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CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 English Term 1 With Solutions Set F

READING

I. Read the passage given below.

1. Though tobacco is a legal product, governments world over earn revenues from the industry by levying high deterrent taxes. Tobacco companies, on the other hand, pass on the few to the smokers. The rising prices of cigarettes, along with the anti-smoking awareness measures taken by the public health bodies, have triggered a decline of cigarette sales.

2. People who smoke are being hounded out of all public places – offices, restaurants, educational institutions, buses, trains, etc. Away from home, now it is becoming nearly impossible to find a place to smoke. Growing restrictions and the fear of various disease caused by tobacco are prompting many smokers to stop smoking. Many states in the L-S have made laws against smoking.

3. Taxes on tobacco products are being raised. Smoking is banned at several places. Still, the number of smokers is rising in India. More than 25 crore people in India are addicted to tobacco. And according to a WHO report, around half of them will die of tobacco related diseases. Unfortunately, most people in India still need a strict warning based on a test report before they decide to give up smoking. Patients, too seek medical help only after they show serious symptoms of an illness. Some hospitals have set up centre to identify risk factors among the young, so that they can take preventive measures like giving up smoking early in life.

4. Tobacco is the second biggest cause of death in the world. Half of the people who are addicted to tobacco will ultimately be killed by this addiction. Many people get rid of this habit on their own and those who are willing to, but can’t, go to de-addiction centres use counseling, nicotine replacement therapy and prescriptive drugs to deal with withdrawal problems.

5. Quitting cold turkey – stopping the use of tobacco at one – works well but only for those who have control and determination to quit.

Based on your understanding of the passage,answer ANY EIGHT out of the ten questions by choosing the correct option.

Question 1. According to the passage, state two reasons why smokers give up smoking.
(I) Smokers give up smoking because of the high prices.
(II) Smokers give up smoking because they have got nicotine as the replacements.
(III) Smokers give up smoking because of the growing restrictions and the fear of diseases.
(IV) Smokers give up smoking because of the strong will power.
(a) I and II
(b) I and III
(c) III and IV
(d) II and IV

Question 2. What are the two steps taken in India against smoking?
Choose the correct option.
(I) India has implemented the measure of quitting cold turkey.
(II) India has made several designated places as ‘No smoke zone’.
(III) India has implemented higher taxes on tobacco products.
(IV) India has shown serious diseases caused by tobacco.
(a) I and IV
(b) I and III
(c) II and III
(d) III and IV

Question 3. Select the correct statement from the options given below.
(a) De-addiction centres use drug replacement therapy to deal with withdrawal problems.
(b) In India, the situation is unfortunate as people don’t want to quit voluntarily.Only after medical examination and a warning based on a test report will they give up smoking.
(c) 25% of the smokers will be killed by this addiction.
(d) Taxes on tobacco have triggered an increase m cigarette sales.

Question 4. According to a report of WHO, what will happen to smokers in the future?
(a) Tobacco will become the second biggest cause of death in the world.
(b) 11 million people will die because of smoking
(c) Half of them will die of tobacco-related diseases.
(d) People will have to smoke more to stay alive.

Question 5. Choose the kind of people that go to deaddiction centres.
(a) Those people who have a serious illness
(b) Those people who are willing to get rid of this habit but are not able to do in their own.
(c) Those who have already quit smoking
(d) Those who are not able to smoke in public places

Question 6. Select the option that makes the correct use of ‘hounded out’, as used in the passage.
(a) Job has finally ………….. her
(b) Her job ………….. finally.
(c) ………….. for a job has finally left her
(d) She was finally ………….. of her job.

