JKBOSE GENERAL ENGLISH: Solved Model Question Paper for Class 10TH NCERT (2023)
Q1. Read the given passage carefully (5 marks)
Leaked reports from a top-secret agency indicate that Government scientists are planning for UK citizens to be replaced entirely by perfect robot replicas within the next 10 years. According to a report in the sun, leaked report says that MIT (Ministry of Information Technology) will soon see the development and sale to the public of mechanical representations of humans called “surrogates”, which are operated through mind control. It says that the UK population will be cajoled by a huge public marketing campaign into purchasing their own “surrogate” and a special operating device- called a “ stim chair”- that they attach themselves to in the safety of their own home.
The mind pattern impulses sent through diodes on the “stim chair” then activate the Individual “surrogates” who take to the streets to tackle the day-to-day grind of the individual. The startling technology logical advance will be billed to the UK as a necessary step in an increasingly violent and terrorist-threatened world. The white paper goes into incredible detail about creating a world where crime, pain and fear don’t exist because the British Public live a “utopian existence” with the “surrogates” taking all the risks.
Read the questions and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.
(a) which of the following statements is ‘True’?
i) In the UK, citizens have been replaced by robot replicas.
ii) The UK population is being coaxed to purchase their own ‘Surrogates’
iii) ‘Surrogates’ are the mechanical form of human beings.
iv) The robot replicas will not help in doing day-to-day work.
v) With the advent of mechanical robots, crime and violence will increase in the UK
vi) There is a need for the UK to have such technology because of increasing terrorism
a) ii, iii, vi
b) i, ii, iii
c) ii, iv, vi
d) I, iii, v
Answer: b) i, ii, iii
b) Which work in the passage stands for ‘a thing that is considered as a substitute for other?
(i) Surrogate (ii) Cajoled (iii) impulse (iv) Startling
Answer: i) Surrogate
c) ‘Stim Chair’ :
i) is a special operating device ii) a safety mechanism iii) activates the actual ‘surrogates’ iv) (i) and (ii)
Answer: iv) (i) and (ii)
d) The passage talks about a world where
i) Crime, pain and fear do not exist ii) Everything exists iii) Crime exists. iv) Pain and fear exist.
Answer: i) Crime, pain and fear do not exist
Question No. (2) Read the passage carefully
US President Break Obama challenged the world on Tuesday to act swiftly to fight global warming but offered no new proposals that could jump-start stalled talks on a UN climate pact. Speaking shortly after Obama at a special UN summit on global warming. Chinese President Hu Jintau pledged to reduce the carbon intensity of his country’s economic growth. In his speech, President Obama said time was running out to address the problem. ‘Our generation’s response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it ______boldly, swiftly and together_________ we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe”, he said ‘The time we have to reverse this tide is running out.”
Activists hoped the United States and China would inject momentum, 2-1/9 months before 190 nations gather in Copenhagen aiming to complete a deal to slow climate change. “Failure to reach broad agreement in Copenhagen would be moral inexcusable economically hort–sighted and politically unwise,” Ban said.
Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet:
a) President Obama’s speech on Global warming.
i) gave a new boost to the movement
ii) game a new vision to the world
iii) did not give a start to the movement.
Answer: iii) did not give a start to the movement.
b) According to the report, china
i) Is a major contributor to global warming because of economic growth.
ii) has already contained the carbon intensity.
iii) does not add to the problem of global warming.
iv) Does not require to act in this direction.
Answer: ii) has already contained the carbon intensity.
c) According to the speakers
v) There is no need to panic as there is sufficient time to act.
vi) The situation has gone out of control.
vii) There is an immediate need for swift action to slow down climate change.
viii) The future generations will act swiftly.
Answer: Vii) There is an immediate need of swift action to slow down climate change.
d) According to the report:
i) The countries should reach a definite agreement on the issue of global warming.
ii) The countries still can negotiate and reach a definite agreement as the failure of the summit will not make any difference.
iii) It is important for future generations to act now as it is their life which is at stake.
iv) Failure to reach any agreement will not affect future generations.
