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I am looking for the sample question papers of the language subjects of the CBSE Class 10th SA I examination?

Ok, as you want the CBSE 10th SA 1 Language Subjects so here I am providing you the question paper of English.

Summative Assessment-I, 2014-2015

Class X

English Communicative

Time: 3 HRS

Max Marks: 70

Section A – Reading

1. Read the passage carefully.

Heartbeat gets abnormal after exercising, running, or after some strenuous work. There is nothing to worry about. But if your heart beats at irregular pace often, then it is time you take it seriously as you might be suffering from a heart ailment called Arrhythmia.

A normal heart beats 60-100 times per minute while resting, but if it starts beating too slowly or too fast or if the heartbeat is irregular or premature, then that condition is known as Arrhythmia. People tend to avoid it as a minor issue little knowing that it can lead to a stroke, fall due to drop in BP, loss of consciousness or even heart failure.

In a country where people take time to press the panic button when it comes to illnesses and medical problems, it is no surprise that a number of cases of irregular heartbeats go unnoticed for quite long. Some dismiss it as just a recurring symptom of body weakness; others may ignore it as a side effect of blood pressure issues. The lack of awareness about Arrhythmia means not many people even take note of the symptoms.

When heart beat is too fast, it is tachycardia, while the opposite known as bradycardia. An irregular heartbeat may be due to atrial fibrillation.

The problem is that the symptoms are quite vague and can be associated with other minor problems as well. In India, not many people are aware that there is a heart’s electricity related disorder called Arrhythmia. Often it is diagnosed when doctors are checking a patient for something else. More often, by the time it is diagnosed major damage has already been caused.

It is important to take seriously any abnormality in the rhythm of our heart. There are many symptoms that can help predict arrhythmia like shortness of breath, weakness, early fatigue, palpitations, thumping in the chest, dizziness, chest pain, fainting, and of course too fast or slow heartbeats. Ignoring these symptoms is like inviting a big health trouble.

While some Arrhythmias can be harmless, some can be life threatening as it may disrupt the normal functioning of the heart. In some cases, it can lead to heart failure too. The condition is treatable with the help of implantation of pacemaker, devices or through burning the points from where irregular beats originate though radiofrequency heat waves. There are a few things in medicine where a permanent cure is possible. For certain Arrhythmias this stands true with radiofrequency ablation.

Answer the following questions briefly:
a) What is normal heartbeat?
b) What do you call it if the heartbeat is too slow or fast?
c) What happens when there is a drop in BP?
d) What results due to arterial fibrillation?
e) When is arrhythmia detected?
f) What danger is there when dizziness or chest pain is ignored?
g) When does heart beat abnormally?
h) What is bradycardia?

2. Read the following passage carefully.

The Colaba area of Bombay

1. Mumbai is a city of dreams and shocking realities. It is both the home of Bollywood bling and bumper-to-bumper traffic. The city started out as a dowry item given to King Charles II in 1662, and rose to become the darling of the British empire.

2. At the southernmost tip of this city lies Colaba, the old British quarter of the city. Long regarded as Mumbai’s unofficial tourist headquarter, today Colaba is undergoing a grand renaissance, Indian style. The advantage of this locality is that it lends itself to renovation and facelifts. Colaba is compact, walkable and packed with stuff to see and do. Every week new cafes, restaurants, boutiques open in this place.

3. The best time to explore the area is early morning when the city wakes. You will see masala tea being brewed on a thousand pavement stalls, great urns of fresh milk delivered from the countryside, the tops of the cans covered with straw. Children with freshly washed faces and hair plastered back hurry to school. And best of all, the frantic chirping of the birds in the banyan trees.

4. Head to the Sassoon Dock around 7 am. It is a hive of commotion as fishermen rush to get their haul to the market along the quay, elbows jabbing, mouths yelling, bare feet scurrying through fish guts and slime.

5. On the other side, there is fairytale solitude at the Afghan Church. A vast stone statement of colonial might, it is dedicated to the British soldiers who fell in the 19th-century Afghan wars. Crumbling into dust, the battle standards still hang in glass cases.

