AP SSC 10th class English-1 Model paper 2015-16 English Medium Set  2

                                                        Part-A

(1 – 10) Answer ANY FIVE of the following questions in two or three sentences each.

1.‘I call it my chicken drumstick, ‘joked Nick. What does ‘it’ refer to ? How does it help  him ? (Attitude is Altitude)

2.Discuss the irony in the tile ‘The Dear Departed’? (The Dear Departed – II)

3.Why was the author reluctant to carry his own luggage ? (The Journey)

4.How was Ray perceived by the outsiders ? (Rendezvous with Ray)

5.Who was Bayaji ? What was Bayaji’s dream ? (The Storeyed House – I)

6.How are people’s basic needs connected with the environment ? (Environment)

7.If one wants to bring a change in social system, what qualities should one possess ?(My Childhood)

8. Why did the white man feel surprised at the narrator’s outburst ?(Jamaican Fragment)

9.What did Socrates suggest as the secret to success ?
(Every success story…………… great failures)

10.When did people shake hands with their hearts ? (Once upon a time)

11. Read the following stanza.
We, Indians, are proud to be a strong nation,
Our roots, we declare, cannot be shaken. ‘
Then why these fights,
which leave us in poor plight ?                                                                                                                             *
Irrespective of our region, forget the castes,
which makes us lose our charm.
Now answer the following questions.
(a)Why are we proud ? (b) What cannot be shaken ?
(c) ‘Which’ leaves us in poor plight ?  (d) Which makes us lose our charm ?
(e) What kind of feeling do we get from the above lines ?

12.Read the following lines.
The forested mountains were the source of water and the source of rain, so when you deforest, you cause a shortage of water and a change of rainfall patterns and therefore people are not able to get food and water. (Environment)
Now answer the following questions.    
(a)What were the source of water and rain ?
(b)What is the effect of deforestation ?
(c)What is the ecological problem coined in the above line ?

13.Read the following lines.
A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire  can’t give much heat, a weak desire can’t produce great results.(Every success…….. great failure)
Now answer the following questions.      
(a)What is necessary for accomplishment ?
(b)Why should one avoid weak desire ?

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16.(a)Raju must cut, down his expenses.
(b) Roja must cut the plant.
Q.Who do you think is in trouble ? Ans………………………
(Or)
Report the following into Indirect Speech.
She said, “Honey is sweet.”          Ans……………………………………….

17.The policeman caught the thief. The thief was hiding in a cowshed. (Combine the sentences with ‘Who’)
Ans…………………………………………………..

18.Re-write the following sentence in the Passive form.
They marketed our products. Ans……………………………………….

19.Combine the following sentences with ‘When’.  
I feel asleep. I was reading.    Ans……………………………………….

20.Fill in the blanks with right contractions.
Mother, there ………………….  (is) a strange man watching at the door with a familiar  sort of face. I feel you……………… (have) seen before.

21.Fill in the blanks, choosing the right words from those given in the brackets.  
(a)They may feel jealous…………….. your success. (at, of in)
(b)Radha, a precocious girl of ten was dressed……………….. (in, at, on)
(c)India is famous………………. its spiritual glory. (for, of in)
(d)Siva gave………………… (up, at, off)

22.Replace the underlined words in the following sentences with the words from the box that have the same meaning.
elaborate, bullying, erupted, degrades, exotic, sustain, set on
(a)Despite the risk of humiliation, his parents insisted Nick attend mainstream.
(b)New schools are beginning to exist now.
(c)The poster is offensive and disrespects women.
(d)A sudden demand for tamarind seeds appeared suddenly in the market.

23.Fill in the blanks with the words opposite in meaning to those underlined.  
(a)The boys walked briskly uphill, the older people………………… followed them.
(b)Man is mortal but nature is……………………………………….
(c)These children are very noisy, why can’t they be……………………………
(d)He gathered the…………………

24.Fill in the blanks w ith the appropriate forms of the underlined words.  
(a) Vinoba Bhave led a simple life. His……………………………. added to this greatness.
(b) Mix all the ingredients well. Add the……………………….. to the curry.
(c)The forests produce many things. We have to increase their…………………………..
(d)These are the seedlings that I got from the…………………………………

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26.Complete the following words by using ei, ie, ai, ia, ee.
(a) Th __ __ st                                                                                             (b) Glac__   __ r

27.Complete the following words with the letters given in the brackets.  
(a) extravag………………… (ence / ance) (b) accusa………………………… (tion / sion)

28.One word in each set is wrongly spelt. Rewrite it correctly in the space provided.
(a)buraue austere                           dexterous                     gleam                          Ans :……………………..
(b)lethargy sarcasm                         incite                                   colapse            Ans :……………………..

