Please refer to Class 10 English Sample Paper Term 1 Set E with solutions below. The following CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 English has been prepared as per the latest pattern and examination guidelines issued by CBSE. By practicing the English Sample Paper for Class 10 students will be able to improve their understanding of the subject and get more marks.
CBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper for Term 1
I. Read the passage given below.
I. Man does not Live by food alone. Water is vital to human health and fitness. Although it is not a nutrient per se as are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It, in fact, is a key nutrient as no life is possible without it. Whereas we can do for weeks without food, we cannot live without water longer than a couple of days.
II. Water approximates 60 per cent of the body weight of human adults. The total amount of water in a man weighing 70 kilograms is approximately a little over 40 litres. It is an excellent solvent – more substances are soluble in water than in any other liquid known so far. This makes it an ideal constituent of the body fluids which sustain life supporting chemical reactions. It dissolves varied products of digestion and transports them to the rest of the body. Likewise, it dissolves diverse metabolic wastes and helps drain them out of the body. Besides, it performs a variety of functions— some well known and well understood while others not so well appreciated yet vita l. The no less important role of water is to distribute/dissipate the body heat efficiently, thereby regulating body’s temperature. Water accomplishes this role ideally because it has high thermal conductivity ensuring rapid heat transfer from one part to the other.
III. Above all, water has a high-specific heat, implying that it takes a lot of heat to raise the temperature of water and likewise much heat must be lost to lower its temperature.
IV. Drinking a lot of water is an inexpensive way to stay healthy. Even excess of water is harmless. Water therapy- drinking a litre or so the first thing in the morning is kidney-friendly.
V. The water regulation in the body is affected by hypothalamus in two ways i.e.,
(i) by creating the sensation of thirst which makes us drink water and
(ii) by controlling the excretion of water as urine. If water regulation fails, medical emergency ensues.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any eight out of the ten questions by choosing the correct option.
Question 1. Water is vital to human health and fitness because:
(a) man does not live by food alone
(b) it is an excellent solvent
(c) we cannot survive for more than a couple of days without it
(d) it controls thirst and excretion of water as urine
Question 2. Water is called a key nutrient because:
(a) it dissolves different products of digestion
(b) no life is possible without it
(c) it carries products to the rest of the body
(d) it raises temperature of the body
Question 3. Water is an ideal constituent of the body fluids because:
(a) it is an excellent solvent
(b) it dissolves metabolic wastes
(c) it drains wastes out of the body
(d) it regulates excretion of urine
Question 4. Water regulates body temperature efficiently as:
(a) it circulates easily
(b) it has high-specific heat
(c) it dissolves food easily
(d) it has high thermal conductivity
Question 5. What does the author means when he uses the word ‘regulation’?
(a) Official rule
(c) Device for fair use
(d) Worn or used as per rules
Question 6. Which component is an inexpensive way to stay healthy?
Question 7. Which of the following statements is not true?
(a) Water regulates body temperature
(b) Excess water is not harmless
(c) Excess water is not harmful
(d) Water transports nutrients to the body
Question 8. Which activity is considered as water therapy?
(a) Its high thermal conductivity ensuring rapid heat transfer from one part to another
(b) Drinking a litre of water in the morning
(c) Drinking excess quantity of water
(d) All of the above
Question 9. What is the per cent of water content in a human body?
Question 10. Which word is a synonym of ‘maintain’?
II. Read the passage given below.
I. In the year ended December 2016, 3.5 million overseas visitors arrived in New Zealand. But how many visitors are in New Zealand on any given day of the year ? The question has practical importance. Visitors to New Zealand create demand for goods and services, including transportation, accommodation, and tourist activities. They also have an impact on local infrastructure. Knowing how many visitors are in New Zealand on any given day might be important for civil defence or flu pandemic planning.
II. The following data explores the seasonal fluctuations of visitors to New Zealand and New Zealand residents travelling overseas. This is based on short-term trips – those travelling for less than 12 months:
• In 2016, the number of overseas visitors in New Zealand ranged from 112,000 on 31 August to 354,000 on 29 December.
• In contrast, in 2016 the number of New Zealand residents temporarily overseas ranged from 72,000 on 1 March to 235,000 on 29 December.
