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For 2024 Board Exam
CBSE Competency Based Questions:
Class 10
Class 12

Revision Test I | English | Class X

Max Marks 100 Time 3 Hrs.

General Instructions:

  1. This Question paper is divided into two sections. Part A consists of all Objective Type Questions & Part B comprises Subjective type questions.

  2. Answer each section together.

  3. Adhere to word limit given in writing and literature sections.

  4. For MCQ questions all the answers need to be written in full sentences. Don't write only Option Number. 1/2 Mark will be deducted for each question if you don't follow instruction.

Part A ( 50 Marks)

1. Read the following passage and chose the most appropriate answers given after the passage.

New Year is a holiday celebration that includes New Yea's Ever and lasts through New Year's Day. New Year's celebrations have been around for a long time in one form or another. They can be traced all the way back to the Babylonians at around 2,000 BC. New Year's Day was not always celebrated on January 1st as it is today. In its earliest times, the New Year was celebrated in the spring, as new life began to emerge in the world.

This tradition is quite sensible in relation to the seasons, however ancient cultures struggled to create a calendar that could retain alignment with the sun. The romans went through several versions of calendars in which they inevitably changed the first day of the year to January first. Their final change to the calendar was made by Julius Caesar in the year 46 B.C. Caesar also adopted January 1st as the first day of the year. the Julian calendar became the basis for our current calendar. Therefore, New Year's Day is found at the top of the calendar on January 1st.

Certain Roman traditions of the New Year have remained in some form to this day. Among the many Roman gods was Janus, a two-headed God. Janus was considered the god of beginnings and endings and the guardian of gates and doors. One of the heads of Janus faced forward and the other looked back . This figure was a symbol of good beginnings and endings to the Romans. One head was able to look backward to reflect upon what had passed, while the other cold look forward to what was coming. The word Janus is closely related to the word January.

The Romans considered the significance of Janus when they established their calendar, and named the first month after him. This roman belief has continued on in tradition to his day. In many ways, the modern celebration of New Year's Day carries on ancient traditions. The holiday itself is celebrated from new Year's Eve (in the old year) and continued on through New year's Day.

By observing the holiday in this manner we are encouraged to look at the previous year as it passes away and to welcome the new one with renewed enthusiasm and desire to improve ourselves. New Year's Day has traditionally been a day to enjoy a happiness that will hopefully endure throughout the year. With the old year gone, and the New Year just beginning, it is a great time to fulfil another New Year's tradition-to make resolutions.

On New Year's Day, people begin to work at goals that will improve their circumstances. Some people achieve their New Year's resolutions, while others lose sight of them over time. here are a few ideas for making resolutions and a few ideas on how to achieve them.

It is good to set personal goals but it can also be beneficial to set goals as a family. Sit down as a family and discuss a few ideas that you would like to achieve together. Working on goals as a family can be fun and rewarding. An additional benefit of working on goals as a family is that it gives you a support system that can make it easier to succeed. Set only a few goals, that are easy to remember and can be accomplished-reasonably and realistically.

Making too many goals can complicate your efforts and make you lose sight of many of them altogether. It is amazing how the rush of life can quickly overtake the genuinely good intentions of worthy goals. When goals are not written down, they can be easily forgotten. Write your goals down and post them somewhere where you will see them regularly. When your goals are written and clearly visible, you will be more likely to remember them and to follow good habits that lead to success.

Choose at least one resolution that will make you happy now. Many of the goals people choose are ones that lea to greater stress, discomfort, or displeasure, at least for the short term. A few examples are dieting, getting a better job, and quitting a bad habit like smoking. These are worthy goals , but they frequently cause greater stress while trying to achieve them.

In addition to these kind of goals, choose a goal that increases your happiness such as taking an hour to relax each day, starting a new hobby, or spending time daily with the kids. The celebration of new Year's Day is all about putting the past behind and looking forward to new and exciting things to come. Although Roman civilization passed from existence long ago, its traditions continue to influence the way New Year's Day is celebrated today.

1.1 On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, complete the statements given below with the help of options. (5)

(a) Ancient cultures struggled to create a calendar that could retain alignment with ______

(i) the sun (ii) the moon (iii) stars (iv) the spring season

(b) The word Janus is closely related to the word _______

(i) Julius ( ii) January (iii) Julian (iv) June

(c) for successful accomplishment of goals , it is necessary to work on them ________

(i) with colleagues (ii) with friends (iii) with family (iv) personally

(d) In order to remember the goals one should ________

(i) memorize them (ii) share them (iii) write them on a paper (iv) post them

(e) Janus the two-headed God was considered the guardians of ________

(i) gates and windows (ii) doors and windows (iii) gates and doors (iv) windows and balconies

1.2 Answer the following (5)

(a) The Roman god Janus had two heads, facing in front only ( True/False)

(b) A great tradition at New Year is to make false resolutions. ( True/False)

(c) Though Roman civilization is ling over, its New Year traditions continue to influence New Year celebrations. ( True/False)

(d) ____________ adopted January 1st as the first day of the year.

