Class 10 English Sample Paper Term 1 Set B
Please see below Class 10 English Sample Paper Term 1 Set B with solutions. We have provided Class 10 English Sample Papers with solutions designed by English teachers for Class 10 based on the latest examination pattern issued by CBSE. We have provided the following sample paper for Term 2 Class 10 English with answers. You will be able to understand the type of questions which can come in the upcoming exams.
CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 English Term 1 Set B
I. Read the passage carefully.
I. There are various beliefs prevalent in the society as to what should be eaten and what should not be eaten to keep healthy. If one has high blood pressure, one is told to cut down on or stop consuming sodium. A new study from Boston University reveals that low sodium does not actually cause low blood pressure. A little salt is part of a healthy food plan. The study has shown that the people with the lowest intake of sodium along with the ones who have the highest intake of sodium have a greater risk of heart disease than the people in the middle.
II. There is a theory that drinking milk post infancy is unnatural. It is true that humans are the only species to drink milk as adults. Research shows that we have genetically evolved to adapt to it. Milk products actually play an important role in keeping us healthy. Dairy products are rich in whey, protein, linoleic acid and calcium.
III. Fat in general is not a bad thing. The scientific community is still debating the benefits of saturated fats. The other types of fats taken in moderation are good for us. Plant-based fats such as monosaturated fats found in foods like almonds, avocado and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish offer many healthy benefits. These fats may
reduce inflammation and improve the quality of blood.
IV. It may seem that diet products such as light salad dressing are healthier choices to eat but often they are really not. Healthy food like this used to be popular, but many of these products remove the fat and replace it with added sugar. Large amounts of added sugar in the diet may be even more damaging to health than excessive dietary fat. A major study from CDC showed that people who consumed a lot of sugar were more than twice likely to die from heart disease. If you opt for a higher food, check the ingredients and food label to make sure that the fats have not been replaced with added sugar. We must study the reports of various researches before adopting any new mode of eating or food habit otherwise the result of the food plan may be opposite of what is expected.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any eight out of the ten questions by choosing the correct option.
Question. The reason why we should consume dairy products, is:
a. they are rich in protein and calcium.
b. they are tasty and tempting.
c. they are good for heart.
d. they are not very expensive.
Question. Which type of people have a greater risk of heart disease?
1. People with no intake of salt. 2. People with the lowest intake of salt.
3. People with moderate intake of salt. 4. People with the highest intake of salt.
5. People who have multiple complications.
a. 1 and 3
b. 2 and 3
c. 4 and 5
d. 2 and 4
Question. Plant-based fats are good because they:
a. improve the quality of blood.
b. improve appetite.
c. strengthen mind and body.
d. improve heart beats.
Question. The word ‘prevalent’ in the first paragraph of the passage means:
a. most uncommon.
b. most common.
Question. What is more damaging to health than excessive dietary fat?
a. A lot of added sugar in diet.
b. No sugar intake.
c. Eating saturated fat frequently.
d. No fat intake.
Question. ‘Eating something in moderation’ means:
a. Eating excessively.
b. eating every now and then.
c. Eating good things.
d. not eating excessively.
Question. The first paragraph of the passage suggests that:
a. salt is the root of all health problems.
b. salt should not be consumed at all.
c. salt is not as bad as we think.
d. salt if consumed in high quantity is good for health.
Question. Monosaturated fats are found in food like:
1. milk products 2. sugar 3. almonds 4. oil
a. 1 and 4
b. 3 and 5
c. 2 and 4
d. 2 and 3
Question. The phrase ‘added sugar’ in the last paragraph refers to sugars added during the:
a. cooking of food.
b. eating of food.
c. processing of food.
d. production of sucrose.
Question. The passage focuses on the importance of:
a. right eating or food habit.
b. inclusion of high protein in diet.
c. a balanced diet.
d. inclusion of salad in each meal.
II. Read the passage carefully.
I. Man suffers from a distorted complex. He always considers animals as inferior beings only fit for exploitation. Man has been using domestic and wild animals for his selfish ends. Many animal lovers joined together to form the ‘Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’.
II. The society has been working for the well-being and welfare of animals for many years. Its main aim is to change the attitude and thinking of people towards animals. It is quite sad that animals continue to be ill-treated, tortured and killed according to the whims of the people. About 15% of the people entertain the belief that animals are man’s slaves. They use, misuse and torture them accordingly. About 50% of the people exploit animals for selfish ends.
III. Horses and oxen are used for transport, carrying loads and in agricultural activities.Dogs, cats and many birds are domesticated for fun, entertainment and convenience.Wild animals like elephants, tigers, lions and deer are victims of poaching and killing.Animals are forced to do acrobatic feats in circus shows. Unfortunately, about 35% of
people don’t think about the animals at all. They are totally indifferent to them.
IV. The Government and the animal lovers must work together to bring a change in the attitude of the people. Animals should not be killed and poached for fun, furs or financial gains. They should be treated with kindness, care and sympathy. Cruelty towards animals must be legally punished.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any six out of the eight questions by choosing the correct option.
