MP board Class 10 English trimaasik paper 2022 : कक्षा दसवीं अंग्रेजी तिमाही परीक्षा 2022

MP board Class 11 English trimaasik paper 2022 : कक्षा दसवीं अंग्रेजी तिमाही परीक्षा 2022

CLASS – 10th


Time: 3 hours                                                    Maximum Marks- 80 

Instructions- 1. All questions are compulsory


Q.1. Read the following passages and answer the questions given below them.

‘Prevention is better than cure’, and it is recognized that the only way to get rid of malaria completely is to get rid of the mosquitoes which cause it. Malaria is always associated with damp and marshy land. This is not because the land is damp, but because the stagnant water is the breeding place of the mosquito, which begins its life as a larva living in the water. Malaria does not frequently occur in the water. Malaria does not frequently occur in dry desert countries, because mosquito is to their breeding in stagnant water. This can be done by draining all ponds and pools, and by keeping them covered in the breeding season with a thin layer of kerosene oil, which by depriving the larvae of air, kills them.


i. Which is better than cure?

a. Protection 

b. Prevention 

c. Be always careful 

d. All of the above 

ii. By which malaria associated?

(a). Marshy Land 

(b). Running water 

(c). Damp place

(d). Both (a) and ©

iii. What is the breeding place of mosquito?

(a). Running water 

(b). Stagnant water 

(c). Both (a) and (b) 

(d). None of the above

iv. Where does mosquito can’t breed?

(a). Dry desert countries 

(b). Drainage 

(c). Running water 

(d). Both (a) and ©

(v. How can we destroy mosquitoes?

(a). By preventing their breeding in stagnant water

(b). By draining all ponds and pools

(c). both a and b

(d). none of these

Q. 2. Read the following passages and answer the questions given below them.

Long ago in Mongolia there lived an emperor who feared growing old. One day, he saw an old man in the street. Upset at being reminded that someday, he too, would age, he ordered all the old people to leave his land. One day, a violent  storm swept the kingdom. Nothing was safe from its fury. It roared into the palace and blew away the emperor’s belongings, including his priceless golden pitcher. When the storm ended, the emperor ordered that the pitcher be found and brought back to him. People went in search of the pitcher. They saw it in a lake nearby. But no matter who tried, no one could get a grip on the pitcher. All they got was a handful of water. Yet it could be plainly seen, glittering and just below the water’s surface!


i. The emperor was upset to see the old man because 

(a) it reminded him that he would grow old too. 

(b) it reminded him that he had to colour his hair.

(c) it reminded him that he might fall ill. 

(d) it reminded him of his grandfather.

ii. The people saw the golden pitcher 

(a) in a pit nearby. 

(b) inside the palace. 

(c) in a lake nearby. 

(d) in a river nearby.

iii. The emperor’s orders were that all the 

(a) old men should live in his land. 

(b) young men should stay in his land. 

(c) old men should leave his land. 

(d) children should leave his land.

iv. What did the people who went to bring the pitcher get?

(a) A handful of air. 

(b) The pitcher’s handle. 

(c) A handful of water. 

(d) Nothing at all.

v. The emperor feared

(a) getting weak. 

(b) getting ill. 

(c) getting young. 

(d) getting old.

Q. 3. Read the following passage carefully and make notes on them also give a suitable title to them.

Speech is a great blessing, but it can also be a great curse, for, while it helps us  to make our intention and desires known to fellows, it can also, if we use it carelessly, make our attitude completely misunderstood. A slip of the tongue, the use of an unusual word, or of an ambiguous word, and so on, may create an enemy where we had hoped to win a friend. Again, different classes of people use different vocabularies and the ordinary speech of an educated man may strike an uneducated listener as showing pride; unwillingly we may use a word which bears a different meaning to our listener from what it does to men of our own class. Thus, speech is not a gift to use lightly without thought but one which demands careful handling.


Q. 4.  You are Yashasvi Shrivastava studying in Govt. C.M.Rise School, Guraiya, (M.P.). Write an application to your Principal for issuing books from Book Bank.


You are Aman. Write a letter to your friend inviting him to spend summer vacation with you.

