you not live with me?” a. What does “pretty thing” refer to? ______________________________________________________________________ b. Why could not the pretty thing live with the speaker? ______________________________________________________________________ c. How did the speaker look after the dove while it lived? ______________________________________________________________________ 27. “And in my court should peacocks flaunt.” a. Which poem is the line taken from? ______________________________________________________________________ b. Who does the word ‘my’ refer to? ______________________________________________________________________ c. What does ‘flaunt’ mean? ______________________________________________________________________ Answer the following questions in two or three sentences: 2x10=20 28. What qualities do you appreciate in Swami Vivekananda? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 29. How did B.S.Chandrashekhar achieve a great name as a bowler even with his disadvantage? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________


30. Why did Kalpana marry Jean Pierre Harrison? How did he encourage her? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 31. What qualities of Kalpana inspire thousands of young men and women? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 32. Why did many countries in the world involve in the great wars? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 33. Why does the poet Rabindranath Tagore call the devotee to come out from the corner of a temple? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 34. What qualities in the poet’s mother do like in the poem “Mother?” _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 35. Why did Bhima stand like a pupil before Hanuman? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 36. What makes you feel that Gandhiji was not a slow learner? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 37. Why did Gandhiji sit in the Persian class? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Answer the following question in a paragraph each: 4x2=08 38. How can you say that Dr. Vikram Sarabhai was an ideal manager of human resources? Or How did Sunil Gavaskar pay the tribute to B.S. Chandrasheskar? _______________________________________________________________________


__________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 39. Write the summary of the poem “God Moves in a Mysterious Way.” Or ‘Work is Worship.’ Justify this statement with reference with the poem “Work is Worship. _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Re-write as directed: Change into passive voice: 1x1=01 40. Tenali Rama threw two bundles into the well. ________________________________________________________________________ Supply the correct question tag to complete the sentence: 1x1=01 41. I don’t leave you alone in the forest……...……………………………………………...? ________________________________________________________________________ Use the following pairs of words to differentiate their meanings: 2x1=02


42. dairy – diary ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Use the following word first as noun and then as verb: 2x1=02 43. call__________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Change into other degrees: 2x1=02 44. The river Nile is the longest river in the world. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Change into indirect speech: 2x1=02 45. Vandana said to me, “I can complete this work within ten days.” ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Combine using first as ‘too…to’ and then as ‘so…that…not’ 2x1=02 46. Sumith is very short. He can’t touch the roof. _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Imagine you are Jhansi/Jamadagni, Government High School, Mangalore. 5x1=05 47. Write a letter to the Manager, Sapna Book House, Bangalore, requesting to send Oxford Intermediate Dictionary to your address. (need of the dictionary – DD enclosed – your address) OR Write a letter to you father/mother asking him/her to send Rs.1000/- to join tour which is organized in your school (plan made – need and importance of going to tour -places to be visited – expected expenses.) _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________


__________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Write two paragraphs on ANY ONE of the following: 5x1=05 48. (a) Global Warming (b) H1 N1(Swine Flu) (c) News Papers _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________


__________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow: 1x6=06 Jatayu was the younger brother of Sampathi, the great eagle. Like his brother Sampathi, Jatayu too was brave and noble. Lord Rama stayed in the forest with Sita and Lakshmana. One day when Rama and Lakshmana were away, Ravana came in the disguise of a Sanysi and kidnapped Sita. He took her in his Pushpaka Vimana. Sita cried for help. At that time Jatayu was sitting on a tall tree. He heard Sita calling out the names of ‘Rama’ and ‘Lakshmana’. Jatayu was a frind of Dasharatha, Rama’s father. He wanted to know who was uttering the names of his friend’s sons. When he saw Ravana taking away Sita, Jatayu at once began to fight with Ravana. Ravana was equipped with swords, arrows and other kinds of weapons. Besides, he knew magic. Jatayu, though strong, was only a bird. But Jatayu was not afraid. He knew that Ravana was on the wrong. Jatayu’s duty was to fight against injustice, and protect Sita from Ravana as Sita was now helpless. Jatayu attacked Ravana. Ravana first pushed Jatayu and attacked him with his hands. But Jatayu came again. He began to hurt Ravana with his fierce beak and slap him with his big wings. Ravana’s chariot was decorated with pearls and precious stones. When Jatayu smashed the Chariot the pearls scattered on the earth. Jatayu fought like a brave hero. At last, Ravana took his sword and cut the wings of Jatayu. For sometime, even without wings Jatayu attacked Ravana with the beak only. Finally he fell down on the earth, in a pool of blood. Ravana escaped. Rama and Lakshmana came in search of Sita. When they saw Jatayu, they were very sorry. Rama took Jatayu on his lap. The great bird was struggling for breath. He told Rama that a cruel man had taken away Sita in the South-West direction in broken words and died. Rama and Lakshmana performed his funeral rites and went in the direction Jatayu had shown.