Question. In the line “… fit for exploitation”, the word ‘exploitation’ does not refer to:
Question. For many years, ‘Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ has been working for:
a. destruction of animals.
b. exploitation of animals.
c. the welfare of animals.
d. All of these
Question. It is very disappointing that animals are still:
d. All of these
Question. For what activities do people use horses and oxen?
a. Carrying loads
c. Agricultural activities
d. All of these
Question. For fun, entertainment and convenience, man domesticates:
d. All of these
Question. Which of these animals are victims of poaching and killing?
d. All of these
Question. Choose the option that is NOT TRUE.
a. Animals must not be exploited by man.
b. Animals should be treated well.
c. Animals should be killed only for food.
d. Animals should not be used in circus to earn one’s livelihood.
GRAMMAR AND WRITING
III. Answer any five out of the six questions by selecting the most appropriate option for each.
Question. She has not solved …………….. sums.
Question. You …………….. obey your parents.
Question. I saw that the policemen …………….. the thieves.
a. had been chasing
b. were chasing
d. have chased
Question. Which option displays the correct change of the following to reported speech?
Ananya said to me, “Have you ever been to Agra?”
a. Ananya asked me have I ever been to Agra.
b. Ananya asked me if I have ever been to Agra.
c. Ananya asked me if I was ever to Agra.
d. Ananya asked me if I had ever been to Agra.
Question. Which option displays the correct change of the following to reported speech?
My father said to me, “Open the window.”
a. My father requested me to open the window.
b. My father pleaded me to open the window.
c. My father ordered me to open the window.
d. My father implored me to open the window.
Question. The guests …………….. the house when she reached there.
b. had left
c. had been leaving
d. have left
IV. Answer any five out of the six questions given, with reference to the context below.
You are Aman, a resident of Dwarka, Delhi. You have to write a letter to the editor of a national daily drawing attention towards the tremendous potentiality that tourism industry has in India.
Question. Which one of these options lists the relevant aspects for Aman to write this letter?
(1) The newspaper’s name
(2) The newspaper’s permission
(3) Colloquial language
(4) Aman’s address
(5) Formal tone
a. (2), (3) and (4)
b. (1), (3) and (4)
c. (2), (4) and (5)
d. (1), (4) and (5)
Question. Which of these is the appropriate subject for this letter?
a. Tourism—A Money Spinner
b. Boosting Tourism Industry in India
c. The Potentiality of Indian Monuments
d. Exploring New Avenues in India
Question. Which option do you think would help Aman complete his suggestions that follow?
In my opinion, domestic tourism can’t be (a) ………… . States like Karnataka and Kerala have shown way to other states of India. They have attracted (b) …………….. tourists by providing affordable accommodation.
a. (a) regarded (b) budget international
b. (a) expected (b) monetary international
c. (a) neglected (b) budget domestic
d. (a) relegated (b) monetary domestic
Question. Which option correctly justifies the choice of the concluding portion of the letter?
(1) I expect my views to be taken into consideration by the concerned authorities. Please publish my views in your newspaper.
(2) I hope my views would get published in the columns of your esteemed newspaper so that the concerned authorities may have some consideration on my views.
a. No, to option (1) because of the informal tone.
b. Yes, to option (1) as it contains authoritative tone.
c. No, to option (2) as it contains certainty in the tone.
d. Yes, to option (2) as it contains the tone of polite expectation.
Question. Which option completes the starting line of this letter appropriately?
Through the columns of your esteemed daily ……………..
a. I must highlight the potentiality of tourism industry in India.
b. I want to highlight the potentiality of tourism industry in India.
c. I would make the concerned authorities aware about the potentiality of tourism industry in India.
d. I would certainly be able to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the prospective earnings through tourism industry.
V. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
“Now we’re really going to get some water, woman.” The woman who was preparing supper, replied, “Yes, God willing”. The older boys were working in the field, while the smaller ones were playing near the house until the woman called to them all,“Come for dinner.” It was during the meal that, just as Lencho had predicted, big drops of rain began to fall. In the North-east huge mountains of clouds could be seen approaching. The air was fresh and sweet. The man went out for no other reason than to have the pleasure of feeling the rain on his body and when he returned he exclaimed: “These aren’t raindrops falling from the sky, they are new coins. The big drops are ten cent pieces and the little ones are fives.”
Question. How did Lencho feel when he told his wife that they were going to have a rain shower?
Question. Choose the option that lists the set of statements that are NOT TRUE according to the given extract.
1. Lencho had unwavering faith in God.
2. He required rain water for irrigation of his field.
3. He had some other source of irrigation also.
4. His wife did not agree with his statement.
5. Rain did not fall at all.
6. He referred to drizzles as coins.
a. 1, 3 and 5
b. 2, 4 and 6
c. 3, 4 and 5
d. 4, 5 and 6
Question. Which phrase does ‘exclaimed’ NOT correspond to?
a. Cried out
b. Spoke with strong emotion
c. Sudden statement
d. Spoke calmly
Question. Lencho went out to take pleasure in:
a. looking at beautiful scene of rainfall.
b. looking at the cloudy weather.
c. feeling droplets on his body.
d. looking at his children play.