6. Shopping in Colaba caters to every budget, style and taste. At one end of the scale there are fashionable boutiques, which have are housed in centuries-old buildings of the Raj. Some of them like bungalow and are hard to find. But the rewards are ample and exquisite kaftans, home furnishings, and gifts are tucked into these shops. The other Colaba landmark is Bombay Electric which is a mix of fashion, music, home wares and entertainment.

7. At the other end of the scale are the pavement stalls a stone’s throw away on Colaba Causeway. A rumpus of hawkers and street vendors, it is the place to pick up hippy chic. The dyed sweat pants and bead necklaces, incense, dubious antiques and silk scarves with prices as low as your bargaining skills can take you.

2.1 Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
a) What is the origin of the city of Bombay?
b) Give a short sketch of Colaba in Bombay.
c) What are the early morning sights of the city?
d) What is the contrast between Sassoon Docks and the Afghan Church?

2.2 Do as directed.

a) The term ‘facelift’ refers to ____
(i) Decorating the visible part of a building.
(ii) Lifting up one’s face skywards.
(iii) A lift with see-through walls.
(iv) To lift something up to one’s face.

b) The term solitude refers to ___
(i) Precious diamond
(ii) Silence
(iii) Noise
(iv) Lonely

c) The term frantic means to be in a state of ___
(i) Fear
(ii) Confusion
(iii) Excited
(iv) Calm

d) When some place is a stone’s throw away it means ___
(i) It is a cheap place.
(ii) It is very far.
(iii) It is a derision.
(iv) Very near.

Section B – Writing and Grammar

3. You are Anil. You are disturbed when you witness that children are victims of many hateful factors like profit motive, greed, indifferent attitude of many people. You wonder why a large chunk of child population is still languishing in the hell of child labour. Will their life never change? Though we talk of abolishing child labour yet a lot more needs to be done. As Anil, write an article for “The Times News” expressing your concern and the need to take concrete steps to abolish child labour. (100-120 words) (5)

4. Write a short story in about 150-200 words on the basis of the given outline. (10)
Sardar Hafizullah traditional handloom weaver – facing poverty due to lack of customers – product expensive – designs old fashioned – cheaper machine made products available – granddaughter returns after graduation from city – presents mobile with App device to grandfather – links to design centre – fresh designs exchanged with design centre – sales boost – customers worldwide – granddaughter joins business with grandfather.

5. Fill in the blanks using one word in each blank. (3)
The student feedback system at school (a) _____ already begun (b) _____ show results. A list of teachers (c) _____ are innovative and make sure (d) _____ they engage with students (e)_____ been drawn up by them. Conversely the list also includes (f) _____names of teachers who are reserved.

6. ln the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Writethe missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after in the format provided. Underline the missing word. (4) Before Missing After
(a) Stress and anxiety levels students
(b) at time of examination have come
(c) down significantly few students
(d) making distress calls the CBSE,
(e) according to report released by them.
(f) The report revealed 82% of the students
(g) showed a wide acceptance the
(h) scheme and were more involved their studies.
7. Rearrange the following words to make meaningful sentences. (3)
(a) vision / leaders / a / start / with
(b) vision / purpose / having/ requires / of/ clarity
(c) leaders / is/ to / others / important / inspire / it / for

Section C – Literature textbook and Long reading text

8. Read the following extract carefully and answer briefly with reference to the context. (Any ONE) (3)
(A) I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions I
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel only truthful-
(i) Why does the mirror say ‘I am silver and exact’?
(ii) What is meant by ‘preconceptions’?
(iii) Why does the mirror say ‘I am not cruel’?
OR
(B) “And when we’d finished dinner I thought I’d take up a bit of something on a tray. He was lying there for all the world as if he was asleep, so I put the tray down on the bureau – (correcting herself) on the chest of drawers – and went to waken him. (A Pause) He was quite cold.”
(i) Who is the speaker and who is the listener here?
(ii) Who does ‘he’ refer to and where was he?
(iii) Why does the speaker have to correct herself?

9. Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words each. (2 X 4 = 8)
(a) How can you say that the two boys were willing workers?
(Two Gentlemen of Verona – A.J. Cronin)
(b) Why did Mrs. Packletide want to kill a tiger?
(Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger – H.H.Munro ‘Saki’)
(c) How did the creatures of Binglebog react to the nightingaIe’s singing?
(The Frog and the Nightingale – Vikram Seth)
(d) What message does the poem give?
(Not Marble, Nor the Gilded Monuments – William Shakespeare)

10. Answer the following questions in about 80 – 100 words each (Any one) (4)
(A) For now the postmaster understood Ali’s heart and his very soul. After spending but a single night in suspense, anxiously waiting for news of his daughter, his heart was brimming with sympathy for the poor old man who had spent his nights in the same suspense for the last five years.
Do you also agree that a person is able to feel others’ agony and pain when he himself has to pass through painful times as only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches. Explain. (The Letter)
OR
(B) Do you think the title ‘Dear Departed’ is apt for the play? (The Dear Departed)

11. Answer any ONE of the following question in 150-200 words. (10)
(Diary of A Young Girl – Anne Frank)
(A) Who lived in secret Annex? What problems did they face?
OR
(B) Write a brief character sketch of Mr. Otto Frank.

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The language subjects of CBSE Class10th Exam include:
English
Hindi
Sanskrit

Sample Questions:

Choose the most appropriate options to complete the dialogue given below. Write the correct answer in the answer sheet against the correct blank number.

Nandini: Hello Niharika!
Niharika: Hi, What a pleasant surprise!
Nandini: It’s been a long time since we met.Where (a) ---------------------------------all these years?
Niharika: In Delhi. How about you? What (b)------------------------------- nowadays?

(a) (i) had you been (ii) were you (iii) are you (iv) have you been

(b) (i) are you doing (ii) will you be doing (iii) have you been doing (iv) had you been doing

Read the news items given below. Use the information in the headlines to complete the sentences. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentences.
(a). Fire in Bangalore high rise, no casualties
………………………………………… ………… on the terrace of a five-storey Gold Towers in Residence Road in the heart of Bangalore, a police official said. ……………………………. so far.

(b). Sania, Shoaib exchange wedding vows in Hyderabad
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza ………………………………………… …. at a hotel here on Monday after getting a no-objection certificate from the city police.

(c). Obama asks Pakistan to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice
US President Barack Obama asked Pakistani Prime Minister Yusouf Raza Gilani…………………………………… ……………., saying that this action would be a positive thing in improving Indo-Pak ties.

(d). Attack of checkposts by militants in NW Pakistan: 35 militants, 2 soldiers die in fighting
Militants armed with rockets and automatic weapons ……………………………….. in northwestern Pakistan…………………………………… …………….., officials said.

Although Nicola and Jacopi are young boys, the author refers to them as gentlemen. Why does he do so?

Tortured by doubt and remorse, he sat down in the glow of the charcoal sigri to wait. Who is tortured by doubt and remorse? Why? What is he waiting for?

How did the Frog scheme to break the nightingale’s spirit and destroy her?

The poet says that neither forces of nature nor wars can destroy his poetry. What quality of the poet is revealed through these lines?

In what way is the play The Dear Departed a satirical comment on the nature of human beings?

Q 1 Read the following passage carefully: (5 Marks)
We are in a rush. We are making haste. A compression of time characterises our lives. As time-use researchers look around, they see a rushing and scurrying everywhere.
Instant services rule, pollsters use electronic devices during political speeches to measure opinions before they have been fully formed; fast food restaurants add express lanes. Even reading to children is under pressure. The volume “One Minute Bedtime Stories” consists of traditional stories that can be read by a busy parent in only one minute.
Time is a gentle deity, said Sophocles. Perhaps it was, for him. These days it cracks the whip. We humans have chosen speed and we thrive on it – more than we generally admit. Our ability to work fast and play fast gives us power. It thrills us. And if haste is the accelerator, multitasking is the overdrive.
A sense of well being comes with this saturation of parallel pathways in the brain. We choose mania over boredom every time. “Humans have never opted for slower,” points out the historian Stephen Kern. We catch the fever –and cramming our life feels good.
There are definite ways to save time, but what does this concept really mean? Does time saving mean getting more done? If so, does talking on a cellular phone at the beach save time or waste it? Does it make sense to say that driving saves ten minutes from your travel budget while removing ten minutes from your reading budget?
These questions have no answers. They depend on a concept that is ill formed; the very idea of time saving. Some of us say we want to save time when we really want to do more and faster. It might be simpler to recognize that there is time and we make choices about how to spend it, how to spare it, how to use it and how to fill it.
Time is not a thing we have lost. It is not a thing we ever had. It is what we live in.
Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate options from the ones given below:
1) What Sophocles said is outdated because
a) humans today believe in leading a fast paced life
b) life today must be lived
c) humans have no other choice but to chase time
d) humans have admitted that time today is precious