• In both cases, the late December peak reflects an upsurge in travellers visiting friends and family, as well as an upsurge in those visiting for holidays.
III. There are strong seasonal patterns in visitor numbers (see figure below). In recent years the number of visitors in New Zealand peaked in the week of 27 December to 2 January. The peak day was 29 December in 2011-13 and 2016, and 28 December in 2014 and 2015.
IV. At that peak in 2016, the number of overseas visitors in New Zealand was 354,000. This compares with a peak of 191,000 in 2000. Since 2000, the number of visitors in New Zealand has increased across every day of the year, but more during the summer months (December to March).
V. The number of visitors in New Zealand tends to be at its lowest in late August, early September, and mid- June. On 31 August 2016, there were an estimated 112,000 overseas visitors in New Zealand. This is 242,000 less than the peak reached on 29 December.
VI. The seasonality of visitor numbers presents challenges to the tourism sector.
These challenges include :
• Managing the peak summer influx of visitors
• Marketing New Zealand as a destination at other times of the year, in order to spread visitor numbers throughout the year.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any six out of the eight questions by choosing the correct option.
Question 11. Which of the following is not a demand that is created in New Zealand because of the visitors coming to the country?
Question 12. It is good to have an understanding of how many visitors are in New Zealand on any given day as it might be important :
(a) for handling the goods supply accordingly.
(b) for civil defence or flu pandemic planning.
(c) for managing the population in any given area.
(d) for providing better and more services as per
Question 13. The challenges faced by the tourism sector because of the seasonality of the number of visitors are :
I. managing the peak summer influx of visitors.
II. handling the imbalance of supply and demand of goods over a year.
III. marketing New Zealand as a destination at other times of the year.
(a) I and II
(b) II and III
(c) III and I
(d) I and III
Question 14. The number of overseas visitors increases in New Zealand at a certain time of the year. This time is usually :
(a) from mid-June to late September.
(b) from December to March.
(c) during the late August.
(d) during the early September
Question 15. The peak day of the number of overseas visitors in New Zealand in the year 2015 was :
(a) 28 December
(b) 31 December
(c) 30 December
(d) 29 December
Question 16. The peak of overseas visitors and the temporary leaving of residents in the country in the late December reflects :
I. an upsurge of people getting temporarily stuck because of bad weather.
II. an upsurge in travellers visiting friends and family.
III. an upsurge in travellers just passing through the country to go to some other destination.
IV. an upsurge of people visiting for holidays.
(a) I and II
(b) I and III
(c) II and III
(d) II and IV
Question 17. Which of the following statements is not true in the context of the passage?
(a) The number of visitors in New Zealand tends to be at its lowest only in late August.
(b) It is of practical importance to know how many visitors are in New Zealand on any given day of the year.
(c) Since 2000 the number of visitors in New Zealand has increased across every day of the year.
(d) The overseas visitors visiting New Zealand have an impact on the local infrastructure of the country too.
Question 18. The number of visitors in New Zealand on 31 August is _____ less than the visitors on the peak day i the year 2016.
GRAMMAR & WRITING
III. Answer any five out of six questions by selecting the most appropriate option for each.
Question 19. A large number of soldiers _____ died for the country.
Question 20. When I was a child, I _____ to school everyday instead of going by cycle.
(b) have been walking
(c) had walked
(d) have walked
Question 21. My sister is very weak. She _____ run fast.
(a) could not
(b) can not
Question 22. How _____ money do you spend on new clothes?
Question 23. Which option displays the correct change of the following to reported speech?
The captain said to his men, “Fall into line.”
(a) The captain commanded his men to fall into line.
(b) The captain warned his men to fall into line.
(c) The captain told his men that they should fall into line.
(d) The captain said to his men that they can fall into line.
Question 24. Which option displays the correct change of the following to reported speech?
He said to her, “Why didn’t you put on the brakes ?
(a) He asked her why she hadn’t put on the brakes.
(b) He asked her why she didn’t put on the brake.
(c) He asked her that why she hadn’t put on the brake.
(d) He told her that why she hadn’t put on the brake.