29.Look at the two sets of words given below. In each set, the letters underlined in the two words are pronounced in the same way. Find the words and copy them out.
(a)cheat chase                               cheese                               chart   Ans :……………………..
(b)gadget hang                                   agony                                 budget   Ans :……………………..

30.Arrange the following words in alphabetical order.
Tribute,  Treasure,  Training,  Tradition
Ans…………… ,     ………………….. ,     ……………… ,   …………………

31.Your friend has gone out of town.
As he/she gets back, advise him to finish his/her homework.
Ans…………………………………………………………….

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33.Change the following into a polite request.
You to the teacher : “I want to leave the classroom.”
Ans…………………………………………………………………………………..

34.People started to shout at the driver for his careless driving.
What would you say to them ?
(a)       Keep it on.    […… ]                                 (b)   Be cool. […… ]
(c)Have a nice time. […… ]             (d) Good   […… ]

Answers

                                                               Part -A

1.‘I call it my chicken drumstick, ‘joked Nick. What does ‘it’ refer to ? How does it help  him ? (Attitude is Altitude)
Ans.It refers to Nick’s small foot.It helps him to balance, kick, type, write and pick things up.

2.Discuss the irony in the tile ‘The Dear Departed’? (The Dear Departed – II)
Ans.The grand father / Abel Merryweather, who is titled to be dear is not dear to anyone. All the members of the family wanted only his property. Money is the dear to both the sisters but it departed from them.

3.Why was the author reluctant to carry his own luggage ? (The Journey)
Ans.His education had made him shun physical labour.Being a government officer if he carries the luggage all the people may laugh at him.

4.How was Ray perceived by the outsiders ? (Rendezvous with Ray)
Ans.The physical and intellectual stature of Ray might have made him cold, aloof and intimidating.

5.Who was Bayaji ? What was Bayaji’s dream ? (The Storeyed House – I)
Ans.Bayaji was (a Dalit) Mahar by caste in Maharashtra.His dream was to build a new storeyed house for his big family out of his retirement amount.

6.How are people’s basic needs connected with the environment ? (Environment)
Ans.People depend on forests for the basic needs like food, water, firewood, etc. If there are no trees, there is no food, water and firewood.

7.If one wants to bring a change in social system, what qualities should one possess ?(My Childhood)
Ans.One should be very strong to fight against the difficulties, determination to change the conventions and should not lose temper.

8. Why did the white man feel surprised at the narrator’s outburst ?(Jamaican Fragment)
Ans.The white man was the father of both the children. So on hearing the narrator’s out ­burst the white man felt surprised.

9.What did Socrates suggest as the secret to success ?
(Every success story…………… great failures)
Ans.The burning desire is the only secret to success.
(Or)
The man who tries to achieve success should try for it the same way as a drowing man who badly needs air.

10.When did people shake hands with their hearts ? (Once upon a time)
Ans.People shook hands with their hearts when the father (poet) was a child/ People shook hands with their hearts in the past days.

11. Read the following stanza.
We, Indians, are proud to be a strong nation,
Our roots, we declare, cannot be shaken. ‘
Then why these fights,
which leave us in poor plight ?                                                                                                                             *
Irrespective of our region, forget the castes,
which makes us lose our charm.
Now answer the following questions.
(a)Why are we proud ? (b) What cannot be shaken ?
(c) ‘Which’ leaves us in poor plight ?  (d) Which makes us lose our charm ?
(e) What kind of feeling do we get from the above lines ?
Ans.(a) To be a strong nation. (b) Our roots.
(c) Fights.                                      (d) Castes / Regions.
(e)Patriotic feeling / The feeling of being united.

12.Read the following lines.
The forested mountains were the source of water and the source of rain, so when you deforest, you cause a shortage of water and a change of rainfall patterns and therefore people are not able to get food and water. (Environment)
Now answer the following questions.    
(a)What were the source of water and rain ?
(b)What is the effect of deforestation ?
(c)What is the ecological problem coined in the above line ?
Ans.(a)The forested mountains. ,
(b)A shortage of water and a change of rainfall patterns.
(c)Deforestation

13.Read the following lines.
A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire  can’t give much heat, a weak desire can’t produce great results.(Every success…….. great failure)
Now answer the following questions.      
(a)What is necessary for accomplishment ?
(b)Why should one avoid weak desire ?
Ans.(a) A burning desire.
(b) It can’t produce great results

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Ans.(i) B                         (ii) E                             (iii) A            (iv) C                                   (v) D

16.(a)Raju must cut, down his expenses.
(b) Roja must cut the plant.
Q.Who do you think is in trouble ? Ans………………………
(Or)
Report the following into Indirect Speech.
She said, “Honey is sweet.”          Ans……………………………………….
Ans.(a) Raju (OR) She said that honey is sweet.

