10th English Paper Solutions Set 2 : CBSE Delhi Previous Year 2012

General Instructions:
The Question paper is divided into four sections:
Section A - Reading (20 Marks)
Section B - Writing (20 Marks)
Section C - Grammar (20 Marks)
Section D - Literature (20 Marks)
(i) All questions are compulsory.
(ii) You may attempt any section at a time.
(iii) All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order.
Q1 :

Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow by choosing the most appropriate options from those given.

Jailbirds sing they say. And Subhadra Khosla, the youngest freedom fighter to be imprisoned at 13, was no exception. The only difference was that singing taught her the power of non-violence. Now, 80, Khosla recounted her days in jail. She was locked in jail with her mother for over a year. "One day, we decided to put one chair on top of another till we managed to take off the Union Jack and unfurl the national flag." The inmates of the jail found themselves facing a firing squad. "There were orders to shoot us. We didn't know what else to do. So we started signgning," said Khosla. Their voice had its impact.

"The guards were Indians too. They started crying and said they couldn't fire at us. That was our first win," a thrilled Khosla recalled. Khosla's father was a doctor and her brother, rishna Kant later on became India's Vice-President. Khosla was picketing at Anarkali Bazar in Lahore in 1942 when she and her siblings were arrested. "It was unfair.

We were all children after all. But the British wanted to destroy families like ours. We fought for this freedom. But we still have to go beyond."

(a) The inmates of the jail had to face the firing squad because Khosla and her mother

...................

(i) unfurled the national flag

(ii) burned the Union Jack

(iii) unfurled the Union Jack

(iv) put one chair over a table

(b) The Khoslas expressed their protest by …............

(i) crying

(ii) singing

(iii) shouting

(iv) running away

(c) The British arrested the children to …............

(i) teach them a lesson

(ii) listen to the songs

(iii) destroy their families

(iv) take them to Britain

(d) The Khoslas showed the British the power of ….........

(i) singing

(ii) money

(iii) violence

(iv) non-violence

(e) The word, 'impact' means …............

(i) disgust

(ii) effect

(iii) gain

(iv) affect


Answer :

(a) (i) unfurled the national flag

(b) (ii) singing

(c) (iii) destroy their families

(d) (iv) non-violence

(e) (ii) effect

Q2 :

Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow by choosing the most appropriate options from those given.

Some reptiles are expert mimics, but they do it for a serious reason − to save their lives. The harmless milk snake has the banded appearance of the poisonous coral snake. In areas where they live together, this mimicry happens. The non-poisonous Mexican king snake looks like the coral snake, when young. A harmless snake may look like a poisonous snake. This is Batesian mimicry. So, enemies mistake the harmless reptile for the poisonous one, and leave it alone. Blind legless lizards that live under the ground trick the enemies by displaying their tail. The underside of their tails is usually red or yellow in colour, and looks like an open mouth. The enemy attacks the tail, mistaking it for the head. The tail can withstand injury better than the head, and the life of the lizard is saved. When the enemy attacks lizards, they break off their tail. The tail jumps about on the ground, confusing the enemy, and helps the lizard to make good its escape.

(a) The milk snake and coral snake resemble in their …...............

(i) drinking of milk

(ii) banded appearance

(iii) poison fangs

(iv) outlook

(b) 'Batesian mimicry' helps the …................ .

(i) reptiles to do mimicry

(ii) harmless reptiles to escape

(iii) poisonous reptiles to escape

(iv) reptiles to sleep

(c) the enemy of the blind legless lizards attacks its …................. mistaking it for ….............. .

(i) tail, head

(ii) head, tail

(iii) tail, mouth

(iv) mouth, red

(d) When the tail of a lizard breaks off, it ….............. .

(i) saves its head from being cut

(ii) excites the lizard

(iii) makes the enemy happy

(iv) confuses its enemy

(e) The red or yellow structure which looks like an open mouth is the …................ .

(i) tail

(ii) limb

(iii) scales

(iv) head


Answer :

(a) (ii) banded appearance

(b) (ii) harmless reptiles to escape

(c) (i) tail, head

(d) (iv) confuses its enemy

(e) (i) tail

Q3 :

Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow:

Here comes the elephant

Swaying along

With his cargo of children

All singing a song:

To the tinkle of laughter

He goes on his way

And his cargo of children

Have crowned him with may.

His legs are in leather

And padded his toes:

He can root up an oak

With a whisk of his nose;

With a wave of his trunk

And a turn of his chin

He can pull down a house,

Or pick up a pin.