Q. 5. Write a paragraph any one of the following topics. (In about 120 words)

1. Importance of Trees. 

2. Covid-19

3. Online education 

4. Health is Wealth

Q. 6. On the basis of the picture given below, write a short paragraph about the importance of trees.


Q. 7.  Fill in the blanks choosing the correct alternatives given-

  1. He knows the boy _____is wearing a blue shirt. (which/who/where)
  2. They have been playing here _____ morning. (since/for)
  3. _____ Ganga is a sacred river. (a/an/the)
  4. I am not going to office ______ I am ill. (and/so/because)
  5. Don’t leave this place _____ I come back. (until/when)
  6. .I ______ buy that mobile if I had money. (would/would have)
  7. How _____ students are present today? (many/much)

Ans.  1. Who, 2. Since, 3. The, 4. Because, 5. Until, 6. Would have, 7. Many


  1. He did his work well. (Change into negative)
  2. He is too poor to pay his fees. (rewrite the sentence using ‘so………that’)
  3. He taught English. (Change the sentence into Present indefinite Tense)
  4. in the park/were playing/ Children/ football (Rearrange the words to make a meaningful sentence.)
  5. Delhi is larger than Bhopal (Rewrite the sentence using ‘positive degree’)
  6. He teaches Hindi. (Change the sentence into Passive Voice)
  7. She lived in Shivpuri. (Change into interrogative)

Ans.  1. answer is: He did not do his work well., 2. He is so poor that he can’t pay his fees., 3. He teaches English., 4. Children were playing football in the park, 5. Bhopal is not as large as Delhi”.  6. Hindi is taught to us by him, 7. :Does she live in shivpuri ?

Q. 9.  Choose the correct option

  1. Where was Lencho’s house situated?
  1.  in a city
  2.  in the forest  
  3. bottom of the hill
  4.  top of a hill

     2. Lencho had grown—– in his fields.

  1. barley 
  2.  corn 
  3.  rice) 
  4. wheat

    3. What did the crow shake on the poet?

  1. dust of soil 
  2. dust of snow 
  3. dust of tree
  4. dust of ash

    4. Who has written the poem “Fire and Ice”?

  1.  Robert Frost 
  2. John Keats 
  3. W.B .Yeats
  4. ) S.T. Coleridge

Ans. 1.  (d) top of a hill, 2. (b) corn, 3.  (b) dust of snow , 4. (a) Robert Frost 

Q. 10. (A)  Read the following extracts from the prose and answer the questions given  below.

I knew that the oppressor must be liberated just as surely as the oppressed. A man who takes away another man’s freedom is a prisoner of hatred; he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow mindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else’s freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity.


1. Who is the writer of the lesson from which this text has been taken?

(a) G.L Fuentes.      (b)Anup Kumar Datta       (c) Nelson Mandela

2. A man who takes away another man’s freedom is _____

(a) a prisoner of superiority    (b) a prisoner of self-value.    (c) a prisoner of hatred 

3. Find out the word from the above text which is opposite of the word ‘wide’?

(a) liberated.            (b)narrow                   (c) robbed

(B)  Read the following extracts from the poems and answer the questions given 


              He hears the last voice at night,

              The patrolling cars,

              And stares with his brilliant eyes

              At the brilliant stars.


1. From which poem the above lines have been taken?

(a) Dust of Snow         (b) Fire and Ice           (c) A Tiger in the Zoo 

2. What does he stare at?

(a) cars.                (b) night.                (c) stars

3. Which of the following is opposite of the word ‘brilliant’?

(a) intelligent.         (b)glare.               (c)dull

Q. 11.  Answer the following questions in about 30 words ( any six)

  1. How did the rain change? What happened to Lencho’s fields?
  2. Was Lencho surprised to find a letter for him with money in it?
  3. Why were the two national anthems sung?
  4. What ideals does he set out for the future of South Africa?
  5. Why was the young seagull afraid to fly ?
  6. Who does Lencho have complete faith in ? Which sentences in the story tell you this ?
  7. Can you say how 10 May is an ‘autumn day’ in South Africa?
  8. What made the woman in the control centre look at the narrator strangely?

Q. 12.  Answer the following questions in about 30 words ( any two)

  1. What does the poet say has changed his mood?
  2. What does ‘fire’ stand for in the poem?
  3. How does the tiger terrify the villagers?

Q. 13.  Answer the following questions in about 30 words ( any two)

  1. Why was Dr. Herriot confident that Tricki will be in hospital soon?
  2. Who does ‘I’ refer to in the story ‘A Thief’s Story’?
  3. Why was the narrator shocked at Tricki’s appearance?

Q. 14. Are there people like Lencho in the real world? What kind of a person would you say he is?


How did Mandela’s understanding of freedom change with age and experience?

Q. 15.  What do the ‘crow’ and the ‘hemlock’ represent? What does the dust of  snow that the crow shakes off a hemlock tree stand for?


What is theme of the poem ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’?

Q. 16. In the end of the lesson, Mrs. Pumphery says “This is a triumph of surgery.” Why?


What are Hari Singh’s reactions to the prospect of getting an education? Do they change over time? What makes him return to Anil?

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