2) Electronic poll devices, instant services, fast food restaurants signify
a) human desire to save time
b) time cracking the whip
c) our need to work fast as it gives us power
d) all of the above

3) According to the author we wish to save time because
a) we hope to be more efficient and capable
b) we wish to accomplish more in a short period of time
c) we wish to make appropriate choices
d) time saved is time earned



4) A word that means the same as ‘filled to capacity’ is
a) mania
b) saturation
c) cramming
d) bored

5) The passage
a) advocates the need to accelerate time so that we can meet our requirements
b) recognizes the need to rush and scurry all the time
c) advises us to recognize time and decide what to do with it
d) appreciates those who invest time wisely

Q 2 Read the following passage carefully: (5 Marks)
A recent trip to Lucknow was an instant eye-opener and a more instant stimulus to introspection.
The realization of self degradation started from the station itself. All set to fight the autowallah in Lucknow and accuse him of being a rude fleecer, I was stopped mid-sentence by his demeanour. He was mild, polished and totally agreeable to whatever I would pay him. He was sure I would not pay less than what the fare should be because he felt I had enough money to do so. Of course the respectful way he spoke to me took me completely off guard, and made me a wee bit ashamed. The aggression which one has to display all the time in Delhi, I realized was not needed here. In fact, it was shocking for the autowallah to encounter a presumptuous woman yearning for a fight.
That’s what Delhi does to you. It takes away your polish. Unlike Delhi, Lucknow prefers to stay away from hysterical momentum. It takes an easy pace of life, teaches residents to stay cool, enjoy food, take siestas and work without hitting the breakneck speed barrier. It has set its priorities right. It nurtures its young and it loves its old.
In Delhi, morning walkers go for expensive paraphernalia. You need to drive at least five kms to hunt for a park. Back in Lucknow simply walk out of your house and your walk begins. No traffic and no pollution.



On the basis of your reading of the above passage, complete the following sentences. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number.
1) The author was all set to fight with the autorickshaw driver in Lucknow as ………………………….
2) Your personality in Delhi becomes ………………………………………… ….……………..
3) Morning walkers in Lucknow require ………………………………………… ……………………………………….
4) The word in the passage that means the same as rude is ………………………………………… ………..
5) The trip to Lucknow was an eye opener for the author because she realised……………………….
Q 3 Read the following passage carefully (5 Marks)
Su means number and Duko means single. The game of Sudoku has many similarities to the game of life. The game consists of a 9x9 grid divided into 3x3 boxes in which a few numbers called “given”- the number of givens varies between 17 and 30 for a puzzle to be reasonably viable- are already in place.
In life, too, you start with a given set of notions and then work from thereon. In Sudoku, you need to follow a set of rules to build up the grid, filling each row, column and box with numbers ranging from one to nine, so much like in life where you have to go on your way without antagonizing anyone else. Respect every number (person) and things would be fine. While trial or error may or may not work, the correct technique is in eliminating numbers that don’t fit in a particular box.
In Sudoku, the arrangement of the given numbers is symmetrical. This is instructive in life, on how to maintain steadfast faith, poise and equanimity despite situations when everything turns topsy-turvy.
There is a subtle difference between the two as well. Make a mistake and you can erase it and begin all over again in Sudoku. Not so in life. You can learn a lesson though, and avoid making the same mistake in future.
Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate options from the ones given below:
1) The given numbers in Sudoku are comparable to the -------------------------------in life.
a) rules
b) notions
c) people
d) respect