Beneath his grey forehead

A little eye peers:

Of what is he thinking

Between those wide ears?

What does he feel?

If he wished to tease,

He could twirl his keeper

Over the trees:

If he were not kind,

He could play cup and ball

With Robert and Helen

And Uncle Paul:

But that grey forehead,

Those crinkled ears

Have learned to be kind

In a hundred years:

And so with the children

He goes on his way

To the tinkle of laughter

and crowded with may.

(a) Where are the children?

(b) How can the elephant tease its keeper?

(c) Which characteristic trait of the elephant enables him to be with the children?

(d) What does the poet say about the elephant's strength?

(e) How does the poet describe the elephant's legs?


Answer :

(a) As suggested in the passage, “his cargo of children Have crowned him with may”, the children are on the elephant having an elephant ride.

(b) The elephant can tease its keeper by spinning and twirling him over the trees.

(c) Elephant's kindness enables him to be with the children as suggested in the passage, “Have learned to be kind In a hundred years: And so with the children He goes on his way.”

(d) The poet acclaims the strength of the elephant by praising his capabilities. The elephant can pull out an oak tree just by sweeping its nose. Besides this, he can destroy a house or pick up a pin by turning his chin and waving his trunk.

(e) According to the poet, the elephant's legs are in leather with his toes padded. Legs being in leather symbolise strength and the firmness.

Q4 :

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

Neem is very commonly seen in India. The entire tree i.e. the bark, leaves and flowers have a lot of medicinal value as it helps in curing various diseases. The leaves and the bark of this tree are very effective in controlling infections, deworming and in disinfecting and healing wounds. The fresh leaves can be used by extracting the juice or a paste of the leaves can be taken along with a small piece of jaggery. In case of wounds a few leaves can be boiled in water and then this water, when at tolerable temperature, can be used to wash the wounds. Two drops of neem oil can be used for applying on the wound. Neem also helps in relieving itch in case of allergic rashes. Neem water can be used in case of allergic reactions. The paste of neem seeds can be applied on the scalp and washed off after 10 minutes of application. It also helps in eliminating dandruff, boils on the scalp and also prevents hair fall. Neem is very useful in jaundice. The juice can be given along with honey. Neem is very useful in case of fever. Fresh leaves can be taken with tulsi leaves or with honey. Neem water can be used to soak the feet in case of cracks on dry feet. Neem leaf powder is used for preserving grains and pulses. Neem is of special importance on New Year's Day as a symbol of good health and longevity.

(a) What is the medicinal value of neem?

(b) What is the paste of neem seeds used for?

(c) How does neem help grains and pulses?

(d) What is neem a symbol of?

(e) Which word in the passage is the adjectival form of 'tolerate"?


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Q5 :

A survey was conducted in a colony of 75 residents on their preferences for different kinds of music. The following data reveal the preferences of people of different age groups. Write a paragraph in about 80 words on the different tastes of people by interpreting the data. (4)

Kind of music

Teenagers

Adults

Senior citizens

Classical

15

25

35

Western

40

20

15

Bhajans

20

25

30

Ghazals

10

40

25


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Q6 :

Leading a disciplined life is not a practice with some of the young people of today. Write a letter in about 120 words to the editor of a newspaper on the importance of discipline in life. You are Peeyush / Preeti living at 19, Krishna Colony, Delhi.


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Q7 :

Natural disasters have become common these days. Write a speech in about 150 words, to be delivered in the morning assembly on how normal life is disrupted during such calamities and what measures should be adopted by the government to meet such situations. (8)


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Q8 :

Choose the appropriate options from the ones given below to complete the following passage.

Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers:

It was a difficult journey, collecting stones and travelling (a) ____________________, with no water to drink. (b) _________________ times he felt that his friend was right.

(c)________________ was no guarantee that somebody (d) _________________ buy his stones. Faith and hope (e) _______________ him going. After walking (f) ________________ a long time he reached the town. Much to his disappointment, he saw that it was like (g)________________ other town. He decided to (h) _________________ the night there.

