CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2010 (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 practised to get better marks in examinations.
SECTION - A
( Reading - 20 Marks )
1. Read the following passage carefully :
He's a lover of languages, fluent in German, French and English and of course, his mother tongue Tamil. Teaching German at the Goethe Institute upto seven days a week, and heading the long distance learning program in cooperation with IGNOU, keep him very busy. As if his life wasn't hectic enough, P. Saralathan has translated Franz Kafka's 'Letter to the Father' from the original German text into Tamil. The Tamil translation is entitled 'Thandaiku' Saralathan says he was inspired to translate 'Letter to the Father' for the potential of Kafka's words make us look at the power wielded by Indian parents over their children. In a rare departure for contemporary Indian or Tamil literature, this book explores the son's pent up remorse towards his father. It is not to say that a son in India can not feel for his father, but according to Saralathan, it's something that is not really discussed openly in our patriarchal society.
Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option from the ones given below :
(a) What makes Saralathan extremely busy ?
(i) seven days teaching of German at Goethe Institute
(ii) heads distance learning programme of IGNOU
(iii) translation into Tamil.
(iv) all the above
(b) Why was he inspired to translate Letter to the Father into Tamil ?
(i) to make us understand Kafka's words
(ii) to make us understand the power Indian parents hold over their children
(iii) to educate Indian parents
(iv) none of the above
(c) What has this book tried to explore ?
(i) son's anger towards his father
(ii) son's remorse towards his father
(iii) son's repressed remorse towards his father
(iv) son's affection towards his father
(d) The word 'pent up' in the passage means :
(i) cordial (ii) impious
(iii) great (iv) repressed
(e) A patriarchal society is headed by :
(i) female (ii) grown up female
(iii) male (iv) all the three.
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