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CBSE Class 10th English Pre board Paper 2022-23 MQP
Pre-board examination 2022-23
Time allowed:3 hours Maximum Marks:80
General Instructions: Read the following instructions very carefully and strictly follow them:
(i) Question paper comprises three sections-A, B and C. )
Section A- Reading 20 -Marks
Section B -Writing & Grammar 30 Marks
Section C Literature 30 Marks
ii) There are 11 questions in the question paper All questions are compulsory fay Answer should be brief and to the point
iii) There is no overall choice in the question paper. However, an internal choice has been provided in Section B and Section C Make your choice correctly .
iv ) In addition to this, separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary.
v) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions.
Section A (Reading)
Q.1. Read the following passage carefully.
1. Caged behind thick glass, the most famous dancer in the world can easily be missed in the National Museum, Delhi The Dancing Gist of Mohenjo-daro is that rare artefact that even school children are familiar with. Our school textbooks also communicate the wealth of our 5000 year heritage of art. You have to be alert to her existence there, amid terracotta animals to rediscover this bronze image.
2. Most of us have seen her only in photographs or sketches, therefore the impact of actually holding her is magnified a million times over. One discovers that the dancing girl has no feet. She is amalt, a little over 10 cm tall the length of a human palm-but she surprises us with the power of great art-the ability to communicate across centuries.
3. A series of bangles of shell or wory or thin metal-clothe her left upper arm all the
way down to her fingers. A necklace with three pendants bunched together and a few bangles above the elbow and wrist on the right hand display an almost modem art 4. She speaks of the undaunted, ever hopeful human spirit. She reminds us that it is important to visit museums in our country to experience the impact that a work of art leaves on our senses, to find among all the riches one particular vision of beauty that
speaks to us alone.
1.1. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a) The Dancing Girl belongs to:
iii. Homo sapiens
(b) In the museum she’s kept among :
i. dancing figures
ii. bronze statues
(c) Which information is not given in the passage?
i.The girl is caged behind glass.
ii.She is a rare artefact.
iii. School books communicate the wealth of our heritage
iv.She cannot be rediscovered as she’s bronze.
(d) ‘Great Art’ has power because:
i. it appeals to us despite a passage of time.
ii. it is small and can be understood.
iii. it’s seen in pictures and sketches.
iv. it’s magnified a million times.
(e) The jewellery she wears:
i.consists of only bangles of shell or ivory or thin metal.
ii is a necklace with two pendants.
iii. both (i) and (ii) are correct.
iv .neither (i) nor (ii) is correct.
(f) She reminds us:
i. of the never-say-die attitude of humans.
ii.why museums in our country are exciting.
iii.why she will make us come into money.
iv.of dancing figures.
(g) The synonym of the word “among” in para 1 is………………..
(h) The size of the dancing girl is equal to the length of human palm. (True/False)
Read the following passage carefully :
1. As the family finally sets off from home after many arguments there is a moment of lull as the car takes off. “Alright, so where are we going for dinner now?” asks the one at the driving wheel. What follows is a chaos as multiple voices make as many suggestions.
2 By the time order is restored and a decision is arrived at, tempers have risen, feelings
injured and there is at least one person grumbling.
3. Twenty years ago, you would step out of home, decision of meal and venue already
made with no arguments or opposition and everybody looked forward to the meal with
equal enthusiasm. The decision was made by the head of the family and the others
fell in line Today every member of the family has a say in every decision which also
promotes a sense of togetherness and bonding.
4. We empower our kids to take their own decisions from a very early age. We ask them the cuisine they prefer, the movie they want to see, the holiday they wish to go on and the subjects they wish to study.
5. It’s a closely connected world out there where children consult and guide each other. A parent’s well-meaning advice can sound like nothing more than unnecessary preaching How then do we reach our children through all the conflicting views and make the voice of reasem be heard? Children today question choices and prefer to go with the flow.
6. What then is the best path to take? I would say the most important thing one can do is to listen. Listen to your children and their silences Ensure that you keep some time aside for them, insist that they share their stories with you. Step into their world. It is not as complicated as it sounds; just a daily half an hour of the quality time’ would do the trick.
2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following questions in 30-40 words each.
(a) Write one advantage and one disadvantage of allowing every family member to be part of the decision making process
(b) In today’s world, what are parents asking their kids?
(c) Which two pieces of advice does the writer give to the parents?
