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10th Class - CBSE - English - 1666 Questions - 0 Concepts

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Q1 Passage Medium
Ramesh, a student of Class IX, has been suffering from jaundice and the doctor has advised him to take two weeks' rest to help him recover. Ramesh writes the following application to the principal requesting him for two weeks' leave. 
Help Ramesh complete the application by using the most appropriate words from the options given below: 
To, 
___1___
Delhi Public School 
New Delhi 
Subject: ___2___
____3___,
With due respect, I would like to inform you that I have been ____4____. The doctor has advised ____5___ rest to help me recover fully from the sickness. 
Hence, kindly grant me leave for ___6___ starting from today, 15th May, 20XX. 
___7___
___8___
___9___
___10___

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Q2 Subjective Hard
Write a story within 250 words beginning with "Once a gentle man was travelling in a train...". Give a suitable title to the story. Write the moral of the story.

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Q3 Passage Medium
Akira came directly, breaking all tradition. Was that it? Had he followed form, had he asked his mother to speak to his father to approach a go-between would Chie have been more receptive? He came on a winters eve.
   He pounded on the door while a cold rain beat on the shuttered veranda, so at first Chie thought him only the wind. The maid knew better. Chie heard her soft scuttling footsteps, the creak of the door. Then the maid brought a calling card to the drawing room, for Chie.
   Chie was reluctant to go to her guest; perhaps she was feeling too cozy. She and Naomi were reading at a low table set atop a charcoal brazier. A thick quilt spread over the sides of the table so their legs were tucked inside with the heat.
   "Who is it at this hour, in this weather?" Chie questioned as she picked the name card off the maid's lacquer tray.
   "Shinoda, Akira. Kobe Dental College," she read.
   Naomi recognized the name. Chie heard a soft intake of air. 
   "I think you should go," said Naomi. 
   Akira was waiting in the entry. He was in his early twenties, slim and serious, wearing the black military-style uniform of a student. As he bowed his hands hanging straight down, black cap in one, a yellow oil-paper umbrella in the other--Chie glanced beyond him. In the glistening surface of the courtyards rain-drenched paving stones, she saw his reflection like a dark double.
   "Madame," said Akira, "forgive my disruption, but I come with a matter of urgency."
   His voice was soft, refined. He straightened and stole a deferential peek at her face.
   In the dim light, his eyes shone with sincerity. Chie felt herself starting to like him.
   "Come inside, get out of this nasty night. Surely your business can wait for a moment or two." 
   "I don't want to trouble you. Normally I would approach you more properly but I've received word of a position. I have an opportunity to go to America, as a dentist for Seattle's Japanese community." "Congratulations," Chie said with amusement. "That is an opportunity, I'm sure. But how am I involved?" 
   Even noting Naomi's breathless reaction to the name card, Chie had no idea. Akira's message, delivered like a formal speech, filled her with maternal amusement. You know how children speak so earnestly, so hurriedly, so endearingly about things that have no importance in an adults mind? That's how she viewed him, as a child.

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Q4 Passage Medium
No man likes to acknowledge that he has made a mistake in the choice of his profession, and every man, worthy of the name, will row long against wind and tide before he allows himself to cry out, "I am baffled!" and submits to be floated passively back to land. From the first week of my residence in X--I felt my occupation irksome. The thing itself--the work of copying and translating business letters--was a dry and tedious task enough, but had that been all, I should long have borne with the nuisance; I am not of an impatient nature, and influenced by the double desire of getting my living and justifying to myself and others the resolution I had taken to become a tradesman, I should have endured in silence the rust and cramp of my best faculties; I should not have whispered, even inwardly, that I longed for liberty; I should have pent in every sigh by which my heart might have ventured to intimate its distress under the closeness, smoke, monotony, and joyless tumult of Bigben Close, and its panting desire for freer and fresher scenes; I should have set up the image of Duty, the fetish of Perseverance, in my small bedroom at Mrs. Kings lodgings, and they two should have been my household gods, from which my darling, my cherished-in-secret, Imagination, the tender and the mighty, should never, either by softness or strength, have severed me. But this was not all; the antipathy which had sprung up between myself and my employer striking deeper root and spreading denser shade daily, excluded me from every glimpse of the sunshine of life; and I began to feel like a plant growing in humid darkness out of the slimy walls of a well. Antipathy is the only word which can express the feeling Edward Crimsworth had for me--a feeling, in a great measure, involuntary, and which was liable to be excited by every, the most trifling movement, look, or word of mine. My southern accent annoyed him; the degree of education evinced in my language irritated him; my punctuality, industry, and accuracy, fixed his dislike, and gave it the high flavour and poignant relish of envy; he feared that I too should one day make a successful tradesman. Had I been in anything inferior to him, he would not have hated me so thoroughly, but I knew all that he knew, and, what was worse, he suspected that I kept the padlock of silence on mental wealth in which he was no sharer. If he could have once placed me in a ridiculous or mortifying position, he would have forgiven me much, but I was guarded by three faculties--Caution, Tact, Observation; and prowling and prying as was Edwards malignity, it could never baffle the lynx-eyes of these, my natural sentinels. Day by day did his malice watch my tact, hoping it would sleep, and prepared to steal snake-like on its slumber; but tact, if it be genuine, never sleeps.

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Q5 Single Correct Hard
Fill in the blank from the options listed below:

One way to keep events in order when you write a narrative is to ___________ .
  • A. write about a real life event
  • B. use consistent verb-tenses
  • C. look in a family scrapbook for story ideas
  • D. choose an interesting place to write about

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Q6 Single Correct Hard
The controlling idea of a paragraph is -
  • A. The idea that focuses on the topic by giving direction to the composition.
  • B. The main subject matter covered in the paragraph.
  • C. The conclusion of a paragraph.
  • D. The first line of a paragraph.

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Q7 Subjective Hard
Write a composition (in approximately $$450 - 500$$ words) on the following subjects:
Capital punishment should be abolished. Argue for or against the proposition

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Q8 Subjective Hard
Write a story within 150 words ending with "...He never stole again and in later life became renowned for his integrity." Give a suitable title to the story.

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Q9 Subjective Hard
Deception.

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Q10 Subjective Hard
Write a story within 200 words ending with "...He gave up his dissolute life forever." Provide a suitable title to the story.

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