2) In Sudoku, by eliminating numbers that do not fit we
a) keep reducing errors to succeed in life
b) keep adding the chances to solve the puzzle
c) restrict our choices
d) open new avenues

3) In life, symmetry is maintained through
a) patience and hard work
b) balance inspite of hardships
c) constant trust
d) friends and enemies
4) In life we can learn from our mistakes but we cannot
a) begin afresh
b) undo them
c) relive them
d) commit them again

5) To ‘antagonise’ in the passage means
a) to be determined
b) to be noticeable
c) to please
d) to make someone angry

Q 4 Read the following poem carefully (5 Marks)
THESE DREAMS
These dreams
Obstinate offspring of my wayward mind
Keep running out of my home
All too often.

Somewhat humiliated
Somewhat hurt
Somewhat angry
At times they even rush out barefoot.

It is difficult to pacify these stubborn kids or humour them
For theirs is a search for eternal spring
They wish to seek out the stars and talk to them
I am a tired traveller
And have not the will
To chase them anymore.

I have come to terms
With my wilderness but I do fear for
Those naïve ones
Come evening and they may seek solace
If they come to you even as you sleep
Do not push them away, tenderly hold them
In your lap like their fond mother

Complete the following statements based on your reading of the poem above. Write the answers against the correct blank number in your answer sheet.
1) The poet feels that he cannot control his dreams as ………………………………………… ………..
2) The poet describes his mind as being wayward as it ………………………………………… ……….
3) The poet refers to some of his dreams as naïve as they ………………………………………… …..
4) The poet’s life has been ………………………………………… ………………………………………… ………
5) The message of the poem is ………………………………………… ………………………………………… .

SECTION B
(Writing- 20 marks)
Q 5 Use the notes in the following box to write a paragraph of about 100 words. (4 Marks)

Trip to Goa
• Wonderful place-open houses-eco-friendly
• People- friendly, happy-go-lucky
• Landscape-picturesque, beaches, clear blue water
• Restaurants- delicious sea food
• Sightseeing- ferry.bus, motorcycles available on rent
• Carnival- colourful, music ,dance, fun and frolic

Q 6. Your batch was the first to appear for the revamped examination system for Classes IX and
X. Taking help from the verbal stimulus given below, write an article expressing your
opinion and experiences in about 150 words. (8 Marks)

STUDENTS’ REACTION: Grades eliminate competition
No board examinations! No stress Board Examinations are history
CCE has made learning very interesting
Exams are essential to review learning and progress

Now we can participate in many activities and the formative assessment encourages creativity

Q 7 Sugandh was returning home after her tuition class. It was late and her friend, Avantika, who walked home with her had left early. As she walked along the road, Sugandh saw ……………….

Complete the story in about 150 words. (8 Marks)

SECTION C
(Grammar – 20 Marks)
Q 8. Edit the Notice given below by choosing the appropriate options from the list given. Write the correct answer in the answer sheet against the correct blank number.
(4 Marks)










(a) (i) is being organised (ii) has organised (iii) is organising (iv) have been organised
(b) (i) would be played (ii) are played (iii) will be played (iv) will play
(c) (i) are requested (ii) were requested (iii) are being requested (iv) have been requested
(d) (i) witnessing (ii) witness (iii) to witness (iv) are witnessed
Q 9 Choose the most appropriate options to complete the dialogue given below. Write the correct answer in the answer sheet against the correct blank number. (4 Marks)
Nandini: Hello Niharika!
Niharika: Hi, What a pleasant surprise!
Nandini: It’s been a long time since we met.Where (a) ---------------------------------all these years?
Niharika: In Delhi. How about you? What (b)------------------------------- nowadays?
Nandini: I’m a fashion designer looking for a job. Last time we met you were still studying.
(c)----------------------business management?
Niharika: In 2001. Actually I’m here for an interview with a multinational.
Nandini: That’s a wonderful piece of news! When (d)-----------------------------------------------?
Niharika: I have to report at 5pm today. The office is in Sardar Patel Marg. Can you drop me there?
Nandini: Of course! Look there is plenty of time before that. Let’s treat ourselves to coffee.