VI. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
I get along pretty well with all my teachers. There are nine of them, seven men and two women. Mr Keesing, the old fogey who teaches maths, was annoyed with me for ages because I talked so much. After several warnings, he assigned me extra homework. An essay on the subject, ‘A Chatterbox’. A chatterbox — what can you write about that? I’d worry about that later, I decided. I jotted down the title in my notebook, tucked it in my bag and tried to keep quiet.
Question. Identify the figure of speech used in the expression — “… who teaches maths, was annoyed with me for ages because I talked so much.”
Question. Choose the characteristic displayed in the statement — “I get along pretty well with all my teachers.’”
Question. What kind of teacher was Mr Keesing?
a. Very strict
Question. Which of the following words does ‘assigned’ NOT correspond to?
VII. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
He stalks in his steps
The few steps of his cage,
On pads of velvet quiet,
In his quiet rage
He should be lurking in shadow,
Sliding through long grass
Near the water hole
Where plump deer pass
Question. Why is the tiger in a quiet rage?
a. He is hungry.
b. He is locked up in a cage.
c. He feels hot.
d. People are disturbing him.
Question. What is the ideal life for a tiger, according to the poet?
a. Life in a cage
b. Life in a zoo
c. Living freely in the wild
d. Living with humans
Question. ‘Long grass’, ‘waterhole’, ‘plump deer’ – what type of setting does these words show?
a. A natural wild setting
b. A cage in zoo
c. The park in a city
d. A desert region
Question. The word ‘plump’ implies that animals in the wild are:
Question. The poet speaks against the life of animals in:
a. the wild
d. domestic houses
VIII. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
As she and her husband turned away in terror, the extraordinary chair pushed them both out of the room and then appeared to slam and lock the door after them.Mrs Hall almost fell down the stairs in hysterics. She was convinced that the room was haunted by spirits, and that the stranger had somehow caused these to enter into her furniture.
“My poor mother used to sit in that chair,” she moaned! To think it should rise up against me now!
The feeling among the neighbours was that the trouble was caused by witchcraft.”
Question. Mrs Hall felt that the room was haunted by spirits because:
a. she could see evil spirits.
b. she heard strange noises.
c. uncanny things happened there.
d. the door slammed shut.
Question. Pick the option that best describes how Mrs Hall must be feeling at the moment described in the extract.
a. stunned and furious
b. shocked and outraged
c. outraged and nervous
d. stunned and agitated
Question. Pick the sentence that brings out the meaning of ‘hysterics’ as used in the extract.
a. My friend and I were in splits when we saw the clown’s antics.
b. I don’t know why I suddenly felt worried about flying home.
c. The sight of blood put the old man in a frenzy.
d. The people who had witnessed the accident were spellbound.
Question. Pick the option that displays a cause → effect relationship.
a. pushed and locked out → hysterical
b. rising of the chair → moaning
c. troubled neighbours → witchcraft
d. stranger → haunted spirits
Question. Pick the option that includes the correct matches of Column A with Column B.
Column A Column B
I. The stranger was a. eccentric, lonely and callous
II. He had escaped b. eccentric, callous and short-tempered
III. He had an uncommon appearance c. from Iping to London
d. as he wore bandages round his forehead
a. I-b.; II-d.; III-c.
b. I-a.; II-c.; III-d.
c. I-c.; II-b.; III-a.
d. I-b.; II-c.; III-d.
IX. Attempt the following.
Question. Where was Lencho’s house located?
a. At the top of a hill
b. In the valley
c. In the market place
d. In the plains
Question. Nelson Mandela realised that his boyhood freedom was:
b. an illusion
c. very enjoyable
Question. Why was the young seagull sitting alone on the ledge?
a. He was quite afraid.
b. He loved to sit there.
c. He hated flying.
d. He had no guts to fly in the air.
Question. How did Anne describe her father?
a. As the strictest person.
b. As the most adorable person.
c. As the richest man.
d. As a selfish man.
Question. The poet compares fire and ice with:
a. human desire
b. human hatred
c. Both a. and b.
d. Neither a. nor b.
Question. According to Robert Frost, ‘hatred’ has the same adverse impact on us as:
d. None of these
Question. Why did Mrs Hall want to be friendly with Griffin?
a. She wanted to know about his reality.
b. She was sociable.
c. He was a good guest.
d. His behaviour was nice.
Question. What kind of man was Jaffers?
a. A man of determination
b. A duty bound man
c. A law-abiding man
d. All of these
Question. What surprised Tricki’s mistress?
a. His ill health.
b. His quick recovery.
c. His slow recovery.
d. Dr Herriot’s nature.
Question. Tears shone in Mrs Pumphrey’s eyes because:
a. she was sad to see Tricki weeping.
b. she was angry with the vet.
c. she was unhappy as Tricki did not greet her.
d. she was happy to see Tricki recovered.