CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Question Paper 2014 Set 3 - Outside Delhi

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CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Question Paper 2014 Set 3 - Outside Delhi. 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

1. Read the passage given below :

The Perfect Dog

1 In the summer of 1967, when I was ten years old, my father caved into my persistent pleas and took me to get my own dog. Together we drove in the family station wagon far into the Michigan countryside to a farm run by a rough-hewn woman and her ancient mother. The farm produced just one commodity – dogs. Dogs of every imaginable size and shape and age and temperament. They had only two things in common : each was a mongrel of unknown and distinct ancestry, andeach was free to a good home.

2 I quickly decided the older dogs were somebody else’s charity case. I immediately raced to the puppy cage. ‘‘You want to pick one that’s not timid,’’ my father coached. ‘‘Try rattling the cage and see which ones aren’t afraid.’’

3 I grabbed the chain-link gate and yanked on it with a loud clang. The dozen or so puppies reeled backward, collapsing on top of one another in a squiggling heap of fur. Just one remained. He was gold with a white blaze on his chest, and he charged at the gate, yapping fearlessly. He jumped up and excitedly licked my fingers through the fencing. It was love at first sight.

4 I brought him home in a cardboard box and named him Shaun. He was one of those dogs that gives dogs a good name. He effortlessly mastered every command I taught him and was naturally well-behaved. I could drop a crust on the floor and he would not touch it until I gave the okay.

5 Relatives would visit for the weekend and returned home determined to buy a dog of their own, so impressed were they with Shaun – or ‘‘Saint Shaun’’, as I came to call him. Born with the curse of an uncertain lineage, he was one of the tens of thousands of unwanted dogs in America. Yet by some stroke of almost providential good fortune, he became wanted. He came into my life and I into his – and in the process, he gave me the childhood every kid deserves.

6 The love affair lasted fourteen years, and by the time he died I was no longer the little boy who had brought him home on that summer day. I was a man, out of college and working across the state in my first real job. Saint Shaun had stayed behind when I moved on. It was where he belonged. My parents, by then retired, called to break the news to me. My mother would later tell me, ‘‘In fifty years of marriage, I’ve only seen your father cry twice. The first time was when we lost Mary Ann’’ – my sister, who was still-born. ‘‘The second time was the day Shaun died.’’

7 Saint Shaun of my childhood. He was a perfect dog. At least that’s how I will always remember him. It was Shaun who set the standard by which I would judge all other dogs to come. 

1.1 Based on your reading of the passage, complete the following statements : 6

(a) The dog farm was run by ________________ .

(b) The author did not want an old dog because _______________ .

(c) He fell in love with the dog the moment the latter __________ .

(d) Shaun became so obedient that he __________________ until the author allowed him.

(e) After visiting them, their relatives wanted _______________ .

(f) When Shaun died even _____________________ .

1.2 Find words from the passage which mean the same as the following : 2

(a) urgent requests (para 1)

(b) falling (para 3)

2. Read the passage given below :

It’s Beginning to Bite In these trying times, when buying ordinary foodstuff can burn a hole in our pockets, comes the news that can actually help us save some hard cash when we go out to shop the next time. According to a Stanford University study, a first of its kind in the world, there is no evidence to suggest that there are more nutritional benefits from expensive organic food than those grown by conventional methods. The researchers add that there is no difference in protein and fat content between organic and conventional milk and the vitamin count is similar in both types. The only benefit is that organic foods are not contaminated with pesticides but then, before you chew on that plate of organic okra with roti made from organic wheat, they are not 100% pesticide free either. In India, organic food has been growing at 20 – 22% and the export market is valued at ` 1,000 crore. Obviously, the study is not good news for that sector and for people who are big on organic food.

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