IV. Answer any five out of the six questions given, with reference to the context below.
You are Raman/ Priya a resident of 404, lndrapuram, Ghajiabad (U.P.). Residents of your sector are worried and in trouble due to the open manholes for they leads to deadly accidents. Writing a letter to the Editor of The National Daily, Ghajiabad highlighting the issues and suggesting ways to sort out the problem.
Question 25. Which of the following is the correct sender’s address?
(a) The Editor, The Hindustnn Times, Ghnjinbnd
(b) 404, Jndrapuram, Ghajiabad (U.P.)
(c) Neither a nor b
(d) Only a
Question 26. Select the appropriate Subject?
(a) Benefits of open manholes
(b) Problem of open manholes
(c) Request for opening of manholes
(d) None of these
Question 27. Which one of the following is the most suitable salutation for this letter?
(a) Dear editor
(b) Dear and lovable sir
(c) Dear sir
(d) None of these
Question 28. How will you sign off this letter?
(a) With regards,Raman/Priya
(b) With love,Raman/Priya
(c) A concerned citizen,Raman/Priya
(d) Yours faithfully,Raman/Priya
Question 29. Which of the following way would you suggest him to solve the problem?
(a) To deploy policemen at the manholes
(b) To cover all manholes with newspapers
(c) To cover all manholes with plastics
(d) None of these
Question 30. Select the option that lists the most accurate opening for this letter?
(a) Through the column of your esteemed newspaper…
(b) With reference to your advertisement in The Times of India …
(c) This is to enquire about the school fee …
(d) None of these
V. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
“’Paper has more patience than people’ I thought of this saying on one of those days when I was feeling a little depressed and was sitting at home with my chin in my hands, bored and listless, wondering whether to stay in or go out. I finally stayed where I was, brooding: Yes, paper does have more patience, and since I’m not planning to let anyone else read this stiff-backed notebook grandly referred to as a ‘diary’, unless I should ever find a real friend, it probably won’t make a bit of difference.”
(From The Diary Of Anne Frank)
Question 31. “Paper has more patience than people.” What does this imply? This implies that Anne
(a) believed in the power of writing more than speaking to people.
(b) felt that she could pour her heart out on paper without any hindrance.
(c) had more faith in sharing her thoughts and feelings with paper.
(d) felt that she could share her feelings openly on paper.
Question 32. Pick out the emoticon which clearly brings out the meaning of ‘listless’ as used in the extract?
(a) Option (i)
(b) Option (ii)
(c) Option (iii)
(d) Option (iv)
Question 33. Pick the option that is odd one out with reference to the meaning of ‘patience’.
(a) option (i)
(b) option (ii)
(c) option (iii)
(d) option (iv)
34. If the diary were a ‘real friend’, what qualities would Anne expect it to have?
Pick the option that lists these correctly.
2. good listener
(a) 1 and 4
(b) 5, 6 and 7
(c) 2, 3 and 5
(d) 3 and 7
Question 35. Pick out the sentence that brings out the meaning of ‘brooding’ as used in the extract?
(a) The mysterious house on the hill is still brooding above the village.
(b) The people at the stock market always keep brooding about the gains.
(c) He was brooding over the matter and took a long time to decide.
(d) Suspense and drama were brooding at the site of the investigation.
VI. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
My Wanda will not come to your school anymore.
Jake also. Now we move away to big city. No more holler ‘Pollack’. No more ask why funny name. Plenty of funny names in the city.
(The Hundred Dresses II)
Question 36. Jan’s tone in the writing of the letter is not
Question 37. What, according to the letter, was the primary reason that prompted Mr Petronski to take the decision to move to a big city?
(a) His wish to achieve success in the big city.
(b) His urge to join his relatives who mostly lived in the big city.
(c) His anxiety over their poverty in the small city.
(d) His agony about his children being viewed as ‘outsiders’ by their schoolmates.
Question 38. The dictionary says the following about migration.
Migration involves the movement of people (birds, fish etc.) from one place to another with intentions of settling, permanently or temporarily, at a new location (geographic region).
Which of the following options incorrectly uses ‘migration’?
(a) After gold was found in the uninhabited region, there was a migration to that area.
(b) Bears sleep through winters. This migration helps bears to use their stored energy much more slowly.