17.The policeman caught the thief. The thief was hiding in a cowshed. (Combine the sentences with ‘Who’)
Ans.The policeman caught the thief who was hiding in a cowshed. Our

18.Re-write the following sentence in the Passive form.
They marketed our products.
Ans.products were marketed by them.

19.Combine the following sentences with ‘When’.  
I feel asleep. I was reading.
Ans.When I was reading, I fell asleep.

20.Fill in the blanks with right contractions.
Mother, there ………………….  (is) a strange man watching at the door with a familiar  sort of face. I feel you……………… (have) seen before.
Ans.there’s, you’ve

21.Fill in the blanks, choosing the right words from those given in the brackets.  
(a)They may feel jealous…………….. your success. (at, of in)
(b)Radha, a precocious girl of ten was dressed……………….. (in, at, on)
(c)India is famous………………. its spiritual glory. (for, of in)
(d)Siva gave………………… (up, at, off)
Ans.(a)of  (b)in  (c)for  (d)up

22.Replace the underlined words in the following sentences with the words from the box that have the same meaning.
elaborate, bullying, erupted, degrades, exotic, sustain, set on
(a)Despite the risk of humiliation, his parents insisted Nick attend mainstream.
(b)New schools are beginning to exist now.
(c)The poster is offensive and disrespects women.
(d)A sudden demand for tamarind seeds appeared suddenly in the market.
Ans.(a)bullying  (b)sustain  (c)degrades  (d)erupted

23.Fill in the blanks with the words opposite in meaning to those underlined.  
(a)The boys walked briskly uphill, the older people………………… followed them.
(b)Man is mortal but nature is……………………………………….
(c)These children are very noisy, why can’t they be……………………………
(d)He gathered the…………………
Ans.(a)slowly/gradually  (b)immortal  (c)calm/silent/quiet  (d)scattered

24.Fill in the blanks w ith the appropriate forms of the underlined words.  
(a) Vinoba Bhave led a simple life. His……………………………. added to this greatness.
(b) Mix all the ingredients well. Add the……………………….. to the curry.
(c)The forests produce many things. We have to increase their…………………………..
(d)These are the seedlings that I got from the………………………………..
Ans.(a)simplicity  (b)mixture (c)productivity  (d)seeds

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Ans.  Person                                Nature of Studv
1.Cardiologist                                          1.  heart
2.Psychiatrist                                            2.mind
3.Linguist                                               3.language
4.Ornithologist                                         4.  birds

26.Complete the following words by using ei, ie, ai, ia, ee.
(a) Th __ __ st                                                                                             (b) Glac__   __ r
Ans.(a) Theist          (b) Glacier

27.Complete the following words with the letters given in the brackets.  
(a) extravag………………… (ence / ance) (b) accusa………………………… (tion / sion)
Ans.(a) extravagance  (b) accusation

28.One word in each set is wrongly spelt. Rewrite it correctly in the space provided.
(a)buraue austere                           dexterous                     gleam                          Ans :……………………..
(b)lethargy sarcasm                         incite                                   colapse                  Ans :……………………..
Ans.(a) buraue    Ans : bureau    (b) colapse Ans:  collapse

29.Look at the two sets of words given below. In each set, the letters underlined in the two words are pronounced in the same way. Find the words and copy them out.
(a)cheat chase                               cheese                               chart   Ans :……………………..
(b)gadget hang                                   agony                                 budget   Ans :……………………..
Ans.(a) cheat, cheese  (b) gadget, budget

30.Arrange the following words in alphabetical order.
Tribute,  Treasure,  Training,  Tradition
Ans.  Tradition,   Training,   Treasure, Tribute.

31.Your friend has gone out of town.
As he/she gets back, advise him to finish his/her homework.
Ans.You should / ought to finish your homework.
Note : Any relevant expression may be awarded full credit.

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33.Change the following into a polite request.
You to the teacher : “I want to leave the classroom.”
Ans.Could / Would you permit me to leave the classroom please ?
or
Excuse me madam / sir, may I leave the classroom ?
or                           ‘
Please give me permission to leave the classroom.

34.People started to shout at the driver for his careless driving.
What would you say to them ?
(a)       Keep it on.    […… ]                                 (b)   Be cool. […… ]
(c)Have a nice time. […… ]             (d) Good   […… ]
Ans.
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