Questions:49. Who was Jatayu? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 50. How did Ravana come to kidnap Sita? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 51. What was Ravana equipped with? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 52. How was Ravana’s chariot decorated? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 53. Find out the word opposite to ‘defend’ in the paragraph. ______________________________________________________________________ 54. What did Jatayu tell Rama when he was struggling for breath? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ************************************************************************ CHITRADURGA DISTRICT LEVEL SECOND PREPARATORY EXAMINATION FEBRUARY – 2010

10TH STANDARD

Time: 2.30 Hours. Subject: Second Language – English Marks: 100 School:………………………………………………………..Roll No:………...…………………………….. Name:……………………………………………………..… Date:…………………………………………..

General Instructions:i. The questions-cum-answer booklet contains 54 Questions.

ii. Space has been provided in the question-cum-answer booklet itself to answer the questions. iii. Follow the instructions given in each question and write the correct answer in full in the space provided below each question. iv. Answer neatly and legibly. Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/ incomplete statements. Choose the most appropriate alternative and write it in the space provided below each question. 1x15=15

1. Who told Andy to go to the post office? A. Durfy B. Squire Egan

C. Samuel Lover

D. the postmaster

Ans:_____________________________________________________________________ 2. Narendranath accepted Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa as his master when… A. he was traveling as a monk. B. as soon as he met him. C. he watched him from close quarters. D. he went to America Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 3. The toughest batsman B.S.Chandrashekhar had to bowl against was… A. Ken Barrington B. Rahul Dravid C. Vivian Richards D. Sunil Gavaskar Ans:____________________________________________________________________


4. After her pre-university course Kalpana wanted to join… A. Architecture B. Electricals C. Aerospace Engineering

D. Electronics

Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 5. According to Nehru to work together for the common good is the......…sign of civilization. A. good B. best C. better D. bad Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 6. How did Bindacharya Burli serve the cause of freedom? A. He hoisted the tricolour at Gawali Tank Maidan breaking the heavily cordoned off area. B. He rejected to offer his car, Rolls Royce to the British Collector for his pleasure trips. C. For him the cause and call of Mother India was always above his domestic obligations. D. told his children to eat a little less so that he could feed hungry and tired freedom fighters. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 7. The king called the farmer near him… A. noticing his humble dress and embarrassment on his face. B. seeing the mangoes as big as coconuts and as sweet as honey. C. to give him boiled eggs to hatch. D. to scold him for not wearing clean clothes. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 8. The poet’s mother was… A. an ideal woman. B. a pious woman. C. an ordinary woman. D. a dignified lady. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ 9. The poet’s mother growled and fought like a….. A. buffalo. B. hurt bitch. C. wild bear. D. monkey. Ans:_________________________________________________________________ 10. The poet Gabriel wants to relearn from….. A. his friends B. the society C. himself. D. his son. Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 11. ‘a person in attendance at the court of a king.’ The one word of this statement is… A. courtier B. minister C. member D. nobler Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 12. The word which doesn’t take the prefix ‘in’ in the following is... A. animate B. sincere C. noble D. active Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 13. There…………………………..……………over 300 kinds of parrots in the world today. The correct auxiliary needed to fill the blank is… A. was B. are C. did D. is Ans:___________________________________________________________________ 14. The child is healthy and good-looking. The part of speech of the underlined word is… A. a pronoun B. a verb C. an adjective D. a noun Ans:___________________________________________________________________