Answer: iii) It is important for the future generations to act now as it is their life which is at stake.
e) Which of the following words in the passage stands for ‘stopped’?
i) reversible ii) stalled iii) irreversible iv) swiftly
Answer: ii) stalled
Question no. (3) Read the poem carefully:
Rain On the Roof
When the humid shadows hover
Over all the starry spheres
And the melancholy darkness
Gently weeps in rainy tears,
What bliss to press the pillow
Of a cottage-chamber bed
And lie listening to the patter
Of the soft rain overhead!
Every tinkle on the Shingles
Has an echo in the heart;
And a thousand dreamy fancies
Into busy being start;
And a thousand recollections
Weave their air-threads into woof, As I listen to the patter Of the rain upon the roof.
Now in memory comes my mother,
As she used in years agone,
To regard the darling dreameses
Ere, she left them till the dawn;
O! I feel her fond look on me
As I list to this refrain
which is played upon the shingles
by the patter of the rain.
Read the questions below and write the most appropriate option: –
a) The ‘humid shadows’ in the first stanza stands for –
(i) The clouds (ii) the stars (iii) The earth (iv) the dark night
Answer: i) The clouds
b) The poet is in a mood of
(i) happiness (ii) melancholy (iii) regret (iv) remorse
Answer: ii) melancholy
c) The soft patter of the rain on the roof
(i) Makes the poet sad (ii) Floods his mind with the childhood memories. (iii) Brings cheerfulness as it reminds him of his mother. (iv) Frightens him
Answer: (iii) Brings cheerfulness as it reminds him of his mother.
d) Complete the statement The poet feels ___________
(i) as if his mother was fondly looking at him. (ii) as if he was lost in his childhood. (iii) That whenever it rains he is lost in reveries. (iv) as if the sky was weeping.
Answer: (iii) That whenever it rains he is lost in reveries.
e) The ‘melancholy darkness’ stands for
i) The clouds covering the sky ii) The raindrops iii) The dark night iv) The state of depression
Answer: i) The clouds covering the sky
Question No. (4) Read the following information about Kapil Singh and write a bio sketch in about 80 words. 4 marks
Name: Kapil Singh
Age: 33 years
Qualification: B.A. (Hons. In Eng literature college of Humanities, Pune: M.A. English Lit. Delhi Unversity: B.Ed. Delhi Unversity
Experience: 4 yrs. Teaching is DPS 2001-2005. 2 yrs. Teaching in Sri Ram Inter College 2006-2008
Achievements: Best teacher’s award consecutively in 2003,04 in DPS.
Special Talent: Presentation of Shakespeare’s Plays on stage as Director / Ac
Kapil Singh, aged 33, has an impressive academic record. He is an alumnus of the College of Humanities, Pune and Delhi Unversity, where he completed his B.A. (Hons.) in Eng literature and M.A. in English Lit. respectively. He has also done B.Ed. from Delhi University. He has 4 years of teaching experience as he worked as a teacher at DPS from 2001-2005, and 2 years at Sri Ram Inter College from 2006-2008. Kapil Singh has been awarded the Best Teacher Award consecutively in 2003,04 in DPS. His special talent is the presentation of Shakespeare’s Plays on stage as Director/Actor.
Question 6: India is facing Energy Crisis. All Indians must save/conserve energy. Read the ideas given below in the box and add your ideas and thoughts from the unit on ‘Environment’ of your MCB, write a letter to the Editor of the Hindu highlighting the need and ways to conserve energy. Write your letter as Tapasya / Tapas of New way High School, Jamshedpur.
use of electric equipments.
Switch off lights, fans, as when not in use.
Alternative sources e.g. Solar Energy should be used.
No decorative lights.