(d) The passage supports the parents. How far do you agree with the author’s views? Support your view with a reason.
2.2 On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following:
(a) The synonym of ‘hurt’ as given in paragraph 2 is…….
(b) The word which means the same as ‘a style or method of cooking in paragraph 4 is
(c) The antonym of ‘agreeable’ as given in paragraph 5 is………..
(d) The antonym of ‘simple’ as given in paragraph 6 is:
SECTION B (Writing and Grammar)
Q.3. Slums are spreading more than the planned townships. The life in the slums is miserable Crowded living, lack of drinking water, insanitary conditions, poor power supply etc are causing a lot of suffering to the people. Write a letter in 100-150 words to the editor of national newspaper drawing attention of the concerned authorities to this problem and asking for a proper solution. You are Udit/Udita. 26 Latouche Road, Kanpur .
Roads in our cities are fast turning into death traps. Eight out of ten road accidents are caused by people who don’t follow rules of the road. Write an article in 100-150 words on
the topic, Road Safety’ You are Ramesh/Rita.
Q.4. Write a story in 150-200 words with the help of the following clues.
Last year in the month of December, I went to my native village where my grand parents
live in a cottage on the foothills of the Himalayas. One day, I was standing on the edge of a dense forest. Suddenly………
It was an amazing day, full of fun and frolic. We all stood aghast to see a strange flying object over our heads. We started………..
Q. 5. Fill in the blanks in the paragraph given below by choosing the most appropriate
options from the ones that follow. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers.
Reading books (a) a good hobby.
Books open (b) vast new world to us.
They increase (c ) knowledge and change our out-look (d) the world.
(a) (i) has, (b) (i) the (c) (i) his. (d) (i) towards
(ii) was (ii),a. (ii) one’s (ii)for
(iii) are (iii)an. (iii)Our. (iii)by
(iv) is. (iv) some. (iv) your. (iv)some
Q.6 The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along with its correction .
Spending time for their kids
brings immediate as well as long-last
gain for. a parents. According to a
research, children with concerned
parents are more efficient.
Q7. Rearrange the following words/phrases to make meaningful sentences.
(a) is / as/known/ Jaipur / Pink City.
(b) in the / are / buildings / city / in pink colour / painted / most of the
(c) have made / a popular / it / its / historical buildings /destination / tourist.
(d) go there / one / bus / from Delhi / can easily / by
Section C (Literature)
Q 8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Max bit his lip nervously. The knocking was repeated. “What will you do now, Max ?” Ausable asked. “If I do not answer the door, they will enter anyway. The door is unlocked. And they will not hesitate to shoot”.
(a) Who is Max ?
(i) a spy
(ii) a tourist
(iii) a businessman
(iv) a waiter
(b) Max became nervous because :
(i) he got scared of Ausable.
(ii) he thought the police had come.
(iii) the door was unlocked.
(iv) Ausable did not get up to open the door.
(c) Actually the door was knocked at by the________
(d) Which word in the extract is opposite in meaning to the word ‘confidently’ ?
I stand and look at them long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition.
(a) The poet who has written these lines is :
(i) Robert Frost
(ii) Carolyn Wells
(iii) Walt Whitman
(iv) Ogden Nash
(b) Who are ‘they’ referred to here?
(ii) Ananda’s friends
(iv) Wanda’s dresses
(c) The poet looks at them long and long because he……….
(d) Which word in the extract means ‘complain’ ?
Q.9. Answer any five of the following questions in 30-40 words each.
(a) What were Lencho’s feeling when the hail stopped?
(b) why is coorge called the land of rolling hill s?
(c ) how did education change bholi’s personality?
(d) What was the major flaw in Tricki?
(e) How did griffins invisibility come to his help whenever he found himself in trouble?
(f) How is Ausable different from other secret agents?
Q 10. Attempt the following question in 100-150 words.
Why and when did the narrator say that ‘everything’ was going well, it was an easy flight.’ ? (Black Aeroplane)
How did Valli fulfil her desire to ride a bus to the town and back?
Q.11. Attempt the following question in 100-150 words.
What other interests, besides Science, did Richárd Ebright pursue? What did Mr. Kleiherer, his Social Studies teacher, tell us about Ebright ?
Why was Nelson Mandela overwhelmed l with a sense of history ? how did he succeed in ending the apartheid regime in South Africa ?