(a) (i) had you been (ii) were you (iii) are you (iv) have you been

(b) (i) are you doing (ii) will you be doing (iii) have you been doing (iv) had you been doing

(c) (i) Are you doing (ii) When did you finish (iii) How did you finish (iv) Have you finished

(d) (i) did you report? (ii) would you come? (iii) do you have to report? (iv) do you have to come?
Q 10. Read the news items given below. Use the information in the headlines to complete the sentences. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentences. (4 Marks)
(a). Fire in Bangalore high rise, no casualties
………………………………………… ………… on the terrace of a five-storey Gold Towers in Residence Road in the heart of Bangalore, a police official said. ……………………………. so far.
(b). Sania, Shoaib exchange wedding vows in Hyderabad
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza ………………………………………… …. at a hotel here on Monday after getting a no-objection certificate from the city police.
(c). Obama asks Pakistan to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice
US President Barack Obama asked Pakistani Prime Minister Yusouf Raza Gilani…………………………………… ……………., saying that this action would be a positive thing in improving Indo-Pak ties.
(d). Attack of checkposts by militants in NW Pakistan: 35 militants, 2 soldiers die in fighting
Militants armed with rockets and automatic weapons ……………………………….. in northwestern Pakistan…………………………………… …………….., officials said.
Q 11. Read the information given below and fill in the blank spaces appropriately. Do not add any new information. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. (4 Marks)
Egyptians discovered paper - made of stalks of tall reed -from word 'papyrus' — supplies of the reed limited - export restricted


The (a) ……………………………… Egyptians. It (b) ……………………………. The English word 'paper' (c) …………………………….. When supplies of the reed were limited (d) ………………………………….. the export.

Q 12. Read the following conversation carefully and complete the following passage by filling
in the blank spaces appropriately. Do not add any new information. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. (4 Marks)
Dilip: I’ve been watching the sea and there hasn’t been any trace of a ship.
Ralph: I told you yesterday too that we’ll be rescued, so have patience.
Dilip: Why do you ask me to keep quiet whenever I say something?
Ralph: Have you ever said anything sensible?
Dilip said (a) ______________________________________ Ralph replied (b) ______________________________________and so asked him to have patience. Dilip angrily asked Ralph (c) __________________to which Ralph wanted to know (d) ____________________.

SECTION D
(Literature -20 Marks)
Q 13 Read the extract and answer the following questions by choosing the most
appropriate options. (3 Marks)
(a) Now the nightingale, inspired
Flushed with confidence, and fired
With both art and adoration,
Sang - and was a huge sensation.
(i) What inspired the nightingale to sing?
a) The appreciation of the audience
b) The frog’s censure
c) The frog’s praise and appreciation
d) The fact that it was in Bingle Bog
(ii) Explain ' fired
With both art and adoration'

a) The nightingale was unhappy because the frog had sharply rebuked her
b) The nightingale was filled with adoration for the frog who was a great artist
c) The frog was filled with admiration and adoration for the melodious song of the nightingale
d) The nightingale was elated because the frog and the public had appreciated her singing.

(iii) The poetic device used in the above lines is
a) simile
b) personification
c) alliteration
d) metaphor
OR
She'll come fast enough after her share of what grandfather's left. You know how hard she can be when she likes. Where she gets it from I can't tell.

(i) Who speaks these words and about whom?
a) Mrs Slater about Victoria
b) Victoria about Mrs Jordan
c) Mrs Jordan about Mrs Slater
d) Mrs Slater about Mrs Jordan

(ii) The speaker implies that ‘she’ is ……………………………
a) cruel
b) selfish
c) generous
d) loving

(iii) The literary device used in the above lines is
a) irony
b) personification
c) alliteration
d) metaphor

Q 13 B. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow. Write each answer in your answer sheet in one or two sentences only. (3 Marks)
She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
I am important to her. She comes and goes.
Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.
(a) Who is the speaker and who is ‘She’? 1
(b) Why does she come there often? 1
(c) What is her reaction on seeing her image? 1
2
~ ~