(a)

(i) along

(ii) Again

(iii) Alone

(iv) away

(b)

(i) During

(ii) At

(iii) Some

(iv) On

(c)

(i) It

(ii) Here

(iii) Where

(iv) There

(d)

(i) has

(ii) were

(iii) was

(iv) would

(e)

(i) keeps

(ii) kept


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Q9 :

The following notes are from the diary of the Head Boy of St. Stephen's School. He writes a report on the Red Cross activities of his school. Study the notes and complete the paragraph given below by filling the blanks with the most appropriate options:

Red Cross active in school

organised blood donation camps

visited flood affected areas

conducted workshops

The Red Cross group (a) _________ in school last year. A blood donation camp (b) __________ and the members also visited flood affected areas and (c) __________ all possible help. A 4-day workshop was conducted (d) ____________ members in first aid.

(a)

(i) activated

(ii) was active

(iii) has active

(iv) are active

(b)

(i) has been organising

(ii) have organised

(iii) was organised

(iv) organised

(c)

(i) rendered

(ii) renders

(iii) was rendered

(iv) render

(d)

(i) training

(ii) trained

(iii) was trained

(iv) to train


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Q10 :

Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done for you.

the stories / in their lives / brought abut / I told them / great changes

The stories I told them brought about great changes in their lives.

(a) never / was / I had / that such / possible / imagined / a change

(b) the original / I am not / of / stories / writer / these

(c) salute the / who first / these stories / I / persons / thought up

(d) reads / such stories / childhood / everyone / in his


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Q11 :

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet. Underline the correct word supplied by you. The first one has been done for you as an example.

Incorrect

Correct

I sat in the sofa in his office. The young man looked

in

on

vaguely familiar for me. I knew I had met him somewhere

(a)

but could not place it. I wondered whether I had taught

(b)

this boy. When I meet my student after many year I often

(c)

fail to recognise them. They looked very different and mature

(d)

The man smiled on me. There was a dimple on his cheek

(e)

and then I knew who he was. He was some of the two kids

(f)

which used to work in a garage a decade back. He sat down

(g)

opposite me, closed his eyes or started telling his story

(h)


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Q12 :

Read the conversation given below and complete the passage that follows:

Diya

:

Why do you look upset?

Anu

:

Tomorrow I have to go to Chennai to participate in a quiz ompetition.

Diya

:

Don't worry you will do well.

Anu

:

The problem is that tomorrow my sister is getting engaged.

Diya asked Anu (a) ___________________. Anu replied that (b) ________________ in a quiz competition. Diya told her not to worry and assured her that (c) _________________ well. Anu then told her that the problem (d) ________________ getting engaged.


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Q13 :

(A) Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow by choosing from the given alternatives.

Sebastian Shultz, the boy I’d got to know so well recently, had apparently been in a coma for all that time.

(a) Who was Sebastian Shultz?

(i) A 14-year-old schoolboy from South London

(ii) A teenager from Spain

(iii) A computer expert from U.S.

(iv) None of the above

(b) Where did Michael meet Sebastian?

(i) At a computer fair

(ii) On the computer screen

(iii) At school

(iv) On the helicopter

(c) How did Sebastian lose consciousness?

(i) He fell from the stairs

(ii) He was beaten up.

(iii) He was sick after an operation.

(iv) He had an accident

OR

1st citizen : If it be found so, some will dear abide it.

2nd citizen : Poor soul! His eyes are red as fire with weeping.

3rd citizen : There's not a nobler man in Rome than Antony.

4th citizen : Now mark him, he begins again to speak.

(a) 'If it be found so'. What is the citizen referring to?

(i) the wrong done to Brutus

(ii) Caesar's wrongful assassination

(iii) Mark Antony's speech

(iv) Caesar's right judgment

(b) Who is referred to as 'poor soul'?

(i) Caesar

(ii) Brutus

(iii) Mark Antony

(iv) Cassius

(c) What trait of the Roman citizens is reflected in the above lines?

(i) Strong will power

(ii) Love for Brutus

(iii) Easily influenced

(iv) None of the above

(B) Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

And some in dreams assured were

Of the Spirit that plagued us so;

Nine fathom deep he had followed us

From the land of mist and snow.


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Q14 :

Answer any four of the following questions in 30−40 words each.

(a) 'Well, at least he had gathered some useful information.'

What was the information gathered by Patol Babu?

(b) Which sight was seen by the traveller in the desert?

(c) How did the mariners escape from the land of mist and snow?

(d) What sight did the poet see at the water − trough?

(e) 'Let him be Caesar.' What does this line tell us about the attitude of the Roman mob?


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Q15 :

Answer the following question in about 120 words:

How did Michael save Sebastian with the help of the interactive psycho-drive games?

OR

How did the 'Ouija board party' prove disastrous for John Hallock?


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