Question 7. What do you mean by the phrase ‘quitting cold turkey’?
(a) stopping the use of tobacco gradually
(b) stopping the use of tobacco steadily
(c) stopping the use of tobacco successively
(d) stopping the use of tobacco at once or immediately

Question 8. The prices of cigarettes are rising because
(a) Because of the decline in cigarettes sales
(b) Because Government put high deterrent taxes on tobacco companies, then the companies pass on the levy to the smokers resulting in higher prices of cigarettes
(c) Because of the ingredients used in making cigarettes are getting expensive
(d) Both (a) and (b)

Question 9. Select the option that suitably completes the dialogue with reference to paragraph 2.
Vedant: I am so frustrated with the fact that people hound out smokers everywhere.
Sahil: Exactly! I don’t know why …………………… .
(a) are people against it
(b) people are jealous if they can’t afford a cigarette
(c) there is no sympathy among people for smokers
(d) it is becoming impossible to find a place to smoke now

Question 10. Choose the option that lists the quote best expressing the central idea of the passage.
(a) Every time you try to quit smoking you are actually getting closer to staying smoke-free.” —Henry Ford
(b) “A cigarette is the only consumer product which when used as directed kills its consumer.” —Gro Brundtland
(c) “Cigarettes are a classy way to commit suicide.” —Kurt Vonnegut
(d) “You’re always better off if you quit smoking; it’s never too late.” —Loni Anderson

II. Read the passage given below:

1. Overall global handset profits declined 11% year over year to USD 12 billion in Q3 2019 due to an increased mix of entry to mid-tier products and a fall in revenues for key smartphone OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

2. Apple dominates the global handset market by capturing 66% of industry profits and 52% Of the overall handset revenue. The loyal premium user base in the major markets like the USA. EU and Japan is one of the reasons that Apple can still operate at a profit level that its competitors can only wish for. Now with a strong service strategy. Apple’s overall ecosystem is strong enough to guarantee it a steady inflow of revenue in the coming years. In the immediate future, we believe that Apple’s profit for the holiday season will increase with the new line up of iPhones gaining good traction.

3. Samsung is a distant second, taking 17% of the overall handset Industry profits. The increased mix of Galaxy A Series along with the positive start of Galaxy Note 10 Series was the key reason for the growth.

4. Chinese smartphone brands operate at lowprofit margins, but better than in previous years, even though they are expanding outside China and also penetrating high-tier price bands. Chinese brands offer attractive propositions to mature smartphone users with new feature-packed flagships at affordable prices. Some of these Chinese brands are also now looking at monetizing then userbase by launching services like financial services, lot products and other. However, it is becoming a challenge for Chinese brands to increase their smartphone ASPs (Average Selling Price) and margins due to a combination of longer consumer holding period and Apply lowering pricing on some key SKUs (Stock Keeping Unit), which has limited the headmaster that Chinese vendex had used to increase their ASPs.

5. In coming quarters the adoption of 5G will drive some upgrades. This will likely leaf to revenue growth for OEMs which are already preparing themselves ahead of full A commercialization.

Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY SIX out of the eight questions by choosing the correct option.

Question 11. How are Chinese brands looking at monetizing their user base? Choose the correct option.
(a) By expanding outside China
(b) By combining longer consumer holding periods and Apple lowering prices on some key SKU’s
(c) By launching services like financial services, loT products and others
(d) By doing 5G commercialization

Question 12. Chinese smartphone brands operate ……………. Select the correct option.
(a) At low-profit margins
(b) Through longer consume holding
(c) Through mature smartphones
(d) Through 5G commercalization 

Question 13. Choose the correct option that rewals the loyal premium user base in the major markets?
(I) Japan     (II) USA
(III) Africa   (IV) EU
(V) Russia
(a) III and IV
(b) I, II and III
(c) I, II and IV
(d) II and III

Question 14. Apple dominates the global handset market by:
(I) By capturing 52% or the overall handset revenue
(II) By capturing 17% of the overall industry
(III) By capturing 66% of or industry profits
(IV) By capturing 12% of the revenue
(a) I and IV
(b) II and III
(c) II, III and IV
(d) I and III

Question 15. The reason behind Samsung’s growth is
(a) The strong service strategy
(b) Low-profit margins
(c) The increased mix of Galaxy A Series along with the positive start of Galaxy Note 10 Series
(d) High-tier price bands

Question 16. Samsung is placed at the second number because:
(a) after Oppo, Samsung takes 1 lac of the overall revenue
(b) Samsung comes second after Vivo which had a loyal premium user base
(c) Samsung has steady inflow
(d) after Apple. Samsung takes 17% of the overall handset industry profits.

