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CBSE Competency Based Questions:
Class 10
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Literature Worksheet 6 | CBSE | Class 10

Lessons Covered
  • Nelosn Mandela

  • A Letter to God

  • Amanda

  • Tiger in the Zoo

  • The Ball Poem

  • The Black Aeroplane

  • The Diary of Anne Frank

  • The Hundred Dresses

  • Footprints without Feet

  • Triumph of Surgery

  • The Thief's Story

  • A Question of Trust

Q1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : 4

(a) It was not only a display of pinpoint precision and military force, but a demonstration of the military‟s loyalty to democracy, to a new government that had been freely and fairly elected. Only moments before the highest generals of the South African defense force and police, their chests bedecked with ribbons and medals from days gone by, saluted me and pledged their loyalty.

(i) What type of government was chosen in South Africa ?

(ii) How was it chosen ?

(iii) What did the generals of the army did ?

(iv) Which word in the passage is the noun form of 'demonstrate‟ ?

Q2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : 4

Lechno showed not the slightest surprise on seeing the money; such was his confidence - but he became angry when he counted the money. God could not have made a mistake, nor could he have denied Lencho what he had requested.

(i) Why did Lechno get angry ?

(ii) Who could not have made a mistake in Lencho‟s eyes ?

(iii) What quality of Lencho is shown in the above lines ?

(iv) Trace a word from the passage which means the same as “fury”.


Q3. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions by writing the correct options in your answer sheet. Attempt any two of the extracts. 3=3=6

(A) There is a languid, emerald sea,

where the sole inhabitant is me --

a mermaid drifting blissflully.

(a) Who is ''me‟ in the above lines

(i) Rapunzel (ii) mermaid (iii) Amanda (iv) poetess

(b) The word „blissfully‟ means ________

(i) sorrowfully (ii) cheerfully (iii) melancholy (iv) satisfactorily

(c) Why is „me‟ drifting away ?

(i) running away (ii) avoiding (iii) moving playfully (iv) hiding

(B) He stalks in his vivid stripes

The few steps of his cage,

On pads of velvet quiet

In his quiet rage.

(a) Who is ''he‟ mentioned here ?

(i) tiger (ii) panther (iii) elephant (iv) clown

(b) The poem depicts the ________ of the animal

(i) happiness (ii) mental condition (iii) serenity (iv) ecstasy

(c) (c) What does the word ''vivid‟ means here ?

(i) dull (ii) bright (iii) intelligent (iv) boring

(c) An ultimate shaking grief fixes the boy

As he stands rigid, trembling, staring down

All his young days into the habour

where His ball went.

I would not intrude on him.

(a) The boy is ________.

(i) cheerful (ii) joyful (iii) sorrowful (iv) quiet

(b) Who is “I” in the above lines ?

(i) poet (ii) boy (ii) acquaintance (iv) passer by

(c) Pick out the word closest in meaning to “intrude”

(i) invade (ii) cooperate (iii) help (iv) wait

Q4. Answer any three of the following questions in 30 - 40 words each : 2x3=6

(a) What did the military generals do ? Why has their attitude changed ?

(b) A pilot is lost in the storm clouds. Does he arrive safe ? Who helps him ?

(c) How does Anne feel about her father, grandmother, Mrs. Kuperus and Mr. Keesing ?

(d) In what way was Wanda different from the other children ?

Q5. Answer the following in about 50 words : 4 Marks

(a) Describe the narrator's experience as he flew the aeroplane into the storm. Throw a light on his feelings and emotions at that time.


(b) What does courage mean to Mandela and how does he prove that his courage can never die if he is fighting for a cause ?

Q6. Answer the following in about 50 words. 4 Marks

(a) Write an account of ''Griffin‟s activities bringing out the various aspects of his personality.


(b) Anil is an employer with a difference. Prove this statement citing examples from the text.

Q7. Answer any two of the following in 40-50 words each : 3x2=6

(a) How is Tricki treated by Mrs. Pumphrey ? Why does Mrs. Pumphrey think the dog's recovery is “ a triumph of surgery” ?

(b) How is Ausable different from other secret agents ? How does he deal with Max ?

(c) What are the subtle ways in which the lady manages to deceive Horace Danby into thinking she is the mistress of the house ?



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