Q 14. Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. (2x4=8 Marks)
a) Although Nicola and Jacopi are young boys, the author refers to them as gentlemen. Why does he do so?
b) Tortured by doubt and remorse, he sat down in the glow of the charcoal sigri to wait. Who is tortured by doubt and remorse? Why? What is he waiting for?
c) How did the Frog scheme to break the nightingale’s spirit and destroy her?
d) The poet says that neither forces of nature nor wars can destroy his poetry. What quality of the poet is revealed through these lines?
e) In what way is the play The Dear Departed a satirical comment on the nature of human beings?
Q 15 Answer any one of the following in about 150 words (6 Marks)
Miss Mebbin shifts into her week-end cottage near Darking. She writes to her friend telling her how she came by the cottage. As Miss Mebbin write the letter.
OR
Victoria in ‘’The Dear Departed” is very upset by the behaviour of her parents. She expresses her feelings in a diary entry. As Victoria write a diary entry.


MARKING SCHEME
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I – 2011
ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE CLASS - X

SECTION- A
READING - 20 Marks
Q 1. Objective: To identify and understand the main points of a text.
Marking : 5 marks : 1 mark for each correct answer.
Answers:
1) humans today believe in leading a fast paced life
2) our need to work fast as it gives us power
3) we wish to accomplish more in a short period of time
4) saturation
5) advises us to recognize time and decide what to do with it

Q 2 Objective: To identify and understand the main points of a text.
Marking : 5 marks: 1 mark for each correct answer.
Answers:
6) her experience in Delhi had led her to mistrust autowallahs.
7) negative and aggressive
8) no preparation/ they simply walk out of their house and their walk begins.
9) presumptuous
10) she had begun to doubt everyone around her.
Q 3 Objective: To identify and understand the main points of a text.
Marking : 5 marks: 1 mark for each correct answer.


Answers:

1. rules
2. keep adding the chances to solve the puzzle
3. balance inspite of hardships
4. begin afresh
5. to make someone angry

Q 4 Objective: Local and global comprehension.
Marking : 5 marks: 1 mark for each correct answer.
Answers:
1 they are like disobedient children
2 is willful and not in his control
3 need to be protected and looked after.
4 filled with hardship and loneliness
5 one must never stop dreaming.

SECTION B
(Writing- 20marks)
Q 5 Objectives: To use an appropriate style and format to write a paragraph
To decode information from one text form to another. (4 marks)
Content: 3 Marks
Suggested Value points:
• Reference to given input
Expression: 1 Mark
Q 6. (8 marks)
Objective: To write in a style appropriate to an article.
Marking: Marking should be in accordance with the writing
assessment scale .
(Content – 4 Fluency – 2 Accuracy – 2 )
Under content, credit should be given for the
candidate’s creativity in presenting his/her own
ideas. However, some of the following points may
be included. Any other relevant point can be
accepted.

Suggested Value Points:
• New pattern of assessment
• Benefits
• Concerns
• Summing up

Q 7 (8 marks)
Objective : To plan, organize and present ideas coherently.
Marking : Marking should be in accordance with the
writing assessment scale.
(Content-4 Fluency-2 Accuracy - 2 )
Under content, credit should be given for the candidate’s creativity in presenting his/her own ideas. However credit should be given to the effectiveness of the use of the given beginning of the story and its development with the help of an interesting plot, characters and suspense.




SECTION C
(Grammar – 20 Marks)
Q 8. (4 Marks)
Objective : To use grammatical items accurately and appropriately
Marking: 1 mark to be awarded to each correct answer.
(a) (i) is being organised
(b) (iii) will be played
(c) (i) are requested
(d) (iii) to witness

Q 9 TOTAL MARKS 4
Objective: To complete the given dialogue with grammatically correct sentences by
referring to the conversation.
Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer

(a) (iv) have you been

(b) (i) are you doing

(c) (ii) When did you finish

(d) (iii) do you have to report?