(c) There was a mass migration of youngsters to the tagged locale, to assist the cause for charity.
(d) Scientists have studied the migration of fish over long distances in the river
Question 39. The phrase ‘Pollack’ reveals a discrimination on the basis of
Question 40. The line “Plenty of funny names in the city” suggests that the city
(a) is a melting pot of people from different parts of the world.
(b) has foreign people willing to give opportunities to the poor.
(c) is a safe haven for immigrants if they have funny names.
(d) has a special status for all who are willing to be funny.
VII. Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
Some say the world will end in fire
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
(Fire And Ice)
Question 41. Which literary device has been used in ‘I hold with those who favour fire’?
Question 42. How many predictions does the poet make for the ending of the world?
Question 43. What does ‘Fire’ symbolise according to the poet?
(d) All of these
Question 44. What is the rhyme scheme of first stanza in Fire and Ice?
Question 45. Which literary device has been used in the first two lines of Fire and Ice?
VIII.Read the given extract to attempt the questions that follow:
Anil was watching a wrestling match when I approached him. He was about 25– a tall, lean fellow – and he looked easy-going, kind and simple enough for my purpose. I hadn’t had much luck of late and thought I might be able to get into the young man’s confidence. ‘You look a bit of a wrestler yourself,” I said. A little flattery helps in making friends.
(The Thief’s Story)
Question 46. According to the extract, the young boy was watching the wrestling match because he
(a) had been invited there by the wrestlers.
(b) was supposed to meet someone there.
(c) was looking for simple people to dupe.
(d) loved wrestling and followed it very closely.
Question 47. ‘I hadn’t had much luck of late’ means that the boy hadn’t
(a) ever conned people successfully.
(b) been successful in duping people lately.
(c) understood the consequences of thievery till date.
(d) considered the role of fate in deceiving others.
Question 48. ‘I might be able to get into the young man’s confidence.’
Choose the option that does not display what the statement means.
(a) He wanted to win his trust.
(b) He wanted him to share his thoughts without caution.
(c) He wanted him to feel comfortable revealing more details about himself.
(d) He wanted to be able to spend quality time with him.
Question 49. Based on the line, “A little flattery helps in making friends.”
Choose the option that displays the quote closest in meaning.
(a) Imitation is the best form of flattery; people generally understand that my comedy is not intended to hurt anybody
(b) I know imitation is the highest form of flattery, but stealing one’s identity is totally different.
(c) Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.
(d) One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
Question 50. Anil looked easy-going, kind and simple to the narrator.Which of the given characteristics would not fit in with this description?
IX. Attempt the following.
Question 51. What was the only thing that the Earth needed according to Lencho?
(a) a shower
(b) a snowfall
(c) strong winds
Question 52. The young seagull was feeling more heat because –
(a) He was facing east.
(b) He was afraid.
(c) He was hungry.
(d) It was a too sunny day.
Question 53. How does Nelson Mandela define the meaning of courage?
(a) Triumph over fear
(b) Triumph over love
(c) Triumph over selfish
(d) Triumph over poverty
Question 54. Miss Mason said, “look at her exquisite drawings”.What is the meaning of “Exquisite”?
(b) neatly made
(d) extremely beautiful and well-made
Question 55. What are the two negative creatures that Frost used as carriers of positivity?
(a) snow, dust
(b) hemlock tree, snow
(c) snow, crow
(d) hemlock tree, crow
Question 56. Now the boy should understand the responsibility of _____ of his things.
(a) Taking care
(b) Giving value
(d) Giving worth
Question 57. How should the tiger walk through the grass?
(a) With great difficulty
(b) With ease
(c) With practice
(d) None of these
Question 58. “I think I know a cure for you.” What is the ‘cure’?
(a) controlling Tricki’s diet
(b) giving him a surgery
(c) giving injections
(d) keeping under observation
Question 59. Who is the author of the story “The Thief’s story”?
(a) James Herriot
(b) Ruskin Bond
(c) Robert Arthur
(d) Victor Canning
Question 60. Why was Mrs Hall prepared and ready to tolerate strange habits and irritable temper?
(a) He had paid in advance
(b) He was a scientist
(c) Both a and b
(d) None of these