CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2011 (4)

CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2011 (4) 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  :                                                                  

Believe it or not, a fragile and tiny wisp of paper could fetch millions of dollars! Considering their size and weight, postage, stamps are perhaps the costliest item in the world.

A well informed  buyer or seller,  who knows the intrinsic  value of the postage stamp can make this an alternate investment.  As an investment it may be slow off-the- block  as it is  not guided by concept of stock and exchange, but it does have a global market. In USA, China and Europe, there are auction houses specializing in auctioning of stamps.  Stanley  Gibbson  Ltd and Solhby's  are some of the well known  auction houses. The stamp dealers and collectors  purchase and resell  stamps here.

Trading of stamps like any other commodity, is a knowledge game based on the rules of demand and supply.  The stamps, which are rare, few in number or with error in printing or old stamps with  limited  editions  are valuable  from auctioneer's  and collector's point of view.  The price depends on the condition of the stamps. They have to be preserved in transparent pouches and handled with  great care. In India there is no organized sector for stamp dealers and collectors, but there are few auction houses.Stamp  auctions  are of two types-room auction,  the traditional style  where Connoisseurs  collect to bid for items  and post auctions  in which auctioneer  sends catalogue to collectors and they bid via post, e-mail or fax.Author  of books on Philately  Vishnu  Saxena said, "some of the most prestigious and popular stamps that were auctioned at Rs. One lakh each are the American cover known as lady Mcgill printed in 1852, British Guiana 1885, Swedish stamp of 3 shillings of 1885, bi colour  stamp and queen's head in red with  blue  border printed  upside down.

Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate  options from the ones given below 

(a)    What amongst the following is  not true about stamp collection?

(i)      It could fetch millions of dollars.

(ii)    It does have a global market

(iii)   There is no auction house in India

(iv)    Solhby's and Stanley Gibbson Ltd are well known houses.

(b)    Stamp  market is

(i)      Guided by concepts of stock and exchange

(ii)    A knowledge game based on concept of demand and supply

(iii)   Both (i) and (ii)

(iv)    None of the above

(c)    The word that does not have the same meaning  as 'intrinsic?'

(i)     Inherent

(ii)    Essential

(iii)   Carrying an under hand plot

(iv)    Belonging  naturally

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