Subject: Ways to conserve energy
To, The Editor
The Hindu Respected Sir/Madam,
This is Tapasya / Tapas of New Way High School, Jamshedpur. I am writing this letter to highlight the need and ways to conserve energy in India. India is facing an energy crisis due to the increasing population and the ever-increasing demand for energy. We need to take concrete steps to save energy and ensure that our future generations can live without having to worry about energy shortages. Discouraging the unnecessary use of electric types of equipment, switching off lights, and fans when not in use, using alternative sources like solar energy, avoiding decorative lights and using energy-efficient gadgets are some of the ways to conserve energy. Moreover, we must also promote the use of public transport, carpooling and cycling as these are more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient ways of transport. We must also educate our children about the importance of energy conservation and inculcate in them the habit of turning off the lights and other electrical appliances when not in use. I believe that only if we all come together and take the necessary steps, we can save energy and ensure that our future generations can live in an energy-secure world.
Tapasya / Tapas
New Way High School, Jamshedpur
Question No. 7 Using the inputs given below and ideas from the MCB unit on ‘Children’ write an article in a minimum of 150 words on “Stress on Teenagers”. You are Spandan or Spandana of Class IX, Senior Secondary School, Baroda.
Stress on Teenagers
As a teenager, I understand the pressure and stress that comes along with the transition from childhood to adulthood. With the increasing expectations from parents, peers, and teachers, teens like me feel the pressure to perform better and excel in every aspect of our lives. This stress often leads to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. According to a study, teenagers who are subjected to more stress are more likely to have poor academic performance, physical health issues, and difficulty in forming relationships. There are various ways to cope with stress. Talking to a trusted adult and engaging in physical activities like running, swimming, or playing sports can help in releasing the tension. It is also important to set realistic goals and take breaks from time to time. I also believe that sleeping and eating schedules should be maintained to stay healthy and energetic. At the same time, adults should talk to us about our worries and listen to us without judgement. This would encourage us to be honest and open about our feelings and help us to stay grounded in difficult times. Overall, it is important to remember that stress is a normal part of life and can be dealt with by taking the right steps. We, as teenagers, should strive to create a positive environment and support each other in times of need.
SECTION – C
Marks Symphony Public School organized (a) ___________________(a, an, the , same) workshop (b) _______________(on, with, by, in) drawing painting recently. Representatives (c)_________(from, with, by, in) the institute (d) __________________(gave, give, has given, had given) presentations (e) _____________(in, on with, by) various courses offered and tips for better painting. (f)____________(many, more, some, all) students from neighbouring schools attended (g) _______________(the, a, an, that) workshop and (h) ___________________(learnt, has learnt, had learnt, learn) useful tips.
Question 6: Complete the headlines by choosing the correct option.[ 4Marks]
1. A crater discovered According to a report in Nature News, a crater ______________by NASA recently.
(i) has been discovered (iii) is discovered (ii) was discovered (iv) will be discovered
Answer: (i) has been discovered
2. Stone chamber of 3rd century tomb unveiled Japanese archaeologists today ___________that was excavated from an accident tomb in Nasa.
Answer: unveiled a stone chamber of a 3rd-century tomb
(i) has unveiled a stone chamber (ii) Unveiled a stone chamber. (iii) was unveiled a stone chamber. (iv) has been unveiled a stone chamber.
Answer: (i) unveiled a stone chamber of a 3rd-century tomb
3. Butterfly identified A butterfly that can hear through its wings _____________by scientists from the University of Bristol.
i) has been identified ii) was identified iii) is identified iv) had been identified
Answer: i) has been identified
4. Abducted Bengal Cop released by Maoists. Two days after being taken hostage, police officer A. Dutt ___________unharmed by Maoists in Lalbagh.
i) was released iii) is released ii) has been released iv) had been released
Answer: ii) has been released
Question No.7: Complete the dialogue by choosing the correct option: [ 4 Marks ]
Shreeja: Hey, Himangi! (a) ____________________to Agra with your parents?
Himangi : yes, I (b) _________________________there for more than once. It is really a nice place.
Shreeja : (c) _______________the Taj Mahal? Himangi: yes. How can one think of coming back from Agra without visiting the Taj?
