CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2011 (7)

CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2011 (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.

SECTION  - A

(Reading - 20 Marks)

 1.     Read the following passage carefully.                                                               

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

Hot summer days remind me of my childhood in a little  village.  There was a large banyan tree right  in the middle  of the village,  where I spent hours playing each day during my holidays. The tree was like a massive umbrella with its branches providing much needed shade and succour. Travellers  spend some time  under it and catching their breath before going on their way. To make them comfortable there was a horegallu-  a stone bench - under the tree. On this bench anyone could sit and rest awhile, chat with  a fellow traveller  and exchange news of the road.

The horegallu  in my village  holds  special  memories for me as it is  linked  with  my grandfather - a retired school  teacher who spent hours every day sitting  under the tree talking to those resting there. When I would get tired of playing, I would sit next to him and observe the people and listen  to their  conversation.  Often it centred around their daily lives and worries. They talked about the difficulties they lived with and my grandfather would  only listen  to them. When they left,  they blessed  the horegallu  for being their. I did not understand why they had to bless a stone bench. My grandfather then told me, "Child,  a horegallu  is  essential  in any journey. We all carry our own burdens according  to our situations  and capacities.  But every now and then we need to stop, put the burden down  and rest. The horegallu  helps  people to regain their strength."

(a)    Horegallu was supposed to be :

(i)      a stone bench for resting.

(ii)    a lovely garden with benches to sit on.

(iii)   a name given  to the banyan tree.

(iv)    a central hall in which  travellers  could rest.

(b)    The travellers blessed the horegallu in the village because :

(i)      it provided them a place to rest.

(ii)    it helped  them quench their  thirst.

(iii)   they would  often meet up with  old friends.

(iv)    by resting  and venting  out their  worries they would  regain strength to go on with  their  remaining  journey.

(c)    Grandfather loved to spend hours everyday sitting under the tree because :

(i)      he could pass his time talking to strangers.

(ii)    he could keep an eye on his daughter. (iii)   he loved the shade of the tree.

(iv)    by giving a patient  hearing to the stories of the difficulties  and worries of the travellers he would  often help them feel better.

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