ENGLISH Examination Paper, 2023 Class-10

NOTE : (i) This question paper is divided into four section -‘A’ ,’B’,’C’ and ‘d’ .

(ii) All question are compulsory . Marks are indicated against each question .

Section ‘A’- (Reading)

1 . Reading the passage given below and answers the questions that follow :

It will not be wrong to except that morality and valuse took birth in human societies when two more or more human beings began to live together. When an individual is all alone , there is probably no

necessity for any moral code. Where there is one more individual with me it becomes necessary for both of us to mutually evolve a set of codes and accept them so that we both can lives a happy , peaceful and comfortable life . To evolve such cods we should have to anticipate situations involving both of us in our thinking , feelings and action .

Different human societies in different parts of the world including many river valley habitations. evolved laws and codes to take their societies towards peace and progress. such codes were evolved for determining the right manners, right thinking, right feeling and right action of the individuals under morality. To a very great extent these codes helped them to judge human actions as right and wrong that social set-up . As human societies expanded and civilization advanced, more and more moral codes were had to be evolved , besides modifying the older codes whenever necessary. As societies advanced and some form of government was established with powers to supervise and punish wrong doers, legal codes were evolved to assist the preservation of morality. the basic difference between a legal code and moral code is that disobedience to the former is punishable whereas the same is not true with disobedience to the latter. the legal codes are deterrent on all such persons who may be tempted to do wrong by breaking the law. the legal codes may frequently change but the moral codes relatively do not. some moral codes are unchangeable.

Questions :

(a) When did values take birth in human societies ? And why ?

(b) How did these codes help the societies ?

(c) What is the basic difference between the legal codes and moral codes ?

(d) When were legal codes evolved ? And why ?

(e) Choose the correct option and write in your answer book :

(i) Find the word from passage which means ‘feeling pleasure’ :

(a) action (b) happy (c) punish.

(ii) Find the word from passage which is opposite in meaning of ‘reject’ :

(a) right (b) expect (c) accept.

(f) Select the correct option and write in your answer book :

(i) In given passage, the word ‘established’ means :

(a) set up (b) get up (c) gave up

(ii) The opposite of the word ‘legal’ given in passage is :

(a) unlegal (b) illegal (c) dislegal.

2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :

The National Museum as we see it today in the majestic building that majestic building on the corner of janpath and maulana Azad Road, New Delhi is the prime museum of the country. The blueprint for establishing the national museum had been prepared by the Gwyer Committee set up by government of India in 1946. When an exhibition of Indian Art consisting to selected artifacts from various museums of India was on display in the galleries of Burlington House, Londen in 1947-48, it was decided to display the same collection under a single roof in Delhi before the return of exhibits to their respective museums.

Accordingly, the return of exhibits was held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan , New Delhi in 1949. It proved repsonsible for the creation of national Museum. On the auspicious day of the 15th August, 1949, it was inaugurated formally by the Governor -general of India , Shri R.C. rajgopalachari, and it was announced that till a permanent building of the national museum would continue to function in the rastrapati bhavan. The foundation of new building was laid on 12 may 1955 by pt. J.L. Nehru prime minister of india. Now it is under the administrative control and fully financed by the dept. of culture , ministry of human resource & development , Govt . of India.


(a) Where is the national museum of India ? When was it formally inaugurated ?

(b) Who prepared the blue print of the national museum ? When were they instructed to do so ?

(c) What was decided about the display of collection of London Exhibition ?

(d) Who laid the foundation of new building ? Who is the controlling authority of the national museum today ?

Section ‘B’ (Writing)

3. You are ashi/Ashish of village vijaypur , Almora. There is frequent power cut in your village. Write a letter to the executive engineer Department , Almora requesting to make arrangements for atleast 12 hours electric supply in night.

OR you are rishi/rishika of 48/4, Dhanvantri nagar , Rudraprayag. Your friend is living in nagpur. Write a letter to him/her describing the days of heavy rain disrupting the daily life in hilly area.

4. Write a paragraph on any one of the following in about 60 words :

(a) Importance of cleanliness (b) School games

(c) Smoking in injurious to health

5. On the basic of hints given below , Write a paragraph in about 80 words on ‘celebration’ of a festival ‘.

HINTS : Name of festival ………….. month/date ………….. preparation ………………. holiday …………. people put on new clothes …………. food …………………. sweets ………….. people meet ……….. great each other ………… enjoying the day …………… message of the festival.

