AP SSC 10th class English-1 Model paper 2015-16 English Medium Set  5

                                                     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. Why does Mrs. Slater decide to shift the bureau from her father’s room before the arrival of the Jordans? How does Henry react to the suggestion?(The Dear Departed-1)

3. What does the phrase ‘opposite directions’ in the last sentence suggest ?(The Journey)

4.  What did Ray’s detractors accuse him of ? Did Roberge agree to their accusation? If not, why?   (A Rendzvous with Ray)

5. Why did Bayaji return home? (The Storeyed House-1)

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

7. “Your children are not your children ….”What does it mean? Do you agree with  the statement or disagree ? Give reasons. (My Childhood)

8. If the writer had seen the second day’s game on the first day, what would he have  thought about it ?    (Jamaican Fragment)

9. List the comic elements in the play ‘The Dear Departed’. (The Dear Departed -IF)

10. ‘To Lincoln, defeat was a detour and not a dead end.’ Justify this statement from  the life of Lincoln. (Every Success Story is also a Story of Great Failures)

11. Read the following stanza.
The usual words came and beat their wings against her: the money spent, curses heaped upon her parents,
who had sent her out to darken other people’s doors.
She crouched, as usual, on the floor beside the stove,
When the man came home she did not look into his face nor raise her head; but bent her back a little more.
Nothing gave her the right
to speak.  (Another Woman)
Now answer the following questions.    
a) “The usual words came What does the phrase ‘the usual words’ refer to ?
b) Why was the woman cursed ?
c) Who cursed the woman’s parents ? Why ?
d) Why do you think she did not raise her head ?
e) What kind of person was her husband ?

12. Read the following text.
One morning, about half-way between my front gate and the tram track, I no ­ticed two little boys playing in the garden of the more modest cottages. They were both very little boys, one was four years old perhaps, the other five. The bigger of the two was a sturdy youngster, very dark, with a mat of coarse hair on his head and coal-black eyes. He was definitely a little Jamaican — a strong little Jamaican. The other little fellow was smaller, but also sturdy — he was white, with hazel eyes and light-brown hair. Both were dressed in blue shirts and khaki pants. They wore no shoes and their feet were muddy. They were not conscious of mv standing there, watching them; they played on. The game, if it could be called a game, was not elaborate. The little white boy strode imperiously up and down, and every now and then shouted imperiously at his bigger playmate. The little brown boy shuffled along quietly behind him and did what he was told.           (Jamaican Fragment)
Now answer the following questions.  
a) What did the narrator notice one day ?
b) How was the bigger of the two boys ?
c) Why was the narrator sure that the bigger boy was a Jamaican ? ‘

13.Read the following lines.
A New York Times editorial on December 10, 1903 questioned the wisdom of the Wright Brothers who were trying to invent a machine, heavier than air, that would fly. One week later, at Kitty Hawk, the Wright Brothel’s took their famous flight.                       (Every Success Story is also a Story of Great Failures)
Now answer the following questions.      
a) What did the New York Times editorial question ?
b)What was the achievement of the Wright Brothers ?

                                                         Part – B  
14.Complete the passage, choosing the right words from those given below. Each blank is numbered and for each blank, four choices (A), (B), (C) and (D) are given. Choose the correct answer from these choices and write (A), (B), (C) or (D) in the blanks.  
Sudha ________ (1) is on leave, decided to________ (2) her father’s place_______ (3)she can__________ (4) her vacation peacefully. However, _____________ (5) husband did not like the plan.

15. Match the part of sentences under A’ with those under ‘B’. Write the letter of the sentence part in ‘B’ against the sentence part in ‘A’.
AP SSC 10th class English-1 Model paper 2015-16 English Medium Set 5-1

16. a) The workers called off the strike after the discussions,
b) The employees called for a strike after the discussions.
Q. Who were planning to go on a strike after discussions ? Ans:____________
(Or)  
Report the following sentence.
The teacher said, “Come to my house tomorrow and take your books.
Ans:_______________________________________________________

17. Complete the sentence with Defining or Non-defining Relative Clause.  
The theatre_________________ was designed by Mr. Rao.

18. Rewrite the following sentence in passive form.  
My mother has selected a beautiful dress for my birthday.
Ans:____________________________________________________

19. Combine the sentences with‘when.  
Lakshmi took part in the singing competition. She got first place in it.
Ans: _ ________________________________________________

20. Fill in the blanks with correct form of verbs.
I__________ (find) my Jimmy sleeping when I _________________  (reach) home.