(e) When goals are not written down, they can be easily __________

1.3 Find words from the passage which mean the opposite of the following : (2)

(i) non-alignment ( para 2) (ii) discouraged ( Para 5)

Q2. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

1. International day of yoga is also called the World Yoga Day. United Nations General Assembly has declared 21st of June as an International Yoga Day on 11th of December in 2014. Yoga in India is considered to be around 5,000 year old mental, physical and spiritual practice. Yoga originated in India in ancient times when people used to do meditation to transform their body and mind.

Launching a particular date of practising yoga all across the world and celebrating it as yoga day was initiated by the Indian Prime Minister to the United Nations General Assembly. World Yoga Day or International Day of Yoga was celebrated by the people throughout the world second time on 21st June in 2016.

2. Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline, focuses on bringing harmony between body and mind. It is an art and science of healthy living. Yoga is very necessary and beneficial for all human beings if it is practised by all on daily basis in the early morning. Official name of this day is UN International Yoga Day and is also called as Yoga Day It is a world wide event celebrated by the people of all countries through practicing yoga, meditation, debates, meetings, discussions, variety of cultural performances, etc.

3. Yoga is a practice of controlled body part movements and control of breath. It enhances the inner and outer body and mind strength by connecting both to the nature. It is not a physical practice only as it makes a human able to get control over mental, emotional, and spiritual thoughts. It can be practised by people at any age during childhood, teenage, adult or old age. It needs only safe, slow and controlled movements of body with controlled breathing.

Yoga can be practised by anyone as it is irrespective of age, religion, or health circumstances. It improves the discipline and sense of power as well as provides a chance to live healthy life

without physical and mental problems.

4. Yoga is very safe, easy and healthy way to get fit whole life without any problems. It just needs regular practice in right way of body movements and breathing. It regularizes the connection between three components of our body such as body, mind and soul. It regularises the functioning of the all body organs and prevents the body and mind to get disturbed because of some bad situations and unhealthy lifestyle. It helps in maintaining health, knowledge and inner peace. By providing good health it fulfils our physical needs, through knowledge it fulfils our psychological needs and through inner peace it fulfils the spiritual need thus it helps in maintaining the harmony among all.

5. Regular practice of the yoga in the morning provides outer and inner relief by keeping away from the countless ailments at the physical and mental level. Practicing postures or asana

strengthens the body and mind as well as creates the feeling of well-being. It sharpens the human mind, improves intelligence and helps in high level of concentration by steadying the emotions and feelings. The feeling of well-being creates helping nature within us and thus enhances the social well-being. Improved concentration level helps in meditating and provides calming effect and inner peace to the mind. Yoga is like a practical philosophy which develops self-discipline and self-awareness within us through regular practice.

6. We cannot count the benefits of yoga, we can understand it only as a miracle which can be experienced by doing it regularly. It maintains physical fitness, reduces stress, controls emotions, feelings, controls negative thoughts, feelings of general wellbeing, improves mental clarity, enhances self-understanding and connects to the nature.

Q2. On the basis of your understanding of this passage answer the following questions with the help of given options : (12)

a. Every year World Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June because

(i) it originated and initiated in india

(ii) it initiates mental, physical and spiritual practice

(iii) it initiates transformation of body and mind

(iv) it was initiated by the Indian PM

b. International Yoga Day was declared by

(i) United Nations

(ii) Security council

(iii) UNESCO

(iv) WHO

c. The concept of Yoga originated in India by means of

(i) Pranayam

(ii) Meditation'

(iii) abstinence

(iv) all the above

d. Which of the following sentences is not true in the context of Yoga?

(i) Yoga needs regular practice in right way of body movements and breathing.

(ii) Yoga prevents the body and mind from being disturbed.

(iii) develops self-discipline and self-awareness among people.

(iv) Yoga does not help in maintaining knowledge and inner peace.

e. Yoga enables us to get control over.

(i) physical health of all individuals

(ii) emotional well-being of people across the globe

(iii) material needs of a person

(iv) our mental, emotional and spiritual thoughts.

f. Yoga can be practised by

(i) people at any age

(ii) children upto a certain age

(iii) teenage and sick people only.

