CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Question Paper 2005 (1)

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CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Question Paper 2005 (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 practiced to get better marks in examinations.

SECTION - A (Reading) 

A.1 Read the following poem carefully :


                                                                          The earth was green, the sky was blue;

                                                                                 I saw and heard one sunny morn

                                                                          A skylark hang between the two,

                                                                                 A singing speck above the corn.

                                                                          A stage below in gay accord,

                                                                                  White butterflies danced on wing,

                                                                          And still the singing skylark soared,

                                                                                   And silent sank and soared to sing.

                                                                          The cornfield stretched a tender green

                                                                                    To right and left beside my walks;

                                                                          I knew he had a nest unseen

                                                                                    Somewhere among the million stalks.

                                                                          And as I paused to hear his song

                                                                                     While swift the sunny moments slid,

                                                                          Perhaps his mate sat listening long,

                                                                                     And listened longer than I did.

A.1.1 Read the following summary. Complete it by writing the missing word against the correct blank number in your answer sheet:

The poet’s intense (a) ....................... for nature is (b)...................... in the poem. She looked (c) ................... from a cornfield and saw a (d) ................... soaring in the sky and (e) ................. The butterflies (f) .................... about in the cornfield. The poet knew that the skylark’s (g) ....................... was hidden (h) ..................... the stalks. She (i) ................. that its (j) ................ too was listening intently to the song.

A.1.2 Complete the following statements on the basis of your reading of the poem. Write your answers in the answer sheet against the correct blank number: 

(1) The colours mentioned in the poem are .......................

(2) One sunny morning the poet .......................

(3) The phrase ‘gay accord’ in the second stanza means .......................

A.2 Read the passage given below : 

1. Why is it that there are very few women players in our orchestras ? If one could reply flatly - sex discrimination: they don’t want women in orchestras - that would be a definite answer. But one can’t say that. As a matter of fact there are, if not many, a few women playing today in symphony orchestras. Nevertheless, it is true that male orchestral players are in an overwhelming majority. Why is that ? I’m afraid, there is no one answer. There are physical reasons why women don’t perform well on certain instruments. The average woman is not likely to possess sufficient lung power and sheer muscular strength to play the tuba just as an average woman’s hands are not likely to be large enough to finger a double bass satisfactorily. But what about the other instruments ?

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