15. ‘Sweet little red feet, why should you die?’ The figure of speech used in this line is… A. simile B. alliteration C. personification D. synecdoche Ans:___________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank using the correct preposition. 1x1=01 16. I haven’t received any information……………...……………………………your brother. Ans: ____________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank using the correct article. 1x1=01 17. In……………………………….…examination it’s best to write your answers in ink pen. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank using the correct conjunction. 1x1= 01 18. Please tell me…………………...……………………...……your father is at home today. Ans:____________________________________________________________________ Fill in the blank choosing the verb form given in the bracket. 1x1=01 19. Arun was tired last night, so he……………………….…………………..(go)to bed early. Ans:___________________________________________________________________ _ Fill in the blank choosing the correct form of word given in the bracket. 1x1=01 20. It is our duty to………………………………..…….(service) our parents in their old age. Ans:___________________________________________________________________ _ Match the words given in column ‘A’ with their meanings given in column ‘B’ 1x5=05 ‘A’ ‘B’ Answers: 21. (a) renowned (i) a strong felt emotion _________________________________ (b) relief (ii) free from danger (c) passion (iii) calm and matured _________________________________ (d) gay (iv) being free from anxiety (e) sensitive (v) famous _________________________________ (vi) happy (vii) a feeling of great joy __________________________________ (viii) having quick and strong feelings _________________________________ Quote from memory: 04 22. O, what_______________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________weaving; Sweet__________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________why? You____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________me? I______________________________________________________________________;


___________________________________________________________________trees? OR God____________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________perform; He____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________storm; Judge___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________grace; Behind__________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________face. Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow: 3x5=15 23. “Then you’ll never see me again if I have my way.” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ b. Who do ‘you’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ c. When was this said? _____________________________________________________________________ 24. “Immediately there was thunderous applause from the vast audience,” a. Why was there a thunderous applause? _____________________________________________________________________ b. Who does ‘the audience’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ c. What does ‘applause’ mean? _____________________________________________________________________ 25. “I should be grateful to you, my Lord, if you would get me a small bundle of cotton.” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ b. Who does ‘my Lord’ refer to? _____________________________________________________________________ c. Why did she need a small bundle of cotton? _____________________________________________________________________ 26. “Put off thy holy mantle and even like him come down on the dusty soil.” a. Who is the speaker? ______________________________________________________________________ b. Who is he asking to put off the holy mantle? ______________________________________________________________________ c. Who does ‘him’ refer to? ______________________________________________________________________


27. “Her flashing stars, her scented breeze, Her trembling lakes, like foamless seas.” a. Which poem is the line taken from? ______________________________________________________________________ b. Who does ‘her’ refer to? ______________________________________________________________________ c. What does ‘flashing stars’ mean? ______________________________________________________________________ Answer the following questions in two or three sentences: 2x10=20 28. How can we say that Sarabhai was friendly with his students? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 29. What qualities do you appreciate in Dr. Vikram Sarabhai? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 30. How does B.S.Chandrashekhar react about ODI and Test Cricket? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 31. “Kalpana was different other girls.” Do you agree with this statement? Why? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 32. What do many people in Europe think about themselves and the people of Asia? Why? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 33. Cophetua swore a royal oath to marry the Beggar Maid. Do you agree with him? Why? ______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 34. Why should we not judge God? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 35. Why did Bhima feel ashamed of himself?


______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 36. How did the Samskrit teacher persuade Gandhiji to come back to his class? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 37. How did the Duchess get her food when she was on strike? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Answer the following question in a paragraph each: 4x2=08 38. The wedding of Shakuntala Dhamankar and Shankar Kurthakoti was interesting. How? OR Describe the first meeting of Narendranath with Sri Ramakrishna. _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 39. Narrate the story of the poem “The Miser and His Gold” in your own words. OR What is the poet disgusted with in the poem “Once Upon A Time?” _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________


__________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Re-write as directed: Combine using ‘neither…nor 1x1=01 40. Ranga is not an actor. He is not a singer. ________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Frame question to get underlined word as answer: 1x1=01 41. S. Janaki sings melodiously. ________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Use the following pairs of words to differentiate their meanings: 2x1=02 42. farmer – former ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Use the following word first as adjective and then as verb: 2x1=02 43. clean_________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Change into other degrees: 2x1=02 44. No other place in Karnataka gets so heavy rainfall as Agumbe. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Change into indirect speech: 2x1=02 45. The king said to his ministers, “Where have your wit gone?” ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Combine using first as ‘too…to’ and then as ‘so…that…not’ 2x1=02 46. Kumar is very adamant. I can’t convince him.


