Model Question -2 | English | Class 10 | Question & Answer | Grammar

 Model Question -2 || English || Class 10  || Question & Answer || Grammar


 Model Question -2




Model Question -2

Class X

Reading Comprehension (Seen)


1. Read the text carefully and answer the questions that follow :

I was having tea at home on the evening of 30th January, 1948, when I was called to Birla house by an urgent telephone. Gandhiji had been shot on his way to a prayer meeting. I was numb with shock as I got into the car.

At the Birla House, Gandhiji's relatives and followers had gathered round his body. There was silence in the room as Gandhiji breathed his last. Words of Bapuji’s death had spread through Delhi like a flame fanned by wind. Sad groups of men and women had collected around Birla house. Out of every window one could see a brown blur of faces. They did not make a sound. There was an unnatural silence. It was as if time stood for those few minutes.

The people were too stunned to speak in the beginning. Later they clamoured wildly, shouting and crying. They jostled one another in a stampede to break into the house. They calmed a little when it was announced that they would be allowed to see Gandhiji before the funeral.


A. Tick (√) the correct alternative to complete the following sentences :


(i) The author came to know of Gandhiji’s death by -

(a) a letter

(b) a telephone call

(c) a telegram

(d) public broadcasting


(ii) Word’s of Bapuji’s death had spread through -

(a) Mumbai

(b) Delhi

(c) Chennai

(d) Gandhinagar


B. Complete the following table with information from the text :

(i) The narrator called to Birla House.

(ii) Sad groups of men and women had collected around Birla house.


C. Answer the following questions :

(i) How did people react on hearing the news of Gandhi’s death?

Ans.> The people were too stunned to speak. They were very sad. They even did not  believe of Gandhi’s death.

2. Read the poem and answer the questions that follow :


The mountain and the squirrel

Had a quarrel :

And the former called the latter 'Little Prig.

Bun replied,

"You are doubtless very big;

But all sorts of things and weather

Must be taken in together,

To make up a year

And a sphere.

And I think it no disgrace

To occupy my place....'  


A. Tick (√) the correct answer given from thhe given alternative :

(i) Bun has no doubt that the mountain is -

(a) small

(b) very big

(c) noble

(d) kind


(ii) “And the former called the latter ‘Little Prig’. Here ‘former’ refers to -

(a) the mountain

(b) the squirrel

(c) both

(d) none


D. Answer the following question within twenty five words :


(i) What did the squirrel think about occupying its place?

Ans.> Occupying its place, the squirrel did not think its disgrace anyway.

Reading Comprehension (Unseen)


3. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :

Global warming is the process through which the earth heats up and the temperature rises. This happens when there is an increase in the production of gasses like carbon dioxide, water vapour, nitrous oxide and methane, which are known as greenhouse gasses. These greenhouse gasses trap heat and light from the Sun in the earth’s atmosphere, and this, in turn, increases the temperature, and causes global warming. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the average temperature of the earth has risen by 0.08 degree celsius.

Around the world, climate change is causing long-term changes to the environment. The sea levels are rising and Arctic Sea is melting. More intense hurricanes are approaching our coast lines,and more glaciers are retreating from the mountain valleys they once filled. Warmer temperatures have led to more intense rainfall in some areas. This can cause flooding. Higher temperatures cause droughts In some areas in the world, causing a decline in crop productivity, which may lead to food shortage. Heat waves have become common, and more living species are becoming endangered.


A. Tick (√) the correct answer from the given alternatives :

(i) The greenhouse gasses trap heat and light from ----- in the Earth’s atmosphere.

(a) the Moon

(b) The Sun

(c) Jupitar

(d) Mars


(ii) A  decline in crop productivity, may lead to  ----------------- shortage.

(a) bird

(b) insect

(c) food

(d) pesticide


(iii) The temperature of earth ----

(a) is the same

(b) is the rising

(c) the decreasing

(d) is going below the freezing point 


B. Complete the following sentences with information from the given passage :


(i) Since the beginning of the 20th century the average temperature of the earth has risen by 0.08 degree Celsius.

(ii) The gasses which cause global warming are carbon dioxide, and methane.

(iii) Higher temperature causes drought resulting in some areas of the world , causing a decline in crop productivity.


C. Answer the questions briefly :

(i) What is global warming?

Ans.> Global warming is the process through which the earth heats up and the temperature rises.


(ii) What are the changes in sea levels and in Arctic Sea ice due to global warming?

Ans.> The sea levels are rising and Arctic Sea is melting due to global warming.

Grammar and Vocabulary


4. A. Fill in the blanks with appropriate article and preposition :

(i) When Rabindranath set up his school at Santiniketan, Satish Chandra Roy, a young man came there as a teacher.


B. Do as directed :

(i) A rolling stone gathers no moss. (Turn into a Complex Sentence)

Ans.> A stone that rolls gathers no moss.

(ii) It is known to all. (Change the Voice)

Ans.> Everyone knows it. .

(iii) I said,”The boy is sitting inside the room.” (Change the Mode of Narration)

Ans.> I said that the boy was sitting inside the room.


C. Chose the correct phrasal verbs from the list given below to replace the underline verbs in the sentences given below and rewrite the sentences. Change the from where necessary. There in an extra :

(i) The son resembles his father.

Ans.> The son takes after his father.

(ii) Rabindranath Tagore was  born in a rich family.

Ans.> Rabindranath Tagore came off a rich family.

(iii) I have read this article several times.

Ans.> I have gone through this article several times.

(iv) The Mayor distributed the prizes on sports day.

Ans.> The Mayor gave away the prizes on sports day.


List: come off, take after, give away, go through, hand over




5. Suppose you are the secretary of the disciplinary committee of your school. Now write a notice (within 100 words) to the students notifying them to attend the prayer regularly and in a befitting manner :





All the students are hereby inform that it has been observed that many students don’t attend the prayer meeting regularly. They avoid attending it on many excuses. Many students who attend, don’t take it seriously. Hence forth, all students shall attend the prayer in true spirit and sanctity. Strict action shall be taken against the offenders. 


Countersigned by

The Headmaster


Disciplinary Committee

ABC School


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