21. Fill in the blanks choosing the right words from those given in the brackets.  
a) The Chief Minister travelled_____________ (on, by, in)
b) his birthday Gowtham donated Rs. 1 lakh to the orphanage. (On, At, For)
c) The old man died__________________ (with, for, of)
d) The students received a piece of advice_______ the chief guest, (by, from, through)

22. Replace the underlined words with the words given in brackets.
a) Despite the risk of being bullied, his parents insisted on Nick’s attending  mainstream school.   (discrimination, failure, humiliation)
b) The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our conviction
(character,practices, beliefs)
c) A publisher note says : all rights(authority, interests, claims)
d) The little boy walked imperiously and demanded a glass of water.
(imperfectly, impossibly, authoritatively)

23. Fill in the blanks with the words opposite in meaning to those underlined.
a) Sri Vidya is precocious to handle anything but her brother is_____________.
b) Positive thinking helps you build up the social relations where as ________________  attitude makes you aloof in the society.
c) God is good at creation but man indulges in_____________________ .
d) The people are happy with their leader but__________ with their existing poverty.

24. Fill in the blanks with one-word substitutes.  
(a) A life history written by oneself ___________________
(b) One who spends too much ________________
(c) A person who is above hundred years ______________
(d) A person who loves mankind ______________

25. Put the following words under the correct headings  
AP SSC 10th class English-1 Model paper 2015-16 English Medium Set 5-2

26. Complete the following words by using ea, ie, ei, ae, ou.  
(a) preci__ s    (b) m _ _ gre

27. Complete the following words with the letters given in brackets.
(a) univer_______ (city/sity) (b) man_________ (tion/sion)

28. One word in each set is wrongly spelt. Rewrite it correctly in the space provided.  
(a) rescent,  crescent,  torrent ,   inden
(b) immortal, serene, constent, thunderous

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) service       lustre      section                               seize         Ans.  _____________
(b) borrow    loafer          caught            troupe         Ans. _____________

30. Arrange the following words in alphabetical order.
legible               plutonic                                       legend’                               legacy
Ans:____________________________________

31. Your brother is in bad company. Advise him to choose a good friend circle.  
Ans: ____________________________.

32. What do the following sentences mean?  
AP SSC 10th class English-1 Model paper 2015-16 English Medium Set 5-3

33. Change the following into a polite request.  
You to your sister : Wash my clothes before I return.
Ans: _________________________________

34. There is a repair work on the highway. It is said that you have t « e another road. What should be written on the sign board ?
(a)You are welcome. (         )
(b)Take diversion.     (         )
(c)Beware of roads. (         )
(d)Best of luck !       (     )

Answers

                                                           Part – A

1. ‘I call it my chicken drumstick/ joked Nick. What does ‘it’ refer to? How does it help him?
A. ‘It’ refers to the small foot on Nick’s left hip, which looks like a chicken drumstick. Nick feels that he would do nothing if he doesn’t have that small foot. It helps him j balance and enables him to kick. It helps him as a propeller while swimming and  moving. He uses his small foot to type, write with a pen and pick things up be ­tween his toes.

2. Why  does  Mrs. Slater decide to shift the bureau from her father’s room before the  arrival of the Jordans? How does Henry react to the suggestion?
 A. Mrs. Slater is a greedy woman. She wants to steal the bureau of her father. The  bureau is a fine piece of furniture. She wants to take the bureau into her posses ­Sion. She is sure that the Jordans have no idea about the bureau as they have made  their last visit before the bureau is bought. She doesn’t want her sister to have ashare of the bureau which she has always been longing for. She decides to shift the bureau from her father’s from before the arrival of the Jordans because she thinks that Mrs. Jordan will take that bureau as her share of her father’s property.
Henry wonders at the idea of Mrs. Slater and says that he cannot help to carry it as the bureau is strong and heavy. And he doubts whether the Jordans will come ;               while he and his wife are shifting the bureau from the old man’s room. He suggests  here to settle the matter with Elizabeth.

3. What does thephrase ‘opposite directions’ in the last sentence,suggest ?  
A.  When the bus started moving, the author saw his father gradually receding into , the distance. The author felt that their journeys started in two opposite directions,
with him seated in the luxurious seat of a bus and father walking back-with tired legs on the pebble-strewn road. The phrase‘opposite directions’suggests that both  their directions were different. In the other sense, the writer’s way was a luxuri ­ous one as he was an educated one and a government officer. He didn’t need to lead such a hard and laborious life like his father used to lead.

4. What did Ray’s detractors accuse him of ? Did Roberge agree to their accusation? If not, why ?
A.  Ray’s detractors accused Ray that he made reputation selling India’s poverty to . the West. Roberge does not agree with this. He feels that there is enormous spiri ­tual poverty of some rich people which is much more deplorable than the material poverty depicted in the films.