_______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Imagine you are Vinutha/Vishnu, Jnana Darsha High School, Shanthi Grama. 5x01=05 47. Write a letter to the manager, KPTCL, complaining about the irregular supply of electricity in your locality. (power cut time – study time – irregular supply - effects) OR Write a letter to your father/mother informing him/her about your educational progress. (marks scored in the tests – time-table prepared – guidance received –expectation.) _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________


__________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Write two paragraphs on ANY ONE of the following: 5x1=05 48. (a) Uses of Computer (b) Role of the young in protecting Environment (c) National Integration _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow: 1x6=06 Bheemu lived in a village near the forest. He went daily to the forest to fetch wood, wild fruits and flowers from the forest. He sold them in the nearby town and gave the money to his mother Kamalamma. One day when he was plucking jack fruits, a big elephant came there. Bheemu was afraid. The elephant waved his trunk and fanlike ears. Bheemu requested the


elephant, “Gajaraja, I am a poor boy. Don’t harm me. My mother is alone, I must take money to her.” Gajaraja stood still. Bheemu thanked the elephant, took his bag and the bundle of wood and went home. The next day was Bheemu’s birthday. Kamalamma had prepared sweets. Bheemu took some sweets, went to the forest and waited for Gajaraja. When he came, Bheemu offered sweets, jaggery and other nice food to Gajaraja and said, “Oh! Great Gajaraja, please take these sweets and be a friend to me. Today is my birthday.” Gajaraja happily ate all the sweets and said “Bheemu dear, I am very happy today, because of the sweets and your friendship. Thank you. Now come with me.” Gajaraja helped Bheemu to climb upon him. Bheemu felt very happy and proud sitting on the back of the elephant. Bheemu and Gajaraja went into the deep forest. Then Gajaraja took Bheemu near a big tree. There was a wide hollow in the tree. Gajaraja took out fruits and other rare objects from that hallow, and gave them to Bheemu. Everyday, Bheemu would bring some nice food to Gajaraja, and Gajaraja supplied wood, fruits and flowers to Bheemu. By selling those things Bheemu earned enough money and became a shop owner. Sometimes Gajaraja would come to Bheemu’s shop. One day Gajaraja looked very sad. He said “People are destroying the forest. We have no place to live. My son went to a town in search of food and he was killed. What have we done to you humans, Bheemu? Bheemu could not answer. Who can? Questions:49. Why did Bheemu go to the forest? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 50. What did Bheemu request to the elephant? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 51. Why did Gajaraja thank Bheemu? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 52. How did Gajaraja become a shop owner? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 53. What made Gajaraja to feel sad? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 54. Find out the word opposite to ‘shallow’ in the paragraph. ______________________________________________________________________ ************************************************************************

MODEL QUESTION PAPER - 10th STANDARD Time: 2.30 Hours.

Subject: Second Language – English

General Instructions:i. The questions-cum-answer booklet contains 54 Questions.

ii. Space has been provided in the question-cum-answer booklet itself to answer the questions. iii. Follow the instructions given in each question and write the correct answer in full in the space provided below each question. iv. Answer neatly and legibly.

