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Term 1 Sample Paper for Class 10 English With Solutions Set E
I. Read the passage given below.
I. As heart disease continues to be the number one killer in the United States, researchers have become increasingly interested in identifying the potential risk factors that trigger heart attacks. High-fat diets and life in the fast lane have long been known to contribute to the high incidence of heart failure.
II. But according to new studies, the list of risk factors may be significantly longer and quite surprising.
III. Heart failure, e.g., appears to have seasonal and temporal patterns. A higher percentage of heart attacks occurs in cold weather and more people experience heart failure on Monday than on any other day of the week. In addition, people are more susceptible to heart attacks in the first few hours after waking. Cardiologists first observed this morning phenomenon in the mid-1980 and have since discovered a number of possible causes. An early-morning rise in blood pressure, heart rate and concentration of heart stimulating hormones, plus a reduction of blood flow to the heart, may all contribute to the higher incidence of heart attacks between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m.
IV. In other studies, both birthday and bachelorhood have been implicated as risk factors. Statistics reveal that heart attack rate increases significantly for both females and males in the few days immediately preceding and following their birthdays. And unmarried men are more at risk for heart attacks than their married counterparts. Though stress is thought to be linked in some way to all of the aforementioned risk factors, intense research continues in the hope of future comprehending why and how heart failure is triggered.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any eight out of the ten questions by choosing the correct option.
Question 1. Which of the following is cited as a possible risk factor?
(a) Getting married
(b) Rainy weather
(c) Eating fatty foods
(d) Driving fast
Question 2. What does the passage mainly discuss?
(b) Diet and stress as factors in heart attacks
(c) Seasonal and temporal patterns of heart attacks
(d) Risk factors in heart attacks
Question 3. The word ‘potential’ could best be replaced by which of the following?
Question 4. According to the passage, which of the following is not a possible cause of many heart attacks?
(a) Decreased blood flow to the heart
(b) Increased blood pressure
(c) Lower heart rate
(d) Increase in hormones
Question 5. As used in the passage, which of the following could best replace the word ‘reveal’?
Question 6. Which of the following does the passage infer?
(a) We now fully understand how the risk factors trigger heart attacks
(b) We do not fully understand how the risk factors trigger heart attacks
(c) We have not identified risk factors associated with heart attacks
(d) We have recently begun to study how risk factors work
Question 7. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word ‘intense’ as used in the passage.
Question 8. Choose a word from the passage, which means ‘very likely to be influenced or affected’.
Question 9. The passage is most likely to be
(a) a report
(b) an article
(c) a letter
(d) an itinerary
Question 10. The antonym of ‘aforementioned’ is
II. Read the passage given below.
I. The Delhi 2015 results are extra ordinary for many reasons. Not even in their wildest dreams, would the BJP and the Congress have dreamt of such drubbing. While the Congress was widely expected to lose and be content with a handful of seats, it is the BJP’s drubbing that left everyone shocked. The AAP wave was so powerful that even Kiran Bedi, the BJP’s Chief Ministerial Candidate lost from Krishna Nagar, the safest seat for the BJP.
II. This is the first time after 1977 that a party got more than 50% of the total vote in Delhi. The AAP polled about 54.3% of the total vote which is highest in the history of Delhi elections. The BJP polled 32.2% while the Congress was a distant third with just 9.7% vote. A 22% lead over BJP meant that the AAP virtually decimated both the BJP and the Congress by winning 67 of the 70 seats (more than 95% of the total seats) while the BJP had to be content with just 3 seats. The Congress drew a blank.
III. The 54.3% vote share is the highest in the history of Delhi elections. There have been only two instances in the history of Delhi elections where a party won more than 50% of the votes. First was way back in 1951 during Nehru’s time and the second time was during the Janata Party wave in 1977.