Question 17. Based on your reading of the passage, which statement from the following is NOT correct ?
(a) Overall global handset profits increased 11% year over year in Q3 2019 due to an increased mix of entry to mid-tier products and a fall in revenues for key smartphone OEMs.
(b) In the immediate future, we believe that Apple’s profit for the holiday season will increase with the new line up of iPhones gaining good traction.
(c) Chinese brands offer attractive propositions to mature smartphone users with new feature-packed flagships at affordable prices
(d) The loyal premium user base in the major markets like the USA, EU and Japan is one of the reasons that Apple can still operate at a profit level that its competition can only wish for.

Question 18. Select the option that is true for the two statements given below.
(1) Apple dominates the global handset market
(2) America, EU and Japan has loyal premium user base for Apple
(a) (1) is the result of (2).
(b) (1) is true and (2) is false
(c) (1) is independent of (2).
(d) (1) contradicts (2).

GRAMMAR AND WRITING

GRAMMAR

III. Answer ANY FIVE out of the six questions by selecting the most appropriate option for each.

Question 19. Sometimes, he ………………. bring me some gifts.
(a) could
(b) would
(c) any
(d) can

Question (a) are
(b) is
(c) shall
(d) were

Question 21. No one, besides James, ………………. it.
(a) knowing
(b) Knowed
(c) knows
(d) known.

Question 22. The teacher said that we ………………. read this book as it is important for exams.
(a) must
(b) needn‘t
(c) shall
(d) were

Question 23. I gave ………………. dress to Bunny.
(a) my
(b) mine
(c) their
(d) all

Question 24. Choose the correct options to fill in the blanks to complete the narration

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John was annoyed as he couldn’t enjoy the Cars monthly issue digitally. So, his mom surprised him with a physical book. She knew that John was (i) ………. with the digital version, so she went to the store and got it for him. John was elated.
Choose the correct option for (i)
(a) shocked
(b) elated
(c) annoyed
(d) sad

WRITING

IV. Answer ANY FIVE out of the six questions given, with reference to the context below. You are Melissa, a resident of Galaxy Point, Indore. You have to write a business letter complaining about the washing machine that was bought one month ago from Bharat Sales, Ashok Vihar, Pune. It has developed certain problems regarding its functioning. Write a letter of complaint to the Manager asking him for an immediate repair/replacement of the same.

Question 25. Choose the CORRECT format of date in a business letter that Melissa will write.
(a) 1st, 05, XXXX
(b) May, 01
(c) 1st May, 20XX
(d) 20XX, 05, 01

Question 26. Why is Melissa writing a business complaint letter to Bharat Sales?
(a) to place an order of a product
(b) to make an enquiry of a product
(c) to make a complaint against a purchased product
(d) to ask for a quotation of a product

Question 27. Choose the most appropriate subject for the given letter.
(a) Complaint regarding the washing machine vide invoice no. xxx
(b) Complaint regarding bad quality product
(c) washing machine not working
(d) poor washing machine bought from your showroom

Question 28. As a proof of the details of the product bought by Melissa, it is required to send the letter along with a copy of ……………………… .
(a) bill
(b) credit card
(c) leaflet
(d) manual

Question 29. Writing a business complaint letter will help Melissa to ……………………………………. .
(a)• vent out her frustration of buying bad product
• Demean the manager of the showroom
(b)• Get the problem notified
• Get her product repaired or replaced
(c)• remove the salesperson from his job
• demean the salespersons at the showroom
(d)• earn discount
• get her money back