5. Why did Bayaji return home?
A. Bayaji, a Dalit, left his native village to work as a labourer in the dockyard of Bombay. After reaching the age of sixty he retired and returned home hoping to settle into his ancestral village. He had imbibed many new ideas through his three decades and a half sojourn in the metropolitan city of Bombay. And he was also keen to demonstrate to his village community that he had done well, and was successful. He wanted to use his life savings to build a house.

6. How are people’s basic needs connected with the environment?
A. The basic needs of people are clean drinking water, food, firewood, timber and fodder for animals. All these come from land. As we know, land is connected with environment.

7. “Your children are not your children What does it mean? Do you agree with the statement or disagree ? Give reasons.
A. These words were spoken by Kalam’s father, Jainulabdeen in the context of his wife’s hesitation to send Kalam to Ramanathapuram. He told his wife the expres ­sion “Your children are not your children”means as children are growing they have their own ideas. I agree with the idea of Kalam’s father because children have every right to form their own thoughts and ideas. The environment in society ‘ helps children to develop an individual attitude. Parents should take it easy.

8. If the writer had seen the second day’s game on the first day, what would he have thought about it ?
A. The narrator’s general conviction was that in his country’ Jamaica, all the people – blacks and whites, live in harmony and they do not distinguish each other with their colour and creed. Hence, if the narrator had seen the second day’s game on the first day, he would have realised it as a game and would not have excited over it.

9. List the comic elements in the play ‘The Dear Departed’.
A. There are many comic elements in the play ‘The Dear Departed’. All the elements in this play are sarcastic.
Comic Elements in the Play :
a. Instructions of Mrs. Slater to her daughter, Victoria to change her dress.
b. The way the Slaters stole the things of the grandfather.
c. The attitude of the two sisters over looking after their father.
d. The behaviour of the two husbands without individuality.
e. The Jordans’ interest in taking tea, but not in seeing the dead body of the grandfather.
f. The idea of preparing a list of assets to distribute them evenly between the two families before the funeral.
g.The spat between the two sisters.
h. The arguments of the two sisters to keep their father in their care.
i. The decision of grandfather to have a remarriage in old age.

10.  â€˜To Lincoln, defeat was a detour and not a dead end.’ Justify this statement from the life of Lincoln.
A.  Abraham Lincoln faced many setbacks in his life. At the age of 21, he failed in business. At the age of 22, he was defeated in a legislative race. He failed once again in business at the age of 24. He overcame the death of his sweetheart at the age of 26. He had a nervous breakdown at the age of 27. He lost a congressional race at the age of 34 and a senatorial race at the age of 49. But he did not stop contesting in elections. Finally he got the biggest success and became the Presi ­dent of the United States of America with firm determination. Thus he proved that defeat was a detour and not a dead end. This is all his courage, will power, dedica ­tion and determination that helped him get the biggest success in life.

11.a)”The usual words came ….”What does the phrase ‘the usual words’ refer to ?
A.The phrase ‘the usual words’ refers to the mother-in-law’s cursing all her actions.
b)Why was the woman cursed ?
A.The woman was cursed because she had spent money on buying vegetables.
c)Who cursed the woman’s parents ? Why ?
A.The woman’s mother-in-law cursed her parents as they had sent her to their home to bring ill-luck to them.
d)Why do you think she did not raise her head ?
A.She didn’t raise her head as she was frightened and she was very humble.
e)What kind of person was her husband ?
A.Her husband didn’t have any love for her. Though he listened to the harsh speech of his mother, he didn’t show any concern for his wife.

12.a)What did the narrator notice one day ?
A.The narrator noticed that the two little boys were playing in the garden.
b)How was the bigger of the two boys ?
A.The bigger boy was a sturdy youngster, very dark with a mat of coarse hair and had coal-black eyes.
c)Why was the narrator sure that the bigger boy was a Jamaican ?
A.The bigger boy was a black one with a mat of coarse hair on his head. So the narrator thought that he was a Jamaican.

13.a) What did the New York Times editorial question ?
A.The New York Times editorial questioned the wisdom of the Wright Brothers.
b) What was the achievement of the Wright Brothers ?
A.The Wright Brothers took their famous flight.

                                                   Part – B

14.Complete the passage, choosing the right words from those given below. Each blank is numbered and for each blank, four choices (A), (B), (C) and (D) are given. Choose the correct answer from these choices and write (A), (B), (C) or (D) in the blanks.  
Sudha ________ (1) is on leave, decided to________ (2) her father’s place_______ (3)she can__________ (4) her vacation peacefully. However, _____________ (5) husband did not like the plan.
A.(1) A         (2) C                 (3) B               (4) A                       (5) B

15. Match the part of sentences under A’ with those under ‘B’. Write the letter of the sentence part in ‘B’ against the sentence part in ‘A’.
AP SSC 10th class English-1 Model paper 2015-16 English Medium Set 5-1
A.(i) B (ii) E                 (iii) D             (iv) C                     (v) A

16. a) The workers called off the strike after the discussions,
b) The employees called for a strike after the discussions.
Q. Who were planning to go on a strike after discussions ? Ans:____________
(Or)  
Report the following sentence.
The teacher said, “Come to my house tomorrow and take your books.
A.The employees (or) The teacher told me to go to her house the next day and take my books.

