CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2010 (1)

CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2010 (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.


(Reading - 20 Marks)

 1.     Read the following passage carefully  :                                                      
The reformer must know that what moves people is  the authentic  life, not mere writing.  The  newspapers and journals that Lokmanya Tilak and Gandhiji ran, the books they wrote, sold  little,   but had enormous effect.  Their  writing was known  to reflect, or be just an extension of, their  exemplary lives.  It was the authenticity of their lives  which  lent  weight to their  message, to  their  example.  All knew that their  lives were an integral whole- they were not moral in public  life and lax in private, nor vice versa; they were not full of pious thought and sacred resolutions  within the walls of a temple and cheats outside.
A writer who is merely entertaining his readers, even one who is merely informing them, can do what  he wants with the rest of his life. But the writer  who sets out to use his pen to reform public  life cannot afford such dualities. Here is the testimony of one great man- Gandhiji- about the influence of another, Lok-manya Tilak; "I believe  that an editor  who has anything worth  saying  and who commands a clientele cannot be  easily hushed. He has delivered his finished message as soon as he is put under duress. The  Lokmanya spoke more eloquently from the Mandalay fortress than through the columns of the printed  Kesari. His influence was multiplied thousand fold by his  imprisonment  and his  speech and pen  had acquired much greater power after he was discharged than before his imprisonment. By his death,  he was editing his paper without  pen and speech through the sacred resolution of the people to  realise his life's  dream. 
He could not possibily  have done more if he were today in the flesh  preaching  his  views.  Critics  like  me would  perhaps be still  finding fault with  this  expression  of his  or that.  Today his  message rules millions  of hearts which are determined  to  raise permanent living memorial by the fulfillment  of his  ambition in their lives."
(a)    In the content of the passage, a reformer becomes effective  if :
(i)     he is  a  journalist  with  an objective  viewpoint.
(ii)    he is  an author with  an excellent  style  of writing
(iii)   he is an effective political leader of the masses
(iv)   he is a person with consistency in his writings and life style.
(b)    Lokmanya Tilak's  messages were most effective :
(i)    when he delivered them through his editorials.
(ii)    after his  death
(iii)   before his imprisonment
(iv)   when he became a reformer
(c)    Which of the following is the result of Lokmanya Tilak's exemplary life ?
(i)    The news  papers edited by him did not incur monetary loss.
(ii)    The books written  by him were useful.
(iii)   People resolved to fulfill his life's  dreams.
(iv)    He was put in jail in Mandalay.
(d)   Which of the following is the general tendency of critics according to this passage  ?
(i)     To find fault with  one or the other expression of a writer.
(ii)    To praise only those writers whom they know.
(iii)   To condemn one and all reformer  writers
(iv)    To suggest new ideas to the public
(e)    Which of the following types of writers can be moral in their personal life and lax in  public life ?
(i)     Those who want to reform people.
(ii)    Those who want to entertain people.
(iii)   Those who have large  number of followers.
(iv)   Those who lead  an authentic  life.

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