Q 10. HEADLINE EXPANSION MARKS 4
Objective: To expand the given headlines correctly
Marking: 1 mark for each correct answer

(a). A fire broke out; No casualties have been reported.
(b). tied the knot with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.
(c). to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terrorist attack to justice.
(d). attacked checkposts, leaving 35 militants and two soldiers dead.
Q 11. (4 Marks)
Objective: To use grammatical items accurately and appropriately
Marking: 1 mark to be awarded to each correct answer.
(a) discovery of paper was first made by the.
(b) was made from stalks of reed.
(c) has been derived from the word papyrus
(d) a restriction was imposed on
Q 12. REPORTED SPEECH: TOTAL MARKS 4
Objective: To complete the given passage with grammatically correct sentences by changing narration
Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer

(a) that he had been watching the sea and there hadn’t been any trace of a ship
(b) that he had told him the day before too that they would be rescued.
(c) why he asked him to keep quiet whenever he said something.
(d) whether he had ever said anything sensible.

SECTION D
(Literature -20 Marks)
Q 13 A Frog and the Nightingale
Objective: To test local and global understanding of the poem
Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer – 3 Marks
(i) The appreciation of the audience
(ii) The nightingale was elated because the frog and the public had appreciated her singing.
(iii) alliteration
OR
The Dear Departed
Objective: To test the knowledge of plot and characters
Marking: 1 mark for each correct answer – 3 marks
(i) Mrs Slater about Mrs Jordan

(ii) selfish
(iii) irony

Q 13 B. Mirror
Objective: To test local and global understanding of the poem
Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer
a) the lake into which the mirror has transformed is the speaker. the woman/the poetess/ poet/ Sylvia Plath
(b) she looks at the mirror to check her appearance/image/face /to see herself as young and beautiful
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(c) she is not able to accept the fact that she has aged. She sheds tears/is agitated / frustrated/depressed /dejected / helpless.


Q 14. Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. (2x4=8 Marks)
a) Nicola and Jacopi worked hard: sold fruit and newspaper, polished shoes – all to pay for the medical expenses of their ailing sister; but did not reveal anything to the author; showed they had self-respect; their love, devotion, family values along with their pride and determination make the narrator call them gentlemen.
b) Post-master; realises father’s anxiety and worry as his daughter is sick; he’s awaiting news of her; understands Ali’s anxiety; realises has been rude to Ali and filled with regret; sits down to wait for a letter from his daughter who is sick.
c) Frog was clever; appeared before nightingale as a music critic and promised to train her; got her addicted to the appreciation of the audience; forced her to practice in bad weather, broke her physically; broke her mentally by constantly scolding and undermining her confidence; forced her to practice when she was not up to it; tried, but burst a vein and died.
d) Pride in his creation; art and literature are immortal where as the material achievements of man are temporary. It shows the poet’s self-confidence and also his contempt for arrogant rulers.
e) Brings out greed; more interested in what they will inherit; try to grab lion’s share. The play shows how children sometimes care more for what they will receive from their parents then for their welfare and happiness.
Q 15 Answer any one of the following: (6 Marks)

1. 4 marks for content
2. 2 marks for expression as shown below:
• 2 marks-Effective Organisation with very few errors.
• 1 mark-Some weaknesses in Organisation; fairly frequent language errors
• 0 mark-Poor Organisation; many language errors

• Mrs. Pckletide’s resolve to shoot a tiger and the reason.
• Arrangement: old tiger, help of villagers, platform, goat etc.
• Shooting: tiger’s death due to heart attack; Mrs. Packletide shooting the goat instead
• Mebbin’s blackmail and how she gets the week-end cottage.
• Garden borders of tiger-lilies and name of cottage; ‘Les Fauves’.

OR
• Victoria’s experience during the day-very disturbing.
• The news of the sudden demise of grandfather; her love for him.
• Her parents ‘pinching’ grandfather’s belongings.
• Arrival of Jordan Uncle and aunt and the subsequent quarrel with her parents over their share of things.
• The issue of insurance premium.
• Sudden appearance of grandfather and the discomfiture and consternation of all the elders.
• Grandfather’s decision to move out.
• Victoria’s conclusion: how elders are greedy, devoid of real love for others.
• Her emotional reaction: disappointed and sad.
• Hope she would grow to be a different adult.
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