CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2010 (7)

CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2010 (7). 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 and answer the questions by writing the option that you consider the most appropriate  in your answer sheet.

Journalist  - turned author Pinki Virani opened our eyes to a deeply painful truth  - sexual abuse of children in middle  and upper-class  Indian homes.  Her book Bitter chocolate (Penguin 2000) revealed how rampant and perilous the crime is. It also dealt with  how we Indians  live  in denial,  believing  that such sin  are not the norm in our culture (Indeed, a nationwide  study published  in 2007 by the Ministry  of Women and Child Development  describes child  sexual abuse to be commonplace. In Bitter chocolate  award winning Virani Poignantly  talks of her own trauma of childhood incest,  and underlines  the importance  of children being  encouraged to speak up in order to overcome the shock and harm.

Earlier,  Virani's  first book, the award wining Aruna's  story, documented the tragedy of a nurse, who has been in a semi  - comatose state since  1973, after she was raped by a hospital employee while being strangled  with a chain. In these 36 years of losing  her speech, sight  and movement, Aruna Shanbaug  now 61, is  being  kept in a persistent  vegetative  state.

In the early 1980s, Pinki Virani started out as journalist  with  The Times  of India'group'. She has been editor of 'Mid Day' a Mumbai afternoon newspaper, and a special correspondent with  'Sunday'.  She is  married to Shankar  Aiyar, also, and veteran journalist  and editor  Virani's  fourth  and most recent book, 'Deaf  Heaven'  (Harper Collins),  is  also her first work  of fiction. It's  been described by Khushwant  Singh  as "igenuously  structured".

Answer the following questions by choosing the most appropriate  option  from  the ones given below  :

(a)    The book that speaks of Virani's own trauma of childhood incest is :

(i)     Aruna's  story

(ii)    Deaf Heaven

(iii)   Bitter  Chocolate

(iv)    Bloody Hell

(b)    'Bitter  Chocolate'  does not reveal :

(i)      sexual abuse as a rampant crime

(ii)    causes and cases of child  labour

(iii)   denial  of Indians  regarding  sexual sins

(iv)    child sexual - abuse to be common place

(c)    Name the book / books written  by Virani that won the award :

(i)      Aruna's  story        

(ii)    Bitter  Chocolate

(iii)   Bloody Hell                 

(iv)    Both (i) and (ii)

(d)    One of the following is not related to Pinky Virani in any way :

(i)  The Times of India 

(ii)    Sunday

(iii)   The Portrait of a lady 

(iv)    Mid DayMid Day 

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