Class 10 English Sample Paper – 2022
Class 10 English Sample Paper Note:
1- This question paper is diveded into Four Sections-A, B, C And D.
2- All questions are compulsory. Marks are indicated against each question.
SECTION -A (Reading)
Q-1 Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow-
Today there is lot of talk about the environment. All nations are coming to an agreement to save earth . Like we pollute the earth , we pollute the water; we also pollute the subtle environment through our negative feelings and emotions. We have became a victim of our environment. We are not in control of our mind , we hear a lot about other things in life but we spend very little time to her about ourselves . How to handle our mind ? How to be in the present moment ? How to be happy and grateful ? This is where we miss a very Fundamental principle that governs our environment, our mind and our life in general. Our body has the capacity to sustain much longer the vibration of bliss and peace then it does negative emotions because positivity is in the center of our existence. Just like in the structure of atom, protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom and electrons are only the periphery , same is with our lives; the center core of our existence is bliss, positivity and joy but it is surrounded by a could of negative ions. Through the help of the breath we can easily get over our negative emotons in a short period of time.througt meditation and certain breathing twchniques , we can clear this negaive cloud.
Everyone want to be successful in life. But you want to be successful without knowing what success is. What is the sing of success ? Just having a lot of money, is that success ? Why do you think money means success ? Because money gives you freedom so that you can do what you want. You may have a big bank balance, but you have stomachache, ulcers, you may have to go bypass surgery; Can’t eat this can’t do that. We spend half our health to gain wealth and spend half our wealth to gain back the health. Is this the success ? It is very bad Mathematics and can’t rejuvenate the soul.
(a) How do we pollute our environment ?
(b) What is the most unfortunate thing ?
(c) What is the center core of our existence ?
(d) How can we get rid of our negative emotions ?
(e) Choose the correct option and write in your answer book-
(i) Find the word from passage which means ‘prey’-
(A) Weak (B) Victim (C) Poor
(ii) Find the word from passage which is opposite in meaning of “Fortunate’-
(A) Lucky (B) Unfortunate (C) Faithless
(f) Select the correct option and write in your answer book-
(i) In given passage, the word ‘ handle’ our mind means –
(A) Control our anger (B) Control our thinking (c) Control our kindness
(ii) The opposite of the word ‘success’ given in passage is –
(A) Dis-success (B) Successful (C) Unsuccess
Q-2 Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
The earth without water is difficult to imagine. It is believed that the life on the earth began in water. Water covers nearly 70% of the globe, but most of it is salt water , that fills the ocean In quantity less than 3% of all the water on earth is freesh water , most of which less frfozen in Antarctica and greenland in poler ice and is unavailable to humanity . Less 1%of all water on earth is in tha from of fresh water found in lakes , riviers and underground in shallow aquifers .
water gives life to thirsty cities and driet crops and is used in industries ,but the amount of fresh water available on earth today is no more than what was available 2000 years ago. at that time the population war less than 3% of its current size. water shortage is a routine feature today. Rising demands for water in agriculture, domestic sector and industry are difficult to be met . India receives more then 350 million hectare metes of rainfall every year. There is also a vast network of river , ponds and lakes but still there is a shortage of drinking water . It is shocking to note that Cherapunji, which is one the world,s wettest places, is facing a serious shortage of drinking water.
(a) How much fresh water is available for us ?
(b) Which Indian place is one of the world’s wettest place ?
(c) Why was there no scarcity of water nearly 2000 yeas ago ?
(d) How much area of the globe does water cover ?
SECTION -B (Writing)
Q-3 You are Kishore / Kirti living in Anand Vihar Haridwar. Write a letter to your friend Kamla/ Neeta about the pollution in the sacred river Ganga.
You are Ashok /Asha living at Main Bazar, Haldwani . Write a letter to the municipality officer complaining against the irregular electricity supply in your locality.
Q-4 Write a paragraph on any one of the following in about 60 words:
(a) Health is wealth
(b) Improtance of games
(c) Your Hobby
Q-5 On the basis of hints given below, write a paragraph in about 80 words on ‘A Cricket Match’ .
