CBSE Class 10 English Reading Questions

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Section A : Reading

Instruction :

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions by writing the option that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet :

Passage : 1


Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting. Gymnastics, figure skating and synchronized swimming are sports that incorporate dance, while martial arts Karate are often compared to dances. Motion in ordinarily inanimate objects may also be described as dances (the leaves dance in the wind). Every dance no matter what style, has something in common. It not only involves flexibility and body movement, but also physics. If the proper physics is not taken into consideration injuries may occur. Choreography is the art of creating dances. The person who creates (i.e. choreographs) a dance is known as the choreographer. Dance has certainly been an important part of ceremony, rituals, celebrations and entertainment since the birth of the earliest human civilizations. Archeology delivers trace of dance from prehistoric times such as the 9,000 years old Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka painting in India and Egyptian tomb painting depicting dancing figures from circa 3300 BC. 

Once the earliest structured uses of dances may have been in the performance and in the telling of myths. Before the production of written languages dance was one of the methods of passing these stories down from generation to generation.

Questions :1.

An art form in which people move _______ is called dance.

a) Spiritually       b) rhythmically

c) expressingly   d) humorously

2. While writing in a poetic mood, the writer may use the word dance to describe the _____ ___ of some object.

a) movement       b) beauty

c) rhythm            d) velocity

3. To avoid being hurt one should consider the __________ of object and its movements while dancing.

a) flexibility          b) style

c) physics           d) body movement

4. Before the script of writing was produced, dance used to be a ________ from one generation to another.

a) mode of passing information    b) mode of passing stories

c) mode of sharing experiences   d) mode of narrating events.

5. A word in the passage which means the same as ‘lifeless’ is ______________

a) animate        b) unanimate

c) inanimate      d) motionless



The “Bus Uncle” is a video clip of a quarrel between two men aboard a bus in Hong Kong on 27th April 2006. The older man, who came to be nicknamed the Bus Uncle, scolded the man seated behind him, a nearby passenger used his camera phone to record the entire incident. The resulting six minute video was uploaded to the Google Video. The clip became the most viewed video in May 2006.
The video became a cultural sensation in Hong Kong, inspiring vigorous debate and discussion on lifestyle, etiquette, civic awareness and media ethics within the city, eventually attracting the attention of the media around the world.
The incident took place in a Kowloon Motor Bus route 68X bus enroute to Yuen Long.
The video was shot by a 21yearold accountant and parttime psychology student. The “Bus Uncle” title for the video was coined by members of an Internet forum in
reference to the older man.
Questions :
1. In Hong Kong while travelling in a bus two men had a serious _________.
a) discussion b) argument
c) quarrel d) meeting
2. Of all the persons involved in the incident ____________ came to be Known as the Bus Uncle.
a) the younger one b) the older one
c) the photographer d) the journalist
3. Seeing the heated argument between the two gentlemen, a young man recorded the incident on his _____.
a) camera b) handycam
c) mobile d) vedio recorder
4. When the video was uploaded on the website of Google, it ___________________ because it aroused great debates and discussions on various social issues.
a) was criticized b) became a sensation
c) was appreciated d) was abandoned
5. A word in the passage which means the same a ‘with a lot of energy is ______ .
a) intense b) vigorous
c) inspiring d) cultural

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