6. Fill in the blanks with the correct from of on non-finites given in the brackets :

(a) He could save a ……………….. (drown) child.

(b) My mother was fond of …………… (sing).

(c) In rural areas villagers walk miles …………….. (reach) hospitals.

(d) She got ………………… (dissappoint) after seeing her brother’s marksheet.

7. Combine the following pairs of sentence using sentence connectors given in the brackets :

(a) We saw him. He was getting in the train. (While)

(b) He is old. We should help him. (since)

8. Join the following pairs of sentence as directed :

(a) How was she going ? Her brother asked Sheela.

(Begain with “her brother asked …………… “)

(b) Where will i go ? I do not know.

(Begain with ‘I did not know………………”)

9. Fill in the blanks with correct from of verbs given in the brackets :

The function ……………………. (Start) When they ……………… (reach) at 10.00 p.m.

my brother ………………… (greet) them will.

10. Complete the following sentence using modals :

(a) The sky is cloudy . It ………………….. rain today.

(b) He is ill. He ………….. consult the doctor.

11. (A) Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences :

(a) come/driver/taxi/did/not/the

(b) progress/his/fascinated/very/me/much

(B) Transform the following sentences into passive voice :

(a) His brother taught him.

(b) Rashmi guides her children in studies.

Section ‘D’ —(TEXTBOOK)


12. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :

Inside the clouds everything was suddenly black . It was impossible to see anything outside the aeroplane . The old aeroplane jumped and twisted in the air. I looked at the compass. I could’t believe my eyes: the compass was turning round and round. It was dead . It would not work ! The other instruments were suddenly dead , too . I tried the radio.

” Paris control ? Paris control ? Can you here me ?”

There was no answer . The radio was dead too.

Questins :

(a) Why was it impossible to see things outside the aeroplane ?

(b) What happend to the aeroplane ?

(c) Whom did the narrator call to ?

(d) Which word in the passage means, ‘Be forced out of shape’ ?

13. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow :

Mij was out of the box in a flash. He disappeared at high speed down the aircraft. There were squawks and shrieks, and a women stood up on her seat screaming out, ” A rat ! A rat !” I caught sight of mij’s tail dissappearing beneath the legs of portly white turbaned indian. diving for it , I missed , But found my face coverd in curry.

Questions :

(a) Who was Mij ?

(b) Why did a women stand on her seat screaming out ?

(c) Whose face got covered in curry ?

(d) Which word in the passage means ‘gone out of sight’ ?

14. Answer the following questios in abou0t 80 words :

Give a character sketch of lencho.

OR How was the life of the baker in a goan vllage ?

15. Answer the following in about 30-40 words :

How does lomov propose to marry Natalya ? How does chubukov react to it

OR- Lomov was sent out by chubukov from his home. Why does natalya compel her father to bring l lomov back ?


16. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow :

“I heard an old religious man

But yesternight declare

That he had found a text to prove

That only god , my dear

could love you for yourself alone

and not your yellow hair.”

Questions :

(a) Give the title of the poem and name of the poet.

(b) What does the poet want to say here ?

(c) Who is ‘I’ in the stanza ?

OR Has given my heart

A change of mood

and saved some part

of a day i had rued.


(a) Who is the poet of the poem ?

(b) What has given a change of mood and to whom ?

(c) Who does ‘I’ Refer to ?

17. answer any two of the following questions in about 30/40 words each :

(a) Write the central idea of the poem ‘Fire and ice’ .

(b) “Belinda tickled him, she tickled him unmerciful ……….”Why ?

(c) What does john berryman say the boy is a learning from the loss of the ball ?

( Supplementary reader )

18. Answer the following questions in about 100 words :

Why is Mrs. Pumphrey worried about tricki ?

OR The course of the loisels ‘ Life changed due to the necklace. Comment.

19. Answer the following questions in about 30/40 words :

How did Bholi’s teacher play an important role in changing the course of her life ?

OR What does the thief say about the diffrent reactions of people when they are robbed ?

20. Answer the following questions in about 20/30 words :

Why does Mrs. hall find the scientist eccentric ?

OR What lesson does ebright learn when he does not win anything at a science fair ?

Updated: October 16, 2022 — 5:27 am

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