CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Question Paper 2007 (2). 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)
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
1 Our house is filled with photos. They cover the walls of my kitchen, dining room and den. I see our family’s entire history, starting with my wedding, continuing through the births of both sons, buying a home, family gatherings and vacations. When my sons were little, they loved to pose. They waved, danced, climbed trees, batted balls, hung upside down from the jungle gym and did anything for a picture. But when they reached adolescence, picture-taking changed into something they barely tolerated. Their bodies were growing at haphazard speeds. Reluctantly they stood with us or with their grandparents at birthday celebrations and smiled weakly at the camera for as short a time as possible.
2 I am the chronicler of our photographs. I select those to be framed and arrange the others in albums. The process is addictive, and as the shelves that hold our albums become fuller and fuller, I wonder what will become of them. Will anyone look at these photographs in future years ? If my sons look at them, what will they think of us and of themselves ? One bright afternoon, I took some photographs of my father with my husband as they fished on a lake near our vacation house. As my sons and I sat on the shore and watched them row away, I picked the camera up and photographed the beautiful lake surrounded by green trees. The two men I loved gradually grew smaller until all I could see were my father’s red shirt, and the tan and blue caps on their heads.
3 My father died a week later, and suddenly those photos became priceless to me. I wept when I pasted them in our album. I wept again afterwards when I saw my younger son looking at them. It was a few days before he went away to college. He had taken all our albums down from the bookshelves in the den and spread them out on the carpet. It had been a very long time since I had seen him doing this. Once he stopped posing for pictures, he seemed to lose interest in looking at them. But now he was on the verge of leaving home. This was his special time to look ahead and look back. I stood for a moment in the hall by the den, and then tiptoed away. I didn’t take a photo of my son that afternoon, but I will remember how he looked for as long as I live. Some pictures, I learned, don’t have to be taken with a camera.
1.1 Fill in the summary using a word only.
The author was (a) __________ about taking photographs and framing them.
But she always (b)__________ whether her sons would ever look at them.
She was full of (c) _________ when she pasted the pictures of her father’s
last days in the album. She learnt that some pictures always (d)____________ . in one’s mind without a camera.
Complete the sentences given below.
1.2 The author’s sons enjoyed taking photographs while they
1.3 Two instances to show that the author’s son was averse to taking photographs are
1.4 Give words that mean the same as
(a) not organized or planned para 1
(b) one who records events in order para 2
(c) very valuable para 3
(d) devoted to something para 2
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