Hints : Toss ___________ win/loss ____________ decides to bat _________ overs___________ scored _________ won
Q-6 Fill in the blanks with the correct form of non-finites given in the bracke :
(a) _______________is a good physical exercise. (swim)
(b) You are too young ______________this tree. (climb)
(c) We saw a bird _____________ in the garden. (sing)
(d) He could save a ______________ child. (drown)
Q-7 Combine the following pairs of sentences using sentence connectors given in the brackets –
(a) This is the village. I was born here. (where)
(b) He was unwell . He did not go to school . (because)
Q-8 join the following pair of sentences as directed-
(a) The earth revolves round the sun. The teacher said. (Begin with, the teacher ________)
(b) Where does she live? Can you tell me ? (Begin with, can you________)
Q-9 fill in the blanks with correct form of verbs given in the brackets-
The teacher __________ (leave ) the room. The class room . The class room _____________ (become ) like a busy market. All the students _____________ (talk ) To each other .
Q-10 complete the following sentences using modals :
(a) She was so old that she _______________ not run .
(b) __________ I come in please ?
Q-11 (a) Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences-
(i) The/ was/day/hot/very.
(b) transform the following sentences into passive voice
(i) He praised me.
(ii) Mr. Sharma teaches us English.
Q-12 Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :
Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for some one like me. Not only because I have neaver written anything before , but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old school girl. oh well , it doesn’ t matter. I feel like writing, and I have an even greater need to grt all kinds of things off my chest.
‘paper has more patience then people’ I thought of this saying on one of those days when I was feeling a little depressed and was sitting at home with my chin in my hands, borded and listless , wondering whether to stay in or go out.
(a) What makes writing in a diary a strange experience for the writer ?
(b) Why dose the writer want to keep a diary ?
(c) When did the writer think of the saying ‘paoer has more patience than people ‘ ? What dose this saying mean ?
(d) which word in the passage means ‘Low in spirit’ ?
Q-13 Read the following passage means ‘Low in spirit’?
She was eight years old and very curious about things. Her favourite pastime was standing in the front doorway of her house, watching what was hapening in the street outside. there were no playmatchs of her own age on her street, and this was about all she had to do.
But for valli, standing in the front door was every bit as enjoyable as any of the eleborate games other childern played. Watching the street gave her many new unusual experiences .
The most fascinating thing of all was the bus that travelled between her village and nearest town. it passed through her street each hour, once going to the town and once coming back.
(a) What was valli’s favourite pastime?
(b) Why did valli not play with children on her street? Why did she feel standing at the front door enjoyable?
(c) What was the most fascinating thing for valli?
(d) Which word in the passage means ‘rare’ ?
Q-14 Answer the following question in about 80 words :
Do you feel sympathy with lencho ? Describe his simplicity and innocence from the story ‘A Letter to God’.
Write a character sketch of wanda petronski.
Q-15 Answer the following question in about 30-40 words.
Explain the title of the play ‘The proposal’ in your own words.
Why did lomov quarrel with Natalya?
Q-16 Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow :
Some say the word will end in fire
some say in ice.
From what I’ ve tasted of desir
I hold with those who favour fire.
(a) How will the world end in ice ?
(b) why does the poet side with those who believe that the world will end in fire?
(c) Name the poem and the poet.
Dont bite your nails, Amanda !
dont hunch your shoulders, Amanda!
Stop that slouching and sit up straight, Amanda!
(a) Who is amanda and what is she biting ?
(b) How is amanda sitting?
(c) Name the poem and the poet.
Q-17 Answer any tow of the following question in about 30-40 words each :
(a) what do the ‘crow’ and ‘hemlock’ respresent in the poem ‘Dust of Snow’ ?
(b) Why does the poet whitman want ‘to live with animals’ ?
(c) what does the poem tell you about ‘amanda’ ?
Q-18 Answer the following question in about 100 words :
Why does Mrs. pumphrey think the dog’ s recovery as a triumph of surgery ?
How did griffin enter a big London store and spend the night there ?
Q-19 answer the following questions in about 30-40 words :
Why is the lawyer sent to new mullion ? What does he first think about the place?
who supported Ebright to get interested in science ? What was ebright’s collection for research ?
Q-20 answer the following question in about 20-30 words
Who is the narrator of the story ‘The thief ‘s story ‘? why did he change his name every month ?
Why did bholi’s parents accept bishamber’s marriage proposal ?