CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Foriegn Question Paper 2013 (1). Students can download the last year question papers using the link below. Free download of examination question papers with solutions. Last 10 year question papers should be practised to get better marks in examinations.
SECTION A — (Reading) 20
A1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :
More years ago than I care to remember, I became a member of a very special kind of “pyramid club.” A teenager on summer break from high school in Ottawa, Canada, I got the urge to see more of my country. I hitchhiked, landing a few odd jobs along the way — picking apples or chopping firewood for a meal and permission to bed down in some farmer’s barn. Finally I ran out of money and jobs. It was late in the evening when a very old car chugged up the road; it stopped when I thrust out my thumb. The driver was a middle-aged man in worn work clothes — a local farmer. When he came to where he was turning off, he put his hand in his pocket and pulled out a two-dollar note. “Here,” he said. “Take this.”
Two dollars was a useful amount of money back then. A chocolate bar or a soft drink was about five cents; a hot dog, ten; a hamburger, 25. “No, thank you,” I protested. “I am fine.” “Take it,” he said. “It’s a loan. You can pay me back by giving two dollars to a young person a few years from now - when you have It and they don’t.”
I have never forgotten that man. Over the years, I have returned the loan many times over, periodically raising the amount to account for inflation. Each time I asked the recipient to pass it on to some other young person when he was able, along with instructions on how to pay it back. I wonder how many others have benefited from the unique pyramid club that farmer started, all those years ago, with two dollars.
A1.1 Complete the following sentences. Write the answers in your answer sheet.
(a) During summer break, the author ________________________________ .
(b) When the author thrust out his thumb, ____________________________ .
(c) The author accepted the two dollars when ________________________ .
(d) The author not only kept the driver’s word but also raised ____________ .
A1.2 Answer the following questions in your answer sheet :
(a) How did the author raise money during the trip ?
(b) What was the instruction given by the author whenever he gave money to somebody ?
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