Marks: 100


Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/ incomplete statements. Choose the most appropriate alternative and write it in the space provided below each question. 1x15=15

1. Who was Durfy? He was a… A. friend of Andy B. master of Andy C. servant of Andy D. customer to the postmaster 2. Swami Vivekananda got an introductory letter from… A. Prof. Wright B. Dr. Barrows C. Prof.W.W.Hastie D. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa 3. According to B.S.Chandrashekhar the finest batsman at the moment is… A. Sachin Tendulkar B. Rahul Dravid C. Virendra Sehwag D. Mahendra Singh Doni 4. Kalpana got married to Harrison… A. as soon as she went to the USA. B. in the year she earned her master’s degree C. after her first flight aboard - the Columbia Spacecraft. D. after she acquired her PhD. 5. There were special seats for war-wounded people in Paris in…………. A. Metropolitan Buses B. Metro, the underground railway C. Tonga D. Autos 6. Kamala Devi Chattopadhya inspired thousands of Indians through her… A. speeches B. works C. services D. writings 7. The king called the farmer ‘foolish’ because… A. he could answer his question. B. he did not give him mangoes. C. he was sowing boiled beans to grow rich crop. D. he wore dirty clothes. 8. The poet’s mother went in search of… A. run away buffalo B. calves C. bear D. monkey. 9. In the poem “Mother,” the poet’s mother toiled day and night to get… A. bangles for her arms. B. a ring. C. a pair of wristlets D. a necklace. 10. According to the poet Gabriel Okara whatever people of the present day do is… A. real B. artificial C. meaningful D. full of feelings 11. ‘one who loves amass money but hates to spend.’ The one word of this statement is… A. merchant B. miser C. rich D. money-lendesr 12. The word which takes the prefix ‘anti’ in the following is... A. vegetarian B. sincere C. noble D. social 13. We…………………………………………………………………going to tour last week. The correct auxiliary needed to fill the blank is…A. was B. does C. were D. do 14. The monsoon has now arrived, it will rain every day. The part of speech of the underlined word is… A. pronoun B. verb C. adjective D. noun 15. ‘As shines the moon in clouded skies.’ The figure of speech used in this line is… A. simile B. alliteration C. personification D. synecdoche Fill in the blank using the correct preposition. 1x1=01 16. She drinks a lot of coffee………………………………..……………………the evenings. Fill in the blank using the correct article. 1x1=01 17. She will return within………………………………………………………...…...…hour. Fill in the blank using the correct conjunction. 1x1= 01 18. Please give me the book……………………………………………...………..I asked for. Fill in the blank choosing the verb form given in the bracket. 1x1=01 19. The milk wasn’t………………………………...(delivery)by our usual milkman yesterday. Fill in the blank choosing the correct form of word given in the bracket. 1x1=01 20. If you keep up your efforts, you’ll………………………………....(certain)succeed at last. Match the words given in column ‘A’ with their meanings given in column ‘B’ 1x5=05 ‘A’ ‘B’ Answers: 21. (a) august (i) a long continuous noise ____________________________


(b) dumbfounded (c) clutter (d) reminiscences (e) immense

(ii) act of remembering (iii) interesting one (iv) extremely large (v) surprised (vi) a great sorrow (vii) a feeling of great joy (viii) respected

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_______________________________ Quote from memory: 04 22. I had_________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________grieving O, what_________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________weaving; Sweet___________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________why? You____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________me? OR God____________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________perform; He____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________storm; Judge___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________grace; Behind__________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________face. Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow: 3x5=15 23. “I bought your honour the worth of your money anyhow!” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? b. How did he bring the honour? c. When was this said? 24. “I must, for it was I who was talking.” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? b. When was this said? c. What does this show about the speaker? 25. “If Your Majesty, permits me, I can try to solve the problem.” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? b. Who do ‘Your Majesty’ refer to? c. What problem could the speaker solve? 26. “Open thine eyes and see thy God is not before thee!” a. Who do ‘thy’ refer to? b. Where according to the poet God can be seen? c. What does the poet mean by ‘open thine eyes’? 27. “And ere should wane the morning star, I’d don my robe and scimitar.” a. Who does the ‘I’ refer to? b. What time of the day does this line refer to? c. What does ‘ere’ mean? Answer the following questions in two or three sentences: 2x10=20 28. How did Dr. Vikram Sarabhai prove that he deserved the post of the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission? 29. What qualities do you get inspired from Dr. Vikram Sarabhai? 30. What made B.S.Chandrashekar feel nervous in the initial stages of his international career ? 31. “Kalpana was unique.” Do agree with this statement? Why?