(iv) old people only.

g. Yoga regularizes the connection between among

(i) mind and body of a person

(ii) mind and soul of a person

(iii) body, mind and soul of a person,

(iv) body and mind of a person.

h. Yoga is a pragmatic reality which enhances our ability to

(i) control our emotions and know one’s character and feelings

(ii) appear calm and know one’s feelings

(iii) have a clear picture of one’s personality, character and feelings

(iv) understand other people and know their character and feelings

(I) Yoga warrants us to follow

(i) controlled body movements

(ii) controlled breaths

(iii) early morning time

(iv) All the above.

(j) Yoga wards off the following for our benefit

(i) Physical ailments

(ii) mental ailments

(iii) poor concentration level

(iv) All the above

(k) The synonym of the word ' peace/oneness' found in Para 2 is

(i) harmony

(ii) spiritual

(iii) meditation

(iv) None of the Above.

(l) The antonym of the word ' violence' found in Para 5 is

(i) relief

(ii) well-being

(iii) peace

(iv) effect

Q3. Read the paragraph and fill in the blanks with the help of options that follow. (4)

Many people (a) _________ have grown up in multi child families (b) _________ that a single child family is a very fortunate one. They mention such benefits (c) __________ lack of competition (d) _________ parental love in such families.

(a) (i) that (ii) which (iii) who (iv) in

(b) (i) are thinking (ii) thinks (iii) have thought (iv) think

(c) (i) like (ii) as (iii) instance (iv) example

(d) (i) in (ii) of (iii) for (iv) about

Q4. Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct options for ANY FOUR of the six sentences

given below. (4)

a) He is one of the best _______ I have ever met.

(i) student (ii) students (iii) Neither of the two options.

(b) He liked my suggestions. An example of complex sentence will be

(i) He liked what I suggested

(ii) He liked that I have suggested.

(iii) He liked the way I suggested.

(c) He goes to Church every Sunday. This sentence is used to express

(i) Universal Truth (ii) habitual action (iii) General Truth.

(d) I don't where he lives is an example of

(i) simple Sentence (ii) complex sentence (iii) compound sentence

(e) I _______ my friend just now.

(i) met (ii) have met (iii) has met

(f) My friend rang me up last evening is an example of

(i) Present Perfect (ii) simple past (iii) Simple present

Q5. Fill up the blanks with the most appropriate option. (Any Four) 4

(a) He as well as his brothers _______ brilliant in studies.

(i) is (ii) are (iii) am

(b) Either you or your brothers ______ seen the match

(i) have (ii) has (iii) had

(c) The child together with his parents ______ visited the exhibition today.

(i) has (ii) have (iii) is

(d) The Secretary and Chairman ______ attended the meeting today.

(i) have (ii) has (iii) had

(e) The cost of all goods ______ increased nowadays.

(i) have (ii) has (iii) was

Q6. Choose the most appropriate option to answer the following questions. (10)

(a) What do 'crow' and 'hemlock tree' symbolize in the poem Dust & Snow?

(i) Joy & sorrow

(ii) Joy & happiness

(iii) dark & light

(iv) beauty & sadness

(b) What was the effect of the fall of dust of snow on the poet?

(i) it changed his luck

(ii) it changed his mood

(iii) it changed his day

(iv) None of the above.

(c) What is the underlying theme of the poem ' Fire & Ice'?

(i) We should love one another. (ii) We should keep distance from strangers

(iii) We should not resort to war

(iv) All the above.

(d) Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden, but never extinguished. In which context did Mandela say this?

(i) the kindness of his fellow citizens.

(ii) kindness of his prison officers.

(iii) Loyalty of Military force

( iv) His party workers in ANC

(e) How does Mandela define courage?

(i) absence of fear

(ii) conquer over fear

(iii) not scared of anything

(iv) All the above

(f) Who does not like Wanda being teased by her classmates?

(i) Peggy

(ii) Miss Mason

(iii) Wanda

(iv) None of the above

(g) Why did Wanda give Maddie and Peggie one of her drawings?

(i) She wanted to show that she had forgiven them.

(ii) They have asked for this.

(iii) Wanda's head teacher wanted it.

(iv) Wanda showed her anger through it.

(h) In the poem ' The Ball Poem' what does the poet mean by 'Balls will always be lost.'

(i) Balls have the characteristics of getting lost.

(ii) The possessions that a person has cannot be kept forever.

(iii Balls are meant to be lost.

