CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2012 (4)

CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2012 (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.

Summative Assessment – I, 2011


Class - X


Q1. Read the following passage carefully: 

The most important aspect in life is to be humble. „ Pride goeth before a fall‟, education and culture should be magnetically felt, through your personality. A laughing face, polite, courteous talk, clean pure heart, sympathetic and understanding attitudes are better passports through life‟s journey. Lazy, selfish, egocentric, rude behaviour speak low about the individual. Respect for elders concern for family and love for mankind are rare gifts given by God. All are talented but not equally; bear this axiom in your mind, as you sail through the ocean of life: Let not false pride trap you.Have self-respect but not false empty pride. Complete the following statements by selecting the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

(a) If you have a magnetic personality, then you have

   (i) a cheerful, polite but indifferent, unconcerned attitude.

   (ii) a light-hearted, egocentric, courteous attitude.

   (iii) a cheerful, polite, courteous, sympathetic and understanding attitude.

   (iv) none of the above.

(b) The three rare gifts given by God to man are :

   (i) concern for family, respect for elders and love for mankind.

   (ii) a cheerful, polite and courteous behaviour towards the poor.

   (iii) to have a clean, pure heart full of sympathy and understanding.

   (iv) all of the above.

(c) „As you sail through the ocean of life.‟ Here the figure of speech used in „the ocean of life‟ is :

    (i) a simile                (ii) a metaphor

    (iii) personification     (iv) alliteration

(d) The word „egocentric‟ means

   (i) to have low self esteem of oneself.

   (ii) to be self-centred.

   (iii) to be outstanding.

   (iv) to be shamelessly proud.

(e) The writer wants to convey through this passage that,

   (i) humility is the most important virtue we have to develop.

   (ii) academic education should go hand in hand with culture.

   (iii) courteous, cheerful polite behaviour with sympathetic understanding develop your personality.

   (iv) talented people are humble.

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