32. What do we understand about the countries that fight against each other? 33. What message does the poem “Work is Worship” convey? 34. Do you like the poem “The Beggar Maid?” Why? 35. How did Bhima come to be better equipped to face the enemies as a result of his meeting with Hanuman? 36. What made Gandhiji think of going back to the third standard? 37. How did the Duchess get her food when she was on strike? Why did Nino stop it? Answer the following question in a paragraph each: 4x2=08 38. How did Kashibai show her disrespect to the British Supremacy? Or How can you say that Narendranath had a powerful concentration of mind? 39. Narrate the substance of the poem “The Miser and His Gold” in your own words. Or Describe the qualities of the mother as described by the poet in the poem ‘Mother.’ Rewrite as directed: Combine using ‘neither…nor’: 40. Gandhiji didn’t like violence. He didn’t like untruth. Frame question to get underlined word as answer: 41. The riches made the farmer grow greedy. Use the following pairs of words to differentiate their meanings: 42. farther – further Use the following word first as noun and then as verb: 43. anger Change into other degrees: 44. The Taj Mahal is more beautiful than any other building in India. Change into indirect speech: 45. “Can I help you with your homework?” said my mother. Combine using first as ‘too…to’ and then as ‘so…that…not’ 46. Shrusti is very reserved. I can’t tell her anything. Imagine you are Arjuna/Apoorva, Jnana Bharathi High School, Tarikere. 47. Write a letter to the Postmaster, Head Post Office, bringing his/her attention to the postal delay. (possible reasons for delay – effects of delay – remedy) OR Write a letter to you father/mother describing your tour experiences which is organized in your school. (plan made – placed visited – impression you had - new experiences you had.) Write two paragraphs on ANY ONE of the following: 48. (a) Advantage and Disadvantages the Television (b) Importance of Prayer in our Life (c) Role of the Young in controlling Terrorism

1x1=01 1x1=01 2x1=02 2x1=02 2x1=02 2x1=02 2x1=02 5x1=05

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Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow: 1x6=06 Man’s dependence on animals and plants cannot be ignored. Animals are killed for meat and skin; trees are cut down for timber and paper; plants are uprooted for food and medicine. If we go on using nature as thoughtlessly as we have been doing, nothing worthwhile in nature will be left for our posterity. Against this background, many countries have passed protective laws in order to safeguard wildlife. There are more than 1,200 national parks, wildlife reserves


and similar protected areas throughout the world, to ensure that rare wild animals and precious trees are saved from extinction. One group of animals which have become extinct are dinosaurs. The record of the rock shows that they died out completely around a hundred million years ago. The reason for their extinction is not known. However, people guess that this is because of the change in environment. New mountains were born; the sea overflowed the land; the climate changed with the environment. The dinosaurs could not adapt themselves to the new environment and, as a result, perished. The saving of certain wild animals from extinction has for many years been a problem for zoologists and other specialists, but more recently the problem has become so acute, and has received so much publicity, that most people are now concerned about it. This may at first seem strange, because one of the most gratifying developments of the last few years has been the passing of strict laws to protect wild animals and the consequent decline in the hunting of the big game for sport. Why is it, then, that some rare wild animals are still threatened with extinction and even some of the less rare ones are rapidly declining in numbers? Questions:49. Why are animals killed? 50. Why are trees cut down? 51. What steps have some nations taken to protect wildlife? 52. ‘A person who studies about animals.’ Find out one word for this statement in the passage? 53. What do some people think is the reason for the extinction of dinosaurs? 54. What does ‘uproot’ mean, as used in the passage?

MODEL QUESTION PAPER - 10 th STANDARD Time: 2.30 Hours. Subject: Second Language – English

General Instructions:i. The questions-cum-answer booklet contains 54 Questions. ii. Space has been provided in the question-cum-answer booklet itself to answer the questions. iii. Follow the instructions given in each question and write the correct answer in full in the space provided below each question.