IV. Delhi has witnessed three elections from 2013 to 2015; two Assembly elections and one Lok Sabha election in 2014. The change in fortunes of the various parties is fascinating. While the Congress went into decline mode from 2013 to 2015, the BJP peaked during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on the back of a national resurgence. The BJP lost more than 14% of the vote in 2015 compared to the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Though it managed to get more or less the same vote share as in December 2013, the AAP went so far ahead of BJP that there was 22% difference in the vote share of AAP and BJP this time around. The AAP gained close to 25% vote share compared to December 2013 and 21% compared to the Lok Sabha election in May 2014.
V. As can be clearly seen, the Congress is in a continuous decline while the BJP peaked in 2014 and went down in 2015. The AAP seems to be the only party that has consistently increased its vote share from 2013 to 2015.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any six out of the eight questions by choosing the correct option.
Question 11. Which of the following was the safest seat for BJP in 2015 Delhi election?
(a) Mangol Puri
(b) Chandni Chowk
(c) Karol Bagh
(d) Krishna Nagar
Question 12. In the line “have dreamt of such drubbing”, the word ‘drubbing’ does not refer to :
Question 13. The changes noticed in the fortunes of various parties in Delhi during the elections between the years 2013 and 2015 were quite interesting, such as :
I. the Congress went into decline mode between these years
II. the BJP peaked during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections
III. the BJP got no more than 14% of the vote in 2015
(a) I and II
(b) II and III
(c) I and III
(d) I, II and III
Question 14. In Decmeber 2013 Delhi elections, which party had more than 30% vote share?
Question 15. Which of the following statements is not true in the context of the passage?
(a) There have been only two instances in the history of Delhi elections where a party won more than 50% of the votes.
(b) The AAP seems to be the only party that has consistently increased its vote share from 2013 to 2015.
(c) The BJP lost more than 14% of the vote in 2015 compared to the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.
(d) AAP virtually decimated both the BJP and the Congress by winning 67 of the 70 seats i.e. more than 95% of the total seats.
Question 16. AAP gained what percentage of votes in Assembly Elections, 2015?
Question 17. According to the given chart, Congress has witnessed the lowest vote share in which elections?
(a) December 2013 Assembly Elections
(b) February 2015 Assembly Elections
(c) May 2014 Lok Sabha Elections
(d) None of these
Question 18. According to the given table, vote performance of Congress is in a _____ while the vote performance of BJP peaked in 2014 and went down in 2015.
(a) continuous decline
(b) somewhat stable state
(c) continuous acceleration
(d) up and down state
GRAMMAR & WRITING
III. Answer any five out of six questions by selecting the most appropriate option for each.
Question 19. Which one of the following sentences shows a correct use of Article?
(a) A black and a white cow is grazing in the field.
(b) A black and white cow is grazing in the field.
(c) A black and the white cow is grazing in the field.
(d) None of these
Question 20. _____ God help you.
Question 21. Australia _____ all out before we knew it!
Question 22. All the streets were flooded; it _____ all day long.
(a) is raining
(b) would be raining
(c) has been raining
(d) had been raining
Question 23. Which option displays the correct change of the following to reported speech?
He said, “I do not wish to see any of you, go away.”
(a) He said that he had not wished to see any of them and ordered them to go away.
(b) He said that he did not wish to see any of them and ordered them to go away.
(c) He told that he did not wish to see any of them and ordered them to go away.
(d) He said that he does not wish to see any of us and ordered us to go away.
Question 24. Which option displays the correct change of the following to reported speech?
“Bring me an elephant with one golden tusk,” the witch told her minion.
(a) The witch requested her minion to bring her an elephant with one golden tusk.
(b) The witch told her minion to bring her the elephant with one golden tusk.
(c) The witch ordered her minion to bring her an elephant with one golden tusk.
(d) The witch advised her minion to bring her an elephant with one golden tusk.
IV. Answer any five out of the six questions given, with reference to the context below.
You are Babita/Bhanu of A-48, Shastri Nagar, Delhi. You had bought an electric chimney from M/s G.D. Electrical World, Janpath Market, Delhi. The chimney is not working properly and is making a lot of noise within 7 days of its purchase. Here is given a letter of complaint to the Manager of G.D. Electrical World, complaining about the same and asking for replacement.