Question 30. Melissa shares some problems of the product in her letter, to address the issue.
Select the option that helps her complete these problems, appropriately.
Initially, the machine was running smoothly but since the last few days it has started giving problem. Its dryer has totally stopped working. Further, the machine is (i)………………….. .
Choose the correct option for (i)
(a) shineless and dusty
(b) looking too ugly with the bright color
(c) making excessive noise on washing clothes
(d) not having an off button

LITERATURE

V. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:

That was twenty-four hours ago. Since then nobody had come near him. The day before, all day long, he had watched his parents flying about with his brothers and sister, perfecting them in the art of flight, teaching them how to skim the waves and how to dive for fish. He had, in fact, seen his older brother catch his first herring and devour it, standing on a rock, while his parents circled around raising a proud cackle. And all the morning the whole family had walked about on the big plateau midway down the opposite cliff taunting him for his cowardice.
(His First Flight)

Question 31. What did the young seagull’s parents feel when his older brother caught his first herring?
(a) scared
(b) ashamed
(c) pleased
(d) embarrassed

Question 32. Choose the option that lists the set of statements that are NOT TRUE according to the given extract.
(1) That was twenty hours ago.
(2) His parents were flying around with his brothers and sisters.
(3) His siblings were learning how to skim the waves.
(4) He could not fly like his siblings.
(5) Everybody was taunting him.
(6) He could fly better than his siblings.
(a) (2), (3)
(b) (4), (5)
(c) (1), (6)
(d) (3), (6)

Question 33. Pick the option that correctly classifies fact/s(F) and opinion/s(O).

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(a) F-(1), (2) and O-(3), (4)
(b) F-(1), (4) and O-(2), (3)
(c) F-(3), (4) and O-(1), (2)
(d) F-(2), (3) and O-(1), (4)

Question 34. Which word DOES NOT replace ‘to move lightly just above a surface’?
(a) settle
(b) skim
(c) slide
(d) glide

Question 35. He is afraid that:
(a) he will fall
(b) his wings will open
(c) his wings won’t support his weight and he would fall
(d) options (a) and (c)

VI. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:

Weeks went by and still Wanda did not answer. Peggy had begun to forget the whole business, and Maddie put herself to sleep at night making speeches about Wanda, defending her from great crowds of girls who were trying to tease her with, “How many dresses have you got?” And before Wanda could press her lips together in a tight line, the way she did before answering, Maddie would cry out, “Stop!”
(The Hundred Dresses-II)

Question 36. Identify the option that describes Maddie’s emotion for the mockery.
(a) ashamed
(b) aggressive
(c) irritated
(d) indifferent

Question 37. Select the option that could be a part of Maddie’s speech as Wanda’s defense.
(a) Wait! Let’s ask a different question this time.
(b) Stop! Peggy has not come yet
(c) Stop! Or else Peggy would be angry
(d) Stop! Aren’t you all ashamed of yourself?
Why do you trouble her? She means no harm to anyone.

Question 38. Select the option that DOES NOT supply a possible reason for Wanda not replying to the girls’ letters.
(a) Peggy had second thoughts after mailing the letter and reclaimed it from the post office, to mail weeks later.
(b) The letter took more than a couple of weeks reaching her as it didn’t have an address and needed to be forwarded.
(c) She needed time to forgive Maddie and Peggy
(d) She was occupied with settling in the new city.

Question 39. Identify the primary feelings of Maddie that the extract reveals.
(a) shame, regret and courage
(b) guilt, regret and honesty
(c) shame and timidity
(d) fear and anxiety

Question 40. Choose the declaration which is likely to be received with the pressing of lips together in a tight line.