Marks: 100


iv. Answer neatly and legibly. Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/ incomplete statements. Choose the most appropriate alternative and write it in the space provided below each question. 1x15=15 1. What notion did Andy have on the postage letter? He had the notion that……………………………...… A. he should pay only eleven pence B. he should bring three letters C. the post-office sells gun powder D. postage depended on the size of the letter. 2. “He came into the squire’s presence, his face beaming with delight.” What made him feel delighted? A. He had brought two extra letters and tricked the postmaster B. He had not paid any money to the postmaster. C. The postmaster had given him the letter for four pence. D. At last he got the letter for the squire. 3. Vikram Sarabhai liked to work at the Indian Institute of Science because…………… A. the institute had good telescopes and equipment. B. it was a Research Institute C. the weather of Bangalore was conducive to him . D. he could work there as an assistant to Sir C.V. Raman 4. To work together is better than to work… A. in a group B. in a school C. alone D. in a village 5. What kind of a woman was Padmavathibai Burli? She was…. A. a silent and pious woman B. a daring and dashing woman C. very bold and benevolent D. very foolish 6. How did Aruna Asaf Ali cause a sense of defeat to the British? She A. attacked the armoury at Chitagong like a volcano. B. serving the hungry freedom fighters. C. broke the heavily cordoned off area and unfurled her beloved tricolour. D. sat in the judge’s seat and commanded him that India had already won freedom. 7. What did Daksha ask the king to get her? She asked…. A. a pot full of eggs. B. a basket full of beans. C. a small wooden bowl. D. a bundle of cotton. 8. What did the king Cophetua swear? He swore… A. to establish many temples in his kingdom. B. to send the beggar maid out of his kingdom C. to marry the beggar maid D. to praise the beggar maid in colourful words. 9. Rabindranath Tagore asks us to…. A. sit in the four corners of a temple and chant. B. worship God round the clock. C. do socially useful productive work D. meditate to get the blessings of God. 10. The author of the poem “Once Upon a Time” is………………….………………………………… A. John Keats B. Gabriel Okara C. William Cowper D. Alfred Lord Tennyson 11. ‘people who do something for the love of it.’ The one word of this statement is………………… A. freelance B. amateurs C. professions D. lovers 12. The word which takes the prefix ‘in’ in the following is... A. just B. like C. possible D. active 13. He behaves as if he…………………………...…….deaf. The correct auxiliary needed to fill the blank is… A. was B. are C. were D. is 14. You need warm clothes to protect you against cold. The part of speech of the underlined word is… A. pronoun B. verb C. adjective D. noun 15. ‘My mother, black, prolific earth mother,’ The figure of speech used in this line is… A. simile B. alliteration C. metaphor D. synecdoche Fill in the blank using the correct preposition. 1x1=01 16. The manager is working………………………………………………………...…………………his table. Fill in the blank using the correct article. 1x1=01 17. Akbar was………………………………………………………………………………………great king. Fill in the blank using the correct conjunction. 1x1= 01 18. ……………………………………………………………………………...…you invite me, I will come. Fill in the blank choosing the verb form given in the bracket. 1x1=01 19. Mahatma Gandhi……………………………………………………..………..(die) on 30th January, 1948. Fill in the blank choosing the correct form of word given in the bracket. 1x1=01 20. He has made……………………………………………...……………..(wonder) achievements in his life. Match the words given in column ‘A’ with their opposites given in column ‘B’ 1x5=05 ‘A’ ‘B’ Answers: 21. (a) ancient (i) recent ________________________________________________ (b) superior (ii) humble (c) better (iii) comedy _________________________________________________ (d) proud (iv) worse