Shreeja: yes, you are right (d) _______________________
Himangi: No, I don’t know that much.
a) 1. have you ever been 2. did you go 3. Do you go 4. When did you go
b) 1. have been 2. went there 3. had gone 4. am going
c) 1. have you seen 2. did you see 3. you saw 4. you had seen
d) 1. do you know the history of the Taj? 2. you know the history of the Taj. 3. you have know the history of the Taj. 4. you know the history of the Taj Mahal.
a) have you ever been
b) have been
c) have you seen
d) do you know the history of the Taj Mahal?
Question 8. In each of the following questions, a sentence has been given in indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the on which best expresses the same meaning. [4 marks]
a) He said to her, “Are you coming to the party?”
i) He told her whether she was coming to the party
ii) He told her if she was coming to the party.
iii)He asked her if she is coming to the party.
iv) He asked her if she was coming to the party.
Answer: iv) He asked her if she was coming to the party.
b) He said to me, “Where is your house?” he asked me
i) where my was house.
ii) where my house was.
iii) where was my house.
iv) where is my house.
Answer: iv) where is my house.
c) He said to him, “I have given my pen to you”. He told him that
i) he had given his pen to him.
ii) he has given his pen to you.
iii) he had given my pen to him
iv) he gave his pen to him.
Answer: iv) he gave his pen to him.
d) Mahesh said to me, “why did you help him?” Mahesh asked me
i) that why I had helped him. ii) why I had helped him iii) why did I help him. iv) why I helped him.
Answer: iv) why I helped him.
Question no. 9: Answer any four of the following questions in 3-4 sentences:-
1) Do you find any change in Perkins towards the end of the story? Give reasons for your answer
Answer: Yes, Perkins undergoes a subtle change towards the end of the story. He starts to realise the importance of family and friendship and also begins to understand the value of life and its little joys.
2) Why is the man’s last stage called as the second childishness and oblivion?
Answer: The man’s last stage is called the second childishness and oblivion because, in this stage, he is starting to become forgetful and is reverting back to his childish nature, making him oblivious to the world around him.
3) Why is Mere Gringoise in distress? How does the Bishop help her?
Answer: Mere Gringoise is in distress because her daughter is about to be married off to a man she does not love. The Bishop helps her by finding a way to reunite the daughter with her true love.
4) Who is Jaimal? What does he say in defence of Mirabai?
Answer: Jaimal is a character from the poem Mirabai. He is a devotee of Lord Krishna and defends Mirabai from her critics by saying that she is a true devotee of the Lord.
5) How is the title of the poem “I cannot remember my mother” applicable to the poem?
Answer: The title of the poem “I cannot remember my mother” applies to the poem as the speaker is mourning his mother’s death and is struggling to remember her. He is trying to hold onto the memories he has of her and is saddened by the fact that he cannot remember her completely.
Question No. 10: Answer any one of the following:-
“Only royalty may support the burden of royalty.” Comment.
Answer: This statement is a reminder that only those with the power, privilege, and wealth of royalty can support the many responsibilities that come with being a royal. It is a reminder that a monarch, for example, must possess the resources to maintain their royal status and the lifestyle that comes with it. Furthermore, it implies that those who do not have the means or the power to support the burden of royalty, such as commoners, should not attempt to do so.
Question no. 10: Imagine you are Katy. Write a letter to your childhood friend telling her about your husband John Perkins.
I hope this letter finds you well. I wanted to write and tell you all about my husband, John Perkins.
We met 4 years ago at a mutual friend’s birthday party. We hit it off right away, and it wasn’t long before we were inseparable. John is the kindest, most caring man I’ve ever met. He’s always looking out for me and making sure I’m happy. He loves to take me out for dinner, go on long walks, and just spend quality time together.
John is an amazing father to our two kids, and he’s also a successful business owner. He runs a landscaping business and is constantly looking for ways to improve it and make it more profitable. He’s a hard worker and is always looking for ways to make our lives better.
I’m so lucky to have him in my life, and I’m glad I can share him with you. I hope to hear from you soon!
Take care, Katy