17. Complete the sentence with Defining or Non-defining Relative Clause.  
The theatre_________________ was designed by Mr. Rao.
A.The theatre which was constructed last year was designed by Mr. Rao.

18. Rewrite the following sentence in passive form. 1
My mother has selected a beautiful dress for my birthday.
A.A beautiful dress has been selected by my mother for my birthday.

19. Combine the sentences with‘when.  
Lakshmi took part in the singing competition. She got first place in it.
A.When Lakshini took part in the singing competition, she got first place in it.

20. Fill in the blanks with correct form of verbs.  
I__________ (find) my Jimmy sleeping when I _________________  (reach) home.
A.had found, reached

21. Fill in the blanks choosing the right words from those given in the brackets.    
a) The Chief Minister travelled_____________ (on, by, in)
b) his birthday Gowtham donated Rs. 1 lakh to the orphanage. (On, At, For)
c) The old man died__________________ (with, for, of)
d) The students received a piece of advice_______ the chief guest, (by, from, through)
A.(a) by (b)   On  (c) of  (d)from

22. Replace the underlined words with the words given in brackets.
a) Despite the risk of being bullied, his parents insisted on Nick’s attending  mainstream school.   (discrimination, failure, humiliation)
b) The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our conviction
(character,practices, beliefs)
c) A publisher note says : all rights(authority, interests, claims)
d) The little boy walked imperiously and demanded a glass of water.
(imperfectly, impossibly, authoritatively)
A.(a) humiliation (b)   beliefs  (c) authority  (d) authoritatively

23. Fill in the blanks with the words opposite in meaning to those underlined.
a) Sri Vidya is precocious to handle anything but her brother is_____________.
b) Positive thinking helps you build up the social relations where as ________________  attitude makes you aloof in the society.
c) God is good at creation but man indulges in_____________________ .
d) The people are happy with their leader but__________ with their existing poverty.
A.(a) dull/inactive (b) negative    (c)destruction    (d)unhappy

24. Fill in the blanks with one-word substitutes. 4 x 1/2 = 2
(a) A life history written by oneself ___________________
(b) One who spends too much ________________
(c) A person who is above hundred years ______________
(d) A person who loves mankind ______________
A.(a) autobiography(b) spendthrift  (c)centenarian  (d)philanthropist

25. Put the following words under the correct headings  
AP SSC 10th class English-1 Model paper 2015-16 English Medium Set 5-2
A.Positive Qualities    Negative Qualities
(1)confident                        (1)sarcastic
(2)creative                            (2)cowardly
(3)level-headed                   (3)rude
(4)generous                          (4)lazy

26. Complete the following words by using ea, ie, ei, ae, ou.  
(a) preci__ s    (b) m _ _ gre
A.(a) precious (b) meagre

27. Complete the following words with the letters given in brackets.
(a) univer_______ (city/sity) (b) man_________ (tion/sion)
A.(a) university (b) mansion

28. One word in each set is wrongly spelt. Rewrite it correctly in the space provided.  
(a) rescent,  crescent,  torrent ,   inden
(b) immortal, serene, constent, thunderous
A.(a) recent/resent (b) constant

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) service       lustre      section                               seize         Ans.  _____________
(b) borrow    loafer          caught            troupe         Ans. _____________
A.(a) service – lustre (b) borrow –  caught

30. Arrange the following words in alphabetical order.
legible               plutonic                                       legend’                               legacy
A.legacy          legend      legible    plutonic

31. Your brother is in bad company. Advise him to choose a good friend circle.  
A.You should choose a good friend circle.

32. What do the following sentences mean?  
AP SSC 10th class English-1 Model paper 2015-16 English Medium Set 5-3
A.(i) b  (ii) c

33. Change the following into a polite request.  
You to your sister : Wash my clothes before I return.
A.Please wash my clothes before I return.
(Or)
Could you please wash my clothes before I return ?

34. There is a repair work on the highway. It is said that you have take another road. What should be written on the sign board ?  
(a)You are welcome. (         )
(b)Take diversion.     (         )
(c)Beware of roads. (         )
(d)Best of luck !       (     )
A.(b) Take diversion.

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