(e) tragedy

(v) inferior (vi) pride (vii) good (viii) modern

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_________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Quote from memory: 04 22. I had______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________grieving O, what______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________weaving; Sweet________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________why? You_________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________me? OR As shines_____________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________seen; One_________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________mien. So__________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________been; Cophetua_____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________queen!” Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow: 3x5=15 23. “Next time, I’m sure, you’ll be more careful.” a. Who do ‘I’ refer to? b. Who do ‘you’ refer to? c. When was this said? 24. “He was a very likeable man you could rely upon to be your friend.” a. Who does ‘He’ refer to? b. Who made this statement? c. What does ‘rely upon’ mean? 25. “they decided to get married.” a. Who do ‘they’ refer to? b. Why did they get married? c. When did they get married? 26. “He hides a smiling face.” a. Who does ‘He’ refer to? b. Where does he hide a smiling face? c. Who is the speaker here? 27. “Before the gold was gone, Pray tell us what you did with it?” a. Who do ‘you’ refer to? b. Who do ‘us’ refer to? c. What does ‘it’ refer to? Answer the following questions in two or three sentences: 2x10=20 28. Why did Andy come back to the squire without a letter? 29. How do you know that Narendranath was truthful? 30. Why did the Newspapers of America declare Swami Vivekananda as a prophet and a seer? 31. “Kashibai was a proud woman.” Do agree with this statement? Why? 32. Why do you think the people of Europe feel that they are more civilized? 33. What qualities do you like in the poet’s mother? Why? 34. Why did Tagore ask the devotee to come out from the corner of a temple? 35. What made Bhima thrill and cover his eyes? 36. How, according to Gandhiji, should children be taught to write a beautifully formed hand? 37. Why did the Duchess dislike living in the country? Answer the following question in a paragraph each: 4x2=08 38. How did Daksha win over the king? Or Describe the second visit of Andy to the post-office. 39. Describe the ‘Dreamy Land’ of the poet Walter de la Mare. Or The poet sheds his grateful tears for his mother. Why? Rewrite as directed: Change into passive voice: 40. Suman has received my message. Frame question to get underlined word as answer:

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41. Madhushri went to the school to pay her son’s fees. Use the following pairs of words to differentiate their meanings: 2x1=02 42. their – there Use the following word first as noun and then as verb: 2x1=02 43. cut Change into other degrees: 2x1=02 44. No other girl in the class is as intelligent as Vasantha. Change into indirect speech: 2x1=02 45. Vanditha Sharma said to me, “Please give me your book.” Combine using first as ‘too…to’ and then as ‘so…that…not’ 2x1=02 46. The question paper was very difficult. We couldn’t answer it. Imagine you are Gopal/Gowri, Bindas High School, Kashipura. 5x1=05 47. Write a letter to the editor, The Hindu English Daily, Bangaloore, complaining about bad roads in your locality. (bad roads – causes – effects of bad roads – accidents – loss of life.) OR Write a letter to your father/mother describing Union Day celebrations in your school. (programme plan – guests speech – presidential address – cultural programmes arranged.) Write two paragraphs on ANY ONE of the following: 5x1=05 48. (a) Science a boon or a curse to our life (b) Measures to control Environmental Pollution (c) Population Explosion Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow: 1x6=06 Issac Newton was a famous scientist. He had his schooling in King’s School, Grantham, where he studied Grammar and Latin. At first, he seemed to be rather a dull boy, and not very good at his lessons. But he liked to use his hands, and used to make little machines, such as wind-mills. He caught mice and compelled them to drive some of his little machine. One day at school, Newton was kicked by a bigger boy who was higher up in the class than he was himself. The kicking made Newton very angry and he turned on the bigger boy and gave him a good beating. He also decided to beat him at lessons, and this made him start to work harder. After that, he improved at his studies, and so perhaps the big boy who kicked Newton did a service to the world. Newton went to Cambridge University where he studied Mathematics and Science. He started to make discoveries in Mathematics while still at College. However, Newton did not confine his studies to Mathematics. He became very interested in the behaviour of light, and he showed that sunlight, which appears to us as white light, can be split up into the colours of the rainbow. One day, it is said, Newton watched an apple as it fell from a tree to the ground. He began to wonder why it moved towards the earth, and not upwards towards the sky. After a great deal of thought on this subject, he produced his theory of gravitation and published it in his great book ‘Principia’. He showed that every body attracts every other body. The sun and the earth attract each other, and so we do not fly away from the sun into the darkness and coldness of outer space; the moon and the earth also attract each other, which is why the moon stays near us and does not rush away, leaving us in darkness every night. Questions:49. Where did Issac Newton study? 50. Why did Newton become angry at a bigger boy? 51. What did Newton show regarding light? 52. Why does the moon stay near us? 53. Which book did Newton publish? 54. What does ‘compelled’ mean, as used in the passage? @@@@@@@@@@@@@ Best of Luck @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@


SSLC English Second Lang QP by C L Ekanath