March 24, 2014

10th Class English Model Paper for Telugu Medium Students

SSC Public Examinations are fat approaching. Following is the English Model Question Paper for Telugu Medium students of 10th Class / Tenth Class in AP and Telangana states. Duration is 2-30 hours. Maximum marks are 50.


Instructions: 1. Answer all the questions under Part - A on a separate answer
book.
2. Write answers to the questions under Part - B on the question paper itself.
3. Start answering the questions as you read them.

Time: 1 1/2 Hrs. Part - A Marks: 30

(1-10): Answer any FIVE of the following questions. Each
answer should be in one or two sentences each. (5 × 1 = 5)
1. Why was Antonio ready to borrow money from an enemy like Shylock?
2. What were the evil thoughts in Shylock's mind when Bassanio told him that Antonio would stand guarantee for the borrowed money?
3. Who, according to Nerissa was the most suitable husband for Portia?
4. Why did Jessica and Lorenzo decide to run away?
5. Why did the Prince of Morocco fail to marry Portia?
6. Why did Bassanio decide to go back to Venice soon after his marriage?
7. Portia said that Shylock had the right to a pound of flesh. But she put some conditions. What were they?
8. Why did Shylock call the young lawyer a Daniel?
9. What gift did Bassanio offer the lawyer? Did she accept it?
10. How did Portia use the ring to make fun of her husband?
11. Read the following Passage carefully (5 × 1 = 5)

He had come to Belmont hoping to find his friend and his wife
happy together. But here, they were quarrelling with each other.
He was in a way responsible for this quarrel.
Now answer the following questions:
a) Who does 'he' refer to?
b) Two persons are quarrelling with each other. Who are they?
c) What is the quarrel about?
d) Why does he say that he was responsible for the quarrel?
e) When did the quarrel end?

12. Write a story using the hints given below in about 200 words. Divide the story into two or three paragraphs. (10)
A donkey and a camel − good friends − go to eat cabbages − while eating, donkey brays
− gardener hears − come out − beats camel − camel gets angry with the donkey −
both want to cross a river to eat fruits − camel carries donkey on its back −
camel begins dancing − donkey drowns.
(OR)
Flower-seller to king's palace − soldier at the gate − 'cannot go in − give me half of what you get' − agrees − king likes flowers − 'what do you want?' − 'fifty lashes'
− king surprised − man tells king − gives twenty five lashes to soldier − rewards flower- seller.

13. You hope to pass the SSC Examination with high marks. For higher studies you want to join a good college in a big city. You have a cousin who an employee in Bengaluru. Write to him/ her seeking his/ her advice and help. (10)
(OR)
Aplace of worship in your locality plays film songs on the loud speaker the whole night. They don't care for the people's protests. Students and old people suffer a lot. Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper about this disturbance and ask the authorities concerned to take necessary steps.


Time: 1 Hr. Part - B - Marks: 20

Note:
Write the answers to the questions in this part on the question paper itself.
Instructions:
i) Use CAPITAL LETTERS while answering the multiple choice questions.
ii) Marks will not be awarded if there is any over-writing or re-writing.

14. Read the following passage carefully.

One night the jailor decided to play a joke on his colleague to find out if, after so many performances he had managed to learn the contents of the letter by heart. The curtain went up on the final act of the play and showed the Aristocrat sitting behind the bars in his dark cell. Just then, the jailor appeared with the letter in his hands. He entered the cell and presented the letter to the Aristocrat. But the copy he gave him had not been written out in full as usual. It was simply a blank sheet of paper. (By Heart)

Now answer the following questions in a word or phrase each: (5×1 = 5)
1. What did the jailor want to do one night?
Ans: ........................
2. Who was in the prison?
Ans: ........................
3. Who gave the copy of the letter to the Aristocrat?
Ans: ........................
4. Was it really a letter? What was it?
Ans: ........................
5. Why did the jailor do that?
Ans: ........................