23 October, 20XX
Subject : Complaint about Defective Electric Chimney
I (27) _____ from your shop last week, vide invoice No. 8052 dated 17 October, 20XX
However, the product is giving me a number of problems and I would like to complain about the same.
One of the switches of the chimney is not working and it also (28) _____.I am unable to use it regularly.
Under these circumstances. I would request you to (29) _____ since it is well within the guarantee period.
Hoping to receive a (30) _____ response from you.
Complete the letter by choosing the most appropriate option:
(a) Ram Nagar
(c) Gomti Nagar
(d) A-48, Shastri Nagar
(a) Chimney Shop
(b) M/s G.D. Electrical World
(c) Ranjan Electrics
(d) Electric World
(a) bought an electric chimney
(b) bought an electric bulb
(c) purchased an LED bulb
(d) bought an electronic watch
(a) making a noise
(b) sounds poorly
(c) makes an unbearable noise
(d) is unusable
(a) repair it properly
(b) change it
(c) replace the defective chimney
(d) be replaced the defective chimney
V. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
“It was only when I began to learn that my boyhood freedom was an illusion, when I discovered as a young man that my freedom had already been taken from me, that I began to hunger for it. At first as a student I wanted freedom only for myself, the transitory freedoms of being able to stay out at night, read what I pleased and go where I chose. Later, as a young man in Johannesburg, I yearned for the basic and honourable freedoms…”
(Nelson Mandela : Long Walk To Freedom)
Question 31. The title that best suits this extract is
(a) Freedom for everything
(b) Knowledge about Freedom
(c) Significance of Freedom
(d) Realisation of Freedom
Question 32. Why do you think the speaker mentions some freedoms as ‘transitory’?
(a) The freedoms are momentary and keep changing with time.
(b) The definition of freedom is constant but perspectives differ.
(c) Freedom means different things to different people.
(d) Freedom is not that important after a certain age.
Question 33. Choose the option that best fits the usage of the word ‘illusion’ as used in the extract.
(a) He was never able to get past the illusion.
(b) The illusion I experienced was quite intriguing.
(c) A large mirror in the room creates an illusion.
(d) I was living under the illusion that this is possible.
Question 34. The speaker says, ‘at first as a student I wanted freedom only for myself.’ Why do you think he only thought about himself?
(a) He didn’t want to think about the freedom denied to others.
(b) He was being selfish and was only bothered about himself.
(c) He didn’t think that freedom denied to him was important for others.
(d) He was too young to realise that freedom was denied to others as well.
Question 35. A part of the extract has been paraphrased. Choose the option that includes the most appropriate solution to the blanks in the given paraphrase of the extract.The speaker’s belief about freedom, since childhood proved false. It was not until the speaker grew up to be a young man when it (i)_____ on him that he was (ii)_____ of freedom. Then he began (iii)_____it.
(a) (i) desired (ii) dawned (iii) depriving
(b) (i) dawned (ii) deprived (iii) desiring
(c) (i) dawned (ii) arrived (iii) desiring
(d) (i) arrived (ii) deprived (iii) dawned
VI. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
She always wore a faded blue dress that didn’t hang right. It was clean, but it looked as though it had never been ironed properly. She didn’t have any friends, but a lot of girls talked to her. Sometimes, they surrounded her in the school yard as she stood watching the little girls play hopscotch on the worn hard ground. “Wanda,’’ Peggy would say in a most courteous manner, as though she were talking to Miss Mason. “Wanda,” she’d say, giving one of her friends a nudge, “tell us. How many dresses did you say you had hanging up in your closet?”
(The Hundred Dresses I)
Question 36. The ‘most courteous manner’ here means that Peggy was
(a) on her best behaviour.
(b) teasing Wanda.
(c) trying to impress Wanda.
(d) respectful to Wanda.
Question 37. Peggy gave her friend a nudge because
(a) she wanted to push her away from the scene.