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(a) Option 1
(b) Option 2
(c) Option 3
(d) Option 4

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
He should be lurking in shadow,
Sliding through long grass
Near the water hole
Where plump deer pass.
(Tiger in a Zoo)

Question 41. Which of the following options describe the ‘vivid stripes’ in the poem?
(a) stripes on tiger
(b) stripes on zebra
(c) stripes on snakes
(d) stripes on peacock

Question 42. Choose the CORRECT option that is referred to by thephrase ‘pads of velvet quiet’.
(a) tail
(b) head
(c) paws
(d) mane

Question 43. The tiger was ‘lurking in shadow’ to ………….
(a) kill his prey
(b) hide from poachers
(c) hide from zookeepers
(d) kill a villager

Question 44. Select an animal that DOES NOT relate to meaning of being ‘plump’.
(a) elephant
(b) hippopotamus
(c) rhinoceros
(d) horse

Question 45. Select the CORRECT rhyme scheme of the stanza.
(a) abcdefgh
(b) abcbabcb
(c) aaababbb
(d) abbaabba

VIII. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:

Anil’s money. In the morning he would probably have given me two or three rupees to go to the cinema, but now I had it all. I couldn’t cook his meals, run to the bazaar or learn to write whole sentences any more.
I had forgotten about them in the excitement of the theft. Whole sentences, I knew, could one day bring me more than a few hundred rupees. It was a simple matter to steal — and sometimes just as simple to be caught. But to be a really big man, a clever and respected man, was something else. I should go back to Anil, I told myself, if only to learn to read and write.
(The Thief’s Story)

Question 46. Select an option can NOT replace the word ‘meals’.
(a) Dinner
(b) Cuisine
(c) breakfast
(d) lunch

Question 47. Choose the word that denotes the meaning of the word ‘probably’.
(a) certainly
(b) likely
(c) seldom
(d) permanently

Question 48. Why did the narrator decide to return to Anil?
(a) due to fear of police
(b) to ask for forgiveness
(c) to steal more money
(d) to learn to read and write

Question 49. Choose the option that suggests why Anil would probably give the narrator two or three rupees in the morning?
(a) he had won a game
(b) he had a contract with the narrator
(c) he had sold his book to a publisher
(d) he had won a gambling match

Question 50. ‘Now I had it all’. What does the narrator mean by the given statement.
(a) Anil had given him all his money
(b) Anil had paid him his salary
(c) he had earned money from his job as a cook somewhere
(d) he had robbed the entire money that Anil received.

IX. Attempt the following.

Question 51. When Lencho lost his crops to the devastating hailstorm, who was his only ray of hope to survive the absolute loss?
(a) his children
(b) post office employees
(c) his friends
(d) God

Question 52. After Miss Mason reads the letter to the class, the students feel ashamed of themselves. Why?
(a) because they failed the exam
(b) because they made terrible fun of Wanda
(c) because they laughed at the teacher
(d) because they made nuisance in the class

Question 53. The experience of the boy of losing a possession was
(a) first hand
(b) second hand
(c) last
(d) innumerable

Question 54. What does the nature remove from the person’s mind?
(a) negativity
(b) positivity
(c) ego
(d) fear

Question 55. Anne’s diary was full of secrets, funny incidents and her creative descriptions of people and war. What did she name it?
(a) dobby
(b) Minnie
(c) kitty
(d) mini

Question 56. ‘His First Flight’ is a narrative that describes the ……………………… flight of a young seagull.
(a) last
(b) long
(c) maiden
(d) disastrous

Question 57. What was special about Nelson Mandela’s presidency?
(a) he was the first ever black president of the nation
(b) he was the first ever male president of the nation
(c) he was the first ever native president of the nation
(d) he was the first ever racist president of the nation

Question 58. What in the literal sense, ‘ice’ signifies?
(a) cold-hearted people
(b) excessive drop in the temperature
(c) global warming
(d) pandemic

Question 59. Pick a quality that Griffin does NOT have.
(a) intelligent
(b) hard working
(c) lawful
(d) clever

Question 60. Mrs. Pumphrey overfed Tricki with high-end diet and extra little meals in between. This shows that Mrs. Pumphrey was
(a) extravagant
(b) fake
(c) wealthy
(d) intelligent

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