(iv) People will always take away balls.

(i) What does the boy do when he loses his ball?

(i) He shakes with grief.

(ii) He stands rigidly.

(iii) He stares down the harbour where his ball went.

(iv) All the above.

(j) Why did Ebright lose interest in tagging butterflies?

(i) There was shortage of monarch butterflies.

(ii) It was a very tedious job.

(iii) It was a waste of time.

(iv) All the above.

Q7. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow. (4)

I would not intrude on him

A dime , another ball, is worthless now.

He senses first responsibility

In a world of possessions .

(a) The poet would not intrude upon the ____________

(i) ball (ii) boy (iii) any passerby

(b) 'A dime another ball' is worthless because

(i) no other ball can be exactly the same as the ball that is lost.

(ii) no other ball can make him forget the sense of loss he feels.

(iii) he does not need a dime; he needs a ball.

(iv) another ball cannot be bought with a dime.

(c) What does the poet mean by ' world of possessions'?

(i) the world which is governed by craze of owning things.

(ii) the people have tendency to buy/own things.

(iii) The world is materialistic in nature.

(iv) All the above.

(d) A word in the extract which means 'of no value' is

(i) intrude (ii) dime (iii) worthless (iv) possessions.

Q8. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow. (4)

'Perhaps it requires such depths of oppression to create such heights of character. My country is rich in the minerals and gems that lie beneath its soil, but I have always known that its greatest wealth is its people, finer and truer than the purest diamonds'.

(i) Which country is referred to here ?

(a) South Africa (b) USA (c) Nigeria (d) Bulgaria

(ii) What is country's greatest wealth?

(a) its economy (b) its infrastructure (c) its people (d) its resources

(iii) The minerals and gems are compared to _____

(a) diamonds (b) wealth (c) resources (d) people

(iv) What is the synonym of 'precious stones' in the passage?

(a) minerals (b) diamonds (c) gems (d) soil.

Section B ( Subjective Questions)

Q9. Write a letter to the police commissioner traffic about the inadequate parking facilities in the commercial street area of Bangalore, which is causing a lot of inconvenience to the people. You may also offer your suggestions for solving it. You are Rakesh / Radhika, number 12, Jayanagar, Bangalore. (6 Marks)

Q10. (a) The bar graph given below shows nutrient content of some common food items. Briefly summarise the data making appropriate comparisons in about 100 words. (6 Marks)


10 (b) You are Anuj/Anuja , a student. You are concerned about rising teenage obesity. You have seen the pie diagram given below telling about the leisure time activities amongst teenagers. Use your own ideas & interpret the data in about 100 words.

Q11. Answer any three questions in 20-30 words (2x3=6)

a) How does Mandela illustrate the concept of courage in the lesson?

b) What was the dream of Nelson Mandela for the future of South Africa?

c) What did Wanda's father write in his letter to Miss Mason?

d) How was Wanda different from other children of her school?

e) What does the postmaster do to ensure that Lencho's faith in God is not shaken?

f) What did Lencho write in his second letter to God?

Q12. Answer any two questions in 20-30 words (2x2=4)

a) What made Hari Singh come back to Anil?

b) Why were the landlord and his wife surprised to see the scientist’s door wide open?

c) Why did Mrs. Hall find the Scientist eccentric ?

d) Why did Richard Ebright raise a flock of butterflies?

e) How did Richard Ebright's mother help him to become a scientist?

Q13. Answer any two of the following questions in 40-50 words. (3x2=6 Marks)

a) How does Mandela contrast ''transitory freedoms ''with the basic and honourable freedoms''?

b) What does the postmaster do to ensure that Lencho's faith in God is not shaken?

c) How did the girls know that Wanda liked them even though they had teased her?

Q14. Answer any two of the following questions in 40-50 words. (3x2=6 Marks)

a) What kind of experiments did Griffin conduct? What was the outcome of these experiments?

b) Why did Anil find it difficult to rob Anil?

c) What led Ebright to discover an unknown insect hormone?

Q15. Answer ANY ONE of the following from 'First Flight' in 100-120 words. (6 Marks)

A) Why did Lencho say that raindrops were like new coins? How did the same rain drops change the face of his field?

b) What did Wanda write in her letter to Miss Mason? How did Peggy and Maddie feel when they heard they heard what she wrote?

Q16. Answer ANY ONE of the following from 'Footprints without Feet' in 100-120 words. (6 Marks)

a) How did Anil help Hari Singh lead an honest and respectable life?

b) The invisible man has been described as 'lawless'. Justify the statement with instances from the story.

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