15. Read the following passage carefully.

Books and stories with a moral appealed to Gandhi very much. The noble story of the play 'Shravana Pitrubhakta Nataka' was read by him again and again. It was a drama describing Shravana, the boy who carried his blind parents on his soldiers to holy places. This story of obedience to parents left a strong impression on his mind. Gandhi showed the same obedience to his parents, teachers and elders. He was also attracted to the stories of 'Prahlad' and 'Harischandra'. He liked Prahlad, the boy,
who suffered gladly for his faith in God. He respected King Harischandra because he kept his word and sacrificed every- thing for truth. Stories such as these appealed to his heart. The great Indian epics, 'The Ramayana' and 'The Mahabharata' were often read out in his house and now and then there were religious discussions with holy men, belonging to Jain, Parsee and Muslim religions. Thus, in his young mind
were sown seeds of religious tolerance and equality of all faiths.

Now answer the following questions.
A. Each of the following questions has three choices. Tick ( ✓ ) the right answer.
(4 × 1 = 4)
1. The story of Shravana teaches .............
a) faith in God ( )
b) sacrifice for truth ( )
c) obedience to parents ( )

2. Shravana carried his blind parents ...........
a) on a bullock cart ( )
b) on his soldiers ( )
c) on vehicles ( )

3. 'The Ramayana' and 'The Mahabharata' are ...........
a) The great Indian epics ( )
b) religious books of all religions ( )
c) religious books of Jain and Parsee religions ( )

4. Gandhiji liked Prahlad, the boy because ...........
a) he suffered for his country ( )
b) he suffered for his parents ( )
c) he suffered to show his faith in God ( )

B. Given below are SIX statements. Three of them are TRUE according to the passage. Find the True statements and write (T) against them in brackets. (3 × 1 = 3)
1. Gandhiji liked books and stories with a moral. ( )
2. Gandhiji liked the story of Prahlad but not the story of Harischandra. ( )
3. Religious discussions with holy men of other religions were conducted in Gandhiji's house. ( )
4. Gandhiji hated a few religions. ( )
5. Seeds of religious tolerance were sown in young Gandhi's mind. ( )
6. Gandhiji never believed in equality of all faiths. ( )

16. Read the following passage carefully.

The trees of the world are fast disappearing. Not only are trees cut down for feeding industries, but forests are burnt down to find land for cultivation. Most people agree that something should be done. Some argue that the Government should
pass a law against using wood as fuel for cooking. Most tree lovers think each person in the world should plant one tree every year.

In the meanwhile, scientists in the United States are trying to breed a tree that will be ideal for city life. This tree should have shallow roots. It should have fairly short branches. Branches that reach too high interfere with overheadlines. The ideal tree should not drop fruit on people either.

Most importantly, the tree of the future should be so tough that insects cannot harm it. It should resist disease. And it should be able to withstand the effect of air pollution.

Now answer the following questions.
A) What are the two main reasons for the fast disappearance of trees?
(2 x 1 = 2)
i) .................................
ii) .................................

B) There are FIVE words in List 'A'. The meaning of four of them are given in List 'B'. Choose the right word from List 'A' to match the meaning in List 'B' and write it in the space provided against each meaning. 4 x 1/2 = 2

List A:
Cultivation
Ideal
Interfere
Breed
Withstand

List B:
i) get in the way ..... --------------
ii) beat without getting hurt ..... --------------
iii) perfect ...... --------------
iv) the growing of crops ...... --------------

C) Complete the following sentences using a word or a phrase each. (2× 1/2 =1)

i) Some people want a law against using wood as.......................
ii) The ideal city tree should have roots that are not ......................

D) The tree of the future should be tough in two ways. What are they?
They are:
i) .................................
ii) .................................

E) Answer the following in a word or a phrase each.
i) Why should the ideal tree have short branches?
Ans: .................................
ii) What do tree lovers want people to do?
Ans: ................................

Answers - Part - B

Q.No. 14.
1. To play joke on his colleague
2. The Aristocrat 3. The jailor.
4. No. It was a sheet of blank paper.
5. To find out if his collegue learned the contents of the
letter by heart.
15. A: 1.C
2. B
3. A
4. C

B: 1 - (T)
3 - (T)
5 - (T)

16. A)
i) Cut down for raw materials for industries.
ii) Burnt down to cultivation.
B) i) interfere ii) withstand iii) ideal iv) cultivation
C) i) fuel ii) deep
D) i) it should resist diseases.
ii) it should withstand the effect of air pollution.
E) i) Not to come in the way of overhead lines.
ii) Each person should plant one tree every year.

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