(b) she disliked her friend being distracted then.
(c) she was teasing Wanda and wanted her to make others pay attention.
(d) she was teasing Wanda and didn’t want anyone her miss the ‘fun’.
Question 38. Pick the option having the words that do not loosely match the word, ‘closet’, from those given.
(a) 1, 3 and 4
(b) 3, 4 and 5
(c) 1, 2 and 6
(d) 2, 5 and 6
Question 39. Regarding Wanda being teased, Miss Mason was
(a) in denial that such behaviour was possible by her students.
(b) aware, but didn’t want to discuss it with the students.
(c) unaware that the students were frequently teasing Wanda.
(d) of the belief that such behaviour was a normal part of growing up.
Question 40. Which of the following images showcase ‘hopscotch’?
VII. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
He stalks in his vivid stripes
The few steps of his cage,
On pads of velvet quiet,
In his quiet rage.
(A Tiger In The Zoo)
Question 41. Which literary device has been used in “In his quiet rage”?
Question 42. What is the rhyme scheme the first stanza in the poem ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’?
Question 43. What does the word ‘Vivid’ mean?
(d) All of these
Question 44. Which literary device has been used in “On pads of velvet quiet”?
Question 45. Who has been caged in a zoo?
VIII.Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
Closing time arrived, and as soon as the doors were shut Griffin was able to give himself the pleasure of clothing and feeding himself without regard to expense. He broke open boxes and wrappers and fitted himself out with warm clothes. Soon, with shoes, an overcoat and a wide-brimmed hat, he became a fully dressed and visible person. In the kitchen of the restaurant he found cold meat and coffee, and he followed up the meal with sweets and wine taken from the grocery store. Finally he settled down to sleep on a pile of quilts.
(Footprints Without Feet)
Question 46. How did Griffin make himself visible?
(a) Wearing a dress
(b) Eating a lot
(c) Sleeping a lot
(d) All of these
Question 47. What did Griffin manage to eat at a departmental store?
(a) Cold meat
(d) Both a and b
Question 48. Which of the following word is the synonym of ‘Pile’?
(d) None of these
v49. When did Griffin start making movement in the store?
(a) When it was open
(b) When it was shut
(c) During the lunch break
(d) During the dinner
Question 50. What did Griffin find in the kitchen of the restaurant?
(a) hot meat and coffee
(b) cold meat and coffee
(c) sweets and wine
(d) snacks and wine
IX. Attempt the following.
Question 51. What was the only hope left in the hearts of Lencho’s family?
(a) compensation from government
(b) help from farmer’s association
(c) help from God
(d) there was no hope left
Question 52. “They looked like black mountains standing in front of me across the sky”. What looked like black mountains?
(a) Black mountains
(b) Storm clouds
(c) tall buildings
(d) black plateau
Question 53. Why was writing in a diary a strange experience for Anne?
(a) she had never written anything before
(b) she didn’t know how to write
(c) neither she nor anyone else would be interested in it later
(d) Both a and c
Question 54. What important decision does Maddie take?
(a) Unfriending Peggy
(b) visiting Wanda
(c) stop others from bullying
(d) all of the above
Question 55. In the poem ‘Dust of Snow’ the poet says, “Of a day I had rued”. What is the meaning of “rued”?
(b) held in regret
Question 56. Who is the poet of the poem “Fire and Ice”?
(a) Leslie Norris
(b) Robert Frost
(c) Carolyn Wells
(d) Robin Klein
Question 57. At what does the tiger look at in night?
(a) Patrolling cars
(b) His House
(d) All of the Above
Question 58. According to Mr. Herriot Tricki looked like a –
(b) Chicken roll
Question 59. How did the narrator attempt at being friends with Anil?
(a) flattering him
(b) teasing him
(c) introducing himself
(d) none of the above
Question 60. What does the first encounter tell us about Mrs Hall?
(a) She is not friendly
(b) She is money-minded
(c) she is disinterested in her guests
(d) all of the above